Thursday, September 05, 2019

MeTV Celebrates The Brady Bunch's 50th Anniversary; TBS Honors Friends 25th Anniversary

The Brady Bunch

September is usually a big month of anniversaries for various series. And two iconic sitcoms will be celebrating big milestones in September. MeTV will mark the 50th anniversary and enduring pop culture legacy of The Brady Bunch, as "MeTV Celebrates 50 Years of The Brady Bunch," a special presentation of iconic Brady episodes to air during The Brady Brunch program block on Sunday, September 29 from 12:00pm–2:00pm ET/PT. Series star Barry Williams (Greg Brady) has served as MeTV brand ambassador since 2017. Episodes for the stunt are: the very first episode "The Honeymoon," "Confessions, Confessions," "Her Sister's Shadow" and "Dough Re Mi."

Created by acclaimed television producer Sherwood Schwartz, The Brady Bunch premiered on ABC on September 26, 1969. With a perfectly curated ensemble cast of Robert Reed (Mike Brady), Florence Henderson (Carol Brady), Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady), Eve Plumb (Jan Brady), Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady), Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady) and Ann B. Davis as beloved maid Alice, the series took a warm and humorous look at the struggles of blending two families and the awkward rites of passage of adolescence. After 50 years, several spin-offs, a variety show, an animated series, a stage play and even recording albums, The Brady Bunch remains a part of the American cultural zeitgeist.


Friends

TBS is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Friends with a month-long marathon, weekdays in September. It will continue next week with all your favorite guest stars. The linear schedule for week two is below.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
10:00AM - "The One with the Blackout"
Jill Goodacre
10:30AM - "The One with the Monkey"
Hank Azaria and Dick Clark
11:00AM - "The One with Mrs. Bing"
Jay Leno
11:30AM - "The One with the Stoned Guy"
Jon Lovitz
12:00PM - "The One with Two Parts, Pt. 1" Helen Hunt
12:30PM - "The One with Two Parts, Pt. 2"
George Clooney and Noah Wyle
1:00PM - "The One with the Evil Orthodontist"
Jennifer Grey
1:30PM - "The One with the Birth"
Leah Remini
2:00PM - "The One with Phoebe's Husband"
Steve Zahn
2:30PM - "The One with the Chicken Pox"
Charlie Sheen
3:00PM - "The One with the Jam"
David Arquette
3:30PM - "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner"
Elizabeth Daily

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
10:00AM - "The One After the Super Bowl, Pt. 1"
Brooke Shields and Fred Willard
10:30AM - "The One After the Super Bowl, Pt. 2"
Julia Roberts and Jean-Claude Van Damme
11:00AM - "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know"
Tom Selleck 11:30AM - "The One with the Hypnosis Tape"
Jon Favreau
12:00PM - "The One with the Screamer"
Ben Stiller
12:30PM - "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion"
Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Christine Taylor
1:00PM - "The One with the Cuffs"
Penn Jilette
1:30PM - "The One with the Dirty Girl"
Rebecca Romijn
2:00PM - "The One with Phoebe's Uterus"
Sherri Shepherd, Debra Jo Rupp and Giovanni Ribisi
2:30PM - "The One With Ross's Wedding, Pt. 1"
Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Richard Branson
3:00PM - "The One With Ross's Wedding, Pt. 2"
Hugh Laurie
3:30PM - "The One Where Ross Moves In"
Doug Benson

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10:00AM - "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"
Soleil Moon Frye
10:30AM - "The One with the Cop"
Michael Rapaport
11:00AM - "The One in Vegas, Pt. 1"
Thomas Lennon
11:30AM - "The One in Vegas, Pt. 2"
Thomas Lennon
12:00PM - "The One Where Phoebe Runs"
Elle Macpherson
12:30PM - "The One with Ross's Teeth"
Ralph Lauren
1:00PM - "The One with Rachel's Sister"
Reese Witherspoon
1:30PM - "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad"
Bruce Willis
2:00PM - "The One With Ross's Library Book"
Kristin Davis
2:30PM - "The One Where They're Up All Night"
Jason George
3:00PM - "The One Where Rosita Dies"
Jason Alexander
3:30PM - "The One with Joey's New Brain"
Susan Sarandon

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
10:00AM - "The One with the Truth About London"
Cole Sprouse
10:30AM - "The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress"
Gabrielle Union
11:00AM - "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin"
Denise Richards
11:30AM - "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss"
Winona Ryder
12:00PM - "The One with Chandler's Dad"
Mark Consuelos
12:30PM - "The One with Rachel's Date"
Chris Parnell
1:00PM - "The One with the Halloween Party"
Sean Penn
1:30PM - "The One with the Rumor"
Brad Pitt
2:00PM - "The One with the Tea Leaves"
Alec Baldwin
2:30PM - "The One Where Emma Cries"
Janet Hubert
3:00PM - "The One with the Pediatrician"
Paul Rudd
3:30PM - "The One with the Male Nanny"
Freddie Prinze Jr.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
10:00AM - "The One with Rachel's Other Sister"
Christina Applegate
10:30AM - "The One with Christmas in Tulsa"
Selma Blair
11:00AM - "The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work"
Dermot Mulroney and Phill Lewis
11:30AM - "The One with the Mugging"
Jeff Goldblum
12:00PM - "The One with the Soap Opera Party"
Aisha Tyler
12:30PM - "The One with the Donor"
John Stamos
1:00PM - "The One with Ross's Tan"
Jennifer Coolidge
1:30PM - "The One with Ross's Grant"
Greg Kinnear
2:00PM - "The One with the Birth Mother"
Anna Faris
2:30PM - "The One Where the Stripper Cries"
Danny DeVito, Ellen Pompeo and Donny Osmond
3:00PM - "The One with Princess Consuela"
Dakota Fanning and Craig Robinson
3:30PM - "The One Where Estelle Dies"
Jane Lynch


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 21

Young Sheldon - "Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.

United States of Al - "Mo / Masoud" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al tries to find an eligible Afghan-American bachelor for his sister to marry so she can move to the United States. Also, Riley and Freddy challenge each other to an intense bowling match. Comedian Fahim Anwar guest stars as Mo, Ariana’s brother. Hassina. Azita Ghanizada returns as Ariana, Al’s crush.

Ghosts - "Dinner Party" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Sam and Jay invite the nosy neighbors Henry and Margaret (Mark Linn-Baker and Kathryn Greenwood) to a dinner party to woo them into allowing the bed and breakfast, the ghosts are desperately eager to be included on the guest list.

B Positive - "Vermont, Switzerland and Connecticut" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina and Eli’s relationship is tested by Gina’s new wealth. Also, Drew gets a surprise visit from his long-distance girlfriend, Adriana. CBS Diversity Showcase alumnus Michelle Ortiz guest stars as Adriana.

What We Do in the Shadows - "A Farewell" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Colin has a birthday, and a vampire says goodbye.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 18)

Thursday, October 21

  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld) - Catch Larry on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on a new The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brandy Norwood (The Game/Zoe Ever After/Moesha/Thea), Eve (Eve) and Nadine Velazquez (My Name Is Earl/The League) - Brandy, Eve, Nadine and Nautri Naughton chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill talks about the thriller series The Sinner on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween Kills on PEOPLE in 10 at 8am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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