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

Tuesday, November 12

The Conners - "Tempest in a Stew Pot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jackie and Becky pitch their business plan to Darlene in hopes of getting the Lunch Box back, but Darlene’s decision leads to hostility among the three. Meanwhile, Dan bans Odessa from the house, causing a rift with Harris; and Mark makes extensive Thanksgiving plans that may inevitably fall apart.

Bless This Mess - "The Visit" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax, but Mike and Rio soon find out she has other plans in mind when she steps into competitive mode to get them to participate in the harvest. Meanwhile, Constance’s son Brandon is driving her crazy working at the store, so she pawns him off on Rudy.

mixed-ish - "Puttin' on the Ritz" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The kids are excited to learn more about their grandad after Harrison invites the crew to family day at his country club. Although Paul thinks it’s a bad idea, he is eventually overruled. Meanwhile, Alicia attempts to fit in at the country club but ends up fighting with Denise about keeping it real.

black-ish - "Daughters for Dummies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre realizes that his relationship with Diane has been distant, he plans some daddy-daughter bonding sessions, but the plans backfire when he realizes the interest is one-sided. Meanwhile, Bow covers for Junior at his ChoreBoar gig.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 11)

Tuesday, November 12

  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Catch Patrick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (People of Earth) - Da'Vine appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She also talks about Frozen 2 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/Roseanne/The McCarthys/Getting On/The Norm Show) - Laurie stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob) and Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Rob and Esther are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim talks about Dark Waters on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin talks about Holiday in the Wild on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October/November)

My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season

09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
09/19 - The Guest Book - Season 1
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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11/05 - ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom
11/04 - Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere
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10/29 - ABC Gets Full Seasons of mixed-ish and More; The Facts of Life Stars Ready to Light Up Lifetime on Christmas
10/28 - Fox Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Picks Up Full Seasons of Both Fall Freshman Series

10/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 28, 2019)
10/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Lizzie McGuire Reboot to Include Original Cast; New DVDs for The Mindy Project and Step by Step
10/25 - Fri-Yay: Sunnyside Becomes the Season's First Cancellation; Maureen McCormick to Co-Host HGTV Christmas Special
10/24 - Antenna TV's Sabrina & Samantha Witch-O-Ween Marathon; Remembering TV Producer Al Burton of Diff'rent Strokes, Charles in Charge and More
10/23 - CBS Renews Freshman Fall 2019 Class; Fox Schedules 9-1-1 Spin-off for Midseason 2020
10/22 - Fox Schedules Comedy Christmas Event; CNBC Gets A-Rod to Get Celebs Back in the Game
10/21 - Fox Picks Up 2nd Season of Bless the Harts; Remembering Bill Macy of Maude
10/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 21, 2019)
10/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Sunnyside Becomes First Casualty of 2019-2020 TV Season; Our Miss Brooks Arrives on DVD
10/18 - Fri-Yay: Is It Time to Lower Our Expectations for Sitcom Ratings?; Antenna TV's Dennis the Menace Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon
10/17 - Raven's Home Gets 4th Season on Disney; Nick Orders More All That Episodes
10/16 - Sunnyside Pulled, Will & Grace Back Early; CBS All Access Comedy Returns for Season 3
10/15 - Sarah Silverman Returning to HBO with Late Night Series; Craig Ferguson to Host ABC Game Show
10/14 - ABC Gears Up for Halloween with Specials and Sitcom Episodes; truTV Comedy Returns for Season 5
10/13 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 14, 2019)
10/12 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Walker, Texas Ranger Reboot in the Works; South Park Banned in China
10/11 - Fri-Yay: Another Netflix Original to End as BoJack Horseman Announces Final Season; TNT Sets Halloween Supernatural Marathon