Thursday, November 14, 2019

Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Christmas Through the Years on Antenna TV

Antenna TV is your home for the holidays this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Snuggle up with your TV remote and a mug of hot cocoa as Antenna TV presents two full days of classic TV shows celebrating the holiday season. It all begins Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5am ET with a "Classic Christmas Collection" featuring Antenna TV's classic and favorite holiday episodes from shows including Three's Company, The Burns and Allen Show, Welcome Back, Kotter, Barney Miller, Dennis the Menace, Bewitched and more. Then, warm-up with the traditional Yule Log, complete with a crackling fireplace and Christmas music on Christmas Day, 5am to 9:30am ET. The festive cheer continues on Wednesday, December 25 from 10am to 3:30am with "Christmas Through the Years," holiday-themed episodes of Antenna TV's library of shows presented in chronological order from 1954 to 2002. See the full lineup below:

Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
5am - Three's Company “Three's Christmas”
5:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “Company for Christmas”
6am - The Burns and Allen Show “Christmas in Jail”
6:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “The Old Mink Coat”
7am - The Joey Bishop Show “Very Warm for Christmas”
7:30am - The Joey Bishop Shop “The Baby’s First Christmas”
8am - McHale's Navy “The Day They Captured Santa Claus”
8:30am – Father Knows Best “The Christmas Story”
9am - Father Knows Best “The Angel’s Sweater”
9:30am - Dennis the Menace “Dennis & Christmas”
10am - Dennis the Menace “The Christmas Horse”
10:30am - Dennis the Menace “The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree”
11am - Hazel “Hazel's Christmas Shopping
11:30am - Hazel “Just 86 Shopping Minutes to Christmas”
12pm - The Partridge Family “Don’t Bring your Guns to Town, Santa”
12:30pm - Bewitched “A Vision of Sugar Plums”
1pm - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
1:30pm - Bewitched “Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays”
2pm - Bewitched “Sisters at Heart”
2:30pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “Sweathog Christmas Special”
3pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “A Winter's Coat Tail”
3:30pm - What's Happening!! “Christmas”
4pm - Benson “Mary and Her Lambs”
4:30pm - 227 “Mary's Christmas”
5pm - 227 “Night They Arrested Santa”
5:30pm - Gimme a Break! “A Kanisky Christmas”
6pm - Maude “Walter's Christmas Gift”
6:30pm - Maude “Maude's Christmas Surprise”
7pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Custody: Part 1”
7:30pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Custody: Part 2”
8pm - Alice “A Semi-Merry Christmas”
8:30pm - Alice “Mel's Christmas Carol”
9pm - Barney Miller “Christmas Story”
9:30pm - Barney Miller “Toys”
10pm - Johnny Carson
11pm - Three's Company “Three’s Christmas”
11:30pm - Coach “Christmas Brains”
12am - Coach “My True Love Gave To Me”
12:30am - Murphy Brown “Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way”
1am - Becker “Dr. Angry Head”
1:30am - Wings “Customer’s Usually Right”
2am - Growing Pains “It's Not Easy Being Green”
2:30am - Family Ties “Miracle in Columbus”
3am - Bewitched “A Vision of Sugar Plums”
3:30am - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
4am - Johnny Carson

Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
5am – 9:30am - The Yule Log
10am - Father Knows Best “The Christmas Story”
10:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “Company for Christmas”
11am - Father Knows Best “The Angel’s Sweater”
11:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “The Old Mink Coat”
12pm - Dennis the Menace “Dennis & Christmas”
12:30pm - Dennis the Menace “The Christmas Horse”
1pm - Hazel “Hazel's Christmas Shopping
1:30pm - McHale's Navy “The Day They Captured Santa Claus”
2pm - The Joey Bishop Shop “The Baby's First Christmas”
2:30pm - Hazel “Just 86 Shopping Minutes to Christmas”
3pm - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
3:30pm - Bewitched “Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays”
4pm - Bewitched “Sisters at Heart”
4:30pm - The Partridge Family “Don't Bring your Guns to Town, Santa”
5pm - Maude “The Office Party”
5:30pm - Maude “The Christmas Party”
6pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “Hark, the Sweat Kings”
6:30pm - Three's Company “Three’s Christmas”
7pm - Mork & Mindy “Mork's First Christmas”
7:30pm - Alice “Mel, the Magic”
8pm - Barney Miller “Homeless”
8:30pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Father Christmas”
9pm - Family Ties “A Keaton Christmas Carol”
9:30pm - Benson “Home for Christmas”
10pm - Johnny Carson
11pm - Gimme a Break! “Christmas in New York”
11:30pm - My Two Dads “tis' the Season”
12am - Dear John “Dancing in the Dark”
12:30am - 227 “Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas”
1am - Head of the Class “Viki's Torn Genes”
1:30am - The Hogan Family “Ho, Ho, Hogans”
2am - Murphy Brown “I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas”
2:30am - Coach “Christmas of the Van Damned”
3am - Murphy Brown “Brown in Toyland”
3:30am - Wings “'Twas the Heist Before Christmas”
4am - Johnny Carson


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

TBS has renewed its Emmy Award®-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for a fifth season. Recognized as one of New York's 35 Most Powerful People in Media by The Hollywood Reporter, Samantha Bee is still the "Queen Bee" reigning over Full Frontal, television's #1 ad supported late-night show among young adults. Premiering in 2016 as the only female-hosted late-night program, Full Frontal will continue to bring Bee's unique voice and worldview straight through 2020 election coverage. The show reaches nearly 4 million viewers per episode and currently boasts more than 300 million YouTube views. Full Frontal airs Wednesdays on TBS at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Additionally, TBS has renewed its first look deal with Bee's production company, Swimsuit Competition, that focuses on developing amusing original content that is definitely worth spending a weekend bingeing. Swimsuit Competition continues to seek great ideas from people who are flying under the radar, or whose work has been underestimated. The production company is so progressive it will even consider working with men. The company recently began production on The Untitled Amy Hoggart Project (wt), a spin-off series from Full Frontal correspondent Amy Hoggart.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

Friday, July 3

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April/May/June)

Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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