Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MeTV Network January 2021 Schedule; The Office to Stream Exclusively on Peacock January 1

MeTV Saturday Morning Cartoons

The MeTV Network January 2021 lineup will start on Saturday, Jan. 2 with the addition of Saturday morning cartoons, as we mentioned. To start it off, January will have Popeye & Pals at 7am, The Tom & Jerry Show at 8am and and Bugs Bunny & Friends at 9am, all replacing westerns. However, westerns will still air the rest of Saturday from 10am-6am. The new weekday original series Toon In with Me will launch on January 4 and air everyday morning from 7-8am, following My Three Sons which is replacing I Love Lucy at 6:30am. The only other schedule change on weekdays will be Alfred Hitchcock Presents at 1am & 1:30am replacing Alfred Hitchcock Hour. And finally on Sundays, just sit right back and you'll hear a tale a tale of a fateful trip, yep it's the return of the Gilligan's Island Three Hour Tour every Sunday from 2pm-5pm, right after The Brady Bunch Brunch from 12-2pm. The Three Hour Tour replaces an hour each of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and another hour of Happy Days. And finally the only other change is Carol Burnett & Friends returning to Sundays at 10pm, as Collector's Call takes a hiatus. View the full MeTV January 2021 schedule.


The Office

"Having The Office back in the NBC family opens up access to a lot of extra content that we originally shot. The team at Peacock wanted to create the ultimate destination for fans, so I went back into the dailies with the original editors of the show and found some never-before-seen footage that was cut for time but is still fun to see. You can choose to watch the classic version of the show, or the superfan extended cuts with this new footage and other deleted scenes that we are gradually rolling out, starting with season 3. The experience on Peacock should feel like a celebration of The Office for fans." - Greg Daniels, creator of The Office. See a fun office memo below:

This memorandum is to inform everyone that we expect a significant spike in sales starting on January 1, 2021 when Peacock starts streaming the documentary footage that was shot at Dunder Mifflin Scranton between 2005 and 2013. This includes all previously released episodes and brand new, never-before-seen content. We anticipate that this will cause renewed interest in our product lines, especially as a result of the footage that will be released for the very first time. Customers will definitely be calling and they will most certainly have questions.

For quick reference on customer service calls, here is a summary of what Peacock will make public:
1. Every episode (201 total) of The Office that was originally broadcast will be exclusively streaming on Peacock.
2. Superfan Episodes that include never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes in extended cuts of the original series, starting with Season 3, with more coming in March. An example can be seen here.
3. Spanish audio and Spanish closed captions will be available for both the original series and Superfan Episodes in February.
4. Behind-the-scenes footage will be shared in addition to episodic content. This includes bloopers, featurettes, and interviews.
5. Curated themed episode collections such as the best of the Scranton branch holiday parties and favorite appearances by guest visitors - all arranged for easy viewing.
6. Range of clip playlists to chronicle pranks (feat. Jim Halpert, Dwight K. Schrute); best office romances (feat. Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly); and office words of wisdom (feat. former regional manager Michael Scott).
7. The Office Zen, a 24/7 channel of ambient noise devoted to the sights and sounds of the office for anyone working at home.
8. Launch of dedicated Office channels on GIPHY and TikTok, where fans can share the best of Dunder Mifflin.

We're forecasting such high demand because Peacock has decided to make the first two seasons of The Office available for free. The remaining episodes, seasons 3-9, as well as The Office: Superfan Episodes, will be available on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99/month. For an ad-free experience of this series, Peacock Premium Plus is $9.99/month. Despite our repeated requests, Dunder Mifflin employees will not receive a discount.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 30

The Last O.G. - "Smush" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After they find a suspicious hat in Amira's room, Tray and Josh decide to follow her and find out whose it is.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Paynefully Honest" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin and Miranda are in uncharted waters as they begin navigating co-parenting; Ella and a reluctant Curtis work on their intimacy.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Little Miss Sunshine" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Cora struggles to get the residents of Pleasant Days to partake in activities, a new resident comes in and breathes new life into everyone.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 29)

Tuesday, November 30

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nicholas Braun (10 Things I Hate About You) - Nicholas will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He talks about The Hot Zone: Anthrax on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - NBC's Today catches up with Mario in the 9am hour.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth talks about Peacock's Saved by the Bell on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August-November)

Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
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