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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, June 15

The Conners - "Trucking Live in Front of a Fully Vaccinated Studio Audience -- East Coast" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners continue to deal with the pandemic while navigating breakups and newfound sobriety, all while planning an upcoming wedding.

The Conners - "Education, Corruption, and Damnation" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Ben declines Darlene's proposal, she starts to ponder why she tends to be so negative in life, prompting her to start a journey of self-discovery, which leads to Pastor Phil.

The Conners - "Sober Sex, Plastic Silverware, and Losing My Religion" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Part of Becky's recovery program mandates she make amends with people she has lied to over the years, leading her to meet up again with a former high school friend; Darlene visits with Pastor Phil; Louise continues planning her wedding.

The Conners - "The Wedding of Dan and Louise" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A weather report forecasting that a tornado is headed for Lanford creates chaos and surprises on Dan and Louise's wedding day.

Mind Your Business - "Stormed In-Laws" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Kimberly's parents do a pop-up visit, an unexpected storm traps everyone inside, resulting in Alfonso settling the score with his father-in-law. Howard Hewitt Guest Stars.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

Friday, June 14

  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Watch Jay on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Gillian and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld/Day by Day) - Julia talks about the movie Tuesday on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jason Canela (Palm Royale) - Jason talks about Apple TV+'s Palm Royale on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Col√≥n-Zayas (The Bear) - Liza talks about FX's The Bear on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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