Thursday, July 08, 2021

COZI TV Acquires 3rd Rock from the Sun and Quincy, M.E. This Summer; The Standups to Return to Netflix After Long Hiatus

3rd Rock from the Sun

This summer COZI is going out of this world with the addition of 3rd Rock from the Sun and also with Jack Klugman in Quincy, M.E. this July! Quincy, M.E. actually had a soft launch on Saturday, July 3 at 12pm & 1pm, replacing two-hours of Starsky & Hutch and is airing weekly in this time period. Not to worry, Starsky & Hutch is still two hours, but is now 2-4pm leading into Charlie's Angels from 4-6pm. Back to 3rd Rock, COZI TV announced the national multicast network has acquired digital broadcast rights to the series. The iconic, Emmy Award-winning comedy series will launch on COZI TV on Sunday, July 18 with a special marathon and join the network's regular lineup the next day on July 19 as the sitcom celebrates its landmark 25th anniversary.

Featuring an all-star ensemble cast led by John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and a young, up-and-coming Joseph Gordon-Levitt, along with a who's who of major guest stars, 3rd Rock joins a 24-hour lineup of TV's all-time best shows and pop culture favorites on COZI TV's network of 147 affiliates reaching more than 109 million homes and 90 percent of the country – including all top-10 U.S. television markets – as well as DISH Network (channel 252), fuboTV, HuluLive and YouTubeTV. COZI TV will mark the launch of 3rd Rock on July 18 with a special 10-hour marathon of all 20 first season episodes, the COZI TV 3rd Rock-a-thon, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The following day, July 19, 3rd Rock will begin airing its regular COZI TV weekday and weekend time slots covering eight hours per week – Mondays through Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. ET and Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. to midnight ET. From creators and former Saturday Night Live writers Bonnie and Terry Turner, the two-time Emmy Award-winning best comedy about a space alien family trying to figure out the strange ways of Earth continues to enjoy widespread popularity a quarter century after its NBC network premiere.

Looking at the rest of the changes beginning on Monday, July 19, weekday mornings at 9am & 10am, The Six Million Dollar Man replaces an airing each of Charlie's Angels and The Bionic Woman. Then at 11am, Emergency! replaces The Six Million Dollar Man to air back-to-back from 11am-1pm. New addition Quincy, M.E. joins the weekday lineup at 1pm & 2pm replacing an airing of Emergency! and Highway to Heaven. Then up next at 3pm, Little House on the Prairie replaces Highway to Heaven. In the evenings, The Munsters moves up to 6pm & 6:30pm replacing Little House on the Prairie, while new addition 3rd Rock from the Sun replaces The Munsters at 7pm & 7:30pm. If you're wondering Charlie's Angels and The Bionic Woman are off of the weekday schedule but remain airing on Saturdays, while Highway to Heaven will remain on Sundays. And not to worry, Frasier and Roseanne will continue to air in their primetime slots. Moving onto Sundays, starting July 25. The aforementioned Highway to Heaven replaces My Favorite Martian at 6am & 7am, as Martian is now off of the schedule completely. 3rd Rock from the Sun will air a block from 5pm-7pm replacing The Office. In Sunday late night, 3rd Rock will air in the 11pm hour, while The Nanny replaces Will & Grace from 12-2am, but Will & Grace slides to 2-4am replacing The Office. If you're keeping score, The Office binge on Sundays is now reduced to 11am-5pm.


The Standups

The Standups is returning to Netflix with season 3 with an all-new lineup. Comics Brian Simpson, Dusty Slay, Janelle James, Mark Normand, Melissa VillaseƱor and Naomi Ekperigin are all on tap for the new season. The first two seasons aired in 2017 and 2018, so it's been quiet a while since the show has aired. It takes time and hard work for comics to reach the point of their careers where they are household names -- if they ever achieve that stature. Prior to reaching that level of fame, comics usually spend a lot of time in comedy clubs honing their craft and trying to get noticed by others in the industry who can help boost their profile. A big step in gaining a higher profile is getting a TV special. The Standups gives some of comedy's freshest voices such a stage. Each half-hour episode of the Netflix-original series showcases an up-and-coming comic. Comedy's freshest voices take the stage in LA for half-hour specials packed with sly jokes, hilarious anecdotes and awkward confessions.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 4

Dave - "Enlightened Dave" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave journeys to a legendary recording studio, hoping to break through his creative block but is forced to confront his greatest obstacle: his own ego.

Younger - "The Last Unicorn" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Kelsey start an underground event called Inkubator; Liza debates telling Charles about Quinn's true motives; Maggie's first class lands her an invite to dinner at the dean's.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 2)

Wednesday, August 4

  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Ryan talks about the new movie Free Guy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer talks about her new film Swan Song on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
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 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
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