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

Thursday, February 2

Young Sheldon - "Ruthless, Toothless and a Week of Bed Rest" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and Jay’s assistant, Freddie (Mike Lane), purchases ghost-hunting equipment when suspicious activity leads him to theorize the B&B is haunted. Also, Sasappis risks losing his relationship with Jessica (Nichole Sakura) when Freddie sells his car.

Ghosts - "Ghost Hunter" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sam and Jay’s assistant, Freddie (Mike Lane), purchases ghost-hunting equipment when suspicious activity leads him to theorize the B&B is haunted. Also, Sasappis risks losing his relationship with Jessica (Nichole Sakura) when Freddie sells his car.

Welcome to Flatch - "Flatch: Churn Here" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kelly and Barb fight to prove why Flatch should be the permanent home of the Butter Bust Museum; Shrub has big news to deliver to Lloyd; Mandy is in charge of blessing the town's animals.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Fatty Patty" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In celebration of Max's birthday, Kat, Randi and Carter jointly gift him a recreational vehicle rental so they can go on a road trip together; Gideon decides to join in on the trip; Randi and Carter bicker over where they should live together.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30)

Thursday, February 2

  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (SMILF/Lost at Home/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Spin City) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar breaks down the TV series So Help Me Todd on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali talks about The Parent Test on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Salma Hayek Pinault (30 Rock/The Sinbad Show) - Salma discusses the new film Magic Mike's Last Dance on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Pamela Anderson (Stacked/Home Improvement) - NBC's Today has a one-on-one with Pamela some time between 7-9am.
  • Kal Penn (The Santa Clauses/Sunnyside/We Are Men) - NBC's Today catches up with Kal in the 9am hour.


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Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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