Thursday, September 02, 2021

Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule; MeTV Network and Decades Remember Ed Asner

31 Nights of Halloween

Calling all witches, goblins and monsters! Freeform is getting into the Halloween spirit once again with another year (2021!) of wicked October programming. The highly anticipated "31 Nights of Halloween" is back all month long with a lineup of Halloween films, including beloved classics and recent hits. From Oct. 1-31, viewers can celebrate Halloween at home with haunting movies, including fan favorites Ghostbusters (1984), Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Hotel Transylvania 2, Goosebumps (2015) and Shrek. You can catch classic "Treehouse of Horror" episodes of The Simpsons along with Halloween episodes of Family Guy as well. Films new to the lineup this year include Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Fright Night (2011), Jaws, Cowboys & Aliens and Men in Black II, among others. The network also released a trailer for the programming event; check it out HERE. Last October, "31 Nights of Halloween" propelled Freeform to rank No. 1 among primetime cable networks in entertainment across Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 (excludes news and sports). View the night-by-night list of the programming airing during "31 Nights of Halloween."


MeTV Remembers Ed Asner

MeTV will be running four episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Sunday, September 5, highlighing some of Asner's best performances as the iconic Lou Grant. The two-hour tribute will air on Sunday, September 5, at 2PM | 1C. Episodes include:

"Love is All Around" — Lou Grant hires Mary Richards to WJM-TV in the premiere episode!
"Once I Had a Secret Love" — After a few too many drinks, Lou has a fling with Sue Ann and asks Mary to keep it a secret.
"Lou Dates Mary" — After another disappointing date, Georgette suggests Mary date Lou.
"The Last Show" — There isn't a dry eye to be found in this emotional final episode.

In addition, MeTV will run Asner's 1963 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "To Kill a Butterfly" the same night at 1AM | 12C.

Decades is honoring the outstanding career and life of Ed Asner with a weekend of interviews and episodes featuring his role as the hard-hitting boss, Lou Grant.

They start the celebration for Asner this Friday, September 3 at 9p ET | 6p PT with 2 back-to-back episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring interviews with Ed Asner himself.

Decades Remembers Ed Asner continues on Saturday and Sunday with The Mary Tyler Moore Show as the Weekend Binge, starting at 12p ET | 9a PT on Saturday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 25

Abbott Elementary - "Student Transfer" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After a negative teacher review, Janine gets a confidence boost when a student gets transferred from Melissa’s class into hers, but it turns out the student proves to be too much to handle. While trying to forge a friendship with an uninterested Gregory, it is revealed that Jacob is constantly getting roasted by his students. The two bond after Gregory unintentionally gives Jacob the idea to incorporate the roasts in an educational way.

black-ish - "Hoop Dreams" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack gets a job as the locker room attendant for the Los Angeles Lakers, and Dre and Bow feel like they need to step in before letting the job get to his head. Meanwhile, Pops and Ruby realize their daily routine has gotten boring and heed advice from Junior and Olivia.

American Auto - "Commercial" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katherine and the team reshoot a commercial to make it more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.

Grand Crew - "Wine & Pie" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Noah's dad is in a funk, so he asks Fay to make his favorite pie; Sherm teaches Anthony to play chess; Wyatt introduces the crew to his brother.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 24)

Tuesday, January 25

  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Catch Kristen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Afterparty/Bless the Harts/The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Byer (Grand Crew/Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (B Positive/Silicon Valley) - Thomas will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Belushi (According to Jim) - Jim is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mike Schur (The Office/Creator of Parks and Recreation/Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Good Place/Rutherford Falls) - Mike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. NBC's Today catches up with Mike in the 9am hour.
  • Francia Raisa (How I Met Your Father/growni-ish) - Francia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Autumn Reeser (Complete Savages/Grounded for Life) - Autumn appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marsai Martin (black-ish)- Marsai talks about her new Discovery+ series Remix My Space! on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin talks about Home Team on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy) - Ming-Na talks about The Book of Boba Fett on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

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) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (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 - 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)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
01/04 - Work in Progress - Season 2
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