Thursday, December 16, 2021

COZI TV Acquires Gimme a Break! and Amen; Bunk'd Returns for Season 6 in 2022

Gimme a Break! & Amen

Nell Harper and Deacon Frye have found a new television home for the New Year in 2022. Beginning Monday, January 3, fans of Gimme a Break! and Amen can now enjoy their favorite episodes every weekday afternoon on COZI TV, starting at 3PM ET with Amen followed by Gimme a Break!, joining the COZI sitcom block which will begin at 3PM lasting into the night through 5AM. These two sitcoms join the COZI weekday sitcom block which already has Roseanne, The Nanny, Frasier, Will & Grace, 3rd Rock from the Sun and classic fave The Munsters, which airs on Sundays. Gimme a Break! will wrap up on Antenna TV later this month before it makes its move to COZI!

Gimme a Break! debuted on NBC in 1981 and continued its network run for six seasons, concluding in 1987. The sitcom was anchored by the memorable performance of Nell Harper (Nell Carter) as a housekeeper for a retired police chief (Dolph Sweet) and his three daughters. A foster son Joey (Joey Lawrence) joined the show in season three. Numerous celebrities appeared on the show throughout its run, including The Pointer Sisters, Whitney Houston, Milton Berle, Dennis Haysbert, Rue McClanahan and many others.

Amen made its television series debut in 1986 on NBC and continued for five years before concluding in 1991. The show was led by Ernest Frye (Sherman Hemsley), a widowed deacon at a Philadelphia church who also practices law. Trouble frequently follows Deacon Frye throughout the series, with his penchant for dishonesty and scheming leading to unforgettable moments that COZI viewers can again relieve. It also follows the life of Frye's daughter Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) and her love interest, Rev. Rueben Gregory (Clifton Davis).


Bunk'd

Disney Branded Television announced that a sixth season of the wildly popular summer camp comedy BUNK'D has been given a greenlight and will premiere on Disney Channel in 2022. BUNK'D, which recently marked 100 episodes, has consistently been a stand-out hit for the channel. Series regulars Miranda May (Lou), Trevor Tordjman (Parker), Mallory James Mahoney (Destiny) and Israel Johnson (Noah) will return for the new installment set at a dude ranch in the Wild West. They will be joined by new cast members Shiloh Verrico (Country Comfort) as Winnie, Luke Busey (Cobweb) as Jake, and newcomer Alfred Lewis as Bill. Erin Dunlap will continue to serve as executive producer and showrunner of the series, with May also landing an executive producer role. As in previous seasons, May will continue to direct select episodes.

Season six, titled BUNK'D: Learning the Ropes, begins as Lou, Parker, Destiny and Noah arrive at the soon-to-be Kikiwaka Ranch in Dusty Tush, Wyoming, where Lou must convince the surly owner, a.k.a. "The Marshal" to officially sell the property to her. In the meantime, counselors Noah and Destiny have their hands full with the newly arrived campers, including Bill, a no-nonsense descendant of famous cowboy Bill Pickett who prefers roping cattle to hanging out with friends; Winnie, a fearless girl who's earned the nickname "Wild Winnie" by breaking the rules and occasionally blowing things up; and Jake, a laid-back, easy-going boy who also happens to be a video-gaming fanatic.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, February 26

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Other Butlers" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin and Tina are looking to remodel their home when they uncover discriminatory processes with their bank’s appraiser. Meanwhile, Marty asks Trey for fatherly advice on co-parenting with Courtney.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Devil's Hot Tub" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is pushed to the edge when Kemi wants to disregard Nigerian tradition and have a Las Vegas wedding. Also, Bob and the Wheelers have to avert a strike at MaxDot before it sinks the family business.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Monday, February 26

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) and Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Zendaya and Austin are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. Zendaya will also be on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Julio Torres (The Great North/Los Espookys) - Julio appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso), Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) and Zainab Johnson (Upload) - Brendan, Marc and Zainab are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with the The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Joe in the 9am hour. He talks about Deal or No Deal Island in the 10am hour.
  • Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Seven Year Disappear on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Alexander (Listen Up!/Bob Patterson/Seinfeld/Everything's Relative/ E/R) - Jason and writer/producer Peter Tilden discuss their podcast Really? No, Really? on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Rauch (Night Court/The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
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

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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