Friday, March 17, 2023

AXS TV Acquires The Monkees for Retro Night Block; HBO Max's The Other Two Returns in May

The Monkees

AXS TV is turning back the clock with the new "Retro Night" block - the ultimate celebration of the enduring pop culture that defined the '60s, '70s, and '80s, fueled by a pair of original retrospectives and the EMMY(R)-winning music sitcom The Monkees. "Retro Night" airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, beginning April 7, with The Monkees airing at 8:30 p.m. ET. All 58 episodes of The Monkees, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, are available in HD on AXS TV.

This nostalgia-fueled lineup puts the spotlight on the music, movies, personalities, and more that made each decade so memorable, serving up a special roster of classic series, star-studded retrospectives, and original premieres - bolstered by the network debut of the groundbreaking 1968 music sitcom The Monkees. Starring music legends Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith, the series captures the original boy band as they embark on a sidesplitting quest to make it big in the wild world of rock n' roll. Notable guests include Stan Freberg, Liberace, Burgess Meredith, Frank Zappa, Tim Buckley and Julie Newmar.

"Retro Night" also features season two of the AXS TV original series The Very, VERY Best Of The 80s at 8pE, where a rotating panel of celebrity guests breakdown the decade's top Teen Flicks, Early 80s Sitcoms, Fantastic Mullet Men, Epic Movies Of 1983, Aliens, and Game Shows. Highlights include appearances by beloved entertainers such as Brady Bunch duo Susan Olsen and Barry Williams; Growing Pains star Tracey Gold; Diff'rent Strokes standout Todd Bridges; Facts of Life favorite Mindy Cohn; Happy Days scene-stealer Anson Williams; film and television bombshells Morgan Fairchild and Tia Carrere; and Horror icon Dee Wallace. Rounding out the lineup is the all-new original series Nothing But Trailers Flashback, presenting original theatrical previews of unforgettable films such as Return Of The Jedi, Scarface, 16 Candles, The Towering Inferno, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, and many more, in eight themed episodes covering '80s Teen Movies, '70s Disaster Movies, '80s Action Movies, and '60s And '70s Westerns, among others.




The Other Two - Josh Segarra, Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver

Season three of the critically acclaimed Max Original comedy series, The Other Two, debuts with two episodes Thursday, May 4 on HBO Max. The ten-episode season is created, written, directed, and executive produced by Emmy® nominated former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. After comparing themselves for years to their much-younger pop star brother, ChaseDreams (Case Walker), who is now a full adult, and their talk-show host mother (Molly Shannon), who's now more powerful than she could have ever imagined, Brooke and Cary (Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver) are finally standing on their own two feet -- fully "successful" in their own right! And yet, they somehow find themselves comparing themselves to new people once again???

Season 3 cast: The series stars Drew Tarver (Cary), Heléne Yorke (Brooke), Critics Choice Nominee Molly Shannon (Pat), Ken Marino (Streeter) and Case Walker (Chase); recurring cast includes Josh Segarra (Lance), Wanda Sykes (Shuli) and Brandon Scott Jones (Curtis). Returning guest stars include Richard Kind, Kate Berlant, Jimmy Fowlie, Alison Rich, Ali Ahn, and Marcia DeBonis. New guest stars include Simu Liu, Fin Argus, Ann Dowd, Edie Falco, Ben Platt, Dylan O’Brien, Lukas Gage, Kiernan Shipka, Lawrence O’Donnell, Spike Einbinder, Andrea Boehlke, and Dana Delaney.

The Other Two - Molly Shannon


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Sunday, June 23

The Conners - "Patriarchs and Goddesses" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene continues to navigate her breakup with Ben; Dan offers to talk with Aldo's dad when he doesn't approve of Harris and Aldo's relationship.

The Conners - "Hot for Teacher and Writing a Wrong" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark returns to public school and finds it hard to fit in; Darlene isn't happy when she finds out what Mark's doing to make a little extra cash for college; Becky finds herself in an interesting situation with one of her college professors.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Friday, June 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Watch Pamela on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Will Ferrell (The Office) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin is a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm on HBO.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) and Judy Gold (All-American Girl) - Sandra and Judy are guests on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Only Murders in the Building/Telenovela) - Eva talks about Land of Women on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • George Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez/Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) and Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - George and Mayan talk about their hit NBC sitcom Lopez vs Lopez on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (I Love That for You/black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer is joining Drew to talk about taking her inspirational journey and miraculous recovery after a devastating fall while on vacation a few years ago on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (And Just Like That.../Second Time Around) - Nicole discusses her Gymwrap sweatband line on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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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