Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Partridge Family Coming to AXS TV Starting Oct. 2; CBS to Air A Tribute to Bob Barker Special Aug. 31, Marathon of Match Game Episodes to Air Sept. 2 on Game Show Network

The Partridge Family

AXS TV bolsters its classic programming lineup with the quintessential '70s sitcom The Partridge Family — airing back-to-back episodes in primetime every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT starting October 2. Additionally, the series will air daily on AXS TV as part of the Network's new "Retro Binge" daytime block starting October 2 at 1 p.m. ET, alongside fellow music sitcom The Monkees, star-studded pop culture series The Very Very Best of the 80s, and informative retrospective A Year in Music.

AXS TV puts the spotlight on all 96 episodes of the hit musical comedy, capturing the beloved band as they tour across the country in their iconic multi-colored school bus, performing their signature tunes and getting caught up in sidesplitting shenanigans. The Partridge Family stars Oscar®-winning actress Shirley Jones as matriarch Shirley Partridge, with Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough, Jeremy Gelbwaks, and teen sensation David Cassidy as the talented offspring who convince the young widow to leave her bank-telling job and join their fledgling family band.

The series was inspired by real life musical siblings The Cowsills, and spawned a number of chart-topping singles including opening theme "C'mon Get Happy," "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," and the signature hit "I Think I Love You," among many others. The Partridge Family boasted a number of all-star guests during its four-season tenure, with unforgettable appearances by Johnny Cash, Richard Pryor, Jodie Foster, Dick Clark, John Astin, Howard Cosell, and MLB Hall of Famer Johnny Bench; in addition to early roles by then-up-and-comers such as Mark Hamill, Louis Gossett Jr., Meredith Baxter, Rob Reiner, and Jackie Earle Haley, as well as future Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Cheryl Ladd.




The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker

The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker, a new one-hour special honoring the life and career of the beloved late television legend and animal rights activist, who was a longstanding member of the CBS family, will be broadcast Thursday, Aug. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+. Drew Carey, who succeeded Bob Barker as The Price Is Right host – and is a longtime fan and friend of Barker's – celebrates Barker's life and legacy as host of the tribute.

CBS will air an encore broadcast of the special in the regular weekday timeslot for The Price Is Right (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.

For 35 years, Barker, who died at age 99 last Saturday (Aug. 26), hosted The Price Is Right, television's longest-running daytime game show. He was its host from 1972 to 2007 and was well-known for signing off each day with the quote, “Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.” He earned 14 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Featuring an array of “priceless” on-camera moments from throughout Barker's 50-plus year career, the special showcases his talents as a charming, charismatic and razor-sharp “master of ceremonies” who created special connections with countless contestants on The Price Is Right – and his evolution into a pop culture icon appearing as himself in prominent projects on both the silver and small screens.

Game Show Network will honor the late Bob Barker with an eight-hour marathon of Match Game episodes featuring him this Saturday, September 2, starting at 9 am.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, June 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Baby Shower" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Courtney and Marty deal with some baby shower drama with Tina, while Lamar adjusts to a new job at the Fuse Box.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Name Drop" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marty and Courtney’s baby name gets spread around because nobody can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Dave is assigned the ever-complicated task of assembling the diaper changing table.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Monday, June 17

  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Watch Austin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Matty Matheson (The Bear) - Matty is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick and Adrienne Warren discuss their return to Broadway on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Netflix's Unfrosted on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about HGTV's Ugliest House in America on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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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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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)
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06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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