Friday, March 17, 2006

Recapping In2TV's Launch Party and a Preview of Some Shows to Come; 'The Flintstones' St. Patrick's Day Event on Boomerang!


As we all know, Wednesday was the launch of In2TV. Warner Bros./AOL had a launch party on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Many celebrities from the shows on In2TV were on hand. Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back, Kotter was the host of the event. George Lopez presented the In2TV Influencer Award to Freddie Prinze, Jr., who is the son of the late Freddie Prinze of Chico and the Man. Kathy Prinze, Freddie Prinze's wife (and Prinze Jr.'s mom) was on hand as well. Other stars on hand were: Mark Linn-Baker (Perfect Strangers); Alan Thicke, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains); David Carradine (Kung Fu); Jose Feliciano (Chico and the Man); joining Gabe Kaplan from Welcome Back, Kotter were Marcia Strassman, Robert Hegyes, Ron Pallilo; Tracy Scoggins, Marc Singer (Lois & Clark, Babylon 5); Michael DeLorenzo (Head of the Class); Lyle Waggoner (Wonder Woman); Jeff Conaway, Douglas Netter, J. Michael Starczynski (Babylon 5); Adam West (New Adventures of Batman), Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest), Robert England (Freddy's Nightmares) and stars of now Kiele Sanchez (Related), Lizzy Caplan (Related) Callum Blue (Related), Masiela Lusha (George Lopez), Chloe Suazo (Freddie), Dean Collins (The War at Home) and the wife of Freddie Prinze, Jr. - superstar Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Currently, there are thirty classic series on In2TV. There will be hundreds more very soon. Some of the shows we can for sure expect sometime this year are: My Sister Sam, The Hogan Family, The Jamie Foxx Show (LOL TV); Bret Maverick, Freedom, Guns of Paradise, High Performance, Hunter, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, O'Hara, Pointman, Profiles from the Front Line, Pros & Cons, The Flash, Young Maverick (Rush TV); Flamingo Road, Our House, The Yellow Rose (Dramarama TV); Animaniacs, Taz-Mania, The Zeta Project (Toontopia TV); Crusade, Night Visions, Prey, Superboy, Time Trax, Wizards & Warriors (Heroes & Horrors TV). All of these will not join all at once of course, they will be brought in slowly, but all these are expected at some point during this year.
We will be tracking In2TV regularly and will bring you the best news and updates. We will try to let you all know what new episodes for the sitcoms are every month and what new shows will be added. So, also make us your home for In2TV news!

Boomerang Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Stone-Age Salute to The Great Gazoo--Two-Feet Tall, All-Green Futuristic Character from The Flintstones, To be Showcased with Five Best Episodes Today (Friday, March 17).
Helping classic cartoon fans enjoy a “Bit of the Blarney,” Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s 24-hour commercial-free sister network, will celebrate today, St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17), with five favorite episodes of The Flintstones featuring the gloriously all-green character from outer-space, The Great Gazoo. Playing three times throughout the Friday holiday: 9-11 a.m., 4-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. (ET).
THE GREAT GAZOO MARATHON pays homage to the beloved feature character so wittily portrayed by comedian Harvey Korman with a distinctively snooty voice. Episodes airing are: "The Great Gazoo,""Seeing Doubles," "How to Pick a Fight With Your Wife Without Really Trying," "Curtain Call at Bedrock," and "Boss for a Day."

In other news, SOAPnet has picked up rights to the CBS soap The Young and the Restless starting April 24 and airing same day episodes. It will air Mon-Fri at 7 p.m. with encores of the week on Saturday nights. SOAPnet also has rights to historic episodes for stunts and specials. USA Network has picked up the cable rights to off-net series NCIS, distributed by Paramount Domestic Television, according to Variety. The five year deal covers 88 episodes, and will go to USA in 2008. Paramount may well also sell the show to broadcast stations, and has also retained the VOD rights. NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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