Tuesday, September 05, 2006

'Silver Spoons' Coming to Comcast On-Demand's Tube Time Channel; 'Gimme a Break' S2 DVD in Canada, 'Stockard Channing' Back on Schedule

The '80s sitcom Silver Spoons is set to be available on Comcast's On Demand Service starting today (Tuesday, September 5, 2006). The service goes by the name of Tube Time. Back when Soap joined the line-up in April, I had hoped Silver Spoons would be coming soon, and now it is! Comcast's Tube Time currently offers Soap, Charlie's Angels, One Day at a Time, & Carson's Comedy Classics on the free service to Digital subscribers in their TV Entertainment/Tubetime section. They generally rotate the episodes every 4-6 weeks or so. The first five episodes will be available for Silver Spoons today then they will add an episode or two each week, usually on Tuesdays. Currently, they have Season 2 of Soap and Season 3 of One Day at a Time. You can search for shows here. They've previously offered shows like Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Three Stooges, Barney Miller, The Partridge Family, Maude, and S.W.A.T. Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life were just recently removed.
This is a great service offered by Comcast as most of the episodes are completely unedited. I'm not sure if it varies from cable system to system, but the On Demand service is available on Channel 1 is most areas. You can watch the episodes whenever you want. You can even fast forward, rewind, and pause them. The shows they offer are all from Sony. So hopefully we see more Sony sitcoms added in the future. Hopefully The Jeffersons, What's Happening Now!!, Benson would be nice to see. Let's hope the latter two head to DVD, too. Silver Spoons is not on DVD yet, so this will be great if you have this service. Hopefully this means the show is headed to DVD in the near future. We still haven't heard official announcements for some other shows that are on Tube Time or were on it, like One Day at a Time & Maude.

Like we mentioned a few months back, Canadian company VEI will be releasing the Gimme a Break Season 2 DVD before the end of the year. And they kept their promise! They have announced a October 3 release date. That is less than a month away! Universal Home Video still hasn't announced anything for season two, so looks like Canada will have this set first. We in the U.S. can order these DVDs, too, since Canada is Region 1. Click here to pre-order the set, because if you are in the U.S., this will be the only way to buy season two. Also, they have let us know that The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends 2-disc set is back on the radar map and will be coming out on November 21! You can pre-order soon, but not yet. Keep checking Amazon.ca by clicking here. Also, Kate & Allie Season 3 is still on track for early 2007 like we mentioned in late June.

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