Friday, February 25, 2011

Empty Nest Marathon This Saturday

So, so excited! Found out earlier today that Hallmark Channel this Saturday (tomorrow) will be giving a big treat: 24 hours of Empty Nest! Yes, that would be the spin-off of The Golden Girls featuring Richard Mulligan as Dr. Harry Weston.

From the looks of the schedule, they'll be airing the first season in its entirety. Starts at 6 am. Ends at 6 am Sunday. It's really nice to see this show back in syndication. It hasn't been on television in a rather long time. 24 hour marathons can be a lot to handle, I'll admit, but this show for some reason is so rarely shown on television these days I think it'll certainly be worth it. The Golden Girls has since been on in reruns and has constantly gained new fans this way; also all of Golden Girls is out on DVD. It's nice to see the spin-off Empty Nest get some of this attention again. It'd also be nice if we could see some DVD releases from Buena Vista regarding this show, too.

There's something else I noticed: both The Golden Girls and Empty Nest are being featured on the same network again. I don't think that's happened in quite a while!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Online Pick of the Week (2/5): Family Ties Finale

The pick this week is a really nice look at the last 3 minutes or so of the original airing of the final episode of Family Ties. We see a lot more here than we do with the syndicated version that's aired for many years. One being a nice curtain call for the cast and other videotaped goodbyes from the cast and crew during the real closing credits.

Family Ties was one of the shows that I thought ended on a high note. I say "high note," because sometimes shows run a bit too long and we end up saying "so and so should have ended one or two years ago." This wasn't the case.