Saturday, December 22, 2018

'The King of Queens' Joins Nick at Nite Line-Up on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 [Updated w/ PR]

Update (12/22) - Below is Nickelodeon USA's official Press Release announcing the exciting news, via TheFutonCritic.com!:

NICKELODEON WELCOMES THE KING OF QUEENS TO NICK AT NITE'S FAMILY COMEDY LINEUP, BEGINNING TUESDAY, JAN. 1


NEW YORK-Dec. 21, 2018- Usher in the New Year with laughter as The King of Queens joins Nick at Nite beginning Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 4 a.m. (ET/PT). The series follows a blue-collared couple who fight the odds to keep it together with plenty of laughs. Following the series launch, the nine-season, 207-episode library of The King of Queens will continue to air regularly on Nick at Nite.

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block featuring popular hit family comedies, including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, as well as George Lopez and Mom.

The King of Queens is set in Rego Park, Queens, New York, and follows Doug, a deliveryman, and his wife Carrie, a secretary at a law firm, who both live with Carrie's oddball father, Arthur. They try to make the best of what they got while striving to keep their marriage somewhat normal and getting through tiny problems that they have together, even the occasional run-in with Carrie's father.

The King of Queens stars Kevin James (Hitch), Leah Remini (Old School) and Jerry Stiller (Zoolander) as Arthur.

Created by Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt, the show is produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Michael J. Weithorn, Tony Sheehan, David Litt, Kevin James, Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa, Tom Hertz, Jeff Sussman, David Bickel, Ilana Wernick, Chris Downey, Rock Reuben and Rob Schiller are executive producers.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Original post:

Nick@Nite, Nickelodeon USA's nighttime programming block featuring viewer-favorite comedies, will start to air the hit CBS comedy series The King of Queens on New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1st, 2019! Nick at Nite will air two episodes nightly between 4:24am-5:27am ET/PT.

The King of Queens revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple living in Rego Park, Queens, New York, who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur. After a long day's work as a parcel deliveryman for International Parcel Service (IPS), Doug retreats to his home for some peace and quiet, which is often interrupted by Carrie's father, for whom they have hired a dog-walker, Holly, to take him on walks. Doug's only refuges are the little time he spends alone with Carrie and the company of his buddies Deacon, Spence and Danny, whom he turns to for advice that just might make his life better, if he only bothered to follow it.

The King of Queens stars Kevin James as Doug Heffernan, Leah Remini as Carrie Heffernan, Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner, Victor Williams as Deacon Palmer, Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs) as Spence Olchin, Gary Valentine (Kevin James' real-life brother) as Danny Heffernan, Nicole Sullivan as Holly Shumpert, and Larry Romano as Richie Iannucci. Recurring stars include: Merrin Dungey as Kelly Palmer, Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) as himself, Sam McMurray as Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle, Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Raymond "Ray" Barone (Romano's appearance was successful enough to warrant all other lead characters (Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, and Peter Boyle) to appear as their respective characters as well), Alex Skuby as Doug Pruzan, and Grace Zabriskie and Anne Meara as Veronica Olchin (Meara is Jerry Stiller's real-life wife). Stiller and Meara's real life children, and Ben Stiller (as Arthur's father) and Amy Stiller (as Gloria), as well as Adam Sandler (Jeff Sussman) and Adam West (as himself) make guest appearances throughout the series.

Created by Michael Weithorn and David Litt and produced by Hanley Productions Inc. and CBS Productions, in association with Columbia TriStar Television, the multi-camera sitcom ran for 207 episodes over nine seasons between September 21, 1998 – May 14, 2007 on CBS. The show's theme song is "Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home To You".

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Originally published: Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Original source: Nickandmore!; H/T: Huge thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news!; Additional sources: CBS Press Express, Wikipedia (II), King Of Queens Wiki, Google.co.uk, TBS.com.
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