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Nick at Nite Celebrates Mother's Day with 'Momedy Saturday' and Finale of Funniest Mom in America 3
The finale features the three remaining contestants in the series as they compete for the title by performing their stand-up before an audience, the judges Kim Coles and Hal Sparks, and host Roseanne Barr.

[via press release from Nick at Nite]

Nick at Nite Celebrates Mother's Day With 'Momedy Saturday' and Finale of Funniest Mom in America 3

Winner of Funniest Mom in America 3 to Win $50,000 and Chance to Host a Special Night of Programming on Nick at Nite

NEW YORK, May 7 -- Nick at Nite kicks off its Mother's Day celebration one day early this year on Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with "Nick at Nite's Momedy Saturday" -- a four-hour maternal marathon of some of the network's greatest Mom-isodes from shows like Full House, Roseanne, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Cosby Show. The celebration doesn't stop there because on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the network will air the much-anticipated one-hour finale of its six-part series, Funniest Mom in America 3, as the winner of the competition is selected to win $50,000 and the chance to host a special night of programming on Nick at Nite. The finale features the three remaining contestants in the series -- Vicki Barbolak of Vista, CA, Pat Candaras of Brooklyn, NY and Cathy Ladman of Santa Monica, CA -- as they compete for the title by performing their stand-up before an audience, the judges Kim Coles and Hal Sparks, and host Roseanne Barr. Following the premiere of the finale, the network will air more hilarious mom-isodes from its line-up of shows.

"Nick at Nite's Momedy Saturday" and Mother's Day schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT):

Saturday, May 12, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

10 pm - America's Funniest Home Videos

This is a Mother's Day-themed episode.

10:30 pm - Full House - "Matchmaker Michelle"

Michelle feels she needs a mother figure in the house, so she invites her teacher over for lunch in the hopes that she will fall in love with Danny and become her new mom.

11 pm - Roseanne - "Scenes from a Barbeque"

Shelley Winters guest-stars as Roseanne's grandmother, Mary, whose wisecracking personality charms everyone, so much so that Roseanne begs her to stay with the Conners - permanently.

11:30 pm - Roseanne - "Don't Make Me Over"

A glamorous Roseanne emerges from her Mother's Day makeover at the Beauty Box only to discover Becky and Darlene have an ulterior motive behind their very thoughtful gift - to attend a weekend rock concert.

12 am - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - "Mothers' Day"

When Jazz and his wife try unsuccessfully to conceive a child, they ask Will to "father" the baby. Phil urges the kids to give Vivian thoughtful Mother's Day gifts.

12:30 am - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - "Vying for Attention"

Will becomes childishly jealous when his mother arrives for a visit -- with a man who could easily become Will's new stepfather.

1 am - The Cosby Show - "One More Time"

When Clair babysits for a newborn baby, she yearns to have another child of her own. Cliff, however, doesn't think it's such a good idea. In an effort to change Clair's mind, he introduces her to Mrs. Burke, a patient of his who is expecting child number 13. But Cliff's plan backfires when Clair is struck by how good Mrs. Burke looks.

1:30 am - The Cosby Show - "Knight to Night"

When Cliff realizes that Clair is overstressed at home and in the office, he treats her to a night in a deluxe, first-class, spare-no-expense room at the Biltmore Hotel. Back at home, Denise is left to watch over the younger kids.

Sunday, May 13, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

9 pm - Funniest Mom in America 3 Finale The three finalists face their biggest challenge yet: to bring home the crown and $50,000 check! To help insure that each mom is ready for her big chance at stardom, we're sending each home with a comedy coach to help her develop the routine that will bring down the house! Will the hard work payoff? We'll find out at the historic Alex Theatre in Los Angeles, where the fate of the Funniest Mom in America will rest in the hands of the studio audience.

10 pm Roseanne - "Sweet Dreams"

Experience the secret desires of a domestic goddess in Roseanne's ultimate dream fantasy. An exhausted Roseanne has only one wish - to take a long hot bath. But the kids are calling for her, and Dan won't leave the bathroom until he fixes the sink. While waiting, Roseanne falls asleep and dreams she is in paradise being pampered by attractive men, and loved beyond her wildest dreams. But even in her fantasy, Dan and the kids keep messing things up, so she takes matters into her own hands and kills them off in her own unique way. After returning to her man servants for her long awaited bath, she finds herself under arrest for murder and forced to undergo one of TV's strangest trials.

10:30 pm Roseanne - "Mommy Nearest"

Roseanne and Jackie's mother comes to town with shocking news. She's moving to Lanford! To ease the blow, she's giving her children thousands of dollars. Also, Jackie begins dating a much younger man.

11 pm The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - "Mommy Nearest"

Will tries to tell his mother that he doesn't want to return to Philadelphia with her after his high school graduation.

11:30 pm The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - The Young and the Restless

Will sneaks out with Philip's mother to a rap concert. Despite his anger, Philip realizes he must worry less about his mother's health and allow her to live life as she wants.

12 am - Funniest Mom Finale Encore

Funniest Mom in America 3 is executive produced by Allison Grodner (Big Brother, Blowout) and presented by KFC.

Nick At Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features timeless hit comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series The Cosby Show, the popular family comedies Full House, Growing Pains, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as well as Roseanne, one of the most talked about and celebrated sitcoms in television history. Nickelodeon, in its 27th 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, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 92 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for almost 12 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

SOURCE Nick at Nite

  [may 2007]  


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