Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boy Meets World Spin-Off Girl Meets World Picked Up to Series by Disney Channel; CBS Fall 2013 Premiere Dates



It's no surprise but finally Disney Channel has ordered Girl Meets World, a comedy series for kids and families from executive producer Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World), to series! We first mentioned this some months ago when it was just a pilot but now it will be a series! Starring are 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard (Spy Kids All the Time in World in 4D) as the girl -- Riley Matthews -- 14-year-old Sabrina Carpenter (Sofia the First voice cast and a newly signed Hollywood Records recording artist) as her best friend Maya Fox, and Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely popular sitcom Boy Meets World (1993-2000). Production on the multi-camera series will begin this summer in Los Angeles for a scheduled 2014 premiere on Disney Channel. We'll have much more on exactly when soon. William Daniels, who of course played Mr. Feeny, will appear in the pilot episode and maybe more episodes. Other members of the original Boy Meets World cast could also pop-up on this new series, so stay tuned for more information. Jackée Harry (227, Sister Sister) appears in the pilot episode.

Set in New York City, the new comedy series will tell the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that Boy Meets World is renowned for -- only this time from a tween girl's perspective -- as the curious and bright 7th grader, Riley, and her quick-witted friend Maya embark on an unforgettable middle school experience. But their plans for a carefree year will be adjusted slightly under the watchful eyes of Riley's dad who's also a faculty member (and their new History teacher) and Riley's mom who owns a trendy afterschool hangout that specializes in pudding. Teo Halm plays Cory and Topanga's son, Elliott. The series was created by Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, My Two Dads, Charles In Charge) and April Kelly (Boy Meets World) and is executive-produced by Jacobs. Girl Meets World is from It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.


CBS

CBS has announced its fall premiere dates already. They are the first network to announce premiere dates so far. CBS will premiere nearly all of its new and returning series during official premiere week (Sept. 23-29, 2013), following the network's Sunday, Sept. 22 broadcast of The 65th Primetime Emmey Awards, which will air live, 8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT on CBS. The next night, How I Met Your Mother, entering its final season, returns with a special one-hour episode on Monday, Sept. 23 from 8:00-9:00 PM,ET/PT. Freshman comedy We Are Men will premiere a week later on Monday, Sept. 30 at 8:30PM ET/PT. The new comedy Mom premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 9:30PM ET/PT followed by the freshman drama Hostages at 10:00 PM ET/PT. CBS's new Thursday two-hour comedy block premieres Sept. 26 with the return of The Big Bang Theory at 8:00PM ET/PT, new comedies The Millers at 8:30PM ET/PT and The Crazy Ones at 9:00PM ET/PT) followed by the season premiere of Two and a Half Men at 9:30PM ET/PT. The only series to air prior to the start of the official premiere week is once again Survivor. For the 11th time in the past 12 seasons, Survivor will get an early start to the season when it returns with a special 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 8-9:30pm.

The rest of the fall schedule will feature returning series: 2 Broke Girls on Monday, Sept. 23 at 9; NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and the new night and time for Person of Interest on Tuesday, Sept. 24; dramas Criminal Minds and CSI on Wednesday, Sept. 25 beginning at 9pm; the season premiere of Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10; while Fridays will have Undercover Boss lead off again into the new night and time for Hawaii Five-0 at 9 leading into Blue Bloods at 10 on Sept. 27. Saturdays will still have 48 Hours Mystery at 10 beginning Sept. 28 and on Sundays, the entire line-up remains unchanged and will return Sept. 30 with 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist. And one final note, CBS's mid-season drama Intelligence will premiere Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 10:00PM ET/PT, as soon as the 13-episode run for Hostages concludes. Stay with us for continued updates and premiere dates for all of the other networks.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, July 24

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Mom - "Martinis and a Sponge Bath" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Christy and Adam get into a car accident, Bonnie is hurt to discover she is neither of their emergency contacts. Wendie Malick returns as Adam’s ex-wife, Danielle.

Life in Pieces - "Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Colleen teaches Matt her frugal ways, he gets hooked when he realizes how much saving money turns her on. Also, Tim attempts to fire Heather from her receptionist position at his office, John tries to break Sophia’s fear of flying by taking her for a quick flight on a small plane, and Jen plans a quiet affair for Lark’s first birthday, until the family takes over the celebration.

American Dad - "The Life and Times of Stan Smith" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan becomes addicted to dying after Roger tricks him into thinking he had a heart attack; Klaus takes Steve to Arizona State University for a college visit, where a fraternity hazes him.

People of Earth - "New Beginnings" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After learning the members of StarCrossed were on the ship as kids, Ozzie tries to get the group back together; disgraced FBI agent Alex Foster gets sent to Beacon to investigate white-collar criminal Jonathan Walsh; a merger takes place on the ship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Monday, July 24

  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Rob and his sons, Matthew and John Owen, chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about The Lowe Files on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Laura Benanti (Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril crashes a cooking class on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey makes cherry pie filling cake on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about People of Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs a jazz song on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie shows off her favorite RVs on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:52am.