Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ABC Family Summer 2014 Schedule with New Sitcoms; Fox Cancels Raising Hope, Finale Set for April 4

Young & Hungry

ABC Family has announced the summer premieres of three highly-anticipated new original series, including the riveting drama Chasing Life and hilarious comedies Young & Hungry, starring Emily Osment, and Mystery Girls, starring and executive produced by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. Fan favorites Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth and The Fosters also return in June with brand-new episodes. New drama Chasing Life will premiere Tuesday, June 10, at 9:00pm ET/PT, following the fifth season premiere of Pretty Little Liars at 8:00pm. The series will hit a milestone 100 episodes during its fifth season. ABC Family will premiere two all-new comedies on its Comedy Wednesday line-up. Young & Hungry, executive produced by Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) and starring Emily Osment, premieres Wednesday June 25, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Then Mystery Girls, starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth, also premieres Wednesday, June 25, at 8:30pm ET/PT, following Young & Hungry. The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. And finally, Switched at Birth premieres with all-new episodes on Monday, June 16, at 8:00pm ET/PT. The award-winning series returns to complete its third season by picking up the day after the winter finale. Then The Fosters returns for its second season on Monday, June 16, at 9:00pm ET/PT. Stay with us for news on Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, as they should return in late summer or early fall since they are still airing currently on Wednesdays and will run through at least end of April.

Mystery Girls





Raising Hope

Raising Hope is ending after this season. Critically acclaimed comedy Raising Hope will end its four-season run with a special one-hour farewell event Friday, April 4 at 9:00 & 9:30 PM ET/PT. The series finale kicks off with the all-new episode "How I Met Your Mullet" at 9:00 PM ET/PT, in which guest star Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey) plays Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward) new maid. Then, in "The Father Daughter Dance" at 9:30PM ET/PT, Virginia's (Martha Plimpton) dad (guest star Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development) returns to Natesville with a big surprise for her and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), including a musical performance by Kenny Loggins (guest-starring as himself).

Raising Hope, created by Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) premiered in the fall of 2010. Starring Emmy Award winners Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley, the series follows a lovingly dysfunctional family as they raise an adorable yet unexpected addition to the family - a little girl named Hope (Rylie & Baylie Cregut). In 2011, Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for their leading (Plimpton) and guest (Leachman) roles on the show. Don't miss the final five installments, beginning this Friday at 9:30 PM ET/PT with the all-new "Dinner With Tropes" episode, featuring guest star Judith Light (Who's The Boss?) as Virginia's boss.


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

Friday, June 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Gold Medal Performance" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Diaz family hosts Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez for a dinner that spins out of control.

Andi Mack - "Best Surprise Ever" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jonah Beck turns to Andi after Amber fails to defend him to her friends; Andi is convinced Bex and Bowie are destined to be together.

Bizaardvark - "First Day of School" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie take on public high school but quickly discover life at Sierra High is not what they thought it would be; Dirk, a recent Sierra grad and legend, tries to help Bernie and Amelia acclimate to their new school.

Playing House - "Cookie Jar" (USA Network, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie hosts a game night to welcome Bruce's new girlfriend into the fold; Emma discovers that this is what 40 looks like.

Playing House - "None of Your Business" (USA Network, 11:30PM ET/PT)
Emma tries to rescue Tina from a pyramid scheme; Maggie starts a nursing rotation with a cold doctor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.