Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Classic TV Moms Reunite on Nick at Nite's Instant Mom; Seth MacFarlane Comedy Coming to Starz Starring Patrick Stewart

Marion Ross, Meredith Baxter, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Florence Henderson, Jackee, and Tempestt Bledsoe

This Mother's Day, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite pays tribute to moms with the coming together of four classic TV mothers РHappy Days Marion Ross, The Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson, Family Ties Meredith Baxter, Sister, Sister's Jackèe Рand one classic TV daughter, The Cosby Show's Tempestt Bledsoe who will join star Tia Mowry-Hardrict in an unforgettable episode of Nick at Nite's Instant Mom, premiering next Thursday, May 8 at 8pm (ET/PT). In Instant Mom's "Not Your Mother's Day," Stephanie (Mowry-Hardrict) is excited for her first Mother's Day, but is disappointed when she learns the family intends to celebrate her on Stepmother's Day instead. Stephanie takes her own mother, Maggie (Sheryl Lee Ralph) for a last-minute spa trip to celebrate the holiday and gets some unexpected "mom" advice from a few experts who attempt to cheer her up. All four iconic TV moms chime in about their own experience being a mother, giving a hysterical nod reflecting their classic characters.

Recently picked up for a second season, Instant Mom follows Stephanie (Mowry-Hardrict), a party girl who marries Charlie (Michael Boatman, Spin City) and struggles to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life while managing being a full-time stepmom. Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha) stars as Stephanie's overbearing mother Maggie, who is never shy about making known her point of view on parenting or pointing out its superiority to her daughter’s approach.


Patrick Stewart

STARZ announced a two-season, 20-episode greenlight of Blunt Talk, a half-hour scripted comedy series from Media Rights Capital (MRC). The project, from Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted, A Million Ways to Die in the West) and Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death), was picked up straight-to-series with 20 episodes over two seasons, set to air in 2015. Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) will play the lead role of Walter Blunt and also serves as a producer. Patrick Stewart next returns to the big screen reprising his role as 'Professor Charles Xavier' in X-Men: Days of Future Past, out May 23, and stars in the independent comedy-drama, Match, which just premiered to rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Blunt Talk is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt's only support is the alcoholic manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series follows the fallout from Blunt's well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Maude and Designing Women to Join Logo; Craig Ferguson to Leave Late Late Show

Maude Designing Women

So then there was Maude. The sitcom will indeed be joining the schedule after it airs its Mother's Day marathon on Sunday, May 11. As of now, it will air in a block format with no set time, just like Logo's other sitcoms as part of their "Sitcom Therapy" line-up. Maude is scheduled to air Tuesday, May 13 from 12pm-4:30pm. Other airtimes after that are to be announced. We also mentioned Designing Women was coming to Logo but then they decided to delay the launch. Now it's on again...as of now. The '80s sitcom will premiere Saturday, May 17 with a marathon from 2pm-12am. Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart star in this legendary sitcom about a small interior design firm in Atlanta. Things could as always change, but we will let you know if that happens. For now, get ready for Maude and Designing Women on Logo! Stay tuned for any other updates.


Craig Ferguson

First Letterman, now Ferguson. Craig Ferguson announced that he has decided to step down as host of The Late Late Show in December 2014. Ferguson broke the news yesterday afternoon to his studio audience during the taping of the show, which broadcasts weeknights at 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT. Said Ferguson, "CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much." Ferguson has several projects in the works, including hosting Celebrity Name Game, a syndicated game show beginning fall 2014, as well as developing television projects via his Green Mountain West production company.

Since its debut in 2005, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has won critical acclaim for its unpredictable style and its host's versatility and charm. The Scottish-born actor, writer, director and producer brought a unique approach to late night television, earning the show a Peabody Award in 2009, and an Emmy Award nomination for himself in 2006. The program's signatures include an extended, unscripted monologue and guest interviews noted for their free-wheeling nature. A new host will be named at a later date. Letterman will be replaced by Stephen Colbert, so perhaps another younger skewing host will replace Ferguson. Stay with us.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Walker, Texas Ranger Heads to TV Land; Seth Meyers to Host 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Walker, Texas Ranger

TV Land is adding Walker, Texas Ranger to its line-up beginning today (Monday, April 28). The Chuck Norris series will air weekdays at approx. 4pm & 5pm with back-to-back episodes. It will begin with the series' first episode where Walker has to deal with a new partner named Trivette, while a group of men terrorizing a circus family who camp out at his home and some tough, bad guys who plan on the ultimate bank stunt. In addition to Walker, Texas Ranger , TV Land is re-adding The Nanny to the line-up as the series will air Mondays from 6pm-9pm. TV Land will now have mini blocks of sitcoms from 6-9pm each evening, with The Nanny on Mondays, Roseanne on Tuesdays, Gilligan's Island on Wednesdays, The Golden Girls on Thursdays and The Cosby Show on Fridays. And that's not all! The Brady Bunch is now moving to weeknights, as the sitcom will air in primetime on weeknights (except Wednesdays) from 9-10pm. It will not air on weekends anymore it seems, as The Nanny joins the weekend block of block marathons with The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Gilligan's Island, Three's Company and originals.

Back to weekdays, The Andy Griffith Show is moving to 9-10:30am as a result of Walker and the sitcom blocks being added. Westerns follow with Gunsmoke and Bonanza from 10:30am-4pm. In late night, Raymond and King of Queens air from 10pm-3:30am, with some originals mixed in. And in the overnight, Roseanne, Three's Company, Cosby Show and more original encores are airing. Stay with us for continued updates.


Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers has been named host of the 66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, to be telecast live Monday, Aug. 25 LIVE at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC. The event takes place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Award-winning director and producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer, producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare. Meyers is the host of NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers and was a member of Saturday Night Live since 2001. In addition to being the show's head writer, Meyers was also a co-anchor of the show's popular "Weekend Update" segment. Meyers, who is also an Emmy winner, was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2014. Additionally, the Television Academy will host the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 10. Stay with us on that date for the nominees.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2013-14 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights, Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.3/9 rating/share (-5% from first four nights Week 30); #2. ABC 4.6/8 (even); #3. NBC 4.0/7 (-5%); #4. Fox 3.4/5 (even); #5. The CW 1.0/2 (even)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.23 million (-7% from first four nights Week 30); #2. ABC 7.10 million (+1%); #3. NBC 6.28 million (-4%); #4. Fox 5.42 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.56 million (+3%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.7/5 rating/share (-6% from first four nights Week 30); #2. CBS 1.7/5 (even); #3. ABC 1.6/5 (-6%); #4. Fox 1.5/5 (even) #5. The CW 0.6/2 (even)

For previous week's final ratings, Week 30 (4/14/14-4/20/14) had ABC win the week in 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, followed by CBS' 1.4, NBC's 1.4 and Fox's 1.3. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 7.86 million, beating ABC which did 6.45 million, NBC followed with 5.42 million, and Fox trailed with 4.03 million.
Season to-date (9/23/13-4/20/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 2.8, over Fox's Super Bowl-fueled 2.6, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.83 million, then NBC is second with 9.62, Fox is at 7.6 and ABC is at 7.52 as they are creeping in to catch Super Bowl-fueled Fox.

Back to week 31, read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:


Week 31 (April 21-27) Analysis















Last Sunday (Apr 20)(Week 30)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM8,884,00010,987,000 (2,103,000)1.081.63 (0.55)
Charlie Brown EasterABC7:00PM3,705,0005,923,000 (2,218,000)1.001.30 (0.30)REPEAT vs. AFV
American Dream BuildersNBC7:00PM2,308,0004,403,000 (2,095,000)0.540.78 (0.24)vs. Dateline
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,522,0001,832,000 (310,000)0.640.76 (0.12)
American DadFox7:30PM1,485,0002,363,000 (878,000)0.601.15 (0.55)REPEAT
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM7,651,0008,835,000 (1,184,000)1.701.79 (0.09)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,946,0006,499,000 (553,000)1.751.98 (0.23)
DatelineNBC8:00PM3,696,0003,087,000 609,000 0.820.70 0.12 vs. American Dream
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,182,0003,638,000 (1,456,000)0.901.66 (0.76)REPEAT
Family GuyFox8:30PM2,688,0004,386,000 (1,698,000)1.202.12 (0.92)REPEAT
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,147,0009,833,000 (686,000)1.331.48 (0.15)
Hallmark Movie: In My DreamsABC9:00PM4,786,000
4,786,000 0.99
0.99 9-11P
ResurrectionABC9:00PM
7,461,000 (7,461,000)
2.08 (2.08)
BelieveNBC9:00PM4,539,0004,344,000 195,000 1.131.01 0.12
Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,742,0003,490,000 252,000 1.381.25 0.13
The MentalistCBS10:00PM8,649,0009,021,000 (372,000)1.381.57 (0.19)
Revenge ABC10:00PM
5,265,000 (5,265,000)
1.34 (1.34)
CrisisNBC10:00PM3,726,0004,072,000 (346,000)0.881.11 (0.23)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,096,0007,220,000 (124,000)2.142.31 (0.17)
Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM14,057,00014,776,000 (719,000)2.172.33 (0.16)8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,188,00011,849,000 (661,000)3.003.36 (0.36)8-10P
BonesFox8:00PM5,966,0005,792,000 174,000 1.481.38 0.10
Star CrossedCW8:00PM814,000758,000 56,000 0.270.28 (0.01)
Friends w/Better LivesCBS8:30PM5,407,0005,690,000 (283,000)1.711.83 (0.12)
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM7,325,0007,490,000 (165,000)1.892.09 (0.20)
The FollowingFox9:00PM4,420,0004,358,000 62,000 1.381.44 (0.06)
Tomorrow PeopleCW9:00PM760,0001,059,000 (299,000)0.250.42 (0.17)vs. REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM6,936,0006,859,000 77,000 1.901.88 0.02 REPEAT vs. Mom
NCIS: LACBS10:00PM4,382,0004,526,000 (144,000)0.900.95 (0.05)REPEAT vs. Person of Int (R)
CastleABC10:00PM9,764,0008,137,000 1,627,000 1.841.27 0.57 vs. REPEAT
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM11,243,0005,820,000 5,423,000 2.851.53 1.32 vs. REPEAT










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,398,00017,122,000 (6,724,000)1.202.20 (1.00)REPEAT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC8:00PM6,039,0003,591,000 2,448,000 1.931.08 0.85 vs. REPEAT
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,288,00011,815,000 (527,000)2.772.98 (0.21)
GleeFox8:00PM2,448,0002,441,000 7,000 0.920.96 (0.04)
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,500,0001,519,000 (19,000)0.650.69 (0.04)
NCIS: LACBS9:00PM10,181,00014,688,000 (4,507,000)1.402.11 (0.71)REPEAT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM
5,516,000 (5,516,000)
2.11 (2.11)
The GoldbergsABC9:00PM3,117,000
3,117,000 0.90
0.90 REPEAT
About a BoyNBC9:00PM6,860,0006,992,000 (132,000)1.881.79 0.09
New GirlFox9:00PM1,383,0002,187,000 (804,000)0.601.15 (0.55)REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,099,0001,602,000 497,000 0.910.73 0.18
Trophy WifeABC9:30PM2,223,000
2,223,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PM5,830,0005,889,000 (59,000)1.471.52 (0.05)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,142,0001,952,000 190,000 1.040.99 0.05
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM7,532,00010,743,000 (3,211,000)1.101.76 (0.66)REPEAT
Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM3,128,0003,222,000 (94,000)0.911.01 (0.10)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM4,175,0006,896,000 (2,721,000)0.901.66 (0.76)REPEAT










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,433,0009,348,000 85,000 2.262.29 (0.03)
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,191,0005,227,000 1,964,000 1.931.34 0.59 vs. REPEAT
SuburgatoryABC8:30PM5,463,0003,747,000 1,716,000 1.651.05 0.60 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,131,0004,610,000 (479,000)0.901.12 (0.22)REPEAT
American IdolFox8:00PM9,020,0008,529,000 491,000 2.101.94 0.16 8-10P
ArrowCW8:00PM2,192,0002,260,000 (68,000)0.690.71 (0.02)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM6,356,0006,884,000 (528,000)1.201.41 (0.21)REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM9,591,0005,288,000 4,303,000 3.491.60 1.89 vs. REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM4,414,0005,133,000 (719,000)1.101.28 (0.18)REPEAT
MixologyABC9:30PM4,317,0003,855,000 462,000 1.531.19 0.34
The 100CW9:00PM1,968,0001,801,000 167,000 0.580.53 0.05
CSICBS10:00PM7,064,0006,793,000 271,000 1.201.21 (0.01)REPEAT
Nashville: On The RecordABC10:00PM4,332,0002,877,000 1,455,000 1.040.71 0.33 vs. Nashville (R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM3,635,0004,174,000 (539,000)0.901.01 (0.11)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM16,436,0009,687,000 6,749,000 4.482.20 2.28 vs. REPEAT
Kimmel: Scandal SpecialABC8:00PM2,790,0003,590,000 (800,000)0.600.85 (0.25)REPEAT vs. Greys (R)
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM2,710,000
2,710,000 0.97
0.97 8-9P
CommunityNBC8:00PM
2,871,000 (2,871,000)
0.98 (0.98)preempted
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM4,924,0004,949,000 (25,000)1.701.73 (0.03)
Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,814,0001,663,000 151,000 0.760.71 0.05
The MillersCBS8:30PM9,958,00010,907,000 (949,000)2.402.65 (0.25) vs. Big Bang (R)
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM
2,395,000 (2,395,000)
0.93 (0.93)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM9,347,0006,185,000 3,162,000 2.471.57 0.90 vs. Crazy Ones
Grey's AnatomyABC9:00PM7,993,0008,447,000 (454,000)2.332.62 (0.29)
SNL Prime: ShortsNBC9:00PM2,466,000
2,466,000 0.98
0.98 9-11P
Hollywood Game NightNBC9:00PM
3,212,000 (3,212,000)
0.93 (0.93)preempted
American IdolFox9:00PM7,681,0007,971,000 (290,000)1.811.90 (0.09)
ReignCW9:00PM1,353,0001,390,000 (37,000)0.470.42 0.05
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PM7,795,0005,225,000 2,570,000 2.061.30 0.76 premiere vs. Crazy Ones
Surviving JackFox9:30PM3,892,0004,295,000 (403,000)1.001.04 (0.04)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,129,0006,130,000 1,999,000 1.591.02 0.57 vs. NCIS (R)
Black BoxABC10:00PM6,872,00010,573,000 (3,701,000)1.503.45 (1.95)premiere vs. Scandal finale
ParenthoodNBC10:00PM
3,991,000 (3,991,000)
1.28 (1.28)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
UnforgettableCBS8:00PM7,572,0007,171,000 401,000 0.900.90 -
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM5,853,0005,391,000 462,000 1.301.18 0.12 FINALE
DatelineNBC8:00PM6,006,0005,240,000 766,000 1.200.90 0.30 vs. REPEAT
Kitchen NightmaresFox8:00PM2,821,0002,992,000 (171,000)1.001.04 (0.04)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:00PM1,693,0001,356,000 337,000 0.500.42 0.08
Last Man StandingABC8:30PM4,787,0004,093,000 694,000 1.000.80 0.20 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It Anyway?CW8:30PM1,535,0001,261,000 274,000 0.500.40 0.10 REPEAT
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM9,172,0006,447,000 2,725,000 1.200.70 0.50 vs. REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM6,864,0006,772,000 92,000 1.701.67 0.03
GrimmNBC9:00PM5,226,0006,469,000 (1,243,000)1.301.20 0.10 vs. Dateline
Hart of DixieCW9:00PM925,000803,000 122,000 0.300.26 0.04
Kitchen NightmaresFox9:00PM3,151,0002,564,000 587,000 1.200.92 0.28
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,812,0008,539,000 2,273,000 1.300.90 0.40 vs. REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,808,0008,426,000 (2,618,000)1.401.84 (0.44)
HannibalNBC10:00PM2,825,0002,802,000 23,000 1.000.84 0.16










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Ten CommandmentsABC7:00PM
5,721,000 (5,721,000)
1.00 (1.00)
ComedytimeCBS8:00PM2,617,0002,092,000 525,000 0.500.40 0.10 REPEAT
ABC Movie: Despicable MeABC8:00PM3,133,000
3,133,000 0.90
0.90 8-10P
DatelineNBC8:00PM5,173,0004,502,000 671,000 0.900.90 - 8-10P
UFCFox8:00PM5,182,0002,529,000 2,653,000 1.201.10 0.10 8-10P vs. UFC
ComedytimeCBS8:30PM2,076,0001,947,000 129,000 0.400.40 - REPEAT
CrimetimeCBS9:00PM3,689,0002,908,000 781,000 0.500.60 (0.10)
20/20 SaturdayABC9:00PM

-

-
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,523,0005,571,000 (48,000)0.900.92 (0.02)
Nightline PrimeABC10:00PM3,041,000
3,041,000 0.60
0.60
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,740,0002,723,000 17,000 0.900.90 - REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49: 


Week 31 (April 21-27) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu16,436,0004.48
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed9,591,0003.49
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu9,347,0002.47
The MillersCBS8:30PMThu9,958,0002.40
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,096,0002.14
Bad TeacherCBS9:30PMThu7,795,0002.06PREMIERE
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,191,0001.93
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon6,936,0001.90REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon7,325,0001.89
About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue6,860,0001.88
Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon5,407,0001.71
SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed5,463,0001.65
MixologyABC9:30PMWed4,317,0001.53
Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue5,830,0001.47
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri5,853,0001.3FINALE
Family GuyFox8:30PMSun2,688,0001.20REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,142,0001.04
Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu3,892,0001.00
Last Man StandingABC8:30PMFri4,787,0001.0REPEAT
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThu2,710,0000.971 hr.
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,182,0000.90REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue3,117,0000.9REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,522,0000.64
American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun1,485,0000.60REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,383,0000.60REPEAT
Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue2,223,0000.60REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,617,0000.5REPEAT
Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat2,076,0000.4REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
CommunityNBC8:00PMThu

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

preempted
The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu

completed
The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri

completed
How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon

completed
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue

completed
DadsFox8:00PMTue

completed
Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

completed
Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri

canceled
EnlistedFox9:00PMFri

canceled
Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThu

canceled
Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed

canceled

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Inspiration Deprivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

Life in Pieces - "Jungle Push Resort Anniversary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle. Nat Faxon guest stars as Hayes, an expat proprietor at a Yucatan eco-resort.

Mom - "Lumbar Support and Old Pork" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s bar is doing well. Also, Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

Life in Pieces - "Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio. Joey King guest stars as Morgan, a 17-year-old pregnant teen who is considering placing her baby for adoption with Matt and Colleen.

Superstore - "Easter" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

A.P. Bio - "Personal Everest" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef, and Michelle set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen and Durbin.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bimbo" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Holt and Jake investigate a case at Kevin’s university. Back at the precinct, Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

Abby's - "Book Club" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When it’s revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

Better Things - "Easter" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Thursday, April 18

  • Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Catch Sharon and Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. They will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James chats about Life in Pieces on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country/Murphy Brown) - Lily drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries on Access Live, so check your local listings. Holly will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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