Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014-15 New Sitcoms Preview

Today we preview the new sitcoms announced for the 2014-15 season. There will be nine new sitcoms on the fall schedule. Three are traditional multi-camera sitcoms. Six are single-camera comedies. Ten additional sitcoms have been ordered for mid-season. They include seven single-camera comedies, two multi-camera sitcoms, and one animated comedy from Fox.

ABC leads the way with four new comedies on their fall schedule. Three are multi-camera. Their only new multi-camera sitcom Cristela will air on Fridays. They have two single-camera comedies for mid-season. Top-rated CBS will have only one new multi-camera sitcom on Thursdays in the fall. They also have The Odd Couple, a multi-camera sitcom starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, for mid-season. Fox has only one new multi-camera sitcom airing on Sundays. They have two single-camera comedies and one animated series for mid-season. NBC offers three new single-camera comedies in the fall. They have one multi-camera and three single-camera comedies for mid-season.

Some familiar faces returning to sitcoms this season include John Cho, Kurt Fuller, Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurie Metcalf, Matthew Perry, Becki Newton, Zachary Knighton, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Kate Walsh, Katey Sagal (as a narrator), Krysten Ritter, Craig Robinson, Jean Smart, Elisha Cuthbert, Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski.

Cast photos, series descriptions, cast lists, video previews and related links are provided below.



ABC

ABC Fall Schedule

New Fall: Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, Black-ish, Cristela
New Mid-Season: Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant
Returning Fall: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Last Man Standing

Selfie

Selfie - Tuesdays at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC (Single-Camera)

"Instafamous" Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day, she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. Loosely based on My Fair Lady, Selfie explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline-whether she 'likes' it or not.

Selfie was written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson, who also serve as executive producers. Selfie is produced by Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Cast:

Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley
John Cho as Henry Higenbottam
Tim Peper as Ethan Chase
Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique
Allyn Rachel as Bryn
David Harewood as Sam Sapterstein

Preview:



Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

    Manhattan Love Story

    Manhattan Love Story - Tuesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

    Manhattan Love Story was written by Jeff Lowell (The Drew Carey Show, Spin City). Peter Traugott, Jeff Lowell, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan and Jon Liebman are executive producers. Michael Fresco directed the pilot. Manhattan Love Story is produced by ABC Studios.

    Cast:

    Analeigh Tipton as Dana
    Jake McDorman as Peter
    Nicolas Wright as David
    Jade Catta-Preta as Amy
    Chloe Wepper as Chloe
    Kurt Fuller as William

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

    Black-ish

    Black-ish - Wednesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

    Black-ish was written by Kenya Barris who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers are Larry Wilmore, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Tom Russo, Brian Dobbins, Peter Principato, Paul Young and James Griffiths, who directed the pilot. Black-ish is produced by ABC Studios.

    Cast:

    Anthony Anderson as Andre 'Dre' Johnson
    Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson
    Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson
    Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr.
    Miles Brown as Jack Johnson
    Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson
    Laurence Fishburne as Pops

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

    Cristela

    Cristela - Fridays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC (Multi-Camera)

    In her sixth year of law school, Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She's stuck straddling the old culture she's trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she's trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream.

    Cristela was written by Cristela Alonzo and Kevin Hench. Executive producers are Kevin Hench, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Shawn Levy. Cristela is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

    Cast:

    Cristela Alonzo as Cristela
    Carlos Ponce as Felix
    Terri Hoyos as Natlia
    Andrew Leeds as Josh
    Sam McMurray as Trent

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia



    ABC Mid-Season

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Fresh Off the Boat - Mid-Season on ABC (Single-Camera)

    It's the 90s and 11 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC's Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It's culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. Fresh Off the Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat.

    Fresh Off the Boat was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer, along with Jake Kasdan. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Eddie Huang is a producer.

    Cast:

    Randall Park as Louis
    Constance Wu as Jessica
    Hudson Yang as Eddie
    Forrest Wheeler as Emery
    Ian Chen as Emery

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia


    Galavant

    Galavant - Mid-Season on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled, Cars) teams up with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team-composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled) - for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his "happily ever after." But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.

    Galavant was written by Dan Fogelman who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers are Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. Galavant was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces Galavant for ABC Studios.

    Galavant will serve as bridge programming between the fall finale and winter premiere of Once Upon a Time.

    Cast:

    Joshua Sasse as Galavant
    Timothy Omundson as King Richard
    Vinnie Jones as Gareth
    Mallory Jansen as Madalena
    Karen David as Isabella
    Luke Youngblood as Sid

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia



    CBS

    CBS Fall Schedule

    New Fall: The McCarthys
    New Mid-Season: The Odd Couple
    Returning Fall: The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls (after NFL Thursday Night Football ends), Mom, The Millers (October 30), Two and a Half Men (October 30)
    Returning Mid-Season: Mike & Molly

    The McCarthys

    The McCarthys - Thursdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on CBS - Premieres October 30 (Multi-Camera)

    The McCarthys is a multi-camera comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings. Ronny wants nothing more than to move away, join the singles scene and find a partner. His distraught mother, Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf), is not upset that her favorite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family. Ronny's plans change, however, when his politically incorrect and outspoken father, Arthur (Jack McGee), stuns everyone with his choice for an assistant. Touched by his father’s offer, Ronny embarks on a completely different future – and he can be sure that his loving, tight-knit family is going to have a very vocal opinion about it. Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman also star.

    Brian Gallivan, Mike Sikowitz, Will Gluck and Andy Ackerman are the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman directed the pilot.

    Cast:

    Tyler Ritter as Ronny McCarthy
    Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie McCarthy
    Jack McGee as Arthur McCarthy
    Jimmy Dunn as Sean McCarthy
    Joey McIntyre as Gerard McCarthy
    Kelen Coleman as Jackie McCarthy

    Preview:



    Links:

  • CBS.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia



    CBS Mid-Season

    The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple - Mid-Season on CBS (Multi-Camera)

    The Odd Couple stars Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake. However, despite how exasperated they make each other, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make this crazy living arrangement work. Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane also star.

    Matthew Perry, Emmy Award winner Joe Keenan, Bob Daily, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS

    Cast:

    Matthew Perry as Oscar Madison
    Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger
    Wendell Pierce as Teddy
    Lindsay Sloane as Emily

    Preview:

    Links:

  • IMDB
  • TV.com




  • Fox

    Fox Fall Schedule

    New Fall: Mulaney
    New Mid-Season: The Last Man on Earth, Weird Loners, Bordertown (animated)
    Returning Fall: New Girl, The Mindy Project, Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy

    Mulaney

    Mulaney - Sundays at 9:30PM ET/PT on Fox (Multi-Camera)

    From Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live) comes Mulaney, a multi-camera ensemble comedy series about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around. John Mulaney is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for his big break. But life drastically changes when self-centered comedy legend and game show host Lou Cannon (Emmy Award winner Martin Short, SCTV, Saturday Night Live, Father of the Bride, Primetime Glick) hires Mulaney as a writer. Lou may be John's entrée into the world of big-money show business, but he's also a total nightmare. Still, the job represents everything Mulaney thinks he wants. But does he really? And, at what cost? And what does it say about him if he quits? And what does it say about him if he stays? And has Lou had work done?

    Mulaney's life becomes a tug-of-war between the stress of his new job and his guilt over not being there for his two best friends and roommates: Jane (Nasim Pedrad, Saturday Night Live), a tightly wound, yet directionless personal trainer; and Motif (Seaton Smith, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), a powerhouse comic who shares nothing in common with Mulaney – except the world of stand-up. Rounding out this odd group of friends is Andre (Zack Pearlman, The Inbetweeners), a trust-fund baby who has a knack for showing up in Mulaney's life at the worst possible moments.

    If Mulaney has one refuge from the chaos that surrounds him, then it's his neighbor, Oscar (Academy Award nominee Elliott Gould, M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, the Oceans 11 franchise), a 71-year-old gay veteran of New York who has seen it all. Oscar is opinionated, refined, gentle, wise and sometimes extremely cantankerous, but most of all, he's an oracle of sound advice when Mulaney feels like life has gone off the rails. A unique mix of ensemble comedy, stand-up performances and an observational point-of-view, Mulaney is a show about the big questions in life: how hard they are to answer and how easy it is to maybe just ignore them and pray they go away.

    Mulaney is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is created and written by John Mulaney. The series is executive-produced by Mulaney, Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), David Miner (30 Rock), Dave Becky (Louie), Jon Pollack (30 Rock) and Andrew Singer (Portlandia, 30 Rock). Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) serves as both director and executive producer.

    Cast:

    John Mulaney as John Mulaney
    Martin Short as Lou Cannon
    Nasim Pedrad as Jane
    Seaton Smith as Motif
    Zach Pearlman as Andre
    Elliott Gould as Oscar

    Preview:



    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia


  • Fox Mid-Season

    The Last Man on Earth

    The Last Man on Earth - Mid-Season on Fox (Single-Camera)

    From writer/producer Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live) and directors/producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), The Last Man on Earth is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth.

    The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller (Forte), who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.

    Sure, there are some positives that come with being the last person on earth. You can go live in the White House if you want. You can park in handicapped spots without an ounce of guilt. You can decorate your home with priceless works of art. You wanna wear a pair of tighty-whiteys and nothing else every single day of the year? Not a problem.

    The Last Man on Earth is a comedy about a man trying to make lemonade out of the most soul-crushing lemon there is. But if anyone can do it, Phil Miller can. He's not about to give up now. He is sad and so, so very lonely. But he'll get through this. Because there's a small kernel of hope that somewhere out there is another survivor. And maybe one day, they'll run into each other. That would be a good day. And if that survivor happened to be a woman? Well, then that would be a great day.

    The Last Man on Earth is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Will Forte. The pilot will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The series will be executive-produced by Forte, Lord, Miller and Seth Cohen.

    Cast:

    Will Forte as Phil Miller

    Preview:



    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

  • Weird Loners

    Weird Loners - Mid-Season on Fox (Single-Camera)

    Weird Loners is a new single-camera comedy about four relationship-phobic, quasi-underdog 30-somethings who are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives, forming unlikely bonds in a Queens, NY, townhouse.

    Caryn Goldfarb (Becki Newton, Ugly Betty) is a cute, but high-strung dental hygienist whose romantic life, unfortunately, is dictated by the love-crazed, ultra-romantic 13-year-old barricaded inside the control room of her brain. Each time a handsome new man crosses her field of vision, infatuation and extreme over-eagerness take over, and she inevitably winds up back at square one – single and not getting any younger.

    Wall Street player – that is, until he romances his boss' fiancée and gets unceremoniously canned – Stosh Lewandoski(Zachary Knighton, Happy Endings) is handsome, charming and whip-smart. He's a serial seducer who has never been able to maintain an intimate relationship with a woman for very long – a couple of hours, usually.

    When Stosh's shenanigans result in him losing his corporate condo, he winds up moving in with his cousin, Eric Lewandoski (Nate Torrence, Hello, Ladies), a sweet, odd man-child. Thus far, Eric's adult life has consisted of living at home with elderly parents and working as a toll collector on the Queensboro Bridge. After both of his parents pass away, he finds himself cast adrift in the world for the first time.

    On a Stosh-mandated mission to redecorate their dated apartment, Eric strikes up a friendship with Zara Sandhu (newcomer Meera Rohit Khumbhani), while buying one of her paintings on the street. Drop-dead gorgeous, mysterious and ethereal, Zara is a lifelong heartbreaker who's only capable of living one way – “in the moment.” Men and women fall in love with her on a regular basis, and she often reciprocates their feelings with great passion, until… she doesn't.

    As fate would have it, Eric lives next door to Caryn, who finds herself unable to resist one of Stosh's particularly ill-timed advances, putting the kibosh on her pending engagement to a kind, but boring, father of two. The split leaves her single, again, and in need of a roommate, prompting Zara to move in, and bringing together these four people who, each for their own distinct reasons, are solo singles when most of their peers are well along the path of marriage and family. Perhaps they are “weird loners,” as Stosh points out, or maybe they are just real people with messy, imperfect lives whose new friendships with each other already are changing their individual trajectories for the better. Weird Loners is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Michael J. Weithorn (The King of Queens). Weithorn, Jake Kasdan (New Girl, Bad Teacher) and Melvin Mar (New Girl) serve as executive producers. Kasdan directed the pilot.

    Cast:

    Becki Newton as Caryn Goldfarb
    Zachary Knighton as Stosh Lewandoski
    Nate Torrence as Eric Lewandoski
    Meera Rohit Khumbhani as Zara Sandhu

    Preview:

    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

  • Bordertown

    Bordertown - Mid-Season on Fox (Animated)

    Bordertown is a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. - Mexico border that takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, Caucasians will be a minority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink.

    Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. Bud Buckwald is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to Ernesto Gonzalez (Nicholas Gonzalez, Sleepy Hollow), an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native.

    Bud is married to Janice Buckwald (Alex Borstein, Family Guy), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include Becky (Borstein) a socially awkward, big-boned geek; Sanford (Judah Friedlander, 30 Rock), a loser who thinks he's a player; and Gert (Missi Pyle, The Exes, Galaxy Quest), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including Maria, Ernesto's wife; their son, Ruiz (Efren Ramirez, Napoleon Dynamite); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Nicholas Gonzalez), a recent college graduate.

    As Bud and Ernesto's paths begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you're from.

    Bordertown is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) are executive producers. Alex Carter (Family Guy) and Dan Vebber (American Dad, Futurama) are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) and Gustavo Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!) are consulting producers. Valentina L. Garza (The Simpsons) is a supervising producer.

    Cast:

    Nicholas Gonzalez as Ernesto Gonzalez / J.C.
    Alex Borstein as Janice Buckwald / Becky
    Judah Friedlander as Sanford
    Missi Pyle as Gert
    Efren Ramirez as Ruiz

    Preview:

    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia




  • NBC

    NBC Fall Schedule

    New Fall: Marry Me, Bad Judge, A to Z
    New Mid-Season: Mission Control, Mr. Robinson, One Big Happy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Returning Fall: About a Boy
    Returning Mid-Season: Parks and Recreation

    Marry Me

    Marry Me - Tuesdays at 9:00PM ET/PT on NBC (Single-Camera)

    Six years ago, Annie (Casey Wilson, Happy Endings) and Jake (Ken Marino, Eastbound & Down) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Now, after returning from a romantic two-week island vacation, Jake’s all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. She was expecting him to “put a ring on it” in paradise and now Jake’s perfect proposal is ruined.

    Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right. Yet if history tells us anything, it’s when we really want things to go right that they all tend to go wrong. The only thing we know for sure is these two are destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.

    Writer David Caspe (Happy Endings) and director Seth Gordon (The Goldbergs) serve as executive producer with Jamie Tarses (Men at Work). Marry Me is a production of Sony Pictures Television and FanFare Productions.

    Cast:

    Casey Wilson as Annie
    Ken Marino as Jake
    Sarah Wright as Dennah
    John Gemberling as Gil
    Tymberlee Hill as Gil
    Tim Meadows as Kevin One

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

    Bad Judge

    Bad Judge - Thursdays at 9:00PM ET/PT on NBC (Single-Camera)

    No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down … except when an 8-year-old boy — whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca — needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this “bad” judge.

    Writer Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) serves as executive producer with Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights), Will Ferrell (Step Brothers), Anne Heche (Men in Trees), Jill Sobel Messick (Baby Mama), Kevin Messick (The Other Guys) and Kate Walsh. “Bad Judge” is a production of Universal Television and Gary Sanchez Productions.

    Cast:

    Kate Walsh as Rebecca Wright
    John Ducey as Tom Barlow
    Tone Bell as Tedward
    Theodore Barnes as Robby Shoemaker

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia

    A to Z

    A to Z - Thursdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on NBC (Single-Camera)

    This is the A-to-Z story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, Mad Men) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, How I Met Your Mother) — a pair that almost wasn’t — and all that happened from the day they met. Andrew has always been a secret romantic … not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda, having grown up with a hippie mom who believed the universe would provide for everything, rebelled into a no-nonsense practical lawyer who prefers the control of online dating. But when a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at the Internet dating site where Andrew works, and this is where it all begins. Andrew and Zelda meet for the first time and despite their differences, sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate. After all, he’s convinced she’s the shimmering girl in the silver dress. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny?

    Writer Ben Queen (Drive) serves as executive producer with Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Will McCormack (Celeste & Jesse Forever). A to Z is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Le Train Train.

    Cast:

    Ben Feldman as Andrew
    Cristin Milioti as Zelda
    Henry Zebrowski as Stu
    Lenora Crichlow as Stephie
    Christina Kirk as Lydia
    Katey Sagal as Narrator

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com
  • Wikipedia



    NBC Mid-Season

    Mission Control

    Mission Control - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    Houston, we have a problem! Dr. Mary Kendricks (Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) is a tough but brilliant aerospace engineer, leading a team of NASA scientists at the cutting edge of space exploration. The only problem is, this is the 1960s and she’s a woman. Navigating the ridiculous boys’ club of astronauts and engineering nerds is no easy task, but she’s up to the challenge … until her boss brings on Tom (Tommy Dewey, “The Mindy Project”) — a former hotshot test pilot and overall man’s man — to co-manage her team. It doesn’t help that he initially mistakes her for a secretary. Between him, her astronaut boyfriend Cash and her offbeat all-guy team, Mary certainly has her hands full… but at the end of the day, they all want the same thing: to get a man on the moon. It might just take a woman to get him there.

    Cast:

    Krysten Ritter as Dr. Mary Kendricks
    Tommy Dewey as Tom
    Malcolm Barrett as Arthur
    Jonathan Slavin as Lewis
    Julie Meyer as Carol Ann

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • TV.com

  • Mr. Robinson

    Mr. Robinson - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    As lead singer and keyboardist of a rock band, Craig (Craig Robinson, The Office) knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade. Every struggling artist knows the drill: you got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute teacher. It’s an easy gig, right? Throw a DVD in the player, dim the lights and sleep off last night’s party. Yet when he realizes that the kids think his class is an easy A, Craig’s moved to inspire his students. Music is his passion and he’s not about to let anyone sleep though this period … period. The school principal (Jean Smart, Samantha Who?) is a woman who believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She’s none too fond of Craig’s unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher. If he wants to keep his gig, get the girl and teach these kids the joys of music, he’ll have to buckle down, shape up and rock out.

    Writers Mark Cullen (Back in the Game) and Robb Cullen (Back in the Game) serve as executive producers with Howard Klein (Parks and Recreation) and Mark Schulman (Chelsea Lately). Mr. Robinson is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

    Cast:

    Craig Robinson as Craig
    Jean Smart as Principal Taylor
    Ben Koldyke as Jimmy
    Amandla Stenberg as Haley

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia


    One Big Happy

    One Big Happy - Mid-Season on NBC (Multi-Camera)

    Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) are like family. When they were kids and both of their parents were getting divorces, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings) and Luke (Nick Zano, 2 Broke Girls) stuck together, and they’ve been there for each other ever since. Now, all grown up and still single, they’ve decided to start a family of their own. No, not like that (there are some lines even they won’t cross), we’re talking the non-romantic, go-to-the-doctor’s-office type of baby-making. Then one night, after yet another failed attempt at conception, the two head out to a bar to let off some steam. That’s where Luke meets Prudence (Kelly Brook, Smallville), a free-spirited British girl who’s slated to go back to England in a matter of days. Lizzy isn’t a huge fan — it might have something to do with Prudence waltzing around their apartment naked — but Luke really hits it off with her. Soon they’re spending every last minute of her limited time together. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she’s actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence got married and a different kind of family is born.

    Writer Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) and director Scott Ellis (2 Broke Girls) serve as executive producers with Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) and Jeff Kleeman (The Change Up). One Big Happy is a production of Warner Bros. Television and A Very Good Production.

    Cast:

    Nick Zano as Luke
    Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy
    Kelly Brook as Prudence
    Brandon Smith as Marcus
    Rebecca Corry as Leisha
    Chris Williams as Roy

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    Links:

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  • IMDB

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    After 15 years of living in a cult, the unbreakable and wide-eyed Kimmy (Ellie Kemper, The Office) is rescued along with three other women, causing a national sensation that culminates with an appearance on the “Today” show. Before getting back on the bus to Indiana, however, Kimmy decides it’s time to reclaim her life. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, a couple way-past-due library books and a big wad of rescue-fund cash, she’s ready to take on New York City. It’s easily the best time of Kimmy’s life and she makes a spontaneous decision to rent a room from Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor who makes a living as a robot in Times Square. Motivated to start moving forward, Kimmy quickly gets a job as a nanny for an Upper East Side family and it quickly becomes clear to her that money and status aren't synonymous with happiness (or even sanity). Determined to have a romance and take advantage of everything life has to offer, Kimmy is using her optimistic spirit to finally start having all kinds of adventures in a world she never knew existed.

    Writers Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock) serve as executive producers with David Miner (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Jeff Richmond (30 Rock). Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears.

    Cast:

    Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt
    Tituss Burgess as Titus
    Sarah Chase as Cyndee
    Lauren Adams as Gretchen
    Jane Krakowski

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    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



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    The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

    09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
    09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
    09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
    09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
    09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
    09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
    09/20 - Veep - Season 5
    09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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    Saturday, October 1

    The Good Place - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.

    The Good Place - "Flying" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

    The Good Place - "Tahani Al Jamil" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

    The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

    Henry Danger - "Scream Machine" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Charlotte's invention for The Gizmo Show is accidentally destroyed and then rebuilt, Charlotte worries that the attention she gets could expose Kid Danger and Captain Man's secret identity.

    Game Shakers - "The Very Old Finger" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    The Game Shakers visit a mummy exhibit to get ideas for a new game they're working on. Hudson accidentally snaps off one of its fingers. Babe leads a quest to glue it back on without getting caught.

    School of Rock - "With or Without You" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. Guest Star: Brec Bassinger

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

    Sunday, October 2

    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, October 3
    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
    • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
    • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
    • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
    • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
    • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
    • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.