Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NBC Fall 2014 Premiere Dates; MeTV Adds Ann B. Davis Tribute for Sunday

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NBC has announced premiere dates for its fall 2014 schedule. Sunday Night Football launches its campaign on Thursday, Sept. 4 when the Green Bay Packers travel to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Three days later on Sunday, Sept. 7, the Indianapolis Colts will play at the AFC champion Denver Broncos at 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT. The game will be preceded by the season premiere of Football Night in America at 7pm ET/4pm PT. The Biggest Loser, in which contestants lose weight in the hope of restarting their lives, returns for its 16th season Thursday, Sept. 11 from 8-10pm ET/PT and will air two-hours for its first few weeks. The musical competition series The Voice, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, begins its seventh season Monday, Sept. 22 from 8-10pm. The Blacklist returns for its second season Sept. 22 at 10pm following The Voice. Following a two-hour episode of The Voice on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Chicago Fire returns for its third season at 10pm. And The Voice will be two-hours on Tuesdays for its first few weeks. Wednesday, Sept. 24 marks the debut of the new Debra Messing series The Mysteries of Laura at 8pm. On that same night and back in their familiar Wednesday timeslots, Law & Order: SVU and star Mariska Hargitay, returns for an astonishing 16th season while Chicago P.D. comes back for its second season, both at 9 & 10pm respectively. NBC's beloved family drama Parenthood begins its sixth and final season Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10pm.

Venerable newsmagazine Dateline NBC makes its season premiere with a two-hour episode Friday, Sept. 26 from 9-11pm and will be two hours for its first month before moving to 8-9pm on Oct. 24. Comedy Bad Judge begins Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9pm with Kate Walsh starring. Following Bad Judge that night, A to Z makes its debut at 9:30pm. The comedy series stars Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti. Also on the comedy front, Marry Me -- from Happy Endings executive producer David Caspe, launches Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9pm. That is immediately followed by Jason Katims' second-year series About a Boy at 9:30pm. Fan favorite drama Grimm begins its fourth campaign Friday, Oct. 24 at 9pm and that will be immediately followed by new series Constantine at 10.

Finally, as previously mentioned, the highly touted drama State of Affairs will begin Monday, Nov. 17 at 10pm starring Katherine Heigl. As a reminder, The Blacklist will return to NBC's primetime lineup after Nov. 10 with a two-part episode beginning Sunday, Feb. 1 immediately following the Super Bowl. Part two will air Thursday, Feb. 5 at 9pm in its new regular midseason timeslot.


MeTV - A Tribute to Ann B. Davis

MeTV Network will run a special tribute to beloved actress Ann B. Davis this coming Sunday (June 8). On Sunday, June 8, the all classic television network will run four The Brady Bunch episodes in its normal block that feature story lines around Davis' character Alice during the regular MeTV Brady Bunch time period of 12:00-2:00pm ET/PT. It will be followed by an episode of The Love Boat that she guest starred in from 2:00-3:00pm ET/PT. View our tribute from yesterday. Please find the episode info below for the MeTV tribute to Ann B. Davis:

12-12:30pm: The Brady Bunch: "Alice's September Song"
Alice and Carol arrive home from shopping to find a phone message for Alice. It seems that an old boyfriend of Alice's, Mark Millard, is in town and begins to wine and dine her, unknown to her he has other intentions in mind. Meanwhile, Alice's nightly dates with Mark put a damper on her and Sam's relationship.

12:30-1pm: The Brady Bunch: "Sergeant Emma"
Alice has decided to take a well-deserved vacation, but feeling like she's deserting the Brady family, she calls in her cousin, Emma. The Bradys are in for a big surprise when she turns to household into an army barracks. The family soon plots to get rid of the power hungry pest by trying to get her to take a few days off.

1-1:30pm: The Brady Bunch: "Goodbye, Alice, Hello"
The kids begin to give Alice the cold shoulder treatment after she reveals that Greg and Peter broke an antique lamp of Carol's. The girls join the bandwagon when Alice innocently tells Carol that Marcia left the stereo on all night. Feeling unwanted and no longer needed, Alice quits.

1:30-2pm: The Brady Bunch: "The Elopement"
Marcia and Jan mistakenly overhear Sam and Alice discussing elopement and jump to the conclusion that Sam and Alice are secretly planning to elope. This leads the Brady family to start planning a wedding reception.

2-3pm: The Love Boat: "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo"
Isaac finds himself in a precarious position when he meets a beautiful former school chum and her macho husband. Peggy Cass, here with Gordon Jump, play a middle-aged couple trying to swing a little. A model uses Isaac to make her husband jealous; an attorney wants to marry a colleague, who's afraid to make a commitment; a wife decides that a carefree attitude will save her marriage from possible boredom. Davis guest starred as Agnes.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

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

Complete TV Listings


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.