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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.