Thursday, November 13, 2014

ABC Family Announces January 2015 Premiere Dates; IFC Orders Comedy Presentation from NUMB3RS Star

ABC Family

ABC Family will kick off the New Year with all-new episodes of returning original hit series and fan favorites Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Chasing Life and The Fosters, in addition to comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, all set to premiere in January 2015, with three nights of original programming. It all begins with the hit ABC Family original series Pretty Little Liars, which returns on Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00PM ET/PT with the Liars still reeling from Mona's death and determined to prove Alison's guilt. ABC Family will air a special Pretty Little Liars marathon on Tuesday, January 6, from 12:00PM-8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere. An all-new special holiday episode of Pretty Little Liars, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT. ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning drama series, Switched at Birth, begins its fourth season on a new night: Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00PM ET/PT. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of Switched at Birth on Monday, December 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT.

Sitcom Melissa & Joey, now in its fourth season, will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, January 14 at 8:00PM ET/PT. ABC Family will air a mini-marathon of Melissa & Joey from 6:00PM - 8:00PM on January 14 leading into the new season. An all-new special holiday episode of Melissa & Joey, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Wednesday, December 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT. Now in its fourth season, fellow sitcom Baby Daddy will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, January 14 at 8:30PM ET/PT. An all-new special holiday episode of Baby Daddy, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Wednesday, December 10 at 8:30 pm ET/PT. Winner of 2014's Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, The Fosters will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19 at 8:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of The Fosters on Monday, December 8 at 8:00PM ET/PT. Chasing Life will return to a new night with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19 at 9:00PM ET/PT. An all-new special holiday episode of Chasing Life, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT.


Gigi's Bucket List - David Krumholtz

IFC has commissioned a presentation from Grandma's House Entertainment for new comedy series Gigi's Bucket List (working title) starring David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), scheduled to shoot now in 2014 for 2015 series consideration. The show follows 72-year-old Jewish grandmother "Gigi" (Krumholtz) from Boca Raton, FL pursuing everything she deprived herself of throughout her life after discovering millions in her dead husband's bank account. This is just a presentation, so there is a long way to go should this series be picked up to series. If it does, we will of course let you know.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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