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.


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

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

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
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 29

The Goldbergs - "A Night to Remember" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s prom night, and all three Goldberg kids have big plans, which go awry.  Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey while Erica and Geoff try to go to prom together, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he is horrified when Beverly gets involved.

Imaginary Mary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A fiercely independent career woman, Alice has her life turned upside-down when she meets Ben, a divorced father with three children, and soon falls head-over-heals for him. This triggers more upheaval when the imaginary friend she created as a child, Mary, suddenly reappears as she is nervous to meet Ben’s kids for the first time.

Modern Family - "Five Minutes" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.

black-ish - "Richard Youngsta" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes the family may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

Nobodies - "Mr. First Lady" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After years toiling away writing on a kids cartoon, “The Fartlemans”, Groundlings Alums Larry, Rachel and Hugh finally get their big break: A chance to pitch their film script “Mr. First Lady” at Paramount.

Lopez - "Leaving Las Vegas" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems. Manolo gets out of jail and introduces his roommate, Hector, to everyone.

Schitt's Creek - "Friends & Family" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira look for a location for the family portrait; David hosts a soft launch for the new store.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Watch Andrew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - George discusses the second season of Lopez on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.