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

Wednesday, December 13

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school’s talent show. However, when Pops hears Barry sing, he tries to stop him from performing, but will it be too late?

Speechless - "S-I--SILENT N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend’s mother, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys.

Modern Family - "No Small Feet" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett’s Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam’s ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

American Housewife - "Blue Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Doris goes into labor and Katie heads to the hospital to be with her, the Ottos struggle to be in the same place at the same time in order to open their Christmas presents together, as is the Otto family tradition. Meanwhile, Taylor coaches Oliver on the best way to ask out a crush, starting with the gift shop clerk.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Wednesday, December 13

  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Watch Yvette on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) and Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Kevin, Karen and the cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dan Aykroyd (Soul Man) - Dan talks about Crystal Head Vodka on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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