Monday, December 08, 2014

CBS Early 2015 Changes, Includes Odd Couple Launch, Men Finale; Krysten Ritter Heads to Marvel Series

The Odd Couple - Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon

CBS announced that Two and a Half Men will conclude its 12th and final season with a special one-hour series finale on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. It is also expected that freshman comedy The McCarthys will wrap up on Feb. 12, as Thursdays will see two schedule changes come Feb. 26. But first, the new comedy The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, will make its series premiere Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8:30PM ET/PT, between an original episode of The Big Bang Theory and the Two and a Half Men series finale. Sophomore comedy Mom will move to its new Thursday at 9:30PM ET/PT time period following encore episodes of The Big Bang Theory at 9:00PM ET/PT. In addition, CBS has announced two new dramas, Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber. First, Battle Creek, from Emmy Award winners David Shore (House) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), will premiere Sunday, March 1 at 10:00PM ET/PT, two weeks following CSI's season finale in the time period. The series stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain and humor as they clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Mich.

CSI: Cyber, the next generation in the successful global CSI franchise, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, premieres Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00PM ET/PT. Freshman drama Stalker will return to the schedule later this season. No word exactly when yet. 13 episodes have been ordered for both Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber. Stay with us for continued updates for CBS mid-season 2015.


Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter is coming to a series again, but not on the planned NBC comedy Mission Control, which had its series order rescinded and will not be airing. Instead, Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Krysten Ritter will star in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel's Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio. In Jessica Jones, Ritter will play Jessica Jones, first introduced in writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos' classic Alias comic series. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. Best known for her roles in Breaking Bad, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and Veronica Mars, she will next star alongside Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and Jason Schwartzman in Director Tim Burton's Big Eyes this Holiday season. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

These two Netflix series will be the third and fourth Marvel series currently being produced, with ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming ABC 8-episode series Marvel's Agent Carter the other two.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.