Saturday, May 31, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Episodes of Community to Hulu?; Releases of Current Sitcoms on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got yet another update on the on-again/off-again story of a new season of Community, news of new DVDs of current series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Six seasons and a movie? It seems like a real possibility that Hulu could at least make that sixth season part true if they do in fact pick up new episodes of Community, which seems to be a real possibility. (Deadline)
  • NBC's head of comedy development, Tal Rabinowitz, is leaving the network, which also means that comedy and drama development will be merged into one division. The only question that hasn't quite been answered is how this will affect the future of sitcoms at NBC, as the network hasn't had much success in this area lately. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The cast of The Wonder Years reunited this week in preparation for the upcoming DVD release of the series, and it seems that everybody is talking about that reunion more than they are about the DVDs. (NY Daily News)
  • Despite Jay Leno actually coming to the show to announce that it had been renewed for a second season, it turns out that Arsenio Hall's latest venture into late night talk show has, in fact, been canceled and will not return for a second season. And, no, Jay Leno will not be taking his place. (LA Times)
  • A trio of new shows is coming to Nick at Nite over the next few months, including Everybody Loves Raymond, How I Met Your Mother, and the return of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (SitcomsOnline)

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FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: John Ratzenberger (Twitter), "Actor, Clifford Clavin the know-it-all mailman on Cheers, Toy Story's Hamm, Made in America, Dancing with the Stars"
Claim to Fame:  Last week, we featured Kirstie Alley here, and we've decided to continue on a bit of a Cheers theme here with our Follow Me. Ratzenberger got his start in a few small movie roles when he sort of stumbled into the role of Cliff on Cheers. Actually, he tried out for the role of Norm, but sensing that wasn't going to happen, he was able to convince the producers to create the character of Cliff. Since Cheers ended, he has done many voices in Pixar films, and has appeared on series such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 8 Simple Rules, and Melissa & Joey. He also had a series on The Travel Channel that ran from 2004 until 2008, Made in America, which put the spotlight on products that were made in the United States and went behind-the-scenes into the production of those products.
Pick of the Tweets: "Who was the good looking mailman in that Radio Shack Superbowl commercial?" (February 2, 2014)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Nick at Nite Acquires How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Prince, Raymond; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 2, 2014)

How I Met Your Mother

Nick at Nite will be adding three new sitcoms to its line-up in the coming months. First up will be a brand new acquisition. Nick at Nite has acquired the non-exclusive rights to How I Met Your Mother. The sitcom will join the Nick at Nite primetime line-up in September. Currently the series airs on Lifetime since Fall 2010, WGN America since Fall 2010 and FX/FXX since Fall 2011. Possibly one or more of those networks will lose the rights come September when Nick at Nite starts airing it. Stay tuned. The second sitcom to launch on Nick at Nite will be The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as the series will return to Nick at Nite after five years. The Will Smith comedy will be exclusive to Viacom networks come this Fall, as we mentioned, with Nick at Nite starting it in October. It will also be joining sister networks BET/Central this fall, as we know. Currently the series airs on TBS and ABC Family, but they will both lose rights this fall. And finally, the third sitcom to join Nick at Nite will be Everybody Loves Raymond. Sister network TV Land airs the show right now but Nick at Nite will start Raymond in early 2015. It is still too early to tell if it will air on both networks or if it is moving to Nick at Nite. It is possibly a contract renewal since Raymond has been airing on TV Land since March 2010, so we could probably expect it to air on Nick at Nite sometime in the first quarter of 2015. Keep it with us for continued updates on HIMYM, Fresh Prince and Raymond.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 2-6, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Watch Bob on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance appears on on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - Married couple Nick and Megan will be guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray stops by The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa and the rest of the cast of Mistresses chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and on GMA Live at 9am.
  • Jaime Pressly (Jennifer Falls/My Name Is Earl) - Jaime chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo talks career, life with Phil Donahue and shares inspiring stories of everyday women who've reinvented themselves on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera addresses critics and opens up about her interracial marriage and motherhood on a repeat of Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie discusses drug addiction on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly joins the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine guest co-hosts Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Pix11 Morning News in New York will have an interview with package at 8:20am.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by step) - Suzanne is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Catch Alyssa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Amanda appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/My Two Dads) - Giovanni is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers/30 Rock/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/Curb Your Enthusiasm/'Til Death) - J.B. appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine guest co-hosts Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Marion Ross (Happy Days) - Marion will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:30am.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott will be a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
  • Arsenio Hall (Aresenio) - Arsenio chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brent Morin (Undateable) - Brent visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim shows off her vegan cupcake recipe on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach talks about Bullets Over Broadyway on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Courteney appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jaime Pressly (Jennifer Falls/My Name Is Earl) - Jaime talks about her new TV Land series Jennifer Falls on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9am and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine guest co-hosts Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Michael Ian Black (Us & Them/Ed) - Michael will be on GMA Live at 9am.
  • Steven Weber (Wings/The Weber Show) - Steven is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
  • Martin Lawrence (Partners/Martin) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night on ABC at 8pm/7pm ET/CT and following the NBA game on the west coast.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings/Scrubs) - Eliza appears on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Last Comic Standing on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark discusses Trust Me on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on Covino & Rich on SiriusXM Indie Talk radio channel 104 at 2pm.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Spin City) - Jennifer whips up a gluten-free treat from her new book (Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease--What Doctors Don’'t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again) with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nikki DeLoach (Awkward/Misery Loves Company) - Nikki stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine guest co-hosts Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:15am.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, June 6, 2014
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (How to Make It in America) - Lake is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna will be on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
  • The Cast of Jennifer Falls - Dylan Gelula, Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl), Missi Pyle (The Artist) and Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office) will be guests on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted/Ben and Kate) - Geoff is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sarah Lancaster (Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Sarah talks about her new Hallmark Channel original movie Looking for Mr. Right on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine guest co-hosts Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark is a guest on HuffPost Live. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:15am.
  • Dave Coulier (Full House) - Dave will be on HuffPost Live.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs as part of GMA’s summer concert series in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
Sunday, June 8
  • Dave Coulier (Full House) - Dave is featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
  • Ted Lange, Cynthia Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan - Three stars of The Love Boat will reunite on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Nominees; HBO Orders New Comedy Starring Danny McBride

Critics' Choice Television Awards

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. FX leads the networks in nominations with 19, followed closely by HBO which garnered 18. Topping the list of nominated series are The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Fargo (FX), The Good Wife (CBS), Masters of Sex (Showtime) and The Normal Heart (HBO) with five nominations each. Other top-nominated series include The Americans (FX), Breaking Bad (AMC), Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) and Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS), which each received four nominations. Walton Goggins, Allison Janney and Martin Freeman were all nominated for their performances in two different shows. Goggins earned a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nomination for Justified, while Janney earned a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for Mom. The two will compete against each other in the Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series category for Sons of Anarchy and Masters of Sex, respectively. Freeman was nominated in the Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series category for Fargo as well as Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series for Sherlock: His Last Vow.

View and discuss the complete list of nominations.


Danny McBride

Danny McBride, star of the hit HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down, will return to the network in the comedy series Vice Principals. The show is slated for 18 episodes, with the debut date and number of episodes per season to be announced as they are confirmed. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who were also the creators of Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals. Concluding its four-season run on HBO in 2013, Eastbound & Down starred McBride as irrepressible former major league pitcher Kenny Powers. Vice Principals is executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing, who were also executive producers of Eastbound & Down.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NBC Summer Pilot Review: Undateable - Premieres Thursday, May 29; CBS Pulls Friends with Better Lives, Bad Teacher Burn-Off

Undateable

Undateable - Thursdays at 9:00PM & 9:30PM ET/PT on NBC
Premieres Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:00PM ET/PT


by Vincent

Danny Burton (Chris D'Elia, Whitney) decides to help out his new roommate, Justin Kearney (comedian Brent Morin), the owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic over-thinker, and Justin's group of oddball friends - Shelly (comedian Ron Funches), Burski (comedian Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn, Game of Thrones) in their attempts to cease being "undateable" and finally make something out of their love lives.

Cast Details:

Chris D'Elia as Danny
Brent Morin as Justin
Bianca Kajlich as Leslie
David Flynn as Brett
Rick Glassman as Burski
Ron Funches as Shelly

Chris D'Elia (Danny) is a stand-up comedian known for his Comedy Central stand-up special White Male Black Comic. He was also the lead actor on Whitney and has appeared in shows such as American Dreams, Monk, and Workaholics.

Brent Morin (Justin) is an improve and stand-up comic whose work has appeared on The Comedy Store, The Imrpov, and Laugh Factory.

Bianca Kajilch (Leslie) is best known for her role as Jennifer on the long-running CBS series Rules of Engagement. She has also appeared in shows such as Dawson's Creek, Vanished, and Psych.

David Flynn (Brett) has appeared on a variety of British television shows, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, and Big Band World. He has also guest starred on Game of Thrones.

Rick Glassman (Burski) has appeared in the comedy shorts Macc's Law and A Night with Rachel Starr and Rachel Roxxx.

Ron Funches (Shelly) has appeared in guest roles on many shows, including Bob's Burgers, Kroll Show, Enlisted, New Girl, and Portlandia.

Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Thursday, May 29 at 9:00PM ET/PT)

When confident slacker Danny Burton takes Justin on as a roommate, Danny unwittingly inherits Justin's group of romantically challenged friends. Seeing himself as the ultimate player, Danny decides to teach them everything he knows about "the game of love."

Analysis:

For a long time, summer television was the place where shows that weren't good enough to air during the regular season go to have their episodes burned off and their contracts fulfilled before they're banished to the TV archives and completely forgotten about. That isn't necessarily the case anymore – there are plenty of reality shows and drama series that successfully air in the summer and are considerable hits for their networks, from So You Think You Can Dance on Fox to Under the Dome on CBS to America's Got Talent on NBC. Cable networks also generally follow a year-round schedule - acclaimed series like Mad Men and Breaking Bad aired many of their episodes in the summer, and successful comedies such as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Louie began their runs in the summer. And yet, summer still remains a dead zone when it comes to broadcast sitcom. If a network TV sitcom is premiering in the summer, it means that at some point between last years' Upfronts and now, the network looked at it, said "wait, why did we pick this up again?," and sent it off to summer, where it could die with minimal promotion and little harm. Most of these burn-off sitcoms are shows that seem to have potential but have some glaring flaws that hinder them from having any real shot as success. Sometimes, you get an intriguing oddball (such as last year's Save Me) and sometimes you get a surprise success (such as Seinfeld, which started as a summer burn-off but wound up taking off and becoming a huge hit). But for the most part, these shows muster up nothing but a "meh."

Undateable is a "meh" at best, and at worst, it's a completely unappealing failure that follows generic sitcom molds to so much of a tee that it feels like an unintentional throwback to shows of twenty years ago. In fact, Undateable truly does have the feel of a B-level sitcom NBC might throw after Friends or Seinfeld in the '90s. It's chock full of tired stereotypes and outdated gender roles, as the entire premise of the show essentially boils down to "hey, come watch these stupid losers try to get laid!." It's an ancient chestnut of a premise that somehow manages to marginalize both men and women – but especially women, who rarely get to be more than objects for the guys to gawk at. Perhaps some of this could be excused if the show was funny, but the "jokes" hardly feel like jokes – more like (as Parks and Recreations' Perd Hapley would put it) lines that have the cadence of jokes but fail to involve any sense of humor at all, feeling that sounding like a joke should be enough.

To be fair, there are a few redeeming aspects to this show. The best scenes, by far, involve Leslie's sister Danny attempting to get him to change his ways and point out that he needs to grow up at some point. They offer a self-awareness the show otherwise lacks, a realization that Danny is a pretty terrible person even if he happens to get laid a lot. But by having him "teach" the other guys how to be "dateable," the show sends mixed messages as to whether we should be supporting or condemning his behavior, thus making the "redemption" scenes with his sister kind of irrelevant. Additionally, it's hopeful to see the shows' portrayal of gay men is far less stereotypical than its portrayal of straight men – Brett is by far the person on the show who most resembles a real human being, and his sexuality doesn't define him like it does too many gay characters on television. But those minor accomplishments aren't enough to shake the feeling that Undateable is a show made almost like it realizes it's going to be a summer burn-off, occasionally hitting the right notes but mostly just content to stay flat.

Conclusion:

There are some redeeming qualities to Undateable, but they're few and far between the moments of tired stereotypes, outdated gender roles, beaten-to-death plot formulas, and humorless jokes. It's not hard to see a good show lurking in here somewhere, and Bill Lawrence does have an ear for the multi-camera sitcom style (as evidenced by the imperfect but immensely watchable Ground Floor over on TBS), but it just doesn't feel like anyone involved is all that dedicated to finding the good in this show. If this were a show being given more time, I would hold out some hope that it would capitalize on the things it does well and push out its lesser qualities, but given it's place on the schedule, it's unlikely that this will ever turn into anything more than a giant missed opportunity.

Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 2/5
Funniness: 1.5/5
Overall: 1.5/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:00PM & 9:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Undateable Photo Gallery

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  • Friends with Better Lives

    CBS has pulled canceled comedies Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher from its schedule. Both shows were not picked up for second seasons, but they still have episodes left to be aired. CBS aired an episode each of both shows during the first week of the summer but they now decided they will not air the remaining episodes...at least not on their current slots of Mondays at 8:30pm and Thursdays at 9:30pm. They could pop-up on CBS Comedytime block on Saturdays, but as of now there is no sign of that. Repeats of Mom will now move to Mondays at 8:30pm (Two and a Half Men will now also air Mondays at 9:30pm), while The Millers will air Thursdays at 9:30pm following Two and a Half Men on Thursdays. Mom will also now air Thursdays at 8:30pm in the summer.

    Bad Teacher

    Single-camera comedy Bad Teacher was based on the hit feature film and starred Ari Graynor as an always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. Friends with Better Lives was a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who were outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. The series starred Majandra Delfino, Kevin Connolly, James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald and Zoe Lister Jones.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    TV Land's 5 Nights of Friends Marathon; WE tv Gets Second Scripted Series

    Friends

    We hinted that there would be a TV Land stunt starting May 31 and now we can reveal what it is! TV Land will present a 5 night Friends marathon from 6pm-6am from Saturday, May 31 to Wednesday, June 4. It will air all night on these five nights except from 10pm-12am and 1-2am on Wednesday, June 4, due to a new episode of Hot in Cleveland and the series premiere of Jennifer Falls. Encores of both shows will air multiple times that night. The Friends marathon is a promotional platform for the series premiere of TV Land's first single-camera comedy, Jennifer Falls, starring Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl). Each night of the Friends marathon on TV Land will feature memorable episodes involving the ensemble of Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel. The series won't rejoin the regular schedule though, as it will still remain on sister network Nick at Nite. Stay with us for continued updates on Friends and TV Land.


    South of Hell

    WE tv announced that it has greenlit the scripted thriller, South of Hell, from Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television. South of Hell is a gripping supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA and focused on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within. The premiere episode will be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, Hemlock Grove, The Green Inferno). WE tv has ordered eight, 60-minute episodes of South of Hell and plans a 2015 premiere. Savannah, Georgia is an elusive city with many faces and the perfect home for Maria Abascal, a stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire. Alongside her brother, David, she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

    Their first scripted series, The Divide, a scripted crime drama, will debut Wednesday, July 16 at 9 pm ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere. The Divide is a thought-provoking and suspenseful drama that explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today's justice system through the eyes of Christine Rosa played by Marin Ireland (Homeland, Boss), an impassioned caseworker with The Innocence Initiative, and Adam Page played by Damon Gupton (The Newsroom, Prime Suspect), an equally passionate district attorney and political rising star.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    Memorial Day 2014 TV Marathons; Top 10 Summer 2014 Television Picks

    Happy Memorial Day! As usual, we have the holiday marathons on a holiday for you! We want to also give you a rundown of the top 10 series airing this summer on television once again! (Scroll below for that after our annual look at Memorial Day marathon on TV).

    As we pay tribute to our troops every year on this day, let's have some fun as well watching TV marathons on the tube on this day off! If you're not going outside in the heat, then there are plenty of TV options for you on this day! Are you headed to the shore or would you rather watch some good TV marathons like Who's the Boss?? It's a brand new life! So bring out your lawn chair, throw some burgers on the BBQ, and watch some television!
    Among the marathons today are the marathons we have previously mentioned, such as the Who's the Boss marathon in NY on WLNY-TV 10/55 from 7am-7pm. We also told you about the Maverick marathon on Cozi TV from 8am-5pm, followed by the primetime launches of Starsky & Hutch and Knight Rider from 8pm-12am! Sitcoms getting the marathon treatment on this day include Malcolm in the Middle on IFC from 6am-6pm. Logo will have a Roseanne marathon today from 10am-4pm. TVGN will celebrate Alan Thicke starting at 9:30am with both Growing Pains movies airing with episodes of his new series Unusually Thicke. TV One will spend the holiday with Martin Lawrence with a block of Martin from 11am-8pm. BET will have a marathon of its hit series The Game from 8am-7pm. Comedy Central will have a Tosh.0 marathon beginning at 11am and running to 11pm. Other sitcoms airing today will be in their regular blocks, like Saved by the Bell on MTV2 from 9am-12pm.

    Moving on to dramas, INSP salutes the troops with a JAG marathon from 11am-7pm. Hallmark has a marathon of The Waltons beginning at 2pm today. If you like more current drama, then spend the day with Julianna Margulies with a marathon of The Good Wife on Hallmark Movie Channel beginning at 9am. It wouldn't be a holiday without marathons of Criminal Minds and once again ION and A&E will have marathons, with ION airing it from 11am-3am and A&E from 9am-4am. Another fitting marathon for this day is NCIS: Los Angeles and USA Network has a marathon of this spin-off series from 9am-8pm. TNT will have a promotional marathon for Falling Skies from 10am-8pm, which returns June 22 on TNT for its fourth season. Cloo has marathons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent from 6am-5pm, followed by Law & Order: SVU from 5pm-11pm. The short-lived drama Persons Unknown will get a marathon today on Chiller from 11am-6am with all 13 episodes airing. Other notable marathons include Defiance on Syfy and a Walker Texas Ranger marathon on TV Land. And kick butt with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Pivot from 10am-10pm or Jessica Alba as Dark Angel on El Rey Network from 5-8pm. Reality series wise, CMT will showcase Party Down South with a marathon from 11am-9pm. Spend the day with Kim Kardashian (who got married this weekend) in Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! from 9am-4pm. Other reality best bets for the day are Lizard Lick Towing marathon on truTV, The Real Housewives of Orange County marathon on Bravo, Family Feud marathon on GSN, Dr. Phil on OWN from 6am-1pm, Pawn Stars marathon on History and Undercover Boss marathon on TLC.

    If you like movies on TV, watch Antenna TV's Memorial Day Cinema Salute begins at 7am. Ovation will have a marathon of the Rocky film franchise from 11am-12am. Fuse will have a House Party movie marathon. And you can of course catch movies all day on Lifetime, LMN, AMC, TCM and other networks that usually air movies.
    For the full times of these marathons and much more marathons we didn't cover, check out the full list from our pals at TV Tango!


    Now let's take a look at the top 10 summer series to watch (that haven't launched yet with their series or season premieres):

    1. Mistresses (ABC, Mondays 10|9c beginning June 2) - Last summer's juiciest drama is back and it gets more steamier! 8 months have passed by in the storyline and you'll be surprised on what has happened since we last saw Savi, April, Karen, and Joss. We have some new characters and love interests this season that will spice things up even more. It is the perfect summer show with the perfect setting. The top pick for the second straight year with a sultry season premiere. Alyssa Milano rocks in everything she does!

    2. Girl Meets World (Disney, Fridays 8:30|7:30c beginning June 28) - Cory and Topanga Matthews back together again! Yes, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel return! This is one of the highly anticipated series this summer. The Boy Meets World continuation! Made for kids and families, Girl Meets World tells the wonderfully funny, heartfelt stories that Boy Meets World is renowned for - only this time from a tween girl's perspective. It focuses on relationships with family and friends and the important, indelible values therein, as the relatable and adventurous Riley and her bold best friend Maya traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher. In the premiere episode, the typically studious Riley joins a homework rebellion in an attempt to be more like Maya, but it quickly leads to a rift between father and daughter. The top sitcom pick of the summer!

    3. Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, Tuesdays 8|7c beginning June 10) - The liars are back for an all-new season with season five! This is one of the best teen series of all-time and everyone wants to know who is on the A team. As usual, we will have 12 episodes in the summer with a Halloween special in October before the rest of the season airs next winter. ABC Family spreads the season out well and makes it into an event. We are getting closer and closer in finding out who "A" is and what will happen to Ezra? We shall see in the season premiere. The main four girls have ultra hot chemistry and Ashley Benson is the complete package with comedic fun even.

    4. Rookie Blue (ABC, Thursdays 9|8c beginning June 19) - The fifth season of the Canadian drama returns and it just gets better and better. This is one of the best cop shows on television and it airs every summer. Missy Peregrym leads a great cast of rookie cops who are getting experience each season. The relationships on this show is like no other and reminds you of other ABC series like Castle and Grey's Anatomy. Will "McSwarek" return?

    5. Jennifer Falls (TV Land, Wednesdays 10:30|9:30c beginning June 4) - TV Land's first-ever single camera comedy revolves around Jennifer Doyle (Jaime Pressly), a former high-powered executive who has fallen and hit every bump on the way down to rock bottom. With her teenage daughter (Dylan Gelula) in tow, Jennifer moves back in with her mother (Jessica Walter) and takes a job in the bar owned by her meek brother (Ethan Suplee) and passive-aggressive sister-in-law (Nora Kirkpatrick) as a last resort. There, she reunites with her former best friend (Missi Pyle) who turns out to be holding quite a grudge. But every cloud has a silver lining: there's nowhere to go but up.

    6. Mystery Girls (ABC Family, Wednesdays 8:30|7:30c beginning June 25) - Another reunion! Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth of Beverly Hills 90210 are together again, this time on a sitcom. The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a "Mystery Girls" fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test. The series is also executive produced by Spelling and Garth.

    7. Witches of East End (Lifetime, Sundays 9|8c beginning July 6) - Last fall this was one of the best dramas to air. Now the second season will launch this summer and we cannot wait to see what the Beauchamp family will do next. Jenna Dewan Tatum shines in this series and is flawless. This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope), Killian and Dash's warlock powers return.

    8. Covert Affairs (USA Network, Tuesdays 10|9c beginning June 24) - The very fun and awesome series starring Piper Perabo as Annie Walker returns for a fifth season. Season five picks up with CIA operative Annie returning to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA. The new season will examine the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her relationships - both personally and professionally - as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew. It's not as complicated as Alias (which was a great show), but this is more for the mainstream audience and it works well as that.

    9. Young & Hungry (ABC Family, Wednesdays 8|7 beginning June 25) - From Ashley Tisdale, this new comedy stars Emily Osment. Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh's aide, Elliot (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh's housekeeper Yolanda (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.

    10. Taxi Brooklyn (NBC, Wednesdays 10|9c beginning June 25) - Chyler Leigh and Jennifer Esposito lead this new drama series, which is an action-comedy police procedural. It is centered on the fractious, closely bonded partnership between a streetwise Marseilles-born New York City taxi driver and an intensely driven NYPD detective for whom this immigrant cabbie becomes chauffeur, insider on the streets and unofficial partner.

    There are of course much more series airing but these are our ten best picks and ones you should make an effort to watch. Series that will run into summer a bit include Devious Maids, Hot in Cleveland, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy. Other notables include reality staples America's Got Talent (NBC), Big Brother (CBS), Wipeout (ABC), The Bachelorette (ABC), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) and some interesting newbies like Rising Star (ABC), along with scripted series options like Chasing Life (ABC Family), Falling Skies (TNT), The Last Ship (TNT), Undateable (NBC), Welcome to Sweden (NBC), Motive (ABC), Under the Dome (CBS) and the Halle Berry series Extant (CBS). Plenty of options in the summer and more than ever!

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    Final Week of 2013-14 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

    2013-14 Week 35 TV Ratings (final three nights of the season average, Mon-Wed): 

    Households: #1. ABC 6.8/11 rating/share (+45% from first four nights Week 34); #2. NBC 5.3/9 (+20%); #3. Fox 4.2/7 (+14%); #4. CBS 4.1/7 (-33%); #5. The CW 0.8/1 (-20%)
    Total Viewers: #1. ABC 10.62 million (+48% from first four nights Week 34); #2. NBC 8.67 million (+26%); #3. CBS 6.51 million (-32%); #4. Fox 5.97 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.15 million (-22%).
    Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 2.4/7 rating/share (+33% from first four nights Week 34); #2. ABC 2.1/7 (+24%); #3. Fox 1.9/6 (+19%); #4. CBS 1.6/5 (-20%) #5. The CW 0.5/1 (-17%)

    For previous week's final ratings, Week 34 (5/12/14-5/18/14) had ABC win the week in 18-49 again for the fifth straight week with a 1.8 rating, followed by CBS' 1.5, NBC's 1.4 and Fox's 1.2. In total viewers, CBS lead this with 8.19 million, beating ABC which did 7.2 million, NBC followed with 5.39 million, and Fox trailed with 4.17 million.
    Season to-date (9/23/13-5/18/14) in 18-49, NBC is on top with a 2.7, over Fox's Super Bowl-fueled 2.5, CBS is next with a 2.4, and ABC at a 2.1. In total viewers, CBS is still on top with 10.73 million, then NBC is second with 9.28, ABC is now third at 7.59 and Fox has dropped to fourth at 7.35 even with the Super Bowl. Final three nights (May 19-21) average will be added in soon and we will let you know the final results soon.

    Back to week 35 read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:

    Final Week of 2013-14 Week 35 (May 19-21) Analysis












    Last Sunday (May 18)(Week 34)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    60 MinutesCBS7:00PM9,914,0008,497,000 1,417,000 1.251.06 0.19
    America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,805,0006,065,000 740,000 1.591.57 0.02 FINALE
    Ghost StoriesNBC7:00PM1,600,0003,049,000 (1,449,000)0.430.55 (0.12)vs. PGA
    Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM1,954,0001,972,000 (18,000)0.910.89 0.02 FINALE
    American DadFox7:30PM2,365,0002,400,000 (35,000)1.221.15 0.07 FINALE
    The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM8,224,0007,368,000 856,000 1.791.66 0.13 FINALE
    Billboard Music AwardsABC8:00PM10,736,000
    10,736,000 3.55
    3.55 8-11P
    Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
    6,800,000 (6,800,000)
    2.30 (2.30)
    American Dream BuildersNBC8:00PM1,773,0003,280,000 (1,507,000)0.450.64 (0.19)vs. Dateline
    The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,275,0003,663,000 (388,000)1.551.64 (0.09)FINALE
    Family GuyFox8:30PM3,881,0004,159,000 (278,000)2.002.07 (0.07)FINALE
    The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,135,0008,731,000 404,000 1.191.25 (0.06)FINALE
    Women of SNLNBC9:00PM2,544,0003,676,000 (1,132,000)0.801.09 (0.29)9-11P REPEAT vs. Rosemary's Baby
    Cosmos: SpacetimeFox9:00PM3,240,0003,462,000 (222,000)1.081.14 (0.06)FINALE
    The MentalistCBS10:00PM9,691,0008,639,000 1,052,000 1.521.19 0.33 FINALE
    Revenge ABC10:00PM
    4,870,000 (4,870,000)
    1.40 (1.40)
    CrisisNBC10:00PM

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    Monday

    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM4,830,0004,945,000 (115,000)1.301.31 (0.01)REPEAT
    Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM15,567,00014,357,000 1,210,000 2.592.28 0.31 8-930P vs. 8-10P
    The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,704,00011,118,000 586,000 3.203.03 0.17 8-10P
    BonesFox8:00PM6,037,0006,380,000 (343,000)1.601.65 (0.05)FINALE
    CW MovieCW8:00PM630,000
    630,000 0.20
    0.20 8-10P
    Star CrossedCW8:00PM
    826,000 (826,000)
    0.31 (0.31)
    Friends w/Better LivesCBS8:30PM5,132,0004,807,000 325,000 1.581.56 0.02 FINALE
    Mike & MollyCBS9:00PM7,050,0006,945,000 105,000 1.931.97 (0.04)FINALE
    24: Live Another DayFox9:00PM5,721,0006,483,000 (762,000)1.712.04 (0.33)
    The OriginalsCW9:00PM
    567,000 (567,000)
    0.22 (0.22)
    MomCBS9:30PM5,739,0004,888,000 851,000 1.401.29 0.11 REPEAT vs. 2.5 Men (R)
    The BacheloretteABC9:30PM7,174,000
    7,174,000 1.97
    1.97 930-11P premiere
    Criminal MindsCBS10:00PM5,909,0004,627,000 1,282,000 1.300.92 0.38 REPEAT vs. NCIS (R)
    CastleABC10:00PM
    10,590,000 (10,590,000)
    2.13 (2.13)
    Maya Rudolph ShowNBC10:00PM6,842,00010,444,000 (3,602,000)2.102.60 (0.50)vs. Blacklist










    Tuesday

    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    Judge Judy PrimetimeCBS8:00PM5,568,00016,946,000 (11,378,000)0.882.59 (1.71)vs. NCIS
    Dancing with the StarsABC8:00PM11,637,0005,449,000 6,188,000 1.702.01 (0.31)Special vs. SHIELD
    The VoiceNBC8:00PM7,517,00010,955,000 (3,438,000)1.922.59 (0.67)Recap special
    American IdolFox8:00PM6,757,0001,872,000 4,885,000 1.740.64 1.10 vs. Glee
    SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,108,0001,764,000 (656,000)0.500.82 (0.32)REPEAT vs. Originals
    ACM Salute to TroopsCBS9:00PM4,455,000
    4,455,000 0.89
    0.89 9-11P
    NCIS: LACBS9:00PM
    14,850,000 (14,850,000)
    2.49 (2.49)
    Dancing with the StarsABC9:00PM15,071,000
    15,071,000 2.41
    2.41 FINALE, 9-11P
    The GoldbergsABC9:00PM
    4,259,000 (4,259,000)
    1.47 (1.47)
    The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,685,000
    11,685,000 3.34
    3.34 FINALE, 9-11P
    About a BoyNBC9:00PM
    6,418,000 (6,418,000)
    1.60 (1.60)
    I Wanna Marry HarryFox9:00PM1,906,0001,340,000 566,000 0.690.49 0.20 vs. Riot
    SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,296,0001,739,000 557,000 1.130.78 0.35 FINALE
    Trophy WifeABC9:30PM
    2,831,000 (2,831,000)
    0.93 (0.93)
    About a BoyNBC9:30PM
    5,680,000 (5,680,000)
    1.48 (1.48)
    Person of InterestCBS10:00PM
    10,950,000 (10,950,000)
    1.88 (1.88)
    Celebrity Wife SwapABC10:00PM
    2,774,000 (2,774,000)
    0.92 (0.92)
    Chicago FireNBC10:00PM
    7,121,000 (7,121,000)
    1.89 (1.89)










    Wednesday
    This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
    TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
    Survivor Blood v WaterCBS8:00PM9,585,0009,930,000 (345,000)2.572.60 (0.03)FINALE 8-10 vs. 8-9
    The MiddleABC8:00PM7,848,0007,138,000 710,000 2.061.94 0.12 FINALE 8-9 vs. 8-830
    RevolutionNBC8:00PM4,128,0003,910,000 218,000 1.081.16 (0.08)FINALE
    American IdolFox8:00PM10,525,0008,927,000 1,598,000 2.652.09 0.56 8-10P FINALE
    The 100CW8:00PM747,0002,366,000 (1,619,000)0.200.86 (0.66)REPEAT vs. Arrow
    SuburgatoryABC8:30PM
    5,235,000 (5,235,000)
    1.58 (1.58)
    Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
    12,032,000 (12,032,000)
    2.71 (2.71)
    Modern FamilyABC9:00PM10,452,0009,076,000 1,376,000 3.723.22 0.50 FINALE
    Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,388,0005,421,000 967,000 1.571.57 - FINALE
    MixologyABC9:30PM4,040,0003,987,000 53,000 1.301.32 (0.02)FINALE
    The 100CW9:00PM1,460,0001,729,000 (269,000)0.470.56 (0.09)FINALE
    Survivor ReunionCBS10:00PM7,143,0008,081,000 (938,000)1.881.45 0.43 vs. CSI(R)
    MotiveABC10:00PM4,319,0005,239,000 (920,000)0.861.33 (0.47)premiere vs. Nashville
    Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,274,0006,061,000 213,000 1.601.53 0.07 FINALE


    Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49: 

    Week 35 (May 19-25) How the Sitcoms Did
    (Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
    Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
    TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







    Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed10,452,0003.72FINALE
    The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,087,0002.20REPEAT
    The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,848,0002.061-hr FINALE
    Family GuyFox8:30PMSun3,881,0002.00FINALE
    Mike & MollyCBS9:00PMMon7,050,0001.93FINALE
    Friends with Better LivesCBS8:30PMMon5,132,0001.58FINALE, canceled
    The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,275,0001.55FINALE
    The MillersCBS8:30PMThu5,896,0001.40REPEAT
    MomCBS9:30PMMon5,739,0001.40REPEAT
    Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu5,537,0001.30REPEAT
    MixologyABC9:30PMWed4,040,0001.30FINALE, canceled
    2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon4,830,0001.30REPEAT
    American Dad!Fox7:30PMSun2,365,0001.22FINALE
    Bad TeacherCBS9:30PMThu4,336,0001.07FINALE, canceled
    Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun1,954,0000.91FINALE
    Modern FamilyABC9:30PMThu2,843,0000.90REPEAT
    Comedytime (R) CBS8:30PMSat2,370,0000.5REPEAT
    Comedytime (R) CBS8:00PMSat2,300,0000.4REPEAT
    Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

    preempted
    Animnation DominationFox7:30PMSun

    preempted
    About a BoyNBC9:00PMTue

    completed
    The GoldbergsABC9:00PMTue

    completed
    The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

    completed
    New GirlFox9:00PMTue

    completed
    Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

    completed
    Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMThu

    completed
    Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMTue

    completed
    How I Met Your MotherCBS8:00PMMon

    ended
    SuburgatoryABC8:30PMWed

    canceled
    Trophy WifeABC9:30PMTue

    canceled
    Growing Up FisherNBC9:30PMTue

    canceled
    Surviving JackFox9:30PMThu

    canceled
    DadsFox8:00PMTue

    canceled
    Super Fun NightABC9:30PMWed

    canceled
    CommunityNBC8:00PMThu

    canceled
    The Crazy OnesCBS9:30PMThu

    canceled
    The NeighborsABC8:30PMFri

    canceled
    Raising HopeFox9:30PMFri

    canceled
    EnlistedFox9:00PMFri

    canceled
    Sean Saves the WorldNBC9:00PMThu

    canceled
    The Michael J. Fox ShowNBC9:30PMThu

    canceled
    We Are MenCBS8:30PMMon

    canceled
    Welcome to the FamilyNBC8:30PMThu

    canceled
    Back in the GameABC8:30PMWed

    canceled

    SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


    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
    More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Sunday, February 26

    Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

    Bob's Burgers - "They Serve Horses, Don't They?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After a tip from Jimmy Pesto (guest voice Jay Johnston), Bob secures a new meat provider who claims to save clients money on every order. The Belchers quickly realize that the situation is too good to be true, as they find themselves involved in a full-blown investigation, led by Hugo (guest voice Ken Marino) and Ron (guest voice Ron Lynch). Will Bob crack under the pressure or will he lead the investigators to a huge victory?

    The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:30PM 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.

    The Simpsons - "There Will Be Buds" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Homer gets roped into coaching the kids’ lacrosse team with Milhouse’s dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

    Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

    Family Guy - "Bookie of the Year" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Brian and Lois decide it’s time for Chris to work out his anger management issues by taking up a sport. Chris surprises everyone and becomes a star baseball pitcher, which turns Peter into a gambling father, as he bets on his son’s baseball games. Meanwhile, Stewie, Brian and Frank Sinatra Jr. attempt to open an Italian restaurant .

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 27)

    Monday, February 27

    • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Slink Johnson (Black Jesus) - Slick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
    • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Arrangement on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Trial & Error on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
    • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy dishes on how This is Us is following in Mike & Molly’s footsteps – and why both shows are so beloved on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) and Craig Robinson (The Office) - Lisa and Craig talk about their new film Table 19 on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
    • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
    • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig appears on The Real, so check your local listings.