Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NBC Announces Tentpole Summer 2015 Schedule; The Soul Man Goes Live for Season 4 Premiere

NBC

NBC has announced premiere dates for its summer tentpole programming, including the #1 most-watched summer show of the past nine years, America's Got Talent. First up, is American Ninja Warrior on Monday, May 25, from 8-10 pm. The series will air for two-hours on Monday nights thereafter. Then on the next night, it is the return of America's Got Talent on Tuesday, May 26 from 8-10 pm. The Wednesday edition will begin July 1 at 8:00pm ET/PT. There will also be two-hour repeats every Friday from 8:00–10:00pm ET/PT starting May 29, followed by Dateline at 10. Then new series Aquarius premieres on Thursday, May 28 with a two-hour premiere from 9-11 pm. Then beginning Thursday, June 4 it will settle into the 9-10 pm hour. Emma Dumont (Salvation) and David Duchovny (Californication, The X-Files) star. And the final announcement so far is for a new season of Hannibal premiering Thursday, June 4 at 10pm. More NBC summer programming is still to come. Come on back tomorrow for an update on Fox summer 2015.


The Soul Man - Cedric the Enertainer and Niecy Nash

No second takes, no rewrites: On Wednesday, March 18 at 10:30 PM ET/PT The Soul Man is going LIVE for its season premiere! Cedric "The Entertainer," Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan are pulling out all the stops for the season 4 return, and they're bringing along special guest star Sherri Shepherd for the ride. Shepherd will guest star as Nikki, Boyce's (Cedric) unruly cousin who always has a few tricks up her sleeve. The Soul Man will take over all social media platforms on premiere night by releasing exclusive guest star interviews, photos from the set and more. The cast will also countdown to the live celebration by launching never-before-seen bloopers using the hashtag #NoSecondTakes. The official hashtag for premiere night is #SOULMANLive. The Soul Man follows the spring premiere of Hot in Cleveland at 10, as that series counts down its final episodes.


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

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 20

Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.

Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight.  But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.