Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WGN America's HIMYM Month of May Marathons; New Comedy Joins Fox Animation Sunday on May 31

How I Met Your Mother

WGN America is treating How I Met Your Mother fans to a binge-worthy programming extravaganza during the month of May, featuring four primetime marathons over back-to-back weeks with Lily, Marshall, Barney and the rest of the gang. The May festivities begin with a "Cinco de Madre" marathon on Friday, May 1, leading into a bouquet of laughs and countdown of all the reasons "Why I Love My Mother" marathon over Mother's Day weekend, Friday, May 8, exclusively on WGN America. Kicking off WGN America's How I Met Your Mother WTF programming -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- the fun continues with the "Week of Stars" marathon, featuring superstars Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and more spanning three nights of comedy, Wednesday, May 13 – Friday, May 15. Then, die-hard How I Met Your Mother aficionados can put their knowledge to the test with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," answering questions for the chance to win a trip to New York City and 'meet at MacLarens,' Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29.

Following is WGN America's May 2015 How I Met Your Mother programming schedule:

Friday, May 1 – 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Cinco de Madre" marathon
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special How I Met Your Mother six-episode "Cinco de Madre" marathon sponsored by Cheetos.

Friday, May 8 – 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT -- "Why I Love My Mother" marathon
In partnership with Edible Arrangements, fans can share personal photos and stories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WhyILoveMyMother to show the love they have for the special women in their lives, and lucky fans will see their photos and stories featured on-air.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015 – "Week of Stars" marathons
Tune into this triple-helping marathon of How I Met Your Mother featuring three nights of celebrity guest stars including Katy Perry, Bryan Cranston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and more, sponsored by Macy's. The "Week of Stars" marathons begin at Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT, and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015 ­– "Mother Loving Trivia Week"
WGN America and Geico will offers fans an extraordinary prize as part of the grand finale of the month-long How I Met Your Mother programming event that gives fans the opportunity to prove who's the best mother-loving fan among them with the "Mother Loving Trivia Week," airing Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT and Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT. Fans can answer trivia questions on WGN America's website and social platforms for a chance to win a plethora of prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to New York City for three fun-filled nights, capped off with dinner at McGee's (the bar on which MacLaren's Pub is based).


Golan the Insatiable

A new half-hour animated comedy series Golan the Insatiable premieres Sunday, May 31 on Fox. The new animated comedy is inspired by quarter-hour installments that aired on Animation Domination High-Def. Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, FOX NFL Sunday) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) lead the voice cast. The new half-hour animated comedy series will premiere on Sunday, May 31 from 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. The comedy follows a mighty godlord (Rob Riggle) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan (Aubrey Plaza), who constantly urges him to wreak havoc on her town. Featuring an all-new voice cast, it is the first Animation Domination High-Def series to land a primetime series order. Additional voice talent includes Ken Marino (Children's Hospital), John DiMaggio (Futurama) and comedic actors Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera and Nick Rutherford.


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.