Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TV Land Schedules Jim Gaffigan, Impastor for July 15; OWN's New Season of Love Thy Neighbor Starts June 26

The Jim Gaffigan Show

Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series Younger, TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup – The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor – debuting on Wednesday, July 15 at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite The Exes will also be returning on July 15 at 11pm ET/PT. The trio will replace Hot in Cleveland, The Soul Man and Instant Mom on the schedule from 10-11:30pm. The Jim Gaffigan Show stars and is inspired by the real life of comedian, actor and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan, chronicling one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Also starring in the series is Ashley Williams as Jim's off-beat Catholic wife, Jeannie; Adam Goldberg as Jim's aggressively single comedian friend, Dave; and Michael Ian Black as Daniel, Jeannie's gay ex-boyfriend and confidante, who is also Jim's biggest critic. Tongayi Chirisa co-stars, playing Jim and Jeannie's endearing priest, Father Nicholas. Throughout the season, there will also be special celebrity cameos by Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O'Donnell, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Macaulay Culkin, Janeane Garofalo among others. The show is a single-camera comedy executive produced by writing team Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan.

Impastor

Impastor is a single-camera dark comedy from Christopher Vane (Wings) starring Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from his gambling debt. Just when he's about to end his misery and jump off a bridge, a reverend shows up and talks him down. When the reverend slips off the bridge and falls to his death, he leaves Buddy with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity and pose as the new gay pastor of a small, tight-knight town, leaving his bartender ex-girlfriend Leanne (Aimee Garcia) to clean up the huge mess he left behind. Buddy begins to settle into his new life as a pastor with the help of his preppy new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alexa (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell (Mike Kosinski) – but the church president, Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) senses that something isn't quite right. Curing sex crazed teenagers, stealing kids' weed and reading Bible scripture may not be a bad gig for Buddy after all. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the fa├žade. Impastor is executive produced by Vane and Rosenbaum, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) and Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother).

This season on the multi-cam sitcom The Exes, everyone adjusts to Haskell's (Wayne Knight) new lifestyle now that he has money; Holly (Kristen Johnston) decides to only pursue men she's not interested in; Phil (Donald Faison) experiences the ups and downs of dating a movie star and Stuart (David Alan Basche) dabbles in the restaurant business. Plus, Nicki (Leah Remini) returns from an extravagant vacation with a surprising guest in tow. Kelly Stables also stars as Holly's scatter-brained but loveable assistant Eden. The Exes is executive produced by Mark Reisman (Frasier), along with Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (Reba), and Franco Bario is co-executive producer.


The Haves and the Have Nots

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's hit drama The Haves and the Have Nots, starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter, returns for its new summer season on Tuesday, June 30 at 9pm ET/PT. The popular comedy series Love Thy Neighbor from Tyler Perry, featuring ornery but loveable Mama Hattie (Patrice Lovely) and her Love Train Diner, returns Friday, June 26 at 9pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. OWN's highest-rated series, The Haves and the Have Nots last season was primetime's #1 original cable series among African-American women and total viewers, regularly attracting more than three million viewers. Previously, Love Thy Neighbor averaged one million viewers and was the #1 original cable series in its time period for African American viewers.


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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 24

Last Man Standing - "Take Me to Church" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Vanessa become increasingly worried their daughters don’t attend church anymore, so they decide to take it upon themselves to make church more interesting for everyone involved. When Ryan has Kyle as his guest on his podcast, they don’t expect their wives to hear their conversation.

Dr. Ken - "Allison Finds a Lump" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
During a self-exam, Allison finds a suspicious lump in her breast, causing Ken and the HMO gang to rally around her for support while she anxiously waits for the doctor’s diagnosis. Meanwhile, Dave has questions for how he will portray the character he’s playing in the school play, and Pat and Damona share an unexpected moment.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Slushy War" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A slushy war breaks out when Harley's Slushy Shack faces new competition.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Friday, February 24

  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Watch Nathan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley gives a musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.