Thursday, June 11, 2015

ABC Fall 2015 Premiere Dates; Sitcom Star Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of The View

ABC

ABC will launch the 2015-2016 season in mid-September with a stable of returning hit shows and five new series to join the schedule. Dancing with the Stars will kick off its 21st season on Monday, Sept. 14. As we first reported, Beyond The Tank will air Tuesdays at 10:00pm but now we know the date, it begins Sept. 29, until Wicked City takes over the Tuesday 10:00pm time slot, beginning Oct. 27. 20/20 will begin its new season on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10. Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 14 from 8-10pm, while a special Dancing with the Stars: The Results will air Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 9-11pm. Castle will have its season premiere on Monday, Sept. 21 at 10. The first new series launch will be new comedy The Muppets on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8, followed by the season premiere of Fresh Off the Boat. The following Tuesday (Sept. 29) will have the launches of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Beyond the Tank from 9-11pm. Onto Wednesday, the entire line-up will have their season premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 8-11pm: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, and Nashville. TGIT returns the next night on Thursday, Sept. 24 with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder. Friday, Sept. 25 will see the season premieres of Last Man Standing at 8 and Shark Tank at 9, as new sitcom Dr. Ken will premiere the following week (Oct. 2) at 8:30pm.

Onto Sundays, a Once Upon a Time special will air at 7pm leading into the season premiere at 8pm, followed by two all-new drama launches from 9-11pm: Blood & Oil and Quantico. The season premiere of AFV, with new host Alfonso Ribeiro, launches on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7 (most likely an encore of Once's season premiere will air Oct. 4 at 7). And finally, as previewed at the top of this story, new drama Wicked City will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 following the 4-week run of Beyond the Tank.


Raven-Symoné

It's official! Raven-Symoné was named co-host of The View, it was announced live yesterday on the ABC talk show. After 37 appearances as guest co-host, the actress/producer joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Raven-Symoné is widely known for her role in the Emmy-nominated comedy series That's So Raven for Disney Channel, which garnered her three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress and a Young Artist Award for “Outstanding Young Performer. She was named producer for the series' fourth season, which aired in 2007. The popular actress' recent credits include guest roles on ABC's hit comedy black-ish, as well as featured roles on Empire and the upcoming animated feature film, Animal Crackers alongside Ian McKellen, John Krasinksi, Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito. She starred in ABC Family's sitcom State of Georgia, the critically-acclaimed classic sitcom The Cosby Show, for which she received the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Under Nine, and ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper for four seasons. In 2012, Raven headlined the hit Broadway musical Sister Act, produced by Whoopi Goldberg. She has also appeared in film opposite Eddie Murphy in Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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