Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CBS Fall 2015 Premiere Dates; TBS Orders Comedic Game Show with Host Iliza Shlesinger

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CBS announced a multi-phase launch for its new season, with fall 2015 primetime premiere dates spanning the start of NFL Thursday Night Football on Sept. 17 to the return of its Thursday entertainment lineup on Nov. 5. On Thursday, Sept. 17: NFL Thursday Night Football premieres on CBS with Denver @ Kansas City (Pre-Game at 7:30 PM, ET; Kick-Off at 8:25 PM, ET). In premiere week, Monday, Sept. 21: The season premiere of The Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:30 PM) leads into the debut of new comedy Life In Pieces (8:30-9:00 PM), followed by the season premieres of Scorpion (9:00-10:00 PM) and NCIS: LA (10:00-11:00 PM). Tuesday, Sept. 22: The season premiere of NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM) is followed by NCIS: New Orleans (9:00-10:00 PM), leading into the series premiere of new drama Limitless (10:00-11:00 PM). Wednesday, Sept. 23: A big night of reality that begins with the 90-minute season premiere of the 31st edition of Survivor (8:00-9:30 PM), followed by the 90-minute season finale of the summer reality show Big Brother (9:30-11:00 PM). Friday, Sept. 25: The 27th edition of The Amazing Race debuts (8:00-9:00 PM), followed by season premieres of Hawaii Five-0 (9:00-10:00 PM) and Blue Bloods (10:00-11:00 PM). Saturday, Sept 26: 48 Hours premieres (10:00-11:00 PM). And on Sunday, Sept. 27: 60 Minutes premieres (7:30-9:00 PM), followed by the special two-hour series finale of CSI (9:00-11:00 PM).

During the second week, the premieres are on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with the season premiere of Criminal Minds (9:00-10:00 PM) is followed by the series premiere of new drama Code Black (10:00-11:00 PM). On Sunday, Oct. 4, new seasons of Madam Secretary (8:00-9:00 PM) and The Good Wife (9:00-10:00 PM) premiere, followed by the time period launch of CSI: Cyber (10:00-11:00 PM). And finally, once NFL Thursday Night Football ends, on Monday, Oct. 26 following an original episode of The Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:30 PM), Supergirl makes its series debut at a special time (8:30-9:30 PM), followed by Scorpion (9:30-10:30 PM) and a comedy rebroadcast (10:30-11:00 PM). Supergirl moves into its regular time period (8:00-9:00 PM) on Monday, Nov. 2, while Scorpion returns to 9:00-10:00 PM. Thursday, Nov. 5: CBS's Thursday night entertainment lineup returns with The Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:30 PM) and Life In Pieces (8:30-9:00 PM) moving to their regular time periods, followed by the season premiere of Mom (9:00-9:30 PM), the series debut of new comedy Angel from Hell (9:30-10:00 PM) and Elementary (10:00-11:00 PM).


Iliza Shlesinger

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger (Excused, Last Comic Standing) has been named the host of the upcoming TBS series Separation Anxiety, a comedic, relationship-based game show featuring a unique twist that isn't revealed to contestants until after they've played the game. TBS has ordered 14 one-hour episodes of Separation Anxiety, with plans to launch the show in late 2015. The series, which was announced in May during Turner's Upfront presentation in New York, is being produced by 5x5 Media and Electus. Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing. In 2013, her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2013 on iTunes. In early 2015, Shlesinger's follow up Netflix Original Comedy Special Freezing Hot sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America, selling out clubs and theatres across the nation. Esquire recently listed her as one of the top working comedians today.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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