Monday, June 08, 2015

TV Stars and More on Celebrity Family Feud on ABC; NBC Fall 2015 Schedule Change

Celebrity Family Feud

ABC has announced the celebrity families that will be joining host Steve Harvey in the all-new celebrity primetime version of one of America's favorite game shows -- Family Feud. Stars joining Steve for Celebrity Family Feud include Dr. Phil McGraw, Penny & Garry Marshall, Vicki Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Joey Lawrence, Duck Dynasty, Fred Willard, Monica Potter and black-ish star Anthony Anderson. Also this season will see some of the best thematic match-ups like The Bachelor / The Bachelorette alums vs. Dancing with the Stars pros and NFL AFC stars vs. NFL NFC stars. Get ready for one of the most fun hours of television when Celebrity Family Feud premieres Sunday, June 21 8|7c on ABC! Please see the full list of celebs and match-ups:

The McGraws vs. The Marshalls:
Dr. Phil McGraw – the world's most well-known mental health professional and host and executive producer of television’s #1 daytime talk show, Dr. Phil; Robin McGraw, wife; Jay McGraw, son; Jordan McGraw, son; Erica McGraw, daughter-in-law
Versus
Penny Marshall – Golden Globe nominee, best known as Laverne of the beloved TV show Laverne & Shirley; Garry Marshall – Prolific director and producer of classic films and television shows including Happy Days, The Odd Couple and Pretty Woman; Ronny Hallin, sister; Scott Marshall, Garry’s son; Tracy Reiner, Penny's daughter

Monday Night Throw-down: Dancing with the Stars vs. The Bachelor/Bachelorette:
Karina Smirnoff – American audiences first fell in love with Karina during season three of Dancing with the Stars. In Season 13, she won the Mirrorball trophy with J.R. Martinez as her partner; Anna Trebunskaya – she partnered with Jerry Rice in season 2; Sasha Farber – he partnered with Snooki in season 17; Witney Carson – season 19 Mirrorball Champion with Alfonso Ribero; Allison Holker – she partnered with Riker Lynch in season 20 and placed second in the finals.
Versus
Sean Lowe – He was The Bachelor during the romantic reality show's 17th season in 2013; Catherine Guidici, Sean's wife; Jason Mesnick – He was the first-ever single dad when he appeared in the 13th season in 2008; Molly Mesnick, Jason;s wife; Kaitlyn Bristowe – Currently The Bachelorette after winning the vote the men took the first night between her and Britt

The McHales vs. The Willards
Kevin McHale – actor and singer best known for his role as Artie Abrams on television's Glee and former member of the R&B boy band NLT; Elizabeth McHale, mother; Christopher McHale, father; Shannon McHale-Horan, sister; John Hobart Payne, uncle
Versus
Fred Willard -- iconic comedic actor from Fernwood Tonight, Modern Family and the film, Best In Show; Mary Willard, wife; Hope Mulbarger, daughter; Mitch Mulbarger, son-in-law; Freddie Mulbarger, grandson

NFL's AFC vs. NFL's NFC:
Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers/wide receiver; Nick Mangold – New York Jets/center; Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens/outside linebacker; Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers/tight end; DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos/defensive end
Versus
Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers/tight end; Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers/running back; Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals/defensive end; Matt Forte – Chicago Bears/running back; Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers/outside linebacker

The Potters vs. The Stones
Monica Potter – Golden Globe-nominated actress (Parenthood); Nancy Brokaw, mother; Jessica Brokaw, sister; Brigette Brokaw-Corcoran, sister; Kerry Brokaw, sister
Versus
Curtis Stone – Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality; Lindsay Price Stone, wife and actress (Eastwick, Lipstick Jungle); Bill Price, Lindsay's father; Diane Price, Lindsay's mother; Bryan Price, Lindsay's brother

Battle of the Teen Hearthrob: The Lopezs vs/ The Lawrences:
Mario Lopez - actor, author and host of the entertainment news program Extra; Courtney Lopez, wife; Gina Kramer, sister-in-law; Elvia Lopez, mother; Damian Mazza, brother-in-law
Versus
Joey Lawrence – actor and producer, known for Melissa & Joey and Blossom; Matthew Lawrence, brother and actor; Andrew Lawrence, brother; Donna Lawrence, mother; Harry Shaw aka "Pop Pop," Grandpa

The Mixons vs. The Robertsons
Katy Mixon, movie and TV actress best known for playing Victoria on Mike & Molly and April Buchanan on East Bound & Down; Fred Smith Mixon, father; Donna Field Mixon, mother; Emily Ann Mixon, sister; Joel Ashby Mixon, brother
Versus
Willie Robertson – he leads family members from the reality show, A&E's Duck Dynasty; Korie Robertson, wife; John Luke Robertson, son; Sadie Robertson, daughter and model; Rebecca Robertson, daughter

The Gronkowskis vs. The Peetes
Rob Gronkowski – NFL tight end for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots and actor; Gordon Gronkowski Jr., brother; Daniel Gronkowski, brother; Gordon Gronkowski Sr., father; Christopher Gronkowski, brother
Versus
Holly Robinson Peete - actress, author, activist and co-founder of The HollyRod Foundation; Rodney Peete, husband; Dolores Robinson, mother; Matt Robinson, brother; Kelly Joel, cousin

The Nashs vs. The Hines'
Niecy Nash –Emmy Award-winning actress/comedienne (The Soul Man, Reno 911!); Mario Graham, cousin; Donielle Nash, daughter; Dominic Nash, son; Margaret Ensley, mother
Versus
Cheryl Hines – movie and TV actress best known for her Emmy Award-nominated role as Cheryl David on Curb Your Enthusiasm and 3 seasons on Suburgatory; Rosemary Harbolt, mother; Chris Hines, brother; Becky Hines, sister; Michael Hines, brother

The Palmers vs. The Engvalls
Keke Palmer – Award-winning actress (Masters of Sex, True Jackson VIP), singer and dancer, starring in Fox's new comedy-horror series, Scream Queens; Frank, brother-in-law; Larry Palmer, Father; Sharon Palmer, mother; Loreal Palmer, sister
Versus
Bill Engvall – Actor/Comedian; Gail Engvall, wife; Travis Engvall, son; Emily Holden, daughter; William Holden, son-in-law

The Battle of the Classic Comedians: The Asners vs. The Lawrences
Ed Asner – 7-Time Emmy Award winning actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show); Matt Asner, son; Liza Asner, daughter; Katie Luckerman, daughter; Michael Luckerman, son-in-law
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Vicki Lawrence – Emmy Award-winning comedienne best-known for her part in the legendary cast of the Carol Burnett Show; Al Shultz, husband; Courtney Shultz, daughter; Garrett Lawrence, son; Kendall Wootten, goddaughter

The Andersons vs. The Braxtons
Anthony Anderson – executive producer and star of ABC's award-winning series, black-ish; Derrick Bowman, mother; Doris Bowman, brother; Denise Whitehurst, aunt; Carol Hubbard, sister-in-law
Versus
Toni Braxton – The 7-time Grammy Award winning artist and actress' team includes her sisters and stars of WE tv's hit series Braxton Family Values; Tamar Braxton; Trina Braxton; Towanda Braxton; Traci Braxton


Chicago Med

NBC has announced that its upcoming Dick Wolf series Chicago Med will now launch this fall. Though not originally on the fall schedule, Chicago Med will air Tuesdays at 9pm in place of the previously slotted Heartbreaker. Production on Heartbreaker, one of NBC's most promising and compelling new series, is being revised due to Melissa George's pregnancy. Chicago Med will air in between The Voice and Chicago P.D. on the Tuesday night line-up. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. A premiere date for Heartbreaker in mid-season will be announced at a later date. The cast includes Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 29

Battle of the Network Stars - "TV Sitcoms vs. TV Kids" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Contestants include Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Gold, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Fluctuation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard, Penny and Raj adjust to their new living arrangement, and Sheldon takes an interest in Amy’s work.

Life in Pieces - "Musical Motel Property Bingo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Greg insists on being Matt’s best man at his wedding, Matt is forced to reveal his secret about their plans. Also, Colleen refers Jen to her aggressive bikini waxer in order to get a referral discount; Joan tries to prove to Heather that Sophia is ready for a little independence; and Clementine gets a job at a car rental office, leaving Tyler home alone all day.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Thursday, June 29

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Catch Jamie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Notes from the Underbelly) and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Despicable Me 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique stops by for a chat on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Dave and Aubrey talk about The Little Hours on the the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Crowded/iCarly/Drake & Josh) - Miranda appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.