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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.