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)

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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.