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
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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
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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
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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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.