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
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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
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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
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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, October 1

The Good Place - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.

The Good Place - "Flying" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

The Good Place - "Tahani Al Jamil" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

Henry Danger - "Scream Machine" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte's invention for The Gizmo Show is accidentally destroyed and then rebuilt, Charlotte worries that the attention she gets could expose Kid Danger and Captain Man's secret identity.

Game Shakers - "The Very Old Finger" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers visit a mummy exhibit to get ideas for a new game they're working on. Hudson accidentally snaps off one of its fingers. Babe leads a quest to glue it back on without getting caught.

School of Rock - "With or Without You" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. Guest Star: Brec Bassinger

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Sunday, October 2

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 3
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.