Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Heroes & Icons Network Coming to Top Cities; TV Land's Younger Returns in January 2016 as Production Is Underway

Heroes & icons

Heroes & Icons (H&I), Weigel Broadcasting Co.'s network featuring iconic stars in compelling action, adventure and sci-fi dramas announced a major affiliation agreement with the Fox Television Stations. H&I will launch in the following Fox Television markets this fourth quarter: New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Detroit, Tampa, Orlando and Charlotte. Among the programming highlights H&I will bring to its affiliates in 2016 is the presentation of all five Star Trek franchises. For the first time, all five series will be seen on one network simultaneously. It's a terrific way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original series. Other programs featured on H&I include the groundbreaking Steven Bochco series Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. The Stephen J. Cannell series Hunter, The Commish, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street and others are also part of the schedule which focuses on strong, heroic characters in iconic roles.


Younger

TV Land's Younger, the "irresistible" (US Weekly) and "charming" (Vulture) critically-acclaimed hit series full of "feistiness" (EW.com), began production on its second season yesterday. The single camera comedy from Sex and the City creator Darren Star has moved to Silvercup Studios in Long Island City for season two, the home to some of the biggest pop culture TV hits. Series stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella are back, as are Molly Bernard as Lauren and Peter Hermann as Charles - both of whom are now series regulars. Dan Amboyer and Tessa Albertson also co-star as Thad and Caitlin, respectively. Younger season two will debut on TV Land in January 2016. As the season unfolds, there is even more excitement and romance, and the stakes are higher than ever as one more person knows Liza's secret. Liza (Foster) and Josh (Tortorella) will continue to evaluate their relationship now that he knows the truth, while Kelsey (Duff), still in the dark, takes command at work. Maggie (Mazar) begins a surprising new relationship and Diana (Shor) finally tries to make things happen with Charles, but her timing is terrible. Younger follows Liza, a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing - and succeeds. Now working under the prickly Diana, Liza has to figure out how to balance her real life with bestie Maggie, and her "pretend" life with new friend and coworker Kelsey. When Liza lets her secret slip, she must try to salvage her relationship with sexy young tattoo artist Josh, all while navigating a confusing chemistry with her boss Charles, and dealing with her daughter's return from studying abroad.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.