Tuesday, September 01, 2015

TV Land Picks Up The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor for 2nd Seasons; Danica McKellar Joins Miss America as Judge

The Jim Gaffigan Show Impastor

TV Land has given second season orders to its popular new comedy series The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor. Performing strongly in their first seasons, an average of 4.0 million viewers tuned into Gaffigan on premiere nights on TV Land and Nick at Nite, while Impastor attracted a weekly average of 2.8 million viewers.* In addition, both series saw impressive gains over channel prime average, with Gaffigan up +100% and Impastor up +29% among Adults 25-54.** The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor air on Wednesdays on TV Land at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT, respectively. TV Land will be showing a catch-up marathon of Impastor on Sunday night, September 6 at 1am ET/PT, featuring the first eight episodes, airing completely uncensored.

The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor are just two of the many existing series and additional projects in development for TV Land as part of the network's rebrand. The hit buzzy series Younger returns in January, along with the launch of Teachers from Chicago-based improv group The Katydids. TV Land recently announced a series pick-up order for Lopez, starring comedian and actor George Lopez, and greenlit pilot production of I Shudder starring Hamish Linklater and Megan Hilty. Other projects in development include an untitled John Wells/John Riggi/Warner Horizon Television project inspired by the life of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and a script with executive producers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

*Source: Nielsen, 3 telecasts per week, average P2+ Premiere night reach, 1 minute Qualifier, Most Current.
** Source: Nielsen, TVL Premieres Only vs Channel 8-11p Prime, 6/29 – 8/23/15, Most Current.


Danica McKellar

The Miss America Organization, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced that actress, New York Times bestselling author, mathematician and education advocate Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years, Dancing with the Stars) will be a judge on the 2016 Miss America Competition. She joins previously announced celebrity judges including country star Brett Eldredge, author and wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle, entrepreneur and businessman of ABC's Shark Tank, Kevin O'Leary, 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist, Amy Purdy and television and recording star, Zendaya (K.C. Undercover). TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC's The Bachelor) will host alongside actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet (Dancing with the Stars), who returns as co-host. Nick Jonas will serve as the official music curator of the evening.The 2016 Miss America Competition returns to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 13 from 9:00–11:00pm/ET on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarship.


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.