Monday, October 26, 2015

ABC Family Winter Premiere Dates for Baby Daddy, Young & Hungry; Disney XD Walks the Plank

Baby Daddy

ABC Family revealed its winter premiere dates for new scripted drama Recovery Road and fan favorites The Fosters, Young & Hungry, and Baby Daddy. These series join previously announced January premieres for Pretty Little Liars and Shadowhunters. As a reminder, ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016. The critically acclaimed family drama The Fosters returns with new episodes on Monday, January 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. Guest stars this season include Rosie O'Donnell, Annie Potts, Rob Morrow, and Kelli Williams. Recovery Road premieres right after on Monday, January 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The series stars Jessica Sula, Alexis Carra, Sebastian De Souza, Daniel Franzese, Sharon Leal, Kyla Pratt, and David Witts.

Young & Hungry

Moving on to comedy, Young & Hungry season three premieres on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00pm ET/PT. In October's season finale, Gabi drove off in a food truck with Josh's younger brother, Jake, leaving a conflicted Josh to stand there and watch her leave. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Rex Lee, Aimee Carrero, and Kym Whitley. The winter premiere of Baby Daddy, premieres on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:30p.m. ET/PT. The premiere picks up with Riley reacting to Danny's surprising marriage proposal. Guest stars this season include Mary Hart, Daniella Monet and Jonna Walsh. And finally, ABC Family announced the network has picked up a fifth season of its hit original drama series Switched at Birth. The series will reach a milestone 100 episodes in the upcoming run. The fourth season finale airs tonight (October 26) at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. Season five will premiere sometime in 2016, so stay tuned.

Summary of ABC Family (Freeform) Winter Schedule:
Tuesday, January 12 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars
Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - Series premiere of Shadowhunters
Monday, January 18 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of The Fosters
Monday, January 18 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT - Series premiere of Recovery Road
Wednesday, February 3 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of Young & Hungry
Wednesday, February 3 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT - Winter premiere of Baby Daddy


Disney XD

Disney XD has ordered Walk the Prank, a series that blends comedic storytelling with hidden camera reality pranks. Created by Adam Small (MAD TV, Jamie Kennedy Experiment) and Trevor Moore (Whitest Kids U Know), Walk the Prank will begin production in January and is scheduled to premiere later in 2016. Shot in a cinema verité style, the single-camera series follows a team of practical jokesters who create hilarious over-the-top pranks for an online hidden camera show. The series stars newcomers Cody Veith (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) as Chance, Bryce Gheisar (Dream Chasers) as Herman, Jillian Shae Spaeder (Theatre and Me's the Bully) as Bailey, Brandon Severs (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) as Dusty, and Tobie Windham (The Wesley's) as Will, Dusty's uncle.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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