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.


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

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.