Tuesday, December 01, 2015

CBS Creates Wednesday Sitcom Hour, Other 2016 Moves; Seinfeld: The Apartment Returns, But in L.A.

2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly

CBS announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of Angel from Hell and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Also, in the second half of the year, the seventh season of two-time Emmy Award-winning alternative series Undercover Boss will premiere with three special Sunday broadcasts and then move to its Friday at 8:00PM ET/PT timeslot until the return of the spring edition of The Amazing Race. The sixth season premiere of sitcom Mike & Molly will join together with 2 Broke Girls to form a new Wednesday comedy block from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT as a bridge to the next edition of Survivor. Finally, the sophomore debut of The Odd Couple on Thursday at 8:30PM ET/PT will return to the schedule after the season finale of Life In Pieces. Here are all the dates and timings:

CBS Sunday Dec. 20 (Football Doubleheader)
8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT Undercover Boss (7th Season Premiere)

CBS Sunday, Dec. 27
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT Undercover Boss

CBS Sunday, Jan. 3 (Football Doubleheader)
8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT Undercover Boss

CBS Wednesday, Jan. 6
8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT 2 Broke Gilrs (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT Mike & Molly (6th Season Premiere)

CBS Thursday, Effective Jan. 7
9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT Angel from Hell (Series Premiere)

CBS Friday, Effective Jan. 8
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT Undercover Boss (Time Period Premiere)

CBS Friday, Effective Feb. 12
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT The Amazing Race (28th Season Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Feb. 17
8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT Survivor (32nd Season Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Feb. 24
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT Code Black (Season Finale)

CBS Wednesday, Effective March 2
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (Series Premiere)

CBS Thursday, Effective April 7
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT The Odd Couple (2nd Season Premiere)


Seinfeld: The Apartment

Following a successful run in New York, Hulu will bring its "Seinfeld: The Apartment" fan experience back just in time for Festivus. The pop-up installation, featuring a replica of Jerry's iconic Upper West Side Apartment and full gallery experience, will be reconstructed in Los Angeles with fan favorite items from its NYC run, as well as new and exciting items from the legendary series. "Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16-20. The re-opening of the "Seinfeld: The Apartment" fan experience will give fans across the Los Angeles area a chance to celebrate Festivus - the fictitious holiday featured in the series - by reliving their favorite moments from the show's nine seasons. In addition to the real-world version of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment and gallery experience, the latest version of the installation will feature new, interactive elements for fans, including an aluminum Festivus pole lot and even more museum items from the set of one of the most popular, award-winning and longest-running comedy series of all time. All episodes of Seinfeld underare now available to stream on Hulu's No Commercials plan and Limited Commercials plan.


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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