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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 6

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "Westport Cotillion" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Oliver is secretly taking dancing and manners classes in hopes of getting the girl he likes to go to the Westport Cotillion with him. He asks for his dad’s help in keeping this all secret from Katie, afraid that she’ll interfere, but that’s easier said than done.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Taming of the Dads" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Eddie reluctantly agrees to take Alison to the see a modern remake of Romeo and Juliet. But when Louis and Alison’s dad bond over their love of Shakespeare and crash their date, Alison wonders if she and Eddie’s relationship has lost its spark. Meanwhile, Jessica gets called for jury duty and campaigns to be the “Jury Boss,” and Emery and Evan struggle with the responsibilities of raising a Tamagotchi digital pet.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Overmining" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain “CJ” (guest star Ken Marino) is having major problems with a big case, and Jake and Holt find the motivation to help him out. Inside the precinct, war ensues when Terry enforces a green initiative and tells Gina to get rid of her precious space heater, while Rosa and Boyle take a break from the night shift to visit a foot massage parlor.

New Girl - "Es Good" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Schmidt enlists Nick to help him earn the respect of his difficult house contractor (guest star Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, as Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) test the limits of their ability to be in a casual relationship, Winston and Cece debate the pros and cons of not being single.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Molly appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh appears on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.