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 (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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.