Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sitcom Stars and More on Celebrity Family Feud on ABC; TBS Series Search Party Adds Big Names

Steve Harvey - Celebrity Family Feud

The primetime summer hit Celebrity Family Feud, produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns for a second season on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8:00pm, on the ABC Television Network. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. The 10-episode series will kick off ABC's Sunday Fun & Games Night block alongside Match Game with Alec Baldwin and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan beginning on Sunday, June 26 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). In each episode of Celebrity Family Feud, celebrity families, and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain, with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Following are the celebrities on tap for this season:

Kellie Pickler - Country music recording artist, star of the CMT hit reality show I Love Kellie Pickler, American Idol alum, Dancing with the Stars 2013 champion and eight-time USO Tour veteran will be playing for United Service Organizations, Inc.
VERSUS
Lance Bass – Singer, host, actor, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and writer, most well-known as being a member of the multi-platinum pop boy band *NSYNC will be playing for Lucky Puppy Animal Rescue

Snoop Dogg - Rapper and actor who has sold over twenty-one million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide will be playing for the Snoop Youth Football League
VERSUS
Sugar Ray Leonard - Boxing Olympic gold medalist and legendary sports icon of the 20th century. In 2009, Leonard and his wife Bernadette started the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, supporting the life-changing programs at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and will be playing for this foundation

AFC Offense - playing for Active Minds
o Brandon Marshall — New York Jets wide receiver
o Steve Smith Jr. — Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
o Amari Cooper — Oakland Raiders wide receiver
o Jeremy Hill —Cincinnati Bengals running back
o Marcus Cannon — New England Patriots tackle
VERSUS
NFC Defense - playing for Got Your 6 (Be The Change, Inc.)
o Thomas Davis — Carolina Panthers linebacker
o Terrance Knighton — Washington Redskins defensive tackle
o Tyrann Mathieu — Arizona Cardinals defensive back
o Malcolm Jenkins — Philadelphia Eagles safety
o Cliff Avril — Seattle Seahawks defensive end

AFC Defense -- playing for Still Strong Foundation (aka Michael's Way)
o AJ Hawk — Cincinnati Bengals linebacker
o Tamba Hali — Kansas City Chiefs defensive end
o Malcolm Smith — Oakland Raiders linebacker
o Von Miller — Denver Broncos linebacker
o Melvin Ingram — San Diego Chargers linebacker
VERSUS
NFC Offense - playing for Professional Athletes Foundation
o Joe Staley — San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman
o Teddy Bridgewater — Minnesota Vikings quarterback
o David Johnson — Arizona Cardinals running back
o Marvin Jones — Detroit Lions wide receiver
o Pierre Garcon — Washington Redskins wide receiver

The Bachelors - playing for Girls Inc.
o Shawn Booth — Kaitlyn Bristowe's fiancĂ© from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Tanner Tolbert — Met and fell in love with Jade Roper in last summer's Bachelor in Paradise and they married in 2016
o Ben Zorn – One of Kaitlyn's bachelors from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Chris Strandburg – One of Kaitlyn's bachelors from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Ben Higgins – The Bachelor currently in Season 20
VERSUS
The Bachelorettes - playing for Stomp out Bullying
o Kaitlyn Bristowe – The Bachelorette from Season 11, currently engaged to Shawn Booth
o Jade Tolbert —Met and fell in love with Tanner Tolbert in last summer's Bachelor in Paradise and they married in 2016
o Ashley Iaconetti – One of Chris Soules' bachelorettes from Season 19
o Sara Herron — One of Sean Lowe's bachelorettes from Season 17
o Andi Dorfman— The Bachelorette from Season 10

Garrett Morris - Part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live in 1975; currently plays Earl on the CBS hit-comedy 2 Broke Girls and will be playing for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
VERSUS
Alfonso Ribeiro - Actor, television director, dancer, and game show host known for the sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as host of America's Funniest Home Videos will be playing for the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Rick Schroder – Actor and film director who debuted in the film The Champ and child star on the sitcom Silver Spoons will be on the team.

Ernie Hudson – Actor, best known for the 1984 film Ghostbusters. He currently stars in the Netflix series Grace & Frankie and will be playing for the Union Rescue Mission in downtown LA
VERSUS
NeNe Leakes – Fan favorite on Bravo's highly rated reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta, co-host on E!s Fashion Police and stars in ABC's upcoming To Tell the Truth. NeNe is playing for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Professional Boxers' Showdown #1 - Playing for Padres Contra El Cancer
o Joe Goossen – Renowned boxing manager and two-time Hall of Fame inductee (California Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame) and owner of the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, CA
o Victor Ortiz – Boxer and former WBC welterweight champion that held titles in the light welterweight division of the USBA and NABO
o Rafael Ruelas – Licensed realtor and Former IBF Lightweight World Champion with a final record of 53 Wins, 4 Losses and 42
knockouts; trained by Joe Goossen his whole boxing career.
o Lamon Brewster – Boxer and former WBO world heavy weight champion, best known for scoring a knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2004
o Ray Mercer – Boxer and former WBO heavyweight champion who boxed from 1989 to 2008
VERSUS
Professional Boxers' Showdown #2 - Playing for Common Ground Foundation Inc.
o Robert Garcia – Manager and former IBF super featherweight champion; voted Trainer of the Year by The Ring magazine in 2011 and by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2012
o "Sugar" Shane Mosley – Boxer and former three-weight class world champion, held IBF lightweight title, the WBC and WBA (Super) welterweight titles, and the WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring magazine light middleweight titles
o James Toney – Boxer and former three-weight class world champion, held the IBF middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight titles
o Mikey Garcia – Boxer and former WBO champion, The Ring magazine featherweight champion, and WBO super featherweight champion
o Chris Byrd – Boxer and two-time world heavyweight champion; held the WBO and IBF titles

Melissa Joan Hart – Actress, director and producer known for her roles in Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey and will be playing for Friends of Cas, Inc.
VERSUS
Paul Sorvino – Actor best known for his role as Pauley from the hit film Goodfellas will be playing for the John Ritter Foundation.

Jalen Rose – Current ESPN/ABC analyst and former NBA star who played for the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns over the course of his 13-year career; best known for being a member of the Michigan "Fab Five" and playing for the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy c/o Operation Graduation
VERSUS
Dave Foley – Comedian, actor and founding member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, also known for his roles in NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, ABC's Dr. Ken and playing for Fact Alliance

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models -- Playing for Happy Hearts Fund
o Nina Agdal – Sports Illustrated cover girl for 50th Anniversary magazine and SI's 2012 Rookie of the Year
o Samantha Hoopes – Three-time SI Swimsuit model
o Tanya Mityushina –2016 SI Swimsuit rookie
o Robyn Lawley – Two-time SI Swimsuit model; body positivity activist, author and swimwear designer
o Hannah Ferguson –Three-time SI Swimsuit model
VERSUS
Verizon IndyCar Drivers - Playing for The Indy Family Foundation
o Helio Castroneves – Three-time Indy 500 champion and Team Penske driver; won coveted Mirror Ball trophy during season five of Dancing With the Stars
o Tony "TK" Kanaan –2013 Indy 500 winner and Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver; triathlete and IronMan competitor
o James “Hinch” Hinchcliffe – Returned to racing this season in the No. 5 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after suffering life-threatening injuries from a practice crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500
o Will Power – The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Castroneves’ teammate at Team Penske; recently penned an autobiography entitled "The Sheer Force of Will Power"
o Conor Daly – Rookie from Indianapolis competing in his first full Verizon IndyCar Series driving the #18 car for Dale Coyne Racing ; son of former IndyCar and Formula One driver Derek Daly

Paula Deen - Celebrity chef and cooking show television host. She has sold over 11 million copies of her 14 cookbooks and is playing for Paula Deen's The Bag Lady Foundation
VERSUS
Carson Kressley - Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, NY Times bestselling author and fashion designer and is playing for the Al D. Rodriguez Foundation

Laila Ali – Undefeated four-time world champion boxer and a semi-finalist in season four of Dancing With the Stars, two-time Food Network Chopped champion, currently writing a cookbook, competing on new season of Celebrity Apprentice and playing for Peace4Kids
VERSUS
Alana Stewart – Actress and producer known for Farrah's Story, George & Alana and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! is playing for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation with George Hamilton – Actor and Golden Globe recipient, known for Love at First Bite and Where the Boys Are and Ashley Hamilton – George's son.

Sheryl Underwood – Co-host of The Talk, contributor on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, CEO of Pack Rat Production, Inc., Pack Rat Foundation For Education, Inc., and 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and is playing for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.'s National Education Foundation
VERSUS
Gus Kenworthy - 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist and a five-time World Freeskiing Champion on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Tour. Won four medals at the X Games and European X Games in 2016 and is playing for the Happy Hippie Foundation

Todd Chrisley - Patriarch of the Chrisley family, star and executive producer of Chrisley Knows Best on USA Network and playing for Generosity.org
VERSUS
Sara Evans – Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum country singer with five #1 radio hits; CMA and ACM award recipient and playing for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Giuliana Rancic - Queen of the red carpet and host of Fashion Police, New York Times bestselling author, has a clothing line called G by Giuliana on HSN and wine called XO, G and is playing for Fab-U-Wish (The Pink Agenda, Inc.). Among the family members will be husband Bill Rancic.
VERSUS
The Band Perry - playing for Teen Cancer America o Neil Perry (team captain) – Youngest member of The Band Perry; handles mandolin, bouzouki, and vocals o Reid Perry – Middle child and bassist of The Band Perry o Kimberly Perry – The Band Perry's front-woman who wrote the group's breakthrough single and fourth best-selling country single of all time, "If I Die Young"

Tony Hawk - Professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, owner of skateboard company Birdhouse and playing for the Tony Hawk Foundation
VERSUS
Joely Fisher - Golden Globe nominated actress and former Miss Golden Globe, best known for her roles on Ellen, the Disney hit Inspector Gadget, her 4 seasons as Brad Garrett’s saucy wife on the Fox hit 'Til Death, and currently on ABC's Last Man Standing as Wendi. Joely is playing for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.

Alan Thicke - Best known as the father on Growing Pains. Recently toured in the musical, Toy Shoppe, and recent TV appearances on Unusually Thicke, Scream Queens and Grandfathered will be playing for The Alan Thicke Centre for Juvenile Diabetes Research
VERSUS
David Chokachi – Actor/dad/environmental enthusiast, best known for his role as Cody Madison on Baywatch. Starred in the TV series Witchblade and Beyond The Break, and has made several movie appearances and is playing for the Surfrider Foundation

Rico Rodriguez – Actor and four-time SAG award winner best known as Manny Delgado in the five-time Emmy Award-winning comedy Modern Family is playing for Fiestas Patrias Mexicanos of B/CS, Texas. His sister Raini Rodriguez - Actress and director starring in the Disney Channel comedy Austin & Ally and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop movies is among the family members.
VERSUS
Jaleel White - Star of classic '90s sitcom Family Matters, competitor on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars and host of A Total Blackout will be playing for the Los Angeles Mission

Tommy Davidson – Stand-up comedian and actor best known for his work on the hit show In Living Color, and movies Booty Call and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is playing for the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
VERSUS
Kristi Yamaguchi - Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist, founder of the Always Dream Foundation and founder of Tsu.ya Active Wear is playing for the Always Dream Foundation


Search Party

TBS's Search Party has added several key players to an already stellar cast. Oscar® nominee Rosie Perez (Pineapple Express, Fearless), Golden Globe® nominee Ron Livingston (Office Space, The Conjuring), Golden Globe nominee Parker Posey (Best in Show) and Christine Taylor (Zoolander) have been cast as recurring guest stars on the comedic mystery from TBS, a division of Turner. In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall (Broad City, The Characters) has been named a series regular. Slated to premiere in late 2016, Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance named Chantal suddenly disappears. Led by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), the cast of Search Party features an ensemble of young comic actors, including John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner.

As a series regular, Hall plays Julian, Dory's journalist ex-boyfriend who seeks the truth no matter who it hurts. Perez's recurring role casts her as Lorraine, a realtor whose life may be in peril for knowing too much about the missing girl. Livingston is set to play Keith, a private detective who takes Shawkat's Dory under his wing in the hunt for the missing Chantal. Posey plays Brick, the head of an artisanal boutique which turns out to be much more sinister than expected. And Taylor is set to play Gail, Dory's bored and wealthy employer who revels in getting the scoop on her hunt for Chantal.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 19

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Funny Money Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY FUNNY MONEY SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The two episodes, “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks,” are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. As with previous “Lucy” specials, the main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

In “The Million-Dollar Idea,” Lucy and Ethel attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. A commercial pitch on a local TV program results in hundreds of orders, but Ricky soon determines that the girls are not charging enough to cover the cost of production and distribution. They decide to fill the initial orders and get out of the business fast, but a second TV appearance, designed to discourage additional sales, results in even more orders!

In “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth three hundred dollars in a newspaper’s “Bonus Bucks” contest. To save their friendship, they decide to split the winnings, each couple keeping half the actual bill until it can be redeemed. Unfortunately, Ricky puts the Ricardos’ half of the dollar in his pajama pocket – and Lucy sends those pajamas to the laundry!

Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

The Cool Kids - "Indecent Proposal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to date a guy who is way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not.

Sydney to the Max - "Little Shop of Reynolds" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop's biggest sale of the year; when Leo's dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Friday, April 19

  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Watch Beth on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap/The Comedians) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Mad Love/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Bill Hader (BarrY) - Bill talks about Barry on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Rick talks about Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jake Choi (Single Parents) - Jake talks about Single Parents on the BUILD Series at 11am.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

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
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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