Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CBS Fall 2016 Premiere Dates; FX's Archer Gets 3 Season Renewal

CBS

CBS is next to announce their Fall 2016 premiere dates, joining NBC, Fox and CW. ABC is the only one left now. The multi-phase rollout to the new season kicks-off (literally) with Thursday Night Football on Sept. 15. Case Closed, a six-hour/three-night limited series event docu-thriller that re-examines the unsolved JonBenét Ramsey murder 20 years later, debuts Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8:30-10:30pm. Part two airs the following night (Monday, Sept. 19) from 9-11pm and the finale is Sunday, Sept. 25 from 8:30-10:30pm. Premiere Week opens with The Big Bang Theory, leading into the series premiere of Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James at 8:30PM on Monday, Sept. 19. New drama Bull joins NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans when they premiere Tuesday, Sept. 20, with Bull at 9pm. Survivor returns on Wednesday, Sept. 21 with a 90-minute premiere leading into the 90-minute finale of Big Brother. Then, MacGyver debuts Friday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 PM, followed by the season premieres of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. On Sunday, Sept. 25, 60 Minutes has its season premiere following NFL coverage at approx. 7:30 PM.

The following week has the season premieres of Criminal Minds and Code Black on Wednesday, Sept. 28 starting at 9pm. The CBS Sunday dramas return on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 8pm with NCIS: Los Angeles, then Madam Secretary and Elementary follow. CBS drama Scorpion returns with a two-hour premiere on Monday, Oct. 3 from 9-11pm, then it slides into its new time period of 10pm on Oct. 10. 2 Broke Girls returns with an one-hour premiere on Monday, Oct. 10 at 9pm, as The Odd Couple has its season premiere on Monday, Oct. 17 at 9:30pm. Sticking with Mondays, on Oct. 24, Kevin Can Wait slides up to 8:00 PM, leading into the series premiere of Man With a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc. And finally, CBS's Thursday night entertainment lineup returns Oct. 27 With The Big Bang Theory at 8:00 PM, new comedy The Great Indoors with Joel McHale at 8:30 PM, Mom at 9:00 PM, Life in Pieces at 9:30 PM and new medical drama Pure Genius at 10:00 PM with an ensemble cast starring Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, Odette Annable, Reshma Shetty and Brenda Song.


Archer

The hit animated comedy series Archer has been renewed for three more seasons. Archer will return for an eight-episode season 8 in early 2017, followed by two additional eight-episode seasons. FX Networks has also reached a new overall production deal with Floyd County Productions. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and the lives of its employees. The Figgis Agency presented all new challenges for the former spies in Season 7, the most difficult of which might have been the move to Los Angeles. Every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud was actually just another excuse for the staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain private eye "Sterling Archer;" Aisha Tyler as Archer's fellow detective and on-again-off-again girlfriend, "Lana Kane;" Jessica Walter as Archer's domineering mother and former spy agency director, "Malory Archer;" Chris Parnell as the agency owner and lead investigator "Cyril Figgis;" Judy Greer as the agency's loquacious, dingbat secretary, "Cheryl;" Amber Nash as the gruff but lovable muscle, "Pam Poovey;" Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason, "Ray Gillette;" and Lucky Yates as the firm's possibly mad scientist/possible clone of himself, "Krieger."


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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