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."


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.