Thursday, June 16, 2016

NBC Fall 2016 Premiere Dates; Curb Your Enthusiasm Returns After 5 Years

NBC

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2016-17 fall schedule, which includes the return of Sunday Night Football, The Voice, and new series like This Is Us, Timeless, and The Good Place; returning comedy Superstore and the Dick Wolf Windy City troika: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. The second season of Blindspot kicks off NBC's fall and begins Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10pm immediately following the season finale of summer's America's Got Talent. Then, Sunday Night Football starts up again on a special night: Thursday, Sept. 8 when the champion Denver Broncos host the Carolina Panthers at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT in a Super Bowl rematch. Three days later on Sunday, Sept. 11, Sunday Night Football travels to Arizona as the Cardinals play the New England Patriots at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. The 11th season of The Voice begins Monday, Sept. 19 from 8-10 pm as new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the Blind Auditions. Immediately following, NBC will air back-to-back episodes of the new Mike Schur comedy The Good Place, starring Kristen Bell and multi-Emmy Award winner Ted Danson. The series will shift to its normal 8:30 pm Thursday timeslot three days later on Sept. 22.

This Is Us will make its series debut at 10pm on Tuesday, Sept. 20 following The Voice and continue in that time period for a few weeks until shifting to its normal 9pm slot on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Wednesday, Sept. 21 marks the time period premiere of Blindspot (8 pm), immediately followed by the 18th season premiere of Law & Order: SVU and season four debut of Chicago P.D. Cloud 9 opens for business at 8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 22 as Superstore returns for its second season followed by The Good Place. The doctors of Chicago Med go back to work at 9 pm and then Red's hunt for Liz and the man who took her take center stage on the new season of The Blacklist at its new time of 10 pm. Friday, Sept. 23 marks the return of Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon at 8 pm and Dateline NBC from 9-11 pm. Timeless, from Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, about a history professor who teams with a scientist and soldier to try and prevent a mysterious criminal from changing the past, debuts Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 pm. The following week, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, This Is Us makes its time period premiere at 9 pm followed by the season five premiere of Chicago Fire. A premiere date for Friday drama Grimm will be announced at a later date.


Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, will return to HBO for its ninth season after a 5 year hiatus. The series ended its eighth season in September 2011. Details of the new season will be announced as they are confirmed. Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. With 80 episodes to date, the show is HBO's longest-running scripted comedy or drama series. David also starred in and co-wrote the 2013 HBO Films presentation Clear History.


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.