Thursday, June 16, 2016

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


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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.