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.


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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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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