Wednesday, July 27, 2016

getTV August 2016 Highlights Includes Lucy Birthday Stunt; Paley Center LA Fall 2016 Previews

Lucy - getTV

getTV gets you through the dog days of summer with an August lineup of Golden Age favorites featuring award-winning dramas, side-splitting comedies, and beloved stars. The month includes a Lucille Ball birthday block; a trio of iconic divas on The Merv Griffin Show; a Gidget two-pack; stunts starring Cher, Jeff Bridges, Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant; a night of classic Mitzi Gaynor specials; and the Oscar®-winning drama The Bridge on the River Kwai; among others. getTV pays tribute to trailblazing superstar Lucille Ball with a birthday block featuring the 2003 biopic Lucy, starring Rachel York as Lucy and Danny Pino as Desi Arnaz. Then, Lucy sits down for an unforgettable episode of The Merv Griffin Show, with close friend Bob Hope, her children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., and her husband Gary Morton, at 11:05 p.m. ET. Lucy would have turned 104 on August 6.

Get Lost in TV with The Equalizer on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Edward Woodward is on the case as hard-nosed private investigator Robert McCall, helping his innocent clients even the odds in the hit 1985 crime series The Equalizer. This special block highlights four classic episodes starring acclaimed television actors in some of their earliest appearances, including Bradley Whitford at 8 p.m. ET; Tony Shalhoub at 9 p.m. ET; Kevin Spacey at 10 p.m. ET; and William H. Macy at 11 p.m. ET. The series was the basis for the 2014 Denzel Washington thriller of the same name, and features an unforgettable theme and score by The Police founder Stewart Copeland. And on Tuesday, Aug. 16, getTV showcases the Gidget movies. Catch some waves with America's favorite beach bunny in this double feature, starring Deborah Walley as the lovesick teen on a family trip to the Big Island in Gidget Goes Hawaiian, with James Darren and Carl Reiner. Then, Gidget (Cindy Carol) and Moondoggie take their love abroad in Gidget Goes to Rome at 10:30 p.m. ET.


The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media's annual celebration of the Fall TV season, the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, will take place September 8-13, 2016, at the Center's Los Angeles location (465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210). Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews is a week-long festival featuring the biggest stars of Fall TV's most anticipated new series. Fans enjoy premiere screenings and panel conversations with the stars, all in the elegant West Coast Paley Center. 2016 LA PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Panel Events Initial Lineup*

Thursday, September 8 - FOX
7:00 pm Screening of Pitch
7:30 pm Pitch panel featuring: Kylie Bunbury, "Ginny Baker" Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Mike Lawson" Rick Singer, Executive Producer Kevin Falls, Executive Producer
8:10 pm Screening of Lethal Weapon
8:35 pm Lethal Weapon panel featuring: Damon Wayans, Sr., "Roger Murtaugh" Clayne Crawford, "Martin Riggs" Matt Miller, Executive Producer

Friday, September 9 - El Rey
7:00 pm Screening of Lucha Underground
7:45 pm Lucha Underground panel (Panelists to be announced)
8:30 pm Screening of From Dusk Till Dawn
9:15 pm From Dusk Till Dawn panel (Panelists to be announced)

Saturday, September 10 - ABC
12:30 pm Screening of American Housewife
1:00 pm American Housewife panel featuring: Katy Mixon, "Katie" Diedrich Bader, "Greg" Daniel DiMaggio, "Oliver" Julia Butters "Anna-Kat" Meg Donnelly, "Taylor" Carly Hughes, "Angela" Sarah Dunn, Creator & Executive Producer Aaron Kaplan, Executive Producer Rick Wiener, Executive Producer Kenny Schwartz, Executive Producer
1:45 pm Screening of Notorious
2:30 pm Notorious panel featuring: Piper Perabo, "Julia George" Daniel Sunjata, "Jake Gregorian" Josh Berman, Executive Producer & Co-Creator Wendy Walker, Executive Producer Mark Geragos, Executive Producer Allie Hagan, Co-Executive Producer & Co-Creator

Saturday, September 10 - The CW
6:30 pm Screening of No Tomorrow
7:15 pm Screening of Frequency
8:00 pm No Tomorrow and Frequency panel featuring: Tori Anderson, "Evie" No Tomorrow Joshua Sasse, "Xavier" No Tomorrow Peyton List, "Raimy Sullivan" Frequency Riley Smith, "Frank Sullivan" Frequency Mekhi Phifer, 'Satch DeLeon" Frequency No Tomorrow and Frequency Executive Producers to be announced.

Monday, September 12 - CBS
7:00 pm Screening of Pure Genius
7:45 pm Pure Genius panel featuring: Dermot Mulroney, "Dr. Walter Wallace" Augustus Prew, "James Bell" Odette Annable, "Zoe" Reshma Shetty, "Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra" Aaron Jennings, "Dr. Malik Water" Ward Horton, "Dr. Scott Strauss" Brenda Song, "Angie" Jason Katims, Executive Producer Michelle Lee, Executive Producer

Tuesday, September 13 - NBC
7:00 pm Screening of This Is Us
7:45 pm This Is Us panel featuring: Milo Ventimiglia, "Jack" Mandy Moore, "Rebecca" Sterling K. Brown, "Randall" Chrissy Metz, "Kate" Justin Hartley, "Kevin" Susan Kelechi Watson, "Beth" Chris Sullivan, "Toby" Ron Cephas Jones, "William" Dan Fogelman, Creator & Executive Producer

*Panelists to appear schedule permitting. All events and panelists are subject to change.


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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