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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.