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 (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

Wednesday, July 26

The Goldbergs - "Jedi Master Adam Skywalker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the school year comes to a close, Barry and Erica wonder what they’ll be voted for in the yearbook and pressure Adam – who’s on staff – to see the rough layout before it goes to print. But when they accidentally delete it, mass panic ensues and messes up Adam’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Murray is annoyed when Marvin comes to visit for money, but Beverly convinces him to help Marvin out with a plan, because he’s family.

Speechless - "T-H-- THE C-L-- CLUB" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ gets into an argument with Kenneth over their time together while Dylan decides she must “parent-trap” them both so they can get back together. Meanwhile, the family gets a chance to be members of a country club for a week. Ray sees it as a chance to live the high life while Maya jumps at the chance to spend mother-and-son time.

Modern Family - "Grab It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire mistakes her influence on Alex’s life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn’t give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.

American Housewife - "Other People's Marriages" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie encourages Viv (Leslie Bibb) to stand up to her boorish husband, Alan, but things backfire when Viv succeeds and decides to leave him – and move in with the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Snow Ball" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Manny and Luke put on the school’s lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Meanwhile, Gloria, Claire, Mitchell and Cam all volunteer at the dance while Jay’s thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie (“Saturday Night Live”’s Vanessa Bayer), an overbearing mom, with the school’s principal. Finally, Mitchell is unnerved to be back in high school and is shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully and feels he needs a little guidance.

The Goldbergs - "Crazy Calls" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After getting their first-ever answering machines, Murray and Pop-Pop wage a message war on one another. Fed up, Erica, Barry and Pops try to stop the fighting by offering a trip to a hockey game as an olive branch. Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a lunch-time home with some lovable geeks in the computer room, but Beverly worries about his social standing and intervenes.

The Carmichael Show - "Maxine's Sister" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) brings her sister (guest star Aurora Perrineau) to meet the Carmichaels, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) reveals that they've previously met under unexpected circumstances forcing an exploration on judgment, hypocrisy and what it means to be family.

The Carmichael Show - "The Blues" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) in the kitchen crying, she uncovers an uncomfortable possibility that is hard for the whole family to face: Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Nightcap - "The Show Might Go On, Part 1" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy's girlfriend, Christie Brinkley, urges him to quit the show; saving her voice for a speaking engagement, TV personality Bethenny Frankel makes Penny do her dirty work; actor David Hasselhoff tells embarrassing stories about his nephew, Marcus.

Younger - "The Gift of The Maggie" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza hunts for a new romance author, bringing her closer to Charles. Maggie slashes an art competitor.

Odd Mom Out - " M.F.A. in B.S." (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill struggles to make the right impression at her art show; New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg pays a visit to Brooke and Devon at Von Weber headquarters, but things do not go as planned; Lex gets advice from a stranger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Wednesday, July 26

  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Watch Sutton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) - Baron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth/Silicon Valley) - Alice is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. discusses his upcoming film The Emoji Movie on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) - Jade appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on the AOL Build Show at 10:30am.