Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Netflix Picks Up 2nd Season of Comedy; Movies TV Network Honors Jerry Lewis

Friends from College

Netflix has renewed Friends from College for a second season (eight episodes). In Friends from College, a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) face down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, Friends From College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past. The series was co-created by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) and Francesca Delbanco, who also serve as executive producers. Stoller also directs the series and Delbanco serves as a writer.


Jerry Lewis - The Nutty Professor

MOVIES! TV Network will remember the captivating comedy of the great Jerry Lewis with a special matinee marathon of his most laugh-out-loud films all day Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The "Jerry Lewis ICON-A-THON!" lineup is as follows. All times are ET.

8:00am Don't Give Up The Ship (1959)
10:00am The Ladies Man (1961)
12:30pm The Nutty Professor (1963)
3:00pm Boeing-Boeing (1965)
5:30pm The Family Jewels (1965)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Freeform Gets First Christmas Film; truTV Sitcom to Return for 2nd Season

Freeform

Freeform (formerly ABC Family), Disney's young adult television and streaming network, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced that it has started production on their first original Christmas movie, Angry Angel, in Toronto. From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits), the two-hour special holiday feature stars Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black), Brenda Song (Pure Genius), Ricky Mabe (Preacher), Andrew Bachelor (Meet the Blacks) and Andy Favreau (Aquarius). Set in New York City, Angry Angel follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (played by Song), who is stuck on Earth and can't seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick (played by Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke's journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor Jason Biggs (played by Biggs). The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (played by Favreau).

The film will be a part of Freeform's annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas," which begins on Saturday, November 18. The annual countdown to the fan favorite "25 Days of Christmas" will feature titles that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit, including: Elf, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish, Home Alone and many more. The full slate for "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" and "25 Days of Christmas" will be announced at a later date.


I'm Sorry

Turner's truTV announced a second season greenlight for its scripted comedy, I'm Sorry which has emerged as the summer's breakout new comedy series and fastest growing comedy of 2017. Created by and starring Andrea Savage, the series has been a hit, delivering consistent ratings growth and generating strong social buzz and high praise from press and fans alike. I'm Sorry follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations, along with her more straitlaced husband Mike (Tom Everett Scott), and their inquisitive daughter Amelia (Olive Petrucci). Season two of the half-hour comedy will return to truTV in 2018.

Since its debut on July 12, I'm Sorry has been a huge success for truTV. Called "razor-sharp" by The New York Times, "funny and grounded" by the Los Angeles Times, and "one of the year's best new comedies" by IndieWire, the series has demonstrated consistent growth each week, growing its audience 32% since its premiere week and delivering an average of 454,000 total viewers in P2+ and 306,000 viewers in A18-49 in Live +3 each week. New episodes debut Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on truTV and the season one finale is set for Wednesday, September 6. truTV will air a season one catch-up marathon on Monday, September 4 beginning at 2pm ET/PT - and fans can catch up anytime on VOD and the Watch truTV app.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 21, 2017)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of August 21-25, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, August 21
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
Tuesday, August 22
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.
Wednesday, August 23
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repet of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 24
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shorr and Peter Hermann (Younger) - Miriam and Peter are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, August 25
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Watch James on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andrew Santino and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Andrew and Erik are guests on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie stops by NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 20

Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.


Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.


Tuesday, August 22

The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.


Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''


Thursday, August 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Agitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert (Brian Posehn) introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca (April Bowlby).

Kevin Can Wait - "Quiet Diet" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Donna says she’ll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, Chale secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse.

Great News - "The Red Door" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited when Chuck (John Michael Higgins) asks her to wait for the cable guy at his townhouse, until Chuck gives an ominous warning that tests her curiosity. Meanwhile, Portia's (Nicole Richie) phone gets hacked and Katie (Briga Heelan) struggles not to read her private emails.

The Guest Book - "Story Six" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Federal agent Trina books the mountain cabin to protect valuable witness Blake, but Blake has his own ideas on how to escape the people who are after him.


Friday, August 25

Raven's Home - "Adventures in Mommy-Sitting" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Booker, Nia, and Levi convince Raven and Chelsea they are responsible enough to watch themselves while the moms enjoy a mom's night out.

K.C. Undercover - "Keep On Truckin'" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)

Bizaardvark - "Softball: The Musical" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The group is forced to put on an entire musical about softball in order to save face with Dirk.


Saturday, August 26


Sunday, August 27

Bob's Burgers - "Eggs for Days" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The annual Easter egg hunt always brings out the competitive sides of Bob and Linda, but this time, the game goes awry. After the Belcher parents have a little too much fun hiding the eggs, the entire family is enlisted in finding the lone egg that is quickly rotting in its hiding place.

The Simpsons - "Porks and Burns" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax.

Family Guy - "A House Full of Peters" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter’s past as a sperm donor catches up to him when many of his children show up unannounced to his house.

The Simpsons - "The Cat and the Hat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: More Reboots, Including The Jetsons as a Live Action Series?; Living Single Finally Continues on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It might come as a shock, but reboots are news, again, including even a pilot being proposed at Fox that is about a guy who is dealing with being reunited with his childhood sitcom family when it gets rebooted (can it get more "meta" than that?). Plus, we're hearing that Living Single will be continuing on DVD, finally. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's another week, so why not another reboot? This time it is a little different, though, with a live-action reboot of The Jetsons being proposed for ABC. (Deadline)
  • It's become very clear that this whole reboot craze has gotten out of control when a pilot is being proposed at Fox about a former 80s child actor who is trying to live a normal life when he is sucked back into that series when it is rebooted (you may want to read that a few times to make sure you understand). (Variety)
  • Finally, we have something being proposed at Fox that isn't a reboot, an animated series that is being developed by Amy Poehler and The Simpsons' Mike Scully and Julie Thacker. (AV Club)
  • Most of MTV's current audience is probably too young to remember Unplugged, but it will return on September 8, with Shawn Mendes featured in the first installment. (Variety)
  • This could potentially be a big blow to ABC: although current series will continue on ABC, Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, who has been responsible for creating some of the most successful dramas for the network over the past decade, away from the ABC and over to Netflix. (New York Times)
  • Fox News had a reasonably stable primetime lineup for decades, with just a few changes here and there, but it seems that something changes every few months these days, and now Laura Ingraham may be in line to get her own primetime talk show on the network. (Variety)
  • Antenna TV is trying out "block scheduling" of some of their series in primetime, at least for the next two weeks. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Warner Archive has been hard at work trying to get some abandoned Warner Home Video series continued on DVD, and this week, it was announced that Living Single would continue, with Living Single - The Complete Second Season, set for a September 19 release.

TUESDAY (AUGUST 22) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four (DVD, $39.98): It's hard to believe this series has already been going for four seasons, with a fifth on the way, but the fourth one arrives on DVD in this release.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Sherri Shepherd (Twitter), "I make stuff up for a living. It's not real, okay? Don't tweet me your craziness."
Claim to Fame: Shonda Rhimes got her start in films, and one of her first gigs was one that was so bad that it could have very easily ruined her career, as she wrote the Britney Spears movie Crossroads. She was a little lucky, though, as that train wreck didn't ruin her career. She was able to move on to television, where she has thrived as creator and producer of successful series such as Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, among other series. She made news this week, though, in that she would be taking her talents to Netflix for her new series. However, the series that have started at ABC will continue at ABC.
Pick of the Tweets: "Mark your calendars, people! #GreysAnatomy and #HTGAWM return Thurs 9/28, with #SCANDAL rounding out #TGIT on 10/5!" (July 24, 2017)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fri-Yay: Sitcom Reboots; ABC and CBS Set Fall Preview Specials

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Fuller House

by Vincent

It's no secret that networks have gotten into a little bit of "remake frenzy" over the past couple of years. From Girl Meets World to Fuller House to One Day at a Time to the upcoming relaunches of Will & Grace and Roseanne, networks seem desperate to recapture the hits of yesterday rather than coming up with...well, new hits. Granted, maybe that's not totally fair - there are plenty of beloved modern sitcoms that have found audiences, particularly now that streaming services have entered the mix. And yet, networks currently seem obsessed with the past. Business-wise, it makes sense - a service like Netflix is inviting tons of potential new subscribers by bringing back past favorites with built in fanbases like Full House and Gilmore Girls, and network television would be lucky if even half of the audiences of hits like Will & Grace and Roseanne returned to their reboots. (Of course, that was before alternatives like DVR and streaming services effected ratings, but I digress...). But are these relaunches worth your time? Do they actually have potential, or are they just desperate attempts to relive the past?

The answer is a bit of a mixed bag. Of all of the relaunches, the most successful creatively has been, by far, One Day at a Time. Not coincidentally, One Day at a Time is the remake that is least like its original series - the cast and characters are entirely new, and the only elements that remain are the show's basic structure (a divorced mom raising her kids) and the theme song (which has been given a Cuban flair). Other than that, though, the series is very different, following a Cuban-American family through issues like sexuality, immigration, and post-traumatic stress disorder. One Day at a Time may be a remake, but it feels wholly original, while still retaining the spirit of classic Norman Lear sitcoms.

The other remakes, on the other hand, feel a little bit more like desperate attempts to relive the past. Girl Meets World generally did well as a modern Disney Channel sitcom, but fans expecting it to be a continuation of Boy Meets World may have been disappointed. Fuller House likely appeals quite well to Full House fans, but there's not much else beyond "Full House continued" to make it appealing to anyone else. And while the jury is still out on Will & Grace and Roseanne, it'll be an uphill battle for 15 and 25 (respectively) year old shows to seem relevant in today's television landscape. It's fine if networks want to reach into the past for profit - but hopefully the future is more like One Day at a Time, bringing new ideas to an old premise.


ABC Fall Preview Special



The ABC Fall Preview Special will air Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7:00pm on ABC and will be hosted by the stars of Speechless and American Housewife. Diedrich Bader and Cedric Yarbrough host the special with appearances from the new stars of ABC such as Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Brandon Micheal Hall and Lea Michele (The Mayor)! The special has been airing on ABC affiliates already on the weekend. There will be clips and features on all of ABC's new shows, ABC's comedy brand and the final season of Scandal.

CBS Fall Preview

CBS Fall Preview, hosted by new series stars Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon), David Boreanaz (Seal Team), Mark Feuerstein (9JKL), Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.), Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) and Jeremy Piven (Wisdom of the Crowd), is a primetime special highlighting the Network's six new fall series. It will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 4 at 8:30PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access, the Network's digital subscription video on demand and live-streaming service.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

USA Network's Suits Gets Spin-Off?; TV Land's Younger Hits Series High...Again

Suits - Gina Torres

USA Network and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) announced that the Season 7 finale of Suits, airing in the first quarter of 2018, will serve as a potential spinoff that would center around powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). The pilot will be executive produced and written by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive producer Daniel Arkin, and will be directed by Suits alum Anton Cropper (House of Lies, black-ish). Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic (Suits) will also serve as executive producers. The pivotal Season 7 finale will reunite Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) with their old friend Pearson as she adjusts to her new life in the Windy City. When she is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, Pearson must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory.


Younger

Following several weeks in a row of season highs, the fans have spoken again and made it clear that this season of Younger is absolutely can't-miss television. The August 9 episode, "Fever Pitch," delivered the highest ratings in series history in L+3 across all key demos, including a 0.92 in Adults 25-54, a 1.43 with Women 25-54, a 0.77 with Adults 18-49, and a 1.23 with Women 18-49. "Fever Pitch" was also - for the second week in a row - the most-watched episode in Younger history, with 1.4 million viewers in Live + 3. Highest playback among all key demos in series history. In this last night's episode of Younger - (Wednesday, August 16) at 10pm ET/PT - Liza gets an opportunity to edit a potential bestseller, but it comes with emotional strings attached. Josh makes a new connection with the help of Liza, and Maggie ruffles some feathers with her neighbors. The comedy stars two-time Tony(R) winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EPIX Series Gets All-Star Cast Including Patrick Dempsey; Connie Britton Is a SMILF

EPIX

MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have started production in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a 10-part television series event for premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, based on the bestselling European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which has sold more than two million books worldwide and was translated into more than 25 languages. The suspenseful dramatic series stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actor Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy, Bridget Jones's Baby) in the title role as Harry Quebert, a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property. Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who has been mentored by Harry Quebert, will be played by Ben Schnetzer (Snowden, Pride). Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet, Black Gold), Director of the Academy Award winning film Black and White in Color, will make his television directorial debut, directing every episode of the series.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair takes place in coastal Maine and focuses on Marcus Goldman who is visiting Harry Quebert's home to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. Marcus' plans are suddenly upended when Harry is sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been missing for many years. Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, New Girl) will play Sgt. Perry Gahalowood, a Maine State Police investigator who is investigating the death of Kellergan. Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Joy, Designated Survivor, Sideways) plays Tamara Quinn, Jenny Quinn's mother and the owner of a local diner who learns of a secret about Quebert.

Rounding out the cast are Kristine Froseth (Apostle), a newcomer who plays Nola Kellergan, the teenage girl who captivates Harry Quebert and becomes his muse; Colm Feore (House of Cards) as the wealthy and inscrutable Elijah Stern, one of the most powerful men in New England who's spent his life atoning for a secret past; Josh Close (Person of Interest) plays Luther Caleb, Elijah Stern's right hand man who suffers from disfiguring scars caused by a horrific attack that happened in his past; Matt Frewer (Timeless) as Reverend Kellergan, Nola's eccentric father; Connor Price (X Company) as Young Travis Dawn, a rookie cop who falls love with Jenny Quinn, a former prom queen played by Tessa Mossey (The Glass Castle) in her teenage years and by Victoria Clark (Homeland) in her adult years; Craig Eldridge (The Death and Life of John F. Donavan) plays the elder Travis Dawn who has risen in the ranks to become chief of police; Kurt Fuller (Phil) plays Police Chief Gareth Pratt who originally ran the investigation into Nola's disappearance, but is now retired; Don Harvey (The Deuce) as Bobbo Quinn, Tamara Quinn's husband; Felicia Shulman (Brad's Status) as Maggie Pratt, Chief Gareth Pratt's wife and the town busybody; Wayne Knight (Narcos) as Benjamin Roth, Harry's high-priced, high-pressure attorney.


Connie Britton

Showtime Networks announced that four-time Emmy(R) nominated actress Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) will appear in a multi-episode guest arc on the half-hour comedy series SMILF, starring writer, director and executive producer Frankie Shaw (Mr. Robot). Britton will play Ally, Bridgette's (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in constant pursuit of self-betterment. Her expectations for Bridgette's role in her life go far beyond tutoring her kids. SMILF will premiere on Sunday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the 9 p.m. ET/PT season premiere that night of the SHOWTIME hit series Shameless. In addition, two other SMILF roles have been cast. Raven Goodwin (Being Mary Jane) will recur as Eliza, Bridgette's best friend and sometimes roommate who's in pharmacy school. Eliza and Bridgette's ties run deep as Eliza is allowed to let go of her perfectionist tendencies when she's with her messy friend. Goodwin has also appeared in such films as Snatched and television series as Glee, Good Luck Charlie and Huge. Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will also recur as Father Eddie, a sober priest who runs a Catholic Parish in South Boston. Webber's other credits include Happy Christmas and The Laramie Project.

SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie, Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Adapting her Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film, Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical comedy, with Oscar(R) nominee Michael London (Sideways), Emmy(R) nominees Janice Williams (Confirmation), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher), and Scott King (Difficult People) executive producing. Multiple Emmy winner Rosie O'Donnell will co-star in her first series regular TV role as Tutu, Bridgette's prideful Southie mother who lives by her own set of rules. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with SHOWTIME.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NBC Summer Pilot Review: Marlon - Premieres Wednesday (August 16); Netflix Has the Best Worst Weekend Ever

Marlon

Marlon - Wednesdays at 9:00PM & 9:30PM ET/PT on NBC
Premieres Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00PM & 9:30PM ET/PT

by Skees

Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) are a loving couple who just can't quite love each other enough to stay married, but that doesn't stop them from spending plenty of time together. That's the premise of NBC's newest comedy, Marlon, which is based upon Wayans' real life experiences of co-parenting and trying to love each other as much as two divorced people can.

Cast Details:

Marlon Wayans as Marlon
Essence Atkins as Ashley
Notlim Taylor as Marley
Amir O'Neil as Zackery 
Datillo Riddle as Stevie
Bresha Webb as Yvette

Marlon Wayans (Marlon) stars in the series, playing a character named (appropriately enough) Marlon. As one of the siblings of the well-known Wayans family, his first prominent role came in the fourth season of In Living Color, which was the last season that the Wayans family was involved in that series. He bounced back rather quickly with The Wayans Bros. on The WB, where he starred alongside brother Shawn. Along the way, he has also appeared in numerous movies, mostly parody films.

Essence Atkins (Ashley) plays Marlon's ex-wife. She is known for her roles in Smart Guy and Half & Half. Additionally, she appeared in the TBS series Are We There Yet? Her career began in the 80s with guest starring roles on series such as The Cosby Show and Family Matters.

Notlim Taylor (Marley) plays Marlon and Ashley's daughter. She has had guest roles in Real Husbands of Hollywood, Instant Mom, and black-ish.

Amir O'Neil (Zackery) plays Marlon and Ashley's son. He has appeared in the series Mann and Wife.

Diallo Riddle (Stevie) has appeared in Silicon Valley, but has spent most of his career in writing, where he has worked on Chocolate News and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Bresha Webb (Yvette) has had recurring roles in both of the truly iconic medical dramas of the past decade and a half (namely Grey's Anatomy and ER), and also starred in the series Love That Girl! She also starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Truth Be Told.

Pilot Plot:

We have watched the first four episodes for review (the first two of which will air this week), and the plots of them are as follows.

"Pilot" (Airs August 16 at 9:00PM ET)

Marlon is trying to adjust to his life as a divorced man in the pilot (as well as adjusting to his friend Stevie, who has been living on his couch for years), where we're introduced to the entire family as well as his internet vlog.

"Cleaning Out the Closet" (Airs August 16 at 9:30PM ET)

Marlon and Ashley share a storage unit, but it has to go, and that means Marlon has to go back and take out his memories from 1997. But he finds out that letting go is much harder than anticipated.

"Boys Only Want One Thing" (Airs August 23 at 9:00PM ET)

Marlon's daughter, Marley, is bringing a boy home from school, which is very hard for him to accept. But it only becomes harder to accept when he learns that the boy looks like a grown man.

"Exes with Benefits" (Airs August 23 at 9:30PM ET)

Marlon and Ashley learn that 38% of all exes continue to have sex after they break up, and they're part of the other 62%... and now, given that they are already sharing much of their lives together anyway, they want to figure out if being part of that 38% is something that they want to do.

Analysis:

I went into this show with high expectations, as NBC had promoted it in a way to make it look like it was going to be similar to The Carmichael Show, which this show has effectively replaced. I was lukewarm on that series originally, but it very quickly grew on me to become one of my favorite sitcoms on TV. Unfortunately, this series just doesn't live up to that series at all. It's more of a standard sitcom that doesn't really delve into any controversy at all. That isn't to say that a series needs to be all about controversial topics to be good, but it has to have something, and I'm not really sure what this series has.

It does have a good cast, which sort of amazes me. How could they have taken a cast like this and used it so poorly? Marlon Wayans didn't quite stand out on In Living Color the way that his siblings did, but he did shine with his brother Shawn on The Wayans Bros. (which I never watched even once during the original run, but became a fan of through DVDs and syndication). Essence Atkins also did pretty well for herself on Smart Guy (something else worth pointing out is that I never really knew how old she was, and was surprised to learn that she was 25 years old when that series started, but playing a high school student). She was also in the TBS TV series version of Are We There Yet?, which somehow became the red-haired stepchild of the TBS comedies of that era even though it was about the only one that I truly liked. I felt like a show with a starring cast like that could carry itself along just fine, but I'm sort of reminded of another series that had an even more stellar cast, the Fox series Back to You that started Kelsey Grammar and Patricia Heaton, that fizzled very quickly. So clearly, a cast can't carry a series along.

The pilot goes really slow. I've always contended that it is hard to judge a series based solely upon the pilot, because they have this incredibly difficult job of introducing you to the characters while also trying to tell a good story, and it is hard to cram that all into one episode. But truth be told, there was really not any story of significance in the pilot other than introducing the characters.

I really don't get the whole element of Marlon's YouTube vlogging (that's video blogging for the less tech savvy) as it is in the series. They seem to want to make that a focal point of the series, all of the things that he is doing for his vlog, but nothing about the vlog seems to fit it at all with the series. It sort of reminds of Last Man Standing where Tim Allen's character Mike Baxter was forced to do the vlogs for his work, and it always seemed out of place and bizarre in that series, and even more so here.

I just don't know what this series is supposed to be about other than the co-parenting, which really does take co-parenting to a whole new level. If you didn't watching, then you would assume that Marlon and Ashley are still happily married and living together. And it actually does happen far more often than people realize that two people can be divorced and still care about each other, but this series hardly even gives you the impression that they're divorced.

Finally, one more thing that bothered me about the series is that Marlon Wayans (much like his siblings) is known for being funny. This series just sort of wasn't. There were little things that made me smile here and there, but I was disappointed that there wasn't more.

Conclusion:

I can't say that I have high hopes for this series. I made it through the first four episodes hoping to find some things to like about it, but I really didn't find a lot. It's not that the cast is a problem, it is just that I can't figure out what it is that is supposed to make me interested in the series. I've certainly been wrong about certain series before, including some that I've been skeptical about that I actually ended up liking quite well (The Carmichael Show is a great example of this, as I was unsure of it at first and it quickly became a favorite of mine), but I'm not sure what will keep this series from being cancelled after the summer run is finished. If it does find an audience and fanbase, though, I would hope that NBC would give this series a better chance than being "summer filler," because I'd hate to see this show get the same treatment that The Carmichael Show (which probably could have found a better audience had it not been an annual summer burnoff) received from the network. If there's nothing better to watch and you happen to come across this, whether live on NBC or on demand, you won't necessarily be wasting your time to give this show a chance, because there might be something that you like here. But don't get your expectations too high. 

Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 3/5
Funniness: 2/5
Overall: 3/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00PM & 9:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Marlon Photo Gallery


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    Netflix

    Netflix announces the new series Best Worst Weekend Ever, an eight-episode limited comedy series. Best Worst Weekend Ever follows four friends as they make the most of their last weekend before high school. A comic convention has come to their town, and they will do whatever it takes to be part of the magic. But after a wild party, a lost dog and a destroyed house, their friendship is put to the test. Casting is still to come for the single-camera comedy. Created by Robin Stein and Dan Franklin. Showrunner is Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up, The Wedding Ringer) and EPs Dan Cross and Dave Hoge (EPs of The Thundermans, Pair of Kings), MarVista Entertainment is producing the series, with EPs Fernando Szew, Robyn Snyder and Michael McGahey.

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    Antenna TV Adds Prime Stacks for Week of Aug. 21; GLOW Gets Season 2 on Netflix

    Antenna TV

    Starting next Monday (August 21), Antenna TV will air sitcom stacks in primetime with "very special episodes" of your fave sitcoms. Four episodes back-to-back of your fave sitcoms. The primetime block of 8-10pm on weeknights will have Family Ties on Monday, All in the Family on Tuesday, One Day at a Time on Wednesday, Good Times on Thursday, and Maude on Friday. They are replacing Sanford & Son at 8pm, which is on hiatus for this week, and All in the Family at 9pm. The Antenna TV fall schedule will begin after Labor Day with the addition of Welcome Back, Kotter (which will have a Labor Day marathon) and we will have much more on that very soon. Come on back for that (but not to worry Sanford & Son will return then).


    GLOW

    Netflix has renewed GLOW for a second season (ten episodes). Set in 1985 Los Angeles, GLOW follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes the first-ever women's wrestling TV show. Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW is a Cinderella story with bodyslams. GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann are executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch, who are serving as showrunners.

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 14, 2017)

    It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
    For the week of August 14-18, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


    Monday, August 14
    • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Four Kings) - Kate appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York/Happy Family) - Christine appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey dishes about her new memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
    • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/Bosom Buddies) - Holland discusses her new show Mr. Mercedes on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia shows Steve some healthy recipes in the kitchen on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie talks about her new Broadway show, Present Laughter, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Ella Anderson (Henry Danger) - Ella talks about The Glass Castle on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) - Brigette is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
    Tuesday, August 15
    • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Catch Keegan-Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Briga Heelan (Great News/Undateable/Ground Floor) - Briga appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Chris Gethard (Broad City/Big Lake) - Chris stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Carl and Rob are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local lisitngs.
    • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie talks about Difficult People on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
    • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben makes his first appearance on the show and cooks with Michael Symon on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Brendan talks about Amazon's The Tick on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Wednesday, August 16
    • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
    • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
    • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
    Thursday, August 17
    • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara shares her thoughts on the Emmy nominations and her new ‘girl power’ campaign on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new Netflix show Naked on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz makes his Chew debut and cooks with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagmenet/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:15am.
    • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake performs on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha talks about TV One's When Love Kills on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
    Friday, August 18
    • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
    • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, August 13

    The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

    Bob's Burgers - "Aquaticism" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Tina learns that the aquarium is in danger of closing, the Belcher children devise a scheme to keep it running. Meanwhile, Bob realizes that he could learn a thing or two from Linda’s customer service skills.


    Monday, August 14

    Kevin Can Wait - "The Back Out" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Kevin and Donna jeopardize their chance for a kid-free vacation care of their chiropractor, Peter (Craig Bierko), when he catches them “cheating” on him with his colleague. Also, Kyle, still bitter that Kevin overlooked him to be best man at his wedding to Donna, tries to convince Chale to give him that responsibility.

    Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

    Mom - "Curious George and the Big Red Nightmare" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Christy and Bonnie worry that Roscoe has a drug problem when Baxter and Candace catch him smoking pot.

    Life in Pieces - "Favorite Vision Miguel Matchmaker" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Greg becomes frazzled when Lark rebuffs him and only wants to be held by Jen. Also, Heather refuses to get the reading glasses she desperately needs; Colleen introduces Matt to her eccentric father so he can get his blessing for their upcoming nuptials; and when Cousin Mikey (Greg Grunberg) goes through a tough breakup, Joan tries to set him up on a date.

    American Dad - "The Long Bomb" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    While having trouble communicating, Stan and Hayley team up to stop a terrorist plot to blow up the Bazooka Sharks arena; Roger pretends to be an escort.

    People of Earth - "Uneasy Alliance" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Gina uses her birthday party to distract Agent Foster so that Ozzie can sneak out to meet Walsh; The Cube pressures Jeff to clean up the ship; Don wants to tell Kelly a secret; Father Doug and Chelsea face difficulty.


    Tuesday, August 15

    The Mick - "The Buffer" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    To teach Sabrina a lesson, Mickey tricks her. Meanwhile, Chip turns to Jimmy for advice.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloween IV" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    It’s Halloween in the Nine-Nine, which can only mean one thing: heist time. This year, the squad members pull out all the stops in their quest to win the title of “Ultimate Detective Slash Genius.” Lines are drawn and plans are made, but there can only be one reigning champion.

    Wrecked - "The Setup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Danny launches an investigation after the survivors discover someone has sabotaged the ship by blowing up the engine; Steve makes a shocking discovery at the bottom of the ship.

    Still the King - "Hockey Tonk" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
    Vernon scores a gig at a Predators hockey game, and Ronnie uses the occasion to propose to Debbie.

    Still the King - "Ronnie Brasco" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
    Vernon fills in for an absent Ronnie and spends the day helping Debbie plan for her upcoming wedding.

    In The Cut - "The Hustle" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Kenny's music career is taking off, and Jay wants a piece of the action; Sherlock Smitty is on the case when Jay's new ATM machine goes missing from the barbershop.


    Wednesday, August 16

    Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

    Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

    Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

    Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

    Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

    Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.


    Thursday, August 17

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Allowance Evaporation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon and Amy have their first fight since moving in together, and Koothrappali is shocked at the realities of financial independence when he stops receiving support from his father.

    Kevin Can Wait - "Kenny Can Wait" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Kevin strikes up an unlikely friendship with Harry Connick Jr., but gets caught in a web of lies trying to impress his new friend. Harry Connick Jr. guest stars as himself.

    Great News - "Snowmageddon of the Century" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After organizing a poorly attended staff karaoke night, Carol (Andrea Martin) is convinced that everyone at "The Breakdown" needs some office bonding time. When Greg (Adam Campbell) refuses to help, Carol enlists the help of God, causing a huge snowstorm to trap everyone in the building overnight. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) takes an interest in working with Katie (Briga Heelan), which Portia (Nicole Richie) convinces Katie is romantic.

    The Guest Book - "Story Four" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Christy heads up to the mountains to try and bond with her new boyfriend Paul and his 8-year-old daughter, but she self-medicates because of her anxiety and ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.


    Friday, August 18

    Raven's Home - "You're Gonna Get It" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Nia sneaks to school wearing makeup against Raven's wishes, she draws the attention of the eighth grade girls who invite her to hang out.

    K.C. Undercover - "The Storm Maker" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    K.C. is tasked with tracking down a dangerous weather-controlling device on the same night as her homecoming dance.

    Bizaardvark - "Frankie's Cheating Teacher" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    An attempt to get Frankie's dad back into the dating scene goes horribly wrong when he snags a date with Frankie's English teacher.


    Saturday, August 19

    Love Thy Neighbor - "Candles and Flowers" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam's poorly misguided plan to win Drew's affection backfires.

    Love Thy Neighbor - "One Day Soon" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Hattie, Troy and Drew attempt to baby-sit Baby Celina.

    Love Thy Neighbor - "True Feelings" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam and Drew discuss their feelings for one another.


    Sunday, August 20

    Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

    The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

    Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

    The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

    Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

    Complete TV Listings


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

    Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

    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
    07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
    07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
    07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
    07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
    08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
    08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
    08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
    08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
    08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, August 22

    The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

    Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

    Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
    Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

    Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
    It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

    In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

    Tuesday, August 22

    • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.