Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Antenna TV's Wings Valentine's Day Marathon; House of Payne Spin-off Coming to OWN

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air with Antenna TV's Wings of Love Valentine's Day Marathon, a 17-hour/34 episode Wings marathon beginning at 5am [ET] on Tuesday, February 14. In its 8 seasons, the crew at Sandpiper Air found themselves in an array of romantic entanglements, re-live the love during Antenna TV's Wings of Love Valentine's Day Marathon with the following Wings episodes:

5:00 AM There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket
5:30 AM The Puppetmaster
6:00 AM Friends or Lovers
6:30 AM Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
7:00 AM Love Means Never Having to Say Geronimo
7:30 AM The Naked Truth 8:00 AM The Taming of the Shrew
8:30 AM I Ain't Got No Bunny
9:00 AM Marriage, Italian Style (part 1)
9:30 AM Divorce, American Style (part 2)
10:00 AM Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy
10:30 AM Mathers of the Heart
11:00 AM Two Jerks and a Jill
11:30 AM It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House
12:00 PM It May Have Happened One Night
12:30 PM I Love Brian
1:00 PM Date Package Number Seven
1:30 PM Stop in the Name of Love
2:00 PM An Affair to Forget
2:30 PM 2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten
3:00 PM Come Fly with Me
3:30 PM Sleepless in Nantucket
4:00 PM Whose Wife is it Anyway
4:30 PM Spark and How to get it
5:00 PM Is That a Ten Foot Sandwich...
5:30 PM Fools Russian
6:00 PM Hooker, Line and Sinker
6:30 PM 'Bye George
7:00 PM Lady Vanishes
7:30 PM The Lyin' King
8:00 PM Love Overboard
8:30 PM Single and Hating It
9:00 PM Dreamgirl
9:30 PM Heartache Tonight


Tyler Perr's House of Payne

Continuing its successful partnership with prolific producer Tyler Perry, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced a 38-episode order for a new comedy series from Perry, The Paynes, a spinoff of his popular series House of Payne. The network has also ordered 44 additional episodes of Perry's hit OWN drama series The Haves and the Have Nots and 18 episodes of If Loving You is Wrong. Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, The Paynes meets back up with Curtis and Ella Payne (stars LaVan Davis and Cassi Davis reprising their roles) who are trying to enjoy their retirement in Florida only to get roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer. The series also stars Jackée Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary and Sanai Victoria. The comedy has begun production at the new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta and will premiere on OWN in 2018.

Additionally, the network announced the final seasons of Perry's popular comedy series Love Thy Neighbor and For Better or Worse, which will both move to Saturday nights. Love Thy Neighbor will premiere its fourth season on Saturday, March 4 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. For Better or Worse will premiere its sixth season on Saturday, June 10 with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Both series will air through 2017 with 22 and 20 episodes respectively.

Monday, January 30, 2017

23rd Annual SAG Awards Winners; New Amazon Series Premieres Feb. 24

The 23rd SAG Awards were held last night on TNT & TBS. Here were the television winners from the ceremony:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, AMC)
Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX)
Bryan Cranston (All the Way, HBO)
John Turturro (The Night Of, AMC)
Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX)
WINNER: Bryan Cranston (All the Way, HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror, Netflix)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime, ABC)
Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, HBO)
Sarah Paulson (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX)
Kerry Washington (Confirmation, HBO)
WINNER: Sarah Paulson (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, NBC)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, USA Network)
John Lithgow(The Crown, Netflix)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, Netflix)
WINNER: John Lithgow(The Crown, Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Netflix)
Claire Foy (The Crown, Netflix)
Thandie Newton (Westworld, HBO)
Winona Ryder (Stranger Things, Netflix)
Robin Wright (House of Cards, Netflix)
WINNER: Claire Foy (The Crown, Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Anthony Anderson (black-ish, ABC)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix)
William H. Macy (Shameless, Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Amazon Video)
WINNER: William H. Macy (Shameless, Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black, Netflix)
Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie, Netflix)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie, Netflix)
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown (Netflix)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Westworld (HBO)
WINNER: Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
black-ish (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
WINNER: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lilly Tomlin



Patriot

Amazon announced its new original one hour series Patriot is slated to premiere on Friday, February 24 exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. Starring Michael Dorman (Wonderland), Emmy winner Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Kurtwood Smith (That 70's Show) and Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), Patriot follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Dorman). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" - that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government's incompetence and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the "front" industrial piping company cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize Tavner's mission. Customers can watch the pilot episode online at Amazon.com/PatriotTV before the full season's remaining nine episodes air on February 24.

Patriot explores the lesser known, unglamorous aspects of life as an intelligence officer. While the future of the world is at stake, it's often the idiosyncrasies of those around John Tavner that force him to have to choose between bad alternatives. Those characters include Tom Tavner (O'Quinn), John's State Department Director of Intelligence father; John's older brother Edward Tavner (Chernus), a young Texas congressman; John's wife Alice, played by Kathleen Munroe (Call Me Fitz); Agathe, played by Aliette Opheim (Sandor slash Ida), a brilliant young homicide detective from Luxembourg hot on John's trail; and Mr. Claret (Smith), John's stickler of a new "boss" at the piping firm where John is "employed."

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week 19 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 19 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 4.99/9 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC  3.46/6 (+21%); #3. NBC 3.05/5 (-16%); #4. Fox 2.30/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+77%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.015 million (-6% from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC 5.394 million (+21%); #3. NBC 4.824 million (-16%); #4. Fox 3.704 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.706 million (+76%).
Adults 18-49: #1. ABC 1.51/5 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. CBS 1.29/5 (-9%); #3. NBC 1.15/4 (-15%); #4. Fox 1.10/4 (-1%); #5. The CW 0.58/2 (+123%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 18 (1/16/17-1/22/17, LIVE+SD). CBS of course won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and did a 3.29 rating.  ABC was a distant #2 with a 1.06 rating.  NBC was #3 with a 1.02 rating, without any NFL coverage, while Fox was #4 with a 0.91 rating  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 13.287 million, with NBC #2 at 4.588  million.  ABC was #3 with 4.095 million and Fox at #4 with 2.997 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/26/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.22 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.68 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.60 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS back to #1 at 8.585 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.226 million. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.436 million but ABC at #4 with 5.233 million.

Back to week 19 (Jan. 23-29), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:


Week 19 (Jan. 23-29) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 22)(Week 18)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM
7,446,000 (7,446,000)
0.71 (0.71)
AFVABC7:00PM4,530,0004,054,000 476,000 0.740.68 0.06 REPEAT
Son of ZornFox7:00PM3,716,000
3,716,000 1.42
1.42 REPEAT
DatelineNBC7:00PM4,911,000
4,911,000 0.77
0.77 7-830P
The WallNBC7:00PM
2,711,000 (2,711,000)
0.74 (0.74)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM
3,559,000 (3,559,000)
0.98 (0.98)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,292,000
2,292,000 0.92
0.92 REPEAT
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM
8,584,000 (8,584,000)
1.03 (1.03)
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM3,240,0003,951,000 (711,000)0.630.79 (0.16)REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:11PM
23,077,000 (23,077,000)
7.06 (7.06)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,589,0006,901,000 (4,312,000)1.022.78 (1.76)REPEAT vs. 1-HR ep
NFL Post GameFox8:08PM
28,860,000 (28,860,000)
9.88 (9.88)
NBC MovieNBC8:30PM2,325,00037,113,000 (34,788,000)0.5811.96 (11.38)830-11P vs. NFL Playoffs
Son of ZornFox8:30PM1,997,000
1,997,000 0.86
0.86
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM
7,535,000 (7,535,000)
0.74 (0.74)
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM3,013,0003,730,000 (717,000)0.640.82 (0.18)REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,117,0004,088,000 (1,971,000)0.961.66 (0.70)REPEAT vs. Mick
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,012,0003,549,000 (1,537,000)0.871.42 (0.55)REPEAT vs. Guy
AFC Champ Post GameCBS9:51PM22,655,000
22,655,000 7.73
7.73
HuntedCBS10:08PM11,846,0004,357,000 7,489,000 4.060.54 3.52 PREMIERE vs. Elem
QuanticoABC10:00PM1,680,0002,237,000 (557,000)0.300.42 (0.12)REPEAT vs. Conviction
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM8,616,0008,644,000 (28,000)1.741.74 -
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,348,0007,113,000 235,000 2.422.34 0.08 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM3,904,0004,333,000 (429,000)1.051.19 (0.14) 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,603,0003,691,000 (88,000)1.211.20 0.01
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,652,000
2,652,000 0.78
0.78
Howie Mandel All-StarCW8:00PM
1,407,000 (1,407,000)
0.34 (0.34)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,686,0007,703,000 (17,000)1.561.50 0.06
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM7,063,0006,400,000 663,000 1.701.47 0.23
LuciferFox9:00PM4,170,0003,974,000 196,000 1.181.10 0.08
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM988,000
988,000 0.37
0.37
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM7,109,0005,610,000 1,499,000 1.621.13 0.49 REPEAT vs. Odd
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,770,0007,805,000 (35,000)1.311.19 0.12
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,914,000
2,914,000 0.83
0.83
Big FanABC10:00PM
3,040,000 (3,040,000)
1.00 (1.00)
Big FanABC10:30PM
2,232,000 (2,232,000)
0.69 (0.69)
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,456,0003,453,000 3,000 0.860.88 (0.02)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM16,211,00015,501,000 710,000 1.881.86 0.02
The MiddleABC8:00PM4,391,0006,521,000 (2,130,000)1.031.68 (0.65)REPEAT
The WallNBC8:00PM6,614,0006,623,000 (9,000)1.591.72 (0.13)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,354,0002,370,000 (16,000)0.921.01 (0.09)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,684,000979,000 1,705,000 0.950.30 0.65 vs. REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM3,418,0005,321,000 (1,903,000)0.911.50 (0.59)REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PM2,760,0002,765,000 (5,000)1.041.09 (0.05)
BullCBS9:00PM11,173,00011,110,000 63,000 1.311.47 (0.16)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM2,792,0003,907,000 (1,115,000)0.771.17 (0.40)REPEAT
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,629,0009,594,000 35,000 2.832.57 0.26
BonesFox9:00PM3,051,0002,922,000 129,000 0.870.77 0.10
Legends of TomorrowCW9:00PM1,750,000584,000 1,166,000 0.620.21 0.41 vs. No Tomorrow
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,029,0002,807,000 (778,000)0.590.84 (0.25)REPEAT
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,178,0009,326,000 (148,000)1.121.18 (0.06)
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,001,0002,027,000 (26,000)0.650.63 0.02
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,381,0007,149,000 232,000 1.751.60 0.15










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
HuntedCBS8:00PM5,479,000
5,479,000 1.33
1.33 8-10P
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM
5,833,000 (5,833,000)
1.09 (1.09)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM4,761,0005,504,000 (743,000)1.161.49 (0.33)REPEAT vs. Fresh
Law & Order: SVUNBC8:00PM4,215,0004,730,000 (515,000)0.850.89 (0.04)REPEAT vs. Blindspot
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,280,0006,292,000 (12,000)1.421.39 0.03
ArrowCW8:00PM1,682,000828,000 854,000 0.560.22 0.34 vs. REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM4,015,0005,393,000 (1,378,000)1.071.60 (0.53)REPEAT
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM
6,704,000 (6,704,000)
1.21 (1.21)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,442,0004,551,000 (109,000)1.161.35 (0.19)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,210,0006,460,000 (1,250,000)1.061.39 (0.33)REPEAT
StarFox9:00PM3,791,0003,958,000 (167,000)1.151.23 (0.08)
FrequencyCW9:00PM793,000734,000 59,000 0.260.20 0.06
black-ishABC9:30PM3,896,0004,602,000 (706,000)1.091.44 (0.35)REPEAT
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,683,000
5,683,000 0.90
0.90
Trump First InterviewABC10:00PM7,502,0003,507,000 3,995,000 1.720.99 0.73 vs. Match(R)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM4,420,0007,112,000 (2,692,000)0.841.49 (0.65)REPEAT










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM9,353,00015,154,000 (5,801,000)1.633.35 (1.72)REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM9,585,0003,984,000 5,601,000 2.590.76 1.83 vs. REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM2,782,000
2,782,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM
3,931,000 (3,931,000)
1.12 (1.12)
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,982,0003,915,000 67,000 1.241.29 (0.05)
SupernaturalCW8:00PM1,720,000959,000 761,000 0.580.23 0.35 vs. Legends(R)
MomCBS8:30PM7,024,0007,808,000 (784,000)1.161.65 (0.49)REPEAT vs. Indoors
SuperstoreNBC8:30PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.69
0.69 REPEAT
Mary Tyler Moore SpecialCBS9:00PM6,549,000
6,549,000 0.78
0.78
MomCBS9:00PM
8,571,000 (8,571,000)
1.72 (1.72)
ScandalABC9:00PM7,623,0002,972,000 4,651,000 2.050.63 1.42 PREMIERE vs. REPEAT
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM4,035,0006,410,000 (2,375,000)0.761.18 (0.42)REPEAT
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,148,0002,426,000 (278,000)0.740.84 (0.10)
RiverdaleCW9:00PM1,378,000851,000 527,000 0.510.25 0.26 PREMIERE vs. Supernatural(R)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM
6,948,000 (6,948,000)
1.51 (1.51)
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,198,0005,270,000 (72,000)0.750.82 (0.07)
How to Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM5,414,0004,872,000 542,000 1.520.90 0.62 vs. 20/20
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM2,520,0005,013,000 (2,493,000)0.500.99 (0.49)REPEAT










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM5,169,0004,719,000 450,000 0.800.72 0.08 REPEAT vs. Challenge
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,957,0006,390,000 567,000 1.201.35 (0.15)
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,178,0004,289,000 (111,000)0.800.85 (0.05)
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,818,0002,869,000 (51,000)0.600.63 (0.03)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM960,000863,000 97,000 0.300.32 (0.02)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,210,0004,644,000 566,000 1.001.02 (0.02)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM7,078,0008,414,000 (1,336,000)0.801.01 (0.21)REPEAT
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,903,0004,313,000 1,590,000 1.301.00 0.30 vs. REPEAT
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,742,0002,829,000 (87,000)0.600.71 (0.11)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM2,153,0001,914,000 239,000 0.600.50 0.10
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM595,000565,000 30,000 0.200.22 (0.02)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM7,094,0009,770,000 (2,676,000)0.801.17 (0.37)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,584,0004,461,000 1,123,000 0.900.93 (0.03)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,781,0003,062,000 719,000 0.900.77 0.13










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,310,0003,605,000 (295,000)0.400.45 (0.05)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,190,0001,922,000 268,000 0.500.43 0.07
DatelineNBC8:00PM4,850,000
4,850,000 0.80
0.80 8-10P
Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM
2,811,000 (2,811,000)
0.42 (0.42)
UFC Fight NightFox8:00PM2,020,000
2,020,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
1,817,000 (1,817,000)
0.38 (0.38)
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM2,580,0003,598,000 (1,018,000)0.801.16 (0.36)830-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM3,660,0003,876,000 (216,000)0.400.63 (0.23)REPEAT vs. 48 Hrs
StarFox9:00PM
1,192,000 (1,192,000)
0.27 (0.27)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,040,0004,495,000 545,000 0.700.75 (0.05)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM3,240,000
3,240,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 19 (Jan. 23-29) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon8,616,0001.74
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon7,063,0001.70
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu9,353,0001.63REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMMon7,109,0001.62REPEAT
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,686,0001.56
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun3,716,0001.42REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,957,0001.2
MomCBS8:30PMThu7,024,0001.16REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,442,0001.16REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed4,761,0001.16REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,896,0001.09REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed4,015,0001.07REPEAT
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,760,0001.04
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue4,391,0001.03REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,589,0001.02REPEAT
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,210,0001.0
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,117,0000.96REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun2,292,0000.92REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,354,0000.92
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue3,418,0000.91REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,012,0000.87REPEAT
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun1,997,0000.86
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue2,792,0000.77REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu2,782,0000.70REPEAT
SuperstoreNBC8:30PMThu2,407,0000.69REPEAT
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,029,0000.59REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu

completed
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


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04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 25

The Goldbergs - "Agassi" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team.  When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi.  Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day.

American Housewife - "The Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeño” score.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 9:00PM 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.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "Auntsgiving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops’ older sister Almaviligerais unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much.

Speechless - "D-I-- DING" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car.  Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Sword Fights and a Dominican Shortstop" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy considers giving up her dream of becoming a lawyer when Bonnie’s ex-girlfriend, Jeanine (Rosie O’Donnell), offers her a lucrative job in real estate. Also, Adam is very curious about Bonnie’s past with women.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Thursday, May 25

  • Jada Pinkett-Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCartyhs/Roseanne) - Laurie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani kicks off summer with recipes that are included in People's Summer Grilling special issue on People Now at 8:30am.