Monday, February 13, 2017

black-ish Leads the Way at NAACP Awards; ABC Picks Up Three TGIT Series for 2017-18


The winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced Saturday during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents. Some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nate Parker, Niecy Nash, Omari Hardwick, Regina King, Mandy Moore, John Legend, Terrence Howard, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Trevor Noah, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Mike Colter, Mykelti Williamson, Adam Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Bill Paxton, Brian White, Deon Cole, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Justin Cornwell, Nick Kroll, Penny Johnson, Pooch Hall, Don Cheadle, Keesha Sharp, Andra Day, Kofi Siriboe, Rutina Wesley, Stephan James, Tika Sumpter and Uzo Aduba. Also appeared were cast members from Empire, This Is Us, Atlanta, The Carmichael Show, Power, black-ish, Queen Sugar, and more.

The winners for television are below:

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson - black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross - black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Laurence Fishburne - black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Tichina Arnold - Survivor's Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Drama Series
Queen Sugar (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson - Empire (Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett - Empire (Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton - Power (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie or Limited Series
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Courtney B. Vance - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Actress in Television Movie or Limited Series
Regina King - American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Youth Performance in Television
Marsai Martin - black-ish (ABC)

ABC TGIT - Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder

ABC's hit TGIT series - Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder - have each been picked up for another season (2017-18 season) by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. Next season will be the 14th season of Grey's Anatomy, the seventh season of Scandal, and the fourth season of How To Get Away with Murder. Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder have proved to be a stellar combination for the network since the January return of the three shows from Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. All three shows are produced by ABC Studios. ABC will bring back The Catch for a second season this March, but no word just yet on that series for 2017-18 season. The return of TGIT on January 26 drove ABC to Thursday season highs and made it the No. 1 network each week since the return, among Adults 18-49.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, March 22

Superstore - "Target" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jeff (Michael Bunin) leaves Cloud 9 to work at Target, Garrett (Colton Dunn) leads Glenn (Mark McKinney) to believe that he's poaching other employees to go with him. In return Glenn tries to poach employees from Target. Amy (America Ferrera) goes on a double date with Dina (Lauren Ash), and Kelly (Kelly Stables) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) discuss moving in together.

A.P. Bio - "Selling Out" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) receives an offer from Miles' (Tom Bennett) publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef (Lyric Lewis) chose Mary (Mary Sohn) as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle (Jean Villepique).

Atlanta - "Money Bag Shawty" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
People act differently outside the city.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Thursday, March 22

  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch Roseanne and John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas ('Til Death/How to Make It in America) - Eddie drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie stops by Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and The Real, so check your listings. He opens up about Station 19 on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea are guests on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith is at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about Netflix's Alexa & Katie on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on the BUILD Series at 1:30pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim talks about Comedy Central's The Jim Jefferies Show on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.