Monday, April 17, 2017

ABC Summer 2017 Schedule; E! Renews Drama for 2nd Season

ABC

The ABC Television Network has announced summer premiere dates for limited series Somewhere Between, drama series Still Star-Crossed, and documentary The Story of Diana. Summer Fun & Games Return with new alternative series The Gong Show, Boy Band, Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME and Battle of the Network Stars. Summer game-show nights return with Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth, as well as returning favorite Bachelor in Paradise and music specials Billboard Music Awards, CMA Fest 2017 and ESPN's The 2017 ESPYS. These shows join previously announced The Bachelorette, premiering Monday, May 22, comedy series Downward Dog, airing Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning May 23 and movie event Dirty Dancing, airing Wednesday, May 24. A full look is below (The NBA Finals of course is also airing this summer on ABC):

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
9:31-10:00 p.m. Downward Dog (Comedy Sneak Preview)

SUNDAY, MAY 21
8:00-11:00 p.m. Billboard Music Awards

MONDAY, MAY 22
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Bachelorette (Season 13 Premiere)

TUESDAY, MAY 23
8:00-8:30 p.m. Downward Dog (Comedy Time-Period Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
8:00-11:00 p.m. Dirty Dancing (Three-Hour Movie Event)

MONDAY, MAY 29
10:01-11:00 p.m. Still Star-Crossed (Drama Series Premiere)

SUNDAY, JUNE 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. Celebrity Family Feud (Season 3 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. $100,000 Pyramid (Season 2 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
10:00-11:00 p.m. To Tell the Truth

THURSDAY, JUNE 22
8:00-10:00 p.m. Boy Band (Two-Hour Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Gong Show (Series Premiere)

THURSDAY, JUNE 29
8:00-9:00 p.m. Boy Band
9:00-10:00 p.m. Battle of the Network Stars (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
8:00-11:00 p.m. The 2017 ESPYS

MONDAY, JULY 24
10:01-11:00 p.m. Somewhere Between (Drama Series Premiere)

MONDAY, JULY 31
8:00-10:00 p.m. The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
8:00-11:00 p.m. CMA Fest 2017

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
8:00-10:00 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Season 4 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Story of Diana: Part One

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Story of Diana: Part Two

MONDAY, AUGUST 14
8:00-10:01 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Time Period Premiere)


The Arrangement

E! Entertainment has greenlit a second season of its latest original scripted series The Arrangement. From Universal Cable Productions and Emmy Award-Winning writer/EP Jonathan Abrahams (Mad Men), the series debuted Sunday, March 5 at 10pm ET/PT. Starring Josh Henderson (Dallas), Christine Evangelista (The Walking Dead), Lexa Doig (Continuum) and Michael Vartan (Alias), this multi-layered, sophisticated Hollywood love story brings to life the darker side of fame. Season two will consist of 10, one-hour episodes, just like the current first season. The Arrangement season one will conclude with the finale airing Sunday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT. In last night's episode, secrets are revealed when Kyle (Henderson) accompanies Megan (Evangelista) on a trip back to her hometown to officiate her best friend's wedding. Terence (Vartan) goes on a journey of self-reflection after trying to save the Institute from a possible scandal that leads to an intense confrontation. As things get steamy with DeAnn (Doig), she finds herself inspired to take more risks with her life.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, April 26

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.

black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.

Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.

Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.

Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.