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 (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

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.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

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.