Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Classic Series Dan August Heads to getTV; NBC Orders 3 New Series Before Upfront

Dan August

getTV presents beloved leading man Burt Reynolds in the rare 1970 police drama Dan August, airing 10 classic episodes as part of the network's "Get Lost In TV" block on Sunday, May 21, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Dan August stars Reynolds - one year before his breakthrough role in the classic thriller Deliverance - as the titular lieutenant investigating the homicide beat in his hometown of Santa Luisa, CA. August's job is complicated by figures from his past, with whom he often finds himself at odds, as he works to keep the streets safe with the help of his partner, Sgt. Wilentz (Norman Fell, before Three's Company), and Chief Untermeyer (Richard Anderson, three years before his star turn on The Six Million Dollar Man).

The Dan August "Get Lost In TV" block features a slew of impressive guest appearances, bringing together future famous duos such as Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams before they joined the Rebellion as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in Star Wars; as well as John Ritter, in just his second acting role, and Norman Fell before they met up at the Regal Beagle on Three's Company; and Donna Mills and Joan Van Ark before they moved into Knots Landing. Other notable guests include Mickey Rooney, Martin Sheen, Larry Hagman, Ricardo Montalban, Lee Meriwether, Carolyn Jones, Vera Miles, Dabney Coleman, and Gary Busey in his third acting role.


A.P. Bio

We are less than a week away from the annual upfront week and NBC has ordered three new series...so far. The series are: comedy A.P. Bio and dramas Rise and For God and Country. In A.P. Bio, when a philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit. The cast includes Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Aparna Brielle, Jacob McCarthy, Nick Peine and guest star Vanessa Bayer.

Rise

Rise is a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story. The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett and Shirley Rumierk.

For God and Country

In For God and Country, from the production team behind Homeland comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Friday, May 26

  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Watch Pete on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He also appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Horatio Sanz (Great News) - Horatio appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Halston Sage (How to Rock) - Halston is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond), Peter Krause (Sports Night/Cybill), John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Harry has his biggest celebrity reveals, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - NFL star Jon Dorenbos presents The Ellen DeGeneres Show's funniest moments from Season 14, featuring Jamie and Sofia, so check your local listings.