Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SundanceTV's Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon; Networks Gearing Up for Upfront Week

SundanceTV

SundanceTV celebrates Mother's Day with its "Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon," beginning Sunday, May 14 at 6 AM ET/5 AM CT. The programming event will feature back-to-back episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in addition to four films that tug at the heartstrings or bring a smile to one's face. The "Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon" begins with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, created by James L. Brooks, in celebration of Moore's life’s work. Immediately following is Susan Sarandon's Golden Globe® nominated performance in the heartwarming family film Stepmom, and Jane Fonda in the comedy Monster-in-Law alongside Jennifer Lopez. The day-long programming event is rounded out by two heartwarming romantic comedies, Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon and the network premiere of Jennifer Lawrence's Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winning performance in Silver Linings Playbook.


Marvel's The Gifted

With the upfront week approaching next week, we have more upfront news with some pickups, renewals and cancellations. First at Fox, they have canceled dramas Rosewood and Sleepy Hollow, but picked up new series Marvel's The Gifted. The series focuses on a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. Moving on to ABC, ABC is bringing back American Idol. The network has closed an agreement with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Together they will revive television's most successful and recognized music competition series for the 2017-2018 season, bringing back the fan-favorite and making more dreams come true. A host and judges will be announced at a later time. And finally, NBC has renewed drama Taken for a second season and has upped its episode order to 16 (as the first season only had 10).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.