Thursday, May 18, 2017

The CW Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Turner 2017 Upfront

The CW 2017-18

Fall 2017


Mondays
8:00PM Supergirl
9:00PM Valor (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Flash
9:00PM DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Wednesdays
8:00PM Riverdale
9:00PM Dynasty (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM Supernatural
9:00PM Arrow

Fridays
8:00PM Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00PM Jane the Virgin

Unscheduled Mid-Season 2017:

COMEDY:

DRAMA: Life Sentence (new), Black Lightning (new), The 100 (returning), iZombie (returning), The Originals (returniung)
REALITY:

NOTES: The CW will launch its 2017-18 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later. The season will once again kick off with the exclusive telecast of the IHeartVideo Music Festival. The CW will also celebrate the holiday season with an exclusive telecast of the IHeartRadio Jingle Ball; air dates will be announced at a later date.


Discuss The CW's 2017-18 lineup and also you can view complete program information.



The Turner Upfront 2017 presentation yesterday morning included a series of new announcements that demonstrated the company's commitment to transforming the viewing experience, expanding platform availability and investing in premium content. They join recent announcements made about new series greenlights and projects in development.

● TBS announced a new four-year deal with Conan O'Brien that will keep his late-night show on TBS through 2022 and will extend the Team Coco brand into digital content, podcasting, gaming, pay TV and live events.
● TBS has given the greenlight to three new series: Miracle Workers, a Heaven-set workplace comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels; Close Enough, a brand new animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel; and a new untitled series from the comedy trio The Dress Up Gang, whose viral videos include the popular My Roommate, My Friend series. The network is also teaming up with entertainment icon and actor Snoop Dogg to refresh and update the classic game show The Joker's Wild has titled the forthcoming project starring Tracy Morgan as The Last O.G., adding Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland to the cast.
● TNT has greenlit two documentary series: Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse and Who Run the World? from Sarah Jessica Parker, Morgan Spurlock and Refinery29. The network has also ordered a pilot for Highland, a scripted drama written by Liz Sarnoff and actress-comedian Margaret Cho, and announced Daveed Diggs, who earned a Tony® for the Broadway hit Hamilton, will star in the network's drama pilot Snowpiercer, which will be directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson.
● TNT is working with master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a night of original science-fiction programming. Initial plans call for the block to serve as a showcase for hour-long series, short-form programs and other formats to be developed in collaboration with Scott.
● Super Deluxe, which has quickly grown to average more than 30 million unique users every month on social and recently hit the billion views milestone, will have its own 90-minute interactive, alternative late-night block on TBS called Super Deluxe.
● Adult Swim has greenlit two new series: The Jellies!, an animated series from Tyler, The Creator that will air this summer; and Mostly 4 Millennials, a live-action series created by and starring Derrick Beckles, and executive produced by Eric Andre. The network has also announced a new special from comedian Jena Friedman, and has ordered a stop-motion animated pilot titled The Shivering Truth, created by Vernon Chatman and featuring the voices of Michael Cera and Jonah Hill.
● truTV's slate of five upcoming series includes Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, which will launch later this year and provide a refreshing new take on traditional stand-up comedy; At Home with Amy Sedaris from the comedy icon; the comedic anthology series Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters; the scripted comedy I'm Sorry, from Andrea Savage; and the live call-in talk show The Chris Gethard Show.
● Cartoon Network recently greenlit Unikitty!, an all-new animated series produced by Warner Bros, that will follow Unikitty, the beloved fan-favorite character from the global blockbuster The LEGO Movie, and her whole cast of friends into a world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties.
● CNN will be adding five new original series to its slate in 2018: Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope.
● HLN will debut Unmasking A Killer, a new five-part series 10 years in the making, about the investigation, the case files and the mind of The Golden State Killer.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Confirmation Polarization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon and Amy’s super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, Dr. Pemberton (Sean Astin) and Dr. Campbell (Kal Penn) from Chicago, they’re thrilled, until they try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination. Also, Bernadette has a big success at work and Penny’s going to be a part of it – whether she wants to or not.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Mom - "Big Floor Pillows and a Ball of Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie are suspicious when Adam’s best friend, Mitch (Bradley Whitford), returns, insisting he’s a changed man.

Fam - "Freddy Returns" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After learning that Clem doesn’t plan to invite her father to the wedding, Nick’s parents encourage her to ask him over to their home for dinner to help repair their relationship. Also, Nick tries to teach Shannon to be more responsible at home.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Hitchcock & Scully" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully from the 1980s. Meanwhile, Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.

The Good Place - "Chidi Sees the Time-Knife" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Thursday, January 17

  • Regina King (227/Leap of Faith) - Catch Regina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Glass on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jackie Tohn (GLOW) - Jackie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs) - Sarah is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Future Man/Alpha House/The Jeff Foxworthy Show/Thunder Alley) - Haley Joel talks about the second season of Future Man on People Now at 12pm.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid are guests on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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