Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NBC Fall 2017 Premiere Dates; TBS Sets Date for The Guest Book

NBC

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule. NBC begins its new season Monday, Sept. 25 at 8pm ET/PT with a two-hour telecast of the Blind Auditions for season 13 of The Voice, which features new coach Jennifer Hudson, as well as the return of coaches Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The Voice will immediately be followed by the premiere of The Brave, a heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes, starring Anne Heche as a Washington, D.C.-based D.I.A. Deputy Director and Mike Vogel as captain of an elite overseas Special Ops squad. The cultural sensation and #1 new series This Is Us makes its highly anticipated return on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9pm, immediately following The Voice. At 10pm is the premiere of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, which stars four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco as tenacious attorney Leslie Abramson, who defends brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez in the sensational trial that follows their arrest for the brutal murders of their parents.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 will begin at 8pm with a special one-hour episode of The Voice, concluding a three night event. Law & Order: SVU launches its 19th season at 9pm followed by the fifth-season debut of the Windy City police drama Chicago P.D. A week later (Oct. 4) in the 8pm timeslot, NBC's signature drama The Blacklist, starring three-time Emmy winner James Spader, begins its fifth season. Following a season finale in which a tornado ripped apart Cloud 9, the folks from Superstore begin to rebuild starting at 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28. Ending its first season with a twist that stunned critics and viewers alike, Mike Schur's The Good Place begins season two at 8:30pm. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally make their celebrated return to Will & Grace as the 16-time Emmy winner makes its homecoming on NBC at 9pm that night after an 11-year hiatus. A half-hour later, the folks at "The Breakdown" are back for more with season two of Great News, executive produced by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Tracey Wigfield. Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire begins its sixth season at 10 p.m. And finally for the fall, Blindspot, starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander, begins its third season at 8pm Friday, Oct. 27. A premiere date for Friday drama Taken has not been announced yet because NBC has pushed the drama to mid-season 2018, as two-hour Dateline's will air Fridays from 9-11pm.


The Guest List

TBS's newest comedy series The Guest Book is set to premiere Thursday, Aug. 3, with back-to-back episodes starting at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The Guest Book emerged from Emmy® winner and series creator Greg Garcia's habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing those stories to life on TBS. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests.

The Guest Book's regular and recurring cast members include Kellie Martin (ER, Life Goes On) as Officer Kimberly Leahy, Charlie Robinson (Night Court, Hart of Dixie) as Wilfrid, Aloma Wright (Suits) as Emma, Carly Jibson (Broadway's Hairspray) as Vivian, and Frank, played by Lou Wilson (Tween Fest). Rounding out the first season cast is Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) as Andrew, Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) as Jessica and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl) as Eddie.


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.