Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hulu Gets 3,000 Episodes from 20th Century Fox; Netflix Comedy Atypical Launches Aug. 11

Hulu

Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced an expansive agreement that will add nearly 3,000 episodes of hit comedies, popular dramas and iconic series to Hulu. In addition to granting streaming rights to every episode of long-running hits including How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones and Glee, the deal will also make Hulu the streaming home to all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H and the full NYPD Blue library.

Through the agreement, Hulu's offering will expand over the coming weeks with all episodes of popular series from 20th Century Fox including the following titles and many more:

Hit Comedies: How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, The Bernie Mac Show, Better Off Ted, Reba, Life in Pieces
Long-Running Dramas: NYPD Blue, Bones, Glee, Burn Notice, White Collar, The Practice
Iconic Series: M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, The Bob Newhart Show
Fan Favorites: Don't Trust the B—in Apartment 23, The Grinder, Blue Collar, Saving Grace, Lie To Me, Graceland
Cult Hits: Dollhouse, Wilfred, The Glades

The deal follows the announcement of an expanded agreement between Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that adds top animated comedies from the studio to Hulu, including Emmy-winning comedy Bob's Burgers, as well as hit series American Dad!, Futurama, and The Cleveland Show. Through several previous agreements, Hulu is the exclusive subscription streaming video on-demand home of popular 20th Century Fox titles including this year's #1 drama series, This Is Us, as well as hits Fresh Off the Boat, Empire, The Last Man on Earth, Homeland and more.


Atypical

Sam -- an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum - upends his family when he begins his journey of self-discovery for independence, love and acceptance in the new Netflix comedy series with heart, Atypical. Get a glimpse into the funny, heartfelt and heartbreaking moments of the Gardner family in the official trailer for the new series which launches on Netflix Friday, August 11.

Atypical is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be "normal"? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Sam's mother, Elsa, who is on a life-changing path as her son gains more independence. Michael Rapaport plays Sam's father, Doug, who desires to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia. 8 episodes have been ordered.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Antenna TV to Add 9 Sitcoms for Fall 2017; MeTV and Decades Remembers Martin Landau

Antenna TV

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, announced the addition of nine classic series to the network's lineup. Antenna TV, which airs in 132 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, continues to aggressively invest in programming acquisitions and will be adding Welcome Back, Kotter (as we recently mentioned), Alice, Benson, Soap, Growing Pains, Silver Spoons, Head of the Class, Murphy Brown and The Hogan Family to its lineup beginning in fourth quarter of 2017. Yes, Benson, Soap and Silver Spoons are new announcements, as the others were announced a while back. Still no exact premiere dates and times yet for these 9 series, as they will be rolled out between September and December. Stay with us for continued updates!


Martin Landau

MeTV will honor the life and legacy of actor Martin Landau by presenting his performances in 11 different timeless and memorable television series, including a special airing of his signature series Mission: Impossible. MeTV will broadcast 11 hours of TV shows featuring his performances. The tribute "MeTV Remembers Martin Landau" begins this Saturday, July 22, at 10:00am ET/PT with his appearance in an episode of Maverick. A tribute presentation of Mission: Impossible will air at Midnight ET/PT. The event concludes with Outer Limits at 2:00am ET/PT on Sunday, July 23. All shows air in their regularly scheduled time periods, except Mission: Impossible, which is a one-time presentation.

Meanwhile, DECADES Network remembers actor Martin Landau in his iconic role as Rollin Hand on Mission: Impossible this week on the "DECADES Weekend Binge." As a tribute to the great talent that was Martin Landau, DECADES will air back-to-back episodes of the classic Mission: Impossible television series starting with the original pilot at 1:00pm ET/PT on Saturday, July 22, continuing all day Sunday, July 23, and concluding at 6:30am ET/PT on Monday, July 24.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Alec Baldwin Goes Live on NBC in 2018; Nick Sitcom Star Gets Nick Movie

Alec Baldwin

Fresh off his remarkable two Emmy Award nominations last week, Alec Baldwin, a two-time Emmy winner and Tony Award and Oscar nominee who has been on top of the cultural zeitgeist with his performance as President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has been cast as Col. Nathan Jessep in NBC's upcoming live A Few Good Men, from esteemed playwright and Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin, who will executive produce and adapt his own play for the broadcast. Baldwin and Sorkin will join Craig Zadan and Neil Meron as executive producers of A Few Good Men. Zadan and Meron's Hairspray Live! received seven Emmy nominations last week, including Outstanding Special Class Program. A Few Good Men will air in the second quarter of 2018. A date will be announced soon.

Set in 1986 and taking place in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, A Few Good Men centers on newbie military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee, who comes up against the formidable Col. Jessep when he is asked to defend three Marines on trial for murder. Tom Hulce (Amadeus) was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Kaffee on Broadway. The film adaptation starred Tom Cruise as Lt. Kaffee and Jack Nicholson as Col. Jessep.


Jace Norman

Nickelodeon announced the start of production on a brand-new original TV movie, Inside Voice, starring Nick sitcom star Jace Norman (Henry Danger, Splitting Adam, Rufus), JoJo Siwa (JoJo Siwa: My World, Dance Moms) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad, Legendary Dudas). Set to premiere in 2018, the live-action comedy tells the story of a kid who, after a comical VR mishap, starts speaking every thought he has out loud. To complicate matters, he happens to be running in the school election. Production is underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When nice-guy Jeremy Martin (Jace Norman) puts on mysterious virtual reality glasses at the mall, he suddenly loses his "inside voice" and starts spouting every thought he has out loud. Making matters worse, Jeremy is running for student council president against his classmate Milly (Daniella Perkins), who is full of great ideas to improve the school. Desperate to get back to normal, Jeremy and his sister Victoria (JoJo Siwa) must figure out how to convince his brain that he can speak up for himself.

Monday, July 17, 2017

TBS Presents Alien-ish Week with Sitcoms; Viacom Snags Tyler Perry

People of Earth

While fans await the highly anticipated second season of TBS's hit comedy series People of Earth, the network will present Alien-ish Week, an entire week of sci-fi, geek, alien and monster-themed programming starting today (Monday, July 17). Hosted by People of Earth's fan favorite aliens Jeff the Grey (Ken Hall) and Don the White (Björn Gustafsson), TBS's Alien-ish Week will feature a cosmic lineup that includes the best sci-fi episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, Friends and Seinfeld, along with blockbuster invasion movies like Transformers, War of the Worlds, Pacific Rim and Battle: Los Angeles. Viewers will also get the chance to binge-watch the entire first season of People of Earth as the other-worldly fun continues through Sunday, July 23. The second season of People of Earth will then launch on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

From Emmy® winners Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels and creator David Jenkins comes TBS's People of Earth, an out-of-this-world comedy series about a support group for alien "experiencers." The show's ensemble cast includes three-time Emmy winner Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall. Joining the cast this season is Nasim Pedrad as FBI Special Agent Alex Foster.


Tyler Perry

Viacom Inc. announced it has entered into a comprehensive, multi-year content partnership with the award-winning writer, director, producer, actor and playwright Tyler Perry, encompassing television, film and short-form video. Under the terms of the agreement, Perry will produce approximately 90 episodes annually of original drama and comedy series for BET and other Viacom networks, and Viacom will have exclusive licensing rights on this programming. In addition, Viacom will have exclusive distribution rights to Perry's short-form video content, and Paramount Pictures will have exclusive "first look" rights on any new feature film concepts created by Perry. The film agreement is effective immediately, with the partnership on Perry's TV and short-form video content to go into effect in May 2019, following the expiration of Perry's exclusive agreement with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Viacom's agreement will extend through 2024.

Perry is the creative mind behind seven television series and 16 feature films in addition to 20 plays and a best-selling book. His first television series, Tyler Perry's House of Payne set then-ratings records for a basic cable sitcom when it debuted and was followed up by the highly successful Meet the Browns. Since then he has continued to launch a series of popular programs, including the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor and the drama The Haves and The Have Nots. His films include many box office hits, including his long-lasting Madea franchise.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 17, 2017)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of July 17-21, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, July 17
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Watch Queen Latifah on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats about The Emoji Movie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Dove Cameron (Live and Maddie) - Dove drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mary McCormack (Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about AMC's Loaded on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:30am.
  • Andrew Walker (Maybe It's Me) - Andrew is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jake Lacy (I'm Dying Up Here/Better with You/The Office) - Jake talks about I'm Dying Up Here on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick talks about The Emoji Movie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys), Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - D.L., Cedric the Entertainer and Mike are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about Girls Trip on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
Tuesday, July 18
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Catch Jada on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College) - Keegan drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Friends from College on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Horizons National on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario and Wendy go on the Sex and the City bus tour on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jill Kargman and Joanna Cassidy (Odd Mom Out) - Jill and Joanna talk about Bravo's Odd Mom Out on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany talks about her new movie Girls Trip on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas Sister Swap on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie has a DIY Christmas wreath on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Girls Trip on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 19
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Chalke (Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mann & Wife/Mr. Box Office/Arsenio) - Vivica drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about Netflix's Ozark on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa talks about Insecure on ABC's Good Morning America sometiem between 7-9am.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about The Emoji Movie on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
Thursday, July 20
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, July 21
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about Lifetime's Story of a Girl on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World), Queen Latifah (Living Single), Regina Hall (Grandfathered) and Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Jada, Queen Latifah, Regina and Tiffany chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Tiffany will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Jada will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate discusses her new movie Girls Trip on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 16

Bob's Burgers - "They Serve Horses, Don't They?" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a tip from Jimmy Pesto (guest voice Jay Johnston), Bob secures a new meat provider who claims to save clients money on every order. The Belchers quickly realize that the situation is too good to be true, as they find themselves involved in a full-blown investigation, led by Hugo (guest voice Ken Marino) and Ron (guest voice Ron Lynch). Will Bob crack under the pressure or will he lead the investigators to a huge victory.

Bob's Burgers - "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina has a mishap that lands her in detention, Bob and Linda don't have a babysitter for their other kids, forcing them to let Gene and Louise stay at home alone. With the house to themselves, the younger Belchers find themselves in a sticky situation, while Bob and Linda get into surprising trouble with their accountant.

The Simpsons - "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

Family Guy - "Passenger Fatty-Seven" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Quagmire scores free friends-and-family plane tickets for a guys’ trip to San Francisco. However, after seeing the auto-pilot function, the boys doubt Quagmire’s flying skills. Then, unforeseen events in the air put Quagmire’s abilities to the test.


Monday, July 17

Kevin Can Wait - "The Fantastic Pho" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin convinces his buddies to invest in his new food truck venture, but when his chef quits, Kevin’s worried he bit off more than he can chew.

Man with a Plan - "Valentine's Day" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam and Andi’s babysitter cancels on Valentine’s Day, they try to survive leaving Kate in charge at home for the first time. Also, Don forgets to make romantic plans for Marcy and tries to steal Adam’s.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim accidentally shaves off a huge chunk of eyebrow before an important photoshoot, he hopes Jen and Colleen’s grooming expertise can fix it. Also, when Gigi passes away, Greg makes an anonymous donation with the money she left him, but later realizes he wants to be recognized for it; John learns firsthand what Gigi’s life was like at the nursing home; and Joan honors her mother’s memory with unusual jewelry.


Tuesday, July 18

The Middle - "The Par-Tay" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bill Norwood is so upset with Mike for poaching his plumber at a reduced rate that their friendship could be at risk. Meanwhile, after having a fun mother-daughter picnic, Frankie is crushed when Sue – who usually tells her everything – won’t divulge who the mystery guy is that she has a crush on; and Brick convinces Axl to let him hang out with him at college over the weekend – not to visit the library but to have some fun and par-tay!

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

black-ish - "ToysRn'tUs" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Janine gives Diane a white Girlstory doll for her birthday, and when Bow tries to return it for a black doll, she is shocked by the limited options offered. Dre blames the lack of representation of African Americans in the media, but when confronting this systematic problem, he realizes that he has prejudices of his own. Meanwhile, Ruby enlists the help of Junior to be her Spades partner.

American Housewife - "Time for Love" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie’s least favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg’s over-the-top romantic gestures. Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he’s crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine’s Day party.

The Middle - "Adult Swim" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After discovering that he doesn’t have a decent suit to wear for upcoming business interviews, Frankie is thrilled when Axl agrees to let her take him shopping to help him pick out a suit; and when Mike threatens to do away with the family summer pool if Sue and Brick don’t start using it, they begin to worry that he and Frankie may take even more things away from around the house from their childhood that they don’t use anymore as they edge towards adulthood.

The Simpsons - "A Father's Watch" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Worried that Bart is destined for failure, Marge turns to a series of parenting “experts” for advice. Homer decides to cash in on one expert’s advice by opening up a trophy store in Springfield. Meanwhile, Bart finds some needed encouragement from Grampa, who gives him a precious watch coveted by Homer.

The Mick - "The Sleepover" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey’s poor parenting skills are only made worse when a popular kid in Chip’s class comes to the house for a sleepover. Meanwhile, Mickey and Alba try to tame Ben’s fear of monsters.

Family Guy - "Peter's Def Jam" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys try to start a podcast, but Peter goes solo and branches out as a DJ. Meanwhile, back at the Griffin home, Lois’ allergy forces Brian to move into Stewie’s bedroom and the two have roommate difficulties.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Wrecked - "No One Rides for Free" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jess and Todd try to buy passage on the pirate's ship through unconventional means; Owen starts to have feelings for Florence as Steve grapples with his new love.

Still the King - "Men and Work" (CMT, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After growing sick of their antics around the house, Debbie demands Vernon and Ronnie find jobs.


Wednesday, July 19

The Goldbergs - "Breakfast Club" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam works on his new persona for the first day of high school that he hopes will up his coolness level. Meanwhile, Beverly gets her teaching certification to become a substitute teacher. But when she is demoted to sub-janitor, she sends the Goldberg kids to a Saturday detention, but it is Principal Ball who must oversee the kids. Later, Murray arrives and takes over where he gives an important lesson.

Speechless - "H-E-R-- HERO" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to get on the good side of their insurance agent to get everything JJ needs, the DiMeos have Dylan make a tough sacrifice at her track meet. Meanwhile, Ray wants to use his brother for inspiration while writing for an essay contest at school, but JJ rejects his plan. But when another student lies using the same plan, Ray and JJ team together to outdo the other student.

Modern Family - "Weathering Heights" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil can’t cover up his excitement when he’s invited to appear in a real-estate news segment for the local news. The day gets even better after meeting his “weatherman” hero, Rainer Shine (played by Nathan Fillion). Phil made one little mistake; he introduced him to Hayley. Over at the Pritchett house, Jay decides to infuse a little grit into Manny’s video interview for his college application. In the Tucker-Pritchett home, Lily is over their new houseguest and decides to take matters into her own hands.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Modern Family - "A Tale of Three Cities" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After recent trips take the Dunphys to New York; Mitch, Cam and Lily to the Midwest; and Jay, Gloria, Manny and Joe to Juarez, Mexico; the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan reunites.

The Goldbergs - "Ho-ly K.I.T.T." (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Murray and Uncle Marvin bond over their love of “Knight Rider” and attend the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade to see K.I.T.T. in person. Upset at his father and uncle for going without him, Adam poisons their relationship but later regrets his actions. Meanwhile, when Barry declares he is splitting his time between the Goldberg and Lewis families for Thanksgiving, Beverly hatches a plan to invite Bill and Lainey over. But her plans go awry when Bill has his own idea how to celebrate the holiday.

The Carmichael Show - "Evelyn and Vernon" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Cynthia (Loretta Devine) discovers her parents (guest stars Starletta Dupois and Bill Cobbs) are having marriage problems, it forces her to confront problems in her own marriage.

The Carmichael Show - "Everybody Cheats" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
when Cynthia (Loretta Devine) sees her friend's husband with someone who is not his wife, the family comes together to discuss cheating and consequences. Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) is shocked when this family discussion reveals that Maxine (Amber Stevens West) is no stranger to infidelity...

Nightcap - "Bringing Up Baby" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
TV's favorite dad Bob Saget only wants to talk about his obsession with a Japanese collectible toy; comic Carrot Top convinces Todd to capitalize on an unfortunate nickname earned after an on-air flub.

Younger - "In the Pink" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Kelsey dive back into the dating pool and quickly discover it's much more complicated than they'd hoped.

Odd Mom Out - "Candle in the Windbag" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill reaches her breaking point with Candace living at their apartment and takes surprising action; Vanessa tries to spice up her long-distance relationship with Graham; Lex receives life-changing news.


Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.


Friday, July 21

Raven's Home - "Baxter's Back!" (Disney Channel, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
Booker enlists Levi and Tess to help him convince Nia of his newfound abilities to see into the future; Raven's latest vision involves a family disagreement that leads her to meddle in her kids' life at school.


Saturday, July 22

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "A Space Quadyssey" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ricky is accepted into a junior astronaut training program, but only if his siblings join him.

School of Rock - "True Colors" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The band decides to make a music video, but when Tomika and Freddy have different ideas about the video's creative direction, it causes a rift in the group.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "He's at the Door" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Angela decides to meet with Benny.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "A Dangerous Game" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Angela and Marcus play a dangerous game of tit-for-tat.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Two Can Play That Game" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus' friend, Benny, reveals a secret to Marcus.


Sunday, July 23

Bob's Burgers - "Ex Mach Tina" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina hurts her ankle, she is left with no choice but to telecommute to school. After enrolling in a program that allows her to send a robot version of herself to class, Tina finds herself having an unexpected breakthrough with Jimmy Jr. Will technology be the thing that finally unites Tina with her biggest crush of all time.

Bob's Burgers - "Bob Actually" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tina, Gene and Louise each find themselves wrapped up in love-caused chaos. Meanwhile, Bob decides on a romantic gesture in order to impress Linda.

The Simpsons - "Friends and Family" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Family Guy - "Cop and a Half-wit" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter helps Joe out with several crime cases, but when Joe tries to take all the credit, Peter gets extremely angry. Meanwhile, Brian convinces Stewie to join a football team and panics when he gets a concussion.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Hulu Gets Past Seasons of Fox Animated Comedies; New Alice DVDs on the Way

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news that animated comedy fans who want to watch them on streaming media will be happy to hear, we're hearing about a new deal that Tyler Perry has with Viacom that could mean a lot for BET, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Hulu is becoming the streaming destination if you like animated comedies, as this week, they added all past seasons Bob's Burgers and The Cleveland Show to the service, and will soon be adding all past seasons of American Dad. (Variety)
  • Tyler Perry has a new movie and TV deal with Viacom, and the TV part means that he will be producing about 90 episodes of original comedies and dramas for Viacom's cable every year, primarily BET. (Deadline
  • Tamron Hall, who was recently bumped aside at NBC for Megyn Kelly, is looking to develop a new daytime talk show with current events, human interest stories, and celebrity interviews, but the question is, can she succeed where Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira did not? (CBS News)
  • The MLB All-Star Game used to be sort of a big deal in summer ratings, but it remained low this year as it did last year, and even worse, it came in second place to America's Got Talent. (Deadline)
  • The past season has been unusually good for Saturday Night Live in ratings, and it turns out that the critics have loved it too, as evidenced by the record number of Emmy Award nominations it received this week. (Variety)
  • The rest of nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards are also out. (SitcomsOnline)  

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Warner Archive has gotten back on track with releases lately, and this week, a photo of the cover art for Alice - The Complete Fifth Season was revealed, finally giving fans of that series that they will in fact continue (and hopefully finish) past the Flo years for that series.

TUESDAY (JULY 18) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
T.J. Hooker - The Complete Series
  • Father Knows Best - Season Six (DVD, $34.99): It's not the first time it has been on DVD, but Shout! Factory is re-releasing the final season of this series to retailers, as it was previously only available from their online store.
  • T.J. Hooker - The Complete Series (DVD, $79.97): Shat happens when Shout! Factory releases the complete series of this classic series, with most seasons appearing on DVD for the very first time.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: H. Jon Benjamin (Twitter), "i am 5'6, maybe 5'5 and 1/2"
Claim to Fame: This week, it was announced that Hulu would be adding several animated comedies, so it makes sense to feature H. Jon Benjamin, who has a distinct voice that can be heard in so many different series, yet you always know it is him. In fact, in one Family Guy appearance (where he plays the voice of minor character Carl on a recurring basis), Peter pointed out how similar his character on that series sounded like Archer and Bob from Bob's Burgers, which is because they are the same person. Those two series are where his voice has been most prominently heard, along with the series Home Movies.
Pick of the Tweets: "Stopped here for some beer and no lie, they didn't have beer. (pic)" (July 3, 2017)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fri-Yay: Single Camera vs Multi-Camera; TNT's Claws Gets Second Season

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

The Office

by Vincent

In last week's column, I highlighted the resurgence of the multi-camera sitcom, spearheaded by several excellent shows such as The Carmichael Show, One Day at a Time and Mom. This week, I'll be using those shows to get into the long-lasting debate between sitcom fans: which is superior, multi-camera sitcoms with a laugh track or single-camera sitcoms shot "movie-style" such as The Office, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation?

Truthfully, each form has its strengths and weaknesses. At its very best, both form has produced some of the greatest television of all-time - from Cheers or The Mary Tyler Moore Show for multi-camera sitcoms to 30 Rock and Arrested Development for single-camera sitcoms, and those are just a few of the many excellent examples of each form. Multi-camera sitcoms gained a reputation for being sillier and more lightweight, but although that's true of many more recent multi-camera sitcoms such as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, the form at its best can be starkly serious - it's hard to top the level of gut-punch when the audience laughter went silent on a show such as All in the Family or Roseanne. And while single-camera sitcoms gained a reputation for being more "niche" and "sophisticated," they can be just as silly and playful as the multi-camera sitcom, as shows like Modern Family and New Girl can attest. Additionally, it's somewhat unfair to blame multi-camera sitcoms for having "cues to laugh," making them somehow less intelligent - after all, isn't the bouncy score of a show like 30 Rock or the "stare at the camera" cues of The Office just as much of a joke signal as audience laughter?

So, truthfully? There's not one kind of sitcom that truly stands out as superior, and the "multi-camera vs. single camera debate" strikes me as somewhat silly. While single-camera went through a long period of reigning as where a viewer could generally find the best comedy on television, multi-camera sitcoms are making a great comeback - and, of course, the shows that started the very genre of "sitcom" are multi-camera. So the moral of the story is: don't worry about whether or not there's audience laughter in your sitcoms or not. Just worry about whether or not it's funny.


Claws

Turner's TNT has renewed its new original drama series Claws for a second season. From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County, where a lot more is going on besides silk wraps and pedicures. The series stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon with Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. New episodes of Claws premiere across TNT platforms Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale set for Aug. 13. The second season is slated to launch in 2018.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Pop's New Comedy Hot Date Starts This Fall

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta (FX)
black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmid (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent (Amazon)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Caul (AMC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Bob Odenkirk, Netter Call Saul (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Genius (National Geographic)
The Night Of (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Ewan McGregor, Fargo (FX)
Geoffrey Rush, Genius (National Geographic)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)
John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Reesee Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)
Jessica Lange, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Susan Sarandon, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)
Alfred Molina, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Stanley Tucci, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Bill Camp, The Night Of (HBO)
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Judy Davis, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Jackie Hoffman, FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Sunday, September 17 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on CBS.


Hot Date

Hey, U Up?...Whether they're swiping right, casually dating or hitched and happy, viewers will be hooking up with Hot Date, an innovative relationship comedy from Pop and CollegeHumor that kicks off production this week in Chicago. Executive produced by Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock) alongside CollegeHumor and its production studio Big Breakfast, Hot Date chronicles the hilarious social mores of dating, sex and marriage in a 10-episode original television series. Premiering on Pop this fall, Hot Date dives into the rituals of dating with real-life married comedic duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy, two CollegeHumor stars whose "Hot Date" videos have garnered over 100 million views. Axford and Murphy star, playing multiple couples and even some of the supporting characters. Arnett makes recurring appearances throughout the season along with a line-up of guest stars. Each half-hour episode of Hot Date spotlights modern-day relationships and dating dilemmas such as the difficulty of making friends in adulthood, the pitfalls of dating for money, and spicing up sex lives gone...regular.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Centric Turns to BET Her on September 25; Damon Wayans Jr. Joins Planet of the Apps

Half & Half

BET Networks and Viacom will rename Centric cable network to BET Her beginning on September 25, 2017. Just a bit of history, Centric was previously called BET on Jazz, then renamed to BET Jazz, then BET J, before turning into Centric in 2009. Now come this fall, Centric turns into BET Her. Targeting African American Women 25-54, BET Her takes its rightful place within the BET family as it more closely aligns with the flagship brand. BET Her will invite viewers on a journey through music, culture, travel and lifestyle - everything that is important to "Her" being. The only network dedicated to African American women 24 hours a day. Currently Centric airs Family Matters, The Soul Man, Eve, Half & Half, and In the House. No word on any programming updates just yet.


Planet of the Apps

Damon Wayans Jr (New Girl, Happy Endings, Big Hero 6), along with his partner, Kris Jones, is featured on the new Apple/Propagate television series, Planet of the Apps, to introduce their new app Special Guest, that allows anyone, anywhere to hire live entertainment on demand. Special Guest takes away the problem for hundreds of thousands of live entertainers struggling to secure work due to the difficult process of securing gigs. The app leverages mobile to remove friction from the traditional talent booking process enabling anyone, anywhere to hire live entertainment on demand, by providing the technology for anyone to seamlessly host live entertainment in their home, backyard or similar non-traditional venues with the push of a button.

Planet of the Apps – POTA is a new weekly Propagate series about apps and their creators, featuring Advisors Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, and Gary Vaynerchuck. The 10-episode series debuted on June 6, with new episodes premiering exclusively on Apple Music every Tuesday. Each episode features a select number of app developers, who pitch their ideas to the Advisors who then vote as to whether or not the apps can move into the next round for mentorship and funding.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SundanceTV Acquires Transparent for Summer; Baby Daddy Star Heads to Freeform's Marvel Comedy Series

Transparent

The first two seasons of Amazon Studios' Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning comedy series Transparent will premiere on SundanceTV starting Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00PM ET/9:00 PM C. Multiple back-to-back episodes will air weekly during this limited network television event. Created by Jill Soloway, Transparent revolves around the dysfunctional Pfefferman family and their lives following the discovery that the family patriarch, Mort, is transgender, and transforms into Maura. The first season follows Maura Pfferman's (Jeffery Tambor) journey to being her true self. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else's secrets finally came out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light), and their adult children - meandering Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), record producer Josh (Jay Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (Amy Landecker). Each family member is spun into different directions as they figure out who they aren't.

In the second season the bubble wrap is off - it's time for the whole family to transition. The Pfeffermans realize they must give up their disguises, unspoken arrangements and secrets. By exploring their shared history and legacy, they come to understand that you can't go forward without knowing where you come from. Ultimately, everyone will open their hearts, advertise their desires, and test those notoriously wobbly boundaries as each Pfefferman tries their hardest to come out - as themselves.


Derek Theler

Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios have completed casting for Marvel's New Warriors, their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. Marvel's New Warriors marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a live-action television series slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network. Not quite super, not yet heroes, Marvel's New Warriors features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

Casting includes: Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Craig Hollis a.k.a Mister Immortal. Craig can't die ... or so he says. Although Craig's superpower seems amazing, he hasn't made use of it at all - he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what's the rush? Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley) as Doreen Green a.k.a Squirrel Girl. Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People, Ten Days in the Valley) as Dwayne Taylor a.k.a Night Thrasher. Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally, Cassandra French's Finishing School) as Robbie Baldwin a.k.a Speedball. Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls, Steven Universe) as Zack Smith a.k.a. Microbe. Kate Comer (Hello My Name is Doris, The Comeback) as Deborah Fields a.k.a. Debrii.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Bounce TV Sitcom In The Cut Returns for Season 3; Crackle Sets Casting for New Drama

In The Cut

Bounce will double the laughs by kicking off season three of its hit multi-camera sitcom In The Cut starring Dorien Wilson and Kellita Smith with two new original episodes back-to-back 9:00-10:00 pm. (ET) on Tues. July 11. All-new In The Cut episodes will continue to premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm (ET) through the summer. Bounce also announced that Ed Gordon will host a star-packed special featuring interviews with the biggest African-American celebrities in movies, television and comedy today, including Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Omari Hardwick and Cedric the Entertainer, which will world premiere on Mon. July 17 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).

Coming off its highly-rated second season, In The Cut stars Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family), the co-owner of the beauty salon next store and his love interest. Ken Lawson (The Parkers) returns as Jay's 32-year old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business as does John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as fellow barber and pal Smitty. Among this season's storylines: Social media pressures, positive pregnancy tests, old grudges, evading the government, a special engagement and much more. Guest stars include Tamar Braxton, Ed Lover, DC Young Fly, Cocoa Brown, Nephue Tommy, Marques Houston and Earthquake.

In the celebrity-driven Ed Gordon special, the award-winning journalist interviews the stars of the upcoming summer comedy Girls Trip, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, who discuss their careers and reflect on the contributions of black women in Hollywood today. Gordon profiles Super Bowl champion-turned broadcaster Michael Strahan and the very busy television talent discusses his life, his controversial departure from Live with Kelly and Michael and more. Power's Omari Hardwick talks with Gordon about his hit series and how he has handled fame in the social media era. Gordon also sits with Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley who discuss the state of comedy in the age of President Donald Trump and more.


Katrina Law

Crackle's new original drama The Oath is set to debut in 2018. Katrina Law (Training Day) joins as Karen Beach, a police officer, and the sole female member of the Ravens cop gang, who has tendency to overcompensate by out-toughing the macho company she runs with and gets involved in a forbidden love affair with a member of a rival cop gang. Law joins the previously announced members of the ensemble: Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino), Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians) and Game of Thrones alum, Sean Bean.

Created by Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-O, Secrets and Lies), who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all. The gritty, action-packed drama, explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join - only a select few make the cut-but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 10, 2017)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of July 10-14, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, July 10
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Watch Regina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to Ne York/Happy Family) - Christine appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Free Agents) - Natasha appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris gives his secrets to firming up fast on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey talks about her new movie Wish Upon on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jackie Tohn (GLOW) - Jackie talks about GLOW on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill talks about Odd Mom Out on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men) - Kal talks about Superhuman on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
Tuesday, July 11
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Catch Miley on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) - Jim appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World/The Goodwin Games) - Sabrina appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also performs on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet) - Mary Lynn is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • David Koechner (Superior Donuts/Hank/The Office) - David appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Coming Home for Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. Danica and her mother cook a holiday maple ham.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn appears on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 12
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray opens up about his superstar family and the new season of Still the King on CMT on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Deon Cole (Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia makes a Greek classic, Moussaka, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy dishes on the difficult part about playing an ape in War of the Planet of the Apes – and bringing the CGI character to life on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby talks about Odd Mom Out on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali talks about Pop's Nightcap on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 13
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Catch Alison on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Corddry (Ballers/The Winner) - Rob visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steven Boyer (Trial & Error) - Steven is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Fred Savage (Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) and Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Fred and Cobie talk about Netflix's Friends from College on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Fred will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony shows off his hidden talent on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy and Mario Batali team up to make a sinfully delicious Chocolate Walnut Torte on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray discusses the upcoming season 2 premiere of CMT's Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
Friday, July 14
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Watch Thomas on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody talks about War of the Planet of the Apes on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie The Christmas Cure on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 9

Bob's Burgers - "Into the Mild" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bob finds out that the nearby wildness equipment store is having a going out of business sale, he decides to finally realize his dream of becoming an outdoorsman. In true Bob fashion, he encounters a snafu that leaves him stuck in the store overnight to fend for himself. Meanwhile, Linda and the kids spend the night watching the rehearsal for Aunt Gayle’s (guest star Megan Mullally) one-woman show.

Bob's Burgers - "See Me Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teddy organizes a day trip on his newly refurbished boat in an effort to impress his ex-wife, Denise. Meanwhile, Tina attempts to show that she is responsible enough for a cell phone by taking care of Bob’s prized eraser from the restaurant. Can both Teddy and Tina prove themselves.

The Simpsons - "Moho House" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge attempt to work on their marriage, not knowing that Mr. Burns and Nigel have a bet on whether Nigel can break them apart. With the successful, albeit unconventional, help of Moe, the couple gets back their mojo.

Family Guy - "The Finer Strings" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys decide to form a string quartet, but Peter doesn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to be Carter’s seeing eye dog and enjoys the life of luxury a little too much.


Monday, July 10

Kevin Can Wait - "Hallow-We-Ain't-Home" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On Halloween, Kevin and Donna’s neighbors “trick” them in holiday style when they pretend not to be home to avoid giving out candy. Also, Chale has an altercation with a man dressed as a Viking (Noah Syndergaard).

Man with a Plan - "The Three Amigos" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Andi forces Adam to hang out with Lowell, Don feels left out and Andi has to make peace between them. Also, Mrs. Rodriguez reveals to Andi that she had a sexy dream about Adam.

Mom - "Roast Chicken and a Funny Story" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a heartbroken Bonnie drives everyone crazy, Christy begs Adam to take her back.

Life in Pieces - "Receptionist Pot Voting Cramp" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Greg avoids voting in the presidential election because the lines are too long, he lies to Jen and says he did to get her off his back. Also, Heather begins working in Tim’s office, but the initial fun of the constant togetherness starts to wear off, Tim gives Joan a prescription for medical marijuana after she complains she can’t sleep, and Matt takes Colleen to the emergency room when she complains about mysterious stomach cramps.


Tuesday, July 11

The Middle - "Swing and a Miss" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lexie spends Spring Break with the Hecks and confesses to Sue that she has a crush on Axl; with the quarry softball team on a losing streak, Mike hires high school coach Babbitt as a ringer to pull the team out of their slump; and Frankie desperately tries to uncover what has happened within the Heck family to make Nancy Donahue exclaim that she must be very proud of one of her family member’s achievements.

Fresh Off the Boat - "How to Be an American" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During Jessica’s U.S. citizenship interview, she reveals shocking details about her past that even Louis was not aware of. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Evan have a day off from school and attempt to take the family minivan out for a joyride.

black-ish - "Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a situation arises at work, Dre’s views are confronted regarding how black people are perceived now versus when he grew up. He wants to be more open-minded about being a part of his community, and his first step is joining his Homeowners’ Association. Meanwhile, Bow wants to spend more time with the kids before the new baby arrives and gets advice from Pops on how to make them want to be around her.

black-ish - "What Lies Beneath" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s sister Rhonda is in town, and he feels a little jealous of her close relationship with Pops. Dre and Bow urge Zoey to take Junior to a high school party, and things get out of hand. Meanwhile, the twins feel like they’re soon to be forgotten, so they decide to live life to the fullest.

American Housewife - "Westport Zombies" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.

The Middle - "Exes and Ohhhs" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Axl runs into just about all of his ex-girlfriends while attending a St. Patrick’s Day party – including Devin Levin, Cassidy and even Weird Ashley – Hutch tells Axl that the universe is trying to tell him something about his love life, and that he must speak with each of them to try and figure it out. Meanwhile, Brick discovers that Frankie and Mike aren’t half as thrilled as he is when he buys an old microfiche machine at a library sale; and not knowing that Tyler is set to take Sue to the Chancellor’s Ball, Sean Donahue pays her a surprise visit and offers to escort her to it.

Wrecked - "Tony Pepperoni" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Owen and Florence deal with the return of a deadly foe; Todd makes a haunting discovery about his past after trying to fist fight Chet.

Still the King - "Still Still the King" (CMT, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Newly released from prison, Vernon Brown helps Debbie plan a wake for Ronnie.

Still the King - "Battle of the Basement" (CMT, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Vernon and Ronnie go head to head over which one will be the man of the house.

In The Cut - "In The Doghouse" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys find themselves in hot water after reacting to a pregnancy scare.

In The Cut - "Matter of Principle" (Bounce TV, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jay's old friend, Roderick, drops by the barbershop, bringing back old memories and old grudges; Smitty's at odds with his new landlord.


Wednesday, July 12

The Carmichael Show - "Intervention" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A fight between Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) and Nekeisha (Tiffany Haddish) about how much she's been drinking lately spurs the family to throw an intervention that turns into a debate about how to best handle life stress.

The Carmichael Show - "Perfect Storm" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maxine (Amber Stevens West) and Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) rush out to purchase the Plan B pill following a mishap in the bedroom, they are forced to seek shelter at Joe (David Alan Grier) and Cynthia's (Loretta Devine) as a nasty storm approaches. Taking cover in the basement, everyone soon discovers Jerrod and Maxine's true intentions for the day, resulting in the perfect storm.

Nightcap - "Poop Show" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Actress Debra Messing gets too close for Staci's comfort, arranging a ``spa day'' for the two of them in her dressing room; Davis has his hands full with actor Brendan Fraser, who wants to debut a an offensive song on ``Nightcap.''

Younger - "Forged in Fire" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Kelsey reach breaking point at a work retreat. Liza receives news that changes everything.

Odd Mom Out - "Frisky Business" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill and Andy are shocked by how much Hazel has matured when they visit her at sleep-away camp; victims of Ernie Krevitt's Ponzi scheme struggle with their new financial reality.


Thursday, July 13

The Big Bang Theory - "The Veracity Elasticity" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to continue living with Sheldon, Amy lies to him about repairs being made to her apartment and they host an “on location” episode of “Fun With Flags” in Penny’s apartment. Also, Leonard lets Penny decorate Sheldon’s old room after he learns that she has been secretly moving Leonard’s collectibles into storage.

Life in Pieces - "Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Greg and Jen hire Allie (Molly Shannon), a private chef, to cook for them on Valentine’s Day, the evening isn’t as romantic as they had hoped. Also, Matt and Colleen try to adopt a dog from Ruth (Angela Kinsey), a judgmental animal advocate; John and Joan attempt to buy a classic car from dealership owner Gavin (Leslie David Baker); and Sophia gets a necklace from a boy for Valentine’s Day, to the chagrin of Heather and Tim.


Friday, July 14

K.C. Undercover - "Welcome to the Jungle" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
K.C., Ernie and Marisa run from Zane and Sheena in the heart of the Brazilian jungle.

K.C. Undercover - "Out of the Water and Into the Fire" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Zane sabotages the Coopers' plane ride, it is up to K.C. to save herself and her family.

Bizaardvark - "Paige Bugs Out" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie find themselves questioning whether they should make a new video based on Paige's crush.

Playing House - "Game of Tweens" (USA Network, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Emma and Tina plan a birthday party for a demanding 13-year-old; Maggie goes on a date.

Playing House - "Reverse the Curse" (USA Network, 11:30PM ET/PT)
Maggie and Emma get into trouble on the way to a fancy dinner; new and old friends come to the rescue.


Saturday, July 15

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "QUADGOALS" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The quads try to take the perfect picture at their Aunt Jackie's farm to best their rival quadruplets, the Kramdens, but end up hurting their aunt's chances to win a contest in the process.

School of Rock - "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the band gets a new classmate who is unable to keep a secret, it threatens the future of the band.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Just a Kiss" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys attempt to convince Marcus to give Angela a pass.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "The Silverback" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marcus tries to make Angela jealous.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Make Him Call Your Name" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As Angela plans to meet up with Benny, the gang tries to persuade her not to go.


Sunday, July 16

Bob's Burgers - "They Serve Horses, Don't They?" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a tip from Jimmy Pesto (guest voice Jay Johnston), Bob secures a new meat provider who claims to save clients money on every order. The Belchers quickly realize that the situation is too good to be true, as they find themselves involved in a full-blown investigation, led by Hugo (guest voice Ken Marino) and Ron (guest voice Ron Lynch). Will Bob crack under the pressure or will he lead the investigators to a huge victory.

Bob's Burgers - "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina has a mishap that lands her in detention, Bob and Linda don't have a babysitter for their other kids, forcing them to let Gene and Louise stay at home alone. With the house to themselves, the younger Belchers find themselves in a sticky situation, while Bob and Linda get into surprising trouble with their accountant.

The Simpsons - "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

Family Guy - "Passenger Fatty-Seven" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Quagmire scores free friends-and-family plane tickets for a guys’ trip to San Francisco. However, after seeing the auto-pilot function, the boys doubt Quagmire’s flying skills. Then, unforeseen events in the air put Quagmire’s abilities to the test.

Complete TV Listings


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

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
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.