Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ABC Fall 2017 Premiere Dates; WE tv Celebrates Will & Grace Return with Stunt

ABC

ABC will launch the 2017-18 season with a slate of returning hit shows and five new series. The new season kicks off with the premiere of the milestone 25th installment of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, September 18. New dramas debuting are The Good Doctor, from executive producer David Shore (House) and starring Freddie Highmore as a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 10pm; Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (formerly The Gospel of Kevin), featuring Jason Ritter as a self-absorbed person on a downward spiral who's presented with a mission to save the world premieres Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10pm; the epic adventure Marvel's Inhumans, based on the legendary comic book characters premieres Friday, Sept. 29 from 8-10pm; and Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick as a TV producer whose young daughter goes missing premieres Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10pm.

The comedy The Mayor rounds out the slate of new shows. Starring Brandon Micheal Hall as a rapper who runs for office as a publicity stunt - and ends up winning - premieres Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:30pm. The Mayor follows black-ish on its new night and time, Tuesdays at 9pm ET. Other returning shows with new timeslots are American Housewife (Wednesdays, 9:30pm ET), Fresh Off the Boat (Tuesdays, 8:30pm ET), Once Upon a Time (Fridays, 8pm. ET), The Toy Box (Sundays, 7pm ET), To Tell the Truth (Sundays, 8:00pm ET); and Shark Tank (two-hour season premiere Sunday, October 1, from 8:00-10:00pm ET; then Sundays, 9pm ET, beginning October 8). Full premiere dates are below:

Monday, September 18
8:00-10:00 p.m. "Dancing with the Stars" (Season 25 premiere)

Monday, September 25
10:00-11:00 p.m. "The Good Doctor" (Series premiere)

Wednesday, September 27
8:00-8:30 p.m. "The Goldbergs" (Season 5 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "Speechless" (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "Modern Family" (Season 9 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "American Housewife" (Season 2 premiere; new day and time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Designated Survivor" (Season 2 premiere)

Thursday, September 28
8:00-10:00 p.m. "Grey's Anatomy" (two-hour Season 14 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "How to Get Away with Murder" (Season 4 premiere)

Friday, September 29
8:00-10:00 p.m. "Marvel's Inhumans" (two-hour series premiere)

Sunday, October 1
7:00-8:00 p.m. "The Toy Box" (Season 2 premiere; new day and time)
8:00-10:00 p.m. "Shark Tank" (two-hour Season 9 premiere; new day and time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Ten Days in the Valley" (Series premiere)

Tuesday, October 3
8:00-8:30 p.m. "The Middle" (Season 9 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. "Fresh Off the Boat" (Season 4 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. "black-ish" (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
9:30-10:00 p.m. "The Mayor" (Series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (formerly "The Gospel of Kevin") (Series premiere)

Thursday, October 5
9:00-10:00 p.m. "Scandal" (Season 7 premiere)

Friday, October 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. "Once Upon a Time" (Season 7 premiere; new day and time)

Sunday, October 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. "To Tell the Truth" (Season 3 premiere; new day and time)

Sunday, November 26
7:00-8:00 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Season 28 premiere)


Will & Grace

In anticipation of the return of the Emmy-Award winning, Will & Grace this fall on NBC, WE tv, which has the entire library with all eight-seasons, will honor the iconic series with a five-week programming stunt celebrating the four main characters and the best guest performances. Beginning Saturday, August 19 through September 16, WE tv will air back-to-back episodes from 10:00am ET/PT until 5:00pm ET/PT. Please see below for the themes and full list of titles set to air:

Saturday, August, 19: BEST OF WILL
- Big Brother Is Coming: Part 1 - Season 1
- Big Brother Is Coming: Part 2 - Season 1
- Lows in the Mid-Eighties: Part 1 - Season 3
- Lows in the Mid-Eighties: Part 2 - Season 3
- Crazy in Love - Season 3
- The Young and the Tactless - Season 3
- Moveable Feast: Part 1 - Season 4
- Moveable Feast: Part 2 - Season 4
- Fagel Attraction - Season 4
- Fanilow - Season 6
- East Side Story - Season 6
- The Fabulous Baker Boy - Season 7
- Von Trapped - Season 8
- The Mourning Son - Season 8

Saturday, August 26: BEST OF GRACE
- Unsinkable Mommy Adler - Season 1
- Das Boob - Season 2
- Girls, Interrupted - Season 2
- Last of the Really Odd Lovers - Season 3
- Sons and Lovers: Part 1 - Season 3
- Sons and Lovers: Part 2 - Season 3
- Bed, Bath and Beyond - Season 4
- Jingle Balls - Season 4
- A.I.: Artificial Insemination: Part 1 - Season 4
- A.I.: Artificial Insemination: Part 2 - Season 4
- Marry Me a Little - Season 5
- 24 - Season 5
- Last Ex to Brooklyn - Season 6
- The Birds and the Bees - Season 7

Saturday, September 2: BEST OF KAREN
- Boo! Humbug - Season 1
- Yours, Mine or Ours - Season 1
- To Serve and Disinfect - Season 2
- The Hospital Show - Season 2
- Crouching Father, Hidden Husband - Season 4
- Hocus Focus - Season 4
- May Divorce Be With You - Season 5
- 23 - Season 5
- I Do, Oh, No, You Didn't: Part 1 - Season 6
- I Do, Oh, No, You Didn't: Part 2 - Season 6
- Dance Cards & Greeting Cards - Season 7
- Alive and Schticking - Season 8
- Bathroom Humor - Season 8
- Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? - Season 8

Saturday, September 9: BEST OF JACK
- A New Lease on Life - Season 1
- Will Works Out - Season 1
- Homo for the Holidays - Season 2
- He's Come Undone - Season 2
- Gypsies, Tramps and Weed - Season 3
- My Uncle the Car - Season 3
- Loose Lips Sink Relationships - Season 4
- Dyeing is Easy, Comedy is Hard - Season 4
- A Chorus Lie - Season 4
- Bacon and Eggs - Season 5
- Me and Mr. Jones - Season 6
- Back Up, Dancer - Season 7
- Forbidden Fruit - Season 8
- Buy, Buy Baby - Season 8

Saturday, September 16: BEST GUEST STARS
- Girl, Interrupted (Neil Patrick Harris) - Season 2
- A Chorus Lie (Matt Damon) - Season 4
- Fagel Attraction (Michael Douglas) - Season 4
- Hocus Focus (Glenn Close) - Season 4
- Bacon and Eggs (Kevin Bacon) - Season 5
- Women & Children First (Demi Moore) - Season 5
- Dolls and Dolls (Madonna) - Season 5
- Me & Mr. Jones (James Earl Jones) - Season 6
- I Do, Oh, No, You Di-in't Part 1(Jennifer Lopez) - Season 6
- I Do, Oh, No, You Di-in't Part 2 (Jennifer Lopez) - Season 6
- Back Up, Dancer (Janet Jackson, Will Arnett) - Season 7
- Board Games (Jeff Goldblum) - Season 7
- Friends With Benefits (Alec Baldwin) - Season 7
- Buy Buy Baby (Britney Spears, Wanda Sykes, George Takei) - Season 8


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 18

The Goldbergs - "Revenge o' the Nerds" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With the children growing up, Beverly decides to reinvent herself and quits being a substitute teacher. She decides to focus her energy on going to night school so she can eventually own her own business. Murray doesn’t like change or things costing money, so he convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance her academic and social life in college and needs Adam’s assistance.

Speechless - "T-R-- TRAINING D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy takes JJ camping to give him “the talk,” Maya trains a ragtag group of new aides, and sparks fly between Dylan and Ray’s bully.

Modern Family - "Sex, Lies & Kickball" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.

American Housewife - "The Lice Storm" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Anna-Kat brings home a lice infestation, Katie uses it to force bonding time with Taylor. Greg attempts to bond with Oliver (and avoid lice) by camping in the backyard, but Greg becomes concerned when Oliver keeps ditching their campout to be with their new sleazy neighbor named Spencer.

You're the Worst - "A Bunch of Hornballs" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy goes out of town for a Romance/Erotica fiction convention while Gretchen throws a divorce party for Lindsay, leading to an unintended deepening of Gretchen's relationship with Boone. Meanwhile, Edgar's friend Max encourages him to overspend on party planning.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Wednesday, October 18

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Woody and Rob chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about LBJ on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about A Question of Faith on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pooch Hall (The Game/Accidentally on Purpose) - Pooch guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Liz Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/Victorious) - Liz opens up about the Dynasty reboot on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about her new Lifetime movie The Watcher in the Woods on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patrice Lovely (Love Thy Neighbor) - Patrice appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:50am.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - Frankie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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