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


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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 22

The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.