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

Monday, May 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Neonatal Nomenclature" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bernadette won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started. Also, Wolowitz confronts Bernadette after Amy accidentally reveals she’s already chosen their son’s name.

Man with a Plan - "Family Business" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi proposes an exciting idea for Adam and her to go into business together when she isn’t able to find work. Also, Adam tackles the most challenging job of his life – renovating Joe and Bev’s (Swoosie Kurtz) kitchen.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Athenaeum Allocation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work. John Ross Bowie returns as Kripke.

Mom - "A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Monday, May 21

  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Watch Zachary on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) - Billy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kiersey Clemons (Transparent/Austin & Ally) - Kiersey is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Arrested Development - Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, David Cross and Alia Shawkat are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Tony also talks about the new season of Arrested Development on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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