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, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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