Monday, July 03, 2017

Antenna TV Acquires Welcome Back, Kotter; George Lopez Goes Live on HBO

Welcome Back, Kotter

Antenna TV announced that many sitcoms were coming in 2017, but Welcome Back, Kotter wasn't on that list... but it's coming soon! In fact the classic '70s sitcom joins the line-up this September. Antenna TV still has at least 5 other sitcoms coming in 2017, including The Hogan Family, Growing Pains, Head of the Class, Alice and Murphy Brown. No word on any timetables just yet on those, or a date for Kotter in September. You'll just have to continue to keep it right here as we get that Fall 2017 schedule. Welcome Back, Kotter was on the MeTV Network, but was removed earlier this year, as looks like they have lost rights to the series. The series starred Gabe Kaplan as a wisecracking high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the "Sweathogs." The sitcom aired on ABC from 1975-79 and starring Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Robert Hegyes, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo and John Travolta.


"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm back!" HBO has confirmed that the stand-up comedy special George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington D.C. will debut Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT. His fourth live solo stand-up special on the network, the exclusive presentation will feature Lopez performing all-new material before an audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This special marks the first HBO special that Lopez is doing in five years. His other specials for the network were America's Mexican (2007), Tall, Dark, & Chicano (2009) and It's Not Me, It's You (2012). You can watch the trailer below for the new special:


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.