Thursday, August 31, 2017

Paley Center and NBC to Air Will & Grace Special; grown-ish Gets Full Cast

Will & Grace

In anticipation and celebration of the triumphant Sept. 28 return of Will & Grace on NBC, the network and The Paley Center for Media are collaborating on the hour-long special The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace, scheduled to air Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Comprised of the best moments from the show's original eight seasons in which it received 16 Emmy Awards from among 83 nominations, The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace will also feature new and exclusive interviews with the show's stars - Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally - as well as creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, and legendary director James Burrows. Also included is never-seen-before behind-the-scenes footage of the landmark series that altered the television landscape with its brilliant comedy and groundbreaking focus on gay characters and their life experiences. Will & Grace rejoins the NBC lineup Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. for a 16-episode run. The network also recently ordered a second 13-episode season.


grown-ish

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, has added two series regulars and two recurring characters to grown-ish, a spin-off of ABC's award-winning hit series black-ish, starring breakout star Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, from ABC Signature Studios. The 13-episode, single-camera comedy will start production next week and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App, available on connected TV, mobile devices and online. Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager") and Jordan Buhat (Summer of '84) join the previously announced cast of Yara Shahidi (black-ish), Deon Cole (black-ish), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Emily Arlook (The Good Place, Hand of God) and Trevor Jackson (Burning Sands, American Crime). Singing duo Chloe x Halle (Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey), who recently served as one of Beyoncé's opening acts for the European leg of The Formation World Tour, have also joined the cast in recurring roles.

From black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey - Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter - as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Raisa will portray Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University. Buhat will portray Vivek, a first generation Indian-American freshman at Southern California University with an endearing lack of self-awareness. Singing sisters Chloe x Halle will portray twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who are on the track team at the college.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Antenna TV Fall 2017 Schedule; Amazon Gets More Fleabag for 2019

Antenna TV

We have mentioned a few times already about Welcome Back, Kotter starting this Labor Day, but now we will relay the full fall 2017 schedule. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Antenna TV lineup gets refreshed again. There is only one new addition, but many timeslot changes. Welcome Back, Kotter will air weekdays at 6:30pm and Sun-Thurs nights at 1:30am, both following Three's Company. Antenna TV is trying single episodes of their series from 5pm-7am, while 7am-5pm will still be double episodes of sitcoms like Dennis the Menace, Bewitched and more. Other new time periods for weeknights include What's Happening!! at 7pm, 227 at 7:30pm leading into the Norman Lear four-some of Sanford & Son, Good Times, The Jeffersons and All in the Family (they will encore from 3-5am, too). On weekends, double episodes will air from 5am-6pm, but like on weekdays the evenings will see single episodes. On Friday and Saturday nights after Johnny Carson, the 11:30pm-2am block will have more Norman Lear series: One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, All in the Family, Maude and Good Times. View the full schedule so you'll know where all of your faves will be airing!


Fleabag

Amazon announced it will offer a second season of the half hour comedy series Fleabag with series creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (A Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film), returning as writer and star. Waller-Bridge can also be seen in the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film and will serve as showrunner and executive producer of BBC America's upcoming 2018 drama, Killing Eve. The second season of Fleabag is expected to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video in over 200 countries exclusively for Prime members.

The first season premiered in September 2016 and was hailed by The New York Times, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vulture, The Atlantic, Variety, and Buzzfeed among others, as one of the best new shows of the year. Fleabag was nominated for six BAFTA Awards in 2017, including a win for Waller-Bridge for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge's play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics' Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Comedy Central Lines Up Labor Day Marathon; Transparent Gets Season 5 on Amazon

Broad City

Let's binge bbs! Comedy Central is celebrating the upcoming return of Broad City with an epic, all-day, full series Labor Day marathon! Cook up some cashew stir fry, bump up the Lil Wayne, grab your Bingo Bronson and have NOMO FOMO! Broad City: Labor Day Replay will air every episode, in order, from all three past seasons on Labor Day (September 4) beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Fans can follow along using #BroadCityReplay and watch exclusive videos featuring Abbi and Ilana talking about some of their personal favorite episodes. Season four of Broad City debuts Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the season 21 premiere of South Park. Fans can also catch up on all three seasons of Broad City on the Comedy Central App and on cc.com for six days beginning September 7.


Transparent

Amazon Studios announced it has greenlit a fifth season of Jill Soloway's Golden Globe Award and multi-Emmy Award winning series Transparent. The fifth season will begin production next year and is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 exclusively for Prime Members. The entire Pfefferman family will be back including Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Who's the Boss?), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Jay Duplass (Togetherness) and Amy Landecker (Louie). Andrea Sperling (Spivak) will continue as executive producer as well as Soloway. Transparent is a comedic, half hour novelistic series that explores identity, love, sex, God and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. Tambor is Maura Pfefferman, whose reintroduction to her family as a woman sets their journey in motion. Her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children - Ali (played by Hoffmann), Josh (played by Duplass), and Sarah (played by Landecker) - explore the uneven terrain of their own lives with poignant and meaningful results.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Pop Wants to Get Physical with Sitcom; Superior Donuts Adds Orange Is the New Black Star

Pop

Whether you have Bette Davis eyes or the eye of the tiger, get ready to party all night long (all night) as Pop takes its comedy cue from the '80s with their newest series Let's Get Physical, a modern-day story set in the high-octane world of aerobics. From Pop and Entertainment One (eOne), the series heads into production this September. Paying homage to the decade that introduced America to scrunchies, leg warmers and Footloose, the scripted television comedy stars Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos and AnnaLynne McCord. Let's Get Physical centers on a slacker named Joe who, with every breath he takes, makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his dad, Colonel Tom Force, a.k.a. "The Godfather of Aerobics," unexpectedly passes away and wills his son the broken-down family gym. In a "Brewster's Millions"-type switch to receive the family fortune and estate, Joe must take on his arch-nemesis, who has become a highly successful fitness entrepreneur. Against all odds, they face off in the ultimate battle of masculinity... The National Aerobics Championships. Might as well jump, right? More news on the series will be coming soon, including a premiere date.


Diane Guerrero

CBS has announced that Diane Guerrero has joined the cast of Superior Donuts as a series regular. She will be introduced in the second season premiere on Monday, Oct. 30 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Guerrero will play Sofia, a young Uptown gentrifier who parks her food truck, which serves healthy, socially conscious breakfast foods, in front of Arthur's old-school donut shop. Though Arthur assumes she's an entitled millennial, she's actually a hard-working, enterprising, self-made woman who has poured every penny into her food truck business, which she plans to turn into an empire.

Guerrero is best known for playing Maritza Ramos on the series Orange Is the New Black, for which she has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, as well as her role as Lina on Jane the Virgin. In 2016 Guerrero released the memoir In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which recounts her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 28, 2017)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of August 28-September 1, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, August 28
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Watch Jenny on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Anneliese van der Pol (Raven's Home/That's So Raven) - Anneliese visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Steve Howey (Reba) - Steve talks about his movie Unleashed on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • The Cast of Will & Grace - NBC's Today visits the set of Will & Grace sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Tate discusses Celebrity Autobiograhpy on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
Tuesday, August 29
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Catch Zach on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) - Erica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay talks about Goon: Last of the Enforcers on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
Wednesday, August 30
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jillian Bell (Idiotsitter/Workaholics) - Jillian is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Molly Bernard (Younger) - Molly will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake talks about I Do...Until I Don't and Home Again on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Diallo Riddle (Marlon) - Diallo talks about Marlon on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa reveals the secret behind the diet that helped her lose 10 pounds in a month on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 31
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedian/Soap) - Billy appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Curb Your Enthusiasm/Working) - Debi drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Yara Martinez (The Tick) - Yara talks about Amazon's The Tick on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti makes blackberry-jam cake on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob reveals the moment he saved his own life and shares some of his secrets for looking so young at 52 on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, September 1
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch John on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christopher Gorham (Out of Practice) - Christopher talks about his movie A Boy Called Po on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake is in the kitchen serving up his take on one of the most-requested comfort foods on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Diahann Carroll (Julia) - Diahann is the Living Legend Today on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori appears on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner/Knight & Daye) - Shiri is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 27

Bob's Burgers - "Eggs for Days" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The annual Easter egg hunt always brings out the competitive sides of Bob and Linda, but this time, the game goes awry. After the Belcher parents have a little too much fun hiding the eggs, the entire family is enlisted in finding the lone egg that is quickly rotting in its hiding place.

The Simpsons - "Porks and Burns" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax.

Family Guy - "A House Full of Peters" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter’s past as a sperm donor catches up to him when many of his children show up unannounced to his house.

The Simpsons - "The Cat and the Hat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.


Monday, August 28

Kevin Can Wait - "Double Date" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Goody and Didi (Saidah Arrika Ekulona) invite the Motts on a weekend getaway with them, Kevin and Donna are offended by the friendship demotion and go online to find new couples to hang out with, on KEVIN CAN WAIT, on the CBS Television Network. Jackie Sandler returns as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Superior Donuts - "Secrets and Spies" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya momentarily leaves her open laptop unattended, the gang discovers she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation. Also, Franco and Randy become determined to learn the truth about where a tight-lipped Arthur really spends each Sunday.

Mom - "Blow and a Free McMuffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie rush to a sick Violet’s side, only to find out that having mono is the least of her worries.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

American Dad - "Garbage Stan" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan and Steve open up their own father-son garbage business after Stan inherits his father's old truck; Roger finds Hayley is a natural at bumper pool and brings her to play with the best player in town.

People of Earth - "Aftermath" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The group copes with a tragedy; Agent Foster reports back to the FBI; Jonathan Walsh and Don have reservations about the alien mission.


Tuesday, August 29

The Mick - "The Bully" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey learns they’ve all forgotten Ben’s seventh birthday, the family is forced to put their selfish tendencies aside for one day and throw him the celebration he deserves, which proves way harder than it sounds.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Slaughterhouse" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After making a terrible first impression on their idol, Lieutenant Melanie Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), Jake and Rosa set out on a mission to earn her respect and snag a spot on her elite task force, but are at odds when they realize there’s only one spot left. Back at the precinct, Charles, Terry and Gina test different parenting methods to resolve a conflict between Scully and Hitchcock.

In The Cut - "The Relationship Game" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mable introduces a relationship game show to the restaurant to attract new business, the couples compete but their partnerships are put to the test.


Wednesday, August 30

The Goldbergs - "The Kara-te kid" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by the “Karate Kid” films, Adam and the other Adam Goldberg face off in a karate match to settle once and for all a long-running feud. Barry and Adam go to Uncle Marvin for training, but the only thing they learn is how to clean an apartment. Meanwhile, when Erica and Geoff’s relationship becomes public, they realize that they aren’t the good guys.

Speechless - "R-A-Y-C-- RAY-CATION" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya enlists the family to assist JJ in romancing a girl at school, but it backfires when JJ expresses his feelings to Claire, and they are not reciprocated. Meanwhile, as the DiMeos are always late, Ray has the family practice to get to school in time for his upcoming weekend field trip.

Modern Family - "Frank's Wedding" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frank Dunphy’s Roaring 20s-themed wedding day is finally here, and to get into the spirit, Phil gets the Dunphy clan to show up in costume. Once Claire and the kids realize they are the only ones dressed-up, they feel it’s time for a “funny” intervention with Phil. Meanwhile, Jay has mastered the art of saying no, but soon realizes that if you say no too many times, people stop asking; and Cam is in for a big surprise when he finally stops hiding behind Mitchell and stands up to his sister Pam.

American Housewife - "The Polo Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Doris insists that Katie attend the charity polo match she’s organizing, Katie invites her crass best friend from college, Billy (guest star Will Sasso), to inject some life into the festivities, but Billy grates on the rest of the Ottos.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

The Goldbergs - "I Heart Video Dating" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a woman of interest by using new technology for dating. They recruit Adam to create a demo reel, but Beverly insists she will find someone the old fashioned way. Meanwhile, after a “failed” aptitude test, Barry decides he wants to be a gym teacher and becomes Coach Mellor’s apprentice.

Marlon - "Project Kids" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Feeling that Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zack (Amir O'Neil) don't appreciate everything they have, Marlon (Marlon Wayans) teaches them a lesson by recreating the projects from his childhood.

Marlon - "Surprises" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) is stunned to learn that Ashley (Essence Atkins) is treating herself to breast augmentation surgery for her birthday, her first since their divorce. Stevie (Diallo Riddle) is determined to guess Yvette's (Bresha Webb) age.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A client wants Ingmar and Axel to find out if the competing pet cemetery is burning animals in large groups; the case is complicated by Axel's decision to go off his anti-depressants; Ingmar's nightmares lead them to the house of a cameraman.

Younger - "A Novel Marriage" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza is drawn into her author’s Upper East Side life, forcing her worlds to collide. Kelsey comes to Lauren’s rescue.

Odd Mom Out - "Star Gazing" (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jill books a photo shoot in Los Angeles and brings Vanessa along; they follow musician Dave Navarro on a crazy adventure; Candace oversteps her boundaries with Hazel; Lex faces his deepest fears in a zero-gravity chamber.


Thursday, August 31

Kevin Can Wait - "Beat the Parents" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin and Donna are thrilled when their son, Jack, makes friends with a boy from school, Grayden (Graydon Peter Yosowitz), however, when Donna and Kevin don’t hit it off with Grayden’s arrogant father, Vic (Ray Romano), and his pushy wife, Brandi (Lindsay Broad), they set out to sabotage the boys’ new friendship. Matt Romano guest stars as Vic’s second son, Braden.

Kevin Can Wait - "Who's Better Than Us?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets jealous when he hears how happy his former patrol partner is with his fit, new rookie, Nick (former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman), and sets out to show his old friend what he’s missing.


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Saturday, September 2


Sunday, September 3

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, August 26, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Starsky & Hutch Reboot?; Norman Lear Developing Pilot at NBC

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It has been a crazy week with a solar eclipse (not quite this one) and other events, but things in the world have entertainment have been rather quiet. However, we are hearing about another reboot (big surprise!), a pilot at NBC from Norman Lear, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It isn't a matter of wondering if a reboot of a classic series in the works, it's a matter of asking which one. This week, it's Starsky and Hutch. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • It is still a long way from becoming an actual TV series, but Norman Lear is still active at age 95, and is now developing a pilot at NBC. (Variety)
  • The creators of The Mick have signed a two year deal to develop more projects for 20th Century Fox. (Deadline)
  • For a big chunk of the past quarter century, ABC has aired America's Funniest Home Videos at 7:00 PM slot on Sundays with a few exceptions, such as the few seasons it only existed as specials, but it appears ABC is going to be changing things up at least slightly for the fall. (Deadline)
  • Bill Nye is suing Disney over unpaid royalties from Bill Nye the Science Guy, the series that made him a household name. (New York Times)
  • Fox News had a reasonably stable primetime lineup for decades, with just a few changes here and there, but it seems that something changes every few months these days, and now Laura Ingraham may be in line to get her own primetime talk show on the network. (Variety)
  • The "Summer of Me" is ending on MeTV in a little over a week, which means it is time to begin "Fall for Me." (SitcomsOnline

TUESDAY (AUGUST 29) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Will & Grace - Season One
  • Will & Grace - Season One (Universal) (DVD, $29.98): It isn't a new release, as Lionsgate previously released the series over a decade ago, but now Universal is releasing the series themselves, ahead of the debut of the reboot.

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Claim to Fame: Diane Guerrero is probably not a household name that you know, but you may recognize her from some of the work that she has done. So far, she is probably best known for her role of playing inmate Maritza Ramos in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, but at the end of the season (sort of a spoiler alert, though we really don't know what happened), some things happened to suggest her character may not be back next season. That's just fine though, because she already had a new gig lined up, as she will be a regular on the CBS series Superior Donuts next season. She has also had a recurring role on the series Jane the Virgin.
Pick of the Tweets: "So honored to join this amazing cast and crew @superiordonuts @cbstvstudios I hope you guys like Sofia as much as I do! 🙌🏽🍩 (pic)" (August 24, 2017)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fri-Yay: TV on Other Platforms; Remembering Jay Thomas

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Snapchat

by Vincent

Yesterday, there was an announcement that Snapchat would begin making scripted content for their platform. This shouldn't be especially surprising, given that nearly every website and app has expressed a desire to create scripted content, from YouTube to Vimeo to even DirecTV. But it continues to pose an interesting question as we loom deeper into this "Peak TV" era: how does the availability of content everywhere affect the "sitcom" as we know it?

Many people are constantly waxing nostalgic about how sitcoms have changed, and how they wish they could make them like they used to. Some of this may just be looking at things through rose-colored glasses, but there has been genuine change in the television industry. After all, until the 1980s, there were only a handful of television networks, so it was much easier for a sitcom like All in the Family or The Mary Tyler Moore Show to completely dominate conversation like they did during their runs. Television was a shared experience with an entire culture, and sitcoms were often the most popular television there was. If you watched an episode of Three's Company last night, chances are all of your friends watched it, too. This even continued after the advent of cable, with shows like Cheers and Frasier and Friends rising above the increased options cable provided to become genuine mass media experiences.

However, as choices continue to grow into streaming platforms and, well, mobile phone apps, it's hard for a TV show to make a splash across the entire culture, and if they do, it's usually a live reality show event or a live-tweeting-friendly drama with big twists - events that demand to be watched live. Sitcoms, then, have become much more catered to specific niches - hence why most of the big, acclaimed sitcoms of the past ten years haven't been huge hits but more fan-beloved cult hits such as Parks and Recreation or Broad City. Not to mention many people who might have been watching sitcoms in the past may be moving onto other buzzy mediums like YouTube. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it shows that sitcoms - like television - have evolved, and the big, mass appeal hits of years past may be just that - a thing of the past.


Jay Thomas

Emmy award-winning actor Jay Thomas, who was known for his roles in Mork & Mindy, Cheers, Love & War and Murphy Brown, has died. He died of cancer on August 24 at his Santa Barbara, California home. Mr. Thomas was 69.

Jay Thomas and Robin Williams - Mork & Mindy

Thomas' television career began with his role as Remo DaVinci in Mork & Mindy. He appeared in the second and third seasons from 1979-1981. Reno and his sister, Jeanie (Gina Hecht), owned the The New York Delicatessen in season 2 and DaVinci's Restaurant in season 3, where Mork (Robin Williams) and Mindy (Pam Dawber) spent a lot of their time.

Jay Thomas - Cheers

He had a recurring role as Eddie LeBec in 9 episodes of Cheers from 1987-1989. Eddie LeBec was a Boston Bruins goalie who began dating Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman). They later married, and had twin boys named Elvis and Jesse. In 1989, Eddie was killed by a Zamboni when he saved the life of another member of the ice show.

Jay Thomas - Murphy Brown

Thomas appeared as Jerry Gold in 9 episodes of Murphy Brown from 1989-1998. Jerry Gold was a tabloid talk show host, who became a friend of Murphy's and an occasional love interest, despite their significantly different journalistic values. Thomas won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for the role.

Married People

He starred as Russell Meyers in the 1990-1991 ABC sitcom Married People. Russell was a freelance writer and house-husband who was married to Elizabeth (Bess Armstrong), who worked as an attorney. The series also starred Ray Aranha, Barbara Montgomery, Chris Young and Megan Gallivan.

Love & War

Thomas starred as Jack Stein in the 1992-1995 CBS sitcom Love & War. Jack Stein was a columnist for the New York Post. He had an on-again, off-again romance with Wallis "Wally" Porter (Susan Dey), a Chicago restaurateur. Dey was dropped from the show after the first season. Annie Potts joined the cast as Dana Palladino, who bought Porter's restaurant and also became a love interest for Jack. The series also starred John Hancock (1992), Charlie Robinson, Joel Murray, Michael Nouri, Suzie Plakson and Joanna Gleason.

In 1999, Thomas starred in the short-lived WB sitcom Katie Joplin. He played Glen Shotz, a radio station general manager. The series also starred Park Overall, Jim Rash, Jesse Head, Ana Reeder, Simon Rex and Majandra Delfino.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Open House, Cybill, Bless This House, Ink, Working, The Simple Life, Run of the House, Retired at 35 and Shake It Up.

He had a recurring role as Marty Grossman in Ray Donovan. Some of his other drama credits included Spenser: For Hire, Almost Grown, Freddy's Nightmares, Hercules, Fantasy Island (1999), The Education of Max Bickford, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Joan of Arcadia, Boston Legal and Cold Case.

Thomas starred as Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus. He played the Easter Bunny in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. Some of his other film credits included C.H.U.D., Straight Talk, A Smile Like Yours, Labor Pains and Underdogs.

Thomas also worked as a radio talk show host. He was heard in New York in the mid-1970s on Top 40 station 99X, and in Los Angeles beginning in 1989 on KPWR "Power 106". He began hosting The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio in 1999.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Sally, and his sons, Sam, Jake, and J.T.

Mr. Thomas was a talented and funny actor. His annual appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman where he told the story of how he met Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger) were always memorable. We thank him for the many laughs he brought us in his career. He will be greatly missed.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

MeTV Network Fall 2017 Schedule; Decades Adds The Ed Sullivan Show

MeTV

You perhaps noticed some changes to the MeTV schedule this week, as we mentioned. There are more changes coming beginning Labor Day, September 4. There's a new Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night schedule, and old favorites like The Fugitive joining the lineup. MeTV welcomes some classic comedies, beloved cops and charming angels to the lineup. There's a new look to Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night, while Sundays will take you back to the '80s and '90s. Without further ado, let's take a closer look at the new additions. Aaaaayyyyyy! Happy Days are here again, in primetime at 9:30PM | 8:30C, replacing ALF. Get your rubber chickens ready. Svengoolie has a new time at 8PM | 7C on Saturday nights, following an episode of Wonder Woman. After the horror host delivers his devilishly fun movies, the Caped Crusader swings in with two episode of Batman at 10PM | 9C. Then, head to outer space... and beyond… with Star Trek: The Original Series, Battlestar Galactica and The Outer Limits, kicking off the Red Eye Sci-Fi block.

The new Sunday lineup is filled with laughter, love and a little mystery. ALF gets the morning going at 6AM | 5C. The Brady Bunch Brunch stays the same at 12PM | 11C, though there are some new desserts on the menu. Join Tootie, Blair, Natalie, Jo and Mrs. Garrett and learn about The Facts of Life with two episodes of the classic '80s sitcom at 2PM | 1C. Next, head to Raytown and spend an hour with the Harper clan on Mama's Family (3PM | 2C) before a double dose of Lucille Ball, in I Love Lucy (4PM | 3C) and The Lucy Show (4:30PM | 3:30C). A two-hour cruise on The Love Boat leads into a new Sunday evening lineup. Catch Touched by an Angel both before and after Columbo, at 7PM | 6C and 10PM | 9PM. After the regular block of smart, sharp sitcoms, stay up late as the Feds chase their men in The Fugitive (2AM | 1C) and The Untouchables (3AM | 2C). View the full MeTV Fall 2017 schedule.


The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show

"Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!" That simple introduction changed America and TV forever, as 73 million people gathered in front of their televisions to see The Beatles' first live performance on U.S. soil. The Fab Four had launched "The British Invasion" -- and theirs was one of many history-making performances to grace Ed Sullivan's stage. Starting Monday, September 4, DECADES viewers will be able to experience those electrifying moments again with The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show, airing weekdays at 12:00 noon, 5:00pm and 11:00pm ET/PT. The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show proudly presents select performances and Ed Sullivan bits taken from the most memorable milestones of The Ed Sullivan Show. Presenting two 30-minute episodes each weekday in three convenient time periods, every show features a "who's who" of pop culture icons, entertainers and performers, including The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5, Judy Garland, Carol Burnett, Harry Belafonte, Joan Rivers, The Carpenters, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, George Carlin, Ella Fitzgerald, The Temptations, The Doors, Richard Pryor, Elvis Presley, Liza Minnelli, George Burns, The Beatles, and many, many more.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Antenna TV's Welcome Back, Kotter Labor Day Marathon; Jerry Before Seinfeld

Welcome Back, Kotter

Class is in session on Antenna TV! Beginning in September, Antenna TV welcomes Mr. Kotter and the Sweathogs to the air each weeknight. To kick off Kotter, Antenna TV will air a Welcome Back, Kotter marathon (17 hour/34 episodes) beginning at 5am ET on Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Welcome Back, Kotter will then air on Antenna TV Weeknights at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT. A second episode will air Monday through Thursday and Sundays at 1:30am ET/10:30pm PT. Antenna TV returned to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the neighborhood where the show was set. They spoke to residents about the legacy of the show (and some even took a stab at singing the famous theme song) and visited iconic Brooklyn landmarks. They also re-created the iconic opening of Welcome Back, Kotter, revisiting the places that were filmed in 1975. And what they learned surprised them about what has changed over 42 years — and what has stayed the same. Antenna TV will also share many classic moments from the show, as well as fun facts and cultural snippets from 1975 to 1979, the years the show was in production.

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, which airs in 132 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, recently announced new programming acquisitions, kicking off its new schedule with Kotter, and will be adding Alice, Benson, Soap, Growing Pains, Silver Spoons, Head of the Class, Murphy Brown and The Hogan Family to the lineup in fourth quarter of 2017. More on that soon! But sooner than that, we will have the Antenna TV Fall 2017 schedule, which will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Stay tuned.


Jerry Before Seinfeld

What was he like before the show about nothing? Find out September 19 when Jerry Seinfeld makes his Netflix debut with the original stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld. In the hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip in New York City for an intimate stand-up set at the club that helped launch his career. Interspersed with never-before-seen material -- including a library of legal pads with every joke he's written since 1975, childhood videos, and more -- Jerry performs the jokes that put him on the comedy map, only on Netflix. For a first look at Jerry Before Seinfeld, including hand-written jokes from his archive, follow @netflixcomedy on Instagram.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Netflix Picks Up 2nd Season of Comedy; Movies TV Network Honors Jerry Lewis

Friends from College

Netflix has renewed Friends from College for a second season (eight episodes). In Friends from College, a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) face down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, Friends From College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past. The series was co-created by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) and Francesca Delbanco, who also serve as executive producers. Stoller also directs the series and Delbanco serves as a writer.


Jerry Lewis - The Nutty Professor

MOVIES! TV Network will remember the captivating comedy of the great Jerry Lewis with a special matinee marathon of his most laugh-out-loud films all day Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The "Jerry Lewis ICON-A-THON!" lineup is as follows. All times are ET.

8:00am Don't Give Up The Ship (1959)
10:00am The Ladies Man (1961)
12:30pm The Nutty Professor (1963)
3:00pm Boeing-Boeing (1965)
5:30pm The Family Jewels (1965)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Freeform Gets First Christmas Film; truTV Sitcom to Return for 2nd Season

Freeform

Freeform (formerly ABC Family), Disney's young adult television and streaming network, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced that it has started production on their first original Christmas movie, Angry Angel, in Toronto. From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits), the two-hour special holiday feature stars Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black), Brenda Song (Pure Genius), Ricky Mabe (Preacher), Andrew Bachelor (Meet the Blacks) and Andy Favreau (Aquarius). Set in New York City, Angry Angel follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (played by Song), who is stuck on Earth and can't seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick (played by Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke's journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor Jason Biggs (played by Biggs). The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (played by Favreau).

The film will be a part of Freeform's annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas," which begins on Saturday, November 18. The annual countdown to the fan favorite "25 Days of Christmas" will feature titles that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit, including: Elf, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish, Home Alone and many more. The full slate for "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" and "25 Days of Christmas" will be announced at a later date.


I'm Sorry

Turner's truTV announced a second season greenlight for its scripted comedy, I'm Sorry which has emerged as the summer's breakout new comedy series and fastest growing comedy of 2017. Created by and starring Andrea Savage, the series has been a hit, delivering consistent ratings growth and generating strong social buzz and high praise from press and fans alike. I'm Sorry follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations, along with her more straitlaced husband Mike (Tom Everett Scott), and their inquisitive daughter Amelia (Olive Petrucci). Season two of the half-hour comedy will return to truTV in 2018.

Since its debut on July 12, I'm Sorry has been a huge success for truTV. Called "razor-sharp" by The New York Times, "funny and grounded" by the Los Angeles Times, and "one of the year's best new comedies" by IndieWire, the series has demonstrated consistent growth each week, growing its audience 32% since its premiere week and delivering an average of 454,000 total viewers in P2+ and 306,000 viewers in A18-49 in Live +3 each week. New episodes debut Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on truTV and the season one finale is set for Wednesday, September 6. truTV will air a season one catch-up marathon on Monday, September 4 beginning at 2pm ET/PT - and fans can catch up anytime on VOD and the Watch truTV app.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 21, 2017)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of August 21-25, 2017, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, August 21
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
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.
Wednesday, August 23
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon discusses his new NBC show Marlon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Goods Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John joins Clinton to create a classic carnival treat in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about reducing your cancer risk and see her own anti-cancer regimen on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 24
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shorr and Peter Hermann (Younger) - Miriam and Peter are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, August 25
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Watch James on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andrew Santino and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Andrew and Erik are guests on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie stops by NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 20

Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.


Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.


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.


Wednesday, August 23

The Goldbergs - "O Captain! My Captain!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly substitutes for Barry’s chemistry class in hopes to inspire students in the same way as Mr. Keating from “Dead Poets Society,” much to Barry’s embarrassment. When Beverly refuses to give Barry special treatment, Murray pushes Barry to work hard and prove to her that he can get a good grade.

Speechless - "C-H-- CHEATER!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Maya and Kenneth work together to hold JJ accountable for his academic future when he cheats on an exam at school. Meanwhile, Ray gets into a get-rich scheme; but when Jimmy bails him out and teaches him an important lesson, Ray’s motivation to make fast money is revealed.

Modern Family - "Pig Moon Rising" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a quick workout session in the garage, Mitchell accidentally knocks over an urn filled with the ashes of Cam’s beloved pet pig Lilly. He quickly attempts to cover up his blunder and devises an appropriate cover-up. Hoping to catch Mitchell in his lie, Cam makes up a tall tale to trap him, but his own lie soon becomes a little too big to manage.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Modern Family - "Do It Yourself" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling empowered after his successful do-it-yourself project, Phil convinces Jay to co-invest in a property he has always wanted to develop. Meanwhile, Claire’s new obsession with a TV chef and her new love of cooking Sunday dinners hasn’t been as tasty as she thinks. Haley is the family’s only hope to add a little spice to the situation. At the Pritchett-Tucker house, Cam and Mitchell see that the family is too reliant on technology, so they attempt to teach Lily the importance of hard work, which ends disastrously. Back at the Pritchett’s, Jay feels replaced when he sees Gloria has hired Coach Gary (Payton Manning) to coach Joe and serve as a handy man.

The Goldbergs - "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning of Murray’s love of action movies, Adam uses the moment to garner the courage to ask his dad for money to film his own action film. But the production goes from bad to worse when Barry goes missing for playing the lead, and an unlikely replacement steps in. Meanwhile, Erica takes Beverly to go clothes shopping. When a situation at the hip store goes awry, Erica decides to make her own version of the popular outfit she wants –using Beverly’s own sweaters.

Marlon - "Boys Only Want One Thing" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time. Yvette (Bresha Webb) uses Stevie (Diallo Riddle) to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

Marlon - "Exes With Benefits" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) contemplate whether to have no strings attached 'ex-sex.'

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Porn actress Taylor Slow asks the guys to find her stalker; Sarah asks her father to check out her new boyfriend, Steve; Ingmar is sure he'll find some dirt on Steve; Axel infiltrates Jane McKinney's agency.

Younger - "The Incident at Pound Ridge" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

Odd Mom Out - "Weber M.D." (Bravo, 9:30PM ET/PT)
By day, Jill shoots Brooke's new line of Von Weber wares, and by night, she and Vanessa investigate a rash of infections plaguing the Upper ``Yeast'' Side; Candace seeks answers for why she keeps getting called ``Candy Ass.''


Thursday, August 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Agitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert (Brian Posehn) introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca (April Bowlby).

Kevin Can Wait - "Quiet Diet" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Donna says she’ll send Kevin to the Mets Fantasy Camp if he lowers his cholesterol, Chale secretly coaches Kevin through a juice cleanse.

Great News - "The Red Door" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited when Chuck (John Michael Higgins) asks her to wait for the cable guy at his townhouse, until Chuck gives an ominous warning that tests her curiosity. Meanwhile, Portia's (Nicole Richie) phone gets hacked and Katie (Briga Heelan) struggles not to read her private emails.

The Guest Book - "Story Six" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Federal agent Trina books the mountain cabin to protect valuable witness Blake, but Blake has his own ideas on how to escape the people who are after him.


Friday, August 25

Raven's Home - "Adventures in Mommy-Sitting" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Booker, Nia, and Levi convince Raven and Chelsea they are responsible enough to watch themselves while the moms enjoy a mom's night out.

K.C. Undercover - "Keep On Truckin'" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)

Bizaardvark - "Softball: The Musical" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The group is forced to put on an entire musical about softball in order to save face with Dirk.


Saturday, August 26


Sunday, August 27

Bob's Burgers - "Eggs for Days" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The annual Easter egg hunt always brings out the competitive sides of Bob and Linda, but this time, the game goes awry. After the Belcher parents have a little too much fun hiding the eggs, the entire family is enlisted in finding the lone egg that is quickly rotting in its hiding place.

The Simpsons - "Porks and Burns" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax.

Family Guy - "A House Full of Peters" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter’s past as a sperm donor catches up to him when many of his children show up unannounced to his house.

The Simpsons - "The Cat and the Hat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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