Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Three Disney Sitcoms Get 3rd Seasons; School Is in Session at HBO for 2nd Season of Comedy

Stuck in the Middle

A trio of popular comedy series for kids age 6-14 have received third season orders -- Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle from executive producer Linda Videtti Figueiredo, BUNK'D from executive producer Pamela Eells O'Connell and Disney XD's Walk the Prank from executive producers Adam Small and Trevor Moore. Production on each will resume in the fall. Disney Channel's single-camera comedy Stuck in the Middle stars Jenna Ortega as a middle child, Harley Diaz, in a household bustling with nine people - two parents and seven kids - each with distinctive personalities and conflicting schedules. It also stars Isaak Presley as Ethan, Ronni Hawk as Rachel, Kayla Maisonet as Georgie, Nicolas Bechtel as Lewie, Malachi Barton as "Beast," Ariana Greenblatt as Daphne, Cerina Vincent as Suzy and Joe Nieves as Tom. New episodes from season two of Stuck in the Middle will premiere weekly on Fridays beginning September 15 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and VOD.

BUNK'D

Disney Channel's live-action comedy BUNK'D follows siblings Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross as they leave their extravagant New York City penthouse once again to return to Camp Kikiwaka, a rustic summer camp in Maine. Season three finds the Ross kids arriving at camp after several cabins were lost to fire. Upon learning that the camp's owner, Gladys, has absconded with the insurance money, the kids team up to save the camp using funds from their parents' deep pockets. Now owners and counselors, they reunite with cheerful country girl Lou to rebuild the cabins and boost morale. The sitcom stars Peyton List as Emma Ross, Karan Brar as Ravi Ross, Skai Jackson as Zuri Ross and Miranda May as Lou. During its second season, BUNK'D ranked #1 in its time period and, over the past year, has reached 61 million Total TV Viewers and amassed 25 million engagements via Disney Channel VOD and the Disney Channel App.

Walk the Plank

Walk the Prank, Disney XD's broadly appealing hit that blends scripted comedy with hidden-camera pranks, follows a team of professional pranksters, Chance and his brother Herman and their best friends Bailey and Dusty, along with Dusty's Uncle Will, who pull off good-natured pranks to capture genuine and hilarious reactions for their online hidden-camera show. Some of the most elaborate pranks from the current second season include a mind-melding robot; an alien spaceship in the woods; and a jam-packed episode guest starring several NFL favorites, including Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) who teams up with ESPN SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion to prank a diehard Cowboys fan. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The special Walk the Prank: NFL Edition premiereed this past Saturday, (September 2), on Disney XD. Viewers can catch new episodes from season two of Walk the Prank Monday - Thursday, beginning Monday, October 2, on Disney XD, Disney XD App and VOD.


Vice Principals

As the tumultuous school year at North Jackson High continues, a new semester brings big changes - and Gamby and Russell are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it. The darkest comedy on television returns to finish what was started when Vice Principals kicks off its nine-episode, second and final season Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. Danny McBride (HBO's Eastbound & Down; This Is the End) stars as Neal Gamby and Walton Goggins (Emmy(R) nominee for Justified; Six) stars as Lee Russell in the show, which was created by McBride and Jody Hill and shot in and around Charleston, South Carolina.

Vice Principals also stars Kimberly H├ębert Gregory (Devious Maids) as Dr. Belinda Brown; Georgia King (The New Normal) as English teacher Amanda Snodgrass, Gamby's on- and off-again girlfriend; Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) as Gale, Gamby's ex-wife; Shea Whigham (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as Ray, Gale's impossibly nice husband; and Sheaun McKinney (Know Thy Enemy) as cafeteria worker Dayshawn. Joining the cast this season is Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water) as Nash, who was appointed vice principal of discipline in Gamby's absence. Guest stars on the second season include Fisher Stevens (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as a scholarly rival to Gamby for Amanda's attentions; Scott Caan (Hawaii 5-0) as a teambuilding trainer; Maya Love as Gamby's daughter, Janelle; and Susan Park (Fargo) as Russell's wife, Christine.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 19

The Middle - "Fight or Flight" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Having finally graduated college, Axl tells Frankie and Mike that he’s planning on going to Europe over the summer with Kenny. Although Frankie thinks this is a great once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mike is less than pleased and thinks his slacker son should be putting all of his summer efforts into finding a job. Meanwhile, Sue begins to panic after she barely scrapes a parked SUV and doesn’t hear back from the owner after leaving several notes on the windshield, and Brick discovers that his sudden onset of backaches is due to not sitting in his lawn chair, which was replaced by a normal kitchen-table chair.

Fresh Off the Boat - "This Isn't Us" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis and Jessica make big changes to provide a better life for their family. Yet these changes come with their own set of challenges and possibly a few regrets.

black-ish - "Manternity" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre considers taking paternity leave after he realizes that Zoey is arguably the best child and their bond developed while he was unemployed when she was born. Meanwhile, Bow tries to hide her pregnancy in order to get a promotion, and Ruby convinces the kids that their nanny, Vivian, is stealing from them.

black-ish - "Sprinkles" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Initially wary, Dre embraces throwing Bow’s baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications.

The Mick - "The Intruder" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Panic spreads throughout those in the Pemberton mansion when the children stumble upon a pair of intruders as they attempt to break in.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn't commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

In The Cut - "Feng Shui" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cheryl and Percy have a design disagreement, driving The Percy Experience to the barbershop; Smitty is convinced that he is the target of a parking ticket conspiracy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 18)

Tuesday, September 19

  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alexandra Breckenridge (Save Me) - Alexandra visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - Frankie is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) - Damon appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Carly Jibson (The Guest Book) - Carly appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve talks about Battle of the Sexes on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby talks about his new sitcom Me, Myself & I on the AOL Build Show at 11am.