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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, February 17

The Middle - "The Setup" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat’s (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching “Silence of the Lambs”; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah, a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

black-ish - "Please Don't Feed the Animals" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she’s been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

black-ish - "Charity Case" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

The Thundermans - "Rhythm n' Shoes " (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Determined to meet a famous pop singer visiting Hiddenville High, Phoebe and Max devise elaborate schemes to insert themselves into her performance that quickly lead to disastrous results.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "The Harper Quad-Jobbers" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The quads try to earn money for a pool so that their house can be the place everyone wants to hang out at during the summer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 12)

Friday, February 16

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Watch Sam on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney talk about the Hallmark Channel original series Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Becki Newton (Divorce/Weird Loners/The Goodwin Games/How I Met Your Mother) - Becki chats about Divorce on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.


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

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
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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