Tuesday, October 31, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Now on Multiple Networks of Disney|ABC; Winsanity Returns to GSN

25 Days of Christmas

Cable's biggest programming event of the year is now even bigger. Beginning December 1, Freeform's beloved '25 Days of Christmas' will expand across all Disney|ABC Television Group networks to create the ultimate fan-favorite holiday event. ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will be airing holiday-themed programming and entertainment for the whole family throughout December, leading up to Christmas Day. Viewers can ring in the season with festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites. Freeform will continue to be the home of all your favorite Christmas films with a robust library of holiday favorites including Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause, The Polar Express and many more. The network will also debut its first original Christmas movie, Angry Angel, starring Brenda Song and Jason Biggs. Additionally, Freeform will feature The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, (originally airing on ABC) and premiere Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, a one-hour holiday special giving viewers an inside look at how holiday magic is created throughout Disney Destinations. Viewers will go behind the scenes as a team of dedicated Disney cast members and Santa's helpers transform Disney theme parks and resorts into a winter wonderland.

ABC will debut new seasons of The Great Christmas Light Fight, a competition series where families transform their homes into festive wonderlands judged by lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and interior designer Taniya Nayak; and The Great American Baking Show, hosted by New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry and former NFL star Anthony "Spice" Adams. ABC is also home to original, holiday-themed episodes of comedies American Housewife, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Mayor, The Middle and Speechless, plus returning specials Shrek the Halls, The Toy Story That Time Forgot, Disney Prep and Landing, Disney Prep and Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice, A Charlie Brown Christmas and I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! Weekdays on The Chew, Emmy(R) Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall will deliver a festive daily dose of holiday cheer. This year, viewers will once again experience the holiday magic at Disney Parks with star-studded performances during the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration.

Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney will add to the joy with special holiday-themed programming including episodes of hit series Stuck in the Middle, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Sofia the First. Disney Channel, in partnership with Disney Parks, will present a holiday telecast, Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration, featuring performances by fan-favorite Disney Channel stars; and Disney Junior will debut The Lion Guard: Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas.


Winsanity

The all new Winsanity, hosted by actor Donald Faison (Scrubs), will return for a second season airing weeknights at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT) starting Monday, November 27. Winsanity, which debuted in June 2016, was watched by nearly 13.5 million viewers during its initial 40-episode run. Changes to the show in season two include a new set, as well as a new format, with two contestants (instead of one) competing against each other for the $10,000 prize. However, the show continues to offer the opportunity for prizes to be won not only by the contestants but also by the studio audience.

In each half hour episode, the two contestants each represents half of the audience, who stand to share in the prize money their contestant wins. The contestants face off against each other, attempting to rank compelling and surprising facts in numerical order (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of marriages each year in the US, or the number of Pope Francis' Twitter followers?). Each correctly stacked fact earns money towards a cash jackpot. In the final round, the contestant with the largest bank will play a final game of timed touch screen stacking without help from the audience. If they correctly put five facts in order, the contestant goes home with $10,000 and their audience section will share in an additional $10,000. If they fail, the contestant and audience section win the amount previously banked.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Netflix Renews American Vandal for Season 2; Fred Armisen Heads to The Last Man on Earth

American Vandal

Netflix announced the renewal of the breakout true-crime satire, American Vandal. The investigation continues with eight all-new episodes in 2018, exclusively on Netflix. American Vandal co-creators/executive producers Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, as well as showrunner/executive producer Dan Lagana, are slated to return. From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous) comes American Vandal - a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled Senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks? American Vandal is produced for Netflix by CBS Television Studios, Funny Or Die and 3Arts.

American Vandal Season 1 starred Tyler Alvarez (Peter Maldanaldo), Griffin Gluck (Sam Ecklund), Jimmy Tatro (Dylan Maxwell), Camille Hyde (Gabi Granger), Eduardo Franco (Spencer Diaz), Jessica Juarez (Brianna Gagne), Lou Wilson (Lucas Wiley), Camille Ramsey (Mackenzie Wagner), Calum Worthy (Alex Trimboli) and G Hannelius (Christa Carlyle).


Fred Armisen

Comedian Fred Armisen will recur as a guest star on several episodes of The Last Man on Earth as Karl, another survivor of the apocalypse - with an interesting past. Armisen will make his first guest appearance in January 2018. Fred Armisen is an actor, producer and writer in both comedy and music, who co-starred alongside The Last Man on Earth star Will Forte during his eight-year tenure at Saturday Night Live. Armisen is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the Emmy Award-nominated sketch comedy series Portlandia, alongside Carrie Brownstein. He also received individual acting and writing Emmy Award nominations for this series. Armisen recently lent his voice to The LEGO Ninjago Movie and the animated streaming sitcom Big Mouth. He also stars in the fictitious series Documentary Now! and recently starred in the film The Little Hours. He has appeared in countless other feature films and television series throughout his career. Catch an All-New Episode of The Last Man on Earth, returning on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 PM ET/PT on Fox.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 30, 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 October 30-November 3, 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!


Sunday, October 29
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Catch Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 30
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Watch Mila on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob drops by The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central at 11:30pm.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon) and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Jim and Iain are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All - Melissa gives advice for kids who are being bullied on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Keesha Sharp (Girlfriends/Are We There Yet?) - Keesha stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Selena is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John cooks with Mario Batali on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey appears on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
Tuesday, October 31
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Catch Kristen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Do Not Disturb/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi and her husband, Chef Gabriele Corcos, are in the kitchen with chicken strips with a spicy pesto dip on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy talks about Wisdom of the Crowd on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Selena is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, November 1
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also talks A Bad Moms Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon) - Jim is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Elizabeth Gillies ( Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/Victorious) - Elizabeth visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS. She also talks about A Bad Moms Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • The Cast of Young Sheldon - Iain Armitage, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Zoe Perry, Annie Potts and Raegan Revord are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (1600 Penn/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Kathryn and Cheryl talk about A Bad Moms Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Cheryl will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 2
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Catch Alec on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks A Bad Moms Christmas on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite/Benched) - Maria is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about A Bad Moms Christmas on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James visits Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra dishes on the new season of Will & Grace, and faces off with Rach in a celeb guessing game on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael talks about the Off-Broadway production Torch Song on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael talks about This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey exposes Hollywood's dark side and reveals the secrets he's kept for 20 years on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 3
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of Moesha - Brandy Norwood, Sheryl Lee Ralph, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Shar Jackson, Marcus T. Paulk and Ray J reunite on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar talks about the Off-Broadway production What We're Up Against on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Brooke D'Orsay (Gary Ummarried/Happy Hour) - Brooke talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Miss Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Baby Boom) - Susie talks about Curb Your Enthusiasm on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 29


Monday, October 30

Kevin Can Wait - "The Owl" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin and Chale set out on a road trip to retrieve an owl-shaped cookie jar that Kevin sold before realizing how much it meant to Kendra. Also, after Vanessa rejects Kyle’s attempt to woo her, she and Kendra help get him back on the dating scene. Loni Love guest stars as Yvette, a pawn shop owner.

9JKL - "The Key to Life" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Josh changes the locks to his apartment and refuses to give Judy a spare key, he is caught in a bind when he locks himself out. Also, Eve tries to avoid being cropped out of the family holiday card. Kadeem Hardison guest stars as the family’s holiday card photographer.

Superior Donuts - "What the Truck?" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Arthur’s business is threatened when Sofia (Diane Guerrero), an ambitious young entrepreneur, parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop, becoming a hit with his customers and catching Franco’s eye. Also, Franco grows frustrated trying to follow his dream of going to college.

Me, Myself & I - "New Job" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mid-life Alex contemplates accepting a new job offer and leaving his partnership with Darryl. Also, Young Alex works with Young Darryl on an invention for his school’s Invention Convention, and Older Alex meets Eleanor’s fiancé, a contractor helping to fix his roof. Tim Reid recurs as Older Darryl.


Tuesday, October 31

The Middle - "Role of a Lifetime" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Axl tries to invent a new beverage that mixes wine with beer and Brick decides to join the school orchestra in an attempt to play the field and find himself a new girlfriend, Mike asks Sue to take the reins in putting together a romantic evening for him and Frankie to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary – which both of them totally forgot. Frustrated with being the family member whose role is to do everything they ask of her without complaint, Sue puts her foot down and declares she will no longer be that person, which causes the rest of the Hecks to rethink and rebel against what their supposed familial roles have been.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Four Funerals and a Wedding" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jessica’s aunt passes away, the Huang family packs their bags for Houston where the boys see Jessica’s father for the first time. While observing the distant relationship, Louis makes it his mission to push Jessica and her father closer together. Meanwhile, Evan decides to make Eddie the executor of his will, prompting Emery and Eddie to fight over who is the better older brother.

black-ish - "Public Fool" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An incident at school threatens Junior’s future at his beloved Valley Glen Prep.

The Mayor - "The Strike" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fort Grey’s public transportation comes to a crippling halt due to the bus driver’s union strike, Courtney also finds himself striking out when he’s outmatched by Amber, the fierce Transit Union lawyer who makes him realize he’ll need more than his charm and Val’s advice to reach a new deal. T.K. and Jermaine attempt to solve the issue by employing a focus group which quickly turns unruly. Meanwhile, Dina and her two best friends are excited about their annual tradition of taking a sick day to pamper themselves, but their plans get derailed by an unforeseen chain of events.


Wednesday, November 1

The Goldbergs - "Girl Talk" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When The Ottoman Empire’s business declines due to a new furniture competitor, Adam offers to make Murray a commercial starring Marvin, but things go awry when Marvin’s actions mess up the original plan. Meanwhile, Beverly offers to help Barry as he keeps striking out as he attempts to get a girl at school.

Speechless - "S-H-- SHIPPING" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ’s pressured to date a new student at school who also has cerebral palsy. Maya and Jimmy teach Ray and his girlfriend to think less. Dylan teams with Lafayette alumni to rebel against the school’s “no-prank” initiative.

Modern Family - "Ten Years Later" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Claire is determined to make up for her less-than-joyful mood at Jay and Gloria’s wedding by throwing their tenth-anniversary party. As part of the festivities, Phil is going to perform a magic trick featuring Gloria appearing out of thin air in her wedding dress; that is if Gloria can still get into it!

American Housewife - "The Pig Whisperer" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Greg takes a stand against Katie’s protests and employs an uncharacteristically dishonest tactic in order to convince her to let them keep Anna-Kat’s beloved pet pig, Hans Gruber. Meanwhile, Oliver and Viv compete for the attention (and, ultimately, the money) of new neighbor Spencer Blitz; and Taylor considers leaving her boyfriend, Eyo, for an older guy.

You're the Worst - "Dad-Not-Dad" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy spends a day with a woman from his past and attempts to fit in with her friends while Gretchen attempts to impress Boone's ex-wife. Lindsay reconnects to a former father figure and Edgar, prompted by Max, buys a fancy car he can't afford.


Thursday, November 2

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proton Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton for the role of the new Professor Proton. Also, Penny steps in to take care of Halley when Bernadette and Wolowitz both wind up on bed rest.

Young Sheldon - "Rockets, Communists and the Dewey Decimal System" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

Mom - "Twinkle Lights and Grandma Shoes" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie gets cold feet when considering her future with Adam, and Christy risks failing an important test in order to help a fellow alcoholic. Missi Pyle returns as Natasha, the birth mother of Jill’s foster daughter.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Superstore - "Health Fund" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Mateo (Nico Santos) turns to stranger and stranger home remedies for an ear infection, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) decide to offer an alternative to Cloud 9's terrible health insurance plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) enlists Dina (Lauren Ash) to help him get medical attention for his own embarrassing condition.

The Good Place - "Derek" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Janet (D'Arcy Carden) creates a big problem for Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) lets Chidi (William Jackson Harper) in on a secret, and Jason (Manny Jacinto) puts Tahani (Jameela Jamil) in a difficult position.

Will & Grace - "Rosario's Quinceanera" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Karen's (Megan Mullally) has trouble dealing with a personal tragedy, Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), and Jack's (Sean Hayes) try to intervene. Will and Grace's new business relationship begins to show signs of stress.

Great News - "Pool Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott) invites Katie (Briga Heelan) to do some "real reporting" and go on a stakeout with him. Carol (Andrea Martin) is suspicious and kidnaps Greg (Adam Campbell) to stake out the stakeout. The two discover that it may not be all business between Jeremy and Katie. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) meets Carvell (guest star Rashad Jennings), who is Portia's (Nicole Richie) fiancé, and the two of them form an unlikely friendship.

Better Things - "Arnold Hall" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets confronted.


Friday, November 3

Andi Mack - "Chinese New Year" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)

Andi invites Jonah to her Chinese New Year celebration, which gets awkward when Celia's sister, Aunt Mei, visits; Buffy signs up for the boys' basketball team tryouts.

Stuck in the Middle - "Unmasking the Enemy" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
K.C. sets a trap to reveal Brady's secret identity.


Saturday, November 4

Henry Danger - "Brawl in the Hall" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte is challenged to a fight at school, Captain Man and Kid Danger step in to try and help Charlotte defend herself.

Game Shakers - "Babe Gets Crushed" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Trip solicits romantic advice from Babe for an alleged friend named Chuck, she begins to suspect that Trip has a crush on her, and tries her hardest to avoid an awkward work situation.


Sunday, November 5

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns initiates a contest in which the children of Springfield battle each other; Lisa's imaginary friend becomes jealous of her real friends; Moe tells Bart that the bar patrons are really covert agents.

Bob's Burgers - "Sit Me Baby One More Time" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Tina's new baby-sitting enterprise is quickly derailed by her nemesis Tammy; Bob and Linda check out a competitor's restaurant that is known for its burgers.

The Simpsons - "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him; Mr. Skinner discovers that his mother has kept a secret from him.

Ghosted - "The Machine" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Annie accompanies Max and Leroy as they go under cover to investigate a bizarre incident at an elite country club.

Family Guy - "Three Directors" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In a special anthology-style episode, Peter gets fired from the brewery in the signature styles of three famous Hollywood film directors.

The Last Man on Earth - "La Abuela" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The gang moves into an old mansion; Carol forces Tandy to put down his new toys so they can baby-proof the giant estate; Melissa worries about Todd's health; Gail and Erica can't figure out why Dawn won't stop crying.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 28, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Kaley Cuoco Launches Production Company; CBS Names New Evening News Host

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about stars of two long-running sitcoms going into the world of production, we're learning who the new anchor is for the CBS Evening News, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Kaley Cuoco isn't leaving The Big Bang Theory, but she is interested in making a name for herself beyond that series. This week, she took the first step by launching her own production company. (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, Patricia Heaton stars in The Middle, which actually will be ending at the end of this season, and she is also looking for her next move, which includes the role of executive producer for a proposed NBC comedy. (Deadline
  • It's a first for the Disney Channel, as a character in one of their original series came out as being gay. (NPR)
  • We all remember names like Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, and now CBS wants you to remember this new name: Jeff Glor. He was named as anchor of CBS Evening News this week. (CBS News)
  • Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has been making news this week, and not for the reasons you might suspect. Rather, it seems that Sinclair Broadcasting may be looking to give him a regular series on WGN, which they will soon own through their purchase of Tribune Broadcasting. (Variety)
  • Pilot season is right around the corner at Amazon. (SitcomsOnline)  


TUESDAY (OCTOBER 31) HOME MEDIA RELEASE

Flipper - Season Three

  • Flipper - Season Three (DVD, $34.95): Olive Films brings this classic series to home media with the third season.


FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Colton Dunn (Twitter), "Uncle Phil on chill. #Superstore #LazerTeam #KeyAndPeele The Russians Won. 🤜🏽🐸💨"
Claim to Fame: Colton Dunn isn't exactly a household name, and part of that was because he got started with a lot of behind the scenes work, such as writing for MADtv and working on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. But lately, he has gained fame for series such as Key and Peele, and most prominently in recent years, he has starred as Garrett on the NBC comedy Superstore.
Pick of the Tweets: "Caught @WhosBenFeldman watching himself on #Superstore while shooting #Superstore. 🤣😂🤣 (pic)" (October 18, 2017)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Freeform Sets Nov. 27 for Original Christmas Film; Lifetime Celebrates the Holidays with It's a Really, Really Cozy Christmas

Angry Angel - Brenda Song and Jason Biggs

Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced that its first original Christmas movie, Angry Angel, will premiere Monday, Nov. 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), during the network's annual "Countdown to 25 days of Christmas" extravaganza. Directed by Jamie Travis (Scream: The TV Series, Faking It), the two-hour holiday movie 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). Angry Angel will finish out Freeform's annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas," which begins on Nov. 18. Freeform's holiday programming appetizer will get viewers into the holiday spirit with fan-favorites movies, including the Freeform premieres of Inside Out, Four Christmases and Snow Day, among fan favorites Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone and a magical Harry Potter weekend. "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" airs through the Thanksgiving weekend until Nov. 30.


Lifetime's "It's a Really, Really Cozy Christmas" holiday movie slate will feature six original movies beginning Saturday, November 25 at 8pm ET/PT. Six mini-movies will also debut following each new movie premiere. The original movies includes stars Mario Lopez, Melissa Joan Hart, Dan Lauria, Tatyana Ali, Mindy Sterling, Markie Post, Arielle Kebbel, Brian Denney, Bethany Joy Lenz, Faith Ford, Jackee Harry, Jasmine guy, Kim Fields, Mario Cantone, Brendan Fehr, Jana Kramer and many others

Here's the complete schedule:

Wrapped Up In Christmas

Wrapped Up In Christmas
Saturday, November 25 at 8pm ET/PT

Christmas is one of Heather’s (Tatyana Ali, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) favorite times of year but this year, as the manager of the upscale Town Center Mall, she has to be the Christmas Grinch and cancel the leases of under-performing stores. One afternoon, Heather’s niece, Molly asks the mall Santa to help find a boyfriend for her beloved aunt. Unbeknownst to Molly and Heather, “Santa” is actually Ryan (Brendan Fehr, Guardians of the Galaxy), who is working at the mall for the holidays and helping his Aunt Patty run her failing toy store. As Heather and Ryan begin to fall for each other, they have no idea of one another's true identity: Heather who is tasked with closing his aunt's store and Ryan who is too ashamed to tell Heather that he is the actually the mall Santa. Will Molly's Christmas wish come true, or will Heather be stuck as the Town Center Grinch? The film also stars Kim Fields, Jasmine Guy, Joseph Marcell, Dan Lauria, Jackee Harry and Mindy Sterling. Wrapped Up In Christmas is produced by ARO Entertainment. Jeff Schenck executive produces. Peter Sullivan serves as a director from a script by Jennifer Notas Shapiro.

A Family for Christmas Mini-Movie
Saturday, November 25 at 10pm ET/PT

Becky and her family are always in a hurry and rarely has the time to speak with her sweet, elderly neighbor Grace who always trying to start conversation with her. When Becky discovers that none of Grace's grown children will be home for Christmas, Becky decides invite Grace to join her family for Christmas Eve.

A Very Merry Toy Store

A Very Merry Toy Store
Sunday, November 26 at 8pm ET/PT

onnie Forrester (Melissa Joan Hart, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), a young single mom, and Will DiNova (Mario Lopez, Holiday in Handcuffs) each run their small, family-owned toy stores in Connecticut. Similar to their families, Connie and Will have been business rivals for year, until both of their livelihoods fall into jeopardy when the big box toy store "Roy's Toys" has its grand opening right before Christmas. In order to save their businesses, Connie and Will band together to save the stores that have defined their families for generations, and in the process, might just find love in time for Christmas. The film also stars Beth Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Billy Gardell, Mario Cantone, Dan Amboyer and Tara Strong. A Very Merry Toy Store is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart and Melissa Joan Hart executive produce. Paula serves as a director; David Breckman serves as a writer.

The Snowman Mini-Movie
Sunday, November 26 at 10pm ET/PT

After wishing for the perfect man, a woman awakes to discover her new handsome neighbor is actually the snowman she built the day before, who has now come to life. But when she awakes on Christmas morning, he is gone and the snowman is back. Could it all have been a dream?

Four Christmases and a Wedding

Four Christmases and a Wedding
Saturday, December 2 at 8pm ET/PT

When event planner Chloe (Arielle Kebbel, Midnight Texas, UnREAL) is hired to plan the local Christmas Festival, she is beyond thrilled to embrace the challenge. Professionally, everything is going great, but much to the dismay of her mother (Markie Post, Christmas on the Bayou), Chloe confesses she has given up on ever finding Mr. Right. That all changes the night of the opening of the festival when she meets Evan. The two begin a whirlwind romance, but as Christmas Day nears, Chloe learns that Evan is being transferred overseas for work. What follows is three more Christmases where Chloe and Evan cross paths at the annual festival, but each year something -- or someone -- stands in the way of true love. Will a touch of Santa's magic on their fourth Christmas Eve finally bring them together? The movie also stars Corey Sevier, Judge Reinhold and Robyn Lawley. Four Christmases and a Wedding is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment. Timothy O. Johnson executive produces. Marita Grabiak serves as a director with a script by Barbara Kymlicka.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Mini-Movie
Saturday, December 2 10pm ET/PT

During her first days working at a social media company, Megan’s team is tasked with finding the best Christmas hashtag and she is determined to be the one to do so to impress her boss and the cute guy in her cubicle. However, when she is forced to wear her eccentric grandmother’s gift, an ugly Christmas sweater, her unfortunate turn of events may well be the key to winning over her new boss and her new beau.

My Christmas Prince

My Christmas Prince
Sunday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT

Samantha (Alexis Knapp, Pitch Perfect), a dedicated teacher in Manhattan, returns to her home town of Maple Falls, Wyoming every year for Christmas. This year, she's delighted when her boyfriend Alex, a European diplomat from the tiny country of Madelvia, decides to joins her. Samantha later discovers Alex is actually a prince destined for the throne, turning her entire world upside down. Realizing that staying with Alex means spending her life in the constant glare of publicity and giving up the job opportunity of a lifetime, Samantha must decide if she loves Alex enough to make the transition from teacher to royal, or will it be too big a leap for this small-town girl? My Christmas Prince is produced by ARO Entertainment. Jeff Schenck executive produces. Sam Irvin serves as a director; Topher Payne and Jennifer Notas Shapiro serve as a writers.

Dear Santa Mini-Movie
Sunday, December 3 at 10pm ET/PT

When a young girl tries to write a letter to Santa, she confesses to the mailman that she can't think of what to ask for after her Grandma passed away and her mother has been really sad. Without family to spend the holiday with, the mailman decides that for the next twelve days, he will deliver surprise gifts to the mom to remind her of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Christmas in Mississippi

Christmas in Mississippi
Saturday, December 9 at 8pm ET/PT

Photographer Holly Logan (Jana Kramer, Country Crush) returns to her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi for Christmas. The town is resurrecting their traditional holiday light show for the first time since a terrible hurricane struck five years earlier. Holly volunteers to pitch in, but soon has second thoughts when she discovers the festival is run by her high school sweetheart, Mike (Wes Brown, We Are Marshall). Now Holly must spend the next few days with the man who broke her heart. With the help of Caroline (Faith Ford, Hope & Faith), her match-making mother and Mr. Kriss, the kind man who will play Santa in the town's celebration, Holly begins to fall in love with her hometown, and Mike, all over again. Christmas in Mississippi also stars Barry Bostwick (Spin City, Cougar Town) and Richard Karn (Home Improvement). Christmas in Mississippi is produced by Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis of Active Entertainment. Emily Moss Wilson serves as the director. Marcy Holland serves as the writer.

Holiday Trap Mini-Movie
Satuday, December 9 at 10pm ET/PT

When a couple on the brink of divorce gets stuck in an elevator together on Christmas Eve, both think this will be a nightmare. But surprisingly, the Christmas music brings back memories, the gifts they have just shopped for spark a flame, and a misunderstanding from a Christmas past is resolved. As the elevator crew works overtime to rescue them, they realize where they went wrong and rekindle a love that had never really died.

Snowed-Inn Christmas

Snowed-Inn Christmas
Saturday, December 16 at 8pm ET/PT

Jenna Hudson (Bethany Joy Lenz, Colony) and Kevin Jenner (Andrew Walker, A Bride for Christmas) are polar opposites, working for the same online publication in New York City. With both having nowhere they want to be for Christmas, they volunteer for a special writing assignment. After a snowstorm forces their plane to land in none other than Santa Claus, Indiana, the two are placed in a Christmas Wonderland and the focus of their story shifts to saving the historic town inn run by Carol and Christopher Winters. As the two overcome their differences, they also rediscover the magic of Christmas. But with the inn's fate in jeopardy and the return of someone from Jenna's past, Carol and Christopher lend a helping hand to bring Jenna and Kevin together. The film also stars Tasha Smith. Snowed-Inn Christmas is produced by Juliette Hagopian and is executive produced by Howard Braunstein. Gary Yates serves as a director; Carly Smale serves as the writer.

Christmas Grandpa Mini-Movie
Saturday, December 16 at 10pm ET/PT

The cashier at a small market is a grouchy man who never has a smile for anyone; but when a little girl asks for a Grandpa for Christmas and chooses him, he is completely transformed by the child's love and compassion.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Superior Donuts Moves to New Time on CBS; Netflix Has a Big Mouth

Superior Donuts

The second season of Superior Donuts will premiere Monday, Oct. 30 at a new time, 9:00 PM, ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. This means Me, Myself & I will remain in its current time period, 9:30 PM, ET/PT. That sitcom was slated to move to 9pm come Oct. 30. As a recap, this is what is in effect on CBS Monday starting Oct. 30:

8:00-8:30 PM Kevin Can Wait
8:30-9:00 PM 9JKL
9:00-9:30 PM Superior Donuts (2nd Season Premiere, NTP)
9:30-10:00 PM Me, Myself & I
10:00-11:00 PM Scorpion


Big Mouth

Big Mouth is coming...season 2 lands exclusively on Netflix in 2018! Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty. Comedian John Mulaney lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick. Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein are among those who lend their voice to the series. Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series. Big Mouth is a Netflix production. The complete first season is available now on Netflix to watch any time. Stay tuned for season 2 in 2018!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Antenna TV's Massive All in the Family Thanksgiving Marathon; Remembering Robert Guillaume of Soap and Benson

All in the Family

Boy the way Glenn Miller played! Antenna TV makes television history when it broadcasts all episodes of the legendary sitcom All in the Family in one holiday weekend marathon. Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, will run all 9 seasons (207 episodes) of All in the Family on Thanksgiving weekend. The "All of All in The Family" Thanksgiving weekend marathon begins with season 1, episode 1 at 5am ET on Wednesday, November 22 and runs through Sunday, November 26, 2017. All in the Family, produced by Norman Lear and starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, originally aired from 1971-79 and won more than 20 prime time Emmy awards. It was also ranked the 4th Best TV Show of all time by TV Guide.

Antenna TV, which currently airs in 133 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, regularly, airs All in the Family Weeknights at 9:30p ET/6:30p PT, Weekdays at 4:30a ET/1:30a PT and Fri - Sat at 12:30a ET/9:30p PT.


Robert Guillaume

Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who was best known for his role as Benson DuBois in Soap and the spin-off Benson, has died. He died on October 24 at his home in Los Angeles, California, from prostate cancer. Mr. Guillaume was 89.

Guillaume's early sitcom guest appearances included Julia, Sanford and Son, All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times. In 1970, he appeared in an episode of Marcus Welby, M.D..

Soap

His first starring role was as Benson in the ABC sitcom Soap. Benson was the wisecracking cook/butler for the wealthy Tate family. He appeared in 50 episodes of the series from 1977-1980. The series also starred Robert Mandan, Katherine Helmond, Diana Canova, Jennifer Salt, Jimmy Baio, Arthur Peterson, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Billy Crystal, Ted Waas, Robert Urich and Jay Johnson. Guillaume won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1979.

Benson

The Benson character was very popular, so he he got his own spin-off series in 1979. Benson worked for Jessica's (Katherine Helmond) cousin, Governor James Gatling (James Noble), as the head of household affairs. Although his last name wasn't mentioned on Soap, it was revealed to be DuBois in the spin-off. Benson aired for 7 seasons and 158 episodes on ABC from 1979-1986. The series also starred Missy Gold, Inga Swenson, René Auberjonois (1980-1986), Ethan Phillips (1980-1985), Caroline McWilliams (1979-1981), Lewis J. Stadlen (1979-1980), Didi Conn (1981-1983) and Billie Bird (1984-1986). Guillaume won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the role in 1985.

Guillaume starred as marriage counselor Edward Sawyer in the short-lived 1989 ABC sitcom The Robert Guillaume Show. The series was about a single father with two children who begins an interracial relationship with Ann (Wendy Phillips), a white woman who has a daughter of her own. The series also starred Hank Rolike, Kelsey Scott and Marc Joseph.

He starred as Detective Bob Ballard in the 1991-1992 NBC sitcom Pacific Station. Detective Bob Ballard was a wisecracking veteran cop who had been assigned to Pacific Station in Venice, California. The series also starred Richard Libertini, Joel Murray, Ron Leibman, Megan Gallagher and John Hancock.

Sports Night

Guillaume played Isaac Jaffe in the 1998-2000 ABC comedy/drama Sports Night. Isaac Jaffe was the managing editor of the late-night Sports Night program for the fictional Continental Sports Channel (CSC). Guillaume suffered a mild stroke midway through the first season on January 14, 1999. This event was worked into his character and the season's story arc. The short-lived but critically acclaimed series also starred Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina, Sabrina Lloyd, Greg Baker, Kayla Blake, Timothy Davis Reed, Jeff Mooring and Ron Ostrow.

Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, A Different World, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Goode Behavior, Moesha and 8 Simple Rules.

He was also known for his voice work. He provided the voice of Detective Catfish in the short-lived 1992 CBS animated sitcom Fish Police. His other television voice credits included The Addams Family, Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The Proud Family. He was the narrator for the HBO series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. He was the voice of Rafiki in the movie The Lion King and its sequels and spin-offs.

The Archive of American Television conducted an extensive interview with him on March 24, 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Brown-Guillaume; three daughters, Patricia Carpenter and Melissa and Rachel Guillaume; one son, Kevin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Mr. Guillaume won two Emmy Awards in 1979 and 1985 and a Grammy Award in 1995 for his spoken word performance of a audiobook version of The Lion King during his career that spanned more than 50 years. He was wonderful as Benson DuBois in Soap and Benson, which was of the most underrated sitcoms of the 1980s. We thank him for the many hours of laughter and entertainment he brought us over the years. He will be greatly missed.

Soap and Benson will both return to Antenna TV in January according to their Facebook page. Stay with us for any updates.

Share your memories on our Soap and Benson message boards. View photos in our galleries.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Amazon Announces Pilot Slate for Nov. 10; Kevin Hart Hits the Road for Comedy Central

Sea Oak

Amazon announced the lineup for its forthcoming fall pilot season which will debut on November 10 in over 200 countries and territories exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for all customers to stream. The new pilots include half-hours Love You More from creators Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$), Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City, The Comeback, 2 Broke Girls), Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America) and Carolyn Strauss (Treme); Sea Oak, based on a short story of the same name from creator and award-winning author George Saunders (Lincoln In The Bardo), starring Glenn Close (Damages, The Wife), directed by Hiro Murai (Atlanta), and executive produced by Jonathan Krauss and showrunner Evan Dunsky (Nurse Jackie); and The Climb, created by a fresh, powerful new voice, Diarra Kilpatrick (American Koko, The Last O.G.), directed by Chris Robinson (The New Edition Story, Star) with showrunner Christina Lee (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp).

Since Amazon Prime Video's expansion to more than 200 countries and territories around the globe last December, customers from all over the globe can now stream the latest pilots. Amazon customer feedback on pilots has helped make some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular series to date, including multi Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series Transparent, multi Golden Globe-winning series Mozart in the Jungle, and the most-streamed scripted Amazon Original Series ever by Prime members globally, The Man in the High Castle, winner of two Emmys. All pilots will be available via the Amazon Prime Video app for compatible TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo.


Hart of the City

Kevin Hart and friends are hitting the road once again in the part travelogue, part stand-up showcase series Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City. Season 2 premieres with an all-new itinerary of cities and local talent on November 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City follows Hart and costars Joey Wells and Harry Ratchford on a quest to spotlight up-and-coming comics in cities that aren't normally featured on TV. Each episode features stand-up sets from fresh faces, conversations between Hart and the comedians, and interstitial segments with Hart, Wells and Ratchford. This season's destinations and performers are (listed by premiere date):

November 3 - Phoenix, AZ
Terrence DeLane, Jill Kimmel, James "JayMac" McCowan, Bryan Ricci

November 10 - Seattle, WA
Kanisha Buss, Bo Johnson, Manny Martin, Ralph Porter

November 17 - Paterson, NJ
Cee Jay Craxx, Rey Gibbs, Ty Raney, Kendall Ward

November 24 - Jackson, MS
Rita Brent, Ben Compton, Marvin Hunter, Merc B. Williams

December 1 - Detroit, MI
John "J Bell" Bell, Mike Geeter, Jeff Horste, Alton "Boogie" Williams

December 8 - Twin Cities, MN
Greg Coleman, Earl Elliot, Ali Sultan, Bruce Leroy Williams

December 15 - Memphis, TN
Mo Alexander, Cleatis Allen Jr., Jonny Bratsveen, LaToya Tennille

December 22 - Boston, MA
Jay Are Adams, Charisse Cotton, Jeffrey "J Smitty" Smith

Monday, October 23, 2017

Celebrate Halloween with The Simpsons on FXX; Sister Network FX Brings Back Comedy for 3rd Season

The Simpsons

FXX will celebrate Halloween with a The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" programming event culminating with a 13-hour marathon on Monday, October 31. The marathon will air 26 episodes of "Treehouse" in season order (seasons 2-27) beginning 11am ET/PT and concluding at 12am ET/PT. The week prior will feature six nights of themed "Treehouse" mini-marathons during primetime starting tonight on October 23 through October 30. FX will separately feature a Halloween Weekend Movie Marathon. The Halloween weekend begins on FX at 11am ET/PT on Saturday, October 28, with the showing of Riddick followed by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dracula Untold, The Purge, and back-to-back showings of The Purge: Anarchy beginning at 8pm. The marathon resumes at 11:30am ET/PT on Sunday, October 29 with another showing of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dracula Untold, followed by The Book of Life at 4pm, Hotel Transylvania, and back-to-back showings of the world broadcast premiere of Hotel Transylvania 2 at 8pm. The marathon ends with Surrogates at 12am.


Better Things

Better Things, the Peabody-winning comedy series co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, has been renewed for a third season. The third season will air on FX in 2018. Better Things, currently airing its second season, centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She's mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while.

Adlon, who directed all 10 episodes of the second season, serves as writer and Executive Producer alongside Louis C.K. Additional Executive Producers include M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Better Things is produced by C.K.'s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions. Better Things won a Peabody Award in 2016 for its first season and Adlon was nominated for an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 23, 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 October 23-27, 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, October 23
  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Watch George on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She chats about the book Unqualified on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather talks about Law & Order: True Crime on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:25am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie shows Clinton Kelly how to make her amazing pumpkin dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, October 24
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Catch Ted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about her LA road rage, her love life and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is in the kitchen with three super-easy slow cooker dishes – like Sloppy Joes and a Pasta Bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna talks about her show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – and her friendship with Lea Michele on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on Daily Pop on E! at 12pm.
Wednesday, October 25
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Catch J. B. on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Colton Dunn (Superstore) - Colton visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/Mad About You) - Paul appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather speaks about the miniseries Law & Order True Crime on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is putting Rach to the test in a classic AFV game on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow (Leave it to Beaver/The New Leave it to Beaver) - Jerry and Tony are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry talks about Hank Zipzer on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cedric the Enteratiner (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - Cedric and George are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, October 26
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Catch Kelly on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Bad Moms Christmas on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Wendy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril stops by to cook Rachael Ray a classic Italian dinner on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • William Daniels (Boy Meets World) - William and his wife Bonnie Bartlett are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna dishes all the deets on her new book Unqualified on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
  • The Cast of Superior Donuts - Jermaine Fowler, Maz Jobrani, David Koechner and Rell Battle are guests on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • John C. McGinley (Scrubs/Ground Floor) - John appears on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
Friday, October 27
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Watch Denis on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth McGovern (If Not for You) - Elizabeth will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Diane Guerrero (Superior Donuts) - Diane appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - KRistin stops by Access Hollywood, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 22

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Bob's Burgers - "The Wolf of Wharf Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween night, Linda tries to impress the kids by taking them to look for a wolf that has been terrorizing the town; an injured and medicated Bob believes that Teddy has turned into a werewolf.

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon; Lisa discovers a perfect version of her family in an alternate universe; Homer cannibalizes himself.

Ghosted - "Lockdown" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Director Romslo puts the whole office on lockdown when a deadly amphibious creature escapes in The Bureau Underground, giving Max and Leroy only 30 minutes to eliminate the threat.

Family Guy - "Follow the Money" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Chris gets a special $1 bill for his birthday and quickly loses it, the dollar gets passed from character to character throughout Quahog.

The Last Man on Earth - "Wisconsin" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol panics when Todd and Melissa leave for their honeymoon, and Erica and Gail decide to live on their own for a while.


Monday, October 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Contamination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can’t handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

9JKL - "High Steaks" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Josh begs Andrew and Harry to let him join their racquetball game only to learn the monthly outing is actually a cover for having a steak and scotch dinner behind Judy’s back. Also, Eve and Judy begrudgingly spend their free evening together.

Kevin Can Wait - "Grief Thief" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa plots her revenge on Kevin after learning he lied his way out of working on a Sunday to attend a football game with Goody. Also, Kyle has a new girlfriend, Denise (Deborah Unger), and Chale and Kendra have their first squabble as a married couple.

Me, Myself & I - "Family Tree" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Mid-life Alex helps his daughter, Abby, with a family tree project, he’s tempted to find his biological father. Also, Young Alex must perform at Ron’s family reunion talent show, and Older Alex meets Older Abby’s new boyfriend.


Tuesday, October 24

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

Fresh Off the Boat - "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn’t take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl’s party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man’s voice emanating from Grandma’s room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.

black-ish - "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend.

The Mayor - "City Hall-oween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.


Wednesday, October 25

The Goldbergs - "Jackie Likes Star Trek" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam and Jackie disagree over their Halloween costumes, Murray teaches Adam to be a shell of a man to keep Jackie happy; however, it backfires quickly also causing an issue for Murray and Beverly. But they soon all learn to compromise in their own special way.

Speechless - "N-I-- NIGHTMARE ON D-I-- DIMEO STREET" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The DiMeo kids mistakenly eat old Halloween candy that causes feverish dreams of horror and wish fulfillment, and Kenneth agonizes over which era of Michael Jackson to dress as for Halloween.

Modern Family - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

American Housewife - "Boo-Who?" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Westport is known for its Halloween tradition of leaving an anonymous note and goodies on a neighbor’s doorstep (called a “Boo”). Katie tries to play it cool but is absolutely giddy when the Ottos receive their first “Boo,” only to find out it was put there by accident.

You're the Worst - "Worldstar!" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Lindsay's mom comes to town, shedding light on the origin of Lindsay's issues, while Jimmy attempts to get over Gretchen by hooking up with someone from his past. Meanwhile, Edgar struggles to reconcile his new writer life with his old veteran life.


Thursday, October 26

Superstore - "Sal's Dead" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A dead body is discovered in the store on Halloween, throwing Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) into a panic, and confusing the shoppers. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) get into big trouble using a dating app on Jonah's (Ben Feldman) phone.

The Good Place - "Janet and Michael" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Neighborhood experiences a small glitch, Michael (Ted Danson) has to resolve the issue with Janet (D'Arcy Carden) before it gets out of control.

Will & Grace - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Really Crying" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) tries for her biggest job yet: decorating a string of boutique hotels for an obnoxious mogul (guest star Max Greenfield). Meanwhile, Will (Eric McCormack) is surprised at his reaction to making Senior Partner; Beverly Leslie (Leslie Jordan) discloses his secret to Karen (Megan Mullally); and Jack (Sean Hayes) owns half of a winning lottery ticket.

Great News - "Night of the Living Screen" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) realizes that while she has been working her way up at MMN, her friends, including Jessica (guest star Cecily Strong), have been getting married, having kids, and buying houses in New Jersey. Feeling pressure to impress them on Instagram with the hip New York City lifestyle that she has chosen instead, she lucks into going to a very cool Halloween party with Portia (Nicole Richie). Meanwhile, Chuck (John Michael Higgins) has been asked to use a new smart screen on the show, and in an attempt to get out of this seemingly impossible task, tries to convince Carol (Andrea Martin) that it is possessed.

Better Things - "Blackout" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam does hard things.


Friday, October 27

Andi Mack - "Hey, Who Wants Pizza?" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi encourages Bowie to plan a future with Bex; Cyrus introduces his girlfriend, Iris, to Andi and Buffy; Jonah invites Andi to the Space Otters' party.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in the Diaz Awards" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Diaz family celebrates the best, worst, funniest and most Diaz-y moments of the past year during the annual family awards night.


Saturday, October 28


Sunday, October 29

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Another Attempt at a Magnum P.I. Reboot?; New Warner Archive Releases for November

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Reboots are still a big deal, and this week, it seems Magnum P.I. might be on the verge of getting one, and we're also hearing of some new Warner Archive releases. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We used to talk about a new reboot idea every single week, but then it died down lately... but now, we're hearing about Magnum P.I. potentially being rebooted at CBS. (Deadline
  • While The Carmichael Show may be a thing of the past, Jerrod Carmichael is ready to move on by creating a new sitcom that will star one of his co-stars from that series. (Variety)
  • A photo has been released for the first table read for the Roseanne reboot, and the character Becky was there. And so was the other Becky. (Daily Mail)
  • Long before the Kardashians, there used to be a time when Fashion Police was a huge deal on E!, but 27 years later (and following the death of Joan Rivers), it just isn't working anymore and will finally come to an end soon. (US Weekly)
  • Saturday Night Live invited (then presidential candidate) Donald Trump to host an episode two years ago, and former cast member Taran Killam is revealing what it was like to be there for that episode. (NPR)
  • Freeform is preparing a comedy block for Wednesday nights. (SitcomsOnline)  

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TUESDAY (OCTOBER 24) HOME MEDIA RELEASE

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season

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Who to Follow: Joely Fisher (Twitter), "The official Twitter account of Joely Fisher; actress, director, singer, writer, animal welfare advocate, proud mamma."
Claim to Fame: Joely Fisher is the daughter of two legendary celebrities, singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens. She also had a famous half-sister, Carrie Fisher. But that isn't what makes her famous. She first garnered sitcom success in the series Ellen, and her second wave of success came from the somewhat long running (considering how it never seemed to have many fans) Fox sitcom 'Til Death. In between, she had a few other projects, including the sitcom Normal, Ohio (a sidenote: it was a very much under-appreciated series, it was available on Hulu but no longer is). It seems that she is done with sitcoms, and we hope to see her in more. But for now, singing seems to be one of her other passions.
Pick of the Tweets: "Have a great @TheEmmys weekend everyone ...so excited to celebrate the year's best in television @TriciaLFisher  @conniestevens8 (pic)" (September 16, 2017)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fri-Yay: How Are This Season's Sitcoms Doing?; COZI TV's 3rd Annual Munster-thon

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!

by Vincent

A few weeks ago, I outlined the most promising new sitcoms of the season, while acknowledging that it was a bit of a disappointing season for new sitcoms. Since then, there's been a little movement on the sitcom front - shows have premiered, had their ratings measured, and had time to develop a critical consensus. And since then, it's become even more clear: this is an "off" season for network TV sitcoms. The most promising sitcom of the season, quality-wise, is The Mayor, and yet it's also the lowest-rated, falling to a measly 0.8 rating in its most recent airing. CBS's 9JKL and Me, Myself and I ratings also aren't particularly impressive, and quality-wise, neither show has really taken off in a way that would make either one of them particularly promising. In fact, the only two sitcoms this season that seem to be doing well are Will & Grace and Young Sheldon, both of which obviously are coming from previously loved and established successful brands, the original Will & Grace and The Big Bang Theory.

This is especially a bit surprising because the last few years have really been quite good for sitcoms - shows like Superstore, The Good Place, Speechless, The Mick, Great News and Life in Pieces are all worthwhile additions to the network sitcom canon, on various different networks. Truthfully, sitcom quality tends to be a bit of a continuous cycle. Much of the good "talent" (on and off camera) gets used during a "hot streak," so the following year or two tends to be a little lighter. That could be why we saw so much reliance on past brands when networks were putting together their 2017-2018 TV slate: from Will & Grace to Young Sheldon to the upcoming Roseanne relaunch.

So it's not time to be declaring the end of network television yet. After all, there are plenty of truly excellent sophomore and third-year sitcoms at the height of their powers that can be enjoyed. Plus, we have some interesting shows coming up mid-season, such as the much-discussed Roseanne reboot to Glenn Howerton of Always Sunny fame's network TV debut on NBC's AP Bio. The state of the sitcom is still in pretty good hands, even if it's a bit of a weak fall.


The Munsters Marathon

COZI TV is inviting viewers to tune in for a pre-Halloween special broadcast marathon of the iconic sitcom, The Munsters. The 10-hour marathon will run on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 12 PM and ending at 10 PM (check local listings). This is the third year the popular national multicast network will broadcast the marathon. The marathon will feature the first 19 fan-favorite episodes of season one, along with the special Auto-Tune The Munsters – a musical version of the episode "A Man for Marilyn." The Munsters follows the hilariously spooky Munster family as they try to lead a regular life at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Featuring Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster, The Munsters regularly airs Monday to Friday at 7 PM on COZI TV. Episodes in COZI TV's October 28 Munster-thon are:

Munster Masquerade (12:00 PM)
My Fair Munster (12:30 PM)
Walk On The Mild Side (1:00 PM)
Rock-A-Bye Munster (1:30 PM)
Pike's Pique (2:00 PM)
Low Cal Munster (2:30 PM)
Tin Can Man (3:00 PM)
Herman The Great (3:30 PM)
Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie (4:00 PM)
Autumn Croakus (4:30 PM)
Auto-Tune The Munsters (5:00 PM)
Ride Of Herman Munster (5:30 PM)
The Sleeping Cutie (6:00 PM)
A Family Portrait (6:30 PM)
Grandpa Leaves Home (7:00 PM)
Herman's Rival (7:30 PM)
Grandpa's Call of the Wild (8:00 PM)
All Star Munster (8:30 PM)
If A Martian Answers (9:00 PM)
Eddie's Nickname (9:30 PM)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Freeform Announces Comedy Block for Wednesdays; The Simpsons Documentary Airs on Fox Sunday

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Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, announced the premiere dates for its highly anticipated comedies grown-ish and Alone Together. Starting Wednesday, January 3 at 8:00pm EST, catch the one-hour debut of grown-ish from executive producer Kenya Barris and starring black-ish actress Yara Shahidi reprising her role as Zoey. The following week on Wednesday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST, catch the premiere of Alone Together, the irreverent buddy comedy from executive producers Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone, starring comedians Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo. The network announced an expanded lineup with four branded nights of original series. In addition to Freeform's Wednesday night comedy block, the network will roll out various programming blocks over the next few months as outlined below:

• Monday nights will consist of unscripted originals kicking off with the series premiere of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings in the spring.
• Tuesday nights will be dedicated to original dramas beginning Q1 with The Fosters, leading into Shadowhunters on April 3. The Bold Type and Famous in Love will carry out the drama block for the remainder of the year.
• Thursday nights will exclusively consist of genre programming beginning January 18 with the two-hour season premiere of Beyond, leading into the March 29 premiere of Siren. Thursday nights will also be home to Marvel's Cloak & Dagger later in the year.


Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson

Twenty-five years after The Simpsons' "Homer at the Bat" originally aired, America's favorite family once again forays into America's favorite pastime. In advance of the network's 20th year broadcasting the World Series, Fox Sports announced that a comedic "Simpsonized" documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on Fox. The World Series, presented by YouTube TV, begins Tuesday, Oct. 24 on Fox. The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode "Homer at the Bat," in addition to Homer Simpson's induction into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. A satire of Ken Burns' epic documentary, Baseball, the special features interviews with eight Major League Baseball players appearing in the original episode, along with baseball historians, sportscasters, and iconic personalities, such as Fox Sports' Joe Buck, sports announcer Bob Costas, author George Will, Dr. Oz, fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Current Yankee slugger and Major League Baseball AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge also appears in the special.

Additionally, the feature contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from The Simpsons, including character "interviews" with Homer, Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu, voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Fox Sports features live regionalized NFL coverage at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET with NFL broadcasts available in both competing teams' home markets, as well as select additional cities around the country. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET get to watch the documentary at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET get to watch the documentary at 3:00 PM ET. Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson also airs on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:00 PM ET on FS1.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Celebration Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Cyndi Lauper’s Hair" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.

Mom - "Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke.

Life in Pieces - "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Clementine as a part-time nanny for Lark and invite her to join them for dinner, the waitress mistakes Jen for Lark’s grandmother. Also, Tyler’s new girlfriend turns out to be Sophia’s fourth grade teacher, John hires a questionable company to set up an escape room in his house, and Matt grows frustrated with Colleen when she blames a valet for stealing her lottery ticket.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Thursday, December 14

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:40am.
  • George Foreman (George) - George stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William talks about Better Late Than Never on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on the BUILD Series at 3pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD SerieS at 11am.


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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