Friday, November 24, 2017

ABC to Air Special 4 Week Edition of Dancing with the Stars; House of Payne Spin-off Premieres Jan. 16 on OWN

Dancing with the Stars

ABC's Dancing with the Stars sets its sights on the sports world when it returns with a special all-athletes edition in the spring of 2018. Ten athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Hosted by two-time Emmy(R)-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, the special all-athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars will air live. The athletes will perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, as well as viewer votes. This special edition will premiere in late April 2018 and last for a month, according to Tom Bergeron. American Idol will likely be airing Sunday and Monday nights this Spring, so Dancing will only air four weeks in Spring. A "regular sized" 10 week season will return in Fall 2018. More info to come when ABC announces its 2018 mid-season schedule and plans.


The Paynes

OWN's new Tyler Perry comedy The Paynes will have its series premiere on Tuesday, January 16 with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The Paynes, a spin-off of beloved Perry comedy House of Payne, follows Ella and Curtis Payne (Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis) through the ups and downs of retirement. The series also stars Emmy-winning actress Jackée Harry (227, Sister, Sister). Additionally, Perry's hit drama series The Haves and the Have Nots, starring Tika Sumpter and John Schneider, will return for a fifth season on Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and drama series If Loving You is Wrong will return with all-new episodes on a new day and time, Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The Paynes (Series Premiere Tuesday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; moves to regular timeslot Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on January 20). In Tyler Perry's new comedy series, The Paynes, Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne, from the hit series House of Payne. As Curtis and Ella are enjoying their retirement, a death in the family takes them on the road to Florida, where Curtis is roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer - with plenty of laughs and life lessons along the way. The Paynes also stars Emmy-winner Jackeé Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary, Sanai Victoria and Anthony O. Dalton.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

2017 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We thank you for visiting us on this special day and every other day, all-year. We also are very thankful that you all will continue to visit every single day and making this blog a continued huge success. We get thousands of visitors every day (even on weekends). So, we thank you for the growth each year! It is simply amazing and I can't believe it has been over 12 years now of posting on this blog every single day no matter what! No days off!

Before we let you all go back to your families (or special friends), we want to let you know the marathons on TV you and your family might want to watch during the day and after Thanksgiving dinner. We love TV marathons and you all come here on each holiday to see what marathons are airing, so as always we will do that today, too, of course!

We have told you about some of the sitcom related marathons already in our regular news stories. Our pick of the weekend is the All in the Family Every Episode marathon that began yesterday at 5am ET and lasting through Sunday on Antenna TV! Enjoy every single episode! TV Land has a Laugh More-a-thon Weekend with M*A*S*H airing today on Thanksgiving Day from 2-8pm. TBS will once again present a Friends marathon today, Thanksgiving Day, from 1pm-6pm with all of the series' Thanksgiving episodes. If that's not all, Spike TV will air Friends tomorrow (Friday) from 6pm-4am. Pop will have a marathon of The Goldbergs from 9am-12pm into a marathon of ER from 12pm-8pm. And New York City is lucky to have a marathon of The Honeymooners for the sixth straight year on Thanksgiving, today on WPIX from 11am-3pm, sandwiched in between two airings of the movie March of the Wooden Soldiers at 9am and 3pm!

FXX is presenting a marathon of The Simpsons in primetime from 8pm-12am. Comedy Central has a South Park marathon from 6am-9pm. Starz Black will again air Survivor's Remorse marathon from 6am-12am. USA Network will present a Chrisely Knows Best marathon from 6am-10:30pm today. BET will air a Martin marathon from 8am-4pm. CMT will stick with the family sitcom, with a Last Man Standing marathon from 1pm-8pm. Bounce TV has a Living Single marathon from 9am-1am. Fuse has a bunch of sitcoms airing today like Moesha and Sister Sister. IFC has a Three Stooges marathon from 6am-6pm. And Logo has a bunch of sitcoms airing as usual in blocks today, such as Golden Girls and Three's Company.

Non-sitcom wise, GSN has a game show marathon that may be of interest. UP has the Gilmore Girls binge that runs through Friday. WGN America has a marathon of America's Funniest Home Videos beginning at 12 noon today into a Cops primetime marathon from 7pm-2am. ION has a Blue Bloods marathon today beginning at 11am. Oxygen has a NCIS marathon from 5am-3am. Other notables for Thanksgiving Thursday include an Star Trek marathon on BBC America starting at 9am, a Jurassic Park movie marathon on TNT, The Godfather trilogy marathon on AMC starting at 9am, and a Gone with the Wind marathon on Sundance We also have many many movies marathons on networks like VH1, Freeform, E!, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, Lifetime, Universal HD, and more.

View our Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule, because that is the place to be as always during the holiday season beginning December 1! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fox Midseason 2018 Schedule Has New Comedy; Remembering David Cassidy

Fox is announcing premiere dates for new comedy LA to Vegas (Jan. 2) and new drama The Resident (Jan. 21, following NFC Championship Game, and Jan. 22, in its time period premiere). New comedy LA to Vegas will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9:00PM ET/PT on Fox. From executive producers Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf), Adam McKay (The Big Short), Lon Zimmet (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Chris Henchy (Entourage, The Other Guys), Owen Burke (Drunk History) and executive producer/director Steve Levitan (Modern Family), LA to Vegas is a workplace comedy about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take a no-frills roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind - to come back a winner. The series stars Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback, Hitch) and Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope) with Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski) and Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story). Levitan directed the premiere episode. Josh Bycel, Jonathan Fener and Jeff Morton also serve as executive producers. Following LA to Vegas, The Mick will return in its new time period at 9:30PM ET/PT.

New medical drama The Resident debuts Sunday, Jan. 21 live at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT, following the NFC Championship Game, and makes its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 22 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The Resident is a powerful new medical drama focusing on the final years of a young doctor's training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Moran Atias (24: Legacy), Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies) and Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions) with Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY, Providence) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Mad Men), the series' executive producers include Todd Harthan (Rosewood), Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal), Rob Corn (Grey's Anatomy), Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, Training Day), David Boorstein (Level 26: Dark Revelations), Oly Obst (The Mick, Ghosted) and Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, The Bone Collector), who also directed the pilot.

Recap of Fox midseason so far:

Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 2:
8:00-9:00 PM LETHAL WEAPON
9:00-9:30 PM LA TO VEGAS (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MICK (Time Period Premiere)

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 3:
8:00-9:00 PM THE X-FILES (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM 9-1-1 (Series Premiere)

Thursdays, beginning Jan. 4:
8:00-10:00 PM THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM (Series Premiere)

Fridays, beginning Jan. 5:
8:00-9:00 PM HELL'S KITCHEN
9:00-10:00 PM FOX encores

Monday, Jan. 15:
8:00-10:00 PM THE GIFTED (Two-Hour Season Finale)

Sunday, Jan. 21:
6:00 PM ET-CC NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
10:00-11:00 PM ET THE RESIDENT (Special Premiere)

Mondays, beginning Jan. 22:
8:00-9:00 PM LUCIFER
9:00-10:00 PM THE RESIDENT (Time Period Premiere)


David Cassidy

Actor and singer David Cassidy, who was best known for his role as Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family, has died. He died on November 21 at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital from organ failure. He had been hospitalized suffering from liver and kidney failure on November 18. Mr. Cassidy was 67.

Cassidy's early television guest appearances included The Survivors, Ironside, The F.B.I., Marcus Welby, M.D., Bonanza, Medical Center and The Mod Squad.

The Partridge Family

He starred as Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family, which aired on ABC from 1970 to 1974. The popular musical sitcom aired for 4 seasons and 96 episodes. Cassidy played the oldest of the five children. His stepmother Shirley Jones played his mother, Shirley Partridge. The series also starred Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Jeremy Gelbwaks (1970-1971), Brian Forster (1971-1974), Suzanne Crough and David Madden.

The Partridge Family released eight studio albums during the show's run. The Partridge Family's biggest hit was the song "I Think I Love You", which was ranked #1 on US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1970. Other hits included "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted", "I'll Meet You Halfway", "I Woke Up in Love This Morning", "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)", "Am I Losing You", "Looking Through the Eyes of Love", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and "A Friend and a Lover". Cassidy also had much solo success with performances around the world. He released twelve studio albums, three live albums, six compilation albums, two soundtrack albums and twenty-four singles.

Cassidy received an Emmy nomination for his role as Officer Don Shay in a 1978 episode of Police Story titled "A Chance to Live." The episode was the pilot for the spin-off series David Cassidy: Man Undercover. The short-lived 1978-1979 NBC police drama also starred Wendy Rastatter, Elizabeth Reddin, Simon Oakland, Ray Vitte and Michael A. Salcido. He also performed the show's theme song titled "Hard Times (Hard Crimes)".

Ruby & The Rockits

In 2009, he co-starred with his half-brother Patrick in the short-lived ABC Family sitcom Ruby & The Rockits. The series was created by his half-brother Shaun. It also starred Alexa Vega, Austin Butler, Katie A. Keane and Kurt Doss.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, Blossom, The John Larroquette Show, Malcolm in the Middle and Less Than Perfect. He also wrote and performed the theme song for The John Larroquette Show. Some of his other drama guest appearances included Fantasy Island, Matt Houston, Tales of the Unexpected, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Flash, The Agency and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

David Cassidy

Mr. Cassidy was one of the biggest teen idols and pop singers of the 1970s. He was a man of many talents as an actor and singer. We thank him for the many hours of laughter and entertainment he brought us over the years. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our Partridge Family message board. View photos in our galleries.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CBS Gives 9JKL More Episodes; Remembering Della Reese of Touched by an Angel, Chico and the Man

9JKL

CBS has given a full season order to new drama series S.W.A.T. (20 episodes) and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy 9JKL for the 2017-2018 broadcast season. S.W.A.T. is averaging 10.36 million viewers, 1.9 in adults 18-49 and 2.8 in adults 25-54 (all Live+7). The Monday freshman comedy 9JKL is averaging 7.40 million viewers in Live+7. S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati and David Lim. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. S.W.A.T. airs Thursdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray and Albert Tsai. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pamela Fryman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. 9JKL airs Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


Della Reese

Actress and singer Della Reese, who starred as Tess in Touched by an Angel and as Della Rogers in Chico and the Man, has died. She died peacefully at her Los Angeles home on November 19. Ms. Reese was 86.

Reese hosted her own talk show early in her career called Della. It aired for 197 episodes from June 9, 1969 to March 13, 1970. She became the first black woman to guest host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1970.

Some of her early television appearances included The Mod Squad, The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, Police Woman, McCloud, Petrocelli, The Rookies and Sanford and Son.

Chico and the Man - Freddie Prinze, Della Reese and Jack Albertson

She joined the cast of Chico and the Man in the fall of 1976. She played Della Rogers, the owner of the diner across from Ed's Garage and Ed's landlady. The ABC sitcom ran for four seasons and 88 episodes from 1974-1978. It starred Jack Albertson, Freddie Prinze (1974-1977), Scatman Crothers, Bonnie Boland (1974-1975), Isaac Ruiz (1974-1977), Ronny Graham (1975-1976), Gabriel Melgar (1977-1978) and Charo (1977-1978). Reese first guest starred as The Judge in the 1975 episode "The Juror."

Reese appeared as Judge Caroline Phillips in six episodes of the 1982-1983 ABC sitcom It Takes Two. The series starred Richard Crenna, Patty Duke Astin, Helen Hunt, Anthony Edwards, Billie Bird, Richard McKenzie and Randy Dreyfuss.

She joined the cast of Charlie & Co. for four episodes in early 1986 as Charlie's (Flip Wilson) sister-in-law, Aunt Rachel. The 1985-1986 CBS sitcom also starred Gladys Knight, Fran Robinson, Kristoff St. John, Jaleel White, Ray Girardin, Richard Karron, Kip King, Terry McGovern and Eddie Velez.

The Royal Family

Reese starred with Redd Foxx in the 1991-1992 CBS sitcom The Royal Family. Al Royal and his wife Victoria were an Atlanta couple looking forward to retirement until his daughter and her family move back home. The series also starred Mariann Aaida, Sylver Gregory, Larenz Tate, Naya Rivera, Jackée Harry and Barry Shabaka Henley.

Touched by an Angel

Her best known role was as the supervisor Tess in the religious supernatural drama Touched by an Angel, which aired on CBS from 1994-2003. It ran for nine seasons and 212 episodes. It also starred Roma Downey, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli (2001-2003). Reese performed the show's theme song titled "Walk with You." She received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1997 and 1998 and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television in 1998. She also appeared in six episodes of the spin-off series Promised Land in 1996-1998.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Welcome Back, Kotter, The Love Boat, 227, Night Court, Married People, Dream On, Designing Women and That's So Raven.

She played the mother of B. A. Baracus (Mr. T) in a 1985 episode of The A-Team. Some of other drama guest appearances included Medical Center, Insight, Crazy Like a Fox, The Young Riders, MacGyver, L.A. Law, Picket Fences, Detroit 1-8-7 and Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Her film credits included Psychic Killer, Harlem Nights (with Redd Foxx), A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Beauty Shop, If I Had Known I Was a Genius and Expecting Mary.

The Archive of American Television conducted an extensive itnerview with her on June 13, 2008.

Survivors include her husband, Franklin Lett, and her three children, James, Franklin and Dominique Reese.

Ms. Reese was a gifted actress and singer. She was wonderful as the wise angel Tess in Touched by An Angel. We thank her for the many hours of entertainment she brought us over her long career. She will be deeply missed.

Share your memories on our Touched by an Angel or Chico and the Man message boards. View photos in our galleries.

Monday, November 20, 2017

COZI TV's 4th Annual Holidozi Schedule; Remembering Ann Wedgeworth and Earle Hyman

COZI TV

It's the most wonderful time of the year for COZI TV viewers from coast to coast, with the national multicast network announcing their lineup for the 4th annual HOLIDOZI television marathon. Featuring more than 30 hours of America's most beloved television programming, viewers can tune in starting December 4 for holiday-themed episodes of Frasier, Will & Grace, The Dick Van Dyke Show and many more. The full COZI HOLIDOZI lineup includes:

December 4
8:00PM Frasier - "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street"
December 5
8:00PM Frasier - “Perspectives On Christmas”
December 6
8:00PM Frasier - “The Fight Before Christmas”
December 7
8:00PM Frasier - “We Two Kings”
December 8
8:00PM Frasier - “Frasier Grinch”
December 11
8:00PM Frasier - “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz”
December 12
8:00PM Frasier - “Mary Christmas”
December 13
8:00PM Frasier - “High Holidays”
December 14
8:00PM Frasier - “Frasier Grinch”
December 15
8:00PM Frasier - “Miracle on Third or Fourth”
December 18
10:00PM Will & Grace - “Jingle Balls”
December 19
10:00PM Will & Grace - “All About Christmas Eve”
December 20
10:00PM Will & Grace - “Fanilow”
December 21
10:00PM Will & Grace - “Christmas Break”
December 22
10:00PM Will & Grace - “A Little Christmas Queer”
December 24
6:00 AM Make Room For Daddy – “Christmas and Clowns”
6:30 AM Make Room For Daddy – “Christmas Story”
7:00 AM The Real McCoys – “The Diamond Ring”
7:30 AM Lone Ranger – “Christmas Story”
8:00 AM Lassie – “The Christmas Story”
8:30 AM Lassie – “The Christmas Story”
9:00 AM Lassie – “Yochim’s Christmas”
9:30 AM Lassie – “The Little Christmas Tree”
1:00 PM Little House On The Prairie – “Christmas At Plum Creek”
2:00 PM Little House On The Prairie – “Blizzard”
3:00 PM Murder, She Wrote – “A Christmas Secret”
4:00 PM The Six Million Dollar Man – “A Bionic Christmas Carol”
5:00 PM Kojak – “How Cruel The Frost, How Bright The Stars”
6:00 PM Quantum Leap – “A Little Miracle”
7:00 PM Quantum Leap – “Promised Land”
8:00 PM Frasier – “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz”
8:30 PM Frasier – “Mary Christmas”
9:00 PM Frasier – “High Holidays”
9:30 PM Will & Grace – “All About Christmas Eve”
10:00 PM Will & Grace – “Fanilow”
10:30 PM Will & Grace – “Christmas Break”
11:00 PM Baywatch – “Silent Night, Baywatch Night: Part 1”
12:00 AM Baywatch – “Silent Night, Baywatch Night: Part 2”


Ann Wedgeworth

Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who was known for her roles as Lana Shields in Three's Company and as Merleen Elldridge in Evening Shade, has died. She died on November 16 after a long illness near her home in New York City. Ms. Wedgeworth was 83.

Wedgeworth had main roles on several daytime soap operas. She starred as Angela 'Angie' Talbot on The Edge of Night from 1966-1967 and as Lahoma Vane Lucas on Another World from 1970 to 1973. She also appeared in the Another World spinoff series, Somerset.

Some of her early television guest appearances included Kraft Theatre, Startime, The Defenders, Hawk, and Bronk.

Three's Company

She had a recurring role as Lana Shields in nine episodes in the first half of the fourth season (1979-1980) of Three's Company. Lana was a promiscuous older female neighbor who pursued Jack Tripper (John Ritter) and was in turn pursued by Mr. Furley (Don Knotts). In 1998, she was interviewed for the E! True Hollywood Story on Three's Company.

Filthy Rich

Wedgeworth starred as the good-natured but ditzy Bootsie Westchester, wife of Wild Bill Westchester (Jerry Hardin), in the 1982-1983 CBS sitcom Filthy Rich. The Linda Bloodworth-Thomason created series also starred Slim Pickens, Forrest Tucker, Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Michael Lombard, Nedra Volz and Vernon Weddle.

Evening Shade

Her longest running role was on Evening Shade, which aired on CBS from 1990-1994. She starred as Merleen Elldridge, the lusty wife of Dr. Harlan Elldridge (Charles Durning). The Linda Bloodworth-Thomason created series also starred Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner, Hal Holbrook, Ossie Davis, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Jeter, Jay R. Ferguson, Charlie Dell, Candace Hutson and Jacob Parker.

Some of her later televison guest appearances included One Life to Live, The Twilight Zone, The Equalizer and Roseanne. Her film credits included Scarecrow, Bang the Drum Slowly, Law and Disorder, One Summer Love, Thieves, Handle with Care, No Small Affair, My Science Project, Sweet Dreams, The Men's Club, A Tiger's Tale, Made in Heaven, Far North, Steel Magnolias, Hard Promises, Love and a .45 and The Whole Wide World.

Wedgeworth was also known for her work on Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Chapter Two in 1978. Some of her other credits included Make a Million, Period of Adjustment, Blues for Mister Charlie, The Last Analysis, Thieves and A Lie of the Mind.

Survivors include her husband, George Martin; her two daughters, Danae Torn and Dianna Martin; and stepsons Michael Martin and Greg Martin.

Ms. Wedgeworth was a talented character actress. She appeared in only nine episodes of Three's Company, but it seemed like more because they were always funny and memorable. It was a bit outrageous to believe that Jack would reject Lana's advances. Evening Shade was an underrated show, which should be available complete on DVD. She will be deeply missed.

Earle Hyman

Actor Earle Hyman, who was known for his role as Russell Huxtable in The Cosby Show, has died. He died on November 17 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. Mr. Hyman was 91.

Hyman's early television guest appearances included The United States Steel Hour, Espionage, East Side/West Side, The Nurses, Playdate, The Defenders, Seaway and Madigan.

Earle Hyman

He appeared in 40 episodes of The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff (Cliff) Huxtable's (Bill Cosby) father, Russell Huxtable. He was married to Anna Huxtable (Clarice Taylor). The 1984-1992 NBC sitcom also starred Phylica Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Geoffrey Owens (1986-1992) and Raven-Symoné (1989-1992). Hyman received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series in 1986. He also appeared in an episode of the spinoff series, A Different World.

Hyman was also known for his voice work on the animated series ThunderCats. He provided the voices of the hero Panthro and the villains Red-Eye and Ancient Spirits of Evil in the series which aired in syndication from 1985 to 1989.

Some of his film credits included The Bamboo Prison, Afrikaneren, The Possession of Joel Delaney, The Super Cops, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Fighting Back.

He had a long and distinguished career on Broadway. He was nominated for Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play for Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque. Some of his other stage credits included Run, Little Chillun, Anna Lucasta, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, Othello and A Raisin in the Sun.

Survivors include his nephews Rick Ferguson and Derryl Ferguson and nieces Yvette Ferguson and Monica Ferguson.

Mr. Hyman was a fine actor with a great baritone voice. The episodes where the Huxtable grandparents stopped by were always good ones. Hyman was only 11 years older than Cosby, but somehow they made it work. He will be greatly missed.

We thank them both for the laughter and entertainment they brought us over the years.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 20, 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 November 20-24, 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, November 20
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Katey Sagal (Superior Donuts/8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason dishes on funny stories about his son on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You/Mystery Girls) - Jennie makes a delicious Boston cream pie in a jar on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie The Christmas Train on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami) - Mark talks about 9JKL on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Tate is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. He will also be on TRL on MTV at 4pm.
Tuesday, November 21
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Leguziamo (The Brothers Garcia) - Catch John on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) - Carly is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne talks about her new book Two's Company on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about her book Blessed Life and the Lifetime movie Wrapped Up in Christmas on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about the Lifetime movie Wrapped Up in Christmas on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie The Christmas Train on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alicia Witt (Cybill) - Alicia talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie The Mistletoe Inn on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bob Saget (Full House/Surviving Suburbia/How I Met Your Mother) - Bob is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, November 22
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Watch Allison on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah whips up fun Thanksgiving treats with her FoodStirs D-I-Y baking kit on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Marsai drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John appears live in the People Now studio to discuss this year’s National Dog Show at 8:30am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Finding Santa on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • li>Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) - Jenifer talks about her book The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 23
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 24
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba performs on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 19

Bob's Burgers - "The Quirkducers" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene and Louise try to ruin their day-before-Thanksgiving play to save their long weekend; Linda finds a potato that resembles her late grandfather.

Bob's Burgers - "Thanks-hoarding" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Teddy's family unexpectedly announces they're coming for Thanksgiving; the preparation proves challenging; Teddy is discovered to be a hoarder.

The Simpsons - "Singin' in the Lane" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer reunites the old bowling team to cheer up Moe; the bowling team must compete with arrogant millionaires; Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.

Ghosted - "Ghost Studz" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Two smug actors accidentally stumble upon paranormal activity, and Max and Leroy must go under cover to save them.

Family Guy - "Petey IV" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vladimir Putin visits Quahog after Peter writes to him about discovering an alternate ending in the Russian version of one of his favorite films; Brian gets a job at a suicide hotline center and attempts romance with a co-worker.

The Last Man on Earth - "Gender Friender" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
andy goes to great lengths to convince everyone he's a feminist; Carol is jealous of Gail spending time with Erica and Dawn; Todd tries to be a father figure to Jasper.


Monday, November 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Cooking Up a Storm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Kevin insists he can handle cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner for Vanessa and his family, he realizes he’s in over his head and secretly asks his flirtatious neighbor, Wendy (Florencia Lozano), for help.

Man with a Plan - "Andi's Boyfriend" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam discovers that the pastor he hired for their wedding was a phony and he and Andi aren’t really married, he scrambles to find a way to fix it before she finds out.

Superior Donuts - "Thanks for Nothing" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Franco decides to host an orphans’ Thanksgiving at the donut shop, he encourages Arthur to invite his daughter, Lucy (Annie Mumolo), but Arthur will only agree if Franco invites his own estranged family member, his father, Reggie (Cedric the Entertainer).

9JKL - "Make Thanksgiving Great Again" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Josh asks Nick to retrieve Nana Roberts from her nursing home for the family’s Thanksgiving gathering, but when Nick arrives with the wrong nana, the family is forced to deal with a stranger who antagonizes everyone. Also, Judy begins to realize her own critical tendencies, and Andrew prepares for a sexy calendar photoshoot. Lois Smith guest stars as the wrong Nana.


Tuesday, November 21

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Vouch" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Louis gets himself into a sticky situation when he lies to Jessica and tells her that he loves her newly finished horror novel. When news that Kenny Rogers is paying a visit to Cattleman’s Ranch, Jessica insists that Louis give him a copy of her book for his agent, making him extremely uncomfortable. Eddie and his friends purchase a 300-disc CD carousel to play all of their music, but Eddie thinks he is the only one in charge and becomes a tyrant.

The Mick - "The Homecoming" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy decide to take the gang back to their hometown in celebration of Jimmy's high school baseball jersey number being retired; Chip and Sabrina become caught in a difficult situation with a group of spoiled teens.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Two Turkeys" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jake and Amy hope to have their parents bond over Thanksgiving dinner, but the family's first holiday together doesn't go as well as they planned; Capt. Holt searches for the person who stole an important Thanksgiving pie from him and Kevin.

Teachers - "Dire Straights" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman struggles between her budding romance with Fillmore’s new anti-drug officer and her love of marijuana. Ms. Watson becomes addicted to bingo; Mrs. Adler wreaks havoc when she tries to quit smoking.


Wednesday, November 22

Modern Family - "Thanksgiving Jamboree" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
t’s going to be a Thanksgiving jamboree at the Pritchett-Tucker home this year and Cameron has spared no expense. While Phil tries to get used to Rainer Shine (Nathan Fillion) dating his daughter, Hayley has to break it to her dad that she would rather spend the rest of her holiday with her new boyfriend than stay for the traditional family football game. Meanwhile, Jay has to figure out a way to keep his blood pressure down on one of the most stressful days of the year as Gloria tries to show Joe that animals are our friends. Finally, Alex and Dwight get to know each other a little better than her Uncle Cam would like while Mitchell has to stop clowning around and tell Cam the truth.

American Housewife - "Boar-Dain" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Despite pressure from Oliver, Greg and her rival, Tara, Katie insists she’s going to plan the Spring Gala her way. After Oliver is emasculated by his ex-girlfriend, Greg attempts to teach Oliver how to “man up” by throwing a successful barbeque.

Hot Date - "Gold Diggers" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murph and Emily come into a large sum of money and decide to splurge at a fancy restaurant; Brittany and Kiki try to convince Rachel to stay with her rich boyfriend; Travis and Karin let a mobile payment app take over their entire relationship.


Thursday, November 23

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

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

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

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


Friday, November 24

Andi Mack - "The Snorpion" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi invites Amber over for a sleepover; Buffy becomes frustrated when the basketball team captain TJ excludes her from gameplay.

K.C. Undercover - "Deleted!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Judy's new virus comes up, Judy threatens to send to The Organization there whole secret in the past, so its up to the Coopers to stop Judy and delete the camera footage from telling their secret.


Saturday, November 25

Henry Danger - "Danger Games" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Dr. Minyak plans to ruin Double G's worldwide charity concert, Captain Man and Kid Danger join forces with the Game Shakers to defeat Dr. Minyak and keep Double G safe.


Sunday, November 26

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, November 18, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Producing Retirement Home Comedy Starring Vicki Lawrence and David Alan Grier; Nashville and Still the King Cancelled

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a very busy news week (which we imagine will be offset with a very slow news week next week due to Thanksgiving), with news of a new series being proposed with Vicki Lawrence and David Alan Grier, more TV series fallout from sexual harassment scandals, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Fox is producing (with the help of the same people behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) a new retirement home comedy with an all-star cast that includes Vicki Lawrence and David Alan Grier. (Variety)
  • We hate having to bring new updates on what sexual harassment scandals may be affecting various shows every week, but now, with allegations against Jeffrey Tambor, it seems that the creator of the Amazon Prime series Transparent is considering options to continue that series without Tambor's character. (Variety)
  • Yet another casualty of the sexual harassment scandals is the upcoming (or maybe not) TBS animated series, The Cops, which was set to star Louis C.K., as the series laid off the animators this week while the network tries to figure out how or even if the program can ever make it to air. (Deadline)
  • Jenji Kohan, who created Weeds for Showtime before going on to create a pair of hits (Orange is the New Black and GLOW) for Netflix, has signed a deal to do even more work for the streaming service. (Deadline)
  • CMT has cancelled two series: Nashville (although the final season, which hasn't aired yet, will still be starting in January) and Still the King. (Broadcasting and Cable)
  • Last week, we were talking about Disney buying the assets of 21st Century Fox, but this week, it seems that Comcast (and others) are eyeing Rupert Murdoch's assets "like a fox" as well. (Deadline)
  • NBCUniversal has been rather aggressive in killing off their digital cable networks in the past year or so, with Cloo and Esquire both being taken off the air, and the next casualty will be the horror themed network Chiller. (Deadline)
  • While most networks are reducing the number of syndicated classic TV series that they air and airing them for several hours in a row everyday day, Antenna TV is taking a decisively different approach by giving viewers a lot more variety with their new additions that are coming in January, which includes some series that we've known were coming as well as some surprises like Coach and Gimme a Break. (SitcomsOnline

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 21) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Series

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Kat Dennings (Twitter), "I'm a man with conversation skills and I'm a man with hundred dollar bills"
Claim to Fame: Kat Denning got her start in an episode of Sex and the City before moving on to star as the daughter of Bob Saget's character on the WB series Raising Dad, which aired for a full season in the early 2000s. She had a few other guest roles after that, but her big claim to fame came in the CBS series 2 Broke Girls. With that series cancelled, we aren't sure where we'll see her next, but we're sure that we'll see her reappear somewhere soon. However, you can find her voice appearing in some episodes of the Netflix adult animated series Big Mouth right now.
Pick of the Tweets: "And yes I am in @bigmouth! I pop up often as Nick's older sister, Leah!" (September 29, 2017)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fri-Yay: Is Hulu Moving Away From Comedy?; Antenna TV to Air New Year Kickoff with Coach Marathon

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!

Hulu

by Vincent

This week, Hulu announced the cancellation of Difficult People. Difficult People was in its third season, and although it was never a huge hit, it had gained a dedicated following and was one of the first Hulu originals that seemed to grab a decent-sized following. After Difficult People came Casual, another half-hour comedy (with dramatic elements) that gained some minor awards attention and a dedicated fanbase. The success of those two shows was combined with Hulu's acquisition of The Mindy Project after it was cancelled by Fox. Hulu seemed to be the home of beloved, if not incredibly well watched, comedies. However, over the past few months, Hulu has quietly announced the end of nearly its entire comedy slate. Casual will end with its next season, The Mindy Project is currently airing its final season, and Difficult People was cancelled without even an announcement.

This is an interesting move considering quirky, off-beat comedies and dramedies were what made Hulu stand out from its streaming competitors. However, Hulu was undoubtedly the little guy in the streaming wars - until it became the first streaming service to take home an Outstanding Series award with The Handmaid's Tale this year. The Handmaid's Tale was a cultural phenomenon that toppled over everything else Hulu had done up to that point, so it's not especially surprising that they would be switching up directions. Still, it's unfortunate to see any service that was once big on comedy turn their back towards it, so let's hope Hulu still has room for some original comedies.


Coach

Huddle around your TV New Year's Day for 18-straight hours of friends, football and fun with Antenna TV's "New Year Kickoff with Coach" marathon. Starting at 5am on January 1, 2018, Antenna TV will lineup the best episodes of Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, as college football coach Hayden Fox, leading his team at home and on the field. Special episodes include Fox and his team's appearances in the "Pineapple Bowl," "Popcorn Bowl," "Patriot Bowl" & "Pioneer Bowl." Kickoff the new year with Coach, Antenna TV's newest lineup addition. As we mentioned earlier this week, beginning January 2, 2018, Coach will air weekdays at 11pm ET and weekends at 4:30pm ET.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

You're the Worst Renewed for Final Season on FXX; New Stana Katic Drama Heads to Amazon

You're the Worst

You're the Worst, the critically-acclaimed comedy series from creator and showrunner Stephen Falk, has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Falk and FX Networks jointly decided to make the fifth season, which will air on FXX in 2018, the series' finale. You're the Worst is a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven't been very successful with either. You're the Worst is the story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.

An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You're the Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and stubborn Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and self-destructive Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship, and a very rough post-cohabitation period of dealing with Gretchen's clinical depression, Jimmy and Gretchen were forced to learn how to manage a relationship in the face of tragedy when Jimmy's father unexpectedly died. Ultimately, drawn closer, Jimmy proposed and then suddenly disappeared when confronted with the notion that Gretchen would be his family. Now broken up, and involved with other people, both struggle to move on while constantly being pulled back toward one another.

Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges, who plays Edgar Quintero, Jimmy's once homeless war veteran roommate who, having recently learned to manage his PTSD, has gotten a new job and is navigating the world of television comedy writing; and Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Gretchen's best friend and former partner in crime who is recently divorced and taking her first steps toward life as a single, professional woman.


Stana Katic - Abesntia

Amazon announced it has added critically acclaimed thriller Absentia to its lineup of original dramatic series - all episodes will debut exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., as well as in select markets globally, including Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and the U.K. The series, premiering in 2018, will also be available in additional territories after its linear broadcast debut. Starring and executive produced by Castle's Stana Katic, Absentia centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic). While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, Agent Byrne disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.

Absentia, produced by Masha Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television in association with Sony Pictures Television's International Networks, garnered much fanfare when it opened this year's Monte Carlo Television Festival and marks Katic's first leading television role since Castle. The series was the number-one program in its timeslot when it debuted in Spain, Portugal, Romania and Poland on SPTN's AXN channels. Absentia also stars Patrick Heusinger (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) as Emily's husband and fellow FBI agent Nick who struggles with the guilt that he stopped looking for Emily, and his feelings for her that have resurfaced - especially now that he's married to another woman. Nick is now tasked with the unthinkable: having to bring Emily into custody as the prime suspect in a string of shocking new murders. Forced to prove her innocence, Emily goes on the run. But the closer Emily gets to answers, the more she puts herself and her family in danger. Can she prove her innocence before it is too late and discover the truth about her abduction?

In addition to Katic and Heusinger, Absentia's ensemble cast includes Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Neil Jackson (Sleepy Hollow), Angel Bonanni (False Flag), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Paul Freeman (The Dogs of War), Bruno Bichir (Narcos) and Patrick McAuley (The Conjuring 2).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sundance Gets Original Series for VOD; GSN Gets Thanksgiving Marathons

Sundance Now

Academy Award® winning actress Marlee Matlin, best known for her groundbreaking work in Children of a Lesser God, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Zach Gilford (Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) and Colt Prattes (Dirty Dancing) have been cast in Sundance Now's upcoming scripted original, This Close, set to premiere on the Subscription VOD service in early 2018. The series is a groundbreaking Sundance Now original dramedy created by, written by, and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, both of whom are deaf, is the streaming service's first ever straight-to-series order. Based on a series of shorts featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Short Form Episodic Showcase, this honest, funny and endearing show explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancé.

Comprised of six, 30-minute episodes, This Close touches on universal and relatable themes and, in addition to Stern and Feldman, features a talented ensemble cast including Zach Gilford who plays Danny, Kate's (Stern) fiancé; Cheryl Hines as Stella, a PR maven and Kate's boss; Colt Prattes as Ryan, Michael's (Feldman) ex; and Marlee Matlin as Michael's mother, Annie, a recovering alcoholic trying to reconnect with her son.


GSN

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a GSN marathon! Gather the family 'round to watch game show favorites The $25,000 Pyramid, The Chase, and Family Feud while you're waiting for (or digesting) that delicious turkey.

Thanksgiving Day Marathons, Thursday November 23:
8:00am - 12:00pm – The $25,000 Pyramid
12:00pm - 7:00pm – The Chase
7:00pm - 11:00pm – Family Feud (Harvey)

And the fun doesn't stop once the pumpkin pie has run out - come back on Friday, Nov. 24th and Saturday, Nov. 25th for more mini-marathons including Match Game, Cash Cab, and more Steve Harvey.

Friday November 24th Marathon:
8:00am - 12:00pm – Match Game
12:00pm -11:00pm – Family Feud (Harvey)

Saturday November 25th Marathon:
11:00am - 4:00pm – Cash Cab
4:00pm - 8:00pm – Family Feud (Harvey)
8:00pm - 11:00pm – The Chase

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Antenna TV January 2018 Schedule Includes Gimme a Break! and Coach; Pop Launches Wednesday Comedies in January

Gimme a Break

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, announced the addition of two classic sitcoms to the network's lineup. Coach and Gimme a Break! will join Antenna TV beginning January 2, 2018. Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson as college football head coach Hayden Fox, will air weekdays at 11pm ET and weekends at 4:30pm ET. Gimme a Break!, starring Nell Carter as Nell Harper, the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters, will air weekdays at 4pm ET and Sundays at 7:30am and 3:30pm ET. Antenna TV, which airs in 131 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 86% of TV households, continues to aggressively invest in programming acquisitions. Earlier this year, Antenna TV added Welcome Back, Kotter, with Alice, Benson, Soap, Growing Pains, Silver Spoons, Head of the Class, Murphy Brown and The Hogan Family being added to its 2018 lineup. All join the lineup beginning Monday, January 2. In addition, The Jack Benny Program and McHale's Navy are returning to the schedule. With all these additions and returning series, the following shows will be off the line-up: Newhart, Dear John, The Patty Duke Show, Green Acres, The Jeffersons, All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Gidget, The Flying Nun, It's About Time, Good Times, Sanford & Son, The Addams Family and The Monkees.

Coach

Coach will launch with a New Year's Day marathon, as more info on that is to come. The new weekday schedule beginning Jan. 2 is all about similar pairings. Alice airs weekdays at 1pm and paired with Maude. Head of the Class is being paired with Welcome Back Kotter from 2-3pm, Gimme a Break! being paired with Webster, The Hogan Family being paired with Mr. Belvedere, Silver Spoons with My Two Dads, while Growing Pains and Family Ties join forces. In primetime, Three's Company and Soap are paired, while Benson and Wings follow. Murphy Brown airs at 10pm leading into Becker. And Coach at 11pm leading into Johnny Carson's new timeslot of 11:30pm, head-to-head vs. all the late night shows now (watch out ABC, NBC and CBS!). View the full Antenna TV January 2018 schedule with all of these new additions!


Let's Get Physical

Put on those Rose-colored glasses and prepare to laugh through the winter blues with two scripted comedies on Pop that prove (dysfunctional) families rule. Starting Jan. 24, 2018, Wednesday nights on Pop will feature back-to-back comedies, including the critically acclaimed fan favorite Schitt's Creek at 8:00 and 11:00 PM, ET/PT, followed by the original series premiere of Let's Get Physical at 8:30 and 11:30 PM, ET/PT. Pop's Wednesday night comedies boast Emmy(R) Award-winning talent and all-star casts, including Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy returning as the Rose family in season four of Schitt's Creek, and Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes) and AnnaLynne McCord (90210) in the new Let's Get Physical.

Schitt's Creek

As season four of Schitt's Creek begins, it seems the Roses have somewhat adjusted to the simple life in Schitt's Creek, the town that was once a thorn in their side. The family continues to lay down roots in pursuit of love, business and higher education. But of course, what would life for the Roses be without a little self-inflicted crazy? Series co-creators Eugene and Daniel Levy continue as executive producers. Let's Get Physical is a modern-day comedy capturing the zeitgeist of 1980s aerobics. The series revolves around middle-aged slacker Joe Force (Matt Jones), who makes a reluctant comeback in the fitness industry after his dad, the "Godfather of Aerobics," unexpectedly passes away and wills Joe the broke-down family gym with eccentric provisions attached to get his actual fortune and estate. Janet Force (Jane Seymour) is Joe's mom, who takes the reins of the family business in order to maintain their legacy and uses information and manipulation to guarantee that things go her way. Upon coming home, Joe faces his rival, Barry Cross (Chris Diamantopoulos), and his teenage love, Claudia (AnnaLynne McCord), who is now Barry's wife.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Detour Back on TBS in January; I Love Lucy and Dick Van Dyke Show Christmas on CBS



TBS' hilarious comedy The Detour returns for an all-new season on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:30pm ET/PT. Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, The Detour is an all-too-honest look at the family dynamic. Jones stars in the acclaimed comedy with Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll, Daniella Pineda and Laura Benanti. Season 3 finds the Parkers on the lam in Alaska. After months of running, the family finally finds a community of misfits and decides to settle down and start rebuilding their lives. But they're not out of the woods, as the law isn't far behind. While Nate and Robin learn to take on new roles in the family, Delilah starts to become a young woman. And Jareb...well he’s still Jareb. Well intentioned, bad parenting at its best in the Land of the Midnight Sun.


I Love Lucy - The Christmas Episode I Love Lucy - The Fashion Show

I Love Lucy Christmas Special, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. I Love Lucy Christmas Special features "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "The Fashion Show." Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes. "The Christmas Episode" finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky's Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos' son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward. "The Christmas Episode" was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series' long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - My Blonde-Haired Brunette The Dick Van Dyke Show - October Eve

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now In Living Color!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase the tremendous comedic talents of the late Mary Tyler Moore. The special features the season one episode "My Blonde-Haired Brunette," written by Reiner, and the season three episode "October Eve," written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set - at the beginning and end of the hour - with no interruption between the episodes. The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional "The Alan Brady Show"; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 13, 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 November 13-17, 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, November 13
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Jason on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You/10 Things I Hate About You) - Leslie is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about American Horror Story on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason can be heard on the The Morning Mash Up at 10:20am and on The Sandra Bernhard Show on SiriusXM at 12pm.
  • Michael Cerveris (The Tick) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - Frankie and his Dancing with the Stars partner Whitney Carson are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) - Jenifer chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey reveals another name in what he calls Hollywood's pedophile ring on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, November 14
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Catch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Susie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy visits Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten gives a hilarious knitting lesson on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray and Harry entertain unsuspecting people on the elevator as they travel to their destinations on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Joely Fisher ('Til Death/Ellen) - Joely talks about her book Growing Up Fisher on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm. She can be heard on The Sandra Bernhard Show on SiriusXM at 12pm.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bob Saget (Full House/Surviving Suburbia/How I Met Your Mother) - Bob opens up about his engagement to Kelly Rizzo on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Peter Porte (Baby Daddy) - Peter talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie A Gift to Remember on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne talks about keeping marriage sexy after decades on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am. She will also be on with her husband Alan Hamel to talk about her new book Two's Company on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Jenna talks about her new book The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
Wednesday, November 15
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also appear with John Reynolds to talk about Search Party on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Janina Gavankar (The League) - Janina appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie performs My Favorite Things off the newly released deluxe edition of his Christmas album Simply Christmas on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Joely Fisher ('Til Death/Ellen) - Joely is a guest on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Valerie Bertinell (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite healthy dessert on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason talks about Freeform's Christmas Angel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 16
  • Frankie Shaw (Blue Mountain State) - Catch Frankie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/Mad About You/My Two Dads) - Paul appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS. He also talks about Stranger Things on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Coming Home for Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Julie Benz (Payne/Hi Honey, I'm Home) - Julie talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Christmas Homecoming on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Marsai talks about black-ish on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Janina Gavankar (The League) - Janina talks about the game Star Wars Battlefront II on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne and her husband Alan Hamel talk about her new book Two's Company Access Hollwood Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 17
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Watch Whitney on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Wright Olsen (Marry Me) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs/Quintuplets) - Natalie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bob Saget (Full House/Surviving Suburbia/How I Met Your Mother) - Bob chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Childrens Hospital) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/Mad About You/My Two Dads) - Paul can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:30am.
  • Autumn Reeser (Entourage/Complete Savages) - Autumn talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original A Bramble House Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith (According to Jim) - Courtney cooks a spinach and artichoke casserole on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Janina Gavankar (The League) - Janina will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) - Todd speaks out about the dark side of show business and reveals the abuse he suffered when he was 11 years old on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle talk about grown-ish on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 12

The Simpsons - "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge is frustrated with the local government and decides to run for mayor; she makes Homer the butt of her jokes to win public support.

Ghosted - "Sam" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Annie installs smooth-talking artificial intelligence Sam, to manage the office; Max and Leroy are put to the test when Sam turns out to be evil; Max is jealous when Leroy makes a new friend.

Family Guy - "The D in Apartment 23" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Griffins force Brian to move out after he posts an offensive tweet that goes viral.

The Last Man on Earth - "Double Cheeseburger" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol's pregnancy takes an unexpected turn; Gail is concerned about Tandy as a father; Melissa discourages Todd's baby fever.


Monday, November 13

Kevin Can Wait - "Slip 'n' Fall" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin and Vanessa concoct a plan when they fear Rootger might sue them after he slips and injures himself at their office. Also, Kendra dispenses legal advice at Enzo’s for paying customers.

Man with a Plan - "The Silver Fox" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi hires a pretty, young babysitter, Sophia (Victoria Justice), to watch the kids, and gets jealous when her daughter, Kate, goes to her instead for advice. Also, Sophia tells Adam she has the hots for him.

Superior Donuts - "Brotégé" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre (Jailen Bates), bonds more with Arthur than him.

9JKL - "Nanny Wars" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Eve and Josh vie for the attention of Wyatt’s perfect new nanny, Sara (Megan Park), until Josh realizes she is better with babies than adults. Also, after Andrew gets Harry and Judy a new TV, they both remember why they prefer to watch in separate rooms.


Tuesday, November 14

The Middle - "Thanksgiving IX" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Hecks take a hectic road trip for Thanksgiving to Frankie’s sister’s house but soon find themselves running into barriers that could make them late to the feast; and with Axl now working with Sue and Brick at Spudsy’s, they have been informed by their manager that, due to budget issues, one of them needs to quit, and they must decide amongst themselves which one will take the hit.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Day After Thanksgiving" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Huangs’ idea to skip Thanksgiving this year doesn’t last long when Louis plays matchmaker and invites Grandma’s ESL teacher, Bernard, to dinner after he notices their flirtation in class. To Jessica’s amazement, Grandma Huang offers to cook the entire meal to show her appreciation. Meanwhile, to prove his maturity, Evan lets Eddie and Emery sneak him into his first R-rated movie.

black-ish - "Please Don't Feed the Animals" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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.

The Mayor - "Here Comes the Governor" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As the mayor’s office plans a tour for the governor of California’s official visit to Fort Grey, an old rap video of Courtney resurfaces that puts potential funding for their city in jeopardy, leaving Courtney and his staff to make a decision to stay true to himself or issue an apology. Meanwhile, Dina finds herself in an unwanted competition with her friend Krystal.

The Mick - "The Matriarch" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and the children celebrate great grandmother Rita Pemberton's 100th birthday at her mansion, where Mickey tries to take advantage of Rita's belief that they are old friends; the family receives a sudden surprise from the kid's grandmother.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Venue" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vulture makes a sudden reappearance in Jake and Amy's lives and threatens to steal something valuable from them; Boyle and Rosa try to locate a kidnapped NYPD horse; Capt. Holt tries getting Terry to become less image-conscious.

Teachers - "Passive Eggressive" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A trip to the gynecologist sends Ms. Watson and her ticking biological clock into a tailspin, while Ms. Cannon and Ms. Snap prepare for the dreaded standardized testing.


Wednesday, November 15

The Goldbergs - "A Wall Street Thanksgiving" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him. Murray intervenes which has repercussions for Barry. Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment. Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn’t change.

Speechless - "B-R-I-- BRITISH I-N-V-- INVASION" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya’s mother, Andrea, comes for Thanksgiving, sending the family into a tailspin preparing to impress their established grandmother who they haven’t seen in years. Jimmy deals with getting older and what that means for his oddly impressive digestive system. Cedric dreads spending Thanksgiving with his overbearing father, the Colonel.

Modern Family - "Winner Winner Turkey Dinner" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
During Jay’s Thanksgiving toast, he honors the entire family on their recent successes, even though everyone knows that isn’t quite true. As everyone desperately tries to hide the facts about their perceived triumphs, Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he’s not the family failure.

American Housewife - "Family Secrets" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Greg makes big plans to impress his parents when they visit for Thanksgiving; but his vision is shattered when his neighbor Spencer and Katie’s mom, Kathryn, arrive unannounced and nothing goes as intended, on a special Thanksgiving episode of “American Housewife”.

Hot Date - "Where Have All My Friends Gone?" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murph and Emily consider finding a new couple to hang out with since Mike and Laura are too wholesome; Bridget wonders if she'll ever love again; Darius and Denise fight over a guy's tattoo; a podcaster reflects on his history with friendship.

You're the Worst - "Like People" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Gretchen spends the day with Boone and his daughter in an attempt to distract herself from having slept with Jimmy the previous night, while Jimmy tries to prove to himself he's moved on. Lindsay attempts to save Olivia from getting too close to the unreliable Gretchen, and Edgar trails Max to figure out why they're no longer writing partners.

You're the Worst - "It's Always Been This Way" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Gretchen go for a long drive to force a conclusion on the confusing state of their relationship. Edgar finds closure with Max while Lindsay figures out a way to solve Becca, Vernon, and Paul's problems all at once.


Thursday, November 16

The Big Bang Theory - "The Tesla Recoil" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard and Wolowitz are furious after they learn Sheldon went to work with the military behind their backs. Also, while Bernadette is on bed rest, she asks Raj to do some digging when she suspects Ruchi is trying to steal her job.

Young Sheldon - "A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.

Mom - "A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood.

Life in Pieces - "Treasure Ride Poker Hearing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather finds a map to a time capsule she buried with her brothers as kids, they all set out to find it and dig it up. Also, Jen learns she has a low car service rating so she books rides across the city to charm drivers and increase her score; Joan joins her neighbor’s poker game in an effort to win an unusual prize; and John finally gets hearing aids but they aren’t having the effect he was hoping for.

Better Things - "Graduation" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and fam are tilted.


Friday, November 17

Andi Mack - "Mama" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi learns more about her past on the anniversary of the day Bex left home; Jonah attempts to teach Cyrus how to skateboard.

K.C. Undercover - "Stormy Weather" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ernie and Marisa team up to help K.C. stop Brady and The Alternate from launching The Storm Maker.


Saturday, November 18

Will & Grace - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Superstore - "Sal's Dead" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 Thundermans - "Save the Past Dance" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tired of hearing tales of Hiddenville's legendary mayor, the kids use a time machine to travel back 60 years to disprove the myths; but when they inadvertently alter the past, the effect spells disaster for their hometown.

School of Rock - "Heroes & Villains" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After comic books get banned at school, Tomika decides to create her own comic, but accidentally upsets her friends by not drawing them in the best light.


Sunday, November 19

Bob's Burgers - "The Quirkducers" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene and Louise try to ruin their day-before-Thanksgiving play to save their long weekend; Linda finds a potato that resembles her late grandfather.

Bob's Burgers - "Thanks-hoarding" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Teddy's family unexpectedly announces they're coming for Thanksgiving; the preparation proves challenging; Teddy is discovered to be a hoarder.

The Simpsons - "Singin' in the Lane" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer reunites the old bowling team to cheer up Moe; the bowling team must compete with arrogant millionaires; Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.

Ghosted - "Ghost Studz" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Two smug actors accidentally stumble upon paranormal activity, and Max and Leroy must go under cover to save them.

Family Guy - "Petey IV" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vladimir Putin visits Quahog after Peter writes to him about discovering an alternate ending in the Russian version of one of his favorite films; Brian gets a job at a suicide hotline center and attempts romance with a co-worker.

The Last Man on Earth - "Gender Friender" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
andy goes to great lengths to convince everyone he's a feminist; Carol is jealous of Gail spending time with Erica and Dawn; Todd tries to be a father figure to Jasper.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, November 25

Henry Danger - "Danger Games" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Dr. Minyak plans to ruin Double G's worldwide charity concert, Captain Man and Kid Danger join forces with the Game Shakers to defeat Dr. Minyak and keep Double G safe.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Friday, November 24

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba performs on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.


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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