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.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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