Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rugrats Revived on Nickelodeon; Vanilla Ice Project Returns Aug. 11

Rugrats

Viacom flagship properties Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures announced a relaunch of the iconic kids' TV series Rugrats, with a 26-episode greenlight from Nickelodeon, and a live-action film featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players. Both the TV series and the movie will include new adventures with beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters. Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon's Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting--and Reptar sightings--will be announced in the coming months.

The Rugrats movie will be written by David Goodman and is set to be released on November 13, 2020 by Paramount Players, the division of Paramount Pictures that develops and produces co-branded feature films with Viacom's leading media networks. Rugrats is the seventh film title announced in connection with this cross-company initiative. Rugrats focuses on a group of toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles, and their day-to-day lives that became adventures in their imaginations. The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products, three hit theatrical releases and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Vanilla Ice Project

Pop icon Vanilla Ice, a.k.a. Rob VanWinkle, takes on another sensational house flip in a new season of his popular DIY Network series, The Vanilla Ice Project. Premiering on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the fresh 10 episodes star Vanilla Ice and his team of "construction ninjas" as they transform a derelict 1970s house into an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art home with over-the-top amenities. This season of The Vanilla Ice Project is all about big risks and big rewards since the property boasts a 30-person hot tub, infinity edge pool with an epic waterfall, airport hangar, five-car garage and fully equipped gym.

The season features Vanilla Ice as he buys the Palm Beach pad for its spectacular location and converts it into a blinged-out home full of style. The renovation also hits a few snags along the way, including extreme weather conditions, countless inspections and a massive budget management challenge. However, Vanilla Ice and his team will build the property into a modern castle fit for royalty.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Guests Line Up for Caroline Rhea Series; UnREAL Season 4 Premieres on Hulu

Kate Flannery, John Michael Higgins and Caroline Rhea

As of yesterday (Monday, July 16) at 4 p.m., you can catch Sherri Shepherd, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Kate Flannery, John Michael Higgins, Camryn Manheim and more stop by to celebrate the launch week of Game Show Network's Caroline & Friends, which we first announced last month. Caroline & Friends, a new show hosted by Caroline Rhea, (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) makes a game out of those hilarious and adorable videos you watch and send to your friends. The comedic, family-friendly series features our host Caroline guiding the audience through animal, kid and funny videos, while providing lighthearted conversation and commentary with her two comedic, celebrity friends. Caroline and her companions then nominate their favorites and ultimately the studio audience picks the 'best in show', earning the family who submitted the video a special prize.

Caroline & Friends premiered on Monday, July 16 at 4 p.m. ET on Game Show Network. New episodes of the half-hour series will air Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. ET.


UnREAL

Everlasting has moved its set to Hulu. In a new deal between Hulu and A+E Studios, the fourth and final season of fan favorite drama series, UnREAL, is now available to stream in its entirety on Hulu. The final installment joins Hulu's award-winning originals slate and brings together the complete UnREAL library, all on Hulu. As of yesterday, fans of UnREAL can immediately dive into the new season. The deal also brings the complete series together on Hulu, making it possible to discover, watch and re-watch all of the steamiest moments, most memorable elimination ceremonies and killer cliffhangers from throughout the show's four seasons.

Season four of UnREAL follows Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) as they return to the set of Everlasting for an "All-Stars" themed season. With former contestants, and a new format, this season is poised to be even more dramatic than ever. Co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and showrunner Stacy Rukeyser both return for Season 4. New cast members include François Arnaud, Natalie Hall, Meagan Holder and Alejandro Muñoz. Constance Zimmer returns as director for one episode, and Shiri Appleby directs two episodes, including the series finale.

Since its premiere on Hulu, UnREAL has consistently drawn in viewers who could not wait to watch the show. On average, viewers of the series are bingeing 3-4 episodes in one session, and complete full seasons in a matter days.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Celebrities Get Animated on Animal Planet; Freeform Drama Pilot Underway

Celebrity Animal Encounters

Whether it's on set, at home or far from civilization, the animated accounts of unexpected and surprising encounters between animals and the celebrities who lived to tell their stories are featured in Animal Planet's new series, Celebrity Animal Encounters which premieres Friday, July 27 at 10PM ET/PT. The series, which launched a handful of episodes in a limited run on Facebook Watch, drew almost four million views. All-new stories and all-new celebrity animal run-ins will be featured throughout the season.

In each episode of Celebrity Animal Encounters, actors, musicians, athletes and influencers share their personal encounters with animals which led to loveable, crazy, shocking, dangerous and outright hilarious moments that forever changed their lives. Kristen Bell explains the true story behind her now famous encounter with a sloth; Al Roker describes what it was like to be trapped in a tent by a bear who was desperate for his food; Whitney Cummings will keep audiences on the edge of their seats as she recounts her experience of battling a crew of coyotes who camped out in her yard, fixated on her newly adopted dog; and Danny Trejo reveals he truly has a heart of gold when he rescues a very lost and wayward dog who was in desperate need of love and a home. These are just some of the true stories featured in the new animated series. Other episodes will feature stories from Justin Hartley, Moby, Kate Micucci, Danny Trejo and Judy Greer, among others.


Freeform

Freeform announced that principal photography began on the Motherland (working title) pilot, a one-hour drama from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. The pilot, created by Eliot Laurence, has started in Vancouver, Canada. Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland (working title) follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

Taylor Hickson (Deadpool) portrays Raelle, a reluctant recruit with major authority issues, whose mother recently died in the line of duty. Kelcey Mawema (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) portrays Abigail, an unquestionably alpha, smart, driven and courageous witch who hails from the upper echelons of military witch society and is excited to be joining the ranks of the witches' army. Jessica Sutton (The Kissing Booth) portrays Tally, a kind, strong-willed and curious witch who enlisted despite her mother’s passionate disapproval. Amalia Holm (Alena) rounds out the young witch recruits, playing Scylla, a playful yet dark and mischievous recruit who is not what she appears to be. Also joining the ranks is Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) who plays Anacostia, an articulate, tough, wryly humorous staff sergeant whose chief concern is keeping the young recruits alive through basic training.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 16, 2018)

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 July 16-20, 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Sunday, July 15
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - Catch D.L. on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, July 16
  • Jason Sudeikis (Detroiters/Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J.K. stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Steven's favorite reality stars are featured on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is facing off with Rachael in a game to beat the clock on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) and Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) - Constance and Shiri talk about UnREAL on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about his new comedy special on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine and the cast of Mamma Mia 2 will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dorien Wilson (In the Cut/Sister, Sister/The Parkers) - Dorien talks about In the Cut on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She talks about Liza on Demand on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Jordana Spiro (My Boys) - Jordana talks about Night Comes On on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, July 17
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Catch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Eddie Griffin (Malcolm & Eddie) and Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Steve's favorite Hollywood hunks are featured on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa talks about The Equalizer 2 on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about The Last Sharknado: It's About Time on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her health secrets on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (Unhappily Ever After/Capitol Critters) - Bobcat talks about Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, July 18
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Watch Daveed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle), Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) and Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Bryan , Anna, Betsy and the cast of Breaking Bad are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm. Kristin and Sherri Shepherd will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Steve's favorite games features Mario on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) and Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Sydney) - Constance and Craig talk about UnREAL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
Thursday, July 19
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo, Access Live (check your local listings) and on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) and Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Olivia, Keegan-Michael and the cast of The Predator are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about Claws on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura cooks with Clinton Kelly on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Friday, July 20
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your lcoal listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats with Rach about her debut cookbook on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Nikki DeLoach (Awkward) - Nikki guest co-hosts Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Murder on the Menu on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa talks about The Equalizer 2 on the BUILD Series at 2pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 15

The Simpsons - "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name.

Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

Family Guy - "Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian is smitten with a female show dog and enters a show dog competition in which the winner gets to breed her; Peter and Lois go to extreme measures to try to convince Chris that Arthur Valentine doesn't exist.

Ghosted - "Airplane" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Bureau Underground struggles to be taken seriously; disheartened by the lack of respect, the team turns to Merv, who offers very little support; an unlikely relationship forms; Max makes a startling discovery.


Monday, July 16

Andi Mack - "For the Last Time" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Cyrus and Jonah put together a farewell gift for Buffy before her last day in Shadyside.

In The Cut - "Three's a Crowd" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cheryl's ex-husband comes into town, testing Jay and Cheryl's relationship; Kenny gives Smitty his spare key for safety but soon regrets it.


Tuesday, July 17

The Middle - "Bat Out of Heck" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life; and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car. Sue is more determined than ever to win a very prestigious and competitive hotel scholarship; and Frankie swears that she’s seeing something mysterious flying through the house.

The Middle - "Great Heckspectations" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high school prom but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get used to a new TV remote.

black-ish - "Things Were Different Then" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops’ 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad’s past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say “yes” to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

Younger - "Sex, Liza and Rock & Roll" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza is called in for reinforcements when Charles runs into trouble with a rock-star author on Shelter Island. Maggie reaches a career milestone.

Teachers - "Wake and Blake" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan tries to win over Blake on a camping trip, and Ms. Snap decides to give back to the community.


Wednesday, July 18

none scheduled


Thursday, July 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Solo Oscillation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Tam and Billy. Billy Gardell guest stars as Billy Sparks’ father, Herschel.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Suitcase" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Josh Segal and Associates get their first case, defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric First Lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Lavinia is surly, entitled, larger than life and, instead of hugs, her currency of connection is a face slap. On the other hand, she is wealthy so she can pay him. Winning this case could be Josh's ticket for his true goal, to be considered a "Pecker." Unfortunately, complications and bodies keep piling up and there are more questions than answers.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Timeline" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the timeline of the case Carol Anne will present. But when a clock is determined to be the murder weapon, they are forced to seek help from two unlikely sources - the convicted murderer of Lavinia's brother and the host of a popular murder podcast called M-Town.

American Woman - "The Heat Wave" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie invites her co-worker Louise to join her and her friends at her pool; Diana asks for a promotion at work, as she struggles to get along with her overbearing mother.


Friday, July 20

none scheduled


Saturday, July 21

Me, Myself & I - "Phil Ricozzi" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mid-life Alex sells one of his inventions to his childhood arch-nemesis, Phil (Stephen Rannazzisi). Also, Young Alex is challenged to a fight by his classmate, Phil (Justin Stella), and Older Alex accompanies Eleanor to Phil’s funeral and gives an eulogy when no one steps up to speak.

Me, Myself & I - "The Break Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Darryl asks Mid-life Alex to wait until after Wendy’s birthday to break up with Lisa. Also, Young Alex runs for student council president against Nori, and Older Alex gets upset when he finds out Abby quit her job.

Me, Myself & I - "There She Goes" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mid-life Alex contemplates getting back together with his ex-wife, Sarah (Allison Tolman), when she visits for Abby’s birthday party. Also, Young Alex attempts to move on from his crush on Nori by inviting his lab partner, Julia (Cree Cicchino), to the dance, and Older Alex makes one last-ditch effort to keep Eleanor from leaving Los Angeles with her fiancé.

Living Biblically - "David and Goliath" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Chip decides to take on his corporate bosses after he is fired trying to get a recently-fired Ms. Meadows re-hired.


Sunday, July 22

The Simpsons - "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge recount the story of their transition from loving their life without kids to being miserable parents.

Bob's Burgers - "Mo Mommy Mo Problems" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belchers attend open houses for the free food; Linda meets a charming real estate agent and agrees to a private showing; the kids stumble upon an unexpected surprise; the family ends up getting involved with a real estate scheme.

Family Guy - "V is for Mystery" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian are detectives who embark on solving a string of mysterious murders set in Victorian-era London.

Ghosted - "Hello Boys" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While trying to prove their worth to Capt. LaFrey, Leroy and Max finally get a lead on the whereabouts of Agent Checker; Leroy finds himself in the odd position of being the believer when Max loses faith that they have what it takes.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 14, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Game of Thrones Leads Emmy Nominations; New Beverly Hillbillies DVDs Coming in October

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a very busy week with tons of Emmy nomination news to go around, not all of which we could fit in here! Plus, we're hearing an update about the Mad About You reboot, some new DVDs for Beverly Hillbillies, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The full list of Emmy nominees is out, and of course, Game of Thrones leads it yet again, while Modern Family is finding itself shut out from the major awards (though it did get some minor nominations) for the first time ever. (NPR
  • With HBO leading the nominations for Emmys, as well as streaming services such as Netflix in the game now too, some are left to wonder if broadcast dramas will ever get their Emmy recognition again. (Deadline)
  • The week just wouldn't be right without more Roseanne news, and this week, we learned that the series scored two Emmy nominations (although neither were for the star herself). (CNN)
  • The Mad About You reboot idea that was being thrown around a few weeks ago "probably won't happen" according to star Paul Reiser. (Vulture)
  • The FCC is considering putting an end to the requirement for broadcast networks to air educational/informational programming. (Broadcasting & Cable)
  • Netflix has ordered a new comedy starring Christina Applegate. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JULY 17)



WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 14 - JULY 20)
  • Trial & Error returns to NBC on Thursday night with the new season, Trial & Error: Lady Killer.
  • A new Antenna TV lineup starts on Monday, with new additions including What's Happening Now!! and Archie Bunker's Place.
  • Antenna TV will also be airing a special marathon on Sunday of episodes of sitcoms that included musical guest star.
  • Decades will be airing Greatest American Hero all weekend long.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fri-Yay: What Was the Best Decade for Sitcoms?; The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations

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!

Parks and Recreation

by Vincent

Since it's the doldrums of summer and there's not many sitcoms on the air (although if you haven't caught up with the latest seasons of excellent shows from this past year like The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and GLOW I'd suggest rectifying that now), I thought I'd spend the next few weeks taking a look at where sitcoms have been and where they're going. First, I'll be taking a nostalgic look back, wondering: when were sitcoms at their best?

There are a couple of possible time periods I have in mind when thinking of this question. Immediately, the 1970s come to mind - with shows like All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show leading the way, the '70s were a non-stop barrage of groundbreaking and classic sitcoms, from those two shows to The Jeffersons to Good Times to Taxi to Barney Miller to One Day at a Time, and even to slightly lower-bar but still enjoyable material like Happy Days and Three's Company. The '70s were a time when the sitcom was truly discovering itself, and feeling out the limits of what it could be. All in the Family proved that sitcoms could handle serious and real-life issues after they spent most of the '50s and '60s being comfort food, The Mary Tyler Moore Show was an incredible step forward for women-centered sitcoms, shows like The Jeffersons and Good Times broke down so many barriers for Black Americans in sitcoms, and even a show like Three's Company dealt with taboo topics such as sex and sexuality that would've been taboo to discuss ten years prior. I wasn't alive in the '70s, but I can only imagine what an exciting time it was for sitcoms.

I also think about the '90s, a time when sitcoms broke down their structure and analyzed their place in viewers' lives. Shows like The Simpsons and Seinfeld constantly questioned the sitcom structure and how artificial it all is, all while telling jokes that were some of the funniest in TV history. The '90s were a time of deconstruction and analysis, from the aforementioned shows to even shows like Married...with Children and Roseanne that presented working-class families and their everyday realities, rather than the picture-perfect family structures that had existed on TV previously.

However, my own personal favorite time for sitcoms may come more recent, as surprising as it might sound. Most of my favorite sitcoms in TV history come from the later '00s into the early years of this decade, shows like The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Community, and New Girl. These were shows that, to me, went deeper and into more surprising territory than most sitcoms had previously, and they did so by understanding and respecting the shows that came before them. In many ways, 30 Rock was like if someone combined Mary Tyler Moore and The Simpsons, with MTM's social commentary and themes of empowerment with The Simpsons' dry wit and cutting satirical bite. Community was, in many ways, a more high-concept version of Cheers - it may have gotten attention for its creative conceptual episodes, but it was really a show about a bunch of sad, broken people who hang out together at a specified location. New Girl offered much of the same dynamics of Friends with a modern and sharp twist. I loved seeing the creative heights these shows reached, and as a young writer falling in love with comedy, it was exciting to see shows that loved comedy as much as I did. That may be for largely personal reasons, but I think we can all agree - any of these time periods are excellent sources for top-notch sitcoms, and we're still feeling the effects of all of these landmark shows in today's sitcom landscape.


The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta (FX)
Barry (HBO)
black-ish (ABC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
GLOW (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta (FX)
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)
Louie Anderson, Baskets (HBO)
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta (FX)
Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Americans (FX)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Ed Harris, Westworld (HBO)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Matt Smith, The Crown (Netflix)
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HB)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown (Netflix)
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Godless (Netflix)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
The Alienist (TNT)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Michelle Dockery, Godless (Netflix)
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)
Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA Network)
Laura Dern, The Tale (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Jeff Daniels, Godless (HBO)
Brandon Victor, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Édgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Fitt Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
John Leguizamo, Waco (Paramount Network)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Letitia Wright, Black Mirror (Netflix)
Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Monday, September 17 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Netflix Gets Christina Applegate Comedy; South Park Returns Sept. 26 for Season 22

Christina Applegate

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a Christina Applegate (Married...with Children, Samantha Who?) comedy series titled Dead to Me. A dark comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret. Christina Applegate will play Jen, a poised and put together woman with a dark sense of humor and an anger problem that she doesn't necessarily want to deal with, Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run. The comedy is produced by CBS Television Studios and Gloria Sanchez Productions for Netflix. The series will be produced by Liz Feldman (Showrunner), Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, Christina Applegate. More info to come, including a premiere date.


South Park

Comedy Central announced that the 22nd season of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning South Park will premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and also revealed that the #1 brand in comedy will be bringing two South Park activations to San Diego - Cartman's Escape Room and the Member Berries Challenge. The South Park Comic-Con escape room will give fans a sneak peek into a bigger, longer branded experiential execution that soon launch in major metropolitan areas across the US.

Cartman's Escape Room is making its worldwide debut at Comic-Con. Trapped! Caught in another one of Cartman's schemes, fans will now enter the most impossible to escape place ever invented. Ten South Park fans will have a limited amount of time solve a series of puzzles using what they know about South Park to free themselves... before it's too late. This new South Park activation is free and open to the public at the San Diego Wine Center (200 Harbor Dr. #12, across from the Convention Center) from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Alone Together Returns Aug. 1 on Freeform; Sony Crackle Gets Rob Riggle Comedy

Alone Together - Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky

Freeform's buddy comedy Alone Together returns for its 10-episode, second season on Wednesday, August 1, with all-new back-to-back episodes at 8:00-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT. The Lonely Island executive produced series will run for five weeks with two brand-new episodes debuting each week. The second season will feature a roster of stellar comedic acts as well as continuing to follow the platonic, dysfunctional co-dependent, best friendship of series executive producers, stars, and writers Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo. Despite their sometimes contentious relationship, when push comes to shove, Esther and Benji have each other's back ... and they have nobody else to hang out with. In season two, their odd friendship continues to baffle everyone around them, as they continue to find their place in Los Angeles, juggling odd jobs, their love lives, and aspirations of social status. Freeform will give viewers a sneak peek of the first four episodes across all Freeform digital platforms and Hulu beginning July 25, and then will make the full season available starting August 1.

Joining the cast as guest stars in season two are Fran Drescher (The Nanny) as Mary, Esther's perfectly coiffed, tastefully made up, Mom; Carmen Electra (Baywatch) as Tia, a beautiful and mysterious woman who seduces Benji; Natasha Leggero (He's Just Not That Into You) as Nora, a poised and successful woman that Esther meets at the gym; Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect) as Gigi, a wild partying goth who meets Benji at a concert; Danny Pudi (Community) and Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) as husband and wife Chris and Megan, whose boringness is thrown off by Esther and Benji’s eccentricity; Nicole Sullivan (black-ish) as Becky, a writer that has to work with Esther and Benji; writer, director, and actress Kay Cannon (Blockers) as television AD Danielle, who displaces Benji; Maz Jobrani; Andrew Santino; Seth Morris; Erik Griffin; and more. Punam Patel (Adam Ruins Everything) also joins season two for a recurring role as Tara, Esther’s friend from acting class six years ago.

Returning for season two are appearances by Chris D'Elia (Undateable) reprising his role as Benjis older brother Dean; Ginger Gonzaga (Wrecked) as Benji's older sister Alia; Edgar Blackmon (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) as Benji and Esther's friend, Jeff; and Nikki Glaser (Note Safe with Nikki Glaser) as Annette.


Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy

Sony Crackle announced that the network's upcoming original comedy series Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy will debut on Thursday, August 23, with a special advance debut on Amazon Fire TV through the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, August 13. In addition, the free streaming network unveiled additional guest stars joining the series, including Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Noël Wells (Master of None), David Arquette (Amanda & Jack Go Glamping, Cleaners), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Jamie Chung (Big Hero 6), Haley Joel Osment (Future Man, Silicon Valley) and more. The ensemble joins previously announced guest stars Paul Scheer and Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin. The network also released new photos from the highly anticipated eight-episode summer series.

In this Sony Crackle original comedy series, celebrity patriot Rob Riggle, who is mostly known for his legendary ski master movies, has invested all of his money and reputation into an Academy celebrating America's truest art form…personal watercraft riding. Rob, his legendary stunt man commandant Dirk Hamsteak (Billy Merritt) and their entire staff of instructors spend a semester defending their beloved Academy at all costs. No matter how many people criticize it... go missing…or die!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CBS Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Freeform Announces Holiday Movies for 2018

CBS 2018-19

CBS has announced their premiere week dates. CBS opens with the special season premieres of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon from 8:00-9:00 PM, leading into the series premiere of new drama Magnum P.I. at 9:00 PM, on Monday, Sept. 24 and then Bull at 10pm. Dick Wolf's FBI is sandwiched between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Survivor's 90-minute opener airs Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 PM, followed by the 90-minute season finale of Big Brother at 9:30 PM. Murphy Brown Debuts Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 PM, after Big Bang, Young Sheldon and Mom, and the season premiere of S.W.A.T. airs at 10pm. The Friday dramas all return on Friday, Sept. 28 with MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. Saturday, Sept. 29 has 48 Hours Mystery with its premiere from 9-11pm. On Sunday, Sept. 30, new drama God Friended Me launches at 8:30 PM, followed by the season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles at 9:30 PM.

Monday's new one-hour comedy block begins Oct. 1 with the series debuts of The Neighborhood and Happy Together from 8:00-9:00 PM. SEAL Team and Criminal Minds begin 9-11pm on Wednesday, Oct. 3. And Madam Secretary begins Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10pm following the time period debuts of God Friended Me and NCIS: Los Angeles.


Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform doubled down on their promise to make the holiday season bigger than ever by announcing casting for two original holiday movies today. Actors Francia Raisa (grown-ish), Charles Michael Davis (Younger), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha), Gavin Stenhouse (Allegiance), Shanica Knowles (The Young & the Restless), Alphonso McAuley (The Middle), Hank Chen (The New 30) and Alison Fernandez (Once Upon a Time), as well as the previously announced Dave Annable (Yellowstone) and Odette Annable (Supergirl), have all been cast to star in holiday films airing during Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" annual programming event. Both projects will start production this month.

Announced earlier this morning by Tyra Banks on her Instagram account, the cast of Life Size 2 has been confirmed. Francia Raisa will play Grace Manning, the confident and funny CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realizing that she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company's stock to plummet. Joining Raisa and Banks are Gavin Stenhouse as Grace's potential love interest Calum; Shanica Knowles as Tahlia and Hank Chen as Brendan, who are Grace's best friends; along with Alison Fernandez as Lex, Grace's young next-door neighbor.

Dave and Odette Annable will star in No Sleep 'Til Christmas, an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life's biggest event - her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they'd like to admit. Sheryl Lee Ralph also stars as Josh's mother Mrs. Wright with Alphonso McAuley as Andy, Billy's best friend.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Antenna TV Is Singin' and Swingin'; Conan Returns to Comic-Con International



On Sunday, July 15, Antenna TV will be music to your ears with the Singin' and Swingin' Sunday marathon! Come sing along all-day long with special musically themed episodes of all your favorite shows! Legendary musical guests include Frank Sinatra, Andy Gibb, The Four Tops, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Bobby Sherman, Ray Parker Jr. and so many more! The marathon runs from 5am-2am ET. Catch regularly scheduled series with special musical episodes of sitcoms such as Silver Spoons, The Joey Bishop Show, Father Knows Best, Hazel, Three's a Crowd, The Ropers, Three's Company, Webster, Small Wonder, Head of the Class, Growing Pains, Family Ties, The Hogan Family, Dear John, Gimme a Break!, Maude, Alice, Bewitched and more!


Conan O'Brien - Comic-Con International

Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the fourth year in a row with a week of star-filled shows to be taped during Comic-Con® International. This year's roster includes the stars of the of the Emmy-winning sensation Breaking Bad reuniting for the 10 year anniversary of the show, the stars of Glass, The Predator, and the stars of Aquaman, with more to be announced. Conan's Comic-Con® International shows will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 18– Saturday, July 21. Episodes will air that Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS, with availability across TBS and Team Coco's digital, mobile and VOD platforms the following day. Some of the stars include Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob Odenkirk, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and M. Night Shyamalan.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 9, 2018)

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 July 9-13, 2018, 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, July 9
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Terry on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie/Will & Grace) - Bobby visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about Season 2 of The Hollywood Puppet Show on the BUILD Series at 5pm and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole talks about Nailed It on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Renée Taylor (The Nanny) - Renée will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, July 10
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (Unhappily Ever After/Capitol Critters) - Catch Bobcat on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Teen Titans GO! to the Movies on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William H. Macy (Shameless) and Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - William and Felicity are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ed Helms (The Office), Jake Johnson (New Girl) and Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Ed, Jake and Hannibal are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Blue (Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about I Feel Bad on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dorien Wilson (In the Cut/The Parkers/Goode Behavior/Sister, Sister) - Dorien will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Phil Rosenthal (Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond) - Phil talks about Everybody Feeds Phil on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Wednesday, July 11
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Watch Kathryn on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Parnell (Suburgatory/Big Lake) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will talks about Teen Titans GO! To the Movies on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jackie Tohn (GLOW) - Jackie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Thursday, July 12
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Richar "Cheech" Marin (Rob/The Golden Palace) and Tommy Chong (That '70s Show) - Cheech and Tommy are guests on a repeat of Steve, so check your local lsitings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Suvivor's Remorse) - Mike appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about Season 2 of The Hollywood Puppet Show on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico talks about Younger on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob talks about Shock & Awe on Couch Surfing on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Zachary Quinto (So NoTORIous) - Zachary talks about In Search Of on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben and Michael Symon are in the kitchen on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Friday, July 13
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Watch Paul on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last OG/30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette Peters talks about the 20th anniversary of Broadway Barks on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) - Joanna talks about breast cancer on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 8

The Simpsons - "Frink Gets Testy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Fearing that the end of the world is near, Mr. Burns tasks Dr. Frink with testing all of Springfield's residents to determine who is worth saving.

Bob's Burgers - "Sit Me Baby One More Time" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina's new baby-sitting enterprise is quickly derailed by her nemesis Tammy; Bob and Linda check out a competitor's restaurant that is known for its burgers.

Family Guy - "Crimes and Meg's Demeanor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg takes up drinking, which both concerns and delights her father; Brian spies on his neighbors and suspects Principal Shepherd of a crime.

Family Guy - "Dog Bites Bear" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian get into a friendship-ending fight after Brian commits a terrible act to one of Stewie's beloved toys; Peter refuses to wash his hand after meeting his favorite breakfast cereal mascot, Boo Berry.


Monday, July 9

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Man with a Plan - "Lice Lice Baby" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam takes his kids to work with him for the day, they accidentally give his biggest client lice. Also, Andi feels like a bad mom when she’s the only one in the family not to get lice.

Andi Mack - "Andi's Choice" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah finds a way to tell Andi how much he truly likes being around her; Walker continues to make a positive impression on Andi and her friends.

In The Cut - "Mind Your Business" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay compromises Percy's new relationship; Smitty goes over the top when he believes he has shingles.


Tuesday, July 10

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching “Silence of the Lambs”; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah, a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

The Middle - "The 200th" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
“The Middle” celebrates its milestone 200th episode! When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers.

black-ish - "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend’s grandmother after school.

black-ish - "First and Last" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Diane experiences a big life event toward becoming a woman and Bow, Ruby, Zoey and Alicia are there to support her. Meanwhile, afraid that he may never be able to beat Junior at basketball again, Dre conducts psychological warfare on Junior before challenging him to a game.

Younger - "Big Little Liza" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza worries about her daughter's online activities, Kelsey's relationship with Jake crosses a professional boundary, and Josh contemplates a long-term decision.

Teachers - "Gender Bender" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mrs. Adler tries to come to terms with the gender of her baby, Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan search for a missing student, and Ms. Watson deals with an unruly imaginary friend.


Wednesday, July 11

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

The Goldbergs - "Revenge o' the Nerds" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With the children growing up, Beverly decides to reinvent herself and quits being a substitute teacher. She decides to focus her energy on going to night school so she can eventually own her own business. Murray doesn’t like change or things costing money, so he convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance her academic and social life in college and needs Adam’s assistance.

Modern Family - "Dear Beloved Family" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gloria has to rush Phil to the hospital for an emergency surgery after he experiences some intense stomach pains and rallies the entire family to be by his side.

American Housewife - "All Coupled Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Otto children are beginning to experience struggles in their love lives after jumping into the dating world: Oliver is forced to choose between his girlfriend and his friend Cooper who come from two different worlds; Greg must play the “bad cop parent” to halt the PDA between Taylor and Trip; and Anna-Kat tries to make her relationship with Franklin official, without his consent.


Thursday, July 12

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

Young Sheldon - "An Eagle Feather, A String Bean, and an Eskimo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon moves to Dallas to attend a school for gifted children, the family struggles to cope with his absence.

Marlon - "Career Day" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) believes that non-traditional careers are being under-represented at Zack's (Amir O’Neil) school career day. To vent his frustration’s Marlon decides to speak to Zack and his classmates. He warns them to never be put in a box and to pursue alternative career paths. This backfires and Marlon has to reinforce that school is important, but they should never be told what they can or can’t do.

Marlon - "Funeral Party" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) goes all out for his 43rd birthday and decides to throw himself a funeral party after attending his barber’s funeral. Everyone speaks at Marlon’s party, talking about all the insensitive jokes he made at their expense. This makes Marlon worry that he is too harsh on everyone. They reassure him that they love him and know that even when he is making fun of them it’s because he cares.

American Woman - "Adam" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
While her relationship with Adam moves full-speed ahead, Bonnie's connection with her daughters is faltering; Kathleen emphasizes the importance of self-love; Diana and Alan have a big night out.


Friday, July 13

none scheduled


Saturday, July 14

Me, Myself & I - "Thanksgiving" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darryl and Wendy set up Mid-life Alex on a blind date during Thanksgiving dinner. Also, Young Alex and Justin compete to impress Nori’s brother when Nori and her brother join their family for Thanksgiving, and Older Alex goes to the diner to see Eleanor on Thanksgiving Day and is surprised when Kelly (Vanessa Williams) shows up. Sarah Burns recurs as Lisa, Mid-life Alex’s date.

Me, Myself & I - "Video Games" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lisa decides to invest money in Mid-life Alex’s new invention, and it begins to affect their dating relationship. Also, while Young Alex and Justin secretly play with their Christmas present from their parents ahead of the holiday, they accidentally break it, and Older Alex interferes with Abby’s career.

Living Biblically - "Thou Shall Not Covet" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The “God Squad” warns Chip not to covet a journalism award that he and Vince are both up for.

Living Biblically - "Submit to Thy Husband" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Chip tries to persuade his unenthusiastic officemates to rebuild a house for charity.

Will & Grace - (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Best friends, Will, who is a gay lawyer, and interior designer Grace, share an apartment and are constantly in each other's business. Stirring the pot of melodrama is Grace's "employee," Karen, and Jack, Will's flamboyant friend.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "House Crushing for Dummies" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The quads worry that Britt has developed a "house crush" on Dawn, and have to figure out a way to get him to stop liking her before his secret is discovered and he is sent back to Australia.


Sunday, July 15

The Simpsons - "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name.

Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

Family Guy - "Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian is smitten with a female show dog and enters a show dog competition in which the winner gets to breed her; Peter and Lois go to extreme measures to try to convince Chris that Arthur Valentine doesn't exist.

Ghosted - "Airplane" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Bureau Underground struggles to be taken seriously; disheartened by the lack of respect, the team turns to Merv, who offers very little support; an unlikely relationship forms; Max makes a startling discovery.

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Last Man Standing Prepares for Casting Changes; Viacom Series Headed to Hulu

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We have a somewhat shorter version this week, as the holiday fell in the middle of the week (meaning there wasn't much news either before or after it), but we're here with some casting news from Last Man Standing, yet another update on Roseanne (the person, not the show), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Last Man Standing is returning for a new season on Fox, but if you’re expecting all of the original cast to return, you might be disappointed. (Variety
  • Numerous series from Viacom cable networks are heading to Hulu. (Deadline)
  • It was hoped that Timeless, which was cancelled by NBC, would find a home elsewhere, but that hasn't happened and now there is hope that it can be wrapped up with a movie on NBC. (Deadline)
  • We wouldn't be complete unless we had some sort of update about Roseanne, and she said this week that she has received many new offers for series since being fired from her own show, although we're somewhat skeptical. (ABC News)
  • Antenna TV is making numerous changes soon, including adding What's Happening Now!! and Archie Bunker's Place to the lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JULY 10)



    WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 7 - JULY 13)
    • It's the lull of summer for TV, so now is as good of a time as any to go back and check up on those TGIF shows on Hulu, as that should keep you busy all week.
    • Wiseguy will be on Decades all this weekend.

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    Fri-Yay: GLOW Remains Delightful in Its 2nd Season; Ricky Gervais Gets After Life on Netflix

    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!

    GLOW

    by Vincent

    GLOW was one of the biggest delights of last summer, arriving in the doldrums of June to become one of the best and funniest shows of the year. With a stacked cast, an intriguing premise, excellent writing and lovable characters, it was the type of show I binged through immediately, wanting more. Now, a year later, I've finally gotten more - and it doesn't disappoint. Season 2 of GLOW is just as entertaining, fun to watch and genuinely great as the first season, and deepens its characters and world in excellent ways.

    GLOW comes from the creator of Orange is the New Black, Jenji Kohan. That was obvious from the very first episode, as the show has a diverse group of female characters from very different backgrounds. But I felt the Orange connection even more strongly in Season 2, as the show delves into the backstory and personal lives of its characters even more than it did in Season 1. We really see these women for who they are beyond their stereotypical G.L.O.W characters, and it makes the show's world all the more rich and inviting. Add that to the fact that the show has largely figured out its comic rhythm, and you have an excellent, consistently strong season of television.

    There are a couple of faults I found with the second season of the show - the first season was tightly structured around the filming of the G.L.O.W pilot and length everyone goes to in order to make sure it works. The second season loses a little bit of that structure by shifting to covering the show week-to-week, although in a way, that loose structure is what allows it to delve more deeply into its characters. The other major criticism I had of the season was that it focused a bit too much on Marc Maron's Sam and not enough on the ladies of GLOW, who are all incredibly interesting and deserve to be more of the center of attention. Maron is great as Sam, but his character is kind of prickly and not super likable, and not someone I've found myself sympathizing with very often. On the other hand, the women of GLOW, even when they're being unlikable, still find a way to work their way into your hearts. If GLOW gets a third season (and it seems to be do well for Netflix at least judging by the buzz around it that I've seen), I'd like to see the focus dialed even more on the cast and less on the male producers. But that's a minor gripe with an overall excellent season of television, and a great choice for summer TV marathoning.


    Ricky Gervais - After Life

    Casting is confirmed on After Life, the new Netflix original comedy series from Ricky Gervais. Production is also underway on After Life, a Netflix original series from Creator, Executive Producer and Director, Ricky Gervais. The series stars Ricky Gervais alongside Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road). In the series, Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it's like a Super Power - not caring about himself or anyone else - but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know. 6 episodes have been ordered, but no premiere date just yet. Stay tuned.

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    Antenna TV Acquires Archie Bunker's Place and What's Happening Now!!; Netflix Picks Up Series Fox Passed On

    Archie Bunker's Place What's Happening Now!!

    Antenna TV is adding some more sitcoms this July to its line-up. All of the series come from Sony Pictures Television and will be added the week of Monday, July 16. Archie Bunker's Place and What's Happening Now!! will be airing Monday-Friday at 7:30pm and 5pm, respectively, while The Paul Lynde Show and Lotsa Luck will be joining the weekend schedule on Saturdays at 6:30pm & 7pm. Welcome Back, Kotter is back on weekdays, too, airing at 3pm. Archie Bunker's Place is also going to air late nights at 2am on Saturday nights. Barney Miller and Alice also will get additional airings, as they get added to Saturday late nights, while Soap gets an additional Sunday airing. Full list of changes are below:

    Welcome Back, Kotter added at 3p Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Maude)
    What's Happening Now!! added at 5p Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Gimme a Break!)
    Gimme a Break! moved to 5:30p Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Webster)
    Three's Company moved to 7p Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Family Ties)
    Archie Bunker's Place added at 7:30p Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Three's Company)
    Family Ties moved to 2a Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Hogan Family)
    The Hogan Family moved to 2:30a Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Head of the Class)
    Head of the Class moved to 3a Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Silver Spoons)
    Silver Spoons moved to 3:30a Mon-Fri starting 7/16 (replaces Sabrina)
    The Paul Lynde Show added at 6:30p Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Hazel)
    Lotsa Luck added at 7p Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Dennis the Menace)
    Barney Miller added at 1:30a Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Mork & Mindy)
    Archie Bunker's Place added at 2a Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Welcome Back, Kotter)
    Alice added at 2:30a Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Maude)
    Mork and Mindy moved to 3a Saturday starting 7/21 (replaces Partridge Family)
    Soap added at 11p Sunday starting 7/22 (replaces Benson)


    Netflix

    Fox pilot Mixtape wasn't picked up to series by Fox during the upfront in May, but now Netflix has picked up the pilot to series. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes. We all have our own soundtracks. Mixtape is a romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles through the music that lives inside their hearts and minds. The series stars Callie Hernandez as Nellie, Jahmil French as Dante, Jenna Dewan as Joanna, Campbell Scott as Frank, Madeleine Stowe as Margot, Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Annette, Megan Ferguson as Gigi, Evan Whitten as Barry and the role of Sam will be re-cast. The series will be produced by Joshua Safran, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug from Annapurna Pictures in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

    Wednesday, July 04, 2018

    2018 4th of July Marathons on TV

    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Today is the 4th of July so Happy 4th of July to all of you out there! We hope you enjoy the day off on our country's birthday! It's time to relax and watch some TV on this holiday! We are known for letting you know what marathons are airing on TV on holidays and we will do the same for this 4th of July as well! So, bring out your beach towel, BBQ some hot dogs, and stay cool indoors and watch some television!

    Among the key marathons include a marathon of Last Man Standing on WGN America from 12pm-8pm. TV Land has two classic marathons, first of The Andy Griffith Show from 9am-2pm and then M*A*S*H from 2pm-8pm. Of course it wouldn't be the 4th of July without a Twilight Zone marathon but Syfy isn't doing one...but Decades is! Decades will run the marathon starting at 7am. Comedy Central will showcase South Park all day from 9am-11pm. MTV2 will have a Wayans Bros. marathon from 2pm-3am. Centric will have A Different World marathon from 10am-6pm. ASPIRE has a Bernie Mac marathon from 8am-1am. TV One has a marathon of Empire today from 8am-2am. POP has a Beverly Hills, 90210 marathon today from 10am-6pm. USA Network has a NCIS marathon from 6am-10pm. Oxygen has a Chicago P.D. marathon from 9am-10pm. ION Television has a Blue Bloods marathon from 11am-3am. Logo doesn't have a marathon, but they have a bunch of sitcom blocks as usual beginning at 6am with The Facts of Life, Mama's Family and The Golden Girls.

    Other marathons of note, Walker, Texas Ranger 24-hour marathon on getTV starting at 6am. TBS gets Wrecked from 3-8pm, while Starz Black has a Survivor's Remorse marathon. IFC has a National Lampoon's movie marathon from 3pm-6am. AMC has a Jaws movie franchise marathon starting at 11:30am. If you want laughs, E! has a Meet the Parents franchise movie marathon. FX has a Captain America movies marathon. The docuseries America: The Story of Us re-creates the nation's history, from rebellion to millennium on History. And if you're into reality TV, we have a The Real Housewives Of Orange County marathon starting at 6am on Bravo and a American Chopper marathon on Discovery Channel.

    Firweworks in primetime are on NBC (Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular) from 8-10pm (with an abbreviated encore at 10pm). PBS has a A Capitol Fourth hosted again by John Stamos, live from Washington D.C. at 8pm. Bring out your lawn chair, throw some burgers on the BBQ, and watch some television!


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, July 19

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Solo Oscillation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

    Young Sheldon - "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A worried Mary sends Sheldon to Sunday school after she finds him playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends Tam and Billy. Billy Gardell guest stars as Billy Sparks’ father, Herschel.

    Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Suitcase" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Josh Segal and Associates get their first case, defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric First Lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Lavinia is surly, entitled, larger than life and, instead of hugs, her currency of connection is a face slap. On the other hand, she is wealthy so she can pay him. Winning this case could be Josh's ticket for his true goal, to be considered a "Pecker." Unfortunately, complications and bodies keep piling up and there are more questions than answers.

    Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "The Timeline" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the timeline of the case Carol Anne will present. But when a clock is determined to be the murder weapon, they are forced to seek help from two unlikely sources - the convicted murderer of Lavinia's brother and the host of a popular murder podcast called M-Town.

    American Woman - "The Heat Wave" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Bonnie invites her co-worker Louise to join her and her friends at her pool; Diana asks for a promotion at work, as she struggles to get along with her overbearing mother.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16)

    Thursday, July 19

    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Catch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo, Access Live (check your local listings) and on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
    • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) and Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Olivia, Keegan-Michael and the cast of The Predator are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about Claws on People Now on PeopleTV at 12pm.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
    • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura cooks with Clinton Kelly on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Trial & Error: Lady, Killer on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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

    New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second 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
    07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
    07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
    07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
    07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
    07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
    07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
    07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
    07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
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