Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Comedy Central New Series Is Top New Cable Comedy; Lifetime Brings Back Drama for 2nd Season

Corporate

The January 17 premiere of Corporate is the highest-rated basic-cable prime comedy debut of the 2017-18 programming season, and improved on Comedy Central's 2018 first-quarter prime average by 34% among Adults 18-49, 57% among Men 25-34, and 34% among all viewers. The scripted workplace series that Indiewire called "the first great comedy of 2018" and Variety called "deliciously dark and hilariously ruthless" airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Corporate stars series creators/writers/executive producers Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman as two Junior Executives-in-Training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless, corporate hell-hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.


Mary Kills People

Following a ground-breaking first season and named one of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2017, Lifetime's compelling and provocative drama series Mary Kills People about an ER doctor who serves as an angel of death helping people die with dignity, returns Monday, March 12, at 9pm ET/PT, joining UnREAL as part of Lifetime's premium scripted block. UnREAL debuts Monday, February 26 at 10pm, featuring a female suitress, while thriller Mary Kills People hits the air two weeks later. Starring Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan and Richard Short, the second season of Mary Kills People also features guest stars Rachelle Lefevre and Ian Lake. A full season one marathon of Mary Kills People will air on Lifetime Movies (LMN) from 6pm ET/PT - 12am ET/PT on Sunday, March 11.

Picking up eight months after Mary (Dhavernas) and Des (Short) framed Grady (Greg Bryk) for the deaths of their patients, Des is happy to reteam with Mary following his stint in prison, but Mary questions whether she was better off fighting the good fight without him. As they dive deeper and darker into their illegal work, a mysterious woman, Olivia Bloom (Lefevre), comes to them with a deadly request, unleashing a chain of events that unfolds throughout the season. Mary's personal and professional lives come to a head when Ben (Ryan) returns, knee-deep in a complicated undercover case. Ben's investigation will collide with Mary's criminal descent, forcing Mary to decide whether to come clean once and for all.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

LA to Vegas - "The Yips and the Dead" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The flight crew is forced to figure out how to keep the passengers feeling comfortable after they discover the body of a deceased person aboard the plane.

The Mick - "The Matriarch" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and the children celebrate great grandmother Rita Pemberton's 100th birthday at her mansion.

Baskets - "Sweat Equity" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Bakersfield gets a frozen yogurt machine.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Catch Allison on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly/Eastbound & Down) - Katy visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance talks about UnREAL on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne talks about his new film Game Night on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed) - Tom is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine appears on Steve, so check your local listings.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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