Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Office Scores on Comedy Central; The Tick Gets 2nd Season on Amazon

The Office

Comedy Central's January 15 The Office marathon delivered big gains in multiple key demographics, outperformed time-period benchmarks and similar holiday marathons, and reached the network's highest primetime rating since September, 27 2017. Adults 18-49 and the key Men 18-34 rating increased 71% and 23%, respectively, against total-day year-ago numbers. The same demographics each gained 22% versus the prior four-week total-day average. Average total viewers increased 62% against the year-ago total-day mark, and Women 18-49 and 18-34 gained 174% and 132% against the year-ago total-day mark. Women 18-49 and 18-34 increased 36% and 46% respectively versus the prior four-week total-day average. Taking place on Martin Luther King Jr Day, the marathon outperformed Memorial Day by 25%, July 4 by 22%, Labor Day by 59%, and Christmas by 10%.

Building on this momentum, Comedy Central premiered its new, scripted series, Corporate, on January 17 with back-to-back episodes that began at 10:00 p.m., along with the season premieres of Drunk History and Another Period on January 23.


The Tick

Hello, Citizens! Amazon Studios announced it has greenlit a second season of the half-hour superhero comedy series The Tick. The creator of the series Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (Search Party) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced. From Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, the second season of The Tick, comprising 10 episodes, will begin production in 2018 and is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries exclusively for Prime members.

Neat! As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick's first season on February 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the acclaimed show. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, Arthur (Newman), an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers, comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super-villain, The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley) who has been long thought dead. As Arthur struggles to uncover the conspiracy he falls in league with a strange blue superhero - The Tick (Serafinowicz). They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed arch-villains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.


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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