Wednesday, February 28, 2018

ABC Orders Alec Baldwin Talk Show to Debut After Oscars; Sundance Premieres Comedy March 7

Alec Baldwin

ABC has picked up Sundays with Alec Baldwin, a new one-hour talk show hosted by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting people from American pop culture. From ABC and Baldwin's El Dorado Pictures, a sneak peek will air Sunday, March 4 at 11:35 p.m. EST/10:00 p.m. PST, following the 90th Oscars, on The ABC Television Network. This first look features two intimate and engaging conversations with award-winning comedic icons. First, a candid and entertaining discussion with long-time friend Jerry Seinfeld on the state of comedy in the current social and political climate, and his life before and after Seinfeld. Next up is Kate McKinnon, someone Baldwin says is one of the most talented people with whom he has ever worked. They discuss Saturday Night Live, her early childhood performances that borrowed from scandalous headlines and the cast of characters that have made her a household name. Baldwin hosts and executive produces Match Game, now in season three on The ABC Television Network. Additionally, Baldwin's company, El Dorado Pictures, has a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios.

Sundays with Alec Baldwin has been picked up for eight additional episodes to air later this year. No word on what night and time, but it could be Sunday in late night, just like how it is airing after The Oscars.


Back

Back, the scripted original co-production from Sundance Now, created and written by Academy Award(R) nominee Simon Blackwell (Veep, In the Loop, Peep Show) will make its US linear television debut on Wednesday, March 7th at 11/10c on SundanceTV. Back is also available on Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium streaming service. The six-part comedy, which is directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners) and reunites Peep Show co-stars and BAFTA winners, David Mitchell and Robert Webb, follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father's footsteps and take over the family business. But his plans are soon foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Webb).

After the death of his father, a pub landlord and local legend, Stephen - whose only achievements so far have been marriage, followed by divorce, and a slightly disappointing refurbish of a pub - finally has a chance to shine as he is set to take over the family business. But his plans are interrupted when the charming Andrew (Webb), a former foster child briefly raised by Stephen's parents, turns up out of the blue at his father's funeral and is eager to renew his relationship with the closest thing to a family he has ever known. While Andrew quickly charms the rest of Stephen's dysfunctional family, including his mother Ellen, sister Cass and uncle Geoff, Stephen quickly begins to resent Andrew, who he sees as a glib, dangerous sociopath who's about to steal his family, his business and his life.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

CBS Gets More Stars for Murphy Brown; Comedy Central Orders 2nd Season of Corporate

Murphy Brown

Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will reprise their original characters from the hit comedy when Murphy Brown returns to CBS for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. As previously announced, CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current-day revival of the Network's classic comedy Murphy Brown from Warner Bros. Television. Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will reprise her role. As its 30th anniversary approaches, Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate. Warner Bros. Television, producers of the original series, will produce the new multi-camera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.

During the show's original 10-year run on CBS, Murphy Brown received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins). Bergen won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.


Corporate

Comedy Central President Kent Alterman announced the renewal of Corporate for a second season. The series, which Variety hailed as "deliciously dark and hilariously ruthless" and Indiewire called "the first great comedy of 2018," premiered in January as the highest-rated basic-cable primetime comedy of the 2017-2018 season among males 18-34. Corporate airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale airing on March 14. Previously aired episodes are available at www.cc.com/corporate and via the Comedy Central App. Corporate stars Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson 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 Jake and Matt 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 Jake and Matt. The series' first season also featured guest stars including Natasha Lyonne, Baron Vaughn, Kate Walsh, Fred Willard, and more.

The half-hour dark comedy, is the first of a trio of scripted series that Comedy Central has added to their upcoming slate, including the previously announced The Other Two, which comes from former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and the company behind the venerable NBC sketch program, Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video; and South Side, which hails from former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers/performers Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin as well as Bashir's brother, Sultan Salahuddin.

Monday, February 26, 2018

CBS Mid-Season Pilot Review: Living Biblically - Premieres Tonight (Feb. 26); NBC Switches Timeslots for Two New Comedies

Living Biblically

Living Biblically - Mondays at 9:30PM ET/PT on CBS
Premieres Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT


by Todd

Chip Curry is a modern day man at a crossroads in his life, who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. A film critic for a New York Newspaper and a soon-to-be father, Chip wants to be a better man following the loss of his best friend. He decides to put his slightly obsessive temperament to use and start living his life 100% by the Bible to find direction. His smart, pregnant wife, Leslie, while both skeptical and entertained by her husband’s new passion, supports him completely. Knowing he'll need some practical advice, Chip forms a “God Squad” with Father Gene, a Catholic Priest who helps Chip translate the rules of the Bible to a modern world; and Father Gene's best friend, easygoing Rabbi Gil Abelman, who respects Chip's chutzpah and is glad to serve as a sounding board when they meet at their local bar. At Chip's newspaper, he finds support from his no-nonsense boss, Ms. Meadows, who knows Chip’s self-penned story will sell newspapers, and his co-worker and friend, Vince, who is quick with a reality check and likes to wind Chip up for his own amusement. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he'll be able to take a page – or every page – out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions.

Cast Details:

Jay R. Ferguson as Chip Curry
Lindsey Kraft as Leslie Curry
Ian Gomez as Father Gene
David Krumholtz as Rabbi Gil Abelman
Tony Rock as Vince
Camryn Manheim as Ms. Meadows

Jay R. Ferguson (Chip Curry) recently starred in The Real O'Neals. His first sitcom starring role was as Taylor Newton in Evening Shade. Some of his other television credits include The Outsiders, Glory Days, Judging Amy, Surface, Easy Money, Mad Men and Twin Peaks.

Lindsey Kraft (Leslie Curry) has appeared in the recurring role of Allison in Grace and Frankie. Some of her other television credits include NCIS, 2 Broke Girls, Getting On, Veep, Modern Family, Suits, The Newsroom, The Ranch, Lethal Weapon, Childrens Hospital and Bones.

Ian Gomez (Father Gane) starred as Courteney Cox's lovable neighbor Andy in Cougar Town. Some of his other starring credits include The Drew Carey Show, Felicity, The Norm Show, Jake in Progress and Rita Rocks.

David Krumholtz (Rabbi Gil Abelman) is best known for his role as Charlie Eppes in Numb3rs. Some of his other credits include Chicago Sons, The Trouble with Normal, The Lyon's Den, Partners and The Deuce.

Tony Rock (Vince) starred as Dirk Black in All of Us. Some of his other credits include Everybody Hates Chris and Mann and Wife. He is the younger brother of Chris Rock.

Camryn Manheim (Ms. Meadows) is best known for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt in The Practice and as Delia Banks in Ghost Whisperer. Some of her other television credits include The L Word, Harry's Law, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest and Extant.

Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Airs February 26 at 9:30PM ET)

Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible.

Directed by Andy Ackerman
Written by Patrick Walsh
Guest stars: Sara Gilbert as Cheryl, Joe DeRosa as Gary, June Squibb as Mrs. Murphy, Carla Renata as Gracie, Tiffany Panhilason as Josie

"False Idols" (Airs March 5 at 9:30PM ET)

When Father Gene and Rabbi Gil (the “God Squad”) point out to Chip that his addiction to his smartphone is the same as worshiping a false idol, Chip decides to stop using it, causing his wife, Leslie, and his officemates to worry about his whereabouts.

Directed by Andy Ackerman
Written by Sophia Lear
Guest stars: Sara Gilbert as Cheryl, Lateefa Holder as Ticket Clerk, Gary Kraus as Rick, A.J. Rivera as Florist, Forte Rodriguez as Police Officer

Analysis:

Living Biblically is a multi-camera sitcom from Alcide Bava Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series is created by Patrick Walsh. It's based on the The New York Times bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. Patrick Walsh, Johnny Galecki, Andrew Haas and Spencer Medoff are the executive producers.

In the "Pilot" episode, Chip goes to a confessional booth to talk to a priest (Father Gene). He's a lapsed Catholic who is not there to confess. Chip tells him that he wants to live his life 100% by the Bible to the letter, which causes Father Gene to laugh uncontrollably. In some flashback scenes, Chip tells a long story on how he came to his decision. His best friend of 30 years, Ray, died recently. He talks to Ray's mother, Mrs. Murphy. Chip reviews movies for a newspaper in Manhattan. He talks to his co-workers Gary and Vince. He talks to Ms. Meadows who has fired an employee. His wife, Leslie, drops a bombshell that she is pregnant. He later goes to the bookstore and talks to an employee there named Gracie. A copy of the Bible is in his basket and he receives a sign. He tells Leslie that he wants to live his life according to the Bible until they have their baby. Father Gene gives him his card. Chips wears some new threads to work and brings donuts. Chip later talks to Father Gene and his friend, Rabbi Gil, at a bar. Leslie calls them Chip's answer guys or "God Squad". Chip and Leslie have dinner and the restaurant where they see Gary with his mistress, Josie. Ms. Meadows later offers Chip 3 more articles per week and more money to write about his journey. The episode closes with a scene of Chip remembering his departed friend Ray.

The "Pilot" episode is very good overall. Sitcom veteran Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine) does a fine job directing. It's fast-paced, funny and enjoyable. They do a good job of introducing the characters in a short amount of time. There's a nice mix of workplace, bar and home comedy. It feels a little bit like The Office, Cheers and How I Met Your Mother. It will be interesting to see these characters further developed in future episodes.

Living Biblically boasts a talented and experienced cast. Jay R. Ferguson was recently in The Real O'Neals and brings plenty of comedy experience. Lindsey Kraft is a relative newcomer compared to the rest of cast, but she has plenty of television credits. The "God Squad", Ian Gomez and David Krumholtz, are both comedy veterans. The workplace group of Tony Rock, Camryn Manheim and Sara Gilbert bring some funny laughs and one-liners. Sara Gilbert is listed as a special guest star, but she has a good-sized role in the first two episodes. Her Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki is one of the executive producers of the series. JoBeth Williams guest stars as Leslie’s mother, Diana, a scientist who spars with Chip about the power of prayer in an upcoming episode.

Conclusion:

Living Biblically has some good potential. It features a likable and veteran cast. There are many familiar faces to television audiences. This is Lindsey Kraft's first major starring role. She has some good chemistry already with Jay R. Ferguson. They are an appealing couple. It has a good amount of laughs mixed in with some poignant moments. There's a nice blend of workplace, bar and home comedy. I'm not familiar with the book the series is inspired by, but it makes for an interesting premise for a weekly sitcom.

The show should fit in well on CBS' Monday night schedule of multi-camera sitcoms. CBS tried a religion-based comedy with Angel from Hell a few years ago, but it didn't have much success and was cancelled quickly. This one should have more of a chance to catch on because it's a more traditional sitcom filmed in front of a studio audience. There haven't been any really successful religion-themed sitcoms since Amen, so this seems like a fresh and interesting concept. It should be entertaining to follow Chip's journey in future episodes. I'm a believer in Living Biblically. Tune in on Monday nights on CBS at 9:30PM ET/PT.



Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 3.5/5
Funniness: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5

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  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
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    Preview:

  • Champions

    NBC is switching the time periods for two new comedies starting next Thursday (March 8). The time periods for A.P. Bio and Champions will switch starting Thursday, March 8, the day of the series premiere of Champions. The timeslot premiere of A.P. Bio will air at 8:30pm ET/PT through May 17, while the series premiere of Champions will air at 9:30pm ET/PT through May 3. In Champions, Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya (Mindy Kaling), one of his old high school flings. The cast includes Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia and guest star Mindy Kaling.

    A.P. Bio

    In A.P. Bio, when disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin. Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy and Tom Bennett also star.

    Sunday, February 25, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 26, 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 February 26-March 2, 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, February 25
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, February 26
    • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne/Billy/American Dreamer) - Johnny visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • John Mulaney (Conan) - John drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jay R. Ferguson (Living Biblically/The Real O'Neals/Evening Shade) and Lindsey Kraft (Living Biblically) - Jay and Lindsey talk about Living Biblically on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals the role he lost to Harry Connick Jr. on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David talks about Survivors Guide to Prison on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Shiri Appleby (Girls/Sunday Dinner) - Shiri opens up about the season three premiere of UnREAL on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Kirk Cameron, Tracy Gold and Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) - Kirk, Tracy and Jeremy reunite on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Camryn Manheim (Living Biblically) - Camryn talks about Living Biblically on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
    Tuesday, February 27
    • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Catch Jason on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. Retta and Mae Whitman talk about Good Girls on the BUILD Series at 3pm. Retta will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Annalynne McCord (Let's Get Physical) - Annalynne appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo (Alone Together) - Esther and Benji are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Californication) - Heather chats on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York/Happy Family) - Christine drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer talks about Red Sparrow on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen talks about Avengers: Infinity War on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn and Jean Villepique (A.P. Bio) - Lyric, Mary and Jean talk about A.P. Bio on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Wednesday, February 28
    • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Watch Kyle on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and the BUILD Series at 12pm.
    • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Tony Rock (Living Biblically/Mann and Wife/All of Us) - Tony is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - D'Arcy and Jameela are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 1:30pm.
    • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David appears on Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
    • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs), Josh Malina (Sports Night) and Joe Morton (Grady) - Scott, Josh, Joe and the cast of Scandal are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • David Duchovny (Californication) - David performs Half Life off his new album Every Third Thought on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
    • Sinbad (A Different World/The Redd Foxx Show/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about why smartphones are the gateway to danger for our children on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    Thursday, March 1
    • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Catch Krysten on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Californication) - Heather is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS. She also talks about Half Magic on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jaime Pressly (Mom/Jennifer Falls/I Hate My Teenage Daughter/My Name Is Earl) - Jaime drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Margo Martindale (The Millers - Margo is in the kitchen with Clinton Kelly mashing up a delicious meal on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Sneaky Pete on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/Davis Rules/My Two Dads) - Giovanni talks about Sneaky Pete on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    Friday, March 2
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings. She will also be with Rodney and Dolores Peete to talk about Hallmark Channel's Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Californication) - Heather discusses her directorial debut Half Magic on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush and Lilan Bowden are guests on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Janeane Garofalo (The Larry Sanders Show) - Janeane talks about Submission on the BUILD Series at 4pm.

    All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, February 25

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "HalloVeen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Jake and Terry must go under cover at an illegal gambling club to catch an infamous arms dealer; Holt teaches them the art of poker, but his addiction resurfaces; Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders.

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

    The Simpsons - "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him; Principal Skinner discovers that his mother has kept a secret from him.

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

    Family Guy - "Foxx in the Men House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter befriends the coolest guy ever and dumps Quagmire, Joe, and Cleveland.

    LA to Vegas - "Two and a Half Pilots" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    In Captain Dave's absence, a rival is assigned to cover the flight's route; Artem and Nichole help Colin plan his son's birthday party.

    A.P. Bio - "Teacher Jail" (NBC, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jack (Glenn Howerton) leaves his class unattended, a student injury sets off an official investigation and lands Jack in "teacher jail." An aggressive teacher's union rep (guest star Niecy Nash) sets her sights on Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt). The students' excitement for a substitute teacher are dashed when they find out it's Helen (Paula Pell).

    Game Shakers - "Subway Girl" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    When a video of Babe dancing to Dub's new music video goes viral, Dub challenges Babe to a dance battle to prove he is the better dancer.

    School of Rock - "Not Afraid" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    When School of Rock attempts to become the leading quinceanera band in Austin, everything seems to go wrong, thanks to a scary movie.


    Monday, February 26

    Kevin Can Wait - "Wingmen" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    After Kevin and Vanessa witness Kyle’s success using a dating app that requires a close friend to choose one’s perfect match, they agree to be each other’s wingman and try their hand at matchmaking.

    Man with a Plan - "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Andi gets Bev (Swoosie Kurtz) a spot volunteering at the hospital, Joe becomes bored and starts spending too much time with Adam.

    Superior Donuts - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Arthur hires Fawz’s son, Abe (Fahim Anwar), at the shop, Franco encourages the aspiring DJ to skip college and follow his dream – even though that’s Fawz’s worst nightmare. Also, Sofia must contend with unruly goats and other unexpected challenges while organizing the Uptown Winter Carnival, her first big event as the business council’s new president.

    Living Biblically - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) is a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible.


    Tuesday, February 27

    The Middle - "Toasted" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Things don’t go as smoothly as planned for the Hecks when Frankie helps Sue celebrate her 21st birthday by taking her to a bar close to the college, Mike begrudgingly accompanies Brick to a “Planet Nowhere” convention, and Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny’s wedding.

    Fresh Off the Boat - "Let Me Go, Bro" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    The Huangs are pleasantly surprised to find that Eddie has been awarded a spot in the Honor Society, but Evan is particularly bothered by the news. Meanwhile, Jessica receives a note from her book editor to improve her cop dialogue and signs up for a ride-along to better her writing. Then, on St. Patrick’s Day, Matthew Chestnut doesn’t have the luck of the Irish on his side when Louis receives orders from Kenny Rogers to fire him.

    black-ish - "Mother Nature" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bow is feeling overwhelmed after the birth of DeVante and learns she is suffering from postpartum depression. Dre urges her to get help and stands by her side while she works through it. Meanwhile, the kids babyproof the house in an effort to help their parents out.

    Modern Family - "In Your Head" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Luke goes missing after a night out in a sketchy neighborhood, Manny, Phil and Gloria team up to track him down. Meanwhile, Haley is desperate to land an interview with the creator of a popular lifestyle website and interrupts Alex during one of her college classes. Alex’s professor, Arvin Fennerman (Chris Geere), then proceeds to try and give Haley a piece of his mind.

    LA to Vegas - "#PilotFight" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Ronnie is forced to accept help from an unlikely source when she has a personal dental emergency; Colin tries training Capt. Dave for a flight that is scheduled with Capt. Steve, which prompts Artem and Nichole to take bets on the winning pilot.

    The Mick - "The Juice" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After Mickey gives Chip and his friend lessons on how to gamble, they lose a significant amount of money and Mickey tries using Sabrina to place a bet in the hopes of recuperating their loss; Jimmy becomes fixated on the soccer team's success.

    Baskets - "Thanksgiving" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Martha serves tilapia for Thanksgiving.


    Wednesday, February 28

    The Goldbergs - "Hail Barry" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Barry joins the football team but is quickly benched by Coach Mellor due to his lack of playing ability. He convinces himself the coach is testing him; but when Barry realizes the truth of his playing ability, Adam helps his brother understand there are other ways he can contribute to the team and comes up with their own version of the Super Bowl Shuffle. Meanwhile, Beverly designs jackets that she tries to get Murray and Erica to sell when a national TV channel won’t.

    Speechless - "E-I-- EIGHTEEN" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    JJ struggles with not being treated like an adult on his 18th birthday. He storms out of his own party but soon learns a valuable lesson from Kenneth. Meanwhile, an exchange student moves in with Taylor, so Ray tries to make Taylor jealous with some of his father’s old moves but the plan backfires. And Dylan is recruited to be on the school’s wrestling team.

    Modern Family - "Spanks for the Memories" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Jay overhears Gloria on the phone talking about spanking, he assumes she is frustrated in the bedroom. When he attempts to light the spark again by giving her exactly what she wants, he realizes he might have made a mistake. Meanwhile, now that Mitchell has an amazing new job, he and Cam throw a party to rub it in Cam’s friends’ faces so they can no longer give him “the look of pity”.

    American Housewife - "Field Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Katie wants to prove to the Westport moms that she is fully capable of competing at Field Day at Anna-Kat’s school, but she ends up taking the competition a little too seriously. Greg enlists Taylor’s boyfriend, Trip, to help him make the family recipe for chili in a local competition, which makes Taylor and Oliver jealous.

    Schitt's Creek - "Open Mic" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    David and Patrick host an open mic night; Johnny and Stevie start rebranding the hotel.

    Let's Get Physical - "The Double-Double Cross" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    While emulating his opponent, Barry takes his team on an alcohol and pizza-fueled bender; Joe and Claudia take his broken-down car on a tour down memory lane.

    grown-ish - "Who Gon Stop Me" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Cal U. goes into lockdown after a drug dealer gets shot on campus.

    Alone Together - "The Big One" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Esther's fears about an apocalyptic earthquake eventually freak out a previously dismissive Benji.


    Thursday, March 1

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Neonatal Nomenclature" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Bernadette won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started. Also, Wolowitz confronts Bernadette after Amy accidentally reveals she’s already chosen their son’s name.

    Young Sheldon - "Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and a Dad's Whiskey" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Mary takes a job as church secretary, she finds herself becoming Pastor Jeff’s (Matt Hobby) marriage counselor. Also, Sheldon and Missy spend their first afternoon home alone.

    Mom - "Pudding and a Screen Door" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jill returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch. Also, Christy’s plans for the future are thrown off track following disappointing news.

    Life in Pieces - "Therapy Cheating Shoes Movie" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Matt drives Greg to a job interview, they encounter a few bizarre obstacles that jeopardize getting him there on time. Also, with John’s help, Tyler listens in on a therapy session between Clementine and Joan to see if she still has feelings for him; Tim bribes Samantha to attend online traffic school in his place; and Jen tries to convince Colleen and Tim to join her boycott of family get-togethers.

    Superstore - "Video Game Release" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When gamers invade Cloud 9 for the release of a hot new video game, Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to help Amy (America Ferrera) secure herself a copy of the game, which takes them on an unexpected adventure. Mateo (Nico Santos) helps Garrett (Colton Dunn) make a good impression on one of his heroes. Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Sandra (Kaliko Kauhi) try to stand up for themselves with customers and end up instigating a breastfeeding "nurse-in."

    A.P. Bio - "Overachieving Virgins" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack (Glenn Howerton) gets into a petty dispute with Marcus (Nick Peine), the President of Student Council. Marcus surprisingly refuses to back down and the situation escalates much too far. Stef (Lyric Lewis) sells makeup at school as a side business.

    Will & Grace - "Three Wise Men" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Grace (Debra Messing) is horrified to realize that she's dated three men from the same family. Will (Eric McCormack) and Karen (Megan Mullally) get on each other's nerves at the office until they bond over watching -- and producing -- their own little telenovela.

    A.P. Bio - "Burning Miles" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack (Glenn Howerton) puts his students on a new Miles (Tom Bennett) revenge mission. At the same time, Helen (Paula Pell), Principal Durbin's (Patton Oswalt) upbeat secretary, relentlessly tries to get Jack to make something for the annual bake sale.

    Atlanta - "Alligator Man" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    The arrival of "Robbin' Season" creates a different feel in the city.


    Friday, March 2

    Bizaardvark - "Don't Think, Just Dare" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Best friends Paige and Frankie create music-comedy videos for their popular video blog.

    The Paynes - "The World Wide Payne" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Curtis needs to place an online order for parts to get the laundromat up and running, but he doesn't know how to use the computer; Ella discovers Curtis knows how to do one thing on the computer.


    Saturday, March 3

    The Thundermans - "Self-Kicking and Screaming" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Max & Phoebe secretly employ their parents' former sidekick to ease their busy schedule, but the twins' bickering and inability to share provokes an unexpected response from their new sidekick.

    Knight Squad - "Knight in Shining Armor Day" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When the Phoenix Squad gets chosen to host the annual Armor Day feast, Arc must rely on Ciara to help him with the festive traditions, and to protect his secret.


    Sunday, March 4

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Venue" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The unwelcome "Vulture" returns and threatens to take something away from Jake and Amy; Boyle and Rosa must find a missing NYPD horse; Holt challenges Terry to be less image conscious.

    Bob's Burgers - "V for Valentine-detta" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After a rough breakup on Valentine's Day, the Belcher women have a limo girls' night out to make Tina feel better; Bob and Gene have a trapeze experience that brings them closer.

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

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

    Family Guy - "Nanny Goats" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Griffins get a nanny for the kids; Peter and Lois get an opportunity to reconnect.

    LA to Vegas - "#Hastag Pilot Fight" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    While dealing with a personal dental emergency, Ronnie must turn to an unlikely source for help; Colin attempts to train Captain Dave for a fight he has scheduled with Captain Steve; Artem and Nichole start collecting bets on which pilot will win.

    Game Shakers - "Snackpot!" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    Hudson and Trip open a vending machine that dispenses snacks at random on the subway; Dub quickly becomes obsessed with the device.

    School of Rock - "Surprise, Surprise" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    Freddy's decision to reveal his feelings for Summer backfires after his anonymous note leads to a series of misunderstandings.

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    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    SitcomsOnline Digest: An Early Look at What's Coming and Going for Next Season; Trial & Error Gets New Murderer for Second Season

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The winter games are almost over, so we're about to get back to normal for all of the TV networks soon. In the meantime, we have a very early look at which series are canceled or renewed (still a lot of unknowns), we're hearing about a new star for Trial & Error (because the star from the previous season, who will be returning in another, can't be accused of murder again), and more. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • We are only a few short months away from knowing which series will be renewed and canceled, and Deadline has put together a report of the current status of the broadcast network series (Deadline)
    • Trial & Error is returning for a second season, with a new accused killer played by Kristin Chenoweth. (Hollywood Reporter
    • Drunk History has been renewed for a sixth season. (Variety)
    • Parks and Recreation has come back to life (sort of) as the cast was less than pleased that NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch used a Leslie Knope GIF on social media. (Rolling Stone
    • Actress Nanette Fabray, who has appeared in numerous sitcoms (most notably One Day at a Time), has died. (NY Times)
    • Superstore has been picked up for a fourth season, something that few probably would've expected when the series made it's unassuming premiere. (SitcomsOnline)
    TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 27) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

    Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season

    WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 2)
    • The date for Tuesday is 2/27, so why not enjoy a 227 marathon? You can on Antenna TV.
    • The Olympics are coming to an end, so everything will be returning to normal by Monday, including the debut of Living Biblically on Monday on CBS.
    • The Voice returns to NBC on Monday as well.
    • Of course, there is a binge every weekend on Decades, and this week, they've got The Mod Squad.
    • Speaking of Decades, they'll be airing a "mini binge" of Diff'rent Strokes again on Tuesday morning of episodes featuring the character Sam, for reasons that aren't completely clear.

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Fri-Yay: What Show Could Use a Revival?; Trial & Error Adds Kristin Chenoweth for Season 2

    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!

    Happy Endings

    by Vincent

    With revival fever sweeping the networks, I figured I'd take this week's column to think about what shows I think could use a revival. Honestly, for the most part I don't think that most shows really need a revival, but there are certain sitcoms that I've been yearning for more, either because they were taken off the air too soon or just because I think they could work in today's TV climate. A few of those shows are:

    Happy Endings - If there's one show I would genuinely love to see come back, it's this one. This was such a smart, rapid-fire and genuinely funny show with an immensely talented cast that deserved more than the three seasons it got on ABC. Its run as it is now is nearly perfect, and it's possible additional seasons would ruin that perfect track record (I'm looking at you, Arrested Development Season 4) but honestly? I don't care. If there's a chance for anything as non-stop hilarious as the first three seasons, I'm willing to take that risk.

    Cheers - Cheers is one show whose premise could essentially be recycled over and over again - a bunch of people hang out at a bar. While it's pretty unlikely that the original cast could be reunited in any form, I think a Cheers: The Next Generation or something could actually work. What does the bar look like in the 2010s? What kind of people frequent it? Most revivals have featured the same cast members, but arguably the best one - One Day at a Time - has rebooted the concept entirely. I think this could really work with Cheers.

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - It's pretty unlikely that Will Smith would ever consider this, but it'd be interesting to see a Fresh Prince where Will becomes something similar to what he is in real life, and takes on a streetwise kid the way his Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivan did when he was just starting. Essentially, it could be like Fuller House done right. (Unfortunately, it'd have to be without James Avery, who passed away a few years ago.)

    Bewitched - A modern Bewitched could be genuinely kind of interesting, which is probably why there was a movie done in a similar vein in the 2000s. The movie, though, never took its concept seriously enough. Bewitched was, at times, a somewhat sly commentary on gender roles in the 1960s, so I'd be curious to see what it could do with modern topics like feminism and gender equality - of course, dressed up in a sparkly magic spell.

    All in all, I'd rather see networks come up with original content rather than sputtering out endless remakes. But if they had to remake some of these shows, I wouldn't complain, as long as they were done right.


    Kristin Chenoweth - Trial & Error

    Did she or didn't she? Multi-talented Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has been cast as Lavinia Peck-Foster in the second season of NBC's irreverent comedy series Trial & Error. Who is Lavinia Peck-Foster? The first lady of East Peck is a larger-than-life grand dame - at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, Fluffy, who has not left the confines of Peck Gardens in ages. Lavinia calls on Josh Segal and Associates - the team that got off Owl Murderer Larry Henderson - to defend her after she was found with her husband, Edgar, stuffed into a suitcase in the back of her car. The premiere for the second season of Trial & Error will be announced at a later date, with 10 episodes ordered. The series stars John Lithgow, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    NBC Picks Up 4th Season of Comedy; WE tv Acquires Madam Secretary

    Superstore

    Renewal on aisle 4 ... NBC's Superstore is coming back for a 22-episode fourth season. Season to date Superstore has grown +6% versus one year ago in adults 18-49 (1.7 rating) and +3% in total viewers (5.195 million), according to "most current" ratings averages from Nielsen Media Research. Superstore is also a potent performer on alternative platforms, growing to a 2.9 in 18-49 when 35 days of non-linear viewership is included in the rating. The series delivers a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 119 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (100 represents an average concentration of those homes).

    Superstore was NBC's #1 comedy across digital platforms in 2017, including the NBC app, Hulu and VOD. Superstore centers around Amy (America Ferrera), the store's most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together. Jonah (Ben Feldman), who is often the target of his colleagues ribbing, is joined on the floor with his fellow associates, including sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos) and sweet teenager and new mom Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom). Overseeing the store is Glenn (Mark McKinney), the affable, clueless store manager, and Dina (Lauren Ash), the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans, to the clueless seasonal hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.


    Madam Secretary

    American political drama series Madam Secretary to premiere on WE tv starting Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm. The popular drama series set to air on WE tv Wednesday, March 7 and continuing the following weeks on Wednesdays during All-Day Binge-A-Thons. WE tv will begin airing the American political drama series executive produced by Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary, Madam Secretary, starting Wednesday, March 7 from 7:00pm-4:00 am ET/PT. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10am-4:00am ET/PT. The political drama explores Secretary Elizabeth McCord's (Tea Leoni) life as the determined United States Secretary of State. Please see below for the list of episode titles set to air on Wednesday, March 7, 2018:

    - Pilot (S1, E1)
    - Another Benghazi (S1, E2)
    - The Operative (S1, E3)
    - Just Another Normal Day (S1, E4)
    - Blame Canda (S1, E5)
    - The Call (S1, E6)
    - Passage (S1, E7)
    - Need to Know (S1, E8)
    - So It Goes (S1, E9)

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    MeTV Network Makes Spring Change; Freeform Orders Pilot from Paul Feig

    MeTV

    The MeTV Network is making some minor changes in March. The rarely seen fourth season of The Twilight Zone — the season with the hourlong episodes — is coming to Sunday nights on MeTV. Hourlong episodes of The Twilight Zone replace Cheers and The Bob Newhart Show at 12AM. It has the perfect partners in Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Night Gallery, Rod Serling's other chilling anthology series. Alfred Hitchcock Presents replaces The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi at 1AM and 1:30AM. Night Gallery replaces The Honeymooners and The Odd Couple at 11PM and 11:30PM on Sunday nights. Additionally, you can watch Night Gallery each weekday, replacing The Donna Reed Show at 5:30AM Eastern. This all begins on March 5. Check out the full schedule for more details.


    Freeform

    Freeform, Disney's young adult television network, announced a pilot order for the tentatively titled Girls Code, a half-hour women-in-the-workplace comedy from Emmy-nominated executive producer and director Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Spy, Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids) and written and created by Kim Rosenstock. From Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and Feigco Entertainment, the pilot sets up the odd couple partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator. Feig will also direct the pilot. More info to come, we're sure. Stay tuned.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Antenna TV Adds More Alice in April; Andi Mack Gets 3rd Season on Disney

    Alice

    Antenna TV will make some minor schedule changes for second quarter, beginning Sunday, April 1, 2018 (no, we're not foolin'). New addition Alice is doing red hot and will get three airings per weekday now. Alice will remain airing weekdays at 1pm and 1am, but now it will also air weeknights at 7:30pm! Wow, there's a new girl in town and she's looking good, indeed! It's part of minor weekday early evening changes, with now Growing Pains, Family Ties and Alice airing from 6:30pm-8pm. Other notable changes include Mr. Belvedere and Evening Shade being removed from the line-up, while Dear John returns to the schedule, airing weekends at 4pm. Head of the Class gains airings as well, getting weekends at 2pm while still airing weekdays at 2:30pm, as does Small Wonder now airing weekdays at 5am and remains at 12:30pm. We suggest you look at the April 2018 schedule to see what else has changed, but it's just minor.


    Andi Mack

    The hit series Andi Mack has been renewed for a third season. The cast - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel - got the news while on ABC's Good Morning America yesterday. The series is lauded as a heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story about the most important things in any young person's life - family and friends, and the journey of self-discovery. It will resume filming soon in Salt Lake City, Utah. On Good Morning America, the Andi Mack cast participated in a book donation to kids in underserved communities through First Book, Disney|ABC Television and Disney Publishing's "Magic of Storytelling" initiative. In March, they will also be featured in a Disney Channel "Magic of Storytelling" interstitial encouraging young viewers to read.

    Andi Mack premiered on Disney Channel in April 2017 and ranks among TV's Top 10 series for Kids and Girls 6-11. It reached more than 40 million total viewers and nearly 17 million kids worldwide in the most recent quarter (3Q17) and is the #1 series on Disney Channel VOD and in the DisneyNOW app. A one-hour episode, "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!," premieres Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:00pm EST/PST, and introduces turning points for several characters. Twelve new episodes from season two will debut beginning in June 2018, with episodes from the third season scheduled to debut later in 2018. Andi Mack stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack, Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack, Lauren Tom as Celia Mack, Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman, Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll and Asher Angel as Jonah Beck. Recurring cast members are Trent Garrett as Bowie Quinn, Stoney Westmoreland as Henry "HAM" Mack, Emily Skinner as Amber, Luke Mullen as T.J. and Darius Marcell as Walker.

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Decades Acquires Newhart Starting March 2018; Santa Clarita Diet Brings Out More Stars for Season 2

    Newhart

    Decades has acquired the rights to Newhart beginning in March. Newhart was last seen on Antenna TV up until end of 2017. Decades will begin a regular weekday schedule starting Monday, March 5 with shows from sister network MeTV being added. Back-to-back sitcom episodes will air from 9am-8pm. Sitcoms airing are I Love Lucy, Our Miss Brooks, I Married Joan, The Donna Reed Show, Family Affair, Petticoat Junction, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Ed Sullivan, and Laugh-In. In the overnight, after movies there will be other series such as The Loretta Young Show, Honey West, Mr. Lucky and more. Weekends will still be the Decades Weekend Binge with all-day marathons for two days, as this past weekend was The Facts of Life, next weekend will bring The Mod Squad. The weekend of March 3-4 will be The Mary Tyler Moore Show, followed by The Doris Day Show on the weekend of March 10-11. View the full Decades schedule that begins March 5. Keep it right here for continued updates on all things Decades.


    Santa Clarita Diet - Maggie Lawson, Joel McHale and Timothy Olyphant

    Netflix unveiled some delicious casting news and a first look at the much-anticipated second season of comedy Santa Clarita Diet, launching this spring. Joel McHale and Maggie Lawson guest star as Chris and Christa, married realtors in Santa Clarita -- and a more successful, more aggressive version of Sheila and Joel. Gerald McRaney guest stars as Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating. Zachary Knighton guest stars as Paul, the chill descendent of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead, no matter who or what stands in his way. In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

    Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila's now-advanced undead state -- even though she's desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately -- while the family has become markedly better at murder -- the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it's no longer going unnoticed. Meanwhile, the Hammonds are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity -- which seems important. Through it all, Sheila and Joel are grounded by their unconditional love for one another. Sure, being undead -- or loving someone who is -- isn't always easy, but don't all relationships have their challenges?

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 19, 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 February 19-23, 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, February 19
    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl discusses the series This Close on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri and the cast of The Fosters are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia stops by Harry, so check your local lisitngs.
    • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about his documentary Kirk Cameron: Connect on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys) - Laurie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Asher Angel, Sofia Wylie, Lilan Bowden and Joshua Rush are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Royal Hearts on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance talks about UnREAL on the BUILD Series at 11:30am.
    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.
    Wednesday, February 21
    • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Watch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on 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.
    • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
    • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Mr. Pickles on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys) - Laurie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly/Eastbound & Down) - Katy is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show/Tyler Perry's House of Payne) - Keshia appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly will be on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about his documentary Kirk Cameron: Connect on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Lee, Lilan Bowden, Joshua Rush and Sofia Wylie talk about the new season of Andi Mack on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    Thursday, February 22
    • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York/Happy Family) - Catch Christine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique discusses her headline-making fight for pay equality on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Shiri Appleby (Girls/Sunday Dinner) - Shiri talks about UnREAL on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David drops by ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
    • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush and Lilan Bowden discuss their special one-hour episode Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah! on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel dishes on his new Netflix show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark Channel's Royal Hearts on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Saffron Burrows (Mozart in the Jungle) - Saffron talks about Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Friday, February 23
    • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Watch Kyle on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts/Better Off Ted/The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori stops by Harry, so check your local listings. She also talks about her Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) and Shiri Appleby (Girls/Sunday Dinner) - Constance, Shiri and the cast of UnREAL on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am. Shiri will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel drops by E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats about her debut cookbook on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Joshua Rush (Andi Mack) - Joshua talks about Andi Mack on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Royal Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David joins The Chew crew to whip up a winning dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about his documentary Kirk Cameron: Connect on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, February 18

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "HalloVeen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the precinct embarks on its fifth annual Halloween Heist, relationships and friendships are tested as everyone vies for the win.

    Bob's Burgers - "Sit Me Baby One More Time" (Fox, 7:30PM 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.

    The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon; Lisa discovers a perfect version of her family in an alternate universe; Homer cannibalizes himself.

    Ghosted - "The Machine" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Annie accompanies Max and Leroy as they go under cover to investigate a bizarre incident at an elite country club.

    Family Guy - "Emmy-Winning Episode" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter embarks on a campaign to win an Emmy for Family Guy by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows.

    LA to Vegas - "The Fellowship of the Bear" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Capt. Dave offends the cleaning crew, he and Bernard have to find the stinky surprise the crew left behind; Ronnie helps Colin search for his son's lost teddy bear; Artem teaches Nichole how to play poker.

    Game Shakers - "Lumples" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    A toy company hires Game Shakers to make a game based on a toy that they are not allowed to see.

    School of Rock - "Don't Know What You Got ('Til It's Gone)" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    The band holds a rummage sale to raise money after their instruments get stolen; Tomika sells a sentimental item of Summer's, then tries to remember its significance to her as she attempts to repair their friendship.


    Monday, February 19

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Retraction Reaction" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Leonard angers the university – and the entire physics community – after he gives an embarrassing interview. Also, Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard. Ira Flatow returns to guest star as himself, and Regina King returns as Mrs. Davis.

    Young Sheldon - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

    Knight Squad - "Opening Knight" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    A rambunctious princess and a mischievous drifter create new identities to attend knight school; after learning of each other's secret, they become unlikely partners and band together to achieve their dream of becoming legendary knights.


    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.


    Wednesday, February 21

    The Goldbergs - "Hogan Is My Grandfather" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Adam is assigned a term paper on a great person in history, and he decides to make a movie about his grandfather but finds all of Pop’s war stories mundane. Pops takes matters into his own hands and decides to tell more exciting stories based on an old television series. Meanwhile, Erica returns home to confront Beverly for over-mothering her. Murray insists Beverly teach Erica and Barry basic life skills, but she worries Erica and Barry will be too independent.

    Speechless - "B-I-- BIKINI U-N-- UNIVERSITY " (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    JJ convinces his parents to take him on a college visit but hides an ulterior motive. As his plan unravels, JJ enlists the help of new friend Tyson (guest star, Nick Viall of ABC’s “The Bachelor”), an actor who gives the performance of his life to keep JJ out of hot water. Meanwhile, Ray goes wild when he’s left home alone for the first time.

    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 - "Blondetourage" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Taylor enlists Oliver to help her carry out a scheme so she can ditch her less cool friend Ellen and go to a concert with her “blondetourage.” Meanwhile, Katie is devastated when Anna-Kat doesn’t need her as much anymore, which causes Katie to make some poor and desperate parenting decisions.

    Schitt's Creek - "RIP Moira Rose" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    A rumour that Moira died appears online; Roland asks Johnny to be the godfather of his child.

    Let's Get Physical - "Paybacks a Bitch" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    At the regional competition, the Fitness by Force and The Metrix teams deliver great performances, but the judge announces neither team will advance; the teams put aside their differences to discover the truth behind this injustice.


    Thursday, February 22

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Proton Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon goes head-to-head with Wil Wheaton for the role of the new Professor Proton. Also, Penny steps in to take care of Halley when Bernadette and Wolowitz both wind up on bed rest.

    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.

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Methodology" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, despite Sheldon’s embarrassment. Also, Penny and Bernadette coach Koothrappali on how to navigate his relationship with Ruchi (Swati Kapila).

    Mom - "Fish Town and Too Many Thank You's" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bonnie is suspicious when her brother, Ray (Leonard Roberts), returns from rehab and strikes up a friendship with Adam, and Christy and Bonnie have a brush with the law when they take Ray’s fancy car for a joy ride.


    Friday, February 23

    Andi Mack - "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Andi and her friends and family join in the celebration of Cyrus' bar mitzvah, which is full of landmark events for more than just Cyrus.

    The Paynes - "A Payneful Night" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Nyla's disrespectful behavior is wearing out her welcome at the Payne's house.


    Saturday, February 24

    The Thundermans - "Make It Pop Pop" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Nana and Pop Pop Thunderman come to visit, but when Phoebe reveals Colosso is living in their house, Pop Pop's no-tolerance attitude toward supervillains leads him to banish Max and his bunny best friend to the Detention Zone.

    Knight Squad - "A Knight at the Roxbury" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Ciara's competitiveness gets the best of her when she puts winning a prestigious school tournament ahead of her new friendship with Arc.


    Sunday, February 25

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "HalloVeen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Jake and Terry must go under cover at an illegal gambling club to catch an infamous arms dealer; Holt teaches them the art of poker, but his addiction resurfaces; Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders.

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

    The Simpsons - "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him; Principal Skinner discovers that his mother has kept a secret from him.

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

    Family Guy - "Foxx in the Men House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter befriends the coolest guy ever and dumps Quagmire, Joe, and Cleveland.

    LA to Vegas - "Two and a Half Pilots" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    In Captain Dave's absence, a rival is assigned to cover the flight's route; Artem and Nichole help Colin plan his son's birthday party.

    A.P. Bio - "Teacher Jail" (NBC, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jack (Glenn Howerton) leaves his class unattended, a student injury sets off an official investigation and lands Jack in "teacher jail." An aggressive teacher's union rep (guest star Niecy Nash) sets her sights on Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt). The students' excitement for a substitute teacher are dashed when they find out it's Helen (Paula Pell).

    Game Shakers - "Subway Girl" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    When a video of Babe dancing to Dub's new music video goes viral, Dub challenges Babe to a dance battle to prove he is the better dancer.

    School of Rock - "Not Afraid" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    When School of Rock attempts to become the leading quinceanera band in Austin, everything seems to go wrong, thanks to a scary movie. Complete TV Listings


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Wednesday, October 17

    The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

    American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

    Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

    Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

    Wednesday, October 17

    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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    09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
    09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
    09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
    09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
    09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
    09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
    09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
    09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
    09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
    09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
    09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
    10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
    10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
    10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
    10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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