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 opens up about marriage and fatherhood and gives a sneak peek at his new documentary Survivors Guide to Prison on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. 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.

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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.

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix's Disjointed to End After One Season; Will & Grace Revival Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! There has been a lot of Netflix news this week, including one cancellation (an unsurprising one), one renewal, and one premiere date set for a series. Also, we're getting a preview of Tracy Morgan's new TBS sitcom. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Netflix almost never cancels anything, but for anybody who has tried to sit through even one episode, it probably isn't a huge surprise that the sitcom Disjointed got canceled after one season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Meanwhile, another Netflix series that is much beloved, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is set to return for a fourth season on May 30, but only with a half season release instead of a full season. (Variety)
  • TBS has released a trailer for their new sitcom starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, The Last O.G., which debuts on April 3. (Deadline)
  • It's been pretty clear for some time that he wouldn't be back, but now it is official, Jeffrey Tambor is no longer part of the Transparent cast. (NPR)
  • Although Ellen Degeneres and Steve Harvey have been successful in finding an audience, there haven't been any other truly successful daytime TV talk shows that have debuted in quite a while, and now Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show is getting the boot. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Scott Baio is in the news again for even more allegations of sexual misconduct on the Charles in Charge set, this time involving Alexander Polinsky. (Deadline)
  • The CW, much like The WB and UPN before it, struggled for years to find an audience, but they seem to have found that in recent years with numerous series that have developed a cult following, and will be expanding to Sunday nights in the fall. (Adweek
  • Netflix's Grace and Frankie has been renewed for a fifth season.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Will & Grace - The Revival (Season One)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 23)
  • Last weekend, it was a Diff'rent Strokes marathon all weekend on Decades, and this weekend, it will be the spinoff, The Facts of Life.
  • Amazon Prime will be releasing the second half of the first season of The Tick on Friday.
  • It isn't quite like the other marathons they do for the series, but Syfy will be airing an 8 hour marathon of Twilight Zone for President's Day (Monday) morning.
  • Meanwhile, TV Land has a M*A*S*H marathon in store for Monday.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fri-Yay: Is the Era of the "Sadcom" Over?; TBS Lands Pilot from Emmy Winner

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!

You're the Worst

by Vincent

You've probably heard the term "sadcom" before. From about 2014 through 2017, it was all of the rage in television comedy - shows that were comedies, and often very funny, but dealt with some dark, depressing topics, and at times seemed to be just as sad as they were humorous. These shows didn't sugarcoat their characters' misery, which earned them the title of "sadcom." The most obvious examples are shows like You're the Worst or Bojack Horseman, comedies that deal head-on with the topic of mental illness. But you could say that a huge slew of TV comedies from the past few years fall into this category - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mom, even wacky shows like Review can fall into this territory. These shows are very funny, but certainly aren't afraid to get dark when they want to.

However, over the past year or so, I've noticed a resurgence of bright, happy shows that still deal with serious topics, but still do their best to impose a sense of warmth and empathy even in their darkest moments. The best examples of this are some of my favorite shows on television, One Day at a Time, The Good Place and Superstore. These three shows may seem incredibly different from one another, but they all share in common the fact that they go to some sad places, but still make it clear that their characters truly love each other and are there for each other, no matter how bad things get - whether it be the tight-knit Alvarez family on One Day at a Time, the "core four" of The Good Place, and the makeshift family of Cloud 9 in Superstore, these are shows about people who care about each other very much, even if they're going through some pretty rough stuff much of the time. Even when these shows get dark, there's still a warm, comforting aura to them - and as much as I love some of the "sadcoms" that have come out over the past five years, sometimes it's nice to be in a world where even when things get bad, everything winds up being okay.


TBS

On the heels of her Emmy(R) win for Best Comedy Writing and the launch of her series The Chi, TBS has picked up writer and Master of None star Lena Waithe's project Twenties to pilot. Twenties is a single-camera comedy that follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking shit and chasing their dreams. It's a show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way. Twenties is created, written, and executive produced by Waithe through her production company Hillman Grad Productions and executive produced by Andrew Coles, her manager, for The Mission Entertainment.

TBS, now the #1 comedy network with 3 of the top 5 new cable comedies to date, continues to attract fresh, award-winning talent with new shows The Last O.G. premiering on April 3rd starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and Miracle Workers starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The CW to Expand to 6 Nights; Netflix Gets 5th Season of Grace and Frankie

The CW

For the upcoming 2018-2019 season, The CW Network will expand its primetime schedule to include Sunday night, growing its line-up of original first-run programming from five nights to six nights. When the new season launches in October 2018, The CW will offer 12 hours of primetime series each week, Sunday-Friday (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The CW launched in 2006 as America's fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, will broadcast a six-night, twelve-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday, beginning in Fall 2018, as mentioned. The CW's primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW's digital network CW Seed launched in 2013 and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series.


Grace and Frankie

Netflix announced the renewal of its hit show Grace and Frankie for a fifth season. The series, produced by Skydance Television and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston, will return in 2019. In addition, RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as 'Benjamin Le Day,' a formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie. Season 4 of Grace and Frankie premiered globally on January 19.

Grace and Frankie's third season earned nine major television nominations, the most of any prior season, including Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for both Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, a Writers Guild Award nomination, an NAACP Image Award nomination, as well as a Costume Designers Guild and two Makeup and Hairstyling Awards. In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda ("Grace") and Lily Tomlin ("Frankie") star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie form an unlikely and unbreakable bond and face their uncertain futures head-on, hand-in-hand. Together with their ex-husbands and children, they discover the true definition of "family," with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.

The comedy stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, Ethan Embry, and Baron Vaughn.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CBS Renews Digital Sitcom; Judy Greer Is Not Kidding, She Joins Jim Carrey Comedy

No Activity

CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced the second season renewal of its first original comedy series, No Activity. The eight-episode first season of No Activity is currently available to stream on CBS All Access. No Activity is a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. In what should be a high-stakes sting operation, NO ACTIVITY celebrates the mundane. Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven't really clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who are in way too small a space considering they've only just met.

The cast of No Activity's first season stars co-developer Patrick Brammall and Tim Meadows, along with guest stars Mark Berry, Arturo Castro, Mackenzie Davis, Bridget Everett, Will Ferrell, Darren Gilshenan, Travis Guba, Jake Johnson, Sunita Mani, Jason Mantzoukas, Adrian Martinez, Jesse Plemons, Fred Pohl, Alex Rodriguez, Amy Sedaris, J.K. Simmons, Courtenay Taylor, Michaela Watkins and Daniel Zolghadri.


Judy Greer

SHOWTIME has announced that Judy Greer (Married) has been cast as a series regular in the upcoming SHOWTIME half-hour comedy Kidding. Greer joins Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey, in Carrey's first series regular role in more than two decades, along with Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon). Greer will play Jill, Jeff's estranged wife who has recently hit a rebellious streak. In Kidding, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him - who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality's family - wife, two sons, sister and father - begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rare Gems on getTV for Black History Month; Showtime Comedy Pilot Brings Out the Stars

Palmerstown, USA

This month, getTV is commemorating Black History Month with a salute the 20th Century's pioneers who triumphantly overcame societal barriers and paved the way for today's generation of artists and entertainers in the areas of drama, comedy and music. On Sunday, February 18 at 7:30PM ET/6:30 C, getTV will air the first two episodes of Palmerstown, USA, a 17-episode family drama series from 2017 Kennedy Center honoree, producer Norman Lear (All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Good Times), and Roots' author Alex Haley that has not been shown on television in decades. Among the cast members of this Depression-era tale, set in the South, is a pre-Family Ties Michael J. Fox and guest stars include Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman, Louis Gossett, Jr. (who received an Emmy nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series for Palmerstown, USA), Danny Glover, David Caruso and Academy Award nominees Beah Richards and Alfre Woodard. Following its special primetime preview on February 18, getTV will broadcast Palmerstown, U.S.A every Sunday at 12:30PM ET/11:30AM C, starting on February 25.

For night owls, this month getTV has devoted its 'Get Lost in TV' late night block to these legends every Sunday beginning at midnight with a mix of variety specials and notable sitcom episodes. Sunday, February 11 was devoted to shows featuring groundbreaking comedians such as Redd Foxx, Paul Mooney, Moms Mabley and Dick Gregory. getTV's February 18 lineup features programs with trailblazing musical entertainers Sammy Davis Jr. and Lena Horne, along with Lola Falana, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston. On February 25, getTV celebrates Motown with specials starring the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Temptations and Stevie Wonder.


Showtime

Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist, The League) are set to join the cast of the Showtime half-hour comedy pilot Ball Street. Starring Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Don Cheadle (Avengers: Infinity War) and two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Intern), Ball Street is directed and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The pilot, which has also added Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), is created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who also serve as executive producers and showrunners. Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) will guest star as Tiff, Blair's (Rannells) girlfriend who appreciates the finer things in life that Blair's new job may not provide. Reuniting with Happy Endings and Marry Me producers Caspe and Cahan, Wilson will recur if the show goes to series. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this week. The pilot is a co-production of Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.

Ball Street takes us back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday - one of the worst stock market crashes in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who or what caused it. Ball Street is the story of how a bunch of fearless underdogs took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street. Among the intrepid traders who make up the group led by Cheadle's character are Dawn (Hall), the no-nonsense head of trading and the only woman on the team, along with Keith (Scheer) and Ronnie (Cordero). Braunohler appears as Ty Daverman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley.

Monday, February 12, 2018

ABC Crossovers Set for March 1; Tosh.0 Gets 3 Additional Seasons Thru 2020

Grey's Anatomy and Station 19

The doctors of Grey Sloan meet Station 19's Andy Herrera, on a special, TGIT crossover event episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Seattle firefighters Ben Warren (Jason George) and Andy Herrera (guest star Jaina Lee Ortiz) head to Grey Sloan after rescuing two boys that are injured in a house fire. With one of the boys' lives literally in Andy's hands, her skills are put to the test. Meanwhile, the doctors are hard at work on their projects for the Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest; and Amelia brings Tom Koracick in to consult on her and Alex's patient, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of Grey's Anatomy airing on Thursday, March 1 at 8:00pm. Station 19 officially premieres Thursday, March 22 at 9:00pm on ABC.

Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder

Then at 9pm and 10pm on the same night, two indomitable forces unite when Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating team up on the highly anticipated Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder TGIT crossover episodes. First on Scandal, in the midst of moving on from the White House, Olivia gets an unexpected visitor in criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia's recent fall from political grace, it's going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of Scandal, airing at 9pm on Thrusday, March 1. Viola Davis and Aja Naomi King guest star. Then on How To Get Away with Murder, As Annalise's class-action case hangs in the balance, a meeting with the esteemed Washington D.C. fixer, Olivia Pope, proves to be crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation's highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon that threatens to expose what really happened during night he was shot, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of How to Get Away with Murder at 10pm. Kerry Washington and Cornelius Smith Jr. guest star.


Tosh.0

Comedy Central and Daniel Tosh have agreed to a contract extension for three additional seasons of Tosh.0. The new seasons of Tosh.0 will keep Comedy Central's Tuesday night anchor in originals through 2020 with the 10th season to debut on Tuesday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tosh.0 premiered on June 4, 2009 and features razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. The weekly, topical series delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious. Each episode includes a "CeWEBrity Profile" or Tosh giving subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous with their very own "Web Redemption."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 12, 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 12-16, 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 11
  • Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men) - Catch Amber on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 12
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Watch Heather on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on The Untitled Action Bronson Show at 11:30pm on Viceland.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael talks about Mozart in the Jungle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/My Boys/Notes from the Underbelly) - Rachael appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Clarkson (Davis Rules) - Patricia talks about The Party on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Ten Magic Butterflies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, February 13
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Catch Ricky on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna talks about the play Cardinal on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Clarkson (Davis Rules) - Patricia talks about The Party on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Danice McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about her book Goodnight, Numbers on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm. She will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia talks about The Boy Downstairs on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Wednesday, February 14
  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Watch Jodie on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) - Marin talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Ellie and Jane talk about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her play Kings on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia talks about grown-ish on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Thursday, February 15
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Catch Ed on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne talks about his new movie Game Night on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Nolan and Rico are guests on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and the BUILD Series at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Friday, February 16
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Watch Sam on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney talk about the Hallmark Channel original series Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Becki Newton (Divorce/Weird Loners/The Goodwin Games/How I Met Your Mother) - Becki chats about Divorce on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 11

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Kicks" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jake is officially back at the precinct but is temporarily assigned desk duty; Jake tries to use a loophole to get back in the field; Rosa believes Pimento may be cheating on her.

Bob's Burgers - "The Wolf of Wharf Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On Halloween night, Linda tries to impress the kids by taking them to look for a wolf that has been terrorizing the town; an injured and medicated Bob believes that Teddy has turned into a werewolf.

The Simpsons - "Whistler's Father" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer discovers Maggie's whistling talent and launches her baby-celebrity career; When Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, he hires her to style his brothel.

Ghosted - "Lockdown" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Director Romslo puts the whole office on lockdown when a deadly amphibious creature escapes in The Bureau Underground, giving Max and Leroy only 30 minutes to eliminate the threat.

Family Guy - "Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Taylor Swift agrees to go to the homecoming dance with Chris; Peter decides to become an Uber driver.

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.

School of Rock - "A Matter of Trust" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Summer takes pity on the band's nemesis, Justin from Night Lizard, after he falls on hard times, and agrees to help his music career despite her friends' caution.


Monday, February 12

The Big Bang Theory - "The Explosion Implosion" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard’s mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski), finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.

Man with a Plan - "The Silver Fox" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard’s mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski), finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.


Tuesday, February 13

LA to Vegas - "The Affair" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ronnie thinks about exposing a regular passenger when she realizes that he may be cheating on his wife.

The Mick - "The Invention" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Mickey discovers that Ben has been taking medication to help him focus, she tries to prove that he does not need it to help him.

Baskets - "A Night at the Opera" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip incorporates a San Joaquin Valley earthiness into his clown routine.


Wednesday, February 14

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.

Speechless - "S-H-- SHIPPING" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ’s pressured to date a new student at school who also has cerebral palsy. Maya and Jimmy teach Ray and his girlfriend to think less. Dylan teams with Lafayette alumni to rebel against the school’s “no-prank” initiative.

Modern Family - "No Small Feet" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett’s Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam’s ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

American Housewife - "The Couple" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After feeling like their whole world and all of their conversations revolve around kids, Greg and Katie are ecstatic to meet new friends Zach and Courtney, a couple without children. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat coerces Taylor and Oliver into helping her with a storytelling project, which turns out to be a little more grisly than anticipated.

Schitt's Creek - "Girls' Night" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Alexis and Twyla go out for a girls' night; David gets a lesson on compromise.

Let's Get Physical - "Lyrca-Virgin" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joe makes a terrible choice in uniforms, leading to a road trip to Arcyl Industries, where Janet introduces the team members to her friend, Dr. Arcyl, who invented Lycra; Claudia decides to do something about Barry's alpha attitude.

grown-ish - "Erase Your Special" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Zoey's reputation and job get put on the line when she reveals too much information on social media.

Alone Together - "Dinner Party" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Esther hopes to convince a lesbian couple from her building to become her mentors.


Thursday, February 15

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Contamination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can’t handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

Young Sheldon - "Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
George Sr. strikes a deal with Sheldon to tutor Georgie when poor grades threaten to keep him from playing football.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proposal Proposal" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary; Riki Lindhome returns as Ramona; and Stephen Hawking returns as himself.

Mom - "Twinkle Lights and Grandma Shoes" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie gets cold feet when considering her future with Adam, and Christy risks failing an important test in order to help a fellow alcoholic. Missi Pyle returns as Natasha, the birth mother of Jill’s foster daughter.


Friday, February 16

The Paynes - "Better Than Nothing" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Ella debate about taking in Nyla and her kids. Ella talks to Nyla about how her relationship is affecting her children.


Saturday, February 17

The Middle - "The Setup" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat’s (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:30PM 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.

black-ish - "Please Don't Feed the Animals" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she’s been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

black-ish - "Charity Case" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

The Thundermans - "Rhythm n' Shoes " (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Determined to meet a famous pop singer visiting Hiddenville High, Phoebe and Max devise elaborate schemes to insert themselves into her performance that quickly lead to disastrous results.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "The Harper Quad-Jobbers" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The quads try to earn money for a pool so that their house can be the place everyone wants to hang out at during the summer.


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.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, February 10, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Tosh.0 Gets Three Season Renewal; New DVDs for Diff'rent Strokes and More

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! News is a little slow this week as the Winter Olympics are getting all of the attention, but we are hearing about some things going on at ABC and a renewal for a popular Comedy Central series. Also, after a long dry spell of DVD news, we're hearing about some new releases, including one very surprising one. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Comedy Central has given Tosh.0 a three season renewal. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC's Thursday night TGIT lineup is preparing for a crossover event next month. (Deadline)
  • Once Upon a Time will be coming to an end after the current season is over. (Variety)
  • It may have not gotten all of the attention that the other reality music competition series got, but Fox's The Four: Battle for Stardom performed well enough in the ratings to justify a second season, which will air in the summer. (TVLine)
  • Character actor Mickey Jones, who appeared in the recurring role of construction worker Pete on Home Improvement (among other series), died this week at age 76. (Variety)
  • With NBC airing the Winter Olympics, Jimmy Fallon is being condensed to a five minute segment called The Fallon 5, which will air every weeknight for the next two weeks. (Deadline
  • A new version of Muppet Babies is coming to Disney Junior.  (SitcomsOnline)

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Diff'rent Strokes - The Final Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16)
  • You can watch Diff'rent Strokes all weekend this weekend on Decades.
  • A special marathon of Frasier, remembering John Mahoney, is happening today until 10:00 PM on COZI.
  • There won't be any actual deviations from the regular schedule, but Antenna TV will be showing love related episodes of all of their series on Wednesday for Valentine's Day.
  • A special edition of 20/20 will air on Thursday at 10:00 PM on ABC that looks back at the series Roseanne and previews the upcoming new series on ABC.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Fri-Yay: High Concept Sitcoms; Bravo's Imposters Returns in April

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!

Life in Pieces

by Vincent

Sitcoms tend to go in phases, and one of the many phases of the sitcom is "high concept vs. low concept." This trend can be dated way back to the earliest decades of television - I'd argue the '50s were a "low concept" decade as most shows from that era were fairly simple in premise, shows such as I Love Lucy or Leave it to Beaver, which had straightforward and realistic premises (newlyweds in the city, families in the suburbs) and relied on character antics for their laughs and plot. However, following the '50s came the '60s, which had huge concepts - just look at shows like I Dream of Jeannie or Bewitched, shows about magical creatures which had complex rules and universes of their own. This became the norm in the '60s - shows about talking horses, flying nuns, witches, and genies were the norm, perhaps as a form of a escapism from the turbulent political climate. While we saw some high-concept shows after the '60s, for the most part, shows began to get gradually lower in their concept until Seinfeld became the quintessential low concept series - it was a sitcom that was proud to be a "show about nothing."

However, for the first time in many years, we're beginning to see a rise in high concept sitcoms again. The biggest example of this is likely The Good Place, which is one of the most high-concept hit sitcoms in quite some time, revolving around a woman and her friends in the afterlife. But you can see it around other shows and networks, too - think of a show like The Last Man on Earth, revolving around the apocalypse, or Search Party, a plot-heavy film noir comedy. Even something like CBS's Life in Pieces, which shows several different families lives and how they intersect, and is told in short "pieces", could qualify. Like the '60s, perhaps this could be a form of escapism for people in today's similarly tumultuous political climate? Either way, it's certainly a good time for creative, original and high-concept sitcoms.


Imposters

Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions' original scripted series Imposters, starring Inbar Lavi, Rob Heaps, Parker Young, Marianne Rendón, Brian Benben and Stephen Bishop, returns for a second season on Thursday, April 5 at 10pm ET/PT. From executive producers Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein, Imposters follows Maddie (Lavi), a persona-shifting con artist and the "Bumblers," a trio of her recent, heart-broken victims, Ezra (Heaps), Richard (Young) and Jules (Rendón). To catch up on Imposters season one, tune in to Bravo on Monday, February 19 from 8am-6pm ET for an all-day marathon. Additionally, season one is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, XBOX, Playstation, FandangoNow and Vudu, and is available starting today on Netflix.

Golden Globe winning actress Uma Thurman reprises her guest role as lethal fixer, Lenny Cohen. Additionally, executive producer Paul Adelstein will guest star with a story arc spanning multiple episodes, playing Shelly Cohen, a mysterious fixer who happens to be Lenny's former husband. In the season two premiere, Maddie decides to lay low at a lake house in Michigan as she tries to escape her former existence. However, she finds her past much harder to shake than anticipated, leaving her in a state of paranoia. The Bumblers head to Richard's hometown hoping to sell the rare, very expensive ring Ezra stole from Patrick. Their hope for a clean getaway backfires when the tables turn and they find themselves on the run... again.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

COZI TV Remembers John Mahoney with Frasier Marathon; Kim Possible The Movie Coming to Disney

Frasier Best of Martin Marathon - COZI TV

COZI TV has scheduled a special, 13 hour marathon tribute to the late actor John Mahoney this Saturday, February 10 at 9 AM ET (check local listings). Best known for his portrayal of Martin Crane, the down-to-earth ex-police detective on the iconic television series Frasier, Mahoney passed away this week following a legendary career in television and film.

The following episodes of Frasier will be included in this Saturday's "Frasier Best of Martin Marathon:"

09:00 AM: "The Good Son"
09:30 AM: "Space Quest"
10:00 AM: "Dinner at Eight"
10:30 AM: "I Hate Frasier Crane"
11:00 AM: "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?"
11:30 AM: "You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover"
12:00 PM: "Travels With Martin"
12:30 PM: "Burying a Grudge"
01:00 PM: "Retirement Is Murder"
01:30 PM: "Martin Does It His Way"
02:00 PM: "Come Lie With Me"
02:30 PM: "Chess Pains"
03:00 PM: "Police Story"
03:30 PM: "Love Bites Dog"
04:00 PM: "Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven"
04:30 PM: "Death and the Dog”
05:00 PM: "The Gift Horse"
05:30 PM: "Voyage of the Damned"
06:00 PM: "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do"
06:30 PM: "Dial M for Martin"
07:00 PM: "Our Parents, Ourselves"
07:30 PM: "Momma Mia"
08:00 PM: "A Tsar is Born"
08:30 PM: "Out with Dad"
09:00 PM: "Cranes Unplugged"
09:30 PM: "It Takes Two to Tangle"


Kim Possible

Casting has begun on a live-action Kim Possible movie for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, 16 years after the popular character - a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains - debuted in the animated comedy/adventure series that became a global hit. The series was lauded for its empowered female role model who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. Throughout 87 episodes and two original animated movies, Kim Possible traversed the social hierarchy of high school and, with her hapless sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwarted power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others.

The original animated series, launched in 2002, inspired two hugely popular animated original movies, Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama in 2005, which was the first animated title in the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, and Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time in 2003. Viewers' connection to Kim Possible also led to a successful off-TV franchise including Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable characters at Disney Parks & Resorts and a line of Kim Possible branded consumer products at mass retail, soundtracks, books and games.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New Muppet Babies Coming to Disney Junior; Cartoon Network Comedy Gets 5 Week-Run

Muppet Babies

Jenny Slate (Disney's Academy Award(R)-winning Zootopia) will voice the iconic role of Miss Nanny in Disney Junior's reimagined Muppet Babies, premiering this March on Disney Channel. Slate will bring to life the voice of the Muppet Babies' loving and playful caregiver, a character originally voiced by legendary actress, the late Barbara Billingsley (Leave it to Beaver). Almost 30 years after the Muppet Babies first stole the hearts of kids and families around the world, the series chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin.

As in the original Emmy(R) Award-winning series, Miss Nanny will only be visible from the torso down. Adding a new touch to the reimagined series, the pattern of Miss Nanny's tights will change in each episode to reveal the story's theme. As always, Miss Nanny gently and cheerfully encourages the Muppet Babies to use their imaginations to explore the farthest corners of the universe and to utilize their creative thinking to solve most any problem.


Apple & Onion

Best friends Apple and Onion, the eponymous characters of Cartoon Network's comedy Apple & Onion, make their debut with a special double premiere on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The fun new series, which stems from the global Artists Program, will introduce besties Apple and Onion who have decided to leave their hometowns to experience big city living. With Apple's uncontainable enthusiasm and Onion's outlandish imagination, the two pals embark on hilarious misadventures, often bringing fresh and unexpected insights into today's modern life. Apple & Onion is created by George Gendi and executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

With a special limited run, fans can splurge on back-to-back new episodes every Friday at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) through March 23. For those who want to get a first look, catch the first two new episodes of Apple & Onion beginning Friday, Feb. 16 on the Emmy-winning Cartoon Network App and VOD. In the debut episode "A New Life," the series introduces how Apple and Onion meet one another for the very first time. Then, in the "The Perfect Team," a stray cat causes Onion to worry his relationship with Apple is in jeopardy.


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.


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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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