Saturday, March 31, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Looking to Bring Back Last Man Standing; New Perfect Strangers DVDs Coming Soon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Much of the news this week has involved the success of the Roseanne reboot, with little talk of other news... but nonetheless, we've got a lot of non-Roseanne news for you, including some rumors of reboots at Fox, a renewal of One Day at a Time, and news about new Perfect Strangers DVDs (side note: nobody has thought about rebooting that?). Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Can you really call it a reboot if it hasn't even been gone for a full season? Nonetheless, Fox is rumored to be looking to bring back new episodes of Tim Allen's series, Last Man Standing, along with other series (such as That '70s Show and Malcolm in the Middle) that don't even make sense to reboot. (TMZ)
  • Speaking of Last Man Standing, reruns of it are being added to the WGN lineup. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Even though it is hard to tell how ratings will be once the initial buzz wears off, the reboot of Roseanne did well enough to convince ABC to pick up a second season. (ABC News)
  • No need to panic, One Day at a Time has been renewed by Netflix. (Deadline)
  • We're just weeks away from knowing what the 2018-2019 broadcast network season will look like, and now is a good time to take another look at where some of your current TV favorites stand from a renewal/cancellation point of view. (Deadline)
  • For the past two decades, Dan Schneider (who is also known for his Head of the Class fame) has brought some of the biggest hits to Nickelodeon, and has been referred to as the "Norman Lear of kids television." This week, the network has suddenly parted ways with him, for reasons that aren't clear. (Washington Post)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 31 - APRIL 6)
    • The Last O.G., which stars Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, debuts Tuesday night at 10:30 on TBS.
    • WKRP in Cincinnati will begin airing every weeknight at 9:30 starting Monday on MeTV.
    • Some minor changes come to the Antenna TV lineup on Monday as well, with an extra helping of Alice in primetime.
    • What's the weekend without a binge on Decades? Up this weekend: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    Fri-Yay: Roseanne Return Sparks Interest; WGN America Acquires Last Man Standing

    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!

    Roseanne

    by Vincent

    Tuesday night, Roseanne returned to ABC after over 20 years, and in doing so it set both the internet and TV airwaves on fire. Roseanne's premiere scored 18.4 million viewers and a 5.2 in the demo. That's the best rating for an entertainment series all season (aside from the post-Superbowl episode of This Is Us) and the best ratings point for a sitcom in six years - and given ratings decline, arguably the most impressive ratings point for a sitcom in over a decade. The show, much like its original run, also has been causing some controversy among those who question whether someone like Roseanne Barr, who in recent years has spouted some fairly divisive opinions on her social media accounts and in interviews, should be given such a huge platform. Additionally, many fans of the original series have taken issue with the fact that Roseanne's character is being portrayed as a Trump supporter, when in the original series she seemed like a generally progressive woman advocating for topics such as female and LGBT rights. Needless to say, the Roseanne premiere is sparking a lot of interest, a lot of controversy, and a lot of chatter in general - much like the original run of the series.

    While I don't personally agree with Roseanne's real-life politics, I think the show is an excellent way to portray our current political divide in the country. By showing a real family rift caused by the 2016 election and the messy political arguments that came after (and, in many ways, led to the election), people on both sides of the political coin may be able to consider viewpoints aside from their own, and do so while laughing along to a generally funny, well-written and well-acted sitcom. I've highlighted shows like One Day at a Time and The Carmichael Show several times in this column, which in many ways seemed to contribute to a television landscape where a show like Roseanne that deals with controversial topics in funny ways could thrive. And the Roseanne reboot, based on its strong first two episodes, has the potential to live up to these series in its boldness. It may not always be a comfortable viewing experience, but maybe that's what we need right now - to be removed from our comfort zones. Given Roseanne's blockbuster ratings, it seems that this might be exactly what American TV audiences have been craving.


    Last Man Standing

    WGN America announced it is expanding its slate to include the popular family sitcom Last Man Standing. The network will be adding the Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Toy Story) comedy to its programming schedule, starting Monday, April 30, 2018. The sitcom has been popular in reruns airing in local broadcast syndication, CMT and Freeform. It will continue on all those outlets when WGN America starts airing it, as we believe WGN has gotten Hallmark's rights, which stopped the series in late 2017. From 20th Century Fox Television and distributed by Twentieth Television, Last Man Standing follows the life of Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), hilarity-ensuing family man and the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. While Mike is "king of the hill" at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by strong-willed women -- namely his wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis), and their three daughters, 20- year-old Kristin (Amanda Fuller), 17-year-old Mandy (Molly Ephraim) and 13-year-old Eve (Kaitlyn Dever). After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace, requiring Mike to be more hands on than he's ever been before.

    The Emmy(R)-nominated show starring Tim Allen, Nancy Travis (The Bill Engvall Show, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries) is created by Jack Burditt (30 Rock, Frasier, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Tim Allen, Matt Berry (Desperate Housewives, Reba), Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf), Becky Clements (Aquarius), Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Arrival), Richard Baker (The Santa Clause, The Drew Carrey Show), and Rick Messina (The Santa Clause, The Drew Carrey Show) serve as executive producers of the series.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Roseanne Opens Big on ABC, Encore Airs Sunday; John Mulaney Gets Netflix Special

    Roseanne

    Towering over NBC's The Voice and CBS' NCIS in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour to rank as Tuesday's No. 1 TV show, ABC's 1-hour premiere of Roseanne opened with an average audience of 18.44 million viewers and a 5.2/21 in Adults 18-49, building from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. Roseanne scored Tuesday's top-rated entertainment telecast in 6 years with young adults – since 2/28/12. Roseanne opened with TV's highest Adult 18-49 rating for any comedy telecast on any night in 3 1/2 years – since CBS' The Big Bang Theory season opener on 9/22/14. Roseanne delivered ABC’s best results in the 1-hour time period since November 2006 in viewers and since November 2009 in young adults – since 11/14/06 and 11/3/09, respectively. Roseanne's return built on its May 1997 finale telecast 21 years ago by 11% in Total Viewers (18.44 million vs. 16.6 million on 5/20/97), outdrawing its final 12 telecasts that season.

    In viewers and young adults, Roseanne stands as the season's strongest premiere as well as the No. 1 regularly scheduled scripted telecast this season. ABC's top-rated Roseanne rebroadcasts its one-hour season premiere, Sunday, April 1 (no foolin'!) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.


    John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous

    Emmy Award-winning writer, stand-up and performer John Mulaney will debut a new Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, globally on May 1, 2018. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was filmed at Radio City Music Hall, where Mulaney sold out an unprecedented seven consecutive shows (over 40,000 tickets) earlier this year. This special is the first in a new multi-special pact between Netflix and Mulaney. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was directed by two-time Tony-nominee Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello on Broadway) with set design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon). This continues Mulaney's long relationship with Netflix. He previously starred in the Emmy-nominated Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Oh, Hello on Broadway and animated series Big Mouth. He also appears in the upcoming Netflix comedy special Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    CBS Picks Up Two Current Freshman Series for 2018-19; James Corden Gets 3rd Primetime Special

    SEAL Team

    CBS announced that the Network's top two freshman dramas, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T., are being renewed for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. The pickups follow the previous renewal of the top new series of the season, Young Sheldon. Based on current Nielsen ratings, Young Sheldon, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T. comprise three of the top five most-watched new shows. SEAL Team is a one-hour military drama starring David Boreanaz that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions that our country can ask of them. Benjamin Cavell, Ed Redlich, Christopher Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serve as executive producers. SEAL Team is produced by CBS Television Studios.

    S.W.A.T. - Shemar Moore

    Inspired by the classic television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as the locally born and raised sergeant tasked with running a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty serve as executive producers. S.W.A.T. is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.


    James Corden and Adele

    CBS will present a new The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special 2018, featuring an all new "Carpool Karaoke," "Crosswalk the Musical" and James Corden's favorite moments from The Late Late Show, on Monday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Featured guests and additional details will be announced closer to air. This marks the third primetime special for The Late Late Show with James Corden. The 2016 and 2017 editions of The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special both earned Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Special. Each weeknight, James Corden invites the audience to join in on the fun as the Emmy Award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show regularly features viral segments such as "Carpool Karaoke," "Crosswalk the Musical," "Drop the Mic" and "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts." The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late night clip with "Adele Carpool Karaoke," which has 178 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    ABC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Alex, Inc. - Premieres Wednesday (March 28); Netflix Orders 3rd Season of One Day at a Time

    Alex, Inc.

    Alex, Inc. - Wednesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC
    Premieres Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:30PM ET/PT


    by Pavan

    Based on Alex Blumberg's successful podcast StartUp, comedy series Alex, Inc. is all about the things that happen – the good, the bad and the ugly – when a journalist and family man quits his job to start his own company. He quickly discovers it's going to be a lot harder than he thought. Alex Schuman is a successful radio producer with a whip-smart, public defender wife, Meheroon, (aka "Rooni") and two confident, quirky children, Ben and Soraya. After years of making the kind of content that brings no creative fulfilment, in what most would consider an early mid-life crisis, Alex decides to risk everything – including his savings – to start his own business. Armed only with the help of his overenthusiastic producer, Deirdre, and his fast-talking, unemployed second cousin, Eddie, Alex navigates the crazy world of start-ups while trying to keep his marriage and family a priority.

    Cast Details:


    Zach Braff as Alex Schuman
    Michael Imperioli as Eddie
    Tiya Sircar as Rooni Schuman
    Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre
    Elisha Henig as Ben Schuman
    Audyssie James as Soraya Schuman

    Zach Braff (Alex) is one a New Jersey native and one of his most notable characters is that of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian on the beloved television series Scrubs. During the half-hour comedy's nine-year run, Braff earned a Primetime Emmy® and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations (2005-07) for his starring role. Scrubs also received numerous Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Writing. In addition to directing seven episodes of Scrubs (including the show's landmark 100th episode), Braff made his feature film debut behind the camera as the director and writer of his original comedy-drama, Garden State, in which he also starred. Braff shot the coming-of-age film in his home state for a budget of $2.5 million, resulting in a $5 million unprecedented sale to two studios, Fox Searchlight and Miramax, during its premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

    Michael Imperioli (Eddie) is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy® Award. He also wrote five episodes of the show. He has also starred in TV series such as Detroit 1-8-7 and Life on Mars, both on ABC. In addition, he was the co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee. Imperioli has appeared in six of Lee's films and has also acted in films by Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara, Walter Hill, Peter Jackson and the Hughes brothers.

    Tiya Sircar (Rooni) has recently been seen in the NBC comedy The Good Place, with Entertainment Weekly recently dubbing her the series "scene stealer." She appears in the critically acclaimed series opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in multiple shifting roles, from an altruistic human rights lawyer to a power-hungry demon. In the wake of recent guest roles on such series as Master of None and The Mindy Project, Sircar has also exercised her comedic and dramatic chops on The Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries, The Crazy Ones, Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck.

    Hillary Anne Matthews (Deidre) is an actor and improviser, and has appeared in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Fox's New Girl, Comedy Central's Drunk History, Seeso's The UCB Show, YouTube Red's Single by 30 and the go90 series Drive Share, created by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer.

    Elisha Henig (Ben) fell in love with acting after taking an acting class at the age of 8, and made his debut performance as Richard the Third at the end-of-class demo. At the age of 10, he started appearing in television roles, including guest appearances on Grey's Anatomy, Rizzoli & Isles, Code Black, Transparent and Mr. Robot.

    Audyssie James (Soraya) started acting at the age of 6 with a guest-starring role on Sesame Street. She also has done scores of commercials, including three with her father, Antquon. Multi-ethnic, she was born to Simone and Antquon James and has a younger sister, Aella.


    Pilot Plot:

    "The Unfair Advantage" (airs Wednesday, March 28 at 8:30PM ET/PT)

    With the help of wife Rooni and their children, Alex Schuman quits his prominent job to start his own podcast company telling real stories that matter. He hires his cousin Eddie and former producer, Deirdre, to help achieve his dream. Meanwhile, Ben performs magic at the school talent show which teaches Alex an important lesson about his future. Chris Sacca appears as himself. The episode was written by Matt Tarses and directed by Zach Braff.

    Analysis:

    The first three production episodes were available to us for review: "The Unfair Advantage," "The Wax Museum" and "The Mother In-Law." The first two are airing first March 28 and April 4. The latter doesn't have an airdate yet. I was quite surprised how good this show is as I watched each episode. The premiere episode was a lot of set-up and it wasn't as good (or funny) as the other two episodes I saw. But it got better after that! Zach Braff really shines in this series and he still has that Scrubs charm and quirky fun. He brings his family life to this show along with starting a new business. Both aspects of the show are solid. His family - the wife and two kids are really good in this. The wife is of Indian descent, so that is refreshing to see on broadcast television, especially not in a traditional family. It's something unique at least. The children are obviously of mixed race, with the son looking more white, and the daughter looking more Indian.

    His work life is also interesting. He quits his high profile job and ends up creating a start-up business about a podcast. Seems random, but, hey it works. He teams up with his cousin Eddie, played by Michael Imperioli, and Deidre, who definitely has a thing for Alex. It's a funny three person team, as Deidre brings a lot of laughs and Eddie plays the straight guy to Alex. I think this is Imperioli's first regular sitcom and he certainly plays it well. He is always good in everything he does and is a great actor. By the time I got to the third episode, "The Mother In-Law," it was full on laughs and heart. Alex's mother in-law was very funny and she played off well with Alex. It has the ABC family brand and charm to it.

    Conclusion:

    This is a solid series. It has a great leading man in Zach Braff, who is a proven star for comedy. It has a great supporting cast, both in Alex's home life and workplace. The series should fit in very well sandwiched in between ABC's top comedies: The Goldbergs and Modern Family. Sophomore comedy Speechless is a more proven and funnier show, but Alex, Inc. is just getting started and it has a good shot, I think. It just fits ABC's comedy brand very well and of the two new ABC comedies premiering this week, this is the better one. With The Middle ending this season, Alex, Inc. has a better shot of returning next season, if it performs. Because the quality is pretty good and it gets funnier as the episodes go on. Give Alex, Inc. a chance, because it has the recipe of comedy success.

    Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

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

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

    Related Links:

  • ABC Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Alex, Inc. Photo Gallery

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  • Finally, this is it! One Day at a Time has been renewed for Season 3! Netflix has ordered 13 half-hour episodes, coming in 2019. Returning cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Toblowsky, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz. Executive Producers include Norman Lear, co-creators/co-showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, Michael Garcia and Brent Miller. Produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom, One Day at a Time is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the "help" of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante. Through a contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad -- and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    ABC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Splitting Up Together - Premieres Tuesday (March 27); CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018

    Splitting Up Together

    Splitting Up Together - Tuesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC
    Premieres Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT


    by Vincent

    Lena and Martin were once madly in love. But, like many marriages, time and circumstance eventually took their toll and the romance disappeared. Finding themselves in a platonic marriage and acting more like a pair of camp counselors wrangling their kids than a couple hopelessly in love, they decide that everyone's lives would be better served if they got a divorce. Still wanting the best for their three kids and facing a daunting real estate market, the couple decides to "Bird Nest" instead. One parent will live in the house as the "on-duty" parent taking care of the kids, while the "off-duty" parent will live in the detached garage, doing whatever he or she pleases while switching off every other week. Could being apart ultimately lead to them getting back together?

    Cast Details:

    Jenna Fischer as Lena
    Oliver Hudson as Martin
    Bobby Lee as Arthur
    Diane Farr as Maya
    Lindsay Price as Camille

    Jenna Fischer (Lena) is best known for her role as Pam Beesly on the long-running NBC sitcom The Office. She has also appeared in films such as Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Hall Pass.

    Oliver Hudson (Martin) is an actor known for his role on the TV series Scream Queens, Nashville, and the long-running sitcom Rules of Engagement. He is also the brother of actress Kate Hudson and son of Goldie Hawn.

    Bobby Lee (Arthur) is a comedian and actor known for his long-running stint on the sketch comedy series MADtv, and for his role in films such as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Pineapple Express and The Dictator.

    Diane Farr (Maya) is an actress best known for her roles in the hit shows NUMB3RS and Rescue Me, as well as guest appearances on series such as Modern Family, Private Practice and CSI.

    Lindsay Price (Camille) is an American actress previously known for her roles on soap operas, from daytime soaps such as All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful to the primetime soaps such as Beverly Hills 90210, Lipstick Jungle and Eastwick.

    Pilot Plot:

    "Pilot" (Airs Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30PM ET)

    After breaking the news to their friends and family about their divorce, Lena has to deal with her son Mason's growing pains. Meanwhile, Martin, still feeling guilty about refusing to dance with Lena at their wedding, secretly tries to atone for his oversight and surprise his ex-wife with new moves.

    Analysis:

    The most interesting thing about Splitting Up Together is the creators behind it. The show was created and is executive produced by Emily Kapnek, and also has Ellen DeGeneres credited as an executive producer. Kapnek previously created cult favorite ABC sitcoms Suburgatory and Selfie. Suburgatory started off as a promising hit with lots of positive buzz (and ratings), but gradually faded and was quietly canceled after its third season. Selfie only lasted for half of a season, but it garnered a following in that short time and remains a popular brilliant but cancelled: cult hit. What's notable about both shows, though, is that they were able to garner followings based on their lovable, quirky characters and gradual yet effective warmth and ability to tug on the heartstrings. Both shows had big concepts (in the case of Suburgatory a suburban satire, in the case of Selfie a shallow millennial woman learning how to care about people), but quietly deconstructed those concepts to reveal the true human beings behind them. Splitting Up Together has a similarly big concept, and in these early episodes for review, it shows potential of moving past it and revealing the depths of its characters - but it doesn't quite get there yet.

    Splitting Up Together's pilot episode is a little boring, frankly - it gets a lot of plot out of the way and is light on jokes, but clearly has the entire cast putting in their all. And the cast is very game for whatever comes their way, particularly Jenna Fischer, whose first major sitcom role since The Office finds her a lovable anchor of the series. Future episodes begin to allow her to have a little more fun, and as expected, she handles it with aplomb. If I have one major concern with the series, it's that these early episodes are clearly laying a path to get its central couple back together, and the show is far more interesting examining why their marriage doesn't work than when it's suggesting that they should get back together. It would be incredibly generic and predictable for this to turn into another "will they/won't they" series, and I hope the glimmers of something more interesting is the direction the series goes down in the future.

    Final Thoughts:

    Splitting Up Together has an excellent cast and team of creators behind it, and there is potential for it to live up to the name of those involved in its early episodes, even if much of the show's early goings are a bit bland and predictable. Hopefully, the show will follow Emily Kapnek's former ABC sitcoms and begin leaning into its more interesting, character-building side and utilize all of its talent to their best of their abilities.

    Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

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

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

    Related Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • A.P. Bio Photo Gallery

    Preview:





  • CBS

    CBS has announced season finale dates for its primetime comedies, drama and unscripted series for spring 2018. See below!

    Monday, April 16
    10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (4th Season Finale)

    Wednesday, April 18
    9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (2-Hour 13th Season Finale)

    Friday, May 4
    8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (2nd Season Finale)

    Monday, May 7
    8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (2nd Season Finale)

    Tuesday, May 8
    9:00-10:00 PM BULL (2nd Season Finale)

    Thursday, May 10
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (11th Season Finale)
    8:30-9:00 PM YOUNG SHELDON (1st Season Finale)
    9:00-10:00 PM MOM (1-Hour 5th Season Finale)

    Friday, May 11
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (8th Season Finale)

    Monday, May 14
    9:00-9:30 PM SUPERIOR DONUTS (2nd Season Finale)

    Tuesday, May 15
    9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2-Hour 4th Season Finale)

    Wednesday, May 16
    9:00-10:00 PM SEAL TEAM (1st Season Finale)

    Thursday, May 17
    9:00-10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (1-Hour 3rd Season Finale)
    10:00-11:00 PM S.W.A.T. (1st Season Finale)

    Friday, May 18
    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (8th Season Finale)

    Sunday, May 20
    8:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (2-Hour 9th Season Finale)
    10:00-11:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (4th Season Finale)

    Monday, May 21
    8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (2nd Season Finale)
    9:30-10:00 PM LIVING BIBLICALLY (1st Season Finale)

    Tuesday, May 22
    8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (15th Season Finale)

    Wednesday, May 23
    8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (36th Season Finale)
    10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR LIVE REUNION SHOW

    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 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 March 26-30, 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, March 26
    • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Watch Marlon on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Sara Gilbert (Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher/Twins) - Sara visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • China Anne McClain (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/A.N.T. Farm/Tyler Perry's House of Payne) - China Anne is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Zachary stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Ed) - Michael drops by The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
    • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Michael Imperioli (Alex, Inc.) - Michael appears on Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
    • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig talks about UnREAL on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • The Cast of Roseanne - Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke and Sara Gilbert are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Lecy will also be on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle perform on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Tiffani Thiessen (Alex & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Marion Ross (Happy Days/Brooklyn Bridge) - Marion talks about her book My Days: Happy and Otherwise on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Tuesday, March 27
    • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch Roseanne and John on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. Roseanne, John and Sara Gilbert chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle perform on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 3:15pm.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Phil Rosenthal (Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond) - Phil appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Nick Swardson (Reno 911!) - Nick stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings/Marry Me/The Hotwives) - Casey is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • John Krasinski (The Office) - John appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Jenna and Oliver talk about Splitting Up Together on Access Live, so check your local listings. Oliver will also be on Steve, so check your local listings and on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Lecy Goranson (Roseanne) - Lecy talks about the reboot of Roseanne on People Now at 8:30am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach talks about Alex, Inc. on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie discusses his debut solo album Sum of My Music on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike joins Carla Hall to cook a delicious snack on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Da'Vinchi (grown-ish) - Da'Vinchi talks about grown-ish on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John talks about Gemini on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    Wednesday, March 28
    • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Watch Zach on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • John Cleese (Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ryan Hansen (Resident Advisors/Bad Judge/Bad Teacher/Friends with Benefits/Party Down) - Ryan appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew and Timothy are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée visits The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Michael Imperioli (Alex, Inc.) - Michael talks about Alex, Inc. on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Chris Diamantopoulos (The Dangerous Book for Boys), Swoosie Kurtz (The Dangerous Book for Boys/Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) and Erinn Hayes (The Dangerous Book for Boys/Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Chris, Swoosie and Erinn talk about Amazon's The Dangerous Book for Boys on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike talks about his new book Unsuccessful Thug: One Comedian’s Journey from Naptown to Tinseltown on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne appears on The Wendy Williams Show and Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about A Series of Unfortunate Events on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony will be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
    • Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig talks about UnREAL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
    Thursday, March 29
    • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Catch Mike on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Sara Gilbert (Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher/Twins) - Sara visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Chris Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena visits Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie talks about Spinning Man on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Isle of Dogs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Michael Imperioli (Alex, Inc.) - Michael is a guest on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • Chris Diamantopoulos (The Dangerous Book for Boys), Swoosie Kurtz (The Dangerous Book for Boys/Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) and Erinn Hayes (The Dangerous Book for Boys/Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Chris, Swoosie and Erinn talk about Amazon's The Dangerous Book for Boys on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    Friday, March 30
    • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Watch Paul on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys) - Laurie appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Sara Rue (Impastor/Malibu Country/Less Than Pefect) - Sara discusses starring in an episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Josie Bissett (The Hogan Family) - Josie talks about Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Live, so check your local listings.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, March 25

    Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

    Bob's Burgers - "Sleeping with the Frenemy" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    Tina sets Tammy up with Brett, a boy from out of town; Gene loses his baby tooth and must find a replacement to complete Linda's collection.

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

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Negotiation" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jake is asked to negotiate a hostage situation with a jewel thief, he learns that the culprit seems to be a familiar face; Gina and Amy help Charles manage the high demands of his food truck.

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

    The Last Man on Earth - "Señor Clean" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Tandy tries to be a helpful, responsible adult to finally win Gail's praise; Todd is furious with Melissa for keeping him away from Jasper.


    Monday, March 26

    Kevin Can Wait - "Forty Seven Candles" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Vanessa thinks she’s friendless when none of her pals are available to go to dinner with her on her birthday. Feeling lonely while waiting for Kevin to pick her up for what she thinks is just a dinner for two, Vanessa gets tipsy with Kyle, and the two share a flirtatious moment.

    Man with a Plan - "Out with the In-Laws" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Andi’s folks decide to visit them for Easter, Adam and Andi have to keep the peace between both sets of parents. Dan Lauria and Nancy Lenehan guest star as Frank and Alice, Andi’s parents.

    Superior Donuts - "Friends Without Benefits" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Franco’s girlfriend, Tavi (Shamikah Martinez), begins to wonder if he still has feelings for Sofia when he turns to her for advice. Also, Fawz dons a disguise and goes undercover to try and catch the culprit who’s been stealing from one of his restaurants.

    Living Biblically - "Honor Thy Father" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Chip tries to find a loophole to “honoring thy father” when Ron (Christopher McDonald), his overbearing dad, decides to surprise him and Leslie with a visit.

    American Dad - "Death by Dinner Party" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Francine hosts a dinner party despite a serial killer on the loose who attacks dinner parties and terrorizes the town; when the lights go out and guests start to disappear, Roger takes charge of solving the mystery of who could be stalking the party.


    Tuesday, March 27

    Roseanne - "Twenty Years to Life" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    During the first half-hour episode of the season premiere, Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.

    Roseanne - "Dress to Impress" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    During the second half-hour episode, Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.

    black-ish - "North Star" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When both Dre and Bow’s families show up for Easter, they have to learn to love each other’s different cuisines. Meanwhile, Junior tries to organize an Easter egg hunt but Jack and Diane pretend not to be interested to impress their cooler cousins.

    Splitting Up Together - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” after breaking the news to their friends and family about their divorce, Lena has to deal with her son Mason’s growing pains. Meanwhile, Martin, still feeling guilty about refusing to dance with Lena at their wedding, secretly tries to atone for his oversight and surprise his ex-wife with new moves.

    LA to Vegas - "Bernard's Birthday" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    During Bernard's Bible-themed birthday party, Ronnie becomes jealous of Colin flirting with another woman who happens to look similar to his ex-wife; Nichole attempts to keep her mom from learning that she works as a stripper.

    The Mick - "The Dance" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Mickey and Alba concoct an ill-fated plan to teach Ben a lesson when they catch him lying; Chip comes up with a devious plan to become the "Prince" at his school formal; Jimmy decides to give Sabrina some lessons on how to dance.

    Baskets - "New Year's Eve" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    A family game of Hungry Hungry Hippos ends in tragedy.


    Wednesday, March 28

    The Goldbergs - "Colors" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Barry enlists the JTP to help him break up Beverly’s group of friends so Barry can have all the attention but soon realizes he made a major mistake when Beverly gets into a fight with her friends. Meanwhile, Adam’s attempts to trick Murray into loving theater backfire.

    Alex, Inc. - "The Unfair Advantage" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    With the help of wife Rooni and their children, Alex Schuman quits his prominent job to start his own podcast company telling real stories that matter. He hires his cousin Eddie and former producer, Deirdre, to help achieve his dream. Meanwhile, Ben performs magic at the school talent show which teaches Alex an important lesson about his future.

    Modern Family - "Royal Visit" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Haley’s brilliant astrophysicist boyfriend (guest star Chris Geere) comes to meet the family, setting Claire and Phil off in a competition about which one of them is smarter, making Alex feel self-conscious about her dim but handsome firefighter boyfriend, Bill (Jimmy Tatro). Mitch and Cam go on a yoga retreat, but when Cam finds out his dream team, the Kansas City Royals, is having spring training next door, he can’t resist sneaking out.

    Splitting Up Together - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” after breaking the news to their friends and family about their divorce, Lena has to deal with her son Mason’s growing pains. Meanwhile, Martin, still feeling guilty about refusing to dance with Lena at their wedding, secretly tries to atone for his oversight and surprise his ex-wife with new moves.

    Schitt's Creek - "Baby Sprinkle" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Johnny and Moira get too involved at a singles event; Alexis runs into an old friend.

    grown-ish - "Back & Forth" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Zoey has a big decision to make about her love life, and everyone has an opinion about it.


    Thursday, March 29

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

    Young Sheldon - "Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    A disappointing loss at the science fair sends Sheldon’s life in a new direction. Jason Alexander guest stars as Sheldon’s drama teacher, Mr. Lundy.

    Mom - "Esta Loca and a Little Klingon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy and Bonnie help Jill get sober again, and Christy’s boyfriend, Patrick (Steven Weber), is less than understanding when it ruins his birthday weekend.

    Life in Pieces - "Graffiti Cute Jewelry Shots" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Sophia feels like she is no longer the cutest kid in the Short family, she tries frantically to regain her status. Also, Joan gives Jen a beautiful necklace, forgetting she already gave it to Heather for her Sweet 16, and now she has to get it back; Greg tries to fit in with his new young coworkers but takes things too far; and Colleen and Tim bond when he helps her administer the hormone injections for her IVF treatment.

    Superstore - "District Manager" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Laurie (Jennifer Irwin), the new district manager, visits the store and decides to make some cuts to save money. Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) plead with her to not fire anyone and search for other ways to make up the money. Meanwhile, Mateo (Nico Santos) struggles to prove his skills on the cash register.

    A.P. Bio - "We Don't Party" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack (Glenn Howerton) finds out his ex-girlfriend Meredith (guest star Collette Wolfe) needs a venue for a charity fundraiser and has the perfect place: his student Victor's house. Victor (Jacob Houston) and the other kids are inspired by Jack to party for the first time.

    Will & Grace - "One Job" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Grace (Debra Messing) brings Will (Eric McCormack) for support when she goes home to celebrate her deceased mother's birthday. Jack's (Sean Hayes) faith in love is crushed after breaking up with Drew (guest star Ryan Pinkston) and uncovering a secret in Karen's (Megan Mullally) marriage.

    Champions - "Lumps" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Vince, Michael, Matthew and the rest of the Champions staff struggle to figure out why they're losing female members.

    Atlanta - "Barbershop" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Trust is an important issue when getting a haircut from a messed-up barber.


    Friday, March 30

    Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Besties Battle" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Under Abuela's watch for the weekend, the Diaz children try to keep her visit disaster-free, until Harley learns that Ethan spilled her deepest secret.

    Bizaardvark - "Paige Is Wrong" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Frankie declares a girl at their school is a bad person, Paige sets out to prove her wrong.

    The Paynes - "A Payneful Dispute" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The family is in an uproar after Ryan tells Joann about some money that one of Ella's contractors found in the laundromat.


    Saturday, March 31

    Henry Danger - "Back to the Danger, Part 2" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Drex prevents Young Ray from ever being densitized in the past, Henry and a now-destructible Ray must take on Drex and help Ray get back his indestructibility.

    Knight Squad - "A Knight's Tail" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Ciara entrusts Arc with her Pixie Ring, which turns him into a hideous beast when he tests the ring's powers on himself; desperate to undo the curse, Ciara and Arc seek the help of the Pixie Queen, who reveals she has beef with Arc.

    Star Falls - "The Celebrity Setup" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Sophia rescues the dog of Hollywood star Craig Brooks, she seizes the opportunity to set her mother up with him; when that does not work, she takes things a step further and has the star and his three children move into her home.


    Sunday, April 1

    Roseanne - "Twenty Years to Life" (ABC, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    During the first half-hour episode of the season premiere, Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.

    Roseanne - "Dress to Impress" (ABC, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    During the second half-hour episode, Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.

    Bob's Burgers - "The Hurt Soccer" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    After forgetting that they signed up Louise for a soccer league, the Belchers must help her prepare to play in the season's last game; Linda and Gene seize an opportunity to turn the restaurant into a piano bar.

    The Simpsons - "Fears of a Clown" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Bart goes to prankster rehab after a clown-mask prank terrifies the town and destroys Krusty's career; Krusty tries his hand at serious drama with a regional theater company.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Box" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Capt. Holt skips the opera to help Jake with an all-night interrogation in an effort to elicit a confession out of a suspect.

    Family Guy - "Veteran Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    After Peter and the guys get caught pretending to be military veterans, a judge sentences them to join the U.S. Coast Guard.

    The Last Man on Earth - "Release of the Hounds" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Todd sinks into a deep depression, leaving the rest of the gang to console him; Tandy and Carol can't keep their hands off from each other.

    Game Shakers - "Escape From Utah" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    The girls go to Utah to rescue Trip after Dub sends him to Captive Meadows, a center for boys with bad behavior.

    School of Rock - "I Love Rock and Roll: Part I" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    When Dewey's old band gets to play his dream venue at the Austin Music Festival, he is forced to make a choice between his former life and School of Rock.

    Complete TV Listings

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    SitcomsOnline Digest: Neil Flynn Cast in NBC Sitcom Pilot; Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith Remix Sitcom Theme Song Classics

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're getting even more casting news about potential new pilots this week, we're preparing for a busy week of new sitcoms (and of course, one big revival) on ABC, and more. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • Neil Flynn has had a role in a sitcom since he first appeared on Scrubs in 2001, and now with his current series, The Middle, coming to an end, he may be able to extend his sitcom life even more as he has been cast in a new pilot for NBC. (AV Club)
    • Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith had a little fun this week doing a remix of some of the more popular sitcom theme songs throughout history (and no, Janet Hubert hasn't gone on social media to make a nasty comment about him as she often does any time Will Smith gets attention for anything... at least not yet). (Deadline)
    • Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel had Roseanne on his show this week, and they had a few interesting exchanges regarding politics. (US Weekly)
    • Jerry O'Connell will be playing Sheldon's brother in the season finale of The Big Bang Theory. (Entertainment Weekly)
    • The Indy 500 has always aired on ABC, but that will change in 2019, as it moves to NBC. (CNN Money)
    • Dushon Monique Brown, who has played Connie on the NBC series Chicago Fire since it debuted, has unexpectedly died at age 49. (Time)
    • Younger will return to TV Land for a fifth season in June. (SitcomsOnline

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 27)


    • One Day at a Time - Season Two (DVD, $22.97): Shout! Factory brings the second season of this classic series to DVD in this release.
    • Peyton Place - Part Three (DVD, $34.99): This series appeared to be long abandoned for DVD for almost a decade, but now Shout! Factory is returning with a new release of 33 additional episodes.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 17 - MARCH 23)
    • We've been hearing about it for a long time, and on Tuesday night, the revival of Roseanne will debut on ABC.
    • Roseanne isn't the only thing that ABC has in store for Tuesday night, as they will also be debuting their new sitcom Splitting Up Together, starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson. 
    • ABC has yet another new sitcom set to debut on Wednesday night, with Alex, Inc., starring Zach Braff. 
    • Sunday night brings the return of Silicon Valley to HBO, along with the debut of a new series, Barry, starring Bill Hader.
    • Of course, a weekend just isn't the weekend without a binge on Decades, and this weekend, it is all Laverne & Shirley.

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Fri-Yay: No Season 4 for Rick and Morty?; Ashlynn Yennie Cast in TV Thriller Buried Secrets

    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!

    Rick and Morty

    by Vincent

    This week, TV internet was abuzz with news that Rick and Morty hasn't been renewed for a fourth season yet. Technically, this isn't really news - Adult Swim hasn't cancelled the series, its fate simply remains on the bubble, just as it has since Season 3 ended in October. And yet, Dan Harmon confirming on Twitter that Adult Swim has yet to pick up the smash hit animated comedy for a fourth season came as a surprise, because I guess everyone just...assumed it had been renewed? To be fair, this includes myself. It makes sense - Rick and Morty is a huge, blockbuster hit for Adult Swim. It's their highest rated series ever. This season averaged about 3 million viewers and a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo. Those are numbers that beat out most primetime network comedies these days, nevermind a late-night series on a basic cable network. Plus, it took two years for the Rick and Morty team to complete work on Season 3, even with an early renewal. (Rick and Morty was picked up for a third season before its second season had even finished airing.) That means that even if Season 4 were picked up tomorrow, it would likely be several years before we saw it on TV. Even stranger is that Season 3 was both Rick and Morty's highest-rated season and arguably its buzziest, what with McDonald's Sczechuan sauce causing a mini national crisis. It would make sense to capitalize on that buzz and try to order up a fourth season as soon as possible. So what's the hold up here?

    Well...the internet likes to speculate, and some speculation has been about possible behind-the-scenes tension. After all, it was after its third season that Dan Harmon was fired from Community for disruptive behind-the-scenes behavior. (He was later hired back for Seasons 5 and 6.) There have also been rumors of Roiland and Harmon clashing, and that their clashing is partially what led to the unusually long wait between Seasons 2 and 3. Until we get any details, all of this remains speculation. And if I had to bet, I would bet that Adult Swim won't let their biggest hit ever quietly end with a whimper after only 3 seasons. But it is odd that the network has waited this long to pick the series up for a fourth season given its astronomical success, and the fact that Harmon is freely tweeting about the network's lack of renewal adds to the mystery. I guess us Rick and Morty fans are just going to have to wait and see about what the future holds for the series - but no matter what happens, we'll at least always have those magnificent three seasons that we've already gotten.


    Ashlynn Yennie

    Time for a SitcomsOnline Scoop! Actress Ashlynn Yennie (The Wrong Neighbor, Submission, The Human Centipede) has been cast as the lead in the new thriller film Buried Secrets from Marvista Entertainment, directed by Kenny Gage and Devon Downs. Adam Rockoff wrote the picture with Kimberly A. Ray producing. The Executive Producer is Michael Moran. Also starring in the thriller with Ashlynn are Paige Searcy, Chris McKenna, Garrett Weston and Lofton Shaw. Ashlynn Yennie was last seen in the TV movie thriller The Wrong Neighbor last year that aired on Lifetime, where a recently separated father and his teenage daughter become the deadly obsession of their neighbor (played marvelously by Ashlynn Yennie) -- a beguiling, deranged young woman willing to do whatever's necessary to take her rightful place as their wife and mother. No details yet on the plotline for Buried Secrets, though. There is no premiere date set yet for Buried Secrets, or a network, but usually Marvista Entertainment films air on Lifetime in the U.S. You'll have to stay with us for continued updates on Buried Secrets.

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    TV Land's Younger Returns in June for Season 5; Hallmark Channel 2018 Upfront

    Younger

    After a record-breaking season, TV Land revealed - via a unique interactive video - that its critically-acclaimed series Younger will return for season five on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT. Younger fans can find the highly-anticipated premiere date hidden within a sneak peek video of the new season using an interactive 360-degree interface. In the video, fans can toggle between sitting with the cast as they read a scene from the upcoming season, to standing on the Younger set, watching the finished scene. In the scene, Liza shares the good news with Kelsey that their soon-to-be-released book, Marriage Vacation, is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, and Josh joins the conversation and is greeted by Liza for the first time since his wedding in Ireland.

    This season, series star Miriam Shor will make her television directorial debut with an episode to air in July and, as previously announced, Charles Michael Davis (The Originals), who plays Kelsey's ex and work rival, Zane Anders, has joined the cast as a series regular. From Sex and the City creator Darren Star and starring two-time Tony(R) winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis, Younger follows Liza, a woman who lies about her age at her job in the highly competitive world of publishing. As Liza's personal and professional lives have become irreversibly intertwined over time, keeping the secret proves more and more difficult, and she finally reveals the truth to Kelsey, her friend and partner at work. Still, Liza must keep up appearances, as she is torn between her attraction to her boss and the fact that their professional relationship was built on a lie.


    Hallmark Channel

    Winter Storm Toby may have forced Crown Media Family Networks to cancel its Upfront event Wednesday evening, but it did not stop Bill Abbott, President & CEO, and Ed Georger, EVP of ad sales, from finding a creative way to announce the exciting projects in store for the coming broadcast season. With the help of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ fan-favorites, Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, the company staged a Facebook live event at 6:30 pm EST against the backdrop of a winter wonderland in Central Park, where they announced several new programming developments for the networks.

    Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, television's premiere destination for mysteries, has three new original world premiere movies. Audiences will be able to immerse themselves in new whodunits which will include Crossword Mysteries, Picture Perfect and The Chronicle Mysteries. First, Crossword Mysteries with Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott set to premiere in June, the movie is co-created by Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times, puzzle master for NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday," editor of Games magazine and founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Picture Perfect stars Alexa and Carlos PenaVega. And The Chronicle Mysteries stars Alison Sweeney, as Roberta "Robbie" McPherson a novelist and podcaster who's researching the cold case of Gina DeSavio.

    Hallmark Channel's family reality series, Meet the Peetes will return in 2019. The network has ordered a second season of the series. In Meet the Peetes, audiences follow Holly and Rodney's hectic lives as they attempt to balance raising four kids, including one with autism, running their HollyRod charity and spending time with Holly's 81-year-old mother Dolores, retired from her career as a talent manager. Their daughter Ryan is in college at New York University while RJ, their son with autism, is working for the Los Angeles Dodgers. And finally, Hallmark Channel has ordered a sixth season of the network's original, primetime drama series When Calls the Heart.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Fox Summer 2018 Schedule; Bounce TV Series Returns in April for 2nd Season

    Fox

    Fox is announcing summer premiere dates for returning series Beat Shazam, Love Connection, MasterChef and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as new series Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back. This summer, Tuesdays are all about music and match-making, with the return of Beat Shazam and Love Connection on May 29. Celebrity guests to appear this season on Beat Shazam include Demi Lovato, Shaquille O'Neal, Smokey Robinson and Michael Bolton, among others. On Wednesday, May 30, Season Nine of MasterChef debuts with a special two-hour premiere (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following week, on June 6 (8:00-10 PM ET/PT), another two-hour episode airs. Following MasterChef's time period premiere on Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The brand-new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels.

    Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens as resident judges, So You Think You Can Dance enters its 15th season on Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Additionally, the 2018 Miss USA (R) competition is set to air live on Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey. Additional finale dates, summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.


    Saints & Sinners

    The much-anticipated third season of the hit drama series Saints & Sinners will debut on Bounce on Sunday, April 8, with new episodes premiering every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through the season finale on May 27. And all hell breaks loose in season three.

    A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Cypress Mayor Ella Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex Fisher (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi Sterling (Christian Keyes) and Jabari Morris (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick Murphy (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament in order to expose his grandmother, Leona Byrd (Donna Biscoe) as a killer. Miles Calloway (Keith Robinson) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie Johnson (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara's (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever and rock Cypress to its core. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three.

    Bounce will air binge-viewing marathons of Saints & Sinners season one on Saturday, April 7 and season two on Sunday, April 8 with both marathons starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. Season one and two episodes of Saints & Sinners are available anytime at Brown Sugar, Bounce's new subscription video-on-demand service which is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Murphy Brown Casts 2 All-New Stars for Series; USA Network Orders 2nd Season of Series

    Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani

    Jake McDorman (Limitless, Manhattan Love Story, Greek) and Nik Dodani (Atypical) will join the cast of Murphy Brown when it returns to CBS for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current-day revival of the Network's classic comedy from Warner Bros. Television. 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.

    McDorman will play Avery, Murphy's millennial journalist son who is following in his mother's footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit. Dodani will play Pat, the director of social media for the news show who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the gang into the 21st century. As previously announced, original cast members Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud will reprise their roles. 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.


    The Sinner

    USA Network announced that its acclaimed drama The Sinner will return for a second limited season in Summer 2018. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the second, eight-episode season will once again feature Derek Simonds as executive producer and showrunner, Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple as executive producers through their company Iron Ocean, and Charlie Gogolak as executive producer. Brad Winters will also serve as executive producer. Antonio Campos, who directed the first three episodes of season 1, will return to direct and executive produce the first two episodes.

    The Sinner Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime -- parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there's nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He's pitted against those who'll stop at nothing to protect its secrets -- and a mysterious woman who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    NBC Orders 3rd Season of Will & Grace Revival; Lifetime Upfront Sets Premiere Dates for New Drama and Movie

    Will & Grace

    Will & Grace is giving you more, honey! The return of Will & Grace, which began as an Internet reunion that turned into a one-season order and then a two-season order before it even went back on the air last fall, has just been ordered for a third season to premiere in fall 2019. With its razor-sharp wit intact and all four Emmy Award-winning actors back at the top of their game, one of the best NBC Must See comedies will return for an 18-episode third season. In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall (2018), from 13 to 18 episodes.

    Season one has been highlighted by an array of top guest stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Alec Baldwin, Minnie Driver, Ben Platt, Molly Shannon, Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells and more. Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who co-created the series, write and executive produce. James Burrows directs and executive produces. Will & Grace is produced by Universal Television.


    You

    Lifetime continues to create thought-provoking storytelling that entertains and resonates with audiences with exciting new additions to its slate of movie and unscripted series that center on entertaining women. The Lifetime Feature, The Bad Seed, starring and directed by Rob Lowe, will debut Sunday, September 9, leading into Lifetime's newest scripted drama series, You. As the latest title in Lifetime’s premium scripted slate, You hails from hitmaker Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. Based on the Caroline Kepnes bestseller, You is the story of a young man in love, willing to do whatever it takes to get the girl. You stars Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) in his return to television, Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) and features special guest star John Stamos (Fuller House).

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 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 March 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, March 19
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still The King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about The Dangerous Book for Boys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Unsane on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    Tuesday, March 20
    • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Catch Bob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also talks about Santa Clarita Diet on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour with Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo.
    • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton and the cast of The Young and the Restless are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Patti Labelle (Out All Night) - Patti drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Carly Chaikin (Subrgatory) - Carly is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha visits The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Sam Lerner (The Goldbergs) - Sam visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam talks about Game Over, Man on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
    Wednesday, March 21
    • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Watch Charlie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Kim Matula (LA to Vegas) - Kim stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie visits The Wendy Williams Show and Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Jason Jones and Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Jason and Natalie are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie opens up about his alcoholic father's rough childhood – and why he doesn't hold anything against him today on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Portlandia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove talks about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
    • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    Thursday, March 22
    • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) and John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch Roseanne and John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Eddie Kaye Thomas ('Til Death/How to Make It in America) - Eddie drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie stops by Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
    • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jason George (Eve) - Jason drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and The Real, so check your listings. He opens up about Station 19 on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea are guests on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
    • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith is at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about Netflix's Alexa & Katie on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on the BUILD Series at 1:30pm.
    • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim talks about Comedy Central's The Jim Jefferies Show on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
    Friday, March 23
    • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILd Series at 2:30pm.
    • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) and Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Boris and Nicole are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani stops by Access Live, so check your local listings. She shares her recipe for spiked hot chocolate on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay creates something delicious with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
    • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

    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, March 18

    Bob's Burgers - "Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob decides to start serving brunch at Bob's Burgers in order to offer more strict competition against Jimmy Pesto and his pizzeria.

    Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

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

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Safe House" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After Seamus threatens Kevin, Holt devises an elaborate plan to hide him in a safe house, using Jake as his guard; Kevin is miserable as the 99 works overtime to find Seamus and take him down.

    Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

    The Last Man on Earth - "Hamilton/Berg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After the graveyard incident, Tandy and Todd try to convince the rest of the gang that something is wrong with Karl.

    School of Rock - "Photograph" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    The whole band works together to get Zack to look perfect for photo day, so he can finally have a picture on his parents' mantle at home.


    Monday, March 19

    Kevin Can Wait - "Delivery Guy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Vanessa convinces Kevin to go on a TV talk show with the “baby boy” he helped deliver years ago as a cop, but her plan to promote Monkey Fist backfires when Kevin runs into his arch-nemesis, Frank Munson (Ricardo Chavira), at the appearance. Michael Yo returns as Tom, a morning show host.

    Man with a Plan - "March Madness" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it.

    Superior Donuts - "The Chicago Way" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Randy, who just passed the detective’s exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted (guest star Christopher McDonald), to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur’s usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.

    Living Biblically - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Chip infuriates his colleagues when he decides to follow the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Steal” and begins returning office supplies he stole.

    American Dad - "Klaustastrophe.tv" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Stan deals with childhood issues of abandonment, which affects his performance at work; Klaus builds a website based on Smith family fails.


    Tuesday, March 20

    The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

    Fresh Off the Boat - "King in the North" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.

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

    Modern Family - "The Long Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.

    LA to Vegas - "Overbooked" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The crew is forced to figure out how to get the passengers to give up their seats when the flight is overbooked; Nichole makes good money selling snacks while the flight is kept on hold; Artem has an argument with an surprise seatmate.

    The Mick - "The Car" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Jimmy and Mickey mistakenly lock Ben inside an old car Jimmy purchased at a police auction; Alba discovers that Chip has been assuming the identity of Sabrina's online crush in secret, but Alba decides to actively encourage his actions.

    Baskets - "Basque-ets" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Chip laments becoming a fake Christmas tree person.


    Wednesday, March 21

    The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

    Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

    Modern Family - "Wine Weekend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley’s new boss’ country house where the only rule is: Don’t touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah’s house but can’t bring anyone else.

    American Housewife - "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

    Schitt's Creek - "The Gesture" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    David looks for a way to reconcile with Patrick after spending time away from him; Moira pitches the idea of a singles week event.

    grown-ish - "Crew Love" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The crew prepares for Freshman Formal; Jazz revels in a new relationship.

    Alone Together - "Property Management" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life.


    Thursday, March 22

    Superstore - "Target" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Jeff (Michael Bunin) leaves Cloud 9 to work at Target, Garrett (Colton Dunn) leads Glenn (Mark McKinney) to believe that he's poaching other employees to go with him. In return Glenn tries to poach employees from Target. Amy (America Ferrera) goes on a double date with Dina (Lauren Ash), and Kelly (Kelly Stables) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) discuss moving in together.

    A.P. Bio - "Selling Out" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack (Glenn Howerton) receives an offer from Miles' (Tom Bennett) publisher to write a book of feel-good philosophy that could be his ticket out of Toledo. Durbin accidentally sets off an emotional firestorm when he reveals that while Stef (Lyric Lewis) chose Mary (Mary Sohn) as her emergency contact, Mary chose Michelle (Jean Villepique).

    Atlanta - "Money Bag Shawty" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    People act differently outside the city.


    Friday, March 23

    Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Mysterious Robbery" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When the Bait N' Bite is robbed, the Diaz children use their resources to track down the culprit.

    Bizaardvark - "Amelia's Perfectly Imperfect Volleyball Adventure" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After Paige convinces the volleyball coach to put Amelia on the team, the DIY diva's ego lands the volleyball team in a match against the state champions.

    The Paynes - "Payneful Repairs" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Curtis and Ella learn some troubling news about Nyla.


    Saturday, March 24

    Knight Squad - "The Dork Knight Returns" (Nickelodeon, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    On the eve of Ciara's sister's return from the battlefield, Sir Gareth binds the feuding Arc and Ciara with "magical friendship bracelets" from which they can only be released by demonstrating sincere kindness toward each other.


    Sunday, March 25

    Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

    Bob's Burgers - "Sleeping with the Frenemy" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    Tina sets Tammy up with Brett, a boy from out of town; Gene loses his baby tooth and must find a replacement to complete Linda's collection.

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

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Negotiation" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jake is asked to negotiate a hostage situation with a jewel thief, he learns that the culprit seems to be a familiar face; Gina and Amy help Charles manage the high demands of his food truck.

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

    The Last Man on Earth - "Señor Clean" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Tandy tries to be a helpful, responsible adult to finally win Gail's praise; Todd is furious with Melissa for keeping him away from Jasper.

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    Thursday, May 24

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

    Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

    Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

    Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

    Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

    Thursday, May 24

    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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