Saturday, April 21, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Goldbergs Spinoff Happening After All; Grey's Anatomy Renewed for Fifteenth Season

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It looks like that spinoff of The Goldbergs is happening after all, the Murphy Brown reboot has added a familiar actress to the cast, and CBS has renewed several series. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Remember that spinoff of The Goldbergs that got a lot of attention over a year ago before the entire idea being aborted? It turns out that it is going to happen after all, following a positive response to airing the pilot as an episode of the series. (CinemaBlend)
  • ABC has renewed Grey's Anatomy for a fifteenth season, which means The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet is being dethroned as ABC's longest running scripted sitcom. (Variety)
  • We're not sure if anybody even remembered that CBS was still airing Living Biblically, but now they aren't at all, as it has been pulled from the lineup due to low ratings. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Murphy Brown reboot has added Tyne Daly to the cast. (Deadline)
  • As we await the new fall season, CBS has went ahead and renewed several series. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (APRIL 24)


  • Shameless - The Complete Eighth Season (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99): The eighth season of the Showtime series arrives in this release.

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 21 - APRIL 28)
  • It hasn't really been seen on TV in decades (unless you count the half week that TV Land aired it over 15 years ago), but the 80s sitcom It's a Living is returning to air today on Logo, beginning at noon (let's hope they at least show more episodes than TV Land did, if not all of them eventually).
  • Laff is paying tribute to Harry Anderson, who died this week, with a special 12 hour Night Court marathon starting at 1:00 PM EST today.
  • You better be ready to "jump" with a 21 Jump Street binge on Decades this weekend.
  • The ninth season of Archer, or Archer: Danger Island as it will be called, debuts Wednesday on FXX.
  • The third season of Quantico will debut Thursday on ABC.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fri-Yay: Superstore is Doing the Will They/Won't They Story Arc Right; Laff Pays Tribute to Harry Anderson

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!

Superstore - Amy and Jonah

by Vincent

Will They/Won't They story arcs are one of the cornerstone of sitcoms. They've been done since essentially the dawn of the genre, but perhaps became especially prevalent with Sam and Diane on Cheers and then Ross and Rachel on Friends. Since then, it seems like having two characters who seem like they're going to get together but have various hurdles in their way is a requirement for all sitcoms.

However, in recent years, the trend has veered towards putting characters together sooner than later, which isn't always the case. On Superstore, the central will they/won't they couple - Jonah and Amy - show no real signs of actually making a commitment as the show moves towards the end of its third season, which separates it from recent arcs like Jess and Nick on New Girl (perhaps the most iconic example of the form in the current era), although there have certainly been hints. What makes Superstore's approach especially interesting, though, is that it's just as interested in the dark sides of the will they/won't they as the warm and fuzzy romantic moments.

For example, the most recent Superstore showed Jonah's girlfriend Kelly being left alone as the lights turn off as Cloud 9 waiting for Jonah to show up for their date - instead, he's off with Amy at a country club. We see Jonah and Amy talking and laughing at the country club - then immediately cut to the consequences of that warm moment. Even darker, the show actually had Amy get divorced after the second season, for reasons not related to Jonah, but given that Amy and Jonah kissed for the first time around the time Amy ended her marriage, it's easy to draw the lines and wonder if it had some sort of impact. Adding fuel to the fire, Superstore has spent much of its third season detailing just how tough of a time Amy is navigating her life after her divorce. While her marriage was unhealthy and the divorce was a positive, it doesn't sugarcoat how difficult it can be to reshape your life when it's been shaped a certain way for so long.


All Rise for Harry

Laff, the country's first-ever, over-the-air broadcast television network devoted to comedy around-the-clock, will pay tribute to Harry Anderson with a 12-episode "All Rise for Harry" Night Court Marathon this Saturday, April 21 starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Anderson, who passed away Monday at the age of 65, was a three-time EMMY® nominee as the star of Night Court, playing Judge Harold "Harry" T. Stone who presided over the nocturnal judiciary proceedings and its wacky cast of characters - both on trial and on staff. Anderson first gained national attention after he guest starred as grifter Harry "The Hat" Gittes on the first season of Cheers. That role, which he would reprise several times, led to his landing the lead role on the bench of Night Court.

Night Court was a staple of NBC's primetime line-up from 1984 to 1992. The popular series also featured John Larroquette's multiple EMMY®-winning performance as Dan Fiedling, the court's narcissistic prosecutor. The show also co-starred Markie Post, Richard Moll as the iconic court officer Bull, Selma Diamond and Marsha Warfield among others. Night Court can be seen on Laff weekdays at 3:00 p.m. (ET) with four episodes back-to-back. Laff features a hall-of-fame line-up of hit sitcoms which, in addition to Night Court, includes Roseanne, That '70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Drew Carey Show, Spin City, Grace Under Fire, Ellen and more. Home Improvement, starring Tim Allen, comes to Laff this fall.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CBS Picks Up 11 More Returning Series for 2018-19; BET 2018 Upfront

CBS

CBS announced the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season. Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. New picks-up are: Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: LA, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. They join the previous pick-ups of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, NCIS, Seal Team and S.W.A.T. The fate of some series are still up in the air, including Superior Donuts, Scorpion, 9JKL, Kevin Cain Wait, Life in Pieces, and more.


BET

BET Networks announced its upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year programming slate. Now, more than ever, black culture is powering every area of mainstream from politics and social media to music and fashion. As the #1 Cable Network for African American viewers 18-49 for 17 consecutive years, BET is omnipresent in its influence of all aspects of pop culture with new original series, featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars and influencers, both in front and behind the camera. From Dwayne Johnson, T.I., Will Packer, En Vogue, SWV, Salt, Pepa, Spinderella, Swizz Beatz, Tracey Edmonds and more, BET is raising the bar on premium programming content and will deliver 21% more original programming than last year. From engaging new provocative series, to culture-defining moments, BET continues to entertain, empower and engage its audiences.

BET and Paramount Television are partnering to reboot the 1992 American romantic comedy film Boomerang as a half-hour comedy, in which a successful executive finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new boss turns out to be a bigger deviant than he is. This updated version explores contemporary workplace dynamics, including the changing role of gender, office politics, relationships, and the conflicts between Generation X and Millennials. 10 episodes have been ordered. And one more comedy is coming, too...Peachtree Place follows five 30-something year olds living in Atlanta as they try to build professional and personal lives they can be proud of, but find that being a real adult is easier said than done. Unresolved feelings from college are uncovered and secrets revealed, forcing these friends to finally deal with uncomfortable truths about love, sex and reluctantly, growing up. Peachtree Place is executive produced by Will Packer and co-executive produced by Sheila Duckworth and Felischa Marye, who also serves as a writer on the series. 10 episodes have been ordered for this, too.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Carol Burnett Gets Netflix Series; Futurama on Syfy, Marathon on 4/20

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett is back! Netflix announced that improv/sketch series A Little Help with Carol Burnett will premiere on May 4, 2018. Celebrity guests include: Julie Bowen, Candace Cameron Bure, Mark Cuban, Billy Eichner, Taraji P. Henson, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled, Lisa Kudrow, Brittany Snow, Wanda Sykes, and Finn Wolfhard. Netflix will release all 12 half-hour episodes at once. In this funny and endearing series, she will be joined by a group of the most honest and unfiltered people in the world - a gaggle of straight talking, entertaining 5-9 year old kids. These very opinionated "experts" weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults. Each episode will feature a celebrity contributor brave enough to bring in their own dilemma for the kids to comment on in front of a live audience. The show is co-hosted by comedian Russell Peters.


Futurama

On Friday, April 20, SYFY falls under the trance of Futurama's Hypnotoad, the dangerously mesmerizing amphibian with the power to put humans into a zombie-like trance. From 8/7c to 2am/1c, our glorious lord and master stages a full SYFY invasion, complete with his own far-out logo, psychedelic sidebar and hypnotic interruptions of Futurama episodes selected for maximum trip-enhancing effect and Hypnotoad-centricity. Episodes airing in the stunt are:

· 8/7c - Bender's Big Score Part 1: Earth is taken over by email-scamming aliens while Hermes loses his head and Leela falls in love.
· 8:30/7:30c - Bender's Big Score Part 2: While Lars and Leela's romance takes off, Bender helps aliens pillage history for its treasures.
· 9/8c - Bender's Big Score Part 3: Leela and Lars prepare to get married, and we learn what happened to Fry when he returned to the 21st Century.
· 9:30/10:30c - Bender's Big Score Part 4: Lars reveals his secret as the humans fight back against the aliens.
· 10/9c - The Day The Earth Stood Stupid: Only Fry can save Earth when evil brains from another world plot to make everyone stupid.
· 10:30/9:30c - Three Hundred Big Boys: When each Earthican receives a $300 government refund, the Planet Express crew members pursue their respective dreams and desires.
· 11/10c - The Sting: A killer bee sting sends Leela on a long, strange trip.
· 11:30/10:30c - Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television: Bender becomes a television star, as well as a terrible role model for children.
· 12am/11c - Rebirth: After a devastating spaceship crash, the Professor attempts to resuscitate the crew with his birth machine.
· 12:32am/11:32c - Mobius Dick: Leela becomes obsessed with hunting down a mysterious, four-dimensional space whale.
· 1:01am/12:01c - Reincarnation: FUTURAMA is reconceived in three alternate animation styles: classic black-and-white, old-school videogame and Japanese anime.
· 1:31am/12:31c - Decision 3012: Leela becomes campaign manager for a presidential candidate whose birth certificate is mysteriously missing.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Goldbergs 1990s Spinoff Ordered for ABC; Remembering Harry Anderson of Night Court

The Goldbergs

The ABC Television Network has made a straight-to-series order of a new spinoff based on the hit comedy The Goldbergs. The series is slated for 2018-2019 season. The spinoff will be set in 1990-something and follow the hilarious teachers of William Penn Academy - led by Tim Meadows (Principal Glascott), Bryan Callen (Coach Mellor) and AJ Michalka (Lainey Lewis) - who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students. Story is by Marc Firek and Adam F. Goldberg. Teleplay is by Marc Firek. The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. Adam F. Goldberg, Doug Robinson and Marc Firek are executive producers.

ABC previously developed a spin-off last year but it was not ordered to series. However, that pilot aired on ABC this season on January 24 as an episode of The Goldbergs and did solid ratings. That pilot featured Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, Nia Long, Rachel Crow, Summer Parker, Ana Gasteyer, Missi Pyle and and Octavia Spencer as voice-over of Felicia. More on the new series casting will come soon, as of now they have only announced Meadows and Callen, with AJ Michalka now joining the series, too.


Harry Anderson

Actor, comedian and magician Harry Anderson, who starred as Judge Harry T. Stone in Night Court, has died. He died on April 16 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Anderson was 65.

Anderson's early television career included an appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live on October 17, 1981. He made a total of eight appearances as himself on the series through 1985. He appeared in the recurring role of the con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes in six episodes of NBC's Cheers from 1982 to 1993.

Night Court

He was best known for his role as Judge Harry T. Stone in the 1984-1992 NBC sitcom Night Court. Harold T. "Harry" Stone was a young, blue-jeaned judge who presided over a Manhattan municipal court, Criminal Court Part 2. He was an amateur magician. Harry Stone was a fan of actress Jean Harlow and crooner Mel Tormé, who made many guest appearances in the series. The popular series ran for nine seasons and 193 episodes. The series also starred John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Selma Diamond (1984-1985), Florence Halop (1985-1986), Charles Robinson, Markie Post (1985-1992), Marsha Warfield and Ellen Foley (1984-1985). Anderson received three consecutive Emmy nominations Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 1985, 1986 and 1987. He also directed two episodes and worked as a writer on five episodes of the series. Anderson reunited with Post and Robinson in a 2008 episode of 30 Rock titled "The One with the Cast of Night Court".

Dave's World

Anderson next starred as Miami syndicated newspaper columnist Dave Barry in the 1993-1997 CBS sitcom Dave's World. The series was based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. It starred DeLane Matthews, Meschach Taylor, Shadoe Stevens, J.C. Wendel, Zane Carney, Andrew Ducote, Patrick Warburton (1994-1997), Shannon Sharp (1993), Angell Conwell (1994-1995) and Tammy Lauren (1994-1995). Anderson also worked as a writer on five episodes. He made a cameo appearance as Dave Barry in a March 1994 crossover episode of Hearts Afire.

He played the role of the adult Richie Tozier in the 1990 ABC miniseries It. His film credits included 1982's The Escape Artist and 2014's A Matter of Faith. In 2006, he was interviewed for the documentary Hexing Hurricane, which was about the effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Anderson lived in New Orleans from 2002 to 2006.

Some of his television guest appearances included Tales from the Darkside, Tanner '88, D.C. Follies, Tales from the Crypt, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick, The John Larroquette Show, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Noddy and Son of the Beach. He appeared as himself in episodes of the comedy specials Comedy Bang! Bang! in 2013 and Gotham Comedy Live in 2014.

Harry Anderson

Anderson was also known for his work as a magician, which he toured as extensively. He did several magic/comedy shows for broadcast, including Harry Anderson's Sideshow in 1987 and Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade in 1996. He appeared with Criss Angel in a TV special called The Science of Magic in 1997.

Mr. Anderson was a man of many talents as an actor, comedian and magician. He was wonderful in the classic Night Court and the underrated Dave's World. He will be greatly missed.

Night Court can be currently seen on Laff. Stay with us for news on any tribute marathons for him.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

It's a Living Coming to Logo on April 21; Hollywood Darlings Returns Wednesday on Pop

It's a Living

The '80s sitcom It's a Living is coming to Logo starting Saturday, April 21! The series will launch on Logo from 12pm-3:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, in between blocks of Three's Company and Mama's Family on Saturday and Mama's Family and Married...with Children on Sunday. Like with other Logo sitcoms, It's a Living will air in marathon blocks when it airs. It will primarily air on weekends, so check your listings for exact timings. Other Logo sitcoms currently on the schedule include The Facts of Life, Alice, Green Acres, Too Close for Comfort, Bewitched, The Nanny, The Golden Girls, Will & Grace, All in the Family and the already mentioned Three's Company, Mama's Family and Married...with Children. Logo will air It's a Living starting with the third season, which was the start of its run in first-run syndication. The first two seasons aired on ABC, then continued for four more seasons in first-run syndication. The series has not been seen on television since it briefly aired on TV Land in 2001.

The show follows the lives of the waitresses at the posh restaurant Above the Top, located at the top of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California. At the helm was supervisor Nancy Beebe (Marian Mercer), the restaurant's maître d', who sometimes fraternized with the girls but usually gave orders. More often than not the scheme of the week involved upsetting Nancy in some way because all she wanted was an orderly wait staff. Adding to the chaotic working environment was a wisecracking pianist named Sonny Mann (Paul Kreppel), who made rude comments to the women, Nancy included, and got insulted in return. The kitchen was the domain of Chef Mario (Bert Remsen), then Dennis Hubner (Earl Boen), and finally Howard Miller (Richard Stahl), who eventually married Nancy.


Hollywood Darlings

Back in January at the TCA Winter 2018 Press Tour, we got word that Pop TV set an April 18 season two premiere date for Hollywood Darlings starring Christine Lakin (Step by Step), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Jodie Sweetin (Full House), and now we are just days away from the premiere! The season premiere airs at 8pm this Wednesday (April 18) only on Pop. There was a sneak peek episode last Wednesday after the season finale of Schitt's Creek. The season premiere, "Y2K," gives us the origin story of how the Hollywood Darlings became best friends told through a series of flashbacks to New Years Eve, 1999. 8 episodes have been ordered for the second season, just like the first season. Tune in this Wednesday at 8! And if you're in NJ or PA, catch the stars of Hollywood Darlings at the XFinity Stores in South Orange, NJ on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7pm and in King of Prussia, PA on Friday, April 20 from 3-5pm. The stars will be all over TV and radio this week as well, see out TV Stars on Talk listings.

In the series, these three childhood stars and friends, navigate the ups and downs of life in Hollywood. Through a series of misadventures, they guide and support one and other through crazy social situations, relationships, and their careers. Read our review of five episodes from last season.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 16, 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 April 16-20 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, April 16
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nell Scovell (Creator of Sabrina, the Teenage the Witch) - Nell appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush) - David stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Parker Posey (The Return of Jezebel James) - Parker talks about Netflix's Lost in Space on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae talks about Good Girls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach gives the scoop on his new show Alex, Inc. on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen talks about her new film The House of Tomorrow on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara opens up about her life and what's next for her career on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Diane Guerrero (Superior Donuts) - Diane is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Katrina Bowden (30 Rock) - Katrina appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tiya Sircar (Alex, Inc./The Good Place) - Tiya talks about Alex, Inc. on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, April 17
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Catch Joel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys) - Laurie talks about the Broadway play Three Tall Women on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine talks about her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about his movie And Then I Go on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on BUILD Series at 11:30am.
Wednesday, April 18
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Watch Cynthia on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He also talks about The Joel McHale Show on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings and Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine talk about Pop's Hollywood Darlings on the BUILD Series at 4pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Michael J. Fox (Family Ties/Spin City/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Michael talks about Designated Survivor on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) - Jim talks about Lullaby League on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her book Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 19
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) - Erica guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner/Knight & Daye) - Shiri talks about Lifetime's UnREAL on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory talks about I Feel Pretty on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Eddie Leavy (A.P. Bio) - Eddie talks about A.P. Bio on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, April 20
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine Christine talks about her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • T.R Knight (Charlie Lawrence) - T.R. talks about Nat Geo's Genius on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle talks about Super Troopers 2 on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean speaks out about his terrifying health scare and his fight against hearing loss on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia talks about Duck Butter on the BUILD Series at 10am.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings and Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine talk about Pop's Hollywood Darlings on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 15

Bob's Burgers - "The Hurt Soccer" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Bob's Burgers - "The Trouble with Doubles" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Bob and Linda's double date takes a disastrous turn when the couples get trapped; Louise hosts a zombie movie night, but when the zombies turn out to be too scary, Tina must take charge.

The Simpsons - "King Leer" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer and Marge follow Moe after the bar closes early and discover him and his father fighting; they attempt to bring Moe and his father back together.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Nutriboom" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jake and Charles get tied up in a pyramid scheme and must find a way to sever their contracts; Jake invites his newly discovered half sister to stay with him but realizes she's a nightmare and must find a way to get her back home.

The Last Man on Earth - "Special Delivery" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy wakes up to a shocking discovery that throws Todd into a spiral; Todd and Erica share an emotional roller coaster.


Monday, April 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Phat Monkey" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Monkey Fist lands Alviti’s (Ralph Macchio) big account to provide security for his parking garages, Kevin inadvertently derails Rootger’s efforts to study for his security guard test and puts the new job in jeopardy, much to Vanessa’s dismay. Also, Kendra and Chale try to persuade an investor to help finance their brew pub idea.

Man with a Plan - "King for a Day" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam is determined to figure out what Andi’s hiding when he discovers she’s been keeping secrets from him for his own good.

Superior Donuts - "Pedal to the Meddle" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Arthur’s offer to teach Franco to drive hits a speed bump when a cop catches Arthur with an expired license. Also, Tush prepares to attend a princely wedding for his friend Harry.

Living Biblically - "Show Hospitality" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Chip and Leslie’s patience is tested when they invite Rabbi Gil to stay with them after he discovers his wife is having an affair.

American Dad - "My Purity Ball and Chain" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Steve acts out his sexual energy, Francine asks Stan to give Steve "the talk," but Stan's fear that he won't do it right terrifies him; the family builds a giant water slide in the backyard.


Tuesday, April 17

Roseanne - "Darlene v. David" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David unexpectedly shows up for Harris’ birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Roseanne and Jackie’s mother, Bev, temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning.

Alex, Inc. - "The Nanny" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Alex thinks he fired their part-time babysitter, Rosalba, after he and Rooni find her sleeping on the job, but the situation gets more complicated when Rosalba shows up for work. Meanwhile, Ben takes over as babysitter and watches Soraya after school; and Rooni loses cell service and gets nervous about the kids being left home alone.

black-ish - "Fifty-Three Percent" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre and Bow have been fighting more than usual, and they decide to go back to their therapist who suggests they make time for a date night. Meanwhile, after Devante’s first birthday party, the bouncy house gets left behind, and Jack and Diane take advantage of it in different ways.

Splitting Up Together - "Soups Jealous" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena goes out on another date with Wes, whom she’s smitten with; but unbeknownst to her, Martin is doing his best to take care of a sick Milo. Meanwhile, Maya makes a decision on whether or not to become a single mother.

LA to Vegas - "The Dinner Party" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ronnie plans a dinner party at Bernard's when Bryan comes to see her; Dave is excited to have his first official date night with Patricia and Colin awkwardly asks his Uber driver to be his companion at the party; Artem shares his art with Nichole.

New Girl - "Tuesday Evening" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a drunken power lunch, Jess and Cece decide to confront Russell and demand that Jess be given additional responsibilities in her job.

The Last O.G. - "Truth Safari" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray and Cousin Bobby intercept the kids at school and take them on a trip down memory lane; Shay gets a reminder that her lie disrupted the family dynamic.


Wednesday, April 18

The Goldbergs - "The Goldberg Girls" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Afraid she’ll be all alone in her old age, Beverly attempts to bond with other moms to form their own group like the TV show “The Golden Girls,” while Erica gets annoyed at Geoff’s romantic gestures, almost causing them to break up.

Alex, Inc. - "The Mother-in-Law" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rooni’s mother, Joya, comes to New York and Alex tries too hard to impress her, including a disastrous celebration of Holi which makes him look worse. But a conversation between the two leads to a surprising development for Alex’s new company. Meanwhile, Ben wants to learn more about his heritage from his grandmother to impress a girl in school.

Modern Family - "Sex, Lies & Kickball" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.

American Housewife - "Back to School" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie’s efforts to get more time for herself backfire when she is forced to mend fences with the Westport moms by volunteering to run the school’s spring gala. Meanwhile, Oliver proves to Katie that his passion for ballet is genuine, inspiring her to confront his belittling teacher and stick up for him. Taylor and Greg disagree over whether or not she needs to go to college while he teaches her how to drive.

Hollywood Darlings - "Y2K" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverley, Jodie and Christine reminisce about New Year's Eve 1999; while attending a Y2K party hosted by Will Friedle, the girls end up locked in the basement together and find that they have much more in common than they thought.


Thursday, April 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comet Polarization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon’s comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart’s store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny’s astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

Young Sheldon - "Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn).

Mom - "Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy considers getting a new sponsor, Nora (Yvette Nicole Brown), after witnessing Marjorie have a major meltdown in a grocery store, and Bonnie tries her hand at being a supportive friend.

Life in Pieces - "Portrait Plagiarism Renter Scam" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen is offered a custom painting as payment from a hot new artist, she is thrilled until she sees the final product. Also, Sophia convinces Matt and Colleen to use her idea for a children’s book but it isn’t a new concept; Tyler and Clementine advertise their tiny house as a rental property; and John and Joan fall prey to a sleazy IRS scam.

Superstore - "Gender Reveal" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The store hosts a gender reveal party for Glenn (Mark McKinney) and his wife Jerusha (Kerri Kenney), just as Dina (Lauren Ash) is freaking out at the realities of having to deliver a baby. Meanwhile, Amy (America Ferrera) receives some unsettling news.

A.P. Bio - "Eight Pigs and a Bat" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Jack's (Glenn Howerton) students anonymously reports him for canceling their much-anticipated fetal pig dissection, he sets out to find the snitch. Durbin's (Patton Oswalt) chances at Principal of the Year are in jeopardy when the superintendent visits.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Champions - "Grandma Dearest" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vince begrudgingly reconnects with his mother, Gayle (Carolyn Hennesy), so Michael can complete a school project.

Nobodies - "Double Fault" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Hugh enlist the help of Blaine Kaine to break some unfortunate news to Larry; Mark-Paul, Sam, Rachel and Hugh have a tennis double date; Larry is forced to move in with Pat after Jen kicks him out.

Atlanta - "Woods" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It is believed wealth has something to do with Paper Boi's attitude.


Friday, April 20

The Paynes - "Date Night" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Ella Payne get roped into a real estate deal while trying to enjoy their retirement.


Saturday, April 21

Star Falls - "The Birthday" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Sophia promises not to tell anyone about Beth's usually low-key birthday, but Diamond finds out and plans a huge surprise party without telling Sophia.


Sunday, April 22

Bob's Burgers - "Cheer Up Sleepy Gene" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene gets invited to his first sleepover, and things don't go as planned; Bob and Linda record themselves while sleeping to prove who snores more.

Bob's Burgers - "Go Tina on the Mountain" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
The Belcher kids go to Outdoor Education only to have it rain; Tina meets a hermit living in the woods; Bob and Linda experience what it's like to be empty nesters.

The Simpsons - "Lisa Gets the Blues" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Simpsons' flight is rerouted to New Orleans, Lisa rediscovers her passion for jazz; Bart is intrigued by voodoo; Homer is intrigued by drinking.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Gray Star Mutual" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a fire destroys Charles' food truck, Pimento unexpectedly shows up to the scene as the insurance agent; Rosa helps Amy to see that it's okay to get excited about picking her wedding dress; Gina and Terry coach Holt in the art of social media.

Family Guy - "'Family Guy' Through the Years" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A reimagining of the show as a series that's been on the air for 60 years; a look back at the cultural events and issues tackled on the show through the decades.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Blob" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A thermal heat detector reveals a potential sign of life, but Tandy doesn't want the group to split up to investigate; Todd and Erica have trouble seeing eye to eye.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Mad About You Reboot One Step Closer to Reality; The Simpsons Addresses Concerns About Character of Apu

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing more about the Mad About You reboot this week, The Simpsons has dealt with the complaints about the stereotypes of the character of Apu (and the response has not been very positive, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Admittedly, unlike most series that have been or will be rebooted, Mad About You has not been all that successful in syndication, but that isn't stopping this idea of a reboot from moving forward. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • It was mentioned several months ago that The Simpsons would deal with the complaints about stereotypes of the character of Apu, but they did just that this week and it seems to have not gone over particularly well. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Deadline is always keeping us updated on all of the comings on goings of pilot season each and every week. (Deadline)
  • Tim O'Connor, who starred in Peyton Place (in addition to appearing in many other series), has died at age 90. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Carol Burnett can never win too many awards, and her latest is a Peabody. (Variety)
  • The second season of Trial & Error has a premiere date on NBC. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (APRIL 17)



    WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 14 - APRIL 20)
    • Johnny Galecki will reprise his role of David on the reboot of Roseanne on Tuesday night on ABC.
    • Whether you're sick of hearing the name Roseanne or get excited every time you hear it, the original series will begin airing on Paramount Network on Wednesday.
    • It's a 77 Sunset Strip marathon for Decades this weekend.
    • In case you missed it, the revival of Lost in Space debuted on Netflix yesterday.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Fri-Yay: New Girl Begins Its Final Season; Trial & Error Returns to NBC July 19

    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!

    New Girl

    by Vincent

    This week, New Girl began its abbreviated 8-episode final season. I've been a fan of New Girl nearly since it began back in 2011, and over the course of its seven seasons, I've found the series to be an incredibly funny series with some top-notch characters that will certainly go down as one of the primest examples of the early '10s hangout comedy. What began as a Zooey Deschanel star vehicle quickly evolved into a quirky, strange little series about a truly weird group of friends navigating into adulthood. As it begins its final season with a time jump and a revelation that the main characters have moved on from the lost, I've been feeling a little nostalgic about the good times I've had with the show over the years, and how in many ways it already feels like a throwback to a time of sitcoms past, even before it's left the air.

    The television industry and sitcoms themselves have transformed so much over the seven years of New Girl's run. When the show began, broadcast sitcoms were still the dominant form of television comedy - sure, cable comedies existed, but this was a world before streaming and before the full extent of cable. This was also a time when there were still multiple broadcast sitcoms bringing in tens of millions of viewers every week. So when the series began, it was a high-profile, hyped up Zooey Deschanel star vehicle, which premiered to huge ratings but mixed reviews. And yet, over the course of the first season, the series gradually toned down Zooey's Jess and expanded the characters of her male roommates, examining their quirks one-by-one until it felt like a real, complete ensemble series. As the show evolved, it became less a star vehicle and more an analysis of this world of hilarious, strange characters and the loft they inhabited. For the most part, the show remained incredibly consistent, as well - other than a slight dip in the third season stemming from too many character changes too fast, the series remained an enjoyable delight by digging deeply into its characters - both for comedy and drama.

    So as the series heads into its final season, three years into the future, it feels like the end of an era - both for the series and for television in general. With the current splintering of comedy between cable, network and streaming, it's possible a series like New Girl wouldn't even exist in today's TV climate - most likely, it would be a cable or streaming series, given its young audience and niche sense of humor - but I'm glad it did. New Girl is a show I'll always remember and enjoy watching in reruns and streaming, and I'm ready to savor these final seven episodes.


    Trial & Error: Lady Killer

    Toplined by Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, NBC's Trial & Error: Lady, Killer will return to East Peck when the second season debuts Thursday, July 19 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Last season the 9 p.m. telecast of Trial & Error averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research and the 9:30 episode averaged a 1.1 in 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers. The first season of Trial & Error is now available exclusively on the NBC App and Video on Demand.

    In the spirit of true crime documentaries, the second season of this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D'Agosto), still relatively a newcomer in a tiny southern town, who is sturdily posed for his next big case there. His mission? To defend the eccentric first lady of East Peck, Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, and who suddenly finds herself accused of the bizarre murder of her beloved husband. As Josh continues to settle into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop while working with his quirky team of local misfits, he suspects that winning his second big case this time should be easy (especially when his client is the town favorite), but is it? The cast also includes Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Amanda Payton.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    ABC to Air Roseanne Revival Marathon; Michelle Wolf Heads to Netflix

    Roseanne

    For those viewers who haven't watched yet or want to experience 10th season episodes (so far) all over again, the revival of Roseanne will rebroadcast four back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 24 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Episodes are also available via streaming and on demand. Plus, an original episode of Deception kicks off a two-night event (part two airs Sunday, April 29) where, for the first time this season, Deception will show viewers how Cameron Black executes one of the grandest illusions in history, immediately following the Roseanne marathon on Tuesday, April 24 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. The revival premiere, of Roseanne, originally broadcast on March 27, set a Nielsen all-time delayed viewing record with a +8.8 million viewer lift after just 7 days of playback, driving its Live + 7 Day average audience to 27.26 million viewers.

    Episodes to air during the two-hour block include:

    "Twenty Years to Life" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
    "Dress to Impress" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT)
    "Eggs Over, Not Easy" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT)
    "Darlene v. David" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT)

    The series stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.


    The Break with Michelle Wolf

    The Break with Michelle Wolf is coming to late night. The Break with Michelle Wolf, a weekly half hour variety/sketch series, launches Sunday, May 27 on Netflix. With four years of working on shows including, The Daily Show and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, it's now Michelle's turn to host and her new weekly show will take a break from the seriousness of today's late night comedy. Instead of making the news fun, she'll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda... unless it's funny. Michelle Wolf will also be hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 28.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Paramount Network Gets Roseanne; The CW Summer 2018 Schedule

    Roseanne

    As new episodes of Roseanne continue to break ratings records on ABC, Paramount Network looks to capitalize on this television phenomenon as it adds classic episodes of Roseanne to its weekday lineup. Roseanne will debut with a marathon on Paramount Network on Tuesday, April 17 from 9:00am-8:00pm, leading into the all-new episode that night on ABC. The marathon will feature episodes showcasing the relationship between Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki), which is a storyline in the new episode that evening. Beginning Wednesday, April 18, four half-hour classic episodes of Roseanne will run each weekday afternoon from 4-6pm ET/PT. The series also airs on sister networks of Paramount on Viacom properties TV Land, Logo and CMT. Roseanne also airs on the diginet Laff.

    Roseanne stars actress and comedian Roseanne Barr and centers around a working-class American family in Illinois. From executive producer Carsey Werner Productions, Roseanne ran for nine seasons on ABC (1988-1997) and triumphantly returned to stellar ratings this past March. The Roseanne cast also includes John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Natalie West.


    The CW

    The CW Network has set its Summer 2018 premiere dates, with original programming all summer long, including new scripted series and returning favorites. The CW's successful summer trio of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion will all return with new episodes in June. The hit improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? premieres on Monday, June 4 (9-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT), as Cycle 5 of the comedy magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us premieres Monday, June 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Masters of Illusion makes its season debut with back-to-back new episodes Friday, June 29 (8-8:30pm ET/PT and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT).

    The CW's two new summer dramas will debut on consecutive nights in July with the new 10-episode fantasy adventure series The Outpost, from executive producer Dean Devlin, premiering Tuesday, July 10 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), and the investigative legal drama Burden of Truth, starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty And The Beast), premiering Wednesday, July 11 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). My Last Days, the heartwarming docuseries hosted and executive produced by Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni, returns for its second installment this summer. The three-part special will air Friday, May 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), Friday, June 1 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), and Friday, June 8 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

    As The CW continues to move into a year-round programming schedule, several of The CW's hit scripted series will wrap their seasons during the summer months, including Life Sentence, whose season finale airs Friday, June 15 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), and Supergirl, which will conclude its third season on Monday, June 18 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Additionally, original episodes of The Originals and The 100 will also continue to air throughout the summer. Finale dates for those series will be announced at a later time.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    NBC Sets Summer Dates for Marlon and Reverie; Netflix Orders Season 2 of Multi-Camera Sitcom

    Reverie

    NBC has set premiere dates for its new immersive-reality drama series Reverie, starring Sarah Shahi and Golden Globe Award nominee Dennis Haysbert, as well as last summer's #1 new scripted series, Marlon. New drama Reverie will launch Wednesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following NBC's popular summer alternative series American Ninja Warrior. From Mickey Fisher, the creator of Extant, this grounded new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself. The cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris.

    Marlon

    Sitcom Marlon returns for season two on Thursday, June 14 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. with Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots serving as its lead in. It was summer's #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers. Marlon concluded its first season by matching the show's "live plus same day" season highs with both its 9 and 9:30 p.m. telecasts. Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but sometimes inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast features Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O'Neil.


    Alexa & Katie

    Netflix's Alexa & Katie will return for Season 2! Alexa & Katie, Netflix's first tween sitcom, will be returning for a second season... sophomore year, here we come! Season 1 of Alexa & Katie launched on March 23 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Alexa & Katie, Netflix's first fully produced tween sitcom, is a funny and heartwarming show about two best friends eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. Despite the fact that Alexa (Paris Berelc - Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force) is undergoing cancer treatment, her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life never falter, especially with her loyal and awkwardly adorable best friend Katie (newcomer Isabel May) by her side. At times they're left feeling like outsiders, during a period when what seems to matter most is fitting in. Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar, Saved By The Bell) also stars as Lori, Alexa's determined and protective mother. Created and executive produced by Heather Wordham (Hannah Montana, Reba), the show's star is Alexa and Katie's friendship; whether it be at school, at home, or in the hospital, they are by each other's side through thick and thin, serving as role models for modern-day female friendships.

    Monday, April 09, 2018

    Mom Renewed for 6th Season on CBS; The Simpsons to Surpass Gunsmoke for Most Episodes

    Mom - Allison Janney and Anna Faris

    CBS announced that it has renewed the critically acclaimed Mom for the 2018-2019 season. The comedy starring Anna Faris and Academy and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, which recently celebrated its 100th episode, is being picked up for a sixth season, joining other shows from CBS' Thursday night lineup, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and S.W.A.T., in being renewed for next year. Mom premiered on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 and moved to Thursdays at the start of Season 2. Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall and William Fichtner also star.


    The Simpsons

    The April 29 episode of The Simpsons, the series' 636th, will beat Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime scripted show in TV history! In the episode, Grampa makes a confession to Homer while on his deathbed. After his recovery, he comes to realize that this issue will not be easy to reconcile in the all-new "Forgive and Regret" episode of The Simpsons airing Sunday, April 29 from 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT on Fox. The all-star Voice Cast includes: Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson; Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson; Nancy Cartwright as Bart Simpson and Nelson; Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson; Hank Azaria as Moe; Harry Shearer as Skinner; Tress MacNeille as Dolph; Pamela Hayden as Milhouse.

    The current top primetime scripted series number of episodes as of today (* - currently running):

    1. Gunsmoke - 635
    2. The Simpsons - 633*
    3. Lassie - 547
    4. Law & Order - 456
    5. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 435
    6. Bonanza - 431
    7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 427*
    8. My Three Sons - 380
    9. Dallas - 357
    10. NCIS - 347*
    11. Knots Landing - 344
    12. The Danny Thomas Show - 343
    13. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 335
    14. ER - 331
    15. Grey's Anatomy - 310*

    Sunday, April 08, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 9, 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 April 9-13 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


    Sunday, April 8
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Catch Lena on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, April 9
    • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch Zooey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity and her husband William H. Macy are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Dady) - Leslie drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
    • Amber Stevens West (Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) - Amber is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) - Erica talks about BET's In Contempt on People Now at 8:30am.
    • J.J. Totah (Champions) - J.J. talks about Champions on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Anna Faris (Overboard) - Anna talks about Overboard on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • David Cassidy (The Partridge Family) - The Doctors has one of David's final TV appearances, so check your local listings.
    • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    Tuesday, April 10
    • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Catch Eva on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about his new book Hey Mom on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • Wyatt Cenac (People of Earth) - Wyatt visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu country) - Reba is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The Mindy Project/That '80s Show) - Glenn appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Colin Hanks (Life with Pieces) - Colin appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jace Norman (Henry Danger) - Jace is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings) Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie gives the scoop on her new hit show Rise on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Lecy Goranson (Roseanne) - Lecy will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace co-hosts Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Lindsay Price (Splitting Up Together/Coupling) - Lindsay talks about Splitting Up Together on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen and her daughter get pinworms on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    Wednesday, April 11
    • Anna Faris (Mom) - Watch Anna on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Chris appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • John Krasinski (The Office) - John visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity and her husband William H. Macy are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. They will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy talks about I Feel Pretty on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show/The New Dick Van Dyke Show) - Dick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is at the kitchen table, and he's answering the audience’s rapid-fire questions…like why did he once order a baby grand piano on his mom’s credit card on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry speaks out on being sexually harassed and how his secret porn addiction nearly destroyed his marriage on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura is in the kitchen with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings) Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine talk about Hollywood Darlings on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah gives her marriage secret on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie talks about his new book Hey Mom on the BUILD Series at 10:30am.
    • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his graphic novel Brooklyn Gladiator on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man talks about Drop the Mic on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • J.J. Totah (The Wendy Williams Show) - J.J. is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    Thursday, April 12
    • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Catch Shia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • John Krasinski (The Office) - John chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Jessica Hecht (The Single Guy/Red Oaks) - Jessica talks about her new play Admission on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January talks about The Last Man on Earth on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
    Friday, April 13
    • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Aubrey on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Nathan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and her husband Donnie Wahlberg dish on their PDA packed relationship, Facetime sleeping and more on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba hangs at the kitchen table on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York - Jim will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Reap What You Sew on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on the BUILD Series at 11am.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, April 8

    Bob's Burgers - "Sleeping with the Frenemy" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    Bob's Burgers - "Cheer Up Sleepy Gene" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    Gene gets invited to his first sleepover, and things don't go as planned; Bob and Linda record themselves while sleeping to prove who snores more.

    The Simpsons - "No Good Read Goes Unpunished" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    In an attempt to bring the family together, Marge forces everyone to give up electronics for the day and take a trip to a book store.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Puzzle Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jake surprises Amy with an investigation into arson cases connected to her favorite crossword puzzle author; Gina helps Holt jazz up his commissioner candidate speech; Terry, Rosa, Hitchcock and Scully argue over who deserves the new detective car.

    Family Guy - "The Woof of Wall Street" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Brian convinces Stewie to teach him how to invest in the stock market; Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe look after the Drunken Clam while Jerome is away.

    The Last Man on Earth - "Special Delivery" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    While Todd butts heads with Erica, Melissa is determined to form a strong female friendship with her; Carol grows suspicious that a new stranger could be living nearby.

    Game Shakers - "Super Ugly Head" (Nickelodeon, 7:00PM ET/PT)
    Kenzie is torn whether to tell on Dub after she sees him tear down his own statue.

    School of Rock - "I Love Rock and Roll: Part II" (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.


    Monday, April 9

    Kevin Can Wait - "The Smoking Bun" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Kevin and Vanessa devise a plan to save Enzo’s restaurant after learning the new owner, Alviti (Ralph Macchio), plans to knock it down and build a parking lot. But when Alviti makes them a lucrative job offer, the future of Enzo’s is at stake.

    Man with a Plan - "April Fools" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Adam insists that pranks are harmless fun, Andi creates an elaborate hoax to teach him a lesson.

    Superior Donuts - "Balls and Streaks" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Arthur, a Cubs super-fan, is determined to break the consecutive attendance record for Opening Day games, but when he finds himself without a ticket, he’s left scrambling for a way into Wrigley Field for the first time in 43 years. Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell guest stars as himself.

    Living Biblically - "Let Us Pray" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Chip’s mother-in-law, Diana (JoBeth Williams), a scientist, spars with him about the power of prayer.


    Tuesday, April 10

    Roseanne - "Eggs Over, Not Easy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    A crucial moment for Becky’s surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other’s lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie’s application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind.

    The Middle - "Bat Out of Heck" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life; and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car. Sue is more determined than ever to win a very prestigious and competitive hotel scholarship; and Frankie swears that she’s seeing something mysterious flying through the house.

    black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

    Splitting Up Together - "Street Meat" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    While Lena gets ready to go out on a first date with a handsome man whose sexual chemistry is undeniable, Martin finishes his dance lessons with Charlotte and attempts to try to fix things with Lena on what would have been their 16th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Mason is being teased by his friends for not being as sexually active as they claim to be; and to prove that she would be a good mom, Maya attempts to watch over Lena and Martin’s kids, with questionable results.

    LA to Vegas - "Training Day" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Ronnie, Bernard and Capt. Dave struggle with a "Jackpot Challenge" flight training course, but find themselves excelling at a real-world emergency; Colin, Artem and Nichole decide to commit themselves to a slot machine they believe will pay out big.

    New Girl - "About Three Years Later" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Jess and Nick come back from a book tour for "The Pepperwood Chronicles" across Europe; Schmidt and Cece plan a birthday party for their daughter, where Jess encounters her ex; Winston and Aly try choosing a pregnancy photo.

    The Last O.G. - "Bobo Beans" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    After getting turned down for a job at a high-end restaurant, Tray stumbles into a position at a chain coffee shop owned by Wavy, the drug dealer that Tray took the fall for.


    Wednesday, April 11

    The Goldbergs - "Flashy Little Flashdancer" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    After seeing “Flashdance,” Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is dejected when the family doesn’t support her after telling them she is going to be in a recital. Meanwhile, when Emmy starts dating a cool guy, Adam thinks their friendship is in jeopardy, so he sets out to be cooler which backfires.

    Alex, Inc. - "The Butterfly Pavilion" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Alex gets mad at Eddie for making work decisions without him. Meanwhile, Rooni thinks chaperoning Soraya’s field trip will be easy but it inadvertently goes awry when she gets distracted by work; and Ben takes up guitar playing and is determined to get his dad to let him score music for the podcast.

    Modern Family - "CHiPs and Salsa" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Haley hears that her loopy boss (guest star Mira Sorvino) is looking for a product with the magical properties of peppers, she tries to gain favor by convincing Gloria to sell her salsa to NERP; Mitchell gets Cam the police ride-along he’s always dreamed of.

    American Housewife - "It's Not You, It's Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Katie and Greg struggle to resist the urge to micromanage as their children navigate life choices, such as landing your first job, picking out friends and managing homework.

    Schitt's Creek - "Singles Week" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Singles Week kicks off just as Jocelyn's baby is born; Patrick and David take their relationship to the next level.

    Hollywood Darlings - "Star Crossed Mothers" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jodie tries a new celebrity dating app; Christine goes method for an acting role as a Russian prostitute; Beverley pulls out all of the stops to get her children into a prestigious preschool.


    Thursday, April 12

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Reclusive Potential" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    A brilliant but reclusive scientist, Doctor Wolcott (Peter MacNicol), invites Sheldon to his cabin in the middle of nowhere, and Leonard, Raj and Howard go along for the trip. Also, Penny and Bernadette improvise after Amy doesn’t like the tame bachelorette party they planned for her.

    Young Sheldon - "A Mother, A Child, and a Blue Man's Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

    Mom - "Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When the ladies bring a meeting to a women’s prison, Bonnie is attacked by an old acquaintance, Tammy (Kristen Johnston), and Christy helps Bonnie make amend.

    Life in Pieces - "Sitter Dating Sister Mattress" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Jen and Greg go to great lengths to find the perfect babysitter for Lark. Also, John becomes testy when shopping for a mattress and Joan realizes the unusual source of his aggravation; Heather learns information about Samantha’s boyfriend that she isn’t sure she should reveal; and Matt believes he may have a history with Colleen’s sister after he meets her for the first time.

    Superstore - "Lottery" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    As lottery mania sweeps the store, Dina (Lauren Ash) incentivizes the employees to sell as many tickets as possible. Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) helps Amy (America Ferrera) track down the new district manager to lobby for a raise.

    A.P. Bio - "Durbin Crashes" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jack (Glenn Howerton) casually gives Durbin (Patton Oswalt) some marriage advice, it backfires, gets Durbin kicked out of the house, and Jack takes him in. The A.P. Bio kids tell Jack if they can get Miles' (Tom Bennet) DNA, they'll learn a little biology while pulling off the ultimate revenge.

    Will & Grace - "There's Something About Larry" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace's (Debra Messing) old friend Larry (guest star Tim Bagley) decides he's in love with Will. On Jack's (Sean Hayes) first day as a Lyft driver, he hits his wacky neighbor Val (special guest star Molly Shannon). Karen (Megan Mullally) steps in to bail out Jack, but then needs Jack to bail her out.

    Champions - "Vincemas" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Vince and Matthew are excited to bond with Michael on their annual camping trip - and the Champions staff are excited to celebrate Vince's absence with a secret party they call Vincemas.

    Nobodies - "Driven Insane" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Melissa wants the script finished in time for a table read the following day, so Larry, Rachel, Hugh, and newly appointed showrunner Dave attempt to finish the draft while taking care of a sick Lois.

    Atlanta - "Champagne Papi" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Partying activities are called into question if they are not posted on social media.


    Friday, April 13

    Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a New Squad" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Georgie fails to make the basketball team, Harley helps her cultivate a new passion instead.

    Bizaardvark - "Spring Break Video Spectacular" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Paige volunteers for a veterinarian channel, Frankie begins to worry she's going to lose her best friend and Bizaardvark.

    The Paynes - "Keep the Payne Away" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Ella wants to surprise Curtis with the new renovations, but Curtis has other plans.


    Saturday, April 14

    Henry Danger - "Diamonds Are for Heather" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Kid Danger and Captain Man are called to the Swellview Museum of Stools and Jewels to prevent the rare Neal Diamond from being stolen.

    Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Sorcery School students temporarily move onto the Knight School grounds, and quickly engage in a competition for control of the Phoenix squad room; Arc and Ciara must decide how far they will go to win and save their school.

    Star Falls - "The Assistant" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Craig's assistant quits, Sophia and Diamond get uber-competitive as they both vie for the job.


    Sunday, April 15

    Bob's Burgers - "The Hurt Soccer" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    Bob's Burgers - "The Trouble with Doubles" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    Bob and Linda's double date takes a disastrous turn when the couples get trapped; Louise hosts a zombie movie night, but when the zombies turn out to be too scary, Tina must take charge.

    The Simpsons - "King Leer" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Homer and Marge follow Moe after the bar closes early and discover him and his father fighting; they attempt to bring Moe and his father back together.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Nutriboom" / " (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jake and Charles get tied up in a pyramid scheme and must find a way to sever their contracts; Jake invites his newly discovered half sister to stay with him but realizes she's a nightmare and must find a way to get her back home.

    The Last Man on Earth - "Special Delivery" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Tandy wakes up to a shocking discovery that throws Todd into a spiral; Todd and Erica share an emotional roller coaster.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Sunday, April 22

    Bob's Burgers - "Cheer Up Sleepy Gene" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Gene gets invited to his first sleepover, and things don't go as planned; Bob and Linda record themselves while sleeping to prove who snores more.

    Bob's Burgers - "Go Tina on the Mountain" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    The Belcher kids go to Outdoor Education only to have it rain; Tina meets a hermit living in the woods; Bob and Linda experience what it's like to be empty nesters.

    The Simpsons - "Lisa Gets the Blues" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When the Simpsons' flight is rerouted to New Orleans, Lisa rediscovers her passion for jazz; Bart is intrigued by voodoo; Homer is intrigued by drinking.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Gray Star Mutual" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When a fire destroys Charles' food truck, Pimento unexpectedly shows up to the scene as the insurance agent; Rosa helps Amy to see that it's okay to get excited about picking her wedding dress; Gina and Terry coach Holt in the art of social media.

    Family Guy - "'Family Guy' Through the Years" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    A reimagining of the show as a series that's been on the air for 60 years; a look back at the cultural events and issues tackled on the show through the decades.

    The Last Man on Earth - "The Blob" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    A thermal heat detector reveals a potential sign of life, but Tandy doesn't want the group to split up to investigate; Todd and Erica have trouble seeing eye to eye.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 16)

    Friday, April 20

    • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine Christine talks about her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • T.R Knight (Charlie Lawrence) - T.R. talks about Nat Geo's Genius on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle talks about Super Troopers 2 on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean speaks out about his terrifying health scare and his fight against hearing loss on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia talks about Duck Butter on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings and Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine talk about Pop's Hollywood Darlings on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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    02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
    02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
    02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
    02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
    02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
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    02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
    02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
    03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
    03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
    03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
    03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
    04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
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    04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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