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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) 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
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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