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.


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.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

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
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
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
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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