Monday, June 18, 2018

Showtime Gets Don Cheadle Comedy; HBO Special Directed by Jerrod Carmichael Coming Soon

Black Monday - Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall

SHOWTIME has ordered the comedy series Black Monday, starring and executive produced by Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe(R) winning actor Don Cheadle - returning to SHOWTIME after a five-season run as star and executive producer of House of Lies - with two-time Tony Award(R) nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip) also leading the cast. The series was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad), who will also executive produce, directed the pilot. With an 10-episode order, Black Monday, a co-production between SHOWTIME and Sony Pictures Television Studios, will premiere in 2019.

Black Monday takes us back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it ... until now. It's the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley's birthday party and the glass ceiling. The comedy also stars Paul Scheer (The League), Yassir Lester (Making History), Michael James Scott (Aladdin on Broadway) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), with recurring guest star Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and guest stars Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer) and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk).


Jerrod Carmichael

HBO has wrapped production on a special starring comedians Drew Michael and Suki Waterhouse, with Jerrod Carmichael directing. Shot in Los Angeles last month, the special will debut on the network later this year. Drew Michael has written for Saturday Night Live and guest starred on sitcom The Carmichael Show. He recorded a stand-up special for the cable series The Half Hour, as well as stand-up albums "Lovely" and "Funny to Death." Suki Waterhouse stars in the upcoming feature Assassination Nation, and was most recently seen in The Bad Batch. Jerrod Carmichael has headlined two stand-up specials on HBO; Jerrod Carmichael: Love At The Store, and Jerrod Carmichael: 8.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 18, 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 June 18-22, 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, June 18
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Watch Jermaine on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Bianca Lawson (Goode Behavior/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Bianca is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton (Teachers) - Katie and Katy talk about Teachers on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, June 19
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, June 20
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Animal Practive/Better with You) - JoAnna guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared), Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show), Jay Pharoah (White Famous) and Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show features funny guys from Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jai Rodriguez (Malibu Country) - Jai guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie prepares one-skillet suppers on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sydelle Noel and Britney Young (GLOW) - Sydelle and Britney talk about GLOW on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) - Chris and Daniella talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about Sorry to Bother You on the BUILD Series at 10am.
Thursday, June 21
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Drew on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife) - Cameron visits The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about the launch of The Maxx You Project on People Now at 12pm.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, June 22
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Raven-Symone (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symone appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Amber Stevens West (Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) - Amber is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Daniella Pineda (The Detour) - Daniella talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josie Bissett (The Hogan Family) - Josie talks about Hallmark Channel's Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced/Living with Fran) - Fran will be on the BUILD Series at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 17

The Simpsons - "Lis Gets the Blues" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Bob's Burgers - "Mission Impos-slug-ble" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise's extensive card collection gets confiscated at school and she devises a plan to get them back; Bob must give a eulogy for an old acquaintance despite an unfortunate incident that happened years ago.

Family Guy - "The D in Apartment 23" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins force Brian to move out after he posts an offensive tweet that goes viral.

Ghosted - "The Premonition" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Leroy brings in a psychic to help figure out who bugged the office; Max refuses to give in to the superstitions.


Monday, June 18

Mom - "Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie locks horns with Jill’s “inner strength” coach, Miranda (Kristin Chenoweth). Also, Christy struggles to bounce back after being rejected from law school.

Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck.

Andi Mack - "Truth or Truth" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the power goes out in Shadyside, a day of fun and games sheds light on unexpected revelations.


Tuesday, June 19

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

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.


Wednesday, June 20

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

The Goldbergs - "Jackie Likes Star Trek" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Adam and Jackie disagree over their Halloween costumes, Murray teaches Adam to be a shell of a man to keep Jackie happy; however, it backfires quickly also causing an issue for Murray and Beverly. But they soon all learn to compromise in their own special way.

Modern Family - "Brushes with Celebrity" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan recount all their biggest celebrity encounters. Phil shows a house to his musical hero and is determined to make a good impression despite the intense pain radiating from a very inconvenient part of his body. Meanwhile, Jay’s day at jury duty takes an unexpected turn when he gets to serve it alongside one of America’s biggest football icons. Finally, Manny’s encounter with his favorite playwright and a celebrated actor and comedian don’t go exactly as you’d expect.

American Housewife - "Field Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie wants to prove to the Westport moms that she is fully capable of competing at Field Day at Anna-Kat’s school, but she ends up taking the competition a little too seriously. Greg enlists Taylor’s boyfriend, Trip, to help him make the family recipe for chili in a local competition, which makes Taylor and Oliver jealous.

Young & Hungry - "Young & Downtown Gabi" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Elliot and Yolanda worry about how their work lives will change now that Josh and Gabi are a couple.

Young & Hungry - "Young & Third Wheel" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sofia hits it off with Josh's dentist, but Gabi isn't so sure he's the right one for her.


Thursday, June 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Tesla Recoil" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard and Wolowitz are furious after they learn Sheldon went to work with the military behind their backs. Also, while Bernadette is on bed rest, she asks Raj to do some digging when she suspects Ruchi is trying to steal her job.

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

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

Life in Pieces - "Meal Potty Cart Middle" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim and Heather go to an expensive dinner to celebrate their anniversary, they are determined to finish every bite of their pricey 20-course meal. Also, Jen and Greg try to quickly potty-train Lark before her first day of preschool; Tyler gets jealous of the attention Clementine is getting at work; and Matt and Samantha team up for a “Middle Child Day” and go to a trapeze school. Emmy Award-winning food expert Padma Lakshmi guest stars as Stephanie, Heather and Tim’s server at an upscale restaurant.

Marlon - "Sisters" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marlon’s (Marlon Wayans) sisters come to town, he convinces Ashley (Essence Atkins) to pretend they are still married to keep them from being disappointed. As the weekend goes on, the charade gets harder to keep up and Marlon finally confronts them in an epic confession. After receiving a psychic reading from Lenora (guest star Sherri Shepherd), Stevie (Diallo Riddle) tries to woo Yvette (Bresha Webb) as he thinks they are destined to be together.

Marlon - "Divorce Counseling" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) go to see Kamala Shabazz (Kim Wayans), a strong-willed relationship therapist, to help stabilize their rocky divorce. When Marlon exposes Kamala as a fraud, he experiences a breakthrough and realizes he should change his ways. Stevie (Diallo Riddle) gives Yvette (Bresha Webb) an intense massage.

American Woman - "The Party" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Desperate to connect with her role model, Lori, Kathleen drags Bonnie and Diana to a party in the hills; when Diana tries to cut loose, things get out of hand; Bonnie finds herself in an exciting new position.


Friday, June 22

none scheduled


Saturday, June 23

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Quadbusters" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the quads are pressured by older kids to sneak out after curfew and hang out at Get Sporty, they discover that the store is haunted.


Sunday, June 24

The Simpsons - "Gone Boy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The town puts together a search party after Bart goes missing; Sideshow Bob tries to force his whereabouts out of Millhouse.

Bob's Burgers - "Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Bob wonders about the worth of working in the restaurant business, a couple who fell in love at the restaurant asks the Belchers to cater their wedding; when things don't go as planned, Linda tries to save the day.

Family Guy - "Foxx in the Men House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter befriends the coolest guy ever and dumps Quagmire, Joe, and Cleveland.

Ghosted - "The Article" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An article is published revealing The Bureau Underground to the public; Merv asks Leroy to interrogate his co-workers to find out who leaked the information; Ava gets closer to solving the mystery of who bugged the office.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, June 16, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Spinoff One Step Closer to Reality; Netflix to Air New Season of Lucifer

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Roseanne is stealing the spotlight again this week, as it looks like a spinoff of the series may actually be close to becoming a reality. We're also hearing some rumblings about daytime television, including a temporary (and potentially permanent) production halt to a long-time staple of daytime trash talk shows. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • A Roseanne spinoff is getting one step closer to reality now, as a deal appears to be in the works in which Roseanne Barr will sign an agreement to let the show go on without receiving on-going residuals. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • It seems that Roseanne Barr's name was submitted for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series just before the controversy broke out. (Deadline)
  • If you don't want a spoiler, don't click on this story, but this is how Danny Masterson was written out of the Netflix series The Ranch. (Deadline)
  • Are we finally reaching the end of the trash TV talk show era? Perhaps, as it was announced this week that The Jerry Springer Show will halt production for at least next season (potentially for good) after a nearly three decade run, and only air in reruns on The CW. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Streaming services have often come to rescue canceled network series, and this week, Netflix rescued Fox's Lucifer. (Deadline)
  • Although the show itself will continue to air for a few more months, The Chew said farewell to fans on Friday with the last taped episode of the series. (People)
  • There was speculation that WGN America was trying to get out of the scripted television business in the lead up to a potential merger of parent company Tribune with Sinclair (which has yet to happen), but this week, two new original series were announced for the cable network. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JUNE 19)


    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 16 - JUNE 22)
    • The Gong Show and Match Game return to ABC on Thursday.
    • Decades will be airing Daniel Boone all weekend long.
    • The final season of Shades of Blue debuts Sunday night on NBC.

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Fri-Yay: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Finally Finds Its Best Self; All About the Washingtons with Rev Run Coming to Netflix

    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!

    Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    by Vincent

    Despite being one of the funniest shows on television, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has spent a lot of its four-season run defending itself. Although its joke writing and characters are top-notch comedy gems much like on Fey and Carlock's previous show 30 Rock, Kimmy Schmidt has never quite reached the level of widespread acclaim that 30 Rock did due to the show's questionable handling of sensitive topics and especially its tendency to appear tone-deaf when dealing with hot button issues. The show's portrayal of Jacqueline (portrayed by the very white Jane Krakowski) as a Native American was the first aspect of the show to really make headlines, but it was followed in the second season by an episode that seemed to brush off the legitimate criticism of the plotline, followed by several episodes in the third season that had some fairly trite takes on political correctness and "call out culture." The things that Kimmy Schmidt is good at - creating a unique world of characters, amazing jokes, and messages of female empowerment - were often overshadowed by the uproar over the show's tendency to drop the ball when covering these touchy topics. Additionally, like many streaming sitcoms, Kimmy Schmidt sometimes has the tendency to go long (many episodes run 30 minutes or more) without the restraints of the traditional sitcom model, which can result in episodes that feel overstuffed.

    However, in the first half of its fourth season (which dropped last week - the second half will premiere in January), Kimmy Schmidt has seemingly eliminated almost everything that didn't work in the first three seasons and applied a laser focus to the show's strengths. The jokes comes faster and harder than ever, and are funnier than ever (every episode left me with at least a few big belly laughs), and the show's social commentary sticks to the show's strengths, tearing down targets like "Mens Rights Activities" and the militarization of young men via the internet, which is firmly in the show's wheelhouse of female empowerment and tackling the concept of the patriarchy. Perhaps this is because we've only seen six episodes of the season, but these six episodes do an excellent job of capturing everything that works about Kimmy Schmidt and leaving out much of what doesn't. There is an increased focus on the stories of Kimmy and Titus, treating funny supporting characters as the funny supporting characters they are rather than attempting to juggle too much by giving everyone A plots. That keeps the episodes tight and focused rather than stuffed and overlong, and allows characters like Lillian and Jacqueline to function as amazing joke machines rather than saddling them with storylines that never quite click. After the uneven third season, I was somewhat relieved to hear that Kimmy Schmidt would be ending after its fourth season. Now, I'm sad we only have six episodes left, and I hope that the rumored series-ending movie winds up panning out, as I'm not ready to say goodbye to this show as it's functioning at the top of its game.


    All About the Washingtons

    Netflix announced that it's newest scripted multi-camera comedy series starring Rev Run and his wife Justine Simmons, All About the Washingtons will debut August 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM PT with 10 episodes. The series was originally developed for ABC in 2017 but ABC passed on the project. All About the Washingtons is an autobiographical scripted family sitcom that follows Joey Washington (Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons) and his wife Justine Washington (Justine Simmons), playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of family kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as legendary hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine, takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. Their kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Paramount Network Comedy Scores in Ratings; Stan Against Evil Returns on Halloween for Season 3

    American Woman

    The new Paramount Network's first scripted-comedy American Woman, bowed to impressive ratings, premiering to more than one million viewers and now ranks as ad-supported cable's highest rated half-hour scripted series premiere in P/W18-49 and W25-54 since early January. The premiere registered a solid .63 P18-49 rating, soaring even higher with women to garner a strong .90 with W18-49 and a notable 1.02 with W25-54. American Woman was the #1 most social comedy series in prime on Thursday night (Nielsen Social). Additionally, 66% of the American Woman audience consisted of new viewers who had not watched the channel during the prior seven days. New episodes premiere Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT.

    The ratings success for American Woman comes on the heels of a strong start for the new network in scripted originals. In January, Paramount Network premiered Waco, starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch, that notched the highest P18-49 rating for a drama series premiere on ad-supported cable since the prior July. Later this month, Paramount Network will premiere its first hour-long scripted drama, Yellowstone, written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario) and starring world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner in the lead role.

    Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), American Woman follows Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels), as they each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.


    Stan Against Evil

    IFC's original horror comedy Stan Against Evil will return for Season 3 on Wednesday, October 31 at 10PM. The series stars John C. McGinley as the curmudgeonly retired police sheriff Stan Miller and Janet Varney as Evie Barrett, the current sheriff of Willard's Mill determined to wipe out the demons that plague their quaint New England Town, along with a slate of all-new guest stars. Currently in production in Atlanta, GA, the third season returns with eight all-new episodes. Stan Against Evil is created by Dana Gould and produced by RadicalMedia. New guest stars coming to Stan Against Evil Season 3 include:

    · Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock) as Bill, an apathetic demon-plumber who becomes intertwined with the Miller household.
    · Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite, Arrested Development) as Nurse Pickles, a stern, no-nonsense nurse who may not be as helpful as she seems.
    · Matt Braunger (Agent Carter, Up All Night) as Dr. Barlow, an earnest, academic-type surgeon at the local hospital.
    · Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Neighbors) as Zach, a character in a popular fictional vampire show who makes a connection with Stan's daughter Denise.
    · Eddie Pepitone (Old School, The Muppets) as Lenny, a balding, middle-aged townie who, in a prior life, dressed up as a gorilla for local birthday parties.

    Deborah Baker Jr. and Nate Mooney return to co-star as Denise Miller, Stan's absent-minded, do-good daughter, and Deputy Leon Drinkwater, Evie's right-hand man, respectively. David Koechner also returns to guest star as Kenny, Evie's self-absorbed, oblivious ex-husband. Season 3 picks up immediately after the events of the Season 2 finale, with Stan and Evie back in Willard's Mill dealing with the consequences of Stan traveling through time to save his dead wife Claire. In doing so, he inadvertently opened a portal between the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead... allowing evil forces to truly take over the town and even some of its inhabitants. Although always the skeptic at first, Stan must work with Evie to once more save the town - even if it means making a literal deal with the devil.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    WGN America Picks Up Two Original Series; Pop TV Orders New Comedy Florida Girls

    Carter

    WGN America unveiled two new originals, exhibiting the full spectrum of the beloved detective procedural genre: lighthearted detective comedy Carter, starring Jerry O'Connell (Mistresses, Sliders, Crossing Jordan), Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Chicago P.D.) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), and crime drama Gone, starring Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law & Order, The Good Wife), Leven Ramblin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino (CSI: Miami). Carter is a sharp, 10-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O'Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he's back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun). Carter will make its debut on WGN America on Tuesday, August 7.

    Gone

    Gone follows the story of Kit "Kick" Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a highly publicized child-abduction case, and Frank Novak (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains herself in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Novak persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Pino), Kick brings her unique understanding of a predator's mind to the team. The series is set to premiere early 2019.


    Laura Chinn - Florida Girls

    Four girls living in Small Town, Florida confront their stagnant lives when their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her dreams, in Florida Girls, an original scripted half-hour comedy commissioned by Pop TV, a network owned by CBS Corporation and Lionsgate. Florida Girls heads into production this fall. Lionsgate, which recently acquired a majority ownership of 3 Arts Entertainment, will produce Florida Girls alongside 3 Arts and JAX Media. Series creator and executive producer Laura Chinn (The Mick) will star in the 10-episode series, which is based on Chinn's real-life.

    Lilly Burns of JAX Media directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer of the series. Tony Hernandez of JAX Media, and Oly Obst and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment also serve as executive producers. Florida Girls follows a quartet of female friends who are partying under the poverty line while navigating very relatable problems as they try to better their situations. Living in a dilapidated beach town full of alcoholics, these street-wise women haphazardly attempt to find self-worth and learn to "adult" in a society that deems poor, uneducated women as valueless. Their backbone ultimately lies within their tight-knit, non-judgmental and loving friendship.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Returns; Canceled CBS Sitcoms Return on Saturday Nights

    Zach Galifinakis and Jerry Seinfeld - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

    A new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee comes to Netflix on July 6, 2018 with 12 brand new episodes premiering. Jerry Seinfeld's roving talk show combines coffee, laughs, and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. Guests include: the late Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle. Previous seasons of the series are currently streaming on Netflix. 12 more episodes of this 10th season will launch at a later date. In Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee starring Jerry Seinfeld, features Seinfeld joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way.


    Me, Myself & I - Living Biblically

    Canceled comedies Me, Myself & I and Living Biblically are returning to CBS for their remaining episodes. Seven episodes of the single camera comedy Me, Myself & I remain to be aired and will air Saturdays at 8:00pm & 8:30pm on July 7, and and 21, with the finale set for 9pm on the 21st. Multi-camera sitcom Living Biblically has five episodes left to air and it will air 9:00pm & 9:30pm on Saturday, July 7 and 14, with the finale set for 9:30pm on July 21. Me, Myself & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man's life over three distinct periods - as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. Living Biblically stars Jay R. Ferguson as Chip Curry, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible.

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Jim Carrey Comedy and Shameless Premiere Sept. 9; Sabrina Star Gets GSN Game Show

    Shamelessp> SHOWTIME has announced its new fall comedy line-up with the ninth season of its hit series Shameless, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series Kidding, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Shameless season nine will feature the show's 100th episode in week four, and is currently in production in Los Angeles.

    Jim Carrey - Kidding

    Kidding centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. The series also stars Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married). Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff's estranged wife and their son is played by Cole Allen. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (Weeds) and Ginger Gonzaga (I'm Dying Up Here, Wrecked).


    Caroline & Friends Promo from Game Show Network on Vimeo.

    Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced the premiere of its newest game show, Caroline & Friends, hosted by Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch). The new weekday half-hour series debuts Monday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Caroline & Friends, is a new comedic, family-friendly series showcasing the most hilarious and adorable videos. As our comedic host guides the audience through each animal, kid and funny video, she'll provide lighthearted conversation and commentary with her two comedic, celebrity friends. Caroline and her companions then nominate their favorites and ultimately the studio audience picks the 'best in show,' earning the family who submitted the video a special prize. Friends joining Caroline throughout the season are Louie Anderson, Sherri Shepherd and Marissa Jaret Winokur among others.

    Sunday, June 10, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 11, 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 June 11-15, 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, June 11
    • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/The Odd Couple) - Leslie talks about Tag on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 10:45am.
    • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her book Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) - Trevor talks about Superfly on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Melora Hardin (The Office) - Melora talks about The Bold Type on Chatter at 8pm on PeopleTV.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • 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 a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Sutton Foster Younger) - Sutton is in the kitchen with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea talks about The Year of Spectacular Men on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    Tuesday, June 12
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Watch Ed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Ed, Jake Johnson (New Girl) and Hannibal Buress (Broad City) talk about Tag on the BUILD Series at 11am.
    • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about her math books on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/The Odd Couple) - Leslie talks about Tag on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy talks about Ocean's 8 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig guest co-hosts Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Melora Hardin (The Office) - Melora talks about The Bold Type on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    Wednesday, June 13
    • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx ShoW) - Watch Jamie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about The Incredibles 2 on Access Live, so check your local lisitngs.
    • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Rell Battle (Superior Donuts) - Rell is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/The Odd Couple) - Leslie drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.
    • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Pooch Hall (The Game/Accidentally on Purpose) - Pooch guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed talks about Tag on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah talks about A Place for Us on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri and the cast of Felicity will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about Red Table Talk on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
    • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea talks about The Year of Spectacular Men on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) - Chris and Daniella talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Thursday, June 14
    • Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show) - Catch Lil Rel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Marc and Betty Gilpin talk about GLOW on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has great moments from celebrities who made their first appearances on the show in Season 15, so check your local listings.
    • J. J. Totah (Champions/Back in the Game/Jessie) - J. J. appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Kyle Richards (American Woman/Down to Earth) - Kyle talks about American Woman on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio/The Van Dyke Show) - Maura talks about The Affair on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Daniella Pineda (The Detour) - Daniella talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on People Now at 12pm.
    • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John talks about Gotti on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig talks about The Incredibles 2 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Kevin Connolly (Entourage/Unhappily Ever After) - Kevin talks about Gotti on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia cooks the perfect dish for your backyard bash with Michael Symon on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    Friday, June 15
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. The Ellen DeGeneres Show features Ellen's favorite funny ladies from Season 15, so check your local listings.
    • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Tony appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig visits The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Johhn Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle is part of the guest panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about Goliath on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about his 16-year battle with Type 2 diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show/Red Oaks) - Paul is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Alanna Ubach (See Dad Run) - Alanna talks about Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

    All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, June 10

    The Simpsons - "Mr. Lisa's Opus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    As future Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls disappointing birthdays that helped shape her.

    Ghosted - "The Wire" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Max and Leroy discover a suspicious wire in the office, and they think it might be a secret surveillance system; when a customer arrives at the Bureau's façade looking to purchase wire coat hangers, everyone must take turns distracting him.

    Family Guy - "Three Directors" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    In a special anthology-style episode, Peter gets fired from the brewery in the signature styles of three famous Hollywood film directors.

    Ghosted - "The Demotion" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    The Bureau Underground is assigned a new captain, who halts Max and Leroy's investigation of the suspicious wire.


    Monday, June 11

    Mom - "Push-down Coffee and a Working Turn Signal" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Christy’s car dies, Bonnie refuses to let Adam loan her money for a new one.

    Man with a Plan - "Into the Weeds" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Adam thinks Kate’s boyfriend, Tyler (Griffin Gluck), is a pothead, he decides to confront Tyler but doesn’t get the support he expects from Andi. Also, Don tells Lowell there are office “rules” he must follow, but Lowell suspects he is making it up and threatens to bring in Adam to confirm the policies.

    Andi Mack - "Perfect Day 2.0" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Andi, Buffy and Cyrus try to make the most of their time together by attempting to re-create their "perfect day"; Bowie teaches Jonah how to play the guitar.


    Tuesday, June 12

    The Middle - "Toasted" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Things don’t go as smoothly as planned for the Hecks when Frankie helps Sue celebrate her 21st birthday by taking her to a bar close to the college, Mike begrudgingly accompanies Brick to a “Planet Nowhere” convention, and Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny’s wedding.

    The Middle - "The Crying Game" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    While Frankie feels the need to have a good cry after having a bad week, Mike shares the good news that, after 25 years as manager at the local quarry, he is being offered the job of regional manager but feels uncomfortable saying goodbye to his co-workers. Meanwhile, Brick suspects that he’s being treated unfairly by his health teacher because of how horribly Axl treated her back when he was a student.

    black-ish - "Working Girl" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bow struggles to adjust as she returns to work after maternity leave. Meanwhile, Ruby gives the twins a “workaround” plan to get out of doing homework.

    black-ish - "Bow Knows" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on “The Talk,” which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.

    Younger - "A Titanic Problem" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Liza and Kelsey seek out a potential business partner for Millennial. A newlywed Josh is back in Brooklyn. Charles sees Liza with fresh eyes.

    Teachers - "All By Myselfie" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
    Toby Pearson learns how hard it is to be a teacher again. Ms. Snap launches a campaign to ban selfies and a pregnant Mrs. Adler garners attention from a doting student.


    Wednesday, June 13

    The Goldbergs - "The Circle of Driving Again" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    It’s a complete disaster when Murray takes Adam out for a driving lesson and they learn something new about Pops in the process. Meanwhile, Erica has a hard time making friends at her school and turns down a toga party invitation. When Barry arrives for a weekend visit, he quickly thrives on the social scene, easily making friends, unlike his sister. But a little pep talk by Barry helps Erica finally enjoy college.

    The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

    Modern Family - "Tough Love" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After leaving his real estate firm to strike out on his own, Phil decides a solo camping trip in the wild will be just what he needs to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, Mitchell’s plan to teach Cam a lesson in gullibility and Lily a lesson in responsibility backfires.

    American Housewife - "Midlife Crisis" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Katie takes Oliver out of school for a day to help loosen him up after Oliver suffers from a meltdown about something minor. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat takes Greg to the park to help him make new friends.


    Thursday, June 14

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Methodology" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon and Bert collaborate on a research project, despite Sheldon’s embarrassment. Also, Penny and Bernadette coach Koothrappali on how to navigate his relationship with Ruchi (Swati Kapila).

    Young Sheldon - "Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science. Also, Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon’s blossoming social life.

    Mom - "Pudding and a Screen Door" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Jill returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch. Also, Christy’s plans for the future are thrown off track following disappointing news.

    Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

    Marlon - "Model Parent" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Marlon (Marlon Wayans) convinces Ashley (Essence Atkins) to let Zack model for a kids’ athletic line after he is approached in a mall. After the shoot, Stevie (Diallo Riddle), Yvette (Bresha Webb), Marlon and Ashley are horrified to see that the photos have been altered as the shirt he is modeling now contains the phrase “Funky Monkey.” Ashley and Marlon decide to pull Zack from the campaign after the advertising executives fail to see the racism of the shirt.

    Marlon - "Wingman" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Marlon (Marlon Wayans) offers to be Ashley’s (Essence Atkins) wingman during a night out at a club. All is going well until Marlon meets someone too and Ashley finds herself jealous. Yvette (Bresha Webb) gives Stevie (Diallo Riddle) a makeover and kisses him in an attempt to make her ex jealous.

    American Woman - "Changes and the New Normal" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Suddenly responsible for her own finances for the first time, Bonnie enlists the help of Diana and Kathleen in her search for stability; Kathleen & Greg start a new business venture and work through personal issues.


    Friday, June 15

    none scheduled


    Saturday, June 16

    Knight Squad - "Working on the Knight Moves" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Arc convinces Ciara to show him the famed Dragon Crystals that protect the kingdom; Arc is arrested after a crystal goes missing, and his friends question whether they can trust him while he tries to find the crystal.


    Sunday, June 17

    The Simpsons - "Lisa Gets the Blues" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    Bob's Burgers - "Mission Impos-slug-ble" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Louise's extensive card collection gets confiscated at school and she devises a plan to get them back; Bob must give a eulogy for an old acquaintance despite an unfortunate incident that happened years ago.

    Family Guy - "The D in Apartment 23" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Griffins force Brian to move out after he posts an offensive tweet that goes viral.

    Ghosted - "The Premonition" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Leroy brings in a psychic to help figure out who bugged the office; Max refuses to give in to the superstitions.

    Complete TV Listings

    Saturday, June 09, 2018

    SitcomsOnline Digest: ATX Television Festival Highlights; Fox Planning Busy Slate of MOD TV on DVD Releases Next Two Weeks

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're into our usual summer slump of news, although a week later than usual due to the cancellation of Roseanne giving us plenty of news last week. This week, we're some musings from past TV series from the ATX Television Festival, learning of the renewal of a popular FX series, and more. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • Marcy Carsey, who was a producer for Roseanne and The Cosby Show (both of which have experienced major controversies with their stars recently), had an opportunity to address these issues this week. (Hollywood Reporter)
    • On a more positive note, some former TGIF casts members and producers got together this week to discuss their legacy, as well as how old episodes of their series continue to thrive on Hulu. (LA Times)
    • Trial & Error returns for a second season on July 19, and the executive producer and cast is giving fans a preview of what is in store. (Deadline)
    • We doubt anybody is surprised by this, but FX has renewed Atlanta for a third season. (Hollywood Reporter)
    • Actor Robert Mandan, known for his role of Chester Tate on Soap, has died. (SitcomsOnline)

      HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

      HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JUNE 12)


      WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 9 - JUNE 15)
      • Laff has quietly replaced their nightly airings of Roseanne with Home Improvement, which wasn't supposed to begin airing on the network until September.
      • ABC's summer Sunday night game show lineup kicks off tomorrow night.
      • The second season of Marlon begins Thursday on NBC.
      • The Ranch returns for the first half of season 3 on Netflix on Friday.
      • This weekend's binge on Decades is Here Come the Brides.

      Friday, June 08, 2018

      Fri-Yay: Arrested Development Returns for a Funny But Hollow 5th Season; FX Orders Atlanta Season 3

      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!

      Arrested Development Season 5 Poster

      by Vincent

      Last week, Arrested Development dropped the first half of its fifth season on Netflix (the second half will be released at an unspecified later date, an interesting strategy that Netflix is also using for the fourth season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). It's been five years since the fourth season dropped on the streaming service in May 2013 - and, of course, when the fourth season was released it had been seven years since the abrupt conclusion of the series' original run on Fox. The revival of Arrested Development was one of the first Netflix original series and arguably the major flagship of Netflix's foraging into original content (along with House of Cards). In many ways, it's a great representation of this new era of peak TV. The cancellation of the original run of Arrested Development had long been one of the biggest examples of a network failing a widely beloved series, and Netflix swooping in like a savior to bring the show back after nearly a decade off the air seemed to signal a new era of TV, where a fan-beloved but slightly off-kilter sitcom could succeed and even thrive without the constraints of network television. And yet, through-out both the fourth and fifth seasons of Arrested Development, two thoughts often popped into my mind: 1) It's super cool that they were able to bring this show back, and 2) This show probably should've stayed dead.

      To be fair, the fifth season of Arrested Development is not bad. It's an improvement upon the messy fourth season, which had some great moments but never quite lived up to the sum of its parts. The jokes are tighter and funnier, and the chemistry of the entire cast bouncing off of each other allows it to have more of that classic Arrested Development vibe that Season 4 was missing (the fourth season focused on each characters' separate journeys and rarely saw them in the same place at the same time, largely due to difficulties syncing the cast's schedules.) But while the show gets the rhythm and the pacing of Arrested Development right, it all just feels a little tired. The spark of the original run is only there in spurts - in many ways, it feels like the later seasons of many long-running sitcoms, where everyone is sort of on autopilot, getting through the motions of the show without ever truly aspiring for something more. That's not true of everyone - Alia Shawkat truly gives it her all in what may very well be Maebey's best season, Will Arnett does a great job handling some surprisingly emotional GOB material, and Jessica Walter's Lucille is as perfect as she's ever been - but for the most part, the fifth season of Arrested Development never makes a great case for why it needs to exist. That could change when the second half of the episodes drop, as a lot of these episodes felt like they were cleaning up the messes that the fourth season left. But as of now, it's hard to get too excited about the prospect of more Arrested Development, which is something I never thought I'd say before the Netflix revival seasons.


      Atlanta

      FX has ordered a third season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning comedy series Atlanta. The premiere of Atlanta Robbin' Season, the latest chapter in the Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy series, nabbed the best ratings of any recent basic cable comedy. The first season of Atlanta won two Emmy(R) Awards as well as two Golden Globe(R) Awards and AFI, Peabody, PGA, WGA, TCA, NAACP and Critics' Choice Awards. In the recently concluded Atlanta Robbin' Season, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. "Earn Marks" (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin's career off the ground. "Alfred Miles" (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. "Darius" (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary. "Van" (Zazie Beetz) is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter.

      Thursday, June 07, 2018

      Starz Comedy Now Apocalypse Gets Lead; Netflix Orders 3rd Season of Popular Series

      Avan Jogia

      Starz, a Lionsgate company, announced that Avan Jogia (Twisted, Victorious) has been cast in the lead role of Ulysses for Now Apocalypse, the recently greenlit, straight-to-series comedy from creator and executive producer Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Jogia will play "Ulysses," a recent transplant to Los Angeles, who is struggling to find his place in the world. Something of a thrill seeker, Ulysses admits that he's always had an attraction to and fear of the unknown and is plagued by recurring nightmares, which he believes are a portent for a vast, sinister conspiracy.

      Now Apocalypse follows Ulysses and his friends Carly, Ford and Severine, who are on various quests pursing love, sex and fame. This surreal coming-of-age comedy series explores identity, sexuality and artistry, while navigating the strange and oftentimes bewildering city of Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder - is some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy going on, or is he just smoking too much weed?


      13 Reasons Why

      Netflix confirmed that 13 Reasons Why is confirmed to return for a third season. Production on the new season will resume later this year. The new season will premiere in 2019. Season 3 will have 13 episodes. Brian Yorkey will be returning as the series' creator and showrunner. Brian Yorkey, Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin, Tom McCarthy, Steve Golin and Selena Gomez are returning as EPs. No casting details yet, including who is returning or not. 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.

      Wednesday, June 06, 2018

      Hallmark Orders Season 3 of Chesapeake Shores; The CW Summer 2018 Changes

      Chesapeake Shores

      Hallmark Channel's hit primetime series Chesapeake Shores returns for Season Three Sunday, August 5 (9pm ET/PT, 8C) and runs through October 2018 with new episodes every Sunday night. Chesapeake Shores is part of the network's "Summer Nights" programming event. Based on the novels of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods, the series stars Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon A Time), Golden Globe(R) nominee Treat Williams (Everwood, Hair), Academy Award(R) nominee Diane Ladd (Wild At Heart), Barbara Niven (Cedar Cove), Laci Mailey (Falling Skies), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary), Brendan Penny (Motive) and Andrew Francis (Final Destination 3). Gregory Harrison (One Tree Hill), Victor Webster and Jerry Trimble return to guest star in season three.


      The Outpost & Burden of Truth

      The CW has shifted premiere dates for the summer. The Outpost will premiere Tuesday, July 10 at the newly scheduled time of 9:00pm ET, while Burden of Truth will now premiere on the new date of Wednesday, July 25 (instead of July 11) at 8:00pm ET. Burden of Truth stars Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty And The Beast) as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. Burden of Truth also stars Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue), Alex Carter (NCIS), Benjamin Ayres (Saving Hope), Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Meegwun Fairbrother (Hemlock Grove) and newcomer Star Slade. And The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green, Ash vs Evil Dead), the lone survivor of a race called "Blackbloods." Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.

      Tuesday, June 05, 2018

      Summer Sitcom Burn-Off News; Remembering Robert Mandan of Soap, Three's a Crowd and More

      Ghosted

      We have good news and bad news for summer sitcom burn-offs of canceled fresh sitcoms. Well technically not canceled (but 99.9% likely it is), Ghosted returns to Fox on Sunday (June 10) and will air at 8:30pm and 9:30pm before moving to Sundays at 9:30pm for a month beginning June 17. Nine episodes have aired so far this season, with the last airing in January, but we now will have seven episodes airing this summer. The single-camera comedy is an action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. The series stars Adam Scott as Max Jennifer, Craig Robinson as Leroy Wright, Ally Walker as Captain Ava LaFrey, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Barry Shaw, and Amber Stevens West as Annie.

      Living Biblically

      One other sitcom is not even going to get the burn-off treatment anymore. Former freshman CBS sitcom Living Biblically will not be returning to the Monday line-up this summer after all. Five episodes remain to still be aired, but CBS has pulled them again. The sitcom hasn't aired since April when it got pulled from the line-up. Instead, CBS will air reruns of NCIS: New Orleans in the 9pm hour on Mondays. The sitcom stars Jay R. Ferguson as Chip Curry, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he'll be able to take a page - or every page - out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions. Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock and Camryn Manheim also star.


      Robert Mandan

      Actor Robert Mandan, who starred as Chester Tate in Soap and as James Bradford in Three's a Crowd, has died. He died in Los Angeles on April 29 following a long illness. Mr. Mandan was 86.

      Mandan's early roles included the NBC soap operas From These Roots as David Allen from 1958 to 1961 and as Sam Reynolds in Search from Tomorrow from 1966 to 1970. He starred as Deputy Commissioner Ed Rawlings in the short-lived 1975 ABC police drama Caribe, which was set in Miami.

      Some of his early sitcom guest appearances included a 1972 episode of Sanford and Son as an auctioneer, as attorney Mr. Morrison in a 1973 episode of All in the Family and as Maude's gay friend, Barry, in a 1974 episode of Maude. He appeared in two other episodes of Maude as different characters. Other early guest appearances included Barney Miller, One Day at a Time and Phyllis.

      Soap

      He starred as Chester Tate, the womanizing businessman husband of Jessica Tate (Katherine Helmond), in Soap from 1977-1981. Tate was a wealthy stock broker with an affinity for extramarital affairs. Chester and Jessica separated in Season 3 and divorced in Season 4. The ABC sitcom also starred Diana Canova (1977-1980), Jennifer Salt, Jimmy Baio, Robert Guillaume (1977-1979), Arthur Peterson, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Billy Crystal, Ted Wass, Robert Urich, Jay Johnson, Sal Viscuso (1978-1979), Dinah Manoff (1978-1979), Donnelly Rhodes (1978-1981) and Roscoe Lee Browne (1980-1981).

      Mandan starred as Col. Lawrence Fielding in the second and third seasons of the 1981-1983 CBS sitcom Private Benjamin, which was based on the movie of the same name. Col. Lawrence Fielding was the pompous, well-meaning, but ineffectual, head of the camp. The series starred Lorna Patterson, Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, Ann Ryerson (1981-1982), Joan Roberts (1981), Joyce Little (1981), Lisa Raggio, Lucy Webb (1981-1982), Francesca Roberts (1981), Damita Jo Freeman (1981-1983), Joel Brooks (1982) and Wendie Jo Sperber (1982-1983).

      Three's a Crowd - Mary Cadorette, Robert Mandan and John Ritter

      He appeared as James Bradford, the father of Vicky Bradford (Mary Cadorette), in the final episodes of Three's Company. He continued the role in the spin-off series Three's a Crowd, which aired for one season on ABC in 1984-1985. James Bradford owned the building that included Jack's Bistro and Jack's and Vicky's apartment. It also starred John Ritter as Jack Tripper and Alan Campbell as E.Z. Taylor. Jessica Walter had a recurring role as Claudia Bradford, Vicky's mother and James' ex-wife.

      Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Too Close for Comfort, The Facts of Life (as Bruce Gaines who marries Mrs. Garrett), The Love Boat, Mama's Family, The Golden Girls, My Two Dads, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Delta, Married with Children and Weird Science. He reunited with Katherine Helmond as Reed Hamilton in two episodes of Who's the Boss? in 1991 and 1992.

      Survivors include his wife Sherry Dixon, a licensed primal psychotherapist.

      Mr. Mandan was very funny in all of his sitcom roles. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

      Hugh Dane

      We also remember actor Hugh Dane. He was best known for his recurring role as Hank the security guard in The Office. He died on May 16. Mr. Dane was 75.

      Hugh Dane and Steve Carell - The Office

      Dane appeared in 22 episodes as Hank Tate, the no-nonsense security guard, in The Office from 2005 to 2013. The NBC sitcom starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Zach Woods, Amy Ryan, Catherine Tate, Clark Duke and Jake Lacy.

      He had a recurring role as Fred in nine episodes of the Fox sitcom Roc from 1991 to 1994. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Where I Live, Boy Meets World, Friends, Buddies, Sister, Sister, Malcolm & Eddie, Becker, The Steve Harvey Show, Everybody Hates Chris, New Girl, Girl Meets World, The Carmichael Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Mayor.

      His film credits included Restraining Order, Joy Ride, Reflections: A Story of Redemption, Ralph & Stanley, Beautiful Dreamer, For Heaven's Sake, StarStruck, Little Fockers and Bridesmaids.

      Mr. Dane was a talented and funny actor. We thank him for the laughs he brought us on The Office and his other appearances. He will be deeply missed.


      Sitcoms Airing Tonight

      Monday, June 18

      Mom - "Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
      Bonnie locks horns with Jill’s “inner strength” coach, Miranda (Kristin Chenoweth). Also, Christy struggles to bounce back after being rejected from law school.

      Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
      Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck.

      Andi Mack - "Truth or Truth" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
      When the power goes out in Shadyside, a day of fun and games sheds light on unexpected revelations.

      Complete TV Listings


      Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

      Monday, June 18

      • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Watch Jermaine on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
      • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
      • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
      • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
      • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
      • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
      • Bianca Lawson (Goode Behavior/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Bianca is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
      • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
      • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
      • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
      • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
      • Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton (Teachers) - Katie and Katy talk about Teachers on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


      New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

      Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

      06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
      06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
      06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
      06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
      06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
      06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
      06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
      06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
      06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
      06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
      06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
      06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
      06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
      06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
      06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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