Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CBS Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Freeform Announces Holiday Movies for 2018

CBS 2018-19

CBS has announced their premiere week dates. CBS opens with the special season premieres of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon from 8:00-9:00 PM, leading into the series premiere of new drama Magnum P.I. at 9:00 PM, on Monday, Sept. 24 and then Bull at 10pm. Dick Wolf's FBI is sandwiched between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Survivor's 90-minute opener airs Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 PM, followed by the 90-minute season finale of Big Brother at 9:30 PM. Murphy Brown Debuts Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 PM, after Big Bang, Young Sheldon and Mom, and the season premiere of S.W.A.T. airs at 10pm. The Friday dramas all return on Friday, Sept. 28 with MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. Saturday, Sept. 29 has 48 Hours Mystery with its premiere from 9-11pm. On Sunday, Sept. 30, new drama God Friended Me launches at 8:30 PM, followed by the season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles at 9:30 PM.

Monday's new one-hour comedy block begins Oct. 1 with the series debuts of The Neighborhood and Happy Together from 8:00-9:00 PM. SEAL Team and Criminal Minds begin 9-11pm on Wednesday, Oct. 3. And Madam Secretary begins Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10pm following the time period debuts of God Friended Me and NCIS: Los Angeles.


Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform doubled down on their promise to make the holiday season bigger than ever by announcing casting for two original holiday movies today. Actors Francia Raisa (grown-ish), Charles Michael Davis (Younger), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha), Gavin Stenhouse (Allegiance), Shanica Knowles (The Young & the Restless), Alphonso McAuley (The Middle), Hank Chen (The New 30) and Alison Fernandez (Once Upon a Time), as well as the previously announced Dave Annable (Yellowstone) and Odette Annable (Supergirl), have all been cast to star in holiday films airing during Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" annual programming event. Both projects will start production this month.

Announced earlier this morning by Tyra Banks on her Instagram account, the cast of Life Size 2 has been confirmed. Francia Raisa will play Grace Manning, the confident and funny CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realizing that she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company's stock to plummet. Joining Raisa and Banks are Gavin Stenhouse as Grace's potential love interest Calum; Shanica Knowles as Tahlia and Hank Chen as Brendan, who are Grace's best friends; along with Alison Fernandez as Lex, Grace's young next-door neighbor.

Dave and Odette Annable will star in No Sleep 'Til Christmas, an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life's biggest event - her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they'd like to admit. Sheryl Lee Ralph also stars as Josh's mother Mrs. Wright with Alphonso McAuley as Andy, Billy's best friend.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, November 12

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Barbershop" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Dave drops by Calvin’s longtime barbershop, he’s quickly embraced by its owner and patrons, much to Calvin’s consternation.

Happy Together - "How Jake and Claire Met" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Cooper asks Jake and Claire how they met, Jake keeps embellishing the story of their college romance, while Claire points out the real details of their early relationship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Monday, November 12

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley stops by ABC's GMA Day at 1pm. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael dishes on whether he'll let his 14-year-old twin daughters start dating, and he's giving one deserving veteran a brand-new look from his clothing line on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) and Kate Flannery (The Office) - Jane and Kate give a special holiday musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben talks about Star on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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