Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 1, 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 October 1-5, 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, October 1
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Watch Henry on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - Nick and Megan are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of The Neighborhood - Tichina Arnold, Beth Behrs, Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of Will & Grace - Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about Private Life on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She whips up banana pudding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She also talks about her new cookbook on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Hal Linden (Barney Miller/The Boys Are Back) - Hal talks about The Samuel Project on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael talks about Food: Fact or Fiction? on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Tuesday, October 2
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Catch Eva on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Illeana Douglas (Action) - Illeana chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. Debra will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly talks about Private Life on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica gives Rach the scoop on her new show, Face the Truth – and she's facing the truth herself with a lie detector test on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about I Still See You on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina talks about The Neighborhood on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
Wednesday, October 3
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Watch Bradley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about A Star Is Born on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Private Life on the BUILD Series at 10am.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Fresh Off the Boat on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program/The Big Bang Theory) - Brian drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith) - Candice and Faith are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Paget Brewster (Another Period/Grandfathered/Andy Richter Controls the Universe/The Trouble with Normal/Love & Money) - Paget appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Camping/Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Kids of Young Sheldon - Iain Armitage, Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord try to identify gadgets from the 1980s on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Bobby and Donald talk about Star Wars Resistance on the BUILD Series at 4pm. Donald will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Sam Elliott (The Ranch) - Sam talks about A Star Is Born on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon talks about Happy Together on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Thursday, October 4
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Catch Lena on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about Private Life on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Teala Dunn (All Night/Are We There Yet?) - Teala talks about Hulu's All Night on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about his work with The Epilepsy Foundation on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Hal Linden (Barney Miller/The Boys Are Back) - Hal is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John C. McGinley (Stan vs. Evil/Scrubs) - John talks about Stan vs. Evil on the BUILD Series at 12pm. John, Janet Varney and Dana Gould will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoon) - Alfonso talks about America's Funniest Home Videos on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
Friday, October 5
  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sam Elliott (The Ranch) - Sam appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. The Ellen DeGeneres Show features Ellen's favorite moments of season 16, including Kristen.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen talks about Shakespeare Uncovered on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick talks about Big Mouth on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoon) - Alfonso is a guest on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keith David (Enlisted/Belle's/The Job) - Keith stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani dishes up short rib enchiladas from her new cookbook on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John C. McGinley (Stan vs. Evil/Scrubs) - John talks about Stan vs. Evil on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, September 30

The Simpsons - "Gone Boy" (Fox, 7:00PM 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 - "The Trouble with Doubles" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Linda's double date takes a disastrous turn when the couples get trapped; Louise hosts a zombie movie night, but when the zombies turn out to be too scary, Tina must take charge.

The Simpsons - "Bart's Not Dead" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart takes a dare and ends up in the hospital; to cover for himself and Homer, Bart lies about meeting Jesus in Heaven; Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, but Bart struggles with guilt about lying.

Bob's Burgers - "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Convinced she's met the love of her life, Tina disguises herself as a boy and sneaks into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him; Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

Family Guy - "Married with Cancer" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Brian meets and falls in love with Jess, who reveals she has cancer; after she receives devastating news regarding her diagnosis, Brian proposes marriage to her.

Rel - "Laundry Room" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rel invites his Dad, Brittany and Nat to brunch; his plans go awry when his clothes are held hostage in his laundry room by a local gang.


Monday, October 1

The Neighborhood - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs and Tichina Arnold star in a comedy about what happens when Dave Johnson (Greenfield), a friendly guy from the Midwest, moves his family to a Los Angeles neighborhood next door to Calvin Butler (Cedric), who’s concerned the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block and doesn’t appreciate Dave’s extreme neighborliness.

Happy Together - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West and Felix Mallard star in a new comedy about a 30-something, happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life unexpectedly moves in with them.


Tuesday, October 2

Wrecked - "Mrs. Stanwick" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The survivors attempt to turn the tables on the rich and lure them into a trap.


Wednesday, October 3

The Goldbergs - "You Got Zuko'd" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam’s girlfriend, Jackie, is back after spending her summer at NYU; she has changed so much, it’s almost like she’s a whole different person. After receiving some not-so-great romantic advice from his loved ones, Adam takes drastic measures to hold on to his relationship. Meanwhile, Beverly is not happy with Lainey’s less-than-ideal domestic skills and decides to teach her future daughter-in-law a thing or two.

American Housewife - "Here We Go Again" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie and Greg try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor’s social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip, to make sure Taylor is her own person aside from him. Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver to be honest after overhearing Oliver lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.

Modern Family - "Kiss and Tell" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley needs a little help deciding whether or not to tell Arvin about her kiss with Dylan and goes to Mitch and Cam for their advice. Meanwhile, Gloria suspects Manny’s Canadian girlfriend is made up and wants to find out the real truth.

Single Parents - "Sleepover Ready" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Douglas is stuck hosting the kids’ Saturday sleepover, and Will uses this as an opportunity to try to bond with Douglas, something he hasn’t been able to do before. Angie and Graham both struggle with their own fear of sleepovers – Graham is worried to stay the night without his mom and not in his own house, and Angie is worried to sleep over with her man friend Owen. Meanwhile, Poppy helps Miggy come up with potential job ideas in order to help him become more responsible.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Gets New Wheels" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dee gets in with a group of cool, rich housewives; Dennis hits it off with some everyday blue-collar bros; Frank struggles to renew his license; Charlie and Mac deal with a new generation of bicycle bullies.


Thursday, October 4

The Big Bang Theory - "The Procreation Calculation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Wolowitzes’ life gets complicated when Stuart starts bringing his new girlfriend home. Also, Penny and Leonard talk about starting a family while Koothrappali explores an arranged marriage.

Young Sheldon - "A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Mary’s faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally.

Mom - "Go-Go Boots and a Butt Cushion" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Christy decides she doesn’t need Gambler’s Anonymous anymore, Bonnie vehemently disagrees.

Murphy Brown - "I (Don’t) Heart Huckabee" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After decades of being banned, Murphy and the team devise an elaborate ruse to sneak her into a White House press briefing. Also, Phyllis hires an enthusiastic college “Dreamer,” Miguel (Adan Rocha), to help out at the bar.

Superstore - "Back to School" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On their first day back from suspension, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) steel themselves for a barrage of jokes and snide comments about their sex video, while Jeff (guest star Michael Bunin) goes to extreme lengths to win back Mateo (Nico Santos).

The Good Place - "The Brainy Bunch" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael's grand scheme hits an unexpected snag and forces him to take drastic measures.

Will & Grace - "The West Side Curmudgeon" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Grace's (Debra Messing) accidental run-in with Noah (guest star David Schwimmer), a curmudgeonly man she follows on Twitter, hints at a possible new love interest. Jack (Sean Hayes) wants to look younger before meeting Estefan's (guest star Brian Jordan Alvarez) family on Skype but makes a terrible first impression after overdoing the numbing cream before his facial procedure. Meanwhile, Will (Eric McCormack) helps Karen (Megan Mullally) protect the intellectual property rights of her most prized possession.

I Feel Bad - "I Lie to My Kids" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Emet tells a lie about her son Louie's accomplishments to make her life run more smoothly, it ends up working a little too well... setting up a chain of events that dig her in too deep to come clean.


Friday, October 5

Fresh Off the Boat - "Fresh Off the RV" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Honey and Marvin celebrate the birth of their baby, Jessica’s book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales. Louis is so excited to promote the book across the country that he buys an RV from Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who owns an RV dealership which is managed by underappreciated Calvin (Jaleel White, “Family Matters”). Meanwhile, Emery and Evan are concerned about Eddie after Nicole tells him that she’s moving to New York, and he seems completely unfazed about losing his best friend.

Speechless - "L-O-N-- LONDON (Part 1)" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin, for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy puts on his “fun dad” hat to ensure JJ has a great trip, Ray digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth reveals a love for all things royal.

Last Man Standing - "Man vs. Myth" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Turns 65" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hank, Sid and Charlie insist on taking Margaret out to the local club to celebrate her birthday.

Raven's Home - "Sleevemore Part Three: Future" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While preparing for the vision transfer procedure, Booker learns that Jasmine stole the visions from Nia.


Saturday, October 6

Henry Danger - "Up the Stairs!" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A boy procures a job as sidekick-in-training to a super-crimefighter.

Knight Squad - "Fight for Your Knight to Party" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
At a magical school for knights in training, two mismatched students form an unlikely alliance to protect each other's secret and pursue their dreams.


Sunday, October 7

The Simpsons - "Heartbreak Hotel" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

Bob's Burgers - "The Taking of Funtime One Two Three" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Louise, Tina and Gene devise a master plan to get the grand prize dune buggy at their local arcade; Teddy convinces Bob and Linda to take in a chicken by promising fresh eggs.

Family Guy - "Dead Dog Walking" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Brian's marriage to Jess is not what he envisioned; at Peter's suggestion, Brian lets himself go, causing Jess to make a surprising decision.

Rel - "Kids First Visit" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Rel's kids come to visit for the first time since the split, he, Dad, Nat and Jess bring the kids to a Family Fun Center in Chicago.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Gives Presentation Order to Animated Alaska Comedy; Time-Life Brings Lucille Ball Collection to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We've gone through the first week of the fall season (and getting reactions to some of the new series), and we're already hearing what may be coming in the 2019-2020 season. Also, we're hearing of a new Lucille Ball DVD collection from Time-Life and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Great North, an animated sitcom from some of the same people behind Bob's Burgers and featuring voices such as Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Meg Mullaly, Will Forte, and others, has been given a presentation order from Fox. (Deadline
  • The season premiere of Murphy Brown included a surprise cameo by Hillary Clinton, and there is word that another surprise cameo from somebody else is to come as well. (Deadline)
  • Last Man Standing did rather well in ratings when it debuted on Fox last night. (TVLine)
  • With Bill Cosby now in prison, words that we never imagined we'd be seeing, one journalist has gone back to watch the pilot episode of The Cosby Show and given his thoughts of watching it with this new image of Cosby. (Washington Post)
  • With Julie Chen gone from The Talk, the show needs a new co-host. Could Rosie O'Donnell be the one? (TVLine)
  • Fox has already ordered an animated comedy for the 2019-2020 season, with Bless the Harts. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Time-Life has pulled off a surprise release this week with Lucy: The Ultimate Collection, which features selected episodes (though not a complete series of any of them) of I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and even Life with Lucy.
  • Warner Archive has more Alice on the way, with Alice - The Complete Eighth Season arriving on October 23.

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (OCTOBER 2)


WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 4)
  • The season premiere of Saturday Night Live, with Adam Driver and Kanye West (and probably Alec Baldwin and somebody playing Brett Kavanaugh, we're willing to bet), will air tonight.
  • Decades is airing My Three Sons all weekend long.
  • The Fox Sunday night lineup returns on Sunday, with new episodes of The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and the second episode of Rel.
  • The Neighborhood and Happy Together debut Monday on CBS.
  • Thursday night marks the return of NBC's sitcoms, with Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, and I Feel Bad.
  • ABC brings back TGIF... sort of... on Friday, with the season premiere of Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Fri-Yay: Returning Sitcoms This Fall; CBS Fall Pilot Review: The Neighborhood - Premieres Monday (Oct. 1); Fox Fall Pilot Preview: The Cool Kids - Premieres Tonight (Sept. 28)

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!

The Good Place

by Vincent

This week officially kicks off the TV season. A few weeks ago, I took a look at some of the new sitcoms and offered what I'm looking out for in them. However, to be honest, I'm far more interested in returning sitcoms this year. There are a lot of really strong sitcoms on network TV right now, and some others that aren't quite there but show some promise, and I'm really interested to see how everything shapes out as the new season takes form.

The network that I'll be most tuned to is NBC, which sees new seasons of Superstore and The Good Place (which premiered last night). These are my two favorite sitcoms on network TV right now, and two of my favorite shows on TV period. Their previous seasons were extraordinary, and I'm really hoping they keep up the high quality in their upcoming seasons. Both shows ended their last seasons in ways that have left me in baited breath waiting to see what comes next. I'm super pumped for these shows. Also on NBC is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is slated for the fall - of course, the show famously was cancelled by Fox and was resurrected by NBC last spring. The show fits really well with network mates Superstore and The Good Place, and I can't wait to see on a network that it always sort of felt like it should be on. (It's produced by NBCUniversal, so NBC has always had a stake in it.)

Around the rest of the networks, ABC continues to have a solid comedy line-up with shows like The Goldbergs, black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat continuing to plug along with consistently solid episodes. These are always good "comfort" TV shows, and with the departure of The Middle, they'll be serving as a continuation of ABC's strong comedy fort. Even if The Connors doesn't work out, ABC has a really solid bedrock of family comedy to rely on. CBS also has consistently solid shows like Mom and Life in Pieces to look forward to, and although Big Bang Theory has never exactly been my cup of tea, the excitement of the show's final season will definitely be felt. Over on Fox, things are looking pretty desolate comedy-wise - the network wiped its live action slate clean last season. The only returning sitcom is Last Man Standing, which of course, was resurrected after ABC cancelled it over a year ago. I am, however, looking forward to Bob's Burgers 9th season, which is slowing no signs of dropping off in quality and remains delightfully sweet and funny.

So even if the new slate disappoints, there will be enough great sitcoms on TV every week from our returning slate to make it worthwhile. Let's hope these shows continue to impress!


The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood - Mondays at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS
Premieres Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:00PM ET/PT


by Skees

Welcome to The Neighborhood! One of the newest series on the CBS lineup this fall follows Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) as he moves his family from Michigan to Los Angeles. But there is something different about this neighborhood compared to his one back home. The Johnsons are the only white family in the all black neighborhood. Much like a throwback to the fish-out-of-water sitcoms of past eras, The Neighborhood follows the Johnsons and their next-door neighbors, the Butlers, as they make the best of the new situation.

Cast Details:

Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson
Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler
Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson
Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler
Sheaun McKinney as Malcolm Butler
Marcel Spears as Marty Butler
Hank Greenspan as Grover Johnson

Max Greenfield (Dave Johnson) has appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, but most recently, he appeared in the Fox series New Girl.

Cedric the Entertainer (Calvin Butler) is best known for his standup comedy work, and has starred in series such as The Steve Harvey Show and most recently The Soul Man. Additionally, he served as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? for one season.

Beth Behrs (Gemma Johnson) is best known for her role of Caroline Channing on 2 Broke Girls. She has had guest appearances in The Big Bang Theory, Castle, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Tichina Arnold (Tina Butler) began her career as a child actor, and had starring roles in both Martin and Everybody Hates Chris. Most recently, she has appeared in Happily Divorced and Survivor's Remorse.

Sheaun McKinney (Malcom Butler) is known for his roles in Great News and Vice Principals.

Marcel Spears (Marty Butler) is a relative newcomer to TV, but he appeared last season in The Mayor.

Hank Greenspan (Grover Johnson) is another newcomer to acting, but appeared in two episodes of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.


Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Airs October 1 at 8:00PM ET)

The Johnson family has moved from Michigan to Los Angeles and found the nicest house that they can afford, but there is something different about their new neighborhood: they're the only white people in the neighborhood. The next-door neighbors, the Butlers, invite the Johnsons over for a cookout, so what could go wrong?

"Welcome to the Repipe" (Airs October 8 at 8:00PM ET)

A leak at the Johnson family home brings neighbors together for a weekend of repair; meanwhile, during repairs, Gemma goes to take a shower at Tina's house, and discovers something she wasn't expecting to find: wigs.

"Welcome to the Spare Key" (Airs October 15 at 8:00PM ET)

Dave gives Calvin a spare key to his home just in case of emergency, and is disappointed when Calvin doesn't give one back to him. Eventually, Calvin does reciprocate... or so it seems.

"Welcome to the Housewarming Party" (Airs October 22 at 8:00PM ET)

The Johnsons are having a housewarming party and everybody in the Butler family is coming. Well, except for one person, and Dave has had just about enough rejection.


Analysis:

This was definitely one of the series of the new season that I was looking forward to, and I'm pleased to say that upon watching the pilot, I'm satisfied with what I saw. It has all of the pieces that a successful sitcom needs: a quality cast, decent writing, and a plot that is actually entertaining to watch. On top of all of that, it has some pretty funny moments. I often lament when watching pilots of other series that the pilot often tends to drag on and spends way too much time explaining the character and situation without much of an entertaining story. This pilot, however, was actually interesting to watch and a good episode. That always helps a series get off to a good start.

Clearly, this is a typical sitcom format in that it is a fish out of water sitcom, with the emphasis being on somebody of a different race moving into the neighborhood. It's been done before, with sitcoms like The Jeffersons, The Hughleys, and most recently black-ish probably being the two most prominent examples. However, this series takes the whole concept and reverses it, with a white family moving into a black neighborhood. It's a fresh idea, which is hard to come by in any sitcom these days, particularly in this current era of "reboot everything."

It's also interesting to see CBS take on a sitcom that deals with racial issues. Of course, there was a time when CBS was the one that was taking on tons of series that dealt with racial issues back in the Norman Lear era, but lately, CBS has not been known for having any sitcoms with a black cast. It'll be interesting to see how this series progresses and if it keeps the issues simple or decides to tackle more complex and controversial racial issues. It almost gets there in the fourth episode, but not fully. I have a feeling it'll keep things more light-hearted and humorous since it is a traditional sitcom, and that may be the best approach for this particular series.

One thing that I wonder about with this series going forward is if it is actually going to be about people in the neighborhood, or just these two families. It probably does make the storylines simpler and easier to follow by having an emphasis on just these two families, but in the episodes that I saw, the only other people in the neighborhood that were featured seemed to be like cardboard background characters. It would be nice to have at least some other neighbors as recurring characters at minimum. A lot of other series that dealt with neighborhood dynamics like this in TV history (like the Norman Lear sitcoms) often focused on one or sometimes two neighbors, but at least had a few other neighbors that appeared on a recurring basis that fans of the series sort of knew. It would also be interesting to see other characters, such as the often mention (but never seen) grandmother who has some pretty strong opinions in her text messages to Grover about where the family is living.


Conclusion:

This is a good show that has some potential. I doubt it will be the big "breakout hit" of the new season or anything like that, but I certainly don't think it is going to be one of those series that gets cancelled in a few weeks. The biggest challenge that this series might... and only might... have is finding an audience on a network that doesn't feature a lot of sitcoms similar to this one. However, to be fair, no other network has any sitcoms quite like this either, so it probably doesn't fit in any better or worse on CBS than it would elsewhere. I really do hope that this sitcom succeeds, and it'll be something that I'll be watching every week for as long as it stays.


Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 4/5
Funniness: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:00PM ET/PT on our message board.

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    The Cool Kids

    The Cool Kids - Fridays at 8:30PM ET/PT on Fox
    Premieres Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:30PM ET/PT



    From executive producer Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show, In Living Color), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (Veep, Roseanne), Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show) and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, American Horror Story), The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rowdy, rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose?

    Hank (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include Charlie (Mull), a bumbling wanderer who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and Sid (Jordan), a fun-loving hedonist with a flair for the melodramatic. Complicating matters is Margaret (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three.

    But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. These self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of their lives the craziest one yet.

    Cast Details:


    David Alan Grier as Hank
    Martin Mull as Charlie
    Vicki Lawrence as Margaret
    Leslie Jordan as Sid

    David Alan Grier (Hank) is perhaps best known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color. He recently starred in the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. Some of his previous sitcom starring roles include Bad Teacher, Life with Bonnie, DAG, Damon, The Preston Episodes and All Is Forgiven.

    Martin Mull (Charlie) starred as Crawford Whittemore in the Fox sitcom Dads in 2003-04. Some of his previous starring and recurring roles include Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Fernwood 2 Night, America 2-Night, Domestic Life, Roseanne, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Ellen Show and Veep.

    Vicki Lawrence (Margaret) is best known for her role as Thelma Harper/Mama in Mama's Family. She won an Emmy Award for her work on The Carol Burnett Show in 1976. Some of her sitcom guest appearances include The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, Major Dad, Roseanne, Yes, Dear, Hannah Montana and Great News.

    Leslie Jordan (Sid) is best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr in Hearts Afire and as Beverly Leslie in Will & Grace. He won an Emmy Award for his work on Will & Grace in 2006. Some of his sitcom guest appearances include Night Court, Murphy Brown, Newhart, Dharma & Greg, Reba and Raising Hope.

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

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  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

    COZI TV to Air Will & Grace Fabulous Firsts Marathon on October 6; Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Announces Celeb Kids Lineup

    Will & Grace

    Fans of the iconic sitcom Will & Grace will have a chance to celebrate the many "firsts" of the series with COZI TV just after the new season premieres on NBC. A day-long marathon, "Will & Grace Fabulous Firsts" will highlight first-time events, character debuts and other great moments of the series – some of which are groundbreaking, and others are simply fun. The marathon will feature 20 episodes and air on COZI TV on October 6, 2018 beginning at 9 AM and ending at 7 PM.

    The hit comedy features actors Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Eric McCormack as Will Truman and Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland. Best friends Will and Grace embrace life in New York City as roommates, navigating the ever-changing landscape alongside their eccentric friends Karen and Jack.

    The "Will & Grace Fabulous Firsts" includes the episodes where we first met recurring characters like Nathan (Woody Harrelson), Lorraine (Minnie Driver) and Vince (Bobby Canavale). There are also the first appearances of the "Just Jack" cabaret show and the "Anastasia Beaverhausen" Karen persona, along with iconic episodes such as "Acting Out", where Will and Jack accidentally kiss, marking the first same-sex kiss in the show's history.

    Will & Grace originally aired on NBC starting in 1998, with the season eight finale arriving in 2006. The show returned to NBC for its ninth season on September 28, 2017. Season ten is set to premiere on October 4 at 9 PM.

    The "Will & Grace Fabulous Firsts" marathon on October 6 will feature the following episodes:

    • "Between A Rock And A Harlin's Place" (9:00 AM)
    • "Homo For The Holidays" (9:30 AM)
    • "Jingle Bells" (10:00 AM)
    • "The Unsinkable Mommy Adler" (10:30 AM)
    • "Boardroom And A Parked Place" (11:00 AM)
    • "Grace, Replaced" (11:30 AM)
    • "Gypsies Tramps And Thieves" (12:00 PM)
    • "Bed Bath And Beyond" (12:30 PM)
    • "Object Of My Rejection" (1:00 PM)
    • "My Uncle The Car" (1:30 PM)
    • "Acting Out" (2:00 PM)
    • "The Young And The Tactless" (2:30 PM)
    • "Sons And Lovers" (3:00 PM)
    • "Homojo" (3:30 PM)
    • "Pilot" (4:00 PM)
    • "A New Lease On Life" (4:30 PM)
    • "Tea And Total Lack Of Sympathy" (5:00 PM)
    • "Courting Disaster" (5:30 PM)
    • "Alive And Schticking" (6:00 PM)
    • "I Love L. Gay" (6:30 PM)


    Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

    Dancing with the Stars: Juniors welcomes 12 celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers to the ballroom floor. The youngest cast ever is sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for what will be an unforgettable journey. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. This season's lineup of celebrity kid dancers includes a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated actor, a professional skateboarder, an ABC comedy star, a runway model, two Disney Channel stars and the youngest boy to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The list of celeb kids follows:

    • Addison Osta Smith (MasterChef Junior) with Lev Khmelev, mentored by Keo Motsepe
    • Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson (reality star) with Tristan Ianiero, mentored by Artem Chigvintsev
    • Akash Vukoti (spelling bee champ) with Kamri Peterson, mentored by Witney Carson
    • Ariana Greenblatt (Stuck in the Middle) with Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong
    • Hudson West (General Hospital) with Kameron Couch, mentored by Hayley Erbert
    • Jason Maybaum (Raven's Home) with Elliana Walmsley, mentored by Emma Slater
    • Mackenzie Ziegler (singer) with Sage Rosen, mentored by Gleb Savchenko
    • Mandla Morris (Stevie Wonder's son) with Brightyn Brems, mentored by Cheryl Burke
    • Miles Brown (black-ish) with Rylee Arnold, mentored by Lindsay Arnold
    • Sky Brown (skateboarder) with JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten
    • Sophia Pippen (NBA legend's daughter) with Jake Monreal, mentored by Sasha Farber
    • Tripp Palin (Sarah Palin's granddaughter) with Hailey Bills, mentored by Jenna Johnson

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Fox Orders Comedy with All-Star Cast; CBS All Access Comedy Returns for 2nd Season

    FOX

    The 2018-19 season just started this week but Fox is thinking about 2019-20 already. Fox has given a straight-to-series order to Bless the Harts, a half-hour animated comedy featuring the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph (The Good Place, Bridesmaids), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell (Saturday Night Live, Eastbound & Down) and Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Blockers). Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live), 13 episodes of Bless the Harts have been ordered, which will air during the 2019-2020 season.

    The animated comedy follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don't realize is that they're already rich, in friends, family and laughter.


    No Activity

    CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced that all eight episodes of the second season of its original comedy series No Activity will be available to stream beginning Thursday, Nov. 22. No Activity's second season debut marks the first time CBS All Access has released an entire season of an original series at once. Patrick Brammall and Tim Meadows will reprise their roles as Detectives Nick Cullen and Judd Tolbeck, two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together. They are joined by returning guest stars Jake Johnson as Detective Haldeman, Sunita Mani as SDPD Dispatch's Fatima, Jason Mantzoukas as haphazard criminal Marco, Amy Sedaris as SDPD Dispatch's mother hen, Janice, and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons as Leon, the internal affairs investigator with a fondness for deep sea fishing.

    New guest stars joining them this season include Jessica Alba, Chris Gethard, Max Greenfield, Joe Manganiello, Cristin Milioti and Nasim Pedrad, among others. Season two of No Activity finds us back in Car 27 with Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck on a new stakeout. Meanwhile, the SDPD is rocked by a massive corruption scandal, and the culprit might be close to home. The first season of No Activity is currently available to stream exclusively on CBS All Access.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    ABC Fall Pilot Review: Single Parents - Premieres Wednesday (Sept. 26); Lifetime Reunites TV Casts in Holiday Movies

    Single Parents

    Single Parents - Wednesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC
    Premieres Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT


    by Pavan

    This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will Cooper, a 30-something guy who's been so focused on raising his daughter that he's lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

    Cast Details:


    Taran Killam as Will Cooper
    Leighton Meester as Angie D'Amato
    Kimrie Lewis as Poppy Banks
    Jake Choi as Miggy Park
    Marlow Barkley as Sophie Cooper
    Tyler Wladis as Graham D'Amato
    Devin Trey Campbell as Rory Banks
    Mia Allan as Emma Fogerty
    Ella Allan as Amy Fogerty
    Brad Garrett as Douglas Fogerty

    Taran Killam (Will) is perhaps best-known for his scene-stealing work as a series regular on Saturday Night Live for six seasons. He has also appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Community, Scrubs, New Girl, Drunk History, AP Bio, MADtv and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. Killam voiced the lead in the PBS series Nature Cat, as well as multiple characters in the animated film Underdogs.

    Leighton Meester (Angie) is an actress and musician who was last seen in Fox's comedy Making History. She is known for her fan-favorite role as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl and starred on Broadway opposite James Franco in the critically acclaimed revival of Of Mice and Men.

    Kimrie Lewis (Poppy) played reporter Ashley on ABC's Scandal for five seasons. Kimrie has made numerous television guest appearances, including Superstore, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, New Girl and Raven's Home, to name a few. She starred alongside Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier in the Lionsgate film Peeples and will appear on IFC's Brockmire, with Hank Azaria.

    Jake Choi (Miggy) performed on stage all over NYC and in film and television before relocating to Los Angeles, where he booked Single Parents as his first series regular role.

    Marlow Barkley (Sophie) has done voiceover work for The Loud House on Nickelodeon. This summer, she will be performing as Kate in The Hollywood Bowl's production of Annie.

    Tyler Wladis (Graham) is most recognized for his role as Ralphie's little brother Randy in Fox’s A Christmas Story Live (2017). He has performed in many regional stage productions. He was featured on an episode of Nick Jr.'s Sunny Day and did voice-over work for the feature film It Comes at Night.

    Devin Trey Campbell (Rory) began his professional acting career at the age of 7 as Young Lola in Broadway's Kinky Boots. Having held the role for two years, he decided to transition to television and can be seen in projects such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Bea Unicorn by Sesame Studios and Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine.

    Ella and Mia Allan (Amy and Emma) are already quite accomplished in the film and television industry, having landed numerous supporting, recurring and series-regular roles all by the age of 7 years old. Ella and Mia are known for their roles as Bobbi Sparks on Young Sheldon (CBS), Ellie and Anna Solano on Jane the Virgin (CW), Norma Jean on The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime), Nora Braverman on Parenthood (NBC) and Baby Thomas on Sons of Anarchy (FX).

    Brad Garrett (Douglas) won three Emmys® and a SAG Award for his role as Robert Barone on the iconic television series Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award for his portrayal of The Great One in the telefilm Gleason. Garrett is a featured regular on season two of Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here. He also starred on the Fox sitcom 'Til Death.


    Pilot Plot:

    "Pilot" (airs Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30PM ET/PT)

    Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he's lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter's school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

    Analysis:

    A premiere episode of a comedy series should have three things to look for in a pilot episode: a good set-up to the series, being funny, and having a cast that is likable. And this pilot does a very good job of that. We meet Will Cooper, a new member of a group of single parents, and he meshes well with them. The pilot is definitely funny and I see a lot of good funniness still to come. It has the Modern Family-feel to it (and it will follow that comedy on ABC every Wednesday night). Modern Family is probably the last epic comedy pilot we have seen, as it was done to perfection. This pilot is no where near that, but we can't really compare it to that. What we can do is compare it to this year's comedy batch, and this is surely the best of the bunch. And this batch of comedies this year are not the duds from last year either, as there are some good ones this year. We have a very likable cast of characters in Single Parents. The series has about 10 regular players, so it will get some time to get used to everyone...but all of the children on this series are amazing and funny. They join ABC's amazing child actors line-up, as nearly all of their comedies have great child characters (see Fresh off the Boat, Speechless, black-ish, and more).

    Taran Killam, Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett are all recognizable names on this series, and they are of course good, but don't overlook the performances of the children and the scene stealer Jake Choi as Miggy. Killam, the children, and Choi are clearly the stars of this pilot. The pilot is funny and has the nice heartwarming feel to it, like most ABC comedies. I think it will even get funnier as the episodes go along and we learn more about the characters and their dynamics. As I feel Meester and Garrett will have more of a bigger role in future episodes. I think Garrett could have the magic of Ed O'Neill from Modern Family if we see more of him.

    Conclusion:

    Overall, this is a solid pilot and near the excellence level. It's certainly not all there yet, but by far has the most potential. It tackles the dynamic of families of single parents, as we really haven't seen a comedy fully devoted to that yet. ABC has heavily promoted this comedy as much as they have A Million Little Things (the fall's best new show) and Nathan Fillion's The Rookie. This comedy is one to watch. And people will watch as it follows Modern Family and leads into the most talked about new drama A Million Little Things. Killam shines with the kids. Hey Fox, this is the show with "the cool kids." We can't wait to see where this show goes!

    Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

    Watchability: 4/5
    Funniness: 3.5/5
    Overall: 4/5

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

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  • Melissa Joan Hart

    Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21 with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bringing together cast members from fan favorite shows like One Tree Hill, Sister, Sister, 7th Heaven, The Cosby Show and A Different World, Lifetime is making a list and checking it twice to create new movies that will soon become holiday classics. Featuring all-star casts headlined by names such as Toni Braxton, Melissa Joan Hart, Megan Hilty, Tia Mowry-Hardict, Sarah Drew, and Vanessa Lachey among many others, its snow wonder audiences are going to be ready to deck the halls and sing joy to the world all season long! Lifetime will also present the special, 'Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Reunion on November 22, following the premiere of the original movie, The Christmas Contract starring OTH cast members. A preview special of the slate for It's a Wonderful Lifetime will air on November 17 at 10pm ET/PT. Highlights include:

    It all starts off with the preview special on Nov. 17. What if Lifetime never made Christmas movies? In this special, hosted by Melissa Joan Hart, we will be taken on a journey that explores how terrible life would be without Lifetime Christmas movies to bring us holiday cheer. Melissa will be visited by the "host" of Lifetime Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and along the way, she will preview the 14 exciting movies that are coming to Lifetime this holiday season. It's a Sister, Sister reunion in My Christmas Inn, starring Tia Mowry-Hardict, Jackée Harry, and Tim Reid on Nov. 21. Rob Mayes & Erin Gray also star. In The Christmas Contract on Nov 22 starring One Tree Hill alums Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner and Jordan Ladd, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London, Hunter Burke, Teri Wyble & Ritchie Montgomery with special musical appearance from Tyler Hilton. Then the actual reunion special airs at 10pm. The Tree Hill Ravens are back together to celebrate the Christmas season on Lifetime. In this special one-hour reunion, Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner of The Christmas Contract and Stephen Colletti of Hometown Christmas, reunite for a special evening that will include a few surprise special guests.

    Two members of The Cosby Show cast reunite on Nov. 25 in Jingle Belle starring Tatyana Ali, Cornelius Smith Jr., Loretta Devine, Valarie Pettiford, Obba Babatunde, and Cosby Show stars Keshia Knight Pulliam & Tempestt Bledsoe. Then A Different World cast members Kadeem Hardison & Jasmine Guy reunite in The Christmas Pact on Dec. 2 starring Kyla Pratt and Jarod Joseph. Other stars featured include Barry Watson, Beverley Mitchell, Marissa Winokur, Alexandra Breckenridge, June Squibb, Sharon Lawrence, John Schneider, Jason London, Towanda Braxton, Conchata Ferrell, Gloria Reuben, Rachel Boston, Patricia Richardson, Caroline Rhea, Michael Gross, Melissa Gilbert, Bethany Joy Lenz and more. See complete movie info for all of Lifetime's It's a Wonderful Lifetime!

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Netflix Gets 2 More Comedies; YouTube Orders Wayne, a New Comedy

    AJ and the Queen

    Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Tia Carrere join the cast of AJ and the Queen, the upcoming Netflix comedy series starring Emmy Award-winning RuPaul Charles. The series is written by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and RuPaul Charles who will both serve as executive producers. Josh Segarra will play Hector. Michael-Leon Wooley will play Louis. Katerina Tannenbaum will play Brianna. Tia Carrere will play Lady Danger. In the comedy, RuPaul stars as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990's R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby's message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.

    No Good Nick

    Meanwhile, Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey) & Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) will star in the multi-camera series No Good Nick, a new live action comedy series revolving around a family that welcomes a thirteen-year-old into their family before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. Netflix has ordered 20 half-hour episodes. Siena Agudong (Star Falls) as the title character, Kalama Epstein (The Fosters) and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Liv and Maddie) also star.


    From YouTube Originals comes the first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated action comedy series, Wayne, which held its world premiere at Tribeca TV Festival yesterday (Sunday, September 23). The series will launch on YouTube Premium in January 2019. In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, fifteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world. Wayne will star Mark McKenna (Sing Street, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) as "Wayne" and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society) as "Del." Joshua J. Williams (Mudbound) will also recur as "Orlando". The 10 episode series is written and created by Shawn Simmons.

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 24, 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 September 24-28, 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


    Sunday, September 23
    • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Catch Jerry on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, September 24
    • John David Washington (Ballers) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Monsters and Men on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    • Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (The Flight of the Conchords) - The Flight of the Conchords give a musical performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jay Hernandez (Hang Time) - Jay is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Janet Montgomery (Entourage) - Janet appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • J. R. Ramirez (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) - J. R. talks about Manifest on Access Live, so check your local listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky talks about Child Support on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about The Magic Misfits: The Second Story on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
    Tuesday, September 25
    • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Catch Sofia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Natascha McElhone (Californication) - Natascha is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Norm Macdonald (The Show Norm/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/The Jackie Thomas Show/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • The Cast of Modern Family - Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • The Cast of Rel - Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad, Jessica "Jess Hilarious" Moore and Jordan L. Jones are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa dishes on her new Netflix movie Nappily Ever After on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) - Leighton talks about Single Parents on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on GMA Day at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    Wednesday, September 26
    • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
    • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
    • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Thursday, September 27
    • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Joey King (Bent) - Joey is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith) - Faith appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am..
    • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren talks about Superstore on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Hal Linden (Barney Miller/The Boys Are Back) - Hal talks about The Samuel Project on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
    • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki talks about The Cool Kids on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
    Friday, September 28
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Watch Kristen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings), New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the BUILD Series 1pm.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Steve, so check your local listings. He also talks about Night School on People Now at 12pm.
    • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary talks about Night School on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan gives the scoop on his new podcast – and reveals he was once approached to run for Senate on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David talks about The Cool Kids on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm, on the BUILD Series at 2pm and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, September 23

    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.

    Rel - "Pilot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A recently divorced father makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago with the help of his best friend, his overly encouraging younger brother and his prideful dad.


    Monday, September 24

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Configuration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler (Teller and Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.

    Young Sheldon - "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.

    In The Cut - "The Big Day" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jay and Cheryl try to overcome the obstacle of their wedding venue being double-booked; Mabel is offered a lot of money to sell her restaurant.


    Tuesday, September 25

    Wrecked - "The Dark Prince Returns" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    With Karen gravely injured, Owen and Danny must journey to the center of the island to defeat Chettywompwomp; Florence learns more about Karen's back story; Pack, Todd and Jess face a futile task.


    Wednesday, September 26

    The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

    American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

    Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

    Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.


    Thursday, September 27

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Wedding Gift Wormhole" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Sheldon and Amy drive themselves crazy trying to figure out what “perfect gift” Leonard and Penny gave them for their wedding. Also, Koothrappali decides he wants to settle down and asks his father to arrange a marriage for him.

    Young Sheldon - "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) bonds with Paige (Mckenna Grace), another 10-year-old genius, Sheldon’s jealousy leads Meemaw to intervene. Also, Mary invites Paige’s family over for a play date.

    Mom - "Pre-Washed Lettuce and a Mime" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy has second thoughts about law school after a tough first day, and Bonnie is plagued by an upsetting dream.

    Murphy Brown - "Fake News" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Back in the game after a brief retirement, and faced with a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

    The Good Place - "Everything Is Bonzer!" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Michael intervenes in the near-death accidents of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason on Earth, in hopes that a second chance at life allows them to become better versions of themselves.


    Friday, September 28

    Last Man Standing - "Welcome Baxter" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Mike and Vanessa eagerly await with anticipation for Eve to come back and visit home from the Air Force Academy; Ryan finds himself struggling with anxiety about recent events that soon lead to an unexpected announcement.

    The Cool Kids - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    A group of three retirement home friends are determined to prove that there is still much for them to accomplish in life despite their age, which makes them feel as though they have little left to lose whether they succeed or not.

    Raven's Home - "Sleevemore Part Two: Found" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Booker loses his powers to see glimpses of the future, he gains new abilities as an incredible chef and magician; Nia discovers she has Booker's powers to see visions.

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


    Saturday, September 29

    Henry Danger - "Spelling Bee Hard" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Dr. Minyak challenges Captain Man to a spelling bee.

    Knight Squad - "A Total Knightmare" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Knight School quests begin, Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad; Warwick's use of Fearless Fairies makes him immune to fear but also reckless, putting the squad's quest in jeopardy.


    Sunday, September 30

    The Simpsons - "Gone Boy" (Fox, 7:00PM 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 - "The Trouble with Doubles" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob and Linda's double date takes a disastrous turn when the couples get trapped; Louise hosts a zombie movie night, but when the zombies turn out to be too scary, Tina must take charge.

    The Simpsons - "Bart's Not Dead" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Bart takes a dare and ends up in the hospital; to cover for himself and Homer, Bart lies about meeting Jesus in Heaven; Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, but Bart struggles with guilt about lying.

    Bob's Burgers - "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Convinced she's met the love of her life, Tina disguises herself as a boy and sneaks into the Boyz 4 Now auditions to find him; Teddy asks the rest of the Belcher gang to nurse his baby rat back to health.

    Family Guy - "Married with Cancer" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Brian meets and falls in love with Jess, who reveals she has cancer; after she receives devastating news regarding her diagnosis, Brian proposes marriage to her.

    Rel - "Laundry Room" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Rel invites his Dad, Brittany and Nat to brunch; his plans go awry when his clothes are held hostage in his laundry room by a local gang.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, November 20

    The Conners - "Miracles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Life-changing news lands in the Conner household when a member of the family makes an announcement that no one saw coming. Meanwhile, Dan is suspicious that Becky isn’t sticking to her end of the deal when it comes to her drinking. Darlene continues her job search, and Jackie offers English lessons to a Casita Bonita busboy in need.

    The Kids Are Alright - "Boxing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Frank announces that he has decided to compete in the church boxing tournament, making it obvious that he’s playing for Mike’s affections. When Frank can’t cut it, Timmy steps in and takes up boxing in order to bond with his dad and get his approval. Ultimately, he has to choose between his dad’s dreams for him and his own dreams of showbiz glory. Elsewhere, feeling rusty after being at the seminary for so long, Lawrence asks Eddie to help prepare him for a date by taking him on a “practice date”.

    black-ish - "Good Grief" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Bow’s mom, Alicia, visits the family for the first time since the loss of Bow’s dad, and she is still heavily grieving. Bow decides to throw a big luau-themed party for what would have been her dad’s next birthday. Meanwhile, Mason has an extra ticket to an MMA fight and invites Diane on the same night as the party.

    Splitting Up Together - "Yes, Deer" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Vlad, the new contractor for the house, arrives with his crew and Lena immediately begins to clash with him over his methods of repairing the house. Martin, on the other hand, feels that Lena should let them do what they were hired to do. After overhearing that she’s too uptight, Lena calls up an old friend to help her let out her frustrations. Elsewhere, Martin takes Mason camping to help him get over his breakup with Hazel and to teach him how to be a man, only to learn from him that it is okay to express his emotions.

    The Guest Book - "Invisible Son" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Clem asks a stripper to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to convince his vacationing family that he is normal; once they get to Barefeet Retreat, it is discovered that Clem's fake girlfriend isn't the only thing he's been lying about.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 19)

    Tuesday, November 20

    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Catch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
    • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti talks about Christmas Everlasting on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on People Now at 12pm.
    • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about Christmas Everlasting on People Now at 12pm.
    • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tisha and Tichina talk about BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm. They also talk about The Neighborhood on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Alicia Witt (Cybill) and Colin Ferguson (Then Came You) - Alicia and Colin talk about their Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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    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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