Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NBC Fall Pilot Review: I Feel Bad - Premieres Wednesday (Sept. 19); 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners

The Mayor

I Feel Bad - Thursdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on NBC
Special Preview Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00PM & 10:30PM ET/PT
Timeslot Premiere Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:30PM ET/PT


by Vincent

Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect.

Cast Details:

Sarayu Blue as Emet
Paul Adelstein as David
Zach Cherry as Norman
James Buckley as Chewy
Johnny Pemberton as Cliff

Sarayu Blue (Emet) is an actress best known for her recurring role as Angela on the Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson, as well as Dr. Sydney Napur on David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings on TNT. She has also guest starred in a number of notable television series, such as Agents of SHIELD, Two and a Half Men and Grey's Anatomy.

Paul Adelstein (David) is an actor known for the role of Agent Paul Kellerman on Prison Break and his role as pediatrician Cooper Freedman on the medical drama Private Practice. He is also known for his recurring role as Leo Bergen on ABC's Scandal and as Jake Novak in the Bravo television series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

Zach Cherry (Norman) is a comedic actor who has appeared in various comedic shorts and guest roles on shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Search Party and Crashing. I Feel Bad will be his first starring role.

James Buckley (Chewy) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and YouTuber. He is best known for playing foul-mouthed Jay Cartwright in the UK sitcom The Inbetweeners.

Johnny Pemberton (Cliff) is an American actor known for his role on Fox's Son of Zorn and his recurring role on NBC's Superstore.

Pilot Plot:

"I Don't Want to Turn Into My Mother" (Airs Wednesday, Sep. 19 at 10:00PM ET)

Emet is concerned that her daughter's new dance club's routine may be a bit too risque, but fears that discouraging her from joining the dance team will turn her into her mother. With the help of her co-workers at her job designing video games, Emet tries to come up with a way to get her daughter to quit the dance team - without shattering her dreams.

Analysis:

I Feel Bad feels a bit like a mediocre network sitcom being lifted incredibly by its lead talent. The show's premise itself is not particularly unique and feels similar to the trend of family sitcoms within the past few years ("mother balances her quirky family and dream job"), and the show's joke writing is pretty weak, even for a sitcom in its early stages (to be fair, the "funny" part of a sitcom rarely clicks into place until about five or six episodes in, when the cast has developed some chemistry and the writers have figured out the characters' comic personas.) However, there is something compulsively watchable about the show, even if it, on paper, it seems fairly mediocre - and that "something" is its excellent lead actress, Sarayu Blue. Blue does an absolutely incredible job here, completing elevating the series from "generic network sitcom" to something that seems like it could be more. The show is clearly meant to be a starring vehicle for Blue, and she absolutely steps up to the plate. Blue is one of those actors brimming with potential who has mostly popped up on the sidelines through-out her career, and she takes her first opportunity as a show's star and knocks it out of the park.

Unfortunately, the rest of the show is not operating on the same level, at least not yet. The weakest part of the series is easily the show's workplace scenes, which are somehow both incredibly generic and incredibly annoying. Blue's video game designing workplace feels like a caricature of a "millennial" office, and her millennial male co-workers similarly seem like unlikable caricatures of "nerdy" men, who are extremely unpleasant to watch, even though the show seems to think their antics are funny and cute. They're not, and I would be surprised if the workplace scenes weren't either eliminated completely or extensively retooled by the halfway point of the show's 13-episode order. They just don't work, and it's hard to see a version of them that does. The other half of the show's scenes - focusing on Emet's family life - are also not particularly impressive, but more in just a "generic, early episodes of a sitcom" way than a truly troubling way. The archetypes here - ditzy father, mean grandmother, busy mother trying to keep it all together - are pretty rote, but the characters themselves are at least somewhat likable and endearing, and if the show can figure out more creative personalities for them (again, I've only seen the first three episodes, and it's rare that a sitcom has its characters completely figured out by that point), it's not hard to see them becoming something worthwhile. As of now, though, the only reason to really stick around is Blue - but she might just be good enough to make it worthwhile.

Conclusion:

I Feel Bad is a pretty ho-hum sitcom elevated by its lead actress Sarayu Blue, with glimmers of potential that aren't being fulfilled yet. There are parts of the show that feel like they could eventually click and becoming something worthwhile, but there are also parts that just don't work, and need to be either removed or changed drastically to avoid sinking the show. It's not a waste of time, and Blue is fantastic, but this is more of a "wait and see if it'll get better" situation than anything worth putting stock in at the moment.

Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 3.5/5
Funniness: 2/5
Overall: 3/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00PM & 10:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • I Feel Bad Photo Gallery

    Preview:





  • Henry Winkler

    The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired last night on NBC. Here are the winners!

    OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
    Atlanta (FX)
    Barry (HBO)
    black-ish (ABC)
    Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
    GLOW (Netflix)
    Silicon Valley (HBO)
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
    WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
    Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
    Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
    William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
    Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
    WINNER: Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
    Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
    Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
    Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)
    Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
    Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta (FX)
    Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)
    Louie Anderson, Baskets (HBO)
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
    WINNER: Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
    Zazie Beetz, Atlanta (FX)
    Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
    Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
    Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
    WINNER: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

    OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
    Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Stranger Things (Netflix)
    The Americans (FX)
    The Crown (Netflix)
    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    This Is Us (NBC)
    Westworld (HBO)
    WINNER: Game of Thrones (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
    Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
    Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
    Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
    Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
    Ed Harris, Westworld (HBO)
    Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)
    WINNER: Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
    Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)
    Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
    Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
    Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
    Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)
    WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
    David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
    Matt Smith, The Crown (Netflix)
    Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
    Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HB)
    Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
    Vanessa Kirby, The Crown (Netflix)
    Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
    WINNER: Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
    Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Godless (Netflix)
    Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
    The Alienist (TNT)
    The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
    Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
    Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
    Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror (Netflix)
    WINNER: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

    OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
    Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
    Michelle Dockery, Godless (Netflix)
    Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)
    Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)
    Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA Network)
    Laura Dern, The Tale (HBO)
    WINNER: Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
    Jeff Daniels, Godless (HBO)
    Brandon Victor, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Édgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Fitt Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
    John Leguizamo, Waco (Paramount Network)
    WINNER: Jeff Daniels, Godless (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
    Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
    Letitia Wright, Black Mirror (Netflix)
    Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)
    Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    WINNER: Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)

    View the full list of winners.

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Married with Children Now on WGN America; black-ish Enters National Syndication and Free Sneakers Contest

    Married...with Children

    Married...with Children is gone from TBS, but now those rights are going to WGN America. Viacom networks (Logo, MTV2) will still air the program, as that is a different contract. WGN America hosted a special marathon event of Married...with Children on Saturday, September 15 from 11am - 11pm ET/10am - 10pm CT as well as on Sunday, September 16 from 9 am - 12am ET/8am - 11pm CT. The network aired 54 episodes of the long-running family sitcom in sequential order, beginning with the series' first episode during its network debut. Now it joins the regular line-up beginning tonight! The hit sitcom will air in late fringe every weeknight. Mostly from 12-2am, but check your local listings for exact timings. There will also be weekend morning/afternoon airings.

    Married...with Children follows the lives of Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill), a once glorious high school football player turned hard-luck women's shoe salesman; his obnoxious wife, Peggy (Katey Sagal); their attractive, promiscuous, and clueless daughter, Kelly (Christina Applegate); and their girl-crazy, wisecracking son, Bud (David Faustino). Their neighbors are the upwardly mobile Steve Rhoades (David Garrison) and his feminist wife Marcy (Amanda Bearse), who later gets remarried to Jefferson D'Arcy (Ted McGinley), a white-collar criminal who becomes her "trophy husband" and Al's sidekick.


    Kick it with The Johnsons

    The critically acclaimed hit family comedy series black-ish announced that it has teamed up with prolific designer and influencer Dominic Ciambrone, also known as The Shoe Surgeon, to customize five pairs of black-ish branded sneakers. Playing off of Johnson family patriarch Dre's fondness for Nikes, the five unique pairs of sneakers were exclusively designed and constructed by The Shoe Surgeon to celebrate the launch of black-ish in national syndication five nights a week, beginning today (Monday, Sept. 17, 2018). All five pairs will be included in a prize package posted on Omaze, an online fundraising platform, with proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

    The "Kick it with The Johnsons" online campaign kicked off on Omaze on Friday, Sept. 14, and will conclude on Oct. 26, at which time a grand prize winner will be randomly selected. In addition to the full set of five custom pairs of black-ish branded kicks, the prize package will also include a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend a black-ish table read and a meet and greet with members of the cast, as well as a tour of the iconic Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. The Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated comedy black-ish takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. The series stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy. Entering its fifth season on ABC, the series is also airing weeknights in national syndication. Go to blackishtv.com for times and channels (includes WPIX in NY, KCAL in LA and WGN in Chicago).

    Fans who donate $10 through www.omaze.com/blackish will be entered for the chance to win black-ish prize package and support the incredible work of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. No purchase is necessary to enter; fans can visit www.omaze.com/blackish for the official rules and full details, including how to enter for free.

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 17, 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 17-21, 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 16
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Catch Vivica on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, September 17
    • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program/Greg the Bunny) - Watch Sarah on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Ariana is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • America Ferrara (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee talks about returning to her iconic role in the Halloween sequel on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Diane Sawyer interviews Sally on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Natascha McElhone (Californication) - Natascha talks about The First on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario, his wife Courtney and their children are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) and Paul Adelstein (I Feel Bad) - Sarayu and Paul talk about NBC's I Feel Bad on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Nappily Ever After on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts), Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) and Alan Rachins (Dharma & Greg) - Corbin, Harry, Alan and the cast of L.A. Law are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    Tuesday, September 18
    • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Catch Queen Latifah on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Star on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan talks about her movie A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. on Chatter at 8pm.
    • Brie Larson (United States of Tara) - Brie talks about Captain Marvel on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Nappily Ever After on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
    • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Dr. Oz speaks exclusively with the woman whose tweet ignited a media firestorm. They ask the tough questions on everyone’s minds: What was she thinking when she hit “send”? Then, a panel of influencers and experts weigh in on Roseanne Barr’s answers. Is she a racist? Check your local listings for The Dr. Oz Show.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Rosanna Arquette (Sideswiped) - Rosanna talks about her comedy series Sideswiped on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill about The Sinner on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Kate Flannery (The Office) and Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Kate and Jane talk about Two Lost Souls on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    Wednesday, September 19
    • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Catch Issa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Penn Badgley (Do Over) - Penn visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Fred Armisen (Forever) - Fred is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about Netflix's The Good Cop on Access Live (check your local listings) and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) and Paul Adelstein (I Feel Bad) - Sarayu and Paul talk about NBC's I Feel Bad on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil and his husband David Burtka try donut grilled cheese and watermelon steak on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Nappily Ever After on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • John Michael Higgins (Great News/Happily Divorced/Kath & Kim) - John talks about American Says on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Keir Gilchrist (Atypical/United States of Tara) - Keir talks about Atypical on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    Thursday, September 20
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
    • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
    Friday, September 21
    • Nik Dodani (Atypical) - Watch Nik on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on People Now at 12pm.
    • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob opens up about his biggest scandals and how he got his health back on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Beth Hall (Mom) - Beth appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha is a guest on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.

    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, September 16

    Bob's Burgers - "Brunchsquatch" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob's Burgers begins serving brunch to compete with Jimmy Pesto, but it quickly turns to chaos; Tina, Gene, and Louise decide to help Mr. Fischoeder's brother.

    The Simpsons - "Singin' in the Lane" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Homer reunites the old bowling team to cheer up Moe; the bowling team must compete with arrogant millionaires; Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.

    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.

    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 - "Emmy-Winning Episode" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter embarks on a campaign to win an Emmy for Family Guy by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows.

    Family Guy - "Follow the Money" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After Chris gets a special $1 bill for his birthday and quickly loses it, the dollar gets passed from character to character throughout Quahog.


    Monday, September 17

    Young Sheldon - "Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    While Sheldon is busy keeping tabs on Meemaw’s budding relationship with Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), George Sr. and Mary attempt to bond with their other children.

    Mom - "Diamond Earrings and a Pumpkin Head" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Christy falls back into old habits, Bonnie worries about her well-being.

    In The Cut - "The Bachelor Party" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Both Jay and Cheryl are pressured into having bachelor/bachelorette parties, and it does not end well.


    Tuesday, September 18

    Fresh Off the Boat - "A Man to Share the Night With" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Michelle Kwan comes in second place at the Olympics, Jessica tries to keep it from Emery and Evan, only to get caught up in an elaborate conspiracy theory that leads them seeking answers from Nancy Kerrigan. Meanwhile, Louis changes Eddie’s bedtime to spend more quality time together watching Letterman, but feels slighted when Eddie spends his newfound free time elsewhere.

    Speechless - "A-C-- ACTION" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    JJ’s thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but soon the pressure of directing gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan’s class project reveals a family secret; and Jimmy’s suggestions for the neighbor’s house construction project backfires for the DiMeos.

    black-ish - "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend’s grandmother after school.

    Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piña colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

    Wrecked - "Ballers" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Attempting to hide from the others during The Hunt, Pack and Jess run into a new threat on the island.


    Wednesday, September 19

    The Goldbergs - "Let's Val Kilmer This Car" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Lainey moves back to town, Barry asks her to the prom; but when she says no, he plans a senior prank with Principal Ball’s car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica tells Murray she has made a final decision about her future in college and he is furious, insisting she pay her own way for rent and food.

    American Housewife - "The Spring Gala" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a “fun dad” and winds up adopting a dog while Katie is occupied with the gala.

    Modern Family - "The Escape" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Haley meets Arvin’s parents (“Grey’s Anatomy”‘s Kate Burton, Jim Piddock) but when things don’t go as planned, fate leads to an unexpected reunion with all of her ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, the family seizes on a nursing home visit with Jay’s mean sister, Becky, to settle old scores. But as Jay, Claire and Mitchell compete for her time, Phil, Cam and Gloria end up getting trapped in the home’s basement with no way out.

    Modern Family - "Clash of Swords" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Mitchell sneaks out to “Hero-Con” with fanboy Phil, dressed as their favorite characters from the show “Clash of Swords.” It’s great until Phil commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria’s dinosaur party for Joe is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan (Jane Krakowski), upstages her with a far bigger and better party right next door.

    I Feel Bad - "Pilot" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    When Emet starts to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother, Maya. Her limits are tested when her daughter, Lily, joins a provocative dance team.

    I Feel Bad - "I Get Sick of Being Needed" (NBC, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    When Emet's parents temporarily move in, she becomes overwhelmed and finds a sneaky way to get a much-needed break.


    Thursday, September 20

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

    Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

    The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

    The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.


    Friday, September 21

    Fresh Off the Boat - "King in the North" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.

    Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

    I Feel Bad - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Emet starts to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother, Maya. Her limits are tested when her daughter, Lily, joins a provocative dance team.

    I Feel Bad - "I Get Sick of Being Needed" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Emet's parents temporarily move in, she becomes overwhelmed and finds a sneaky way to get a much-needed break.

    Raven's Home - "Sleevemore Part One: Frozen" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Booker freezes mid-vision, Raven takes him to Dr. Sleevemore, the same doctor who helped her when she was a teen.

    The Paynes - "A Payneful Hunch" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Curtis and Nyla call a truce.


    Saturday, September 22

    Henry Danger - "Henry's Frittle Problem" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Henry's dad gets an offer for a new job in Bordertown, Henry and Ray go under cover to try and stop him from getting the job and prevent Henry from having to move.

    Knight Squad - "Take Me Home to Knight" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Arc's swindler father wants his son to leave Knight School and help with his latest con; to prove he's destined for knighthood instead, Arc stands up for himself, but soon becomes stuck in one of his father's shady schemes.


    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.

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    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Script for Designing Women Reboot; James Marsden and Ed Asner Cast in Netflix Series

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We are heading into the final week of "summer TV" as the big kickoff for the fall season comes up in a little over a week, and we've got plenty of reboot news (surprised?), news of Ed Asner being cast in a Netflix series, and more. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • The Designing Women reboot is one step closer to reality this week, with ABC giving a script commitment (and original creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason will be writing it). (Hollywood Reporter)
    • The Murphy Brown reboot will debut very soon, and it will take on a lot of issues in the Trump administration, including immigration policy.  (Deadline)
    • The Netflix series Dead to Me, which was already announced to star Christina Applegate, has added James Marsden and Ed Asner to the cast this week. (Variety)
    • A recasting has been made for The Conners, with Maya Lynne Robinson being cast as DJ's wife. (Variety)
    • In one of the biggest non-surprise developments over the past few months, Les Moonves is gone from CBS, and Julie Chen returned to the network to host Big Brother this week, and got everybody's attention when she signed off as Julie Chen Moonves. (Variety)
    • COZI TV is bringing The Office to their lineup in January. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 18)

    • Magnum P.I. - The Complete Series (DVD, $99.98): While it isn't the first time that it hasn't been released, the classic Tom Selleck series comes to DVD in a complete series once again, just in time for the debut of the reboot.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21)
    • WGN America has a weekend marathon of Married... with Children that runs most of the weekend (with a break overnight), leading up to the addition of the series to the regular lineup next week.
    • You can catch 84 episodes of Get Smart this weekend on The Binge on Decades.
    • The 2018 Emmy Awards will air Monday (not Sunday) on NBC, with hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost.

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Fri-Yay: A Look at the Upcoming Sitcom Slate; TV Guide's 1st Annual 100 Best Shows List

    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 Conners

    by Vincent

    It's fall (or at least almost fall), which means a few things: cooler weather, pumpkin spice flavored everything, and...a brand new slate of network sitcoms! Now, that was a much more exciting prospect even 5 or 10 years ago. As cable and streaming services have boomed, it feels increasingly less like there's a real "TV season - even the networks themselves aren't always restricting themselves to the old September to May model, with many promising shows being held for mid-season and airing shorter seasons. Yet, the networks will still trot out a whole bunch of new shows this fall. I'll be taking a closer look at each show over the next few weeks, but I thought I'd take this week's column to give my opinion on the overall slate of sitcoms and what shows I'm particularly keeping an eye on.

    Last fall was a pretty weak one for new sitcoms, and frankly, this fall isn't all that much better. You can very clearly see the response to the success of the Roseanne reboot in this fall's sitcom slate, as many of the buzziest prospects on networks are actually revivals - from the revived Murphy Brown to the "re-imagined" version of the Roseanne reboot The Conners to the also "revived" Last Man Standing. Expect these shows to get a lot of buzz regardless of quality - especially since, frankly, the rest of the slate is pretty weak. Still, there's a couple of shows I'll be keeping my own. Fox largely destroyed its comedy block at Upfronts this past spring, but it is premiering new series Rel, starring The Carmichael Show's Lil Rel Howery. Howery was a strong part of Carmichael, so it'll be interesting to see him in a new role. I'll also be keeping an eye on ABC's Single Parents, which gets the post-Modern Family slot and stars SNL alum Taran Killam. That suggests it should at least be watchable if ABC is giving it that plum slot, right? Plus, Killam is a great comedic talent who should bring liveliness to the role regardless of the quality of the rest of the show. I'm also interested in NBC's I Feel Bad, which is produced by Amy Poehler and stars Sarayu Blue in her first TV role. It's interesting to see Poehler giving a chance to a fresh voice, and I'll be keeping an eye out. Finally, Fox will be pairing its revived Last Man Standing with The Cool Kids, a multi-camera sitcom about a retirement home...which sort of shows you the audience they'll be courting for their Friday night comedy block. Oh, and CBS is premiering a drama called God Friended Me, about...a podcast host who becomes friends with God. It certainly has the potential to be the most, uh, interesting show of the fall.

    Frankly, if you're someone who believes network sitcoms are losing their relevancy, this slate of sitcoms may not change your mind. But I'm an optimist who believes great shows like The Good Place, Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are proving the network sitcom can still be excellent, so I'll be hoping these shows defy the odds and step up to the plate.


    TV Guide 100 Best Shows

    TV Guide has launched its first-ever 100 Best Shows list. Ahead of the fall TV season, TV Guide's team of editors and pop culture experts have curated the site's first annual ranking of the best shows available to watch right now. TV Guide's 100 Best Shows ranking focuses on highlighting what the editorial team believes to be the most outstanding shows right now. Eligibility is limited to ongoing shows that have at least one more season slated to air.

    The top 10 highest-ranked shows include:

    The Good Place (NBC)
    Atlanta (FX)
    Better Call Saul (AMC)
    One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Killing Eve (BBC America)
    Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Stranger Things (Netflix)
    Big Little Lies(HBO)
    This Is Us (NBC)
    Bob's Burgers (FOX)

    Out of all the outlets and streaming services, Netflix racked up the most mentions with 20 shows on the list; HBO followed with 10, and FX had seven. Several TV creators stood out among their peers with more than one show on the list, including Michael Schur (The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag and Killing Eve). TV fans can visit tvguide.com/100BestShows to view the full list, learn more about the featured series, take a personality quiz to recommend their next binge and watch behind-the-scenes footage from the stars of top-ranked shows, including Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Brian Tyree Henry, Patrick Fabian and more.

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Dancing with the Stars Season 27 Cast Has Sitcom Stars; The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative

    Dancing with the Stars

    Dancing with the Stars is waltzing its way into its upcoming season, and the new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off Monday, Sept. 24 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. This season's lineup of celebrity dancers includes an American Idol mentor, the first-ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast, sitcom stars of The Facts of Life & Fuller House and a Bachelor Nation favorite, among others.

    As announced yesterday morning on ABC's Good Morning America, the celebrities with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are the following:

    • Alexis Ren (model) with Alan Bersten
    • Bobby Bones (country radio) with Sharna Burgess
    • Danelle Umstead (paralympian) with Artem Chigvintsev
    • DeMarcus Ware (NFL legend) with Lindsay Arnold
    • Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter films) with Keo Motsepe
    • Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile (Bachelor in Paradise) with Jenna Johnson
    • John Schneider (The Duke of Hazzard) with Emma Slater
    • Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House) with Cheryl Burke
    • Mary Lou Retton (Olympic gymnast) with Sasha Farber
    • Milo Manheim (Disney star) with Witney Carson
    • Nancy McKeon (The Facts of Life) with Val Chmerkovskiy
    • Nikki Glaser (comedian) with Gleb Savchenko
    • Tinashe (singer) with Brandon Armstrong


    Young Sheldon

    Continuing its commitment to fund innovative efforts in STEM education, The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation (TCLFF) announced the creation of a new grant program - The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative - inspired by the hit comedy series Young Sheldon. The program was created to foster excitement for learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), specifically in support of our nation's public schools, teachers and students. Young Sheldon executive producer/TCLFF founder Chuck Lorre enrolled fellow Young Sheldon executive producers Steven Molaro and Jim Parsons, Warner Bros. Television Group and CBS to co-fund two-year educational grants totaling more than $600,000.00 which will be awarded to 19 select elementary, middle and high schools in Southern California, where Young Sheldon is primarily produced, and East Texas, where the show is set.

    Young Sheldon executive producer/The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons attended three of the selected East Texas schools. And, Young Sheldon co-star Montana Jordan, who plays Sheldon's brother Georgie, attended one of the Texas schools, where his mother also taught first grade. Each of the 19 public school grant recipients will be acknowledged as a Young Sheldon STEM Initiative Grant Recipient and will receive a two-year grant from TCLFF which is specifically to support each school's STEM teachers and STEM educational programs within their existing in-class curriculum and/or after-school programs. In addition to the direct grant funding to each school, the Young Sheldon STEM Initiative will also fully fund all costs for an annual experiential opportunity for students and teachers in and outside the classroom. Each school will be eligible to submit for continuation grants at the end of the two-year period.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Critics' Choice Awards Set for January on The CW; IFC Sets New Episodes for Documentary Now!

    24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce that the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 (7:00-10:00p.m. Live ET/ Delayed PT). The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement, and take place once again at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were hosted by actress and activist Olivia Munn. The Shape of Water was the most nominated film and it took home four awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture and Best Director. The top film acting awards were bestowed upon Gary Oldman, who took home Best Actor for his work in Darkest Hour, and Frances McDormand, awarded Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand's co-star Sam Rockwell won the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her standout performance in I, Tonya.


    Documentary Now

    IFC announced details of two episodes from the upcoming season of Documentary Now!, the Emmy(R)-nominated comedy co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. The new titles, "Any Given Saturday Afternoon" and "Long Gone," join the previously announced episodes "Original Cast Album: Co-Op" and "Waiting for the Artist." Known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, Season 52 of Documentary Now! premieres Wednesday, February 20 at 10PM on IFC with seven all-new episodes. Inspired by the 2006 professional bowling documentary League of Ordinary Gentlemen, "Any Given Saturday Afternoon" follows the new maverick head of marketing for the Professional Bowling League, Rob Seger (Kevin Dunn, Veep), through a season on the pro-bowling circuit with top bowlers Billy May Dempsey (Michael C. Hall, Dexter), Rick Kenmore (Tim Robinson, Detroiters) and Larry Hawburger (Bobby Moynihan, Saturday Night Live). Guest stars this season include Michael C. Hall, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Dunn, Bobby Moynihan and Tim Robinson.

    The twice Emmy(R)-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. Guest stars from previous seasons include Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Maya Rudolph, John Slattery and more.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    NBC Orders More Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Disney Gets Another Multi-Cam Sitcom

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    NBC is adding five episodes to its original 13-episode order for the award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, bringing the total to 18 episodes for the 2018-19 season. The sixth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere on NBC in midseason. NBC acquired Brooklyn Nine-Nine in May during the Upfront. The comedy stars Andy Samberg as Det. Jake Peralta; Andre Braugher as Capt. Ray Holt; Terry Crews as Sgt. Terry Jeffords; Melissa Fumero as Det. Amy Santiago; Joe Lo Truglio as Det. Charles Boyle; Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti; Stephanie Beatriz as Det. Rosa Diaz; Dirk Blocker as Det. Hitchcock; Joel McKinnon Miller as Det. Scully Executive producers are Michael Schur, Dan Goor, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici.


    Sydney to the Max

    Production has begun on Sydney to the Max, a daughter/father comedy series created by Emmy(R) Award-nominated writer, showrunner and executive producer Mark Reisman (Frasier, The Exes, Wings). The multi-camera series is scheduled to premiere in early 2019 on Disney Channel. A heartwarming and sentimental comedy, Sydney to the Max centers around the experiences of a sociable, goodhearted middle schooler named Sydney Reynolds and her protective, doting - and sometimes clueless! - single dad Max as they navigate the challenges of growing up. Set during two timeframes, decades apart, flashback scenes to young Max and his best friend Leo in the 1990s parallel many of the funny predicaments Sydney and her BFF Olive get themselves into. VHS camcorders, bleached skater hair and other '90s-defining "relics" aside, Sydney and Max come to realize, aided by Sydney's kicky grandmother Judy, who's well-versed in Max's childhood antics, that they have more in common than either realizes.

    Thirteen-year-old actress Ruth Righi (School of Rock) leads the cast as title character Sydney. Adult Max is played by Ian Reed Kesler (Suits, Kickin' It), while young Max is played by newcomer Jackson Dollinger (Puppy Dog Pals). Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Phineas and Ferb) is Ruth's grandma Judy, seen in both decades. Ruth's best friend Olive is played by Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World), while young Max's best friend Leo is played by Christian J. Simon (The Amazing World of Gumball).

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    COZI TV Adds The Office in January 2019; Remembering Burt Reynolds and Bill Daily

    The Office

    COZI TV is bringing back The Office to broadcast TV. The network has announced that the iconic workplace sitcom will have a new home when the critically acclaimed hit begins airing on COZI TV on January 1, 2019. The show will join Will & Grace and Frasier as part of the network's prime time comedy line-up.

    The Office premiered in 2005 on NBC and ran for nine seasons with 201 episodes. Based on the British series of the same name, The Office won numerous awards during its run including five Emmy® awards out of 42 nominations. The series also launched the careers of Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak and others. The success of its trademark deadpan style, produced without a laugh track or musical scoring, helped popularized the mockumentary genre in American television.

    The show was set in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the apparent subject of a documentary film. Carell played Michael Scott, the always inappropriate and desperate for approval Regional Manager. Krasinski played salesman Jim Halpert, Fischer played Pam the receptionist and Wilson was Dwight Schrute, the Assistant Regional Sales Manager.

    Over the course of the series, fans followed the romance of Jim and Pam, the endless prank-fueled rivalry between Dwight and Jim, Michael's own inter-office romances and the comings and goings of a variety of corporate supervisors, HR advisors, and other instigators. Memorable moments include the "Office Olympics," a Survivor-style competition to determine the branch's next manager, the "Dundies" award shows, and, of course, Jim and Pam's wedding.

    Burt Reynolds

    Actor, director and producer Burt Reynolds, who starred as Wood Newton in Evening Shade, has died. He died on September 6 at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. He had suffered heart problems for a number of years. Mr. Reynolds was 82.

    Reynolds' early television guest appearances included Flight, M Squad, Schlitz Playhouse, The Lawless Years and Pony Express. His first starring role was with Darren McGavin in the NBC adventure series Riverboat from 1959 to 1960. He appeared in 20 episodes as Ben Frazier, the colead and boat pilot for The Enterprise.

    Some of his other early 1960s television guest appearances included Playhouse 90, Johnny Ringo, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Lock Up, The Blue Angels, Michael Shayne, Zane Grey Theater, The Aquanauts, The Brothers Brannagan, Naked City, Ripcord, Everglades, Route 66, Perry Mason and The Twilight Zone.

    His next starring role was in the CBS western Gunsmoke from 1962 to 1965. He appeared as Quint Asper, the town blacksmith, in 50 episodes of the series. He continued to make guest appearances on series such as Branded, Flipper and 12 O'Clock High.

    He starred as Native American Detective Lt. John Hawk in the short-lived 1966 ABC police drama Hawk. The series also starred Wayne Grice, Bruce Glover and Leon Janney. Reynolds directed one episode of the series. Some of his other 1960s and 1970s guest appearances included The F.B.I., Premiere, Fade In and Love, American Style.

    Reynolds starred as Detective Lt. Dan August in the 1970-1971 ABC police drama Dan August. Dan August investigated homicide cases in the fictional town of Santa Luisa, California. The series also starred Norman Fell, Ned Romero, Richard Anderson and Ena Hartmann.

    He provided the voice of Troy Garland, Evie Garland's (Maureen Flanigan) father, in the 1987-1991 syndicated sitcom Out of This World. The series also starred Donna Pescow, Doug McClure, Joe Alaskey (1987-1990), Buzz Belmondo, Christina Nigra and Steve Burton.

    Reynolds starred in the short-lived 1989-1990 ABC detective series B.L. Stryker. Buddy Lee Stryker, aka B.L., was a Vietnam war vet and retired New Orleans police officer who moved back home to the other side of the tracks in Palm Beach, Florida to work as a private investigator. The series starred Ossie Davis, Dana Kaminski, Michael O. Smith, Alfie Wise and Rita Moreno. Reynolds also served as an executive producer and directed three episodes of the series.

    Evening Shade

    His longest running television role was in the 1990-1994 CBS sitcom Evening Shade. Reynolds starred as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas, to coach a high-school football team with a long losing streak. The series also starred Marilu Henner, Hal Holbrook, Ossie Davis, Charles Durning, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Jeter, Jay R. Ferguson, Ann Wedgeworth, Charlie Dell, Candace Hutson and Jacob Parker. Reynolds won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for the role in 1992. He also directed 35 episodes and wrote 3 episodes of the series. He was one of the executive producers.

    Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included The Golden Girls, The Larry Sanders Show, Hope & Gloria, Cybill, Emeril, The King of Queens, Freddie and My Name Is Earl. His voice credits included King of the Hill, Duckman, Robot Chicken, Duck Dodgers, American Dad! and Archer.

    Burt Reynolds - Smokey and the Bandit

    Reynolds was best known for his many film roles. His box office hits included Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough, Hooper (also a producer), Smokey and the Bandit II, The Cannonball Run and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He directed and starred in Gator (the sequel to White Lightning), The End, Sharky's Machine, Stick and The Last Producer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.

    Mr. Reynolds was wonderful in his many television and film roles. Hopefully the complete series of Evening Shade will be released on DVD one day. We thank him for the many laughs and hours of entertainment he brought us during his 50-year career. He will be greatly missed.

    Share your memories on our Evening Shade message board. View photos in our galleries.

    Bill Daily

    Actor and comedian Bill Daily, who was best known for his roles as Roger Healey in I Dream of Jeannie and as Howard Borden in The Bob Newhart Show, has died. He died on September 4 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mr. Daily was 91.

    Daily's early work was as a stand-up comedian performing around the country. He made sitcom guest appearances in Bewitched, My Mother the Car and The Farmer's Daughter. Sitcom writer Sidney Sheldon liked his work and gave him a supporting role in I Dream of Jeannie.

    I Dream of Jeannie

    He starred as Captain/Major Roger Healey in the 1965-1970 NBC sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Roger Healey was Tony Nelson's (Larry Hagman) girl-crazy buddy and fellow astronaut. The series also starred Barbara Eden and Hayden Rorke. Daily wrote one episode of the series. He reprised his role in TV reunion movies I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later in 1985 and I Still Dream of Jeannie in 1991.

    The Bob Newhart Show

    Daily next starred as Howard Borden in the 1972-1978 CBS sitcom The Bob Newhart Show. Howard Borden was a divorced commercial airline navigator and later a co-captain. He was the next-door neighbor of Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) and his wife, Emily (Suzanne Pleshette). The series also starred Peter Bonerz and Marcia Wallace. Daily returned for The Bob Newhart Show: The 19th Anniversary Special in 1991.

    He co-starred with Debbie Reynolds in the short-lived 1981 ABC sitcom Aloha Paradise. The series followed the lives of the staff and guests at The Paradise Village resort, located on the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Daily played Curtis Shea, the resort's assistant manager. It also starred Pat Klous, Mokihana and Stephen Shortridge.

    Daily appeared as Dr. Hanratty in the short-lived 1983 CBS sitcom Small & Frye. Dr. Hanratty was the eccentric head of the Police Criminal Lab. The series also starred Darren McGavin, Jack Blessing, Debbie Zipp, Warren Berlinger, Victoria Carroll and Dick Wilson.

    He starred as veterinarian Dr. James Shepherd in the 1988-1989 syndicated sitcom Starting from Scratch. The series also starred Connie Stevens, Heidi Helmer, Jason Marin and Nita Talbot.

    Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Love, American Style, Getting Together, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat, ALF, The Munsters Today, The Naked Truth and Caroline in the City. He reunited with Bob Newhart in Newhart, Bob and George and Leo. His other television guest appearances included Flying High, CHiPs, The Powers of Matthew Star and Trapper John, M.D..

    He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television in 2003.

    Mr. Daily was very funny and memorable in his roles as the sidekick in I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us in his series and guest appearances. He will be deeply missed.

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    Sunday, September 09, 2018

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 10, 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 10-14, 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, September 10
    • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Watch Taran on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) and Fred Armisen (Forever) - Maya and Fred are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) - Leighton is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • John David Washington (Ballers) - John is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Penn Badgley (Do Over) - Penn stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on NBC's Today, sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about her new talk show Face the Truth on People Now at 12pm.
    • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul talks about A Simple Favor on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
    Tuesday, September 11
    • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Catch Keegan-Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Atypical on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • The Cast of Moesha - Brandy Norwood, Sheryl Lee Ralph, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Shar Jackson, Marcus T. Paulk and Ray J are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie talks about her new Netflix movie The Lady of Steady Habits on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
    • Jean Smart (Samantha Who?/In-Laws/High Society/Designing Women) - Jean talks about A Simple Favor on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran talks about Night School on Chatter at 8pm.
    • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan talks about her movie A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Wednesday, September 12
    • Paul Scheer (Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Watch Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) and Fred Armisen (Forever) - Maya and Fred are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They also talk about Amazon's Forever on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Allison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Allison appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House) - Keegan-Michael visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Zach Cregger (Wrecked/Guys with Kids/Friends with Benefits) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) and Kate Flannery (The Office) - Jane and Kate are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. Jane also talks about their tour Two Lost Souls on People Now at 12pm.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Hallmark Channel's Love in Design on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Hulu's Light as a Feather on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    Thursday, September 13
    • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Watch Judy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about Ozark on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Regina Hall (Insecure/Grandfathered) - Regina is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie/Will & Grace) - Bobby talks about The Lifespan of a Face on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) and Kate Flannery (The Office) - Jane and Kate perform on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael talks about Museo on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    Friday, September 14
    • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy talks about A Happening of Monumental Proportions on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She talks about Halloween and Where’d You Go, Bernadette on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • David Spade (Rules of Engagment/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!), Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie, Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - David, Drew, Jane and Michael are among the guests on Netflix's Norm Macdonald Has a Show.
    • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about Ozark on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) and Andrew Walker (Maybe It's Me) - Danica and Andrew talk about the Hallmark Channel original movie Love in Design on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, September 9

    Rel - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    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.

    The Simpsons - "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Marge is frustrated with the local government and decides to run for mayor; she makes Homer the butt of her jokes to win public support.

    Bob's Burgers - "V for Valentine-detta" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After a rough breakup on Valentine's Day, the Belcher women have a limo girls' night out to make Tina feel better; Bob and Gene have a trapeze experience that brings them closer.

    Family Guy - "Are You There God? It's Me, Peter" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter falls into a coma and meets God face to face; he asks God some of life's tough questions.


    Monday, September 10

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Reclusive Potential" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A brilliant but reclusive scientist, Doctor Wolcott (Peter MacNicol), invites Sheldon to his cabin in the middle of nowhere, and Leonard, Raj and Howard go along for the trip. Also, Penny and Bernadette improvise after Amy doesn’t like the tame bachelorette party they planned for her.

    In The Cut - "May the Best Man Win" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Kenny and Smitty compete over who should be Jay's best man for the wedding; Angelique starts working at Mabel's to earn some extra money.


    Tuesday, September 11

    Wrecked - "Hunt Day" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Hunt Day arrives and the survivors must face off against each other in a battle royale to the death.


    Wednesday, September 12

    The Goldbergs - "Flashy Little Flashdancer" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After seeing “Flashdance,” Beverly decides to take up dance with the Frentas and is dejected when the family doesn’t support her after telling them she is going to be in a recital. Meanwhile, when Emmy starts dating a cool guy, Adam thinks their friendship is in jeopardy, so he sets out to be cooler which backfires.

    American Housewife - "Sliding Sweaters" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Katie starts her day in a bad mood, the Ottos come together to cheer her up; but in an alternate reality and in a different sweater, Katie starts her day in a good mood and the family comes together to cheer up Greg.

    Modern Family - "Mother!" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Dede drops in unexpectedly, Mitchell and Cam come to a realization about her effect on their lives; Phil, Luke, Alex and Haley all have different bad news to break to Claire and compete about when to do it, the tiny window of time after her monthly spa day when she’s her most relaxed.

    Splitting Up Together - "Star of Milo" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Despite Lena and Martin getting along as co-parents, they must determine the best way to orchestrate Milo’s upcoming birthday festivities based on their new system of boundaries. Meanwhile, Martin is pleasantly surprised when Lena shares a birthday invite with an unforeseen guest. Elsewhere, Maya takes matters into her own hands and reveals a surprise guest of her own.


    Thursday, September 13

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Sibling Realignment" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Sheldon learns that his mother won’t attend his wedding unless he invites his brother, Georgie (Jerry O’Connell), he and Leonard travel to Texas to end a family feud. Also, the Wolowitz kids inadvertently infest Amy, Bernadette, Wolowitz and Koothrappali with pinkeye.

    Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

    The Good Place - "Dance Dance Resolution" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Michael (Ted Danson) continues to work out the kinks in his grand plan. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) stumbles across a secret.

    The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

    The Good Place - "Janet and Michael" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the Neighborhood experiences a small glitch, Michael (Ted Danson) has to resolve the issue with Janet (D'Arcy Carden) before it gets out of control.

    The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.


    Friday, September 14

    Fresh Off the Boat - "We Need to Talk About Evan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Jessica pushes Evan to win Student of the Month so that she can rub it in her new frenemy’s face, Amy Chestnut (Angela Kinsey). When Evan becomes overwhelmed, he starts seeing the school counselor, much to Jessica’s chagrin. Louis feels like he is in Kenny Rogers’ shadow and needs a way to put his name back on the Cattleman’s Ranch map. Eddie and Emery decide it’s time they learn how to unhook a bra.

    Speechless - "ONE A-N-- ANGRY M-- MAYA" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Maya has jury duty, which is like a vacation for her until she learns Taylor’s mom, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke returns), is also there. Meanwhile, JJ lies about his disabilities on an online dating site after a few bad dates; and Ray is upset Jimmy and Dylan spend too much together.

    The Paynes - "No Sticks or Bricks" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Curtis reconciles within his household.


    Saturday, September 15

    none scheduled


    Sunday, September 16

    Bob's Burgers - "Brunchsquatch" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob's Burgers begins serving brunch to compete with Jimmy Pesto, but it quickly turns to chaos; Tina, Gene, and Louise decide to help Mr. Fischoeder's brother.

    The Simpsons - "Singin' in the Lane" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Homer reunites the old bowling team to cheer up Moe; the bowling team must compete with arrogant millionaires; Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.

    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.

    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 - "Emmy-Winning Episode" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter embarks on a campaign to win an Emmy for Family Guy by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows.

    Family Guy - "Follow the Money" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After Chris gets a special $1 bill for his birthday and quickly loses it, the dollar gets passed from character to character throughout Quahog.

    Complete TV Listings

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    SitcomsOnline Digest: Geoffrey Owens Lands Role on Tyler Perry Series Following Trader Joe's Shaming; Remembering the TV Career of the Late Burt Reynolds

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a short week due to the holiday on Monday, but it has been busy, with news about an attempted shaming of a Cosby Show actor that turned the attention to the reality of how hard most actors have to work, the death of actor Burt Reynolds, and of course, another reboot that is in the works. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • Geoffrey Owens made news this week when he was spotted by a photographer for The Daily Mail bagging groceries at Trader Joe's, and he says part of the reason why he needs to work harder is due to the loss of royalties from The Cosby Show as it has not been as prominent in syndication following the Bill Cosby conviction. (People)
    • Meanwhile, the publicity from the Geoffrey Owens incident hasn't been all bad for the actor, as the attention has landed him a recurring role in Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots. (Entertainment Weekly)
    • Burt Reynolds died this week, and while he was mostly known as a star of the big screen, many tributes have neglected his television career, including Evening Shade, Gunsmoke, and countless guest appearances on various series. (NY Post)  
    • A Party of Five reboot is one step closer to reality at Freeform. (Deadline)
    • A new mystery series featuring the Nancy Drew character is in the works at The CW. (Deadline)
    • Bill Daily, who was known for his roles on I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show, and ALF (among many other guest starring roles), has died at age 91. (Variety)
    • Mork & Mindy has a 40th anniversary coming up, and of course, Antenna TV will celebrate that. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 11)

    • The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray, $49.99): Just before the premiere of the upcoming twelfth season, which will be the last, this release brings the eleventh season of the popular series to DVD and Blu-ray.
    • The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season (DVD, $29.98): It was a little bittersweet to see the Heck family end their journey at the end of the past season, and now, the final season of that series arrives on DVD from Warner Archive.
    • Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season (DVD, $29.99): Although we do not yet know for certain that the tenth season of this will be the last, this season brings all of the episodes of the ninth season to DVD.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 8 - SEPTEMBER 14)
    • Fox will make their first debut of a sitcom for the upcoming season on Sunday night with a sneak preview of Rel
    • The new season of Shameless kicks off on Sunday night on Showtime.
    • A third hour of Good Morning America, GMA Day, will be airing every weekday starting Monday on ABC.
    • Decades has an entire weekend of The Beverly Hillbillies this weekend.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, September 18

    Fresh Off the Boat - "A Man to Share the Night With" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Michelle Kwan comes in second place at the Olympics, Jessica tries to keep it from Emery and Evan, only to get caught up in an elaborate conspiracy theory that leads them seeking answers from Nancy Kerrigan. Meanwhile, Louis changes Eddie’s bedtime to spend more quality time together watching Letterman, but feels slighted when Eddie spends his newfound free time elsewhere.

    Speechless - "A-C-- ACTION" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    JJ’s thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but soon the pressure of directing gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan’s class project reveals a family secret; and Jimmy’s suggestions for the neighbor’s house construction project backfires for the DiMeos.

    black-ish - "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend’s grandmother after school.

    Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piña colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

    Wrecked - "Ballers" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Attempting to hide from the others during The Hunt, Pack and Jess run into a new threat on the island.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

    Tuesday, September 18

    • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Catch Queen Latifah on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Star on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan talks about her movie A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. on Chatter at 8pm.
    • Brie Larson (United States of Tara) - Brie talks about Captain Marvel on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Nappily Ever After on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
    • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Dr. Oz speaks exclusively with the woman whose tweet ignited a media firestorm. They ask the tough questions on everyone’s minds: What was she thinking when she hit “send”? Then, a panel of influencers and experts weigh in on Roseanne Barr’s answers. Is she a racist? Check your local listings for The Dr. Oz Show.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Rosanna Arquette (Sideswiped) - Rosanna talks about her comedy series Sideswiped on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill about The Sinner on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Kate Flannery (The Office) and Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Kate and Jane talk about Two Lost Souls on the BUILD Series at 3pm.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

    The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

    08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
    08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
    08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
    09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
    09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
    09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
    09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
    09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
    09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
    09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
    09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
    09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
    09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
    09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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