Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fox Mid-Season 2019 Schedule; Fuller House Season 4 Drops December 14

FOX

Fox is announcing mid-season 2019 premiere dates for The Orville (Dec. 30), Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Jan. 2), Gotham (Jan. 3) and Proven Innocent (Feb. 15), as well as the all-new Cosmos installment, Cosmos: Possible Worlds (March 3). As previously announced, new celebrity singing competition The Masked Singer will premiere Jan. 2, new epic thriller The Passage will premiere Jan. 14 and all-new live musical event Rent will air Jan. 27. Season Two of Seth MacFarlane's space adventure series, The Orville, debuts Sunday, Dec. 30 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT live to all time zones, following the NFL On Fox doubleheader. Season Two of new alternative series, Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT. Following Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, get ready for the wildest celebrity guessing game ever, when The Masked Singer at 9:00 PM ET/PT debuts. Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, this top-secret celebrity singing competition will have everyone asking, "who's behind the mask?!"

On Thursday, Jan. 3, The Orville makes its time period premiere with an all-new episode at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the fifth and final season premiere of Gotham at 8:00 PM ET/PT, which wraps up the beloved series in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos?. Epic thriller The Passage debuts Monday, Jan. 14 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the winter premiere of The Resident. The Passage focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl (Saniyya Sidney, Fences, Hidden Figures) is chosen to be a test subject, a federal agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saved by the Bell) is tasked with bringing her in, but ultimately, becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost - even as Project Noah's work threatens to unleash an unimaginable apocalypse.

The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent comes to Fox on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. The cast features Kiersey Clemons, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Brennin Hunt, Mario, Tinashe and Valentina. Additionally, Keala Settle will perform the iconic solo from "Seasons of Love" and join the ensemble in the live musical. New legal drama Proven Innocent will premiere Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The series tells the emotional story of one woman's fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome, A Gifted Man), Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers, Boss), Russell Hornsby (Seven Seconds, Grimm), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (BrainDead, The Good Wife, The Book of Mormon), Riley Smith (Frequency) and Clare O'Connor (Easy). Airing as a global event on Fox and National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Cosmos will return for its third installment, beginning Sunday, March 3 at 9:00PM ET/PT. Additional premiere dates and schedule details to be announced.


Fuller House

Holy chalupas! Fuller House Season 4 is coming to Netflix on Friday, December 14. Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar have been named executive producers and showrunners for the upcoming fourth season of the hit Netflix series Fuller House. Both Baldikoski and Behar have served as co-executive producers from the series' launch in 2016. Baldikoski and Behar have also previously served as co-executive producers on The New Adventures of Old Christine, 8 Simple Rules, Kirstie and Save Me, and as consulting producers on the series Last Man Standing, Jennifer Falls and others. Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando, Soni Nicole Bringas as Romona, Michael Campion as Jackson, Elias Harger as Max, Dashiell and Fox Messitt Twins as Baby Tommy, Scott Weinger as Steve Hale, John Brotherton as Matt Harmon, and Ashley Liao as Lola.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Netflix Announces Date for Friends from College Season 2; Star Trek Animated Comedy Coming to CBS All Access

Friends from College

Netflix announces Friends from College Season 2 will launch globally on January 11, 2019. Season 2 of Friends from College follows six Harvard alums in their 40s living in New York City and the complicated relationships they have with each other. It's been a year since Ethan & Sam's affair was exposed to the 4 other friends - including Lisa, Ethan's wife - and the friend group is still fractured. No one has heard from Lisa, Ethan has been living a repentant year of writing a YA novel, and Sam has been trying to repair her marriage with her husband Jon.

But with Max's wedding coming up, the friends won't be able to avoid each other much longer. Between the engagement party, bachelor party, and wedding, the six will have to overcome the destruction in their past and figure out how to function as a friend group again. Will they be able to move forward or will they regress back to their old destructive patterns once again? From creators Nicholas Stoller & Francesca Delbanco, Friends from College stars Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne). Billy Eichner (Felix) and Sarah Chalke (Merrill) will guest star. Friends from College Season 2 will consist of 8 episodes.


CBS All Access

CBS All Access announced a two-season order for Star Trek: Lower Decks, a new half-hour animated comedy series developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty). The series will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships and will be produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios' new animation arm, Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. More info on this series is still to come!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Murphy Brown Celebrates 30th Anniversary on Antenna TV; Hulu Picks Up Comedy with Jessica Williams, Rebecca Rittenhouse

Murphy Brown

FYI...On Wednesday, November 14, Murphy Brown celebrates 30 years since its original television debut. To commemorate the anniversary, Antenna TV will air "Murphy at 30" a full-day marathon of original Murphy Brown episodes. Beginning at 5am ET and running through 11:30pm ET on November 14, Antenna TV's "Murphy at 30" marathon features 37 classic water-cooler episodes. Murphy's sharp wit, combined with the rest of the original FYI team, make for a nostalgic day of laughs. See where it all began on Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast entertainment network. Classic Murphy Brown regularly airs on Antenna TV weeknights 11pm ET/8pm PT and weekends 5pm ET/2pm PT. And the new revival of Murphy Brown airs on CBS Thursdays at 9:30pm.


Jessica Williams, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds

Hulu announced that Jessica Williams, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds have been cast in the upcoming limited romantic comedy series Four Weddings and a Funeral. Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens), Nikesh Patel (Indian Summers), Rebecca Rittenhouse (Blood & Oil) and John Reynolds (Search Party) have been cast in Hulu's upcoming original limited romantic comedy series Four Weddings and a Funeral. Jessica Williams has been cast as "Jess," Nikesh Patel has been cast as "Kash," Rebecca Rittenhouse has been cast as "Ainsley" and John Reynolds has been cast as "Duffy."

In the comedy, Jess (Jessica Williams), the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London. She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course there are four weddings... and a funeral. Four Weddings and a Funeral is expected to debut in 2019 on Hulu.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 29, 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 29-November 2, 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, October 28
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Catch Kristin on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
Monday, October 29
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Bohemian Rhapsody on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fishcher (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal dishes on his role in The Resident and what his family is planning for Halloween on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika talks about Nobody's Fool on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Behind the laughter and fame was a life filled with hardships – from a mentally ill mother to living in foster care to alleged marital abuse – Tiffany reveals how she overcame it all and reached Hollywood stardom on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House) - Juan appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance talks about Fresh Off the Boat on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, October 30
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Catch Abbi on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about The Romanoffs on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason talks about his book OtherEarth on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari talks about The Front Runner on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, October 31
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - Watch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Breaking In) - Megan visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith), Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith) and Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Mark, Faith and Busy are featured on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan Best Halloween Show Ever, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla talks about The Haunting at Hill House on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie dishes on the hottest food trends and dishes up the coolest recipes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, November 1
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Catch Cole on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Nobody's Fool on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show/Arrested Development) - Ron stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael talks about 1985 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House) - Juan is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Friday, November 2
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Watch Oliver on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Allison is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9m and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jake Borelli (The Thundermans) - Jake is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 28

none scheduled


Monday, October 29

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Game Night" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Unexpected revelations are in the cards during the Johnsons’ first game night together with the Butlers, when Gemma is prompted to rectify a past wrong and Malcolm makes a play for a fresh start with his father, Calvin.

Happy Together - "Like Father, Like Son" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jake’s father, Mike (Damon Wayans), visits, they are excited to spend quality father-son time together. Also, Jake and Claire awkwardly attempt to keep their romance alive while she is traveling on business.


Tuesday, October 30

The Conners - "There Won't Be Blood'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween, the favorite time of year for the Conners, but an email from the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s, sets off an argument between Dan and Darlene. Jackie introduces someone new to the family at the Halloween party and insists that Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that she hadn’t.

The Kids Are Alright - "Microwave (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Mike proudly introduces a new microwave to the Cleary household, Peggy immediately rejects it as she feels like it’s intruding into her domain. Fed up with Mike’s experimenting and nudging, Peggy secretly sabotages his happiness. Meanwhile, eager to see “everything” exposed for the first time, Joey and Timmy go to extreme lengths to see Barbara Eden’s wardrobe malfunction on a Bob Hope TV special. Elsewhere, Lawrence attempts to apply lessons from a psych class at school to psychoanalyze Mike and Peggy, only to realize he needs to look deeply at himself.

black-ish - "Scarred for Life" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in middle school. Dre and Bow take it upon themselves to protect them from bullies by putting together the best haunted house and invite the whole seventh grade. Meanwhile, Junior starts spending time with a girl from Ruby’s choir and Ruby doesn’t know how to feel about it.

Splitting Up Together - "We Need to Talk About Karen" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena decides to call Martin’s bluff on selling the house but is surprised when he actually begins making necessary repairs to get the house ready to be sold. The realtor, Jeannie (guest star Angela Kinsey) sends over Vlad (guest star Costa Ronin), a contractor, to deal with the structural issues she discovered in the house. Meanwhile, upset that Mae is not enjoying her sophomore year of high school, Lena invites Emma-Rebecca (guest star Milly Shapiro, “Hereditary”), Mae’s friend from camp, to visit; yet she seemingly brings a trail of bizarre and supernatural events along with her. Elsewhere, Maya finally tells Frank she is pregnant and is surprised by his reaction.

The Guest Book - "Counting Problems" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Adam has cured himself of his counting compulsion and rents the beach house for a getaway with his family to show them how much he's improved; when his family cancels and he's left to his own devices, he tries to befriend another family on vacation.


Wednesday, October 31

The Goldbergs - "Fiddler" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray becomes an overzealous stage parent when he learns Adam has no interest in the school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Meanwhile, Beverly can’t seem to keep from interfering with Erica’s latest career plan.

American Housewife - "Body Image" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie’s face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.

Modern Family - "On the Same Paige" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil learns that his real estate class will be cancelled if any additional students drop it. So, he turns on his powers of charm and flattery to keep one particular student, Paige, from leaving while Luke asks her out by inviting her over to dinner. Meanwhile, Jay may unknowingly be flirting with the mother of Joe’s classmate and tries to set boundaries.

Single Parents - "Lettuce" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will hits it off with Angie and Graham’s pediatrician, Dr. Dewan (Hannah Simone), but Angie worries he’ll ruin Graham’s chances of getting on the Mist List for the flu vaccine. Miggy tries to help Will navigate how to handle his situation with Dr. Dewan by giving dating advice. Meanwhile, Douglas gets sick, and while delirious with a fever, he accidentally reveals to Rory that he likes Poppy.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Wins the Big Game" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
In the most important weekend of their lives, Frank treats the gang and a crew of their ragtag hangers-on with tickets to see the Eagles in the Super Bowl.


Thursday, November 1

The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

Young Sheldon - "Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon gets into trouble with fellow child genius Paige (Mckenna Grace) at the science museum. Also, George Sr. is forced to play therapist to Paige’s bickering parents, and Mary, Georgie and Missy help Meemaw with a garage sale.

Mom - "Cottage Cheese and a Weird Buzz" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Jill clash over a gambling debt, and Bonnie’s new hobby troubles Adam.

Murphy Brown - "Results May Vary" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The “Murphy in the Morning” team gears up for their live all-day coverage of the mid-term elections, competing against Avery, who is reporting with John Haggerty (Peter Gallagher), the Wolf Network’s conservative superstar. Also, Pat is horrified when Miles forces him to wear a conservative suit after assigning him to analyze numbers and trends on-air throughout the day.

Superstore - "Delivery Day" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Dina (Lauren Ash) are both in labor! But while Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) manager status gets Dina the royal treatment at the fancy hospital, Amy and Jonah (Ben Feldman) have a far different experience at a nearby (and cheaper) clinic. At Cloud 9, Garrett (Colton Dunn) struggles to express his best wishes for the new parents.

The Good Place - "A Fractured Inheritance" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor makes a startling discovery that tests her resolve, Tahani looks to make amends and Janet does some bonding.

Will & Grace - "Grace's Secret" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Grace (Debra Messing) joins her father (guest star Robert Klein) on a road trip, a secret from her past is finally revealed, causing father and daughter to address something that will change their relationship forever. Meanwhile, Will (Eric McCormack), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Hayes) celebrate Jack's engagement at a gay bar run by legendary drag queen Miss Coco Peru (Clinton Leupp). When it's revealed that Jack has chosen both of them to be his best man, Will and Karen have a lip-sync monologue throwdown to determine who truly deserves the coveted title.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Not Sentimental" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As their wedding anniversary approaches, David accuses Emet of being unsentimental, and she scrambles to prove him wrong. Lily and Louie write a play based on Emet's old diaries.


Friday, November 2

Fresh Off the Boat - "Driver's Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Louis makes it his mission to teach Eddie how to be a good driver after a police officer makes an inappropriate Asian driver stereotype comment. Meanwhile, Evan is jealous when he discovers that Grandma has only been inviting Emery to hang out with her at her new garage apartment.

Speechless - "N-E-- NEW JJ" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Seeking a new outlet for her superpowers as JJ prepares for college, Maya sets her sights on a receptive Ray. JJ gets involved in a (too) high stakes poker game, while Dylan discovers what really happens after her bedtime.

Last Man Standing - "One Flew Into the Empty Nest" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike is forced to put in some extra effort to impress the father of a foreign exchange student whom Vanessa wants to take in for board; Kristen and Ryan attempt to maintain their composure when Boyd decides to invite a girl over.

The Cool Kids - "The Cool Kids Rig an Election" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A competition ensues between Charlie and Sid to overthrow "Gorgeous George" from his position as activities coordinator in an upcoming election, but while Hank supports Charlie and Margaret supports Sid, the friendly opposition gets dirty.

Coop & Cami Ask the World - "Would You Wrather Have Potato Pants?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Charlotte enlists the help of Coop and Cami in an effort to become a member of the school's popular a cappella group, The Glamtronics.

The Paynes - "A Payneful Proposition" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Paynes run out of ideas to save the laundromat, but Terrance comes up with a solution that could help everyone.


Saturday, November 3

Henry Danger - "Henry's Birthday" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While trying to celebrate his birthday, Henry keeps getting interrupted by crimes going on in Swellview.

Knight Squad - "Little Knight Lies" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Worried that her royal duties are taking her away from Prudy, Ciara arranges for Prudy to become friends with the princess; when Prudy starts spending too much time with the princess, Ciara becomes jealous of her alter ego.


Sunday, November 4

The Simpsons - "Baby You Can't Drive My Car" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A self-driving car company sets up in Springfield and lures all of the power plant employees to join its fun work environment.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Regarding Carter" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lois receives a surprising birthday present from her father, which leads to an unfortunate accident that leaves him dependent on Lois and the Griffins' care.

Rel - "Windy City Politics" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Nat lands a job and gets the second chance he's been hoping for since his time in prison; his excitement comes to a halt when his superior acts inappropriately around him; without hesitation, Rel and Brittany try to come to his rescue.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 27, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Gives Series Order to Amy Poehler Animated Comedy; Popular Character Being Written Out of The Simpsons

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a slow news week headed into Halloween, although we do have plenty of things for you to watch over the next few days in preparation for Halloween! Also, we're hearing about a new animated sitcom for Fox, a popular character being written out of another animated sitcom on Fox, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Duncanville, an animated sitcom from Amy Poehler, has landed a series order at Fox. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The character of Apu on The Simpsons is one that has become controversial in the past year, and now, it looks as if the character will be written out of the series, with no explanation at all. (Mashable)
  • The Jerry Springer Show has quietly been canceled, although it continues to air in reruns this season both in syndication as well as on The CW (which is airing some unaired episodes as well), but the host is hoping to make his return to air as a courtroom judge next year. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Megyn Kelly's will not be returning to Today following her comments during what otherwise would have been an unremarkable Halloween discussion earlier this week. (NPR)
  • It's not even Halloween, but The CW is ready for Christmas. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2)

Great News
  • Decades has Thriller all this weekend.
  • Decades will be making a slight change to their daily lineup on Monday, as they add Dark Shadows and The Fugitive every weeknight at midnight ET.
  • Heathers continues on Paramount Network through Monday night.
  • Cozi has a marathon of The Munsters for Sunday.
  • Antenna TV celebrates Halloween with a (short) marathon of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch on Tuesday, followed by an entire day of Bewitched on Wednesday.
  • ABC has some new Halloween themed episodes of sitcoms on Tuesday, including The Conners, which continues a tradition that Roseanne held for years.
  • FXX is airing a daylong marathon of "Treehouse of Horror" episodes of The Simpsons on Tuesday.
  • Continuing with the theme of "The Simpsons Did It!," Comedy Central is airing the scariest episodes of South Park on Tuesday as well.
  • Netflix has the final season of House of Cards on Friday.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fri-Yay: The Conners Premieres to Praise and Strong Ratings; COZI TV Celebrates The Nanny's 25th Anniversary with Marathon

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

The Conners made its big debut last week, and it did so to surprisingly strong reviews and ratings that...well, might seem slightly underwhelming, but still comfortably outperformed just about every other network TV show this season. The series bowed to a strong 2.4 in the demo, and in its second week, fell to a 1.7 (all while facing the World Series). Those ratings are definitely smaller than what Roseanne's reboot were doing, but they are still easily ABC's strongest comedy, and even if it falls a bit more, should have no problem seeing a renewal.

So how is the show? Critics seem to be pretty high on it. While I was never a huge Roseanne fan, I appreciate the original series' commitment to serious storytelling that shined a light on tough issues. The Conners seems to be on this path. Killing Roseanne off seems a bit harsh, but doing it due to an opioid addiction (established in the revival season) actually seems like the least obnoxious way to go about it (certainly a lot better than the ridiculous manner Two and a Half Men killed Charlie Sheen's character off.) It allows the show to utilize the dramatic storytelling that worked so well for Roseanne. Another strength is of course, the cast. The cast really gets an opportunity to shine, and Roseanne Barr being absent allows the show to give more screentime to actors like Sara Gilbert and John Goodman, who do a fantastic job in the series.

Of course, it will be interesting to see if interest can sustain itself over the long haul, or whether hype will fade in much the same way it has for Will & Grace (which is performing only marginally now after a strong start.) We'll see if The Conners can keep up its initial hype and goodwill and maintain its quality, but for now, it's one of the more interesting sitcoms to keep an eye on.


Nannyversary

While the beloved lead character Fran Fine was always cagey about her true age, there is no denying that this is the year The Nanny turns twenty-five. COZI TV will celebrate this special anniversary on November 3 with an all-day marathon counting down the twenty-five most beloved episodes. Featuring Fran Drescher herself in the on-air packaging and promotion, the marathon begins at 6:30 AM and runs through 7:00 PM. Visit COZITV.com for episode and schedule information and click here to view a promo. Debuting on November 3, 1993, The Nanny ran six seasons with 146 episodes airing between 1993 and 1999. The show catapulted Fran Drescher into global stardom and later became an enduring fan favorite in syndication.

Episodes featured in the Nanny-versary marathon include landmarks like their engagement and wedding, as well as favorites like "My Fair Nanny," where Fran gets an etiquette lesson from Maxwell and butler Niles so she can hold a proper mother-daughter tea with Maxwell's daughter. Also included in the marathon is "Where's the Pearls," when Fran loses guest star Elizabeth Taylor’s pearls and "The Honeymoon's Overboard" in which Fran and Maxwell as they adapt to living on a deserted island after falling off a yacht on their honeymoon. The Nanny is a classic fish out of water tale that follows Queens native Fran Fine, played by Drescher, who finds herself becoming the nanny to three children of a wealthy English widower, Maxwell Sheffield. Plenty of hilarious and heartwarming moments ensue, as Fran adjusts to life with the Sheffield family – and begins a long roller coaster romance with Mr. Sheffield.

The Nanny airs on COZI TV Monday through Friday from 12 AM to 2 AM, and from 10 AM to 11 AM. It also airs Sunday afternoons at 1 PM. The show won an Emmy Award and was nominated for eleven others.



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Netflix Renews Atypical for Season 3; Disney Channel Says Just Roll With It

Atypical

Netflix has renewed Atypical, the critically acclaimed original series created, written and executive produced by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace) for a third season. Atypical season 3 will feature 10 half-hour episodes. In season two of the series, which launched in September 2018, Elsa and Doug faced the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tried to adjust to her new school, while Sam prepared for life after graduation. The cast returning for season three has not yet been confirmed. Atypical season two starred Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Michael Rapaport (Justified), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs. Lily), Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder), Raul Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds), Nik Dodani (Alex Strangelove), Graham Rogers (Ray Donovan, The Kominsky Method), Fivel Stewart (Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft), Jenna Boyd (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Gone Girl).

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brrigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays a therapist, Julia.


Just Roll With It

Disney Channel has ordered Just Roll With It, an innovative multi-camera sitcom from co-showrunners Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney XD's Walk the Prank). The first-of-its-kind format is a hybrid of a scripted family comedy and an improvisational comedy, in which the studio audience members select the outcome of certain scenes while the cast just rolls with it. Filmed before a studio audience, the unique series is centered around the blended Bennett-Blatt family and features step-siblings Blair and Owen, who could not be more different. Blair, played by Kaylin Hayman (One Day at a Time), often a rebel without a cause, is the polar opposite of her strict, regimented, ex-military mom Rachel, played by Suzi Barrett (Kirby Buckets). Ramon Reed (Broadway musical The Lion King) plays Owen, a born athlete with a taste for scheduling and organization, who is always trying to clean up his creative and charismatic father and morning radio show host Byron, played by Tobie Windham (Walk the Prank). Despite their differences, the Bennett-Blatt clan, and the actors who play them, know how to take whatever life - and the studio audience - throws at them ... and "Just Roll With It."

At the sound of a horn, the actors break from the scene and go backstage while the audience decides which of three outrageous stunts will take place next. Once votes are cast electronically, the actors return to the stage to continue the scene, waiting for the next surprise, which could be anything from being asked to eat a disgusting sardine, grasshopper and ice cream burrito to a man falling through the roof of the Bennett-Blatt home.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The CW 2018 Holiday Specials; Freeform Schedules The Fosters Spin-off for Jan. 8 Debut

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

The CW Network announced its slate of upcoming holiday specials, including the new specials Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018, Greatest Holiday Video Countdown, both airing Tuesday, December 18 and Popstar's Best Of 2018 airing Friday, December 28 (9:00-10:00pm ET). On Friday, November 23 (8:00-9:00pm ET), the one-hour special Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer returns to The CW. Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, this goofy and heartwarming adventure features young Jake Spankenheimer on the quest of a lifetime to track his missing Grandma down on Christmas Eve to prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. Michele Lee (Knots Landing) provides the voice of Jake's greedy Cousin Mel and recording artist Elmo Shropshire provides the narration. An encore presentation of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer will air on Wednesday, December 19 (8:00-9:00pm ET).

The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on Friday, December 14, (8:00-10:00pm ET), with Nancy O'Dell serving as Grand Marshal. The "Largest Christmas Celebration in America" will be hosted by popular personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.


Good Trouble

Freeform announced that Good Trouble, the highly anticipated spin-off of the groundbreaking family drama The Fosters, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The pilot, executive produced and directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, as Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it's cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels. The series also stars Tommy Martinez as Gael, Sherry Cola as Alice, Zuri Adele as Malika, and Roger Bart as Judge Wilson.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Antenna TV Adds More Affiliates; Paramount Network Invites You to Catch Up on Heathers

Antenna TV

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, has expanded to clearances on 135 stations across the country bringing the network's reach to 86% of US TV households. In the new affiliate agreements, Antenna TV will air in Charleston, SC, Reno, NV and Chattanooga, TN. New Antenna TV affiliates include:

WGWG 34.3-Charleston, SC- Owned by Howard Stirk Holdings LLC,
KRXI 44.3-Reno, NV Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
WDGA 43.2 –Chattanooga, TN Owned by North Georgia Television News, Inc.

Antenna TV's classic lineup includes retro favorites such as: Johnny Carson, 227, Alice, Archie Bunker's Place, Barney Miller, Becker, Benson, Bewitched, The Burns and Allen Show, Coach, Dear John, Dennis the Menace, Family Ties, Father Knows Best, Gimme A Break!, Good Morning World, Growing Pains, Hazel, Head of the Class, The Hogan Family, I Dream Of Jeannie, The Jack Benny Program, The Joey Bishop Show, Maude, McHale's Navy, Mork & Mindy, Murphy Brown, My Two Dads, The Partridge Family, The Paul Lynde Show, The Ropers, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Silver Spoons, Small Wonder, Soap, Three's a Crowd, Three's Company, Webster, Welcome Back Kotter, What's Happening!!, What's Happening Now!! and Wings. Since its launch in 2011 on Tribune stations, Antenna TV has partnered with broadcast groups including Cox, Nexstar, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scripps Media, Hubbard, Gray, Raycom, Bahakel Communications, Ltd, Tegna Inc., Red River Broadcasting, Woods Communications Corp, American Spirit, Paxton Media Group and Howard Stirk Holdings.


Heathers

Need to catch up on Heathers? The five night binge-a-thon begins on Thursday, October 25th at 10 PM ET/PT on Paramount Network. A reimagining of the 1988 cult-classic film, Paramount Network will air two episodes a night, from October 25 to October 29. The binge begins on Thursday, October 25 with two episodes per night at 10 & 11 PM ET/PT through Sunday, October 29. There is a supersized finale on Monday, October 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT, followed by the premiere of a new Heathers themed episode of Lip Sync Battle with Melanie Field (Heather Chandler) and Brendan Scannell (Heather Duke).

Heathers centers around "good girl" Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox), who deals with a very different but equally vicious group of "Heathers." Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) is the unconventional leader of this popular high school clique and rules Westerburg High through fear, intimidation and amazing fashion sense. Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is Heather C's #1 sidekick and harnesses the Heather's power to destroy whoever he views as a total discount hobgoblin. Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is considered the nicest Heather in the group who lives in the shadow of the others. She's hiding a dark secret that she doesn't want to be exposed. JD Dean (James Scully) is the new boy in town with a dark side and sets out on a reckless path of destruction proving that no one, even his girlfriend Veronica is safe. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty guest stars as a pivotal character in several episodes along with Selma Blair and Casey Wilson.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fox Picks Up Sitcom The Cool Kids for Full Season; CBS and ABC Back Nine Pickups

The Cool Kids

Fox has picked up nine additional episodes of new comedy The Cool Kids, which joins Friday partner Last Man Standing with a full season order. From executive producer Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and starring David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan, 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? The sitcom stars David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan.


ABC's sophomore drama Station 19 has been given a full-season order. In the Live + 3 Day ratings, Station 19 built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs. On average through its first two episodes, the ABC sophomore drama is drawing an audience of 7.9 million viewers and is delivering a 1.8/7 in Adults 18-49. Station 19 stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Boris Kodjoe as Captain Robert Sullivan, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Alberto Frezza as Ryan Tanner, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop and Miguel Sandoval as Pruitt Herrera. The Grey's spin-off airs Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network.

The Neighborhood

And finally, CBS has given full-season orders to the new dramas God Friended Me and Magnum P.I. and the freshman comedy The Neighborhood for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. The latter comedy stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan. It airs Mondays from 8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. These series join the previously announced FBI as freshman shows receiving full-season orders for 2018-2019 on CBS. No word yet on CBS' other new sitcom Happy Together starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 22, 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 22-26, 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 22
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Watch Juliette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about The Oath on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Dads) - Vanessa is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am .
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith talks about Madam Secretary on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, October 23
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Catch Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Camping on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brenda Song (Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd) - Brenda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik talks about Murphy Brown on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon talks about God Friended Me on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about The Kids Are Alright on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, October 24
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Watch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon - Iain appears on The Real, so check your local listings./li>
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia cooks on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil/Ground Floor/Scrubs) - John discusses Down Syndrome Awareness Month on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico talks about Superstore on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym guest co-hosts The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm. She can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jake Lacy (I'm Dying Up Here/The Office/Better with You) - Jake talks about Johnny English Strikes Again on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Thursday, October 25
  • Martin Lawrence (Martin/Partners) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Amber Stevens West (The Neighborhood/Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) - Amber appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Kim talks about Tell Me a Story on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tamela and David Mann (Mann and Wife/Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns) - Tamela and David are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike gives the scoop on his new movie The Oath with Tiffany Haddish on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Jake McDorman (Murphy Brown/Manhattan Love Story/Are You There, Chelsea?/Quintuplets) - Jake is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Friday, October 26
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Watch Dakota on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory/Welcome to New York) - Sara is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about his many health struggles on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie talks about her book My Squirrel Days on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 21

The Simpsons - "Flanders' Ladder" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart is struck by lightning and is visited by ghosts seeking closure only he can provide.

Bob's Burgers - "The Wolf of Wharf Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On Halloween night, Linda tries to impress the kids by taking them to look for a wolf that has been terrorizing the town; an injured and medicated Bob believes that Teddy has turned into a werewolf.

The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.

Rel - "Halloween" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Rel, Nat, Brittany and Dad get together to watch a scary zombie movie around Halloween night, the film sparks a lot of controversy amongst the group.


Monday, October 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Housewarming" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Gemma decide to invite the Butlers to their housewarming party. However, when everyone but Calvin accepts, Dave decides he’s finally had enough of Calvin’s refusal to welcome him to town.

Happy Together - "About Your Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Claire gets sick, Jake is determined to prove that he can take care of her without relying on her parents, Bonnie and Gerald.

Andi Mack - "It's a Dilemma" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi's plans for a group outing with Buffy, Cyrus and Jonah are interrupted by Walker; Bowie's new guitar student proves to be a challenge; Cyrus seeks an alternative to P.E. and ends up in a dance class.


Tuesday, October 23

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene is in for one surprise after another when David introduces his girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at a parent-teacher conference and mentions that Mark and Harris will be spending the weekend with them. Dan hires Becky to help out at work, but they both come to learn that she might need more help than she can offer.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's Poem" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To Peggy’s dismay, Timmy decides to enter a poetry contest to win the money he needs to repair his ventriloquist dummy. Stumped, he decides to plagiarize a poem and soon realizes he’s not the only one who passed it off as his own. Meanwhile, Mike and Lawrence continue to butt heads when Lawrence complains that there are no fresh vegetables in the family’s diet.

black-ish - "Don't You Be My Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it’s causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

Splitting Up Together - "Asking for a Friend" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Afraid that the answer could ruin his chances with Lena, Martin finds every way he can to avoid asking Lisa Apple if she is pregnant, while the potential pregnancy makes Lena more and more distant. At the same time, Lena worries Mason is changing himself to please his new girlfriend and finds parallels to her own relationship with Martin. Elsewhere, Maya tells Frank a pretend story about her “friend” who is dating someone new and pregnant to gauge what his honest reaction will be.

The Guest Book - "Finding Reality" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Barefeet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman.

The Guest Book - "Under Cover" (TBS, 10:27PM ET/PT)
Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor.


Wednesday, October 24

The Goldbergs - "Mister Knifey-Hands" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger (guest star Robert Englund), which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was as she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

American Housewife - "Trust Me" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Taylor decides she wants to go to a Halloween party, Greg and Katie disagree on whether or not Taylor can be trusted. Oliver and Cooper anxiously try to prepare for playing a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven with their dates at a separate Halloween event. A pregnant Viv follows Katie around, trying to get help preparing for her baby before it arrives.

Modern Family - "Good Grief" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s another epic Halloween full of costumes, tricks and treats for the Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker clan as they deal with huge, unexpected news.

Single Parents - "Politician, Freemason, Scientist, Humorist and Diplomat, Ben Franklin" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will is crushed when Sophie wants to tone down Halloween and invites a boy over. Poppy and the twins attempt to convince a reluctant Douglas to wear a silly costume; after he finally puts it on, he meets the woman of his dreams, who he now is sure will not take him seriously. Meanwhile, Angie struggles to tell her boss that she needs to leave work to be with her son on Halloween, leaving Graham’s costume in limbo.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Charlie's Home Alone" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The weekend of Super Bowl LII from Charlie's perspective; while Charlie searches the back office, Cricket steals the suit leaving Charlie home alone to defend himself.


Thursday, October 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Imitation Pertubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Wolowitz dresses up as Sheldon for Halloween, Sheldon seeks retaliation at Leonard and Penny’s Halloween party. Also, Leonard is shocked that Penny doesn’t remember their first kiss.

Young Sheldon - "Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mary clashes with Sheldon’s drama teacher (Jason Alexander) over plans for a Halloween fundraiser for the church. Also, Georgie falls for a rebellious teenage girl that Sheldon is tutoring.

Mom - "Flying Monkeys and a Tank of Nitrous" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie’s husband passes away, the ladies accompany her on a trip to memorialize him.

Murphy Brown - "The Girl Who Cried About Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Fearful of being scooped while legal vets her weighty investigative story, Murphy is exasperated when she learns Frank is dating an anchor, Christy Shepherd (Katie Finneran), from the competing Wolf Network. Also, Murphy leads Avery on a wild goose chase when he attempts to figure out her story.

Superstore - "Costume Competition" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When an employee costume competition is announced, Amy (America Ferrera) and Mateo (Nico Santos) aren't afraid to play dirty to win first prize - a paid day off. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) is preoccupied by Cloud 9’s new automatic cart collector, and Garrett (Colton Dunn) is tormented by an annoying Halloween novelty song.

The Good Place - "The Ballad of Donkey Doug" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jason visits with some people from his past while Chidi gets help in resolving a problem.

Will & Grace - "Who's Sorry Now?" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) discover old letters written to each other from their college days, and decide to read them together. But reminiscing about the past turns ugly when a major bombshell is revealed in one of the letters. Meanwhile, when Karen (Megan Mullally) announces she'll never fall in love again, Jack (Sean Hayes) channels Rosario - or does he? - to convince her it's never too late to find love.

I Feel Bad - "I'm a Massive Hypocrite" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After hearing Lily and a friend make fun of Louie, Emet worries her daughter is becoming a snob and thinks it would benefit Lily to spend more time with her brother. Emet’s own hypocrisy comes to light when she can’t bear to be around her own annoying cousin, Leena.


Friday, October 26

Raven's Home - "Just Call Me Vic" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Grandpa Vic comes to help Raven with the kids and the chores, but winds up making everything more difficult.


Saturday, October 27

none scheduled


Sunday, October 28

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 20, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Is Alice Next in Line for a Reboot?; CBS Gives Full Season to Three New Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're already at that point in the new fall season where the pack is being separated: the winners versus the losers! Specifically, we're hearing about some of the winners this week, or the new series that have received full season orders. Still no verdict on any of the losers just yet, but we have some likely suspects for that (we'll leave you to guess). We're also hearing of the cancellation of a popular Netflix series and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Here we go again with another reboot project being floated, and this one is a very surprising one: Alice. (Variety)
  • CBS has given full season orders to three of the new series that debuted this fall, including The Neighborhood. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A new sitcom is in development at Fox from the executive producer of The Middle, and it sounds a lot like a reboot of The Middle with a new cast and the father narrating instead of the mother. (Deadline)
  • Instead of asking what Matthew Broderick is doing, it might be better to ask what he isn't doing, as he currently slated to star in a Netflix project, recur on The Conners (as a love interest for Jackie), and recur on the FX series Better Things. (Deadline)
  • Orange is the New Black was a huge hit when it first debuted on Netflix, but just like creator Jenji Kohan's series Weeds, it isn't quite as big as it used to be, and now the final season is being planned for next year. (Vulture)
  • Forget the fall season, NBC is already prepping for mid-season in January. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 26)

Great News
  • More Halloween themed fun is in store on Decades this weekend, as they air a marathon of Thriller.
  • If you want to catch the Paramount Network series Heathers, which spent countless years in development only to be cancelled before it even began, you'll get your (maybe one and only) chance to see it in a newly censored version starting Thursday night on Paramount Network, where it will air as a five night event with two episodes per night.
  • You can catch the second season of Great News on Netflix starting on Thursday.
  • The second season of The Guest Book debuts Tuesday night on TBS.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fri-Yay: New Sitcoms - What's Working and What's Not?; Brockmire Season 3 Brings Out the Stars

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

We're about a month into the new TV season, so it's about time we're getting a pretty good idea of what new sitcoms are taking off and what aren't quite yet. Of the crop, there are a few sitcoms that seem to have gotten out of the gate pretty well to a strong start. Those shows are The Neighborhood, The Cool Kids and The Conners. Expectations were not high for The Neighborhood, which received poor reviews and was given the tough task of leading off a night that hasn't done particularly well in the past few years. However, the show has maintained a consistently solid 1.2 in the 18-49 demo and seems to be attracted a consistent, steady amount of viewers. It isn't an out-of-the-gate smash, but it's exceeding expectations, and CBS is likely pleased with its performance. On another page, The Conners had sky high expectations that its premiere last night may not have quite matched - its premiere number was lower than any Roseanne number last year, but it was still the highest-rated broadcast on ABC so far this season by a comfortable margin, and one of the highest rated numbers on network TV in general (only the This Is Us season premiere bested it.) Even if it loses half of its audience, it would be a lock for another season. The Cool Kids has also enjoyed a strong lead-in from Last Man Standing, and is doing quite well for a Friday night series.

There are also some shows not doing so well. NBC's I Feel Bad, despite fairly positive reviews, hasn't managed to attract much of audience, falling to a measly 0.6 in its most recent airing. Similarly, Fox's Rel is not doing a good job of maintaining the solid and steady Animation Domination line-up, falling even further from them than The Last Man on Earth did last year (which was cancelled due to low ratings.) These are the sitcoms that are certainly on watch.

The jury is still out on some other shows, like CBS's Happy Together (it has hovered just around the 0.9 mark in the demo, which is OK but doesn't leave it much wiggle room) and ABC's The Kids Are Alright (which premiered well but also lost a lot of The Conners' audience.) In a few months, we'll check back to see how the race has changed - and who's still in it.


Brockmire

IFC announced details and guest stars for Season 3 of Brockmire, the critically acclaimed comedy series starring Hank Azaria as Jim Brockmire, the garrulous, recently-sober baseball announcer who's climbing his way back to the major leagues. Produced by Funny or Die, Brockmire is currently in production in Atlanta and will return to IFC in spring 2019 with eight all-new episodes. Returning stars include Amanda Peet as Jules, Brockmire's ex-girlfriend, Tyrel Jackson Williams as Charles, Brockmire's entrepreneurial best friend and Becky Ann Baker as Jean Brockmire, his weathered and tough-love older sister. New guest stars appearing in Brockmire Season 3 include (in alphabetical order):

· Former Kansas City Royals baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Brett and Emmy(R)-winning renowned sportscaster Bob Costas will both appear as themselves.
· Richard Kind (Red Oaks, Spin City) as Gus, Brockmire's new producer with questionable leadership skills.
· Tony Award(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Linda Lavin (Alice) as Lorraine, Brockmire's estranged mother.
· Tawny Newsome (The Carmichael Show) as Gabby, a NCAA Champion softball player and Brockmire's new partner in the announcing booth.
· Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) as Shirley, Brockmire's no-nonsense Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in Florida.
· Academy Award(R)-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Matt "The Bat" Hardesty, a former baseball player turned sports announcer with a brash personality and loyal fan base in Florida.
· Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Maggie, a self-assured oncology nurse who enters Brockmire's life in an unexpected way.

Brockmire follows Jim Brockmire, a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered a notorious public breakdown after stumbling upon his wife's infidelity - a breakdown so bad that "Brutal Brockmire" became a viral internet meme. Season 1 began a decade later, as Brockmire looked to reclaim his career and reputation by calling games for the Morristown Frackers, an underdog minor league baseball team. Despite finding happiness in Morristown alongside his girlfriend/team owner Jules, Season 2 began with a newly-single Brockmire calling games in New Orleans and living with his co-dependent friend Charles... while fully indulging in the city's booze-riddled sins. When a drug-fueled night of partying with a stranger ends with a near-death experience, Brockmire realizes it's time to get sober once and for all. Season 3 takes place one year after his stint in rehab, with Brockmire doing play-by-play in the radio booth for the major leagues in central Florida while maintaining his brazen and narcissistic tendencies, despite actually being on the wagon. When an opportunity arises for Jim and his new co-host Gabby to take over as lead broadcasters in Oakland, he must fight to change his ever-present amorality.



Thursday, October 18, 2018

ABC Picks Up Single Parents for Full Year; Netflix Gets Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine Sitcom

Single Parents

Hit freshman comedy Single Parents has been given a full-season order. In the Live + 3 Day ratings, ABC's Single Parents is the No. 2 new comedy of the season in Adults 18-49, behind only ABC's The Conners, and ranks No. 2 in its highly competitive Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. half-hour. On average through its first three episodes, the ABC freshman comedy is drawing an audience of 5.6 million viewers and is delivering a 1.6/7 in Adults 18-49. The series is from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. JJ Philbin and Elizabeth Meriwether are creators and executive producers. Katherine Pope, Erin O'Malley and Jason Winer are also executive producers. The series stars 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 and Brad Garrett as Douglas Fogerty. Single Parents airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on The ABC Television Network.

Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry

Netflix today announced that Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy, The Carmichael Show) and Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister, Instant Mom) are headlining the all-new, multi-generational live action comedy series Family Reunion, which recently kicked off production in Los Angeles. Family Reunion is executive produced and created by Meg DeLoatch (Fuller House, Eve) and directed by Eric Dean Seaton (Prince of Peoria, Modern Family). In the Netflix original series, Mowry plays Cocoa McKellan, a free spirited mother from Seattle. When she and her former football-playing husband Moz and their four children travel from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, Georgia for the McKellan Family Reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn't even realize they were missing. Devine plays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M'Dear. Anthony Alabi (Raven's Home, Insecure) plays Mowry's husband. Rounding out the cast as the McKellan children are Talia Jackson as 14-year old Jade, Isaiah Russell-Bailey as 12-year old Shaka, Cameron J. "CJ" Wright as 10-year old Mazzi, and Jordyn James as 8-year old Ami. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Showtime Comedy Gets More Stars; Netflix Orders New Comedy from Novel Writer

Black Monday

The new SHOWTIME comedy Black Monday is adding to its guest star lineup with Emmy(R) and two-time Oscar(R) nominee Bruce Dern (Big Love), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) and Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Glow) signing on, along with Julie Hagerty (Airplane, Instant Family), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Saints & Sinners), Tim Russ (iCarly) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon). The 10-episode series is executive produced and stars Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe(R) winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony(R) Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) also stars. Creators David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl) serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad) are executive producers and directed the pilot. Currently in production, Black Monday will premiere in January.

Dern will play Rod, a legendary trader, while Sanz will play Wayne, a Wall Street wild man who works at Mo's (Cheadle) Jammer Group. Rauch will play Shira, the loving wife of trader Keith (Scheer). Hagerty is Jackie Georgina, the matriarch of a designer denim empire. Bell Calloway and Russ will play Dawn's (Hall) artist mother Ruth and professor father Walter. Finally, Snow is playing Mike, a Broadway actor. Previously announced guest star Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) will play Spencer, Dawn's husband. A co-production between Showtime and Sony Pictures Television, Black Monday guest stars also include Yassir Lester (Making History), Michael James Scott (Aladdin on Broadway) and Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island), with recurring guest stars Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer), and Kurt Braunohler (Bunk). Black Monday takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it ... until now. It's the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.


Netflix

Netflix has ordered Trinkets, a new series based on the young adult novel by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, who will serve as an executive producer. Netflix has ordered 10 half-hour episodes. When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie - the grieving misfit, Moe - the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha - the imperfect picture of perfection, will find strength in each other as they negotiate family issues, high school drama and the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out. Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Tragedy Girls) stars as Elodie. Kiana Madeira (The Flash, Sacred Lies) stars as Moe. Quintessa Swindell stars as Tabitha. Odiseas Georgiadis (The Stand-In, Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets) stars as Noah. Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) stars as Luca. Brandon Butler (13 Reasons Why) stars as Brady. Larry Sullivan (Big Little Lies, Scandal) stars as Doug. October Moore (Baskets, Grimm, Portlandia) stars as Vicky. Larisa Oleynik (Mad Men, Hawaii Five-O) stars as Shawn. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NBC Sets January 2019 Lineup; Team Coco Heads to New York Comedy Festival

The Titan Games

Looking to begin the new year with off-the-charts alternative muscle, NBC's January lineup is set to include the premiere of The Titan Games, the new epic physical competition series from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia; the debut of America's Got Talent: The Champions, the global winter edition of the network's summer powerhouse; and the second season of the highly popular series Ellen's Game of Games, from superstar executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. The Titan Games premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 8-10 p.m. and will start airing in its regularly scheduled 8-9 p.m. timeslot beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9. The 10-episode will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart.

America's Got Talent: The Champions

America's Got Talent: The Champions premieres Monday, Jan. 7 from 8-10 p.m. The series will bring together some of the world's best acts from the international Got Talent franchises, spanning 194 territories, and come to share their talents and compete against one another in an Olympics-style ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent. The series, from NBC, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, will feature the star-studded judges panel from America's Got Talent - executive producer Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel - and will be hosted by Terry Crews. Ellen's Game of Games premieres Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 8-10 p.m. and will start airing in its regularly scheduled 8-9 p.m. time slot on Tuesday, Jan. 15.


TEAMCOCOHOUSE

Team Coco and TBS are bringing back the successful comedy pop-up which launched last July at San Diego Comic-Con. TEAMCOCOHOUSE will open its doors as part of the 15th annual New York Comedy Festival, on Wednesday, November 7 at SONY HALL, 235 W 46th St New York, NY 10036. The newest version of TEAMCOCOHOUSE will showcase a daily lineup handpicked by Conan – stand-ups, podcasts, musical acts, magicians, a talk show, and special appearances by friends of Team Coco, as well as O'Brien himself. TEAMCOCOHOUSE will feature Tig Notaro, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious, Jenny Slate, Nicole Byer, Justin Willman, Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard, Scott Rogowsky, Gabe Liedman, Max Silvestri, and more.

TEAMCOCOHOUSE comes on the heels of the recently announced live tour Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips. Team Coco is continuing to build on its joint venture with Turner by having a presence at the New York Comedy Festival, and aggressively increasing its footprint in linear, digital and live formats by collaborating with a team of established and up-and-coming comics to add comedy showcases, live tours, specials and podcasts. Each year, the New York Comedy Festival continues to celebrate comedy in all forms. Now in its 15th year, through events like TEAMCOCOHOUSE, attendees will continue to enjoy unique on-ground activations that elevate the traditional comedy show experience.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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

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

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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