Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CBS Loads Up on Reality in Midseason 2019; Comedy Central's 31 Days of Holiday Survival

The World's Best - RuPaul Charles, Faith Hill, James Corden and Drew Barrymore

CBS is building a strong roster of reality programming at midseason with the premieres of two new unscripted competitions and the return of three fan favorites. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition returns for a second season Monday, Jan. 21 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. Following the premiere, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition will air on multiple nights each week for three weeks, with the two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9-11. On Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following Super Bowl LIII from 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT (time is approximate after post-game coverage), the new competition series The World's Best debuts with host James Corden and judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill. After the post-Super Bowl premiere, the show moves to Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, the Emmy Award-winning Survivor returns for its 38th season. Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst returns as host. The new high-stakes competition series Million Dollar Mile premieres Wednesday, March 27 from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after the wrap of The World's Best. Tim Tebow hosts, along with play-by-play commentators Matt "Money" Smith and Maria Taylor. Finally, the multiple Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race returns on Wednesday, May 22 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT for its 31st season with Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan, following the wrap of Survivor's season. This season will feature a reality clash when fierce competitors from The Amazing Race, Big Brother, and Survivor race around the world for the $1 million prize. With all these moves on Wednesdays, drama Seal Team will move to 10pm starting Wednesday, March 13.


31 Days of Holiday Survival

It's been a YEAR, amiright? Comedy Central feels you and is celebrating the light at the end of the tunnel with a full month of special programming to help you take a load off. In its first ever 31 Days of Holiday Survival extravaganza, the network will feature movies, specials and event marathons - in addition to regularly scheduled programming - to make folks laugh out loud, forget their troubles and celebrate the year ahead.

Themed programming encompasses Drunk History, South Park, BoJack Horseman, Futurama, The Office: Best of Michael Scott, Chappelle's Show, Reno! 911, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Bad Santa and more. It all starts Saturday, December 1 with an Adam Sandler Movie Stunt and ends on December 31 with a Reno 911 Full Day New Year's Eve Marathon!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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