Monday, December 10, 2018

HBO Comedy Crashing Returns for Season 3; Nick Sitcom Starts Jan. 5

Crashing

Created by and starring Pete Holmes, the critically acclaimed comedy series Crashing returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, Jan. 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Executive produced by Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow (HBO's Girls and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling), Judah Miller (Playing House) and Igor Srubshchik (Master of None), the series draws on Holmes' own experiences as a comedian, providing a nuanced, hilarious look at the state of comedy today. Fresh off of his two-month college comedy tour, Pete returns to New York City with newfound confidence in his comedic abilities. While growing more assured, he continues to struggle over what he really wants out of comedy and how to find a happy balance between his old, faith-based self and the new, more ambitious comic he's becoming.

Crashing's third season finds Pete reinvigorated - and no longer crashing on people's couches - as he reenters the NYC stand-up comedy world following his college tour. But even though he's improved, that doesn't mean he's at the head of the pack. While continuing to orbit around fellow comic and ex-girlfriend Ali (Jamie Lee), he connects with a new woman, Kat (Madeline Wise), who has a unique perspective on the comedy world and isn't trying to make it big by telling jokes. As Pete edges closer to success one stand-up set at a time, he continues to navigate his faith, dating and the ever-changing comedy scene.

Series veterans featured on season three of Crashing include: Lauren Lapkus (HBO's Animals) as Pete's ex-wife, Jessica; George Basil (Wrecked) as Leif, Jessica's former lover; Jamie Lee (Girl Code) as fellow comic and former love interest Ali Reissen; Zach Cherry (You) as Pete's manager, "Chicken Wing"; Dov Davidoff (Shades of Blue) as Jason; Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) as Russell; and Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman) as Anaya. Madeline Wise (Peacekeepers) joins the series in the recurring role of Kat, an outgoing city girl who inspires Pete to get serious about his career. Returning guest comics Dave Attell, Artie Lange and John Mulaney appear as versions of themselves. Other established talents making appearances this season are: Ray Romano, Amy Schumer, Estee Adoram, Wayne Federman, Greg Fitzsimmons, Chris Gethard, Kevin Brennan, Elon Gold, Joyelle Johnson, Jessica Kirson, Emo Philips, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Ramos, Modi Rosenfeld, Wil Sylvinces, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Jaboukie Young-White.


Cousins for Life

Nickelodeon's all-new buddy comedy series, Cousins for Life, will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The live-action multi-camera series follows 12-year-old cousins and best friends Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer) as they learn to navigate life under one roof with their families in Portland, despite being from very different backgrounds. Although the cousins don't always see eye-to-eye, they learn that they are better together, and when they team up they are unstoppable. Cousins for Life will air weekly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. In the premiere episode, Ivy and Stuart's life is disrupted after their dads, Clark (Ishmel Sahid) and Lewis (Ron G.), have a disagreement and Clark ends up moving into their hangout space in the garage. It's now their missions to resolve their dads' argument and reclaim their space. The episode also stars Micah Abbey as Ivy's brother Leaf, who's always having a good time when he's with his pet pig, Arthur.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 10, 2018)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of December 10-14, 2018, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, December 10
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Odette Annable (Breaking In) - Odette and her husband Dave talk about Freeform's No Sleep 'Til Christmas on Access Live (check your local listings), on E! News at 7pm on E! and on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles at 9:15am PT.
  • Robert Townsend (The Parent 'Hood) - Robert talks about Making the Five Heartbeats on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake talks about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
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.
Wednesday, December 12
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Watch Brandon on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) and Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Jodie and Valerie guest co-host The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Jodie also talks about Hallmark Channel's Entertaining Christmas on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/How I Met Your Mother/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Northern Christmas Lights on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Thursday, December 13
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Catch Miley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Champaign ILL on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She also talks about Hallmark Channel's Entertaining Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy talks about E!'s Busy Tonight on Access Live (check your local listings) and on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years/Sullivan & Son) - Danica and Dan talk about Hallmark Channel's Christmas at Grand Valley on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen talks about The Party's Just Beginning on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/How I Met Your Mother/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Northern Christmas Lights on People Now at 12pm.
Friday, December 14
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 9

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

Rel - "Hate & Hip Hop" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.


Monday, December 10

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Malcolm is robbed and won’t reveal the culprit, Calvin and Dave team up to crack the case of the missing sneakers. Also, Tina takes a unique approach to teaching Gemma self-defense.

Happy Together - "Home Insecurity" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Cooper’s stalkers sneaks into Jake and Claire’s house, they reluctantly decide to install a home security system.


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.


Wednesday, December 12

The Goldbergs - "Yippee Ki Yay Melon Farmer" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Much to Beverly’s chagrin, Barry is thrilled that he gets to celebrate Christmas now that he is engaged to Lainey. Meanwhile, Murray’s brother Marvin (Dan Fogler) makes a promise to Adam with a surprising outcome.

American Housewife - "Saving Christmas" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father, Marty (Patrick Duffy), arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas. Anna-Kat does her best to help Trip win Taylor back but has a hard time getting past a very persistent Pierce (Milo Manheim). Meanwhile, Oliver thinks no one will remember him as the mask-wearing villain in the school’s production of “The Nutcracker” but quickly takes center stage when a series of mishaps damages his costume.

Modern Family - "Stuck in a Moment" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Hayley wants to give the family a Christmas gift they will never forget if she can just figure out the perfect time. Meanwhile, Claire is mad that Phil has once again borrowed the family Christmas tree for a house-showing; and Jay, Gloria and Joe have to deal with some unwelcome visitors over the holidays.

Single Parents - "The Magic Box" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Owen shows up unexpectedly on Christmas Eve with a gift for Angie, she desperately seeks out help from Will finding a present for Owen last minute. While doing so, Angie learns how bad Will is at giving Sophie good Christmas presents, or so it seems. While Graham begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus altogether, the group worries Miggy may still believe in him. Meanwhile, Douglas invites Poppy, who is dealing with her first Christmas without Rory, to compete in a series of cutthroat Christmas-themed competitions.


Thursday, December 13

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

Young Sheldon - "Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon is no longer academically challenged at Medford High, he audits a college class taught by Dr. John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn).

Mom - "Foot Powder and Five Feet of Vodka" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy’s search for the perfect Secret Santa gift leads her to discover Adam has been hiding something from Bonnie. Also, Tammy looks for a job in order to avoid being sent back to prison.

Murphy Brown - "AWOL" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A disillusioned Avery seeks career inspiration from his extended family at “Murphy in the Morning,” as the team tries to salvage a major story that hinges on a source in the Middle East who has gone silent. Series star Joe Regalbuto directed the episode.

Superstore - "Shadowing Glenn" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Glenn (Mark McKinney) drives Amy (America Ferrera) crazy with a new, over the top training system. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) brainstorm a new business, while Dina (Lauren Ash) recruits Jonah (Ben Feldman) to help her when she starts second-guessing her own future.

I Feel Bad - "We're Not Fun Anymore" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Emet grows tired of her and David's life being overrun by kid-centric events, she contrives a weekend without the kids to rekindle the fun in their relationship - only to find out his idea of fun isn't the same as hers anymore. Chewey and Norman are stuck caring for Griff after he injures himself.


Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."


Saturday, December 15

none scheduled


Sunday, December 16

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, December 08, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix Pays $100 Million for Another Year of Friends; Reboots of Night Gallery and New York Undercover

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're getting close to Christmas, but for some reason, the news isn't exactly slowing down as it usually does this time of the year! This week, we're hearing about more reboots, a costly renewal of Friends for Netflix (and it'll likely only be there for one more year), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Netflix has paid $100 million to renew their streaming rights to Friends, and it's only a one year renewal, presumably because Warner is starting their own streaming service and will include the series on that service. (Digital Trends
  • Another reboot is being considered at Syfy, and this time, it is Night Gallery. (Deadline)
  • Why stop with Night Gallery? New York Undercover is being looked at as a reboot for ABC. (Deadline)
  • Kevin Hart was announced as the host of the Oscars this week, but that was short-lived and now he will not be hosting the Oscars. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Meanwhile, the Golden Globes ceremony has gone with a safer choice for co-hosts, with Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. (Variety)
  • Carrie Ann Inaba will be replacing Julie Chen on The Talk. (People)
  • COZI will begin airing The Office on January 1. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (DECEMBER 11) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
The Orville - The Complete First Season


WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 14)
  • CBS has Christmas classics Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman tonight.
  • On Decades this weekend, it is a full weekend of Love, American Style.
  • ABC has Christmas themed episodes of most (though not all) of their sitcoms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights.
  • Fox has Christmas episodes of The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers on Sunday.
  • Fuller House returns for a new season on Friday on Netflix.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Fri-Yay: The Disappearing Art of the Holiday Episode; The Simpsons Turns 30 Years Old with Specials on Fox and FXX

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!

Superstore

by Vincent

As sitcoms move more towards cable and streaming, one "art" that I fear is becoming a bit lost is holiday episodes. Truthfully, one of the more exciting aspects of a sitcom used to be how you could spend the entire year with your favorite characters. They would be with you as you celebrated Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and even through each season. This, of course, is when each sitcom would run for the whole year. Now that sitcoms are becoming more and more like the rest of TV, moving towards shorter, more contained seasons, the holiday episode has gone to the wayside in some respects.

Granted, some sitcoms - especially network sitcoms - still do holiday episodes each year, and do them well. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Halloween episodes are a staple. Superstore depicts the retail craziness of the holiday season brilliantly. However, there are so many great shows that we'll never really see a holiday episode of, or at least, not on an annual basis like we once did. It's just one of the many ways that sitcoms have changed as television itself has changed as a medium. Granted, many of these changes are for the positive, and in general I think it benefits TV to move towards this direction. However, I'll miss the traditions like holiday specials. Some shows have gotten around this - for example, BoJack Horseman dropped a surprise Christmas episode in the December after its first season. It'd be cool if more shows were able to do that - if not, then I guess it's just another TV tradition that will one day be of the past.


Simpsons Roasing on an Open Fire

FXX and Fox have joined forces to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons with two special events this month. On Sunday, December 16, FXX will air a 15-hour marathon featuring episodes specifically curated for this special programming event by executive producer Al Jean. The 30-episode marathon begins at 9 a.m. ET/PT and ends at midnight on FXX, cable's exclusive home for The Simpsons. One week later, Fox will air a special encore of The Simpsons first-ever full-length episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," on Sunday, December 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In this encore of the 1989 Christmas special, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) tries to earn extra money to buy Christmas presents for the family, and everything he does goes wrong. Fortunately, he is rescued by Santa's Little Helper. All-new episodes from the 30th season of The Simpsons air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.



Thursday, December 06, 2018

Loudermilk Returns for Season 3 on Audience Network; Syfy's 23rd Annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve Marathon

Loudermilk

AT&T Audience Network has picked up its original comedy series Loudermilk for a 3rd season. Production for the 10 30-minute episodes is scheduled to begin in spring in Vancouver with the premiere launching later in the year. Big Branch Productions will continue to co-produce the scripted series. Peter Farrelly (Green Book, Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary) and Emmy(R) Award-winning writer Bobby Mort (The Colbert Report) will serve as writer-creators and executive producers. Farrelly, Mort, AT&T AUDIENCE Network's Shane Elrod and Kate Regan and Big Branch Productions' Bart Peters will also serve as executive producers.

After a relapse in New Orleans and a falling out with his best friend and sponsor, Ben (Will Sasso), Loudermilk (Ron Livingston) is back in Seattle for season 2 trying to piece his world back together. With his "Sober Friends" meeting hijacked, a messy new relationship, and a stumbling start back into writing, Loudermilk is forced to do a little soul searching (which he hates) and decide what he wants from life. While he still has the ability to help those around him, Loudermilk just may find that the person who needs the most work is himself.


The Twilight Zone SYFY Marathon

SYFY's New Year's Eve marathon of The Twilight Zone is returning for its 23rd year beginning Sunday, December 30 at 11pm ET/PT and running through Wednesday, January 2 at 6am ET/PT. Fans of a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity will have plenty to celebrate in the new year as The Twilight Zone, which originally aired in 1959, will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. Some of the fan-favorites included in this year's 112 episode lineup will be "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (Starring William Shatner), "A Quality of Mercy" (Starring Leonard Nimoy), "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street," "The Invaders" and "The Encounter" (Starring George Takei).

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Good Place Gets 4th Season; Nick's Henry Danger Turns 100

The Good Place

NBC has picked up a fourth season of its popular and critically acclaimed Thursday night comedy The Good Place. The episode order is yet to be determined. The Good Place stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden. Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard executive produce.


Henry Danger

Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with K2-11 and K6-11 (through 11/28/18), will pass the 100-episode mark, with an additional ten-episode pickup announced. The order brings the series' total to 117, making Henry Danger Nickelodeon's longest-running live-action sitcom. Nickelodeon is currently airing Henry Danger season five. In the 100th episode full of fan surprises, titled "Man Cave Self Destruct," after Schwoz's family reunion causes chaos in the Man Cave, Captain Man reveals a "Superheroes Only" room in the Man Cave for peace and quiet. Jealous, Charlotte, Jasper and Schwoz make a cooler room to show them up. As the gang fights over who gets the better room, things get blown out of proportion.

Henry Danger follows the adventures of Henry Hart (Jace Norman) who gets selected by superhero Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) to be his apprentice. After promising to keep his new identity a secret, Henry must navigate a double life balancing the challenges of high school with the crazy adventures of a crime fighter. The series also stars Riele Downs as "Charlotte Page," Sean Ryan Fox as "Jasper Dunlop," Ella Anderson as "Piper Hart," Michael D. Cohen as "Schwoz Schwartz," and Jeffrey Nicholas Brown as "Jake Hart." To date Nickelodeon has three live-action sitcom that have eclipsed one hundred episodes: The Thundermans reached its 100-episode milestone earlier this year; iCarly hit 100 episodes in 2012.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The Office Starts Jan. 1 on COZI TV; The Good Place Star to Host TBS Game Show

The Office - COZI TV

The only thing better than bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica is ringing in the New Year with The Office on COZI TV! Don't drop an entire pot of chili just yet, as season one and season two of everyone's favorite workplace sitcom will debut on the national multicast network on January 1, 2019 beginning at 10 AM (check local listings) and then begin airing in its regular time period, a two-hour block starting at 10 PM ET.

Based on the British series of the same name, The Office premiering on NBC in 2005 and featured Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson in leading roles. Running for nine seasons and totaling 201 episodes, the show was lauded for its trademark deadpan style, with no laugh-track or music bed, and helped to popularize the "mockumentary" style in American television. It received numerous awards during its initial television run, including five Emmy® Awards.

The series features Michael Scott, the eccentric manager of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton, PA branch; Dwight Schrute, the overly loyal assistant to the regional manager; and Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly, a couple viewers have rooted for since season one. Episodes included in the New Year's Day debut include "Basketball," where Michael pits the office staff against the warehouse staff in a game of basketball to determine who has to work on a Saturday. It also includes "The Dundies," featuring the Dunder Mifflin staff at an awards ceremony employees hosted at a local Chili's, along with "Booze Cruise," a fan favorite and another landmark in the Jim-Pam rollercoaster romance.


Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil has signed on to host The Misery Index, TBS' recently announced game show inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens. Jameela will serve as the show's ringleader, delivering entertainingly cringeworthy questions to each team using her quick-witted humor and unwavering ability to call things as she sees them. The Tenderloins comedy troupe and stars of truTV's Impractical Jokers comprised of Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano also star in the series as recurring panelists, drawing on their expertise in humiliation to help contestants evaluate life's misfortunes. The game show will feature two teams, each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete against each other by attempting to rate hilarious and miserable real-life events on a scale of 1-100 based on the "Misery Index," a ranking system created by a team of therapists. For example, is getting a third degree burn worse than seeing your father naked? Is it worse than dropping your phone in the toilet?

Jamil can currently be seen starring in the comedy The Good Place on NBC. She started her career as the host of the British breakfast TV program Freshly Squeezed for station T4. Jamil went on to host Channel 4's Koko Pop, E4's cult series Playing It Straight and BBC Radio 1's Request Show on Sunday evenings, which led to her role as the first female host of BBC Radio 1's The Official Chart Show.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Comedy Central Orders Awkwafina Comedy; Remembering Ken Berry of F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family

Comedy Central

Comedy Central is working with ascendant multi-hyphenate Awkwafina, as the #1 brand in comedy ordered 10 episodes of her self-titled scripted series. Awkwafina is a half-hour scripted narrative starring writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians) as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (SMILF, Portlandia) and Teresa Hsiao (Family Guy, American Dad) wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello (Broad City, Rough Night). The cast is rounded out by Bowen Yang as Awkwafina's more successful cousin, BD Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother.

Looking ahead, Comedy Central has a stacked year to offer fans with a programming slate that will feature new and returning series including: the premieres of scripted half-hour series Robbie, The Other Two and South Side; sketch-comedy series Alternatino with Arturo Castro; stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar and The New Negroes; new series from Jordan Klepper and Anthony Jeselnik; along with the final season of Broad City, the return of the critically acclaimed Corporate, and new seasons of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Tosh.0, Drunk History, The Jim Jefferies Show and much, much more.


Ken Berry

Actor Ken Berry, who starred in F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family, has died. He died on December 1 in Burbank, California. Mr. Berry was 85.

Berry's early television guest appearances included Talent Patrol, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Playboy's Penthouse and Harrigan and Son. He had a recurring role as Woody, a bellhop at a New York hotel called the Bartley House, in the CBS sitcom The Ann Sothern Show from 1960 to 1961. He appeared in seven episodes of Ensign O'Toole as Calucci / Lt. Melton from 1962 to 1963. Some of his other 1960s sitcom guest appearances included The Jim Backus Show, Peter Loves Mary, Hennesey, The Gertrude Berg Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show (two episodes), Hazel, No Time for Sergeants (three episodes), The Lucy Show and The Andy Griffith Show (four episodes as Sam Jones).

F Troop

His first sitcom starring role was as Captain Wilton Parmenter in the 1965-1967 ABC sitcom F Troop. He was the gallant although laughably clumsy military governor of the territory and commander of Fort Courage. The series, which ran for two seasons, also starred Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Melody Patterson, Frank de Kova, Don Diamond, James Hampton, Bob Steele and Joe Brooks.

Mayberry R.F.D.

He appeared in the last few episodes of The Andy Griffith Show as Sam Jones, a widowed farmer with a young son, in 1968. Berry continued to play the character in the spin-off series Mayberry R.F.D., which premiered on CBS on September 23, 1968. It ran for three seasons and 78 episodes until the rural purge of 1971. The series also starred Frances Bavier (1968-1970), George Lindsay, Jack Dodson, Paul Hartman, Arlene Golonka, Buddy Foster and Alice Ghostley.

Berry had a long working relationship with Carol Burnett. He made 19 guest appearances on The Carol Burnett Show from 1968 to 1978. They appeared together in the 1972 CBS color remake of Burnett's Broadway hit, Once Upon a Mattress. He played Phillip, Eunice's brother, in the 1982 CBS TV movie Eunice, which was based on The Carol Burnett Show sketch, The Family.

Mama's Family

He starred as Vinton Harper in Mama's Family, which was a spin-off from The Carol Burnett Show. Vinton was the youngest of Thelma Harper's three children. He was married to Naomi Oates Harper. The series aired for two seasons on NBC from 1983 to 1984 and four seasons in first-run syndication from 1986 to 1990. It starred Vicki Lawrence, Rue McClanahan (1983-1984), Dorothy Lyman, Eric Brown (1983-1984), Karin Argoud (1983-1984), Betty White (1983-1984, 1986), Allan Kayser (1986-1990) and Beverly Archer (1986-1990).

Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Love, American Style, The Brady Bunch, The Love Boat, Gimme a Break!, Small Wonder, The Golden Girls and Maggie Winters.

He appeared in television dramas. He provided comic relief as Dr. John Kapish in 25 episodes of Dr. Kildare, which starred Richard Chamberlain, from 1961 to 1964. Some of his drama guest appearances included Michael Shayne, General Electric Theatre, Mr. Novak, Burke's Law, Combat!, The Rogues, Rawhide, 12 O'Clock High, Medical Center, Ellery Queen, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Little House on the Prairie, CHiPs and Fantasy Island.

Some of his film credits included the 1969 musical comedy Hello Down There, Guardian of the Wilderness and Disney's Herbie Rides Again and The Cat from Outer Space.

Berry was also an accomplished dancer and singer. He appeared on Broadway in The Billy Barnes Revue and headlined as George M. Cohan in the musical George M!. Some of his other theater credits included The Music Man, I Do! I Do!, Sugar and 1993's From the Top with Carol Burnett. In 1970, he released an album called Ken Berry RFD. He appeared in two episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1964 as dance instructor Tony Daniels. He had his own short-lived summer musical variety series called The Ken Berry "Wow" Show on ABC in 1972. He worked as a choreographer on several episodes of Mama's Family.

He was interviewed for the Archive of American Television for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on March 7, 2012.

Mr. Berry was a man of many talents as an actor, dancer and singer. He stated in interviews that he was most proud of his work on F Troop, but he made everything he appeared in much better. He just seemed like a genuine, likable man. We thank him for the many laughs and hours of entertainment that he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 3, 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 December 3-7, 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, December 2
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) - Catch Sandra on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
Monday, December 3
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Bad Teacher/Welcome to New York/Roseanne) - Sara is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class/Sparks) - Robin stops by Access Live, so check your local listings. She will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/How I Met Your Mother/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Northern Christmas Lights on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie reveals his biggest health mission on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about Hallmark Channel's Meet the Peetes Christmas Special on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Tuesday, December 4
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Catch Karen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jackie Tohn (GLOW) - Jackie visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about The Christmas Chronicles on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about Carol's Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
Wednesday, December 5
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Watch Jennifer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. talks about Counterpart on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina talks about her new Christmas movie on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about A Very Nutty Christmas on People Now at 12pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her new jewelry line that is literally changing the world on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about The Christmas Chronicles on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jazz Smollett (On Our Own) - Jazz whips up quick meals to make your life easier on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah appears on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
Thursday, December 6
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - Catch J. K. on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. Jennifer is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Jason George (Eve/Off Centre) - Jason appears on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is in the kitchen on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Jonas (JONAS LA) - Joe will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Memories of Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine is a guest on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Bonnie Hunt (Life with Bonnie/Bonnie/The Building/Davis Rules/Grand) - Bonnie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, December 7
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Alex appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sinbad (Rel/The Sinbad Show/A Different World) - Sinbad is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Homegrown Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dondre Whitfield (Hidden Hills/Inside Schwartz/Between Brothers/The Crew) - Dondre is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani cooks up holiday recipes from her new cookbook on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 2

The Simpsons - "Daddicus Finch" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together; Bart feels neglected, so Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

Bob's Burgers - "UFO No You Didn't" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Tina and her new science partner create a device that allows them to communicate with aliens, but their excitement turns to fear when they receive a dangerous warning message; Bob attempts to sell mini coatracks he bought.

Family Guy - "Con Heiress" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Stewie and Brian compete for the inheritance of a wealthy, older heiress; Peter and Chris battle for Mr. Herbert's affection.

Rel - "Brittany's Mom" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brittany's estranged mom shows up unexpectedly in hopes of being reunited with her daughter; Rel convinces Brittany to give her a second chance, but Brittany worries her mom isn't the changed woman she claims to be.


Monday, December 3

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Dinner Guest" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin and Tina learn Marty has a new girlfriend, Chloe (Alexandra Chando), they insist he invite her over for dinner, with surprising results.

Happy Together - "The Power of Yes... Men" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Cooper helps Jake prepare for a big work presentation, they both realize that everyone always agrees with Cooper only because he is famous. Jake asks Claire for the same kind of encouragement, while Cooper decides to seek out more honest opinions of his work. Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood make a special appearance when Cooper goes on THE TALK.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Matrimonial Metric" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
To discover who would be most qualified to be best man and maid of honor at their wedding, Sheldon and Amy subject their friends to a series of secret experiments. Also, Penny reveals her true feelings about Amy.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.


Tuesday, December 4

The Conners - "Hold the Salt" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dan questions Peter’s motives when he learns about the pricey Christmas gift that Jackie purchased for her new, unemployed beau. Meanwhile, Darlene receives dating advice from an unlikely source.

The Kids Are Alright - "Little Cyst" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Peggy think they might be expecting again, but later Peggy is diagnosed with having a cyst instead. The experience launches them into a debate about whether or not they should have another child. Meanwhile, the kids spy on Mike and Peggy to try to figure out what all their unusual behavior is about. When Pat overhears that they are going to have a little sister, the Cleary kids decide to dig deeper and continue their investigation, which only leads them on a downward spiral.

black-ish - "Friends Without Benefits" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow makes a new friend at work and Dre thinks she has broken bird syndrome. Meanwhile, Junior transforms his shared room with Jack into a frat house, and Ruby and Diane gang up against them.

Splitting Up Together - "Paige Turner" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Vlad announces that construction on the house is almost finished, even though Lena still thinks there’s more work to be done. Later, he asks Lena to help him on another project with a client more difficult than she is. Meanwhile, Martin begins dating Paige, a divorcee who works in his building and doesn’t understand the arrangement he has with Lena. Elsewhere, Camille tries to be a good influence on Arthur’s nephew and is delighted by their relationship, but is later judged by her parenting style.

The Guest Book - "Let Me Put You on a Brief Hold" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Logan is on vacation at Barefeet Retreat but his phone is broken; in India, customer service representative Vali helps Logan although he's in the midst of a crisis of his own.


Wednesday, December 5

The Goldbergs - "Bachelor Party" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Like the movie of the same name, Barry thinks he wants a wild, adult bachelor party; but he ultimately realizes Adam’s idea of a party to celebrate his brother as a bachelor is more his speed. Meanwhile, Murray never spends money on himself, so Beverly surprises him with an expensive sports car.

American Housewife - "Highs and Lows" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Oliver and Taylor stumble through their love lives, Katie begins to miss the spontaneity and unpredictability of being young and in love. Meanwhile, Kathryn’s (Wendie Malick) plan to soothe Oliver’s heartbreak backfires when she tracks down an old boyfriend, Dan (Gregory Harrison), and he is not as she remembers. At the same time, Anna-Kat makes strides at school when Franklin is stuck at home with the chickenpox, forcing her to make a new friend.

Modern Family - "Putting Down Roots" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dede’s husband, Jerry (Ed Begley Jr.), comes to town to bequeath her possessions to the family. Mitch and Claire receive a little more of Dede than they really know what to do with, and Jay and Gloria feel sorry for Jerry and invite him to stay with them while he is in town.

Single Parents - "Ronald Reagan's White House Collectible Pin" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will is thrilled to throw the first-grade parent social so that he can use this event to springboard his anti-smartphone platform to get parents to wait to buy their kids cellphones until eighth grade. He ropes his new love interest, Dr. Dewan (Hannah Simone), into helping him, but his plan doesn’t work out quite like he had hoped. Douglas offers to have the social at his house so he can exact revenge on his rival dermatologist, Mark, whom Douglas is convinced stole his prized pen.


Thursday, December 6

The Big Bang Theory - "The VCR Illumination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy are still down about their theory being disproven, but a VHS tape from Sheldon’s past inspires him not to give up. Also, Bernadette turns into a pageant mom when she tries to help Wolowitz ace his Magic Castle audition.

Young Sheldon - "A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon learns that people with stunted childhoods can turn into social outcasts, he tries to act like a kid. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis’ (Wallace Shawn) relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive. Mckenna Grace returns as Paige.

Mom - "Flamingos and a Dance-Based Exercise Class" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and the ladies help Tammy prepare for her first date since getting out of prison. Also, in order to take the edge off, Christy revisits one of her old vices. French Stewart returns as Chef Rudy.

Murphy Brown - "The Wheels on the Dog Go Round and Round" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During Corky’s live “National Adopt a Pet Day” segment, she guilts Murphy into adopting a dog. Also, Avery’s show is moved to the Wolf Network’s plum 10:00 PM timeslot, and Phyllis and Miguel get a surprise visit from Fred Noonan (Peter Scolari), an intimidating health inspector.

Superstore - "Managers' Conference" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrera) take Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) tickets to a managers’ conference in Chicago so they can enjoy a free night on the town, but their plan hits a few bumps. At the store, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Mateo (Nico Santos) damage control after his undocumented status is leaked, and Dina (Lauren Ash) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) struggle at gift-wrapping.

The Good Place - "Janet(s)" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With Janet's help, Michael hatches a plan.

Will & Grace - "Anchor Away" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In order to land a handsome, gay TV news anchor (guest star Matt Bomer) with a pension for dim, frothy men, Jack (Sean Hayes) convinces Will (Eric McCormack) to not be himself and to act like someone silly and stupid - does he know anyone like that? Karen (Megan Mullally) learns that her alimony will be severely limited unless she can get photos of her ex-husband's affair with Lorraine Finster (guest star Minnie Driver), so she enlists Grace (Debra Messing) to go with her to the strip club where Lorraine works. Olympian Adam Rippon has a cameo as a barista with an attitude.

I Feel Bad - "My Kids Barely Know Their Culture" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When David's parents come to town for Hanukkah, Emet and David pretend the family is more observant than they actually are. But when Maya finds out, an in-law culture clash ensues. At GamePunch, the group discovers Chewey has adopted an American persona to win the affections of a girl.


Friday, December 7

Fresh Off the Boat - "Where Have All the Cattlemen Gone?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Louis is crushed to find out that Matthew Chestnut is quitting the restaurant to take a job at Dollywood. But when he offers Eddie a chance to work with him once again at the steakhouse, he passes; and Louis ends up hiring Eddie’s friend Trent, which doesn’t sit well with his son. Meanwhile, when Jessica discovers that Amy Chestnut is moving and leaving her position as PTA president – a job she desperately wants so she can be the “teacher boss” – Jessica goes against all of her pent-up negative feelings about Amy and does everything she can to appease her in order to get the job; and after telling a joke and getting a laugh from Emery, Evan deludes himself into thinking that he’s the funnier brother.

Speechless - "F-O-- FOLLOW T-H-R- THROUGH" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The DiMeos realize they have great intentions but lack follow-through when it comes to … everything. Vowing to change, Ray and Dylan take on government bureaucracy; Kenneth helps JJ prepare for college; and Maya tries to reconnect with Jimmy.

Last Man Standing - "HR's Rough n' Stuff" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kyle's first day in human resources is rougher than expected when a complaint is filed against Mike.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may taking advantage of him.

Bizaardvark - "Holiday Video Sketchtacular" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie, along with their fellow video-blogging buddies, create a series of zany holiday-themed sketches and fun videos.

Coop & Cami Ask the World - "Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The kids work together to try and make Jenna's wish of a classic Wrather Christmas come true, but a major snowstorm and a disgruntled moose disrupt their holiday plans.


Saturday, December 8

none scheduled


Sunday, December 9

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

Rel - "Hate & Hip Hop" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.

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Saturday, December 01, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Facebook Watch Acquires Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and More; Preview of Next Season of Fuller House

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about some series coming to Facebook Watch, getting a preview of the new season of Fuller House, and preparing for a (maybe Tuesday?) release of a new season of Perfect Strangers. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We tend to think of Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime when we think of streaming services, but Facebook Watch is trying to create an identity now, and has acquired Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly to help begin that process. (The Verge)
  • Fuller House returns in two weeks, and a preview of the new season has been released. (Deadline)
  • Despite the network airing the program firing her husband, it has been confirmed that Julie Chen Moonves will be returning to host Big Brother. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants, died this week at age 57. (Variety)
  • CBS has put their winter plans into place. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Although we aren't certain that this release is indeed happening on Tuesday (it isn't available to pre-order anywhere, including on the Warner Archive website), TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season is being released on Tuesday.


TUESDAY (DECEMBER 4) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
Family Guy - Season Sixteen

  • Family Guy - Season Sixteen (DVD, $29.98): Even though the older and more iconic animated Fox comedy seems to have been abandoned on DVD once again, the other animated Fox comedy (and the one that arguably was responsible for making TV on DVD a huge deal for over a decade) arrives on DVD in this release.


WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 7)
  • Decades is headed back to comedy for their binges this weekend, with The Phil Silvers Show.
  • Although it debuted yesterday, F is for Family has returned to Netflix for a third season.
  • ABC has A Charlie Brown Christmas scheduled for Thursday.
  • Saturday Night Live has a Christmas special scheduled for Tuesday night.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, December 10

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Malcolm is robbed and won’t reveal the culprit, Calvin and Dave team up to crack the case of the missing sneakers. Also, Tina takes a unique approach to teaching Gemma self-defense.

Happy Together - "Home Insecurity" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Cooper’s stalkers sneaks into Jake and Claire’s house, they reluctantly decide to install a home security system.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Monday, December 10

  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Odette Annable (Breaking In) - Odette and her husband Dave talk about Freeform's No Sleep 'Til Christmas on Access Live (check your local listings), on E! News at 7pm on E! and on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles at 9:15am PT.
  • Robert Townsend (The Parent 'Hood) - Robert talks about Making the Five Heartbeats on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake talks about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.


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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