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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Malcolm's Job" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Tina agrees to give Grover piano lessons and her son Malcolm lands a job in retail sales, neither Butler has a first day that goes quite according to plan.

Man with a Plan - "Put Him on the Ground" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam sees a kid push Emme, he convinces Teddy to dish out some old-school justice to defend his younger sister, to Andi’s dismay. Also, Adam and Don persuade Joe to hire a nurse to help out after his upcoming knee surgery. Ron Funches guest stars as Funches, Joe’s home nurse.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Monday, February 18

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Watch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Truth Be Told) - Mark-Paul visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate chats about her new Netflix show The Umbrella Academy on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


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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