Saturday, March 23, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Conners Renewed for a Second Season; (Almost) Everything Brady Related Coming to a DVD Box Set

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Winter is over, spring has sprung, and we're starting to hear about renewals and cancelations for this season! Also, with the lack of any good news about DVDs lately, we're hearing about one big one coming this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a classic series. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Although expectations were low and a few people did abandon the show, there are plenty of fans who said "who needed Roseanne anyway," as The Conners was renewed for a second season. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Meanwhile, the drama with the original star of Roseanne is seemingly never ending. (Washington Post)
  • Fifteen years is a long time for any scripted series to be airing, especially when the network that originally aired the series (The WB) is now defunct, and now The CW series Supernatural will be coming to an end after next season. (Variety)
  • It's been a long process that some thought may never actually be completed, but Homer Simpson, Hank Hill, and Peter Griffin are all now officially Disney characters, as Disney has completed their acquisition of 21st Century Fox. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Gayle King has become a star for CBS, especially recently with her R. Kelly interview, so the network is working hard to ensure that they can keep her as it is time for contract renewal. (Variety
  • There was a reunion of the Parks and Recreation cast at PaleyFest, but don't get your hopes up for any sort of reboot anytime soon (it is way too soon, after all). (Entertainment Weekly)
  • NBC will air the Super Bowl in 2022 following a swap with CBS, which will allow NBC to integrate the Winter Olympics into their Super Bowl coverage. (Deadline)
  • ABC has found a unique niche in reviving classic game shows, and they're doing it again with Press Your Luck and Card Sharks. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • There doesn't seem to be any link to order it just yet, but TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that on June 4, CBS will release The Brady Bunch - The 50th Anniversary Brady-est TV & Movie Collection, which will contain just about every single TV show and movie related to The Brady Bunch (though The Brady Bunch Hour seems to be missing).
  • That isn't all of the news that TVShowsOnDVD has for this week, they are also reporting that VEI is finally planning to release Evening Shade - The Complete Series sometime soon, though no date was given on it.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 23 - MARCH 29)
The Commish

  • Decades has a binge of Hunter this weekend.
  • The final season of Jane the Virgin begins on Tuesday on The CW.
  • The new comedy Abby's debuts Thursday night on NBC.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fri-Yay: Original Comedies at Netflix; ABC Announces April Finales, Including TGIF

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!

Fuller House

by Vincent

With the cancelation of One Day at a Time last week, one can stand to wonder what the state is of sitcoms on Netflix. Frankly, sitcoms are the one area that it feels like the streaming giant hasn't necessarily figured out yet at this point in time. When it comes to animated comedies, the streaming service has done a lot better - Bojack Horseman and Big Mouth being two examples. But it feels as if none of the service's sitcoms have reached the height of its dramas. Sure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was very popular for a while, but it didn't last - the show will be ending after four seasons. The same could be said for Fuller House, which started off with a lot of hype but couldn't quite become a long-running smash the way its predecessor was. So will we ever see a streaming sitcom blow up the way network comedies have the potential to?

Honestly, I do have my doubts. Part of me feels as if the Netflix model just doesn't work as well for sitcoms. A sitcom is a show that gives you comfort - it's a show that you unwind with weekly at the end of a long day. It's not a show you feel the need to dust off in a 72-hour binge and then forget about for a year. Yet, that's what the Netflix algorithm demands, and it's shows that are well-suited to that kind of viewing that tend to stick around on the service. But maybe I can be proven wrong - maybe the right show just hasn't been discovered yet. Still, with a great show like One Day at a Time apparently not succeeding on the service, it's hard for me to get my hopes too high up.


Splitting Up Together

The ABC Television Network has announced season finale dates for scripted series ending their prime-time runs in April. The first finale is on Tuesday, April 9 with the season finale of Splitting Up Together at 9:30pm. The series premiere of Bless This Mess premieres the following week (Tuesday, April 16), as we previously mentioned. Then on TGIF, on Friday, April 12, Fresh Off the Boat has its season finale at 8:00pm. That is followed by the season finale of Speechless at 8:30pm. No word yet on what ABC will air 8-9pm on Friday nights in May, but the NBA Playoffs are on April 19 and the 2019 NFL Draft is on April 26. Finally, ABC's hit freshman drama The Rookie will have its first season finale on Tuesday, April 16 at 10pm. ABC has not announced yet what will air Tuesdays at 10pm for the reminder of the season. Stay tuned for the other season finale dates for May when ABC announces them.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Antenna TV's Gimme a Break! Spring Break Marathon; Netflix Gets Mindy Kaling Comedy Series

Gimme a Break!

Take a spring break staycation with Antenna TV's "Gimme a Spring Break" marathon on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast entertainment network will air 16 hours/32 episodes of Gimme a Break!, starring Nell Harper as she works to keep the girls, the Chief and the house in order, from 5am-10pm ET. Special guest stars in the marathon episodes include Rosie O'Donnell, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Gibb, the Pointer Sisters, Pat Sajak & Vanna White and Tony Randall. Gimme a Break! regularly airs on Antenna TV Weekdays 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT (and Sundays 12-1pm ET beginning in April).


Mindy Kaling

Netflix has ordered a new coming-of-age comedy series from Mindy Kaling about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling's own childhood. Netflix has ordered 10 half-hour episodes. Casting has not been announced yet, nor has a title for the series. Much more information is still to come! The series creators, writers, executive producers and showrunners will be Mindy Kaling (Late Night, The Mindy Project, The Office) and Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine Nine). Howard Klein (The Office, The Mindy Project, Parks and Recreation) and David Miner (30 Rock, Master of None) will also executive produce.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

COZI TV Celebrates April Fools with Pranks; HBO Comedy Gets 4th Season

The Office

Fans of The Office still wondering "what kind of bear is best" can tune into COZI TV on Sunday, March 31 for a special, pre-April Fool's Day "Prank-a-Thon" starting at 1 PM ET on Sunday, March 31 (check local listings). The marathon will include 22 of the most memorable episodes filled with every cunning, elaborate and outrageous prank from the iconic television sitcom - usually at Dwight's expense. Jim Halpert, played by John Krasinski, is a salesman at Dunder Mifflin and the office prankster while Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, is the over-the-top assistant to the regional manager and the victim of most of Jim's pranks. Some of Jim's iconic pranks include encasing Dwight's stapler in Jell-O, covering Dwight’s desk in wrapping paper (or did he?) and convincing Dwight that he's being recruited to join the CIA.

The Office premiered on NBC in 2005 and ran for 201 total episodes of nine seasons. The series was based on the British series of the same name. The Office won several awards during its run, including five Emmy Awards. The series helped to launch the careers of Krasinski and Wilson, along with Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak. The show was lauded for its trademark deadpan delivery, and it helped to popularize the "mockumentary" style in American television.


High Maintenance

Following the debut of the third-season finale on March 17, the comedy series High Maintenance has been renewed for a fourth season for HBO. Created by Katja Blichfeld (Emmy(R)-winning casting director of 30 Rock) and Ben Sinclair (Home Again, Sisters), the critically acclaimed show uses The Guy, a marijuana dealer (played by Sinclair), to tell a variety of stories about New York lives. High Maintenance paints a uniquely authentic portrait of New York with empathy and insight, telling amusing, surprising, sometimes moving and always poignant tales of denizens who are usually just faces on the crowded sidewalks of Brooklyn. The series is executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sabrina Returns April 5 on Netflix; Remembering Character Actor Richard Erdman of Community

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Double double boys and trouble. The trailer has arrived for (season one) Part 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, launching globally April 5, Only on Netflix. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren't the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question... relationships, identity, true intentions... when the devil's work is at hand.

The series stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Gavin Leatherwood. The series has been renewed for a second season already (parts 3 and 4). Newcomers for parts 3 & 4 include Jedidiah Goodacre as Dorian Gray and Alexis Denisof as Mary Wardwell's boyfriend, Adam Masters.


Richard Erdman

Character actor Richard Erdman, who had a recurring role as the old student Leonard Rodriguez in Community, has died. He died on March 16 in an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles, California. He had been suffering from age-related dementia and recently had a fall. Mr. Erdman was 93.

Erdman's first sitcom starring role was as Pete Morrisey in the 1953-1954 ABC sitcom Where's Raymond?. The series was renamed The Ray Bolger Show for the second season in 1954-1955. Pete was Raymond Wallace's (Ray Bolger) landlord and press agent. It also starred Allyn Joslyn (1953-1954), Betty Lynn (1953-1954), Marjie Millar (1954-1955), Christine Nelson (1954-1955), Charlie Cantor (1954-1955) and Sylvia Lewis.

The Tab Hunter Show - Jerome Cowan, Tab Hunter and Richard Erdman

His next starring role was as Peter Fairfield III in the 1960-1961 NBC sitcom The Tab Hunter Show. Peter was the rich playboy and best friend of cartoonist Paul Morgan (Tab Hunter). The series also starred Jerome Cowan as John Larsen, Paul's Boss and the owner of Comics, Inc. and Reta Shaw as Thelma, Paul's housekeeper.

Richard Erdman as Leonard Rodriguez in Community

Erdman had a recurring role as the old student Leonard Rodriguez in 53 episodes of Community from 2009 to 2015. The series aired for five seasons on NBC before moving to Yahoo! Screen for the sixth and final season. Leonard was an elderly man who studied business at Greendale Community College. The series starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase and Jim Rash.

Some of his 1950s and 1960s sitcom guest appearances included The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (3 episodes), December Bride (2 episodes), Make Room for Daddy, Mister Ed, The Bill Dana Show, Petticoat Junction, The Dick Van Dyke Show (he also directed 2 episodes), Green Acres, Mr. Terrific, Hogan's Heroes, Mayberry R.F.D., I Dream of Jeannie and The Beverly Hillbillies.

His 1970s and later sitcom guest appearances included Here's Lucy, That Girl, Love American Style, Alice, One Day at a Time, Too Close for Comfort, Small Wonder, Cheers, She's the Sheriff, It's a Living, Wings, Out of This World, Hudson Street, The Bernie Mac Show and Weird Loners. He made his final guest appearance in a 2017 episode of Dr. Ken.

Erdman starred as Klugie, the staff photographer and office philosopher, in the 1962-1963 newspaper drama Saints and Sinners. Some of his drama guest appearances included Perry Mason (6 episodes), The Twilight Zone, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Police Story, The Six Million Dollar Man (2 episodes), The Bionic Woman, Lou Grant, Quincy M.E., Murder, She Wrote, Beverly Hills 902010, Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia.

He also did work as a voice over artist. Some of his voice credits included Space Stars, The Dukes, Galtar and the Golden Lance, The Smurfs, DuckTales, Popeye and Son, The Flintstone Kids, The New Yogi Bear Show, Snorks, The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Fantastic Max and The Pirates of Dark Water.

Erdman appeared in more than 60 films. Some of his best-known supporting roles were in The Men, Cry Danger, Stalag 17 and Tora! Tora! Tora!.

Mr. Erdman appeared in more than 160 films, television and theater productions during his career which spanned seven decades. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment he brought us. He will be greatly missed.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Antenna TV Coming to Ft. Myers, Makes Minor Spring Change; NBC Brings the Funny This Summer

Antenna TV

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, is pleased to announce it has added WINK in Ft. Myers/Naples as its newest affiliate, bringing the network's reach to 134 stations across the country, which is 86% of US TV households. Now available on Fort Myers Broadcasting's WINK 11.2, the CBS affiliate in Ft. Myers/Naples, Antenna TV viewers can watch 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!, Growing Pains, Hazel, Head of the Class, The Hogan Family, I Dream Of Jeannie, The Jack Benny Program, The Joey Bishop Show, Lotsa Luck!, 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, Welcome Back, Kotter and Wings.

Antenna TV is not changing the schedule this spring besides adding a Sunday edition of Gimme a Break! from 12-1pm, replacing Small Wonder, which will be off the schedule for now this spring. Gimme a Break! will also continue to air weekdays at 5:30pm following 227.


Bring the Funny - Jeff Foxworthy, Chrissy Teigen, Kenan Thompson and Amanda Seales

NBC is bringing the funny this summer with new series Bring the Funny, as we first announced. The summer series premieres Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Bring the Funny will feature the world's best comedic acts and will embrace every style of comedy performance in one competition. The series will feature the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts. From solo comics to musicians, magicians, puppeteers, YouTubers and more - anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the "Bring the Funny" showcase. Judges are Saturday Night Live's longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. Comedian Amanda Seales serves as host.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 18, 2019)

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 March 18-22, 2019, 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, March 18
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Watch Adam on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance) - Ben and Katja are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Chris Meloni (Surviving Jack/Misery Loves Company/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, March 19
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Catch Mark on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) - Phoebe is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ben Schwartz (House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John David Washington (Ballers) - John visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Cudlitz (The Kids Are Alright) - Michael will be on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Katy Colloton (Teachers) - Katy appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, March 20
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie/Out All Night) - Morris drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Catherine Reitman (Workin' Moms) - Catherine talks about Netflix's Workin' Moms on Access Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, March 21
  • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men) - Amber appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Matt is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/Up All Night/Runing Wilde) - Will appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina talks about The Oath on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Friday, March 22
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, March 17

The Simpsons - "E My Sports" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

Bob's Burgers - "What About Bob?" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Gene convinces Tina and Louise to help him save a misunderstood plankton blob from being destroyed by a yacht club.

Family Guy - "The Griffin Winter Games" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To the surprise of all the Griffins, Meg makes the U.S. Olympic team as a biathlete and competes in the Winter Olympics.

Family Guy - "Con Heiress" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian compete for the inheritance of a wealthy, older heiress; Peter and Chris battle for Mr. Herbert's affection.


Monday, March 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Man with a Plan - "Hotel Hanky Panky" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi are eager to book a night away in a hotel after Teddy keeps sleeping in their bed. Also, Kate is allowed to stay home alone but doesn’t follow Adam and Andi’s strict rules.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Imitation Perturbation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Grover's Birthday" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave and Gemma’s elaborate plans for Grover’s 7th birthday party go awry, Malcolm and Marty come to the rescue. Also, Calvin’s choice of gift winds up sending one person to the hospital.


Tuesday, March 19

American Housewife - "American Idol" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Greg enlists Oliver and Anna-Kat’s help to drum up new recruits for the Westport Historical Guild, Katie does her best to support Taylor’s dreams of becoming the next American Idol.

The Kids Are Alright - "Wendi's House" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Peggy are sympathetic when Wendi’s parents split up until Peggy realizes that Wendi’s parents left her in the house alone, giving her and Eddie an unsupervised love nest. Elsewhere, Joey goes undercover to enter a cockroach he found in a race at a nearby bar. Meanwhile, Timmy is determined to watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon no matter what obstacles come his way.

black-ish - "justakidfromcompton" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre and Bow want to send Kyra to Valley Glen Prep, but after the school treats them like a charity case, they are infuriated. Meanwhile, Junior wants to get a job as Josh’s assistant at Stevens & Lido.

Splitting Up Together - "The Pump Station" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Martin grows suspicious of Lena’s strange behavior when she begins sneaking out of the house to secretly help Lisa Apple with her baby. Lena tries to avoid Martin but feels she needs to tell him the truth about her arrangement with Lisa. Meanwhile, Martin takes Mae on a driving lesson, which turns into a hot pursuit.

Teachers - "Wedded Miss" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Ms. Bennigan’s wedding and everything that can go wrong does. The Teachers desperately scramble to try and save this hot mess of a day without Ms. Bennigan finding out.

Miracle Workers - "1 Day" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
God meets with potential investors for his groundbreaking new restaurant.


Wednesday, March 20

The Goldbergs - "Eight-bit Goldbergs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam is thrilled when he has to design his own video game for school, so he turns to his family for inspiration. Meanwhile, Beverly is worried about Pops’ gambling and ropes Bill Lewis into her latest scheme.

Schooled - "Darth Mellor" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lainey encourages Glascott to trust his niece and let her get her driver’s license, only to find Felicia isn’t trustworthy. CB and the student “Star Wars” club bring Mellor along to the premiere of “The Phantom Menace,” but Mellor’s thoughts on the movie cause the club to dissolve.

Modern Family - "Stand by Your Man" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dylan and Luke are really impressed with Bill’s tales of heroism and survival as a firefighter, which make Phil feel emasculated. To impress the guys, he invites them over for a little male-bonding moment that goes terribly wrong.

Single Parents - "Win a Lunch with KZOP's Will Cooper!" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When no one bids on “Lunch with KZOP’s Will Cooper” at the school auction, Poppy and Sophie scheme together to recruit Dr. Biscuits to bid on Will and play the role of his No. 1 fan. Meanwhile, Douglas attempts to teach a reluctant Angie how to cut back on extra spending and become more fiscally responsible.

Schitt's Creek - "Meet the Parents" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
While in town for the surprise party, Patrick's parents get a surprise of their own; Moira gets coaxed into going to a soap opera convention with Alexis.

You're the Worst - "Four Goddamn More Days" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Gretchen maintains an elaborate act of deception while Jimmy prepares for the big day.


Thursday, March 21

Superstore - "Blizzard" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With a massive snowstorm beating down on St. Louis -- and an unsympathetic home office -- the Cloud 9 employees and customers get snowed in, leading to escalating tensions and infighting.

A.P. Bio - "Wednesday Morning, 8 AM" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In the hectic 30 minutes that start every day at Whitlock, Jack tries to retrieve his massage chair from Whitlock's intriguing payroll accountant, Lynette; Durbin and Helen prepare for the morning announcements; Michelle gives a eulogy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Therapist" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Charles brings Jake into a case when a therapist reports one of his patients missing; Holt finds out Rosa has a new girlfriend that everyone else has met; Amy believes she has accidentally received a package meant for Terry.

Will & Grace - "Conscious Coupling" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When both of their boyfriends ask to move in, Will and Grace use each other as an excuse to get out of it; a snowstorm traps Karen at the office and Jack in an elevator, where he reunites with old flame Drew and tests his commitment to monogamy.

Better Things - "Monsters in the Moonlight" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam deals with monsters.


Friday, March 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Vice Mommy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as “vice mommy.” But the transition doesn’t go smoothly, either for her starting school again or with Evan taking over the reins of the Huang household. Eddie and Louis run into conflict when Eddie just wants his dad to treat him as an employee, and not a son, at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Speechless - "P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Outraged that JJ’s girlfriend, Izzy, declines his invitation to prom, Dylan and Ray swing for the fences with a bold plan to make her jealous. Jimmy, Kenneth and Melanie coach Maya through accepting criticism for the good of her company, and one of the DiMeos takes a big step into a new life.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Ups Her Game" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret tries to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows but can't seem to rid herself of Leonard.

Sydney to the Max - "You've Got Female" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women; young Max befriends a skater girl, but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don't allow girls in their crew.


Saturday, March 23

none scheduled


Sunday, March 24

The Simpsons - "The Girl on the Bus" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Lisa spots a new best friend from the window of the bus, she gets a taste of what life could be like with a different, more cultured family.

Bob's Burgers - "Every Which Way But Goose" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina, discouraged by not being asked to the prom by Jimmy Jr., forms an unhealthy attachment to a goose from the nearby park; Linda joins a dating app to help Gretchen find a match.

The Simpsons - "If You Love It So Much, Why Don't You Marionette?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids visit a marionette theater for a school field trip, and Louise gets on the theater owner's bad side; Bob takes pity on a guy who's handing out flyers in front of the restaurant.

Family Guy - "You Can't Handle the Booth" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Griffins provide DVD commentary on a recent episode and reveal never-before-told drama between Peter and Lois.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Lilly Singh Coming to NBC Late Night Lineup; Netflix Cancels One Day at at Time

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing tons of news about Lori Loughlin (at least people know her name aside from just being Aunt Becky now?), news about a new late night talk show host, the cancellation of a Netflix favorite, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • NBC has announced a replacement for Carson Daly, and it is one who is much different from the typical late night talk show host, Lilly Singh, who happens to be an Indian-Canadian woman and is also bisexual. (Huffington Post)
  • It used to be that Netflix was where shows that were canceled by other networks went to air new episodes, but now it seems that the Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time, which has been cancelled by Netflix, is being shopped around elsewhere. (NBC News)
  • By this point, we all know the news about Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, and now it seems that Hallmark his fired Loughlin (who happens to be one of the biggest stars for the network), and she will not be returning to Fuller House either. (People
  • NBC will air the Super Bowl in 2022 following a swap with CBS, which will allow NBC to integrate the Winter Olympics into their Super Bowl coverage. (Deadline)
  • ABC has found a unique niche in reviving classic game shows, and they're doing it again with Press Your Luck and Card Sharks. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 16 - MARCH 22)
The Commish

  • If it's the weekend, then Decades has a binge for you, and this weekend it's The Commish.
  • Antenna TV celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a marathon of Lotsa Luck tomorrow.
  • The fourth season of Billions begins Sunday on Showtime.
  • The new ABC drama, The Fix, debuts on Monday.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Fri-Yay: Netflix Cancels One Day at a Time; Stana Katic Drama Returns June 14 on Amazon

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!

One Day a Time

by Vincent

Yesterday, Netflix announced it was canceled its critically beloved sitcom One Day at a Time due to low viewership. I have a lot to say about the cancelation - frankly, I think it's a sign that Netflix as a reliable provider of quality content is becoming quite questionable - but I might have even more to say about the odd way Netflix announced the show's cancellation. In a truly bizarre turn of events, Netflix took to Twitter to gush about how much they love the show and how important it is...only to cancel it.

This rings false for several reasons. I'd accept this more from a broadcast or cable network, whose funds are directly tied to a show's performance. But on Netflix, which doesn't even announce viewership totals and has never really explained how they correlate to their overall profit, it seems odd to act as if cancelling the show was a necessity. After all, the third season of the show has only been out for a month. Isn't the point of Netflix that you can watch it anytime, and that it's always available for new viewers to discover? And how can we know just how terrible the show's ratings are without any viewership data at all?

Moving on from the method, though, One Day at a Time's cancellation truly feels like the moment where Netflix stops being the fan favorite service it once was. Netflix was once the network that didn't cancel anything, and whose entire presence was based on pleasing fans. It launched, after all, with the revival of Arrested Development. But more and more, as Netflix has canceled fan favorite series like the Marvel series, American Vandal, Fuller House and now One Day at a Time, it feels as if Netflix is, simply, just another TV network, driven more by money than making anyone other than their own wallets happy. Still, hope remains for me that perhaps the outcry will cause Netflix to revisit their decision. At the very least, maybe another network will notice it and swoop in, similar to what NBC did for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But if that doesn't happen, at least we'll have those three top-notch seasons to enjoy for all time.


Abesentia Season 2

After tracking down and killing her abductor, former FBI agent Emily Byrne struggles to define her new normal as a mother and a survivor of six years of physical and mental torture. Even while she rebuilds her relationship with her son, Flynn, Emily still cannot shake the darkness of her past. She enlists Boston police detective Tommy Gibbs in a secret investigation of her mysterious history. When the case turns deadly, she risks everything to uncover the truth. Absentia, starring and executive produced by Castle's Stana Katic, centers on FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic).

In season one, Emily disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers. Six years later, Emily was found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband had remarried and her son was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders. In season two, after tracking down and killing her abductor, Emily struggles for a tenuous new normal with son Flynn and ex-husband Nick. But her obsessive investigation into the questions that haunt her uncovers a serial killer and a spiraling conspiracy that threatens more than just her family. New cast members joining season two include Matthew Le Nevez (The Widow) and Natasha Little (The Night Manager). Watch Absentia Season 2 June 14 on Amazon Prime Video.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

ABC Brings Back More Classic Game Shows; NBC Readies Series Based on Fallon Skit

Press Your Luck

ABC Entertainment has picked up fan-favorite game shows Press Your Luck and Card Sharks for a return to television. The Fremantle-produced game shows will go into production this spring with exciting updates that everyone in the family will enjoy. Hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon. Press Your Luck is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. During each game, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the WHAMMY, who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the All-New Bonus Round to face the WHAMMY in a final battle for the chance to win a fortune. John Quinn is the showrunner for "Press Your Luck," in addition to serving as an executive producer, along with Fremantle's Jennifer Mullin.

Card Sharks is a game where one turn of a playing card can make you a winner or a loser! The road to glory and riches begins with two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player making it to the grand prize winning deck. The anticipation builds as each contestant has to decide if the odds are worth the risk of losing it all and making it to the big game. Ultimately, players can either take their earned cash and quit or continue betting with the hope of reaching the top for a chance to take home a life-changing cash prize. "Card Sharks" showrunner and executive producer is Scott St. John. Jack Martin and Jennifer Mullin are also executive producers. Press Your Luck and Card Sharks will air in summer 2019 on The ABC Television Network. These game shows join other ABC Summer Fun & Games series $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game and To Tell the Truth. The fate is unknown for a third season of The Gong Show.


Jimmy Fallon

It turns out Jimmy Fallon's viral smash "Wheel of Musical Impressions" was only the beginning. Drawing inspiration from the wildly popular, celebrity-fueled musical segments made famous on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC has hit play on a 10-episode order for the new unscripted series That's My Jam. Executive produced by Jimmy Fallon, the hourlong competition series will be infused with Fallon's one-of-a-kind comedic style, feel-good energy, and a carousel of his classic and brand-new music-based games, featuring a new group of celebrities each week. Fallon is the late night pioneer in viral celebrity games and moments. With over 20 million YouTube subscribers, his musical games, sketches, and challenges have made an indelible mark on late night TV. From "Wheel of Musical Impressions" and "Musical Genre Challenge" to "History of Rap," viewers around the globe love watching their favorite celebrities take part in some of these unforgettable music-infused moments. The format was brought to Universal Television Alternative Studio by Fallon, longtime Tonight Show producer Jim Juvonen and writer Josh Knapp. Jeff Apploff will serve as showrunner.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Veep's Final Season Starts March 31; Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell Returns to Adult Swim

veep

Selina Meyer, the former vice president and president, is looking to get back to the Oval Office. Can she shake off years of flubs and scandals? The Emmy(R)-winning comedy series Veep kicks off its seven-episode, seventh and final season Sunday, March 31 from 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The show stars Emmy(R) and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, who is hitting the campaign trail as she runs for president.

The ensemble cast of the show also includes: two-time Emmy(R) winner Tony Hale as Gary, her devoted bodyman; Emmy(R) nominee Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her right hand; Emmy(R) nominee Matt Walsh as Mike, her former spokesperson; Reid Scott as the ultra-ambitious Dan; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah Ryan, a former hanger-on turned congressman; Kevin Dunn as Ben, her campaign manager; Emmy(R) nominee Gary Cole as analyst Kent; Sam Richardson as unassuming staffer Richard; and Sarah Sutherland as Catherine, Selina's daughter. Recurring guest stars on the new season include: Clea DuVall as Marjorie, Catherine's girlfriend; Margaret Colin as Jane McCabe; Patton Oswalt as Teddy Sykes; and Brian Huskey as Leon West, Selina's spokesman.

The new season of Veep finds Selina Meyer trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan. Selina's band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who's been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West. Meanwhile, Amy is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan, who seems unwilling to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. Rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary, cantankerous Ben, numbers-obsessed Kent and staffer Richard.


Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell

The competition gets stiff as Gary and his co-workers look for inventive ways to top their recruiting game. Adult Swim, the #1 cable destination for young adults, announces the season four return of its original series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, a live-action workplace comedy set in Hell, premiering Friday, May 3r, 2019 at Midnight ET/PT. The show features Henry Zebrowski (Crashing, Wolf of Wall Street) as Gary, a kind-hearted demon working to stay out of trouble with his boss, Satan, played by Matt Servitto (Billions, Sopranos). Special guests include John Amos, Joey Fatone, Jon Glaser, and George Wendt. The quarter-hour series is a Williams Street production co-created by Casper Kelly (Too Many Cooks) and Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies). Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell premieres with back-to-back episodes beginning Friday, May 3 at Midnight and 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CBS 2019 Season Finale Dates; TV One Gets DL Hughley Talk Show

The Big Bang Theory

CBS announced season finale dates for its primetime comedies, dramas and unscripted series, including the one-hour series finale of The Big Bang Theory on Thursday, May 16 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. Without further adieu, here are the finale dates:

Monday, April 1
9:00-10:00 PM Magnum P.I. (1st Season Finale)

Thursday, April 11
9:30-10:00 PM Fam (1st Season Finale)

Sunday, April 14
8:00-9:00 PM God Friended Me (1st Season Finale)

Sunday, April 21
10:00-11:00 PM Madam Secretary (5th Season Finale)

Monday, April 22
8:00-8:30 PM The Neighborhood (1st Season Finale)

Monday, May 6
8:30-9:00 PM Man with a Plan (3rd Season Finale)

Thursday, May 9
9:00-9:30 PM Mom (6th Season Finale)

Friday, May 10
8:00-9:00 PM MacGyver (3rd Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM Blue Bloods (9th Season Finale)

Monday, May 13
10:00-11:00 PM Bull (3rd Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 14
9:00-10:00 PM FBI (1st Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 15
8:00-10:00 PM Survivor (38th Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM Survivor Live Reunion Show

Thursday, May 16
8:00-9:00 PM The Big Bang Theory (SERIES FINALE, 12th Season)
9:00-9:30 PM Young Sheldon (2nd Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM S.W.A.T. (2nd Season Finale)

Friday, May 17
10:00-11:00 PM Hawaii Five-0 (9th Season Finale)

Sunday, May 19
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: Los Angeles (10th Season Finale)

Tuesday, May 21
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (16th Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: New Orleans (5th Season Finale)

Wednesday, May 22
10:00-11:00 PM Seal Team (2nd Season Finale)

Saturday, June 1
8:00-9:00 PM Ransom (3rd Season Finale)


The DL Hughley Show

Noted comedian, actor and REACH Media Syndicated Radio host, DL Hughley is bringing his own brand of comedy and commentary to TV One with his new nighttime talk show The DL Hughley Show, premiering Monday, March 18 at 11/10C PM. The show will air four nights a week, Monday through Thursday. Hughley is one of the most unapologetic voices of our time and does not shy away from controversy. The DL Hughley Show dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what's trending in social media. Always insightful and informative, Hughley and his co-host Jasmine Sanders use humor to deliver everything from hard news to lighter fare. Featuring stories relevant to a rapidly evolving African American community, the one-hour show, which is a hybrid of Hughley's existing radio show and fresh content created specifically for a nighttime audience, will offer everything from covering the day's major headlines and roundtable discussions to celebrity guest interviews and comedy bits.

Shot in a stylized studio, the look and feel of The DL Hughley Show is patterned after a traditional radio show, adapted for television and will be taped in-studio four days a week from Burbank, CA.

Monday, March 11, 2019

People Gets Syndicated Series for Fall 2020; Emmy Winner Michael Schur Reups with Universal Television

People Tv - Meredith

PEOPLE will launch a daily syndicated show in Fall of 2020 that will air on all 17 Meredith (www.meredith.com) local television stations across the US. The new PEOPLE half-hour weeknight program will highlight the most popular features from PEOPLE, including entertainment news, exclusive interviews, feature stories, beauty, crime and much more. The show will be produced by Four M Studios, Meredith's in-house television production company. Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 and 13 in Top 50 markets including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland (Oregon), and Nashville. The group currently airs a 30-minute weekend show from PEOPLE called PEOPLE Now Weekend. The new PEOPLE weeknight show, which will begin airing in 2020, will air in addition to PEOPLE Now Weekend.


Michael Schur

Two-time Emmy and Peabody Award winner Michael Schur, one of the most creative and respected minds in television and a writer-producer on some of the most critically acclaimed shows in history, has reupped his overall deal with Universal Television with a multi-year contract. Schur is currently executive producer on two of NBC's most popular and beloved comedies, The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and will also serve as an executive producer on the upcoming comedy Abby's, which premieres Thursday, March 28.

Schur began as a writer on Saturday Night Live and spent seven seasons on the iconic late-night series, including three as producer of "Weekend Update" with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. He won his first Emmy at SNL in 2002 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. Soon after SNL, Schur was instrumental in launching NBC's comedy The Office as a writer-producer and won his second Emmy when the series won in 2006 for Outstanding Comedy Series. Schur was nominated twice for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episodes "Christmas Party" and "The Negotiation." Fans of The Office also know Schur in front of the camera as Mose Schrute, who was Dwight Schrute's ghoulish, bearded, beet-farming cousin.

Following The Office, Schur co-created the beloved comedy series Parks and Recreation and was executive producer for the show's seven-season run. Parks and Recreation was Emmy nominated twice for Best Comedy Series and Schur was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Comedy Series in 2014 for the episode "Win, Lose or Draw." After Parks and Recreation, Schur co-created Brooklyn Nine-Nine and executive produced the Netflix series Master of None, which stars Golden Globe Award winner Aziz Ansari and is produced by Universal Television. He most recently created and showruns The Good Place, now in production for its fourth season.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 11, 2019)

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 March 11-15, 2019, 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, March 11
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Watch Danny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Netflix's Turn Up Charlie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is given a food makeover on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Nicholas Braun (10 Things I Hate About You) - Nicholas talks about Avenues on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Tuesday, March 12
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Watch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation/Girls) - Jon is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about his book Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Jessica Walter (Arrested Development/Retired at 35/Dinosaurs) - Jessica visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Mark-Paul appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole is a guest on chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about his new film Five Feet Apart on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 3:45pm.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christine Barankski (The Big Bang Theory/Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine talks about The Good Fight on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky talks about Netflix's After Life on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril serves up gumbo on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons/Herman's Head/Brothers) - Yeardley is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, March 13
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny/Princesses) - Fran appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about Proven Innocent on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons/Herman's Head/Brothers) - Yeardley will be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard dish on Frozen 2, Dax’s new TV show, and their new line of baby products on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Marilu Henner (Evening Shade/Taxi) - Marilu talks about Aurora Teagarden Mysteries on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tone Bell (Fam/Disjointed/Truth Be Told/Bad Judge/Whitney) - Tone reveals the one thing he has done that he can't pull the plug on Steve, so check your local listings.
Thursday, March 14
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun/The Powers That Be) - Catch Joseph on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christine Barankski (The Big Bang Theory/Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) - Rob and Sharon are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They also talk about Catastrophe on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse/Victorious) - Avan is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Moses Storm (Arrested Development) - Moses visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joey King (The Act) - Joey talks about her new series The Act on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt talks about For the People on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Edward (Better Things) - Olivia talks about Better Things on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Friday, March 15
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad - Watch Brie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny talks about Dumbo on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 1pm. He can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about Shazam! on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Giant Little Ones on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan dishes on his new movie, and the upcoming All That reboot on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke is interviewed on Steve, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, March 10

The Simpsons - "Mad About the Toy" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge and Homer leave Grampa to baby-sit the kids, some little green army men trigger a PTSD episode, sending the family on a journey to Grampa's past and the time period when he was a post-war toy model.

Bob's Burgers - "Bed, Bob and Beyond" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A Valentine's Day fight between Bob and Linda has the kids feeling confused; Tina, Louise and Gene tell their own story as a distraction from awkward tension.

The Simpsons - "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia; Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

Bob's Burgers - "Roamin' Bob-iday" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The family forces Bob to take a much-needed day off, only for him to wind up working at a local sandwich shop; Linda and the kids throw a last-minute baby shower at the restaurant for a female biker group.

Family Guy - "No Giggity, No Doubt" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When the guys volunteer to chaperone the high school prom, Quagmire hits it off with Courtney only to discover that she is his daughter.

Family Guy - "Stand by Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Meg saves Stewie from a choking incident, Stewie makes it his personal mission to create a better life for Meg; Chris is sent to a vocational school.


Monday, March 11

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

Man with a Plan - "Semi-Indecent Proposal" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi go to great lengths to secure a loan to fix an unexpected issue on their flip house. Also, Joe is enjoying hanging out with his nurse, Funches, and wants to find a way to get him to stay with him longer than planned. Ian Gomez guest stars as James, the loan officer at the bank, and Ron Funches returns as Funches, Joe’s home healthcare nurse.


Tuesday, March 12

Teachers - "Teacher Depreciation Week" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stricter mandates are required of the Teachers, and Ms. Bennigan attempts to balance being a teacher and future stepmom. With no funding, Mrs. Adler, Ms. Watson, and Ms. Cannon go to extreme lengths to raise funds for their classrooms.

Miracle Workers - "3 Days" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Rosie meets with a competitor while Craig, Eliza and Sanjay try to dupe God.


Wednesday, March 13

The Goldbergs - "The Beverly Goldberg Cookbook" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverly and Adam team up to do a mother-son cooking show on public access television; and when Barry ruins the one college letter of recommendation he is able to get, Murray must step in to help.

Schooled - "Lainey and Erica's High School Reunion" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When her high school reunion is held at William Penn, Lainey tries to hide her teaching job from old classmates, pulling a “Romy and Michele” lie with the help of Erica Goldberg (Hayley Orrantia) and CB. Meanwhile, Mellor’s distraught to learn his star athlete alum, Ruben Amaro Jr. (Niko Guardado), sees Glascott as more of a mentor than Mellor.

Modern Family - "The Wild" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mitch, Cam and Phil crash Jay’s annual hiking trip to find an elusive bald eagle after Gloria asks them to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Gloria, Alex, Claire and Haley get together to plan her baby shower.

Single Parents - "A Radiant Cloak of Sexual Irresistibility" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In a magical encounter at the Bachelor mansion, Chris Harrison bestows his wisdom on a frustrated Poppy and Angie, attempting to restore their faith in love and happy endings. Meanwhile, Will saves one of the kids at school from playground injury; and Douglas insists Will capitalize on the glow from this heroic act by getting as much attention from women as possible within its 24-hour window.

Schitt's Creek - "Roadkill" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira accidentally hit a cat; David has a run-in with an old colleague who has a business very similar to Rose Apothecary.

You're the Worst - "Magical Thinking" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Gretchen's anxiety comes to the surface at a major event she's organized for her new client.


Thursday, March 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Paintball Scattering" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny and Leonard organize a paintball game that results in mayhem when Sheldon is jealous of Amy. Also, Koothrappali catches Anu with her ex-boyfriend, and Stuart doesn’t want to move in with Denise.

Fam - "Dance Dance Resolution" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Freddy begins seeing Rose for therapy after an incident at work, he inadvertently finds himself trying to connect with Clem more. Also, Walt and Shannon try to help Nick get over his fear of his first wedding dance with Clem.

Young Sheldon - "Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Fam - "Party Girl" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Clem feels her former “fun” life slipping away after attending Shannon’s school’s Open House and joining the PTA, and decides to liven up the low-key bachelorette party she originally asked for.

Superstore - "Steps Challenge" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Corporate introduces a friendly step-tracking challenge between Cloud 9 branches, and Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman), and Dina (Lauren Ash) create a fake rivalry to inspire Store #1217’s laziest employees. But healthy competition gets increasingly chaotic when the fake rivalry becomes real.

A.P. Bio - "Nuns" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack is offended when he discovers a local church received a sizable bequest from his dead mother and used it to by a Virgin Mary statue. In an attempt to get revenge, he ropes his students into helping him steal the statue. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef and Principal Durbin attempt to give the right advice to Michelle who is having marital issues at home, but she ends up getting comfort from an unexpected source.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Gintars" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A visitor from Latvia causes Charles and Jake to investigate Nikolaj's family. Holt and Amy bring in famed forensic scientist Dr. Yee to help close a case for Rosa.

Will & Grace - "Bad Blood" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Grace's (Debra Messing) dad, Martin (guest star Robert Klein), is rushed to the hospital with a bleeding ulcer, Grace is shocked when he refuses to take Will's (Eric McCormack) blood for a transfusion. When Will's mom, Marilyn (guest star Blythe Danner), finds out, she uncharacteristically takes Martin to task. Karen's (Megan Mullally) demands for Jack's (Sean Hayes) wedding, along with upstaging him during his one-man show, cause Jack to uninvite Karen from his wedding.

Better Things - "Nesting" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam sees old friends and cooks for everyone.


Friday, March 15

Fresh Off the Boat - "Rancho Contento" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Louis tries his best to convince Jessica to consider early retirement, but she’s having none of it. When Eddie looks for advice on how to be a better person for Tina and win her back, he ends up watching her favorite TV show, “Sex and the City,” for clues.

Speechless - "S-E-- SEOUL B-R-- BROTHERS" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ struggles with spending his new social security benefits strictly on boring stuff. Kenneth uncovers a secret that upsets the status quo in Maya and Jimmy’s relationship. Meanwhile, Ray’s run-in with an old love threatens his chances at a Quiz Bowl championship.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place; Eve fears Mandy and Kristin are taking advantage of Jen at home.

The Cool Kids - "The Cool Kids Un-Retire" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While Sid is housesitting a fellow resident's gorgeous high-rise apartment, the friends get a taste of the good life; Margaret decides to turn Charlie's creative cookie-making into a new business venture.

Sydney to the Max - "Good Grade Hunting" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney is baffled when she can't seem to get an A in her poetry class, while Young Max easily gets an A.


Saturday, March 16

Henry Danger - "Charlotte Gets Ghosted" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Schwoz invents a vacuum to help Henry clean his house, but it accidentally sucks Charlotte inside; when Henry's family hears Charlotte and thinks the vacuum is haunted, Ray must distract them while Henry finds a way to get her out.

Cousins for Life - "Those Medal-ing Kids" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy is honored for her charity work at a Stream-O social media event, but things get awkward when a valuable item goes missing and Ivy and Stuart realize they are accidentally in possession of stolen goods.

Knight Squad - "Knight of the Living Dead" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Phoenix Squad must defend Sir Gareth after Arc resurrects an ancient zombie that vows revenge on their teacher.


Sunday, March 17

The Simpsons - "E My Sports" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

Bob's Burgers - "What About Bob?" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Gene convinces Tina and Louise to help him save a misunderstood plankton blob from being destroyed by a yacht club.

Family Guy - "The Griffin Winter Games" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To the surprise of all the Griffins, Meg makes the U.S. Olympic team as a biathlete and competes in the Winter Olympics.

Family Guy - "Con Heiress" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian compete for the inheritance of a wealthy, older heiress; Peter and Chris battle for Mr. Herbert's affection.

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Saturday, March 23

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


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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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