Friday, January 11, 2019

Fri-Yay: The Return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine; The CW Spring 2019 Schedule

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!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

by Vincent

Last night, Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned to TV screens after a long, 8 month hiatus. Of course, over that hiatus, a lot has happened - the show was briefly canceled, switched networks, and seemingly has garnered a lot of respect and attention due to the upheaval of its cancellation. Whether or not that will translate into ratings success is one question we'll soon find out the answer to, but nevertheless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is now on a new network, with a seemingly energized group of fans eager that they haven't lost their favorite characters. And in its sixth season, I'm sure Brooklyn Nine-Nine will continue to be a delight, and will fit in like a glove on NBC.

In some ways, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always seemed more at home on NBC than Fox. After all, Andy Samberg starred on NBC's SNL for years, Mike Schur's other comedies (Parks & Rec, The Good Place) were NBC properties, and the show is actually owned by NBCUniversal. The show just feels right on NBC, and I'm thrilled that it gets to continue on Thursday nights alongside The Good Place. I'm hoping that all of the excitement that fans had about the show, and the fact that I know a ridiculous amount of people who started watching the series over this hiatus due to all of the hype, means that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will thrive on the Peacock network, and we won't have to go through another worrying almost-cancellation. So please - tell your friends, your family and everyone you know to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so it can have a great, long, successful run on NBC!


In the Dark

The CW Network announced dates for the debut of its new series In the Dark, plus the returns of The 100 and DC's Legends of Tomorrow and the premieres for the final seasons of Jane the Virgin and iZombie. The final season of the critically-acclaimed hit series Jane the Virgin begins Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00pm ET/PT following an all new episode of Riverdale at 8. All American will conclude its first season on Wednesday, March 20 at 9. The new series In the Dark, starring Perry Mattfeld, makes its debut Thursday, April 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT, following an all new episode of Supernatural at 8. Legacies season finale will air Thursday, March 28 at 9:00pm.

TV's favorite rom-com-zom-dram iZombie will return for its fifth and final season Thursday, May 2 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The season finale of Supernatural will air Thursday, April 25 at 8pm ET/PT. The gritty sci-fi drama The 100 is back for its sixth season Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00pm ET/PT, following The Flash at 8. The season finale of Roswell, New Mexico (which premieres next week) will air Tuesday, April 23 at 9. DC's Legends of Tomorrow moves to a new time starting Monday, April 1 (no foolin') at 8:00pm PT/ET followed by Arrow at 9 beginning Monday, April 15. As a result, The Black Lightning season finale will air Monday, March 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

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.

Complete TV Listings


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.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth 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
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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