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

Tuesday, January 22

The Conners - "We Continue to Truck" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Darlene grapples with a life-changing offer from Ben, an unexpected conversation with David turns her world even more upside down. Relationship problems lead Jackie to the bottom of the bottle at the last place she remembers being truly happy. Becky’s hopes of a happily ever after with Emilio are jeopardized when Dan delivers alarming news.

The Kids Are Alright - "Mailbox" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eddie becomes distraught when Wendi breaks up with him over disagreements on how they want to handle their future. Meanwhile, Mike struggles to address Eddie’s heartbreak, and Peggy contemplates whether she has to break up with Wendi too. To complicate things further, Joey convinces Frank to send Wendi a love letter, pleading his case as to why she should be his girlfriend. With Frank’s impending humiliation on the horizon, the Cleary boys try to help him retrieve the letter and just end up getting into more trouble.

black-ish - "Waltz in a Minor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre’s teenage cousin Kyra needs a place to stay and the Johnsons decide to take her in, but they have different approaches to helping her adjust to suburban life. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane try to vet Kyra on social media to get information on her.

Splitting Up Together - "Baby's First Job Interview" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Camille urges Lena to become more active on social media to get her business off the ground. Once on Instagram, Lena messages design advice to Tamryn, a famous social media influencer who ends up hiring Lena to design her child’s play room. Meanwhile, Camille has doubts about Tamryn’s intentions and warns Lena that the friendship is one-sided. Elsewhere, Martin takes over for Lena as Milo’s room parent and investigates why Milo is feared by his classmates.

Teachers - "Operation Egg Drop" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Snap contemplates motherhood and the possibility of freezing her eggs, Ms. Bennigan battles technology in the classroom, and Ms. Watson pressures her students to win the science fair.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 21)

Tuesday, January 22

  • Nathan Fillion (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Nathan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227/Leap of Faith) - Regina is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mädchen is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Fred Savage (Friends from College/The Grinder/Crumbs/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about her new Lifetime movie Love You to Death on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Paul W. Downs (Broad City) - Paul talks about Broad City on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

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
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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
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