Friday, February 22, 2019

Fri-Yay: The Other Two Is Our First Great New Comedy Series of 2019; Remembering Peter Tork of The Monkees, MeTV to Air Tribute on Sunday

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!

The Other Two

by Vincent

A few weeks ago, I talked briefly about The Other Two, a series that premiered on Comedy Central in January. The show is now five episodes into its debut season, so I wanted to look back at it and talk about all of the great stuff it's doing. Frankly, The Other Two is my pick for best new comedy series not just of 2019, but perhaps in several years. It gives me very similar feelings that shows like Broad City, BoJack Horseman and You're the Worst did when they premiered back in 2014 - this is a show that is fresh, new, and offers a great perspective, and could pave the way for the next era of great comedy.

The Other Two is a comedy centered around the two siblings of Chase Dreams, a viral teen sensation whose success stands in stark contrast to his older siblings. The show is funny, lively and has great performances from its entire cast, but it's also an interestingly structured series that's a little bit different than cable comedies of recent years. In some ways, The Other Two is more in line with a traditional sitcom than other recent Comedy Central series such as Corporate and the dearly departed Detroiters. It's not quite as visually inventive as Corporate, or as off-the-wall as Detroiters, going for a bit more of a broad audience. But that's part of what makes the show as special as it is.

The Other Two is going for strong relatability and familial situations that we can all look at and connect our own lives to. In some ways, The Other Two is a family sitcom through and through, and it certainly uses those beats often - and yet, its humor is very much in line with shows like Broad City or BoJack Horseman - self-deprecating, snarky, and creative. We've never really seen a series try to merge the world of a family sitcom with heartwarming values with the sardonic, edgy nature of a cable sitcom, and it's fascinating to see The Other Two straddling those two worlds so well. It's a series I'll definitely be keeping my eye on, and since the show has been a moderate ratings success that has already earned a second season, I'm interested to see if its influence will expand and set a tone for the next crop of cable comedies.


Peter Tork

Musician and actor Peter Tork, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of The Monkees, has died. He died on February 21 at his home in Mansfield, Connecticut, from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma. Mr. Tork was 77.

The Monkees were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider specifically for the sitcom The Monkees. Davy Jones had a long-term contract with Screen Gems to appear in television programs. He was shortlisted for the auditions and identified in advance as a potential star for the series. Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter ran an ad to cast the remainder of the band/cast members for the TV series on September 8-10, 1965. Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork were chosen out of 437 applicants. Tork was the last chosen and oldest member of the group.

The Monkees

The Monkees premiered on NBC on September 12, 1966. The series follows the adventures of four young men (The Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as a rock 'n roll band. Tork played the lovable dummy, a persona he had developed as a folk singer in New York's Greenwich Village. Although the series ran for only 2 seasons (1966 to 1968) and 58 episodes, it remains hugely popular to this day. They received two Emmy Awards in 1967: Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy (James Frawley). Tork directed the episode Monkees Mind Their Manor in 1968.

The band was originally active from 1966 to 1971. They released six albums, four of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Some of their big hits included: (Theme From) The Monkees; Last Train to Clarksville; I'm a Believer; (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone; A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You; Pleasant Valley Sunday; Daydream Believer; and Valleri. In 1968, they appeared in the feature film Head. They appeared in the 1969 NBC TV special 33 1⁄3 Revolutions per Monkee. The band reunited in 1986 and toured intermittently with different lineups for a number of years. Tork, Dolenz and Jones appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995.

Peter Tork in Boy Meets World

Tork made guest appearances in several television series. He appeared as himself in a 1995 episode of Wings where he bids against Helen (Crystal Bernard) for the Monkeemobile. He played Topanga Lawrence's (Danielle Fishel) father, Jedidiah Lawrence, in two episodes of Boy Meets World in 1995. His other sitcom guest appearances included California Dreams and The King of Queens. He guest starred as Chris in two episodes of 7th Heaven in 1998 and 2001.

Mr. Tork was a man of many talents. It's sad that we've lost two of the four Monkees. We thank him for the great music and entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

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MeTV Remembering Peter Tork

MeTV Network pays tribute to the career of actor annd musician Peter Tork with a special presentation of The Monkees airing on MeTV this Sunday, February 24, beginning at 5:00pm ET/PT through 6:00pm ET/PT.

Peter Tork will forever be remembered as the keyboardist and bass guitarist for The Monkees, the 60s pop/rock band that was formed specifically for the eponymous television show that originally aired from 1966 to 1968. Beloved for the TV show's comedy and music, The Monkees musical hits include I'm a Believer (featured in this MeTV tribute), Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville and Pleasant Valley Sunday.

Tork got his start in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene before landing the coveted role in the TV series that would bring him national stardom alongside fellow band members, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones. Throughout the series, Tork would write some of their hit songs, including For Pete's Sake, used as the show's closing credits during the second season.

Tork's musical influence continued on even after the show, collaborating with George Harrison on his 1968 soundtrack album Wonderwall. In the late 1980s, The Monkees experienced a resurgence in popular culture and embarked on several reunion tours. After the 2012 death of Davy Jones, the surviving members released Good Times! in 2016 and earned their first Top 20 album in 25 years.

The schedule for MeTV's Tribute to Peter Tork includes:

Sunday, February 24, 2019 (All Times are Eastern/Pacific)

5:00- 5:30pm ET/PT - One Man Shy

A wealthy debutante hires the Monkees to play at her coming out party, where Peter falls instantly in love with her. The girl's rich suitor begins a campaign to show her what a bad boy Peter is and the Monkees reply with their own plot, to show what a fine person Peter is. Monkee music includes Valleri and I'm a Believer.

5:30- 6:00pm ET/PT - The Devil and Peter York

Based loosely on Stephen Vincent Benet's fantasy novel (and the Oscar-winning 1941 RKO movie it spawned) The Devil and Daniel Webster. At Mr. Zero's Pawn Shop, Peter falls in love with a golden harp. Learning Peter has no money, Zero produces a contract, which Peter signs. At the pad, Micky, Mike and Davy remind him that he can't play the harp and urge him to return it. Suddenly, Zero appears in a puff of smoke, and, at his command, Peter plays beautifully. Zero disappears and the boys are immediately booked into a harp act, which is an instant overnight success.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Freeform Adds Cast Members to Comedy Besties; Mindy Kaling and Alyssa Milano to Appear on VH1 Trailblazer Honors on March 8

Besties - Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van and Davi Santos

Freeform has announced that newcomer Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van (Seoul Searching) and Davi Santos (Tell Me a Story, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged) have joined the previously announced cast of Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and Brooks Brantly in the highly anticipated new comedy series Besties (working title).

Zumbado will play Jesi; a free-spirited 23-year-old Cuban American, raised by two adoring gay dads, who is more than thrilled to find out she has a half-sister. Van will portray Luna; Becca's (Jordin Sparks) roommate and a brilliant med student who is number one in her class, but has no intention of being a doctor. Santos will portray Simon; the assistant to a high-powered agent, who is constantly at odds with Jesi.

Set in Los Angeles, the series will follow Becca (Jordin Sparks) and her newly discovered half-sister Jesi (Gigi Zumbado) as they're thrown into each other's lives by an online genetics test and have to figure out how to go from strangers to sisters. Ranada Shepard, Casey Johnson and David Windsor serve as creators and executive producers. Kenya Barris also serves as executive producer. Besties is produced by ABC Signature Studios. Stay with us for further updates.

VH1 Trailblazer Honors

Cher, Anita Hill, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, The Office), Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?, Romantically Challenged), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale, Orange Is the New Black) and Elle King have been added to the blockbuster lineup of incredible women set to appear on VH1 Trailblazer Honors. King will perform Baby Outlaw from her latest studio album, Shake the Spirit. Cher will be presenting to previously announced honoree Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The other honorees include Academy Award nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Rita Ora will also perform. The one-hour VH1 Trailblazer Honors special event will air on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th at 9PM ET/PT, on VH1 and Logo.

Kicking off Women’s History Month, VH1 Trailblazer Honors will celebrate today’s most respected politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who have dedicated their time and steadfast commitments to the women’s movement and beyond. Centered around this year’s incredible breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights, the annual event will feature the landmark achievements of its honorees. Additional talent to be announced.

The special event will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, a National Historic Landmark and extension of the Ebell of Los Angeles, a 125-year-old organization founded by women for women.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Arrested Development Returns for Part 2 of Season 5 on March 15; Santa Clarita Diet Returns for Season 3 on March 29

Arrested Development

You can't handle the Bluth. Netflix has announced that Part 2 of Season 5 of Arrested Development will launch on Friday, March 15. Eight episodes from the second half of the season will be available for streaming. In these upcoming episodes, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook to build a ’smart’ border wall that puts them in debt and risks exposing a software hoax perpetrated by George-Michael. Soon the gay mafia is involved and it appears that even Michael can’t save the family this time. And Tobias becomes a Golden Girl.

The first half of Season 5 premiered on May 29, 2018. The series stars Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat.

Santa Clarita Diet

Netflix's most delicious original comedy, Santa Clarita Diet, returns Friday, March 29 with its third season. Watch as The Hammonds battle with the prospect of "forever" in our date announcement here. In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Netflix Renews Alexa & Katie for Third Season; CW Seed Adds Alcatraz and Time After Time

Alexa & Katie

Netflix has renewed multi-cam sitcom Alexa & Katie for a third season of 16 episodes. The series, which was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program in 2018, follows two lifelong best friends on their journey as they face not only the challenges of high school but also the lingering complexities of Alexa's battle with cancer. Season 3 will follow Paris Berelc (Alexa) and Isabel May (Katie) through their junior and senior years of high school as they learn that together, they can get through anything. Tiffani Thiessen, Eddie Shin, Jolie Jenkins, Emery Kelly, Finn Carr and Jack Griffo will return. Series creator Heather Wordham will continue as executive producer. The third season of Alexa & Katie will launch in two parts featuring eight episodes each.

Alcatraz

Now available on CW Seed are short lived series Alcatraz and Time After Time (including 7 never-before-seen episodes). Alcatraz is set in 1963, the Alcatraz prison, the infamous maximum security prison located off the coast of the city of San Francisco, closes its doors. Or did the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear? In 2012, they have all resurfaced – and a top secret agency is tasked with finding them before it's too late. From Producer JJ Abrams, Alcatraz stars Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders, The Piano), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Sarah Jones (The Path), Parminder Nagra (God Friended Me, The Blacklist, ER), and Jonny Coyne (The Blacklist, Mom).

Time After Time

In Time After Time, young HG Wells (Freddie Stroma) creates his famous time machine and jumps to the future, seeking to capture Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman). Created by Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), Time After Time stars Freddie Stroma (Unreal) and Josh Bowman (Revenge). Features seven never-before-seen episodes!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Netflix Orders Holiday-Themed Comedy Series Starring Dennis Quaid; Nickelodeon Bringing Back Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Dennis Quaid

Netflix has ordered holiday-themed comedy series Merry Happy Whatever starring Dennis Quaid for an 8 episode run. In Merry Happy Whatever, Dennis Quaid plays Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend. The first season of the show takes place over the week or so around Christmas. Future seasons of Merry Happy Whatever might explore other holidays. Dennis Quaid will star as Don and serve as an executive producer.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Nickelodeon is bringing back the iconic family game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader with all-new episodes hosted by John Cena, who will also serve as an executive producer. Mark Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television, MGM (Survivor, The Voice) and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM (Beat Shazam, The World's Best) will return as executive producers of the reboot, which places kids squarely in the center of the action. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader begins production in Los Angeles this spring and is slated to premiere later this year on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon's new Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader follows the original premise of adult contestants putting their knowledge to the test by answering questions taken directly from elementary school curriculum. New game elements will be added to the show, including an additional "cheat" option, new ways contestants can enlist the help of their grade-school classmates, as well as a "final exam," where contestants must answer a question from each grade in a race against the clock.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 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 February 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!


Sunday, February 17
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Catch Eva on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
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.
  • Tom Everett Scott (I'm Sorry) - Tom talks about I Hate Kids on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, February 19
  • Regina King (227) - Catch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about his new show and his new brewery in upstate New York on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He also talks about Proven Innocent on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay talks about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am , on the BUILD Series at 3pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • AJ Michalka (Schooled) - AJ is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Joey McIntyre (The McCarthys) - Joey talks about Waitress on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, February 20
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Watch Rita on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Avan Jogia (Victorious) - Avan drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted/Arrested Development) - Portia visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • AJ Michalka (Schooled) - AJ stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, February 21
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Friday, February 22
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about You Complete Me, Ho on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For your Love) - Holly appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Autumn Reeser (Complete Savages) - Autumn drops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 17

The Simpsons - "Krusty the Clown" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty; after almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus and finds happiness there.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

The Simpsons - "The Clown Stays in the Picture" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space"; while working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

Bob's Burgers - "Every Which Way But Goose" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.


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.


Tuesday, February 19

American Housewife - "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After coming to terms with the fact that she must share her work bonus with Greg, Katie encourages him to live a little and the two decide to splurge on an overnight getaway. Meanwhile, Oliver’s attempt at a rebellious streak ends in disaster; and after letting Anna-Kat down, Taylor comes to the realization that she needs to step up and be a better big sister.

The Kids Are Alright - "Happy Cecil" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Peggy are stunned when they learn that Father Dunne has a girlfriend and decides to leave the priesthood. When the associate pastor, Father Abdi, is put in charge, Mike and Peggy do their best to adjust to the new changes until Peggy gets an idea for how to get rid of him. Meanwhile, Frank loses the church keys entrusted to him by Father Abdi and must find them before anyone else does.

black-ish - "Son of a Pitch" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior is working at Stevens & Lido as an intern and takes some time to find his footing; but when he offers an idea during a pitch meeting, Dre immediately puts him in his place. Meanwhile, Bow has a meeting with one of Kyra’s teachers and learns that she has an aptitude for chemistry, but Kyra doesn’t want to transfer to a magnet school.

Splitting Up Together - "Everything's Okay" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena confirms that she has feelings for Martin but is confused when his response is not what she expects. To escape the situation, Lena joins Camille and Maya on a road trip for a girl’s weekend before Maya’s baby arrives. Meanwhile, Martin, still considering how to respond to Lena, joins Arthur, Frank and Henry in chasing after the women.

Teachers - "Relationslut" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Snap helps Ms. Watson find her inner slut while simultaneously getting into a relationship of her own. Mrs. Adler and Toby try to teach their students about the effects of bullying.

Miracle Workers - "13 Days" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
God asks Sanjay to smite a non-believer; Craig and Eliza have their work cut out for them.


Wednesday, February 20

The Goldbergs - "There Can Be Only One Highlander Club" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Despite Beverly wanting the two boys to bond, Adam and Johnny Atkins compete for the head of the Highlander Club at school. Meanwhile, Barry tries to keep him and JTP from the same fate of Murray falling out of touch with his high school friends.

Schooled - "Rocks for Jocks" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Lainey starts to teach the easy A course for jocks, Coach Mellor challenges her to expect more from his athletes. After CB points out Felicia needs to beef up her resume for college, Glascott bribes his niece to run for class president.

Modern Family - "SuperShowerBabyBowl" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay is hosting a Super Bowl party, and Claire is hosting a baby shower for Haley; both at Jay’s house. What could go wrong?

Single Parents - "John Freakin' Stamos" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Poppy’s ex-husband, Ron, gets serious with his latest girlfriend, Poppy has to deal with the reality of another woman helping to raise her kid. The secret gets out that Sophie has a crush on Graham, which causes a stir not only in the first-grade classroom, but also between Angie and Will. Meanwhile, Miggy gets cold feet after asking Douglas to remove his tattoo of Zara’s initials, and Douglas has to help him realize that his relationship with Zara is officially over.

Schitt's Creek - "A Whisper of Desire" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny believes Ted's mom is attracted to him; Moira gets involved in a local musical production.

grown-ish - "Body Count" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Luca's exhibit at the CalU Arts Fair dominantly features one of his ex-girlfriends.

You're the Worst - "Zero Eggplants" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Gretchen and Jimmy make "couple friends."


Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.


Friday, February 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Be a Man" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows him around for a day to learn about his job. When she finds out perfect son Evan has been caught acting out, she immediately blames Eddie’s bad influence, but there’s more to it than that. Louis, having watched one too many episodes of “The Sopranos” with Honey, is convinced that Marvin and Grandma are gossiping about him behind his back after Marvin offers to trap the rat that has invaded Grandma’s apartment.

Speechless - "G-A-- GAME N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night for his family and new girlfriend. Ray tries to help on the big night, but his attention to detail puts a major crimp in JJ’s evening. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kenneth let their appetites get the better of them.

Last Man Standing - "Arrest Her Development" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa "helps" Mandy and Kyle look for an apartment; Mike is thrilled by Ryan's decisions.

The Cool Kids - "Sid's First Relationship" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The gang comes together around Sid in order to help him overcome the commitment issues he struggles with his new beau, John; Margaret decides to become an airport volunteer in the hopes of conquering her strong fear of flying.

Andi Mack - "The Ex Factor" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Buffy and Cyrus worry about Jonah's unusual behavior; Miranda tries to cause problems for Bowie and Bex.

Sydney to the Max - "Adventures in Babe-Sitting" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive struggle with their baby-sitting business when the child they are hired to watch happens to be the brother of one of the most popular kids in their class.


Saturday, February 23

Henry Danger - "The Whole Bilsky Family" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Henry's nerves are tested when Piper invites her new boyfriend and his family over for dinner.

Cousins for Life - "Art-thur" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Stuart passes off Arthur's accidental work of art as Ivy's to an art expert, then has to take extreme measures to keep up the ruse; Lewis has to deal with a hideous sculpture given to him by Clark.

Knight Squad - "Mid-Knight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Phoenix Squad is paired with Sage and Buttercup on their latest quest, they attempt to magically adjust Sage's unpleasant attitude, but their plan backfires when they mistakenly turn Buttercup evil.


Sunday, February 24

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

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

The Big Bang Theory - "The Tam Turbulence" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam (Robert Wu), his childhood best friend, Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancée, Anu (Rati Gupta), for dinner to get the skinny on her. Jerry O’Connell returns as Sheldon’s brother, George.

Young Sheldon - "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.

The Simpsons - "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Linda's new friend introduces her to essential oils, Aunt Gayle is convinced she must be rescued; Bob and Teddy are bamboozled into performing a series of annoying favors for Mr. Huggins.

Family Guy - "Pal Stewie" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Stewie quickly befriends a boy his age, but is devastated when he realizes he isn't invited to his birthday party; Peter and Lois attend a self-empowerment seminar.

Family Guy - "Dead Dog Walking" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brian's marriage to Jess is not what he envisioned; at Peter's suggestion, Brian lets himself go, causing Jess to make a surprising decision.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Chris Rock to Direct and Executive Produce Kenan Thompson NBC Pilot; Carson Daly Moving On From Last Call

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about Chris Rock taking a role behind the scenes for a new Kenan Thompson comedy (and in turn, Kenan Thompson taking a role behind the scenes for a Nickelodeon reboot), we're learning of a delay "until further notice" for a new season of Cosmos, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Chris Rock is on board to direct and executive produce the NBC comedy pilot Saving Kenan, starring Kenan Thompson. (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, Kenan Thompson is on board to be executive producer for a revival of the Nickelodeon series All That. (Variety)
  • Here is some advice for any president wanting to declare a national emergency: don't do it on a weekday at 11 AM, because CBS can't let viewers miss The Price is Right. (The Hill)
  • The second season of Cosmos won't be premiering on Fox in March as planned. (Variety
  • It's easy to forget that Last Call with Carson Daly even exists, as it is more often than not in reruns and doesn't resemble a talk show in any way whatsoever, but now Carson Daly is stepping down from hosting the show, although the show itself will stick around with a new host (and perhaps a new format?). (Deadline)
  • Nasim Pedrad has a comedy pilot where she plays a Persian teenage boy in the works that has been stalled for years, but now it looks as TBS may be ready to make it a reality. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Bounce TV will soon be airing Moesha and The Game. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 22)
Diff'rent Strokes Cast
  • Decades is binging on Diff'rent Strokes this weekend.
  • The third season of Ransom debuts tonight on CBS.
  • A new season of Survivor begins Wednesday on CBS.
  • Bounce will begin airing Moesha and The Game effective Monday.
  • The Canadian sitcom Workin' Moms debuts in the US on Friday, on Netflix.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Fri-Yay: One Day at a Time Is As Charming As Ever in Its 3rd Season; Bounce Acquires Moesha and The Game

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 at a Time

by Vincent

Last Friday, Netflix premiered the third season of One Day at a Time, also known as the best traditional sitcom on television. I've talked a lot about the show over the years, and I'm going to be talking about it again, because the remake of the Norman Lear sitcom is just as warm, inviting, funny and vital in its third season. The show once again tackles some big issues, from sexuality to the #MeToo movement and even to drugs - but does so without ever feeling heavy-handed and while always being warm, approachable, and enjoyable.

There's so much to like about One Day at a Time. Its central family is incredibly lovable, the kind of family you kind of wish you were in yourself after a weekend binge of the series. Part of it is the excellent writing, but another part is the portrayal of the cast. The cast is absolutely attuned to their roles by this point - even the younger members of the ensemble, who have shaken off any early series jitters and now feel completely lived into their roles. The entire show - from the writing to the acting - just feels like an incredibly well-oiled machine at this point. It's also a machine that does a great job bringing tribute to the traditional multi-camera sitcom format, a format that increasingly feels as if it's being lost to the wind (especially with The Big Bang Theory in its twilight, although perhaps The Conners can pick up some of the slack.) One Day at a Time is the only proof you need that the multi-camera sitcom can still be a viable and enriching art form when given the proper care and respect. It uses the format for both its jokes and its drama - just like in the best multi-camera sitcoms, the audience laughter in hilarious moments is just as vital as the moment when things get "real" and you can hear a pindrop.

So please, please, please give One Day at a Time a chance if you haven't already. Although we never really know how Netflix shows are doing, the service seems to have gotten the cancellation bug in the past year, with so many shows receiving the ax or announcing their end. While some of those shows (like Kimmy Schmidt or Orange is the New Black) felt like they were near a natural conclusion, One Day at a Time is the type of show that I want to see run for years and years. It has plenty of life left in it, and the Alvarezes are the kind of family I want to spend so much more time with. The series gets critical acclaim, but doesn't seem to have the general popularity of some of Netflix's other shows such as Stranger Things or 13 Reasons Why. So please - give the show a chance and ensure us plenty of more years of this wonderful sitcom to come, especially if you're a fan of the traditional multi-camera sitcom. In 2019, the format doesn't get any better than this.


Moesha & The Game

Bounce has licensed the broadcast television rights to the popular and NAACP Image Award-winning series Moesha and The Game in a multi-year agreement with CBS Television Distribution. Bounce lands all six seasons (127 episodes) of Moesha and all nine seasons (147 episodes) of The Game and will air the shows back-to-back weeknights with Moesha from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. and The Game between 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. effective immediately starting on Monday (Feb. 18, all times Eastern).

Moesha, one of the first sitcoms to center around an African-American teenage girl, stars R&B superstar Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, who's juggling school, friendships and romance in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. After previously being the female head of the household, Moesha must learn to love and trust her father's new wife while doing her best to be the "glue" that helps hold her family together. Moesha also stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Countess Vaughn, Shar Jackson, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Ray J, Lamont Bentley and Yvette Wilson. The series aired on UPN between from 1996 until 2001.

The Game follows the wives and girlfriends of pro football players and the power plays they use to get their guys the best agents, the best endorsements, the best merchandising deals - even the "in" charity. Tia Mowry stars as Melanie Barnett whose boyfriend, Derwin (Pooch Hall), is the new third-string wide receiver for the San Diego Sabers. As she deals with egos, groupies and image consultants, Melanie is finding out how "the game" is played among the women behind the athletes. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, and Brittany Daniel round out the cast. The series, created by Mara Brock Akil, was a spin-off of the long-running hit series Girlfriends. It premiered on The CW in 2006 for three seasons and then moved to BET, where it set cable television ratings records.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HGTV Looking for Brady Fans for A Very Brady Renovation; truTV Sets Date for Tacoma FD Comedy

Florence Henderson on The Brady Bunch sofa

As the massive renovation continues at The Brady Bunch house, HGTV is looking to America's biggest Brady fans to help it complete the design of the famous television family home. Before A Very Brady Renovation premieres in September, fans who own vintage furniture and décor items true to the original TV series are encouraged to contact HGTV via social media for a chance to see the special items featured in the series. High-demand items for The Brady Bunch home reno include the living room couch and credenza, Greg's attic radio, the front door handles and several of the home's legendary tchotchkes, such as the horse statue, fish trivets and stuffed animal giraffe. A complete photo gallery of the sought-after items is available at HGTV.com/Brady, as well as details for how to contact the network team about an item, including by direct message on HGTV's social media channels. Fans are asked to post a photo or video of the item on HGTV's Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the #verybradyreno hashtag.

A Very Brady Renovation will feature a full-scale overhaul of the world-famous Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. Exterior shots of the real house were often used to establish a sense of time and place for the Brady family. In the coming months, HGTV will execute a show-stopping transformation by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. The house will be replicated to include the floating staircase, the orange-and-green kitchen and the kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom. The Brady Bunch house will forever hold a special place in television history and American pop culture.


Tacoma FD

truTV has announced the premiere dates for a new block of back-to-back laughs this spring, kicking off on Thursday, March 28 with Impractical Jokers, returning for its eighth season of hysterical hijinks at 10:00pm ET/PT, followed immediately by the series premiere of Tacoma FD at 10:30pm ET/PT. Now entering its eighth season on truTV, the unscripted Impractical Jokers television series features four comedians and lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. Following the Season 8 premiere of Impractical Jokers, truTV will introduce its newest original series, Tacoma FD. On the heels of the breakout theatrical release of Super Troopers 2, co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme will be donning new uniforms in the half-hour comedy, which is set in a firehouse in one of America's rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, this crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls. Leading firehouse shenanigans in the 10-episode first season are Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme), alongside an eclectic crew played by series regulars Hassie Harrison (Southbound), Eugene Cordero (Black Monday, The Good Place) Marcus Henderson (Get Out, Homecoming), and Gabriel Hogan (Heartland).

Rounding out the cast of Tacoma FD are guest stars Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken), who portrays an eager councilwoman with no patience for tomfoolery, and Heather Mazur (Insecure) as Chief McConky's wife and Captain Penisi's sister. Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Maria Russell (Lights Out) and Jamie Kaler (My Boys) will also guest star as members of the Tacoma Police Department (PD), Tacoma FD's first responder rivals. Additional guest stars throughout the season include: Super Troopers co-creator and star Paul Soter – who also serves as a writer and consulting producer for Tacoma FD – as well as JD Pardo, Nat Faxon, Martin Starr, Will Sasso, Christopher Neiman, Kevin Pereira and the Impractical Jokers' own Brian "Q" Quinn.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TBS Gets Nasim Pedrad Comedy; Lucy Liu to Star in Marc Cherry Dark Comedy on CBS All Access

Nasim Pedrad

TBS has picked up Chad to pilot, a single-camera comedy that follows a 14-year-old Persian boy (played by Nasim Pedrad) during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother's dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity. The teenaged boy in the throes of puberty is played by Pedrad, who made her mark on Saturday Night Live. The Iranian-American actress is also creator, writer, executive producer and co-showrunner. Hayes Davenport is executive producer and co-showrunner. Oly Obst (3 Arts) and Rob Rosell serve as executive producers. Production on the pilot will begin this spring. TBS, which leads the TV industry with more top comedies than any other network, continues to attract fresh, award-winning talent. The #1 comedy network’s series include Miracle Workers, a heaven-set comedy that premieres February 12, and The Last O.G., both of which star diverse, powerhouse casts.


Lucy Liu

CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced Lucy Liu will star in the service's upcoming darkly comedic drama Why Women Kill. Created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids), Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal... has not. Why Women Kill is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Lucy Liu will star as Simone. Elegant, stylish, effervescent, Simone is the picture of urbane confidence, moving through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring herself. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she thrives on shopping and throwing parties, seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she is simply fabulous. However, despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated, her world upended, when she learns that Karl has been cheating on her.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Antenna TV Hears Wedding Bells on Valentine's Day; Comedy Central Gets David Spade Late Night Talk Show

Antenna TV Wedding Party Marathon

Take a vow to watch Antenna TV this Valentine's Day! All day long your favorite characters will fall in love and get married during the Antenna TV Wedding Party Marathon. Antenna TV's program schedule will air in regular pattern from 5am–4am on Thursday, February 14 but will feature special wedding-themed episodes of Coach, I Dream of Jeannie, Alice, Archie Bunker's Place, Three's Company, Welcome Back Kotter and many more. Cozy up with your loved ones and watch the Wedding Party on Antenna TV, this Valentine's Day, February 14. Full list of series and episodes are below:

5:00 am Three's Company "Larry Loves Janet"
5:30 am Three's Company "Larry's Bride"
6:00 am The Burns and Allen Show "Gracie Gives Wedding in Payment of a Favor"
6:30 am The Burns and Allen Show "Alice Gets Married"
7:00 am The Joey Bishop Show "A Young Man's Fancy"
7:30 am The Joey Bishop Show "The Honeymoon"
8:00 am McHale's Navy "Operation Wedding Party"
8:30 am McHale's Navy "One Enchanted Weekend"
9:00 am Father Knows Best "Bud the Bridesmaid"
9:30 am Father Knows Best "Cupid Knows Best"
10:00 am Dennis the Menace "Dennis and the Wedding"
10:30 am Dennis the Menace "Dennis, the Confused Cupid"
11:00 am Hazel "So Long Brown Eyes"
11:30 am Hazel "Piccolo Mondo"
12:00 pm The Partridge Family "Promise Her Anything But Give Her a Punch"
12:30 pm The Partridge Family "A Penny for His Thoughts"
1:00 pm I Dream of Jeannie "Guess Who's Going to Be a Bride?"
1:30 pm I Dream of Jeannie "Guess Who's Going to Be a Bride?"
2:00 pm Bewitched "Samantha's Wedding Present"
2:30 pm Bewitched "Marriage, Witches' Style"
3:00 pm Welcome Back, Kotter "OO-OO, I Do"
3:30 pm Welcome Back, Kotter "OO-OO, I Do"
4:00 pm Benson "Marcy's Wedding"
4:30 pm 227 "Fifty Big Ones"
5:00 pm 227 "Double Your Pleasure"
5:30 pm Gimme a Break "Eddie Gets Married"
6:00 pm Maude "Mrs. Naugatuck in Love"
6:30 pm Maude "Mrs. Naugatuck's Wedding"
7:00 pm Archie Bunker's Place "The Second Time Around"
7:30 pm Archie Bunker's Place "The Boys' Night Out"
8:00 pm Alice "Carrie's Wedding"
8:30 pm Alice "Vera's Wedding"
9:00 pm Barney Miller "Grand Hotel"
9:30 pm Barney Miller "Old Love"
11:00 pm Three's Company "Friends and Lovers"
11:30 pm Three's Company "Friends and Lovers"
12:00 am Coach "One for the Road"
12:30 am Murphy Brown "Rumble in the Alley"
1:00 am Becker "V-Day"
1:30 am Wings "Here It Is: The Big Wedding"
2:00 am Growing Pains "Mike and Julie's Wedding"
2:30 am Family Ties "Anniversary Waltz"
3:00 am Bewitched "The Cat's Meow"
3:30 am I Dream of Jeannie "The World's Greatest Lover"


Comedy Central

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced a new late night series with David Spade; the return of Crank Yankers; a second season order for new, hit scripted series The Other Two; the first look at new scripted comedy South Side; and scripted projects in development with Naomi Ekperigin, Matteo Lane and Samantha Irby. The announcements come on the heels of Comedy Central's seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year share growth. While Comedy Central remains the #1 full-day cable entertainment network with people 18-34, in 2018 the brand recorded its highest-rated year among women 18-49 since 2014, up +13% from the previous year. To start 2019, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is the highest-rated late night series across all of TV among men 18-34.

Comedy icon David Spade will lead a new 11:30 p.m. series featuring his signature take on the pop culture news of the day (watch his announcement here). The yet-to-be-titled nightly series will include a rotating group of Spade's comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating field segments that mirror his popular Instagram stories. The show will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Monday through Thursday nights starting later this year. The show is executive produced by Spade, Alex Murray and Marc Gurvitz. Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle of Free 90 Media serve as executive producers and showrunners. Comedy Central ordered 20 episodes of 30-minute comedy Crank Yankers, marking the beloved series' return to the brand.

The brand ordered a second season of the critically-adored 30-minute series The Other Two, which is already "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. Created and written by former Saturday Night Live head-writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, the Emmy-contending series stars Drew Tarver as a 28-year-old actor struggling to get better auditions than "Man At Party Who Smells Fart," and Heléne Yorke as his 30-year-old sister, who is struggling in general. As the two work toward finding themselves, their lives are completely upended when their 13-year-old brother, ChaseDreams played by Case Walker, becomes incredibly famous overnight. The Other Two also features Molly Shannon, who plays the siblings' fame-ready mother, Ken Marino as ChaseDreams' newly-hired manager and Wanda Sykes as Chase's publicist. The series airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Scripted comedy South Side debuted its first look ahead of a summer premiere and teased the first season guest stars, which includes Lil Rel Howery, Nathaniel "Earthquake" Stroman, Jeff Tweedy, LisaRaye McCoy, Kel Mitchell and Ed Lover. The aspirational, scripted comedy is set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Hallmark Channel Highlights at TCA Winter 2019 Press Tour; HBO's New Comedy Los Espookys and Final Season of Veep

Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel, the worldwide leader in celebrations, announces the 10th anniversary of America's favorite, most-watched holiday tradition, "Countdown to Christmas" at the bi-annual Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Hallmark Channel will honor the 10th anniversary of "Countdown to Christmas" with the biggest holiday season yet, featuring a programming extravaganza of a world record number of original premieres, celebrated talent, holiday specials and more! Currently, the network is in production on its first original holiday movie, The Christmas Song, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Scott Wolf and directed by Eric Close. Among the other MANY items they announced: Hallmark Channel will add "Countdown to Summer" to its lineup of programming events celebrating the seasons and special occasions with three new, original movie premieres in the month of May. As temperatures around the country begin to rise and people yearn for the longer days ahead, the network will offer a fresh slate of movies designed to transport viewers to the upcoming carefree days of summer and whet their appetites for the sun, sand and romance that populate the warmer months. This newest addition joins Hallmark Channel's popular "Winterfest," "Countdown to Valentine's Day," "Spring Fever," "June Weddings" "Fall Harvest" and the event that started it all, "Countdown to Christmas.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces it will launch Signature Mystery, the premiere Sunday night destination on television for thrilling mysteries featuring a slate of all-new mystery franchises and the return of the network's highest-rated mystery series. On the heels of successful ratings in Q4, the network unveils plans for new installments of returning, popular mystery franchises including Garage Sale Mysteries, starring Lori Loughlin; Aurora Teagarden Mysteries starring Candace Cameron Bure; Hailey Dean Mysteries, starring Kellie Martin and based on the books by Nancy Grace; and Morning Show Mysteries, starring Holly Robinson Peete and Rick Fox and based on the books by Al Roker and Dick Lochte. The returning hit franchises will be joined by all-new mysteries, Chronicle Mysteries, starring Alison Sweeney, Crossword Mysteries starring Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott and inspired by Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times; and Picture Perfect Mysteries (wt) starring Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega.


Veep

The Emmy(R)-winning comedy series Veep kicks off its seven-episode, seventh and final season Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 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 series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. 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 staffer Richard; and Sarah Sutherland as Catherine, Selina's daughter.

Los Espookys

From the minds of fresh, exciting talents Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, alongside Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live, comes the primarily Spanish-language comedy series Los Espookys, which begins its six-episode season this June on HBO. The half-hour series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. Starring Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres and Fred Armisen, Los Espookys was created by Fred Armisen & Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres, and executive produced by Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer.

Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), a horror and gore enthusiast, assembles his friends to form Los Espookys. Noble, kind, naïve, and always running out of cellphone minutes, he's joined by Ursula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), a tough, calm and collected dental assistant who handles the logistics and execution of Los Espookys' work, like making sure they get paid for their spooks. Also in the group is Ursula's sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), who constantly juggles several odd jobs, such as breaking in other people's shoes and counting people's steps. She acts as Los Espookys' test dummy. Rounding out Los Espookys is Renaldo's best friend, Andres (Julio Torres), a dark and mysterious heir to a chocolate empire who longs to unlock the secrets to his past and avoid his beautiful boyfriend. Meanwhile, Renaldo's reliable uncle, Tico (Fred Armisen), is living his dream of parking cars as a prodigious valet driver in LA.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 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 February 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, February 11
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Watch Steve on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris drops by the Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Truth Be Told) - Mark-Paul appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena drops visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows (Schooled/No Activity/Son of Zorn/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim has the scoop on his new show Schooled on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda talks about her comedy special and Oh Well Tour on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on Access Live (check your local listings) and on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
Tuesday, February 12
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen Degeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eliza Coupe (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Future Man/Benched/Happy Endings) - Eliza appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig chats about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, February 13
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Watch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep/Players) - Matt visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about Proven Innocent on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake talks about Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Thursday, February 14
  • Fred Armisen (Forever) - Catch Fred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) and Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Steve Harvey Show) - Tichina and Cedric the Entertainer are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She also talks about Hallmark's When the Heart Calls on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Cavemen/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. He will also be on with his wife Rebecca Romijn to talk about Hallmark Channel's 2019 American Rescue Dog Show on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about Proven Innocent on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
Friday, February 15
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He talks about Fox's The Masked Singer and Netflix's You Complete Me, Ho on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Cavemen/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn talk about the 2019 American Rescue Dog Show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Dan Cortese (What I Like About You/Veronica's Closet) - Dan is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 10

The Simpsons - "Werking Mom" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge wants a job and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen; Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie."

Bob's Burgers - "UFO No You Didn't" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina and her new science partner create a device that allows them to communicate with aliens, but their excitement turns to fear when they receive a dangerous warning message; Bob attempts to sell mini coatracks he bought.

The Simpsons - "I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer angers Marge by watching their favorite show without her; Bart prepares to compete in Krusty's Holiday Trample.

Bob's Burgers - "A Bed, Bob and Beyond" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Family Guy - "Bri, Robot" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Brian worries about the legacy he's leaving behind, so Stewie makes a robot duplicate as a living biography.

The Cool Kids - "Charlie's Angels" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Hank signs up to host a Shady Meadows closed-circuit TV show but is quickly replaced by Sid, who dishes out hot retirement home gossip on-air; Margaret helps Charlie woo a widow at her bereavement support group.


Monday, February 11

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Yard Sale" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave convinces Calvin to hold a yard sale, but when longtime neighborhood resident Miss Simpson (guest star Marla Gibbs) makes a purchase Calvin quickly regrets, he enlists Dave to help him get the valuable object back.

Man with a Plan - "Yeah, Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi have a disagreement at the office, they must find a way to solve it so it doesn’t become a problem at home. Also, the kids try to extend Lowell’s stay at their house after realizing he’s an amazing cook.


Tuesday, February 12

American Housewife - "Disconnected" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie plans a “friend date” in hopes of reconnecting with Taylor and encourages Greg to attend self-help guru Johnny Diamond’s (Cheyenne Jackson) seminar with Oliver. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat takes extreme measures to secure her place as Katie’s favorite child.

The Kids Are Alright - "Valentine's Day" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To inspire Timmy to take better care of his personal hygiene, Peggy decides to take matters into her own hands and tricks him in hopes of solving the problem. Meanwhile, a concerned Mike fears that Peggy’s meddling is causing Timmy to develop insecurities and robbing him of his passion for performance. At school, Timmy receives a Valentine’s Day card from a secret admirer and becomes unnerved by the possibility of having a mystery suitor. Elsewhere, Eddie reports a recurring incident to Wendi’s boss in an attempt to be helpful, but his chivalrous deed backfires.

black-ish - "Dreamgirls and Boys" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre and Bow struggle with the changing times of identity politics and gender neutrality. Diane auditions for the school play and scores the male lead part, but her crush starts spending time with another girl. Meanwhile, Junior’s Valentine’s Day date goes awry after Dre and Pops have a talk with him about chivalry.

Splitting Up Together - "Luv Ya 2" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a doctor’s visit, Arthur learns he’s under high stress due to Valentine’s Day approaching. To de-stress, Arthur suggests his concerns to Camille and asks if they can take a break from the holiday which causes them to fight. He shows up at Lena and Martin’s house, where they help by taking him in. Meanwhile, Maya and Camille express disapproval when Lena decides she wants to cook a platonic Valentine’s Day dinner for Martin at home. Elsewhere, Mason organizes a Valentine’s Day flash mob for his girlfriend.

Teachers - "Face Your Peers" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mrs. Adler joins a children’s music group and is too ashamed to tell the other Teachers. Ms. Watson and Ms. Bennigan find their classes passing notes, which causes a rift in their friendship.

Miracle Workers - "2 Weeks" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Frustrated with the mess that Earth's become, God contemplates the end while two determined angels try to change his mind.


Wednesday, February 13

The Goldbergs - "My Valentine Boy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Geoff’s help, Erica and Valley Erica find a new band member to replace Lainey, but Barry convinces Geoff the new band member is trying to steal Erica from him. Meanwhile, Adam and Murray try to out-gift each other so that neither of them has to go to Valentine’s Day dinner with Beverly.

Schooled - "Money for RENT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Mellor tells Lainey that sports are king at William Penn, she sets out to put on the Broadway hit musical “Rent” to show Mellor the arts are just as important as athletics. Meanwhile, Glascott and CB struggle to modernize the school’s outdated boy’s health education program.

Modern Family - "Kids These Days" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Haley needs a little motherly advice from Claire as she considers her future with Dylan and her career. Meanwhile, Jay and Cam’s less than politically correct coaching style earns them a class on sensitivity from Manny and Phil; and Mitch runs into Phil’s nemesis, Gil, at an unlikely place.

Single Parents - "A Cash-Grab Cooked up by the Crepe Paper Industry" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Douglas agrees to babysit the kids on Valentine’s Day, but when Graham finds himself in a Valentine’s Day emergency and Big Red shows up unannounced, Douglas and Big Red band together to help Graham. Meanwhile, Will and Miggy celebrate “Palentine’s Day” together – a day honoring the love of two friends – but when they run into Angie at her second job, they help her finish her deliveries so she can be with Owen on Valentine’s Day.

Schitt's Creek - "Rock On!" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Moira and the Jazzagals take Jocelyn to the casino; Johnny has a conversation with Stevie about intimacy in the workplace.

grown-ish - "Workin' Me" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Zoey decides to give styling a try and offers to help the twins revamp their image.

You're the Worst - "The Brief Fermata" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy "gifts" Gretchen a week of no-strings-attached sex.


Thursday, February 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Young Sheldon - "A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When George Sr. asks Sheldon to keep a secret from Mary, the stress of not being honest drives Sheldon to hideout at Tam’s for his first sleepover.

Mom - "Sparkling Banter and a Failing Steel Town" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Christy is the only one without plans on Valentine’s Day, Bonnie takes her on a mother-daughter date. Also, Marjorie’s attempt to have a quiet night in is ruined when everyone calls on her for help.

Fam - "Pregnant Pause" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Irritated that Clem has been invading her privacy, Shannon plays a prank on her that ends up having far-reaching ramifications.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Crime Scene" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Rosa must deal with a mother in mourning as they work and rework a crime scene in order to solve a difficult murder case with confusing evidence.

Will & Grace - "The Scales of Justice" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will (Eric McCormack) discovers Karen's (Megan Mullally) estranged stepdaughter Olivia (guest star Aya Cash) is a student in his law class, he attempts to solve their issues with a mock trial. Grace (Debra Messing) and Jack (Sean Hayes) go on a diet together, but giving up their eating habits proves harder than anticipated.


Friday, February 15

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cupid's Crossbow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On Valentine’s Day, the mood is anything but romantic as Jessica competes with Louis to see who can give Evan the best advice on how to celebrate with new girlfriend, Sicily. Meanwhile, Eddie asks Honey for help to find out who his secret admirer is after he’s passed a love note on a Cattleman’s delivery run.

Speechless - "J-I-- JIMMY V-A-L-VALENTINE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ’s love-match with Izzy becomes a cage match with Kenneth. Maya and Jimmy dismiss Valentine’s Day as a holiday for suckers until they find a way to profit from it. Unable to find a date to a prepaid romantic night out, Ray brings Dylan.

Last Man Standing - "The Best Man" / "Sibling Quibbling" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Chuck and Carol decide to renew their vows; Mike plans to take his officiating to the next level.


Saturday, February 16

Henry Danger - "Grand Theft Otto" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Piper's school parrot, Otto, starts to repeat that Henry is Kid Danger, Henry and Jasper have to stall until Ray, Charlotte and Schwoz can find a way to fix things.

Cousins for Life - "Super Ivy" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leaf creates a graphic novel with a superhero based on his sister, Ivy; when the publisher insists on changing the lead character to a boy, the kids must convince the publisher that girls can be heroes too.

Knight Squad - "Love at First Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As Warwick's infatuation with the Princess becomes a liability during training, Arc and Ciara help him focus by setting him up with another beautiful princess, but she may not be as sweet as she seems.


Sunday, February 17

The Simpsons - "Krusty the Clown" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty; after almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus and finds happiness there.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

The Simpsons - "The Clown Stays in the Picture" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space"; while working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

Bob's Burgers - "Every Which Way But Goose" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Be a Man" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows him around for a day to learn about his job. When she finds out perfect son Evan has been caught acting out, she immediately blames Eddie’s bad influence, but there’s more to it than that. Louis, having watched one too many episodes of “The Sopranos” with Honey, is convinced that Marvin and Grandma are gossiping about him behind his back after Marvin offers to trap the rat that has invaded Grandma’s apartment.

Speechless - "G-A-- GAME N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night for his family and new girlfriend. Ray tries to help on the big night, but his attention to detail puts a major crimp in JJ’s evening. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kenneth let their appetites get the better of them.

Last Man Standing - "Arrest Her Development" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa "helps" Mandy and Kyle look for an apartment; Mike is thrilled by Ryan's decisions.

The Cool Kids - "Sid's First Relationship" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The gang comes together around Sid in order to help him overcome the commitment issues he struggles with his new beau, John; Margaret decides to become an airport volunteer in the hopes of conquering her strong fear of flying.

Andi Mack - "The Ex Factor" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Buffy and Cyrus worry about Jonah's unusual behavior; Miranda tries to cause problems for Bowie and Bex.

Sydney to the Max - "Adventures in Babe-Sitting" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive struggle with their baby-sitting business when the child they are hired to watch happens to be the brother of one of the most popular kids in their class.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Friday, February 22

  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about You Complete Me, Ho on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For your Love) - Holly appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Autumn Reeser (Complete Savages) - Autumn drops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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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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