Thursday, February 28, 2019

NBC Renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the 2019-20 Season; Fox to Air 90210, a Six-Episode Event Series, This Summer

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the 2019-20 season. This will mark the second season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC and the seventh season the series has been on the air.

So far this season Brooklyn Nine-Nine has averaged a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, an increase of 8% in 18-49 rating and 34% or 1.0 million persons in total viewers versus its average at this point last season on Fox (1.3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers). Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the strongest digital performers on the NBC schedule, deriving 45% of its “live plus seven day plus digital” rating in adults 18-49 from non-linear sources, the highest percentage among NBC shows.

“It’s been one of our great joys as a network to give Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second life,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Cheers to Dan Goor, Mike Schur, Luke Del Tredici and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York’s finest into New York’s funniest.”

Critics have raved since the show’s NBC launch on Jan. 10. USA Today calls Brooklyn Nine-Nine “one of the most reliably funny sitcoms on TV,” the Hollywood Reporter said the series came to NBC “without missing a beat” and Entertainment Weekly said the show has a “joyous, goofball energy.”

Dan Goor, Michael Schur, Luke Del Tredici and David Miner are executive producers. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

90210

Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, the original stars of Beverly Hills, 90210, the groundbreaking teen drama that defined Southern California life, are set to return to FOX, the network they called home for the entire decade of the 1990s, in a six-episode event series, 90210. Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler (90210, Awkward) will write and executive-produce 90210. The series is scheduled to air Summer 2019.

90210 comes with a big twist: Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Carteris, Green and Spelling will play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.

Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?

Beverly Hills, 90210 left an indelible impact on pop culture and an entire generation,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX. “Its powerful legacy is an important part of our network’s DNA – bold stories not told anywhere else and bigger-than-life-characters – and we’re honored to bring back the beloved original cast members for 90210.”

Spawning generations of imitators, Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered on FOX on October 4, 1990, when it became an instant pop culture sensation and one of the most adored programs in the network’s history. Centered on the tony Los Angeles community identified in its title, the show aired for 10 seasons, during which it documented the trials and tribulations of a group of friends from high school to college and into early adulthood, as they navigated a myriad of coming-of-age dramas and complex rivalries, often making real-world headlines by tackling controversial and socially relevant topics.

90210 will be produced by CBS Television Studios and FOX Entertainment. It will be executive-produced by Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Ian Ziering. The series was conceived by Alberghini, Chessler, Spelling and Garth. “Like” 90210 on Facebook at facebook.com/90210onFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @90210onFOX and join the discussion at #90210onFOX. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @90210onFOX.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Monkees Joins MeTV Network Sunday Lineup; NBC Renews All Three "Chicago" Dramas

The Monkees

Starting Sunday, March 3rd, television viewers and Monkees fans can relive the iconic music and psychedelic hijinks of the Emmy Award-winning series from its very first episode, now on MeTV, America's #1 classic television network. Following an overwhelming response to MeTV's Peter Tork tribute this past Sunday (The Monkees were up +74% Persons 2+ at 5:00pm and up +78% Persons 2+ at 5:30pm vs. last February's time period*), The Monkees quartet will join MeTV's groovy counterparts, The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, on the network's Sunday afternoon lineup, airing at 5pm and 5:30pm ET/PT.

The Monkees originally aired from 1966-1968, employing avant-garde film techniques such as improvisation, jump cuts and breaking the "fourth wall," and earned two Emmy Awards in 1967 for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy. Inspired by The Beatles' classic films A Hard Day's Night and Help!, the made-for-TV pop/rock band soon rose to international stardom. The beloved cast included the late Peter Tork, who passed last Thursday, as the band's "loveable goof", keyboardist, bass guitarist and eventually songwriter. To round out the foursome, Micky Dolenz was cast as the "funny" drummer, Michael Nesmith as the "deadpan" guitarist and former child actor Davy Jones was the resident "teen heartthrob" and lead vocalist.

"The Monkees is a truly memorable series, the first TV comedy of the 1960s to showcase musician characters with original popular music that charted, combined with zany comedy and the teen heartthrob phenomenon," said Neal Sabin, vice chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co. "Our recent tribute to Peter Tork sparked a significant amount of positive viewer feedback and delivered a very large national audience. Adding The Monkees as part of our Sunday afternoon line up alongside The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island gives our MeTV audience even more to cheer about."

In spite of being dismissed by critics for their "Hollywood" beginnings, The Monkees music struck a chord with the emerging youth culture, catapulting the group into one of the most influential bands of the decade and birthed "Monkeemania," – a flurry of merchandising, record sales, and even world tours opened by a young Jimi Hendrix. In 1967, the band sold 35 million albums, reportedly twice as many as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined, and songs Daydream Believer, I'm a Believer and Last Train to Clarksville, all reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

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. Overall, The Monkees have sold over 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling groups of all time.

Viewers can see the complete schedule and find out where to watch by visiting MeTV.com.

Chicago Franchise

Following the huge success of its all-"Chicago" Wednesday night lineup, NBC has renewed all three of its Windy City dramas - Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. - for the 2019-20 season.

The announcement was made by Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.

"We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today," Katz and Pakosta said. "The 'Chicago' franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we're thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters."

So far this season, NBC's Wednesday lineup of "Chicago" dramas is undefeated on the night in total viewers, winning 15 of 15 Wednesday nights when in originals. That's elevated NBC to the Wednesday lead at this point in the season for the first in 16 years, despite competition this season from such potent rivals as Empire, Survivor, The Masked Singer and Modern Family. All three "Chicago" dramas are delivering their most-watched seasons ever, with Chicago Med averaging a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" averages from Nielsen Media Research, Chicago Fire at a 2.1 in 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers and Chicago P.D. earning a 2.1 in 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers.

Chicago Med, currently in its fourth season, is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Michael Waxman, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Chicago Fire, currently in its seventh season, is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Todd Arnow, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Michael Brandt, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Chicago P.D., currently in its sixth season, is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Peter Jankowski, Derek Haas, Arthur W. Forney and Eriq La Salle are executive producers.

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. are produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CBS Sets Premiere Date for Fourth Season of Life in Pieces; CBS Renews Young Sheldon for Two Additional Seasons

Life in Pieces

CBS has announced that the fourth season of comedy series Life in Pieces will premiere with two original episodes, Thursday, April 18 (8:30-9:00 and 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. On April 25, Life in Pieces will begin airing in its regular time period on Thursdays at 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT. This season, the Short family welcomes a few new family members and weathers an unexpected health crisis, plus some long-hidden secrets are revealed in an unexpected way.

Life in Pieces is a comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. As the family’s lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life’s all about.

The multi-generational comedy was the most-watched program in its 9:30 PM time period on CBS’ dominant Thursday last season, and ranks as one of the top 10 comedies on broadcast television.

Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg and Hunter King star in Life in Pieces. Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton and Barbie Adler are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment.

Young Sheldon

CBS has announced that it has renewed hit sophomore comedy Young Sheldon for two additional years, beginning with the 2019-2020 broadcast season.

“Thanks to Chuck Lorre’s and Steve Molaro’s outstanding creative leadership, Young Sheldon has been a powerful performer for the Network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming: “The Coopers are portrayed by an amazing cast, and we are looking forward to having the gifted writing staff mine even more of Sheldon’s hilarious backstory and the warm family dynamic that has made this comedy a favorite with audiences for the past two seasons.”

Youn Sheldon is television’s #2 most-watched comedy, behind only its lead-in and precursor, The Big Bang Theory. The series averages over 14.5 million viewers each week. It stars Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord and Annie Potts. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are the executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Season Two of the Musical Comedy I Ship It to Air on The CW Beginning April 19; Remembering Beverley Owen, the Original Marilyn Munster

I Ship It

The CW Network will air the six episodes of the second season of the half hour musical comedy I Ship It beginning Friday, April 19 (9:00-9:30pm ET), following Dynasty (8:00pm-9:00pm ET). The first season of I Ship It is currently streaming on CW Seed, The CW Network’s digital network, where it premiered in 2016 and won a 2016 Streamy Award.

In season two, Ella (Helen Highfield) is a fangirl and aspiring writer. While working at a boutique shipping agency, Ella writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, “Superstition,” and dreams of one day making her fantasies a reality. She works with her boyfriend, the charming yet albeit-vanilla Tim (Riley Neldam), and lives next door to him with her best friend Winnie (guest star Jazz Raycole), who shares Ella’s “Superstition” obsession. Her life may not be exciting, but it’s comfortable. One fateful day, Ella’s actress friend Sasha (Yasmine Al-Bustami) places a flower delivery order to the showrunner of “Superstition” and Ella seizes the opportunity to not only make the delivery but to visit the set of her favorite show. Ella throws caution to the wind and quits her job to become a writer’s PA on “Superstition,” and her fangirl fantasies being to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

I Ship It was created by Yulin Kuang and produced by New Form (Final Space, Mr. Student Body President). It stars Helen Highfield as Ella, Riley Neldam as Tim and Yasmine Al-Bustami as Sasha with executive producers Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Yulin Kuang. I Ship It is based on the 2014 digital short of the same name.

Beverley Owen

Actress Beverley Owen, who was best known for her role as the original Marilyn Munster in The Munsters, has died. She died on February 21 at her home in Vermont after battling ovarian cancer. Ms. Owen was 81.

Owen's first television appearance was in the soap opera As the World Turns in 1961. She made guest appearances in The Doctors, Kraft Mystery Theater, Wagon Train and The Virginian. She played Susan in the 1964 film Bullet for a Badman, which starred Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin and Ruta Lee.

The Munsters Season 1 Cast with Beverley Owen

She starred as Marilyn Munster in the first 13 episodes of season one of The Munsters in 1964. Marilyn was the niece of Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo) who lived with the Munsters. Owen wore a blonde wig to resemble Marilyn Monroe in the series. Pat Priest took over the role beginning with episode 14. The 1964-1966 CBS sitcom also starred Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster and Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster.

Owen left the series to be married to writer and producer Jon Stone. Stone was best known for being an original crew member on Sesame Street and is credited with helping develop characters such as Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Owen and Stone had two daughters, Polly and Kate. They were married until 1974. Owen was a graduate from the University of Michigan. She received her master's degree in Early American History in 1989.

Beverley Owen

Ms. Owen appeared in only 13 episodes as Marilyn Munster, but she left a lasting impression with her talent and beauty. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us. She will be deeply missed.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 25, 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 25-March 1, 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 25
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Geraldine Viswanathan (Miracle Workers) - Geraldine visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen and her husband Dax Shephard are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan dishes on Saturday Night Live on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Tuesday, February 26
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Catch Sarah on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the BUILD Series at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott talks about Whiskey Cavalier on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on Access Live (check your local listings).
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • AJ Michalka (Schooled) - AJ talks about Schooled on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Wednesday, February 27
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eliza Coupe (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Future Man/Benched/Happy Endings/Scrubs) - Eliza stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (PEN15) - Anna and Maya are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Do Not Disturb/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil and his husband David Burtka try donut grilled cheese and watermelon steak on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie appears on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah opens up about how she balances her personal and professional life and her latest mission to combat the stigma of mental health on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H) - Loretta is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen and her husband Dax Shephard can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
Thursday, February 28
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Catch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • J. K. Simmons (Brockmire/Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about I'm Not Here on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (PEN15) - Anna and Maya are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina talks about Fam on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on the BUILD Series at 1pm. She can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Sherri Shepherd (The Soul Man/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Giant Little Ones on the BUILD Series at 3pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie is part of a panel who discusses relationships on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Kether Donohue (You're the Worst) - Kether talks about You're the Worst on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Friday, March 1
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Watch John on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You) - Ethan stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (The Soul Man/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse/Victorious) - Avan talks about Now Apocalypse on People Now at 12pm. Avan and Kelli Berglund will be on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

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) (Repeat)
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) (Repeat)
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.


Monday, February 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Big Payback" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Gemma has her car repaired at Calvin’s shop, Tina insists she doesn’t need to pay for the work, to Calvin’s consternation. Also, Malcolm and Marty find themselves on the same dating app—and vying for the same woman’s attention.

Man with a Plan - "Adam's Wall Hole Bowl" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and the guys visit Lowell at his new bachelor pad and start using it as a hangout to get away from their home lives for a bit. Also, Andi keeps pushing Adam to finally give her own desk at the office. Ron Funches returns as Funches, Joe’s home healthcare nurse.


Tuesday, February 26

American Housewife - "Baby Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Viv asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan can discuss reconciling but is caught off guard when Greg is hit with a bout of baby fever. Meanwhile, Taylor tricks Oliver into helping her when Luther eats an expensive pair of earrings.

The Kids Are Alright - "Nine Birthdays" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Peggy’s talent for reusing wax from old birthday candles to create new ones lures her into exploring an identity outside the home for the first time. Her newfound candle-making work takes up more time, prompting Mike to get angry that her focus is straying from the family and the domestic duties. Meanwhile, Timmy is determined to get audience tickets on his birthday for a taping of “Boxcar Billy’s Hobo Jamboree” in the hopes of making it on TV.

black-ish - "Black History Month" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is upset after he learns that Jack and Diane are getting the same surface-level education about Black History Month that he got when he was growing up. After taking it up with the twins’ teacher, he is asked to present at the assembly and wants to bring Black history to life.

Splitting Up Together - "Annie, Are You Okay?" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lisa’s unexpected pregnancy causes more complications than what Lena and Martin anticipated. Without Martin’s knowledge, Lena decides to help Lisa despite her insistence about not wanting them involved in the baby’s life. Meanwhile, Mae and Mason try to force Lena to admit that she and Martin are back together. After Maya’s false labor scare, she returns from the hospital and is put on bedrest by Frank who insists on taking care of her.

Teachers - "The Final Robe" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining Teachers compete to see who will get the final robe. Ms. Watson gets an unfortunate diagnosis.

Miracle Workers - "12 Days" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza's plan; Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials.


Wednesday, February 27

The Goldbergs - "Our Perfect Strangers" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Erica, Barry and Adam are not happy when their distant relative Gleb (Joey Slotnik) visits from Russia, until they realize he can make their lives so much easier. Meanwhile, Beverly starts working on her cookbook, which causes tension with the Frentas.

Schooled - "Kris Kross" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After two students show up to school dressed in backward clothes, a la Kris Kross, Lainey tries to get kids to conform to social norms to protect them from ridicule while CB encourages them to embrace their uniqueness. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott struggles to say no to his teachers and disappointing his friends, so he enlists the help of Mellor to lay down the law.

Modern Family - "Red Alert" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lily has reached a womanly milestone that Cam and Mitch are not prepared for – at all – so they call in reinforcements.

Single Parents - "Summer of Miggy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Seeing that baby Jack is about to walk for the first time, Miggy feels old and tries to recapture his youth by throwing an epic party. When the party doesn’t go as expected, he insists that Poppy and Douglas stick around to help him. Angie’s boyfriend, Owen, meets Graham for the first time, which doesn’t go as well as they had hoped. When Will gets an opportunity to do the weather at 10:00 p.m., Rory tags along and causes drama on the set.

Schitt's Creek - "The Hospies" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Stevie attend the hospitality awards; Moira tries to stop Alexis from auditioning for Cabaret.

grown-ish - "Wild'n Cuz I'm Young" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Zoey deals with the consequences when her midterm falls the morning after a massive party.

You're the Worst - "The Pillars of Creation" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Paul, Vernon and Becca air their dirty laundry on a weekend getaway.


Thursday, February 28

The Big Bang Theory - "The VCR Illumination" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy are still down about their theory being disproven, but a VHS tape from Sheldon’s past inspires him not to give up. Also, Bernadette turns into a pageant mom when she tries to help Wolowitz ace his Magic Castle audition.

Fam - "JoJo Returns" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon’s bad-news ex-boyfriend, MC DJ JoJo (Peter Sudarso), comes back into her life, Clem and Nick try using reverse psychology to get them to break up.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "He Said, She Said" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Amy investigate a difficult "he said, she said" case. Holt becomes suspicious after learning his lifelong arch nemesis died in a prison transport accident.

Will & Grace - "The Real McCoy" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) gives local newscaster McCoy Whitman (guest star Matt Bomer) a second chance and, with the help of Jack (Sean Hayes), finally gets to know the man behind the newsman. Grace's (Debra Messing) campaign for Design Guild President hits a snag when the deciding vote comes down to her old nemesis, Val (guest star Molly Shannon). Karen (Megan Mullally) acts as Grace's campaign manager, and attempts to secure Val's vote by any means necessary.


Friday, March 1

Fresh Off the Boat - "Trentina" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Eddie begins dating Trent’s sister Tina (guest star Isabel Oliver Marcus, “This Is Us”) but it puts a strain on his friendship with Trent. When Evan fails his physical education test because he can’t run, he turns to Jessica for help, but she’s even worse at running than he is. Meanwhile, Louis is thrilled when the restaurant gets the Golden Prune award as being the best place for seniors to dine, but the honor doesn’t reap the results he expected.

Speechless - "W-H-- WHEELCHAIR P-L-- PLANET" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The DiMeos come together to help JJ shoot a last-minute film for his college application, working against the clock and Maya’s own best interests. Jimmy makes an embarrassing gaffe with JJ’s beloved, and Kenneth and Ray scramble to suppress embarrassing secrets.

Last Man Standing - "Urban Exploring" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Kristen have a different opinion on how much space they should give Boyd.

The Cool Kids - "The Cool Kids Plus One" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret neglects the guys when her best friend, Joanie, comes to visit.

Andi Mack - "Mount Rushmore or Less" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi attempts to enlist her friends in an epic group costume; Amber continues to vie for Jonah's attention; Bex makes a confession to Andi.

Sydney to the Max - "Shaved by the Bell" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney is invited to a pool party, but is self-conscious about how to deal with her leg hair; young Max is eager to start shaving to prove his manhood.


Saturday, March 2

Henry Danger - "Secret Room" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man reveals a "Crimefighters Only" room in the Man Cave; when Charlotte, Jasper and Schwoz make a cooler room to show them up, the gang fights over who gets the better room and things get blown out of proportion.

Cousins for Life - "A Farewell to Arthur" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur digs up neighbor Rodney's vegetable garden, he angrily threatens to have Arthur taken away; Stuart, Ivy and Leaf discover there's more to the story, and come up with a plan to save their pig.

Knight Squad - "Mid-Knight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Arc's secret is threatened when Sir Gareth confiscates Prudence's magic mirror containing a picture of him that will prove he is not a true Dragonblood.


Sunday, March 3

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "The Helen Hunt" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belchers make it their mission to help Teddy get his dream girl, but Tina is convinced she's found a better match for him.

The Simpsons - "101 Mitigations" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Homer steals Comic Book Guy's car, he must either prove his innocence in court or reconcile with the jilted nerd.

Bob's Burgers - "The Fresh Princ-ipal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things get out of hand when Louise wins a contest to be principal for a day; Teddy has a unique suggestion to help Bob when he suddenly finds himself unable to flip burgers.

Family Guy - "Family Guy Lite" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After a mishap at work, Peter decides to take his health more seriously and diet with the help of Quagmire, Joe and Cleveland; Lois tries to write a romantic fantasy novel.

Family Guy - "Regarding Carter" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois receives a surprising birthday present from her father, which leads to an unfortunate accident that leaves him dependent on Lois and the Griffins' care.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, February 23, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Young Sheldon Gets Two Year Renewal; Warner Archive Wraps Up DVD Releases of Alice and The Wayans Bros.

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing about a two season renewal for a popular CBS sitcom, three new DVD releases from Warner Archive (including two that will wrap up some series), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Big Bang Theory may be ending, but Young Sheldon isn't going anywhere anytime soon, as it has been renewed for two seasons. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • With Jusie Smollett accused of pulling off a publicity stunt that has backfired spectacularly and made everybody turn against him, his character will be removed from some of the remaining episodes of Empire for this season. (Variety
  • Helen Hunt says she is sure that a Mad About You reboot will happen, but has given up on guessing when that'll be. (Deadline)
  • David Horowitz, the consumer advocate who often appeared on sitcoms (including ALF and Silver Spoons) in that same role, has died at age 81. (Deadline)
  • Mindy Kaling has worked with NBC Universal for almost all of her career, but now she is making a move over to Warner Bros. to develop, write, and produce new series. (Variety)
  • Peter Tork, one of The Monkees, has died at age 77. (NPR)
  • Netflix has announced a date for part 2 of the fifth season of Arrested Development. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1)
  • Decades is "movin' on up" with a binge of The Jeffersons this weekend.
  • The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday night on ABC.
  • MeTV has a tribute to Peter Tork with two episodes of The Monkees that will air on Sunday at 5 PM.

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 (Feb. 24)

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.

Share your memories on our The Monkees message board. View photos in our galleries.

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) (Repeat)
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) (Repeat)
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.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "Quinceañera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceañera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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