Monday, March 11, 2019

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

People Tv - Meredith

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


Michael Schur

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

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

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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

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


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01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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