Thursday, April 18, 2019

Netflix Gets More Original Comedies Including Mike Myers Series; The CW Summer 2019 Schedule

Mike Myers

Netflix has ordered a half-hour limited comedy series produced by and starring Mike Myers, in which he plays multiple characters. Quote from Mike Myers: "I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in." Netflix has ordered 6 half-hour episodes and will be executive produced by Mike Myers, John Lyons, and Jason Weinberg with associate producers Mackenzie Cyr and Justin Capraro-Gentuso. More info to come!

Malibu Rescue

Netflix has also ordered a new movie that will turn into a comedy series immediately after. In the upcoming movie Malibu Rescue, Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock) will star as Tyler, a handsome know-it-all with a fierce competitive streak and Breanna Yde (School of Rock, The Haunted Hathaways) will star as Gina, a tough and self-assured athlete. The live-action comedy follows a ragtag group of aspiring junior lifeguards from The Valley as they compete against the snobby local kids for bragging rights and the ultimate tower at Malibu beach. Kids and teens alike will root for these heroic and funny underdogs and parents will connect with the positive life lessons for their children. The movie is set to launch May 13th on Netflix. Following the movie, Malibu Rescue: The Series will follow the high spirited and scrappy group of novice junior lifeguards after they have staked their claim on Malibu Beach and the wild adventures that fill their days in the sun. The 8-episode series will launch June 3 on Netflix.


The CW

Continuing its push for more year round programming, The CW's Summer 2019 schedule is taking shape, as the network sets initial premiere dates, launching 11 original series throughout the summer, more than ever before, including six all new scripted and unscripted series as well as several returning favorites. This summer, The CW's line-up includes brand new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, plus new seasons of Burden of Truth and The Outpost. The CW will also add six new series to its jam-packed original summer schedule including the previously announced British action drama Bulletproof starring Noel Clarke (Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Ashley Walters (Top Boy); the talent-variety showcase The Big Stage; comedy game show Hypnotize Me hosted by Taye Diggs (All American); investigative docu-series Mysteries Decoded; intergalactic action-adventure series Pandora created by Mark A. Altman (Castle); and extreme sports docu-series Red Bull Peaking. Dates and times will be announced later. Additionally, four of The CW's midseason series Jane the Virgin, In the Dark, The 100 and iZombie will all run deep into the summer months.

The following is what has been announced so far. All times ET/PT:

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
8:00-9:00PM Burden of Truth (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM Supernatural (Encore Episode)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
8:00-8:30PM Masters of Illusion (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00PM Masters of Illusion (New Episode)
9:00-9:30PM The Big Stage (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00PM The Big Stage (New Episode)

MONDAY, JUNE 17
8:00-9:00PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Cycle Premiere)
9:30-10:00PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore Episode)

THURSDAY, JULY 11
8:00-9:00PM iZombie (New Episode)
9:00-10:00PM The Outpost (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Archer: 1999 Launches May 29; Hulu Gets More Aidy Bryant

Archer: 1999

FXX has set the premiere date for the 10th season of the Emmy(R) Award-winning animated comedy series Archer, it was announced by the network. Archer: 1999 will debut Wednesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. FXX also released the first trailer for Archer: 1999, which can be viewed here. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the hard-drinking Captain, "Sterling Archer;" Aisha Tyler as Archer's Co-Captain and short-tempered ex-wife, "Lana Kane;" Jessica Walter as Archer's mother and ball of energy, "Malory Archer;" Judy Greer as the eagle-eye fighter pilot, "Cheryl/Carol Tunt;" Chris Parnell as the attention-seeking First Mate, "Cyril Figgis;" Amber Nash as the crew's rock monster muscle, "Pam Poovey;" Adam Reed as the out-of-place-in-space courtesan, "Ray Gillette;" and Lucky Yates as the synthetic human with questionable morals, "Algernop Krieger."


Shrill - Aidy Bryant

Hulu has renewed comedy series Shrill for a 8-episode second season. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Aidy Bryant. Dannah Shinder of Brownstone Productions will serve as a producer. Season one followed Annie (SNL's Aidy Bryant), a fat young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. The first season starred Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, Patti Harrison, Julia Sweeney, and Daniel Stern. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will serve as the international distributor. Season two will premiere in 2020. More info to come!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Remembering Georgia Engel of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; BET Gets Another Comedy Series

Georgia Engel

Actress Georgia Engel, who was best known for her role as Georgette Franklin Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. She died on April 12 in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Engel was 70.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Engel starred as Georgette Franklin Baxter in 57 episodes of the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1972 to 1977. Georgette was the ditzy but sweet-natured girlfriend and later wife of Ted Baxter (Ted Knight). They adopted a 8-year-old son named David (Robbie Rist) and had a baby girl of their own named Mary Lou. The series also starred Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper (1970-1974), Cloris Leachman (1970-1975), John Amos (1970-1973) and Betty White (1973-1977). Engel received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 1976 and 1977. She appeared as Georgette in the two Rhoda's Wedding episodes of Rhoda in 1974 and an episode of Hi Honey, I'm Home in 1992.

The Betty White Show - Georgia Engel, John Hillerman and Betty White

After The Mary Tyler Moore Show ended, she starred as Mitzi Maloney in the 1977-1978 CBS sitcom The Betty White Show. Mitzi Maloney was Joyce Whitman's (Betty White) naive best friend/roommate. The series also starred John Hillerman, Caren Kaye, Alex Henteloff, Barney Phillips and Charles Cyphers.

She appeared as Loretta Smoot in the short-lived 1980 ABC sitcom Goodtime Girls, which was set in Washington, D.C., during World War II (1942). Loretta shared a one-room apartment with Edith Bedelmeyer (Annie Potts) and Betty Crandall (Lorna Patterson). The series also starred Francine Tacker, Marcia Lewis, Merwin Goldsmith, Peter Scolari, Adrian Zmed and Sparky Marcus.

Engel starred as Susan Elliot in the 1983-1984 NBC sitcom Jennifer Slept Here, which starred Ann Jillian as a ghost named Jennifer Farrell. Susan Elliot was the wife of George (Brandon Maggart) and the mother of Joey (John P. Navin, Jr.) and Marilyn (Mya Akerling). Glenn Scarpelli played Marc, the next-door neighbor and friend of Joey.

Hot in Cleveland - Betty White and Georgia Engel

She had recurring roles in several sitcoms. She appeared as Shirley Burleigh in 17 episodes of Coach from 1991 to 1997. Shirley Burleigh was the cheerful wife of Minnesota State athletic director Howard Burleigh (Kenneth Kimmins). She played Pat MacDougall, Robert Barone's (Brad Garrett) mother-in-law and the wife of Hank MacDougall (Fred Willard), in 14 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond from 2003 to 2005. Engel received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She reunited with Betty White once again in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland in 2012. She appeared as Mamie Sue Johnson, a naive friend of Elka's (Betty White), in 18 episodes from 2012 to 2015.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Mork & Mindy, The Associates, The Love Boat, Working, The Office, Two and a Half Men and One Day at a Time (2018).

She was also known for her voice work. Her voice film credits included The Magic of Herself the Elf, The Care Bears Movie, Dr. Dolittle 2, Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, Open Season, Open Season 2 and Open Season 3. Her TV voice credits included Hercules and Hey Arnold!.

Ms. Engel was a funny actress with a sweet voice. She was perfect in her role as the lovable Georgette Franklin Baxter. It was great to see her work with Betty White so often. We thank her for the many laughs and entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be deeply missed.

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BET

On the heels of the second season pick up of critically-acclaimed Boomerang series BET Networks announces continued partnership with Lena Waithe as it green lights her single-camera comedy series Twenties. Created and written by Waithe when she was in her early 20s the eight-episode half-hour series, follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking 'ish' and chasing their dreams. Twenties is a scripted show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way. The project was originally developed by TBS but didn't move forward.

Monday, April 15, 2019

ABC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Bless This Mess - Premieres Tuesday (April 16); Hallmark Picks Up 7th Season of When Calls the Heart

Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess - Tuesdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on ABC
Premieres Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:30PM ET/PT


by Vincent

Bless This Mess follows newlyweds Rio and Mike as they make the decision to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. After dropping everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn't as easy as they planned. Rio and Mike must now learn how to weather the storm as they are faced with unexpected challenges in their new life as farmers.

Cast Details:

Dax Shepard as Mike
Lake Bell as Rio
Ed Begley, Jr. as Rudy
Pam Grier as Constance Terry

Dax Shephard (Mike) is an actor known for his work in the feature films such as Without a Paddle, Let's Go to Prison, Employee of the Month and CHiPS. He is also known for playing Crosby Braverman in the hit NBC drama series Parenthood.

Lake Bell (Rio) is an actress known for her roles in TV series such as Boston Legal, How to Make it in America and Children's Hospital, and in films such as Million Dollar Arm and No Strings Attached.

Ed Begley, Jr. (Rudy) is an actor recognized for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St. Elsewhere, as well as in films such as Pineapple Express, Batman Forever and For Your Consideration.

Pam Grier (Constance) is an actress known for her roles in films such as The Big Bird Cage, Coffy and Jackie Brown, and for TV series such as This Is Us, The L Word and Law & Order: SVU.

Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Airs Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30PM ET)

In the pilot episode of Bless This Mess, newlyweds Rio and Mike decide to finally make the transition to small town living to escape the rat race of NYC. However, they quickly find that things are a bit more complicated than planned when they meet an interesting cast of characters, and find adjusting to Nebraska life may be different and more difficult than they thought.

Analysis:

Frankly, Bless This Mess is a series I have fairly low expectations about going in. Considering it was thrown onto the ABC schedule in late spring with only a 6 episode order, and given the show's hokey-seeming presence (seems an awful lot like Green Acres), I was expecting a show that would get a hard pass from me, personally. And yet, I found myself surprisingly charmed by Bless This Mess' aura. The show isn't hilarious yet, but it has a solid cast of characters and a lovable central couple, along with snappy writing and a true sense of heart that could make this a comedy to keep an eye on.

In a year that has been frankly low on worthwhile network sitcoms, Bless This Mess is the first show in a while I can say I think has a real, out-of-the-gate shot to be something worthwhile. This show, along with Abby's on NBC, has a scrappy charm that's been missing in new network comedies over the past year or so. For a while, network comedies were beginning to feel too focused on premise - I love The Good Place, but not every show needs to have as heavy-handed of a concept. Bless This Mess, though, is a show that could succeed based on its characters, not its (admittedly not very interesting) premise. This isn't too surprising. The show is partially produced by Liz Meriwether - aka, the mind behind New Girl. New Girl was another series with a not-so-great premise that wound up succeeding because of its focus on its excellent cast of characters. If Bless This Mess has a similar laser focus on its characters and focuses less on its somewhat silly premise, I wouldn't be surprised to see it taking a similar turn of events. The cast is giving it their all, and while the writing isn't quite there yet in these six episodes, I certainly see potential of what could be to come.

Conclusion:

Bless This Mess has a tired premise that threatens to sink it, but the show’s lovable cast of characters and snappy (if not yet great) writing makes it a show to keep an eye on. If ABC can give it a chance beyond its initial 6 episode order, this show has the potential to become a sweet and charming sitcom that could fit very nicely into ABC's sitcom landscape, and could make a worthwhile addition to the network comedy vault. Let's hope it's given the chance it needs to succeed, because it's been quite a while since a new network comedy took off and had a high level of quality.

Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 4/5
Funniness: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:30PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • TV.com
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Bless This Mess Photo Gallery

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  • When Calls the Heart

    Hallmark Channel has ordered a seventh season of the network's original, primetime drama series When Calls the Heart, it was announced by series star Erin Krakow during the premiere of the network's Spring Fever movie, Bottled with Love. The series of course features Lori Loughlin, but with her recent legal trouble, she will not be on the series anymore. Hallmark made no mention of the actress in their release to the press for this seventh season.

    Currently in its sixth season, the frontier drama When Calls the Heart's ratings momentum continues, with this season's debut episode ranking as the highest-rated premiere in the series' history. The program ranked as the #2 original scripted series of the week, only behind AMC's The Walking Dead, and marks the #3 original scripted series on cable in 2019-to-date. On a Live +3 basis, the program delivered a 2.9 Household rating, 3.1 million Total Viewers, and 449,000 Women 25-54. The episode reached over 3.6 million unduplicated total viewers.

    Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 15, 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 April 15-19, 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, April 14
    • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Catch Eva on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    Monday, April 15
    • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Watch Dax on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Linda Cardellini (The Goode Family/Guys Like Us) - Linda is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Gary Cole (Fam/Veep/Family Affair) - Gary visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
    • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed talks about Disneynature's Penguins on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Marion Ross (Happy Days/Brooklyn Bridge) - Marion appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    Tuesday, April 16
    • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/The Norm Show/Roseanne) - Laurie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Knightfall on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation/A New Kind of Family) - Rob is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Pablo Schreiber (The Brink) - Pablo appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Rick drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake talks about Bless This Mess on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy talks about her cookbook Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Tone Bell (Fam/Disjointed/Truth Be Told/Bad Judge/Whitney) - Tone talks about Fam on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    Wednesday, April 17
    • James Spader (The Office) - Watch James on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Herman's Head) - Hank visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Linda Cardellini (The Goode Family/Guys Like Us) - Linda stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) - DeWanda is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
    • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy whips up a dish from her cookbook Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Tracy and her family cook up veggie tacos on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. They will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris appears on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm. He also talks about Station 19 on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • Melissa Joan Hart (No Good Nick/Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa gives a tour of the kitchen on-set at her show No Good Nick on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about USA Network's Beverly Hills Dog Show on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Yvonne Orji (Insecure) - Yvonne is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Griffin Newman (The Tick) - Griffin talks about The Tick on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    Thursday, April 18
    • Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Catch Sharon and Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. They will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James chats about Life in Pieces on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country/Murphy Brown) - Lily drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries on Access Live, so check your local listings. Holly will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Friday, April 19
    • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Watch Beth on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Billy Crystal (Soap/The Comedians) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Mad Love/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Bill Hader (BarrY) - Bill talks about Barry on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Rick talks about Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Jake Choi (Single Parents) - Jake talks about Single Parents on the BUILD Series at 11am.

    All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, April 14

    The Simpsons - "101 Mitigations" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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 - "Tweentrepreneurs" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Tina, Louise and Gene get a taste of business when they join the school's Tweentrepeneurs club; Bob and Linda find themselves outsmarted by a dine-and-dasher.

    The Simpsons - "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia; Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

    Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

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

    Family Guy - "Family Guy Lite" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.


    Monday, April 15

    The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Repass" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When a curmudgeonly resident with few fans in the community passes away, the Butlers step up to host a memorial, leading Calvin to an unexpected revelation about himself.

    Man with a Plan - "We Don't Need Another Hero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Adam gets jealous when Teddy names Andi as his hero for a school essay.


    Tuesday, April 16

    American Housewife - "Phone Free Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    In order to avoid buying Anna-Kat a cellphone, Katie makes a pact with the girls that she and Taylor can go an entire day without using their phones. Meanwhile, disappointed with Greg’s advice, Oliver seeks the guidance of an old friend.

    The Kids Are Alright - "Mass for Shut-ins" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    A concerned Peggy manipulates William into joining the church choir to keep him engaged in Catholicism after learning he’s questioning his beliefs. Meanwhile, Timmy learns that the choir will be appearing on television and once again sees his opportunity to make his way into the spotlight. Elsewhere, Eddie and Joey are determined to get a hold of Led Zeppelin tickets but keep missing their chance.

    black-ish - "Under the Influence" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jack is going through an experimental phase and getting himself into trouble, so Dre chaperones the twins’ school dance to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Junior fights with his girlfriend, Niecy, after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante.

    Bless This Mess - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from big city New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life. They soon realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they planned as they are faced with unexpected challenges.

    The Last O.G. - "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Shay rededicates a neighborhood landmark and reconnects with her old skate crew; Tray and Bobby get caught up helping an OWL (old white lady) in distress.


    Wednesday, April 17

    The Goldbergs - "Bachelor Party" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Like the movie of the same name, Barry thinks he wants a wild, adult bachelor party; but he ultimately realizes Adam’s idea of a party to celebrate his brother as a bachelor is more his speed. Meanwhile, Murray never spends money on himself, so Beverly surprises him with an expensive sports car.

    Schooled - "I, Mellor" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Coach Mellor is cracking down on cheating, which leads him to take on the failing mathletes for the upcoming Math Olympiad. Meanwhile, Lainey helps CB deal with a challenging student.

    Modern Family - "Blasts From the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

    Single Parents - "John Freakin' Stamos" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    What We Do in the Shadows - "Manhattan Night Club" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    The vampires venture into Manhattan to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires.


    Thursday, April 18

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Inspiration Deprivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

    Life in Pieces - "Jungle Push Resort Anniversary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle. Nat Faxon guest stars as Hayes, an expat proprietor at a Yucatan eco-resort.

    Mom - "Lumbar Support and Old Pork" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Bonnie has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s bar is doing well. Also, Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

    Life in Pieces - "Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio. Joey King guest stars as Morgan, a 17-year-old pregnant teen who is considering placing her baby for adoption with Matt and Colleen.

    Superstore - "Easter" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

    A.P. Bio - "Personal Everest" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef, and Michelle set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen and Durbin.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bimbo" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Holt and Jake investigate a case at Kevin’s university. Back at the precinct, Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

    Abby's - "Book Club" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When it’s revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

    Better Things - "Easter" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.


    Friday, April 19

    I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Funny Money Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    I LOVE LUCY FUNNY MONEY SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    The two episodes, “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks,” are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. As with previous “Lucy” specials, the main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

    In “The Million-Dollar Idea,” Lucy and Ethel attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. A commercial pitch on a local TV program results in hundreds of orders, but Ricky soon determines that the girls are not charging enough to cover the cost of production and distribution. They decide to fill the initial orders and get out of the business fast, but a second TV appearance, designed to discourage additional sales, results in even more orders!

    In “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth three hundred dollars in a newspaper’s “Bonus Bucks” contest. To save their friendship, they decide to split the winnings, each couple keeping half the actual bill until it can be redeemed. Unfortunately, Ricky puts the Ricardos’ half of the dollar in his pajama pocket – and Lucy sends those pajamas to the laundry!

    Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

    The Cool Kids - "Indecent Proposal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    In an attempt to date a guy who is way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not.

    Sydney to the Max - "Little Shop of Reynolds" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop's biggest sale of the year; when Leo's dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.


    Saturday, April 20

    Game Shakers - "Wet Willy's Wild Water Park" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The Game Shakers go to Wet Willy's Wild Water Park on its last day to try and break the speed record on the extremely dangerous water slide, the Big Ripper.

    Cousins for Life - "Operation: Mom" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Stuart's mother, Liz, finds out she can return home for a visit, the family sets out to make her homecoming a huge surprise for Stuart and Clark, but the reunion doesn't go quite as planned.

    Knight Squad - "Closing Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    The squads fight against each other in one final battle with the top group becoming the Knights of Astoria forever.


    Sunday, April 21

    The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Krusty releases an all-female reboot of "Itchy and Scratchy," so Bart and his friends decide to boycott the show.

    Bob's Burgers - "Bobby Driver" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob agrees to drive professional quilter Edith around town after she convinces him to help her get revenge; the kids attend a lavish "Gatsby"-themed birthday party; Linda helps Teddy expand his taste palate.

    The Simpsons - "E My Sports" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

    Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 8:30PM 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.

    Family Guy - "No Giggity, No Doubt" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the guys volunteer to chaperone the high school prom, Quagmire hits it off with Courtney only to discover that she is his daughter.

    Family Guy - "You Can't Handle the Booth" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Griffins provide DVD commentary on a recent episode and reveal never-before-told drama between Peter and Lois.

    Complete TV Listings

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    SitcomsOnline Digest: Disney Announces New Streaming Service Including Every Episode of The Simpsons; NCIS Gets Renewal from CBS

    Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing big news about a new Disney streaming service, a renewal for NCIS, and more. Let's get going!

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
    • Disney made a big splash this week with their announcement of the Disney Plus streaming service, which will include an astonishing 7,500 episodes of various TV series in their library, including every episodes of the newest Disney series, The Simpsons. (CNET)
    • If you're under a certain age, you may be wondering who is actually watching NCIS, but it's enough people for CBS to renew it for a seventeenth season. (Variety)
    • The Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman cases are still on-going, and while it looks like things are pretty badly for Huffman, it's looking a lot worse for Loughlin. (Vanity Fair)
    • Joel McHale will host Card Sharks on ABC. (SitcomsOnline)

    WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 13 - APRIL 19)
    Greatest American Hero
    • Decades is airing Greatest American Hero all weekend long.
    • MeTV will be airing older skits from The Carol Burnett Show that were not included in the Carol Burnett & Friends package, in an edited to half hour form, Sundays at 10:30 PM and weeknights at 11 PM starting on Sunday.
    • The new ABC comedy Bless This Mess arrives on Tuesday.
    • CBS has a (very late) midseason premiere for Life on Pieces on Thursday night.
    • Hulu has a new comedy series offering, Ramy, which debuts Friday.

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Fri-Yay: Why NBC's Abby's Deserves a Chance; Netflix Orders Adult Animated Comedy Q-Force

    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!

    Abby's

    by Vincent

    This spring, NBC quietly premiered the newest Mike Schur sitcom Abby's. For as much clout as Schur has, Abby's hasn't gotten a whole lot of press, even though it hails from the genius behind The Good Place, Parks and Rec and Brooklyn 99. Some of that may be that it's a multi-camera, and multi-camera sitcoms don't typically appeal to the same kind of viewer that those shows do. Another reason could be that it's not a great show yet - but it shows potential to be one, and frankly, that's basically the same thing I'd say for the early episodes of the shows listed above, particularly Parks and Rec, which had a really rough first season but found itself in Season 2.

    Abby's is a series about an "unlicensed bar" that takes places in titular character Abby's backyard, but it's basically just a hangout sitcom about a bunch of friends who like spending time with one another. In some ways, it feels a little like an updated Cheers (Abby's is definitely a place where "everybody knows your name"), but it also recalls early 2010s hang-out sitcoms like Cougar Town, Happy Endings and New Girl, a genre that feels like it's fallen out of favor a bit, as most comedies now are more high-concept, such as The Good Place, or workplace comedies, such as Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The hangout sitcom can sometimes be a little aimless, which is what has stopped Abby's from being great yet, but it's also the type of show that works better once you know the characters well - all of the hangout sitcoms I listed above, for example, really didn't become great until the back half of their first or their second seasons, once their characters were more established. Unfortunately, the ratings for Abby's have been disastrous, and a Season 2 seems unlikely - but you never know, stranger shows have been renewed, and Mike Schur is someone NBC likely wants to stay in business with. I'd like Abby's to stick around to figure itself out, so even though it's not quite great yet, I'd urge you to give it a chance.


    Sean Hayes, Mike Schur and Gabe Liedman

    Netflix teams with Sean Hayes, Mike Schur and Gabe Liedman for adult animated sitcom Q-Force, coming soon to the streaming service (no premiere date just yet). Netflix has ordered 10 half-hour episodes. Q-Force is a half-hour, animated comedy about a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies. Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures. Showrunner/Writer/EP: Gabe Liedman (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, PEN 15). EP: Mike Schur (The Office, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). NWEPs: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, David Miner

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    ABC Summer 2019 Schedule; HBO Renews Barry for 3rd Season

    Grand Hotel

    Building on the previous success of the "Summer Fun & Games" brand, The ABC Television Network is expanding its slate of game shows and competition series to three nights, adding four new exciting series to the upcoming schedule. In addition to bringing back the iconic game shows Press Your Luck and Card Sharks to TV, ABC will launch two new alternative shows – Holey Moley, an epic mini-golf competition featuring NBA superstar Stephen Curry as resident golf pro; and Family Food Fight, hosted by renowned restaurateur and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry (wife of Steph Curry). All of these shows are part of the summer premiere dates schedule announced by the network.

    On the scripted drama side, the new series Reef Break, starring Poppy Montgomery, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. And don't forget to make reservations for Grand Hotel, the glamorous and provocative new series from executive producer Eva Longoria, premiering Monday, June 17 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Also as previously announced, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Friday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Fans of The Bachelor franchise will have a date every Monday night this summer, starting with the previously announced Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!, airing Monday, May 6 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, and The Bachelorette, premiering the following week, Monday, May 13 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. Once Hannah B.'s journey ends, another one begins on the beaches of Mexico when the highly anticipated Bachelor in Paradise debuts Monday, July 29 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT.

    Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth return Sunday, June 9 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT; and Match Game returns, following the premieres of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. Other dates set for summer include a new season of ABC News' What Would You Do? on Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT, and The 2019 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 10 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. And finally, beginning Tuesday, May 28, a two-hour block of fan-favorite episodes of ABC comedies will air from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, expanding to three hours starting the following week on Tuesday, June 4 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. A full schedule will be announced at a later date but it will include comedies such as Modern Family, The Goldbergs, black-ish and more.


    Barry

    Following its recent second-season premiere, HBO has renewed the hit comedy series Barry for a third season. Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader, who stars in the title role, Barry launched its eight-episode second season March 31. This season, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Other Season 2 cast regulars include: Stephen Root as Barry's handler, who is alarmed to contemplate a future without his primary source of income; Sarah Goldberg as a dedicated acting student who becomes the object of Barry's affection; Anthony Carrigan as an unfailingly polite mobster; and Henry Winkler as a pompous yet endearing acting teacher who takes Barry under his wing. Barry received three Emmys(R) for its first season last September: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winkler); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Younger Stays on TV Land for Season 6; ABC Gets Game Show from Ryan Reynolds

    Younger

    Younger is making its big return this summer (and staying on TV Land and not moving to Paramount Network)! The critically acclaimed, smash-hit series from the Emmy winning writer-producer Darren Star will remain at TV Land when it debuts its upcoming sixth season on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In season six, Kelsey (Duff) is leaning into her new role as publisher at the freshly minted Millennial Print, while Liza and Charles get acclimated to their new normal now that Charles (Hermann) is no longer running the business.

    Guest stars Tony(R) winner Laura Benanti, Phoebe Dynevor, Michael Urie and recurring cast member Chris Tardio make their returns, and Nicole Ari Parker (Empire) will play Maggie's (Mazar) love interest in a multi-episode arc. Other notable guest stars this season include novelist and screenwriter Michael Cunningham (The Hours), novelist Meg Wolitzer (The Wife) and actresses Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Willa Fitzgerald (Dare Me) and Tony(R) winner Beth Leavel. Additionally, 2018 Critic's Choice supporting actress nominee Miriam Shor, who plays Diana, is confirmed to direct an episode this season. This will be Shor's second time directing the series. Younger stars two-time Tony(R) winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis and follows Liza Miller (Foster), a talented editor navigating the highly competitive world of publishing - while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job.


    Ryan Reynolds

    ABC announced that the network has picked up Don't, a new original game show created by Banijay Studios North America and produced by Ryan Reynolds. This comedic physical game follows one family of four who must work together throughout five mental and physical challenges with only one rule: Don't. For example, "Don't Slip," "Don't Forget," "Don't Laugh," "Don't Say It," "Don't Scream" and a slew of "Don't" challenges you didn't even know existed. In each episode, one family will have a set amount of time to succeed in each hilarious task and win a cash prize. When they fail a challenge, they don't earn money and one of them will be eliminated from the game. Family members can be eliminated until only one remains. The last standing relative must complete the rest of the challenges on their own to win money for the family. At the end of the final "Don't" challenge, the money they have been able to earn, if any, is theirs to keep. No word on the premiere date or timeframe, but ABC of course has a slew of game shows for Summer Fun of Games including Celebrity Family Feud, $100,000 Pyramid, To Tell the Truth and the upcoming Card Sharks & Press Your Luck.

    Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    Joel McHale Set for Card Sharks on ABC; Christine Lakin to Guest Star on American Housewife

    Joel McHale

    ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced that actor and comedian Joel McHale is set to host Card Sharks, the suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The show is slated to air this summer on The ABC Television Network. A premiere date is yet to be announced. The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction, and results are revealed on the flip of their seventh and final card.

    Joel McHale was most recently seen in The Happy Time Murders, as well as Netflix's A Futile and Stupid Gesture, opposite Will Forte. McHale also recently hosted The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale on Netflix, a half-hour topical series that took a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. In 2015, McHale wrapped the 12th and final season of E! Network's The Soup, in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community. Other starring feature roles include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil; the Warner Bros' romantic comedy Blended, alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; Seth MacFarlane's comedy smash Ted; Steven Soderbergh's The Informant; as well as What's Your Number?, starring Chris Evans and Anna Faris. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington D.C. He also hosted The 2015 ESPYS on ABC. In the fall of 2016, McHale released his first book through Putnam Penguin, "Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be," which is part memoir, part self-help guide.


    Christine Lakin

    Coming off her brilliant guest performance on Station 19 last Thursday, actress Christine Lakin will next guest star on an episode of the ABC comedy American Housewife. In the Housewife episode titled "The Dance," Lakin will play a mother in the wealthy town (Westport, Connecticut) the show is set in. More info on her character and episode is still yet to come. It will be the 22nd episode of the season and is set to air on Tuesday, May 14 at 8|7c on ABC. In last Thursday's episode of Station 19, Lakin played a pregnant mother, who along with her husband, were victims of a crash on a desolate road in the pouring rain in the episode titled "When It Rains, It Pours!"

    Lakin of course got her big break on the hit ABC '90s TGIF sitcom Step by Step, playing Al Lambert (all 7 seasons are available streaming at any time on Hulu!). Most recently, she starred in two seasons of the Pop TV series Hollywood Darlings with best friends Jodie Sweetin and Beverly Mitchell, where they play exaggerated versions of themselves. Lakin has also has guest starred on an episode of the ABC hit Modern Family opposite guest star Keegan-Michael Key and choreographs routines quite regularly on the ABC comedy The Goldbergs (set in the '80s) and now also in the spin-off Schooled (set in the '90s). Lakin can also currently be seen on IGTV's Moms in Cars with The Bachelorette alum DeAnna Pappas. The short episodes were big hits and now longer episodes are coming soon on IGTV. Lakin also produces and hosts the Worst Ever Podcast, with friend Alaa Khaled. She is quite busy and we are still hoping that Dancing with the Stars is next for her! Possibly this Fall when the series returns? In the meantime, catch our friend Christine Lakin on American Housewife on May 14!

    Monday, April 08, 2019

    MeTV Presents Rarely Seen Carol Burnett Show Episodes; Sherri Shepherd to Host GSN Trivia Series

    The Carol Burnett Show

    Starting Sunday, April 14, 2019, lost episodes of the groundbreaking The Carol Burnett Show will return to broadcast television only on MeTV, America's #1 classic television network. Airing Sunday nights at 10:30pm ET/PT and Monday-Friday at 11pm ET/PT, these rarely seen episodes will showcase sketches from the first five seasons of the longstanding series, including the premiere episode with Jim Nabors, who became Burnett's "good luck charm" and first appearances of iconic characters, like pitiful Eunice and air-headed Mrs. Wiggins, who fans continue to adore. Many of these milestone episodes have never aired beyond their original debut – until now on MeTV. The Carol Burnett Show made history when it debuted on CBS in 1967 as the first comedy variety series ever hosted by a woman. Accompanied by supporting cast members Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway, Burnett showcased her signature charm to over 30 million viewers per week. In 1977, the show was reedited for syndication and repackaged as Carol Burnett and Friends, which only included sketches from Seasons 6-11.


    Sherri Shepherd - Best Ever Trivia Show

    Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has announced Sherri Shepherd (The View, Less Than Perfect) as host of its new expert-trivia game show, Best Ever Trivia Show. The half-hour series is anticipated to premiere in Summer 2019. In Best Ever Trivia Show, three contestants face off against three Trivia Experts. The winning player then goes head-to-head against the Expert with the highest score in the final round – the ultimate trivia challenge. The Expert is asked five multiple choice questions and if the player gets one or more correct answers than the Expert, the player wins $10,000 along with the opportunity to come back and win up to a grand total of $30,000 and take his or her spot in trivia history. Trivia Experts to be announced at a later date.

    Comedian, actress, and television personality Sherri Shepherd is best known to viewers as the Daytime Emmy® Award-winning former co-host on daytime talk show, The View. Most recently seen in the Netflix original movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo., Shepherd also charmed audiences on 30 Rock, Dancing with the Stars, Less Than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond and her own sitcom Sherri. From 2010-2013 the Chicago native served as host of The Newlywed Game on Game Show Network and, in 2012, she produced her standup special, Sherri Shepherd: It's My Time to Talk. Shepherd will co-star in the upcoming Netflix comedy series Mr. Iglesias and in the film, Brian Banks, in theaters August 9.

    Sunday, April 07, 2019

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 8, 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 April 8-12, 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, April 8
    • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Watch Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) - DeWanda is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Nene appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She also talks about her role in the new movie How High 2 on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Evan Handler (Californication/Sex and the City) - Evan will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Lindsay Price (Splitting Up Together) - Lindsay appears on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm, on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy talks about Santa Clarita Diet on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about Shazam! on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette is interviewed on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/My Two Dads) - Paul will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Reba McEntire (Malibu Country/Reba) - Reba talks about her new album on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.
    • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Richard Kind (Brockmire/Spin City/Mad About You) and Tawny Newsome (Brockmire) - Richard and Tawny talk about Brockmire on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    Tuesday, April 9
    • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Timothy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Tony appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Marsai talks about Little on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Melissa Joan Hart (No Good Nick/Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) and Sean Astin (No Good Nick) - Melissa and Sean talk about Netflix's No Good Nick on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Marion Ross (Happy Days/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Marion is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach talks about The Missing Link on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry talks about the movie No Alternative on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Wednesday, April 10
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Stephen Root (Barry/Idiotsitter/Ladies Man/NewsRadio) - Stephen appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
    • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Herman's Head) - Hank talks about Brockmire on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch) - Barry, Maureen, Eve, Christopher, Mike and Susan talk about A Very Brady Renovation on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
    • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy talks about The Last O.G. on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Kimrie Lewis (Single Parents) - Kimrie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Good Girls on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    Thursday, April 11
    • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) and Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Tracy and Michael are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Insecure/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Little on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Bill Burr (F Is for Family) - Bill stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly talks about Wild Nights with Emily on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Anthony Carrigan (Barry) - Anthony talks about Barry on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna talks about Veep on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa talks about the 40th anniversary of The Facts of Life and her new MeTV series Collector's Call on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about Morning Show Mysteries: A Murder in Mind on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Herman's Head) - Hank talks about Brockmire on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Marsai is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/The Class) - Jaime talks about Black Summer on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
    Friday, April 12
    • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Watch Stephen on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance) - Ben and Katja are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Morning Show Mysteries: A Murder in Mind on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Insecure/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) and Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Regina and Marsai are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Anthony Carrigan (Barry) - Anthony talks about Barry on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 1:15pm.
    • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry talks about Barry on Couch Surfing at 8am.
    • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/The Class) - Jaime talks about Black Summer on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about To Stop a Warlord on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Andrew Walker (Maybe It's Me/Student Bodies) - Andrew talks about Bottled with Love on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step By Step) - Christine will be on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.

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    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, April 7

    The Simpsons - "The Clown Stays in the Picture" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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 - "The Taking of Funtime One Two Three" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Louise, Tina and Gene devise a master plan to get the grand prize dune buggy at their local arcade; Teddy convinces Bob and Linda to take in a chicken by promising fresh eggs.

    The Simpsons - "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Marge becomes director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton"; Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, and he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe.

    Bob's Burgers - "Long Time Listener, First Time Bob" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Bob meets his personal hero -- a renegade radio DJ who refuses to compromise -- the Belchers get in over their heads while trying to help him stage a comeback.

    Family Guy - "Trump Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Griffins move to Washington, D.C., where Peter is hired as the new White House press secretary.

    Family Guy - "Bri, Robot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Brian worries about the legacy he's leaving behind, so Stewie makes a robot duplicate as a living biography.


    Monday, April 8

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.


    Tuesday, April 9

    American Housewife - "Liar Liar, Room on Fire" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Katie forgets Greg’s birthday, she attempts to make up for it by pulling together a last-minute dinner party; but when the evening falls flat, Katie gets caught up in a series of lies, leading her friends to believe that she and Greg are in marriage counseling.

    The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy Drives Away" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After a mishap at the grocery store, Peggy storms out of the house without explanation, leaving Mike and the boys wondering which one of them set her off. Meanwhile, Mike thinks he may be the culprit who sent Peggy away for not signing an application for a credit card she wanted, and he enlists Wendi to help find her.

    black-ish - "Andre Johnson: Good Person" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    As they are planning Devante’s birthday, Bow wants to be more mindful with all the new child-rearing rules these days, but Dre isn’t having it. Junior tells Jack and Diane that they need to be more mindful of the environment and their first order of business is changing Ruby’s bad habits.

    Splitting Up Together - "Welcome Home" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Milo complains that Grandparents Day is coming up at school and doesn’t feel Henry is interesting enough to participate. Lena and the kids urge Martin to reconnect with his long-estranged father, Brock (guest star Ron Perlman), to rebuild their relationship. Meanwhile, Lisa continues to struggle financially and considers moving back home with her parents. Elsewhere, after listening to a true crime podcast, Maya worries that Frank has a dark past he has been hiding.

    The Last O.G. - "Git Up Git Out & Git Something" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Tray finds part-time work in the cafeteria of the kids' school and finds himself more determined than ever to make it as a chef; Shay straightens Josh out after he tells her that she sometimes "goes off" and scares white people.


    Wednesday, April 10

    The Goldbergs - "I Lost on Jeopardy!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Having become obsessed with game shows since leaving college, Erica tries out for “Jeopardy!” Meanwhile, a new crush for Barry comes to light, prompting him to realize he might not be over Lainey.

    Schooled - "Glascott Mascot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Lainey and CB encourage a rebellious student radio club until a rogue DJ starts spreading rumors about them. Mellor takes umbrage when Glascott tries to change the school’s mascot, so as a result, Mellor tries to get the school on board with a competing mascot.

    Modern Family - "Can't Elope" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Haley and Dylan’s plan to quietly elope before the babies are born doesn’t go as smoothly as they had hoped. Meanwhile, Jay continues to try and get his new business off the ground by courting an Instagram celebrity.

    Single Parents - "Joust!" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Angie and Will dive headfirst into binge-watching a show called “JOUST!” together, but when Will starts to date someone new and ditches his TV-watching plans with Angie for time with his new love interest, Angie grows frustrated. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas bond over working on Rory’s class president campaign until Poppy finds out about some of Douglas’ shady campaign tactics.

    Schitt's Creek - "Life Is a Cabaret" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Stevie is nowhere to be found on opening night for Cabaret; David attempts to make a big announcement.

    What We Do in the Shadows - "Werewolf Feud" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    The fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island's werewolves is tested; Colin Robinson finds romance with a new coworker.


    Thursday, April 11

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Propagation Proposition" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Penny’s ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith), and his wife want a baby, but when Zack is infertile, they ask Leonard for help. Also, Koothrappali attempts to mend things with his ex-fiancĂ©e, Anu (Rait Gupta).

    Young Sheldon - "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Consummation Deviation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon tries to bond with Amy’s father, but when Wolowitz lures Mr. Fowler (Teller) away with magic tricks, Sheldon has no choice but to bond with Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali and Anu try to get physical for the first time.

    Fam - "This Is FAM" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Clem’s father surprises her with video left by her deceased mother for her wedding day. Also, Clem and Nick run into trouble getting their marriage license the day before their wedding.

    Superstore - "Salary" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Amy (America Ferrera) finds herself at odds with her coworkers when some salary numbers get leaked, while Dina (Lauren Ash) worries that Jonah (Ben Feldman) is coming between her and Amy. Mateo (Nico Santos) tries to give himself a promotion, and Garrett (Colton Dunn) attempts to sabotage Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) positive attitude.

    A.P. Bio - "Melvin" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack's war with his neighbor reaches a turning point when it threatens to ruin a date with Lynette. And when the school photographer ups his rate, Durbin takes school pictures into his own hands.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Casecation" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Work is so busy for Jake and Amy that they end up celebrating their anniversary while standing guard over a comatose patient in the hospital.

    Abby's - "Free Alcohol Day" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When a secret about Abby’s dating history is revealed, Beth worries she might not be as close to Abby as she hoped. The gang enjoys a few too many drinks thanks to a visit from a liquor promoter.

    Better Things - "Toilet" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam preps.


    Friday, April 12

    Fresh Off the Boat - "No Apology Necessary" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Just as the Huangs are settling into life without Eddie, an international incident catapults him not only to Taiwanese fame but also right back to America. In order to fix Eddie’s mess, the family gets a new “daughter”; but when things go awry, Jessica must add a new word to her vocabulary. Meanwhile, master babysitter Evan watches Maria for Honey and Marvin, and ends up learning more about himself than he expected.

    Speechless - "U-N-R-- UNREALISTIC" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Maya braces for JJ’s high school graduation and departure for college, but tough news from NYU changes everything. Dylan teaches Jimmy a “Dad lesson” as he gets ready for a big job interview. Kenneth pressures JJ to prepare for a grand finale to their time together, and Ray uses his class trip to Catalina to examine his bad luck in love.

    Last Man Standing - "Common Ground" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Mike and Ryan both try to make plans to spend time with Boyd, Boyd recommends that the three of them go on one trip together; Mandy and Kyle pretend to be detectives when they believe that Ed played a part in a past murder.

    The Cool Kids - "Margaret Jr." (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Margaret’s daughter, MJ, turns up at Shady Meadows jobless, homeless and looking to be rescued. Meanwhile, Sid attempts to find his wok in Charlie’s “hoarder paradise” of an apartment.

    Sydney to the Max - "Can't Hardly Date" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Sydney thinks her father might be lonely, so she encourages him to start dating again; when young Max breaks his skateboard again, Mom makes him earn money to buy a replacement.


    Saturday, April 13

    Game Shakers - "Flavor City" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Dub gets tickets to a VIP performance of the hottest musical of all time -- Flavor City.

    Cousins for Life - "Eyes on the Prize" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    To help Leaf's hockey team, Ivy and Stuart hold a raffle to raise money for new equipment; when Stuart overpromises on securing a huge grand prize, the cousins must scramble to figure out a solution before a raffle winner is drawn.

    Knight Squad - "Election Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Prudence's quirky ideas while running for Class Ruler have her friends in the Phoenix Squad worried that she will embarrass herself, so they secretly take over the campaign.


    Sunday, April 14

    The Simpsons - "101 Mitigations" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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 - "Tweentrepreneurs" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Tina, Louise and Gene get a taste of business when they join the school's Tweentrepeneurs club; Bob and Linda find themselves outsmarted by a dine-and-dasher.

    The Simpsons - "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia; Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

    Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

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

    Family Guy - "Family Guy Lite" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, April 18

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Inspiration Deprivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

    Life in Pieces - "Jungle Push Resort Anniversary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle. Nat Faxon guest stars as Hayes, an expat proprietor at a Yucatan eco-resort.

    Mom - "Lumbar Support and Old Pork" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Bonnie has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s bar is doing well. Also, Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

    Life in Pieces - "Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio. Joey King guest stars as Morgan, a 17-year-old pregnant teen who is considering placing her baby for adoption with Matt and Colleen.

    Superstore - "Easter" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

    A.P. Bio - "Personal Everest" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef, and Michelle set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen and Durbin.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bimbo" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Holt and Jake investigate a case at Kevin’s university. Back at the precinct, Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

    Abby's - "Book Club" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When it’s revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

    Better Things - "Easter" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

    Thursday, April 18

    • Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Catch Sharon and Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. They will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James chats about Life in Pieces on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country/Murphy Brown) - Lily drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries on Access Live, so check your local listings. Holly will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
    • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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