Saturday, February 28, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Potential ABC Sitcoms for Craig Ferguson and Ving Rhames; New Remakes of Inspector Gadget and DuckTales

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of possible sitcom pilots with Craig Ferguson and Ving Rhames, new remakes of popular 80s cartoons are making a comeback, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It seems that Craig Ferguson's exit from The Late Late Show is actually turning him into the busiest man out there, as he hosts a game show, has another early evening talk show on the way, and now is possibly looking at a sitcom on ABC. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Ving Rhames is not exactly a name that people would associate with comedy, but a potential NBA-themed buddy sitcom for ABC could change that. (Deadline)
  • Cartoons of the 80s are the latest "fashion" in remakes of series, it seems, as remakes of both DuckTales and Inspector Gadget have been announced; the new Inspector Gadget will be coming to Netflix in March, while the new DuckTales is still about two years away for Disney XD. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role of Spock in Star Trek, died Friday morning at the age of 83. (New York Times)
  • ABC Family has announced that the series Baby Daddy will be returning for a fifth season. (Variety)
  • CBS is looking to break a world record on March 4 with CSI, by simulcasting the 2014 episode of the series that is to serve as the pilot for the upcoming CSI: Cyber in 150 countries simultaneously. (Zap2it

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • It should be no surprise that Two and a Half Men would be finishing up on DVD soon, and this week, CBS announced that the final season will be arriving on June 16.

MARCH 3 HOME MEDIA RELEASES


FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Jim O'Heir (Twitter), "Actor. Presently starring as Gary/Jerry/Larry/Terry Gengurch Gergich in Parks and Recreation."
Claim to Fame: We've just wrapped up the "February Finales" season with Two and a Half Men and Parks and Recreation both ending, and this week, we're bringing you one of the stars of those series, Jim O'Heir from Parks and Recreation. O'Heir played Gary/Jerry/Larry/Terry (nobody really knew, or cared, what his name really was, so he just accepted any name as his own) Gergich in the series. O'Heir is a Chicago native and he spent much of his career doing improv comedy in his hometown, all throughout the 80s and 90s. It wasn't until the early 2000s that he began to move toward TV roles, and he mostly went for guest roles in series such as Malcolm in the Middle, Friends, and Just Shoot Me, although he did have a role on the Comedy Central series Strip Mall. Of course, he was most recently on the series Parks and Recreation, though for that role, he had originally tried out for the role of Ron Swanson.
Pick of the Tweets: "This explains the kiss. lol How That Ridiculous 'Parks & Rec' Makeout Session Came Together http://huff.to/1wphlWQ  via @HuffPostEnt" (February 25, 2015)

Friday, February 27, 2015

CBS Summer 2015 Schedule; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 2, 2015)

Zoo - James Wolk

CBS announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes the new drama Zoo, returning event series Under the Dome and Extant, and the summer reality hit Big Brother. Zoo, a new drama based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, will premiere Tuesday, June 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). In the series, a wave of violent animal attacks against humans begin taking place across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist (James Wolk) is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before there's no place left for people to hide.

Big Brother debuts with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, both at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, moves to its regular time period on July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The Sunday broadcast premieres June 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Last summer, all three editions of Big Brother regularly won their time periods in key young demographics and ranked among the summer's top 10 programs in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

Under the Dome returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following Big Brother, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town's inhabitants figure out the Dome's purpose and what it wants from them. Under the Dome was last summer's most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

Extant, a serialized mystery thriller starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, makes its sophomore debut Wednesday, July 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). This season, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival. In its first season, Extant was the most-watched new scripted program of the summer, winning its Wednesday 10:00-11:00 PM time period in viewers (8.65m) and key demographics. Stay with us for any schedule updates.


It's Friday, 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 March 2-6, 2015, 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!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John on a primetime encore of the Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special on ABC at 8pm. Special appearances include Neil Patrick Harris, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Aniston, John Krasinski, J.K. Simmons and Kevin Hart.
Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joshua Molina (Sports Night) - Joshua appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cathy Ladman (Caroline in the City) - Cathy visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette talks about ABC's Secrets & Lies on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Friends) - Lisa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry talks about Fish in the Dark on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) - Sean talks about his hit comedy series on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) and Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Matthew and Thomas are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa guest co-hosts The Talk all this week on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bridgit Mendler (Undateable/Good Luck Charlie/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Bridgit is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Hotwives of Orlando/The Office) - Angela appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J.B. talks about the new season of Four Courses with J.B. Smoove and MSG's Garden of Laughs comedy show on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kendra C. Johnson (Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor) - Kendra stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Robbie Amell (1600 Penn/True Jackson, VP/Life with Derek) - Robbie talks about The Flash and The Duff on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry talks about Fish in the Dark on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy talks about A&E's The Returned on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on HuffPost Live at 4:30pm.
  • Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat) - Forrest and Ian talk about their new comedy series on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy) - Ming-Na Wen will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about The Breakfast Club's 30th Anniversary on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Aziz on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about her new ABC series American Crime on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Vivica A. Fox (True Jackson, VP/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about her experience on The Celebrity Apprentice and tells us what she really thinks about Kenya Moore on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren talks about dating her Parenthood co-star Peter Krause and reveals why one of her co-stars sent stolen property to her house on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James and the cast of CSI: Cyber are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about Archer on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas LA) - Nick appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jonathan Banks (Community/Fired Up) - Jonathan appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Stacey Dash (Clueless) - Stacey reveals what it was like working with Bill Cosby and discusses her own parenting style on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne talks about DIG on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me) - Dan talks about Marry Me and Who Do You Think You Are on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mircea Monroe (Episodes) - Mircea talks about the season finale of her Golden Globe-winning show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debby Ryan (Jessie/The Suite Life on Deck) - Debby is a guest on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:22am and on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • The Cast of Parks and Recreation) - The cast of Parks and Recreation are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about Gotham on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura talks about her show and new movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anne Heche (SAve Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne is a guest on People Now.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette appears on People Now.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

New DuckTales, Inspector Gadget Series Coming; Disney's Jessie Gets Spin-Off Series

DuckTales

Me money bin! An all-new DuckTales, an animated comedy series based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, has been ordered for launch in 2017 on Disney XD channels around the world. Set to be produced by Disney Television Animation, the new series will again star Disney's enduringly popular characters: Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, and Donald Duck. The new series' adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews - Huey, Dewey and Louie - and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are: Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail Vanderquack.

A generation's seminal cartoon, the Emmy Award-winning DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block "The Disney Afternoon" with 100 episodes produced by Disney Television Animation from 1987-90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp premiered in 1990. The original DuckTales series is currently available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes.

Inspector Gadget - Netflix

And that's not all! Another '80s classic is being rebooted. A secret agent mouse, a cyborg detective, crazy outback animals, and a group of kids who run a toy company, are just a few of the adventurous and funny characters joining the world's leading Internet TV network beginning this year. Working with award-winning global partners, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action comedy series to its already broad selection of high-quality kids and family entertainment. Inspector Gadget is back in March 2015 with a new series! Everyone's favorite bumbling bionic detective, Inspector Gadget, is back in an all new CGI animated series. Dr. Claw has reactivated his global crime syndicate MAD and Inspector Gadget must stop him! Backed up by his niece, Penny, her dog Brain, and an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry, the lovable Gadget fights crime as only he can. The 26-episode series, produced by DHX Media, premieres exclusively in the U.S. on Netflix this March and will join the service at a later date in Latin America, the U.K., Ireland, Benelux, France and the Nordics - after the initial broadcast in each country.


Jessie Cast

Disney Channel has ordered a spin-off series of the hit comedy Jessie, which has consistently ranked among the Top TV series across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens over its four seasons. Peyton List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson reprise their roles of Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross, respectively. The yet-to-be-titled spin-off series will be part of Disney Media Sales and Marketing's presentations to clients in the coming week. Continuing her long association with the Disney Channel hit series, series creator, Pamela Eells O'Connell (Jessie, The Suite Life on Deck), will executive-produce. The new production is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pee-wee Returns in 2015 with New Movie; TBS Orders New Comedy to Series from Daily Show Producers

Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015. In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

Paul Reubens of course created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre on February 7, 1981 at midnight. It quickly moved to The Roxy on Sunset Strip where it ran for an unprecedented five months. The HBO broadcast of the show introduced Pee-wee to a national audience. Pee-wee Herman was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton's directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee's Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy(R) Awards during its five year run. Reubens has been nominated for 14 Emmy(R) Awards, winning twice. In January of 2010, Reubens starred in, produced and co-wrote The Pee-wee Herman Show which completed a critically acclaimed four week run at LA Live's Club Nokia in Los Angeles. With the incredible success in Los Angeles, Reubens brought The Pee-wee Herman Show to Broadway which opened November 11, 2010 to rave reviews with The New York Times calling the show, "Yummier than chocolate;" New York saying, "Welcome Back, Pee-wee! You were sorely missed;" and the New York Post saying, "the audience screams for joy!" Three decades after his first HBO special, Reubens returned to the network with an exclusive version of the hit Broadway show.


Jason Bee and Samantha Bee - The Daily Show

TBS is hitting the road with a 10-episode order for a new comedy series from The Daily Show's Jason Jones & Samantha Bee. Jones stars in the series, which is inspired by his and Bee's own experiences with family getaways. Also starring are Natalie Zea (Justified, The Following), Ashley Gerasimovich (Louie, We Need to Talk about Kevin) and Liam Carroll (The Neighbors). Production is slated to begin this summer, with the TBS launch scheduled for Q4 2015. An honest and darkly comedic look at family, TBS's new series will follow a couple and their two young kids as they take a road trip to Florida. Jones stars as unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Carroll), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught with unforeseen disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. Plans call for each season of the show to chronicle a different family adventure.

With the addition of Bee and Jones' new series, TBS now has four scripted comedies set to debut in 2015, including Angie Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones and created by Daily Show alum Steve Carell and Nancy Carell; Your Family or Mine, a domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard, Kat Foster, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr. and Cynthia Stevenson; and Buzzy's, a workplace comedy with Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook and George Wendt.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The CW Adds British Comedy for Summer 2015; Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Cast Announced, Includes Suzanne Somers

Dates - Ben Chaplin and Oona Chaplin

Continuing its push to more year-round programming, The CW has ordered two series for summer 2015, including a new unscripted series called A Wicked Offer, which will test how far couples will go for money, and acquired the scripted comedy from the United Kingdom called Dates, featuring Oona Chaplin and Ben Chaplin. Premiere nights and times will be announced at a later date. In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A Wicked Offer, couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple's moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they're willing to go for money.

The CW has also acquired nine episodes of the British comedy Dates, in which each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance, and danger of modern relationships and the thrills, calamities, lies, and truths of first dates. Featuring a cast that largely changes with each episode, Dates includes such stars as Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Katie McGrath (Dracula), Amanda Hale (The White Queen) and Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit). Bryan Elsley created the series that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. Stay with us for continued updates.


Dancing with the Stars - Season 20 Cast

ABC has announced the 10th anniversary celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars. The lineup of celebrity dancers includes a television icon, a party rocker, a football star and a Shark, to name a few. The 20th season will premiere on Monday, March 16 at 8:00-10:01 p.m. ET.

Sitcom star Suzanne Somers (Three's Company, Step by Step) will be partnered with Tony Dovolani. Other celebrities include Noah Galloway (U.S. Army veteran and motivational speaker), Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank), Patti LaBelle (music great), Nastia Liukin (gymnast), Riker Lynch (singer and actor), Charlotte McKinney (model and actress), Redfoo (singer), Michael Sam (football player), Willow Shields (actress) and Rumer Willis (actress). The reigning Mirrorball champion, Witney Carson, will be partnered with a surprise celebrity to be announced at a later date, completing the cast of twelve celebrity dance couples.

This season of Dancing with the Stars will be filled with surprises as they celebrate the last 10 years. The show will bring back fan favorite theme nights including Disney and Latin night and also introduce new themes, including Spring Break Night. Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind the scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio like never before, with live streaming videos available throughout the week on ABC.com.

Monday, February 23, 2015

ABC Family Adds More Boy Meets World; black-ish Cast Celebrates the Oscars

Boy Meets World Cast

Starting Monday, March 2, 2015, ABC Family will air an additional block of Boy Meets World. The additional airings will air in a 2-hour block from 12am-2am Monday through Friday with four episodes a night. It replaces two airings of the drama Gilmore Girls. This move is not removing any show, though, as Gilmore Girls will continue to air in the daytime at 11am and 12 noon, while Boy Meets World will continue to air in early evening from 5-7pm (sometimes the full two-hour block doesn't air due to original encores). The rest of the ABC Family regular schedule will remain as is, such as That '70s Show from 7-9am, The Middle in the 9am half-hour and a block from 1-3pm, and Reba from 3-5pm. And of course sister network Disney Channel is airing the new revival series Girl Meets World, which is currently in its first season, airing on Friday nights. Keep it right here for continued updates.


The cast of ABC's hit comedy, black-ish, paid a delightful tribute to memorable dance moments from the movies in a promo that aired during last night's telecast of the 87th Oscars(R) on ABC. In the promo, Dre (Anthony Anderson) challenged youngest son, Jack (10-year-old Miles Brown, a real-life professional dancer), to prove he can indeed do any dance from any movie. The youngster happily proved he can duplicate those moves and his family shouted out movie titles to him that included Footloose, West Side Story and Flashdance. Jack didn't disappoint as he strutted his stuff to some of the most beloved movie dance images etched into the public consciousness. The big finish came when Jack was challenged to do "Fred Astaire." He went above and beyond by recreating the famous dance up the wall and onto the ceiling from Royal Wedding, which was shot using the same ground-breaking technique as in the 1951 film classic. black-ish of course airs Wednesdays at 9:30pm on the ABC Television Network.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 22 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 22 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.77/11 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC 4.57/7 (-3%); #3. Fox 4.11/7 (+1%); #4. NBC 3.30/5 (even); #5. The CW 1.19/2 (+3%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.867 million (even from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC 7.094 million (-1%); #3. Fox 6.891 million (+4%); #4. NBC 5.196 million (+3%); #5. The CW 1.953 million (+6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 2.20/7 rating/share (+6% in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC  2.10/7 (-1%); #3. CBS 1.95/6 (+1%); #4. NBC 1.28/4 (+7%) #5. The CW 0.78/2 (+4%)

We have the final ratings for Week 21 (2/9/15-2/15/15 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, NBC came back and won the week with a 2.15 rating, thanks to the SNL 40th Anniversary special. ABC followed with a 1.70 rating. Then we had Fox at 1.51, while CBS trailed with a 1.49.  For Total Viewers, CBS was first this time with 9.306 million, followed by NBC with 7.80 million, then it was ABC's 6.147 million and Fox trailed with 4.929 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-2/19/15 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.37 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.94, Fox is third with a 1.70 and ABC with a 1.61.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.885 million, then NBC with 8.340 million, ABC is next with 6.303 million and Fox with 5.296 million.

Back to week 22 (Feb. 16-22), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:


Week 22 (Feb. 16-22) Analysis















Last Sunday (Feb. 15)(Week 21)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM10,460,0009,675,000 785,000 1.191.45 (0.26)
America's Funniest VideosABC7:00PM6,590,0006,617,000 (27,000)1.431.40 0.03
SNL Red Carpet LiveNBC7:00PM11,320,0005,708,000 5,612,000 3.040.94 2.10 vs. Dateline(R)
MulaneyFox7:00PM1,139,0001,232,000 (93,000)0.380.46 (0.08)
The SimpsonsFox7:30PM1,458,0001,584,000 (126,000)0.580.70 (0.12)REPEAT
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM6,455,000
6,455,000 0.93
0.93
Grammy AwardsCBS8:00PM
24,824,000 (24,824,000)
8.32 (8.32)
The Bachelor SpecialABC8:00PM5,672,000
5,672,000 1.48
1.48
Hunger GamesABC8:00PM
3,491,000 (3,491,000)
1.06 (1.06)
SNL 40th AnniversaryNBC8:00PM23,136,0002,358,000 20,778,000 7.830.64 7.19 8-11P vs. Ninja(R)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,674,0002,782,000 (108,000)1.121.23 (0.11)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,079,0002,585,000 (506,000)0.911.19 (0.28)
CSICBS9:00PM7,116,000
7,116,000 1.12
1.12
The BachelorABC9:00PM6,045,000
6,045,000 1.55
1.55 9-11P
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,508,0002,813,000 (305,000)1.171.39 (0.22)
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,010,0001,936,000 74,000 0.900.97 (0.07)
CSICBS10:00PM7,119,000
7,119,000 1.08
1.08
Shark TankABC10:00PM

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BlacklistNBC10:38PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM8,741,0009,126,000 (385,000)2.172.31 (0.14)
The BachelorABC8:00PM8,969,0008,705,000 264,000 2.552.70 (0.15)8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM6,098,0004,614,000 1,484,000 1.661.24 0.42 FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
GothamFox8:00PM6,189,0005,627,000 562,000 2.131.83 0.30
The OriginalsCW8:00PM1,441,0001,223,000 218,000 0.640.53 0.11
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM9,315,0009,319,000 (4,000)2.202.19 0.01
Grammy Stevie Wonder SpecialCBS9:00PM7,586,000
7,586,000 1.45
1.45 9-11P
ScorpionCBS9:00PM
11,858,000 (11,858,000)
2.25 (2.25)
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC9:00PM
4,979,000 (4,979,000)
1.42 (1.42)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM4,473,0003,871,000 602,000 1.431.22 0.21
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,306,0001,337,000 (31,000)0.560.56 -
NCIS LACBS10:00PM
10,352,000 (10,352,000)
1.68 (1.68)
CastleABC10:00PM8,469,0007,426,000 1,043,000 1.621.59 0.03
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM4,470,0004,037,000 433,000 0.971.01 (0.04)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM18,058,00018,766,000 (708,000)2.582.86 (0.28)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM6,168,0006,048,000 120,000 1.871.69 0.18
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PM2,937,0003,064,000 (127,000)1.171.07 0.10
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM5,484,0004,570,000 914,000 1.821.38 0.44
FlashCW8:00PM4,013,0003,660,000 353,000 1.481.48 -
Repeat After MeABC8:30PM4,357,0005,862,000 (1,505,000)1.381.85 (0.47)PREMIERE vs. Boat
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PM2,474,0002,467,000 7,000 1.091.04 0.05
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,703,00016,193,000 (1,490,000)2.032.30 (0.27)
Marvel's Agent CarterABC9:00PM4,154,0004,247,000 (93,000)1.401.36 0.04
Marry MeNBC9:00PM2,084,0002,176,000 (92,000)0.780.83 (0.05)
New GirlFox9:00PM3,082,0002,712,000 370,000 1.391.28 0.11
SupernaturalCW9:00PM2,090,0001,977,000 113,000 0.850.80 0.05
About A BoyNBC9:30PM2,408,0002,698,000 (290,000)0.690.85 (0.16)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM2,474,0002,331,000 143,000 1.070.98 0.09
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM9,171,0009,530,000 (359,000)1.551.56 (0.01)
Oscar CountdownABC10:00PM3,056,0004,621,000 (1,565,000)0.761.10 (0.34)vs. Forever
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,527,0006,289,000 238,000 1.381.42 (0.04)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MentalistCBS8:00PM10,101,0009,099,000 1,002,000 1.281.44 (0.16)FINALE 8-10P vs. 8-9P
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,703,0007,821,000 (118,000)2.242.06 0.18
Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM5,861,0005,819,000 42,000 1.101.02 0.08
American IdolFox8:00PM10,699,00010,663,000 36,000 2.802.78 0.02
ArrowCW8:00PM2,912,0002,671,000 241,000 1.171.08 0.09
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,843,0006,868,000 (25,000)2.202.21 (0.01)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
9,892,000 (9,892,000)
1.94 (1.94)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM8,800,0009,769,000 (969,000)3.053.26 (0.21)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,445,0006,121,000 324,000 1.571.39 0.18
EmpireFox9:00PM13,019,00011,963,000 1,056,000 5.174.78 0.39
The HundredCW9:00PM1,420,0001,361,000 59,000 0.500.50 -
black-ishABC9:30PM6,397,0006,829,000 (432,000)2.162.09 0.07
StalkerCBS10:00PM6,737,0007,642,000 (905,000)1.151.41 (0.26)
NashvilleABC10:00PM4,723,0005,184,000 (461,000)1.261.39 (0.13)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,077,0006,578,000 499,000 1.671.38 0.29










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM17,489,00011,352,000 6,137,000 4.512.11 2.40 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,128,0007,809,000 319,000 2.492.29 0.20
SlapNBC8:00PM3,964,0005,131,000 (1,167,000)0.831.11 (0.28)
American IdolFox8:00PM8,981,0009,624,000 (643,000)2.112.31 (0.20)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,413,0001,515,000 (102,000)0.660.71 (0.05)
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PM13,573,00010,224,000 3,349,000 3.082.14 0.94 PREMIERE vs. Mom
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM13,515,0009,332,000 4,183,000 3.182.12 1.06 FINALE 9-10P vs. 9-930
ScandalABC9:00PM9,624,0009,323,000 301,000 3.273.11 0.16
BlacklistNBC9:00PM7,713,0008,192,000 (479,000)1.721.72 -
BackstromFox9:00PM3,541,0004,392,000 (851,000)0.951.24 (0.29)
ReignCW9:00PM1,032,0001,026,000 6,000 0.390.38 0.01
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PM
7,798,000 (7,798,000)
1.75 (1.75)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM8,215,0007,908,000 307,000 1.491.42 0.07
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM8,856,0008,445,000 411,000 2.852.71 0.14
AllegianceNBC10:00PM3,320,0003,650,000 (330,000)0.880.75 0.13










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM7,945,0008,530,000 (585,000)1.301.25 0.05
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,538,000
6,538,000 1.30
1.30
Charlie Brown ValentineABC8:00PM
4,504,000 (4,504,000)
1.03 (1.03)
SNL 40th AnniversaryNBC8:00PM5,081,000
5,081,000 1.50
1.50 8-11P REPEAT
ConstantineNBC8:00PM
3,302,000 (3,302,000)
0.80 (0.80)
World's Funniest FallsFox8:00PM2,562,0002,393,000 169,000 0.800.77 0.03
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,248,000
1,248,000 0.40
0.40
CW MovieCW8:00PM
717,000 (717,000)
0.21 (0.21)
CristelaABC8:30PM5,081,000
5,081,000 0.90
0.90
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM10,502,0009,807,000 695,000 1.401.16 0.24
Shark TankABC9:00PM8,378,0007,728,000 650,000 2.201.80 0.40
GrimmNBC9:00PM
4,860,000 (4,860,000)
1.14 (1.14)
GleeFox9:00PM1,894,0001,810,000 84,000 0.600.63 (0.03)
Whose Line Is It?CW9:00PM961,000
961,000 0.30
0.30
Whose Line Is It?CW9:30PM1,166,000
1,166,000 0.40
0.40
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM11,615,00011,458,000 157,000 1.501.26 0.24
20/20ABC10:00PM7,123,0005,384,000 1,739,000 1.601.16 0.44
DatelineNBC10:00PM
4,739,000 (4,739,000)
1.04 (1.04)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM4,020,0004,756,000 (736,000)0.500.51 (0.01)REPEAT
Countdown to OscarABC8:00PM2,910,000
2,910,000 0.50
0.50
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM5,710,0005,588,000 122,000 1.000.84 0.16 8-10P
BackstromFox8:00PM1,380,000
1,380,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NASCAR DaytonaFox8:00PM
5,606,000 (5,606,000)
1.15 (1.15)
ABC MovieABC8:30PM1,750,0002,366,000 (616,000)0.500.62 (0.12)830-11P vs. 8-11P
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM4,370,0003,726,000 644,000 0.600.43 0.17 REPEAT
Daytona 500 At BeachFox9:00PM1,040,000
1,040,000 0.30
0.30
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM5,200,0005,463,000 (263,000)0.800.74 0.06
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM

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SNL(R) NBC10:00PM4,300,0005,139,000 (839,000)1.001.33 (0.33)REPEAT


Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:



Week 22 (Feb. 16-22) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu17,489,0004.51
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu13,515,0003.18FINALE
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu13,573,0003.08PREMIERE
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed8,800,0003.05
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,703,0002.24
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,843,0002.20
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon9,315,0002.20
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon8,741,0002.17
black-ishABC9:30PMWed6,397,0002.16
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue6,168,0001.87
New GirlFox9:00PMTue3,082,0001.39
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,538,0001.3
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,508,0001.17
Parks & RecreationNBC8:00PMTue2,937,0001.17
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,674,0001.12
Parks & RecreationNBC8:30PMTue2,474,0001.09
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue2,474,0001.07
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,079,0000.91
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,010,0000.90
CristelaABC8:30PMFri5,081,0000.9
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue2,084,0000.78
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue2,408,0000.69
Animation DominationFox7:30PMSun1,458,0000.58REPEAT
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun1,139,0000.38
MomCBS8:30PMThu

preempted
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue

preempted
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

preempted
black-ishABC10:30PMWed

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS10:39PMTue

preempted
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

premieres 3/1
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

premieres 3/17
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

premieres 3/31
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 23

The Goldbergs - "Parents Thursday" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While at school, Erica attempts to fool Beverly into thinking Parents Weekend has been rescheduled to Parents Thursday so the family won’t attend … but the smother knows better! Meanwhile, William Penn is doing “Romeo & Juliet,” the perfect play for Adam to romance Dana until someone else gets the leading lady.

Schooled - "Outbreak" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a bad flu epidemic hits William Penn, Coach Mellor is sent to his sick bed and Principal Glascott must step it up as the wrestling coach with the Jenkintown Cup on the line. Meanwhile, Lainey thinks she can easily pass a class taught by CB, yet it’s anything but.

Modern Family - "New Kids on the Block" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Haley is determined to follow the advice in her parenting books with the twins, but Phil and Claire think their old methods are better. Meanwhile, Manny is set to direct Jay’s dog bed commercial in the hopes of winning his ex-girlfriend back.

Single Parents - "Sport" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will is pumped to become the coach of Sophie’s soccer team in order to spend more time with his daughter, especially since she has been distant recently. However, his intentions to focus on Sophie and teach the team that you don’t need to win to have fun slowly shift once he realizes he has a secret weapon on his team – Rory – but allowing him on the team means Will must keep a certain secret about Rory. Meanwhile, Douglas and Angie attempt to navigate what their friendship looks like now that they are roommates for the foreseeable future.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Texts" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
During their trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, Mac sets up a text group chain for the gang, but confusion sets in and the gang must learn from the meerkats on how to communicate properly in a group.

Family Time - "Black Love" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Tony appear on a TV show that exposes some of the imperfections in their relationship; Donnie and Brandy use a dating app to play matchmaker for each other.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 21)

Wednesday, October 23

  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Watch Ellie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Transparent/Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/Significant Others) - Andrea is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea drops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings. She also talks about Small Doses on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about The Masked Singer on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm..
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about Catch 21 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan talks about the Clear + Vivid Podcast on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Perfect Harmony on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob is a guest on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
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09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
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09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
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