Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016-17 New Sitcoms Preview

Today we preview the new sitcoms announced for the 2016-17 season. There will be a total of seven new sitcoms on the fall schedule. Four are single-camera comedies. CBS adds three multi-camera sitcoms to their schedule. Eight additional comedies have been ordered for mid-season. Just one will be a multi-camera sitcom.

ABC will have two-hour blocks of comedies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They have two additional single-camera comedies planned for mid-season. Top-rated CBS has three new multi-camera sitcoms featuring stars Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale. Fox adds the hybrid live-action/animated comedy Son of Zorn to their Sunday lineup. They have two additional single-camera comedies for mid-season. Ted Danson returns to NBC in their only new fall comedy. Three additional single-camera comedies are planned for mid-season. They also have the multi-camera family sitcom Marlon, which stars Marlon Wayans.

Some familiar faces returning to sitcoms this season include Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Minnie Driver, Cedric Yarbrough, Lucas Neff, Jenna Elfman, Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Lenny Venito, Taylor Spreitler, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Cheryl Hines, Adam Pally, Ted Danson, Briga Heelan, John Michael Higgins, Marlon Wayans, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, John Lithgow, Jayma Mays and Sherri Shepherd.

Cast photos, series descriptions, cast lists, video previews and related links are provided below.



ABC

ABC Fall Schedule

New Fall: American Housewive, Speechless
New Mid-Season: Downward Dog, Imaginary Mary
Returning Fall: The Middle, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O'Neals, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken
Returning Mid-Season:

American Housewive

American Housewive - Tuesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC (Single-Camera)

Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, Mike and Molly), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring.

The series stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto, Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.

American Housewife is written by Sarah Dunn (Spin City, Bunheads) and produced by Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Aaron Kaplan, Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz are executive producers. Ruben Fleischer directed and was executive producer of the pilot.

Cast:

Katy Mixon as Katie Otto
Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto
Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor
Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison
Julia Butters as Anna-Kat
Carly Hughes as Angela
Ali Wong as Doris

Preview:



Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

    Speechless

    Speechless - Wednesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, About a Boy, The Riches, Good Will Hunting) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

    Speechless stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.

    Scott Silveri (Friends) writes and is executive producer of the show, along with Fresh Off the Boat’s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

    Cast:

    Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo
    John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo
    Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo
    Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo
    Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo
    Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    ABC Mid-Season

    Downward Dog

    Downward Dog - Mid-Season on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Based on the web series, Downward Dog is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy-nominated Allison Tolman, Fargo), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other.

    The series stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff as Jason, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Jenn, Barry Rothbart as Kevin and Mo Collins as Kim. Samm Hodges is the voice of Martin.

    Downward Dog creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen will executive produce with Mosaic Media Group’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal’s Kathy Dziubek. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were executive producers of the pilot. The series is from Legendary Television and ABC Studios.

    Cast:

    Allison Tolman as Nan
    Lucas Neff as Jason
    Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Jenn
    Barry Rothbart as Kevin
    Mo Collins as Kim
    Samm Hodges as the voice of Martin

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB


  • Imaginary Mary

    Imaginary Mary - Mid-Season on ABC (Single-Camera)

    Alice (Jenna Elfman, Dharma & Greg, Friends with Benefits, EDtv) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.

    The series stars Jenna Elfman as Alice, Stephen Schneider as Ben, Rachel Dratch as Mary (VO), Nicholas Coombe as Andy, Matreya Scarrwener as Dora and Erica Tremblay as Bunny.

    The live action/CGI hybrid comes from The Goldbergs team Adam F. Goldberg (writer/executive producer), David Guarascio (writer/executive producer) and Doug Robinson (executive producer). Mary CG animation is designed by Patrick Osborne (creator of Academy Award- winning animated short, The Feast), who is also executive producer. The pilot was directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen), who is also executive producer. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison and ABC Studios.

    Cast:

    Jenna Elfman as Alice
    Stephen Schneider as Ben
    Rachel Dratch as the voice of Mary
    Nicholas Coombe as Andy
    Matreya Scarrwener as Dora
    Erica Tremblay as Bunny

    Preview:



    Links:

  • ABC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



  • CBS

    CBS Fall Schedule

    New Fall: Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan (October), The Great Indoors (October 27)
    New Mid-Season:
    Returning Fall: The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The Odd Couple, Mom (October 27), Life in Pieces (October 27)
    Returning Mid-Season:

    Kevin Can Wait

    Kevin Can Wait - Mondays at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBS - moves to 8:00PM ET/PT in October (Multi-Camera)

    KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin’s retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his former partner and close friend, and Duffy (Lenny Venito), his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle (Gary Valentine), a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin’s dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna (Erinn Hayes), his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancĂ©, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Fickman directed the pilot.

    Cast:

    Kevin James as Kevin
    Erinn Hayes as Donna
    Taylor Spreitler as Kendra
    Ryan Carwright as Chale
    James DiGiacomo as Jack
    Mary Charles-Jones as Sara
    Christopher Brian Roach as Mott
    Leonard Earl Howze as Goody
    Lenny Venito as Duffy
    Gary Valentine as Kyle

    Preview:



    Links:

  • CBS.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    Man with a Plan

    Man with a Plan - Mondays at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBS (Starting in October) (Multi-Camera)

    MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam’s blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “daddy fun times” is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi’s encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot. Note: Jenna Fischer played Andi in the pilot episode. The role will be recast.

    Cast:

    Matt LeBlanc as Adam
    Grace Kaufman as Kate
    Matthew McCann as Teddy
    Hala Finley as Emme
    Matt Cook as Lowell
    Jessica Chaffin as Marie

    Preview:



    Links:

  • CBS.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    The Great Indoors

    The Great Indoors - Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBS (Starting October 27) (Multi-Camera)

    THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling “outdoorsy” life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of “journalists.” Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen… if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.

    Cast:

    Joel McHale as Jack
    Stephen Fry as Roland
    Susannah Fielding as Brooke
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Clark
    Shaun Brown as Mason
    Christine Ko as Emma
    Chris Williams as Eddie

    Preview:



    Links:

  • CBS.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    Fox

    Fox Fall Schedule

    New Fall: Son of Zorn
    New Mid-Season: The Mick, Making History
    Returning Fall: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth
    Returning Mid-Season:


    Son of Zorn

    Son of Zorn - Sundays at 8:30PM ET/PT on Fox (Single-Camera)

    Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. ZORN (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but may find the greatest challenge of all when travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family. Once there, Zorn finds himself estranged from his son, ALANGULON or just “Alan” (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street), a 17-year-old with a mellow, P.C. attitude; and Alan’s mother, Zorn’s ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm), a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Zorn’s efforts to win them back are complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to CRAIG (Tim Meadows, Saturday Night Live), an online psychology professor and a stable presence in their lives. Nevertheless, to be a good dad, Zorn commits to remaining in Orange County for the long haul, renting an apartment and even working in the exciting field of industrial soap sales under his boss, LINDA (Artemis Pebdani, Scandal, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who likes his passion, but just wants him to rein it in at the office. As he adjusts to life in the suburbs, Zorn is the classic fish out of water, navigating his way through fatherhood, divorce and a boring office job. Sure, as an overlord of pain, he defeated glombeasts, wolf-bats and bloodthirsty arachnobots, but now he’ll go toe-to-toe with a new set of enemies: meter maids, dress codes and the DMV.

    Cast:

    Jason Sudeikis as the voice of Zorn
    Johnny Pemberton as Alan
    Cheryl Hines as Edie
    Tim Meadows as Craig
    Artemis Pebdani as Linda

    Preview:



    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia


  • Fox Mid-Season

    The Mick

    The Mick - Mid-Season on Fox (Single-Camera)

    THE MICK is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Lacking any drive, but in constant search of the next easy payday, Mickey is not without her charms. She’s smart, she’s fun, and despite all appearances, her head’s always in the game. She just needs a big win. That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children: SABRINA (Sofia Black D’Elia, The Messengers, Gossip Girl), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, The New Normal, Grey’s Anatomy), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd. The life that Mickey has wanted for so long now is within her reach – the mansion, the convertible, the swimming pool, the walk-in closet full of designer clothes. But as Mickey is well aware, nothing in life is free. The price? Transforming these outrageously spoiled children into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something this foul-mouthed, debaucherous and completely out-of-her-element woman knows absolutely nothing about. Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent. And as irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.

    Cast:

    Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie
    Sofia Black-D’Elia as Sabrina
    Thomas Barbusca as Chip
    Jack Stanton as Ben
    Carla Jimenez as Alba
    Susan Park as Liz

    Preview:



    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



  • Making History

    Making History - Mid-Season on Fox (Single-Camera)

    Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (The Grinder, FAMILY GUY), the new comedy MAKING HISTORY follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Two shows in one, it’s both a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world. DAN CHAMBERS (Adam Pally, The Mindy Project, Happy Endings), a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman he’s fallen for. In the present, Dan is an unpopular nerd. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he’s absolutely hilarious – he gets the girl and makes friends. But Dan’s actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he’s dating is not just any woman. She’s Paul Revere’s daughter, DEBORAH (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl), and Dan’s meddling in the past causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution. To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of his colleague, CHRIS PARISH (Yassir Lester, Girls, Key and Peele), a brilliant, polished and popular history professor, who’s now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches. Can Dan, Chris and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2016? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and get rich?

    Cast:

    Adam Pally as Dan Chambers
    Leighton Meester as Deborah
    Yassir Lester as Chris Parish

    Preview:



    Links:

  • Fox.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia





  • NBC

    NBC Fall Schedule

    New Fall: The Good Place
    New Mid-Season: Great News, Powerless, Marlon, Trial & Error
    Returning Fall: Superstore
    Returning Mid-Season: The Carmichael Show

    The Good Place

    The Good Place - Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on NBC (Multi-Camera)

    From Michael Schur, executive producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation and The Office, comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, House of Lies, Veronica Mars), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, Bored to Death, Cheers), she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. Directed by Drew Goddard, the Oscar-nominated writer of The Martian.

    The cast includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden.

    Michael Schur serves as writer and executive producer. David Miner also executive produces. Drew Goddard directs. The Good Place is produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

    Cast:

    Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
    Ted Danson Michael
    William Jackson Harper as Chris
    Jameela Jamil as Tessa
    Manny Jacinto as Jason
    D'Arcy Carden as Janet Della-Denunzio

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    NBC Mid-Season

    Great News

    Great News - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    Getting along with some colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole other story. When Katie, an up-and-coming news producer, finds out her overbearing mom (Andrea Martin, SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has rejoined the workforce as an intern at the station where Katie works, it might just be the worst news ever. But, with her biggest cheerleader at her side, Katie might finally get the recognition she deserves. The laughs hit close to home in this new office comedy from executive producers Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and the producers of 30 Rock.

    The cast includes Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins and Horatio Sanz.

    Tracey Wigfield serves as writer and executive producer. Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner also executive produce. Beth McCarthy-Miller directs. Great News is produced by Universal Television, Little Stranger and 3 Arts Entertainment.

    Cast:

    Briga Heelan
    Andrea Martin
    Adam Campbell
    Kimrie Lewis-Davis
    John Michael Higgins
    Horatio Sanz

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

    Marlon

    Marlon - Mid-Season on NBC (Multi-Camera)

    Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all.

    The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O'Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle.

    Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and director Andy Ackerman (pilot) also executive produce. Marlon is produced by Universal Television, Wayans Brothers Entertainment, Bicycle Path Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

    Cast:

    Marlon Wayans as Marlon
    Essence Atkins as Angie
    Notlim Taylor
    Amir O'Neil
    Bresha Webb as Yvette
    Diallo Riddle as Kevin

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

    Powerless

    Powerless - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live, High School Musical) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It's when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult "hero" in her own right ... even if it's just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn't always require superpowers.

    The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.

    Ben Queen serves as writer and executive producer. Director Michael Patrick Jann (pilot) also executive produces. Powerless is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC Comics.

    Cast:

    Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke
    Alan Tudyk as Del
    Danny Pudi as Teddy
    Christina Kirk as Jackie

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia

    Trial & Error

    Trial & Error - Mid-Season on NBC (Single-Camera)

    In this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, "rollercizing" poetry professor (John Lithgow, 3rd Rock From the Sun) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. Making a Murderer can be funny!

    The cast includes John Lithgow, Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.

    Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller serve as writers and executive producers. Jeffrey Blitz directs. Trial & Error is produced by Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

    Cast:

    John Lithgow as Larry Henderson
    Nicholas D'Agosto as Josh Simon
    Jayma Mays as Carol Anne Keane
    Sherri Shepherd as Anne Flatch
    Steven Boyer as Dwayne
    Krysta Rodriguez as Summer Henderson

    Preview:



    Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • IMDB
  • Wikipedia



    The CW

    The CW Fall Schedule

    No sitcoms on the schedule.



    Discuss the fall schedules here:

    ABC
    CBS
    Fox
    NBC
    The CW

    Which new sitcoms are you looking forward to this fall?


    Stay tuned for our reviews of the pilots for these new sitcoms in the upcoming months!






  • Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Wednesday, February 26

    The Goldbergs - "Body Swap" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Adam is torn between following Beverly’s rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry’s college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the “student” Barry wishes he could be.

    The Goldbergs - "WrestleMania" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can’t get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas decide neighbor Jane Bales will be the Watch Captain and not her.

    Modern Family - "The Prescott" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Alex’s new company is putting her up at a new luxury apartment with full amenities and a list of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of, without her knowing. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant’s famous sliders for his food blog, while Mitch and Cam sneak in separately to meet its most famous resident, David Beckham. Meanwhile, Luke and Manny head straight for the gym to try and pick up on older women and end up in some hot water with a few of the residents.

    Single Parents - "Untz, Untz, Untz" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Angie uses Sophie as bait to get time with her crush Colin by setting up Sophie and Percy, Colin’s son, on a playdate at Angie’s house. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas navigate Douglas’ first night sleeping at Poppy’s house, which doesn’t go as expected; and Graham and Will go on a bro-date of their own to the pizza parlor.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 24)

    Wednesday, February 26

    • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Nurse Jackie) - Bobby talks about The Jesus Rolls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
    • Mark Addy (Still Standing) - Mark talks about Hangmen on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January/February)

    Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series

    12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
    12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
    12/06 - 9JKL - The Complete Series
    12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
    12/17 - Atlanta - Season 2 - Robbin' Season
    12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
    12/17 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (2019 Release)
    12/17 - The Other Two - Season 1
    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
    01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season (Blu-ray)
    01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
    01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
    01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
    01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
    02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series
    02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
    02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


    Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

    02/26 - HBO Comedy Betty to Premiere May 1; Molly Shannon Is a Big Deal on Showtime
    02/25 - AMC Gets Alternating Single-Camera and Multi-Camera Sitcom; Bunk'd Returning for Season 5
    02/24 - Friends Reunion Officially on HBO Max in May 2020; Modern Family Fan Favorite Episodes Marathon
    02/23 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 24, 2020)
    02/22 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Lark Voorhies Unhappy with Saved by the Bell Reboot Snub; Remembering Ja'Net DuBois
    02/21 - Fri-Yay: Single Parents Quietly Becoming ABC's Best Sitcom; BET+ Gets Bigger with Comedy
    02/20 - Are You Afraid of the Dark and All That Get More Episodes; Tyler Perry Gets Nick Sitcom
    02/19 - Remembering Ja'Net DuBois of Good Times, Kellye Nakahara of M*A*S*H, and Others We've Recently Lost
    02/18 - Family Matters Back on TBS; Caroline Rhea to Headline Showtime Comedy Special
    02/17 - The Last O.G. Returns to TBS on April 7; He-Man Gets All-Star Cast on Netflix
    02/16 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 17, 2020)
    02/15 - SitcomsOnline Digest: CSI Limited Series for the 20th Anniversary?; ABC Orders Comedy Pilots
    02/14 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens; HBO's Avenue 5 Gets 2nd Season
    02/13 - The Mighty Ducks Returning as Series on Disney+; NBC Sets More Mid-Season Series
    02/12 - NBC Renews Superstore for Season 6; UK Comedy Receives 2nd Season Before US Premiere
    02/11 - Brockmire's Final Season Begins March 18; The Good Doctor Gets 4th Season
    02/10 - Audible Gets Comedy Series with Big Stars; Fox Gets Another Guessing Music Series

    02/09 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 10, 2020)
    02/08 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Friends Reunion Coming to HBO Max; IMDb TV Acquires Free Streaming Rights to Lost, Malcolm in the Middle, and More
    02/07 - Fri-Yay: Two Comedies Have Series Finales; House of Payne Returning and New Tyler Perry Sitcom Both Coming to BET
    02/06 - NBC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Indebted - Premieres Tonight (Feb. 6); HBO Runs with New Comedy
    02/05 - HBO Max Gets Jameela Jamil to Judge Series; ThunderCats Roar Back to TV on Cartoon Network
    02/04 - ABC's Fresh Off the Boat Series Finale Details; Funny Or Die Comedy Now Streaming
    02/03 - Netflix Gets Katharine McPhee Multi-Cam Sitcom; Two Daytime Soaps Renewed
    02/02 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 3, 2020)
    02/01 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Remembering Fred Silverman, the Man Who Shaped TV in the 70s; Pair of Soap Operas Renewed
    01/31 - Fri-Yay: The Good Place Officially Ends; Starz Picks Up Comedy with Amber Stevens West
    01/30 - Terry Bradshaw Gets Comedic Series The Bradshaw Bunch; ABC Moves Drama Premiere by a Week in April
    01/29 - CBS Announces Midseason Comedy Premieres; Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens Is a Hit
    01/28 - The Good Place Finale Post Show Special; Guy Fieri Is Up for a Food Network Face-Off
    01/27 - New Punk'd Gets Host; Comedic Game Show Renewed Through 2023
    01/26 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of January 27, 2020)