Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sitcom Stars and More on Celebrity Family Feud on ABC; TBS Series Search Party Adds Big Names

Steve Harvey - Celebrity Family Feud

The primetime summer hit Celebrity Family Feud, produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns for a second season on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8:00pm, on the ABC Television Network. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. The 10-episode series will kick off ABC's Sunday Fun & Games Night block alongside Match Game with Alec Baldwin and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan beginning on Sunday, June 26 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). In each episode of Celebrity Family Feud, celebrity families, and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain, with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Following are the celebrities on tap for this season:

Kellie Pickler - Country music recording artist, star of the CMT hit reality show I Love Kellie Pickler, American Idol alum, Dancing with the Stars 2013 champion and eight-time USO Tour veteran will be playing for United Service Organizations, Inc.
VERSUS
Lance Bass – Singer, host, actor, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and writer, most well-known as being a member of the multi-platinum pop boy band *NSYNC will be playing for Lucky Puppy Animal Rescue

Snoop Dogg - Rapper and actor who has sold over twenty-one million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide will be playing for the Snoop Youth Football League
VERSUS
Sugar Ray Leonard - Boxing Olympic gold medalist and legendary sports icon of the 20th century. In 2009, Leonard and his wife Bernadette started the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, supporting the life-changing programs at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and will be playing for this foundation

AFC Offense - playing for Active Minds
o Brandon Marshall — New York Jets wide receiver
o Steve Smith Jr. — Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
o Amari Cooper — Oakland Raiders wide receiver
o Jeremy Hill —Cincinnati Bengals running back
o Marcus Cannon — New England Patriots tackle
VERSUS
NFC Defense - playing for Got Your 6 (Be The Change, Inc.)
o Thomas Davis — Carolina Panthers linebacker
o Terrance Knighton — Washington Redskins defensive tackle
o Tyrann Mathieu — Arizona Cardinals defensive back
o Malcolm Jenkins — Philadelphia Eagles safety
o Cliff Avril — Seattle Seahawks defensive end

AFC Defense -- playing for Still Strong Foundation (aka Michael's Way)
o AJ Hawk — Cincinnati Bengals linebacker
o Tamba Hali — Kansas City Chiefs defensive end
o Malcolm Smith — Oakland Raiders linebacker
o Von Miller — Denver Broncos linebacker
o Melvin Ingram — San Diego Chargers linebacker
VERSUS
NFC Offense - playing for Professional Athletes Foundation
o Joe Staley — San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman
o Teddy Bridgewater — Minnesota Vikings quarterback
o David Johnson — Arizona Cardinals running back
o Marvin Jones — Detroit Lions wide receiver
o Pierre Garcon — Washington Redskins wide receiver

The Bachelors - playing for Girls Inc.
o Shawn Booth — Kaitlyn Bristowe's fiancĂ© from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Tanner Tolbert — Met and fell in love with Jade Roper in last summer's Bachelor in Paradise and they married in 2016
o Ben Zorn – One of Kaitlyn's bachelors from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Chris Strandburg – One of Kaitlyn's bachelors from Season 11 of The Bachelorette
o Ben Higgins – The Bachelor currently in Season 20
VERSUS
The Bachelorettes - playing for Stomp out Bullying
o Kaitlyn Bristowe – The Bachelorette from Season 11, currently engaged to Shawn Booth
o Jade Tolbert —Met and fell in love with Tanner Tolbert in last summer's Bachelor in Paradise and they married in 2016
o Ashley Iaconetti – One of Chris Soules' bachelorettes from Season 19
o Sara Herron — One of Sean Lowe's bachelorettes from Season 17
o Andi Dorfman— The Bachelorette from Season 10

Garrett Morris - Part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live in 1975; currently plays Earl on the CBS hit-comedy 2 Broke Girls and will be playing for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
VERSUS
Alfonso Ribeiro - Actor, television director, dancer, and game show host known for the sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as host of America's Funniest Home Videos will be playing for the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Rick Schroder – Actor and film director who debuted in the film The Champ and child star on the sitcom Silver Spoons will be on the team.

Ernie Hudson – Actor, best known for the 1984 film Ghostbusters. He currently stars in the Netflix series Grace & Frankie and will be playing for the Union Rescue Mission in downtown LA
VERSUS
NeNe Leakes – Fan favorite on Bravo's highly rated reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta, co-host on E!s Fashion Police and stars in ABC's upcoming To Tell the Truth. NeNe is playing for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Professional Boxers' Showdown #1 - Playing for Padres Contra El Cancer
o Joe Goossen – Renowned boxing manager and two-time Hall of Fame inductee (California Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame) and owner of the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, CA
o Victor Ortiz – Boxer and former WBC welterweight champion that held titles in the light welterweight division of the USBA and NABO
o Rafael Ruelas – Licensed realtor and Former IBF Lightweight World Champion with a final record of 53 Wins, 4 Losses and 42
knockouts; trained by Joe Goossen his whole boxing career.
o Lamon Brewster – Boxer and former WBO world heavy weight champion, best known for scoring a knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2004
o Ray Mercer – Boxer and former WBO heavyweight champion who boxed from 1989 to 2008
VERSUS
Professional Boxers' Showdown #2 - Playing for Common Ground Foundation Inc.
o Robert Garcia – Manager and former IBF super featherweight champion; voted Trainer of the Year by The Ring magazine in 2011 and by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2012
o "Sugar" Shane Mosley – Boxer and former three-weight class world champion, held IBF lightweight title, the WBC and WBA (Super) welterweight titles, and the WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring magazine light middleweight titles
o James Toney – Boxer and former three-weight class world champion, held the IBF middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight titles
o Mikey Garcia – Boxer and former WBO champion, The Ring magazine featherweight champion, and WBO super featherweight champion
o Chris Byrd – Boxer and two-time world heavyweight champion; held the WBO and IBF titles

Melissa Joan Hart – Actress, director and producer known for her roles in Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey and will be playing for Friends of Cas, Inc.
VERSUS
Paul Sorvino – Actor best known for his role as Pauley from the hit film Goodfellas will be playing for the John Ritter Foundation.

Jalen Rose – Current ESPN/ABC analyst and former NBA star who played for the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns over the course of his 13-year career; best known for being a member of the Michigan "Fab Five" and playing for the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy c/o Operation Graduation
VERSUS
Dave Foley – Comedian, actor and founding member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, also known for his roles in NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, ABC's Dr. Ken and playing for Fact Alliance

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models -- Playing for Happy Hearts Fund
o Nina Agdal – Sports Illustrated cover girl for 50th Anniversary magazine and SI's 2012 Rookie of the Year
o Samantha Hoopes – Three-time SI Swimsuit model
o Tanya Mityushina –2016 SI Swimsuit rookie
o Robyn Lawley – Two-time SI Swimsuit model; body positivity activist, author and swimwear designer
o Hannah Ferguson –Three-time SI Swimsuit model
VERSUS
Verizon IndyCar Drivers - Playing for The Indy Family Foundation
o Helio Castroneves – Three-time Indy 500 champion and Team Penske driver; won coveted Mirror Ball trophy during season five of Dancing With the Stars
o Tony "TK" Kanaan –2013 Indy 500 winner and Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver; triathlete and IronMan competitor
o James “Hinch” Hinchcliffe – Returned to racing this season in the No. 5 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports after suffering life-threatening injuries from a practice crash during the 2015 Indianapolis 500
o Will Power – The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion and Castroneves’ teammate at Team Penske; recently penned an autobiography entitled "The Sheer Force of Will Power"
o Conor Daly – Rookie from Indianapolis competing in his first full Verizon IndyCar Series driving the #18 car for Dale Coyne Racing ; son of former IndyCar and Formula One driver Derek Daly

Paula Deen - Celebrity chef and cooking show television host. She has sold over 11 million copies of her 14 cookbooks and is playing for Paula Deen's The Bag Lady Foundation
VERSUS
Carson Kressley - Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, NY Times bestselling author and fashion designer and is playing for the Al D. Rodriguez Foundation

Laila Ali – Undefeated four-time world champion boxer and a semi-finalist in season four of Dancing With the Stars, two-time Food Network Chopped champion, currently writing a cookbook, competing on new season of Celebrity Apprentice and playing for Peace4Kids
VERSUS
Alana Stewart – Actress and producer known for Farrah's Story, George & Alana and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here! is playing for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation with George Hamilton – Actor and Golden Globe recipient, known for Love at First Bite and Where the Boys Are and Ashley Hamilton – George's son.

Sheryl Underwood – Co-host of The Talk, contributor on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, CEO of Pack Rat Production, Inc., Pack Rat Foundation For Education, Inc., and 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and is playing for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.'s National Education Foundation
VERSUS
Gus Kenworthy - 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist and a five-time World Freeskiing Champion on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Tour. Won four medals at the X Games and European X Games in 2016 and is playing for the Happy Hippie Foundation

Todd Chrisley - Patriarch of the Chrisley family, star and executive producer of Chrisley Knows Best on USA Network and playing for Generosity.org
VERSUS
Sara Evans – Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum country singer with five #1 radio hits; CMA and ACM award recipient and playing for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Giuliana Rancic - Queen of the red carpet and host of Fashion Police, New York Times bestselling author, has a clothing line called G by Giuliana on HSN and wine called XO, G and is playing for Fab-U-Wish (The Pink Agenda, Inc.). Among the family members will be husband Bill Rancic.
VERSUS
The Band Perry - playing for Teen Cancer America o Neil Perry (team captain) – Youngest member of The Band Perry; handles mandolin, bouzouki, and vocals o Reid Perry – Middle child and bassist of The Band Perry o Kimberly Perry – The Band Perry's front-woman who wrote the group's breakthrough single and fourth best-selling country single of all time, "If I Die Young"

Tony Hawk - Professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, owner of skateboard company Birdhouse and playing for the Tony Hawk Foundation
VERSUS
Joely Fisher - Golden Globe nominated actress and former Miss Golden Globe, best known for her roles on Ellen, the Disney hit Inspector Gadget, her 4 seasons as Brad Garrett’s saucy wife on the Fox hit 'Til Death, and currently on ABC's Last Man Standing as Wendi. Joely is playing for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.

Alan Thicke - Best known as the father on Growing Pains. Recently toured in the musical, Toy Shoppe, and recent TV appearances on Unusually Thicke, Scream Queens and Grandfathered will be playing for The Alan Thicke Centre for Juvenile Diabetes Research
VERSUS
David Chokachi – Actor/dad/environmental enthusiast, best known for his role as Cody Madison on Baywatch. Starred in the TV series Witchblade and Beyond The Break, and has made several movie appearances and is playing for the Surfrider Foundation

Rico Rodriguez – Actor and four-time SAG award winner best known as Manny Delgado in the five-time Emmy Award-winning comedy Modern Family is playing for Fiestas Patrias Mexicanos of B/CS, Texas. His sister Raini Rodriguez - Actress and director starring in the Disney Channel comedy Austin & Ally and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop movies is among the family members.
VERSUS
Jaleel White - Star of classic '90s sitcom Family Matters, competitor on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars and host of A Total Blackout will be playing for the Los Angeles Mission

Tommy Davidson – Stand-up comedian and actor best known for his work on the hit show In Living Color, and movies Booty Call and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is playing for the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
VERSUS
Kristi Yamaguchi - Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist, founder of the Always Dream Foundation and founder of Tsu.ya Active Wear is playing for the Always Dream Foundation


Search Party

TBS's Search Party has added several key players to an already stellar cast. Oscar® nominee Rosie Perez (Pineapple Express, Fearless), Golden Globe® nominee Ron Livingston (Office Space, The Conjuring), Golden Globe nominee Parker Posey (Best in Show) and Christine Taylor (Zoolander) have been cast as recurring guest stars on the comedic mystery from TBS, a division of Turner. In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall (Broad City, The Characters) has been named a series regular. Slated to premiere in late 2016, Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance named Chantal suddenly disappears. Led by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), the cast of Search Party features an ensemble of young comic actors, including John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner.

As a series regular, Hall plays Julian, Dory's journalist ex-boyfriend who seeks the truth no matter who it hurts. Perez's recurring role casts her as Lorraine, a realtor whose life may be in peril for knowing too much about the missing girl. Livingston is set to play Keith, a private detective who takes Shawkat's Dory under his wing in the hunt for the missing Chantal. Posey plays Brick, the head of an artisanal boutique which turns out to be much more sinister than expected. And Taylor is set to play Gail, Dory's bored and wealthy employer who revels in getting the scoop on her hunt for Chantal.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, February 28

The Conners - "Shrinks Don't Talk and Kids Don't Sing" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark adjusts to his first day of college as a commuter student; meanwhile, Becky gets into a disagreement with Beverly Rose’s music teacher over a song.

Not Dead Yet - "Not Polite Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lexi combines the first two floors of the newsroom, leaving Nell to share a cubicle with T.J., a popular sportswriter who’s friends with everyone … except her.

Abbott Elementary - "Breakup" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Barbara’s church choir uses the gym for rehearsals, Ava notices tensions in the group. Jacob’s eagerness for a full social calendar worries Gregory. Melissa and Janine investigate a new substitute.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Lay Lay Goes Away-Way" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Out the App 2: E-Lay-Lay-tric Boogaloo" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Wednesday, February 28

  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Watch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She talks about Elsbeth on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) and Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Fortune and Tig are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Cheryl and Susie are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - E! News has an interview with Zendaya at 11pm on E!.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the Drew'ss News desk to discuss headlines like the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion sequel in the works and the American alternative to the Irish exit on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim discusses her wellness retreat and the upcoming new season of Netflix's The Upshaws on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) and Michael Beach (The Game) - The cast of Soul Food reunite and discuss Hulu's new Black Stories Always on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Diane Farr (Splitting Together/Like Family/The Job) - Diane discusses the CBS drama series Fire Country on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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