Monday, April 17, 2017

ABC Summer 2017 Schedule; E! Renews Drama for 2nd Season

ABC

The ABC Television Network has announced summer premiere dates for limited series Somewhere Between, drama series Still Star-Crossed, and documentary The Story of Diana. Summer Fun & Games Return with new alternative series The Gong Show, Boy Band, Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME and Battle of the Network Stars. Summer game-show nights return with Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth, as well as returning favorite Bachelor in Paradise and music specials Billboard Music Awards, CMA Fest 2017 and ESPN's The 2017 ESPYS. These shows join previously announced The Bachelorette, premiering Monday, May 22, comedy series Downward Dog, airing Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning May 23 and movie event Dirty Dancing, airing Wednesday, May 24. A full look is below (The NBA Finals of course is also airing this summer on ABC):

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
9:31-10:00 p.m. Downward Dog (Comedy Sneak Preview)

SUNDAY, MAY 21
8:00-11:00 p.m. Billboard Music Awards

MONDAY, MAY 22
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Bachelorette (Season 13 Premiere)

TUESDAY, MAY 23
8:00-8:30 p.m. Downward Dog (Comedy Time-Period Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
8:00-11:00 p.m. Dirty Dancing (Three-Hour Movie Event)

MONDAY, MAY 29
10:01-11:00 p.m. Still Star-Crossed (Drama Series Premiere)

SUNDAY, JUNE 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. Celebrity Family Feud (Season 3 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. $100,000 Pyramid (Season 2 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
10:00-11:00 p.m. To Tell the Truth

THURSDAY, JUNE 22
8:00-10:00 p.m. Boy Band (Two-Hour Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. The Gong Show (Series Premiere)

THURSDAY, JUNE 29
8:00-9:00 p.m. Boy Band
9:00-10:00 p.m. Battle of the Network Stars (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
8:00-11:00 p.m. The 2017 ESPYS

MONDAY, JULY 24
10:01-11:00 p.m. Somewhere Between (Drama Series Premiere)

MONDAY, JULY 31
8:00-10:00 p.m. The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
8:00-11:00 p.m. CMA Fest 2017

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
8:00-10:00 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Season 4 Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Story of Diana: Part One

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Story of Diana: Part Two

MONDAY, AUGUST 14
8:00-10:01 p.m. Bachelor in Paradise (Time Period Premiere)


The Arrangement

E! Entertainment has greenlit a second season of its latest original scripted series The Arrangement. From Universal Cable Productions and Emmy Award-Winning writer/EP Jonathan Abrahams (Mad Men), the series debuted Sunday, March 5 at 10pm ET/PT. Starring Josh Henderson (Dallas), Christine Evangelista (The Walking Dead), Lexa Doig (Continuum) and Michael Vartan (Alias), this multi-layered, sophisticated Hollywood love story brings to life the darker side of fame. Season two will consist of 10, one-hour episodes, just like the current first season. The Arrangement season one will conclude with the finale airing Sunday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT. In last night's episode, secrets are revealed when Kyle (Henderson) accompanies Megan (Evangelista) on a trip back to her hometown to officiate her best friend's wedding. Terence (Vartan) goes on a journey of self-reflection after trying to save the Institute from a possible scandal that leads to an intense confrontation. As things get steamy with DeAnn (Doig), she finds herself inspired to take more risks with her life.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Tuesday, April 20

  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-April)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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