Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pop Picks Up 2nd Season of Hollywood Darlings; South Park Still Strong in Season 21

Hollywood Darlings

Put down your pogs, turn off that Tamagotchi and get a sweet '90s fix with an all new season of Pop's Hollywood Darlings. Renewed for a second season, the television comedy starring Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), Christine Lakin (Step by Step) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) will begin production this fall. Hollywood Darlings follows real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood only they can share - former child stars who grew up in the '90s limelight. Sweetin, Mitchell and Lakin play exaggerated versions of themselves as they comically improvise and riff on their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this #squadgoals dream team can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in show business.

On the next season, Sweetin, a doting mother of two young girls, has recently wrapped production on season three of Fuller House and is in production on the upcoming Hallmark movie Finding Santa; Mitchell, who is also enjoying #familylife with two kids and hubby (follow along on her blog GrowingUpHollywood), appears on the newest season of Battle of the Network Stars; while Lakin, a proud new mom and wife, is deep into filming a role in the drama I Am That Man, along with co-hosting Worst Ever Podcast (audioboom). The first season of Hollywood Darlings became Pop's #1 original series debut of all time among W18-34 (L+7). In addition, A18-49 were up +46% over Pop's 2016 primetime averages (L+7).


South Park

Comedy Central's historic, eight-day, wall-to-wall marathon of over 250 episodes from across the first twenty seasons of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning South Park earned huge ratings and drove Comedy Central to its highest-rated Weekday Total Day and Prime since September 2016. The South Park takeover, which ran from September 6 through September 13 leading up to the season 21 premiere increased Comedy Central's Total Day Adults 18-49 rating by +27% compared to the prior four-week time period average and by +21% compared to the year ago period. The epic, eight-day marathon particularly resonated with millennials (Adults 18-34), which saw gains of +46% in the demo across the marathon vs. recent levels. Over the duration of the stunt, more than 10 million unique viewers dropped in to watch the ongoing adventures of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, with over seven million video views and 500K engagements generated via social posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Immediately following the conclusion of the marathon, the 21st season premiere of South Park drew 1.7 million total viewers and scored a 1.36 Adult 18-49 rating making it #1 show on cable on Wednesday and the highest-rated premiere in 2017 among Adults 18-49, as well as Adults 18-34, for any primetime comedy across all of ad-supported cable.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

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Dave - "The Observer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 21)

Wednesday, June 23

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about The Good Fight on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and Ruth Righi (Sydney to the Max) - Carolina and Ruth are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Romantically Challenged/Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa discusses how she is inspiring a new generation of female leaders, the latest book of her children's series and her podcast on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura stops by to chat and shares her new kitchen gadget line on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. talks about the onstage collapse that led to his COVID-19 diagnosis on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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