Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Three Disney Sitcoms Get 3rd Seasons; School Is in Session at HBO for 2nd Season of Comedy

Stuck in the Middle

A trio of popular comedy series for kids age 6-14 have received third season orders -- Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle from executive producer Linda Videtti Figueiredo, BUNK'D from executive producer Pamela Eells O'Connell and Disney XD's Walk the Prank from executive producers Adam Small and Trevor Moore. Production on each will resume in the fall. Disney Channel's single-camera comedy Stuck in the Middle stars Jenna Ortega as a middle child, Harley Diaz, in a household bustling with nine people - two parents and seven kids - each with distinctive personalities and conflicting schedules. It also stars Isaak Presley as Ethan, Ronni Hawk as Rachel, Kayla Maisonet as Georgie, Nicolas Bechtel as Lewie, Malachi Barton as "Beast," Ariana Greenblatt as Daphne, Cerina Vincent as Suzy and Joe Nieves as Tom. New episodes from season two of Stuck in the Middle will premiere weekly on Fridays beginning September 15 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and VOD.

BUNK'D

Disney Channel's live-action comedy BUNK'D follows siblings Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross as they leave their extravagant New York City penthouse once again to return to Camp Kikiwaka, a rustic summer camp in Maine. Season three finds the Ross kids arriving at camp after several cabins were lost to fire. Upon learning that the camp's owner, Gladys, has absconded with the insurance money, the kids team up to save the camp using funds from their parents' deep pockets. Now owners and counselors, they reunite with cheerful country girl Lou to rebuild the cabins and boost morale. The sitcom stars Peyton List as Emma Ross, Karan Brar as Ravi Ross, Skai Jackson as Zuri Ross and Miranda May as Lou. During its second season, BUNK'D ranked #1 in its time period and, over the past year, has reached 61 million Total TV Viewers and amassed 25 million engagements via Disney Channel VOD and the Disney Channel App.

Walk the Plank

Walk the Prank, Disney XD's broadly appealing hit that blends scripted comedy with hidden-camera pranks, follows a team of professional pranksters, Chance and his brother Herman and their best friends Bailey and Dusty, along with Dusty's Uncle Will, who pull off good-natured pranks to capture genuine and hilarious reactions for their online hidden-camera show. Some of the most elaborate pranks from the current second season include a mind-melding robot; an alien spaceship in the woods; and a jam-packed episode guest starring several NFL favorites, including Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) who teams up with ESPN SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion to prank a diehard Cowboys fan. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The special Walk the Prank: NFL Edition premiereed this past Saturday, (September 2), on Disney XD. Viewers can catch new episodes from season two of Walk the Prank Monday - Thursday, beginning Monday, October 2, on Disney XD, Disney XD App and VOD.


Vice Principals

As the tumultuous school year at North Jackson High continues, a new semester brings big changes - and Gamby and Russell are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it. The darkest comedy on television returns to finish what was started when Vice Principals kicks off its nine-episode, second and final season Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. Danny McBride (HBO's Eastbound & Down; This Is the End) stars as Neal Gamby and Walton Goggins (Emmy(R) nominee for Justified; Six) stars as Lee Russell in the show, which was created by McBride and Jody Hill and shot in and around Charleston, South Carolina.

Vice Principals also stars Kimberly H├ębert Gregory (Devious Maids) as Dr. Belinda Brown; Georgia King (The New Normal) as English teacher Amanda Snodgrass, Gamby's on- and off-again girlfriend; Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) as Gale, Gamby's ex-wife; Shea Whigham (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as Ray, Gale's impossibly nice husband; and Sheaun McKinney (Know Thy Enemy) as cafeteria worker Dayshawn. Joining the cast this season is Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water) as Nash, who was appointed vice principal of discipline in Gamby's absence. Guest stars on the second season include Fisher Stevens (The Grand Budapest Hotel) as a scholarly rival to Gamby for Amanda's attentions; Scott Caan (Hawaii 5-0) as a teambuilding trainer; Maya Love as Gamby's daughter, Janelle; and Susan Park (Fargo) as Russell's wife, Christine.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, May 28

The Conners - "Possums, Pregnancy and Patriarchy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris makes a big announcement. Meanwhile, Ben is overwhelmed with family responsibilities.

The Conners - "Hiding In and Moving Out" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris takes her anger out on Darlene. Elsewhere, Dan and Louise spend an entire day in bed together.

The Conners - "The Contra Hearings and the Midnight Gambler" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark fights for a spot in the Lanford High chamber orchestra. Elsewhere, Jackie puts a lottery machine in the Lunch Box.

The Conners - "Road Trip and Guilt Trip" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan and Jackie take a road trip to a hardware wholesaler in Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Darlene heads out of town and leaves behind a plethora of to-do notes for Becky and Ben.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Friday, May 26

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/Simon/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Watch Jason on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ali Wong (Big Mouth/American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (How to Be a Bookie) - Sebastian talks about his new film About My Father on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Bellamy (Mr. Box Office/Men, Women & Dogs/Cousin Skeeter) - Bill appears on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy) and BD Wong (All-American Girl) - Ming-Na and BD talk about Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Dickinson) - Hailee and actor Shameik Moore sit down together to talk about their new film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, in theaters on June 2 on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Love in the Time of Corona/Big Dady) and Nicolette Robinson (Love in the Time of Corona/Perfect Couples) - Leslie and Nicolette chat with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Daniel Wu (American Born Chinese) - Daniel talks about American Born Chinese on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.


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Growing Pains - The Complete Series Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Twelve Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI) Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)

01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/04 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/18 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series (Blu-ray)
04/25 - Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/23 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Eleven / The Complete Season Twelve
05/23 - Go On - The Complete Series
05/23 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (Universal)
05/29 - Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/29 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/30 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 1 (Blu-ray)
06/13 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete Series
06/13 - Night Court (1984-1992) - The Complete Series
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