Thursday, March 29, 2018

Roseanne Opens Big on ABC, Encore Airs Sunday; John Mulaney Gets Netflix Special

Roseanne

Towering over NBC's The Voice and CBS' NCIS in the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour to rank as Tuesday's No. 1 TV show, ABC's 1-hour premiere of Roseanne opened with an average audience of 18.44 million viewers and a 5.2/21 in Adults 18-49, building from its first half-hour to its second half-hour. Roseanne scored Tuesday's top-rated entertainment telecast in 6 years with young adults – since 2/28/12. Roseanne opened with TV's highest Adult 18-49 rating for any comedy telecast on any night in 3 1/2 years – since CBS' The Big Bang Theory season opener on 9/22/14. Roseanne delivered ABC’s best results in the 1-hour time period since November 2006 in viewers and since November 2009 in young adults – since 11/14/06 and 11/3/09, respectively. Roseanne's return built on its May 1997 finale telecast 21 years ago by 11% in Total Viewers (18.44 million vs. 16.6 million on 5/20/97), outdrawing its final 12 telecasts that season.

In viewers and young adults, Roseanne stands as the season's strongest premiere as well as the No. 1 regularly scheduled scripted telecast this season. ABC's top-rated Roseanne rebroadcasts its one-hour season premiere, Sunday, April 1 (no foolin'!) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.


John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous

Emmy Award-winning writer, stand-up and performer John Mulaney will debut a new Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, globally on May 1, 2018. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was filmed at Radio City Music Hall, where Mulaney sold out an unprecedented seven consecutive shows (over 40,000 tickets) earlier this year. This special is the first in a new multi-special pact between Netflix and Mulaney. Kid Gorgeous at Radio City was directed by two-time Tony-nominee Alex Timbers (Oh, Hello on Broadway) with set design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon). This continues Mulaney's long relationship with Netflix. He previously starred in the Emmy-nominated Netflix original stand-up special John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Oh, Hello on Broadway and animated series Big Mouth. He also appears in the upcoming Netflix comedy special Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Adam on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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