Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Carol Burnett Gets Netflix Series; Futurama on Syfy, Marathon on 4/20

A Little Help with Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett is back! Netflix announced that improv/sketch series A Little Help with Carol Burnett will premiere on May 4, 2018. Celebrity guests include: Julie Bowen, Candace Cameron Bure, Mark Cuban, Billy Eichner, Taraji P. Henson, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled, Lisa Kudrow, Brittany Snow, Wanda Sykes, and Finn Wolfhard. Netflix will release all 12 half-hour episodes at once. In this funny and endearing series, she will be joined by a group of the most honest and unfiltered people in the world - a gaggle of straight talking, entertaining 5-9 year old kids. These very opinionated "experts" weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults. Each episode will feature a celebrity contributor brave enough to bring in their own dilemma for the kids to comment on in front of a live audience. The show is co-hosted by comedian Russell Peters.


Futurama

On Friday, April 20, SYFY falls under the trance of Futurama's Hypnotoad, the dangerously mesmerizing amphibian with the power to put humans into a zombie-like trance. From 8/7c to 2am/1c, our glorious lord and master stages a full SYFY invasion, complete with his own far-out logo, psychedelic sidebar and hypnotic interruptions of Futurama episodes selected for maximum trip-enhancing effect and Hypnotoad-centricity. Episodes airing in the stunt are:

· 8/7c - Bender's Big Score Part 1: Earth is taken over by email-scamming aliens while Hermes loses his head and Leela falls in love.
· 8:30/7:30c - Bender's Big Score Part 2: While Lars and Leela's romance takes off, Bender helps aliens pillage history for its treasures.
· 9/8c - Bender's Big Score Part 3: Leela and Lars prepare to get married, and we learn what happened to Fry when he returned to the 21st Century.
· 9:30/10:30c - Bender's Big Score Part 4: Lars reveals his secret as the humans fight back against the aliens.
· 10/9c - The Day The Earth Stood Stupid: Only Fry can save Earth when evil brains from another world plot to make everyone stupid.
· 10:30/9:30c - Three Hundred Big Boys: When each Earthican receives a $300 government refund, the Planet Express crew members pursue their respective dreams and desires.
· 11/10c - The Sting: A killer bee sting sends Leela on a long, strange trip.
· 11:30/10:30c - Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television: Bender becomes a television star, as well as a terrible role model for children.
· 12am/11c - Rebirth: After a devastating spaceship crash, the Professor attempts to resuscitate the crew with his birth machine.
· 12:32am/11:32c - Mobius Dick: Leela becomes obsessed with hunting down a mysterious, four-dimensional space whale.
· 1:01am/12:01c - Reincarnation: FUTURAMA is reconceived in three alternate animation styles: classic black-and-white, old-school videogame and Japanese anime.
· 1:31am/12:31c - Decision 3012: Leela becomes campaign manager for a presidential candidate whose birth certificate is mysteriously missing.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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

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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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