Monday, January 28, 2019

CBS Picks Up 3 Freshman Series for 2019-20; Coop & Cami Ask the World Gets 2nd Season on Disney

FBI - The Neighborhood - Magnum P.I.

CBS announced that it has renewed three freshman series for the 2019-2020 broadcast season. Two dramas and a comedy. Dramas FBI and Magnum P.I., and comedy The Neighborhood will all return to the Network next year for a second season. FBI, from Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, is a top 10 series and CBS' #1 new show, averaging almost 13 million viewers each week. The fast-paced drama stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonee Noel and Sela Ward. In addition to Wolf, Rick Eid, Terry Miller, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski also serve as executive producers. Magnum P.I. has improved its Monday, 9:00 PM time period by +32%. The action-adventure series set in Hawaii stars Jay Hernandez as former Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang and Amy Hill. Peter M. Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are executive producers.

Comedy The Neighborhood has improved its year-to-year time period viewership, drawing an average of almost 8 million viewers on Mondays, while using socially conscious humor to explore differences between cultures and life experiences. Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold star as neighborhood stalwarts the Butlers, while Max Greenfield and Beth Behrs are the "new kids on the block," the Johnsons. The show also stars Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan. Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhone are executive producers.


Coop & Cami Ask the World

Disney Channel announced the season two pickup of its live-action comedy series Coop & Cami Ask the World, about the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, co-hosts of a popular online show Would You Wrather. Created and executive produced by Boyce Bugliari and Jamie McLaughlin, the series will resume production in the coming months, with season two scheduled to roll out later in 2019. Leading the ensemble cast are Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner as Coop and Cami Wrather, Olivia Sanabia as older sibling Charlotte, Albert Tsai as best friend Fred, Paxton Booth as younger brother Ollie and Rebecca Metz as their mother Jenna.

New episodes from season one, which launched last October, will continue to air on Saturdays (10:30-11:00 A.M. EST) on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app. Ruby Rose Turner will be joined by her castmates and her real-life family on Instagram in Disney Channel's first-ever IGTV series Ruby's Gems, every Saturday, beginning Saturday, Feb. 23-March 9. Designed for kids age 13 and over, the series blends a vlog and behind-the-scenes format. The series is produced by Thumb Candy Media, the digital studio division of Industrial Media's B-17 Entertainment. 


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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