Monday, March 11, 2019

People Gets Syndicated Series for Fall 2020; Emmy Winner Michael Schur Reups with Universal Television

People Tv - Meredith

PEOPLE will launch a daily syndicated show in Fall of 2020 that will air on all 17 Meredith (www.meredith.com) local television stations across the US. The new PEOPLE half-hour weeknight program will highlight the most popular features from PEOPLE, including entertainment news, exclusive interviews, feature stories, beauty, crime and much more. The show will be produced by Four M Studios, Meredith's in-house television production company. Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 and 13 in Top 50 markets including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland (Oregon), and Nashville. The group currently airs a 30-minute weekend show from PEOPLE called PEOPLE Now Weekend. The new PEOPLE weeknight show, which will begin airing in 2020, will air in addition to PEOPLE Now Weekend.


Michael Schur

Two-time Emmy and Peabody Award winner Michael Schur, one of the most creative and respected minds in television and a writer-producer on some of the most critically acclaimed shows in history, has reupped his overall deal with Universal Television with a multi-year contract. Schur is currently executive producer on two of NBC's most popular and beloved comedies, The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and will also serve as an executive producer on the upcoming comedy Abby's, which premieres Thursday, March 28.

Schur began as a writer on Saturday Night Live and spent seven seasons on the iconic late-night series, including three as producer of "Weekend Update" with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. He won his first Emmy at SNL in 2002 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. Soon after SNL, Schur was instrumental in launching NBC's comedy The Office as a writer-producer and won his second Emmy when the series won in 2006 for Outstanding Comedy Series. Schur was nominated twice for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episodes "Christmas Party" and "The Negotiation." Fans of The Office also know Schur in front of the camera as Mose Schrute, who was Dwight Schrute's ghoulish, bearded, beet-farming cousin.

Following The Office, Schur co-created the beloved comedy series Parks and Recreation and was executive producer for the show's seven-season run. Parks and Recreation was Emmy nominated twice for Best Comedy Series and Schur was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Comedy Series in 2014 for the episode "Win, Lose or Draw." After Parks and Recreation, Schur co-created Brooklyn Nine-Nine and executive produced the Netflix series Master of None, which stars Golden Globe Award winner Aziz Ansari and is produced by Universal Television. He most recently created and showruns The Good Place, now in production for its fourth season.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, August 5

grown-ish - "A Boy Is a Gun" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After an unarmed Black man is shot by police, the crew reacts in different ways to the news; Kiela and Doug butt heads when she wants to use his party to raise awareness.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 2)

Thursday, August 5

  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting/Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed talks about his new series Blindspotting on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Bellamy (Mr. Box Office/Men, Women & Dogs/Cousin Skeeter) - Bill will be on the PEOPLE in the '90s podcast.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John talks about his new podcast The Grand Scheme where he delves into Frank Sinatra's kidnapping on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Hit & Run on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

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06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
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06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
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07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
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