Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CBS Announces Big Bang Special on Finale Night; Showtime Gets 2nd Season of Black Monday with Don Cheadle

The Big Bang Theory

CBS announces the new special Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, to air following the one-hour series finale of The Big Bang Theory, as well as the second season finale of Young Sheldon, Thursday, May 16 from 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. During this 30-minute special retrospective, series stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco take viewers behind the scenes of the longest-running multi-camera comedy series in television history. In the special, Galecki and Cuoco will lead fans on a trip down memory lane, sharing some of the best-kept backstage secrets and personal memories from the past 12 years. They will reveal their favorite moments playing beloved characters Leonard and Penny, and revisit some of the most memorable stories from "The Big Bang Theory Stage." In addition, the special will feature a tour of the iconic sets, including Leonard and Sheldon's apartment. This special farewell will include unforgettable clips and interviews to celebrate this beloved series. After a record-breaking 279 episodes, the series finale of The Big Bang Theory will air on Thursday, May 16 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The sitcom stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. It is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.


Black Monday

Showtime announced today that it has picked up a second season of its series Black Monday. The comedy about a motley crew of underdogs causing the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street stars and is executive produced by Emmy(R) nominee and Golden Globe(R) winner Don Cheadle. Two-time Tony(R) Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip) star in and produce the series. Black Monday is created by showrunners and executive producers David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl). Emmy(R) nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) serve as executive producers. Black Monday will resume production on 10 episodes later this year for a 2020 debut on the network. The series takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who "caused it" ... until now. It's the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Disney Channel's Just Roll With It Premieres in June; Alyssa Milano Launches Podcast

Just Roll With It

Breaking through the pack, the ambitious new series Just Roll With It blends improvisational comedy with a family sitcom to seize an audacious opportunity that allows the studio audience to vote on the direction of key scenes, throughout the filming, while the actors are backstage. When the actors return to the stage, they have no idea what's coming at them. A feat of planning and physical production each episode, the comedy series was created and is executive produced by Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney's Walk the Prank) with a production crew led by Skot Bright (Disney's Walk the Prank). Just Roll With It will be previewed Friday, June 14 from 9:45-10:15 p.m. EDT/PDT, before its official premiere Wednesday, June 19 from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

Two adult actors who intuitively know what's funny to kids - Tobie Windham (Disney's Walk the Prank) and Suzi Barrett (Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, Disney's Kirby Buckets) - play fun-loving newlyweds Byron and Rachel. Byron is an on-air radio personality on BEATZ 101 and Rachel is a decorated military veteran who now produces his daily show in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Talented young actors Ramon Reed (Disney's The Lion King on Broadway) and Kaylin Hayman (One Day at a Time) play preteen stepsiblings Owen Blatt and Blair Bennett, polar opposites who must now somehow learn to be harmonious siblings.

At unpredictable intervals unknown to the cast or audience, the scripted action is suddenly interrupted by the sound of a foghorn. The actors are sequestered backstage while the studio audience uses electronic voting devices at their seats to select which of the three comedic scenarios they would like to see take place next. After votes are cast, the crew quickly resets and the actors return to the stage to continue the unscripted scene, improvising throughout it.


Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano, actress, activist and of course a friend to this website, is coming out with a new project today. The trailer for Alyssa Milano's new podcast, Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry has been released. The weekly podcast launches today (Monday, April 29) and will tackle social, political and cultural issues from the perspective of unapologetic guests while highlighting activists doing amazing work and grassroots efforts throughout the country. The podcast will focus on shaping narratives and changing hearts and minds to bridge the ideologies of a divided nation. Milano has spoken with many guests including VP Joe Biden, Congressman Ro Khanna, Frances Fisher, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Congresswoman Jayapal, Manuel Oliver, and many more. Future interviews include Stacey Abrams, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Terry Crews. She continues to use her voice and platform to advocate for social justice, fairness and equality. Sorry Not Sorry, is a natural outgrowth of her passion for so many important causes.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 29, 2019)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 29-May 3, 2019, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, April 29
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Watch Olivia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/That '80s Show) - Glenn visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Desi Lydic (Awkward) - Desi stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina talks about Dead to Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani and her husband Brady Smith talk about You're Missing It on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig talks about Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Meagan Good (White Famous/Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan talks about The Intruder on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
Tuesday, April 30
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Catch Lena on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Robinson (Detroiters) - Tim is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Long Shot on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lyric Lewis (A.P. Bio) - Lyric is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Schwartzman (Mozart in the Jungle/Bored to Death/Cracking Up) - Jason appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Sara/Buffalo Bill) - Geena is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Meagan Good (White Famous/Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about The Intruder on People Now at 12pm.
  • Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) - Bebe announces the Tony nominations on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani and her husband Brady Smith talk about You're Missing It on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the BUILD Series at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren talks about Superstore on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/That '80s Show) - Glenn is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Wednesday, May 1
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Watch Dennis on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Merry Happy Whatever/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/Burning Love/Players) - June is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Emma Roberts (Unfabulous) - Emma appears on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me/Guys Like Us) - Linda talks about Dead to Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina talks about Dead to Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Cameron Mitchell (Shrill) - John will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Thursday, May 2
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Ryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Pokémon Detective Pikachu on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jonathan Lipnicki (The Jeff Foxworthy Show/Meeego) - Jonathan appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly gives the scoop on her hit show, Riverdale – and dishes on what it was like to watch The Breakfast Club with her own daughter on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani and her husband Brady Smith talk about You're Missing It on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Merry Happy Whatever/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley talks about her new album Symptoms on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea talks about Life Will Be the Death of Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tim Robinson (Detroiters) - Tim talks about Netflix's I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridges, Sian Clifford and Brett Gelman (Fleabag) - Phoebe, Sian and Brett talk about Fleabag on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Friday, May 3
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Watch Craig on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about The Hustle on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Ryan previews Pokémon Detective Pikachu on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/The Soul Man/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development) - David talks about Oh, Come On on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis talks about The Intruder on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani and her husband Brady Smith talk about You're Missing It on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (White Famous/Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 28

The Simpsons - "Girl's in the Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa is scouted by the director of the Capitol City Philharmonic, to her band teacher's dismay; Homer works extra shifts at the plant, putting strain on the family.

Bob's Burgers - "Roller? I Hardly Knew Her" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene is livid when his best friend Alex ditches him to be Courtney's roller-dancing partner; Teddy, Linda and Bob let their imaginations get the best of them when they discover someone is stalking the restaurant.

The Simpsons - "D'oh Canada" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge must rescue Lisa when she is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada while on a vacation to Niagara Falls; Homer takes Maggie to a "Daddy and Me" class.

Bob's Burgers - "The Gene Mile" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the kids have to run a mandatory mile for school on free-ice-cream day, they hatch an elaborate plot to sneak away; Bob and Linda frantically try to secure discount tickets to a show at the Wharf Arts Center.

Family Guy - "Throw It Away" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Lois reads a new book on the joys of decluttering, she challenges the rest of the Griffins to throw anything out of the house that does not spark joy.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.


Monday, April 29

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Man with a Plan - "Clean Country Living" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam recruits Marcy to put Andi’s snooty sister, Kelly (Jessica St. Clair), in her place when she comes for a visit.


Tuesday, April 30

American Housewife - "Field Trippin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Fearing she’s spending too much time at the office and away from the family, Katie volunteers to chaperone Anna-Kat’s school field trip to make up for lost time. Meanwhile, Greg takes a creative approach to parenting when he catches Taylor and Oliver in a lie.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's New Hobby" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Peggy discovers that Timmy has a newfound and inappropriate hobby and urges Mike to talk to him about it even though he is reluctant to do so. Despite being uncomfortable, Mike attempts to have a conversation with Timmy about the topic and enlists Lawrence’s help in the matter. Elsewhere, Frank is determined to finally catch Joey in a lie.

black-ish - "FriDre Night Lights" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is thrilled when Jack makes the football team, but Bow is against the idea. Meanwhile, Diane wants Junior to drive her to her first real date with Jalen, but Junior overstays his welcome.

Bless This Mess - "The Return of Short Shorts" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mike attempts to fit in with the Coffee Boys in order to get rid of his old nickname, “Short Shorts,” by trying to prove to them that he’s a “true farmer.” Meanwhile, Rio finally gets Constance to open up to her, and she discovers that Constance has a liking for Rudy.

The Last O.G. - "Sound of Da Police- Bonus Content" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After Josh and Tray have very different experiences teaching Shahzad to drive, he learns a hard lesson about privilege. This episode has Bonus Content.


Wednesday, May 1

The Goldbergs - "Mom Trumps Willow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam decides to see “Willow” instead of spending Mother’s Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her smothering good graces. Meanwhile, Barry is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica for his right to the college of his choice.

Schooled - "CB Likes Lainey" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When CB finally gets the courage to tell Lainey that he has feelings for her, Dr. Barry Goldberg returns, derailing his big romantic reveal. Meanwhile, Glascott discovers that he can’t make every teacher like one another after his plan with the school’s staff goes awry.

Modern Family - "Commencement" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cam is finally getting a chance to shine when he is asked to preside over the high school graduation ceremony at the last minute, while Jay gives the commencement address. Meanwhile, Claire runs into her former high school rival who brings out the worst in her.

Single Parents - "Lance Bass Space Cump" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Will realizes he forgot to send in Sophie’s deposit for space camp, he must woo the owner of the company, Lance Bass, in order to get her spot at camp back. Meanwhile, the twins’ grandmother shows up wanting more time with Amy and Emma during the summer, causing Douglas to spin; and Poppy deals with unwanted old feelings for her ex Ron as she helps him plan his wedding.

What We Do in the Shadows - "Baron's Night Out" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The Baron awakens from his slumber and demands to experience the wonders of the New World in a night out in the town.


Thursday, May 2

The Big Bang Theory - "The Plagiarism Schism" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kripke (John Ross Bowie) has proof that Dr. Pemberton (Sean Astin) plagiarized his thesis in college, and Sheldon and Amy aren’t sure if they should turn him in or not. Also, Wolowitz is happily surprised to learn that Bernadette wasn’t the only waitress at the Cheesecake Factory who had a crush on him back in the day.

Young Sheldon - "A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Georgie is thrilled when Veronica (Isabel May) stays at the Coopers’ house for a few days. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Mom - "Finger Guns and Beef Bourguignon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy discovers her new job at a law firm isn’t quite what she expected, and Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), pushes her to confront her problem with procrastination.

Life in Pieces - "Birth Meddling Jacket Denial" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt learn they may not be allowed into the delivery room for the birth of the baby they are planning to adopt, they try to convince Morgan (Joey King) to have the baby at home. Also, Heather is thrilled when Samantha has a falling-out with a friend who was a bad influence; Jen thinks Greg bought her a beautiful present only to discover it wasn’t for her; and John encourages Tim to see a cardiologist.

Superstore - "Cloud Green" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Despite Dina’s (Lauren Ash) protests, Amy (America Ferrera) lets Glenn’s (Mark McKinney) pastor host an Earth Day booth at the store, but things quickly unravel when Glenn won’t recognize Amy’s authority. Jonah (Ben Feldman) spearheads Cloud 9’s green initiative, but is met with apathy from his coworkers.

A.P. Bio - "Dr. Whoopsie" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After an embarrassing video of himself falling off a stage goes viral, Jack plans a viral video of his own. Meanwhile, Durbin, Helen, and the teachers track down Whitlock's most notorious litterer: the Sugar Daddy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Return of the King" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Gina returns to the Nine-Nine, Jake and Terry get drawn into her life. Holt learns that Charles’s son, Nikolaj, may be a genius. Rosa copes with an injury.

Abby's - "Liquid Courage" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
James gets offered a new position at work that he worries he’s not qualified for, so Abby serves up some tequila shots in order to get him to accept the promotion. But when James gets a little too much liquid courage he offends Abby’s neighbor who threatens to call the cops on the bar.

Better Things - "Show Me the Magic" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam winds down and reminisces.


Friday, May 3

Last Man Standing - "The Favorite" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Chuck get their game on when Ed has a pinball machine installed in the office.

The Cool Kids - "Vegas, Baby!" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hank is excited to give his son the perfect wedding gift in Las Vegas, until he finds out Lorraine's boyfriend is paying for everything; Margaret and Sid's luck at the blackjack table quickly takes a turn.


Saturday, May 4

Game Shakers - "Hungry Hungry Hypno" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenzie is hypnotized into being very, very hungry after the Game Shakers take her to see a hypnotist for her birthday.

Cousins for Life - "IvyScares" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a series of bizarre, unexplained occurrences happen in the house, Ivy and Stuart wonder if their home is haunted; excited about making some money, Stuart starts selling tickets for a "Haunted House Experience."


Sunday, May 5

The Simpsons - "Bart's Not Dead" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart takes a dare and ends up in the hospital; to cover for himself and Homer, Bart lies about meeting Jesus in Heaven; Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, but Bart struggles with guilt about lying.

Bob's Burgers - "I Bob Your Pardon" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belchers set out to save a turkey from a trip to the slaughterhouse, but the mission becomes more complicated than they had anticipated.

The Simpsons - "Woo-Hoo Dunnit" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Lisa's college fund goes missing, the documentary crime series "Deadline Springfield" goes in-depth to solve the case.

Bob's Burgers - "P.T.A. It Ain't So" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Linda attempts to become more involved with the P.T.A.; Bob tries to cheer up a hardware store owner after unknowingly making a joke about his pet parrot that recently flew away.

Family Guy - "Girl, Internetted" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Meg suddenly becomes internet famous, she and an excited Peter work together to build her following; Brian and Stewie revel in a new ride while Brian's car gets repaired.

Family Guy - "Married with Cancer" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian meets and falls in love with Jess, who reveals she has cancer; after she receives devastating news regarding her diagnosis, Brian proposes marriage to her.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 27, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Santa Clarita Diet and Wrecked Both Cancelled; Remembering Dallas Actor Ken Kercheval

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Once again, we're in that mid-spring "too early for the new season, too late for the current season" mode where there isn't much news, but we are starting to hear of some cancellations, a reunion of the cast of a popular teen sitcom from the 90s, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • There won't be a fourth season of Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • TBS has given up on Wrecked, and there won't be a fourth season of it either. (Variety)
  • We didn't get much advance notice of it (not that it matters unless you were in the Los Angeles area anyway), but last night, the cast of California Dreams reunited for a performance with Ryan Cabrera at the Saved by the Bell themed restaurant, Saved by the Max. (Deadline
  • Ken Kercheval, who was known for his role of J.R. Ewing's rival Cliff Barnes on Dallas, has died. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Antenna TV is celebrating Mother's Day with a marathon of Hazel. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 27 - MAY 3)
The Commish
  • It's a weekend of The Commish on Decades.
  • The fifth season of iZombie debuts Thursday on The CW.
  • Netflix has a new animated comedy, Tuca & Bertie, coming on Friday.
  • Netflix also has another new comedy, Dead to Me, also coming on Friday.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Fri-Yay: Status of Sitcoms on Disney+; Gabriel Iglesias Sitcom Launches June 21 on Netflix

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Disney Plus

by Vincent

Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing buzz over the launch of the next big streaming platform, the Disney-owned Disney+. Disney+ will launch this fall, and will be home to a large vault of Disney movies as well as Disney-owned television shows - which, as you might remember, expanded drastically after Disney officially bought Fox last year. In addition to Disney movies and Marvel-owned properties, previous Fox-owned series such as The Simpsons will also be on Disney+. The streaming network will be home to all 600+ episodes of the series. Disney+ will no doubt compete with Netflix for being the reigning streaming giant, and will also be able to exist alongside Hulu, which is now also owned majority by Disney (since it was previously owned by Disney-owned ABC, Fox and NBC - now, Disney owns the majority of the streaming service.) Disney claims that Hulu and Disney+ will be able to exist alongside each other and target different audiences.

So, what does this mean for sitcoms? Well, it certainly creates an interesting landscape for sitcoms on streaming networks. Of all of the networks, ABC arguably has made the least presence on streaming networks - big hitters such as The Middle and Modern Family remain unavailable on any streaming platforms. But now with a clear possible home for them, and with Disney having so much stock in several streaming networks, it seems very likely this large library of ABC sitcoms may be streaming once again. Additionally, so many properties that are now ABC-owned are all over different streaming services - The Simpsons streams on "Simpsons World" on FXNow, and many of the other adult animated comedies are on Hulu, for example. Could these shows move services to be part of Disney's new plan? It'll be interesting to see how it plays out over the next few years.


Mr. Iglesias

Teaching is no joke. From stand-up phenom Fluffy to your new favorite history teacher, Gabriel Iglesias (Cristela) stars in the Netflix comedy series Mr. Iglesias launching June 21! In the multi-cam series Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being "counseled out" by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal (Oscar Nunez), but also to help them unlock their full potential. Sherri Shepherd, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Richard Gant, Cree Cicchino, Fabrizio Guido co-star. Created by Kevin Hench (Last Man Standing, Cristela) and executive produced by Iglesias, Hench, Ron DeBlasio and Joe Meloche, Season 1 consists of 10 episodes. Mr. Iglesias will be released globally on Netflix on June 21.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lifetime's Book to Screen Titles in June; The CW Renews Four More for 2019-20

Tempting Fate - Alyssa Milano

This summer, Lifetime brings your favorite novels to life over three consecutive weekends in June. Joining previously announced Book to Screen titles, Pride & Prejudice Atlanta premiering June 1 and Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine on June 8, the Book to Screen summer movie series continues with three Jane Green titles. Tempting Fate, starring Alyssa Milano (Insatiable, Who's the Boss?, Charmed), also marks executive producer Kim Raver's (Grey's Anatomy) directorial debut, premieres on Saturday, June 15 at 8PM ET/PT. To Have and To Hold, starring Erika Christensen (Parenthood) debuts on Saturday, June 22 at 8PM ET/PT and Family Pictures, starring Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order), airs on Saturday, June 29 at 8 PM ET/PT. Lifetime's Book to Screen series will continue later this summer with five V.C. Andrews titles, based on the Casteel Family novels.


All American, In the Dark, Roswell New Mexico and The 100

The CW Network has renewed four additional primetime series for the 2019-2020 season, including second seasons for All American, In the Dark, Roswell New Mexico and a seventh season of The 100. This brings the total returning series renewed for the 2019-2020 season to 14, including all five of the new series that premiered this season. The series being ordered for the 2019-2020 broadcast year now include second seasons of all of The CW's freshman series All American, Charmed, In the Dark, Legacies and Roswell New Mexico, as well as new seasons of Arrow (Season 8), Black Lightning (Season 3), DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (Season 5), Dynasty (Season 3), The Flash (Season 6), Riverdale (Season 4), Supergirl (Season 5), Supernatural (Season 15) and The 100 (Season 7). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

MeTV Network Brings Back The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Detour Returns for Season 4 in June

The Dick Van Dyke Show

MeTV is pleased to announce the network return of the 15-time Emmy Award-winning series The Dick Van Dyke Show. Airing back-to-back on Sunday nights at 11 & 11:30PM beginning Sunday, May 5, the memorable comedy classic will premiere with a special five-week event titled "Pick Van Dyke," showcasing creator Carl Reiner's top 10 episodes. The iconic series culminates a night of nostalgic television on America's #1 classic television network, with episodes of MeTV's new original series Collector's Call, hosted by Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life), at 10PM | 9C, followed by the rarely seen, early episodes of The Carol Burnett Show at 10:30PM. Other changes for MeTV in May include changes to Saturday late fringe, with Star Trek replacing Lost in Space at 10pm, The Invaders replacing Star Trek at 12am and Lost in Space replacing Kolchak at 1am. On Sunday nights (in addition to Dick Van Dyke replacing Night Gallery), Thriller will now air 2am-4am ET, replacing The Fugitive and The Untouchables. No other changes are occurring to the schedule.

Across 158 half-hour episodes, The Dick Van Dyke Show followed the work and home life of Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke), head comedy writer for the fictional variety series The Alan Brady Show, starring Alan Brady (Carl Reiner), with plots inspired by Carl Reiner’s real-life experiences as a writer for the live variety show Your Show of Shows and the sketch-comedy series Caesar’s Hour. Mary Tyler Moore portrayed Rob’s wife, Laura Petrie, and earned two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance.


The Detour

Season four of the off-the-wall family comedy, The Detour, will premiere on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. Created, written and executive produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, The Detour is an all-too-honest look at the family dynamic. Jones stars in the acclaimed comedy alongside the lovely Natalie Zea and the kids Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll. Described as "hilariously surreal" (TV Insider) and "a truly wild ride" (TV Guide), season three reached more than 25 million viewers across TBS linear, digital, mobile and on-demand platforms and was a top 10 cable comedy in 2018. Season four finds the wildly dysfunctional Parker family on an epic world-wide search for their runaway teen daughter, Delilah. From Tibet to Paraguay and everywhere in between, The Parkers will stop at nothing to get their baby girl back – and piss off everyone in the process.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Antenna TV's Hazel Mother's Day Marathon; Netflix Celebrates Laugh-In's 50th Anniversary

Hazel - Maid for a Day Mother's Day Marathon

This Mother's Day, Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast entertainment network, is giving moms a day off… and bringing on a maid for a day, Hazel! Relax, kick your feet up and watch someone else do the cooking, cleaning and caring. With 34 episodes, Antenna TV's "Hazel Maid for a Day Mother's Day Marathon" runs from 5am to 10pm ET on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Hazel regularly airs on Antenna TV weekdays at 11am ET, weekends at 8am ET and Saturdays at 4am ET. Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, launched on January 1, 2011 airs in 136 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 89% of TV households, including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. On January 1, 2016, Antenna TV became the new home of Johnny Carson. For local station information, please visit: http://antennatv.tv/channel-finder/


Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate

Netflix's Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate, a 50th anniversary tribute to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In will launch globally on the streaming service on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The special, which was taped at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, is filled with an elite lineup of talent paying homage to the iconic show and its director/producer George Schlatter with modern takes on timeless moments, including Lily Tomlin's revival of her seminal Edith Ann and Ernestine characters.

The celebrated lineup of stars include: Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Crystal, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Rita Wilson, JoAnne Worley, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Ron Funches, Nikki Glaser, Lisa Ann Walter, Mary McCormack, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, J.B. Smoove, Tony Hale, Jon Lovitz, Natasha Leggero, Kenya Barris, Michael Rapaport, Jameela Jamil and more.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Last Man Standing Renewed for Season 8; NBC Moves Tuesday Series Timeslots

Last Man Standing

Fox has renewed the hit family comedy Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, for the 2019-2020 season. The series' return marks its second season on Fox, and eighth in total. Last Man Standing averages more than 11 million Multi-Platform viewers, ranking as the #1 scripted program on Friday night, with a 29% advantage over #2 Blue Bloods. The series improves upon Fox's year-ago Friday 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour by +50% in Adults 18-49 and +112% in Total Viewers. Last Man Standing's fall 2018 premiere was the most-watched Friday regular comedy telecast on any network in 15 years. In other Fox news, they have canceled freshman comedy Rel and sophomore drama The Gifted.

In the all-new, milestone 150th episode, "Yass Queen," airing tonight, Friday, April 19 from 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT, on Fox, Mike (Allen) tries to help Mandy (Molly McCook) get her clothing line off the ground and into stores by inviting her to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep (guest star Melissa Peterman). Meanwhile, Ed (Hector Elizondo) hires Kyle (Christoph Sanders) to transcribe his life story. The series also stars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Krista Marie Yu. In celebration of the 150th episode, the original pilot for Last Man Standing will stream on Twitter tomorrow, Friday, April 19, for 12 hours starting at 9:00 AM PT. Join the celebration here: https://twitter.com/lastmanstanding


The Village

NBC is shifting two of its Tuesday series by moving The Village to 8 p.m. and The Voice to 9 p.m. The five-week change will begin April 23 and conclude May 21. The new season of America's Got Talent premieres on Tuesday, May 28 from 8-10 p.m. followed by the series premiere of Songland from 10-11 p.m. is still happening as previously announced. The Village is more time-shifted than The Voice and with HUT levels down at 8 p.m., many viewers will watch the show on a delayed basis. The Voice will now be a tentpole show at 9 p.m. touching on both the 8 and 10 p.m. shows. The Village follows an incredible group of people dwelling in the same Brooklyn apartment building. While these characters are not related by blood, they have become an unlikely family. As each resident grapples with their own personal struggle, their neighbors come together to support them and the show gives true meaning to the phrase "family is where you find it."

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 22, 2019)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 22-26, 2019, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, April 22
  • Nathan Lane (Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Watch Nathan The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's) - Natalie is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Navia Robinson (Raven's Home) - Navia stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott talks about Whiskey Cavalier on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about NBC's Red Nose Day on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, April 23
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Catch Sophia on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • J. D. McCrary (The Paynes) - J. D. is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Raising Dad/Full House) - Bob talks about Benjamin on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 4pm.
Wednesday, April 24
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's) - Natalie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christine Barankski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine talks about The Good Fight on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Raising Dad/Full House) - Bob guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole talks about Empire on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando/Your Family or Mine) and Brian Baumgartner (The Office) - Angela and Brian are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Thursday, April 25
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Friday, April 26
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Watch Paul and the cast of Avengers: Endgame are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stefania LaVie Owen (Running Wilde) - Stefania appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sean Astin (No Good Nick) - Sean chats about No Good Nick on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World/The Goodwin Games) - Sabrina talks about The Short History of the Long Road on People Now at 12pm.
  • Richard Kind (Brockmire/Spin City/Mad About You) - Richard talks about Brockmire on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Paul will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nikki DeLoach (Awkward) - Nikki talks about Life Takes Flight on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton talks about Deep State on the BUILD Series at 11am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 21

The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Krusty releases an all-female reboot of "Itchy and Scratchy," so Bart and his friends decide to boycott the show.

Bob's Burgers - "Bobby Driver" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob agrees to drive professional quilter Edith around town after she convinces him to help her get revenge; the kids attend a lavish "Gatsby"-themed birthday party; Linda helps Teddy expand his taste palate.

The Simpsons - "E My Sports" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

Family Guy - "No Giggity, No Doubt" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the guys volunteer to chaperone the high school prom, Quagmire hits it off with Courtney only to discover that she is his daughter.

Family Guy - "You Can't Handle the Booth" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins provide DVD commentary on a recent episode and reveal never-before-told drama between Peter and Lois.


Monday, April 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Conversation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave is thrilled when Calvin invites him golfing, confident that it represents progress in their relationship, but Calvin may have another motive. Also, Gemma and Tina team up to pull off an unforgettable surprise for Malcolm, Marty and Grover.

Man with a Plan - "Cabin Fever" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam accidentally invites Andi on the annual guys’ trip, he tries to un-invite her, which only makes matters worse.


Tuesday, April 23

American Housewife - "Grandma's Way" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Katie gets sick, Greg enlists Kathryn’s (Wendi Malick) help in taking care of the kids, but Kathryn leaves the kids to fend for themselves while she entertains an old high school boyfriend. Meanwhile, Taylor gets a taste of her own medicine when she tries to help an unruly Katie.

Bless This Mess - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from big city New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life. They soon realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they planned as they are faced with unexpected challenges.

black-ish - "Good in the 'Hood" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre’s sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it’s so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the “office mom” at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

Bless This Mess - "The Chicken and the Goat" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman’s potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead.

The Last O.G. - "Scenario" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Bobby blows an important loan meeting for Tray, who has to reconsider his business relationship with his cousin; Shay drags Amira to a birthday party so she can spend time with her new friend Faith.


Wednesday, April 24

The Goldbergs - "The Wedding Singer" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barry and Lainey’s wedding date is right around the corner, and Beverly is in her element as she tries to make everything perfect for her schmoopie’s big day. Geoff is concerned about Adam’s shortcomings as a wedding videographer. Meanwhile, Barry begins to have second thoughts.

Schooled - "Money for RENT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Mellor tells Lainey that sports are king at William Penn, she sets out to put on the Broadway hit musical “Rent” to show Mellor the arts are just as important as athletics. Meanwhile, Glascott and CB struggle to modernize the school’s outdated boy’s health education program.

Modern Family - "Whanex?" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While preparing a presentation for his students about their future goals, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) must also contend with a bully at the school and Jay (Ed O’Neil) is having a little technical trouble during his video conference. Meanwhile, the local mall is holding a photo shoot for its new ad campaign and Gloria tricks Phil and Joe into participating.

Single Parents - "Graham D'Amato: Hot Lunch Mentalist" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will wants to get back together with Mia, but as their relationship progresses, he finds himself having to choose between the “normal” family he’s always wanted and the new family he’s created with Angie, Poppy, Miggy, Douglas and the kids. In order to get Will to come back to his senses about Mia, Angie kicks him off the babysitting grid and fills the spot with Dr. Mark, Douglas’ rival dermatologist, much to Douglas’ chagrin. Meanwhile, Graham is nervous to compete in the talent show and relies on Will to calm him down when he gets nervous on stage.

What We Do in the Shadows - "Animal Control" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Laszlo, in bat form, is captured by Staten Island Animal Control and must be rescued; Nadja can no longer resist reconnecting with her reincarnated lover, Gregor.


Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "Quinceañera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceañera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.


Friday, April 26

Last Man Standing - "Cabin Pressure" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike, Vanessa and the girls prepare for a trip to the family cabin, where Mike has challenged them to spend the entire weekend off their phones; Jen faces a school assignment that prompts her to follow Kyle around at work.

The Cool Kids - "Sid's First Relationship" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The gang comes together around Sid in order to help him overcome the commitment issues he struggles with his new beau, John; Margaret decides to become an airport volunteer in the hopes of conquering her strong fear of flying.

Sydney to the Max - "Dude, Where's My Car Wash Money?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Olive becomes class treasurer and accidentally loses the money for the ice-cream truck she promised her class, Syd helps her get it back; young Max offers to accompany his mother to a wedding, but does not know how to dance.


Saturday, April 27

Game Shakers - "Demolition Dollhouse" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Babe and Kenzie try to locate a cute boy who waved to Kenzie on the subway; Hudson and Trip become obsessed with a model dollhouse.

Cousins for Life - "Trapped for Life" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy is excited to make her community theater debut in support of a fundraiser, but when Stuart rigs a home security system that backfires and traps the entire family in the house, Ivy is worried she will miss the play.


Sunday, April 28

The Simpsons - "Girl's in the Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa is scouted by the director of the Capitol City Philharmonic, to her band teacher's dismay; Homer works extra shifts at the plant, putting strain on the family.

Bob's Burgers - "Roller? I Hardly Knew Her" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene is livid when his best friend Alex ditches him to be Courtney's roller-dancing partner; Teddy, Linda and Bob let their imaginations get the best of them when they discover someone is stalking the restaurant.

The Simpsons - "D'oh Canada" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge must rescue Lisa when she is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada while on a vacation to Niagara Falls; Homer takes Maggie to a "Daddy and Me" class.

Bob's Burgers - "The Gene Mile" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the kids have to run a mandatory mile for school on free-ice-cream day, they hatch an elaborate plot to sneak away; Bob and Linda frantically try to secure discount tickets to a show at the Wharf Arts Center.

Family Guy - "Throw It Away" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Lois reads a new book on the joys of decluttering, she challenges the rest of the Griffins to throw anything out of the house that does not spark joy.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 20, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Early Look at 2019-2020 Pilots; Fox Cancels Rel

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're in a slow Easter weekend news slump, but we've got a few notes about new pilots for the upcoming season, the cancellation of a Fox sitcom, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We're only weeks away from knowing the landscape for the 2019-2020 TV season, and Deadline has a look at some of the new pilots. (Deadline)
  • Natalie Morales is leaving the syndicated newsmagazine Access. (Variety)
  • Perhaps one of the least surprising cancellations of the season (though it may be surprising that it took this long), Fox has cancelled the sitcom Rel. (Deadline)
  • Jeff Franklin has filed a lawsuit with regards to his firing from Fuller House. (Vanity Fair)
  • ABC is trying something different for their next live special, a live version of classic episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 20 - APRIL 26)
21 Jump Street
  • This weekends, Decades has a marathon of 21 Jump Street.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Fri-Yay: Can One Day at a Time Be Saved?; ABC Honors All in the Family and The Jeffersons For One-Night Only and It's LIVE!

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

One Day a Time

by Vincent

About a month ago, you may recall the fanfare on the internet over the cancellation of One Day at a Time. Well, as it turns out, the company that makes the series (Sony Pictures) and sold it to Netflix has spent that month looking for another home for the series. In an interview with Deadline, Sony's entertainment chief says he is "reasonably confident" that the series will find another home and that it has "a number of interested buyers." The suitor that was initially interested (CBS All Access) unfortunately cannot continue to pursue the series, as Netflix apparently has a rule that a linear platform cannot acquire the rights for one of its series for three years. This seems like an archaic and ridiculous rule for what is supposed to be a forward-thinking streaming service. It rings especially hollow when you consider how much Netflix seemed to feel bad about cancelling the show, and how they claimed it was important to get these stories to be told. If that were the case, then why wouldn't Netflix leap at the opportunity to have the story be told by a service that believes they can bring more eyeballs to the series?

Still, if there are other potential platforms interested in the series, let's hope they can make it work. If other streaming services remain unavailable, it leaves me to wonder which network would be the best fit for the series. I could certainly see One Day at a Time fitting nicely with ABC's socially-conscious family sitcom line-ups along series like black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat, but its multi-camera sitcom format might work better on CBS, where it could make a nice partner for Mom. And yet, the show's critical acclaim could make it at home on NBC alongside similarly critically lauded sitcoms like The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore. And we haven't even considered cable networks - could a network like TBS or FX have an interest in the series? It's not out of the question...but frankly, I don't really care where it ends up, as long as we get to see more episodes of the show. Here's to hoping something can work out.


Jimmy Kimmel

ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel presents a live, 90-minute prime-time event in tribute to classic television sitcoms. Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' teams Kimmel with television icon Norman Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux. This special, airing live Wednesday, May 22 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network, will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series All in the Family and The Jeffersons. This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, and directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows.

All in the Family and The Jeffersons were groundbreaking shows that changed American television. In this new, one-night-only event, Woody Harrelson will take on the role of Archie Bunker, alongside Marisa Tomei who will be playing Edith Bunker, with Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes playing George and Louise Jefferson. Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic; Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis, and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston. More stars will be named later.

From 1971 through 1979, All in the Family was in the homes of millions of Americans, tackling controversial subjects for the first time such as women's rights, racism and homosexuality. The series followed Archie Bunker as the highly opinionated, working-class family man who viewed the world on his terms. When not arguing with his liberal son-in-law, Archie took refuge in his wife, Edith, who tried to understand Archie's conservative ways and outdated beliefs. The award-winning series shaped ongoing political and social conversations among American families in the post-civil rights era.

The success of All in the Family launched The Jeffersons, running from 1975 to 1985. It was the first television series to feature an interracial couple, and it would go on to be one of the longest-running African-American shows on TV. The series followed George and Louise Jefferson moving on up to the east side and showcasing what it was like to be successful in a predominantly white world. The series changed the landscape and helped shift conversations about race and class, paving the way for other African-American actors and TV shows.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Netflix Gets More Original Comedies Including Mike Myers Series; The CW Summer 2019 Schedule

Mike Myers

Netflix has ordered a half-hour limited comedy series produced by and starring Mike Myers, in which he plays multiple characters. Quote from Mike Myers: "I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in." Netflix has ordered 6 half-hour episodes and will be executive produced by Mike Myers, John Lyons, and Jason Weinberg with associate producers Mackenzie Cyr and Justin Capraro-Gentuso. More info to come!

Malibu Rescue

Netflix has also ordered a new movie that will turn into a comedy series immediately after. In the upcoming movie Malibu Rescue, Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock) will star as Tyler, a handsome know-it-all with a fierce competitive streak and Breanna Yde (School of Rock, The Haunted Hathaways) will star as Gina, a tough and self-assured athlete. The live-action comedy follows a ragtag group of aspiring junior lifeguards from The Valley as they compete against the snobby local kids for bragging rights and the ultimate tower at Malibu beach. Kids and teens alike will root for these heroic and funny underdogs and parents will connect with the positive life lessons for their children. The movie is set to launch May 13th on Netflix. Following the movie, Malibu Rescue: The Series will follow the high spirited and scrappy group of novice junior lifeguards after they have staked their claim on Malibu Beach and the wild adventures that fill their days in the sun. The 8-episode series will launch June 3 on Netflix.


The CW

Continuing its push for more year round programming, The CW's Summer 2019 schedule is taking shape, as the network sets initial premiere dates, launching 11 original series throughout the summer, more than ever before, including six all new scripted and unscripted series as well as several returning favorites. This summer, The CW's line-up includes brand new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, plus new seasons of Burden of Truth and The Outpost. The CW will also add six new series to its jam-packed original summer schedule including the previously announced British action drama Bulletproof starring Noel Clarke (Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Ashley Walters (Top Boy); the talent-variety showcase The Big Stage; comedy game show Hypnotize Me hosted by Taye Diggs (All American); investigative docu-series Mysteries Decoded; intergalactic action-adventure series Pandora created by Mark A. Altman (Castle); and extreme sports docu-series Red Bull Peaking. Dates and times will be announced later. Additionally, four of The CW's midseason series Jane the Virgin, In the Dark, The 100 and iZombie will all run deep into the summer months.

The following is what has been announced so far. All times ET/PT:

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
8:00-9:00PM Burden of Truth (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM Supernatural (Encore Episode)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
8:00-8:30PM Masters of Illusion (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00PM Masters of Illusion (New Episode)
9:00-9:30PM The Big Stage (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:00PM The Big Stage (New Episode)

MONDAY, JUNE 17
8:00-9:00PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Cycle Premiere)
9:30-10:00PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Encore Episode)

THURSDAY, JULY 11
8:00-9:00PM iZombie (New Episode)
9:00-10:00PM The Outpost (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Archer: 1999 Launches May 29; Hulu Gets More Aidy Bryant

Archer: 1999

FXX has set the premiere date for the 10th season of the Emmy(R) Award-winning animated comedy series Archer, it was announced by the network. Archer: 1999 will debut Wednesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. FXX also released the first trailer for Archer: 1999, which can be viewed here. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the hard-drinking Captain, "Sterling Archer;" Aisha Tyler as Archer's Co-Captain and short-tempered ex-wife, "Lana Kane;" Jessica Walter as Archer's mother and ball of energy, "Malory Archer;" Judy Greer as the eagle-eye fighter pilot, "Cheryl/Carol Tunt;" Chris Parnell as the attention-seeking First Mate, "Cyril Figgis;" Amber Nash as the crew's rock monster muscle, "Pam Poovey;" Adam Reed as the out-of-place-in-space courtesan, "Ray Gillette;" and Lucky Yates as the synthetic human with questionable morals, "Algernop Krieger."


Shrill - Aidy Bryant

Hulu has renewed comedy series Shrill for a 8-episode second season. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Aidy Bryant. Dannah Shinder of Brownstone Productions will serve as a producer. Season one followed Annie (SNL's Aidy Bryant), a fat young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. The first season starred Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, Patti Harrison, Julia Sweeney, and Daniel Stern. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video and Brownstone Productions. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will serve as the international distributor. Season two will premiere in 2020. More info to come!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Remembering Georgia Engel of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; BET Gets Another Comedy Series

Georgia Engel

Actress Georgia Engel, who was best known for her role as Georgette Franklin Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. She died on April 12 in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Engel was 70.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Engel starred as Georgette Franklin Baxter in 57 episodes of the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1972 to 1977. Georgette was the ditzy but sweet-natured girlfriend and later wife of Ted Baxter (Ted Knight). They adopted a 8-year-old son named David (Robbie Rist) and had a baby girl of their own named Mary Lou. The series also starred Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper (1970-1974), Cloris Leachman (1970-1975), John Amos (1970-1973) and Betty White (1973-1977). Engel received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 1976 and 1977. She appeared as Georgette in the two Rhoda's Wedding episodes of Rhoda in 1974 and an episode of Hi Honey, I'm Home in 1992.

The Betty White Show - Georgia Engel, John Hillerman and Betty White

After The Mary Tyler Moore Show ended, she starred as Mitzi Maloney in the 1977-1978 CBS sitcom The Betty White Show. Mitzi Maloney was Joyce Whitman's (Betty White) naive best friend/roommate. The series also starred John Hillerman, Caren Kaye, Alex Henteloff, Barney Phillips and Charles Cyphers.

She appeared as Loretta Smoot in the short-lived 1980 ABC sitcom Goodtime Girls, which was set in Washington, D.C., during World War II (1942). Loretta shared a one-room apartment with Edith Bedelmeyer (Annie Potts) and Betty Crandall (Lorna Patterson). The series also starred Francine Tacker, Marcia Lewis, Merwin Goldsmith, Peter Scolari, Adrian Zmed and Sparky Marcus.

Engel starred as Susan Elliot in the 1983-1984 NBC sitcom Jennifer Slept Here, which starred Ann Jillian as a ghost named Jennifer Farrell. Susan Elliot was the wife of George (Brandon Maggart) and the mother of Joey (John P. Navin, Jr.) and Marilyn (Mya Akerling). Glenn Scarpelli played Marc, the next-door neighbor and friend of Joey.

Hot in Cleveland - Betty White and Georgia Engel

She had recurring roles in several sitcoms. She appeared as Shirley Burleigh in 17 episodes of Coach from 1991 to 1997. Shirley Burleigh was the cheerful wife of Minnesota State athletic director Howard Burleigh (Kenneth Kimmins). She played Pat MacDougall, Robert Barone's (Brad Garrett) mother-in-law and the wife of Hank MacDougall (Fred Willard), in 14 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond from 2003 to 2005. Engel received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She reunited with Betty White once again in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland in 2012. She appeared as Mamie Sue Johnson, a naive friend of Elka's (Betty White), in 18 episodes from 2012 to 2015.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Mork & Mindy, The Associates, The Love Boat, Working, The Office, Two and a Half Men and One Day at a Time (2018).

She was also known for her voice work. Her voice film credits included The Magic of Herself the Elf, The Care Bears Movie, Dr. Dolittle 2, Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, Open Season, Open Season 2 and Open Season 3. Her TV voice credits included Hercules and Hey Arnold!.

Ms. Engel was a funny actress with a sweet voice. She was perfect in her role as the lovable Georgette Franklin Baxter. It was great to see her work with Betty White so often. We thank her for the many laughs and entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be deeply missed.

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BET

On the heels of the second season pick up of critically-acclaimed Boomerang series BET Networks announces continued partnership with Lena Waithe as it green lights her single-camera comedy series Twenties. Created and written by Waithe when she was in her early 20s the eight-episode half-hour series, follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking 'ish' and chasing their dreams. Twenties is a scripted show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way. The project was originally developed by TBS but didn't move forward.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 5

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "No Pressure" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade pretends to be dating Caroline (Betsy Brandt) to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia. Also, Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.

Mom - "Tuna Florentine and a Clean Handoff" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole. Also, Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.

Carol's Second Act - "Therapy Dogs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too “ruff."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 2)

Thursday, December 5

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Catch Sam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Casey, Nico and Chris are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She talks about Same Time Next Christmas on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Love Story on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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12/05 - Antenna TV's News Year's Day with NewsRadio Marathon; American Housewife Star Gets Netflix Comedy Specials
12/04 - ABC's Schooled Gets Full Sophomore Year; Pop TV Rings in the New Year with Schitt's Creek
12/03 - Special Guest Hosts on Late Late Show; A Very COZI Christmas Marathon on COZI TV
12/02 - Roseanne Coming to COZI TV in January; Comedy Central Brings Back 31 Days of Holiday Survival
12/01 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 2, 2019)
11/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at the Party of Five Reboot; The Simpsons Not Ending Soon, Says Producer
11/29 - Dove Channel Brings Out Holiday Classics; CW Gets DC Universe Series with Sitcom Star
11/28 - 2019 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend
11/27 - CBS Slates I Love Lucy Christmas Special on Dec. 20; Is 2020 the Year of the Rabbit?
11/26 - New Ted Danson NBC Comedy Gets Holly Hunter; Mel Brooks Gets New HBO Comedy Special
11/25 - TV One Gets Family Matters and Schedules Holiday Stunts; Disney Channel Sitcom Gets Season 3
11/24 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 25, 2019)
11/23 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Price is Right and Jeopardy Primetime Specials in the Horizon; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Coming to DVD and Blu-ray
11/22 - Fri-Yay: Rick and Morty Season 4; ABC Midseason 2020 Schedule
11/21 - Miracle Workers Returns to TBS; ABC's Summer Fun & Games Lineup Renewed for 2020
11/20 - Lifetime's Winter Ripped from the Headlines; PIX11 Holiday Lineup
11/19 - Showtime Gets Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot; Jeopardy! Sees Who's the GOAT on ABC Primetime
11/18 - Viacom's Comedy Central Renews The Office & Parks and Recreation; E! Gets New Jason Kennedy Series
11/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 18, 2019)
11/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: One Day at a Time Season Premiere Date Set; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed
11/15 - Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
11/14 - Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
11/13 - 2019 A Very Merry MeTV Lineup; Ricky Gervais Returns to Host Golden Globe Awards
11/12 - CBS Midseason 2020 Plans Include FBI Spin-off; E! Brings Back The Soup
11/11 - NBC Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Announces Midseason 2020 Lineup
11/10 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 11, 2019)
11/09 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fresh Off the Boat Coming to an End; Weeds Sequel in the Works
11/08 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Netflix's Living with Yourself; ABC Orders More Episodes of American Housewife and Bless This Mess
11/07 - COZI TV's Thanksgiving Weekend Unexpected Guests Marathon; MeTV Salutes Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H
11/06 - Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times on Dec. 18; NBC Orders More Superstore Episodes
11/05 - ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom