Thursday, April 11, 2019

ABC Summer 2019 Schedule; HBO Renews Barry for 3rd Season

Grand Hotel

Building on the previous success of the "Summer Fun & Games" brand, The ABC Television Network is expanding its slate of game shows and competition series to three nights, adding four new exciting series to the upcoming schedule. In addition to bringing back the iconic game shows Press Your Luck and Card Sharks to TV, ABC will launch two new alternative shows – Holey Moley, an epic mini-golf competition featuring NBA superstar Stephen Curry as resident golf pro; and Family Food Fight, hosted by renowned restaurateur and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry (wife of Steph Curry). All of these shows are part of the summer premiere dates schedule announced by the network.

On the scripted drama side, the new series Reef Break, starring Poppy Montgomery, will premiere Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. And don't forget to make reservations for Grand Hotel, the glamorous and provocative new series from executive producer Eva Longoria, premiering Monday, June 17 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Also as previously announced, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Friday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Fans of The Bachelor franchise will have a date every Monday night this summer, starting with the previously announced Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!, airing Monday, May 6 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, and The Bachelorette, premiering the following week, Monday, May 13 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. Once Hannah B.'s journey ends, another one begins on the beaches of Mexico when the highly anticipated Bachelor in Paradise debuts Monday, July 29 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT.

Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth return Sunday, June 9 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT; and Match Game returns, following the premieres of Press Your Luck and Card Sharks on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. Other dates set for summer include a new season of ABC News' What Would You Do? on Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT, and The 2019 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 10 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. And finally, beginning Tuesday, May 28, a two-hour block of fan-favorite episodes of ABC comedies will air from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, expanding to three hours starting the following week on Tuesday, June 4 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. A full schedule will be announced at a later date but it will include comedies such as Modern Family, The Goldbergs, black-ish and more.


Barry

Following its recent second-season premiere, HBO has renewed the hit comedy series Barry for a third season. Created by Alec Berg & Bill Hader, who stars in the title role, Barry launched its eight-episode second season March 31. This season, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But while Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Other Season 2 cast regulars include: Stephen Root as Barry's handler, who is alarmed to contemplate a future without his primary source of income; Sarah Goldberg as a dedicated acting student who becomes the object of Barry's affection; Anthony Carrigan as an unfailingly polite mobster; and Henry Winkler as a pompous yet endearing acting teacher who takes Barry under his wing. Barry received three Emmys(R) for its first season last September: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winkler); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

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