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

Tuesday, May 24

Young Rock - "You Gotta Get Down to Get Up" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Memphis, 1996: The WWF sends Dwayne to Memphis to develop his wrestling skills; when a booker bullies Downtown Bruno, Dwayne decides to fight back; in 2032, candidate Johnson's conflict with Dr. Julien comes to a head.

Young Rock - "Let the People Decide" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In 2032, candidate Johnson rides the ups and downs of election day; in 1984, Rocky and Ata are at a crossroads with their futures in wrestling; in 1987, teenage Dwayne learns that the family is leaving Nashville.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Tuesday, May 24

  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Catch Annie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Parnell (Happy Together/Suburgatory/Big Lake/Miss Guided) - Chris appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ben Schwartz (The Afterparty/Space Force/House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) and David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - Molly, David and Michael Vartan are part of a Never Been Kissed reunion on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - The Good Dish has Michelle's plum upside-down cake, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin puts a creative spin on a classic recipe that will have you singing for your supper on The Good Dish, so check your local listings.


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

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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