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."


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 12

Henry Danger - "Captain Man Strikes Out" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Captain Man goes on strike because he declines to pay for artwork that he destroyed while on a mission, the vice mayor appoints a new hero, Monsieur Man, to defend Swellview.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Food for the Soul" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dylan gets ready to return to Chicago with his mother, but a change in plans has him questioning their relationship; the rest of the family is trying to help Dylan through this latest crisis.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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