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)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
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

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