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

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.


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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

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