Friday, May 31, 2019

Fri-Yay: NBC Cancels AP Bio Just As It Was Finding Its Stride; Showtime Orders Work in Progress

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

AP Bio

by Vincent

Upfronts ended a few weeks ago, but there's still some renewal and cancellations that networks have yet to figure out. One of those was AP Bio, until NBC announced they decided to cancel the series this week. It's a decision that doesn't come with much surprise. AP Bio had a mediocre-rated first season, but NBC decided to give the show a second chance, as they've done before with shows that had slow starts like 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Community. While those shows wound up running for years, AP Bio's ratings actually dropped drastically in its second season, so NBC pulling the plug is not a surprise. However, it is a shame. AP Bio wasn't necessarily a great sitcom, but it was a very enjoyable one that was perhaps on the way to finding its greatness.

AP Bio started off seeming like a too-mean spin off of Community, a show that wanted to have a cable comedy-esque streak of dark comedy but didn't have the talent to pull it off. However, over the course of the first and especially into the much improved second season, the series began to find its direction by strengthening the personalities of its students out of stereotypes and pinning down into humor sense. The show, like Community, also found some heart, without feeling too preachy, and was becoming a delightfully absurdist network sitcom that actually made you care about the characters...even though the humor could sometimes be dark or even borderline mean, the show did a much better job of tiptoeing that line in its second season. It will be a shame to see it go, and that it will never take off into the great sitcom it had the potential to be.


Work in Progress

Showtime has ordered an eight-episode season of the new half-hour comedy series Work in Progress, created by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason. McEnany stars in the series, expected to premiere later this year. Mason directed the pilot. Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix, Sense8) will co-write the first season and executive produce with McEnany and Mason. Showtime acquired the project after its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it was an official selection of the Indie Episodic program. A funny and uniquely human comedy, Work in Progress features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago-based performers Theo Germaine and Karin Anglin co-star alongside Celeste Pechous, with Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live, Shrill) appearing in a crucial role as herself.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Final Space Returns for Season 2 But on Adult Swim; Cast Set for All That Revival on Nickelodeon

Final Space

The second season of the epic sci-fi adventure comedy with a plethora of heart, Final Space, will premiere on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT now on Adult Swim. In its first season as a TBS original series, Final Space found a huge audience of new fans during replays on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults. On average, the weekly replays regularly won the timeslot. So, to shake things up, new episodes will now premiere on Adult Swim before encoring the following week on TBS. Buckle up your butt cheeks - it's about to get wild. Season two of Final Space finds Gary restarting with a new ship and a new AI voiced by Jane Lynch (Glee) as they recover what's left of his crew. Conan O'Brien reprises his role as Clarence, now a series regular, alongside Ron Funches (Undatable) and Ashly Burch (Attack on Titan) as they embark on an epic mission to free the Titan Bolo (Keith David). Along the way, Gary battles new villains led by Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1) and Gary's Mom, Claudia Black (Farscape).


All That

Nickelodeon unveiled the brand-new cast of '90s icon, All That, featuring a talented and diverse group of comedians who reflect the spirit and humor of today's generation of kids. Ranging in age from 12-15, each kid brings their own unique comedic skill to the show, from impressions of today's biggest celebrities, to original characters inspired by their lives, to physical comedy sketches. Executive produced by original cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, All That premieres on Saturday, June 15, at 8:30pm (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

The new cast members of Nickelodeon's All That are:

· Ryan Alessi - Born and raised in Chicago, Ryan Alessi, 14, began studying improv comedy at age eight with The Second City Improvisational Comedy Troupe. After moving to Los Angeles, he started studying with The Groundlings and developing his own characters and performing various impressions and accents.
· Reece Caddell - A Denver native, Reece Caddell, 12, started acting at the age of five and began performing sketch comedy when she started a YouTube channel with her two older sisters.
· Kate Godfrey - Kate Godfrey, 15, is an actress, singer and dancer from Scottsdale, Ariz. She began her career in her local community theater at the age of nine and was quickly accepted to the Broadway Youth Ensemble where she performed in New York City.
· Gabrielle Green - Gabrielle Green, 14, moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career after studying theatre at BAK Middle School of Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla. Her credits include acting, voiceover work and working as a brand representative.
· Nathan Janak - Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Nathan Janak, 14, began acting at six years old. In 2016, he participated in a nine-month intensive actor training program and later moved to Los Angeles. Janak has previously been seen as a guest star in Nickelodeon's Henry Danger.
· Lex Lumpkin - Lex Lumpkin, 13, is an actor, singer, writer, impressionist and pianist from Indianapolis. His acting career began two years ago when he played the role of "Stuart" in the Indianapolis Repertory Theater's production of Stuart Little.
· Chinguun Sergelen - Raised in Chicago, Chinguun Sergelen, 13, began acting at age nine. He is a Youth Ensemble member at The Second City Training Center Chicago and Laugh Out Loud Theater.

In the series premiere, the new cast will be joined by original All That cast members Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server. Beloved roles are reprised in some of the series' most memorable sketches including Mitchell as fast-food slacker "Ed," and Denberg as "Ms. Hushbaum," the hypocritical "Loud Librarian." The episode will also feature a performance by Grammy(R)-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers of their smash hit "Sucker." Shot in front of a live studio audience, this season of All That will also feature musical performances from today's hottest artists, including Daddy Yankee, Ally Brooke and Kane Brown, with surprise guests from the worlds of TV, film, comedy and more.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

HBO's Divorce Starring Sarah Jessica Parker Returns July 1; Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Specials Return for 12th Straight Year Before NBA Finals Games

HBO has released the teaser trailer for the new season of the comedy Divorce starring Sex and the City alum Sarah Jessica Parker. The third season of Divorce follows Frances (star and executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), as they encounter surprises that spin their post-divorce lives in unexpected directions. Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Becki Newton, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore also star alongside season three recurring cast members Tracy Letts, James Lesure and Dominic Fumusa. Divorce returns to HBO on July 1. HBO will air 6 episodes in this third season (the first season had 10 episodes, while the second season had 8 episodes).


Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night

For the 12th consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC will present Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. These special-edition episodes will air during prime time every night of the NBA Finals, beginning with Game One on Thursday, May 30 (before the game coverage in the east/central zones and after the game out west). Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night prime-time specials celebrate a unique blend of entertainment and sports with Kimmel's signature comedy bits and an all-star lineup of guests, including Anthony Anderson (To Tell the Truth), Jennifer Aniston (Murder Mystery), Chadwick Boseman (21 Bridges), Jamie Foxx (Live in Front of a Studio Audience, Beat Shazam), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle) and Adam Sandler (Murder Mystery), with special surprise appearances as well. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night prime-time specials air 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT and following the NBA Finals on the West Coast on ABC.

Previous Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night guests over the years include Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Gosling, Tiffany Haddish, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Billy Crystal, David Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Magic Johnson, Mariah Carey, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, 50 Cent, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, Jessica Alba and Denzel Washington. Additionally, NBA stars including Blake Griffin, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade have participated in Jimmy's prime-time episodes.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 The Summer of MeTV Schedule; Disney Gets 2nd Season of Sydney to the Max

The Summer of Me

Summertime means yard work. But why toil outside? Stay in and watch two city folk work the soil. As of yesterday (May 27), Green Acres has now moved to a new time, five days a week - weeknights at 9:30PM replacing WKRP in Cincinnati. That is not the only fresh crop arriving in The Summer of Me. Two rarely aired pieces of television history are coming to MeTV this coming weekend -- the 1985 iteration of The Twilight Zone (Saturdays at 12:30am and Sundays 12am, replacing the original Twilight Zone) and the 90-minutes episodes of Wagon Train every weekday at 3:30pm (essentially replacing an airing of The Rifleman). Then, on Saturdays, MeTV presents The Three Stooges at 6PM | 5C (replacing The Wild, Wild West), with two thematically tied shorts presented in full, unedited and without commercial interruption.

More details on Stooges: On Saturday, June 1, legendary comedy troupe and masters of mirth The Three Stooges will join MeTV's lineup of memorable entertainment television. Over 13 weeks, these specially selected and themed broadcasts will present full-length, unedited shorts without commercial interruption, packaged into an hour-long presentation that highlights the many "best of" moments from the beloved comedians. Airing Saturdays at 6PM | 5C, weekly themes include "Crème de la Curly," "Just Say Moe," "Pie...I Oughta!" and "Shemp Cocktail," featuring the classic combo of the Stooge trio -- laidback Larry, hotheaded Moe, man-child Curly, along with dimwitted Shemp.


Sydney to the Max

Disney Channel has picked up a second season of the popular live-action daughter/father comedy Sydney to the Max, starring 13-year-old actress/musical artist Ruth Righi in the title role of Sydney. Geared for kids ages 6-14 and families, the series is set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s and follows outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, who lives with her single dad Max (Ian Reed Kesler, Suits), in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy (Caroline Rhea, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Disney's Phineas and Ferb). As Sydney's preteen pursuits begin to expand, Max's flashbacks of his childhood help him gain a better perspective of his daughter's experiences. Created and executive produced by Mark Reisman (Frasier, Wings, The Exes), production on season two will commence later this summer.

New episodes from season one will return on Tuesday, June 18 from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app. Also starring are Jackson Dollinger as young Max, Ava Kolker as Sydney's best friend Olive, and Christian J. Simon as young Max's best friend Leo.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day 2019 TV Marathons

Happy Memorial Day! As usual, we have the holiday marathons on a holiday for you! As we pay tribute to our troops every year on this day, let's have some fun as well watching TV marathons on the tube on this day off! If you're not going outside in the heat, then there are plenty of TV options for you on this day! Are you headed to the shore or would you rather watch some good TV marathons like M*A*S*H? Swim into summer! So bring out your lawn chair, throw some burgers on the BBQ, and watch some television!

Among the marathons today include M*A*S*H marathon on Sundance Channel from 6am-1pm Comedy Central has a The Office marathon that starts at 9am ET/PT and runs through 11pm. FXX has a marathon of The Simpsons from 6pm-12am once again. VH1 has a marathon of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 8am-4pm. BET has a Tyler Perry series marathon including movies, sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. TV Land has a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show from 9am-2pm and then The Goldbergs marathon from 2pm-6pm featuring classic vacation episodes, and finally Two and a Half Men to close it out from 6pm-2am. Cleo TV has a marathon of Girlfriends all day from 6am-1am. Other sitcoms airing today will be in their regular blocks or stacks, like The Facts of Life, The Nanny and Will & Grace on Logo.

Moving on to dramas, BBC America has Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation all-day. Heroes & Icons has a Nash Bridges marathon from 11am-8pm. ION will have a marathon of Blue Bloods this year from 7am-3am. Other notable marathons include a CSI: Miami marathon and then a Criminal Minds marathon on WEtv. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have a Psych marathon that is 24-hour beginning at 6am. Reality series wise, OWN has a Dr. Phil marathon from 6am-4pm. CNBC has a Jay Leno's Garage marathon followed by marathon staple Shark Tank. TLC will showcase Say Yes to the Dress with a marathon from 12pm-8pm. Other reality best bets for the day are Below Deck Mediterranean marathon on Bravo, Impractival Jokers marathon on truTV, Alaska the Last Frontier: The Frozen Edge marathon on Animal Planet, and Forensic Files on HLN.

If you like movies on TV, watch the Star Wars movie marathon on TNT, Jurassic Park films on Encore and animated movies marathon on Freeform. And you can of course catch movies all day on Lifetime, LMN, FX, Syfy, AMC, TCM, TBS, MTV, E!, Spike and other networks that usually air movies. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 27, 2019)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of May 27-31, 2019, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, May 27
  • Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) - Catch Billie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Leonard Ouzts (Abby's) - Leonard is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Taran Gillam (Single Parents) and Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) - Taran and Leighton are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about Big Little Lies on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, May 28
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Catch Issa on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep) - Timothy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows (Schooled/No Activity/Son of Zorn/Marry Me/Mr. Box Office/The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim schools Rachael on travel tips on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron talks about Pavarotti on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura talks about Big Little Lies on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina talks about Mean Girls on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/The Jim Gaffigan Show/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael talks about I'm Worried on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) - DeWanda talks about season 2 of Netflix's She's Gotta Have It on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Wednesday, May 29
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland and Clea DuVall are guests on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Ferrara (Nurse Jackie/The Job) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) and Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Kaitlyn and Beanie talk about Booksmart on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Tate talks about Rocketman on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) and Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan and Kel talk about Nickelodeon's All That on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Kel will also be on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Thursday, May 30
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Catch Jennifer on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Game Night at 8pm on ABC.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/The Norm Show/Roseanne) - Laurie is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/The Mindy Project/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Glenn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Desi Lydic (Awkward) - Desi appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign, ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) Melissa visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rhea Perlman (Cheers/Pearl/Kirstie) - Rhea talks about Poms on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura and the cast of Big Little Lies are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John and Blythe Danner talk about The Tomorrow Man on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani makes four-bean chili on a repeat of Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy whips up a banana loaded cream pie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, May 31
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Meagan Good (White Famous/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas talks about Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 26

none scheduled


Monday, May 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Game Night" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Unexpected revelations are in the cards during the Johnsons’ first game night together with the Butlers, when Gemma is prompted to rectify a past wrong and Malcolm makes a play for a fresh start with his father, Calvin.

Man with a Plan - "Wife-Proof" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam attempts to make the office feel more inviting since Andi will be joining him at work every day. Also, Lowell has been hiding a life-changing secret.


Tuesday, May 28

The Last O.G. - "Your Mom's in My Business" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When faced with unforeseen unemployment, Shay decides it's finally time to launch her own fashion line; with her money tied up in the food truck, she gets carried away micro-managing the business in an attempt to turn a quicker profit.


Wednesday, May 29

The Goldbergs - "Major League'd" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam is initially terrified when he and his friends are recruited to the William Penn Academy baseball team, but he quickly catches on to Principal Ball’s master plan. A short-sighted Barry is in denial about his pitching skills. Meanwhile, Geoff’s dad interferes in his relationship with Erica.

Schooled - "Tamagotchis and Bells" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lainey and Glascott encounter an overbearing parent and enlist the help of Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey). Mellor realizes he might want to start a family and be a father after CB shows him how to care for confiscated Tamagotchis.

Modern Family - "We Need to Talk About Lily" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil may have conquered his biggest real estate challenge when he thinks he found Pepper his dream home. Meanwhile, in an attempt to connect with Lily, Mitch and Cam get invited to an exclusive event for her favorite vlogger.

American Housewife - "The Code" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After discovering that the four digit pin code the Otto family uses for everything spells out Greg’s ex-girlfriend’s name, Katie gets upset and retaliates by dragging out old gifts from past boyfriends. Meanwhile, the kids’ current love lives take a hit as Taylor and Trip argue over her relationship with Pierce (Milo Manheim); and Oliver and Gina’s relationship goes south when they both apply for a ballet scholarship that only one of them gets.

Modern Family - "SuperShowerBabyBowl" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay is hosting a Super Bowl party, and Claire is hosting a baby shower for Haley; both at Jay’s house. What could go wrong?

The Goldbergs - "Our Perfect Strangers" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Erica, Barry and Adam are not happy when their distant relative Gleb (Joey Slotnik) visits from Russia, until they realize he can make their lives so much easier. Meanwhile, Beverly starts working on her cookbook, which causes tension with the Frentas.

What We Do in the Shadows - "Ancestry" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Nandor visits one of his living descendants; a lover from Nadja's past reemerges.


Thursday, May 30

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny and Bernadette go to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention, Wolowitz is in charge of the kids. Also, Sheldon finds a book on experimenting on kids, and the guys plus Amy make a day of it.

Young Sheldon - "A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis’ colleague, Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.), flirts with Meemaw, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica (Isabel May) has a boyfriend.

Mom - "Ambulance Chasers and a Babbling Brook" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy’s demanding law professor (Constance Zimmer) leans on her a little too hard for support, and Bonnie’s plan to trick Adam into choosing a wedding venue backfires.

Life in Pieces - "Lost Math Art Glam" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Greg scrambles to find Lark when he loses her at the hospital while visiting Jen and the new baby. Also, Heather offers to help Sophia with her math homework but can’t figure out the new teaching method; Matt enrolls his adopted son, Lucas (Vivaan Bisoi), in a father/son art class; and Colleen organizes a family photo shoot and glams Joan up for the occasion.

A.P. Bio - "Handcuffed" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When he's kicked off his Harvard phone plan, Jack is offered a chance to leapfrog onto Mary's on one condition: He helps her break up with her scuzzy boyfriend. Meanwhile, Anthony becomes Durbin's right-hand man.

A.P. Bio - "Spectacle" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After his computer breaks, Jack rallies his class to win the annual Whitlock's Got Talent competition so the prize money can go towards a new laptop. Helen and Durbin put on their best tuxes to host while Mary, Stef and Michelle prepare a hand-bell routine.

Abby's - "Backup" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bill offends Abby when he innocently steps in to resolve an issue with unruly customers. Meanwhile, James accidentally breaks Beth’s beloved mug but refuses to confess.

Abby's - "Rosie's Band" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finally allows Rosie’s band to perform at the bar. When the band isn’t exactly what Abby hoped it would be, she has trouble telling Rosie the truth.


Friday, May 31

none scheduled


Saturday, June 1

Game Shakers - "Boy Band Cat Nose" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dub recommends Kenzie see an eccentric pet plastic surgeon in order to fix her cat's loud nose holes; Trip tries to get Hudson into a boy band.

Cousins for Life - "Blending a Hand" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When their favorite hangout Juiced Up is in danger of being shut down, and their plan to boost business fails, Ivy and Stuart enlist their family and friends to put on a talent show fundraiser to help.


Sunday, June 2

Last Man Standing - "The Best Man" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chuck and Carol decide to renew their vows, Mike plans to take his officiating to the next level.

Last Man Standing - "Sibling Quibbling" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Mandy and Kyle combine their finances, they begin to quarrel.

The Simpsons - "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge becomes director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton"; Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, and he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Girl, Internetted" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg suddenly becomes internet famous, she and an excited Peter work together to build her following; Brian and Stewie revel in a new ride while Brian's car gets repaired.

Family Guy - "Adam West High" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Brian's proposition to rename Quahog's high school "Adam West High," to honor the late Mayor West, is successful, he feels encouraged to run for office as Quahog's new mayor; the race takes a turn when Quagmire campaigns against Brian.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Late Night Tops Ratings for the Season; FXX Announces Archer After Hours

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! After a few busy weeks of news, we're already in our summer slump, but we're here with a few highlights, including a new after show for the FXX series Archer, a lawsuit regarding The Andy Griffith Show, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The 2018-2019 season was very good for CBS, as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was the ratings king for late night talk shows. (Variety)
  • It seems like every hit cable TV show has an after show these days, and now Archer is getting one that will air on Facebook Live. (Deadline
  • CBS is being sued over the use of the theme song for The Andy Griffith Show on DVD and digital platforms. (Hollywood Reporter
  • PBS recently aired a same sex wedding episode of the children's show, Arthur, but it didn't air on Arkansas Public Television. (The Hill
  • The seventh (and final) season of Orange is the New Black will arrive on Netflix in July. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 25 - MAY 31)
Archer
  • In case you missed the Live in Front of a Studio Audience tribute to Norman Lear this week, ABC is airing it again tonight at 8 PM, along with the Nightline special that followed it.
  • Decades is paying tribute to Doris Day all this weekend with a marathon of The Doris Day Show as the weekend binge.
  • A new season of America's Got Talent debuts Tuesday on ABC.
  • Archer: 1999, the tenth season of the FXX series, debuts Wednesday night.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Fri-Yay: Live in Front of a Studio Audience Recap; Mario Lopez Produced Sitcom Coming to Netflix

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

All in the Family & The Jffersons Live in Front of a Studio Audience

by Vincent

On Wednesday night, ABC aired its first iteration of Live in Front of a Studio Audience, a Jimmy Kimmel-produced special where a few handful of actors recreated classic episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons. It was a really interesting idea for a TV network, one that honors the network's past and roots (something that we all know TV networks don't always do). The series featured A-List cast members: Marisa Tomei as Edith, Woody Harrelson as Archie, Ike Barinholtz as Archie's son-in-law and Ellie Kemper as Archie's daughter. The Jeffersons featured Wanda Sykes as Louise, Jamie Foxx as George, among others such as Will Ferrell, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson and Amber Stevens West. The episodes weren't necessarily perfect - Jamie Foxx flubbed a few lines (and joked about it quickly after), and any fan of these classic sitcoms would surely tell you they didn't hold a candle up to the original. But for a true sitcom fan, this was really a treat.

The ratings for the special were also pretty huge, earning 10.42 million total viewers (and a 1.8 Adults 18-49 rating) in Live+SD performance - ABC's highest Wednesday total viewers audience on the final night of a May sweep in 12 years. This means it performed even better than ABC's smash hit Modern Family did in its prime in total viewers. Live TV events have proven to be a bonafide way to score some ratings points, as in a DVR and streaming-dominated age, it's important for viewers to feel they need to see something live when measuring live ratings. And as much as networks are figuring out how to profit off of streaming numbers, live ratings are still easily the most important figures when determining a show (and network)'s value. So my guess is that we will see another Live in Front of a Studio Audience (take your guesses on which sitcoms will be next!), and perhaps similar events, on other networks. This is a good thing, and it's a way to keep the sitcom tradition alive in the post-streaming world.


Paula Chavez and Jencarlos Canela

Sticking with traditional sitcom news, Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, a new multi-cam comedy series co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland. In the sitcom, when Ashley Garcia — the world's only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist — gets the chance to work for NASA, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving Uncle Victor, a pro football player turned high school coach who’s never met a responsibility he can't shirk. Starring newcomer Paulina Chavez stars as Ashley and singer and actor Jencarlos Canela (Telenovela, Grand Hotel) stars as Victor. The series will be ran by Seth Kurland (Speechless, Melissa & Joey, Friends). The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia joins Netflix's growing slate of live action series featuring kids and families, which includes No Good Nick from David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, Alexa & Katie from Heather Wordham (two seasons streaming now, with a third on the way), as well as upcoming series Malibu Rescue from Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, Family Reunion from Meg DeLoatch, Team Kaylie from Tracy Bitterolf and Pamela Eells O'Connell, and The Baby-Sitters Club from Walden Media and Michael De Luca.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Orange Is the New Black Returns for Final Season in July; Lifetime Gets More Book to Screen Movies This Summer

Orange Is the New Black

This summer, the groundbreaking hit series Orange Is the New Black is coming to an end. Yesterday, Netflix released the following teaser video and first look images announcing that the series will conclude with the seventh and final season launching globally on Netflix on Friday, July 26. Orange Is The New Black ushered in a monumental era of television, and for six unforgettable seasons has fearlessly tackled some of the most difficult, relevant, and human stories of our time. In its final season, the ladies of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever.

Piper struggles with life on the outside, while life in Max, as corrupt and unjust as ever, goes on without her. Taystee's friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms, Gloria and her kitchen staff are confronted by the hard truth of Polycon's newest profit stream, while others chase drugs or dreams and grapple with the reality of their place in this world.


Book to Screen - V.C. Andrews Summer Movie Event

This summer, Lifetime brings viewers' favorite novels to life with Book to Screen movies, every Saturday night beginning this June with Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine, three Jane Green titles, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, and will continue through July and August with the premieres of the V.C Andrews' Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The V.C. event is airing consecutively every Saturday at 8pm ET/PT July 27 through August 24. Marking the last known series written by prolific writer V.C. Andrews, the titles in the quintet include Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams. The V.C. Andrews Movie Series Event follows Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Stars across all five films include, Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Kelly Rutherford, Daphne Zuniga, Jennifer LaPorte and Jason Priestley, who also directs Fallen Hearts.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Los Espookys Premieres June 14 on HBO; NBC's 5th Annual Red Nose Day Special Brings Out the Stars

Los Espookys

The comedy series Los Espookys begins its six-episode season Friday, June 14 from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen, the primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) show follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco star as Los Espookys, with José Pablo Minor and recurring guest star Fred Armisen. Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), a horror and gore enthusiast, assembles his close friends to form Los Espookys, a business based on conjuring thrills and chills for a variety of clients.

Noble, kind, naïve - and always running out of cellphone minutes - Renaldo is joined in his enterprise by Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), a resilient and tenacious dental assistant, who handles the logistics and execution of Los Espookys' projects; Úrsula's sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), who juggles several (very) odd jobs while acting as the group's test dummy; and last - but certainly not least - Renaldo's longtime best friend, Andrés (Julio Torres), the brooding heir to a chocolate empire, who longs to unlock the secrets to his past while avoiding his trophy boyfriend, Juan Carlos (José Pablo Minor). Occasionally dropping by is Tico (Fred Armisen), Renaldo's benign, beloved uncle, who is happily living his own career dream as a parking-valet legend in LA.


The Red Nose Day Special

NBC's Red Nose Day Special will feature the biggest names across entertainment with a packed lineup of music, comedy and short documentary films that educate and engage viewers on the cause for the fifth annual event. Sting, accompanied by Dave Audé & Andrew Kierszenbaum, Josh Groban, John Legend and Chrissy Metz join previously announced artists Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton for highly awaited performances. America's Got Talent host Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews will host the special. In addition to the music performances, SNL stars Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kate McKinnon will appear in a sketch, and the new host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Lilly Singh will also showcase her comedic stylings. TV and film favorites Connie Britton and Julia Roberts will make appearances throughout the evening. The special will air Thursday, May 23 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT in support of the fifth annual Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, which raises funds and awareness to ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated across America and around the world.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Nightline Primetime Special Profiles All in the Family & The Jeffersons; Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Premieres June 10 on Nick

All About All in the Family & The Jeffersons

After the star-studded live sitcom special Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons, ABC News' Nightline will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show's groundbreaking impact and legacy. Nightline Presents All About All in the Family and The Jeffersons airs Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 pm EDT for a half-hour on The ABC Television Network. The prime-time special features interviews with All in the Family and The Jeffersons creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and Live in Front of a Studio Audience stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil' Rel and John Amos; original The Jeffersons cast member Marla Gibbs (Florence Johnston); and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

And don't forget to watch Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons on Wednesday from 8:00pm-9:30pm on ABC. The special stars Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Kerry Washington (Helen Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Mike Meathead Stivic), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell). The live episode is directed by 10-time Emmy award-winning sitcom director James Burrows (Cheers, Taxi).


Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Nickelodeon is set to launch the reimagined iconic family game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, with a week of premieres beginning Monday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by John Cena, who also serves as executive producer, the new series follows the original premise of kids helping adult contestants put their knowledge to the test with questions taken directly from an elementary school curriculum. New episodes will continue to air Monday, June 17, through Wednesday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), before moving to its regular Monday timeslot on June 24 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

In an all-new format that places kids in the center of the action, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader contestants must revisit the classroom to answer six questions on a variety of subjects from the first through fourth grade, before moving on to the final round where they must race against the clock to answer five questions taken from the fifth grade. Each time the contestants answer questions correctly, their bank increases with a possible winning of $100,000. Newly-added elements to the show include an additional "cheat" option and new ways contestants can enlist the help of their grade-school classmates.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Comedy Central Heads to the South Side This July; Catch the Big Bang Finale Again Tonight

South Side

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, announced that its new scripted series South Side will premiere Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. South Side is written by and stars Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon). Salahuddin, Riddle, and Michael Blieden - all Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alumni - are executive producers.

The aspirational, scripted comedy is set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. South Side follows two friends who just graduated community college ... so now they're ready to take over the world! But until they do they're stuck at Rent-T-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side's vast ensemble of characters come together. Despite the obstacles of inner-city life, these friends and their co-workers all strive to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Brought to life by local Chicagoans, both in front of and behind the camera, this show gives viewers an authentic portrayal of what life on the South Side is all about. Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle star in the series, alongside Sultan Salahuddin and Chandra Russell. First season guest stars include Lil Rel Howery, Nathaniel "Earthquake" Stroman, Jeff Tweedy, LisaRaye McCoy, Kel Mitchell and Ed Lover.


The Big Bang Theory

18.52 million total viewers (Live+Same Day) watched the series finale of The Big Bang Theory on Thursday night and it also delivered a 3.2 Adults 18-49 rating. Now CBS will encore the final episodes tonight back-to-back from 8-9pm if you missed it, replacing comedy encores originally scheduled. In the first one, "The Change Constant," Sheldon and Amy await big news as changes occur in the first episode at 8:00pm. In the finale, "The Stockholm Syndrome," Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time, while Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret, as Sheldon and Amy stick together and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future in the 8:30pm airing. The Big Bang Theory of course stars Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Wolowitz), Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali), Mayim Bialik (Amy) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette).

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 20, 2019)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of May 20-24, 2019, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, May 20
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. John and Blythe Danner talk about The Tomorrow Man on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric previews The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy discusses the series When They See Us on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiya Sircar (The Good Place/Alex, Inc.) - Tiya is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens), Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/How to Make It in America), Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Patton, Lake, Jenny and Bobby talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Tuesday, May 21
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) - Billie appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David talks about Miss Subways on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about The Perfection on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam talks about the Brown Sugar streaming service on the BUILD Series at 11am.
Wednesday, May 22
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, May 23
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Jason is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) - Billie visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about The Perfection on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT, on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom talks about the Hidden Heroes Campaign on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) - DeWanda talks about She's Gotta Have It on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan talks about The Perfection on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Friday, May 24
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 19

The Simpsons - "Heartbreak Hotel" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

Family Guy - "Pal Stewie" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie quickly befriends a boy his age, but is devastated when he realizes he isn't invited to his birthday party; Peter and Lois attend a self-empowerment seminar.


Monday, May 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Change Constant" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy await big news.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Stockholm Syndrome" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.


Tuesday, May 21

American Housewife - "A Mom's Parade" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The extraordinary musical episode includes four original songs by renowned composer Justin Paul (“The Greatest Showman,” “Dear Evan Hansen”) and Glenn Slater (“Tangled,” “School of Rock-The Musical”), as well as choreography from famed choreographer Ashley Wallen (“The Greatest Showman”). Frustrated by the lack of appreciation for all she does, Katie decides to go “full Westport” and leaves the family to fend for themselves. Katie’s plan quickly backfires when the kids seem to be doing just fine, leaving Greg to suffer the brunt of her absence.

The Kids Are Alright - "Irish Goodbye" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Peggy struggles with Lawrence’s decision to move out of the house, especially after she discovers that he is secretly moving in with a girlfriend she’s never met. Lawrence’s determination to keep Peggy out of his personal life only causes her to investigate further, while Mike welcomes his departure. Meanwhile, Timmy can’t find his ventriloquist dummy, Knuckles, and learns that Joey took him without asking.

black-ish - "Relatively Grown Man" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Junior gets an offer for his dream job working with Migos, Dre and Bow are determined to convince him to return to college and get his degree.

Bless This Mess - "The Estonian Method" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Rio enter the “best hen” competition at the county fair with their prized chicken Priyanka in order to prove themselves to the community. Meanwhile, romantic sparks fly between Rudy and Constance, only to be halted by a run-in with someone from Rudy’s past; and Kay and Beau struggle with some marital issues.

The Last O.G. - "Mama Said Knock You Out" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray reunites with his estranged mom, Rose, who only softens when she learns she has grandchildren.


Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.


Thursday, May 23

Young Sheldon - "A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

When Sheldon learns that people with stunted childhoods can turn into social outcasts, he tries to act like a kid. Also, Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis’ (Wallace Shawn) relationship is tested when she teaches him how to drive.

Young Sheldon - "A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

When Sheldon has to spend a few days in the hospital, he turns into the world’s worst patient. Also, Missy gets a taste of what life would be like without her twin.

Mom - "Go-Go Boots and a Butt Cushion" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Christy decides she doesn’t need Gambler’s Anonymous anymore, Bonnie vehemently disagrees.

Life in Pieces - "Recovery Discipline Psycho Labor" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After John befriends the janitor at Sophia’s school, Mr. Sissel (Biff Wiff), John learns that Sophia and her friends believe a childish rumor about him. Also, Heather pushes Tim and Joan to go for walks together while recovering from their health issues; Matt and Colleen try to tame Dougie’s (Fortune Feimster) bad habits; and Jen is desperate to not go into labor during Lark’s birthday party.


Friday, May 24

none scheduled


Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.


Sunday, May 26

none scheduled

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Broadcast Network Fall Lineup at a Glance; Rick & Morty Returns in November

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Just like last week, it's a very busy week (since the broadcast networks all announced their fall lineups) and we can't even begin to give you all of the news of the week here, but we do have a link to a nice summary of the fall lineups, news about My Three Sons DVDs, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's been a very busy week, and we encourage you to go back and look at all of our coverage of the details that we've given for all of the networks for next season throughout the week. But if you're in a hurry, here is a brief look at a schedule grid of the fall lineup for the broadcast networks. (Deadline)
  • The fourth season of Rick & Morty will debut in November on Adult Swim. (Variety
  • One Day at a Time may not be dead, as CBS is now interested in seeing if it would work on POP. (CNN)
  • The Big Bang Theory is done, but could we see some spinoffs? (Deadline)
  • We didn't quite expect this, but it seems that the syndicated version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? has been cancelled. (Variety
  • Actress Peggy Lipton, known for her role on The Mod Squad, has died. (NPR)
  • Antenna TV will be celebrating Father's Day with a Father Knows Best marathon. (SitcomsOnline)

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My Three Sons - The Third Season, Volume 1

WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 18 - MAY 24)
  • We've got one more week of season finales ahead of us, with the ABC Tuesday night lineup finales airing on Tuesday night.
  • Decades is airing The Mod Squad all weekend long.
  • Antenna TV is celebrating the life of Tim Conway with a McHale's Navy marathon tomorrow.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Fri-Yay: Big Bang Ends With No Hype?; ABC to Air Farrah Fawcett Documentary

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

The Bing Bang Theory

by Vincent

Last night, CBS' megahit The Big Bang Theory finally closed out its 12-season run. That makes it one of the longest-running sitcoms on TV, and by far the biggest sitcom ratings-wise of the past 20 years. And yet...there's an interesting lack of discussion about the show's end. When previous smash hit sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld came to an end, there was an endless media parade and countless amounts of chatter and speculation - sort of like what we are seeing around the end of HBO's cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones. But with The Big Bang Theory, it feels as if TV's biggest sitcom is simply quietly riding into the night.

This is partially supported by the show's ratings, which have not held up super well in the final season (of course, even a weaker Big Bang Theory is still the highest rated sitcom on TV). Still, regardless of your opinion on the series, it's hard to not appreciate just how huge the series was. It may not hold the universal love of shows like Friends or Seinfeld, but the show got massive amounts of people watching multi-camera comedy in the 2010s, which is not a small feat. It does make me wonder if Big Bang will be the last traditional sitcom smash hit as comedies continue to go gradually more niche and less widely accessible. The Conners does have the potential to fill that hole, but time will tell if it's here for the long haul or just held up by early Roseanne hype. Either way, last night certainly marked the end of an era for sitcom fans.


This Is Farrah Fawcett

ABC News presents a two-hour prime-time special on America's golden girl Farrah Fawcett. From that iconic red bathing suit poster to her role in the hit show Charlie's Angels, Fawcett took the 1970s by storm and captivated the nation with her every move. But in 2006, Fawcett was confronted with her biggest challenge when she was diagnosed with cancer and began an aggressive fight for her life. Now, almost 10 years after her passing, ABC News reports on her life, career, fame and lasting legacy, told through new interviews with those who knew her best, and rare footage from the intimate video diaries of her fight against cancer. This is Farrah Fawcett airs Thursday, May 23 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.

The two-hour documentary features new interviews with actress Jaclyn Smith, Fawcett's co-star on Charlie's Angels; Alana Stewart, Fawcett's close friend who helped record her cancer battle for the two-hour documentary Farrah's Story; Bruce McBroom, the Hollywood photographer who shot Fawcett's iconic swimsuit poster; Mela Murphy, Fawcett's confidante and hairstylist; Dr. Lawrence Piro, Fawcett's primary physician; and Dr. Ursula Jacob, Fawcett's physician in Germany who used alternative treatments for her cancer. The documentary also includes Barbara Walters' landmark interviews with Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Fawcett's partner at the time of her death.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The CW Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Notes from TBS and TNT Upfront

The CW 2019-20

Fall 2019


Sundays
8:00PM Batwoman (NEW!)
9:00PM Supergirl

Mondays
8:00PM All American (new night)
9:00PM Black Lightning

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Flash
9:00PM Arrow (new night)

Wednesdays
8:00PM Riverdale
9:00PM Nancy Drew (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM Supernatural
9:00PM Legacies

Fridays
8:00PM Charmed (new night)
9:00PM Dynasty

Unscheduled Mid-Season 2020:

COMEDY:
DRAMA: Katy Keene
REALITY:
Returning: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico, The 100

NOTES: The CW has 14 returning series and three new series. They have five original scripted series lined up for midseason including the aspirational new series Katy Keene, based on characters from Archie Comics, along with returning series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico and The 100. The CW will once again launch its 2019-20 season in October, with premiere dates to be announced later. The iHeartRadio Music Festival returns to kick off the new season with an exclusive two-night telecast. Air dates will be announced at a later date.


Discuss The CW's 2019-20 lineup and also you can view complete program information.



The Last O.G.

TBS has picked up its original series The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish for a third season. Co-created and executive-produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, The Last O.G. launched as cable's #1 new comedy in 2018 and the highest rated cable comedy debut since 2015. The show continues to be a ratings success in its second season, now ranking as cable's #1 sitcom and reaching a multiplatform audience of 23 million viewers so far. Season two of The Last O.G. found the "perfect balance of hilarity" (Salon), with Morgan’s character Tray going all in on his dreams of becoming a chef, and Tray's ex-girlfriend Shay (Haddish) collaborating with an unlikely business partner. Morgan and Haddish will return for the third season, as well as series regulars Ryan Gaul as Shay's affable husband Josh; Allen Maldonado, who plays Tray's goofy but well-intentioned cousin Bobby; and Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland, Tray and Shay's teenage children, Shahzad and Amira.

TBS has given a full series order to Chad, a single-camera comedy that follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy (Nasim Pedrad) as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad's friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother's new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the family sitcom; production on the pilot completed in March. And finally, four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal wants you to join him on his post-NBA season summer break and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this towering mogul spends his time. TNT's Shaq Life is an immersive premium docuseries that offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day of what goes into the business of being Shaq.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CBS Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Remembering Doris Day and Tim Conway

CBS 2019-20

Fall 2019


Mondays
8:00PM The Neighborhood
8:30PM Bob ♥ Abishola (NEW!)
9:00PM All Rise (NEW!)
10:00PM Bull

Tuesdays
8:00PM NCIS
9:00PM FBI
10:00PM NCIS: New Orleans

Wednesdays
8:00PM Survivor
9:00PM SEAL Team
10:00PM S.W.A.T. (new time period)

Thursdays
8:00PM Young Sheldon (new time period)
8:30PM The Unicorn (NEW!)
9:00PM Mom
9:30PM Carol's Second Act (NEW!)
10:00PM Evil (NEW!)

Fridays
8:00PM Hawaii Five-O (new time period)
9:00PM Magnum P.I. (new time period)
10:00PM Blue Bloods

Saturdays
8:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
9:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
10:00PM 48 Hours

Sundays
7:00PM 60 Minutes
8:00PM God Friended Me
9:00PM NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00PM Madam Secretary

 
Unscheduled Mid-Season 2020:
COMEDY: Broke
DRAMA: FBI: Most Wanted, Tommy
REALITY:
Returning Series: Big Brother, Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Man with a Plan, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss

NOTES: The lineup features four new comedies, four new dramas and 24 returning series. The new fall series are the comedies Bob ♥ Abishola, Carol's Second Act and The Unicorn, and the dramas All Rise and Evil. New dramas FBI: Most Wanted and Tommy and new comedy Broke will debut later in the season. Returning favorites later in the season include Big Brother, Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Man with a Plan, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.

Discuss CBS's 2019-20 lineup and view the full press release.


Doris Day

Actress, singer, and animal welfare activist Doris Day, who starred as Doris Martin in The Doris Day Show, has died. She died on May 13 in Carmel Valley Village, California, after contracting pneumonia. Ms. Day was 97.

The Doris Day Show

Day starred as Doris Martin in the 1968-1973 CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show. The series ran for 5 seasons and 128 episodes. Doris Martin was a widow with two young sons, Billy (Philip Brown) and Toby (Todd Starke, credited as Tod Starke in the series). She moved her family from New York City to her father's rural ranch in Cotina in Mill Valley, California. She worked as a secretary at Today's World magazine in San Francisco. The cast in the first three seasons included Denver Pyle (1968-1970), Fran Ryan (1968), James Hampton (1968-1969), Naomi Stevens (1968-1969), Rose Marie (1969-1971), McLean Stevenson (1969-1971), Paul Smith (1969-1971), Kaye Ballard (1970-1971) and Bernie Kopell (1970-1971). Day performed the series theme song Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). She received a Golden Globe Award nomination in 1969 for the role.

The Doris Day Show

The format of the series changed drastically in the fourth season. Doris Martin continued to work for Today's World. She was now a carefree, single full-time staff writer. Her children and most of the characters from the previous seasons never appeared or were mentioned again. The cast in seasons four and five included John Dehner (1971-1973) as her new editor Cy Bennett, Jackie Joseph (1971-1973) as Jackie Parker, Doris' friend and Cy's secretary, and Peter Lawford (1971-1973) as Dr. Peter Lawrence, a boyfriend of Doris. Day also served as an executive producer on the series for the 1972-1973 season.

Day appeared in 39 feature films released between 1948 and 1968. She made her feature film debut in Romance on the High Seas in 1948. In 1953, she starred in the hit musical Calamity Jane. Her song Secret Love won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Some of her other film credits included I'll See You in My Dreams, Love Me or Leave Me, The Man Who Knew Too Much (she sang Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song), Pillow Talk (Academy Award-nominated for Best Actress), Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Move Over Darling, The Thrill of It All, Do Not Disturb, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? and With Six You Get Eggroll.

She began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her first hit recording was Sentimental Journey with Les Brown & His Band of Renown in 1945. She recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967 during her solo career. Her 29th studio album, My Heart, was released in 2011. She received three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, in 1998, 1999 and 2012, for her recordings of Sentimental Journey, Secret Love, and Que Sera, Sera, respectively. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers in 2010.

Day largely retired from acting after The Doris Day Show ended in 1973. She hosted her own television talk show Doris Day's Best Friends on CBN in 1985-1986.

She was well known for her work as an animal welfare activist for many years. She founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation 1978, which is now the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF). She formed the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1987. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in the entertainment industry and for her work on the behalf of animals.

Ms. Day was a woman of many talents as an actress, singer and animal welfare activist. She was a real sweetheart and a true Hollywood legend. We thank her for the many hours of entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be deeply missed.

Share your memories on our The Doris Day Show message board. View photos in our galleries.

Doris Day

DECADES TV Network will honor the life and career of late Hollywood legend Doris Day with a weekend binge of The Doris Day Show. Starting Saturday, May 25 at 1:00PM ET, DECADES will present 68 episodes of the beloved sitcom airing back to back through Monday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET.

Remembered for its ever-changing premise and cast, the cheery series served as the legend's last major on screen performance. Originally formatted as a rural, family-centric sitcom with Day in the role of a widowed mother of two young sons, the series changed abruptly in Season 4 as Day took on the role of a single, career woman in an attempt to keep up with changing audience sensibilities of the early 1970s.

Viewers can see the complete schedule and find out where to watch by visiting www.decades.com .

Peggy Lipton

We have news on another tribute marathon. DECADES TV Network will honor the he life and career of the late actress Peggy Lipton with a weekend binge of The Mod Squad. Starting Saturday, May 18 at 1:00PM ET, DECADES will present 42 episodes of the groundbreaking series airing back to back through Monday, May 20 at 7:00AM ET.

In 1968, Lipton, a former teen model, landed the role of street-savvy Julia Barnes on The Mod Squad and was catapulted into stardom, becoming the "It Girl" of the early 1970s with her authentic vibrancy, fresh take on the character, and of course, her signature long blond hair and hippie-chic style. Also starring Michael Cole and Clarence Williams III, The Mod Squad is remembered for being a modern riff on the police drama genre, attempting to reach a new, young audience who was turning off their parents' TV in favor of current movies, music and social movements. The formula of a young, interracial cast of outsiders taking on the establishment worked, and the show was a hit. At the time executive producer Aaron Spelling was quoted, "We're telling it like it is. Somebody has to help adults understand young people. They've got so many hang-ups and nobody seems to care. Love is the answer. Those hippies are right. Those kids are so totally involved with life, they've involved me."

Over five seasons, the series tackled hard-hitting, socially relevant issues in a new and more realistic way for TV, ranging from drugs and domestic violence, to police brutality and even complex aspects of the Vietnam War. Lipton earned four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1971.

In 1974, Lipton married prolific music producer Quincy Jones and soon gave birth to two daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones. Following their 1989 divorce, Lipton returned to the small screen in the role of Norma Jennings in cult hit Twin Peaks. Lipton's most recent credits include films When in Rome and A Dog's Purpose and appearances on TV series Alias, Crash, House of Lies and the Twin Peaks 2017 revival.

Viewers can see the complete schedule and find out where to watch by visiting www.decades.com .

Tim Conway

Emmy-winning actor and comedian Tim Conway, who starred in McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show, has died. He died from complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus on May 14 in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Conway was 85.

McHale's Navy

Conway's first television starring role was as Ensign Charles Beaumont Parker in the 1962-1966 ABC sitcom McHale's Navy. Ensign Charles Parker was the bumbling, naive Executive Officer of the World War II PT-73. The series also starred Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Carl Ballantine, Gary Vinson, Bob Hastings, Billy Sands, Edson Stroll, Jane Dulo (1962-1964), Gavin MacLeod (1962-1964), John Wright (1964-1966) and Yoshio Yoda. Conway wrote the story for one episode in 1963. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor for the role in 1963. He also appeared in the 1964 film McHale's Navy and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force in 1965.

He next starred in the short-lived 1967 ABC western sitcom Rango. Rango was an incompetent Texas Ranger who was assigned to Deep Wells Ranger Station, the quietest post in the state. The series also starred Guy Marks and Norman Alden.

Conway reunited with Joe Flynn in the short-lived 1970 CBS sitcom The Tim Conway Show. He played Spud Barrett, the well-meaning but bumbling chief pilot – in fact, the only pilot – and part-owner of Triple A Airlines, a charter airline based at Crawford Airfield in Los Angeles, California. The series also starred Anne Seymour, Johnnie Collins III, Emily Banks, Fabian Dean and Dennis Robertson.

The Carol Burnett Show

Conway was a frequent guest on the CBS variety/sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show for the show's first eight seasons from 1967 to 1975. He became a regular on the series starting with the 1975-1976 season. His memorable characters included The Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. He won four Emmy Awards for his work on the series: three for his performances in 1973, 1977 and 1978 and one for writing for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series in 1978. The popular series also starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman (1967-1977), Lyle Waggoner (1967-1974) and Vicki Lawrence. Conway returned for the short-lived 1979 ABC variety/sketch comedy series Carol Burnett & Company.

He hosted the short-lived 1970 CBS variety/sketch comedy series The Tim Conway Comedy Hour. He guest starred in Turn-On, which aired for a single episode on ABC on February 5, 1969. He made guest appearances in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in 1970 and 1971. Conway starred in variety/sketch comedy series The Tim Conway Show, which ran for two seasons on CBS from 1980 to 1981. He starred in the 1990 ABC comedy reality series Tim Conway's Funny America. In 2003, he starred as Mr. Henderson in The WB short-lived sketch comedy series On the Spot.

Conway starred as Ace Crawford in the short-lived 1983 CBS sitcom Ace Crawford, Private Eye. Ace Crawford was a trench-coated private detective who always solves the case and catches the bad guy, despite his constant bumbling. The series also starred Joe Regalubto, Billy Barty, Shera Danese, Bill Henderson and Dick Christie. Conway created and produced the series.

He had a recurring role as Tom Warner in seven episodes of the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear from 2001 to 2005. Vicki Lawrence played his wife, Natalie Warner. He received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Kenny in a 1996 episode of Coach titled The Gardener and for his role as Bucky Bright in the 2008 30 Rock episode titled Subway Hero. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Newhart, The Golden Palace, Cybill, Married with Children (as Ephraim Wanker in four episodes), The Larry Sanders Show, Cosby, Suddenly Susan, The Drew Carey Show, Mad About You and Hot in Cleveland.

Conway was also known for his voice work. He was the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Some of his other voice credits included The Simpsons, Hercules, Lloyd in Space, The Wild Thornberrys, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, The Proud Family, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, and Dragons: Riders of Berk.

He co-starred with Don Knotts in the films The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Prize Fighter and The Private Eyes. Some of his other feature film credits included The World's Greatest Athlete, Gus, The Shaggy D.A., The Billion Dollar Hobo, The Longshot, Dear God and Air Bud: Golden Receiver. He starred as the title character in the Dorf series of comedy films.

Mr. Conway was a comedic genius. He was so funny in McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show. He made everything he appeared in much funnier and better. We thank him for the many laughs and hours of entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our McHale's Navy message board. View photos in our galleries.

Remembering Tim Conway

To celebrate the comedic genius of Tim Conway, MeTV is proud to present select episodes of The Carol Burnett Show that spotlight his iconic characters and trademark brand of humor. Though Conway is one of the faces most associated with the pioneering 1967–78 sketch comedy series, he did not become a regular on The Carol Burnett Show until the 1975–76 season. Up to that point, Conway was merely a frequent guest and friend of the show. By then, he had already crafted and introduced the world to hilarious characters like Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man.

Tune in Monday through Friday next week, May 20–24, to revisit these side-splitting comedy sketches as MeTV Remembers Tim Conway. These special episodes of The Carol Burnett Show will air in the show's regular time slot, weeknights at 11PM | 10C.

Here are the Conway gems you will see.

Monday, May 20
11PM | 10C
"Guest Steve Lawrence"
Season 4, episode 3
Mr. Tudball (Tim Conway) tries to teach Mrs. Wiggins how to use an intercom.

Tuesday, May 21
11PM | 10C
"Guest Bernadette Peters"
Season 6, episode 21
In a reprise of his famous Dentist sketch, Tim has another mishap with novocaine.

Wednesday, May 22
11PM | 10C
"Guest Tim Conway"
Season 3, episode 7
Harvey Korman gets his grandfather clock fixed by the Oldest Man (Conway).

Thursday, May 23
11PM | 10C
"Guest Jim Nabors"
Season 3, episode 15
The Queen and King try to give their Hollow soldier (Conway) a blue pony.

Friday, May 24
11PM | 10C
"Guests Tim Conway and Valerie Harper"
Season 1, episode 16
Harvey's house is on fire, and the Oldest Man comes to his rescue.

In memory of beloved funny man Tim Conway, who died Tuesday at age 85, getTV will air four episodes of Married with Children featuring Conway on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 12 Midnight ET. Conway portrayed farmer Ephraim Wanker, father of Peg Bundy (Katey Sagal) in the four episodes from the long-running comedy series’ 10th season (1995-1996): Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Bearly Men; Love Conquers Al; and The Joke’s on Al.

Antenna TV will have a McHale's Navy marathon (26 episodes) on Sunday from 9AM to 10PM. Conway's August 10, 1979, appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson will follow.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 11

The Goldbergs - "It's a Wonderful Life" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hoping to outdo the Kremp family, Beverly decides the Goldbergs must do an even better family holiday card, but Geoff is surprised he is not invited to be in the photo. Meanwhile, a pranking war with Barry and JTP quickly spirals out of control.

Schooled - "Beanie Babies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB hopes getting Lainey a Beanie Baby for Christmas will show his true feelings for her, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott tries to convince Felicia that she needs to participate and sing a song in a Kwanza play he has written for the students.

Modern Family - "The Last Christmas" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out of state. Meanwhile, Haley is excited to finally be reunited with wine; and Mitchell is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri.

Single Parents - "Good Holidays to You" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father, Angie goes on a mission to find snow in Southern California with the help of Will and Sophie. Meanwhile, after Rory, Emma and Amy find out that Poppy and Douglas are romantically involved, the kids use this knowledge to their advantage to guilt their parents into buying them more Christmas presents…

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Wednesday, December 11

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Bakersfield P.D.) - Giancarlo drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about his role on NCIS on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambitions on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea reveals her struggles with anxiety and depression while playing D.J. Tanner’s best friend, Kimmy, on Full House on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti shares her comfort food secrets and how to entertain without breaking a sweat on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
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