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

Monday, August 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 9:00PM 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.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

I Ship It - "Somewhere Magical" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ella seizes the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to a writer for "Superstition," her favorite TV show; Ella's fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

In The Cut - "Lucky Charmed" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay buys Cheryl a necklace for her birthday, not knowing it was stolen; when the police want it back, Jay must devise a plan to return it before she finds out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Monday, August 19

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry), Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) and Bill Hader (Barry) - D'Arcy, Henry and Bill are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald talks about Emergence on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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