Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Netflix Goes Big with New Sitcom; CW Seed Expands to 24/7 Linear Channel

The Big Show

Netflix announced The Big Show Show, a half-hour, multi-cam comedy series starring WWE Superstar The Big Show. Production on the 10-episode series begins in Los Angeles on August 9. Josh Bycel (Happy Endings, Scrubs, American Dad) and Jason Berger (Champaign ILL, Happy Endings, LA to Vegas) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will also serve as executive producers for WWE Studios. The series stars WWE Superstar The Big Show aka Paul Wight (Fighting with My Family, WWE), Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), Reylynn Caster (American Housewife), Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) and Lily Brooks O'Briant (The Tick).

When the teenage daughter of The Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE Superstar comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters, he quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention. The Big Show Show is Netflix's latest project with WWE Studios, following the recent announcement of the family film The Main Event. The comedy series joins a growing slate of live-action series featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes Family Reunion, Malibu Rescue, No Good Nick, Alexa & Katie and the upcoming series The Letter for the King and The Baby-Sitters Club.


CW Seed

CW Seed, The CW's digital network, will launch CW Seed "Live," an ad-supported 24/7 digital linear channel, in late fall of this year. In addition to CW Seed programming, CW Seed "Live" will launch featuring original content provided by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly through the PeopleTV property. CW Seed "Live" will be available through CWSeed.com and the CW Seed App – which has distribution on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV – will offer viewers a scheduled, ad-supported, always-on experience with new and current programming from CW Seed, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly.

CW Seed offers more than 1,000 hours of curated long and short form programming with original series such as award-winning I Ship It and Warner Bros. Animation/Blue Ribbon Content's Constantine: City of Demons, based on the DC characters, as well as beloved series such as J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz, comedian Chris Rock's sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, Matthew Miller's crime drama Forever, Martin Gero and Brendan Gall's The L.A. Complex, Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies and Kevin Williamson's The Secret Circle. And, as previously announced, original series Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content, based on DC characters, and The Pledge, from Saw horror franchise producers Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, Gulfstream Television and Blue Ribbon Content, will debut later this year.

PeopleTV programming will feature original series and specials, which will encompass celebrity and entertainment news, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres. The original content includes: behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories and interviews (PEOPLE Cover Story” and Couch Surfing), popular cast reunions (Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions) and daily news programming with deep access and analysis (PEOPLE Now and Reality Check).

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Very Brady Renovation Premieres Sept. 9 on HGTV; Trinkets Gets Conclusion Season in 2020 on Netflix

A Very Brady Renovation

Here's the story...America has passionately followed HGTV's Brady Bunch journey—from the network's purchase of the world-famous North Hollywood house in 2018 to the monumental renovation that made the home a replica of the original TV set design. Now, HGTV is set to unveil the astonishing transformation in the hugely anticipated series A Very Brady Renovation, premiering Monday, Sept. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The six Brady Bunch siblings, Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy), teamed up with HGTV's biggest renovation star experts Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers: Forever Home), Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine (Good Bones), siblings Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Lara Spencer (GMA, Flea Market Flip), to execute the boldest home renovation the world has ever seen. HGTV cameras captured more than 9,000 hours of the demo, renovation and meticulous replication of the Brady Bunch house. During production, there was so much incredible, fun activity that the series will kick off with an extended 90-minute blockbuster premiere episode.

After their initial tour of the house, which looks nothing like the original studio set, the Brady cast and HGTV stars waste no time starting the renovation and replication. HGTV added 2,000 square feet to the original footprint of the house—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. Jonathan and Drew pair up with Maureen and Susan to tackle the entryway, living room, iconic floating staircase and dining room, and the brothers also work with Christopher on the exterior overhaul. Throughout the rest of the season, Christopher and Eve recreate the orange and green kitchen and family room with Leanne and Steve; Mike and Susan join forces with Mina and Karen to overhaul the kids' bedrooms and the Jack-and-Jill bathroom as well as the backyard; Barry and Jasmine take on Mike's den; Barry, Jasmine and Lara makeover Greg's attic; and Eve and Lara recreate Alice's bedroom. HGTV also crowdsourced vintage furniture and décor items true to the original TV series, some of which will be featured in A Very Brady Renovation. High-demand items for the Brady Bunch home reno included the living room couch and credenza, Greg’s attic radio, the front door handles and several of the home's legendary tchotchkes.


Trinkets

You had questions, we've got answers. The conclusion to the Trinkets story, with the final season is coming in 2020. When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool) - the grieving misfit, Moe (Kiana Madeira, The Flash) - the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell, Euphoria) - the imperfect picture of perfection, will find strength in each other as they negotiate the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out. Trinkets is based on the young adult novel by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, who serves as an executive producer. The first season launched in June with 10 half-hour episodes, now 10 more will come in 2020.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hulu Nabs Designing Women, More from TCA Tour; Exclusive: Modern Family's Ariel Winter to Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU

Designing Women

In a deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Hulu has announced that it has acquired the rights to fan favorite comedy Designing Women set to stream on Hulu August 26...Women's Equality Day! Superfans can catch the entire series (163 episodes across 7 Seasons) starting August 26 to relive the 80's hit following the women's no-nonsense wit, humor and day-to-day antics!

The iconic, trailblazing comedy which ran on CBS from 1986-1993, follows outspoken owner Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), as she runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home along with her self-absorbed, ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne (Delta Burke), divorced sassy mother Mary Jo (Annie Potts), and naive country girl Charlene (Jean Smart). The feminist, feisty, females discuss everything going on in their lives, from sex and love to politics and religion, all in the confines of their Victorian Georgian office. Ex-con handyman and token male of the series, Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor), offers his help not only at the firm, but also offers his opinions on all of the ladies personal matters.

During the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton they presented the company's lineup of upcoming original programming including Wu-Tang: An American Saga from Brian Grazer and The RZA, comedy Dollface starring Kat Dennings, drama Looking for Alaska, based on the best-selling novel by John Green and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, drama Reprisal from Warren Littlefield and starring Abigail Spencer and Mindy Kaling's comedy reimagining of Four Weddings and a Funeral, all of which join the company's collection of premium original content. In addition, they announced new comedy series Love, Beth produced by and starring Emmy(R)Award-winner Amy Schumer and expanded the company's foray into original food programming with an untitled new series starring Padma Lakshmi. And finally, Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-Winner Mahershala Ali joins the second season of groundbreaking comedy series, Ramy.


Ariel Winter

We have some exclusive news for you. Modern Family star Ariel Winter will guest star on an episode of the upcoming 21st season of Law & Order: SVU on NBC. Winter has been filming the episode as of last week in New York City and has hinted on Instagram that she is filming something new that she is excited about. Details of the episode and her character are being kept under wraps. Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family, is an avid fan of Law & Order: SVU, so this appearance is a dream come true for her. Winter was also in the movie The Last Movie Star starring the late Burt Reynolds last year and stars as the voice of Sofia on the Disney series Sofia the First. No airdate has been set yet for her SVU episode (it should be an early episode for this season), but Law & Order: SVU returns with its 21st season on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10|9c on NBC. And Modern Family returns for its 11th and final season on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9|8c on ABC.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 29, 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 July 29-August 2, 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!


Sunday, July 28
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Catch Tituss Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm and repeated at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, July 29
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Californication) - Carla appears The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Jett on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral/Cuckoo) - Andie visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Hollywood Game Night on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Rebecca Rittenhouse (Four Weddings and a Funeral/The Mindy Project) and Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral) - Rebecca and Nikesh talk about Four Weddings and a Funeral on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Rebecca will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Tuesday, July 30
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris talks about Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral/Cuckoo) - Andie visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril is in the house serving up a pork chop supper on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Michael Higgins (Great News/Happily Divorced/Kath & Kim) - John is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life Is Short on a repeat of Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson and Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People) - Logan, Antoinette and Ashley talk about Dear White People on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Rebecca Rittenhouse (Four Weddings and a Funeral/The Mindy Project) - Rebecca talks about Four Weddings and a Funeral on People Now at 12pm.
  • Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral) - Nikesh talks about Four Weddings and a Funeral on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Wednesday, July 31
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Veep) - Watch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Jim is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim is panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Son) - Steve is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Four Kings/Greg the Bunny) - Seth appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Victor Williams (The King of Queens) - Victor appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson and Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People) - Logan, Antoinette and Ashley talk about Dear White People on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate talks about The Umbrella Academy on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Thursday, August 1
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Catch Alison on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/Stark Raving Mad/We Are Men) - Tony visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of he Boys) - Dana is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Al Madrigal (I'm Dying Up Here/About a Boy/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11pm on Comedy Central.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Matt Braunger (Up All Night) - Matt is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Do Not Disturb/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry discusses his new talk show Jerry O on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa talks about A Black Lady Sketch Show on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
Friday, August 2
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Growing Pains) - Watch Leonardo on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné appears on a repeat of Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike talks about Only One Mike on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Love and Sunshine on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 28

Last Man Standing - "The Favourite" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Chuck get their game on when Ed has a pinball machine installed in the office; Kristen and Mandy become jealous of a poem Vanessa wrote for Jen.

Last Man Standing - "A Moving Finale" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike gives them some tough love; Ed and Chuck try to avoid contributing to Boyd's theater fundraiser.

The Simpsons - "Werking Mom" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge wants a job and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen; Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie."

Bob's Burgers - "The Helen Hunt" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belchers make it their mission to help Teddy get his dream girl, but Tina is convinced she's found a better match for him.

Family Guy - "Hefty Shades of Gray" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Peter's hair turns white from a ghost-hunting adventure, his new look grabs the attention of a local news anchor; Brian and Stewie attempt to help Chris improve his dating game.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Parents" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred's new studio neighbor gets so loud that it disrupts his show, Fred brings in a network executive to resolve the dispute; Tiffany Haddish stops by the show.


Monday, July 29

The Big Bang Theory - "The Plagiarism Schism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kripke (John Ross Bowie) has proof that Dr. Pemberton (Sean Astin) plagiarized his thesis in college, and Sheldon and Amy aren’t sure if they should turn him in or not. Also, Wolowitz is happily surprised to learn that Bernadette wasn’t the only waitress at the Cheesecake Factory who had a crush on him back in the day.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Fundraiser" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina gets carried away when she tries to help Gemma ace her first fundraiser as school principal. Also, Dave aids Calvin in his efforts to win a special silent-auction prize for his mom.

In The Cut - "Too Sexy for My Sweats" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay struggles with accepting Cheryl's taste in bedtime attire; Percy gains a celebrity client, affecting his normal hours in the salon.


Tuesday, July 30

The Detour - "The Entertainer" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jared devises a morbid plan to get his family to come together.


Wednesday, July 31

grown-ish - "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Aaron hosts an elegant fundraiser for his new ``Black Minds Matter'' cause.

Florida Girls - "We're Doing a Drive-By, Y'All!" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby's plans to go to sleep early on a weeknight go out the window once Kaitlin's toxic boyfriend comes back into town; unable to squash the drama that unfolds, the girls spend all night following him around town.

Florida Girls - "Welfare Queen" (Pop, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tired of Erica mooching off everyone, Shelby orders her to get on food stamps or move out; Kaitlin and Jayla try to repair a broken boat and broken relationships.

Younger - "Friends with Benefits" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Kelsey finds herself at odds with Charles. Liza has a flashback to her old life. Diana attends a family christening with Enzo and meets his ex.


Thursday, August 1

Baskets - "Housewarming" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A carpet emergency interrupts Christine's wedding plans.


Friday, August 2

none scheduled


Saturday, August 3

none scheduled


Sunday, August 4

Last Man Standing - "Welcome Baxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Vanessa eagerly await Eve's return from the Air Force Academy; Ryan's anxiety about current events leads to a shocking announcement.

Last Man Standing - "Man vs. Myth" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After avoiding expressing emotion after his dad died, Mike finally has the heart-to-heart with Bud that he never had while he was alive; Kristin proposes a new business venture; Mandy gives Kyle a makeover to fit his new corporate job.

The Simpsons - "Woo-Hoo Dunnit" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Lisa's college fund goes missing, the documentary crime series "Deadline Springfield" goes in-depth to solve the case.

Bob's Burgers - "Every Which Way but Goose" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina, discouraged by not being asked to the prom by Jimmy Jr., forms an unhealthy attachment to a goose from the nearby park; Linda joins a dating app to help Gretchen find a match.

Family Guy - "Bri, Robot" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian worries about the legacy he's leaving behind, so Stewie makes a robot duplicate as a living biography.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Family" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Fred Savage's wife decides to call into the show to get his attention; actors Yvette Nicole Brown and Rob Corddry stop by the show.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 27, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Brady Kids Reunite; DVDs for The Simpsons and Lucille Ball's Final Sitcom on the Way

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a week of series ending, as we're hearing about lots of series that are coming to an end. Also, we're hearing of a reunion of the Brady kids and a DVD release that puts the very last piece of Lucille Ball's legacy on DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Brady kids got together for a reunion in celebration of the upcoming HGTV special series, A Very Brady Renovation. (Deadline)
  • Will & Grace--which was a very hyped revival that you've likely forgotten was even revived by now--is ending after it's third (or eleventh, however you want to put it) season. (AV Club
  • Netflix has announced that they have cancelled Designated Survivor, as well as Tuca and Bertie. (Variety)
  • TVShowsOnDVD (which, we'll remind you, still exists on social media, and we strongly encourage you to check their weekly updates on Friday!) had two very special pieces of this week, with an announcement of the nineteenth season of The Simpsons and the complete series of Life with Lucy. (Facebook, Facebook)
  • Hot in Cleveland is coming to getTV starting August 5. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (TUESDAY, JULY 30)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 27- AUGUST 3)
The Fall Guy
  • Decades has a marathon of The Fall Guy this weekend.
  • The new comedy series, Four Weddings and a Funeral, comes to Hulu on Wednesday.
  • A Black Lady Sketch Show debuts Friday on HBO.
  • The third season of Dear White People comes to Netflix on Friday.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fri-Yay: What Sitcoms Can We Expect on Disney+?; National Golden Girls Day on July 30, Event in Florida

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 Simpsons

by Vincent

This fall, Disney is set to premiere its first major streaming service (it also now owns Hulu, but that was previously a joint venture between NBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney-ABC). It'll be a big moment for entertainment fans of both TV and film, as there are many Disney-owned movies and TV shows set to land on the new streaming channel, as well as a slew of original programming, many of which feature popular Marvel/Disney characters. But Disney owns a whole lot of sitcoms now, too, especially since it recently bought 20th Century Fox's entire output. So what Disney-owned sitcoms will be available to stream on day one (November 12, 2019) of Disney+?

It's not quite as much as you might imagine. While Disney now owns every property that was either owned by Disney ABC studios and 20th Century Fox (that's a lot of sitcoms), many of these shows have licensing deals with other streaming services at the moment and will have to wait for those deals to expire before they land on Disney+. Not to mention that Disney does also completely own Hulu now, and has stated that Hulu will cater to adult audiences while Disney+ will be more family-geared. So it's certainly possible that some of the series that are geared more towards adults (such as Family Guy, American Dad!, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, etc) will remain on Hulu. However, there is one major animated sitcom set to move to Disney+ on launch day, and that's The Simpsons. That's noteworthy as this will be the first time the entire run - yes, all 30 seasons and counting - of The Simpsons will be available on an ad-free streaming service. That alone might make the sticker price ($7/month, considerably cheaper than Netflix) worth it if you're a Simpsons fans as I am. Other than The Simpsons, though, the initial sitcom offerings are somewhat limited. Perhaps the most noteworthy is some '90s and '00s ABC, Fox and Disney Channel sitcoms such as Malcolm in the Middle, Boy Meets World and That's So Raven (the former two series are on Hulu, but That's So Raven currently doesn't have a streaming home). This does suggest that Disney+ will be stocking its back catalog with some past favorites as well as current properties. So if you're a sitcom fan, Disney+ might be a bit of a "wait and see", but there are certainly interesting prospects on the horizon.


National Golden Girls Day

In honor of the ladies who define the term "Squad Goals," ABC Studios and PopSugar are celebrating national Golden Girls Day and National Cheesecake Day with an exclusive one-day-only The Golden Girls pop-up event at Vicky's House in Coconut Grove, Florida, on Tuesday, July 30, from 12:00–10:00 p.m. Fans and their friends are invited to stop by for a limited edition cheesecake milkshake inspired by The Golden Girls, pose for themed photo ops – including a scenic recreation of the ladies' iconic lanai – and shop 'til they drop on new and unique branded merchandise at the retail pop-up store! The pop-up store will offer fans the opportunity to purchase The Golden Girls-themed merchandise. Among the unique merchandise are books, party supplies, pins, dolls, tees, car sunshade, shower curtain and poster. All items can be purchased at https://www.toynk.com/collections/golden-girls.

THURSDAY, JULY 30
Location: Vicky's House
3190 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Press preview
1:00 – 10:00 p.m. Open to the public

Thursday, July 25, 2019

TV Land Gets Lucky 7 with Younger; The Last O.G. Enlists Keenen Ivory Wayans

Younger

TV Land is picking up the critically-acclaimed, Darren Star hit series Younger for a seventh season. The news comes in the middle of its record-breaking sixth season, currently airing Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT only on TV Land. Younger's sixth season debuted on June 12 and recorded its highest-rated season premiere ever in the key P25-54 and W25-54 demos. It was also up +23% among total viewers, with 1.3 million tuning in to the season six premiere. The series remains the top sitcom in cable for the third year in a row among W25-54 and W18-49. With the news of a seventh season, Younger will be TV Land's longest running original series, surpassing Hot in Cleveland.

Younger follows Liza Miller (Foster), a talented editor navigating the highly competitive world of publishing - while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job. In season six, Kelsey (Duff) is leaning into her new role as publisher at the freshly minted Millennial Print, while Liza and Charles get acclimated to their new normal now that Charles (Hermann) is no longer running the business.


Keenen Ivory Wayans

TBS has tapped writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans to serve as showrunner on season three of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Co-created and executive-produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele, The Last O.G. launched as cable's #1 comedy in 2018 and continues to be a ratings success with season two reaching a multiplatform audience of 32.5 million viewers thus far. Wayans, a New York native, will also direct four episodes in the newest season of the Brooklyn-centric comedy series. Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. The second season of this sitcom just wrapped its 10 episode season in early June. Season three will debut sometime in 2020, likely in spring.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

getTV Acquires Hot in Cleveland in August; Sean Hayes to Roast Alec Baldwin

Hot in Cleveland

Beginning August 5, getTV will begin airing episodes of the popular sitcom Hot in Cleveland, starring Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Frasier), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) and Betty White (The Golden Girls). The series, which ran on TV Land from 2010 to 2015, will air August 5 at 6PM ET. Hot in Cleveland features three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles-new divorcee Melanie (Bertinelli), makeup artist Joy (Leeves) and former soap star Victoria (Malick)-who are on their way to a vacation in Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland, where they're grounded. After venturing into a local bar to find that they attract welcome male attention, the ladies believe they can be big fish in a smaller pond that's less youth-obsessed than their Hollywood hometown. They decide to give Cleveland a shot and rent an old Victorian house that comes with a caretaker named Elke, played by White.

Hot in Cleveland's recurring cast members included Craig Ferguson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Heather Locklear, Eddie Cibrian, Wayne Knight, Carl Reiner, Susan Lucci, musicians Huey Lewis and Joe Jonas, Juliet Mills, Georgia Engel and Tim Daly. The list of guest stars is a veritable Who's Who from the worlds of TV, movies and music. Among the stars who guested on the show during its long run were Bertinelli's co-stars from One Day at Time, Bonnie Franklin, MacKenzie Phillips and Pat Harrington Jr.; Leeves' and Malick's co-stars from Frasier, John Mahoney and Peri Gilpin; Malick's co-star from Just Shoot Me, Laura San Giacomo; and White's co-stars from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Edward Asner and Cloris Leachman.


Sean Hayes

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy announced that Emmy(R) Award-winning actor and host Sean Hayes has been named Roast Master for the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin. The #BaldwinRoast will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7 and will premiere on Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ PT. Baldwin and Comedy Central will also contribute a combined $1 million, in matching $500,000 donations, to Exploring The Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving public high schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles. Founded in 1999 by legendary American singer and painter Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, a former public school teacher, the mission of Exploring the Arts (ETA) is to transform the lives of young people through arts education. At the heart of ETA's work is a vision to provide greater equality of resources and opportunity in the arts to traditionally underserved teens.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Stars from Fan-Favorite Series Reunite on It's a Wonderful Lifetime; HGTV's A Very Brady Contest

Melissa Joan Hart

Christmas is coming and is sure to be brighter than ever as Lifetime announces the return of the network's annual holiday programming slate, It's A Wonderful Lifetime, which officially kicks off October 25, 2019 and runs through December 25, 2019 with a record-setting 28 original movies. Lifetime also spreads the cheer non-stop with holiday programming, seven-days-a-week, throughout the run of It's a Wonderful Lifetime. This season, Lifetime reunites cast members from fan-favorite shows including One Tree Hill, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Sister, Sister, The Cosby Show, The Secret Life of The American Teenager and more. Lifetime is stuffing your nostalgia stockings with soon-to-be classic holiday movies for the whole family.

Among the stars featured include Melissa Joan Hart, Ricardo Chavira, Ted McGinley, Michael Gross, Markie Post, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jesse Hutch, Patricia Richardson, Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Megan Park, Cristian de la Fuente, Pam Grier, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Michael Xavier, Tim Reid, Belinda Montgomery, Kyla Pratt, Ed Ruttle, Rachel McLaren, Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes and Marie Osmond. More info is still to come, but get ready for some more holiday reunion fun on Lifetime this holiday season!


A Very Brady Contest

Now that HGTV has fully renovated the iconic Brady Bunch house into a replica of the original TV set design from The Brady Bunch sitcom, the network will give one lucky winner the chance to "live like a Brady" with the HGTV "A Very Brady Contest." Beginning now through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Brady Bunch superfans can submit their grooviest, most creative :30- to :90-second video that shares why they deserve to win the ultimate Brady fan prize—a six-night stay at the Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles from Dec. 9 to 15, 2019. The grand prize also includes coach roundtrip airfare for the winner and up to six guests, a curated LA tourist experience and $25,000 cash. In addition to a grand prize winner, eight runners-up will be awarded $500 each.

Once the HGTV "A Very Brady Contest" entry period ends, the network will select the top nine finalists from the entries and America will vote to determine the ultimate grand prize winner at HGTV.com/Brady. The public voting period runs from Monday, September 30, at 9 a.m. ET to Friday, October 11, at 5 p.m. ET. In November, HGTV will announce the lucky grand prize winner. Eligible U.S. residents can visit HGTV.com/Brady for the full details and official rules.

Premiering in September, the upcoming HGTV series A Very Brady Renovation will feature the full-scale overhaul of the real Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. Exterior shots of that house were often used to establish a sense of time and place for the Brady family. HGTV executed a show-stopping transformation of the home by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. It also renovated and replicated the Brady Bunch house to include the iconic floating staircase, the orange-and-green kitchen, Greg's attic, the kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom and many more memorable spaces. The house will forever hold a special place in television history and American pop culture.

Monday, July 22, 2019

FXX Comedy Archer Gets 11th Season; TBS Sets Date for Comedy Game Show with The Good Place Star

Archer

FXX has renewed the Emmy(R) Award-winning animated comedy series Archer for an 11th season. Season 11 will debut on FXX in 2020. News of the Archer renewal was shared with fans at San Diego Comic-Con during a sneak peek screening and Q&A with its cast and producers in support of the series' current 10th season, Archer: 1999. Archer: 1999 returns Wednesday, July 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX with the season's penultimate episode, "Cubert." In it, Archer is convinced a mysterious object is causing the crew to act strangely. Is it magnetic? Is it supernatural? Does it need to be cleaned with some sterile wipes? The episode was written by Adam Reed.

Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.


The Misery Index

TBS' new comedy game show The Misery Index will premiere on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10pm ET / PT. Inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, The Misery Index is the only game show where contestants can make a fortune out of other people's mis-fortune. Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) stars as the show's host with The Tenderloins comedy troupe and stars of truTV's Impractical Jokers – Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano – starring as recurring panelists. The Misery Index trailer debuted to a room full of fans at the first-ever Impractical Jokers San Diego Comic-Con® International panel. The game will feature two teams, each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete in a game of stakes ranking hysterically miserable real-life experiences — from getting stuck overnight in an elevator to walking in on your grandparents having sex — on a scale of 1-100 based on our Misery Index, a ranking system created by a team of therapists.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 22, 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 July 22-26, 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, July 22
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Growing Pains) - Watch Leonardo on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Lights Out with David Spade on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Bring the Funny on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on People Now at 4:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Paul appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie talks about Baskets on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie talks about her new parenting podcast Never Thought I'd Say This on Access Live (check your local listings) and on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris shares his workout regime on Access Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 23
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever) - Catch Fred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings. He also talks about Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) - Jason talks about the Casteel Family Movie Series on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy talks about The Lion King on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David talks about Lights Out with David Spade on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Wednesday, July 24
  • Danny McBride (Vice Principals/Eastbound & Down) - Watch Danny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eliza Coupe (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Future Man/Benched/Happy Endings) - Eliza is a guest is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (PEN15) - Anna and Maya are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera appears on a repeat of of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Loretta drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about Family Reunion on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey speaks out on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 25
  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Catch Zachary on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maitenance) - Ben and Katja are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/White Famous/The War at Home) - Michael visits .
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bonnie Hunt (Life with Bonnie/Bonnie/The Building/Davis Rules/Grand) - Bonnie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Master P and Romeo (Romeo!) - Master P and Romeo are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie will be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is given a food makeover on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 26
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Watch Fred on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bonnie Hunt (Life with Bonnie/Bonnie/The Building/Davis Rules/Grand) - Bonnie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is in the kitchen on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Frankie Grande (Henry Danger) - Henry talks about Henry Danger on People Now at 12pm.
  • Carrie Preston (Brockmire/Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie talks about Claws on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) and Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Laura and Natasha talk about Orange Is the New Black on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 21

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place; Eve fears Mandy and Kristin are taking advantage of Jen at home.

Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

The Simpsons - "From Russia Without Love" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride.

Bob's Burgers - "What About Blob?" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene convinces Tina and Louise to help him save a misunderstood plankton blob from being destroyed by a yacht club.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Preempted" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A crazy car chase on the news stops "The Flare" from airing, and Fred doesn't have anything to discuss until a call from a fan changes everything; Joel McHale stops by the show.


Monday, July 22

In The Cut - "The Honeymooners" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay, Smitty and Kenny try to win back their valuables after losing in a poker game; Kenny has to adjust to Angelique's newfound fame when she becomes an internet celebrity.


Tuesday, July 23

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

American Housewife - "Insta-Friends" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie feels left out and slightly jealous when Greg becomes fast friends with the newest member of the Westport Historical Guild. Meanwhile, Oliver fears Cooper is ditching him when he sees on social media that Cooper lied about his weekend plans.

Modern Family - "Whanex?" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While preparing a presentation for his students about their future goals, Cam (Eric Stonestreet) must also contend with a bully at the school and Jay (Ed O’Neil) is having a little technical trouble during his video conference. Meanwhile, the local mall is holding a photo shoot for its new ad campaign and Gloria tricks Phil and Joe into participating.

black-ish - "Under the Influence" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack is going through an experimental phase and getting himself into trouble, so Dre chaperones the twins’ school dance to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Junior fights with his girlfriend, Niecy, after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante.

Modern Family - "We Need to Talk About Lily" (ABC, 10:00PM 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.

black-ish - "Each One, Teach One" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre feels like he has made a difference with the diversity at Stevens & Lido as the head of the Urban Division, but when Junior tells him that Josh is his mentor, Dre flips out. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane show their friends a video of Bow dancing and now she’s become the hot mom.

The Detour - "The Game Show" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The Parkers are contestants on a Japanese game show.

Sydney to the Max - "Dancin' the Vida Loca" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Sydney struggles with ballet, something her mom was great at, she starts to feel like she's losing touch of her mom.

Sydney to the Max - "How Sydney Got Her Phone Back" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a cell phone ban policy during school hours goes up for a vote, Sydney is sure that her dad, who's on the Parent School Committee, will vote against it.


Wednesday, July 24

grown-ish - "Only Human" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With ``Fundie Run'' on the horizon, Jazz and Sky let the competition get the best of them.

Florida Girls - "What's Your Favorite Boat?" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The girls get a taste of the privileged life when they visit Breezy Lopez, a rich girl from high school; a glimpse of Breezy's idyllic family makes Shelby realize the cracks in her relationship with her mother.

Florida Girls - "Stop Pretending to Read" (Pop, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Shelby buys a book that makes her realize the girls have been objectified by men, she tries to tackle the issue at her bikini bartending job.

Just Roll with It - "The Elevator" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After an argument about who caused the destruction of the radio booth, the Bennett-Blatts get stuck in an elevator, where each member eventually confesses to their part in the mess.

Younger - "Merger, She Wrote" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Charles attend a microdosing retreat, where Liza is surprised by new friends and familiar faces. Brownyn Madigan finds an unlikely voice for her audiobooks. Maggie gets hogtied.


Thursday, July 25

Baskets - "Common Room Wake" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha's dad falls off the roof while fixing the TV antenna.

Bunk'd - "Water Under the Dock" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Destiny organizes a square dance to raise money to clean up Lake Kikiwaka and invites Noah's acting rival, Austin Justin; Lou and Finn offer Matteo advice after learning he wants to ask Gwen to dance.


Friday, July 26

Andi Mack - "We Were Here" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Celia leaves town, Andi and Bex throw another party; Buffy and Cyrus share relationship woes; Andi shares a secret.


Saturday, July 27

Henry Danger - "Henry Danger: The Musical" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankini puts a musical curse on Swellview, and Kid Danger and Captain Man must find a way to save everyone; when Captain Man cracks under the pressure, it's up to Kid Danger to remind him how to be a hero again.


Sunday, July 28

Last Man Standing - "The Favourite" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Chuck get their game on when Ed has a pinball machine installed in the office; Kristen and Mandy become jealous of a poem Vanessa wrote for Jen.

Last Man Standing - "A Moving Finale" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place, Mike gives them some tough love; Ed and Chuck try to avoid contributing to Boyd's theater fundraiser.

The Simpsons - "Werking Mom" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge wants a job and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen; Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie."

Bob's Burgers - "The Helen Hunt" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belchers make it their mission to help Teddy get his dream girl, but Tina is convinced she's found a better match for him.

Family Guy - "Hefty Shades of Gray" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Peter's hair turns white from a ghost-hunting adventure, his new look grabs the attention of a local news anchor; Brian and Stewie attempt to help Chris improve his dating game.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Parents" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred's new studio neighbor gets so loud that it disrupts his show, Fred brings in a network executive to resolve the dispute; Tiffany Haddish stops by the show.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 20, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Tina Fey Sitcom Starring Ted Danson in the Works; A.P. Bio Gets a Reprieve

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a slightly busier than usual summer week, and we're hearing about a potential new sitcom starring Ted Danson, a reprieve for A.P. Bio, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • When Tina Fey and Robert Carlock get together to develop a sitcom, you know it's probably going to be something good, and now they're working on a sitcom that would star Ted Danson as a mayor. (Variety)
  • A.P. Bio has been saved by NBC and will return for a third season, only it will air on the new NBC Universal streaming service as opposed to the NBC primetime lineup. (AV Club)
  • The past decade has been great for Netflix, as they've been able to dominate the streaming media world, but it seems trouble is lurking at every corner with the loss of several series to other streaming services, and now, they've announced that they actually lost subscribers in the most recent quarter. (The Verge
  • If you get cable from Spectrum (formerly Time Warner and Charter), they'll be adding every Mad About You episode to on demand services next month, ahead of their launch of the reboot of the series. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Pottery Barn is launching a new collection of items from the TV series Friends. (Deadline)
  • Emmy nominations were announced this week, and we've got a full list. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 20 - JULY 27)
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  • It's a full weekend of Matt Houston on Decades this weekend.
  • South Side, a new Comedy Central series, debuts Wednesday night.
  • Netflix has the final season of Orange is the New Black coming up on Friday.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fri-Yay: Beyond Friends and The Office: Other Great Sitcoms on Streaming Services; Mad About You Launches During Holiday 2019 Season

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!

Parks and Recreation

by Vincent

The past few weeks have brought news that Friends and The Office will be leaving Netflix within the next few years. This is a big deal for many people, as Friends and The Office are reportedly the two most-streamed sitcoms in our current era. But while both of these shows deserve titles as classics in their respective decades, there's no reason your search for great comedy needs to end there. If you're someone who has spent all of your time at Dunder Mifflin or at Central Perk, consider giving these similar comedies a try:

Parks and Recreation (streaming on Netflix): Parks and Recreation is another popular mockumentary comedy similar to The Office - in fact, helmed by longtime Office writer Michael Schur and co-created by Office exec Greg Daniels, the series is in some ways a little sister to the show. It's a warm, sunny series about the workers of the Pawnee parks department that, like The Office, puts big stock in its characters and cares deeply about them under its silly exterior.

30 Rock (streaming on Hulu): 30 Rock and The Office were timeslot partners for much of each of their lives, and it makes sense why: both are fast-paced, smart and well-crafted comedies that demonstrate the single-camera, 21st century sitcom at its finest. 30 Rock, like The Office, follows a workplace that seems too ridiculous to be true much of the time. If you like the fly-on-your-seats humor of The Office, you'll love 30 Rock.

New Girl (streaming on Netflix): New Girl follows the relationship/friendship model of Friends very closely - there are definitely parallels between Jess/Nick and Ross/Rachel - and is set up, in many ways, like Friends, following a group of young professionals in the big city (except this big city is LA, not New York). However, New Girl has the humor stylings more in line with The Office or 30 Rock - the characters are all incredibly funny and silly people, who make you laugh, cringe, and cry. The humor is also fast-paced and bizarre in a way similar to The Office, so if you're looking for a show that melds the best of the two worlds, New Girl is a great choice.

Happy Endings (streaming on Hulu): You've probably heard of the other shows on this list, but you may not have heard of Happy Endings. Although the series was cut short after three seasons, its legacy has lived on via internet memes by its most ardent supporters. In many ways, Happy Endings can be thought of as a millennial Friends. The set up is very similar - six friends living near each other in Chicago - but the humor is over-the-top, ridiculous and cutting, in a way that feels very appropriate for our current era. If you love Friends but want something that's a bit more reflective of our times, check out Happy Endings.

Better Off Ted (streaming on Hulu): Another short-lived series (cut down after just 2 seasons), this show is like an even more satirical version of The Office that takes a real look at how the workplace runs. I won't give too much away, but it's the sort of comedy where you can't believe what's happening much of the time, much like the cringiest episodes of The Office. If you like that side of the show, you'll love Better Off Ted.


Mad About You

Winner of a coveted Peabody and a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series, Mad About You aired its final episode in May 1999. Now, 20 years later, Spectrum Originals reunites stars Paul Reiser and Emmy(R) Award winner Helen Hunt for a new limited series, debuting for the Holidays in late 2019. To set the stage for this comedic return, Spectrum will make all 164 episodes of the original series available free on-demand, exclusively for Spectrum subscribers beginning August 1. Over seven seasons of the beloved original series, Reiser and Hunt played Paul and Jamie Buchman, a married couple in New York City who mine the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations. For its limited-series return, Mad About You will explore the fertile ground of modern marriage through the eyes of the Buchmans as empty-nesters. Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service launched with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama L.A.'s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

HBO Max Revives Gossip Girl; Mario Lopez Leaves Extra and Moves to Access Hollywood

Gossip Girl

Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years. HBO Max (WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service) will serve as the home of this new series. Casting and a premiere date has not been yet announced. This direct-to-series will have ten all-new one-hour episodes from Fake Empire and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Joshua Safran of Random Acts will executive produce, along with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire; Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy Entertainment.


Mario Lopez

Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, entertainment veteran Mario Lopez will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as host of both Access Hollywood and its daytime counterpart, Access Daily (formerly Access Live). In addition, Lopez has signed an overall development and producing deal for both scripted and alternative programming with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Access Hollywood currently in its 23rd season, is an Emmy Award-nominated, daily, half-hour, nationally syndicated entertainment news program. Hosted by Kit Hoover, along with Senior correspondent Scott Evans and correspondent Sibley Scoles, the show takes viewers behind the velvet ropes and on to the red carpet to deliver the hottest celebrity interviews and the biggest entertainment news stories in Hollywood. Access Live (soon to be Access Daily), currently in its ninth season, is a daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show co-hosted by Kit Hoover and Scott Evans. The show features in-studio celebrity guests and breaks down the biggest entertainment, viral and feel-good moments from around the country, keeping viewers up to date on all things pop culture. Both shows tape from the Terrace Studios, adjacent to the Universal Studios lot, in Universal City, Calif.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Netflix Orders Sketch Comedy Series

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
The Good Place (NBC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
Don Cheadle, Black Monday (Showtime)
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Christine Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO)
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Stephen Root, Barry (HBO)
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Sarah Goldberg, Barry (HBO)
Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
Olivia Colman, Fleabag (Amazon)
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Viola Davis, How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Benicio del Toro, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Mahershala Ali, True Detective (HBO)
Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us (Netflix)
Joey King, The Act (Hulu)
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Niecy Nash, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Asante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix)
Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl (HBO)
John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix)
Michael Kenneth Williams, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix)
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us (Netflix)
Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HB)

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Sunday, September 22 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Fox.


Astronomy Club - Photo Credit: Anni Weisband

Netflix has ordered the variety sketch series Astronomy Club from Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point. The six episode half-hour series will star the New York-based improv and sketch comedy group, Astronomy Club. As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience. Astronomy Club was formed in 2013, performing in venues all over New York City. The team soon became the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Astronomy Club members are: Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Welcome Back (to School), Kotter Marathon on Antenna TV; Lea Michele Gets ABC Holiday Movie

Welcome Back, Kotter

School is in session at Antenna TV with the "Welcome Back (to School) Kotter" Marathon of Welcome Back, Kotter airing on Saturday, August 17, featuring everyone's favorite teacher, Mr. Kotter and his Sweathog students, led by Vinnie Barbarino (John Travolta). With 18 episodes, Antenna TV's Welcome Back (to School) Kotter Marathon airs on Saturday, August 17 from 1-10pm ET. Welcome Back, Kotter regularly airs on Antenna TV right after school on Weekdays at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT. The series is set in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and starred Gabe Kaplan as a wisecracking high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the "Sweathogs." The sitcom aired on ABC from 1975-79 and starring Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Robert Hegyes, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo and John Travolta.


Lea Michele

ABC announced that it has picked up a special holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas set to air in December 2019, from Freeform Studios. The movie stars New York Times bestselling author and singer, Lea Michele, who is known for her role as Rachel Berry on the Fox hit series Glee. In Same Time, Next Christmas, Lea Michele will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family's annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew - but circumstances conspire to keep them apart. In addition, Lea Michele is set to release her first Christmas album this coming holiday.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Bounce Sitcom In The Cut Premieres Season 5; Conan Returns to Comic-Con for 5th Year

In The Cut

Bounce will premiere the fifth season of its hit original comedy series In The Cut tonight (Monday, July 15) with two new episodes back-to-back starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET). New episodes will premiere every Monday night at the same time throughout the summer and into the fall. In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) as Jay Weaver, an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Cheryl, played by Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show, The First Family), the co-owner of the beauty salon next door and his love interest-turned-fiancée. Ken Lawson (The Parkers) returns as Jay's thirty-something illegitimate son from a short-lived fling now in on the family business, as does John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) as fellow barber and pal Smitty and Dorion Renaud is back as well.

Among this season's storylines: Newlywed life, dealing with in-laws, dating mishaps, hilarious barbershop/beauty shop antics and more. Guest stars include Angie Stone, Stevie J, Tiny Lister Jr., Alex Thomas, Judge Kevin Ross, Porsche Coleman and more. The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce hit original series Family Time, currently in production on season seven. Evans also produced the sitcom classics Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show.


Conan's Comic-Con International - San Diego 2019

Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the fifth year in a row with a week of special one-hour star-filled shows taped during Comic-Con® International. This year's shows will feature the stars of Veronica Mars, It Chapter Two, Carnival Row and plenty of super-star surprise guests. Conan's Comic-Con® International shows will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre from Wednesday, July 17 – Saturday, July 20. Episodes will air that Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. Guests include:

Wednesday, July 17: The cast of It Chapter Two starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean
Yhursday, July 18: Surprise Guest to be announced
Friday, July 19: The cast of Veronica Mars starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra and Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Saturday, July 20: The cast of Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Issa on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


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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