Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pop TV's Hot Date Returns for Season 2; Liza on Demand Premieres Second Season in September

Hot Date

Pop TV announced that Hot Date, the sketch comedy series spotlighting modern-day relationship dilemmas, will return for its second season on Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 and 10:30 PM, ET/PT. The half-hour, 10-episode series stars real-life married couple Emily Axford and Brian Murphy, two comedians who appear in the show as heightened versions of themselves trying to figure out this thing called love. In its second season, Hot Date welcomes a swipe-right list of guest stars including Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva, 30 Rock) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, The Odd Couple). Executive produced by Will Arnett and his Electric Avenue production company, Big Breakfast, a Propagate company and Artists First, Hot Date is inspired by the popular digital comedy Hot Date, which has garnered over 100 million views to date on the CollegeHumor Originals YouTube channel.

In its second season, Hot Date will tackle the awkwardness and unpredictability of friendships, love and adulthood with the help of new characters and familiar faces from the show's freshman season. Set in a new city, New Orleans, this season will focus on the many eccentricities "The Big Easy" has to offer while remaining centered on relational comedy. Emily and Murph are also planning a wedding and must attempt to navigate the various stresses that come with taking their relationship to the next level.


Liza on Demand

YouTube Originals premiered the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of their original series Liza on Demand. Following more than 38 million views of the season one pilot, Liza on Demand will return with an all new season on September 25, 2019. Fans can get excited for the second season by binge watching the first season, which will be made available for free starting today only on YouTube. For season two, episodes will be available for free and release weekly every Wednesday. All episodes will be available to binge on launch day for YouTube Premium subscribers.

The ten episode, half-hour series follows the chaotic misadventures of Liza (Liza Koshy) and her roommates Oliver (Travis Coles, David Makes Man) and Harlow (Kimiko Glenn, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, Orange Is the New Black) as Liza takes on various tasks and odd jobs while trying to get ahead in the gig economy. Season 2 brings even more fun with Liza and her roommates, as they navigate trends, friends, and making ends meet. From going off the grid to competitive decluttering, from getting lost in obsessive photo editing to putting on a musical about gentrification, Liza, Harlow and Oliver dive humorously headlong into current issues like body image, racism, and "compare and despair."

With a stellar cast of guest actors (Rachael Leigh Cook, Andy Daly, Josh Peck, Chrissie Fit, Jim O'Heir, Kevin Nealon, Nora Dunn and more), Season 2 of Liza on Demand is bigger, better, and bolder than before - but still stays true to its relevant themes and the winning charm of Liza, Harlow, and Oliver. Whether it's lowering their dating standards to basement level or taking on bar trivia night as "Threeyoncé", this diverse group of friends navigates the often confusing but always entertaining journey of being young, single, and clinging to your optimism for dear life.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, February 29

Young Sheldon - "A Strudel and a Hot American Boy Toy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon explores Germany behind Mary’s back, Missy attempts to pull a fast one on George Sr. and Meemaw and Dale adjust to living together.

Ghosts - "He Sees Dead People" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jay’s sister, Bela (Puna Patel), and her boyfriend, Eric (Andrew Leeds), visit Woodstone Mansion, Eric reveals a major change that took place after his near-death experience there over Christmas.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept Becky's new boyfriend, a Green Bay Packers fan; Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family's die-hard loyalty to the Bears; Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

The Conners - "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky thinks that Jackie's new friend, a restaurant supplier, is taking advantage of them; Darlene is thrilled when Harris gets into Central Illinois State, but Harris might have found a better offer; Dan finds himself in an embarrassing situation.

Son of a Critch - "Thanksgiving" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mark takes directing the school play too seriously and finds himself without a cast and crew; Mark stubbornly tries to perform the play alone but realizes he's not a one-man-show.

Children Ruin Everything - "Hangover" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Astrid and James think they've planned the perfect hangover day, but the kids, the neighbors and a bad internet connection have other plans.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Thursday, February 29

  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) - Catch Eugene on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Annaleigh Ashford (B Positive) - Annaleigh is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm & Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal and his mother Pamela Warner talk about her book A Parent's Guide to Managing Showbiz Kids on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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