Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pop TV Renews Schitt's Creek for Sixth and Final Season, Fifth Season Marathon to Air on Sept. 21; HBO Max Revives The Boondocks

Schitt's Creek - Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

Pop TV has announced that its critically acclaimed original hit comedy series Schitt's Creek returns with 14 new episodes for its sixth and final season on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT, airing on the same day and time across the United States and Canada.

Schitt's Creek is currently nominated for four Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Eugene Levy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara, and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes. Since its debut in 2015, the series has been recognized with more than 95 award nominations and 35 wins to date and in 2018, appeared on more than 30 “best of” lists.

In honor of the upcoming 71st Emmy Awards, Pop TV is reliving the penultimate season of its critically acclaimed, fan- adored comedy, Schitt's Creek. All 14 episodes of the series’ Emmy® nominated fifth season will air back-to-back on Saturday, September 21 starting at 4pm ET/PT.

Episode 501: THE CROWENING
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 4pm ET/PT
While Moira is in Bosnia filming the Crows movie that she hopes will revive her acting career, David attempts to take his relationship with Patrick to new heights.

Episode 502: LOVE LETTERS
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 4:30pm ET/PT
A sleep-deprived Moira worries about a stack of old love letters addressed to Johnny from another woman, while David and Stevie are held up at David's store.

Episode 503: THE PLANT
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 5pm ET/PT
Alexis and Johnny hatch a plan to impress a motel reviewer, while David and Patrick search for a new apartment.

Episode 504: THE DRESS
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 5:30pm ET/PT
Alexis and Johnny hatch a plan to impress a motel reviewer, while David and Patrick search for a new apartment.

Episode 505: HOUSEWARMING
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 6pm ET/PT
David and Patrick throw a housewarming party and Ted finally lets loose, while Johnny and Moira try their best to babysit Roland Jr. for the evening.

Episode 506: ROCK ON!
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 6:30pm ET/PT
Moira and the Jazzagals take Jocelyn out for a night at the casino, while Johnny tries to navigate an awkward conversation with Stevie about intimacy in the workplace.

Episode 507: A WHISPER OF DESIRE
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 7pm ET/PT
Johnny suspects that Ted’s mom is attracted to him, while Moira can’t resist getting involved in a local musical production.

Episode 508: THE HOSPIES
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm ET/PT
Johnny and Stevie attend the regional hospitality awards, while Moira does everything in her power to stop Alexis from auditioning for Cabaret.

Episode 509: THE M.V.P.
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 8pm ET/PT
David agrees to sub in for the annual baseball game, and Moira runs a rehearsal that pushes Stevie over the edge.

Episode 510: ROADKILL
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 8:30pm ET/PT
Johnny and Moira’s afternoon plans are interrupted when they accidentally hit a cat. David runs into an old colleague at the flea market whose new business bears a striking resemblance to Rose Apothecary.

Episode 511: MEET THE PARENTS
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 9pm ET/PT
Patrick’s parents are in town for his surprise party, but the parents end up with an even bigger surprise, while Alexis drags Moira to a soap opera convention.

Episode 512: THE ROAST
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 9:30pm ET/PT
Johnny fills in for Moira at the annual Mayor’s Roast, as David distracts Moira from finding out that Stevie and Patrick have been taking private dance lessons.

Episode 513: THE HIKE
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 10pm ET/PT
Patrick tries to take David on a romantic hike, while Johnny has a health scare that sends everyone into a panic.

Episode 514: LIKE A CABARET
Airs Saturday, September 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT
It’s Opening Night for Cabaret, and Stevie is nowhere to be found. David tries to make a big announcement, but keeps getting overshadowed by the musical.


The Boondocks

HBO Max is ordering two reimagined seasons, with 24 episodes of the beloved animated series The Boondocks. The series from creator Aaron McGruder will launch in Fall 2020 with a 50-minute special. All 55 episodes of the original The Boondocks series will also be available on the direct-to-consumer offering at launch. Based on the comic strip created by McGruder, The Boondocks both depicted and presaged the nation's most roiling cultural issues, earning McGruder a Peabody Award, and the devotion of fans who see him as both the voice, and the Nostradamus of his generation.

The new Boondocks follows the adventures of self-proclaimed "Civil Rights Legend" Robert "Granddad" Freeman, and his two rambunctious grandsons Huey and Riley. The family has recently moved to an idyllic community in suburban Maryland only to see it taken over by the tyrannical Uncle Ruckus and his bizarre neo-fascist regime. Life under Ruckus turns out to be an everyday struggle to survive. McGruder returns as showrunner and will serve as executive producer along with Norm Aladjem for Mainstay Entertainment as well as Seung Kim and Meghann Collins Robertson. Sony Pictures Animation will produce the series in partnership with Sony Pictures Television.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 12

Young Sheldon - "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon fakes being sick to avoid a swim test at school. Also, Dr. Sturgis spies on Meemaw’s new boyfriend.

The Unicorn - "Anna and the Unicorn" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade is giddy, his daughters are amused and his friends are excited when he has his first crush since becoming single again. Also, Grace and Natalie take advantage of their dad going on dates by having friends over and it starts to get out of hand.

Mom - "Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci).

Carol's Second Act - "Merry December 19th" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny’s preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

Superstore - "Negotiations" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah and Sandra represent the Cloud 9 employees at union contract negotiations with corporate. Worried about the union’s fate, Amy, Dina and Cheyenne distract themselves by looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Mateo, Garrett and Glenn compete to see who can sell an unsellable item.

Perfect Harmony - "Merry Jaxmas" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Reverend Jax is visited by his charismatic parents, Arthur helps him overcome his lifelong feelings of living in their shadow, and encourages him to embrace his way of ministering in time for their Christmas performance. Meanwhile, Ginny and Wayne decide to have a secret fling.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Thursday, December 12

  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Ryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about 6 Underground on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet) - Mary Lynn is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch - The Cast of The Brady Bunch are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - The Heaton is on – Patricia is back and Rach has a surprise in store for her on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn talks about Mob Town on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about Jumanji: The Next Level on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana performs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

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

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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