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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

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
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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