Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 14, 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 October 14-18, 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, October 14
  • Mykal-Michelle Harris (mixed-ish) - Watch Mykal-Michelle on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • The Cast of black-ish - Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin and Miles Brown are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm. Miles will also be on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Danielle Fishel (Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World) - ABC's Good Morning America has an exclusive interview with Danielle sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about talks about the book Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano’s Hope #1) on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Tuesday, October 15
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Catch Toni on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jaime Pressly (Mom/Jennifer Falls/I Hate My Teenage Daughter/My Name Is Earl) - Jaime stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about talks about the book Project Middle School (Alyssa Milano’s Hope #1) on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie talks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura talks about A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, October 16
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Watch Jennifer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dane Cook (Maybe This Time) - Dane appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi) - Whoopi is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/Center of the Universe/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/Burning Love/Players) - June appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Thomas and Whitney are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) - Michael stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Paul talks about Netflix's Living with Yourself on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali talks about Dear Girls on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna talks about the Office Ladies Podcast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie talks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
Thursday, October 17
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Lizzy stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Trophy Wife) - Bradley appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry) - D'Arcy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debby Ryan (Jessie/The Suite Life on Deck) - Debby is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on the BUILD Series at 1pm. She can also be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) and Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Leighton and Taran talk about Single Parents on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Megan Hilty (Sean Saves the World) - Megan talks about Patsy & Loretta on People Now at 12pm.
Friday, October 18
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree/The IT Crowd) - Watch Chris on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie speaks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher) - Sara appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna talk about the Office Ladies Podcast on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William can be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Goliath on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 13

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "The Gene Mile" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the kids have to run a mandatory mile for school on free-ice-cream day, they hatch an elaborate plot to sneak away; Bob and Linda frantically try to secure discount tickets to a show at the Wharf Arts Center.

The Simpsons - "The Fat Blue Line" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town finds their wallets have been pickpocketed; after the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

Bless the Harts - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "Motor, She Boat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina and Bob participate in the Thundergirls father-daughter cardboard boat race; Tina tries to hide her feelings about Bob's terrible boat-building skills; Linda drags Louise and Gene to a fire station open house and overstays her welcome.

Family Guy - "Absolutely Babulous" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Stewie receives a participation medal in his school's toddler games, he begins to question everything he has ever won; Peter causes a fight between Lois' parents and must repair the damage he caused.


Monday, October 14

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Co-Habitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Dave accidentally knocks out the Butlers’ power during a heat wave, Calvin and Tina spend the night at the Johnsons’ home, where Calvin makes a surprising discovery about Dave. Also, Malcolm has some fun at Marty’s expense when he crashes at his little brother’s refurbished apartment.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Square Hamburger, Round Buns" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Abishola calls off things with Bob, her Auntie Olu sets her up with a Nigerian pharmacist, and Bob tries online dating. Missi Pyle guest stars as Liz, Bob’s online date and Tony Tambi guest stars as Chukwuemeka, Abishola’s set-up.


Tuesday, October 15

The Conners - "Landford... Landford" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Desperate for more income, Becky seeks a bartending position at Casita Bonita, causing major concern for Dan due to her struggle with alcoholism. Meanwhile, Darlene finally nears a decision between David and Ben; and Harris’ new friend, Odessa, means new trouble.

Bless This Mess - "Bang for Your Buck" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike decides to get back into journalism by reinvigorating the town newspaper, The Bucksnort Bugle, but ends up causing quite the stir when he discovers some town secrets and rivalries. Meanwhile, Rio’s excitement to play the Maiden of Bucksnort in the Founders Day reenactment quickly fades when she is suddenly recast by a vindictive neighbor.

mixed-ish - "Love Is a Battlefield" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Rainbow is tasked with a school assignment that requires her to trace her roots, she learns that history is more complicated for her mom’s side of the family than it is for her dad’s. Meanwhile, Johan struggles to balance his new love of ice hockey with what his friends think is cool.

black-ish - "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack gets cut from the basketball team and it leads to a family discussion about him being short for his age. Dre is worried for his future, but Bow feels strongly that Jack will overcome his adversity and be stronger for it.


Wednesday, October 16

The Goldbergs - "Animal House" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Barry decides to rush a fraternity, but it doesn’t quite work out as he expects. Meanwhile, Beverly and Murray find themselves getting closer to being empty nesters, which means more hobbies and activities for Beverly and more TV for Murray.

Schooled - "Kick Like a Girl" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hoping to improve the football team’s chances at winning the title, Coach Mellor and Principal Glascott recruit star soccer player Felicia to kick field goals. But soon, she is treated like one of the guys, which affects her relationship with fellow player Reza. Meanwhile, CB chaperones an overnight ski trip and hopes to get in some quality time with Lainey but is constantly thwarted by socially awkward Tom Scott.

Modern Family - "Pool Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mitch and Cam help Lily overcome her insecurities about wearing a bathing suit to a pool party but discover their own. Meanwhile, now that Gloria’s new internship is taking up so much of her time, Jay is feeling particularly neglected.

Single Parents - "Big Widow Wives" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a house incident leaves Graham in fear of staying in his and Angie’s home, Angie enlists Will to help her get the house back together; however, there is a hiccup in the plan as Angie discovers a possum on the loose that she has to deal with. Meanwhile, Poppy discovers that Douglas is lying to her about a weekly poker game he must attend, as he participates in a weekly widow’s support group instead, causing Poppy to get a little jealous of his emotional vulnerability with the women in his support group.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Chokes" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Annoyed that the gang failed to react as he nearly choked to death on an appetizer, Frank decides the waiter, his savior, is the only person who has his back.

Family Time - "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Devin starts dating an older woman, which has Tony and Lisa concerned; Ebony's school project inspires her to go vegan.


Thursday, October 17

Young Sheldon - "Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball With Zip" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon is forced to take a break from science when his new obsession with “The Lord of the Rings” leads to an unhealthy habit. Also, Missy asks George Sr. to teach her how to play catch.

The Unicorn - "The Unicorn and the Catfish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade changes the password to his online dating profile because his friends become too involved, Forrest goes to great lengths to keep tabs on him. Also, Grace and Natalie are torn when their favorite romance-themed reality show they watched with their mom returns for a new season.

Mom - "Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy escorts a reluctant Chef Rudy (French Stewart) to court-ordered AA meetings. Also, Bonnie attempts to make Adam feel more at home in the apartment.

Carol's Second Act - "Marathon Day" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dr. Jacobs collapses after running a marathon, Carol becomes her doctor and they clash over her course of treatment. Also, Daniel and Lexie try to help Caleb conquer an old phobia.

Superstore "Mall Closing" - (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The local mall has closed! Amy and Dina are excited about the influx of new customers, but quickly realize they’re not all there to shop. Jonah and Garrett try to trick Mateo into borrowing some money, and Cheyenne learns she’s not as cool as she thinks she is.

Perfect Harmony "Hunting Season" - (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is faced with a choir rebellion, he decides - against Ginny's advice - to take on Adams, the group's alpha, at their annual deer-hunting trip. Meanwhile, Wayne takes Cash on his first hunting trip to teach him how to be a man…but Dwayne shows his friend there's more than one way to express masculinity.

The Good Place "Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy" - (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.

Sunnyside "Schnorf Town" - (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Garrett gives Diana some media training as she tries to pass a new bill. With Brady's help, Hakim finds a creative new way to practice medicine.


Friday, October 18

American Housewife - "Lasagna" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Greg hosts a meeting for the Westport Historical Guild to welcome back Stan (Timothy Omundson), and Katie’s homemade lasagna is a huge hit with the guys. After Stan makes several trips back for seconds and begins spending an inordinate amount of time at the Otto house, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair) becomes convinced that Katie and Stan must be having an extra-marital affair. Meanwhile, Angela and Doris step in to help Oliver with his Teen Help Line.

Fresh Off the Boat - "S'Mothered" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While Eddie faces his fears and finally introduces his girlfriend Tina to his mom, Louis is in search of his next passion.

Raven's Home - "Girls Just Wanna Have Phones" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Nia and Tess square off in a competition with Raven and Chelsea to see who can go without technology the longest; Booker tries to impress a new girl in the building.

Just Roll With It - "The Tutor" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Owen volunteers to tutor the school's star basketball player, Big Jim, so that he can pass an upcoming test and be eligible to play in the game.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "Wesley and the Fischman" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gabby has to choose between keeping her new secret alien-babysitting gig a secret or risking it all by confiding in her extraterrestrial-obsessed best friend, Wesley.


Saturday, October 19

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Bird May Love a Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.


Sunday, October 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; Selma finds love in an unlikely place.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Big Trouble in Little Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Disney's The Reboot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the network decides it is time to reboot the series, three versions of the reboot are shown to a focus group, which produces some surprising feedback.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Walker, Texas Ranger Reboot in the Works; South Park Banned in China

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, news of South Park being banned in China (after an episode appropriately titled "Band in China"), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • For this week's edition of "Another Reboot Nobody Asked For," we have Walker, Texas Ranger. (Deadline
  • A little over a week ago, South Park mocked China with an episode called "Band in China," and now, South Park has been banned in China. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Alex Trebek is recently stated in an interview with Canada's CTV that he is "nearing the end of his life" as his cancer treatment is not going particularly well, and may need to step down as host of Jeopardy! in the near future. (Yahoo! News)
  • The California wildfires have shutdown production of a number of TV series. (Deadline)
  • In an unexpected announcement yesterday that surprised even his coworkers, Shepard Smith (who is known as the perhaps the face of the "news" side of things at Fox News, and often serves as anchor for major news events on the Fox broadcast network) abruptly announced that he was leaving the network that he has been with since the day that the network debuted. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Two more seasons of the TBS comedy Search Party are coming soon, but they will air on the HBO Max streaming service. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • It's pretty expensive and only 1000 copies are being made (and possibly already sold out, though we aren't certain of that), but if you want a DVD set of the first 20 seasons of The Simpsons, it's coming, with The Simpsons - Twenty Seasons and Many More to Come. This may be worth purchasing if you've missed out on previous DVD releases, as those seem to be out of print now.

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 18)
  • Aspire is airing Julia all day today in remembrance of star Diahann Carroll.
  • Decades is getting into the Halloween spirit with a binge marathon of Thriller this weekend.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fri-Yay: Another Netflix Original to End as BoJack Horseman Announces Final Season; TNT Sets Halloween Supernatural Marathon

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!

BoJack Horseman

by Vincent

In a year that has seen many Netflix originals either being cancelled or coming to an end, popular animated comedy BoJack Horseman announced a few weeks ago that its upcoming sixth season will be its last. The sixth season of Bojack, which will be 16 episodes long and split into two parts (the first half will be premiering in just a few weeks, while the second half will premiere in November), will be the final run for the series. In another interesting wrinkle, BoJack voice actor Aaron Paul announced the decision to end was Netflix's, not the shows' creators.

On one hand, it does feel like creatively, it's probably about time for BoJack to come to a close. The fifth season, while still very good, had some early signs of wheel-spinning that I could definitely see becoming a bigger issue if the series continued for many more years. And since the show is about BoJack's guide to self-improvement, it was beginning to get to the point where it felt like the show continuing was actually holding BoJack back as a character a bit, since if he improves, there's...well, no more story left. Every season, with the exception of the fourth, has pretty much followed the same pattern: BoJack tries to improve himself, but gets off-path, winds up doing something really bad, and ends the season in a dark place again, but with hope that he's learned something that will help him improve. I don't mean that as a knock, because BoJack has packed each season with excellent writing, intricate character development and creative twists that kept it from feeling formulaic...but eventually, a show that plot-reliant is going to hit some diminishing returns. Still, something does sting about the fact that BoJack, which most would argue is one of Netflix's best originals (it's probably the service's most critically acclaimed series), was essentially "cancelled" by the network. Granted, I'm guessing the creative team was given enough time to give the series a proper ending, which is likely why the season is being split. But after a year that has seen Netflix axing so many beloved series, it's fair to really wonder just what, exactly, their plan is going forward.


ScoobyNatural

This Halloween (Thursday, October 31, 2019), TNT is delivering fans a wickedly-sweet binge with a nine-hour Supernatural marathon, starting at 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., spanning six seasons of the most thrilling episodes from the fan-favorite series. From ghosts to monsters, haunted thieves and even Scooby-Doo, TNT is your destination for getting into the Halloween spirit. In the series, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force twenty-six years ago. Subsequently, their father John raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it.

Thursday, October 31:
10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET/PT Episode 3.03 – Bad Day at Black Rock
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 3.11 – The Mystery Spot
12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 3.13 – Ghostfacers
1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 4.05 – Monster Movie
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 4.06 – Yellow Fever
3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 5.08 – Changing Channels
4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 6.15 – The French Mistake
5:00p.m.-6:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 8.08 – Hunter Heroici
6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. ET/PT Episode 13.16 – ScoobyNatural


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Daily Show Correspondent Gets Comedy Special; Fox Gets Jenna Dewan for Dance Show

Michael Kosta

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Correspondent and stand-up comic, Michael Kosta is set to commence production on his first one-hour stand-up special in his home state of Michigan at Detroit's Gem Theatre on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET. The untitled one-hour special is scheduled to premiere in summer 2020 on Comedy Central. Tickets are free and may be requested at www.tblus.com/michaelk. The Gem Theatre is located at 333 Madison Street in Detroit, MI.

Kosta is a stand-up veteran who has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers and @midnight. Kosta has been a fixture on TV since his breakout performance at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Prior to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Kosta co-created, produced and starred in The Comment Section, guest-hosted Attack of the Show and co-hosted Crowd Goes Wild with Regis Philbin. He also served as a correspondent on The Soup spinoff series The Soup Investigates. Kosta starred in his own stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta, and released his comedy album, Comedy for Attractive People, in 2015. He was also recently seen on Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and This Is Not Happening.


Jenna Dewan

There's a new series slated for mid-season (winter months) on Fox. Actress, producer and dancer Jenna Dewan will host Flirty Dancing, the innovative new series that is part performance, part blind date, and all about romantic chemistry. In the show, complete strangers are each taught half of a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date at a breathtaking location, where they will then dance together without saying a word. In this romantic approach to dating, these singles will push themselves out of their comfort zones in the hope of being swept off their feet, rather than swept to the left or right on a phone.

Flirty Dancing is based on the hit U.K. series of the same name. In a twist to the original format, the U.S. adaptation will feature singles who will perform a different choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection. While the singles may not all be professional dancers, the elevated choreography will tell a story reflective of their personal journeys to find love, while also providing clues to the other's personality. Will it be love at first dance?

Multi-hyphenate artist Jenna Dewan is an accomplished dancer, actress, author and host. Her first book, Gracefully You, will be released later this month. Along with Flirty Dancing, Dewan will star in the scripted musical drama television series Soundtrack this winter on Netflix (formerly a Fox pilot). Dewan recently starred in the film The Wedding Year and in the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, the latest feature in the Cities of Love series. She was featured on Fox's medical drama, The Resident as a recurring actress, and served as host of the NBC competition series World of Dance. Additional television credits include Supergirl, Witches of East End, The Playboy Club and American Horror Story: Asylum, along with leading roles in TV movies She Made Them Do It and Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal. Dewan first captivated audiences as the lead in the cult dance film Step Up.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Remembering TV Legend Diahann Carroll; Marvel and Hulu Bring New Series

Diahann Carroll

Actress, singer, model and activist Diahann Carroll, who starred as Julia Baker in Julia and as Dominique Deveraux in Dynasty, has died. She died of cancer on October 4 in Los Angeles, California. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. Ms. Carroll was 84.

Carroll made her television debut at age 18 on January 8, 1954, as a singing contestant on the Dumont Television Network's talent show Chance of a Lifetime. She appeared four consecutive weeks, winning three times. She made guest appearances on variety series and talk shows including The Red Skelton Hour, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Garry Moore Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Dean Martin Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Carol Burnett Show.

Some of her early television drama guest appearances included General Electric Theater, Peter Gunn, Naked City and The Eleventh Hour. She received her first Emmy nomination in 1963 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her appearance in Naked City.

Julia

She was the first black woman to star in a weekly series in a non-stereotypical role in the 1968-1971 NBC sitcom Julia. Carroll played widowed single mother Julia Baker. She worked as a nurse in a doctor's office at a large aerospace company called Astrospace Industries. Carroll won a Golden Globe Award in 1969 for Best TV Star - Female for the role. She received an Emmy nomination for the Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series category in 1969. The single-camera series also starred Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link, Betty Beaird, Mary Wickes, Ned Glass (1968-1970) and Lurene Tuttle (1968-1970).

Diahann Carroll as Dominque Deveraux - Dynasty

Carroll starred as Dominique Deveraux in the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty. She appeared in 74 episodes from 1984 to 1987. Dominique Deveraux was the mixed-race jet set diva and half-sister of Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Billy Dee Williams played her onscreen husband, Brady Lloyd. She also appeared in seven episodes of the spin-off series The Colbys.

A Different World - Jasmine Guy and Diahann Carroll

She had a recurring role as Marion Gilbert, Whitley's (Jasmine Guy) mother, in nine episodes of the NBC sitcom A Different World from 1989 to 1993. She received her third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the role in 1989.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, Webster, The Sinbad Show, Evening Shade, Half & Half, Whoopi and Back to You.

Carroll had a recurring role as Ida Grayson in seven episodes of the syndicated western drama Lonesome Dove: The Series from 1994 to 1995. She starred as Justice Angela DeSett in the short-lived 2002 ABC legal drama The Court. She had a recurring role as Jane Burke, the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington), in five episodes of Grey's Anatomy from 2006 to 2007. Carroll played an elderly widow named June Ellington in 25 episodes of USA Network's White Collar from 2009 to 2014.

Some of her other television drama guest appearances included Burke's Law, Touched by an Angel, Twice in a Lifetime, Strong Medicine, Soul Food and Diary of a Single Mom.

She made her film debut in 1954's Carmen Jones. Some of her other film credits included Porgy and Bess, Paris Blues, Hurry Sundown, The Split, Claudine, The Five Heartbeats, Eve's Bayou, Peeples and The Masked Saint. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the film Claudine (1974) in 1975.

Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, in 1962 for her role as Barbara Woodruff in the Broadway musical No Strings. Some of her other theater credits included House of Flowers, Agnes of God, Love Letters and Sunset Boulevard.

She was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on March 3, 1998.

Ms. Carroll was a true TV legend and pioneer. She was wonderful in Julia, Dynasty and her many other television and film roles. We thank her for the many hours of entertainment she brought us during her long career. She will be deeply missed.

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Aspire is airing Julia all day Saturday in remembrance of star Diahann Carroll. The series airs on their regular schedule. View a listing of upcoming episodes.





Marvel's Helstrom

Marvel Television and Hulu have announced casting for Marvel's Helstrom - the live-action series based on the popular Marvel comic book. The series will mark Marvel's first foray into terror and is slated for debut in 2020. In Marvel's Helstrom, Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity - each with their attitude and skills. Tom Austen as Daimon Helstrom - A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they're vanquished.

Sydney Lemmon as Ana Helstrom - By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return. Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom - Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children. Robert Wisdom as Caretaker - Caretaker is a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.

June Carryl as Dr. Louise Hastings - A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can. Ariana Guerra as Gabriella Rosetti - A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon. Alain Uy as Chris Yen - Yen is Ana's business partner and her closest friend -- some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house's responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Search Party Moving to HBO Max for Seasons 3 and 4; Disney Gets More Gabby Duran & the Unsittables

Search Party

HBO Max announced that two more seasons of the critically beloved comedy Search Party will be coming to the streamer set to launch in Spring of 2020. The first two seasons aired on TBS from 2016-2017. The dark comedy about a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder starring Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds has repeatedly been hailed as one of television's best shows by publications including The New Yorker, New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, NPR, and more. Season three finds the gang swept up in the trial of the century after Dory and Drew are charged for the semi-accidental murder of a private investigator. As Elliott and Portia grapple with whether or not to testify as witnesses, the friends are pitted against each other and thrust into the national spotlight as notorious public figures. As Dory’s sanity begins to fracture, it becomes increasingly clear that they may not have brunch together for quite some time.


Gabby Duran & the Unsittables

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the interstellar family comedy Gabby Duran & the Unsittables ahead of the series' launch date on Friday (October 11 from 9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The single-camera series stars actress and musician Kylie Cantrall as Gabby Duran, a courageous 13-year-old girl who inadvertently lands a job babysitting an unruly group of VIP extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth disguised as everyday kids. Production on season two will begin in February 2020 in Vancouver. Starring alongside Cantrall is Maxwell Acee Donovan (Good Kids) as Gabby's bestie and conspiracy theorist, Wesley; Coco Christo (We Take the Low Road) as Gabby's overachieving little sis, Olivia; Nathan Lovejoy (The Code) as the wacky Principal Swift; Valery Ortiz (Switched at Birth) as Gabby's caring and career-driven mom, Dina; and Callan Farris (Kings) as Jeremy, a shape-shifting alien and Gabby's first babysitting assignment.

Monday, October 07, 2019

2019 New York Comic Con Round Up

2019 New York Comic Con - Manifest

Some major news for TV series were announced this past weekend at New York Comic Con, where we were on hand of course for about the 6th straight year. We were in press rooms for Tell Me a Story, Big Mouth, Emergence, Daybreak, Coyote Peterson, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, For All Mankind, Castle Rock, Lincoln, The Expanse, Lost in Space, neXt, Roswell New Mexico, Batwoman, Riverdale and Manifest (pictured). More to come soon, but new news items that were announced at New York Comic Con include:

Netflix's Big Mouth and Human Resources
Human Resources: We manage people. The next great animated series from the creators of Big Mouth. Coming soon. As just announced at New York Comic-Con, Netflix has ordered Human Resources, a workplace comedy set in the world of the monsters from Emmy nominated series Big Mouth. Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, and Kelly Galuskawill serve as creators and executive producers.

FX's Devs
Alex Garland's highly-anticipated television debut, FX's upcoming limited series Devs premiered its first teaser during a panel discussion at New York Comic Con featuring Garland, executive producer Allon Reich and cast members Sonoya Mizuno ("Lily"), Jin Ha ("Jamie"), Zach Grenier ("Kenton"), Stephen McKinley Henderson ("Stewart"), Cailee Spaeny ("Lyndon") and Karl Glusman ("Sergei"). New York Comic Con fans were also treated to a sneak peek at an extended trailer of the series, as well as two pivotal scenes featuring a first look at the mysteries that await viewers inside the Amaya Corporation's top-secret Devs building. Additionally, FX released three new images from the eight-episode limited series set to debut in Spring 2020. The brand new teaser and images give fans their first glimpse of Nick Offerman as Amaya's enigmatic CEO, Forest, alongside series lead Sonoya Mizuno.

AMC's Walking Dead
In front of more than five thousand New York Comic Con fans, AMC confirmed the renewal of The Walking Dead for an eleventh season and the return of Lauren Cohan, who plays fan favorite character Maggie Greene, as a season 11 series regular. The Walking Dead executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Angela Kang announced the news at the show's annual NYCC panel, surprising fans by bringing out Cohan to join the show's executive producers and cast on stage. The series' renewal came one day ahead of the show's season 10 premiere yesterday (Sunday, October 6). In addition, AMC released first-look images from the upcoming third series in The Walking Dead Universe. The series made its panel debut at New York Comic Con on Saturday with participants including co-Creators Scott M. Gimple and Showrunner Matt Negrete, along with cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Annet Mahendru, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston and Nico Tortorella. The third installment of the franchise will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series will premiere on AMC in spring 2020.

CW's Roswell, New Mexico
In the aftermath of the tragic sacrifice of Max Evans (Nathan Dean) and return of Rosa Ortecho (Amber Midthunder) in the season one finale of Roswell, New Mexico, the mysterious town seemed like a place where anything could happen. It's only fitting then that the second season will see two surprising recurring guest stars: Gaius Charles from Friday Night Lights and Jason Behr, the actor who portrayed Max Evans in the original Roswell series. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television's sophomore series announced the cast additions during Roswell, New Mexico's New York Comic Con 2019 panel on Sunday, October 6.

Gaius Charles, who played Smash on Friday Night Lights, will recur as Bronson, a local farmer with a strong moral compass that leads him to see the good in people -- and aliens -- in a time of great prejudice. Ultimately, his quest to protect those he loves pits him against forces far more powerful than he is. Jason Behr, who played Max Evans on 1999's Roswell, also has a recurring role, which has yet to be revealed. Roswell, New Mexico returns for its second season midseason on The CW.

Apple TV Plus' Servant
At New York Comic Con 2019, Apple announced that M. Night Shyamalan's highly anticipated psychological thriller Servant, will premiere globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world's most creative storytellers, on Thursday, November 28. Apple's Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Academy Award-nominated Executive Producer M. Night Shyamalan directs along with BAFTA-nominated Executive Producer and Writer Tony Basgallop, who created the series. The celebrated cast of Servant includes Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Four, Black Mirror), Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise, Snatch).

Around the Horn at NYCC
Netflix announced that Lost in Space season two will begin to stream on Tuesday, December 24. It was announced that the highly anticipated series Star Trek: Picard will premiere on CBS All Access in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Following the premiere, new episodes of Star Trek: Picard's 10-episode first season will be available weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. Netflix's animated comedy The Dragon Prince returns to Netflix on November 22 for a third season. The stakes are higher than ever before in the all new season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power! Coming to Netflix November 5 for a fourth season. And finally, trailers and sneak peeks were revealed for current series such Warner Bros' Riverdale and Manifest, the latter which return to the air in Spring 2020, along with many other series such as TNT's Snowpiercer (also coming in Spring 2020) and Amazon's The Expanse.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 7, 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 October 7-11, 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, October 7
  • Dane Cook (Maybe This Time) - Watch Dane on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) and Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Tichina and Beth are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina talks about Lucky Day on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danny Pino (Men, Women & Dogs) - Danny chats about his new role on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Goliath on People Now at 12pm.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John talks about Latin History for Morons on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie discusses the dangers of vaping on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke shares what it was like growing up with the public fixated on her looks and reveals 3 secret weapons to defy her age in her 50s on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela talks about Music to My Ears on the BUILD Series at 10am.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith), Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) and Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mark, Molly and Mädchen talk about Riverdale on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Tuesday, October 8
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Adam DeVine (The Righteous Gemstones/Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Omar Miller (The Unicorn/Ballers) - Omar appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Corey Feldman (Dweebs/Madame's Place/The Bad News Bears) - Corey will be on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Megan Hilty (Sean Saves the World) - Megan talks about Patsy & Loretta on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith), Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) and Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mark, Molly and Mädchen talk about Riverdale on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry discusses his new children's book Alien Superstar on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Persia White (Girlfriends) - Persia is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, October 9
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Watch Brett on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Adam DeVine (The Righteous Gemstones/Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond), Taran Killam (Single Parents) and Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) - Brad, Taran and Leighton are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Erin Cahill (Free Ride) - Erin talks about Love, Fall & Order on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, October 10
  • Regina King (227) - Catch Regina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) and Adam DeVine (The Righteous Gemstones/Workaholics/Modern Family) - Ron and Adam are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He joins Rach at the table on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Adam DeVine (The Righteous Gemstones/Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper/The Popcorn Kid) - Penelope talks about Lifeitme's The College Admissions Scandal on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam talks about Bless This Mess on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Corey Feldman (Dweebs/Madame's Place/The Bad News Bears) - Corey talks about œMarriage Boot Camp: Family Edition on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Friday, October 11
  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch) - Watch Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke plays a round of “Guess Our Guests” with Rach on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper/The Popcorn Kid) - Penelope talks about Lifeitme's The College Admissions Scandal on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 6

The Simpsons - "Go Big or Go Homer" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer is demoted and must supervise interns, among whom is a go-getter who asks Homer to be his mentor; when Homer inspires him to start a business of his own, the two find themselves being chased by the mob.

Bless the Harts - "Can't Get There From Here" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Bob's Burgers - "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging; Tina's powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower.

Family Guy - "Bri-Da" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter and his friends are sick of forgetting the lucrative business ideas they come up with while drinking, so they strap on Joe's police body cams to record their every move; Quagmire tries to come to terms with an unexpected family development.


Monday, October 7

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Fresh Coat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Tina decides it’s time to make home improvements, Dave volunteers to re-paint the Butler house, violating Calvin’s “man code” and setting off a chain of events that impacts both families.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Bird May Love a Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.


Tuesday, October 8

The Conners - "The Preemie Monologues" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people’s problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help.

Bless This Mess - "Omaha" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The ladies head to Omaha for their annual gyno exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails: Jealous of Beau’s new dating profile on FarmersOnly, Kay is determined to find a guy to hook up with, with Rio as her wing woman. Back home, Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree.

mixed-ish - "Let Your Hair Down" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After a teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is “neat” for picture day, she becomes self-conscious and begins a complicated relationship with her hair. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica struggle with their own hair identity.

black-ish - "Feminisn't" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism.


Wednesday, October 9

The Goldbergs - "Food in a Geoffy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a job for Geoff Schwartz’s new food delivery service goes awry, it’s up to Murray and Geoff to race all over Jenkintown in search of an important cheesesteak. Along the way, a handful of local customers (Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt) are anything but helpful. When the search finally ends, Beverly invites them over; and even though it’s the Goldbergs’ house, you might mistake it for a bar where everyone knows your name.

Schooled - "The Rudy-ing of Toby Murphy" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After watching the classic film “Rudy” in CB’s class, William Penn student Toby wants to play football. Since Toby isn’t very good, Coach Mellor hopes to encourage him by telling his players to let Toby score a touchdown in a scrimmage, but the plan goes awry. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott suggests Lainey find a girlfriend to give her advice on life, so she tries to befriend Wilma to attend a Boyz II Men concert together.

Modern Family - "Perfect Pairs" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil, Claire, Alex and Luke love having the twins around, but taking care of them is exhausting! However, when they realize the babies might help them with a few things on their to-do lists, they offer to give Haley the day off.

Single Parents - "Derek Sucks" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Angie is sent into a tailspin when her long-absent ex-boyfriend Derek, Graham’s father, suddenly appears on her doorstep. She asks Will and Miggy for help because, despite his faults, she can’t resist Derek. Meanwhile, Douglas and Poppy try for a romantic second date.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Dee Day" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The guys are in the final preparation stage for an unknown scheme when Dee enters to inform them that it is "Dee Day," and they have to do everything she wants without complaint.

Family Time - "Guess Who's Back" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Devin is supposedly thousands of miles away at school despite several sightings of him around town; Donnie receives threatening letters from someone trying to come between him and his new girlfriend.

Family Time - "Goin' All In" (Bounce TV, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tony's new binge-watching obsession changes his whole outlook on life; Lori adapts to her new hippie boyfriend's natural lifestyle.


Thursday, October 10

Young Sheldon - "An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon takes matters into his own hands when Meemaw refuses to drive him to a lecture with Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.). Also, Georgie tries to impress Veronica with his new business venture.

The Unicorn - "Widow's Group" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade’s friends encourage him to join a support group for partners who have lost a spouse to help him deal with his anger, Wade’s shocked by the advice he’s given by the host of the support group, Caroline (Betsy Brandt).

Mom - "Goat Yogurt and Ample Parking" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is asked to perform questionable tasks for her demanding new boss, Veronica (Paget Brewster), and Bonnie has second thoughts about taking Adam’s last name.

Carol's Second Act - "The Zebra" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While the other interns battle over who gets the patient with a fascinating and rare problem, Carol’s standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems. Also, Daniel makes a crucial mistake that gets Dr. Jacobs attention… by eating her food.

Superstore "Forced Hire" - (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy hires Dina's nemesis Colleen, Dina blackmails Garrett into making Colleen's life a living hell. Jonah is forced to befriend Marcus in order to unionize the warehouse guys.

Perfect Harmony "No Time for Losers" - (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Arthur helps Ginny conquer stage fright. Meanwhile Reverend Jax is caught in the rift between Wayne and Dwayne.

The Good Place "Chillaxing" - (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Michael and Eleanor discover something troubling and turn to an unusual source for help. Tahani lends her expertise to assist with one of the new residents.

Sunnyside "Dr. Potato" - (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Garrett and the gang race all over the city, desperately trying to locate Drazen. Hakim and Mallory entertain an unexpected guest at her apartment.


Friday, October 11

American Housewife - "Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Anna-Kat’s school lunch lady (Kathy Kinney) refuses to make simple eco-friendly changes in the school cafeteria, Greg enlists the help of his friend and fellow environmentalist Bill Doty (Ryan Stiles). In an attempt to win over the lunch lady, they put on a show at the school highlighting the importance of recycling; but when those efforts fail, Greg is forced to call in reinforcements: “Mr. Green” (Drew Carey)!

Fresh Off the Boat - "Grandma's Boys" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After seeing Marvin blissfully enter retirement, Grandma Huang decides it’s her turn to retire from … something; but when Louis fails in celebrating her the way she wanted, it will take a visit from Hurricane Gene (and maybe a hot tub) to make things right.

Raven's Home - "Creepin' It Real" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new neighbor moves in next door on Halloween, the kids collect enough evidence that suggests he could be an evil being.

Just Roll With It - "Root of All Fears" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Owen auditions for the school musical but quickly develops a severe case of stage fright; Blair's toothache leads her to the dentist where she and Byron confront their worst fears.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "So Your Gor-Monite Child Is Going to Explode" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gabby Duran lands an out-of-this-world job in her new town thanks to her principal: babysitting an unruly group of important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth.


Saturday, October 12

Henry Danger - "Story Tank" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Big steaks are on the line when Henry claims he can't be scared; Schwoz uses a machine that allows Henry to virtually experience the spooky stories that everyone in the Man Cave tells him in an attempt to prove Henry wrong.


Sunday, October 13

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "The Gene Mile" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the kids have to run a mandatory mile for school on free-ice-cream day, they hatch an elaborate plot to sneak away; Bob and Linda frantically try to secure discount tickets to a show at the Wharf Arts Center.

The Simpsons - "The Fat Blue Line" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town finds their wallets have been pickpocketed; after the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

Bless the Harts - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "Motor, She Boat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina and Bob participate in the Thundergirls father-daughter cardboard boat race; Tina tries to hide her feelings about Bob's terrible boat-building skills; Linda drags Louise and Gene to a fire station open house and overstays her welcome.

Family Guy - "Absolutely Babulous" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Stewie receives a participation medal in his school's toddler games, he begins to question everything he has ever won; Peter causes a fight between Lois' parents and must repair the damage he caused.

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Saturday, October 05, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Cherie Johnson to Reprise Role in Punky Brewster Sequel; Pop TV Renews Florida Girls

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We are officially into that fall news slump already, where everything has premiered and nothing much is happening, but we have casting news about the Punky Brewster sequel series, we are hearing about the renewal of a Pop TV series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Cherie Johnson has been cast to reprise her role in the Punky Brewster sequel. (Deadline)
  • Florida Girls has been renewed for a second season by Pop TV. (Deadline
  • Diahann Carroll, who made history twice with her roles on Julia and later Dynasty, has died at age 84. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The competition is on with Netflix and Disney, as Disney has now banned Netflix ads for their networks. (The Verge)
  • LMN has 25 new movies on the way this fall. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11)
  • Another full week of season premieres is coming, as series on The CW (which tends to start their fall season a bit later) kick off many of their new seasons throughout this week.
  • The newest version of Kids Say the Darnedest Things comes to ABC tomorrow night.
  • Nickelodeon reboots Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Friday night.
  • Decades has a weekend full of Movin' On.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Fri-Yay: New Sitcoms: First Week Impressions; Pop Goes Back to Florida for Poverty Sitcom

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!

Fall 2019 New Sitcoms

by Vincent

Well, the first week of the 2019-2020 TV season is officially in the books, and well, let's just say...it was a week that the networks would like to have back, if they could, at least in terms of viewing audiences. Unfortunately, they can't, so networks are simply going to have to hope that things get better from here on out. Let's take a look at the sitcoms specifically and see the...well, "best" of the bunch, although there isn't much to be excited about in the ratings department.

CBS premiered their new slate of sitcoms, and none of their new shows seem to be catching fire, although none of them look like complete disasters yet either. The network's Monday block, though, is fairly mediocre-rated all around, including sophomore comedy The Neighborhood. Newbie Bob Hearts Abishola dropped from The Neighborhood's already-not-huge audience, and the eye's Thursday sitcoms didn't fare much better, losing most of the sturdy audience of Young Sheldon through-out the night. ABC's lone new sitcom, mixed-ish, fared a bit better, but still is a ways off from the dominant heights of its nights' anchor The Conners (whose premiere was around Season 1's low point, but still easily ranks as the highest-rated sitcom of the week with little competition). And ABC's returning comedies weren't exempt from the downtick most returning series saw, with even anchors like The Goldbergs and Modern Family seeing ratings lows. But the network with the most to be worried about is NBC, whose two new sitcoms Perfect Harmony and Sunnyside could already be classified as fairly major flops. Perfect Harmony's 0.5 rating shed most of lead-in Superstore's decent-enough numbers, but Sunnyside's 0.4 rating was a flat-out disaster. Needless to say, this year's new crop of sitcoms will, hopefully, be the types of shows that grow, because they're starting off in pretty low places.


Florida Girls

Pop TV announced that it has renewed its highly praised series Florida Girls for a second season. Florida Girls, which debuted in July to rave reviews, is an unapologetically bold comedy inspired by the life of creator and star Laura Chinn (The Mick) about four friends who are making the most out of life while living below the poverty line in Clearwater, Fla. Fronted by an all-female cast, the series also stars Melanie Field (Heathers, Shrill), Patty Guggenheim (Splitting Up Together, LA to Vegas) and Laci Mosley (The Wedding Year). The first season of Florida Girls is available on the network's app, PopNow, at POPTV.com and via cable and satellite video on demand. Florida Girls is produced by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jax Media, and is executive produced by Laura Chinn, Jared Miller, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns and 3 Arts Entertainment's Josh Lieberman and Oly Obst.


Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show Coming Soon to Netflix; Family Time Returns for Season Seven

Iliza Shlesinger

Netflix has ordered The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, sketch comedy series from Iliza Shlesinger, The six-episode half-hour series will shoot in New York this fall and launch in 2020. From the mind of Iliza Shlesinger comes a secret world filled with absurd characters, insight into the female experience, and irreverent yet poignant social commentary. Shlesinger serves as an executive producer alongside Kim Gamble, Kara Baker, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jon Thoday. The series is produced by Avalon Television and directed by Laura Murphy (Girl Code; Adam Ruins Everything).

Iliza is one of today's leading comedians selling out theatres around the world to a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. In 2019, she will launch her fifth stand up special for Netflix - her past specials on Netflix are Elder Millennial, Confirmed Kills, Freezing Hot, and War Paint. This past summer she released Over & Over, a documentary which give fans a behind the scenes look into the making of Elder Millennial. In addition to her stand up, Iliza was recently seen co-starring in the Paramount Pictures movie Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. She'll next be seen opposite Wahlberg in the Netflix film Wonderland directed by Peter Berg.

She released her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity (Hachette Book Group) a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. On her new podcast AIA: Ask Iliza Anything she offers up her unique perspective to listeners, answering their questions on virtually any topic.


Family Time

Family Time, Bounce TV's popular original comedy series, returns for an all-new season of laughs on an all-new night - Wednesday - this fall starting with two new episodes back-to-back on Wed. Oct. 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET). New episodes will also be available on Thursdays on Brown Sugar, Bounce's subscription video-on-demand service, along with complete seasons one through six. Family Time follows the lives of the Stallworth family who relocated to the suburbs after hitting the lottery. High school sweethearts Anthony and Lisa and their children are a tight-knit family living the middle-class American dream who make up their own rules for love, marriage and family along the way. Season seven finds Anthony (Omar Gooding) and Lisa Stallworth (Angell Conwell) grappling with becoming empty nesters while their children, Devin (Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr) and Ebony (Jayla Calhoun), spread their wings as young adults. Their lives may be going in different directions, but it's the family time that keeps them bonded. Watch the new season trailer here.

Cast members include Paula Jai Parker (Lori), Tanjareen Thomas (Rachel), Erica Shaffer (Vivian), Clayton Thomas (Donnie), and Shanti Lowry (Cheryl). Among the special guests this season are Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns), KiKi Haynes (For Better or Worse) and Rodney Perry (Madea's Big Happy Family). Family Time was created by producer, director and writer Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show).

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Visit Schitt's Creek Pop-Up; Viacom Networks Finish 2018-19 Strong

Schitt's Creek

Pop TV announced "Visit Schitt's Creek" - an immersive pop-up that will put fans directly into their favorite scenes in Schitt's Creek, including Cafe Tropical, the Rosebud Motel, Rose Apothecary and more, bringing the beloved town to life. The free-but-limited-ticket experience will take place in Los Angeles and New York this holiday season. The pop-up will invite fans into the Emmy(R)-nominated show's world with not just recreations of its most iconic sets, but also interactive photo experiences, takeaways, access to limited merchandise and more. Specific dates, locations, ticketing and more information for Pop TV Presents: "Visit Schitt's Creek" will be available soon on www.visitschittscreek.com.

Schitt's Creek's sixth and final season returns with 14 new episodes on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT, and all five seasons are currently available on the network's app, PopNow, at POPTV.com and via cable and satellite video on demand. Co-created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek is a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring an ensemble cast including Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy and Karen Robinson.


Younger

Comedy Central (+5% with P18-49), Paramount Network (+7% with P18-49) and TV Land (+7% with P25-54, +4% with P18-49), led by President Kent Alterman, all recorded share growth for the 2018-19 Viacom fiscal year, which closed on September 30. All three brands also featured top-rated and critically acclaimed original programming throughout the fiscal year (October 2018 - September 2019):

South Park (Comedy Central) is the #1 rated cable comedy of the fiscal year.
Younger (TV Land) is the #1 ad-supported cable comedy among W18-49 and W25-54 during the fiscal year. Season six holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At TV Land, the brand recorded its highest rated fiscal year since 2013 with P25-54. In addition to the strong ratings of Younger, the brand saw great performance among acquisitions including Two and a Half Men and The King of Queens.
Yellowstone (Paramount Network) was the #1 scripted series across cable and broadcast TV in the key P18-49 and P25-54 demos and the most-watched 2019 summer series on cable TV among total viewers. It's also the brand's most-watched scripted series ever and Viacom's most-watched scripted series since 2010. Season two holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
South Side (Comedy Central) is the #1 new cable comedy of the fiscal year among African American viewers. It is 100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
I Am Patrick Swayze (Paramount Network) is cable's #1 personality documentary of 2019.
Comedy Central Stand-Up holds six of the top-10 rated stand-up specials from the fiscal year.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

HGTV Goes Behind the Brady Bunch Build; LMN Sets 25 All-New TV Movies This Fall

A Very Brady Renovation: Behind the Build

Since its premiere on Monday, Sept. 9, HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation has attracted more than 23.7 million viewers to the first three episodes in the series. The finale aired last night. Now, superfans can expect exclusive, behind-the-scenes content in A Very Brady Renovation: Behind the Build, premiering Monday, Oct. 7 and 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Selected from more than 9,000 hours of renovation footage that HGTV captured, the episodes feature never-before-seen renovated spaces in the Brady Bunch house, the do-it-yourself projects used to create specific items from the world-famous TV home, and extended room reveal scenes with the Brady Bunch cast.

A Very Brady Renovation: Behind the Build will showcase more special guests who visit the house, including Cedric the Entertainer as well as Jerry Houser and Ron Kuhlman, Marcia and Jan's TV husbands from the spinoff series The Brady Brides. The six Brady Bunch siblings, Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy), will transfix fans of the iconic television series as they work alongside 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). The series' stars teamed up to perfectly recreate each room in the Brady house, and the Behind the Build episodes will spotlight greater details about these overhauled spaces, including the master bedroom, Mike's den and Greg's attic.


Luca Bella, Jennie Garth, Thora Birch, Matt Dallas, Samaire Armstrong

Get ready for a thrill of a ride this fall on LMN! On the heels of its successful Wrong Summer Vacation slate which helped propel the network to post year over year growth in July, LMN has announced its fall slate which includes 25 new movies, the most-ever during a quarter in the history of the network. The three-month stunt begins on October 3 and runs through December 21, with Shocktober taking place this October with eight premieres, Hateful & Grateful in November with eleven premieres and Slay Bells for December with an additional six premieres. The slate will include films starring Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Thora Birch (The Walking Dead) and Jennie Garth (90210) with her real-life daughter Luca Bella in their first project together. Additional movies will feature a number of fan favorites including Samaire Armstrong, Matt Dallas, Rob Mayes and Gina Holden. Also part of Hateful & Grateful will be an all-day marathon of V.C. Andrews films that will air on November 10 in celebration of the release of the 40th anniversary edition of Flowers in the Attic. The movies featured are My Sweet Audrina, Flowers In The Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday beginning at 2pm ET/PT.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 13

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "The Gene Mile" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the kids have to run a mandatory mile for school on free-ice-cream day, they hatch an elaborate plot to sneak away; Bob and Linda frantically try to secure discount tickets to a show at the Wharf Arts Center.

The Simpsons - "The Fat Blue Line" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town finds their wallets have been pickpocketed; after the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

Bless the Harts - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "Motor, She Boat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina and Bob participate in the Thundergirls father-daughter cardboard boat race; Tina tries to hide her feelings about Bob's terrible boat-building skills; Linda drags Louise and Gene to a fire station open house and overstays her welcome.

Family Guy - "Absolutely Babulous" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Stewie receives a participation medal in his school's toddler games, he begins to question everything he has ever won; Peter causes a fight between Lois' parents and must repair the damage he caused.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 7)

Friday, October 11

  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch) - Watch Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke plays a round of “Guess Our Guests” with Rach on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper/The Popcorn Kid) - Penelope talks about Lifeitme's The College Admissions Scandal on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September/October)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series

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
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
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