Monday, October 28, 2019

Fox Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Picks Up Full Seasons of Both Fall Freshman Series

Outmatched

Fox is announcing premiere dates for Flirty Dancing (Sunday, Dec. 29), Last Man Standing (Thursday, Jan. 2), Deputy (Jan. 2), Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Tuesday, Jan. 7), 9-1-1: Lone Star (Sunday, Jan. 19, following the NFC Championship Game, and Monday, Jan. 20), Outmatched (Thursday, Jan. 23), The Masked Singer (Sunday, Feb. 2, following Super Bowl LIV), Lego Masters (Wednesday, Feb. 5) and new animated comedy Duncanville (Sunday, Feb. 16). Additionally, returning dramas 9-1-1 and Empire will return in the spring, when new dramas Filthy Rich and neXt also will premiere.

Among the highlights: Flirty Dancing, the innovative new series that is part performance, part blind date, and all about romantic chemistry, previews Sunday, Dec. 29 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PT live to all time zones, following the NFL on Fox doubleheader. The series then makes its time period premiere Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT hosted by Jenna Dewan. Entering its eighth season, hit Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing returns to Fox with all-new back-to-back episodes, beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT. Following Last Man Standing, a new sheriff comes to town on the all-new police drama Deputy at 9:00PM ET/PT.

New comedy Outmatched premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 PM ET/PT. Outmatched is a multi-camera family comedy about a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids - three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson. The series also stars Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken, My Wife and Kids), Jack Stanton (The Mick), Connor Kalopsis (The Grinder), Ashley Boettcher (Lost in Oz) and Oakley Bull (Beautiful Boy). New animated comedy Duncanville premieres Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 PM ET/PT. The animated family comedy is centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, and the people in his world. Amy Poehler voices the series' two leading characters, Duncan and his mother, Annie. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates), Betsy Sodaro, Yassir Lester and Zach Cherry, as well as guest voices Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa.


Batwoman and Nancy Drew

The CW Network has given full season orders to both of its new Fall series, Batwoman and Nancy Drew, bringing their first season totals to 22 episodes each. With The CW securing full in-season streaming rights to all new series starting this season, every episode of Batwoman and Nancy Drew will exclusively stream on The CW's digital platforms the day after broadcast throughout the season, so viewers can catch up at any point during the season on CWTV.com and The CW app – for free, without authentication, subscription or log-in required.

Airing Sundays at 8:00pm ET/PT, Batwoman is set three years after the mysterious disappearance of Batman, and Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kate (star Ruby Rose) will have to become what her father loathes, a dark knight vigilante, soaring through the streets of Gotham as Batwoman. Airing Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT, Nancy Drew (star Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenage detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother's untimely death derails Nancy's college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 25

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "It Was All A Dream" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After a much-needed night on the town with his boys and ten too many drinks, Calvin finds himself in a bit of a sticky situation. In a drunken state, he sends sexual text messages to Miranda and invites her over.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Clean Up Your Act" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Cora is fed up with the way the residents have been behaving - not cleaning up after themselves, bickering over the television, leaving the toilet seat up, and foul language.

The Ms. Pat Show - "Don't Eat That S..." (BET, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Junebug gets swindled by a drug dealer, Denise decides to help him get his money back instead of telling Pat and Terry.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Wednesday, May 25

  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Seth on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley talks about The Masked Singer on Reality Check at 4:30pm.


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

ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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