Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fox Schedules Comedy Christmas Event; CNBC Gets A-Rod to Get Celebs Back in the Game

The Moodys

Fox invites you to survive the holidays with the all-new comedy event series The Moodys, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominees Denis Leary (Rescue Me, Animal Kingdom) and Elizabeth Perkins (Sharp Objects, Weeds), airing over three nights, with back-to-back episodes, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30 PM ET/PT on Fox. The series continues the following week with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30 PM ET/PT.

The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the "perfect" holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others - as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog! The family includes Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins), and their three grown children - Dan (Francois Arnaud, The Borgias), the youngest of the siblings and the "creative one"; Bridget (Chelsea Frei, Sideswiped), the middle sister and the "overachiever"; and Sean Jr. (Jay Baruchel, Man Seeking Woman, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise), the oldest sibling and "screw-up," still living at home with his parents. The series also features Maria Gabriela de Faria, Josh Segarra, Kevin Bigley, Gerry Dee, Ulka Simone Mohanty and Megan Park. From CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment, The Moodys is written and executive-produced by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, with Fisher and Greenberg directing. Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Trent O'Donnell, Phil Lloyd and Jason Burrows also serve as executive producers. The Moodys is based on Jungle Entertainment Pty Limited and Australian Broadcasting Corporation series A Moody Christmas.


Back in the Game - Alex Rodriguez

Former Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to the comeback story. Now, he wants to help fellow celebrities get their shot at redemption on an all-new series, Back in the Game. From Michael Strahan's SMAC Productions and Amber Mazzola's Machete Productions, Back in the Game premieres Wednesday, November 6 at 10pm ET on CNBC. Professional athletes and entertainers are some of the best paid people in the world. But the reality is, their careers are often short-lived and they can find themselves in serious financial distress when the big paychecks stop coming their way. In this four episode hour long series, the legendary baseball icon and mega-successful businessman, Alex Rodriguez, gives back by mentoring notables who have fallen on hard times and need help getting back on their feet.

In the series premiere, Alex enlists the expertise of his friend, serial entrepreneur, Marcus Lemonis, aka The Profit, to help former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield take control of his financial future. Additional episodes feature Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, actress Nicole Eggert (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), and former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman, who open up about the stories behind their mistakes and humiliation. Alex digs deep into their finances and personal struggles, and introduces them to his trusted team of experts to try to launch new careers, repair reputations, build self-esteem and ultimately, get them back on path of financial stability. But after years of living large, will they be willing to listen to their new coach?


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Tuesday, April 20

  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-April)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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