Saturday, November 30, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at the Party of Five Reboot; The Simpsons Not Ending Soon, Says Producer

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Hopefully you're enjoying this long weekend, and we're here with the little bit of news that we have from this slow news week, including a possible new sitcom for NBC, an update about a reboot, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • NBC is interested in a sitcom inspired by the last surviving Blockbuster video rental store. (Deadline)
  • The reboot of Party of Five is coming, and now we have our first preview. (Deadline)
  • Despite what the music composer for the series said in a now viral interview, The Simpsons is not coming to an end "very soon" as some media outlets have reported, at least according to producer Al Jean. (Screen Rant)
  • Actress Joan Staley, who appeared in many classic series in the 1960s, has died. (Deadline)
  • Although the "tradition" is only a few years old now, it just wouldn't be Christmas without CBS doing an I Love Lucy special event. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6)

  • Decades is airing both The Powers of Matthew Star and Wonder Woman this weekend.
  • Fox has their limited holiday sitcom, The Moodys, starting on Wednesday night.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Dove Channel Brings Out Holiday Classics; CW Gets DC Universe Series with Sitcom Star

Dove Channel

The DOVE Channel turns back the clock this holiday season, as the faith-based digital-first Cinedigm (CIDM) network puts the spotlight on four retro classics from Hollywood's Golden Age. As part of this special event, DOVE Channel is giving viewers a chance to enjoy premium programming for the whole family all year long with the "Deck the Halls with DOVE" offer-available for just $19.99. The roster is available now and includes the color-restored 1935 Charles Dickens adaptation Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), starring Donald Calthrop as the quintessential miser who embarks on a legendary journey through Christmas past, present, and future; as well as the beloved 1964 favorite Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, featuring the vocal talents of iconic entertainer Burl Ives; a collection of side-splitting and heartwarming holiday sketches starring one of comedy's most influential funnymen in Red Skelton Christmas Classics; the rarely seen 1966 fantasy Santa's Christmas Circus Starring Whizzo The Clown, with Vaudeville star Frank Wiziarde as the titular clown who guides a group of children on a magic carpet ride to visit Santa.

Additionally, the Dove Channel linear network is offering a variety of curated holiday blocks airing throughout the season, including "Reason For the Season," "12 Days to Christmas," "Feliz Navi-Dogs," "Dove Christmas Yule Log," and "A Mayberry New Years Eve." The live linear channel is available on Samsung, Stirr, and XUMO, as well as through the Direct-To-Consumer app on web, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, & Roku. Dove Channel is also available on Dish, Sling TV and Vizio as a SVOD service.


Stargirl

The highly anticipated DC Universe series Stargirl will now have an exclusive linear window on The CW Network, which will broadcast each episode the day after its debut on the DC Universe digital subscription service. The new DC Super Hero drama series, starring Brec Bassinger in the title role, is set to make its premiere on DC Universe in second quarter 2020, with new episodes released weekly on the first-of-its-kind digital experience. Additionally, every episode of Stargirl will be available to stream on The CW's free digital platforms, following its broadcast on The CW Network, throughout the season. Under The CW's new digital strategy, viewers will be able to stream Stargirl from the beginning at any point throughout the season on CWTV.com and The CW app – free, with no subscription, login or authentication required, and fully ad-supported. After the season finale of Stargirl, the full season will be available to binge on The CW's digital platforms.

The new DC Universe drama series Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (series star Brec Bassinger, Bella and the Bulldogs, School of Rock, The Goldbergs) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

2019 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend

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Before we let you all go back to your families (or special friends), we want to let you know the marathons on TV you and your family might want to watch during the day and after Thanksgiving dinner. We love TV marathons and you all come here on each holiday to see what marathons are airing, so as always we will do that today, too, of course!

We have told you about some of the sitcom related marathons already in our regular news stories. Our pick of the weekend is the Dennis the Menace Every Episode marathon that began yesterday at 5am ET and lasting through Sunday on Antenna TV! Enjoy every single episode! COZI TV has an "Unexpected Guests" Marathon with guest stars on their series! TV One has a Family Matters "Turkel Day" marathon all-day! TBS will once again present a Friends marathon today, Thanksgiving Day, from 1pm-6pm with all of the series' Thanksgiving episodes. And want more Friends? Many of your local affiliates across the country like WPIX and KLTA will also air marathons of the Thanksgiving episodes. Sundance TV has two classic marathons with The Andy Griffith Show at 6am, followed by a Law & Order marathon starting at 3pm.

TV Land has a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show beginning at 9am through 8pm. Logo has a Mama's Family marathon starting at 3am through 12am today! FXX is presenting a marathon of The Simpsons in primetime starting at 8pm once again on Thanksgiving night. Comedy Central has a The Office marathon from 9am-2pm. UP has the Gilmore Girls marathon all holiday weekend long. ION has a CSI marathon today beginning at 11am through 3am. Oxygen has a Chicago P.D. marathon from 7am-3am. Other notables for Thanksgiving Thursday include The Great Christmas Light Fight marathon on AMC starting at 7pm and CNBC has Shark Tank from 3pm-2am. We also have many many movies marathons on networks like TNT, WGN America, VH1, Freeform, E!, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, Lifetime, USA Network, IFC and more.

View our Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule, because that is the place to be as always during the holiday season beginning December 1! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CBS Slates I Love Lucy Christmas Special on Dec. 20; Is 2020 the Year of the Rabbit?

I Love Lucy - The Christmas Episode

I Love Lucy Christmas Special, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 20 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. I Love Lucy Christmas Special features "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "Paris at Last." The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes. "The Christmas Episode" finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky's Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos' son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy told Ricky she was pregnant, the time Lucy showed up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearsed taking Lucy to the maternity ward. "The Christmas Episode" was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series' long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

I Love Lucy - Paris at Last

In "Paris at Last," the Ricardos and Mertzes arrive in the French capital, where Lucy encounters a sidewalk artist who sells multiple copies of the same "original" oil painting, and a con man who offers a better exchange rate for her American dollars than the one offered in the banks. Later, her attempt to have a quiet lunch in an outdoor café finds her not only unwittingly ordering a plate of snails, but paying the check with counterfeit French francs. Next stop: the Bastille? "Paris at Last" was originally broadcast on Feb. 27, 1956, and became an immediate viewer favorite. I Love Lucy Christmas specials have aired on the Network the past six years, each combining the holiday-themed episode with a different comedy classic. Beginning in 2015, "The Christmas Episode" has been shown colorized in its entirety, with fully colorized flashback scenes that had previously been presented in black and white.


Year of the Rabbit

IFC's new original comedy series Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Berry), a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all, and his hapless, new, by-the-books partner Strauss (Freddie Fox; Cucumber, Banana). While they're investigating a local murder, the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter (Susan Wokoma; Chewing Gum, Crazyhead) of the chief of police joins them, becoming the country's first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, spiritualists, music hall stars and more.

Year of the Rabbit, co-produced by IFC, is directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and written by Emmy(R) and WGA Award winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep), with additional material from Matt Berry. Ben Farrell and Toby Stevens will executive produce for Objective Fiction, with Hannah Mackay producing. The six-episode first season of Year of the Rabbit premieres Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:30pm ET/PT only on IFC.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New Ted Danson NBC Comedy Gets Holly Hunter; Mel Brooks Gets New HBO Comedy Special

Ted Danson and Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter, an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress who recently had a critically applauded recurring role in HBO's drama Succession, will star alongside Ted Danson (The Good Place, Cheers) in NBC's new untitled comedy written and executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series is about a wealthy businessman (Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff and connect with his teenage daughter, all while humanely controlling the coyote population. Hunter will play Arpi, a longtime liberal councilwoman. Having dedicated her life to the betterment of Los Angeles, she makes no secret of her disdain for the newly elected Mayor Bremer, whom she considers unqualified, sexist, and too tall to be trusted. In addition to Danson and Hunter, Saturday Night Live vet Bobby Moynihan was previously announced in the cast as Jayden, the interim director of communications in the newly elected mayor's office.


Mel Brooks Unwrapped - Mel Brooks and Alan Yentob

From the groundbreaking TV series Your Show of Shows to landmark films like Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks has been one of the most influential voices in comedy. Now, this entertainment legend looks back on his remarkable career in Mel Brooks Unwrapped, debuting Friday, Dec. 13 from 9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

The HBO comedy special features award-winning actor, writer, producer and director Mel Brooks in interviews past and present with Alan Yentob, former creative director for the BBC. Since 1981, Yentob has filmed the inimitable Brooks for a number of candid conversations and mock interviews, many of which showcase a more reserved Alan as "straight man" to Mel's high-energy, quick-witted, unsparingly sarcastic persona. Combining Yentob's archival material with present-day interviews and verité footage of the now 93-year-old Brooks, the special is filled with the venerated comedian's hilarious anecdotes about his life and illustrious career.

Mel Brooks Unwrapped also shows Yentob following Brooks in his day-to-day life, including a visit with long-time friend and collaborator Carl Reiner - who dubs Mel "the funniest human being in the world" - to share some spaghetti and meatballs and watch some iconic clips from Brooks' 60-plus years in showbiz. The special marks Mel Brooks' fourth appearance on HBO in recent years, following 2011's Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again, 2012's Mel Brooks Strikes Back! and 2014's Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen, all of which have been nominated for Emmy(R) awards. To celebrate the new special, Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen and Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again will return on HBO GO and HBO NOW for viewers.

Monday, November 25, 2019

TV One Gets Family Matters and Schedules Holiday Stunts; Disney Channel Sitcom Gets Season 3

Family Matters

TV One gears up for the holiday season with a programming slate full of original movies, specials and marathons. Kicking off the festive season is a back-to-back marathon of the popular sitcom, Family Matters, airing on Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. ET through Saturday, November 30 until 6 a.m. ET. Throughout the "Turkel" marathon, TV One will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Family Matters by airing a cast reunion. This TV One original content will replay during the Family Matters marathon airing on Christmas Eve and can be found at www.tvone.tv.

Just in time for Christmas, TV One will air a marathon of fan-favorite, Christmas-themed sitcom specials from The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, Good Times, What's Happening, What's Happening Now, Family Matters, Living Single, Girlfriends, Eve and All of Us. The marathon will begin on Sunday, December 22 at 6 a.m. ET until Monday, December 23 at 3 a.m. ET. The love and laughter continues throughout the day on Christmas Eve with a back-to-back marathon of Family Matters, which airs Tuesday, December 24 starting at 6 a.m. ET until Wednesday, December 25 6 a.m. ET. The holiday slate will wrap with a round-up of your favorite TV One holiday films on Christmas Day starting Wednesday, December 25 at 6 a.m. through Thursday, December 26 at 2 a.m. ET.


Sydney to the Max

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its popular live-action comedy Sydney to the Max ahead of its season two premiere, scheduled for 2020. The endearing daughter/father comedy, set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, follows middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad, Max, and her unconventional grandmother, Judy. As Sydney navigates becoming a teenager alongside her bestie Olive, Max's flashbacks of his childhood with his best friend Leo parallel her adventures, illustrating how life's "growing pains" never change. The series stars Ruth Righi, Ian Reed Kesler, Caroline Rhea, Jackson Dollinger, Ava Kolker and Christian J. Simon. Created and executive produced by Mark Reisman (Frasier, Wings, The Exes), the show is currently in production on season two.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 25, 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 November 25-29, 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!


Sunday, November 24
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, November 25
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS and on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Martin Starr (Silicon Valley/Party Down), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) and Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley) - Martin, Zach and Amanda are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ray and Ron are panelists on a repeat of Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew talks about The Price is Right on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men), Sheaun McKinney (The Neighborhood) and Marcel Spears (The Neighborhood) - Max, Sheaun and Marcel are guests on The Real, 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.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan dishes on his new movie Marriage Story on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about You Light Up My Christmas on People Now at 12pm.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Frozen 2 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica talks about mixed-ish on the BUILD Series at 11:15am.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John is a guest on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Tuesday, November 26
  • Laura Dern (F is for Family/Enlightened) - Catch Laura on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Paul stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Billy drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jillian Bell (Bless the Harts/Idiotsitter/Workaholics) - Jillian stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Anna Faris (Mom) - Jeff and Anna are panelists on a repeat of Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Victor Garber (Web Therapy) - Victor is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie 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.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on People Now at 12pm.
  • Daphne Reid (Eve/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Jo Marie Payton (Family Matters), Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement), Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains), Tim Reid (Sister, Sister/Frank's Place/WKRP in Cincinnati), Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years/Sullivan & Son) and William Russ (Boy Meets World) - ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke has Classic TV Moms & Dads at 1pm.
  • Tia Mowry-Hardict (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Lifetime's A Very Vintage Christmas on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, November 27
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Watch Patrick on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (People of Earth) - Da'Vine appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) and Brenda Song (Dollface/Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Esther and Brenda are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl Lee appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends) - Jill Marie is a guest on The Real, 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.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (Merry Happy Whatever/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Netflix's Merry Happy Whatever on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy talks about American Housewife on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Thursday, November 28
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Kristen and Josh on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Carol's Second Act/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason George (Eve/Off Centre) - Jason chats at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Dads) and Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Vanessa and Kim talk about It's a Wonderful Lifetime on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, November 29
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scram Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jillian Bell (Bless the Harts/Idiotsitter/Workaholics) - Jillian is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony is the sous-chef for the day on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He also talks about Disney +'s Forky Asks a Question on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura talks about The Report on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 24

The Simpsons - "Thanksgiving of Horror" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an artificial intelligence mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

Bless the Harts - "Mega-Lo-Memories" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways; Jenny and Wayne recall how they met.

Bob's Burgers - "Now We're Not Cooking with Gas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob is determined to do whatever it takes to cook a rare heritage turkey after the gas goes out on Thanksgiving.

Family Guy - "Shanksgiving" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Lois hosts a special Thanksgiving dinner for her family, Peter decides the best way to avoid it is to get arrested; a secret that Stewie has been keeping from everyone is revealed.


Monday, November 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Dealbreaker" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Gemma sets a reluctant Malcolm up on a blind date with a teacher at her school, she discovers new details about the origins of her relationship with Dave. Also, Marty helps Calvin and Tina plan for their future.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "We Were Beggars, Now We Are Choosers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Abishola gives her previous suitor, Chukwuemeka (Tony Tambi), a Nigerian pharmacist, a second chance, Uncle Tunde goes behind Auntie Olu’s back to warn Bob about the other man who’s courting his niece.


Tuesday, November 26

The Conners - "Lanford, Toilet of Sin" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

Bless This Mess - "The Grisham Gals" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rio tries to help Kay get over her jealousy of her sister Stacey who is in town visiting, but soon finds herself jealous of Kay’s near-perfect sister when she learns that Mike and Stacey used to date. Meanwhile, Rudy and Constance want to take their relationship to the next level.

mixed-ish - "Papa Don't Preach" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Johan gets teased for crying after a martial arts tournament, and Alicia and Harrison struggle with the best way for him to fight back.

black-ish - "University of Dre" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre and Bow are worried about Junior’s future working odd jobs, especially after he tells them he wants to produce comedy shows for unknown comics. When Dre realizes that Junior is putting himself out there and following in his own footsteps, he takes him under his wing to the “University of Dre.” Meanwhile, Rainbow encourages Diane to have a slumber party at their house.


Wednesday, November 27

Modern Family - "Snapped" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire needs to get everyone out of the house before they make her look bad in front of a reporter from an important women’s business magazine. Meanwhile, Jay invites Manny to a little wine tasting in an attempt to spend some quality time together.

Modern Family - "Pool Party" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.


Thursday, November 28

The Goldbergs - "Angst-Giving" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Even though Beverly’s patience with Pop Pop is put to the test due to his endless Thanksgiving demands, she is able to put aside her own feelings to help heal the longstanding rift between Murray and Pop Pop. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica are ready to return home for the holiday, but Uncle Marvin accidentally drives them to Pittsburgh. Marvin attempts to make it right not knowing if they will make it to Jenkintown in time to celebrate the holiday. Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler return to guest star as Pop Pop and Uncle Marvin.

Modern Family - "Perfect Pairs" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Young Sheldon - "A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon experiments on Missy, and Georgie joins Mary’s bible study to spend more time with his crush, Veronica (Isabel May).

The Unicorn - "Widow's Group" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Hacky Sack and a Beautiful Experience" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy’s smoking causes problems when the ladies take a road trip. Also, Bonnie offers Adam unsolicited business advice.

Carol's Second Act - "You Give Me Fever" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Carol treats an elderly patient with a fever, Mrs. Zahn (Carol Mansell), and her tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around Dr. Jacobs and hospital policy to take extra time to observe her. Also, Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn’t know how to do the basic medical skill of drawing blood.


Friday, November 29

American Housewife - "Hip to Be Square" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In an effort to stay connected, Katie and Greg look into activities that they can enjoy as a couple. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat has her own hurdles to overcome when Franklin (Evan O’Toole) shines at square dancing and she fails miserably. Plus, Tripp (Peyton Meyer) struggles with the idea of Taylor going away to college.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Lou Wants to Be a Millionaire" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Louis starts to fantasize about passing the Cattleman’s Ranch torch to Eddie but is worried about his menu choices. Meanwhile, Jessica is still struggling to get on board with Emery’s new acting hobby. And when Louis scores a spot on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” host Regis Philbin offers Louis and Jessica more answers than million-dollar questions.

Just Roll With It - "Owenfest" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Owen has to decide whether to cancel a fundraising event he planned for the school and refund all the money he's raised or let the party and his reputation go up in flames.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "The Darkness" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Gabby discovers Swift is still on Earth, she becomes determined to get him back as principal because his replacement is a nightmare.


Saturday, November 30

Henry Danger - "Holiday Punch" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new species of moth eats all the Christmas trees in Swellview, Captain Man and Kid Danger head over to Neighborville to buy more; on the way back they're attacked by shady tree dealers and have to fight to save Christmas.


Sunday, December 1

The Simpsons - "The Winter of Monetized Content" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a video of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities; Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

Bob's Burgers - "P.T.A. It Ain't So" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda attempts to become more involved with the P.T.A.; Bob tries to cheer up a hardware store owner after unknowingly making a joke about his pet parrot that recently flew away.

The Simpsons - "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms.

Bob's Burgers - "All That Gene" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gene auditions for a small role in a local theater production, but things backfire when he discovers that Linda actually bargained with the director to get Gene the part.

Family Guy - "Island Adventure" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In search of Stewie's big wheel tricycle, Stewie and Brian embark on an adventure to a giant floating mass of trash out in the sea; Lois tries to help Quagmire elevate his dating game.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, November 23, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Price is Right and Jeopardy Primetime Specials in the Horizon; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're almost into Thanksgiving week, and probably a slow few weeks of news as the movers and shakers of the entertainment industry take extended holiday vacations, but we're here nonetheless with lots of game show news and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • A pair of Price is Right primetime specials are coming next month. (TV Guide)
  • Also coming in primetime, but in January, is a primetime Jeopardy! run on ABC featuring the three highest earners of all time. (TVLine)
  • As we've been seeing every week, streaming media is where the big "boom" is in the classic TV market right now, and now Carsey-Werner (which at the moment has their series on multiple streaming services, including some free ones) is trying to get their library in the right place for the right price. (Deadline)
  • The hourglass may have been refilled with sand, as the executive producer of Days of Our Lives is saying that the show has been renewed for another season, but it still isn't confirmed by NBC or Sony. (Deadline)
  • We are just barely over halfway into fall, but ABC is already looking at next summer, with renewals of their game show lineup. (SitcomsOnline)  

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • As the TV on DVD market has evolved, Mill Creek has gone from public domain to lesser known copyrighted series to recent hit sitcoms, and now, they've announced they'll be releasing Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-ray on February 4.

WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29)

  • Antenna TV has a weekend long marathon of every episode of Dennis the Menace starting Wednesday night.
  • Decades has a marathon of Greatest American Hero this weekend.
  • If the WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Turkey's Away" is part of your Thanksgiving tradition, make sure to catch it tomorrow night at 7:30 ET/PT on MeTV.
  • For those who get cable from Spectrum (the child of the merger between Charter and Time Warner Cable), the reboot/revival of Mad About You debuts on Wednesday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Fri-Yay: Rick and Morty Season 4; ABC Midseason 2020 Schedule

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!

Rick and Morty

by Vincent

After a long, long wait, the fourth season of Rick and Morty is finally airing on [adult swim]. In some ways, it's a miracle that the show, after all of its long hiatuses, still has as dedicated of a following as it does. The show started in 2014 but is just now starting its fourth season, as other comedies from the 2014 class such as Broad City, You're the Worst and BoJack Horseman are all ended or ending. But the show has an extremely dedicated fanbase, a testament to how well-written and perfectly crafted the series in. Four seasons in, the series still feels fresh, a sign of just what a well-constructed series it is.

Season 4 of Rick and Morty, which premiered last week and just aired its second episode, is as fresh as ever. Yes, the series has lost some of that "wow" factor it had in its first two seasons, but that's likely just a result of us adjusting to the show's wavelength. The show is still able to creatively mix comedy and time travel, and do so effortlessly. It's remarkable that even with so much time passing in between seasons (it's been over 2 years since the end of Season 3), I'm still just as drawn in by the show as ever. Even if it takes another two years, I'll always be down for more Rick and Morty.


For Life

ABC has announced its 2020 midseason schedule. Among the highlights include the new drama For Life, from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10:00 p.m. EST and launches a new season of American Idol on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST, following The Oscars® a week prior on Sunday, Feb. 9. On Thursday, Jan. 23 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST, Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy” start the evening with a powerful two-hour crossover event followed by the highly anticipated return of A Million Little Things at its new time period of 10:00 p.m. EST. Station 19 debuts in its new time period at 8 p.m. EST followed by Grey's Anatomy moving back to 9 p.m. EST, in its powerhouse timeslot of many years.

As previously announced, The Bachelor kicks off Monday, Jan. 6 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST, with a three-hour premiere, with The Good Doctor returning with brand new episodes on Jan. 13 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The multiple, consecutive night event JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST. As far as ABC comedies, mixed-ish and black-ish return with winter premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9:00 p.m. EST, while Modern Family & Single Parents return on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9:00 p.m. EST. ABC's 8:00 p.m. EST comedies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (The Connors, Bless this Mess, The Goldbergs, Schooled) will return following the conclusion of the JEOPARDY! primetime event (the returns could be Jan. 15 and Jan. 21). Friday comedies American Housewife and Fresh off the Boat return on Friday, Jan. 17, with Fresh ending its run on Friday, Feb. 21.

Other returning series dates include Emergence on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10, Stumptown on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10, The Rookie on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 and the final episodes of How to Get Away with Murder on Thursday, April 2 at 10. Additional premiere dates (such as new comedy United We Fall and new drama The Baker & the Beauty) and schedule details will be announced at a later time (AFV, Kids Say, Shark Tank are expected to continue to air on Sundays this winter).


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Miracle Workers Returns to TBS; ABC's Summer Fun & Games Lineup Renewed for 2020

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages

TBS will premiere Miracle Workers: Dark Ages on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:30 PM. Created by Simon Rich and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, the second season of the anthology comedy series is a medieval story about friendship, family and trying not to be murdered. The first season of Miracle Workers, based on Rich's book, What in God's Name, ranks as 2019's #1 new cable comedy reaching more than 26 million viewers across linear, VOD, and digital platforms.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages centers upon a group of medieval villagers trying to stay positive in an age of extreme income inequality, poor healthcare, and widespread ignorance. This 10-episode installment will feature Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass, and Lolly Adefope returning in new roles and facing new challenges.


ABC's Summer Fun & Games

Following a wildly successful run last summer that propelled ABC to rank No. 1 across all key adult demos, the network has announced the return of seven shows from its popular "Summer Fun & Games" lineup, including The $100,000 Pyramid (season five), Card Sharks (season two), Celebrity Family Feud (season six), Match Game (season five), "Press Your Luck" (season two), To Tell the Truth (season five), and as previously announced, the second season of Holey Moley. All of these shows will air in Summer 2020.

ABC ranked as the No. 1 network of the summer among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 - tie with NBC), marking the first time the Net ranked No. 1 during the summer in 24 years - since summer 1995. In addition, ABC finished as the summer's No. 1 network with Adults 18-34 and among key female demos (W18-34/W18-49). Additionally, ABC claimed a network-leading 9 of the Top 20 entertainment broadcast series over the summer in Adults 18-49, including the summer's No. 1 show with The Bachelorette.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Lifetime's Winter Ripped from the Headlines; PIX11 Holiday Lineup

Lifetime Winter Ripped from the Headlines

Off the heels of Lifetime's Fall Ripped from the Headlines slate which reached 16.4 million Total Viewers, Lifetime has ordered three new original movies to join the network's Winter 2020 Ripped from the Headlines slate of five movies centered on true-life events. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Nia Vardalos, Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story follows the tale of a woman whose black widow tendencies are revealed with her murder plots to take down her ex-husbands and daughter. Also greenlit is the psychological thriller The Neighbor in the Window (wt), the story of a suburban wife who finds herself and the security of her family threatened by another seemingly friendly neighborhood mom, starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jenn Lyon. The slate includes You Can't Take My Daughter, an inspiring story about a young woman who fought to keep her rapist from gaining custody of her daughter, starring SAG nominee Lyndsy Fonseca and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kirstie Alley.

These movies join previously announced films, Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, executive produced by the award-winning journalist Robin Roberts, and stars Emmy® Award winner and Critics' Choice nominee Niecy Nash (When They See Us) and Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer, based on the tragic true story of a doting father who murdered his wife and kids starring Ashley Williams, Sean Kleier and Brooke Smith. The movies begin on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.


Yule Log

PIX11 (WPIX in NYC) is pleased to announce its holiday lineup for December. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve at 11pm, PIX11 News Anchor Kaity Tong hosts a holiday reading of the Clement Clarke Moore poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas from the Church of the Intercession in Manhattan. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas will also be available for viewing at 11pm on PIX11’s Facebook page and PIX11.com. On Christmas Morning from 8-9am The Yule Log (1966) will air. In the original 1966 version of the Yule Log, which until 2016, had not been seen on air since 1969. The 1966 version of the Yule Log, filmed at Gracie Mansion, aired each Christmas Eve through 1969 until the tape degraded. A new Yule Log was filmed in 1970 as a replacement and has aired ever since. Will also stream on PIX11.com and Facebook Live (on PIX11 News, PIXYuleLog and WPIXArchives Facebook pages). Then from 9am-1pm The Yule Log (1970) will air. It will also air on Facebook Live 9am-1pm (on PIX11 News, PIXYuleLog and WPIXArchives Facebook pages). The rest of Xmas Day:

1-3pm March of the Wooden Soliders (1934) Laurel and Hardy classic
3-4pm PIX11 SPECIAL: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (repeat broadcast)
4-5pm The Honeymooners

Then on New Year's Eve, it is the annual The Honeymooners marathon. From the Gotham Bus Company depot to the Raccoon Lodge, since 1958 PIX11 has been NY's home for The Honeymooners. New Yorkers have been ringing in the New Year with Ralphie Boy and PIX11 when The Honeymooners Marathon began airing on New Year's Eve in 1996. This year, the PIX11 Honeymooners Marathon of classic episodes begins Tuesday, December 31 at 11pm and runs through 5pm on Wednesday, January 1. (27 episodes of Honeymooners with a break for PIX11 Morning News from 4:30 to 9am). Extra Honeymooners special content will be available on PIX11's channel on Roku/Apple TV/Amazon Fire TV Stick/Android TV.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Showtime Gets Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot; Jeopardy! Sees Who's the GOAT on ABC Primetime

Vanessa Bayer

Showtime has announced a pilot order for the half-hour comedy series Big Deal, starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). Bayer co-created the project with Emmy nominee Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live), who will also executive produce. Emmy winner Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Black Monday, Big Mouth) will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Wet Hot American Summer), who will direct. Annapurna's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will also executive produce. Produced by Showtime, Big Deal is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC host.


Jeopardy - The Greatest of All Time

On the heels of the iconic Tournament of Champions, Jeopardy! is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, premiering Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Hosted by Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Harry Friedman will executive produce. This epic television event brings together the three highest money winners in the long-running game show's history: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer. The Jeopardy! fan favorites will compete in a series of matches; the first to win three receives $1 million and the title of Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. The two runners up will each receive $250,000.

Ken Jennings became a household name during his record 74-game winning streak, the longest in Jeopardy! history. His winnings total $3,370,700. Brad Rutter is the highest money winner of all time across any television game show, with total Jeopardy! winnings of $4,688,436. He has never lost Jeopardy! to a human opponent. James Holzhauer holds the record for all 15 of the top single-day winnings records on Jeopardy!, and just won the 2019 Tournament of Champions. His winnings total $2,712,216.

Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time will air as follows in primetime on ABC:

· TUESDAY, JAN. 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· THURSDAY, JAN. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· *FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· *TUESDAY, JAN. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· *WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
· *THURSDAY, JAN. 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST)
*If necessary

Monday, November 18, 2019

Viacom's Comedy Central Renews The Office & Parks and Recreation; E! Gets New Jason Kennedy Series

The Office

Viacom announced continued stays in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Pawnee, Indiana. Under the new pact with NBCUniversal, Comedy Central extended its exclusive cable deal for legendary comedy The Office through 2021. After that, the series will continue to air through 2025 in a non-exclusive window on Viacom Media Networks. Additionally, Viacom renewed its cable deal for equally iconic sitcom Parks and Recreation. All 125 episodes will be able to air on Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, through 2024. For Viacom, the deal was closed by Barbara Zaneri, EVP, Viacom Program Acquisitions Group (VPAG) for an undisclosed sum, along with a World's Best Boss mug and a new statue of Li'l Sebastian for the NBCUniversal lot. Previously this year VPAG acquired the exclusive cable rights to Seinfeld, for Comedy Central, TV Land and Paramount Network.

The Office is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013, lasting nine seasons and 201 episodes. It is an adaptation of the original BBC series of the same name and was adapted for American television by Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live. It was produced by Universal Television in association with Daniels' Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions. The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it was filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track. The Office starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Kate Flannery, Angela Martin, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Paul Lieberstein, Rashida Jones, Amy Ryan and others.

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is an American political satire television sitcom that aired on NBC from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015, lasting for seven seasons and 125 episodes. The series was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur and produced by Universal Television in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Fremulon. It presents a documentary-style look into the everyday lives and antics of public officials, who work in the local Parks and Recreation office and pursue various projects to make their fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, a better place. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it was filmed in a single-camera setup without a studio audience or a laugh track. The series starred Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Retta, Jim O'Heir, Paul Schneider, Billy Eichner, amongst others.


Jason Kennedy

E! announced that E! News' Jason Kennedy will host the new series In the Room, where he will take viewers inside celebrity homes for in-depth interviews and conversation around their latest projects, products, passions and more. The series will air several primetime specials before its full launch in early 2020. The first special airs on Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm ET/PT and features Kennedy in a rare sit down with four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. In this all-new interview, the New England Patriots quarterback opens up about his family and wife, environmentalist and supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, how his on-field success has brought on a different level of scrutiny, and why he'd rather not be called the "G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time)", despite being the winningest QB in NFL history.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 18, 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 November 18-22, 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, November 18
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother/Friends from College) - Watch Cobie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Adam Driver (Girls) - Adam drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. NBC's Today visits the Mad About You set in the 9am hour.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Anna Faris (Mom) - Jeff and Anna are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer joins Rach at the kitchen table to play two truths and a lie on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • David Krumholtz (Living Biblically/Partners/The Trouble with Normal/Chicago Sons) - David will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea talks about Full Circle on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Michael J. Fox (Family Ties/Spin City/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Michael is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi appears on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Austin Green (Anger Management/Wedding Band/Freddie) - Brian visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, November 19
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ray and Ron are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) and Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/My Two Dads) - Helen and Paul are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia appears on The Real, 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.
  • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Holiday Hearts on People Now at 12pm.
  • The Cast of black-ish - The cast of black-ish are guests on a repeat of ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom talks about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, November 20
  • Adam Driver (Girls) - Watch Adam on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) and Tony Rock (Living Biblically/All of Us) - Michael and Tony are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Quinn (One Day at a Time/2 Broke Girls) - Ed visits The Real, do 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.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura talks about The Report on People Now at 12pm.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambition on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee talks about Knives Out on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Holiday Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, November 21
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Catch Lena on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) and Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) - Tom and Fortune are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever) - Fred is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Knives Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/In the Cut/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée appears on The Real, so check your local listings. She also talks about OWN's Carole's Christmas on Access Daily, 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.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean talks about Will & Grace on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig wlll be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil talks about Lifetime's Staging Christmas on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Porte (Baby Daddy) - Peter talks about Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
Friday, November 22
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings. He also talks about Frozen 2 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Meagan Good (Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan appears on The Real, 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.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Gayle King interviews Tom on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. He also talks about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about The Good Place on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim talks about Dark Waters on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Christmas Town on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan talks about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea opens up about combating depression and anxiety on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about her new book Full Circle on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Alicia Witt (Cybill) - Alicia talks about Our Christmas Love Song on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 17

The Simpsons - "Go Big or Go Homer" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Bob's Burgers - "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

The Simpsons - "Livin La Pura Vida" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houtens' annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford; Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend; Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

Bless the Harts - "Myrtle Beach Memoirs" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When The Last Supper is closed for repairs, the Harts head to Myrtle Beach for a family vacation that they can't afford; Jenny sees an opportunity to win some cash by competing in an intense mini-golf tournament.

Bob's Burgers - "Land of the Loft" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob and Linda challenge themselves and attend a loft party on a stormy night; the kids challenge their babysitter and face the storm in an ice cream truck.

Family Guy - "Heart Burn" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In celebration of Peter and Lois' anniversary, the Griffins recount their own versions of three well-known love stories.


Monday, November 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Bowling" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Calvin down a teammate for his annual bowling championship, Dave offers to fill in and soon finds his mediation skills put to the test when he meets the competition: Calvin’s arch-rivals, the Pink Ladies. Also, Gemma and Tina dare to face off against each other for the top ranking in an arcade game.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Useless Potheads" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With Abishola only helping part-time, Bob, Douglas and Christina struggle to take care of Dottie.


Tuesday, November 19

The Conners - "Slappy Holidays" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner. Mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house, and Harris makes an unexpected move. Guest starring is Eliza Bennett as Odessa.

Bless This Mess - "Six Out of Six" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Rio are at odds with each other when they consider having a kid of their own; and they soon get a taste of the parenting life when they are forced to take care of Portia’s six piglets. Meanwhile, Kay and Beau may have found common ground during the annual Euchre tournament party.

mixed-ish - "Weird Science" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s passion for science deflates when her peers convince her that science isn’t cool. During Career Day, Rainbow code-switches and pursues journalism in order to fit in, only to find that the local news anchor attending the fair has also been hiding a part of herself. Meanwhile, Harrison works to mold a testimony from Denise who struggles to be anyone but herself, and Santamonica tries to steal the spotlight back after Johan suffers an injury.

black-ish - "O Mother Where Are Thou?" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre discovers that Lynette (guest star Loretta Devine) is an art aficionado like himself, the two quickly bond and become close, but he begins to feel guilty since he is spending more time with her than Ruby. Meanwhile, Junior introduces Bow to virtual reality.


Wednesday, November 20

The Goldbergs - "Angst-Giving" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Even though Beverly’s patience with Pop Pop is put to the test due to his endless Thanksgiving demands, she is able to put aside her own feelings to help heal the longstanding rift between Murray and Pop Pop. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica are ready to return home for the holiday, but Uncle Marvin accidentally drives them to Pittsburgh. Marvin attempts to make it right not knowing if they will make it to Jenkintown in time to celebrate the holiday. Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler return to guest star as Pop Pop and Uncle Marvin.

Schooled - "Friendsgiving" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB celebrates Thanksgiving by having all of William Penn rally around him after a cooking incident at his house, while the alumni faculty football game brings out the competitive sides of Wilma and Coach Mellor.

Modern Family - "The Last Thanksgiving" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron and Mitchell’s friends mistakenly assume they have split up and have definitely chosen a side; and Haley attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for Claire and Phil’s support with the twins. Meanwhile, Jay invites Phil and Dylan out to fly his model plane, and Phil thinks this is his chance to reclaim his dignity after their first outing 10 years ago went so wrong.

Single Parents - "Every Thursday Should Be Like This" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will gets busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Douglas’ home, he asks Angie to hang out with Tracy Freeze (guest star Jama Williamson). Angie reluctantly does so, only to realize that Tracy is actually wonderful, except for a secret she’s keeping from Will. Meanwhile, Miggy shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with the kids’ teacher, Ms. Pronstroller (Sarah Yarkin), as his date, and he enlists Douglas’ assistance in helping them form an in-person connection, given all of their previous communication has been via texts, DMs and memes.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "A Woman's Right to Chop" / "Waiting for Big Mo" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trapped inside Paddy's with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening; Dennis ponders the reasons of playing laser tag and if the pursuit of a victory is worth the effort.


Thursday, November 21

Young Sheldon - "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi’s" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Meemaw’s new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

The Unicorn - "Turkeys and Traditions" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade and the girls tackle hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for friends and extended family. Also, Ben attempts to make a fried turkey for the very first time. Annie Mumolo guest stars as Aunt Allison, Wade’s opinionated and passive-aggressive sister-in-law who’s visiting for Thanksgiving.

Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

Carol's Second Act - "Sick and Retired" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol’s dear friend Phyllis (guest star Jane Kaczmarek) is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb’s excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn’t seem to mind.

Superstore - "Curbside Pickup" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As part of a new corporate initiative Dina is spearheading, Jonah, Cheyenne and other overworked employees have to rush items directly to shoppers’ cars. Amy’s brother, Eric (George Salazar), visits the store, and Amy thinks she sees a spark with Mateo. Garrett is impressed by a customer’s high-tech purchase.

Perfect Harmony - "Thanks-taking" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jax convinces Arthur to join the choir's progressive Thanksgiving dinner and snoop in various choir members' homes to find a missing item. Meanwhile, Adams invites her handsome contractor to dinner as a set-up for Ginny, but he has something else in mind.

The Good Place - "The Answer" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to plan a better future, Chidi considers his past.

Will & Grace - "The Grief Panda" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In the aftermath of Will (Eric McCormack) and McCoy breaking up, Grace (Debra Messing) and Jack (Sean Hayes) hire the Grief Panda to help Will process his pain. With Karen (Megan Mullally) completely occupied with her new baseball team, Grace believes that she has to fire Karen in order to set her free.


Friday, November 22

American Housewife - "Women in Business" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie’s feud with Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair) is reignited when Oliver discovers Chloe’s attempts to sabotage Katie’s lasagna business. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat and Franklin play matchmaker for Principal Amblin (Jerry Lambert) in an attempt to secure more privileges at school.

Fresh Off the Boat - "TMI: Too Much Integrity" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Huang parents are out to make big changes in the lives of their friends and family: Jessica scheduling mandatory family time with Eddie, Emery and Evan; and Louis dead set on taking Honey’s blog to the next level, landing her a spot on “Good Morning Orlando.” However, they may be in for a surprise when the boys and Honey let them know how it feels to be on the other side of their good intentions.

Raven's Home - "Sorry to Father You" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Raven and Chelsea go on a weekend getaway to celebrate their friend-iversary the kids are left at home in the care of both Devon and Garrett.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "Dia de la Dina" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
"Dia de la Dina" is coming and Gabby is determined to get her mom a gift that makes up for last year's disaster; Swift prepares for the end of his assignment on Earth.


Saturday, November 23

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Yard Sale" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave convinces Calvin to hold a yard sale, but when longtime neighborhood resident Miss Simpson (guest star Marla Gibbs) makes a purchase Calvin quickly regrets, he enlists Dave to help him get the valuable object back.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Whacking the Mole" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Abishola has a romantic dream about Bob, she tries to suppress her feelings for him and pays the price.


Sunday, November 24

The Simpsons - "Thanksgiving of Horror" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an artificial intelligence mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

Bless the Harts - "Mega-Lo-Memories" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways; Jenny and Wayne recall how they met.

Bob's Burgers - "Now We're Not Cooking with Gas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob is determined to do whatever it takes to cook a rare heritage turkey after the gas goes out on Thanksgiving.

Family Guy - "Shanksgiving" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Lois hosts a special Thanksgiving dinner for her family, Peter decides the best way to avoid it is to get arrested; a secret that Stewie has been keeping from everyone is revealed.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: One Day at a Time Season Premiere Date Set; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have a premiere date for season four of One Day at a Time, we're hearing about the renewal of an NBC sitcom, the possible end of a very old soap opera, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • A premiere date for the fourth season of One Day at a Time has been set. (Deadline)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for an eighth season. (Variety)
  • Cable deals for series don't get nearly as much attention as they used to, but Viacom will have the rights to Parks and Recreation through 2024. (TVLine)
  • Disney+ launched this week, and one thing that fans were unhappy with was the aspect ratio of The Simpsons, but there is a plan to fix that next year. (The Verge)
  • The sand might be running out of the hourglass, as it was reported this week that the entire cast of Days of Our Lives, one of the only four remaining daytime soap operas (and the only one remaining on NBC), has been released from their contract. (New York Times)
  • Antenna TV has a solid lineup of Christmas programming coming on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 16 - NOVEMBER 22)

  • Decades continues with another week of superheroes for their binge this weekend, with Batman.
  • It's hard to believe that it's already that time of the year, but MeTV starts their A Very Merry MeTV Sunday block tomorrow at 5:00 PM, although featuring Thanksgiving episodes of classic series for the first two weeks
  • For those who get cable from Spectrum (the child of the merger between Charter and Time Warner Cable), the reboot/revival of Mad About You debuts on Wednesday.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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!

The Simpsons

by Vincent

This week, Disney+ made its grand debut on TV screens (or whatever device you have) all over the country. While the service's claim to fame is likely primarily its library of Disney original movies, there is some reason to be excited as a sitcom fan, as well. If you're a fan of old-school, '90s and '00s era Disney or Disney Channel sitcoms, many of them are now available to be streamed on Disney+ -- and many did not previously have a streaming home. Additionally, every episode of The Simpsons is now available ad-free for the first time ever. It's a big deal for Simpsons fans, although it's somewhat disappointing that the service is not broadcasting the episodes in their original aspect ratio. Still, having every episode of the animated series at your fingertips easily is a great feat. As good as Simpsons World was, the ads and the buggy aspects of the FXNow platform held it down - Disney+, if they fix the original aspect ratio, is a better fit for it.

Still, it's easy to wonder what Disney+ means for the future of TV going forward. 10 million subscribers signed up on the first day, beating the service's own end-of-year estimate of 8 million in the first 24 hours after launch. Perhaps not coincidentally, the live ratings for the ABC sitcom line-up that night tanked to series lows. We know streaming is the future, but having a major new player in the streaming wars certainly nails it into the coffin. It remains to be seen how the streaming landscape will exactly take place (will HBO Max and Peacock see the same type of success? Will Netflix cool off with all of the competition?) but one thing is for sure: the future is streaming.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season in 2020-21. The seventh season begins Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a one-hour premiere before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 p.m. timeslot beginning Feb. 13. Last season Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged a 1.2 rating and 3.2 million viewers overall in "live plus same day" Nielsens for a total-viewer increase of +15% versus the prior season on Fox. After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, the show last season grew to a 3.1 rating in 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers overall, with 59% of that 18-49 rating coming from nonlinear sources - the #1 biggest digital percentage for an NBC series last season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was also last season's #1 most-social primetime comedy series across television, earning 9 million total interactions (Source: Nielsen Social SCR , 09/24/18-05/23/19, Primetime Daypart, Linear Window, Scripted Series Only. Twitter [Organic + Owned], Facebook [owned only], Instagram [owned only].)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Christmas Through the Years on Antenna TV

Antenna TV is your home for the holidays this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Snuggle up with your TV remote and a mug of hot cocoa as Antenna TV presents two full days of classic TV shows celebrating the holiday season. It all begins Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5am ET with a "Classic Christmas Collection" featuring Antenna TV's classic and favorite holiday episodes from shows including Three's Company, The Burns and Allen Show, Welcome Back, Kotter, Barney Miller, Dennis the Menace, Bewitched and more. Then, warm-up with the traditional Yule Log, complete with a crackling fireplace and Christmas music on Christmas Day, 5am to 9:30am ET. The festive cheer continues on Wednesday, December 25 from 10am to 3:30am with "Christmas Through the Years," holiday-themed episodes of Antenna TV's library of shows presented in chronological order from 1954 to 2002. See the full lineup below:

Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
5am - Three's Company “Three's Christmas”
5:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “Company for Christmas”
6am - The Burns and Allen Show “Christmas in Jail”
6:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “The Old Mink Coat”
7am - The Joey Bishop Show “Very Warm for Christmas”
7:30am - The Joey Bishop Shop “The Baby’s First Christmas”
8am - McHale's Navy “The Day They Captured Santa Claus”
8:30am – Father Knows Best “The Christmas Story”
9am - Father Knows Best “The Angel’s Sweater”
9:30am - Dennis the Menace “Dennis & Christmas”
10am - Dennis the Menace “The Christmas Horse”
10:30am - Dennis the Menace “The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree”
11am - Hazel “Hazel's Christmas Shopping
11:30am - Hazel “Just 86 Shopping Minutes to Christmas”
12pm - The Partridge Family “Don’t Bring your Guns to Town, Santa”
12:30pm - Bewitched “A Vision of Sugar Plums”
1pm - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
1:30pm - Bewitched “Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays”
2pm - Bewitched “Sisters at Heart”
2:30pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “Sweathog Christmas Special”
3pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “A Winter's Coat Tail”
3:30pm - What's Happening!! “Christmas”
4pm - Benson “Mary and Her Lambs”
4:30pm - 227 “Mary's Christmas”
5pm - 227 “Night They Arrested Santa”
5:30pm - Gimme a Break! “A Kanisky Christmas”
6pm - Maude “Walter's Christmas Gift”
6:30pm - Maude “Maude's Christmas Surprise”
7pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Custody: Part 1”
7:30pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Custody: Part 2”
8pm - Alice “A Semi-Merry Christmas”
8:30pm - Alice “Mel's Christmas Carol”
9pm - Barney Miller “Christmas Story”
9:30pm - Barney Miller “Toys”
10pm - Johnny Carson
11pm - Three's Company “Three’s Christmas”
11:30pm - Coach “Christmas Brains”
12am - Coach “My True Love Gave To Me”
12:30am - Murphy Brown “Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way”
1am - Becker “Dr. Angry Head”
1:30am - Wings “Customer’s Usually Right”
2am - Growing Pains “It's Not Easy Being Green”
2:30am - Family Ties “Miracle in Columbus”
3am - Bewitched “A Vision of Sugar Plums”
3:30am - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
4am - Johnny Carson

Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
5am – 9:30am - The Yule Log
10am - Father Knows Best “The Christmas Story”
10:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “Company for Christmas”
11am - Father Knows Best “The Angel’s Sweater”
11:30am - The Burns and Allen Show “The Old Mink Coat”
12pm - Dennis the Menace “Dennis & Christmas”
12:30pm - Dennis the Menace “The Christmas Horse”
1pm - Hazel “Hazel's Christmas Shopping
1:30pm - McHale's Navy “The Day They Captured Santa Claus”
2pm - The Joey Bishop Shop “The Baby's First Christmas”
2:30pm - Hazel “Just 86 Shopping Minutes to Christmas”
3pm - Bewitched “Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here”
3:30pm - Bewitched “Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays”
4pm - Bewitched “Sisters at Heart”
4:30pm - The Partridge Family “Don't Bring your Guns to Town, Santa”
5pm - Maude “The Office Party”
5:30pm - Maude “The Christmas Party”
6pm - Welcome Back, Kotter “Hark, the Sweat Kings”
6:30pm - Three's Company “Three’s Christmas”
7pm - Mork & Mindy “Mork's First Christmas”
7:30pm - Alice “Mel, the Magic”
8pm - Barney Miller “Homeless”
8:30pm - Archie Bunker's Place “Father Christmas”
9pm - Family Ties “A Keaton Christmas Carol”
9:30pm - Benson “Home for Christmas”
10pm - Johnny Carson
11pm - Gimme a Break! “Christmas in New York”
11:30pm - My Two Dads “tis' the Season”
12am - Dear John “Dancing in the Dark”
12:30am - 227 “Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas”
1am - Head of the Class “Viki's Torn Genes”
1:30am - The Hogan Family “Ho, Ho, Hogans”
2am - Murphy Brown “I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas”
2:30am - Coach “Christmas of the Van Damned”
3am - Murphy Brown “Brown in Toyland”
3:30am - Wings “'Twas the Heist Before Christmas”
4am - Johnny Carson


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

TBS has renewed its Emmy Award®-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for a fifth season. Recognized as one of New York's 35 Most Powerful People in Media by The Hollywood Reporter, Samantha Bee is still the "Queen Bee" reigning over Full Frontal, television's #1 ad supported late-night show among young adults. Premiering in 2016 as the only female-hosted late-night program, Full Frontal will continue to bring Bee's unique voice and worldview straight through 2020 election coverage. The show reaches nearly 4 million viewers per episode and currently boasts more than 300 million YouTube views. Full Frontal airs Wednesdays on TBS at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Additionally, TBS has renewed its first look deal with Bee's production company, Swimsuit Competition, that focuses on developing amusing original content that is definitely worth spending a weekend bingeing. Swimsuit Competition continues to seek great ideas from people who are flying under the radar, or whose work has been underestimated. The production company is so progressive it will even consider working with men. The company recently began production on The Untitled Amy Hoggart Project (wt), a spin-off series from Full Frontal correspondent Amy Hoggart.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 15

The Simpsons - "Bobby: It's Cold Outside" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as the mall Santa; someone steals all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda works a temp job at the post office to make extra money for the holidays; Bob and Tina get trapped at home with Linda's fussy family; Gene and Louise scramble to find the perfect gift for Tina.

Family Guy - "Christmas Is Coming" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Meg has a surprising response after she takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa; Brian must help Stewie process the experience.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Friday, December 13

  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Wild Oats) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Pride & Joy/Sydney) - Craig talks about Harry Townsend’s Last Stand on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch) - The Cast of The Brady Bunch talk about HGTV's A Very Brady Holiday on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

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

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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11/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at the Party of Five Reboot; The Simpsons Not Ending Soon, Says Producer
11/29 - Dove Channel Brings Out Holiday Classics; CW Gets DC Universe Series with Sitcom Star
11/28 - 2019 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend
11/27 - CBS Slates I Love Lucy Christmas Special on Dec. 20; Is 2020 the Year of the Rabbit?
11/26 - New Ted Danson NBC Comedy Gets Holly Hunter; Mel Brooks Gets New HBO Comedy Special
11/25 - TV One Gets Family Matters and Schedules Holiday Stunts; Disney Channel Sitcom Gets Season 3
11/24 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 25, 2019)
11/23 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Price is Right and Jeopardy Primetime Specials in the Horizon; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Coming to DVD and Blu-ray
11/22 - Fri-Yay: Rick and Morty Season 4; ABC Midseason 2020 Schedule
11/21 - Miracle Workers Returns to TBS; ABC's Summer Fun & Games Lineup Renewed for 2020
11/20 - Lifetime's Winter Ripped from the Headlines; PIX11 Holiday Lineup
11/19 - Showtime Gets Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot; Jeopardy! Sees Who's the GOAT on ABC Primetime
11/18 - Viacom's Comedy Central Renews The Office & Parks and Recreation; E! Gets New Jason Kennedy Series
11/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 18, 2019)
11/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: One Day at a Time Season Premiere Date Set; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed
11/15 - Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine