Friday, December 27, 2019

Freeform January 2020 Schedule with The Simpsons, Superstore, Family Guy; WarnerMedia and Xandr Upfront Now Combined in 2020

Superstore

Freeform will be changing up its schedule this January. Among the new additions are Family Guy, which will air Fridays from 8pm-11pm starting Friday, Jan. 3. In a quiet addition, Freeform has acquired current NBC comedy Superstore and will air it weekday mornings from 7am-9:30am starting Monday, Jan. 6. In a corporate synergy move, The Simpsons will now air regularly on Freeform Monday-Friday from 4pm-6pm starting Jan. 6 (and of course it will still remain on FXX). The only other sitcom on the schedule is The Middle, which will now air usually between 1pm-4pm.

January is also a big month for Freeform for original series. The new Party of Five has its series premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 8 with back to back episodes from 9pm-11pm. Drama Good Trouble has its season premiere the following week on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10pm. In comedy news, grown-ish has its season premiere on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8pm, followed by new comedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay with its series premiere on the same night (Thursday, Jan. 16) with back to back episodes from 8:30pm-9:30pm. And finally, returning drama The Bold Type has its season premiere the following week on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9pm.


Warner Media and Xandr

WarnerMedia and Xandr, both part of AT&T, announced the two companies will join together for the first time on the Upfront stage next May 13, 2020. This inaugural event will showcase the future of advertising capabilities. After more than a year of significant collaboration, launching new and enhanced products with dozens of successful advertising case studies, both will step out on stage together. WarnerMedia and Xandr will share the unparalleled opportunity to advertisers when assembling world-class brands, premium content and experiences, powerful advertising technology, distinct collections of audiences, personalized insights, 5G-enabled capabilities, and a future-look for ongoing innovation.

In 2019, both teams collaborated on go-to-market strategies but featured two separate, complementary Upfront events. Building on what both groups accomplished in the past year, this Upfront promises to not only highlight premium storytelling and content coming to the WarnerMedia brands, but also lean into tangible results through advertising solutions available now, with an eye toward future development, including the anticipated AVOD version of HBO Max, expected in 2021. The WarnerMedia and Xandr Upfront will take place the morning of Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Additional details will be available closer to the date of the event.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 27

The Goldbergs - "Couple Off" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Barry and Joanne crash Erica and Geoff’s peaceful weekend camping trip, they end up in a competition to see who is the better couple, causing some unexpected shifts in relationships. After learning that Brea thinks Adam has an easy, privileged life, Adam seeks to prove her wrong by getting a job but quickly learns she might be right.

Home Economics - "Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom’s help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.

The Conners - "Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation.

black-ish - "Our Wedding Dre" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops and Ruby are getting re-married! And Dre’s intimate wedding plans go awry when Pops’ brother, Uncle Norman, shows up unexpectedly for the festivities. Meanwhile, Ruby refuses Bow’s offer to help with preparations until an unanticipated situation gives her an opening to save the big day.

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: Hunting Party" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ezekiel signs up for a buffalo hunting expedition to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, Benny teaches Prudence how to be a bandit.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 26)

Tuesday, July 27

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jake Johnson (Hoops/New Girl) - Jake will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura talks about HBO Max's Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, a special based on the social media movement she started giving students whose spring musicals were cancelled due to the pandemic the opportunity to perform, on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail talks about Stillwater on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. talks about ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March-July)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)

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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
08/03 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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