Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2019 A Very Merry MeTV Lineup; Ricky Gervais Returns to Host Golden Globe Awards

A Very Merry TV

It's going to be "A Very Merry MeTV" holiday season this season on the MeTV Network. The festivities begin on Sunday, November 17 with Thanksgiving episodes and will air every Sunday thereafter until Dec. 22, all from 5pm-8pm. You'll see holiday episodes of sitcoms such as Diff'rent Strokes, Happy Days, Mama's Family, The Brady Bunch, The Jeffersons, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and many more! Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 1am-3am) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 11am-1pm) will see a two-hour block of Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show. But that's not all! Oh-ho-ho-ho, no! MeTV also sprinkled the schedule with other holiday episodes that will air during their normal schedule of shows like ALF, The Facts of Life and Gilligan's Island. For now, view the full "A Very Merry MeTV" Sunday evening block schedule:

Sunday, November 17
5:00pm Diff'rent Strokes
5:30pm Diff'rent Strokes
6:00pm The Love Boat
7:00pm Happy Days
7:30pm Mama's Family

Sunday, November 24
5:00pm Saved By The Bell
5:30pm The Brady Bunch
6:00pm Cheers
6:30pm Cheers
7:00pm M*A*S*H
7:30pm WKRP In Cincinnati

Sunday, December 1
5:00pm The Beverly Hillbillies
5:30pm Laverne & Shirley
6:00pm The Love Boat
7:00pm M*A*S*H
7:30pm M*A*S*H

Sunday, December 8
5:00pm The Honeymooners
5:30pm The Odd Couple
6:00pm A Very Brady Christmas (1988, Movie)

Sunday, December 15
5:00pm WKRP In Cincinnati
5:30pm The Jeffersons
6:00pm The Love Boat
7:00pm The Love Boat

Sunday, December 22
5:00pm The Andy Griffith Show
5:30pm The Bob Newhart Show
6:00pm The Mary Tyler Moore Show
6:30pm The Dick Van Dyke Show
7:00pm Taxi
7:30pm Cheers


Ricky Gervais

Global comedy superstar Ricky Gervais, in his unique and legendary fashion, will resume hosting duties for a record fifth time at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Gervais hosted the Golden Globes in 2010-12 and returned for a fourth time in 2016. The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globes serve as the official kickoff to the 2020 awards season. 25 categories - 14 in film and 11 in television - are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Creator and star of The Office UK and Extras, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys and seven BAFTAS. The Office is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful U.S. remake of a British show in more than 30 years.

Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with five international tours to date. His live stand up show Fame became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history. Gervais can most recently be seen in the dark comedy After Life, which he created, directs, stars in and executive produced. The series premiered March 8 worldwide on Netflix and will return for a second season in 2020.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CBS Midseason 2020 Plans Include FBI Spin-off; E! Brings Back The Soup

FBI: Most Wanted

CBS announced its midseason schedule for 2020 and among them are the series premieres of two new dramas, FBI: Most Wanted and Tommy; the debuts of the milestone 40th season of Survivor and the 15th and final season of Criminal Minds; and the return of MacGyver and Undercover Boss. From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the Law & Order franchise, FBI: Most Wanted will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT. FBI: Most Wanted stars Julian McMahon in a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau's Most Wanted list. NCIS: New Orleans will move to Sundays at 10:00 PM, ET/PT beginning Feb. 16, forming a strong two-hour NCIS block, with NCIS: Los Angeles at 9:00PM, ET/PT.

Tommy

Tommy, starring multiple Emmy Award winner Edie Falco, will debut Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:00PM, ET/PT, after Evil completes its 13-episode first season order. As previously announced, Evil will return for its second season in 2020-2021. The milestone 40th season and 20th year of the Emmy Award-winning, ground-breaking series Survivor debuts with a special two-hour episode Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 8:00-10:00 PM, hosted by Jeff Probst. It moves to its regular Wednesday at 8:00PM, ET/PT time period on Feb. 19. Criminal Minds begins its 15th and final season Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT with a special two-hour episode. It moves to its regular Wednesday at 9:00PM, ET/PT time period on Jan. 15. Seal Team will return with a special two-hour episode Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, following the two-hour series finale of Criminal Minds on Feb. 19 from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT.

MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series starring Lucas Till in the title role, returns for its fourth season Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:00PM, ET/PT. The same night, Hawaii Five-0 moves to its new time period at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. Magnum P.I. will return in the spring after MacGyver concludes its season run. The ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning alternative series Undercover Boss premieres Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 8:00PM ET/PT, and will air in the time slot until the season premiere of Survivor on Feb. 12.


The soup with Jade Catta-Preta

E! announced that the network will serve fresh new episodes of its long-running, legendary franchise, The Soup, hosted by comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta. Premiering in early 2020, the evolved and supercharged series will feature Catta-Preta's irreverent sense of humor and sharp point-of-view on the entertainment world. From the hottest new series, to the latest O-M-G reality tv moments, to the best viral videos, plus everything in between, Catta-Preta is a "souper" fan who will catch viewers up on what they've missed and offer hilarious commentary on the most talked about pop culture moments.

Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian-born comic and actress working in Los Angeles, New York and Brazil. She performs at comedy clubs all over the country both in English and Portuguese. Her credits include MTV's Girl Code and Punk'd, Comedy Central's @Midnight and guest roles on Modern Family and The Jim Gaffigan Show. Premiering in 1991 as Talk Soup, the show launched the careers of hosts Greg Kinnear (Talk Soup host 1991-1995), John Henson (Talk Soup host 1995-1999), Hal Sparks (Talk Soup host 1999-2000) and Aisha Tyler (Talk Soup host 2001-2002). Re-launched as The Soup in 2004 with host Joel McHale, the series solidified its place in the pop culture zeitgeist as a take-no-prisoners comedy series with a total of 3329 episodes to date.

Monday, November 11, 2019

NBC Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Announces Midseason 2020 Lineup

Indebted

With more new shows launching in 2020 than the fall, NBC's winter and spring slate fuels a long-term strategy and features a completely reimagined Little Big Shots as well as three new dramas and one new multi-camera comedy. January kicks off with the return of last season's breakout hit Manifest. Its midseason launch enables fans of the serialized drama to enjoy an interrupted run of Season 2's 13-episodes. Midseason will see the debut of a trio of dramas, beginning on Friday nights in January with crime thriller Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector at 8 p.m., based on the best-selling novel The Bone Collector. The series follows former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme (Grimm's Russell Hornsby) and his new partner, Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel, Midnight Texas) in a cat-and-mouse game as they join forces to bring down a notorious serial killer.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Also in January, after tuning in Tuesday, Jan. 7 for a special two-hour Season 3 premiere of Ellen's Game of Games at 8 p.m., audiences will get a sneak peek at the premiere episode of new high-concept drama Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. The series premiere will be available to stream on the NBC App and Hulu following its on-air premiere preview. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as a whip-smart computer coder who, following an unusual event, starts to hear the innermost thoughts of the people around her through songs, including her boss played by Lauren Graham (Parenthood) and her mom, played by Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth). On Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m., Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist makes its regular timeslot debut (with a re-airing of the pilot at 8 p.m.). Beginning in March, it will air between the all-new Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy and fan-favorite Good Girls, starring Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta, making Sundays nights appointment television with a lineup of true leading ladies.

Council of Dads

Rounding out the new midseason dramas is Council of Dads, centered on three men who step in to guide their best friend's family through all of life's triumphs and challenges. The new series will follow This Is Us on Tuesdays for two weeks before taking over its 9 p.m. timeslot when the show concludes its fourth season in March. On the comedy front, January marks the conclusion of hit series The Good Place, which will go out with a forkin' good time on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. The series finale gives fans an extra-long 90-minute block dedicated to the award-winning show, which includes an extended episode as well as a post-show special featuring the full cast and hosted by Seth Meyers. The series finale makes way for NBC's new Thursday night comedy line-up, including the debut of new family comedy Indebted on Feb. 6 at 9:30 p.m. The multi-camera comedy, which will have the iconic final season of Will & Grace as its lead in, stars Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Abby Elliot (SNL) as a young couple whose lives get turned upside down by their boomerang parents, played by Fran Drescher (The Nanny) and Steven Weber (Wings).

Feb. 6 also brings the celebratory return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with a one-hour season premiere at 8 p.m., pre-empting Superstore before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 p.m. time slot beginning Feb. 13. NBC's unmatched lineup of alternative hits continue to help power midseason, led by last season's #1 most-watched alternative series, America's Got Talent: The Champions, as well the breakout competition series Ellen's Game of Games, both returning to their winning timeslots on Monday Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m., respectively. Families can also add a new favorite to their lineup: Melissa McCarthy joins as the host of Little Big Shots with a totally reimagined season from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. The teaming of two of the funniest minds in Hollywood will celebrate the unique kids who inspire us all. The Voice returns to Mondays on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. for Cycle 18, adding multi-platinum and award-winning recording artist, actor and songwriter Nick Jonas to the coaching lineup along with fan favorites Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton. The Voice lands on the schedule once a week in midseason, making way for hit show Ellen's Game of Games to keep its prime spot on the schedule for a few extra months before The Voice moves back to twice weekly for the always-anticipated live shows over the cycle's final three weeks in May.


Katy Keene

The CW Network announced dates for the debut of its new series Katy Keene, plus the returns of DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Roswell, New Mexico. A spinoff of the hit Riverdale, The CW's new midseason series Katy Keene, starring Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan, debuts Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00pm ET/PT, followed by an original episode of Legacies at 9:00pm ET/PT. DC's Legends of Tomorrow officially kicks-off its fifth season on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00pm ET/PT, following an original episode of Arrow at 8:00pm ET/PT. Arrow will conclude its eighth season with a two-hour event on Tuesday, January 28, beginning with a finale preview at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT followed by the Arrow series finale at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Supernatural will move to Monday nights, making its new time period premiere on March 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT, paired with the second season return of Roswell, New Mexico at 9:00pm ET/PT. The week before, on Monday March 9, All American (8:00pm ET/PT) and Black Lightning (9:00pm ET/PT) will have their back-to-back season finales. Supernatural will wrap its historic 15-season journey on Monday, May 18. The premieres of the second season of In the Dark and the final season of The 100 will be announced at a later date.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 11, 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 11-15, 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 10
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Catch Vivica on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, November 11
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin talks about Holiday in the Wild on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Isabela Merced (100 Things to Do Before High School) - Isabela is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Edelstein (The Kominsky Method/Almost Perfect) - Lisa 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 Lifetime's You Light Up My Christmas on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Al Roker swaps jobs with Jim on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Tuesday, November 12
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Catch Patrick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (People of Earth) - Da'Vine appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She also talks about Frozen 2 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/Roseanne/The McCarthys/Getting On/The Norm Show) - Laurie stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob) and Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Rob and Esther are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim talks about Dark Waters on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin talks about Holiday in the Wild on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, November 13
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Brian is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marla Gibbs (227/The Jeffersons) - Marla chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell (Fam) - Brian talks about 54 Below on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, November 14
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Catch Sean on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Designing Women/High Society/Style & Substance/Samantha Who?) - Jean visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City/Bad Teacher) - Kristin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Carol's Second Act/Sex and the City) - Kyle visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Arden Myrin (Still the King/Working) - Arden appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi dishes on her line of sweaters and why she calls herself "The Unqualified Hostess!" on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. talks about his secret to a long and successful marriage on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) and Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Alfonso and Jerry are guests on People Now at 12pm.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario talks about NBC's Access Hollywood on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' A Christmas Miracle on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, November 15
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Watch Shia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Patrick Stewart (The Blunt) - Patrick stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi dishes about her new book The Unqualified Hostess on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Disney+'s Forky Asks a Question on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Cafe Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff talks about his new Netflix comedy special on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Autumn Reeser (Entourage/Complete Savages) - Autumn talks about Christmas Under the Stars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 10

The Simpsons - "Marge the Lumberjill" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up woodsman competitions as a hobby, which takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer.

Bless the Harts - "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jenny enters Wayne into the Greenpoint barbecue festival without his permission, nothing about his cooking goes as planned; Violet tries to deal with the moral dilemma of eating meat; Betty runs into an old fling.

Bob's Burgers - "The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob and Louise host an exclusive screening of a Hawk & Chick movie at the restaurant, until the actor who plays Hawk throws a wrench into the works.

Family Guy - "Peter & Lois' Wedding" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Wi-Fi goes out in the Griffin house, leaving the family with nothing to do for the evening; Peter and Lois decide to tell the kids the story of how they met and fell in love in the '90s.


Monday, November 11

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Thanksgiving" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave and Gemma host a memorable Thanksgiving in their new home when Dave’s politically incorrect mother, Paula (Marilu Henner), visits from out of town and meets Calvin, Tina and the rest of the Butler family for the first time.

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


Tuesday, November 12

The Conners - "Tempest in a Stew Pot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jackie and Becky pitch their business plan to Darlene in hopes of getting the Lunch Box back, but Darlene’s decision leads to hostility among the three. Meanwhile, Dan bans Odessa from the house, causing a rift with Harris; and Mark makes extensive Thanksgiving plans that may inevitably fall apart.

Bless This Mess - "The Visit" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax, but Mike and Rio soon find out she has other plans in mind when she steps into competitive mode to get them to participate in the harvest. Meanwhile, Constance’s son Brandon is driving her crazy working at the store, so she pawns him off on Rudy.

mixed-ish - "Puttin' on the Ritz" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The kids are excited to learn more about their grandad after Harrison invites the crew to family day at his country club. Although Paul thinks it’s a bad idea, he is eventually overruled. Meanwhile, Alicia attempts to fit in at the country club but ends up fighting with Denise about keeping it real.

black-ish - "Daughters for Dummies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre realizes that his relationship with Diane has been distant, he plans some daddy-daughter bonding sessions, but the plans backfire when he realizes the interest is one-sided. Meanwhile, Bow covers for Junior at his ChoreBoar gig.


Wednesday, November 13

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Paddy's Has a Jumper" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trapped inside Paddy's with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening.


Thursday, November 14

Young Sheldon - "Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon starts an internet flame war, and Missy stands up to the boys on her baseball team. Also, Meemaw is unhappy when George Sr. spends time with her new boyfriend.

The Unicorn - "Wade Delayed" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade goes out of town for the day, he panics at the realization that he is the sole caretaker of his children. Also, Delia picks up the girls from school for Wade but is thrown for a loop when Grace tells a clever lie to hang out with her friends. Missi Pyle guest stars as Ava, a woman Wade meets in the airport bar.

Mom - "Pork Butt and a Mall Worker" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam go on a double date with Jill and Andy (Will Sasso). Also, Tammy recruits Christy to mediate a sensitive situation with Marjorie.

Carol's Second Act - "Dr. Mom" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the other interns begin to feel the strain of being first-year residents, Carol tries to help with lessons learned from years as a working mom, but soon realizes that she may have stretched herself too thin. Also, Jenny and Dr. Frost face off when she tries to sell him some of her latest pharmaceuticals.

Superstore "Toy Drive" - (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy and Jonah help Mateo run a toy drive to make him look good for his immigration hearing, but they clash with a competing charity rep (Fred Armisen). Sandra and Jerry ask Glenn to officiate their wedding despite Dina’s protests. Cheyenne gets real with Garrett about his relationship with Colleen.

Perfect Harmony "Any Given Monday" - (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Reverend Jax asks Arthur to watch the church for him. As parishioners come to him with their escalating problems, Arthur believes he can best help them with his reason rather than with the ways of the church. Jax also asks Wayne to pick up a loopy Adams from the hospital after her mysterious surgery.

The Good Place "The Funeral to End All Funerals" - (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The group awaits the judge’s final decision on the fate of human existence.

Will & Grace "The Chick or the Egg Donor" - (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) get competitive over whose process of having a baby is more difficult. Jack (Sean Hayes) helps Karen (Megan Mullally) prove to Danley Walker (guest star Patton Oswalt) that she’ll be a competent owner of her new baseball team. But Karen realizes that an old acquaintance, Amy (guest star Vanessa Bayer), may be the help she really needs.


Friday, November 15

American Housewife - "Flavor of Westport" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie teams up with Oliver in hopes of growing her lasagna-making endeavor from hobby to serious business venture. Meanwhile, a bout of writer’s block forces Greg to look at new career opportunities. When a young YouTube sensation enlists Greg’s help to ghostwrite his memoir, Greg is pushed out of his comfort zone.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Practicum?!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Evan starts to behave more like a typical eighth-grader, Jessica worries that his future as doctor-president may be in danger. Meanwhile, Eddie has decided on Allen Iverson as his “hero” subject for an essay, sending Louis on a mission to prove that he’s just as worthy of that title.

Raven's Home - "Crewed Up" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Levi starts hanging out with a new group of friends, Booker has a vision that leads him to believe that they're up to no good and tries to steer Levi away from them.

Just Roll With It - "Family Squabbles" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Bennett-Blatts are invited to be contestants on "Family Squabbles," a game show that tests a family's knowledge of one another.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "Olivia Gone Wild" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Dina hires self-proclaimed supersitter Susie Dustman to watch Olivia, Gabby's jealousy drives her to go toe-to-toe with the rival sitter for her sister's affection.


Saturday, November 16

Henry Danger - "EnvyGram Wall" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man and Kid Danger guard Swellview's newest attraction, the EnvyGram Wall; when Captain Man destroys the wall while trying to eliminate a small bird, Kid Danger and Captain Man have to figure out a way to replace it.


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.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, November 09, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fresh Off the Boat Coming to an End; Weeds Sequel in the Works

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are hearing about the end of an ABC sitcom, a sequel to Weeds, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Fresh Off the Boat will be coming to an end after six seasons. (Deadline
  • A sequel to the series Weeds is in the works, this time for Starz. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Good Place will go off to it's good place with a 90 minute series finale, to air in January. (TVLine)
  • Vanna White has gotten a temporary promotion from turning letters on Wheel of Fortune, as she is filling in for Pat Sajak as host while he covers from emergency surgery (the episodes will air in December). (CNN)
  • ABC is planning another Live in Front of a Studio Audience event. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15)

  • Decades is airing The Adventures of Superman all this weekend.
  • The fourth season of Rick and Morty debuts Sunday night on Adult Swim.
  • Meanwhile, Showtime has the tenth season of Shameless on Sunday night.
  • MeTV will spend Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H on Monday night, starting at 7:00 PM ET/PT.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Netflix's Living with Yourself; ABC Orders More Episodes of American Housewife and Bless This Mess

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!

Living with Yourself

Living with Yourself: A potentially great comedy-drama squandered by some questionable decisions

by Vincent

A few weeks ago, Netflix released its latest "comedy," the half-hour science fiction series about cloning entitled Living with Yourself. Starring Paul Rudd, the series really stretches the definition of a sitcom. But it's being billed as a comedy series, and has a 30 minute running time, so technically, in the eyes of Netflix, it's a member of their "comedy" slate. That speaks to the trouble Netflix has had in establishing itself in the live action comedy brand...but we'll get to that in a second. Living with Yourself is in some ways a very good series. The acting is phenomenal, the concept is very cool, and the series actually does a good job of maintaining the comedy-drama balance. Cloning yourself and having your clone ruin your life is kind of a funny concept (there was a very funny American Dad! episode about it I couldn't stop thinking about during this series), so it's a smart move to combine comedy and science fiction with such a concept, and what better guy to do that than Paul Rudd, who is one of Hollywood's most likable actors?

And yet, like so much of Netflix's programming recently, the show falls just a little bit short. So much of that is because (again, much like a lot of Netflix's slate) the show feels designed to "bingeable" more than "good." The series rushes through a lot of the fun elements of the concept in favor of unexpected twists and turns, resulting in a finish that is less than the sum of its parts. That's why I think Netflix has had such a hard time establishing a truly great live action comedy series that lasts for more than a few seasons. Sitcoms are at their best when they're living in the moment, exploding every inch of their world and characters. The Netflix comedies that understood this are all from the early slate of their original series such as Kimmy Schmidt or Grace and Frankie, or they're cut down before their prime like One Day at a Time. In this new era of Netflix's instant gratification, a truly good comedy just doesn't fit.


American Housewife

ABC comedies American Housewife and Bless This Mess have been given full-season orders. The network has ordered six additional episodes of each show. This means Housewife is now 21 episodes (original order for the season was 15) and Bless this Mess will run for 19 episodes (up from the original 13 ordered). Currently in its 4th season on the network, American Housewife stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor Otto, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver Otto, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat Otto, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris. Sophomore series Bless This Mess stars Lake Bell as Rio, Dax Shepard as Mike, Ed Begley Jr. as Rudy, Pam Grier as Constance, JT Neal as Jacob, David Koechner as Beau, Lennon Parham as Kay and Langston Kerman as Brandon.

On the next episode of American Housewife, entitled "Flavor of Westport," Katie teams up with Oliver in hopes of growing her lasagna-making endeavor from hobby to serious business venture. Meanwhile, a bout of writer's block forces Greg to look at new career opportunities. When a young YouTube sensation enlists Greg's help to ghostwrite his memoir, Greg is pushed out of his comfort zone on an all-new American Housewife, Friday, Nov. 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC.

Bless This Mess

On the next episode of Bless This Mess, entitled "The Visit," Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax, but Mike and Rio soon find out she has other plans in mind when she steps into competitive mode to get them to participate in the harvest. Meanwhile, Constance's son Brandon is driving her crazy working at the store, so she pawns him off on Rudy on an all-new episode of Bless This Mess, Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. EST, on ABC.


Thursday, November 07, 2019

COZI TV's Thanksgiving Weekend Unexpected Guests Marathon; MeTV Salutes Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H

Unexpected Guests Marathon

Make some extra room at the table for a few Unexpected Guests throughout Thanksgiving week. Starting Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8AM and concluding Sunday, December 1 at midnight (check local listings), COZI TV's special, four-day Unexpected Guests marathon will include many of America's most well-known personalities making Guest appearances in The Office, Will & Grace, The Nanny and more. Visit COZITV.com for episode and schedule information.

The national multicast network's Unexpected Guests marathon will include appearances by Ray Romano, guest starring in The Office and The Nanny. Carol Burnett and Frank Sinatra will make appearances in Magnum P.I., Flip Wilson will join the Six Million Dollar Man, and Kevin Bacon will guest star on Will & Grace. Also appearing will be Ed Harris in Rockford Files and Richard Gere in Kojak. Throughout the week, viewers will also spot musical legends such as Elton John, Ray Charles and Madonna, in addition to hall-of-fame athletes including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dick Butkus and Joe Namath.


MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale

MeTV Network will celebrate one of the most powerful and riveting broadcast television events in history with "MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale," airing Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 from 7:00-10:00pm ET/PT. The final episode of M*A*S*H, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," was directed by star Alan Alda and captivated the country when it first aired, becoming the most watched dramatic television event in history with more than 100 million viewers tuning in to see how the 4077th wrapped up their last days of the Korean War. For this special three-hour event, MeTV has assembled many of the cast and creators of M*A*S*H, including Alda, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Burt Metcalfe and others to share their memories of this landmark event, offering viewers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the groundbreaking finale and its impact on popular culture.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times on Dec. 18; NBC Orders More Superstore Episodes

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - All in the Family & Good Times

Live in Front of a Studio Audience, the live broadcast television event that captivated audiences with its all-star cast recreating episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons last spring, is set to return to ABC on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with newly recreated, live installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy(R) Award-winning series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. The holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television, will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux. Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of The Jeffersons in the original special in the spring, will join as an executive producer.

ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons was nominated for three Emmy Awards, and took home the prize for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). The premiere of ABC's Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons on Wednesday, May 22, averaged 14.29 million Total Viewers and a 2.86 rating in Adults 18-49 across all platforms after 35 days of TV playback and reached 23.5 million Total Viewers for its original Wednesday broadcast and two encore airings on Saturday, May 25, and Saturday, Aug. 17. Much more information on the upcoming All in the Family and Good Times special is still to come, including full casting details. What we do know is that the special will air for 90-minutes, live, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, just like the special last spring. And as previously announced, a third Live in Front of a Studio Audience special will air in spring 2020. Perhaps more Norman Lear greats like Maude, One Day at a Time or Sanford & Son?


Superstore

NBC has ordered four more episodes of its hit comedy Superstore, bringing the the season total to 22 episodes, just like its order the last few seasons. So far in its fifth season, Superstore is averaging a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" Nielsens. The season premiere has surged to a 2.8 rating in 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers to date when viewing on all platforms is counted, easily tripling the episode's next-day "live plus same day" 0.8 rating in 18-49.

Superstore stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom and Kaliko Kauahi. The comedy centers around Amy, who recently was promoted to be the store manager and is the glue holding the place together, and Jonah, a dreamer determined to prove work doesn't have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett, the sweet and clueless Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and the perpetually dismissed Sandra. Also on the team are Glenn, who stepped down as manager in an attempt to have more family time, and Dina, the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist. Mateo was also part of the team, recently as the self-promoted floor supervisor, until being detained due to his undocumented status.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom

The Great Christmas Light Fight

ABC is the home for unforgettable holiday programming as the network celebrates the joy of the season. In November, the network serves up a bounty of Thanksgiving-themed episodes and the classic animated special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. In December, ABC decks the halls with special Christmas and Hanukkah-themed episodes - the return of fan-favorite series The Great Christmas Light Fight on Monday, Dec. 2 and The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition on Thursday, Dec. 12; and an all-new holiday movie, Same Time, Next Christmas, starring Lea Michele on Thursday, Dec. 5. Timeless cartoons and beloved holiday films will also return. The fun continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2020.

The Conners, Bless this Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, Single Parents, Fresh off the Boat, American Housewife and Stumptown are among the series to feature holiday episodes. 'Tis the Season for The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition and CMA Country Christmas all return with new installments, along with the all-new film Same Time, Next Christmas joins beloved holiday specials and movies, including A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Sound of Music, Prep & Landing, Shrek the Halls, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Toy Story Time That Forgot and more! View the ABC lineup of specials.


Meet the Frasers

E! is rolling out fresh pop culture programming in January with new episodes of the Very Cavallari, starring lifestyle tastemaker and entrepreneur Kristin Cavallari, and the series premiere of new reality sitcom Meet the Frasers, following Rhode Island celebrity medium Matt Fraser and his family. The third season of Very Cavallari premieres Thursday, January 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT, and Meet the Frasers premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on E!

Matt Fraser, a 28-year-old psychic medium, and his 21-year-old pageant queen girlfriend Alexa Papigiotis are highly visible local celebrities in their hometown of Cranston, Rhode Island. Matt and Alexa are envisioning big things for their future; Matt's captivating live reading events are growing more popular and his book "When Heaven Calls" will soon be published. And while Alexa supports Matt on his coast to coast tour, she's got big dreams of her own. She's setting her sights on winning her next pageant title and procuring a fabulous engagement ring. This couple is definitely on the rise - as long as their overly-involved families don't get in the way. The eccentric family does everything together, from driving to Matt's readings in an SUV emblazoned with his likeness, to debating if there's such a thing as too much bling when Matt decides they need to wear matching jackets while working his events. Matt and Alexa can always count on their families to give them unwavering support and advice – even when they haven’t asked for it.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas

Coming off the incredibly strong performance of its "31 Nights of Halloween" programming, Freeform kicks the holidays into high gear with the announcement of the beloved "25 Days of Christmas" lineup beginning on Dec. 1. As the go-to network for holiday-themed original content and beloved classics, this year's festive lineup includes the premieres of Freeform original feature Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas, with The Bold Type star Aisha Dee and The Guest Book's Kimiko Glenn, airing Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. Good Trouble will air a two-hour holiday episode on Monday, Dec. 16, at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST, with the full cast of The Fosters guest starring. Additionally, the network will debut the timeless Christmas classics of Rankin-Bass with Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST/PST, respectively. Adding some friendly competition to your Christmas cheer, back-to-back installments of Freeform original holiday series Wrap Battle will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST/PST, with the finale airing Monday, Dec. 9. Freeform also released its first-ever "25 Days of Christmas" jingle, featuring Freeform Santa and Good Trouble star Emma Hunton.

Among the other notable movies/specials airing: The Santa Clause trilogy, The Simpsons, all five Home Alone films, Holiday in Handcuffs, Snowglobe, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. View the full 25 Days of Christmas lineup.


Back to Life - Daisy Haggard

Showtime will release all six episodes of the new series Back to Life to its subscribers at midnight on Sunday, November 10 prior to its on-air debut that night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The episodes will be available for on-demand streaming or download on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime(R) apps, as well as for viewing via Showtime On Demand. Back to Life will debut on air with back to back episodes and continue with two new episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

From Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams, Back to Life is created and written by Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, with Haggard starring. Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Miri's first few weeks out of prison see her trying (and frequently failing) to lead a normal life in her picturesque but claustrophobic seaside hometown. Miri attempts to rekindle old relationships, make new ones, look for work and readjust to life outside, while desperately waiting for the world to forget about what happened that fateful night. Guiding Miri as she tries to adapt are a cast of offbeat and intriguing characters with secrets of their own, including her sexually frustrated mother, Caroline (Geraldine James), her obsessive environmentalist father, Oscar (Richard Durden), and her parole officer with no filter, Janice (Jo Martin). We'll also meet first love Dom (Jamie Michie), ex-best friend Mandy (Christine Bottomley), next-door neighbor Billy (Adeel Akhtar) and fish and chips shop owner and new boss Nathan (Liam Williams).

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 4, 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 4-8, 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 4
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Watch Natasha on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Pride & Joy) - Caroline stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock/Scrubs) - Elizabeth talks about Charlie's Angels on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method) - Jane talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove debuts her new song on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) - Manny appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Tuesday, November 5
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock/Scrubs) - Elizabeth stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bobby Lee (Splitting Up Together/Animal Practice) - Bobby is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. He can also be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) - Manny talks about The Good Place on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) - Christopher will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Austin Green (Anger Management/Wedding Band/Freddie)- Brian is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, November 6
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Watch Shia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Empire on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on People Now at 12pm.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John stops by The Wendy Williams Show to tell about his return to New York with Latin History for Morons at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me!/Hope & Gloria) - Enrico talks about Fear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Vicki Lawrence (The Cool Kids/Mama's Family) - Vicki appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, November 7
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Kristen and Josh talk about Frozen 2 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Parnell (grown-ish/Suburgtory) - Chris is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) - Jane stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo and the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock/Scrubs) - Elizabeth guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) - Billy will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Friday, November 8
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Nick on repeats of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC and A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Harley Quinn on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio/The Van Dyke Show) - Maura talks about the film The Report on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael gives a veteran a makeover on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie talks about Mr on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' A Christmas Miracle on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, November 3

The Simpsons - "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Krusty releases an all-female reboot of "Itchy and Scratchy," so Bart and his friends decide to boycott the show.

Bob's Burgers - "The Ring (But Not Scary)" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob's plan to surprise Linda for their anniversary gets tricky when the kids become involved.

The Simpsons - "Gorillas on the Mast" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity; Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

Bless the Harts - "Trash Twins" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Betty's arch-nemesis, Crystalynn, insults her and Jenny in public, the women conspire to get the ultimate revenge; Wayne tries to figure out how to deal with his misbehaving uncle.

Bob's Burgers - "Legends of the Mall" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
On a Belcher family trip to the mall, Tina is mistaken for a sleeping boy's girlfriend; Gene and Louise are turned loose on motorized animals; Linda disrupts a book reading; Bob struggles to shop for acceptable pants.

Family Guy - "Cat Fight" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Quagmire opens a cat café in town, Brian decides to take a stand to get the café shut down; when Meg and Brian get in trouble at school, Lois becomes nervous and decides they need to go to church camp to find their way.


Monday, November 4

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Vowel Renewal" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Calvin and Tina near a milestone anniversary, Dave and Gemma decide to help the Butlers have the wedding they missed out on the first time around. Also, Malcolm and Marty prepare an unforgettable performance for their parents’ special occasion.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Tough Like a Laundromat Washing Machine" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob hires Abishola to take care of Dottie in his home while she recovers. Also, Dottie has a hard time dealing with her limitations and takes it out on Abishola,


Tuesday, November 5

none scheduled


Wednesday, November 6

The Goldbergs - "WrestleMania" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can’t get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas decide neighbor Jane Bales will be the Watch Captain and not her.

Schooled - "Hakuna Matata" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Coming off the musical success of “Rent” last year, Lainey is asked to direct a school production of “The Lion King,” but she fears she can’t top herself. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor’s athletic records may soon be broken, so he must find a way to keep his name in the spotlight.

Modern Family - "A Game of Chicken" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gloria is using her alone time with the twins as an opportunity to secretly baptize them before Haley and Dylan get home. Meanwhile, Claire is still dealing with the fallout from the smart closet fiasco, and Cam is at war with his school’s mascot who is threatening his chance at securing a new college coaching job.

Single Parents - "Xander and Camille" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the smooth-talking ladies’ man, Xander (Hayes MacArthur), from Angie’s one night stand turns out to be connected to the group in an unexpected way, she starts spiraling. Douglas is forced to confront some family issues with a little help from Poppy. Meanwhile, Will attempts to teach Miggy how to work on his disciplining skills as a parent, but Sophie, Rory and Graham make it anything but easy on him.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Solves Global Warming" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As a record-breaking heat wave overtakes Philly, the gang plans to profit from global warming by pumping up the A/C so people will congregate at Paddy's and save energy at home.

Family Time - "Beyond the Stars" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Lisa dives headfirst into astrology, a skeptical Tony takes matters into his own hands; Ebony's friend runs away from home and turns to her for help.


Thursday, November 7

Young Sheldon - "A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A church carnival leads Missy to try out for the baseball team. Also, Meemaw struggles after her breakup with Dr. Sturgis. Craig T. Nelson guest stars as Coach Dale.

The Unicorn - "Three Men Out" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade visits a local hot spot to meet people instead of using his dating app, Forrest and Ben decide to be his “wing men."

Mom - "Wile E. Coyote and a Pretentious Douche" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy tries to embrace positivity after having a meltdown. Also, Bonnie gets a glimpse of what Adam was like before his accident. Rainn Wilson returns as Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor.

Carol's Second Act - "Game Changer" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel.

Superstore "Shoplifter Rehab" - (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy, Jonah and Glenn hatch a plan to make Amy look like a tough boss after she loses face in front of the district manager (Justina Machado). Dina recruits Mateo to help her run Cloud 9’s shoplifter rehabilitation program – with a few of Dina’s personal tweaks.

Perfect Harmony "Rivalry Week" - (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Pastor Magnus invites the Second First Choir to perform at the Church of Perpetual Praise, Arthur resolves to sound better than ever to spite him. But when he adds a new singer to the choir - a woman from Ginny's past - Ginny spirals over how to co-exist with a choir member who she hates.

The Good Place "Help Is Other People" - (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
On the last day of the experiment, Chidi is faced with one final ethical dilemma.

Will & Grace "With Enemies Like These" - (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers a way to finally get back at Jack (Sean Hayes) for years of relentlessly mocking his hairline. Grace (Debra Messing) is determined to prove to Mrs. Timmer (guest star Livia Treviño) she’s strong enough to handle the challenges of being a single mother. Karen (Megan Mullally) gets an invite to Stan’s old poker game, and squares off against Stanley’s brother, Danley Walker (guest star Patton Oswalt).


Friday, November 8

none scheduled


Saturday, November 9

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth about Santa" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

Carol's Second Act - "The Zebra" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While the other interns battle over who gets the patient with a fascinating and rare problem, Carol’s standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems. Also, Daniel makes a crucial mistake that gets Dr. Jacobs’ attention… by eating her food.

Henry Danger - "Visible Brad" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man and Kid Danger need a little bit of magic and some help from an old friend in order to catch a thief.


Sunday, November 10

The Simpsons - "Marge the Lumberjill" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up woodsman competitions as a hobby, which takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer.

Bless the Harts - "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jenny enters Wayne into the Greenpoint barbecue festival without his permission, nothing about his cooking goes as planned; Violet tries to deal with the moral dilemma of eating meat; Betty runs into an old fling.

Bob's Burgers - "The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob and Louise host an exclusive screening of a Hawk & Chick movie at the restaurant, until the actor who plays Hawk throws a wrench into the works.

Family Guy - "Peter & Lois' Wedding" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Wi-Fi goes out in the Griffin house, leaving the family with nothing to do for the evening; Peter and Lois decide to tell the kids the story of how they met and fell in love in the '90s.

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Saturday, November 02, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Casting in Place for Punky Brewster Reboot; Happy Days Cartoon Spinoffs to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have casting news for the reboot of Punky Brewster, we're hearing news of a major acquisition by HBO Max, and we are also hearing news of some animated spinoffs of a pair of classic sitcoms coming to DVD. Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Casting has been rounded out for the Peacock reboot of Punky Brewster. (Deadline)
  • South Park hasn't given up on mocking China at all. (Deadline)
  • Speaking of South Park, HBO Max has gotten the prized streaming rights to the series, for $500 million. (Engadget)
  • If you remember the 90s, then you remember the game Minesweeper. Now it's being considered for a game show format. (Deadline)
  • Bernard Slade, who created The Partridge Family and was a key figure in many classic sitcoms from Screen Gems in the 60s and 70s, has died at age 89. (New York Times)
  • ABC has picked up full seasons of some of their series. (SitcomsOnline)  

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • TVShowsOnDVD has reported that a pair of animated spinoffs of Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley are coming to DVD in MOD form, with The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang and Laverne & Shirley in the Army set for release on Tuesday. Neither seem to be available to order just yet.

WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 8)

  • Decades is celebrating Carl Reiner (who will be accepting an award from The Paley Center for Media in a few weeks) this weekend as they present some of his work on The Dick Van Dyke Show as well as other shows.
  • This sort of slipped past us last week, but TV One is bringing back part of TGIF as they are now airing Family Matters every Friday night at 8, before it settles into a regular daily timeslot on November 11.
  • ABC has The Little Mermaid Live! on Tuesday night.
  • It isn't exactly as Christmas-y as what Hallmark and Lifetime have going on, but Freeform has started their Kickoff to Christmas, which will lead in to the more Christmas-y 25 Days of Christmas programming.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Fri-Yay: Thoughts on BoJack Horseman Season 6; Netflix Sets Dec. 5 Date for V Wars

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

BoJack Horseman

by Vincent

Last week, Netflix released the first half of BoJack Horseman Season 6. The series, as I stated in my column last week, will be ending after this season, although the final 8 episodes will be dropping in January, so this isn't the last we will see if BoJack. Nevertheless, there is definitely a feeling of finality to these new BoJack episodes, and although I'm sad to see the show ending, I'm happy that it seems to be going out with a focus and a purpose.

While I enjoyed Season 5 of BoJack Horseman immensely, I also thought it was the kind of season that felt like the show might be nearing its natural endpoint. The storyline was somewhat similar to previous seasons, and another season like it might have felt like wheel-spinning. Luckily, Season 6 has changed things up quite a bit. Without giving too much away, there are major life changes for just about every character, which causes the characterization to really be amped up - these aren’t the same lessons the characters have been learning over and over. Instead, the show seems to be guiding its characters to a natural endpoint. There are also still plenty of laughs and plenty of heavy moments, as we have come to expect from BoJack. Overall, I'm very sad BoJack is ending, but I'm also happy it seems on track to go out on a high note.


V Wars - Ian Somerhalder

Fans of The Vampire Diaries and Buffy the Vampire Slayer rejoice, a new vampire series is coming to Netflix and it stars Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries. If you're battling the vamps, you're going to need someone with experience. Good thing Ian Somerhalder is here to join. In the series, a doctor (Ian Somerhalder) is pitted against his best friend (Adrian Holmes) after an ancient disease turns people into vampires. The series stars Ian Somerhalder as Dr. Luther Swann, Adrian Holmes as Michael Fayne, Laura Vandervoort as Mila Dubov, Kyle Breitkopf as Dezs, Jacky Lai as Kaylee Vo, Kimberly-Sue Murray as Danika and Peter Outerbridge as Calix Niklos. From the comics by Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson, V Wars is coming to Netflix on Thursday, December 5!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Will Arnett to Host Fox Lego Series; Lil Rel HBO Comedy Special Gets Premiere Date

Lego Masters

Actor and producer Will Arnett will host new unscripted competition series Lego Masters, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox. The series will feature pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in unbelievable brick-building challenges. Throughout the competition, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders, introduce incredible challenges and put the creations to the test until one duo is crowned Lego Masters. Arnett, who voices "LEGO Batman" in The LEGO Movie franchise, will also serve as an executive producer on the series.

Based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, Lego Masters brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country's most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs who impress the judges the most will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of Lego Masters. Originally created by Tuesday's Child, Lego Masters first launched on the U.K.'s Channel 4 in 2017, when it quickly became the network's highest-rated new series, nearly doubling its primetime average with young adults.


Lil Rel Howery

Comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery makes his HBO stand-up comedy debut with an hour-long special Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw, premiering Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10:00-11:05 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. Known for his well-crafted storytelling and hilarious impressions of the myriad characters he encounters in life, Lil Rel Howery draws on his personal experiences in his relatable, uproarious stand-up. The special was filmed before a live audience at Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School in Los Angeles.

Howery's previous credits include Oscar-winning film Get Out, as well as the smash hit Bird Box, The Carmichael Show, and HBO's Insecure. He recently executive produced and starred in the comedy series Rel, and has starred in the films Uncle Drew and Brittany Runs a Marathon. He won Best Comedic Performance in a Movie at the MTV Movie & Television Awards, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award(R) for Best Supporting Actor and was crowned Bernie Mac Comedy King of the Year.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

HBO Max Announces Lots of News and Series, Including Library Series The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Looney Tunes and More

HBO Max

HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new streaming platform launching in May of 2020, will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience with 10,000 hours of premium content for everyone, ranging from families with young children to adults of all ages. In addition to a robust slate of originals, HBO Max will feature a vast selection of titles from Warner Media's brands including library content from Warner Bros. Film and Television Studios, New Line Cinema, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Looney Tunes and more, alongside key third party acquisitions. Here is a selection that will be available in our first year of launch.

Library Series
Adam Ruins Everything
Adventure Time
The Alienist
American Dynasties: The Kennedys
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
At Home with Amy Sedaris
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Batwoman
The Big Bang Theory
The Boondocks
The Carbonaro Effect
The Closer
CNN Decade Series (The 2000s, The Nineties, etc.)
Conan Travel Specials
Dexter's Laboratory
Doctor Who
Doom Patrol
Ellen's Game of Games
Falling Skies
The Flintstones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Friends
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Gossip Girl
The Honourable Woman
Impractical Jokers
The Jetsons
Little Big Shots
Looney Tunes / Merry Melodies
Mad TV
Miracle Workers
The OC
The Office (British version)
The Powerpuff Girls
Pretty Little Liars
Pride and Prejudice
Primal
Rick & Morty
Rizzoli & Isles
Robot Chicken
Samurai Jack
Sesame Street
The Smurfs
South Park
Steven Universe
This Is Life with Lisa Ling
Top Gear / BBC
United Shades of America with Kamau Bell
The West Wing
Whose Line Is It Anyway?


Among the key news items: HBO Max has secured exclusive streaming rights in the U.S. to Comedy Central's South Park. The multi-year licensing deal was completed with South Park Digital Studios, a joint venture between Viacom and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. All 23 seasons of Parker and Stone's award-winning animated satire will become available exclusively on the streamer in June 2020 followed by three brand new seasons, which will debut on HBO Max 24 hours after each episode premieres on Comedy Central. HBO Max has also secured streaming rights to Adult Swim's Emmy award-winning animated series Rick and Morty in the United States. All three seasons of Rick and Morty that have aired to date will be available to viewers on the service when HBO Max launches in the US in May 2020. Future seasons of Rick and Morty will continue to premiere on Adult Swim before streaming on HBO Max.

New original comedies are also coming. DC Super Hero High is a half-hour comedy series executive produced by Elizabeth Banks (Charlie's Angels, Pitch Perfect, Shrill), which follows a group of students experiencing the fun and drama of adolescence at a boarding school for gifted kids. These teens are just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC Super Heroes. Rap Sh*t (working title) from Issa Rae (Insecure, A Black Lady Sketch Show) is a half-hour comedy series that follows a female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry. College Girls (working title), the latest series from Mindy Kaling (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Late Night, The Mindy Project, The Office), is a 13-episode half-hour, single-camera comedy following three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Evermore College in Vermont. A bundle of contradictions and hormones, these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.

Conan O'Brien and Team Coco will be bringing five all-new stand-up specials to the direct-to-consumer platform launching in spring 2020. As part of O'Brien's joint venture with WarnerMedia announced last year, the specials will launch exclusively on HBO Max and will feature talent handpicked by O'Brien. O'Brien will host two specials that feature short sets from multiple up-and-coming comics while also curating one-hour-long sets from three comedians. In addition to those five specials, HBO Max has purchased the rights to a one-hour special from comedian James Veitch, also produced by Team Coco.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

ABC Gets Full Seasons of mixed-ish and More; The Facts of Life Stars Ready to Light Up Lifetime on Christmas

mixed-ish

ABC's hit fall series mixed-ish and Stumptown have been given full-season orders, while The Rookie received a spring season pickup. ABC's mixed-ish is the No. 1 new comedy of the season in Adults 18-49. The new ABC comedy grows to a 1.80 rating with Adults 18-49 across all platforms in L+7. Stumptown is the No. 1 playback gainer for a new series this season in Total Viewers, soaring by nearly +4.0 million viewers after seven days to double its Live + Same Day average (+99%). Through its first three episodes, the new ABC drama is averaging 9.7 million Total Viewers and a 2.18 rating with Adults 18-49 across all platforms in L+7. Season to date, The Rookie is improving its new Sunday time slot for ABC by triple digits in Total Viewers (+214%) and Adults 18-49 (+175%), marking ABC's most-watched series in the time slot in four years. A big gainer in delayed viewing, The Rookie more than doubles its Live + Same Day Total Viewer average (+103%) and Adult 18-49 rating (+117%) after seven days of TV playback.


You Light Up My Christmas - Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields and Mindy Cohn

Lifetime's It's a Wonderful Lifetime slate just sleighed the holidays even more with a special surprise! Premiering December 1 at 8pm ET/PT, You Light Up My Christmas from executive producer and star Kim Fields, brings back together the wonderful actresses of the beloved sitcom The Facts of Life, with Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon sharing the screen once again for special appearances. Inspired by true events, You Light Up My Christmas is the story of Emma (Fields), who returns to her hometown built around her family's pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However, upon Emma's return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame (Adrian Holmes) to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again. You Light Up My Christmas is produced by Johnson Production Group. Tim Johnson, Kim Fields and Art Rutter serve as executive producers.

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

Outmatched

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

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

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


Batwoman and Nancy Drew

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

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


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, November 13

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Paddy's Has a Jumper" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trapped inside Paddy's with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 11)

Wednesday, November 13

  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Brian is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marla Gibbs (227/The Jeffersons) - Marla chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell (Fam) - Brian talks about 54 Below on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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

My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season

09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
09/19 - The Guest Book - Season 1
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)
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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11/10 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 11, 2019)
11/09 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fresh Off the Boat Coming to an End; Weeds Sequel in the Works
11/08 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Netflix's Living with Yourself; ABC Orders More Episodes of American Housewife and Bless This Mess
11/07 - COZI TV's Thanksgiving Weekend Unexpected Guests Marathon; MeTV Salutes Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H
11/06 - Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times on Dec. 18; NBC Orders More Superstore Episodes
11/05 - ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom
11/04 - Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere
11/03 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 4, 2019)
11/02 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Casting in Place for Punky Brewster Reboot; Happy Days Cartoon Spinoffs to Arrive on DVD

11/01 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on BoJack Horseman Season 6; Netflix Sets Dec. 5 Date for V Wars
10/31 - Will Arnett to Host Fox Lego Series; Lil Rel HBO Comedy Special Gets Premiere Date
10/30 - HBO Max Announces Lots of News and Series, Including Library Series The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Looney Tunes and More
10/29 - ABC Gets Full Seasons of mixed-ish and More; The Facts of Life Stars Ready to Light Up Lifetime on Christmas
10/28 - Fox Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Picks Up Full Seasons of Both Fall Freshman Series

10/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 28, 2019)
10/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Lizzie McGuire Reboot to Include Original Cast; New DVDs for The Mindy Project and Step by Step
10/25 - Fri-Yay: Sunnyside Becomes the Season's First Cancellation; Maureen McCormick to Co-Host HGTV Christmas Special
10/24 - Antenna TV's Sabrina & Samantha Witch-O-Ween Marathon; Remembering TV Producer Al Burton of Diff'rent Strokes, Charles in Charge and More
10/23 - CBS Renews Freshman Fall 2019 Class; Fox Schedules 9-1-1 Spin-off for Midseason 2020
10/22 - Fox Schedules Comedy Christmas Event; CNBC Gets A-Rod to Get Celebs Back in the Game
10/21 - Fox Picks Up 2nd Season of Bless the Harts; Remembering Bill Macy of Maude
10/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 21, 2019)
10/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Sunnyside Becomes First Casualty of 2019-2020 TV Season; Our Miss Brooks Arrives on DVD
10/18 - Fri-Yay: Is It Time to Lower Our Expectations for Sitcom Ratings?; Antenna TV's Dennis the Menace Thanksgiving Weekend Marathon
10/17 - Raven's Home Gets 4th Season on Disney; Nick Orders More All That Episodes
10/16 - Sunnyside Pulled, Will & Grace Back Early; CBS All Access Comedy Returns for Season 3
10/15 - Sarah Silverman Returning to HBO with Late Night Series; Craig Ferguson to Host ABC Game Show
10/14 - ABC Gears Up for Halloween with Specials and Sitcom Episodes; truTV Comedy Returns for Season 5
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