Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Dead to Me Picked Up for Final Season on Netflix; CBS All Access Orders Star Trek Animated Comedy

Dead to Me

The brilliant Dead to Me has been renewed for a third (and final) season by Netflix! In addition to Dead To Me's renewal, Netflix has formed a multi-year partnership with creator Liz Feldman for original series and other projects. In this series, a hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems. Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband's recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who's recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann's cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. Dead to Me, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness. Stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will return to the series as Jen (Appelgate) and Judy (Cardellini). Season 3 release date will be announced at a later date. The first season was released last May and the second season was released this past May.


Star Trek: Lower Decks

CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced its new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 6. Following the premiere, new episodes of the series' 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The series’ teaser art was also revealed. Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. The Starfleet crew residing in the "lower decks" of the U.S.S. Cerritos, includes "Ensign Beckett Mariner," voiced by Tawny Newsome, "Ensign Brad Boimler," voiced by Jack Quaid, "Ensign Tendi," voiced by Noël Wells and "Ensign Rutherford," voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship's bridge crew include "Captain Carol Freeman," voiced by Dawnn Lewis, "Commander Jack Ransom," voiced by Jerry O'Connell, "Lieutenant Shaxs," voiced by Fred Tatasciore and "Doctor T'Ana," voiced by Gillian Vigman. 

Monday, July 06, 2020

ABC to Rebroadcast Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times Episodes on Tuesday (July 7); Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner to Guest Host ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Week

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

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’, the holiday-inspired live event that captivated audiences back in December, is set to rebroadcast on ABC, Tuesday, July 7 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy® Award-winning series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

All-star cast members taking on the famed All in the Family roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.

A lineup of all-star talent tackling Good Times roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.

The December 2019 broadcast of ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ reached nearly 13 million Total Viewers on linear and digital platforms. In addition, the holiday-inspired live event, produced by Sony Pictures Television, averaged nearly 8 million Total Viewers after 35 days of viewing across all platforms.


Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) and Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) are set to guest host this week's broadcasts of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

Anderson will guest host Monday and Tuesday. Eichner will handle Wednesday and Thursday. Scheduled guests this week include Anderson's black-ish co-star Tracee Ellis Ross on Monday, D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) on Tuesday, Amy Schumer on Wednesday and Billy Porter on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel announced last month that he was taking the summer off from the show to spend more time with his family. More guests hosts will be announced. 

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 6, 2020)

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 July 6-10, 2020, 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, July 6
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Watch Tracee on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas) - Joe appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Erinn Hayes (Medical Police/Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts) - Corbin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his podcast Literally! with Rob Lowe on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method/Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 7
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - Catch D.L. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method/Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Jim talks about Memoirs and Misinformation on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about The World Needs More Purple People on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Wednesday, July 8
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about the game show Don't on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 9
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Abby and Adam are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Black Monday on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle Back/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia will be on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - NBC's Today catches up with Jenny in the 10am hour.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 10
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn are guests on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 5

Last Man Standing - "The Big LeBaxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul recruits Kyle and Mandy to the church bowling team, Mike is left with two unappealing options for Team Baxter; Vanessa anxiously awaits an endorsement from the Teacher's Association for her Assembly campaign.

Duncanville - "Wolf Mother" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie feels underappreciated on Mother's Day and adopts Duncan's friend, who seems to care more about her than her own kids; Jack tries to make amends by finding a rare flower for Annie.

The Simpsons - "Bart the Bad Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out -- and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers.

Bless the Harts - "Tying the Not" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to prove that she's not afraid of marriage, Jenny decides to take things to the next level with Wayne; Betty attempts to expose Crystalynn as a liar after seeing her claim to have encountered a strangler on a popular crime show.

Bob's Burgers - "Local She-ro" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While trying to show Tina what's great about their town, Linda ends up on the trail of a legendary local singer; Teddy turns to Bob for help in arguing with a sports radio host.

Family Guy - "Better Off Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg is erroneously reported to have died in a car crash, she goes along with the story to start a new life elsewhere; the Griffins experience a life without Meg.


Monday, July 6

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Fresh Coat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina decides it’s time to make home improvements, Dave volunteers to re-paint the Butler house, violating Calvin’s “man code” and setting off a chain of events that impacts both families.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.


Tuesday, July 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’,” the holiday-inspired live event that captivated audiences back in December, is set to rebroadcast on ABC, TUESDAY, JULY 7 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’” recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

All-star cast members taking on the famed “All in the Family” roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.

A lineup of all-star talent tackling “Good Times” roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.

black-ish - "Boss Daddy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s torn at the office between looking out for Junior as his dad or letting him make his own mistakes. Meanwhile, Jack loses a friendship after trying to look cool in front of the basketball team.


Wednesday, July 8

The Goldbergs - "Pickleball" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go on vacation at an all-inclusive beach resort in paradise. Dre and Bow meet a couple without kids and live a kid-less fantasy for a while but soon begin to crave their kid-filled reality. Junior catches the eye of a cute girl at the resort and vies for her attention, while Jack gets the flu.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept a Cheesehead in their midst when Becky brings her new boyfriend, a devout Christian and a Green Bay Packers fan, home to watch the Bears/Packers game. Meanwhile, Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

American Housewife - "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip (Peyton Meyer) attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.


Thursday, July 9

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.

Mom - "Goat Yogurt and Ample Parking" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy is asked to perform questionable tasks for her demanding new boss, Veronica (Paget Brewster), and Bonnie has second thoughts about taking Adam’s last name.

Mom - "Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy escorts a reluctant Chef Rudy (French Stewart) to court-ordered AA meetings. Also, Bonnie attempts to make Adam feel more at home in the apartment.


Friday, July 10

none scheduled


Saturday, July 11

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Mother May I" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dylan writes a serious rap about his mom, prompting Martin to read his diary to find out if he's doing OK; Dylan catches him in the act, triggering an escalating run of each family member invading the others' privacy.


Sunday, July 12

Last Man Standing - "Extrasensory Deception" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kyle and Mandy individually reveal a secret to Mike and Vanessa, respectively, they are sworn not to tell the other; Ryan invites Mike to be a guest on his podcast.

Duncanville - "Classless President" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan runs for class president against Mia but realizes the competition is more than he bargained for; Kimberly participates in a cookie fundraiser.

The Simpsons - "Screenless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge implements a screen time limit for the whole family, she realizes that she is the one addicted -- not her husband and children.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Prank You for Being a Friend" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A classmate comes to Louise for lessons in how to get in trouble; Bob reluctantly agrees to bring Jimmy Pesto his hernia medication.

Family Guy - "Holly Bibble" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cooped up in a hotel room due to a big storm, the Griffins pass the time by reimagining three stories from the Bible.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 04, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Amazon Gets Streaming Rights to Mad Men; Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a bit of a slow news week due to the holiday, but we have a few things for you, including Amazon picking up Mad Men streaming rights, Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Amazon has picked up the steaming rights to Mad Men. (Deadline
  • Once again, current events are affecting classic TV series, with Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode with a blackface joke that wasn't exactly blackface. (Vulture)
  • Don't worry about Days of Our Lives, the series is set to return to production on September 1. (Deadline
  • The first guest hosts for Jimmy Kimmel's vacation have been announced. (TVLine)
  • Hugh Downs, who is known for sitting next to Barbara Walters throughout the 90s on 20/20 (right after TGIF), has died at age 99. (CNN)
  • Carl Reiner died this past week, and there are plenty of tributes to him planned (including one that aired on CBS last night). (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 4- JULY 10)

  • Syfy may have abandoned their tradition of showing Twilight Zone during Independence Day weekend, but Decades has you covered if you want that.
  • Too Close for Comfort is available to watch now on TV Land Sitcoms, but not the cable channel, but the free streaming version on Pluto TV.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Fri-Yay: Streaming Services Remove Episodes of Sitcoms Due to Racial Jokes; The Kominsky Method Final Season Announced

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!

Scrubs

by Vincent

In response to the ongoing protests regarding racial injustice in America, several streaming services have removed episodes of sitcoms due to jokes that might now be viewed as "racially insensitive," mainly regarding instances of the use of blackface. Obviously, this is a very serious issue that's much bigger than a few sitcom episodes. But it has nonetheless sparked an interesting discussion in the TV world about censorship and what to do about jokes that might now seem insensitive. The episodes in question include: three episodes of 30 Rock (featuring the use of blackface and removed at the request of Tina Fey who says she now regrets the episodes), two episodes of Scrubs (removed by creator Bill Lawerence for similar reasons), five episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and one episode each of Community and The Golden Girls. An episode of The Office was also edited to remove a blackface joke. All episodes contained some sort of use of a non-black character painting their face black, although in nearly all instances it was used satirically to make a point about why blackface is wrong and ridicule those who do it.

Many feel that this is mostly a symbolic gesture, though, and removing a few episodes that no one was complaining about is not exactly fixing the issues of racial injustice in society or in the entertainment world. Additionally, fans of Community and The Golden Girls pointed out that the episodes removed, despite having some potentially iffy jokes, actually have quite positive messages (Community's episode dealt with suicide and mental illness and The Golden Girls advocated for the acceptance of mixed race couples.) Perhaps a better method would be to add a disclaimer to the episodes in the same way HBO Max did with Gone with the Wind, noting these episodes contain some jokes that might seem insensitive today but represent a changing of the tides in terms of racial awareness on television. Still, no matter how you feel about the episodes, it's a good reminder that as used to streaming media as we are, episodes and shows can be taken down at any time. Owning physical media is still the best way to ensure the original and unedited copies of all of your favorite TV shows. (Perhaps not coincidentally, box sets of 30 Rock, Scrubs, Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia sold out on Amazon after the news of the episodes being pulled.)


The Kominsky Method - Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas

The Kominsky Method has been renewed for a third and final season by Netflix. Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award(R) Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is a half-hour single camera comedy created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. Lorre, Al Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Netflix Renews Never Have I Ever for Season 2; Comedy Central Reviving Beavis and Butt-Head

Never Have I Ever

Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever has been renewed for Season 2! But that's not the only thing series star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wound up telling her co-stars...more on that in the video announcement. In the coming-of-age comedy series from Mindy Kaling about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling's own childhood, after a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular — but friends, family and feelings won't make it easy on her. The series stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez and narrator John McEnroe.


Beavis and Butt-Head

Comedy Central announced an expansive deal with Emmy(R) Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining Beavis and Butt-Head, as well as additional spin-offs and specials. Launched in 1993, Beavis and Butt-Head quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence. Centered around two teenage couch potatoes, "Beavis" and "Butt-Head," the unprecedented concept immediately became part of the vernacular in a way no other adult animated series had before. Known for tackling social issues including teen obesity, workers' rights and media trends, the show connected with an entire generation, laying claim as one of the most innovative series in the modern-day zeitgeist.

In this new iteration, "Beavis" and "Butt-head" are entering a whole new Gen Z world.Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the new series with meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans - Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids. Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice over for both iconic characters. 

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, MeTV and Decades to Air Tributes; HBO Orders Season 11 of Curb

Carl Reiner

Emmy-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and author Carl Reiner, who created The Dick Van Dyke Show and appeared as Alan Brady, has died. He died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills, California, home on June 29. Mr. Reiner was 98.

Reiner's television career began as a regular performer on the 1950-1954 NBC variety series Your Show of Shows. He also contributed ideas to writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1954. The series also starred Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes, Judy Johnson and James Starbuck.

He worked with Sid Caesar again on the 1954-1957 NBC comedy/variety series Caesar's Hour. He played George Hansen in the series, which had a varied format from a full hour sitcom, to musical revues, to a variety show or a combination of all three. Reiner also wrote three episodes. He won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1957 and 1958. The cast included Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Milt Kamen and Janet Blair.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on 1961-1966 CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. He appeared as Alan Brady. He was the egocentric, demanding, high maintenance, toupee-wearing star of The Alan Brady Show. The character was originally an unseen character with his back to the camera or only in voice, but he began to make full-face appearances in season four. The Alan Brady character was voiced or seen in 32 episodes. Reiner wrote and worked as a story consultant for many episodes. The series was preceded by the 1960 pilot Head of the Family with a different cast. He wrote the pilot and starred as Robbie Petrie. It was based on his own experiences as a TV writer.

The Dick Van Dyke Show won 15 Emmy Awards. The cast included Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Matthews, Richard Deacon, Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert. Reiner reprised the role of Alan Brady on the February 16, 1995, episode of Mad About You. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the role. He reunited with the surviving cast members for the 2004 special The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.

Reiner created the 1971-1974 CBS sitcom The New Dick Van Dyke Show. He also wrote 13 episodes and directed 10 episodes of the series. He created the short-lived 1973-1974 NBC sitcom Lotsa Luck with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. Reiner worked as an executive producer and directed four episodes of the 1967-1968 sitcom Good Morning, World.

Good Heavens

He starred as Mr. Angel, an emissary of heaven who came down to Earth to grant wishes to those who had performed a good deed, in the short-lived 1976 ABC sitcom Good Heavens. He also worked as an executive producer and directed seven episodes of the series.

Hot in Cleveland - Carl Reiner and Betty White

Reiner had a recurring role as Max Miller, Elka's (Betty White) on-again/off-again (mostly off) boyfriend, in eight episodes of the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland from 2010 to 2014. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Frasier (voice), The Larry Sanders Show, The Bernie Mac Show (3 episodes), Life with Bonnie (3 episodes as station owner Mr. Portinbody), Two and a Half Men (4 episodes as Marty Pepper), Parks and Recreation, Young & Hungry and Angie Tribeca.

He provided the voice of Sarmoti in the 2004-2005 NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride. Some of his other television voice credits included King of the Hill, Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Cleveland Show (he also wrote an episode), American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, WordGirl, Shimmer and Shine, Family Guy and Justice League: Action. He provided the voice of Carl Reineroceros for the 2019 film Toy Story 4 and one episode of the Disney+ series Forky Asks a Question.

Reiner teamed with Mel Brooks as a comedy duo on The Steve Allen Show starting in 1960. He played the straight man in 2000 Year Old Man. They released a series of 5 comedy albums and a 1975 animated television special, with the last album in the series winning a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Comedy Album in 1998. They were featured in the 2017 documentary If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

He directed the Steve Martin films The Jerk (1979), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and All of Me (1984). His other directing credits included Enter Laughing (1967), The Comic (1969), Where's Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), The One and Only (1978), Summer Rental (1985), Summer School (1987), Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989), Sibling Rivalry (1990), Fatal Instinct (1993) and That Old Feeling (1997). He also appeared in many of his films.

Reiner starred as Saul Bloom in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Some of his other film acting credits included Happy Anniversary (1958), The Gazebo (1959), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on March 23, 1998.

Survivors include his son Rob, an actor and director; son Lucas, an artist; daughter Annie, an author; and five grandchildren. He was married to Estelle Lebost for 64 years until her death in 2008.

Mr. Reiner was a true comedic legend and one of the greats from the Golden Age of TV. He was a man of many talents as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and author. He always told some great stories on the late night talk shows. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment he brought us during his long career, which spanned seven decades. He will be greatly missed.

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MeTV Celebrates Carl Reiner

The MeTV Network will celebrate legendary writer, director and actor Carl Reiner with a special, month-long presentation of his favorite episodes of 15-time Emmy award-winning sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The tribute begins this Sunday, July 5 at 10p & 10:30p ET/PT and will air every Sunday night through July 26 on MeTV.

Week 1 (Sunday, 7/5/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
Laura accidentally reveals that Alan Brady is bald on live TV!

10:30pm ET/PT- "That's My Boy??"
Rob and Laura think they brought the wrong baby home from the hospital.

Week 2 (Sunday, 7/12/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "It May Look Like a Walnut"
Rob falls asleep with a sci-fi movie on and gets visited by an alien from another planet.

10:30pm ET/PT- "The Curious Thing About Women"
Laura is shocked when Rob uses their breakfast banter as basis for an "Alan Brady" sketch.

Week 3 (Sunday, 7/19/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "Never Bathe on a Saturday"
Laura gets stuck in the bathtub.

10:30pm ET/PT- "Where Did I Come From?"
Richie's simple question unfolds the hilarious tale of the day he was born.

Week 4 (Sunday, 7/26/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "October Eve"
Laura's past comes back to haunt her in form of a naked painting.

10:30pm ET/PT- "All About Eavesdropping"
Richie's toy intercom leads to trouble when Rob and Laura turn into eavesdroppers.

Decades Remembers Carl Reiner

The DECADES Network will celebrate legendary writer, director and actor Carl Reiner with a special weekend binge of 15-time Emmy award winning sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The tribute begins Friday, July 10 at 9p ET with an episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Carl Reiner. Following at 9:30p ET, DECADES will present Head of the Family, the rarely-seen pilot that preceded The Dick Van Dyke Show. At 10p & 10:30p ET, The Dick Van Dyke Show will air in its regular time period featuring two of Reiner's iconic appearances in the series, "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" and "A Day in the Life of Alan Brady."

Then, viewers can relive and celebrate classic episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show all weekend long during the DECADES Weekend Binge, starting Saturday, July 11 at 12p ET and airing through Monday, July 13 at 7a ET. (Complete schedule is outlined below).

Friday, July 10th

9pm ET – The Dick Cavett Show feat. Carl Reiner
9:30pm ET – "Head of the Family" Pilot Episode
10pm ET – The Dick Van Dyke Show "Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
Laura accidentally reveals that Alan Brady is bald on live TV!
10:30pm ET – The Dick Van Dyke Show "A Day in the Life of Alan Brady"
A film crew takes over the Petrie house for an Alan Brady documentary that aims to show the megalomaniac's "human" side.

Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th

12pm ET – The DECADES Weekend Binge: The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Loving Color!

CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

HBO has renewed the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, for an eleventh season. Originally debuting on HBO in 2001 and presenting 100 episodes to date, Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. The series' ten-episode tenth season debuted January 19, 2020 and brought back series veterans including Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Emmy® nominee Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Richard Lewis (Anything But Love), J.B. Smoove (The Millers) and Emmy® winner Ted Danson (Cheers, The Good Place). The comedy series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Decades 3rd Annual Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration; Love in the Time of Corona Announces Cast

Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration

The DECADES TV Network invites viewers to "cross over into the Twilight Zone" this 4th of July when the annual marathon holiday presentation of "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" returns, starting Saturday, July 4 at 12pm ET and continuing thru Monday, July 6 at 7am ET. All weekend long, fans of the landmark anthology TV series can binge 78 iconic episodes back-to-back, including fan favorites Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Masks, The Living Doll, The Eye of the Beholder, Time Enough At Last and The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

Created and hosted by the legendary Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally aired on CBS from 1959-1964, and forever changed the television landscape with its trademark blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy narratives. Each episode featured a moral or unexpected plot twist, and many aimed to inform viewers on the social causes and issues that dominated the 1960s. Since the series ended more than 50 years ago, its signature brand of storytelling continues to resonate with television audiences today. 2020 marks the third year that DECADES will feature "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" as a 4th of July marathon event, having debuted in 2018 to positive audience response and excitement.

DECADES is available across the country, including on the Fox Television digital subchannels in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin and Gainesville. Fox recently added DECADES to cable homes on Comcast systems in New York/New Jersey, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis- St. Paul.


Love in the Time of Corona

Freeform announced the cast of the limited comedy series event, Love in the Time of Corona, including Tony® and GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Nicolette Robinson (The Affair), Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why), Rainey Qualley (Mad Men), Gil Bellows (Patriot), Rya Kihlstedt (One Mississippi), Ava Bellows (This Too Shall Pass) and L. Scott Caldwell (Lost). The series, from executive producers Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, Anonymous Content's Robyn Meisinger, began production in Los Angeles yesterday.

Filmed using remote technologies and shot in the talents' actual homes, this four-part limited series follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during this time of quarantine. Real-life couple Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson, who also serve as executive producers on the project, portray James and Sade, a couple who have been living somewhat separate lives: He has a busy career that keeps him on the road, and she is at home raising their daughter. Once the pandemic puts them under one roof, their time together leads them to reevaluate their relationship and their priorities. Tommy Dorfman stars as Oscar, a successful nonbinary stylist, and Rainey Qualley stars as Elle, an aspiring singer-songwriter. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, Oscar and Elle’s mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated as Oscar's latest online date progresses toward relationship territory just as Elle’s neighborly crush starts to blossom.

Gil Bellows plays Paul, Bellows' real-life wife Rya Kihlstedt will portray Sarah, and their daughter Ava Bellows plays Sophie. After quietly separating months earlier, Paul and Sarah reluctantly decide to quarantine together when their sweet yet intense daughter, Sophie, returns home from college. But when Sophie's high school sweetheart suddenly breaks up with her, Paul and Sarah struggle to continue their "happy couple" ruse for their daughter's sake. L. Scott Caldwell plays Nanda, a headstrong woman determined to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Charles. Played by guest star Charlie Robinson (Night Court), Charles is unable to come home from a rehab facility when COVID-19 causes them to go into lockdown. Love in the Time of Corona will premiere in August. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

BET Picks Up 2nd Season of Twenties; Vivica A. Fox Teams Up with Krista Allen, Jackée & More for More Wrong TV Movies

Twenties

BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithe's breakout hit Twenties, as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6. After premiering to critical acclaim and ranking as the #1 new comedy series on cable for African-Americans 18-49*, Twenties is receiving buzz for Lena Waithe's creative direction and Jonica T. Gibbs' star-making performance. The scripted series created and written by Waithe, stars Gibbs as Hattie, a queer black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore (Insecure) and Gabrielle Graham (Possessor) respectively. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love and inclusion. Season one guest stars included Jenifer Lewis (black-ish), Sean "Big Sean" Anderson (debut role), Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason, and Nazanin Mandi.


The Wrong Stepfather

Just in time for summer, LMN's successful Wrong film franchise returns with two all-new movies in July. Vivica A. Fox returns to star in and produce The Wrong Wedding Planner (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Stephen Richard Harris, Kristin Booth and Jackée Harry), premiering Friday, July 17 at 8pm ET/PT and The Wrong Stepfather (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Krista Allen, Corin Nemec, William McNamara) debuting Friday, July 31 at 8pm ET/PT. The Wrong summer stunt kicks off on sister network Lifetime with a special marathon weekend featuring the following titles, The Wrong House Sitter (Saturday, June 27 at 8pm ET/PT), The Wrong Student (Saturday, June 27 at 10pm ET/PT), The Wrong Cheerleader (Sunday, June 28 at 8pm ET/PT) and The Wrong Stepmother (Sunday, June 28 at 10pm ET/PT). 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 29, 2020)

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 June 29-July 3, 2020, 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, June 28
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, June 29
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about her series Barkskins and what she is learning from her kids while in quarantine on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about the six-part HBO docu-series based on the book of the same name, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, written by his late wife on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George talks about We'll Do It For Half on People Now at 1pm.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed talks about Hamilton on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 30
  • Wanda Sykes (The Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimser (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina talks about Dead to Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza talks about the dance show Floored on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie performs his song Go Crazy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Omar Benson Miller (The Unicorn/Ballers) - Omar is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 1
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Watch Keke on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney discusses her podcast Good For You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela talks about the season finale of Better Things on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Fuller House on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 2
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Catch Ricky on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about After Life on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/That '70s Show) and Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Ashton and Mila talk about how they are raising money for charity with Quarantine Wine on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Entourage) - Carla is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 3
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 28

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay; Professor Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield; Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise must face her fear of public pooping when her class goes on an overnight trip to the aquarium; Linda enlists the family to make a video for her parents' anniversary.

Family Guy - "Baby Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie builds a machine that will allow him to remain smart forever, but it transforms him into what he should have always been -- an actual baby.


Monday, June 29

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Re-Rack" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin’s annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he’s become. But Calvin’s reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go.

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


Tuesday, June 30

Modern Family - "Dead on a Rival" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mitchell learns a valuable life lesson when Murray (Paul Dooley), a former resident of the house, shows up unexpectedly. Meanwhile, the Dunphy’s old neighbor-turned-tech-titan, Kenneth (Josh Gad), comes to visit with a big surprise for Phil. Then, Manny’s dad, Javier (Benjamin Bratt), shows up with a big opportunity for his son.

Modern Family - "Spuds" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.

black-ish - "Feminisn't" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism.

mixed-ish - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the first-ever nationally recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Paul is speaking at the school assembly about his personal experiences with him. Johan and Santamonica think Paul is going to embarrass them; and being ashamed of her father had never occurred to Rainbow, so they decide to ditch. Meanwhile, Alicia thought she had convinced Harrison to take pro bono civil rights cases on MLK Day to honor him, but he plans to go golfing instead, so Denise steps in to help.


Wednesday, July 1

The Goldbergs - "Animal House" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barry decides to rush a fraternity, but it doesn’t quite work out as he expects. Meanwhile, Beverly and Murray find themselves getting closer to being empty nesters, which means more hobbies and activities for Beverly and more TV for Murray.

black-ish - "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack gets cut from the basketball team and it leads to a family discussion about him being short for his age. Dre is worried for his future, but Bow feels strongly that Jack will overcome his adversity and be stronger for it.

The Conners - "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky thinks that Jackie’s new friend Dawn (guest star Cheryl Hines), a restaurant supplier, is only cozying up to her to sell them things they can’t afford for the Lunch Box. Darlene is thrilled when Harris gets into Central Illinois State, but Harris might have found a better offer on her own. When Dan finds himself in an embarrassing situation nursing an injury, Louise (Katey Sagal) tries to help him out.

American Housewife - "The Minivan" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the Otto family ushers in a new era, Katie and Greg make the emotional decision to sell the family minivan. Meanwhile, Oliver suffers a setback that forces him to rethink how to accomplish his goals.

In The Cut - "Priors & Engagements" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenny plans to propose to Angelique, but her recent actions have him second guessing; when Mabel is approached by the local newspaper for a front-page feature, things go awry when they dig into her past.


Thursday, July 2

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

The Unicorn - "If It Doesn't Spark Joy" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade considers moving his relationship forward with Anna (Sarayu Blue) if his daughters approve of her after they all meet. Also, Delia, Grace and Natalie realize how priceless their memories are of Jill are as they prepare to sell some of her belongings at a garage sale.

Mom - "Audrey Hepburn and a Jalapeño Popper" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bonnie struggles to enjoy her perfect honeymoon with Adam, Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while they’re away.

Mom - "Pop Pop and a Puma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Adam clash over an incident at the bar, leaving Bonnie in a precarious situation. Also, Jill’s new boyfriend, Andy (Will Sasso), has trouble finding a way to impress her.


Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.


Saturday, July 4

none scheduled


Sunday, July 5

Last Man Standing - "The Big LeBaxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul recruits Kyle and Mandy to the church bowling team, Mike is left with two unappealing options for Team Baxter; Vanessa anxiously awaits an endorsement from the Teacher's Association for her Assembly campaign.

Duncanville - "Wolf Mother" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie feels underappreciated on Mother's Day and adopts Duncan's friend, who seems to care more about her than her own kids; Jack tries to make amends by finding a rare flower for Annie.

The Simpsons - "Bart the Bad Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out -- and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers.

Bless the Harts - "Tying the Not" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to prove that she's not afraid of marriage, Jenny decides to take things to the next level with Wayne; Betty attempts to expose Crystalynn as a liar after seeing her claim to have encountered a strangler on a popular crime show.

Bob's Burgers - "Local She-ro" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While trying to show Tina what's great about their town, Linda ends up on the trail of a legendary local singer; Teddy turns to Bob for help in arguing with a sports radio host.

Family Guy - "Better Off Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg is erroneously reported to have died in a car crash, she goes along with the story to start a new life elsewhere; the Griffins experience a life without Meg.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, June 27, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Sitcoms Present and Past Deal with Current Racial Issues; Binge Watch Past Favorites on Roku Channel

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing more about how current events are shaping some of our sitcoms (as well as some old ones), looking at some series that you can binge watch online (for free!) and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • If you're planning to binge watch every episode of your favorite NBC sitcom from last decade, you'll need to do that on DVD if you want to watch every episode, as episodes of 30 Rock, Community, Scrubs, and a scene from The Office have been scrubbed from streaming platforms (and in some cases will be pulled from syndicated reruns as well) due to containing blackface. (Variety
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has scrapped the previously written scripts for four planned episodes for the upcoming season in light of current events. (BBC)
  • Meanwhile, The Simpsons and Family Guy will no longer have white actors playing nonwhite roles, which most notably means Mike Henry will no longer voice Cleveland on Family Guy. (Deadline
  • Another series has arrived on streaming media with missing episodes: South Park is missing 5 episodes on HBO Max due to depictions of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. (Deadline)
  • We're all watching streaming media these days, but lets face it, some of us still enjoy linear viewing experiences, and Amazon appears to be taking that into consideration. (Deadline)
  • REELZ has a several episodes of upcoming programs featuring the lives and untimely deaths of past sitcoms stars. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 27 - JULY 3)

  • Most of these shows aren't new to the service, but if you've got a Roku, you can binge watch many shows that aren't available on other streaming services for free with commercials, including Head of the Class, Growing Pains, Starsky & Hutch, Rules of Engagement, The Carol Burnett Show, and more.
  • Decades is going west with The Wild Wild West this weekend.
  • There are some shifts in the Antenna TV lineup this weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Fri-Yay: Search Party Season 3 Thoughts; HBO Max Teams Up with Marlon Wayans

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!

Search Party

by Vincent

This week, the third season of Search Party premieres on HBO Max. Search Party is a mystery-noir sitcom following a group of millennials who become fixated on the disappearance of their college acquaintance Chantal. The show goes through many twists and turns in its run that I won't spoil here, but overall it's an amusing and very well made series with strong performances from its cast, including leads Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development fame and John Reynolds (best known as his recurring role as a police officer on Stranger Things). Search Party is an interesting case even beyond the fact that it's a very good show. The show's second season aired nearly 3 years ago in 2017 on TBS, where the show premiered and aired its first 2 seasons. After being in limbo for a few years (the show was renewed but never got a premiere date), it was announced it would be moving to HBO Max. So the show premieres on a new streaming service three years since it last aired.

Search Party's third seasons was filmed 2 years ago and originally intended to air on TBS, so the new seasons doesn't yet get to enjoy the freedoms of airing on a streaming service vs. cable. The show also feels a bit dated in some ways, as the "hipster Brooklyn millennial" stereotype that the show is parodying no longer feel like the dominant cultural presence they were in the mid-2010s. (To be fair, the show addresses this somewhat, with a character saying 'I don't think people really care about millennials anymore. That kind of talk has died down.') Not all of the show's legal parodies land, either, and feel less earned than the mystery parodies of Seasons 1 and 2. Still, the third season of Search Party (which premiered on HBO Max today - so far, I've seen the first few episodes) remains extremely entertaining, as the cast is still excellent, the writing still funny, biting and surprising, and the ability to "binge" each episode plays very nicely with the show's story-driven writing style. It may feel slightly dated, but Search Party Season 3 is still a really fun time, and I can't wait to see what they come up with for Season 4.


Marlon Wayans

HBO Max announced an overall deal with Marlon Wayans, which includes a number of projects in the works from the multi-hyphenate star. On the stand-up front, the deal includes an all-new hour-long special from Wayans along with a multi-act special in which he will serve as host. In addition, HBO Max will have a first look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects. The first identified scripted project is a half-hour comedy, Book of Marlon, on the hilarious trials of his real life, following the fictionalized version of Wayans as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with...being Marlon. The series is co-created by Rick Alvarez, who will also co-write the pilot with Wayans. The untitled stand up special is a funny, twisted, and extremely honest look at Marlon's life that digs even deeper than his recent hit special Woke-ish.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

CNN and HLN Announce Slate, with History of Sitcom; Lil Rel Set to Host NBC Game Show

The Story of Late Night

CNN and HLN revealed their Original Series slate for 2020 and 2021 as part of WarnerMedia's ongoing efforts to communicate powerful and flexible ad solutions for advertising partners. Adding to the brand's successful portfolio of premium nonfiction content, CNN will debut two new Original Series for 2020, The Story of Late Night (previously announced) and First Ladies (previously announced), and seven new Original Series for 2021, including Searching for Italy with Stanley Tucci (previously announced), Lincoln: An American President (working title), Diana (wt), History of Sitcom, Jerusalem (wt), Reframed: The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (wt), and The Woman Who Took Down the KKK. In addition, the Emmy Award-winning series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, will return for its fifth season this summer and the seventh season of This is Life with Lisa Ling will return this fall, with new seasons of both series airing in 2021.

Coming in 2020: The Story of Late Night (summer) - produced by Cream Productions, is an eight-part series premiering this summer, that takes viewers on a journey back in time through present day of late-night television's most memorable moments. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lopez, along with many other industry insiders, give first-hand, behind-the-scenes accounts of a beloved art form that changed the face of television forever.

Coming in 2021: History of Sitcom - produced by Cream Productions, is an eight-part series that explores the most memorable moments and characters in television history, and the way sitcoms inform and reflect our social, cultural and political landscape.


Lil Rel Howery - Small Fortune

NBC has named dynamic comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show, Get Out) as host of the new game show, Small Fortune. Howery, who will also serve as executive producer, joins the pint-sized series that will offer contestants the opportunity to amass large sums of money on the smallest of scales. Small Fortune will see teams of three friends compete in the tiniest of challenges for a chance to win big money. In order to win, players must face heart-pounding tasks set in real-world destinations that test their precision and technique. From a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks ("Shrunken Sushi") to a mini Ellis Island ("Statue of Liberteeny"), each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields. Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there's no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in elimination. To take home the ultimate Small Fortune, teams that make it to the end must tackle one last teeny-tiny but epic game. If players can control their nerves and avoid the slightest mistake, they will walk away with a big cash prize. Small Fortune is set to go into production later this year for air in midseason or summer 2021. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

REELZ Announces New Specials on John Ritter, Bernie Mac, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman & More; Netflix Releases Unsolved Mysteries Trailer

Reelz

REELZ announced new programming for summer 2020 led by new series In My Own Words chronicling the lives of Valerie Bertinelli, Fran Drescher, Bo Derek and the late Bernie Mac with each sharing intimate stories about their life-changing experiences on their journey to stardom. The network will also premiere its 100th episode of original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of... with a look at showbusiness luminary Walt Disney with additional new episodes celebrating the lives and examining the untimely deaths of John Ritter, Gilda Radner, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman, Dick Clark, Billy Mays, Burt Reynolds, Marlon Brando and Debbie Reynolds. Summer 2020 premieres on REELZ also include four new original specials starting with Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All with the NFL star's former prison cellmate Kyle Kennedy sharing his story of befriending and ultimately having an intimate relationship with Hernandez. Rounding out summer 2020 premieres are three new original Behind Closed Doors specials with host Natalie Morales giving viewers a look at the real lives of beloved stars Olivia Newton-John, John Candy and Valerie Harper.

Some key highlights include: On Sunday, July 19 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it's Autopsy: The Last Hours of...John Ritter examining the life and tragic passing of the beloved TV and movie star whose relative youth and reputation as a fit physical performer is seemingly at odds with such a sudden death at just 54 years old. Sunday, July 19 also marks the series premiere of In My Own Words with Valerie Bertinelli: In My Own Words at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT featuring the multiple Emmy Award® winning actress in a candid and revealing interview about her stellar career and family life.

August premieres begin with two new episodes of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... on Sunday, August 2 exploring the lives and untimely deaths of two massively popular TV stars in David Cassidy and Larry Hagman. Autopsy: The Last Hours of...David Cassidy premieres at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with the real story of The Partridge Family star whose acting and music for the show catapulted him from obscurity to popularity rivaling The Beatles but Cassidy's death would leave more questions than answers for his fans. Then at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it's Autopsy: The Last Hours of...Larry Hagman about the biggest primetime soap star in the world on the hit show Dallas whose life of excess brought illness. Hagman battled back only to ultimately succumb to Leukemia shortly after diagnosis. August premieres wrap on Sunday, August 30 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with Valerie Harper: Behind Closed Doors about the star who TV audiences first fell in love with on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as her pitch perfect wisecracking sidekick character Rhoda became the high bar for supporting roles. Harper would parlay her strong performance into a successful spin off show and a long career in TV until a terminal cancer diagnosis rocked her world and led her to a new calling in life.

Finally, in Bernie Mac: In My Own Words premiering September 2020 (time TBD) see the powerful story of the late king of comedy with never-before-heard personal recordings from Mac himself discussing his childhood, family, marriage and his relentless drive to make it big in comedy. Enriched by interviews with Mac's wife Rhonda McCullough, daughter Je'Niece McCullough and friend Cedric the Entertainer among others the story of Bernie Mac comes to life with rare footage of his open-mic performances as well as his triumphs headlining comedy shows and writing and starring in the hit sitcom The Bernie Mac Show.


Unsolved Mysteries

The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the Producers of Stranger Things invite you to solve new mysteries. Follow the clues. Solve the cases. Only on Netflix July 1. Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the six new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable - from the trauma of a loved one's unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fox Renews Animated Comedy for 2nd Season Before Series Premiere; Cobra Kai Moving to Netflix

The Great North

In advance of its series premiere in midseason 2021, Fox Entertainment has renewed the all-new animated comedy The Great North, for a second season. The series comes from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, and is created, written and executive-produced by Bob's Burgers writers and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and writer Minty Lewis (Regular Show). The Great North follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad, BEEF (Nick Offerman), does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close - especially his only daughter, JUDY (Jenny Slate), whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Rounding out the family are Judy's older brother, WOLF, (Will Forte) and his fiancé, HONEYBEE (Dulcé Sloan), her middle brother, HAM (Paul Rust), and ten-year-old-going-on-fifty little brother, MOON (Aparna Nancherla). While their mother is not in the picture, Judy seeks guidance from her new boss, ALYSON (Megan Mullaly), and her imaginary friend, ALANIS MORISSETTE (guest-voicing as herself), who appears to her in the Northern Lights. Bento Box Entertainment serves as the animation studio on The Great North.


Cobra Kai

36 years to the day after it first premiered, The Karate Kid inspires a new generation as Cobra Kai's first two seasons come to Netflix, with a third on the way. Netflix announced it is the new home to Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise from Sony Pictures Television. The film's stars, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles in the series along with Martin Kove as sensei John Kreese. Under the terms of the deal, the first two seasons of Sony Pictures Television's Cobra Kai,which aired on YouTube, will premiere on Netflix this year, with an all-new third season to follow. Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Antenna TV Summer 2020 Schedule; USA Network's Cannonball to Sneak Peek on NBC

Antenna TV

Antenna TV is making some minor schedule changes this summer. The changes begin on Monday, June 29, 2020, mostly affecting late night and weekends. Designing Women will air earlier now on weeknights, moving to 11:00pm & 11:30pm, shifting Coach to 12:00am & 12:30am. Other changes happening in late night are: NewsRadio moving to a later slot at 2:00am & 2:30am, while Family Ties and Growing Pains will air in the 4am and 5am hours, as It's a Living and Mork & Mindy are off the weekday schedule. Onto weekends, Benson and What's Happening Now!! will switch days from 5-6pm, with Benson now on Saturdays and What's Happening Now!! on Sundays. McHale's Navy moves to a later slot on Saturdays from 12am-1am, while Father Knows Best takes its Saturdays at 7-8pm slot. Lotsa Luck and The Paul Lynde Show move from Saturday late fringe to Sunday mornings from 6-7am, cutting the two-hour Soap block to just 7-8am. Benson will now follow from 8-9am, while Maude moves to 10-11am, replacing Welcome Back Kotter, now completely off the schedule. And finally, Dear John returns to the line-up and will air Sundays from 11pm-12am instead of Designing Women, while It's a Living is relegated to Sunday nights from 1-2am. That's all the changes, as everything else remains the same. In essence, Welcome Back Kotter is off the line-up, while Dear John returns. The Antenna TV lineup will change again in the fall with the addition of Who's the Boss?


Cannonball

USA Network's upcoming series Cannonball will now premiere first as a sneak peek on NBC on Monday, June 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT and will then air on Sundays from July 12-August 9 at 7:00pm ET/PT, following original episodes on USA Network on Thursdays at 8:00pm starting July 9. Hosted by WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Rocsi Diaz with sideline reporting from Simon Gibson, Cannonball features contestants from all across America as they face off in a variety of water obstacles in one of the biggest, wettest, slippery-est water sports competition ever created. From sliding off a 100-foot waterslide to rocketing off one of the world’s fastest drop towers, contestants will battle a variety of water obstacles to win a $10K cash prize. 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 22, 2020)

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 June 22-26, 2020, 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, June 22
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Watch Jerry on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso/Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Jason will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Perry Mason on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/The Kominsky Method/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul talks about life in quarantine and the success of his hit Netflix show The Kominsky Method on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron talks about Universal's Trolls: World Tour Home Entertainment Release on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • John Ratzenberger (Cheers) - John talks about Toy Story 4 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, June 23
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Catch Patton on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenya Barris (BlackAF) - Kenya appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Josh Hutcherson (Future Man) - Josh talks about Future Man on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Zachary will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, June 24
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:3apm on ABC.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about the latest season of Ozark on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Suzi Barrett (Just Roll With It) - Suzi talks about Just Roll With It on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, June 25
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun/The Powers That Be) - Joseph appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky talks about After Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril serves up sliders on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda talks about USA Network's Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about The Twilight Zone on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela), Cree Cicchino (Mr. Iglesias) and Fabrizio Zacharee Guido (Mr. Iglesias) - Gabriel, Cree and Fabrizio talk about Netflix's Mr. Iglesias on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, June 26
  • Regina King (227) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Free Agents) - Natasha appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He also talks about Mr. Iglesias on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura shares recipes from home and talks about her book You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne addresses the firestorm she started after posting a photo of herself at age 73 in her birthday suit on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) - Linda talks about Netflix's Dead to Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - NBC's Today has Quoted By: Kenan in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 21

Last Man Standing - "Keep the Change" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike and Vanessa invite Jen's father to her graduation, Jen struggles with accepting his "plus one" -- his girlfriend Fiona; the Outdoor Man crew debates over which word was said in a viral audio recording that's been tearing the internet apart.

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

The Simpsons - "The Way of the Dog" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper.

Bless the Harts - "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 Handyman Can" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence.

Family Guy - "Coma Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With a newfound love for rocking out to Van Halen, Peter has a car accident and falls into a coma.


Monday, June 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Standoff" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A surprise delivery prompts Dave and Gemma, as well as Calvin and Tina, to examine the power dynamics in their respective relationships.

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


Tuesday, June 23

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

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

black-ish - "Every Day I'm Struggling" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rainbow and Dre realize Junior’s been taking them for granted, they decide it’s time to band together and cut him off for good. Meanwhile, Jack discovers he has a very lucrative talent, only Ruby wants to use it for all the wrong reasons.

mixed-ish - "The Warrior" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
For Rainbow and Alicia, fitting in at school and standing out at work are hard enough; but with the added pressure from stay-at-home-dad Paul to make the world a little better every day, it might just be impossible.


Wednesday, June 24

In The Cut - "Secret Admirer" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jay has a new secret admirer that he tries to hide from Cheryl; Kenny and Angelique struggle to move forward when they have trouble letting go of things from their past.


Thursday, June 25

Young Sheldon - "A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After being released from the mental hospital, Dr. Sturgis unexpectedly breaks up with Meemaw.

The Unicorn - "Anna and the Unicorn" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade is giddy, his daughters are amused and his friends are excited when he has his first crush since becoming single again. Also, Grace and Natalie take advantage of their dad going on dates by having friends over and it starts to get out of hand.

Mom - "Texas Pete and a Parking Lot Carnival" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie worries about her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), when his life hits a serious rough patch. Also, Christy comes to Marjorie’s aid when she has trouble adjusting to a new job.

Broke - "Sammy's Party" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Sammy’s birthday party location suddenly falls through, the family rushes to set up the celebration in the backyard and is surprised by an unexpected guest. Also, Javier and Elizabeth decide to look for their own apartment. Kyle Bornheimer returns as Barry, Jackie’s ex-husband and Sammy’s father.


Friday, June 26

none scheduled


Saturday, June 27

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "In Too Deep" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Myles and Yasmine sort out the truth behind a lie that spun out control, Dylan helps them plan payback on Rebecca before she gets home.


Sunday, June 28

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay; Professor Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield; Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise must face her fear of public pooping when her class goes on an overnight trip to the aquarium; Linda enlists the family to make a video for her parents' anniversary.

Family Guy - "Baby Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie builds a machine that will allow him to remain smart forever, but it transforms him into what he should have always been -- an actual baby.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’,” the holiday-inspired live event that captivated audiences back in December, is set to rebroadcast on ABC, TUESDAY, JULY 7 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’” recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

All-star cast members taking on the famed “All in the Family” roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.

A lineup of all-star talent tackling “Good Times” roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.

black-ish - "Boss Daddy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s torn at the office between looking out for Junior as his dad or letting him make his own mistakes. Meanwhile, Jack loses a friendship after trying to look cool in front of the basketball team.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6)

Tuesday, July 7

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - Catch D.L. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method/Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Jim talks about Memoirs and Misinformation on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about The World Needs More Purple People on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June/July)

Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven

04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
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Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

07/07 - Dead to Me Picked Up for Final Season on Netflix; CBS All Access Orders Star Trek Animated Comedy
07/06 - ABC to Rebroadcast Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times Episodes on Tuesday (July 7); Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner to Guest Host ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Week
07/05 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 6, 2020)
07/04 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Amazon Gets Streaming Rights to Mad Men; Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV
07/03 - Fri-Yay: Streaming Services Remove Episodes of Sitcoms Due to Racial Jokes; The Kominsky Method Final Season Announced
07/02 - Netflix Renews Never Have I Ever for Season 2; Comedy Central Reviving Beavis and Butt-Head
07/01 - Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, MeTV and Decades to Air Tributes; HBO Orders Season 11 of Curb
06/30 - Decades 3rd Annual Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration; Love in the Time of Corona Announces Cast
06/29 - BET Picks Up 2nd Season of Twenties; Vivica A. Fox Teams Up with Krista Allen, Jackée & More for More Wrong TV Movies
06/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 29, 2020)
06/27 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Sitcoms Present and Past Deal with Current Racial Issues; Binge Watch Past Favorites on Roku Channel
06/26 - Fri-Yay: Search Party Season 3 Thoughts; HBO Max Teams Up with Marlon Wayans
06/25 - CNN and HLN Announce Slate, with History of Sitcom; Lil Rel Set to Host NBC Game Show
06/24 - REELZ Announces New Specials on John Ritter, Bernie Mac, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman & More; Netflix Releases Unsolved Mysteries Trailer
06/23 - Fox Renews Animated Comedy for 2nd Season Before Series Premiere; Cobra Kai Moving to Netflix
06/22 - Antenna TV Summer 2020 Schedule; USA Network's Cannonball to Sneak Peek on NBC
06/21 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 22, 2020)
06/20 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Comedy Central Picks Up Daria Spinoff; Networks Finally Set Fall Lineup
06/19 - Fri-Yay: Expectations on 30 Rock Remote Special; ABC Schedules Sitcom United We Fall for Summer
06/18 - ABC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Debra Messing Heads to the East Wing on Starz
06/17 - NBC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; 30 Rock Returns for Upfront Special on July 16
06/16 - NBC Cancels Indebted, Picks Up Manifest; ABC's For Life Gets 2nd Season, The Baker and The Beauty Doesn't
06/15 - truTV Announces Tacoma FD Return and More; NBC Brings Back Freshman Drama, Cancels Two Others
06/14 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 15, 2020)
06/13 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Renewed for Season 2; Cops and Live PD Cancelled
06/12 - Fri-Yay: Rick and Morty Season 4; HBO Max Orders 2nd Season of Love Life
06/11 - Hulu Changes Premiere Dates of Two Series; ABC Encores Powerful Documentary Next Tuesday
06/10 - Lifetime Moves Variety's Power of Women Special to June 25; Remembering Mary Pat Gleason and Peggy Pope
06/09 - COZI TV's Leslie Jordan After Dark Week; TBS Slates Celeb Game Show with Mayim Bialik
06/08 - TBS Presents Tournament of Laughs; More on HBO's Perry Mason Launch
06/07 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 8, 2020)