Friday, January 31, 2020

Fri-Yay: The Good Place Officially Ends; Starz Picks Up Comedy with Amber Stevens West

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

The Good Place

by Vincent

Yesterday, The Good Place ended its four year run on NBC. While I haven't seen the finale yet at the time of writing this blog post, I have a lot to say about the season up to this point and particularly about last week's amazing penultimate episode.

The Good Place has always been a very philosophical series, but it honestly really surprised me with how deep it got last week in its discussion of the afterlife and "Heaven" (or the good place.) The show essentially argued that human life is shaped by the knowledge that we're going to die, so the "good" place is really not so good after all - without that strive to do great, it becomes a big pile of mush. Frankly, part of me wishes this concept had been explored a little longer. I could've done a whole season watching the good place crew fix...well, the good place. But nevertheless, I'm happy the show appears to be going out high and on its own terms. The show has always remained an absolute mind-bending delight, stretching the sitcom form as wide as it could possibly go. Now I'm interested to see if any series steps up in its place. I certainly hope so - the show is leaving behind a big gap in its absence. There's really no series with the level of humor and insight that The Good Place has right now. Still, I'm beyond overjoyed that the series was able to make it this long at all, so cheers to The Good Place and the end of one of TV's very best sitcoms.


Amber Stevens West

Starz announced it has given an eight-episode series order for Run the World. The half-hour comedy is created and written by Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, untitled Wendy Williams biopic) who will executive produce with showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Lionsgate's Dear White People, Living Single) and Lionsgate Television, where Bowser's SisterLee Productions is under an overall deal. Millicent Shelton (black-ish, P-Valley) directed the pilot. Run the World is the story of a group of Black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it's an unapologetically female show about enviable friendship and not only surviving - but thriving together.

The previously announced cast include Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show, Happy Together) as "Whitney," Andrea Bordeaux (NCIS: Los Angeles) as "Ella," Bresha Webb (A Fall from Grace, Marlon) as "Renee," Corbin Reid (Valor) as "Sondi" and Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, Imposters) as "Matthew."

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Terry Bradshaw Gets Comedic Series The Bradshaw Bunch; ABC Moves Drama Premiere by a Week in April

Terry Bradshaw

Legendary quarterback, Emmy®-winning television-broadcast icon, actor, and championship quarter horse breeder Terry Bradshaw is ready to steal America's hearts as E! greenlights the comedic docu-series The Bradshaw Bunch (wt), which will air later this summer. From real-life hijinks to juggling football, fame and farm life, unpredictable hilarity ensues as Bradshaw and family gives viewers a peek into rural living in Oklahoma. Alongside his playful and pranking wife Tammy, entrepreneurial and talented daughters Rachel, Lacey and Erin, and his loveable grandkids, the four-time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback and true country boy finds his most important job is father to his three kids.


The Baker and the Beauty

ABC has announced that new comedic drama The Baker and the Beauty will now debut a week later on Monday, April 13, so it can follow the series premiere of The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart. This spring, ABC turns up the romance with the compelling new modern-day fairy tale The Baker and the Beauty premiering Monday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. EDT following the premiere of the all-new Bachelor Nation series, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart. As previously announced, The Baker and the Beauty will take viewers on a flavor-filled adventure between relatable everyman Daniel and international superstar Noa. Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night, he meets Noa Hamilton and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash? The Baker and the Beauty stars Victor Rasuk as Daniel Garcia, Nathalie Kelley as Noa Hamilton, Carlos Gómez as Rafael Garcia, Dan Bucatinsky as Lewis, Lisa Vidal as Mari Garcia, David Del Rio as Mateo Garcia, Belissa Escobedo as Natalie and Michelle Veintimilla as Vanessa.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

CBS Announces Midseason Comedy Premieres; Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens Is a Hit

Man with a Plan

CBS announced the spring premieres dates for two comedies. Man with a Plan will return for its fourth season Thursday, April 2 at 8:30 PM ET/PT, after The Unicorn completes its season run, and the new comedy Broke will debut the same night at 9:30 PM ET/PT, after Carol's Second Act completes its season order. Man with a Plan stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage and family. Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, Hala Finley, Matt Cook and Kali Rocha also star.

Broke

Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette in a comedy about a single suburban mother (Perrette) who's shocked when her estranged sister, her sister's outrageously wealthy, big-hearted, Latin husband (Camil), and her husband's fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple's money dries up. Though class differences may separate the women, and the size of the house and the number of people living in it will test the limits of family ties, the familiar bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship. Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz and Antonio Corbo also star.


Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens has amassed 3.8 million total viewers including replays, streaming and premiere simulcast on a total of seven Viacom networks. Including L+3 playback, the January 22 premiere of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens is Comedy Central's best primetime series launch in more than three years, notching a 0.56 P18-49 rating and 818,000 total viewers on Comedy Central. Ratings for the Comedy Central premiere telecast jumped double and triple digits in all key demos for L+3 viewing, including +155% among Asian viewers 18-49 (1.32 L+3) and +100% among Women 18-49 (0.59 L+3). Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians) stars in the half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, NY. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC. The series was recently renewed for a second season.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Good Place Finale Post Show Special; Guy Fieri Is Up for a Food Network Face-Off

The Good Place

The Good Place will go out with a forkin' good time this Thursday (Jan. 30) at 8:30 p.m., as we already know, but don't forget there is something special as well. The series finale gives fans an extra-long 90-minute block dedicated to the award-winning show, which includes an extended episode as well as a post-show special featuring the full cast and hosted by Seth Meyers of Late Night with Seth Meyers. The post-show special will be filmed live in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A of 30 Rockfeller Center in New York City. Joining the fun in this special is series creator Michael Schur and stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and William Jackson Harper. The entire block airs from 8:30pm-10pm ET/PT this Thursday night on NBC.


Tournament of Champions

It's madness on Food Network this March as Guy Fieri hosts and executive produces an all new culinary competition where 16 of the nation's most celebrated chefs face-off on Tournament of Champions, premiering on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10pm with a supersized 90-minute episode stuffed with edge-of-your-seat action. During the five-part tournament, the chefs' skills will be pushed to the limit, as they go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition, where a randomizer machine determines the protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time for each of the cook-offs. The pressure is on and emotions are high throughout this unpredictable tournament, as the elite chefs enter this blind competition not knowing who their opponents will be, or what cooking challenges they will face. The intensity increases in each sudden-death each round of the tournament as the coveted spots decrease from 16 to eight in the second round, then to four, until there are only two chefs in the final round.

Monday, January 27, 2020

New Punk'd Gets Host; Comedic Game Show Renewed Through 2023

Chance the Rapper

MTV Studios, a unit of MTV and ViacomCBS and Quibi announced that Grammy(R) award-winning superstar Chance the Rapper will take the reigns as host of Punk'd, the groundbreaking prank series that dares to put unsuspecting A-listers into hilarious and over-the-top situations. Punk'd will be reimagined for a new generation and will be available only on Quibi's mobile video platform. The MTV series that coined the cultural verb, Punk'd, started a phenomenon by going where no show had gone before. Now, Chance the Rapper, along with his signature '3' baseball cap, is stepping into the director's chair with new laughs, new hoaxes and new celebrity 'marks' in bite-sized episodes. This time around, no stars are safe, and the hidden cameras will be there to catch every second. Celebrity 'marks' will be announced at a later date.


Funny You Should Ask

Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, and owner of 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks now serving nearly 160 million subscribers -- including The Weather Channel television network and its streaming service Local Now - is proud to announce an additional two-season order of its comedy game show Funny You Should Ask through the 2022-23 season. Hosted by Jon Kelley (Extra, The Mole), the comedy game show Funny You Should Ask is a daily half-hour strip featuring a panel of comedians who interact with contestants for cash and big laughs. In each episode, the laughs and the stakes increase as the contestants ask the comedians questions.

The comedians regularly appearing on Funny You Should Askinclude: Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Gardell, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, Cheryl Hines, Byron Allen, Louie Anderson, Raven-Symone, Tommy Davidson, Sherri Shepherd, Tim Meadows, Russell Peters, Tom Arnold, Sheryl Underwood, Natasha Leggero, Bill Bellamy, Bobby Lee, Jimmie Walker, Bill Engvall, Harland Williams, Jackee, Gary Owen, David Alan Grier, Maria Bamford, Maz Jobrani, Dave Coulier, George Wallace, Loni Love, Pauly Shore, Dean Edwards, Jodi Miller, Vivica A. Fox, and Caroline Rhea.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of January 27, 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 January 27-31, 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, January 27
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Watch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill talks about The Sinner on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kaley Couco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry talks about pulling double-duty on TV and Broadway on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate talks about the Dancing with the Stars Tour on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Julia-Louis Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia-Louis talks about Downhill on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia talks about Poisoned Love on the BUILD Series at 4:30pm.
Tuesday, January 28
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Ben on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Tony Rock (Living Biblically/All of Us) - Tony is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about Fox's The Resident on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Hot in Cleveland/Jake in Progress/Just Shoot Me!) - Wendie talks about Disney Channel's The Owl House on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia talks about Poisoned Love on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill talks about The Sinner on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12:15pm.
  • Janeane Garofalo (The Larry Sanders Show) and Grant Rosenmeyer (Oliver Beene) - Janeane and Grant are guests on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Wednesday, January 29
  • Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) - Watch Lakeith on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself) - Aisling is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy talks about his new book Living in Color on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on Tamron Hall (check your local listings), on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - David is in the kitchen making brisket and dishing on his new Broadway show A Soldier’s Play on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on E!'s Pop of the Morning at 11am and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim talks about VHYes on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy talks about the Hotel Tonight travel app on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Danielle Fishel (Girl Meets World/Boy Meets World) - Danielle is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, January 30
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Catch Max on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brent Morin (Merry Happy Whatever/Undateable) and Benji Aflalo (Alone Together) - Brent and Benji are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy Tommy talks about his new book Living in Color on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) - Annie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted joins the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson talks about the Girl Scout Cookie Championship on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on E!'s Pop of the Morning at 11am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Kominsky Method/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Almost Perfect) - Nancy talks about Last Man Standing) on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • AJ Michalka (Schooled/The Goldbergs/Oliver Beene) and Brett Dier (Schooled) - AJ and Brett talk about Schooled on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, January 31
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Watch Kumail on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Life in Pieces/Champions) - Fortune visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Hulu's Shrill on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max talks about The Neighborhood on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Michael Urie (Parnters) - Michael talks about Broadway's Grand Horizons on E!'s Pop of the Morning at 11am.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about Curb Your Enthusiasm on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of The Good Place - Ted Danson, D'arcy Carden, Manny Jaconto and William Jackson Harper talk about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Ted will also be on sometime between 7-9am.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on The Real, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, January 26

Last Man Standing - "Yours, Wine and Ours" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a chat with Bonnie, Mike struggles to balance his need for "me time" and finding common hobbies with Vanessa.

Outmatched - "Pilot" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Pig Trouble in Little China" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Trump Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins move to Washington, D.C., where Peter is hired as the new White House press secretary.

Family Guy - "Yacht Rocky" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.


Monday, January 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Logan #2" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Calvin and Dave’s college basketball teams go head to head, Dave surprises the Butlers with tickets to the game and also invites one of his best friends from Michigan, Logan #2, who reveals to Calvin surprising new details about Dave.

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, January 28

The Conners - "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Bless This Mess - "The Letter of the Law" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rio is bummed she can’t afford to go to Iceland for her best friend’s wedding, so the nuptials are moved and brought to the farm. Meanwhile, Rio is forced to take on Deb’s mail route after she quits, and Mike and Jacob help Rudy get over Constance.

mixed-ish - "True Colors" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paul is shocked to hear from his estranged mother who wants to visit for Rainbow’s 13th birthday and soon learns more about why she abandoned him. Meanwhile, Rainbow sees turning 13 as a huge turning point in her life and wants a big birthday party, but Alicia wants to celebrate all the things Rainbow missed out on over the years while on the commune.

black-ish - "Adventure to Ventura" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre worries Diane and Jack don’t know how to fend for themselves and sends them out on an adventure, only to realize it’s his overbearing worries that hold the twins back. Meanwhile, Junior gets into a tricky situation at work when he befriends Josh in hopes of scoring a positive peer review.

Schitt's Creek - "Maid of Honour" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Moira shares the newly released "Crows" movie trailer with the Jazzagals; Johnny and Roland find a suspicious bag of money at the new motel.


Wednesday, January 29

The Goldbergs - "Geoff the Pleaser" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam questions his career path of filmmaking when “the other Adam” moves back from Los Angeles and warns him making it big in Hollywood isn’t easy. Meanwhile, the JTP house is in shambles, and Geoff becomes the home manager as they know how much he loves to please and can’t say no.

Schooled - "Titanic Love" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The hit film has love on everyone’s brain, and Lainey has a realization about CB. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott uses the season’s bad football team to teach Coach Mellor how to be both a good winner and a good loser.

Modern Family - "Tree's a Crowd" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dunphy house is bursting at the seams when Dylan’s hippie mom moves in and Claire’s lonely stepdad, Jerry, wants to pay them a visit. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria attempt to help Manny get over his big breakup with Sherry.

Single Parents - "Yarn and Pebbles" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Graham joins Derek at Ratso’s for a day of father-and-son bonding, a jealous Angie enlists Douglas to help her make sure they don’t bond too much. The twins and Rory eat all the food in Douglas’ house to save his life, and Poppy and Miggy try to help Will with a dating situation named “Kay,” only to have it backfire.

Last Man Standing - "Yours, Wine and Ours" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kristin entrusts Mike with her gender reveal party.

Outmatched - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.


Thursday, January 30

Young Sheldon - "Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
George Sr. and Georgie go camping with Meemaw’s new boyfriend, Dale (Craig T. Nelson), but things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), tags along. Also, Sheldon and Missy invent a super-game.

The Unicorn - "Worst Case Scenario" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade decides to redo his will, he is conflicted about who should get custody of his children. Also, Michelle tries to convince Ben to get a vasectomy after they have a pregnancy scare.

Mom - "Dammit Sandra and Viking Ancestors" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is troubled when sparks fly between Tammy and Chef Rudy. Also, Bonnie overreacts when her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), accuses her of rejecting his help.

Carol's Second Act - "Night Lemons" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lexie and Jenny tease Carol when her kind neighbor shows signs that he has a crush on her. Also, Dr. Frost suggests that Maya and the interns forgo using technology as a crutch and instead use traditional medical procedures on their patients.

Last Man Standing - "Romancing the Stone" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa learns a secret that she thinks will ruin Ed and Bonnie's wedding day.

Outmatched - "The Talk" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After giving their kids "the talk," Mike and Kay start to overthink their own sex life.

Superstore - "Sandra's Wedding" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sandra and Jerry are getting married! When Jonah’s attempt to help the caterers and Dina’s obsession with wedding security threaten to derail it all, it falls to Amy to make sure Sandra’s big day isn’t ruined. Garrett struggles with what to say in his Best Man toast, while Mateo finds that starting a new relationship may be more complicated than he thought.

The Good Place - "Whenever You're Ready" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Series Finale)
Various conversations occur, between various groups of people.

grown-ish - "Close Friends" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Nomi challenges Zoey to try to be friends with Luca after their breakup; Zoey is forced to consider if it's possible to be friends with an ex; Jazz and Doug help Vivek navigate the world of dating apps.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Silkmoths" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Nicholas is terrible at love; Genevieve's ambivalence about Nicholas' boyfriend Alex takes an unfortunate turn when the three go out together; Matilda wants to bake Luke a cake but takes her brother's advice.


Friday, January 31

American Housewife - "The Great Cookie Challenge" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Katie learns that the top prize is an all-expense paid vacation, she doubles her efforts to help Anna-Kat win top prize in cookie sales against her fellow troop members, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Oliver’s attempt to help a student he befriends through the Teen Help Line center backfires.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Mommy and Me" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fresh off of a parenting brag to Honey, Jessica finds herself overwhelmed by a heartbroken Evan who wants to spend more time with her. Meanwhile, Emery announces his newfound veganism and faces the wrath of “The Burger Boys” – Louis and Eddie.


Saturday, February 1

Henry Danger - "Cave the Date" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Henry and the gang set up a secret underground restaurant in the Man Cave for Charlotte's private dinner with music superstar Jack Swagger; when word gets out that Jack Swagger is in town, some unwanted guests crash the party.


Sunday, February 2

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, January 25, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Pilot Season in Full Swing; Katey Sagal to Play Role Inspired by Erin Brockovich in ABC Drama Pilot

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! News has been a little slow this week, but networks are going full force into picking up pilots. Plus, we're hearing of the death of a cast member from Cagney & Lacey. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's been a busy week for pilots, and Deadline is keeping us updated on the status of all of them for all of the networks and streaming services. (Deadline)
  • Katey Sagal has been cast in a role that is inspired by the real-life Erin Brockovich in a drama that has been picked up as a pilot for ABC. (Hollywood Reporter)  
  • John Karlen, who is probably best known for his role as Mary Beth's husband on Cagney & Lacey, has died at age 86. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Hallmark Channel CEO is stepping down after a controversy involving airing commercials that included same-sex couples last month. (Deadline
  • Meanwhile, Judith Light is going to be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Want to create the name of a stew for a restaurant in a sitcom? Here's your chance. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JANUARY 25 - JANUARY 31)

  • This weekend on Decades is a binge marathon of Vega$.
  • Saturday Night Live returns from the winter break hiatus tonight, with Adam Driver as host.
  • Showtime has season premieres of a pair of political series tomorrow, with The Circus and Our Cartoon President.
  • On Tuesday, TBS has Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, the slightly retitled second season of the series.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fri-Yay: Sitcom Line-Ups - A Thing of the Past?; Adult Swim Comedy Returns Feb. 23

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!

TGIF

by Vincent

One thing I've been reminiscing about lately in terms of sitcom history is all-time great sitcom line-ups. When I think of all time great sitcom line-ups like NBC's classic Thursday blocks (whether it be the '90s Friends/Seinfeld centric block, the late '00s/early '10s 30 Rock/Office/Community/Parks and Rec line-up, or whatever you prefer), or classic ABC TGIF line-ups of years past, it made me nostalgic for the nights when I would just sit and watch whatever a network had on tap - because I could trust it was going to be that good.

Needless to say, the streaming world has made that idea somewhat obsolete. Now yes, there are still great sitcom line-ups. I'm a fan of the Superstore/Good Place pairing on NBC, and ABC still knows how to put together a good family sitcom slate. But since so few people watch live TV anymore, the idea of an entire night of TV dedicated to your interests has sort of fallen away.

Still, maybe the streaming age could bring back new traditions. Maybe people will marathon similar shows on the same streaming network and create their own line-ups. Nevertheless, though, while there's plenty of advantages to the streaming era, the loss of truly great sitcom line-ups is one thing I’ll miss.


Ballmastrz: 9009

Can Captain Gaz Digzy lead The Leptons to victory? Find out when season two of Ballmastrz: 9009 returns Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight and 12:15 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. Created by Christy Karacas (Superjail!) and produced by Titmouse, the quarter-hour animated series stars Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), who reprises her role as the voice of Gaz Digzy along with returning cast members Eric Bauza (Unikitty!), Jessica DiCicco (The Loud House), Karacas, Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) and Dave Willis (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell). Special guest stars this season include Ed Asner, Rachel Dratch, Jo Firestone, Doc Hammer, Stephanie Sheh and Cree Summer.

The Leptons are back! After 'the burning spirit of teamwork in their hearts' inspired the offbeat oddballs to win their first game, they're actually showing moments of non-suckage! Led by Gaz Digzy and supercharged by the awesome power of Ballmastr, the team wrestle new foes as they claw their way to the top. Will The Leptons continue to surprise fans and reach their ultimate goal: a chance to play for the coveted Crazyar Cup in the Grand Championship? Or will the seductive distractions of newfound fame sideline them for good?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Conners Celebrate Grand Opening of Lanford Lunch Box with Contest; Lifetime Celebrates 30 Years of Original Movies

The Conners

As The Conners gets ready to celebrate the grand opening of the new Lanford Lunch Box, fans are invited to submit a creative name for a stew for the menu as part of a contest that runs now through Thursday, Jan. 23, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Fans can submit their creative stew names at theconnerscontest.com for their chance to attend a taping of The Conners in Los Angeles. Judging criteria includes creativity of the stew's name and how well the stew name captures the love, humor and perseverance of The Conners. The contest is open to legal U.S. residents, age 18 and older. No purchase is necessary to participate. See official rules at theconnerscontest.com for full details.

The Conners returned with a new episode this week and new episodes air on Tuesdays from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EST on ABC. The Conners Live Episode airs on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as we mentioned. Episodes can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu. The series stars John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner.


Lifetime

Following Lifetime's banner 2019 TV slate that included the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed documentary series Surviving R. Kelly and highly-rated V.C. Andrews' Casteel Family movie series, Lifetime builds on its success by officially greenlighting the investigative four-hour documentary Surviving Jeffrey Epstein and orders five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season. Additionally, Lifetime commissions six Smart Justice specials with Elizabeth Smart to serve as companion docs for the network's Ripped from the Headlines true-crime movies. Lifetime also greenlights new biopic, I Was Lorena Bobbitt. And Lifetime celebrates its 30-year anniversary of the Lifetime Original Movie this year, as the network will premiere over 100 new titles in 2020. Lifetime also sets the premiere date for the highly anticipated The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel for Saturday, April 11 at 8pm ET/PT. The film hails from executive producers Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott and tells the story of the highs and lows of the top-selling female gospel group of all time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

HBO Max Gets Animated with Royals Comedy; Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Sophia Lillis Comedy

The Prince

HBO Max announced it will be crowning The Prince, created by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), as the latest animated comedy series order for the streamer. The series is inspired by Janetti's hilarious Instagram account which has nearly one million followers and has garnered international media attention for its satire of British Royals through the eyes of a young Prince George, eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will star in the series as Prince George alongside the voice talents of Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George's butler Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.

The Prince is a biting, satirical look at the life of Prince George of Cambridge, the youngest heir to the British throne, as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a royal child. Before George rules Britannia, he'll be laying down his own laws in Janetti's comedic take on the future King of England's childhood as seen from the prince’s own point of view. Because his succession isn't coming any time soon, in each episode George will find his path in life as a young prince in modern times – from the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace to his family's sea of corgis to primary school with commoners. The Prince also features notable characters in George’s life such as his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his fourth-in-line-for-the-throne little sister Charlotte, his modern Aunt Meghan and Uncle Harry, his great-grandad Philip, and – who can forget – his Gan Gan Elizabeth.


I Am Not Okay With This

Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, and Sofia Bryant star in I Am Not Okay With This, a truly super coming of age series from the producers of Stranger Things and the director of The End of the F***ing World that's kinda like if John Hughes made X-Men, as we first announced in June. The Netflix comedy will launch on Wednesday, Feb. 26. This is an irreverent origin story, following a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and... mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken from deep within her.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour: Hulu - a Comedy with Steve Martin and Martin Short, the Renewal of Dollface

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu presented the company's lineup of upcoming original programming including Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, High Fidelity starring Zoë Kravitz, the television adaptation of Sally Rooney's best-selling novel Normal People and Catherine The Great comedic drama The Great, featuring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult -- all of which will join the company's growing slate of premium Original content. Hulu also announced an upcoming comedy series starring Oscar(R) and Emmy Award(R) winning actor Steve Martin and Emmy Award(R) winning comedian Martin Short. From This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and co-created by John Hoffman and Steve Martin, the untitled new series puts a hilarious spin on the ever-popular true crime genre. The comedy will join Hulu's reputable slate of comedic television including Shrill, Ramy and Pen15.

Dollface

Hulu also renewed Dollface. New episodes of Dollface come to Hulu after a stellar first season, serving as the best performing new binge series for subscriber engagement amongst Hulu Originals in 2019. The original comedy series follows Jules (Kat Dennings), a young vibrant woman who is dealing with the aftermath of being dumped by her boyfriend. With a broken heart, Jules battles her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, with friendships she left behind and the new battle of dating post breakup. Dollface stars Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky. The series was created by Jordan Weiss, who served as an executive producer alongside showrunner Ira Ungerleider; Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Screen Arcade; Kat Dennings; Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Dollface is produced by ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.

Monday, January 20, 2020

TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour: More Cable; 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Winners

grown-ish

We have all of the major updates from the TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour where more cable networks presented Fri-Sun. We'll focus on comedy news, of course. Fresh off of last week's buzzed-about season premiere, grown-ish has been picked up for a fourth season on Freeform. Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons, the series is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education. Freeform's new comedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay, which The New York Times called "a charming dramedy, with an oddball voice and a bittersweet undercurrent," will have a special airing of its pilot episode on sister network FX on Wednesday (Jan. 22) at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

National Geographic Global Television Networks President announced additional season pickups of hit franchise series Brain Games, Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Life Below Zero. It was also announced that the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will premiere on Sunday, May 10, at 10/9c on National Geographic. Family entertainment network BYUtv announced its new comedy competition series Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ, created and hosted by multiple Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Wayne Brady and his producing partner, Mandie Taketa. The show, which counts Queen Latifah among its executive producers, will premiere on April 6, 2020. Meanwhile, Apple announced that Central Park, an animated musical comedy from Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard (Bob's Burgers), executive producer Josh Gad (Frozen) and executive producer Nora Smith (Bob's Burgers), will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ this summer. Central Park is an animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly and Cole in the world's most famous park, while fending off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, who would love nothing more than to turn the park into condos. The series voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci.

Apple announced that Trying, its first original series from the UK to debut on Apple TV+, will premiere Friday, May 1 around the world. All Jason and Nikki want is a baby. But it's the one thing they just can't have. Starring Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, Trying is a new comedy series about growing up, settling down and finding someone to love. BAFTA Award winner Imelda Staunton also stars. The series, featuring eight half-hour episodes, hails from BBC Studios and is written by Andy Wolton. The new series will premiere globally on Apple TV+, a new home for the world's most creative storytellers. Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.


26th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsAwards®

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2019 at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, held Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. The television winners are below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
SAM ROCKWELL / Bob Fosse – FOSSE/VERDON

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Gwen Verdon – FOSSE/VERDON

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – GAME OF THRONES

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JENNIFER ANISTON / Alex Levy – THE MORNING SHOW

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman – THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE / Fleabag – FLEABAG

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THE CROWN

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
GAME OF THRONES

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of January 20, 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 January 20-24, 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, January 20
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Watch Jane and Lily on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Players) - June appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about WGN America's Carter on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess/Linc's) - Pam chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - David is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Bresha Webb (Marlon/Truth Be Told/Love That Girl!) - Bresha appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) - Many stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, January 21
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Catch Awkwafina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens/All-American Girl) - BD drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) and Stephen Rannazzisi (The League/Big Day) - Mary and Stephen are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Players) - June appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/My Two Dads) - Paul is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brandon Routh (Partners) - Brandon visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher/Twins/Welcome to New York) - Sara is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her new book Grow, Candace, Grow on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Bless This Mess/Broad City) - Susie talks about Curb Your Enthusiasm on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Heather Kerr (guest star on The Facts of Life/Mama's Family) - Heather speaks out exclusively about the harrowing meeting with Harvey Weinstein when she was a young actress that derailed her life and made her quit the industry on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Life in Pieces/Champions) - Fortune will be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Wednesday, January 22
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Watch John on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Life in Pieces/Champions) - Fortune visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 9pm on Bravo.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Buscemi (Miracle Workers) - Steve appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about Star Trek: Picard on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Carol's Second Act/Merry Happy Whatever/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris gives the hosts a workout on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Erinn Hayes (Medical Police/Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens/All-American Girl) and Lori Tann Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens) - BD and Lori will be on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Jessy Hodges (Indebted) - Abby and Jessy are guests on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
Thursday, January 23
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - David stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Life in Pieces/Champions) - Fortune appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrew Santino (Mixology) - Andrew is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - The cast of Schitt's Creek are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:30pm on Bravo.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about America's Got Talent and Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Kominsky Method/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Almost Perfect) - Nancy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason George (Eve/Off Centre) - Jason is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Norman Lear (Producer of All in the Family/Sanford and Son/One Day at a Time/The Jeffersons/Good Times/Maude) - Norman is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office) - Melora talks about The Bold Type on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Retta and Reno talk about Good Girls on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
Friday, January 24
  • Penn Badgley (Do Over) - Watch Penn on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Bless This Mess/Broad City) - Susie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Anison (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Selena is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer on People Now at 12pm.
  • The Cast of Indebted - Abby Elliot, Jessy Hodges and Adam Pally are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Retta and Reno talk about Good Girls on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Cafe Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.

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


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, January 19

none scheduled


Monday, January 20

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the New Pastor" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Tina spends considerable time with the charming new minister she helped select for her church, Pastor Don (Victor Williams), Calvin begins to suspect the man may be coveting more than just job security. Also, Marty gets a surprise when he finally meets his disruptive new upstairs neighbor.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Canadians of Africa" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola doesn’t appreciate it when Bob gives her unsolicited parenting advice about her “unhappy son.”


Tuesday, January 21

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Bless This Mess - "Bad Seed" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Rio must decide on what seed they want to start growing on their farm, but Rio is distracted with her own project—getting Beau and Kay’s relationship to set sail after Kay gives Beau an ultimatum that he deeply fears. Meanwhile, Jacob shadows Constance for a school project, making Rudy a nervous wreck while they discuss catching criminals.

mixed-ish - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Schitt's Creek - "The Job Interview" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira endeavor to secure an investor for a new motel while, Alexis and Ted struggle with long distance.


Wednesday, January 22

The Goldbergs - "Game Night" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Geoff struggles to keep his living arrangement with Erica and Barry a secret from Beverly during game night, while Adam goes to his guidance teacher for a lesson in being cool so he can get closer to a new girl in chemistry class.

Schooled - "FeMellor" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Glascott and Lainey struggle to agree on what is an appropriate dress code, while Coach Mellor struggles with his relationship with Julie as she does not enjoy sports like he does.

Modern Family - "Dead on a Rival" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Single Parents - "Chunkies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Angie decides it’s finally time for Graham to meet his dad, Derek (Adam Brody), sickness overtakes the household. Derek is forced to either step in and help or head back out to his van. Meanwhile, when Sophie overhears some big news about Will and Tracy, she takes it upon herself to intervene; and the twins face their first professional failure.


Thursday, January 23

Young Sheldon - "An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon takes matters into his own hands when Meemaw refuses to drive him to a lecture with Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.). Also, Georgie tries to impress Veronica with his new business venture.

The Unicorn - "No Small Parts" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Grace gets the lead in the school musical, Wade realizes that the teachers are giving her special treatment after he hears her sing. Also, Michelle and Ben persuade Delia and Forrest to volunteer for the chaotic snack bar duty at a school function. Tim Baltz guest stars as Mr. Kersey, Grace’s drama teacher.

Young Sheldon - "A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After being released from the mental hospital, Dr. Sturgis unexpectedly breaks up with Meemaw.

Mom - "Audrey Hepburn and a Jalepeño Pepper" (CBS, 9:30PM 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.

Last Man Standing - "Bedtime Story" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike tries to avoid hurting Vanessa's feelings due to her snoring.

Outmatched - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.

Superstore - "Favoritism" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy tries to make Mateo her new assistant, leading to accusations of favoritism and a group competition in the store. Meanwhile, Sandra gets caught in a power struggle between Glenn and Dina, and Jonah attempts to show Garrett that he's still "one of the guys."

The Good Place - "Patty" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group makes some new friends.

Will & Grace - "Lies & Whispers" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Larry (guest star Tim Bagley) warns Will and Grace about the difficult entry process into the elite school they both want their kids to go to, they set out to prove that their child would be the better candidate. While helping Jenny (guest star Demi Lovato) with her ASMR livestream, Jack unwittingly creates problems between Karen and her “booty buddy,” Luke (guest star Chris Thornton).

Perfect Harmony - "Regionals" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Season 1 Finale. At the regional choir competition in Lexington, Arthur relishes the opportunity to finally stick it to his old rival, Magnus, when the unexpected happens. Presented with a surprise job offer, Ginny starts to doubt her worth before her big interview. Adams puts her past to bed with her still very alive dead husband, allowing her to move on.

grown-ish - "Damn" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The crew tries their best to cope with a shocking surprise, but another unexpected bomb sends Zoey into a spiral.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Giant Asian Mantises" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Matilda wants to get white-girl-wasted; Genevieve's low-key birthday party leaves Nicholas, Alex, and Matilda banished to the guest house; in the main house, Tellulah turns things up a notch; Nicholas is stuck being the responsible adult.


Friday, January 24

American Housewife - "Wildflower Girls" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport’s elite scout troop, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips (Ian Gomez); and, Oliver befriends the school recluse, Trevor (Tenzing Norgay-Trainor).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Magic Motor Inn" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In a selfish move to avoid Jessica’s wrath once SAT scores arrive, Eddie convinces Evan that coaching from former classmate and spelling bee champ Simryn is exactly what he needs to finally win the state spelling bee. However, when it backfires and Evan begins to spiral, Eddie gets some much-needed wisdom from Simryn’s dad. On the other side of town, Jessica and Louis convince Emery to get a job only to be shocked by what he chooses.


Saturday, January 25

Henry Danger - "Rumblr" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sick of fighting the same old villains, Captain Man makes a profile on a matchmaking app for heroes and villains; Kid Danger agrees to do the same, and two of them set up a double-fight to square off with some new villains.


Sunday, January 26

Last Man Standing - "Yours, Wine and Ours" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a chat with Bonnie, Mike struggles to balance his need for "me time" and finding common hobbies with Vanessa.

Outmatched - "Pilot" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kay and Mike cope with raising three high-IQ children.

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

Bob's Burgers - "Pig Trouble in Little China" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Trump Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins move to Washington, D.C., where Peter is hired as the new White House press secretary.

Family Guy - "Yacht Rocky" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Punky Brewster Reboot Officially a Go; Freeform Renews Pair of Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been yet another busy news week, and we've got news about some renewals, more on the Punky Brewster reboot, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's official: Punky Brewster is being rebooted. (Rolling Stone)
  • Grown-ish and Good Trouble have been renewed for another season. (Deadline
  • For those who were watching scripted series on Facebook Watch (and we're not sure that many were), it looks like they're moving away from those. (Variety)
  • The Brady Bunch cast seems to be primed to be the next big stars of HGTV, as Maureen McCormick has now been named as the host of a new series there. (Deadline)
  • It looks like we may not be hearing Hank Azaria as Apu telling us "thank you come again" anymore. (BBC)  
  • WGN America is bringing back the news (they previously aired a simulcast of the Chicago newscast) with a three hour nightly national newscast that will air from 7-10 every night. (WGN)
  • American Dad! is getting two more seasons on TBS. (SitcomsOnline)
  • NBC is getting ready to launch their Peacock streaming service, and now we know what the plans will look like. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JANUARY 18 - JANUARY 24)

  • This weekend on Decades is a binge marathon of The Rookies.
  • Antenna TV celebrates the anniversary of Barney Miller on Thursday.
  • Carter returns to WGN for a second season on Monday.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fri-Yay: Sitcoms in 2020; Peacock Streaming Services Programming Update

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!

A.P. Bio

by Vincent

As we enter a new decade, it's reasonable to ask: what direction are sitcoms headed in? The last few years of the 2010s saw the end of many long-running and beloved comedy series. This year we will see more sitcoms ending, such as The Good Place, BoJack Horseman and Modern Family. It might be the end of an era in many ways, but here’s a few notable events coming up this year that I'm looking forward to.

1. The finales of BoJack Horseman and The Good Place. As sad as I am to lose two of my favorite shows on TV, if there's any shoes that I think could pull off an amazing ending, it's these two. These shows are not only extremely funny, but their plotting and character development was out of this world. I'm really interested to see where they go next.

2. One Day at a Time's debut on Pop TV. We've seen plenty of examples of TV sitcoms going to streaming services - but this will be the first time seeing the reverse happening. One Day at a Time always felt a little out of place on Netflix and more like it would be at home on old-fashioned TV anyway - let's see if it’s still the extremely funny, thoughtful and lovable series when it moves to cable this March.

3. AP Bio's move to NBC's Peacock (more news on this below). I liked but didn't love AP Bio on NBC, and felt like it never quite lived up to its potential. I'm interested to see if the series can take off to the level I know it’s capable of on its new home without as much network influence. It hasn't always worked that way when sitcoms move to streaming networks, but maybe this will work out for the show.

4. The new Ted Danson series being directed by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock on NBC. As a 30 Rock super fan I'm really excited for this, especially given how good Danson was on The Good Place.

These are just some of the most exciting sitcom events I'm pumped for this year. I'm really interested to see what else this year has in store for sitcoms!


Peacock

At a Comcast investor presentation held in the iconic Studio 8H of 30 Rock, NBCUniversal unveiled Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as compelling live and on-demand content across news, sports, late night, and reality. From world-class originals and treasured hits, to blockbuster films and streaming channels, Peacock will offer consumers everything fans love to watch, all in one place. Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will have early bird access to Peacock Premium starting April 15. And beginning July 15, taking full advantage of the massive promotional opportunity of the Tokyo Olympics, Peacock Free and Peacock Premium will be available nationally on popular web, mobile and connected-TV devices. The company expects to reach 30-35 million active accounts by 2024.

Taking a different strategic approach, the company announced a tiered offering that gives consumers broad access to Peacock across web, mobile and connected-TV devices:

· Peacock Free: This free, ad-supported option will provide fans everywhere with more than 7,500 hours of programming. Peacock Free includes next day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series, complete classic series, popular movies, curated daily news and sports programming including the Olympics, Spanish-language content, select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tent-pole series, as well as curated Peacock streaming genre channels such as "SNL Vault," "Family Movie Night" and "Olympic Profiles."

· Peacock Premium: Bundled at no additional cost to 24 million Comcast and Cox subscribers, this ad-supported option will additionally include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late night talk shows, and additional sports - such as the Premier League - totaling more than 15,000 hours of content. Also available for $4.99 per month on all popular connected mobile and web devices for non-bundled customers.

Peacock will stream the ratings juggernaut brands from Dick Wolf's Wolf Entertainment, including Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. These dramas are consistently among the top-rated shows on television and among the most-streamed shows across platforms. Peacock will also stream Paramount Network hit series Yellowstone, the record-breaking drama, licensed from ViacomCBS. Yellowstone is co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, and is co-produced by David Glasser's 101 Studios. Additionally, Two and a Half Men and The George Lopez Show from Warner Brothers were announced. As previously announced, Peacock will offer some of the most popular NBC and classic TV series of all time, including 30 Rock, The A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Covert Affairs, Crossing Jordan, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Jeff Foxworthy Show, King of Queens, Leave it to Beaver, Magnum P.I., Married... With Children, Miami Vice, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Psych, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live, Saved by the Bell, Superstore and Will & Grace. Peacock will feature a library of top kids shows that range from new friends to characters beloved for generations including Care Bears, Curious George library, He-Man & Masters of the Universe, Punky Brewster (Animated), Sabrina the Teenage Witch, She-Ra and Woody Woodpecker.

Additional newly announced Peacock originals include Tina Fey-produced original series Girls5Eva, about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90's that reunites to give their pop star dreams one more shot; international series from NBCUniversal International Studios, including drama thriller The Capture, fresh off its rating success on the BBC in the UK, and comedy Lady Parts, launching on Channel 4 in the U.K., as well as three highly anticipated new comedies from Sky Studios: Intelligence starring David Schwimmer, Code 404 and Hitmen; a racing series from Dale Earnhardt Jr.; and a behind-the-scenes documentary series that follows USA Basketball superstars on their journey to Tokyo, produced in partnership with the NBA. Previously announced Peacock scripted originals include comedies such as Rutherford Falls, Saved by the Bell, A.P. Bio, Punky Brewster and the movie spinoff Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, as well as dramas Dr. Death, Battlestar Galactica, Brave New World, Angelyne and Armas de Mujer.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour: Cable Day 2 - American Dad! 2 Season Renewal, Tacoma FD Season 2 Premiere Date

American Dad!

It was day two of the cable portion for the TCA Winter 2020 Press Tour. Turner networks were among the nets up. TBS has ordered two more seasons of the top-rated animated comedy American Dad! part of the network's escapist, lean-back line-up of smart, imaginative programming that tells stories with heart and a comedic edge. Currently ranked as a top 5 cable comedy – with the current season reaching an audience of nearly 18 million viewers across all TBS platforms – American Dad! has been a significant performer ever since joining the network. The series from 20th Century Fox Television will celebrate its momentous 300th episode this year, joining the ranks of only a few adult animated comedies to reach this landmark. TBS has greenlit Lost Resort, an upstairs/downstairs look at the booming subculture of exotic wellness retreats. Produced by ITV America’s Sirens Media, the 10-episode unscripted series follows a group of strangers who are immersed in a three-week-long Costa Rican retreat led by a colorful team of alternative healers.

Tacoma FD

truTV has announced the season two premiere date for its red-hot hit Tacoma FD, the half-hour comedy set in a firehouse in one of America's rainiest cities. The scripted series returns Thursday, March 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT with thirteen all-new episodes, an increased order from season one's ten-episode run. Created by and starring Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Super Troopers franchise, the series was the number three new cable comedy of 2019. Season two features guest appearances from Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos) playing Eddie Penisi Sr., Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Jessica Lowe (Wrecked) and Jeff Dunham (Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself), along with returning guest stars Paul Soter (Super Troopers 2), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Suzy Nakamura (Dead to Me) and Jamie Kaler (Heathers). truTV's fiery new series Hot Ones: The Game Show is set to make its debut on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT. This hilarious half-hour game show is based on the hugely popular Hot Ones web series created by Complex Networks’ First We Feast. truTV is getting down and dirty with the greenlight of Tirdy Works, an unscripted sitcom set in a small rural town with four paved roads and a booming new business: arts and crafts created out of moose turds. Set in Somerville, Maine, the series is a hilarious, off-kilter look at entrepreneurship, parenthood, and life told through the eyes of artist Mary Winchenbach and her family.

Snowpiercer - Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly

TNT launches its highly anticipated post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer, starring Oscar(R) winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award(R) winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, black-ish), on Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series and the film from Golden Globe(R) Award winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Snowpiercer joins TNT's line-up of big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 29

Last Man Standing - "Break Out the Campaign" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa turns to Mike and Carol for advice on her State Assembly campaign; Kyle is overcome with anxiety when Ed gifts him an expensive watch.

Outmatched - "Royal Rumble" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike and Kay get caught in a lie about Leila's birthdate, they throw her a party with a theme of her choice; Brian, Nicole and Marc struggle with the news that Rita and Irwin would be their guardians if something happens to Mike and Kay.

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.

Duncanville - "Pilot" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie worries about her very average teenage son.

Bob's Burgers - "A Fish Called Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina goes too far trying to be a perfect mentor; Bob and Linda test out the gym next door.

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

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 23)

Friday, March 27

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/The Mindy Project/That '80s Show) - Glenn appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Bless the Harts/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about Devs on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) - Christopher is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March)

My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series

01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season (Blu-ray)
01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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