Saturday, February 29, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: America Ferrera Leaving Superstore; NBC Renews Several Dramas for Three Seasons

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's February 29th, a date that we only see once every 4 years (and we won't see another February 29th on a Saturday until 2048), and this week, we're hearing about a star leaving Superstore, a new cast member for Carol's Second Act, and lots of NBC renewals. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Superstore is coming back for a sixth season, but it seems that it will be without America Ferrera in the lead role. (CNN)
  • Kelsey Grammer has been cast in the season finale of Carol's Second Act and will recur in the series if it is renewed for a second season, although the last time Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer had a series together, it did not work out so well. (Deadline)
  • NBC firmly stands behind their Chicago franchise series, giving all three of them a renewal for another three seasons. (Deadline)
  • Law & Order: SVU also got an additional three seasons, which will bring it up to 24 seasons. (Deadline)
  • It's hard to believe that it has been around for ten seasons, but Hawaii Five-0 is coming to an end after 240 episodes and 10 seasons. (UPI
  • Coronavirus has shut down production for the CBS reality show The Amazing Race. (NY Post)
  • AMC has picked up a comedy that alternates between single camera and multi camera. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 6)

  • Decades has a Remington Steele binge this weekend.
  • Season 4 of Little Big Shots debuts Sunday on NBC.
  • FX and FXX has lots of season and series premieres this week, including Breeders (Monday, FX), Dave (Wednesday, FXX), and Cake (Thursday, FXX).

Friday, February 28, 2020

Fri-Yay: How Much Do Live Ratings Still Mean?; Disney+ Gets Proud Family Revival Series

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!

by Vincent

As we enter the mid stretch of yet another network TV season, I realized I hadn't checked ratings nearly as much this season as I had in the past. It's not as if I'm not watching shows on network TV anymore, but it seemed to me like live ratings were just getting so much lower that it was hard to really pay them any real attention to them. And sure enough, when I checked, the numbers had gotten so low, particularly in the 18-49 demo, that it was somewhat comical. Ratings that would've been cause for immediate cancellation even just 2 or 3 years ago are now some of the best ratings on network TV. At this point, so few people are sitting down and watching live television that it's hard to even think of anyone in my life who does watch it, other than for sports and live events.

So how much do these ratings still mean? Truly, they do still have some significance - truly awful live ratings is what got shows like NBC's Sunnyside cancelled - but more and more I see networks citing live plus on demand ratings and Live+7 ratings (calculated after 7 days of DVR usage). Part of this is likely because it makes the numbers sound better from a PR standpoint - but I'd like to also think that some of it is simply because networks realize they need to make money another way, because live ratings simply aren't measuring how most people are watching TV anymore. Hopefully, it makes beloved but little watched series (which describes far more shows today than it did 10 years ago) make it past first year cancellation.


The Proud Family

Disney+ has ordered the long-anticipated revival of the groundbreaking animated series The Proud Family which, 18 years after its Disney Channel premiere, is still beloved for its characters, stories and multilayered humor and for its messages about inclusion and cultural diversity in a smart, modern way. The new animated family sitcom The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is currently in production at Disney Television Animation with Academy Award-winning creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar, who led the original series, at the helm, reuniting them with Calvin Brown, Jr. who is co-executive producer and story editor. All previous seasons of The Proud Family are currently available on Disney+.

Picking up the story of its central character Penny Proud, the new series will also include her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and her grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be The Proud Family without Penny's loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and Zoey Howzer, among others. Reprising their voice roles are: Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, Jo Marie Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Cedric the Entertainer will also return as Uncle Bobby Proud.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

NBC Moves New Drama to Thursday Night; Veep Star Heads to Hulu

Council of Dads

NBC has shifted the launch of its new midseason drama Council of Dads. The series will premiere Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following the season finale of This Is Us. The show will then now return in its new timeslot beginning Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. through July 9. The network's hit drama New Amsterdam will air March 10 and 17 in its normal 10 p.m. timeslot, which was originally planned as Council of Dad airings. Council of Dad stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O'Neill.

In the series, family takes on a different meaning in "Council of Dads" when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family - just in case he ever can't be there to do it himself. There's Anthony, Scott's oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife's dearest friend. Together, they discover that there's more to being a father than anyone could do alone - and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.


Tony Hale

Two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development, and creator of Archibald's Next Big Thing) has been cast to play the dual role of Mr. Benedict and his twin brother Mr. Curtain in The Mysterious Benedict Society. Hale recently wrapped Wakey, Wakey the one-man play at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and is also featured in Toy Story 4 as the voice of "Forky."

Mr. Benedict, a rumpled, affable eccentric genius, he is the head of the Mysterious Benedict Society - a group of orphans he has recruited to save the world. While Mr. Benedict is reluctant to put the children in harm's way, he feels there is no other choice. His Society is mysterious and so is Mr. Benedict himself; he is the genial, cunning mastermind. Mr. Curtain is Mr. Benedict's frustratingly sharp, well put-together (if villainous) twin brother.

Based on the best-selling novel, The Mysterious Benedict Society is the tale of four gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

HBO Comedy Betty to Premiere May 1; Molly Shannon Is a Big Deal on Showtime

Betty

Based on Crystal Moselle's critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, HBO's new six-episode half-hour series Betty, debuts Friday, May 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film, Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.

Opinionated and loyal, Janay (Lovelace) is strong willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear (Moonbear) is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armor she wears to hide her emotional struggles. Kirt (Moran) is a lover (to the ladies), a fighter (to the rest of the world), and a little kid in the body of a woman. She's the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn't care. Meanwhile, Indigo (Russell) is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out. On the edge of the group is Camille (Vinberg), guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward. She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she's carved out with them, but she needs to realize that cool points don't actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.

Recurring cast include Reza Nader as Farouk, Edmund Donovan as Bambi, Caleb Eberhardt as Donald, Katerina Tannenbaum as Ash, Jules Lorenzo as Yvette and Brenn Lorenzo as Celia.




Molly Shannon

Three-time Emmy nominee Molly Shannon (The Other Two) has signed on to star in the half-hour comedy pilot Big Deal, starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). If the project is picked up to series, Shannon would appear as a series regular. Bayer co-created Big Deal with Emmy nominee Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer), who will also executive produce. Emmy winner Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Black Monday, Big Mouth) will serve as showrunner and executive produce along with Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Wet Hot American Summer, The Lovebirds), who will direct, as well as Annapurna's Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle and Jordana Mollick of Semi-Formal.

Produced by SHOWTIME, Big Deal is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home shopping channel host. Shannon will star as Jackie, the charismatic, popular host at the network.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

AMC Gets Alternating Single-Camera and Multi-Camera Sitcom; Bunk'd Returning for Season 5

Annie Murphy

AMC announced that it has cast Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) in Kevin Can F*** Himself in the lead role of Kevin's wife, Allison, a dark comedy about a woman who escapes her confines and discovers her rage. Kevin Can F*** Himself probes the secret life of a type of woman we all grew up believing we knew: the sitcom wife. Kevin Can F*** Himself looks to break television convention and ask what the world looks like through her eyes. Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life. Kevin Can F*** Himself will consist of eight, hour-long episodes.


Bunk'd

Disney Channel's #1 series for Kids and Girls 6-11, Bunk'd, will soon be back for a fifth season full of more adventures at Maine's rustic Camp Kikiwaka. Erin Dunlap (Andi Mack, Jessie), who joined the series as executive producer in season four, will return as sole showrunner for season five. Former executive producer Phil Baker (Good Luck, Charlie, Andi Mack), who teamed with Dunlap on the series' highly rated fourth season, will focus on development and other projects for the channel. Production will begin in fall 2020.

Returning series regulars include Miranda May as cheerful camp owner Lou; Mallory James Mahoney (Disney Channel's Adventures in Babysitting), Raphael Alejandro (ABC's Once Upon a Time) and Will Buie Jr. (Gifted) as the loveable but mischievous campers; Shelby Simmons (Andi Mack) and Israel Johnson (Schooled) as their quirky but well-intentioned counselors.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Friends Reunion Officially on HBO Max in May 2020; Modern Family Fan Favorite Episodes Marathon

Friends

It's official, Friends fans! After 15 years, nine months, and innumerable fan requests from around the globe, we now have the 'brand-new information' you've been waiting for. The Friends cast will be reuniting exclusively for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max, WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering debuting in May 2020. Series stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer will return to the iconic comedy's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a celebration of the beloved show. The unscripted cast reunion special, along with all 236 episodes of the Emmy(R)-winning series, will be available to subscribers at the launch of HBO Max. Ben Winston will direct the special and will executive produce along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television and Fulwell 73 Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer will also executive produce the special. Emma Conway and James Longman are co-executive producers.

To get caught up on original Friends episodes, sister WarnerMedia network TBS recently announced that for the next four weeks every episode of Friends will air on TBS and livestream on the TBS app, weekdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Additionally, the network has curated an experience for fans offering the best of the series on their digital platforms.


Modern Family

ABC gave fans the power to program an entire night filled with their favorite Modern Family episodes. Votes are in and the marathon of viewer-selected episodes will air Wednesday, March 11 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT. The night will kick off with the episode that started it all - the Modern Family series premiere - followed by five additional fan-chosen episodes, giving viewers a chance to gather their families for the ultimate Modern Family binge and relive some of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan's most hilarious, jaw-dropping and monumental moments.

The night's curated list of episodes will include the following:

8:00-8:30 p.m. - "Pilot" (OAD: 9/23/09)
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "Caught in the Act" (OAD: 1/19/11)
9:00-9:31 p.m. - "Door to Door" (OAD: 10/5/11)
9:31-10:00 p.m. - "Las Vegas" (OAD: 3/26/14)
10:00-10:30 p.m. - "Connection Lost" (OAD: 2/25/15)
10:30-11:00 p.m. - "The Alliance" (OAD: 2/14/16)

Voting for the favorite Modern Family episodes took place between Monday, Feb. 3, via a daily Twitter poll from the show's Twitter handle and concluded on Friday, Feb. 7. Each day, a different selection of episodes was made available for fans to choose from for a curated night of "Modern Family" fun! Currently in its 11th and final season, the Emmy(R) Award-winning series Modern Family will air its series farewell episode on Wednesday, April 8, on ABC.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 24, 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 February 24-28, 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, February 23
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Catch Eva on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 24
  • Tony Rock (Living Biblically/All of Us) - Tony is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven's Home/That's Ro Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/I Married Dora) - Juliette talks about Sacred Lies on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey says he's finally ready to reveal who he claims abused his best friend, the late Corey Haim, on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
Tuesday, February 25
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Catch Nick on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about The Voice on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/I Married Dora) - Juliette drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Spencer (Significant Others) - Chris appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about Frozen 2 on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
Wednesday, February 26
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Nurse Jackie) - Bobby talks about The Jesus Rolls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Mark Addy (Still Standing) - Mark talks about Hangmen on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, February 27
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Catch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces) - Thomas appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Carol's Second Act/Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Carol's Second Act on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn appears on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Jason talks about Dispatches from Elsewhere on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Entourage) - Carla will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Tia Mowry (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff (I Am Not Okay With This) - Sophia and Wyatt talk about I Am Not Okay With This on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Friday, February 28
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Watch Max on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry) - D'Arcy is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Xosha Roquemore (The Mindy Project) - Xosha appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam talks about Indebted on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 23

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Duncanville - "Red Head Redemption" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Duncan's friends replace him with Kimberly in their online video game tournament, so he joins the opposition to betray them and humiliate Kimberly; Annie tries to force Jack to throw out all his old memorabilia that is cluttering the garage.

Bob's Burgers - "Three Girls and a Little Wharfy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Louise skeptically joins Jessica and fifth-grader Megan in their search for Wharfy, a mythical sea monster; Bob takes an online master class by a world-renowned chef.

Family Guy - "Undergrounded" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter secretly gets a credit card and overspends the family money, so Lois grounds him; to plan the perfect escape, Peter builds a tunnel leading directly to The Drunken Clam.


Monday, February 24

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 - "There's My Nigerians" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bob and Abishola struggle to pull Dottie out of her depression, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde come over to lift her spirits. Wendie Malick and Marilu Henner guest star as Jen and Trish, Dottie’s friends.


Tuesday, February 25

The Conners - "Bad Dads and Grads" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dan starts to bond with his younger half-brother (guest star Noel Fisher), but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie hits it off with a fun married couple (guest stars and real-life husband and wife Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey), so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship. Harris and Mark do not react well to the news that Darlene is trying to have a baby with Ben.

Bless This Mess - "Völsung and the Beef Boy" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When faced with choosing between meat judging (his dad Beau’s preference) or playing music (his shared bond with Mike), Jacob realizes he must figure out what his passions are on his own. Meanwhile, Rio takes driving lessons from Kay, but their friendship hits a bump in the road when Kay learns that Rio has secretly been getting lessons from other townspeople.

mixed-ish - "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons welcome an African American family that has just moved into their mostly white neighborhood. Santamonica doesn’t get along with the new neighbor’s daughter, until she gives Santamonica attitude. Meanwhile, Rainbow is excited to celebrate her one-month anniversary with Bryce, but he tells her some devastating news.

black-ish - "You Don't Know Jack" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack joins the robotics club and Dre worries it might be a detrimental failure for him after already being cut from the basketball team. Ruby embellishes a story for Diane’s school project.

Schitt's Creek - "The Presidential Suite" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira spend a night at the presidential suite in the new motel, while Alexis receives a surprise visitor.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages - "Dark Ages: Holiday" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Al and Prince Chauncley struggle to deal with their families over the holidays.


Wednesday, February 26

The Goldbergs - "Body Swap" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam is torn between following Beverly’s rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry’s college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the “student” Barry wishes he could be.

The Goldbergs - "WrestleMania" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can’t get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas decide neighbor Jane Bales will be the Watch Captain and not her.

Modern Family - "The Prescott" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alex’s new company is putting her up at a new luxury apartment with full amenities and a list of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of, without her knowing. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant’s famous sliders for his food blog, while Mitch and Cam sneak in separately to meet its most famous resident, David Beckham. Meanwhile, Luke and Manny head straight for the gym to try and pick up on older women and end up in some hot water with a few of the residents.

Single Parents - "Untz, Untz, Untz" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Angie uses Sophie as bait to get time with her crush Colin by setting up Sophie and Percy, Colin’s son, on a playdate at Angie’s house. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas navigate Douglas’ first night sleeping at Poppy’s house, which doesn’t go as expected; and Graham and Will go on a bro-date of their own to the pizza parlor.


Thursday, February 27

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

Mom - "Pop Pop and a Puma" (CBS, 9:00PM 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.

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

Last Man Standing - "I'm with Cupid" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike plays cupid for Joe when he sets up him on a date with Cece; Kyle is jealous when Ryan invites Jen to be a guest on their podcast.

Outmatched - "Bullying" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Kay look into a charter school for Marc after he is brought into the principal's office for bullying his teacher; Kay fears Marc's chances of getting accepted might be ruined due to her own bullying past.

Superstore - "Zephra Cares" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy organizes a community service event, but it’s jeopardized by Jeff's return and Glenn's desire to help his co-workers. Meanwhile, Sandra confronts Jonah about his strategy for soliciting donations, and Garrett tries to prove his intelligence to Dina.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Debbie" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When cocaine and weapons are stolen from the evidence lock-up, the squad must investigate the Nine-Nine itself.

Will & Grace - "Filthy Phil, Part I" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Karen introduces Will and Grace to the new love of her life, Phil (guest star Joel McHale). But Will and Grace become increasingly suspicious that Phil has sinister intentions for their friend. When Miss Coco Peru (guest star Clinton Leupp) tells Jack that he’s closing down his bar for good, Estefan (guest star Brian Jordan Alvarez) encourages Jack to become its new owner.

Indebted - "Everybody's Talking About Hot Goss" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Joanna has a new girlfriend that doesn’t like to gossip. This forces the family to take a long hard look at the way they communicate because they love hot goss.

grown-ish - "Doin' the Most" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Zoey struggles with school and her new job as a fashion stylist; Sky returns to the track, only to run into a new obstacle; Jazz has issues with balancing her personal life and track; Ana and Javi try to keep things professional.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Maggots" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Alex puts Nicholas in the naughty corner; Nicholas and Alex work through their relationship issues at home; Matilda and Genevieve find themselves confronting sexuality at school in very different ways; Genevieve is forced to grow up.


Friday, February 28

none scheduled


Saturday, February 29

Henry Danger - "The Beginning of the End" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A boy procures a job as sidekick-in-training to a super-crimefighter.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Imaginary Friends" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Young Dylan's grandmother decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son's family; the Wilson family household is soon turned upside down as lifestyles clash between aspiring hip-hop star and his straight-laced cousins.


Sunday, March 1

The Simpsons - "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms.

Duncanville - "Pilot" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie worries about her very average teenage son.

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

Duncanville - "Undacuva Mutha" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In hopes of getting a promotion, Annie tries to fill her parking ticket quota for the month; Jack tries to be a cool dad, but just ends up making Kimberly and Jing violently ill.

Bob's Burgers - "Wag the Song" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina competes against Gene and Louise to write a new school song for Wagstaff; Bob and Linda battle blinding glare from Jimmy Pesto's new shiny steel awning across the street.

Family Guy - "Rich Old Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Stewie's lush retirement is interrupted by Brian, who brings news that Peter is dying.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Lark Voorhies Unhappy with Saved by the Bell Reboot Snub; Remembering Ja'Net DuBois

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It isn't a very busy week, but we have news of a sitcom actress death, a snub in casting for the Saved by the Bell reboot, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Many of the original Saved by the Bell cast members are being included in the reboot of the series, but Lark Voorhies was snubbed, and she isn't too happy about it. (CNN)
  • Ja'Net DuBois, who played Willona on Good Times and also sang the theme song for The Jeffersons, died this week. (CNN)
  • Fresh Off the Boat ended last night after six seasons, and star Randall Park is taking a look back at the legacy of the series with Entertainment Weekly. (Entertainment Weekly
  • Meanwhile, Randall Park is already looking at his next project, an unusual comedy series based upon true stories, where he will star alongside Ed Helms. (Deadline)
  • Nickelodeon has renewed some favorites, including Are You Afraid of the Dark?. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 22 - FEBRUARY 28)

  • Decades is "movin' on up" with The Jeffersons this weekend.
  • PopTV will be airing next day encores of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert every morning starting Tuesday.
  • The Voice returns Monday on NBC.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Fri-Yay: Single Parents Quietly Becoming ABC's Best Sitcom; BET+ Gets Bigger with Comedy

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!

Single Parents

by Vincent

ABC is generally very good at developing sitcoms, but it's been a while since they've had a knock-it-out-of-the-park show. They've hit a level where they can churn out fairly decent sitcoms faster than any other network, but since the era of black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat I haven't fell in love with any of their new offerings the way I did with shows like those or The Middle. However, Single Parents has very quietly been getting better over the course of its run, to the point where I'd now call it quietly one of the best sitcoms on TV.

Single Parents is in its second season, and when it started it was a likable but ho-hum family sitcom. Over the course of its two seasons, though, the show has progressive been getting a little more interesting, exploring topics such as sexuality and family in interesting ways and also becoming funnier and more cutting with its humor. The show is created by former New Girl writer JJ Philbin (daughter of Regis), and you can feel some of that show's likable character humor with an edge creeping into Single Parents slowly but surely. Like many ABC sitcoms of recent years, it's fairly basic in structure but is taking some real creative risks that are causing it to be the type of show you definitely want to keep an eye on. Unfortunately, like many great sitcoms of recent times, the ratings aren't great - so hopefully ABC sees a developing gem and sticks with it.


Bigger

BET+ announced the second season pickup of the Will Packer and Will Packer Media executive produced series, Bigger. The provocative comedy created by Felischa Marye will continue to stream exclusively on BET+. Returning series regulars include Tanisha Long (Layne Roberts), Angell Conwell (Veronica Yates), Rasheda Crockett (Tracey Davis), Chase Anthony (Deon Lewis), and Tristen Winger (Vince Carpenter). The full first season of Bigger is currently available to stream on BET+. Production specifics and the premiere date are forthcoming.

Season one of Bigger follows Layne, a single-black-woman and her close-knit group of 30-somethings as they navigate love, friendships, career ambitions, and the journey to getting BIGGER, together. When a college acquaintance suddenly dies, the group is forced to take a deeper look at their messy lives, while asking themselves - is this it or is there something bigger and better?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Are You Afraid of the Dark and All That Get More Episodes; Tyler Perry Gets Nick Sitcom

Are You Afraid of the Dark and All That

Nickelodeon has renewed some of its biggest franchises and hit series for the 2020-21 season. Among them include: Are You Afraid of the Dark (Season 2) - The beloved anthology series returns with more scary stories and a new Midnight Society group of kids who tell a chilling tale, only to witness the events of the terrifying story start to unfold around them. ACE Entertainment (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, The Perfect Date) returns to produce, with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive producers. And All That (Season 1, additional 10-episode pickup) - With a first season totaling 36 episodes, the reboot of the iconic '90s pop-culture sketch series showcases the comedic talents of eight kid comedians and features musical performances and guest appearances from today's biggest stars.


Young Dylan

Kid rapper and pint-sized powerhouse Young Dylan will join the Nickelodeon family with the premiere of the brand-new live-action series, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 8:30 (ET/PT). Executive produced, directed and written by Perry, the series follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer), an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced. Michelle Sneed is also an executive producer, with Will Areu and Mark E. Swinton serving as producers.The series is currently in production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Ga.

In Tyler Perry's Young Dylan, Dylan's grandmother Viola (Aloma Wright) realizes that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles Wilson (Carl Anthony Payne II), his wife Yasmine (Mieko Hillman) and their two kids Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter). Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins. From Dylan giving Charlie, Rebecca, and her best friend Bethany (Jet Miller), lessons in "swag" and street smarts, to learning that even rappers have rules in the Wilson house, the series follows the hilarious hijinks this family faces as they try to get on the same beat.

Nickelodeon's partnership with Perry is part of his long-term pact with ViacomCBS, producing original series for BET Networks (The Oval and Sistas) and other ViacomCBS networks, with exclusive licensing rights on this programming. Additionally, Perry recently announced his joint venture with BET Networks for the new streaming video on demand service BET+. Tyler Perry's Young Dylan marks Perry's first kids' scripted series.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Remembering Ja'Net DuBois of Good Times, Kellye Nakahara of M*A*S*H, and Others We've Recently Lost

Ja'Net DuBois

Actress Ja'Net DuBois, who was best known for her role as Willona Woods in Good Times, has died. She died on February 18 of natural causes in her sleep at her Glendale, California, home. Sources differ on her age. Some list her as 74, 81 or 87.

Good Times

DuBois starred as Willona Woods in Good Times, which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. Willona was the best friend of Florida Evans (Esther Rolle) and the neighborhood gossip maven. She was a recent divorcée who works at a boutique. The series also starred John Amos (1974-1976), Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Johnny Brown (1977-1979), Janet Jackson (1977-1979) and Ben Powers (1978-1979).

She had a recurring role as Grandma Ellington in 10 episodes of The Wayans Bros. from 1996 to 1997. Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Sanford and Son, The Love Boat, The Facts of Life (as Tootie's grandmother, Ethel), Dearly Departed, New Attitude, Doctor Doctor, A Different World, True Colors, Dream On, The Golden Palace, Hangin' Mr. Cooper, Sister, Sister, Home Improvement, Moesha, Clueless, The Steve Harvey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond and One on One.

DuBois was also known for her voiceover work. She provided the voice of Mrs. Florence Avery in the 1999-2001 Fox/The WB animated sitcom The PJs. She won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001 for her work. Her other voiceover credits included As Told by Ginger as Mrs. Patterson, Random! Cartoons and G.I. Joe: Renegades.

She appeared as Loretta Allen on the soap opera Love of Life from 1970 to 1972. She is credited as the first African-American woman to appear regularly on a daytime soap. Some of her television drama guest appearances included Shaft, Kojak, Caribe, Crazy Like a Fox, Houston Knights, Beverly Hills 90210, ER, Touched by an Angel, Boomtown, Crossing Jordan and Cold Case.

DuBois co-wrote with Jeff Barry and sang the theme song Movin' on Up for The Jeffersons. She released three albums: Queen of the Highway (1980), Again, Ja'Net DuBois (1983) and Hidden Treasures (2007). She appeared in former Good Times co-star Janet Jackson's 1987 "Control" music video as her mother.

She starred as Ma Bell in the 1988 film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Some of her other film credits included Diary of a Mad Housewife, Heart Condition, Waterpoof and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Kellye Nakahara

Actress Kellye Nakahara, who was best known for playing Nurse Kealani Kellye in M*A*S*H, has died. She died from cancer at her home in Pasadena, California on February 16. She was 72.

Nakahara appeared as Lt. Nurse Kealani Kellye in 165 (or 167 according to some sources) episodes of the CBS sitcom M*A*S*H from 1973 to 1983.

Her sitcom guest appearances included At Ease, Growing Pains and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Some of her television guest appearances included Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Little House on the Prairie, Matt Houston, Lottery!, Otherworld, Hunter, Crisis Center and NYPD Blue.

She appeared as Mrs. Ho, the domestic cook, in the 1985 film Clue. Some of her other film credits included She's Having a Baby, Shattered, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Black Day Blue Night and Doctor Dolittle (1998). Outside of her acting career, she worked as a watercolor artist who painted and exhibited under her married name, Kellye Wallett.

Lynn Cohen as Magda

Actress Lynn Cohen appeared as Magda in Sex and the City. She died on February 14 in New York City, New York. Ms. Cohen was 86.

Cohen appeared in the recurring role of Magda, Miranda's (Cynthia Nixon) housekeeper, in 13 episodes of Sex and the City in seasons 3-6 of the HBO romantic comedy-drama Sex and the City. She reprised the role in the 2008 film Sex and the City and the 2010 sequel Sex and the City 2.

Some of her other television guest appearances included NYPD Blue, Soul Man, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order (12 episodes as Judge Elizabeth Mizener), Days of Our Lives, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Bored to Death, Nurse Jackie, Damages, Getting On, The Affair, Deadbeat, Master of None, Chicago Med, Blue Bloods, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and God Friended Me. She played Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Paula Kelly

Actress Paula Kelly starred as Liz Williams in the first season of Night Court. She died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on February 8 in Whittier, California. Ms. Kelly was 77.

Kelly appeared as Liz Williams, a public defender, in 12 episodes of the first season of Night Court in 1984. She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included Sanford and Son, Good Times, Amen, The Golden Girls, Baby Talk and Room for Two. Her other television guest appearances included The Young Lawyers, Medical Center, Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Police Woman, Kojak, Trapper John, M.D., Insight, Feel the Heat, Hill Street Blues, Finders of Lost Loves, St. Elsewhere, South Central and Any Day Now.

She appeared in the recurring role of Ginger Jones in 24 episodes of the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1985.

Ann E. Todd (Ann Basart)

Actress Ann E. Todd (later Ann Basart) starred as Joyce Erwin the 1950s sitcom The Stu Erwin Show. She died on February 7 in California after battling dementia for seven years. She was 88.

She played Joyce Erwin, the daughter of Stu Erwin and June Erwin (June Collyer), in the ABC sitcom The Stu Erwin Show from 1950 to 1954. She was replaced by Merry Anders for the final season.

She appeared as a child actress in almost 40 films between 1939 and 1953. Later in life she became a noted music librarian.

Orson Bean

Actor Orson Bean starred as John Goodman's father in Normal, Ohio and made many sitcom guest appearances. He died on February 7 in Los Angeles after being being struck by a vehicle. Mr. Bean was 91.

Bean starred as Bill Gamble, Butch's (John Goodman) cranky homophobic father, in the short-lived 2000 Fox sitcom Normal, Ohio. The series also starred Greg Pitts, Joely Fisher, Anita Gilette, Julia McIlvaine, Cody Kasch, Mo Gaffney and Charles Rocket.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included The Phil Silvers Show, Love, American Style, Forever Fernwood/Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (as Reverend Brim), The Love Boat, The Facts of Life, Thanks, Manhattan, AZ, Will & Grace, Becker, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, The Guest Book, Teachers, Superstore and Grace and Frankie.

He starred as Loren Bray in the 1993-1998 CBS western drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. He appeared in the recurring role of Roy Bender, a steak salesman and Karen McCluskey's (Kathryn Joosten) love interest, in 23 episodes of the ABC mystery comedy-drama Desperate Housewives from 2009 to 2012.

Jane Milmore

Television actress, writer and producer Jane Milmore worked on Newhart, Martin and The Hughleys. She died on February 4 in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. Ms. Millmore was 64.

Milmore's sitcom acting credits included Newhart, Anything But Love, Syndey, Martin, Daddy Dearest and The Hughleys.

Her writing credits included Newhart, Syndey, Anything But Love, Nurses, Martin, Daddy Dearest, The Wayans Bros., Bless This House, Suddenly Susan, Yes Dear, The Hughleys and Center of the Universe. She received an Emmy nomination for the 1990 CBS special I Love Lucy the Very First Show.

Some of her producing credits included Nurses, Martin, Daddy Dearest (also co-creator), The Wayans Bros., Bless This House, Yes Dear, The Hughleys and Center of the Universe.

Gene Reynolds

Actor, writer, director and producer Gene Reynolds co-created M*A*S*H with Larry Gelbart and worked as one of the producers for the first five seasons. He was a six time Emmy winner. He died of heart failure on February 3 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Mr. Reynolds was 96.

Reynolds' sitcom acting credits included The People's Choice, I Love Lucy, Hennesey and Captain Nice.

His sitcom writing credits included Room 222, Karen, and M*A*S*H. He directed episodes of Hennesey, The Jim Backus Show, Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Father of the Bride, The Farmer's Daughter, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, Wendy and Me, Gidget, The Munsters, F Troop, Hogan's Heroes, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Room 222, Karen, M*A*S*H, The Duck Factory and Monty.

Some of his producing credits included The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Room 222, Anna and the King, M*A*S*H, Lou Grant and Blossom.

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on August 22, 2000.

Lila Garrett

Television writer Lila Garrett worked on Bewitched and Baby I'm Back. She died on February 1 in Tarzana, California. Ms. Garrett was 94.

Garrett's sitcom writing credits included My Favorite Martian, My Mother the Car, The Lucy Show, The Addams Family, Petticoat Junction, Hank, Get Smart, Occasional Wife, The Second Hundred Years, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Love, American Style, Bewitched, All in the Family, Barney Miller, Baby I'm Back (also the creator) and The Nanny.

She directed episodes of Archie Bunker's Place, Baby Makes Five and Spencer.

Fred Silverman

Television executive and producer worked at the big three networks for ABC, CBS and NBC. He died from cancer on January 30 at his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. Mr. Silverman was 82.

He was the Vice President, Programs, heading the entire program department at CBS beginning in 1970. He orchestrated the "rural purge" of 1971, which eventually eliminated many popular country-oriented shows, such as Green Acres, Mayberry R.F.D., Hee Haw and The Beverly Hillbillies from the CBS schedule. He brought in series such as All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and M*A*S*H. Those series led to spin-offs such as Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons and Rhoda.

Silverman was named president of ABC Entertainment in 1975. He helped Happy Days to the top of the ratings and generated a hit spin-off from that show, Laverne & Shirley. He greenlit other sitcoms such as Three's Company and The Love Boat.

He left to become President and CEO of NBC in 1978. He developed successful sitcoms such as Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life and Gimme a Break!.

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on March 16, 2001 and May 29, 2001.

Marj Dusay

Actress Marj Dusay appeared in the recurring role of Monica Warner in The Facts of Life. She died on January 28. Ms. Dusay was 83.

She played Monica Warner, Blair Warner's (Lisa Whelchel) mother, in eight episodes of The Facts of Life from 1981 to 1987. Blair's mother was played by Pam Huntington in the "Like Mother, Like Daughter" episode during the first season.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Occasional Wife, Get Smart, The Second Hundred Years, Hogan's Heroes, Family Affair, The Odd Couple, Love, American Style, Phyllis, Square Pegs, Perfect Strangers, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The New WKRP in Cincinnati.

She was especially known for her role as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light, a role she played on and off, from 1993 through the show's 2009 cancellation. Her other soap opera credits included Capitol, Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

Jack Burns

Actor and screenwriter Jack Burns appeared as Warren Ferguson in The Andy Griffith Show and starred in Getting Together. He died on January 27 in Los Angeles, California from respiratory failure. Mr. Burns was 86.

Burns appeared as Warren Ferguson, a dedicated but inept deputy sheriff, in 11 episodes of the first half of the 1965-1966 season of The Andy Griffith Show. His character was brought in to replace the Don Knotts' Barney Fife character after Knotts left the series.

He starred as Officer Rudy Colcheck in the 1971-1972 ABC sitcom Getting Together. The series also starred Bobby Sherman, Wes Stern, Susan Neher and Pat Carroll.

He provided the voice of Ralph Kane for the 1972-1974 syndicated animated sitcom Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. The cast also included Tom Bosley, Joan Gerber, Kristina Holland, David Hayward and Jackie Haley. He was the announcer and sometimes performer for the ABC sketch comedy series Fridays from 1980 to 1982.

Some of this other sitcom guest appearances included Occasional Wife, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Happy Days, The Partridge Family, Love, American Style, Brothers (1985) and The Pitts.

His writing credits included The Kraft Music Hall, Hee Haw, We've Got Each Other, The Muppet Show and It's Garry Shandling's Show. He also co-wrote the 1979 film The Muppet Movie.

Marsha Kramer

Actress Marsha Kramer had a recurring role in Modern Family. She died on January 23 in Los Angeles. Ms. Kramer was 74.

She appeared as Margaret, an assistant to Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), in 14 episodes of Modern Family between 2013 and 2020. Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included The Bill Cosby Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Cheers, Love & War, Frasier, Titus, Malcolm in the Middle and Dr. Ken.

Robert Harper

Actor Robert Harper starred as Sy "Bubba" Weisburger in Frank's Place. He died from cancer on January 23 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mr. Harper was 68.

Harper starred as Sy "Bubba" Weisburger, a friendly lawyer and a regular at Chez Louisiane, in the 1987-1988 CBS comedy-drama Frank's Place. The critically acclaimed series also starred Tim Reid, Daphne Maxwell-Reid, Francesca P. Roberts, Frances E. Williams, Virginia Capers, Tony Burton, Charles Lampkin, Lincoln Kilpatrick, William Thomas Jr. and Don Yesso.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Newhart, Murphy Brown, Roseanne, Room for Two, Love & War and Bless This House.

He starred as Judge Irwin Hayes in the 2001-2002 ABC legal drama Philly. Some of his drama guest appearances included Remington Steele, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Wiseguy, The Commish, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Any Day Now, Law & Order, Gilmore Girls and Commander in Chief.

Harper was perhaps most well known for his role as Sharkey in 1984 film Once Upon a Time in America. Some of his other film credits included Creepshow, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Twins, Final Analysis, Gunmen, The Wrong Man, Deconstructing Harry, Molly and The Insider.

William Bogert

Actor William Bogert appeared as Brandon Brindle in Small Wonder. He died on January 12 in New York City, New York. Mr. Bogert was 83.

Bogert starred as Mr. Joseph X. Callahan in the short-lived 1979 CBS sitcom Miss Winslow and Son. The series also starred Darleen Carr, Roscoe Lee Browne, Elliot Reid, Sarah Marshall, David Finger, Michael Finger, Ellen Sherman and Joe Rassulo.

He had a semi-regular role as Brandon Brindle, the father of Harriet Brindle (Emily Schulman) and Ted's (Dick Christie) overbearing boss at United Robotronics, in the syndicated sitcom Small Wonder from 1985 to 1989. Edie McClurg played his wife, Bonnie Brindle. Alice Ghostley played Ida Mae Brindle, his outspoken, know-it-all sister. The series also starred Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, and Tiffany Brissette.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Barney Miller, One Day at a Time, Taxi, The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, M*A*S*H, House Calls, Madame's Place, Square Pegs, Benson, The Wonder Years, Amen, Webster, Mr. Belvedere, Empty Nest, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Hope & Faith and Difficult People.

He played Mr. Lightman, the father of David Lightman (Matthew Broderick), in the 1983 film WarGames.

We thank them all for the laughs and entertainment they brought us. They will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Family Matters Back on TBS; Caroline Rhea to Headline Showtime Comedy Special

Family Matters

As of a few weeks ago, '90s staple Family Matters is now back on TBS! The series is airing weekdays from 5am-6:30am. It is replacing Married...with Children. The TBS line-up consists of Family Matters in the mornings, followed by blocks of Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld and Friends from 6:30am-4pm. A mix of Bob's Burgers, American Dad! and Family Guy airs in early fringe with Seinfeld on most days in access from 7-8pm leading into The Big Bang Theory in primetime (sometimes Family Guy is in prime). Late fringe has Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl after 12am, check listings for which days they run. And in the overnight 2 Broke Girls airs usually between 3-5am. Back to Family Matters, the Urkel sitcom also airs of course on TV One in the late afternoons and a huge Friday block that runs til late night.


Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) will headline More Funny Women of a Certain Age, a new comedy special premiering Saturday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Carol Leifer (Seinfeld), Carole Montgomery (Comics Unleashed), Julia Scotti (America's Got Talent), Tammy Pescatelli (Finding The Funny) and Thea Vidale (Last Comic Standing) round out the lineup for the hour-long special. Filmed at the Bell House in Brooklyn, the special features six of the funniest women in stand-up for a night of uninhibited, outrageous comedy. More Funny of a Certain Age is the second installment of the hit comedy showcase from Montgomery and producer Dave Goldberg. Funny Women of a Certain Age became the network's highest-rated premiere of a stand-up special in 2019.

In More Funny Women of a Certain Age, these six celebrated comics tackle the realities of aging with a strong punchline. From nostalgic moments, to parenting adult children, to navigating today's technology, these comics seamlessly poke fun at the stark contrasts between the older and younger generations in this bold and hilarious set. More Funny Women of a Certain Age is a monthly comedy showcase in New York and Los Angeles hosted by creator Montgomery, who is a well-known fixture on the comedy scene, performing for over 40 years. She's made numerous television appearances, including Politically Incorrect and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, starred in two long-running Las Vegas revues and made nearly a dozen tours around the world for Armed Forces Entertainment performing for our troops.

Best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC hit series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Rhea's 30 year career in stand-up and on television includes starring in Sydney to the Max, and hosting Caroline and Friends, her hit game show with Alec Baldwin. Leifer is an accomplished comedian, author, producer, actress and four-time Emmy(R) nominated writer for shows including Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night Live and is currently a writer and consulting producer for Curb Your Enthusiasm. Scotti, a teacher, author, speaker and woman of transgendered experience, has toured the country, both as a headliner in comedy clubs and as an opening act for artists such as Lou Rawls, Chicago and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Pescatelli is a comedian with a slew of accolades under her belt including co-creating, executive producing, writing and starring in her own reality show, A Stand-Up Mother. She recently released a comedy special titled Tammy Pescatelli's: Way After School Special. Vidale has received a People's Choice Award nomination for her role in Thea, appeared on Last Comic Standing and recently performed on TV Guide's comedy show Standup in Stilettos.

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Last O.G. Returns to TBS on April 7; He-Man Gets All-Star Cast on Netflix

The Last O.G.

TBS' Brooklyn-bred series The Last O.G. is back for season three. Cable's #1 returning sitcom starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, co-created by Academy Award(R) winner Jordan Peele, will return on Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30pm ET/PT. After serving his time at the halfway house and having his food truck go up in flames, season three finds Tray (Morgan) forced into finding a new place to live, and new forms of income. He lands in gentrified Brooklyn with a host of colorful, hipster neighbors, where he begins to give "hood legend" walking tours of the city that is forever changing around him. Meanwhile, Tray's ex-girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is presented with the business opportunity of a lifetime, which could mean big changes for the whole family. Ryan Gaul, Allen Maldonado, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Bresha Webb, Anna Maria Horsford, Derek Gaines and Joel Marsh Garland will all return this season.

The new season's electrifying line-up of guest stars includes Mike Tyson, Katt Williams, J.B. Smoove, Sasheer Zamata, Marla Gibbs, John Amos, Zach Cherry, Chelsea Frei, Lord Jamar, Clifton Powell, Roy Wood Jr., H. Michael Croner and Andrew Richardson, with appearances by Karrueche Tran and Chris Bosh. Catch a sneak peek of The Last O.G. season three premiere episode on Saturday, March 28 following the Elite Eight game on TBS and Saturday, April 4 following the Final Four game on TBS and TNT.




Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Netflix and Mattel Television announced the all-star cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a series based on He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and the other classic characters of the Masters of the Universe franchise. The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond) and Rob David (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as executive producers. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. In addition, Susan Corbin (Voltron) will produce. The cast includes:

Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series) as Skeletor
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) as Evil-Lyn
Chris Wood (Supergirl, The Vampire Diaries) as Prince Adam / He-Man
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions) as Teela
Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) as Man-At-Arms
Stephen Root (Office Space, Barry) as Cringer
Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, The Drew Carey Show) as King Randor / Trap Jaw
Griffin Newman (The Tick, Vinyl) as Orko
Tiffany Smith (Behind Enemy Lines, Supernatural) as Andra
Henry Rollins (Johnny Mnemonic, Lost Highway) as Tri-Klops
Alan Oppenheimer (original Skeletor) (Westworld, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Moss Man
Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League) as Sorceress
Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin) as Queen Marlena
Justin Long (Galaxy Quest, Live Free or Die Hard) as Roboto
Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as Stinkor
Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Justice League) as He-Ro
Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Scare Glow
Cree Summer (DC Super Hero Girls, Vampirina) as Priestess
Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, ThunderCats) as Beast Man
Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Crisis on Infinite Earths) as Mer-Man
Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) as Ileena

Masters of the Universe: Revelation will focus on the unresolved storylines of the iconic characters, picking up where they left off decades ago.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 17, 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 February 17-21, 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, February 17
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - David visits The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Xosha Roquemore (The Mindy Project) - Xosha is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance 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 ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Tuesday, February 18
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Catch Aidy on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Ben stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michelle Buteau (Enlisted) - Michelle drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Cafe Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Tyler Labine (Deadbeat/Animal Practice/Sons of Tucson) - Tyler talks about New Amsterdam on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockits) and Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) - Alexa and Carlos talk about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, February 19
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (30 Rock) - James stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell (On Our Own) - Jurnee appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine talks about High Fidelity on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Suzanne Somers (Step by Step/She's the Sheriff/Three's Company) - Suzanne is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Lark Voorhies (Saved by the Bell/In the House) - The actress who portrayed Lisa Turtle on the iconic teen sitcom Saved by the Bell opens up about her mental health challenges and her reaction to being left out of the reboot of the show on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, February 20
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver and his sister Kate are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie talks about Tommy on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril gives a cooking lesson to a culinary student who fought back after having a stroke on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine talks about High Fidelity on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
Friday, February 21
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Watch Jane and Lily on repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/Pearl/American Dreamer/Taxi) - Carol stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lauren Graham (Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Dads) - Vanessa and Nick Lachey talk about Netflix's Love is Blind on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen visits ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 11:30am.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy talks about Shrill on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on People Now at 12pm.
  • Suzanne Somers (Step by Step/She's the Sheriff/Three's Company) - Suzanne talks about her book A New Way to Age on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 16

The Simpsons - "Hail to the Teeth" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff's wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge; Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the popularity she receives after getting her new braces.

Bob's Burgers - "The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Louise host an exclusive screening of a Hawk & Chick movie at the restaurant, until the actor who plays Hawk throws a wrench into the works.

The Simpsons - "The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The sea captain finds a treasure he's been searching for all his life, but it's taken from him by the townspeople; Marge convinces the people of Springfield to build a STEM school.

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

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

Family Guy - "Short Cuts" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Brian accidentally becomes a local hero, an old street pal -- and now a successful millionaire dog -- reaches out and tries to convince him to get neutered; Lois gets a pixie cut against Peter's wishes, so Peter retaliates.


Monday, February 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Hockey Game" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Calvin actually enjoys attending a hockey game with Dave, Malcolm and Marty wonder if their neighbor is rubbing off too much on their dad. Also, Tina decides to enjoy the perks that come with her “stardom” when she’s mistaken for an A-list celebrity during a girls’ trip with Gemma.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Where's Your Other Wives, Tunde?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dottie, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde must find a way to reconcile when they’re forced to eat dinner together. Also, Bob and Abishola have differing opinions on the progress of their relationship.


Tuesday, February 18

The Conners - "Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dan avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben and Darlene address Ben’s baby fever and have “the talk.” The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef who suffers an accident.

Bless This Mess - "Calm Down" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rio comes up with a plan when Sierra confesses something big on her wedding day, while Mike and Rudy devise a plan to make money from the New Yorkers who are coming in for the wedding. Meanwhile, Beau and Kay fall back into their old arguments and soon find themselves at a crossroads.

mixed-ish - "She Works Hard for the Money" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Alicia gets a bonus after winning a big case and wants to buy a nice car, but having been raised on the “fifty-cent principal,” Denise wants her to buy two cars in lesser condition so she can have one. Meanwhile, Paul tries to teach Rainbow, Johan and Santamonica about the value of money.

black-ish - "Friendgame" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow is heartbroken to learn that Diane is no longer friends with Sophie. Having been scarred by her own friend breakup in middle school, Bow decides to intervene. Meanwhile, Dre discovers a hole in the wall that Junior and Jack were hiding and forces them to fix their own expensive mistake.

Schitt's Creek - "Moira Rosé" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Moira and David sample wine at Herb Ertlinger's vineyard, while Johnny attempts to have "the talk" with Patrick.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages - "Dark Ages: Internship" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Prince Chauncley gets an internship; Mikey makes some new friends.


Wednesday, February 19

The Goldbergs - "Dave Kim's Party" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A big party is being thrown at Dave Kim’s house and Pops has a plan to make Adam cool for the big event. Meanwhile, Beverly’s cookbook has made her “famous,” leading her to become out of control and fame-hungry, but eventually she learns an important lesson.

Schooled - "Moving On" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wilma steps in to help CB move on from Lainey with help from Coach Mellor, while Lainey learns she has unresolved issues from her past when mentoring a student.

Modern Family - "Spuds" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Single Parents - "Hip$ for Dolores" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After rent on the Winebrary goes up, the gang all chip in in their own ways to help solve Poppy’s new financial problem, each learning a valuable lesson in the process.


Thursday, February 20

Young Sheldon - "Pasadena" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Also, Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend, and Meemaw tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

The Unicorn - "The Client" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade lands a job for Denny (Donal Logue), a newly divorced, wealthy client, he realizes Denny is only interested in using Wade to meet women. Also, Meg (Nicole Byer) applies her expertise as an accountant to get Wade’s finances on track, and Forrest and Delia attempt to clear the tension between them by having an argument.

Mom - "Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie helps Christy gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision. Also, Jill fears she’s running out of time to have a baby and consults a fertility doctor.

Carol's Second Act - "Carol's Crush" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Carol’s patient’s transplant surgery is deemed a success, the interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on the surgeon, Dr. Lewis (Patrick Fabian).

Last Man Standing - "Baked Sale" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike's offer to help Jen with her school's bake sale goes up in smoke; Kyle finds unlikely advice from Joe on where he should enroll in college.

Outmatched - "Dating" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Nicole invites a boy over who isn't ideal boyfriend material, Kay tries to make sure her daughter doesn't end up with a broken heart; Mike attempts to understand Marc's strange crush.

Superstore - "Employee App" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cloud 9 employees experience unforeseen problems with the new Zephra app. Dina's texts lead to animosity, Glenn struggles to deal with a teen craze, and Jonah attempts to prank Garrett to teach him a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Jimmy Jab Games II" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Competitive juices are flowing as Jake and the squad compete in the second Jimmy Jab Games.

Will & Grace - "Accidentally on Porpoise" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite her history of transgressions, Grace and her neighbor, James (guest star Matt Letscher), decide to give their relationship one more shot. But when James invites Grace to his job at the aquarium, she endangers his job and a species. In order to help Will deal with his anxiety about becoming a father, Jack takes him to an unexpected place to blow off steam – church. Karen finds herself in a confessional booth, and a visit from Smitty (guest star Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.) makes her reconsider their entire relationship.

Indebted - "Everybody's Talking About the Mental Load" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Rebecca tells Dave she carries the emotional labor, aka the “mental load” of the family, he tries to prove otherwise by having her take care of just Deb and Stew for a few days. They both realize they’ve bit off more than they can chew, especially when Dave enlists his mom to help with Rebecca’s mental load.

grown-ish - "Real Life S**t" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Aaron's student loan troubles come to a head when he looks for a job at the Cal U job fair, prompting him to ask Zoey for help; Sky struggles to come to terms with her recent discovery about Rodney; Jillian tries to bond with Zoey.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Blue Death-Feigning Beetles" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Matilda's whole life forks between success and obscurity on the most important night of her life; Nicholas juggles a house full of people and Penny on screen from her hospital bed in Australia.


Friday, February 21

Fresh Off the Boat - "Family Van" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the trusty Huang family van takes a turn for the worst, Jessica and Louis each process the loss in their own way. Meanwhile, the boys take advantage of the opportunity for some bonding time and sneak off on a road trip to find their Washington, D.C., time capsule.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Commencement" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica grapples with her vision of the future as the boys are each realizing what their own goals are.


Saturday, February 22

Henry Danger - "Remember the Crimes" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A boy procures a job as sidekick-in-training to a super-crimefighter.


Sunday, February 23

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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.

Duncanville - "Red Head Redemption" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Duncan's friends replace him with Kimberly in their online video game tournament, so he joins the opposition to betray them and humiliate Kimberly; Annie tries to force Jack to throw out all his old memorabilia that is cluttering the garage.

Bob's Burgers - "Three Girls and a Little Wharfy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Louise skeptically joins Jessica and fifth-grader Megan in their search for Wharfy, a mythical sea monster; Bob takes an online master class by a world-renowned chef.

Family Guy - "Undergrounded" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter secretly gets a credit card and overspends the family money, so Lois grounds him; to plan the perfect escape, Peter builds a tunnel leading directly to The Drunken Clam.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, March 31

The Conners - "The Preemie Monologues" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people’s problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help.

Bless This Mess - "The Letter of the Law" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Let Your Hair Down" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is “neat” for picture day, she becomes self-conscious and begins a complicated relationship with her hair. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica struggle with their own hair identity.

black-ish - "Hair Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow takes Diane to get her hair done at the salon and wants to spend this time together as a bonding opportunity, but Diane isn’t having it. Diane is conflicted about relaxing her hair again and embarks on a hair journey with the help of Bow, Ruby and her hair stylist, Yaya (Jill Scott). Meanwhile, Dre and Junior compete to have the best barbecue.

Schitt's Creek - "Start Spreading the News" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Moira receives some unexpected news, and David makes a tough decision about where he wants to live.

One Day at a Time - "Penny Pinching" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a disastrous evening, Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money and do the unthinkable -- buy something new; Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages - "Dark Ages: Moving Out Part 2" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Al and Prince Chauncley face their biggest challenge yet.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 30)

Tuesday, March 31

  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Catch Demi on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh talks about Hunters on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Fraser (Meet the Frasers) - Matt is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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