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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 9

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.

Duncanville - "Witch Day" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The town celebrates its annual Witch Day, which involves pronouncing a mortified Duncan the "town virgin" for the big ceremony; Annie and Jack steal a dead woman's chili recipe.

The Simpsons - "Warrin' Priests" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Three Girls and a Little Wharfy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Absolutely Babulous" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie receives a participation medal in his school's toddler games, he begins to question everything he has ever won; Peter causes a fight between Lois' parents and must repair the damage he caused.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3)

Friday, August 7

  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Wings) - Tony is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis talks about his new podcast The Dennissance on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about Hulu's Maxxx on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© talks about her new album The Reintroduction on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

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

04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
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