Thursday, April 30, 2020

TBS Revives Wipeout for All-New Season; ABC and CBS Get Summer Replacements for Halted Series

Wipeout

TBS has ordered a revival of the renowned, heart-pumping and hysterical competition series Wipeout, returning to captivate viewers of all ages. The network has ordered 20 episodes of the international sensation that features contestants competing in wildly creative and hilariously out-of-the box obstacle courses. Following its debut as the No. 1 new show of the summer in 2008, Wipeout amassed an impressive following throughout its seven seasons on-air. The series found international viewers in the form of various adaptations in more than 30 global territories such as Argentina, Australia and the UK and has inspired numerous spin-offs and specials.

The re-imagined series will feature new format twists and elements that will push contestants’ athleticism and willpower to even greater extremes, all while delivering some pretty epic fails! Each game has been designed into three rounds and now features a jaw-dropping, three-stage, obstacle course consisting of multiple strategy and decision points designed to further challenge, and wear out, the stamina of the competitors. Returning to the game, an iconic staple with many surprises, are the big red balls, back with a vengeance.


The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable - Ever!

Moving on to summer news, ABC and CBS announced some changes. The Bachelorette and The Amazing Race have to be pulled from the schedule due to the production halt. They will hopefully air later in 2020. Airing on ABC instead will be: With over 18 years, hundreds of men and women, countless romances and some heartbreaks along the way, Bachelor Nation has witnessed some of the most unforgettable love stories in television history. Beginning Monday, June 8 from 8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT, The Bachelor: The Most Unforgettable – Ever! will take audiences on a journey to look back at some of the most dramatic moments ever from The Bachelor franchise in a 10-episode series event.

Game On!

CBS announced the series premiere dates for two new reality series. The comedic game show Game On!, hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, from Fulwell 73 executive producers Ben Winston and James Corden, will debut Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The reality competition series Tough As Nails, from executive producer Phil Keoghan, will premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. As a result, the season premiere of The Amazing Race, originally announced for May 20, will be scheduled later in 2020. Game On!, hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key, is a series that celebrates the entertainment of sports, based on A League of Their Own, the BAFTA-winning U.K. series. The show pits two teams of three, captained by tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski, alongside comedians Bobby Lee and Ian Karmel and rotating sports stars, comedians and celebrities, against each other in over-the-top physical challenges, absurd trivia and epic field competitions.

Tough As Nails

Tough As Nails is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who roll up their sleeves and don't think twice about working long hard hours and getting their hands dirty, in order to keep their country running. Competitors who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor will be tested for their strength, endurance, life skills and, most importantly, mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites. The series is from Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) and his producing partner, Louise Keoghan. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Pop TV to Air One Day at a Time Animated Special; NBC Summer 2020 Monday Nights Announcement

One Day at a Time

Pop TV announced a first of its kind One Day at a Time animated special. "In my 97 years, I've never known of a multicam comedy to animate a single episode as a special. Even this I get to experience," remarked legendary producer Norman Lear. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series premiered in March and has grown its ratings week-over-week, setting a new season high with its fourth episode on April 14. In response to COVID-19, production was put on hold so executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett landed on the idea of an animated special. Production will be completed remotely and will premiere later this spring. The mid-season finale of One Day at a Time aired last night at 9:30PM ET/PT on Pop TV and was simulcast on TV Land, where it has thrived this season. The One Day at a Time animated special centers around Penelope's conservative family visiting. Penelope dreads that with the election coming up, they won't be able to avoid fighting over politics. The Alvarez family spends the episode discussing strategies of how to get through it, illustrated through fantasy sequences. Jonas Diamond, Executive Producer and Co-Owner of Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto will be overseeing the animation. The cast will all voice their own characters and will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced at a later date.


The Titan Games

Yesterday we told you about NBC Tuesdays for summer, now we have details on Monday nights. NBC's hit athletic competition series The Titan Games will begin a new season on Monday, May 25 with a 2-hour episode from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. Then beginning Monday, June 1, The Titan Games will begin airing in its regularly scheduled Monday 8-9 p.m. timeslot. Executive produced and hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the series offers everyday people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in epic head-to-head challenges designed to test the mind, body and heart. The series will air through Monday, August 10. Encores will air on Sunday nights at 8pm.

Back to Mondays, NBC will air a new season of The Wall at 9pm hosted by Chris Hardwick starting June 1. The Wall will air on Mondays through July 20 and is currently airing this spring on Sundays at 8pm. Songland will continue into early summer on Mondays at 10pm. NBC summer staple American Ninja Warrior is not on the Monday schedule (or anywhere so far on the schedule) because of the production halt due to COVID-19. Not many episodes were produced, but it could air later this summer if all goes well. NBC has not announced Wednesday and Thursday summer plans yet, as encores (mixed in with Dateline) are slated Fridays through Sundays. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NBC Announces Summer 2020 Staples; BET+ Announces Tyler Perry Single-Camera Series Premiere Date

America's Got Talent

NBC has announced two summer premieres. America's Got Talent will premiere its new season on Tuesday, May 26 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. The upcoming 15th season of America's Got Talent introduces new judge Sofia Vergara and welcomes back Heidi Klum in addition to returning Season 14 judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. Terry Crews returns as host. The series will air weekly on Tuesdays from 8-10pm through Sept. 15 and will add the Wednesday live edition starting Wednesday, August 5 from 8-9pm. The two-hour season finale is scheduled at a special time on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 9-11pm.

World of Dance

Airing after AGT on Tuesday nights will be the new season of World of Dance on Tuesday, May 26 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT. NBC's hit dance competition series World of Dance is back for its fourth season with exciting new format changes and surprises. The judging panel is once again led by extraordinary dance superstars - Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO. Scott Evans returns as host. The series ill air through August 11. Encores will air on Friday nights at 8pm. More NBC summer series will be announced at a later date. Among the series supposedly on the schedule are American Ninja Warrior, Titan Game, Who Do You Think You Are? and new series That's My Jam.


Tyler Perry's Bruh

BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios announced that the new original series Tyler Perry's Bruh will launch on Thursday, May 7 exclusively across all platforms. The first three episodes of the 24-episode season will be available to stream at launch, with a new episode dropping each subsequent week. Perry's second original series for BET+, the single-camera series follows four longtime friends as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond. In a society where relationships between men of color are often misjudged and misrepresented, Tyler Perry's Bruh, embraces male vulnerability versus hypermasculinity. The cast of Tyler Perry's Bruh stars Barry Brewer as Jonathan "John" Watts, Mahdi Cocci as Tom Brooks, Phillip Mullings Jr as Mike Alexander and Monti Washington as Bill Frazier. Additional cast includes Chandra Currelley as Alice Watts (John's mother), Candice Renée as Regina (the ex-girlfriend that Bill wants back), and Alyssa Goss as Pamela (a casual girlfriend of Mike). 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Apple TV+ Gets Ferrell and Rudd Comedy; Wizards of Waverly Place Cast Reunites

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd

In a highly competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to The Shrink Next Door, a new, eight-episode limited comedy series starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, based on the No. 1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media, hailing from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television. Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds) and based on the script by Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA Award winner Georgia Pritchett (Succession, Veep), The Shrink Next Door is a dark comedy inspired by true events that detail the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf, played by Paul Rudd, and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz, played by Will Ferrell. Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly takes over Marty's life, even moving into Marty's Hamptons home and taking over his family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an unprecedentedly exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs and dysfunction at its finest. The project will bring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd on screen together for the first time since Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.


Worse

Hollywood Records / Virgin EM artists Ne Hope Club have released "Worse," a brand-new track, produced by hitmakers The Monsters and Strangerz (Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Zedd & Maren Morris's #1 single "The Middle") and co-written by the band with James Alan Ghaleb (Jonas Brothers, Troye Sivan, Charlie Puth), along with a stunning companion video directed by actress Bailee Madison. The video marks the directorial debut of Madison, an alum of the hit TV series Wizards of Waverly Place and she reunited several of her former castmates for the song's love-on-the-rocks storyline - click here to watch the director's cut.

"Worse" sees New Hope Club performing across different eras - a chance for Richardson and bandmates George Smith and Reece Bibby to pay homage to a few of their musical heroes in fashion and form. Fans of Wizards of Waverly Place will have fun spotting guest appearances from the series' cast, including David Henrie, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals Barrera and David DeLuise, as well as Maddie Ziegler, Meg Donnelly, Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively. The song follows the release of New Hope Club's self-titled debut album, which landed Top 5 on the UK's Official Album Chart. The British trio have also been helping fans get through self-quarantine with a series of livestreams featuring original songs, fan-picked covers of songs by The Weeknd, Niall Horan, 5 Seconds of Summer, Rex Orange County and more. 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 27, 2020)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 27-May 1, 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, April 27
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Watch Elizabeth on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas) - Jonas will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short/I'm a Big Girl Now) - Martin appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane chats about the film The Willoughbys on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Arden Myrin (Still the King/Working) - Arden appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Timothy Omundson (Galavant) - Timothy will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez/Saint George/Lopez) - George prepares carnitas tacos with habanero salsa on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints/The Comeback) - Malin talks about To the Stars and Showtime's Billions on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 28
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Solar Opposites/Silicon Valley) - Thomas is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Schwartz (Space Force/House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver and his sister Kate are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/9 to 5) - Rita will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza details the new Quibi dance series Floored on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Nobodies/Joey) - Melissa and Ben are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Master P (Romeo) and Romeo (Romeo) - Master P and Romeo are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Jim is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany will be on People Now at 1pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Wednesday, April 29
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Watch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry) - D'Arcy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela discusses the season finale of Better Things on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Carly Hughes (American Housewife) - Carley is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, April 30
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She talks about The Neighborhood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence/Modern Family) - Nathan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about Sucker on People Now at 1pm.
Friday, May 1
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Watch John on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marques Houston (Sister, Sister/Cuts) - Marques will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on The Kelly Clarkson show, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika gives a sneak peek at the season finale of mixed-ish and talks about her latest project helping new moms on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/Togetherness/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter will be on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Barry Shabaka Henley (Bob Hearts Abishola/Barbershop/Roc) - Barry appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 26

The Simpsons - "Marge the Lumberjill" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up woodsman competitions as a hobby, which takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer.

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

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

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

Bob's Burgers - "Tappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap Tap" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence.

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


Monday, April 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Freeloader" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave’s patience is tested when Gemma’s freeloading sister, Brittany (Deborah Baker Jr.), suddenly shows up with plans for an extended stay. Also, Calvin grows frustrated that Malcolm is still living at home, even with a new job.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Sock Wife!" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob’s past and present collide when his ex-wife, Lorraine (Nicole Sullivan), is admitted to Abishola’s hospital. Also, Christina recruits Kofo for a project to rename the sock colors.

Breeders - "No Cure (Part 2)" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Luke's condition worsens and he is admitted to a specialist pediatric unit; as Paul, Ally and their parents desperately wait for news, stress and fear cause cracks to form within the family.


Tuesday, April 28

The Conners - "CPAPs, Hickeys and Biscuits" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dan and Louise take their relationship to the next level and come to appreciate the complexities of aging. Meanwhile, Darlene spends the night in jail and hands off parenting duties to Ben. Mark and a friend work on a class experiment that leaves them both with hickeys, and Becky contemplates marrying Emilio.

Bless This Mess - "Tornado Season: Part One" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a wealthy restaurateur named Dolores comes to Bucksnort with plans to open a new diner right outside of town, Mike jumps at the chance to earn her business as her egg supplier. After Mike seeks out help from Beau with his pitch to Dolores, Beau attempts to get the business for himself, having just found out they are in a financial pinch. While Dolores is in town, she finds romantic interest in Rudy, and he quickly finds himself having a sugar-mama/sugar-baby relationship with her.

mixed-ish - "Every Little Step" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The kids meet a homeless man in their neighborhood, and Paul and Alicia try to have an honest conversation with them about the homelessness crisis. Paul and Rainbow try to help by starting a soup kitchen at Rainbow’s school. Meanwhile, Denise has a new boyfriend and Alicia doesn’t think they’re a match.

black-ish - "...Baby One More Time" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre underestimates Rhonda’s ability to be a mom and struggles to support her decision to adopt a baby. Meanwhile, Ruby gets in the way of Bow’s plans for the perfect baby shower; and Junior, Jack and Diane go to extra lengths to give the best gift of the party.

Last Man Standing - "Baked Sale" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Last Man Standing - "I'm with Cupid" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

One Day at a Time - "Supermoon" (Pop and TV Land, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When a supermoon appears in the night sky, all the Alvarezes and their significant others discover an elaborate romantic setting fit for a marriage proposal.

The Last O.G. - "They Reminisce Over You" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray and his family go on a citywide hunt for an old pair of Air Jordans after Tray discovers that they are worth big bank.


Wednesday, April 29

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Curse" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
While the vampires fear they've been electronically cursed, Guillermo tries to thwart a deadly threat to his masters.

Dave - "Jail" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave is trapped in a prison of his own creation.

In The Cut - "Jokes on You" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cheryl and a reluctant Jay decide to seek marriage counseling to help with their communication issues; Smitty starts dating a stand-up comic and becomes part of her act.


Thursday, April 30

Young Sheldon - "A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon discovers that Mary’s been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Meemaw is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.

Man with a Plan - "Couples Therapy" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam buys a boat without asking Andi, they wind up in couple’s therapy to settle the disagreement. Merrin Dungey guest stars as Dr. Felicia, Adam and Andi’s therapist.

Man with a Plan - "Dude, Where's My Boat?" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers someone is sneaking his boat out at night, and he assumes the culprits are Don and Joe. Also, after Andi makes Kate get a job at the mall, Kate decides she no longer wants to go to college.

Broke - "Dates" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Javier and Elizabeth decide to help Jackie and Luis get back into the dating scene by setting them up on blind dates. Also, Elizabeth struggles to connect with Sammy.

Last Man Standing - "How You Like Them Pancakes?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Eve returns home for a weekend visit, and Vanessa tries to re-create a childhood tradition for the girls; Jen asks Ed and Chuck for help in finding out who is stealing her work lunches; Kristin's big day finally arrives.

Last Man Standing - "Student Doubt" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mandy worries about Kyle passing his first college exam, she secretly enlists Vanessa, Jen and Ryan to help tutor him; Mike learns of Ed and Chuck's superstition involving their decision-making.

Parks and Recreation - "The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Retta, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir and Rashida Jones celebrate the beloved show with clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes stories.

Parks and Recreation - "A Parks and Recreation Special" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leslie Knope connects with her friends from the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department -- Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer, April Ludgate, Ben Wyatt, Tom Haverford, Donna Meagle, Ann Perkins, Chris Traeger and more -- to check in during a challenging time.

Better Things - "Listen to the Roosters" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and her girls live in the City of Angels.


Friday, May 1

none scheduled


Saturday, May 2

none scheduled


Sunday, May 3

Man with a Plan - "Cabin Fever" (CBS, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam accidentally invites Andi on the annual guys’ trip, he tries to un-invite her, which only makes matters worse.

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 - "Flat-Top O' the Morning to Ya" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and the kids help a down-on-his-luck restaurant owner; Linda and Teddy get carried away with St. Patrick's Day festivities.

The Simpsons - "Warrin' Priests Part 2" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield; when the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

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

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

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 25, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Parks and Recreation Reunion Special to Air Thursday; HBO Max Sets Debut Slate

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are hearing about a Parks and Recreation reunion that is coming next week, learning more about HBO Max, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The cast of Parks and Recreation is getting back together (at a distance, of course), for a special on Thursday night. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The fifth season of Superstore ended a bit earlier than planned, so it looks like some loose ends (including the departure of America Ferrera) will need to be wrapped up next season. (Deadline
  • We're getting close to the launch of HBO Max, and we're getting an early look at what will be on the launch for the premiere. (Deadline)
  • We missed this one a few weeks ago, but it looks like Disney+ is rebooting Doogie Howser, MD. (AV Club)
  • Nobody really knows what will be renewed or canceled for next season, particularly since the pandemic changed the dynamics of pilot season. (Deadline)
  • Tom Lester, who played Eb on Green Acres, has died at age 81. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 25 - MAY 1)

  • Antenna TV has binges of The Partridge Family today and Three's Company tomorrow, though they have been shortened to 12-6 now.
  • Decades has a binge of Diagnosis Murder all weekend.
  • The Parks and Recreation special previously mentioned will air Thursday on NBC.
  • A new "at home" episode of Saturday Night Live will air tonight.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fri-Yay: Thoughts on #blackAF from Kenya Barris; NBC Schedules Parks and Recreation Reunion Special

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

#blackAF

Last week, Netflix debuted #blackAF, a semi-autobiographical comedy series from black-ish creator Kenya Barris. The series is in the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a "fiction, but based in reality" story of Kenya. In the sitcom, he is still the producer of black-ish, but his wife and children are fictionalized. The humor is also somewhat comparable to Curb, with a lot of "cringe" comedy and awkward moments, but much like black-ish, with an added focus on being a black creator and how it can be difficult to navigate that world. Netflix has been promoting the series rather heavily. It makes sense, given that most of their comedy shows have ended recently and they are in dire need of a comedy breakout hit. However, I'm not sure #blackAF has what it takes to be that for them.

The show isn't particularly funny - like a lot of Netflix "autobiographical" series, it aims more to tell a story and be somewhat humorous rather than provide jokes. I'm okay with that format (although frankly a little tired of it as it seems like every network and streaming service in the late '10s tried that type of series out for a spin), the problem is that #blackAF's story is too similar to many other similar shows' stories, essentially amounting to "isn't it hard to be a wealthy creator?" #blackAF, unfortunately, doesn't add enough new to the conversation, and unlike Barris' TV sitcoms (particularly the mothership, black-ish), it doesn't do much with its diverse point of view, instead relying on beats that Curb Your Enthusiasm or shows like Master of None have already hit. Also, frankly, it recycles a lot of the beats that Barris' own show black-ish already did a better job of hitting. Barris' character feels an awful lot like Dre from black-ish at times. It does have its moments, and it's not a terrible watch, but ultimately, it feels too much like a repeat of other shows' formulas to be something to get excited over.


Parks and Recreation

Five years after audiences said goodbye to one of the most beloved comedies in TV history, the fine citizens of Pawnee, Ind., are reuniting for NBC and Universal Television's all-original A Parks and Recreation Special set to air Thursday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. All of the original characters from the series will return in the 30-minute special, played by original cast members Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O'Heir, and Retta. (In addition, several guest stars from the Pawnee universe may pop in.) The story comes from the events of the day – Pawnee's most dedicated civil servant, Leslie Knope, is determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing. The telecast was created to raise funds for Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund, which will enable food banks to secure the resources they need to serve the most vulnerable members of the community during this difficult time. In the spirit of Leslie Knope and do-gooders everywhere, please go to www.feedingamerica.org/parksnadrec .

State Farm and Subaru of America will each make matching donations of $150,000 and, combined with NBCUniversal and the writers/producers/cast of Parks and Recreation, a total of $500,000 in matching donations will be made through May 21. With its April 30 air date, the special marks not only a reunion of a comedy that was adored by millions but the first scripted show to air on broadcast that addresses our current situation. An original Parks and Recreation Clip Show (working title) will air before the special at 8:00pm ET/PT. As a result of these two specials, NBC will now air a repeat of the series premiere of Council of Dads at 9:00pm (instead of 8pm) followed by a new episode now at 10:00pm ET/PT. The season premiere of Blindspot will now air the following week on Thursday, May 7 at 9pm, with the series finale now pushed to Thursday, July 23 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

HBO Max Launches May 27 with Originals and Classics; Harley Quinn Season 1 Heads to Syfy

HBO Max

WarnerMedia announced that its highly anticipated streaming platform HBO Max will officially launch May 27, 2020 and has unveiled its slate of premium Max Originals that will be available to viewers on DAY ONE. The slate includes the scripted comedy Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick; Sundance 2020 Official Selection feature documentary On the Record; underground ballroom dance competition series Legendary; Craftopia, hosted by YouTube sensation LaurDIY; the all-new Looney Tunes Cartoons, from Warner Bros. Animation; and Sesame Workshop's The Not Too Late Show with Elmo . Starting May 27, HBO Max will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience with 10,000 hours of premium content including the entire HBO service, together with beloved franchises, titles past and present from Warner Bros., the best of the best from around the world, and a monthly offering of new Max Originals which guarantee something for everyone in the house – from preschoolers to teens to grownups – with scripted and unscripted series, docs, animation for kids and adults, and movies.

After the initial launch, Max Originals will continue to premiere on the streamer at a regular cadence through summer and fall including The Flight Attendant, starring and executive produced by Kaley Cuoco, from Berlanti Productions and based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian; the highly anticipated Friends unscripted cast reunion special; all-new original episodes of the critically acclaimed DC fan favorite Doom Patrol; the return of the critically beloved mystery comedy Search Party with a brand new season; the three-part documentary series Expecting Amy, an unfiltered and intimate view into comedian Amy Schumer's life on tour creating a stand-up special during her difficult pregnancy; sci-fi series Raised by Wolves from director and executive producer Ridley Scott, the award-winning creator behind The Martian, Gladiator, and Blade Runner; the adult animated comedy Close Enough, from J.G. Quintel (creator of Cartoon Network's Emmy-winning Regular Show), a hilarious look at the surreal life of a millennial family living with roommates; and Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO, the first of four breakout specials resurrecting Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning franchise Adventure Time.

HBO Max will pull from WarnerMedia's deep library of fan favorites including motion picture and TV series from Warner Bros.' 100-year content collection, New Line, library titles from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, a selection of classic films curated in partnership with TCM, and more. HBO Max will also offer an extensive selection of third-party acquired series and movie titles that stand out in the expanding marketplace. Inspired by the legacy of HBO's excellence, unparalleled quality, and innovative, award-winning storytelling, the new offering will be bundled with the HBO service including all of HBO's premium originals such as Westworld, Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Veep, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Insecure, Succession, Watchmen, Barry, Euphoria, The Jinx, The Sopranos and more. Highlights of the extensive WarnerMedia portfolio of programming and acquisitions that will be available on day one include the libraries of Friends; The Big Bang Theory; (new) Doctor Who; Rick and Morty; The Boondocks; The Bachelor; Sesame Street; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; CW shows such as Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Katy Keene; the first season of DC's Doom Patrol; The O.C.; Pretty Little Liars; the CNN catalogue of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; and much more. Soon after, the platform offering will continue to grow adding the libraries of South Park, Gossip Girl, The West Wing, and more within the first year of launch.


Harley Quinn

Welcome to the SYFY family, Harley Quinn! From DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation, Season One of the critically acclaimed, half-hour adult animated comedy series Harley Quinn will begin an exclusive cable run on SYFY every Sunday night in May. Starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules) as the voice of Harley Quinn, Season Two is currently streaming on DC Universe. Breaking up is hard to do - just ask Harley! The DC fan-favorite has finally left her ex-boyfriend, the Joker, and is trying her damndest to join the Legion of Doom with the help - or hindrance - of a whole cast of not-so super villains from all corners of Gotham City. Try to keep up with Harley and her hijinks as all episodes from Season One of Harley Quinn air on SYFY as outlined below:

FULL SCHEDULE:
May 3: Episodes 1-4, 11PM - 1AM ET/PT
May 10: Episodes 5-7, 11PM - 12:30AM ET/PT
May 17: Episodes 8-10, 11PM - 12:30AM ET/PT
May 24: Episodes 11-13, 12AM - 1:30AM ET/PT 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Remembering Tom Lester of Green Acres, Sitcom Producers Saul Turteltaub and Thomas L. Miller, and Others We've Recently Lost

Tom Lester

Actor Tom Lester, who was best known for his role as Eb Dawson in Green Acres, has died. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease on April 20 in the Nashville, Tennessee home of his fiancée and long-term caregiver, Jackie Peters. Mr. Lester was 81.

Green Acres

Lester starred as Eb Dawson in the 1965-1971 CBS sitcom Green Acres. Eb Dawson was the naive, wide-eyed, yet smart-mouthed young farmhand to Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert) and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor). He habitually addressed the Douglases as "Dad" and "Mom", much to Oliver's consternation. Lester won the role over 400 other actors after a screen test. He got the role because he was the only one who could milk a cow in real life since he grew up on a farm in Mississippi. He appeared in 150 of the 170 episodes. He missed the first half of the 1967–1968 season when he suffered mononucleosis. The cast also included Pat Buttram, Alvy Moore, Frank Patterson, Barbara Pepper (1965-1969), Frank Cady, Sid Melton (1966-1969) and Mary Grace Canfield (1966-1971).

He appeared as Eb Dawson in six episodes of Petticoat Junction in 1966-1967 and three episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies in 1968. In 1990, he reunited with Albert, Gabor and the other surviving cast members in the CBS TV movie Return to Green Acres.

Some of his other TV guest appearances included Love, American Style, Marcus Welby, M.D., Little House on the Prairie, Knight Rider and Santa Barbara.

Lester appeared as Riley in the 1974 film Benji. He played the adult Pete Maravich in the 1991 film The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend. He appeared as Cousin Jake in the 1995 film Gordy, which was about a talking pig. His final role was in the 2014 film Campin' Buddies. He also served as a writer and producer of the film.

He was a farmer and for many years had been a Christian speaker who traveled the nation, preaching a message of faith and obedience.

Survivors include his brother, Michael; great-nieces Haleigh and McKenzie; great-great-niece Scarlett; and great-great-nephew Wes.

Mr. Lester was very funny and likable as Eb Dawson in Green Acres. He seemed like a very nice man off the screen just like his character. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our Green Acres message board. View photos in our galleries.

Roger Beatty

Emmy-winning writer Roger Beatty worked on The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family. He died on April 6 at his home in Palm Desert, California, of prostate cancer. Mr. Beatty was 87.

He won five Emmy Awards (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1978) for his work on The Carol Burnett Show. He created his first sketch for Carol Burnett in 1969.

Beatty directed three episodes and wrote an episode of the variety series The Tim Conway Show in 1980 and 1981. He co-wrote the feature film The Billion Dollar Hobo (1977), which starred Tim Conway. He directed 35 episodes and wrote an episode of Mama's Family in 1983 and 1984.

Saul Turteltaub

Television writer and producer Saul Turteltaub worked on 23 sitcoms, including That Girl, Sanford and Son and What's Happening!!. He died on April 9 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Turteltaub was 87.

Turteltaub worked as a producer on That Girl from 1969 to 1971. He also directed 6 episodes and wrote 26 episodes of the series. The series starred Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell and Rosemary DeCamp.

His sitcom producing credits included The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Love, American Style, Sanford and Son, Sanford Arms, What's Happening!!, E/R (1984-1985), You Again?, Throb and Baby Talk.

Some of his sitcom writing credits included Hey, Landlord, Accidental Family, A Touch of Grace, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Love, American Style, Lotsa Luck!, Grady, Sanford and Son (23 episodes), Sanford Arms, What's Happening!!, Carter Country, 13 Queens of Boulevard, One in a Million, One of the Boys, Double Trouble, E/R (1984-1985), Foley Square, You Again?, Kate & Allie, Chicken Soup, Baby Talk and Cosby.

He received three Emmy nominations as part of the writing team for That Was the Week that Was in 1964 and 1965 and for The Carol Burnett Show in 1968.

He was interviewed for The Television Academy Foundation: The Interviews on May 12, 2016.

Thomas L. Miller

Television producer and writer Thomas L. Miller worked on Perfect Strangers, Full House and Family Matters. He died on April 5 from complications from heart disease in Salisbury, Connecticut. Mr. Miller was 79.

Miller and Edward K. Milkis formed Miller-Milkis Productions in 1969. They worked as producers on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Blansky's Beauties, Angie, Makin' It and Out of the Blue. Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions sitcoms included Goodtime Girls, Bosom Buddies and Joanie Loves Chachi.

Robert L. Boyett joined the company in 1978. They became Miller-Boyett Productions. Miller-Boyett was responsible for family-oriented hit sitcoms such as Valerie/The Hogan Family, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Family Matters and Step by Step. Some of their other sitcoms included Going Places, The Family Man, Getting By, On Our Own, Meego, Two of a Kind and Fuller House.

Some of his sitcom writing credits included Nanny and the Professor, Me and the Chimp, Out of the Blue, Goodtime Girls, Bosom Buddies, Going Places, Getting By, Meego, Step by Step, Family Matters and Two of a Kind.

He is survived by Bob Boyett, his real-life and professional partner of 40 years.

Brian Dennehy

Actor Brian Dennehy starred in the short-lived sitcoms Star of the Family and The Fighting Fitzgeralds. He died on April 15 of cardiac arrest due to sepsis at his home in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Dennehy was 81.

Star of the Family

Dennehy starred as Buddy Krebs in the short-lived 1982 ABC sitcom Star of the Family. Buddy Krebs was a fire captain and the father of a 16-year-old singing daughter named Jennie Lee. The series also starred Kathy Maisnik, Michael Dudikoff, Todd Susman, George Deloy, Danny Mora and Judy Pioli.

The Fighting Fitzgeralds

He starred as "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the short-lived 2001 NBC sitcom The Fighting Fitzgeralds. Fitz was a widower and retired fire captain who wants to enjoy his retirement but shares his home with three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. The series also starred Justin Louis, Connie Britton, Christopher Moynihan, Abigail Mavity, Jon Patrick Walker and Constance Zimmer.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included M*A*S*H, The Tony Randall Show, Just Shoot Me, 30 Rock and Rules of Engagement. His TV drama credits included Kojak, Police Woman, Dynasty, Cagney & Lacey, Hunter, Miami Vice, Birdland, The West Wing, The Good Wife, Public Morals, The Blacklist and Hap and Leonard. He was nominated for Emmy Awards six times for his television movies.

He was best known for his film work. Some of his credits included First Blood (1982), Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), Tommy Boy (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight of Cups (2015). He won Tony Awards in 1999 for Death of a Salesman and in 2003 for Long Day Journey's Into Night.

Danny Goldman

Actor Danny Goldman starred in The Good Life and Busting Loose. He died in his home in Los Angeles on April 12 from complications of two strokes. Mr. Goldman was 80.

Goldman starred as Nick Dutton, the teenage son of Charles Dutton (David Wayne) and Grace Dutton (Hermione Baddeley), in the 1971-1972 NBC sitcom The Good Life. The series starred Larry Hagman and Donna Mills as Albert and Jane Miller, a middle-class American couple who tire of their mundane existence and decide to seek new employment as the live-in butler and cook of a millionaire industrialist, Charles Dutton.

He starred as Lester Bellman, a childhood friend of Lenny Markowitz (Adam Arkin), in the short-lived 1977 CBS sitcom Busting Loose. The series also starred Barbara Rhodes, Jack Kruschen, Pat Carroll, Steve Nathan, Greg Antonacci, Paul Sylvan, Paul B. Price, Ralph Wilcox and Louise Williams.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included That Girl, Room 222, The Partridge Family, Love, American Style, Happy Days, Chico and the Man, At Ease!, Soap, Alice, It's a Living, The Love Boat, Webster, The Golden Girls, The Famous Teddy Z, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The King of Queens.

Goldman was most widely recognized as the voice of Brainy Smurf in Hanna-Barbera's The Smurfs from 1981 to 1989. He played Ozzie the Answer in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer from 1984 to 1987. He appeared as the inquisitive medical student in the opening scene of the 1974 film Young Frankenstein.

Timothy Brown

Actor, singer and professional football player (Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Colts) Timothy Brown starred as Spearchucker Jones in the first season of M*A*S*H. He died of complications of dementia on April 4 in Palm Springs, California. Mr. Brown was 82.

Brown appeared as Dr. Oliver Harmon "Spearchucker" Jones in the first six episodes of M*A*S*H in 1972. The character was dropped from the show reportedly because the producers learned there were no African American surgeons serving in Korea during the Korean War. He played Cpl. Judson in the 1970 film M*A*S*H. Gary Burghoff, G. (George) Wood, and Corey Fischer were the only other actors to appear in both the film and TV series.

He guest starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970, Benson in 1984 and Gimme a Break! in 1985. Some of his other TV guest appearances included The Wild Wild West, The Young Lawyers, Cade's County, Adam-12, Mission: Impossible, S.W.A.T, Cannon, The Rookies, T.J. Hooker and The Colbys.

David Schramm

Actor David Schramm was best known for playing the role of Roy Biggins in Wings. He died from a heart attack on March 28 in New York City. Mr. Schramm was 73.

Wings

Schramm starred as Roy Biggins, the blustery, cantankerous rival airline owner of Aeromass, in the 1990-1997 NBC sitcom Wings. He appeared in all 172 episodes of the series. The series also starred Timothy Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, Rebecca Schull, Thomas Haden Church (1990-1995), Tony Shalhoub (1991-1997), Farrah Forke (1992-1994) and Amy Yasbeck (1994-1997).

He played Joe McGill, the father of Tess McGill (Sandra Bullock), in the short-lived 1990 NBC sitcom Working Girl, which was based on the 1988 film of the same name. The series also starred Nana Visitor, Judy Prescott, George Newbern, Edye Byrde, Tom O'Rourke, Anthony Tyler Quinn and B.J. Ward.

Some of his TV guest appearances included Another World, Spenser: For Hire, The Equalizer, Wiseguy, Jake and the Fatman, Max Monroe and Space Cases. His film credits included Let It Ride (1989), Johnny Handsome (1989) and A Shock to the System (1990).

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New Comedy Series Old Guy on Various Platforms; Millionaire Marathon on ABC on April 29

Old Guy

Five Sisters Productions is back with a new six-episode comedic series, Old Guy, starring the Five Sisters' father, Roger Burton (Fargo, Shameless, Baskets), their mother Gabrielle Burton, and Peri Gilpin (Frasier's Roz). Beginning April 23, 2020, one episode will premiere each Thursday through May 31 on Vimeo and YouTube as well as Facebook and Instagram TV. Old Guy is a comedic series about ageism in media. Harry, played by Roger Burton, is going back to acting later in life, after raising his family and retiring from his traditional job. The show looks at his relationships with his wife, played by his real-life spouse Gabrielle Burton, who is a writer and tries to advise him on the value of the jobs he takes, and with his agent, Peri Gilpin, who is more interested in her commission than in what types of roles he plays. In each episode, Harry is challenged by playing an undeveloped character type that humorously highlights different stereotypes about old age. Old Guy will make you laugh, and make you think.

Old Guy is based on the real-life experiences of the Burton sisters' father, a psychology professor and musician who moved to Los Angeles after retirement. Soon after, he was "discovered" at a party and cast in a major motion picture, thus starting an acting career in his 70s. In contrast to his vital and active life as a man embarking on a 3rd career, Roger noticed that most of his parts fell into a limited number of narrow stereotypes - incontinent, impotent, lecherous - and were often not even given a character name other than... "Old Guy". The Burtons' mother, novelist and screenwriter Gabrielle B. Burton, who was in the middle of writing Don't Sit Down Yet, a book about aging and living fully until you die, thought Roger's experience was good fodder for a series and brought the idea to Five Sisters Productions. Looking deeper, Five Sisters found that studies show that television often depicts and thus reinforces a narrow stereotype of old age, and so were inspired to shine a comic light on the issue with the creation of Old Guy.


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Eric Stonestreet

ABC will encore the first three episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire as a marathon for Wednesday, April 29 from 8-11pm. The ABC comedies will be preempted on the night so they can be extended into the May sweep. The ABC Wednesday comedies (The Goldbergs, Schooled, American Housewife, Single Parents) will have their season finales on Wednesday, May 13. All three Millionaire episodes to date hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will encore back-to-back in anticipation of its move to Thursday nights at 8pm on Thursday, April 30 where it will air for five weeks. ABC will air more Shark Tank Wednesdays at 10pm beginning May 6 replacing Millionaire's former slot. In other news, ABC Tuesday comedies (The Conners, Bless this Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish) will have their season finales on Tuesday, May 5. And finally, ABC's American Idol will finally go "live" on Sunday, April 26 for its final 4 episodes of the season. The live broadcasts will all be broadcast remotely. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

New Perry Mason on HBO June 21; New The Jeffersons Book Honky in the House

Perry Mason - Matthew Rhys

Drama series Perry Mason, starring Emmy(R) winner Matthew Rhys, debuts Sunday, June 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. Perry Mason stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans, Brothers & Sisters), John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Juliet Rylance (American Gothic), Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root (NewsRadio), Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor (American Crime), Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick (Scorpion).




Honky in the House

Antler Publishing has released a new book taking readers behind the scenes of The Jeffersons, one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. Author Jay Moriarty says, "People are always asking what it was like to work with Norman Lear during the 'Golden Age of Sitcoms.' So I decided to write a memoir about my experiences writing & producing The Jeffersons, titled Honky in the House."

Below, right before social distancing began, is a picture of Jay with Lear, who's holding a copy of his new favorite book, available on Amazon & other sites.

Jay Moriarty and Norman Lear



Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 20, 2020)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 20-24, 2020, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, April 20
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on People Now at 1pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence/Modern Family) - Nathan talks about Penny Dreadful: City of Angels on ABC's Good Morning America, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs/Alex, Inc.) and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Zach and Donald talk about Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald on Access Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 21
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Catch Jason on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You/10 Things I Hate About You) - Leslie will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Josh Hutcherson (Future Man) - Josh discusses the final season of Future Man on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica will be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show), Ryan Gaul (The Last O.G.) and Dante Hoagland (The Last O.G.) - Tracy, Ryan and Dante are guests on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril surprises a culinary student on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura appears on People Now at 1pm.
  • Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey talks about Harvey Guillén on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/The Office) - Craig is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Danielle Fishel (Girl Meets World/Boy Meets World) - Danielle will be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, April 22
  • Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence/Modern Family) - Watch Nathan on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winners) - Rob appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, April 23
  • Will Forte (the Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagment/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Jim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) and Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) - Alyson joins Eugene to make egg salad on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on People Now at 1pm.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about One Day at a Time on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Single Parents/Making History) and Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Leighton and Taran talk about Single Parents on Access Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 24
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - Watch The Jonas Brothers on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam 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 Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Like Family/Love, Inc.) - Holly talks about The HollyRod foundation dedicated to providing care to those living with autism and Parkinson's disease on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 19

The Simpsons - "Gorillas on the Mast" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity; Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

Bob's Burgers - "Just the Trip" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family takes an unexpected road trip with Nat the limo driver.

The Simpsons - "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cletus becomes a helium tycoon; Maggie reunites with baby Hudson.

Duncanville - "Jack's Pipe Dream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When all of Jack's customers are stolen by a sexy new plumber, he quits his day job to follow his dream and write a rock opera; he casts his family and books the town theater for a live performance.

Bob's Burgers - "Tappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap Tap" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina goes to see Josh perform in a tap show and suspects sabotage when he's injured on stage.

Family Guy - "Start Me Up" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter's nonstop sweating becomes a liability at his company, so his boss tells him to work from home; Stewie and Chris cause thousands of dollars in damage to an electronics store.


Monday, April 20

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Digital Divide" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Calvin reluctantly agrees to let Marty create a website for his auto shop in the hopes of drumming up more business. Also, with Gemma out of town for a school retreat, Dave makes it his mission to prove to his son, Grover, that there’s more to life than his favorite gadgets.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Big, White Thumb" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abishola takes her relationship with Bob to the next level when she invites him into an intimate part of her life: church. Also, Kemi fights with Ogechi (Kimberly Scott) to be Chukwuemeka’s favorite.

Breeders - "No Cure (Part 1)" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Family life is thrown off kilter as Ally spends her weekdays in Berlin and weekends in London; Paul, Luke and Ava try to muddle through without her, but the children aren't sleeping again and it takes its toll on Paul.


Tuesday, April 21

The Conners - "Landford... Landford..." (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Desperate for more income, Becky seeks a bartending position at Casita Bonita, causing major concern for Dan due to her struggle with alcoholism. Meanwhile, Darlene finally nears a decision between David and Ben; and Harris’ new friend, Odessa, means new trouble.

Bless This Mess - "Bunker Down" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Rio is excited to plan the perfect farm wedding for her best friend Sierra, but when she arrives in Bucksnort, she shows a different side which could affect their friendship forever. Meanwhile, Constance keeps her mind off of Ruby after their break, and Mike is determined to figure out a way to calm things between Constance and Rudy.

mixed-ish - "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s time for the Johnson kids’ first school dance, but before Bow can dance the night away, she’ll have to consider the social impact of her date choice. Johan finds an outfit for the dance and discovers his love of fashion, while Santamonica spends some time with Harrison.

black-ish - "Mad and Boujee" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dre is invited to join a private social club for the black upper class, Bow and the family jump at the opportunity to mingle with this new community, but Dre’s not so sure these exclusive clubs are all they’re cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Junior helps Pops pick a wedding date.

One Day at a Time - "Perfect" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Penelope is worried when Alex needs a large amount of money right away; Schneider and Avery contend with an unwanted gift from Dr. Berkowitz.

The Last O.G. - "Ballin" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray takes Shahzad to his first basketball game and teaches him how to finesse his way to courtside seats; Josh feels insecure about his relationship with Shahzad and worries that he's not the cool dad anymore.


Wednesday, April 22

The Goldbergs - "Oates & Oates" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While throwing a telethon at their college to raise money for Earth Day, Barry attempts to woo Ren when he overpromises he can get Hall & Oates to perform. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to set Bill up, but things go awry when he finds happiness with a woman he meets through Beverly’s enemy.

Schooled - "CB Saves the Planet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Smitten with environmental consultant Paloma, who was hired to oversee William Penn’s Earth Day activities, CB’s feelings may change when he learns she wants to stop an important construction project at the school. Meanwhile, Wilma gets a surprise after convincing Lainey that yearbook superlatives are not important.

American Housewife - "Senior Prank" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Against Greg’s better judgment, Katie pushes Taylor to lighten up and participate in her school’s senior prank. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat asks Oliver to give Franklin (Evan O’Toole) a makeover so he won’t embarrass himself at a classmate’s party.

Single Parents - "A Night in Camarillo" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will works through a difficult situation after he learns something about Angie’s new boyfriend, Colin, that she won’t want to hear. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas struggle to see eye-to-eye about their future, and the kids are home alone for the first time with Graham in charge.

What We Do in the Shadows - "Brain Scramblies" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The vampires attend their first human Super Bowl party, while Guillermo's search for virgins uncovers a deadly threat.

Dave - "Ally's Toast" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Ally attend her sister's wedding in Napa, and Ally wants to impress her family with the perfect maid-of-honor speech; Dave struggles to be a good boyfriend while negotiating a record deal.

In The Cut - "Jokes on You" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cheryl and a reluctant Jay decide to seek marriage counseling to help with their communication issues; Smitty starts dating a stand-up comic and becomes part of her act.


Thursday, April 23

Young Sheldon - "An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis is furious when Sheldon accuses him of plagiarism. Also, Mary sets out to find a “girl trophy” for Missy’s end-of-season baseball ceremony, and Georgie has an awkward run-in with Veronica (Isabel May) while on a date with his new girlfriend, Jana (Ava Allan). Louie Anderson guest stars as Ralph, an employee at the trophy store.

Man with a Plan - "Winner Winner Chicken Salad" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam encourages Don to give himself food poisoning to get out of babysitting his destructive grandson. Also, Adam and Andi argue over who has to take Kate and her teenage friends dress shopping.

Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

Broke - "Mom's Secret" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jackie and Elizabeth are scandalized when they find their mom’s secret love letters that suggest she had an affair. Also, Javier takes an unexpected job as a painter.

Last Man Standing - "Extrasensory Deception" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Kyle and Mandy individually reveal a secret to Mike and Vanessa, respectively, they are sworn not to tell the other; Ryan invites Mike to be a guest on his podcast.

Last Man Standing - "Girls Rock" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Vanessa each try to influence Jen's career path; Kristin uses her pregnancy to her advantage with Outdoor Man customers.

Superstore - "California Part 1" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Mateo and Cheyenne disagree on the best way to celebrate her 21st birthday, Cheyenne enlists Bo's help. Much to Garrett's chagrin, Glenn plays matchmaker to help Jerry and Sandra complete their family, and Dina attempts to help Amy keep a big secret from Jonah.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Lights Out" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The entire squad is on high alert when a massive blackout hits Brooklyn.

Will & Grace - "It's Time" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
With the apartment packed up, Will is determined to not reminisce about his life in the city or his ex, McCoy (guest star Matt Bomer). Grace, on the verge of giving birth, keeps having false alarms of going into labor. At the behest of Stan, Karen goes to the top of the Statue of Liberty to get closure with her ex-husband. And Jack's dream of taking a bow on a Broadway stage becomes a very real possibility. Minnie Driver and Brian Jordan Alvarez guest star.

Will & Grace - "A Will & Graceful Goodbye" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Hosted by Eric McCormack, this special retrospective will show clips of past and present episodes that highlight the series’ most iconic and memorable moments. The look back will also feature emotionally-charged reactions from “Will & Grace” superfans and celebrities who will share stories about what the show has meant to them. Elton John and Norman Lear will also make special appearances.

Better Things - "Batceañera" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam throws Frankie a Batceñera.


Friday, April 24

none scheduled


Saturday, April 25

Danger Force - "Mime Games" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Danger Force and Captain Man are called to Paris to protect France's national treasures, Bose is accidentally left alone to try and stop The Toddler from breaking into The Man's Nest.


Sunday, April 26

The Simpsons - "Marge the Lumberjill" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up woodsman competitions as a hobby, which takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer.

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

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

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

Bob's Burgers - "Tappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap Tap" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence.

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

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 4

Young Sheldon - "Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.

Man with a Plan - "Driving Miss Katie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam has trouble helping Katie prepare for her driving test. Also, Don turns to Lowell for help romancing Marcy.

Mom - "Somebody’s Grandmother and the A-List" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy helps Marjorie prepare for her first date since her husband’s passing. Also, Bonnie’s friendship with Jill is put to the test when a past indiscretion resurfaces. Peter Onorati guest stars as Wayne, Marjorie’s date.

Broke - "Sammy's Project" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Sammy’s big idea for his school project to make a timeline of U.S. history with a map fails, his family stays up all night to help him finish the assignment on time. As Jackie and Barry work on the map, they argue over their different parenting styles. Also, as Javier and Elizabeth help with the timeline, they argue about how to plan financially for their future. Kyle Bornheimer returns as Barry, Jackie’s ex-husband and Sammy’s father.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1)

Thursday, June 4

  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show) - Louie will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - NBC's Today catches up with Brooke in the 10am hour.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry talks about Carter on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped) - Lauren talks about Netflix's The Wrong Missy on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Martin - The Complete Series 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

02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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