Wednesday, April 15, 2020

ABC Announces Summer 2020 Schedule; Rashida Jones Joins 2D Quibi Comedy

ABC Summer Fun & Games

ABC announced the network's latest summer programming covering May and June. After earning the title of summer's No. 1 network for the first time in 24 years in 2019, ABC will once again kick off "Summer Fun & Games" with the premieres of returning series Holey Moley II: The Sequel, To Tell the Truth, Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and Match Game. The network also announced the premiere date for the farewell season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a new series from ABC News, The Genetic Detective.

Holey Moley, the 13-episode extreme mini-golf competition series, swings into season two as Holey Moley II: The Sequel on Thursday, May 21 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Then beginning June 11, the series will shift its time slot to 8:00 p.m., when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire finishes its run in the 8:00pm timeslot (which begins April 30). Hosted by black-ish star Anthony Anderson, To Tell the Truth will debut its fifth season on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Additional celebrity panelists this season include Ashanti, Brad Garrett, Michael Strahan, Mark Duplass, Mike Tyson, Patti LaBelle, Rita Moreno, Yara Shahidi, and many more. Celebrity Family Feud, hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy(R) Award winner Steve Harvey, will be kicking off its sixth season on Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. This season's high-energy matchups include the casts of Queer Eye vs. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jersey Shore vs. The Hills and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vs. Andy Cohen, among others.

Press Your Luck, a game of wits and strategy hosted by Elizabeth Banks returns for its season two debut on Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Golden Globe(R) and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin is back and ready to BLANK when Match Game returns for season five this summer on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Upcoming celebrity panelists include Amy Sedaris, Angie Harmon, Bob Saget, Christie Brinkley, Fred Armisen, Jane Krakowski, Padma Lakshmi and Vivica A. Fox, From ABC Studios and Marvel Television, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D returns for its seventh and final season on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. And finally, from ABC News comes The Genetic Detective debuting Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. The all-new series follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore as she uses her unique research skills to transform the face of crime solving. Additional summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced soon, including $100,000 Pyramid & Card Sharks (which have not shot any new episodes yet due to the pandemic).


Rashida Jones

Quibi has announced the development of Filthy Animals (working title), a 2d animated science fiction comedy series featuring Rashida Jones, written by acclaimed artists and twin brothers, Nikolai and Simon Haas; and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Filthy Animals follows Sunny Day (Jones) as a too smart for her own good, lonely 12 year old suburban middle schooler who befriends a selfish, renegade, messy, suave adoptive cat, Cruz. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 12

Henry Danger - "Captain Man Strikes Out" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Captain Man goes on strike because he declines to pay for artwork that he destroyed while on a mission, the vice mayor appoints a new hero, Monsieur Man, to defend Swellview.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Food for the Soul" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dylan gets ready to return to Chicago with his mother, but a change in plans has him questioning their relationship; the rest of the family is trying to help Dylan through this latest crisis.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-June)

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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