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

Monday, December 5

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Our Time" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin weighs the pros and cons of making a major life change. Also, Marty turns to Dave for help dealing with a troubling discovery.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Idle Nigerians" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola’s visit to the sock factory during a nurse’s strike puts extra pressure on Bob to make the factory successful.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (How to Be a Bookie) - Sebastian appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John David Washington (Ballers) - John is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary) - Janelle appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on E! News on E! at 11:30pm.
  • Annaleigh Ashford (B Positive) - Annaleigh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • ReneĆ© Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) and Alyah Chanelle Scott (The Sex Lives of College Girls/Reboot) - ReneĆ© and Allyah are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (Difficult People/The Big C) - Gabourey unpacks the new holiday film All I Didn't Want for Christmas on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse talks about Take Me Out on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You, Again?) - NBC's Today has the Citi Music Series with John and The Beach Boys some time between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs/How I Met Your Mother/Mad Love/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)) - Sarah talks about Netflix's Firefly Lane on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 10:30am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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