Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 1, 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 June 1-5, 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, June 1
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Watch Keegan-Michael on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Space Force/The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, June 2
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Watch Joel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil will be on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) and Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Christian and Amanda talk about USA Network's Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned and Stacey) - Debra talks about the Dissenters podcast on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole talks about Very Fat, Very Brave on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, June 3
  • Regina King (227) - Watch Regina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Bernard (Younger) - Molly talks about Milkwater on People Now at 1pm.
  • John Malkovich (Space Force) - John talks about Netflix's Space Force on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario and his wife Courtney are guests on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
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.
  • Sam Richardson (Champain ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • 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.
Friday, June 5
  • Lisa Kudrow (Space Force/The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure) - Yvonne will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Fraser (Meet the Frasers) - Matt appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) - Annie is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie makes spicy feta dip on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about Becky on People Now at 1pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about Crossing Swords and The Big Fib on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Josie Bissett (The Hogan Family) - Josie talks about Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend's Back on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 31

Last Man Standing - "This Too Shall Bass" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike finds out that Ed is skipping Outdoorman's annual bass festival in favor of Bonnie's fancy art gala; Mandy takes over festival planning for Kristin, and things don't go as planned.

Duncanville - "Undacuva Mutha" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In hopes of getting a promotion, Annie tries to fill her parking ticket quota for the month; Jack tries to be a cool dad, but just ends up making Kimberly and Jing violently ill.

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 - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Louise host an exclusive screening of a Hawk & Chick movie at the restaurant, until the actor who plays Hawk throws a wrench into the works.

Family Guy - "Connie's Celica" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Lois gets a job as the music teacher at Chris and Meg's school, a mean student decides to make Lois the target of her antics.


Monday, June 1

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Commercial" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Calvin decides to film a local TV commercial for his business, he enlists Dave, Tina and Marty to help, but it doesn’t take long for creative differences to arise. Also, Malcolm considers making a grand gesture when his girlfriend, Sofia (Edy Ganem), is offered her dream job abroad.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Bird May Love a Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.


Tuesday, June 2

One Day at a Time - "Perfect" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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. - "All I Need" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray finds a new love and is faced with the realities of dating with his checkered past.


Wednesday, June 3

What We Do in the Shadows - "Witches" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Nandor and Laszlo are abducted by a coven of witches, the others must venture to Brooklyn to rescue them.

In The Cut - "Second Chances" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A female friend from Percy's past believes he is the father of her child; Smitty wins big at the racetrack and holds a "Smitty Tank" competition to invest his winnings.


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.


Friday, June 5

none scheduled


Saturday, June 6

none scheduled


Sunday, June 7

Last Man Standing - "Chili Chili Bang Bang" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Chuck compete in Outdoorman's annual chili cook-off; Ryan and Kyle take the place of Kristin and Mandy at Vanessa's weekly mother-daughter luncheon.

Duncanville - "Sister, Wife" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
To celebrate their anniversary, Jack and Annie rekindle the passion of their youth by visiting an '80s-themed club; Jing makes Duncan "marry her," but their make-believe union quickly becomes complicated by real marital problems.

The Simpsons - "Warrin' Priests Part 2" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

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 - "Land of the Loft" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Linda challenge themselves and attend a loft party on a stormy night; the kids challenge their babysitter and face the storm in an ice cream truck.

Family Guy - "Start Me Up" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, May 30, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: HBO Max Acquires Young Sheldon; Simpsons Now Available in Original Aspect Ratio on Disney+

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have a lot of streaming news about HBO Max (and Disney+), we're hearing about the fall lineup that is more coronavirus-proof than any other lineup, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • No premiere date has been given yet, but HBO Max has acquired Young Sheldon. (Variety
  • HBO Max launched this week, but it still isn't available for two of the most popular streaming devices. (Vulture)
  • The Simpsons is now streaming in the original aspect ratio on Disney+, but if you want to watch the widescreen versions, they allow you to do that too as a new feature. (Deadline
  • MyNetworkTV has announced their fall lineup, and if you don't feel like clicking, we can summarize it as "reruns of NBC's successful series." (Deadline)
  • It may be 16 years old now and isn't talked about quite as much as it was in the first decade of the century, but Grey's Anatomy is still attracting big audiences. (Deadline)
  • Marge Redmond, who played Sister Jacqueline on The Flying Nun, has died at age 95. (The Verge)
  • Fraggle Rock is about to be rebooted on Apple TV+. (SitcomsOnline)


WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 30 - JUNE 1)

  • The final season of Fuller House will wrap up this week on Netflix.
  • Also on Netflix, you can watch the new Steve Carell comedy series Space Force, which is already streaming.
  • Decades has a Matlock marathon going this weekend.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fri-Yay: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Continues to Delight and Improve; Remembering Richard Herd of Seinfeld

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

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The past few weeks, I've gotten the chance to catch up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a show that I really enjoy, but sometimes forget to watch for a bit, so I wind up having a long string of episodes to catch up on. In a way, I like it that way, because Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the type of show whose upbeat, cheerful world I like to get lost in for a while, and the world of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been a constant source of joy in these trying times. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show that has been so good for so long that it's easy to take its consistent for granted. But we should remember that a comedy being great for so long is certainly not the norm. By Season 7, most comedies have shown signs of wear and tear. Instead, Brooklyn Nine-Nine just keeps getting better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a really solid show in its early seasons, but it didn't necessarily rise to the level of "great" in its first couple of seasons, seeming content at being an entertaining workplace comedy without much depth. But slowly but surely, the show began to quietly really focus on developing its characters, and by Season 4, the characters had grown past their original archetypes and become something more real. That has made the show even more rewarding as it enters its later seasons, as the relationship between its characters - such as Jake and Amy, which started out as a typical will they/won't they but accelerated in a way that they feel like a truly real couple. It's really rare for a show to give its characters more depth as it progresses, but that's what's happened with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and it's truly a joy to watch.


Richard Herd

Actor Richard Herd, who appeared as George Costanza's boss Mr. Wilhelm in Seinfeld, has died. He died from cancer at his Los Angeles home on May 26. Mr. Herd was 87.

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Herd starred as Captain Dennis Sheridan in the police drama T.J. Hooker. Captain Sheridan was the by-the-books superior at the fictional Lake City Police Department (LCPD) Academy Precinct. He was the father of Officer Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear). Herd was a regular in the first two seasons before becoming an occasional guest star in seasons three and four. The series aired on ABC for four seasons from 1982 to 1985 before moving to CBS for the final season from 1985 to 1986. It also starred William Shatner, Adrian Zmed (1982-1985), Lee Bryant (1982-1983), April Clough (1982) and James Darren (1983-1986).

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He played John, the Visitors' Supreme Commander, in the 1983 NBC sci-fi miniseries V and 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle. He starred as Admiral/Secretary General William Noyce in the NBC sci-fi series seaQuest DSV from 1993 to 1994. He appeared as Mike the in the short-lived 1994 NBC drama Winnetka Road.

Richard Herd in Seinfeld

Herd appeared as Mr. Wilhelm, George Costanza's (Jason Alexander) baffled boss, in 11 episodes of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld from 1995 to 1998. Matt Wilhelm was George's supervisor at the New York Yankees. He later leaves the Yankees to become head scout for the New York Mets.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included M*A*S*H in 1980, The Golden Girls in 1989, Grace Under Fire in 1996 and Caroline in the City in 1998.

He played Admiral Owen Paris, the father of helmsman Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill), in three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Some of his many drama guest appearances included Kojak, The Rockford Files, The Streets of San Francisco, Starsky and Hutch, Dallas, Hart to Hart, Falcon Crest, Matt Houston, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Hardcastle and McCormick, Dynasty, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Beauty and the Beast, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Knots Landing, China Beach, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, ER, Walker, Texas Ranger, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pacific Blue, JAG and CSI: Miami.

Herd's first major film role was in the thriller The China Syndrome (1979) alongside Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas, where he played the character Evan McCormack, the corrupt Chairman of the California Gas & Electric Board. Some of his other film credits included Private Benjamin (1980), Lovely But Deadly (1981), Trancers (1985), Summer Rental (1985), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Gleaming the Cube (1989), Get Out (2017) and The Mule (2018).

Mr. Herd was a very good character actor. He was mostly known for his dramatic roles, but he showed his comedic chops in Seinfeld as Wilhelm. He will be greatly missed.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Apple TV+ to Reboot Fraggle Rock as Series; Virtual Table Read for Bless the Harts on June 1

Fraggle Rock

Following the overwhelming global fandom around the recent debut of the Apple TV+ shorts Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, Apple announced a new partnership with The Jim Henson Company to reboot the beloved classic series Fraggle Rock. The new Fraggle Rock series will be reimagined as a global Apple Original series for new generations of fans to enjoy together on Apple TV+. Produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency, the series will reunite the original stars - Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and Uncle Travelling Matt - for new songs and adventures, with the same spirit as the classic.


Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is now streaming for free on Apple TV+, with new mini-episodes featuring award-winning special guests Alanis Morissette, Common, Jason Mraz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish and Ziggy Marley. The series aims to show everyone how we are all connected through friendship with new stories and favorite Fraggle songs from the same beloved characters of the classic '80s series. The project is produced by The Jim Henson Company in accordance with the COVID-19 "Safer at Home" guidelines, and is all shot on iPhone 11 phones from the homes of the production team and individual artists from all over the US. Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is executive produced by Halle Stanford and John Tartaglia.

The new Fraggle Rock series will join an award-winning lineup of today's most trusted franchises in kids and family programming, including the Emmy-nominated, Common Sense and Parents Choice Award-winning Helpsters and Ghostwriter from Sesame Workshop; and the Emmy-nominated, Annie and DGA Award-winning Snoopy in Space from Peanuts. With families around the world staying at home, Apple is featuring curated collections of TV shows, movies, music, podcasts, books, apps and games for families and kids of all ages. These collections have been created to help parents inspire and entertain their kids and to assist teachers who are exploring creative ways to facilitate remote learning.

Bless the Harts

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and their Bless the Harts castmates unite for virtual table read to benefit Feeding America(r) Monday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT on the Animation Domination YouTube Channel! Co-creators and executive producers Emily Spivey, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with cast members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and guest stars Ken Jeong, David Herman and Jeremy Rowley to read an all-new episode of Bless the Harts coming this fall to Fox! Join the laughter Monday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT on the Animation Domination YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/animationonfox

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2021 Programming Set for FX; Hollywood Game Night Returns for 5 Episodes

FX

FX has officially given the green light to American Horror Stories, a spin-off of Ryan Murphy's award-winning hit anthology series American Horror Story, adding to the FX original programming slate through 2021. American Horror Stories is a weekly anthology series that will feature a different horror story each episode. American Horror Story, the progenitor of the modern-day limited series format - and the longest running hour-long series in FX's history - debuts its 10th installment next year. FX has ordered the show through season 13. American Horror Story and American Horror Stories are produced by 20th Century Fox Television. With the order of American Horror Stories, as well as the recent renewals of the acclaimed comedy series Dave, Breeders and What We Do in the Shadows, the FX original programming slate is set through 2021: Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Cake, Fargo, Hip Hop Untold, Hysterical, Impeachment: American Crime Story, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mayans M.C., Mr Inbetween, The Old Man, Pose, Pride, Snowfall, A Teacher, Untitled B.J. Novak Anthology, The Weekly, A Wilderness of Error and Y: The Last Man. While the slate is subject to change, it is likely that some additional programs in development will be ordered and could debut in the 2021 calendar year.


Hollywood Game Night

NBC has slated a favorite for this summer. The last five original episodes of season six of Hollywood Game Night will air on Sundays at 7:00pm ET/PT starting Sunday, June 7 through Sunday, July 12, 2020 (preempted on July 5 due to NASCAR). The series aired a special social distancing episode a few weeks ago on May 12. Jane Lynch hosted remotely while Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas and Kenan Thompson go head-to-head with Sean Hayes, John Legend and Retta as everyone battled it out from their own homes for a very worthy cause - the Red Nose Day campaign. This unprecedented night of fun and games marked the third annual Red Nose Day edition of Hollywood Game Night. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

FX Orders 3rd Season of Comedy; Adult Swim Brings Back Haddish and Wong Series

What We Do in the Shadows

FX's hit comedy series What We Do in the Shadows has been renewed for a third season on FX. What We Do in the Shadows is currently airing its second season, which is averaging 3.2 million Total Viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms through the first six episodes, a +25% increase over the first season. What We Do in the Shadows ranks among the most critically acclaimed series on TV, with the second season scoring a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 80 for universal acclaim.

What We Do in the Shadows returns with a new episode Wednesday, May 27 at 10pm ET/PT. In "Collaboration," Nandor's old familiar from the 1970s returns to Staten Island, Guillermo leaves to serve a new master, and Nadja and Lazslo revive their musical act. Written by Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil. Directed by Yana Gorskaya. What We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, documents the nightly exploits of vampire roommates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén).

Over the course of the second season, the vampires try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo destined to be a vampire or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life?


Tuca & Bertie

Adult Swim announced the pick-up of the popular animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie by creator Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman). The network has greenlit a 10 episode second season for domestic release, with the option for more. The animated series is a comedy about bird besties who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming song thrush, and Bertie's boyfriend, Speckle (Steven Yeun), a jovial, optimistic robin. Tuca & Bertie is created and executive produced by Hanawalt, with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Haddish, and Wong also serving as executive producers, The series is produced by Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company and the animation will be done at Shadowmachine. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020 TV Marathons

Happy Memorial Day! As usual, we have the holiday marathons on a holiday for you! As we pay tribute to our troops every year on this day, let's have some fun as well watching TV marathons on the tube on this day off! If you're not going outside in the heat, then there are plenty of TV options for you on this day! Are you headed to the shore or would you rather watch some good TV marathons like The Office? Swim into summer! So bring out your lawn chair, throw some burgers on the BBQ, and watch some television!

Among the marathons today include a Last Man Standing marathon on WGN America from 7pm-10pm. Sundance Channel has a Hogan's Heroes marathon from 5am-1pm. Comedy Central once again has a The Office marathon that starts at 9am ET/PT and runs 15 hours. FXX once again has a marathon of The Simpsons from 9am-12am. VH1 has a marathon of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 8am-12:30pm. BET has a Martin marathon from 8am-12am. TV Land has a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show from 9am-10pm. And Logo has a Three's Company marathon from 10am-3am.

Moving on to dramas, USA Network has a Chicago P.D. marathon beginning at 6am through 8pm. BBC America has a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marathon from 6am-6pm, followed by Star Trek: The Next Generation from 6pm-12am. Heroes & Icons has a Nash Bridges marathon from 11am-8pm. ION will have a marathon of Law & Order: SVU this year from 11am-8am. Other notable marathons include a CSI: Miami marathon and then a Criminal Minds marathon on WEtv from 10am-4am. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will have a Magnum P.I.marathon that is 24-hour beginning at 6am. Reality series wise, OWN has a Dr. Phil marathon from 6am-4pm. CNBC has a Jay Leno's Garage marathon followed by marathon staple Shark Tank. E! will showcase Botched with a marathon from 3:30am-12am. Other reality best bets for the day are Below Deck marathon on Bravo, Impractical Jokers marathon on truTV, Ridiculousness marathon on MTV, Home Town marathon on HGTV and Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.

If you like movies on TV, watch the Saving Private Ryan on AMC, DC superhero movie marathon on TNT, Harry Potter films on Syfy and animated movies marathon on Freeform. And you can of course catch movies all day on Lifetime, LMN, FX, AMC, TCM, TBS, MTV, E!, and other networks that usually air movies. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 25, 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 May 25-29, 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, May 25
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Watch Ariana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Medical Police/Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about Barkskins on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David talks about The Wrong Missy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on The Ellen DeGeneres 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 a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy talks about Ramy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about America's Got Talent on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Tuesday, May 26
  • Lisa Kudrow (Space Force/The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Catch Lisa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael talks about Game On! on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee talks about The High Note on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (mixed-ish/Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Mark-Paul appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, May 27
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld) - Julia-Louis will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Zach and Donald chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about the film Artemis Fowl on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee talks about The High Note on People Now at 1pm.
  • Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/Pearl/Taxi) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Carol and Jane talk about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on People Now at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about Mrs. America on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Thursday, May 28
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Catch Dakota on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amy Poehler (Bless the Harts/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show) - Louie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jay Duplass (Transparent) - Jay will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Bob Hearts Abishola/Mike & Molly/Yes, Dear) - Billy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee talks about her role in The High Note on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Quinn (2 Broke Girls) - Ed appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/A.P. Bio/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about I Love Everything on People Now at 1pm.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie talks about Central Park on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tia Mowry (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia guest co-hosts a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy whips up a banana loaded cream pie on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, May 29
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Watch Miley on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (Space Force/The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers appear on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything but Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Graham (Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Bernard (Younger) - Molly talks about Milkwater on People Now at 1pm.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. talks about Defending Jacob on Couch Surfing at 8am.

All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 24

none scheduled


Monday, May 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Bad Review" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave puts his professional conflict mediator skills to the test when he offers to help Calvin find out why his employees are quitting. Also, Marty devises an elaborate plan to help him earn a date with his new upstairs neighbor.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.


Tuesday, May 26

The Conners - "Tempest in a Stew Pot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jackie and Becky pitch their business plan to Darlene in hopes of getting the Lunch Box back, but Darlene’s decision leads to hostility among the three. Meanwhile, Dan bans Odessa from the house, causing a rift with Harris; and Mark makes extensive Thanksgiving plans that may inevitably fall apart.

The Conners - "Slappy Holidays" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner. Mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house, and Harris makes an unexpected move. Guest starring is Eliza Bennett as Odessa.

One Day at a Time - "One Halloween at a Time" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It's a very scary Halloween when Lydia discovers something life-altering in the kitchen trash; Schneider and Avery are determined to win an elaborate costume contest.

The Last O.G. - "Come Clean" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tray is convinced that his mother's younger boyfriend, Carl, is cheating on her and goes out of his way to prove it by catching him in the act.


Wednesday, May 27

What We Do in the Shadows - "Collaboration" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Nandor's old familiar from the 1970s returns to Staten Island; Guillermo leaves to serve a new master; Nadja and Lazslo revive their musical act.

In The Cut - "Broken Jones" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jay teaches Kenny how to play dominoes in preparation for a tournament; Smitty's gambling debt gets him in trouble with an unlikely loan shark.


Thursday, May 28

Young Sheldon - "A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a scientific breakthrough at the dentist’s office. Also, Dale (Craig T. Nelson) and Meemaw go to the casino, and Georgie makes a big mistake when Dale leaves him in charge of the store.

Man with a Plan - "Adam and Andi See Other People" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi attempt to spice up their social life by making new friends.

Mom - "Silly Frills and a Depressed Garden Gnome" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie support Marjorie when she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son. Also, Tammy sees another side of Jill while working as her employee.

Broke - "Barry's Back" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jackie’s ex-husband, Barry (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), unexpectedly shows up, she seizes the opportunity to gain full custody of Sammy. Also, Javier attempts to find a meaningful birthday gift for his wealthy father.


Friday, May 29

none scheduled


Saturday, May 30

none scheduled


Sunday, May 31

Last Man Standing - "This Too Shall Bass" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike finds out that Ed is skipping Outdoorman's annual bass festival in favor of Bonnie's fancy art gala; Mandy takes over festival planning for Kristin, and things don't go as planned.

Duncanville - "Undacuva Mutha" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In hopes of getting a promotion, Annie tries to fill her parking ticket quota for the month; Jack tries to be a cool dad, but just ends up making Kimberly and Jing violently ill.

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 - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Louise host an exclusive screening of a Hawk & Chick movie at the restaurant, until the actor who plays Hawk throws a wrench into the works.

Family Guy - "Connie's Celica" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Lois gets a job as the music teacher at Chris and Meg's school, a mean student decides to make Lois the target of her antics.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, May 23, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Fall Lineup Looking to Include Fewer Sitcoms; Head of the Class Arrives on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're looking at some of the renewals and cancellations of the current season, some soap opera COVID-19 production issues, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • ABC hasn't quite released their fall lineup just yet, but one thing is certain: there will be a lot less space for sitcoms. (Deadline
  • Deadline has a look back at all of the series we've "lost" this season. (Deadline)
  • In case you're wondering, here are the renewals and cancelations of the current season, so far anyway. (Deadline)
  • The Lori Loughlin saga is over as she has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. (CNN)
  • It used to be that streaming media saved series from other networks, but now we're seeing cable networks save streaming media series, as Adult Swim is doing for the former Netflix series Tuca and Bertie. (The Verge)
  • MeTV has announced their summer lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • We haven't had a whole lot of home media news in a while (because not much has been released), but Warner Archive pulled a big surprise on us this week announcing a series that is completely new to DVD: Head of the Class - The Complete First Season. It is to be released on June 9.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 23 - MAY 29)
  • Next week is the big week for streaming media, as the much anticipated HBO Max launches on Wednesday.
  • Comedy Central has a day of The Office for Monday, while FXX has a day of The Simpsons.
  • The Simpsons is "relaunching" on Disney+ on Thursday with the correct aspect ratio, if you want to start binge watching 30 seasons worth of episodes the right way.
  • If you haven't already watched it, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend is available on Netflix.
  • Decades has a weekend of T.J. Hooker this weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fri-Yay: Will HBO Max Work?; ABC Announces 2020-21 Season Programming

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!

HBO Max

by Vincent

Next week is the official launch of HBO Max, the latest in a rapidly increasing streaming service wars that's emerging between the major media companies. HBO Max enters a market already pretty crowded by Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon, along with other recent launches like Apple TV, not to mention HBO's own HBO Go (which isn't going away despite the launch of HBO Max, somewhat confusingly.) But can HBO Max carve out its own niche in an increasingly crowded streaming market? It is debuting with a pretty impressive line-up, with shows with large established fanbases like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, South Park and Rick and Morty soon to call the streamer home, along with upcoming originals such as the third season of Search Party (moving over from TBS following two critically acclaimed seasons), a handful of upcoming DC superhero-based projects (an area Netflix couldn't quite make work with its Marvel agreement ending after just a few years). Still, I have some reservations about HBO Max's success.

HBO Max, in a lot of ways, seems like a direct competitor to Netflix, seeming to aim for their mix of high-brow series with mainstream fare. That's different than something like Disney+, which was purely aimed at families and younger audience and has done a good job cornering that demographic. But there's really nothing separating HBO Max from the already-established trilogy of streamers other than their streaming library. Having Friends especially is an admittedly a big get. There's also not a clear brand for HBO Max, and the marketing has been slightly confusing. A lot of people might simply assume HBO Max is some sort of HBO Go extension, but there's really nothing particularly "HBO" about HBO Max other than the fact that you can get it through an HBO Go subscription. Still, in the increasingly competitive streaming wars, a brand for a service is very important. Netflix's brand has basically become "the streaming service" (it's widely the most used and being on Netflix almost gives way to a popularity boost in and of itself). Disney+ has a very strong brand thanks to its Disney content and its family-friendly approach. Hulu (which is now owned by Disney) is becoming Disney+'s more mature and experimental cousin (sort of what FX is to Fox). Amazon and Apple TV+ don't have great brands either, but they're also owned by billion-dollar conglomerates and are treated more as side projects of those mega corporations. But what is HBO Max? The branding so far seems to be "where you can watch Friends," which honestly might be enough given the popularity of Friends, but I remain skeptical. At the highest price point of any streamer ($14.99 a month following the initial $11.99 early deal puts it slightly above Netflix and ad-free Hulu, and well above Disney+'s $4.99 a month and Hulu Basic's $5.99 a month), it's hard for me to see too many people who aren't giant Friends or Big Bang Theory fans rushing to sign up for a subscription. Still, having two of the biggest sitcoms of the past 30 years on your service could be enough to buy the service time to carve a niche for itself. Whatever happens, these are interesting times for streaming services. With this and the launch of NBCUniversal's Peacock later this year, it'll be very interesting to see whether consumers are okay with throwing more money at an increasingly number of streaming services, or if they're okay sacrificing some of their favorite shows and movies for a smaller streaming bill at the end of the month.


ABC

Having just solidified its position as the No. 1 network in entertainment among Adults 18-49 for the first time in four years, ABC is announcing its 2020-2021 programming slate, which includes renewals for 19 series and two straight-to-series orders from its current crop of pilots – David E. Kelley's thriller Big Sky and the multi-camera comedy Call Your Mother (formerly My Village) from Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) – as well as the previously announced alternative series Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones. Nineteen series were renewed yesterday: American Housewife, The Bachelor, black-ish, The Conners, Dancing with the Stars, The Goldbergs, A Million Little Things, mixed-ish, The Rookie, Shark Tank, Stumptown, 20/20 and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. They join previously announced renewals of America's Funniest Home Videos, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and the series order of Supermarket Sweep. Schedule to be announced at a later date.

Series that didn't make the cut for 2020-21 were Emergence, Bless This Mess, Single Parents, Schooled and Kids Say The Darndest Things. As for the new series pick-ups (so far): From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley comes Big Sky, a thriller created by Kelley, who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe) join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Natalie Alyn Lind and John Carroll Lynch also star. In the comedy, Call Your Mother from Kari Lizer, this multicamera comedy follows an empty-nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought. Kyra Sedgwick stars.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Freeform Announces 2020-21 Slate; Fox Brings Back Last Man Standing, Prodigal Son and The Resident for 2021

Freeform

In advance of the Disney Advertising Sales Virtual Roadshow presentation, Freeform highlighted its commitment to bold and boundary-pushing young adult content with the pickups of both Everything's Gonna be Okay and Motherland: Fort Salem, as well as the recently announced scripted romantic-comedy series Love in the Time of Corona, which begins production this summer. Freeform has picked up critically acclaimed comedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay” for a second season. The series, which is created, executive produced and stars Josh Thomas, follows Nicholas, a neurotic twenty-something-year-old who is forced to raise his two teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, after the untimely death of their father. The series stars Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Adam Faison and Maeve Press.

Freeform's number one comedy series grown-ish, which had its midseason finale in March, will return to the network next year to finish up season three. Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Diggy Simmons, grown-ish is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios, and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. From executive producers Bert V. Royal and Jessica Biel, Freeform's highly anticipated psychological thriller Cruel Summer will now debut in 2021. Olivia Holt (Marvel's Cloak & Dagger”) returns to the network to co-star in the series. The unconventional drama takes place over three summers in the '90s when a beautiful and popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from alternating POVs. The series stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano.

Freeform's fan-favorite series Good Trouble, which had its season two finale in March, will return to the network next year for season three. Starring Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Sherry Cola, Tommy Martinez, Zuri Adele, Emma Hunton, Josh Pence and Beau Mirchoff, the series follows residents of Downtown Los Angeles' The Coterie as they deal with the consequences of their personal and professional decisions and realize that sometimes standing up for what you believe in comes at a price. And Freeform's limited scripted series Love in the Time of Corona, from Good Trouble's Joanna Johnson, will go into production this summer and premiere in August. This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing. Also this summer, fan-favorite series The Bold Type returns on Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT, continuing its fourth season.


Last Man Standing

Fox has renewed family comedy Last Man Standing and medical drama The Resident for the 2020-2021 season. Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, will enter its third season on Fox, and ninth in total. The Resident will enter its fourth season. And in late breaking news, Fox has also picked-up current freshman drama Prodigal Son starring Tom Payne for a second season in the 2020-2021 season. All three series will air sometime in 2021 as they were not announced for the Fall 2020 schedule, as most scripted series cannot resume production yet. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Summer of Me Returns June 1 on MeTV; FXX Orders More Dave

The summer of MeTV

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock... Get ready to rock with Fonzie and the gang all over again! Happy Days is here again and back on MeTV Network. On Sundays in the Summer of Me, two full hours of the beloved sitcom (2-3pm and 4-5pm) are joined by Laverne & Shirley (3-4pm) and Mama's Family (5-6pm), beginning at 2PM | 1C. And that's not all - Happy Days joins the weeknight lineup at 6:30PM | 5:30C, following The Flintstones. The Summer of Me kicks off on Monday, June 1. Be sure to start from the very beginning to see how these shows evolved from their premieres. Other changes: The Powers of Matthew Star flies into Sunday mornings at 6AM | 5C. Peter Barton starred alongside Lou Gossett, Jr., in this 1982 superhero series. The rarely aired one-hour episodes of The Twilight Zone from season four (1963) arrive to chill you in summer nights every Sunday at 12AM | 11C. View the full Summer of Me schedule that begins June 1!


Dave

FXX's critically acclaimed hit comedy series Dave has been renewed for a second season, which will bow in 2021. The recently concluded first season of Dave is FX Networks' most-watched comedy series ever with an average episodic audience of 5.32 million Total Viewers to-date across linear, VOD and streaming, and that number is growing. The total audience for DAVE tops the previous FX record holder Atlanta, which averaged 5.2 million Total Viewers on all platforms in its first season. The complete 10-episode first season is available for streaming FX on Hulu.

Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, a.k.a Lil Dicky, FXX's Dave is centered on a neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he's destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world. The series stars Dave Burd ("Dave"), Taylor Misiak ("Ally"), Andrew Santino ("Mike"), GaTa ("GaTa"), Travis Bennett ("Elz") and Christine Ko ("Emma"). The first season has also featured notable guest stars including Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Trippie Redd and Kourtney Kardashian. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CBS Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Remembering Ken Osmond of Leave it to Beaver

CBS 2020-21

Fall 2020


Mondays
8:00PM The Neighborhood
8:30PM Bob ♥ Abishola
9:00PM All Rise
10:00PM Bull

Tuesdays
8:00PM NCIS
9:00PM FBI
10:00PM FBI: Most Wanted

Wednesdays
8:00PM Survivor
9:00PM The Amazing Race (new time period)
10:00PM SEAL Team (new time period)

Thursdays
8:00PM Young Sheldon
8:30PM B Positive (NEW!)
9:00PM Mom
9:30PM The Unicorn (new time period)
10:00PM Evil

Fridays
8:00PM MacGyver
9:00PM Magnum P.I.
10:00PM Blue Bloods

Saturdays
8:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
9:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
10:00PM 48 Hours

Sundays
7:00PM 60 Minutes
8:00PM The Equalizer (NEW!)
9:00PM NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00PM NCIS: New Orleans

 
Unscheduled Mid-Season 2021:
COMEDY:
DRAMA: Clarice
REALITY:
Returning Series: S.W.A.T., Undercover Boss

NOTES: The lineup features three new series and 23 returning series. The new fall series are the comedy B Positive and drama The Equalizer. The shows debuting later in the season include the new drama Clarice from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, starring Rebecca Breeds in the title role, and returning favorites S.W.A.T. and Undercover Boss. In addition, CBS will broadcast Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021.

Discuss CBS's 2020-21 lineup and view the full press release.


Ken Osmond

Actor and police officer Ken Osmond, who was best known for his iconic role as Eddie Haskell in Leave it to Beaver, has died. He died at his home in Los Angeles on May 18 from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral artery disease. Mr. Osmond was 76.

Osmond's prolific career as a child actor began at the age of four. He appeared as an extra in the 1952 film Plymouth Adventure, which starred Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney. His first speaking role was at age 9 in the 1953 film So Big, which starred Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden. He had uncredited roles in Good Morning, Miss Dove in 1954 and Everything but the Truth in 1956.

Some of his early television guest appearances included Screen Directors Playhouse, Lassie, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Annie Oakley, Circus Boy, The Loretta Young Show, The Walter Winchell File, Official Detective, Telephone Time, Fury, Colt. 45, The Jack Benny Program and Wagon Train.

Frank Bank, Ken Osmond and Tony Dow

He landed the role of Wally Cleaver's (Tony Dow) mischievous best friend Eddie Haskell in Leave it to Beaver in 1957. The character of Eddie was supposed to be just a one time guest appearance, but they liked Osmond's portrayal so much that he appeared in 96 of the 234 episodes. Eddie was very polite to adults ("That's a lovely dress you're wearing, Mrs. Cleaver"), but he was often up to no good and bullied little kids when no parents were around. Leave it to Beaver aired on CBS for one season from 1957 to 1958 before moving to ABC for five additional seasons from 1958 to 1963. The cast also included Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers, Frank Bank (1958-1963), Rusty Stevens (1958-1960), Stanley Fafara, Stephen Talbot (1959-1963), Richard Correll (1960-1963), Jeri Weil (1957-1960), Diane Brewster (1957-1958), Sue Randall (1958-1962) and Richard Deacon.

After Leave it to Beaver ended in 1963, he made guest appearances in Petticoat Junction in 1964 and The Munsters in 1966. He made his third and final appearance in Lassie in a 1967 episode where he played a motorcycle delivery man who offers the hitchhiking collie a lift in his sidecar. He appeared in the 1967 film C'mon, Let's Live a Little and had an uncredited role as Duke in the 1968 film With Six You Get Eggroll.

Still the Beaver/The New Leave it to Beaver

Osmond reprised his Eddie Haskell role in the 1983 CBS TV reunion movie Still the Beaver, which aired on March 19, 1983. The success of the movie led to the Still the Beaver sitcom series, which aired for one season on the Disney Channel from 1984 to 1985. It was later re-titled The New Leave it to Beaver and moved to WTBS for three additional seasons from 1986 to 1989. Osmond's real-life sons played his sons in the series. Eric Osmond appeared as Freddie Haskell and Christian Osmond played Eddie "Bomber" Haskell, Jr. . The cast also included Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers, Kipp Marcus, John Snee, Kaleena Kiff, Janice Kent and Frank Bank.

He made a cameo appearance as Eddie Sr. in the 1997 film Leave it to Beaver. Osmond appeared as Eddie Haskell in a 1991 episode of Parker Lewis Can't Lose and a 1992 episode of Hi Honey, I'm Home. He appeared as Freddie Bascomb in a 1983 episode of Happy Days and as Skip in a 1987 episode of Rags to Riches. He played Baxter Franklin the 1983 TV movie High School U.S.A..

After being typecast as Eddie Haskell, he found it difficult to find acting work. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1970 where he worked as a motorcycle officer. On September 20, 1980, Osmond was struck by five bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief. He was awarded a lifetime pension and retired from the force in 1988. He later made his living from various Los Angeles-based rental properties which he maintained himself.

Eddie: The Life and Times of America's Preeminent Bad Boy

He co-authored the book Eddie: The Life and Times of America's Preeminent Bad Boy with Christopher J. Lynch in September 2014. Jerry Mathers wrote the foreword.

Mr. Osmond was great and memorable as one of the first bad boys of TV. He made a somewhat unlikable character very likable at times. It's too bad that he was typecast for the role, but he had a nice second career as a police officer. It was good to see him return to acting after retiring as a police officer. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us during his career. He will be greatly missed.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Pop TV Slates Date for One Day at a Time Animated Episode; Remembering Fred Willard of Modern Family, Everybody Loves Raymond and Fernwood 2 Night

One Day at a Time Animated Special

Pop TV announced the One Day at a Time animated special will premiere on Tuesday, June 16 and include special guest stars Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series had its mid-season finale on Tuesday, April 14 due to production stoppages as a result of COVID-19. The animated special, titled, "The Politics Episode," will be fully executed remotely and premiere on Pop TV Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30PM ET/PT following a marathon of the current season.

Gloria Estefan and Melissa Fumero, both return to One Day at a Time, reprising their roles, but this time, they'll be animated. As for Lin-Manuel Miranda, he makes his debut on the series. The special will center around Penelope's conservative cousin Estrellita (Melissa Fumero), Tia Mirtha (Gloria Estefan), and Tio Juanito (Lin-Manuel Miranda) coming to visit and with the impending election, they won't be able to avoid fighting over politics. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the award-winning comedy inspired by Emmy(R) winner Norman Lear's 1975 series of the same name tells the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The show features Penelope (Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Justina Machado), her mother Lydia (Emmy, Grammy(R), Oscar(R) and Tony(R) winner Rita Moreno), Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky), Schneider (Todd Grinnell), Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz).


Fred Willard

Actor and comedian Fred Willard, who appeared as Jerry Hubbard in Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night, as Hank MacDougall in Everybody Loves Raymond and as Frank Dunphy in Modern Family, has died. He died on May 15 of natural causes at his Los Angeles home. Mr. Willard was 86.

Willard's early sitcom guest appearances included Pistols 'n' Petticoats, Hey, Landlord, Get Smart, Love, American Style, The Bob Newhart Show, Karen, Good Heavens and Laverne & Shirley. He was a regular on the 1973 ABC comedy/variety series The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour.

He starred as District Attorney H.R. 'Bud' Nugent in the short-lived 1976-1977 NBC sitcom Sirota's Court. The series also starred Michael Constantine, Cynthia Harris, Kathleen Miller, Ted Ross and Owen Bush.

Fernwood 2 Night - Frank De Vol, Martin Mull and Fred Willard

Willard starred as Jerry Hubbard, Barth Gimble's (Martin Mull) sidekick and announcer, in the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman spin-off series Forever Fernwood (1977), Fernwood 2 Night (1977) and America 2-Night (1978). The Norman Lear created series parodied the nighttime talk shows of the day. It also featured Frank De Vol as bandleader Happy Kyne. Willard reunited with Mull in eight episodes of Roseanne from 1995 to 1997. He played Scott, a romantic partner of Leon Carp.

He played the bartender in the 1987-1989 syndicated sitcom D.C. Follies. The Sid and Marty Krofft created series was set at a Washington, D.C. bar and featured puppet caricatures of politicians and popular culture figures.

Georgia Engel, Fred Willard and Monica Horan

Willard had a recurring role as Hank MacDougall in 13 episodes of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 2003 to 2005. Hank and Pat MacDougall (Georgia Engel) were Amy's (Monica Horan) parents. Willard received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2003, 2004 and 2005 for the role. The series starred Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Madylin Sweeten.

He starred as Jerry Stage in the 2001-2002 The WB sitcom Maybe It's Me. The series was centered on the life of teenager Molly Stage (Reagan Dale Neis) and her eccentric and often-embarrassing family, including her parents (insanely frugal mom, played by Julia Sweeney, and soccer-obsessed dad, played by Fred Willard), her two older brothers, her little twin sisters, and her grandparents. The series also starred Vicki Davis, Andrew W. Walker, Patrick Levis, Daniella and Deanna Cantermen, Dabbs Greer and Ellen Albertini Dow.

Willard starred as Fred Hawkins, the father of Ryan Hawkins (Eric Lively), in the short-lived 2003 Fox sitcom A Minute with Stan Hooper. The series also starred Norm Macdonald, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Howe, Raegan Dale Neis, Garret Dillahunt and Daniel Roebuck.

Back to You

He starred as Marsh McGinley, WURG's fairly dim-witted sports anchor, in the 2007-2008 Fox sitcom Back to You. The series also starred Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Ayda Field, Josh Gad, Ty Burrell, Laura Marano and Lily Jackson.

Modern Family - Fred Willard

Willard had a recurring role as Frank Dunphy, the father of Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) and grandfather of Haley (Sarah Hyland), Alex (Ariel Winter) and Luke (Nolan Gould), in 14 episodes of Modern Family from 2009 to 2020. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the role.

He will appear in the recurring role of Fred Naird, the Secretary of the Defense, in the upcoming Netflix comedy Space Force. The series, which will premiere on May 29, stars Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers and Tawny Newsome. Interestingly enough, Willard starred as Captain Thomas Woods in a 1978 NBC unsold sitcom pilot called Space Force.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances in the 1980s and 1990s included The Love Boat, Mama's Family, Fast Times, Out of This World, The Golden Girls, Nurses, Married with Children, Dream On, The Jackie Thomas Show, Dave's World, Family Matters, The Mommies, Murphy Brown, Friends, Clueless, Sister, Sister, Step by Step, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Mad About You, Just Shoot Me! and Ladies Man.

He had a recurring role as Mike Morton in three episodes of the 2013 HBO comedy Family Tree. Some of his later sitcom guest appearances included The Hughleys, That '70s Show, The Drew Carey Show, Worst Week, Everybody Hates Chris, Raising Hope, Hot in Cleveland, Community, The Odd Couple (2016) and 9JKL. He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2015 for his role as John Forrester in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Willard was one of the original hosts of the NBC reality series Real People in 1979 and again from 1981 to 1983. He returned with Sarah Purcell to host a one-hour retrospective special on October 1, 1991. He hosted the 1985-1986 talk show What's Hot, What's Not. It earned him a daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host. In 1990, Willard hosted the cable TV show Access America on the Ha! Comedy Network.

He was well known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006) and Mascots (2016). He played Air Force Lt. Bob Hookstratten in Rob Reiner's 1984 mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. He starred as station director Edward "Ed" Harken in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television interviewed him on September 28, 2012.

Mr. Willard was a national treasure. He was a master at ad libbing. He could steal any scene with his deadpan delivery and impeccable comedic timing. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Fred Willard

Jimmy Kimmel Live! will air a tribute to Fred Willard tonight (May 18) at 11:35pm on ABC. He frequently appeared in various comedy sketches on the show in recent years. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 18, 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 May 18-22, 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, May 18
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! will have a tribute to the late Fred Willard (Modern Family/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond/Maybe It's Me/D.C. Follies) at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Watch Cole on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jonathan Magnum (The Drew Carey Show) - Jonathan will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Ozark on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie will be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will talks about Scoob! on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristin will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12:30pm.
Tuesday, May 19
  • Amy Sedaris (BoJack Horseman/Alpha House/Strangers with Candy) - Catch Amy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristin Davis (Bad Teacher/Sex and the City) - Kristin will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/A.P. Bio/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about I Love Everything on People Now at 1pm.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi talks about Younger on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101) - Jamie Lynn talks about Sweet Magnolias on E!'s Daily Pop at 12:30pm.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy will be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, May 20
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/A.P. Bio/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Antony appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe/Pulling) - Sharon appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) - Eugene appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101) - Jamie Lynn talks about Sweet Magnolias on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12:30pm.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley/Center of the Universe) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, May 21
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Catch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He also talks about The Decision on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properites) - Sofia appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Steve Coogan (Happyish) - Steve is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/A.P. Bio/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Pamela Anderson (Stacked/Home Improvement) - Pamela will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about the podcast The Dissenters on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and her husband Phil Donahue are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Catherine Reitman (Workin' Moms) - Catherine talks about Workin' Moms on People Now at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Holey Moley on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, May 22
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Watch Henry on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Nathan appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Zach and Donald chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony will be on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/A.P. Bio/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about I Love Everything on People Now at 1pm.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi talks about Arde Madrid on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 17

Man with a Plan - "The V-Word" (CBS, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Andi’s doctor advises her to stop taking birth control pills, Adam and Andi disagree on an alternate option.

The Simpsons - "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus becomes a helium tycoon; Maggie reunites with baby Hudson.

Bob's Burgers - "Legends of the Mall" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On a Belcher family trip to the mall, Tina is mistaken for a sleeping boy's girlfriend; Gene and Louise are turned loose on motorized animals; Linda disrupts a book reading; Bob struggles to shop for acceptable pants.

The Simpsons - "The Way of the Dog" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper.

Duncanville - "Classless President" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Duncan runs for class president against Mia but realizes the competition is more than he bargained for; Kimberly participates in a cookie fundraiser.

Bob's Burgers - "Prank You for Being a Friend" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A classmate comes to Louise for lessons in how to get in trouble; Bob reluctantly agrees to bring Jimmy Pesto his hernia medication.

Family Guy - "Movin' In (Principal Shepherd's Song)" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Shepherd moves in with the Griffins after he is fired for fat-shaming Chris at school, Brian sues Stewie for writing a series of children's books which portray him as an idiot.


Monday, May 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the New Pastor" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Tina spends considerable time with the charming new minister she helped select for her church, Pastor Don (Victor Williams), Calvin begins to suspect the man may be coveting more than just job security. Also, Marty gets a surprise when he finally meets his disruptive new upstairs neighbor.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Randy's a Regular" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dottie makes an unexpected connection when she meets a fellow stroke survivor, Hank (John Ratzenberger), at physical therapy. Also, Bob and Douglas try to keep tabs on Christina while she’s away at an emotional wellness spa.


Tuesday, May 19

One Day at a Time - "Boundaries" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Alex catches Penelope in a compromising position, Penelope is motivated to talk to Alex about healthy human sexuality, while defending herself against Lydia's old-school judgments.

The Last O.G. - "In Da Club" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Tray's relationship advice to Paul fails, Tray and company decide to take him out to the club so he can let loose and find himself.


Wednesday, May 20

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Return" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The vampires offer shelter to an old nemesis who's down on his luck.

In The Cut - "Sister Sister" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jay is shadowed by an over-the-top method actor preparing for his next role as a barber and gets too close for comfort; Mabel's bourgeois sister, Ruby, visits and she must deal with their stark differences.


Thursday, May 21

Young Sheldon - "A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon learns the house next door is for sale, he takes it upon himself to find the perfect neighbors. Also, Missy is torn when she’s forced to pitch against her boyfriend at the baseball game. Jason Alexander returns as Mr. Lundy.

Man with a Plan - "Full Metal Teddy" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi resort to their usual punishment in response to Teddy’s bad grades, his unexpected reaction catches them off guard.

Mom - "One Tiny Incision and a Coffin Dress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie help Tammy with a difficult decision when her long-lost aunt, Cookie (Kathleen Turner), appears with a surprising proposition.

Broke - "Soccer" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jackie’s angry outburst gets her banned from Sammy’s soccer games and the coach quits, Javier steps in to coach the team. Also, Elizabeth tries to teach Jackie mindfulness and encourages her to apologize to the soccer league’s commissioner.


Friday, May 22

none scheduled


Saturday, May 23

none scheduled


Sunday, May 24

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


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-Symoné (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné 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)

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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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08/04 - Laff TV Acquires How I Met Your Mother; Lifetime Announces Stars for It's a Wonderful Lifetime for 2020
08/03 - Fox Sets Premiere Date for Monday Fall Dramas; Jim Belushi Gets Discovery Series
08/02 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 3, 2020)
08/01 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Damon Wayans Jr. Set to Star in Comedy for Peacock; Production to Restart for S.W.A.T.
07/31 - Fri-Yay: Emmy Nominations Thoughts; Leah Remini to Host Game Show Network Game Show
07/30 - Netflix Acquires Black Sitcoms from 1990s and 2000s; A 4 Sitcom Crossover Event Coming Soon to Netflix
07/29 - The 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations; Live with Kelly and Ryan Pays Tribute to Regis
07/28 - Freeform's Love in the Time of Corona Gets Premiere Date; ABC Remembers Regis with Primetime Special Tonight (July 28)
07/27 - Archer Gets Season 11 Premiere Date on FXX; The Fugitive Reboot on Quibi Trailer
07/26 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 27, 2020)
07/25 - SitcomsOnline Digest: The Chase Considered for ABC Primetime Lineup; Plex Adds 80 Free Linear Channels
07/24 - Fri-Yay: Two More COVID-19 Remote Reunions: 30 Rock and Happy Endings; Netflix Renews Top 10 Series Sweet Magnolias for Season 2
07/23 - Fox Announces Fall 2020 Premiere Date for Animated Comedies; Syfy Acquires John Cena & Kat Dennings Animated Comedy
07/22 - HBO Orders Bridget Everett Comedy Series; Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Cast to Reunite on YouTube
07/21 - Happy Endings Cast Reunite, See Episode Here; Jake Johnson Shooting Hoops on Netflix
07/20 - Netflix Is About to Get Even with Comedy; ABC's United We Fall Gets Encore
07/19 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 20, 2020)
07/18 - SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Affiliates Refuse to Air 30 Rock: A One Time Special; Golden Girls House For Sale
07/17 - Fri-Yay: Peacock Launches, Thoughts So Far; Stay Calm with New Series with A-Listers
07/16 - Hallmark Channel Announces Renewals and Slate for 2021; Michael Che Coming to HBO Max for Improv Series
07/15 - ABC Names Tyra Banks as New Dancing with the Stars Host; CBS Fall 2020 Schedule Change for Wednesdays
07/14 - Emily in Paris Moves to Netflix; Ravi Patel's HBO Max Comedy Docuseries Premieres Aug. 27
07/13 - Get Woke on Hulu with New Comedy; Trailer for Tig n' Seek Released by HBO Max
07/12 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 13, 2020)
07/11 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Renews The Moodys for Second Season; NBC Preparing to Put Peacock Into Flight
07/10 - Fri-Yay: Never Have I Ever, Netflix's Best Sitcom; Ramy Gets Season 3 on Hulu
07/09 - NBC Reviving Weakest Link; truTV's I'm Sorry Gets Charitable