Thursday, May 07, 2020

CBS Announces 23 Series Renewed for 2020-21, Fall Schedule to Be Announced May 19; Robbie Premieres on Comedy Central

CBS 2020-21

CBS announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. The Network will announce its new series and 2020-2021 primetime schedule in the coming weeks as part of a virtual upfront (more below). The returning shows include top series NCIS, Young Sheldon, FBI: Most Wanted, Bob (Hearts) Abishola, and 60 Minutes. Among the additional renewals are the dramas All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, S.W.A.T. and Seal Team; comedies The Neighborhood and The Unicorn; reality series Undercover Boss; and the law and justice program 48 Hours. They join the previously announced renewals of Evil, Mom, Survivor, The Amazing Race and Young Sheldon. It wasn't all good news as four series were canceled: comedies Man with a Plan, Carol's Second Act and Broke and drama Tommy.

On Tuesday, May 19 (instead of the original upfront date of May 13), ViacomCBS Upfront @Home will unveil the fall programming lineup of the CBS Television Network and original programming from CBS All Access, the premium subscription video-on-demand platform. CBS will also preview exciting opportunities from CBS Sports, including Super Bowl LV, and highlight the powerful and important work being done by CBS News. This will be the first virtual upfront of the season. NBC is slated to have a virtual upfront sometime in June (full details to come) but no word yet on ABC, Fox and The CW. In place of the original NBC upfront date on May 11, NBCUniversal will do a virtual State of the Marketplace conversation focusing on the One Platform initiative (it will not be an upfront presentation on the 11th, so no fall schedule that day, that will occur in a to be determined date in June).


Robbie - Rory Scovel and Beau Bridges

This May, Comedy Central will be binge-releasing Robbie, an all-new, original, scripted comedy series from stand-up comedian and actor, Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty, Rory Scovel Tries Stand Up For The First Time). During this unprecedented moment in history when Americans are spending the majority of their time at home, Comedy Central will be making the full season of Robbie available to binge-watch online and through the brand's various viewing platforms. The season premiere episode will first debut on Comedy Central's linear channel on Thursday, May 7 at 11:45 p.m. ET/PT, after an all-new episode of late-night franchise, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Immediately following its linear premiere, Robbie will be available to watch in its entirety via Comedy Central's YouTube channel, cc.com, the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central Video on Demand, and Comedy Central Now (via Amazon, Apple, & Roku). Robbie is a half-hour scripted series starring Rory Scovel. Robbie is a small town youth league basketball coach living in his father's shadow, until he realizes he has a son of his own who can lead him to greatness. Robbie is written by Rory Scovel and Anthony King (Broad City, Silicon Valley). Co-starring with Rory are Beau Bridges, who plays his father, Sasheer Zamata and Mary Holland. Scovel, King, and Scott Moran are executive producers. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Betsy Koch and Owen Burke are executive producers for Gary Sanchez Productions. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, July 25

Young Sheldon - "" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

Ghosts - "Ghost Hunter" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam and Jay’s assistant, Freddie (Mike Lane), purchases ghost-hunting equipment when suspicious activity leads him to theorize the B&B is haunted. Also, Sasappis risks losing his relationship with Jessica (Nichole Sakura) when Freddie sells his car.

The Conners - "Dating, Drinking and Grifter Logic" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Neville confronts Jackie about loaning Dan money; Darlene attempts to play matchmaker for Mark.

The Conners - "The Grad Finale" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Mark's graduation approaches, he considers his relationship with his father; Louise plans a big graduation ceremony at the Lunch Box.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 22)

Thursday, July 25

  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Catch Marlon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bowen Yang (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Bowen is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder/Parks and Recreation/A New Kind of Family) - Rob appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (Die Hart/The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Borderlands on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Michael Cera (Life & Beth/Arrested Development/I Was a Sixth Grade Alien) - Michael appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing), Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite/Benched) and Vinny Thomas (Platonic) - Pete, Maria and Vinny are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - E! News has interviews with Bette and Sheryl Lee at 11pm on E!.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - NBC's Today catches up with Nick in the 10am hour.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) and Hugh Jackman (Human Resources) - Ryan and Hugh chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about Deadpool & Wolverine on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm. Hugh will also be on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Dermot Mulroney (The Righteous Gemstones/Four Weddings and a Funeral) - Dermot and the cast of Bad Girls are guests on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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09/24 - Friends - The Complete Series (4K Ultra HD)
09/24 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Series
10/08 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Twelfth Season / The Complete Series

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