Monday, May 11, 2020

Fox Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; CBS Orders Three New Series for 2020-21

Fox 2020-21

Fall 2020

Mondays
8:00PM L.A.'s Finest (Network Television Debut)
9:00PM neXt (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Network Television Debut)
9:00PM Filthy Rich (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Masked Singer
9:00PM Masterchef Junior

Thursdays
7:30PM Fox NFL Thursday Presented by Verizon
8:00PM GMC Kickoff Show
8:20PM Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum

Fridays
8:00PM WWE's Friday Night Smackdown

Saturdays
7:00PM Fox Sports Saturday

Sundays
7:00PM NFL on Fox
7:30PM The OT (NFL post-game)/Fox Encores
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM Bless the Harts
9:00PM Bob's Burgers
9:30PM Family Guy

Unscheduled Mid-season 2021 (new and returning):
New Comedy: Call Me Kat, The Great North (animated), Housebroken (animated)
New Drama:
New Reality/Unscripted:
Returning Comedy: Duncanville (animated), Last Man Standing
Returning Drama: 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lonestar, The Resident, Prodigal Son
Returning Reality/Unscripted: Hell's Kitchen

NOTES: Original programming premiering at midseason includes 9-1-1 and the #1 new drama 9-1-1: Lone Star, plus all-new seasons of animated comedy Duncanville, starring and executive-produced by Amy Poehler; and Ramsay's Hell Kitchen; along with new comedy Call Me Kat, starring Mayim Bialik and executive-produced by Bialik and Jim Parsons; and new animated series The Great North and Housebroken.

neXt and Filthy Rich were held over from the 2019-20 season. L.A.'s Finest, starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, originally aired on Spectrum. Cosmos: Possible Worlds premiered in March on the National Geographic Channel.

Update: 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.

Discuss Fox's 2020-21 lineup. You'll find the official press release there, too...with details on all the new series.


Clarice, B Positive, The Equalizer

CBS orders new dramas Clarice, The Equalizer and new comedy B Positive to series for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. The three new series join the Network's lineup of 23 returning shows, that we announced last week. Clarice, from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and starring Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) in the title role, is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira and Devyn A. Tyler also star. The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic '80s series starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah (Chicago, Bessie) as an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star.

B Positive is from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, and stars Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex). The comedy is about a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. Kether Donohue, Sara Rue and Kamryn Kunody also star. Additional new series for the 2020-2021 season will be announced at a later date. CBS announces their primetime line-up on Tuesday, May 19 in a Virtual Upfront. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 4

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

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

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

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

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1)

Thursday, June 4

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


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

Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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