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

Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Tuesday, April 20

  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-April)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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