Friday, May 15, 2020

The CW Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Fri-Yay: Quarantine Reunions - An Emerging Trend

The CW 2020-21

Fall 2020


Mondays
8:00PM Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30PM Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:00PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Tuesdays
8:00PM Swamp Thing
9:00PM Tell Me a Story

Wednesdays
8:00PM Devils
9:00PM Coroner

Thursdays
8:00PM Supernatural
9:00PM The Outpost

Fridays
8:00PM Masters of Illusion
8:30PM Masters of Illusion
9:00PM World's Funniest Animals
9:30PM World's Funniest Animals

Sundays
8:00PM Two Sentence Horror Stories
8:30PM Two Sentence Horror Stories
9:00PM Pandora



January 2021


Mondays
8:00PM All American
9:00PM Black Lightning

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Flash
9:00PM Superman & Lois (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM Riverdale
9:00PM Nancy Drew

Thursdays
8:00PM Walker (NEW!)
9:00PM Legacies

Fridays
8:00PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us (new night)
9:00PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (new night)
9:30PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (new night)

Sundays
8:00PM Batwoman
9:00PM Charmed (new night)

Unscheduled Mid-Season 2021:

COMEDY:
DRAMA: Kung Fu, The Republic of Sarah
REALITY:
Returning: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico, Supergirl

NOTES: The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series lineup, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming. The CW has crafted a lineup of fresh programming for the Fourth Quarter 2020, featuring a balanced mix of original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, including Swamp Thing, Tell Me a Story, Coroner, Pandora, The Outpost, Two Sentence Horror Stories, World's Funniest Animals, Masters of Illusion, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

The CW has seven original scripted series lined up for its 2021 midseason which includes two new series, Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah, joining returning series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico, Supergirl.

Update 6/4: The CW Network announced the acquisition of the international thriller from Sky Italia, Devils, starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey, adding the series to its Fall 2020 schedule airing on Wednesdays at 8:00pm, ET/PT, followed by the investigative drama Coroner at 9:00pm, ET/PT. Devils is an international thriller that follows Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi, The First King: Birth of an Empire, Suburra), the charismatic yet ruthless Head of Trading at NYL, one of the world’s most important investment banks, and his mentor, NYL's CEO Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair). After Dominic appoints another colleague over Massimo following a bitter promotion battle, Massimo finds himself named prime suspect in a murder investigation. Fighting to clear his name, Massimo becomes involved in an intercontinental financial war and is forced to choose between supporting Dominic or going up against him.

Additional changes to the previously announced Fourth Quarter Fall 2020 schedule, include comedy Dead Pixels, which will now premiere this Summer, Two Sentence Horror Stories moving to Sundays 8-9pm, and Masters of Illusion, which is already slated for Fridays 8-9pm this Summer, will remain in same time period for the Fall, while World's Funniest Animals moves to 9:00pm on Friday. The rest of the schedule is intact as we previously announced.


Discuss The CW's 2020-21 lineup and also you can view complete program information.



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!

Community Zoom Reunion

by Vincent

As the COVID-19 situation has dragged on in the US, one interesting trend is the reunion of sitcom casts via online video platforms. Over the past few months, many sitcoms casts have "reunited" to relive some of the show's most famous moments, read scripts, or in some cases, even produce a new episode. The Parks and Recreation remotely produced special a few weeks ago is the most obvious example, but over the past few weeks, casts of shows ranging from The Office to Community to Lizzie McGuire to Sonny With a Chance have shared reunions taking place over Zoom. It's interesting as previously, a "sitcom reunion" was a big, hyped event, often taking place on primetime or a talk show. (A Friends reunion was originally scheduled to happen this month as part of the show's much-hyped launch on HBO Max, but it has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus.) And yet now, stars are hopping onto Zoom to share with each other and fans how much they've missed each other.

The Office Zoom Reunion

The most notable other than the previously covered Parks episode is the The Office reunion, in which the cast joked, laughed and relived some of the show's finest moments. The Community cast also reunited via Zoom to read an episode script of one of the show's most beloved episodes and participate in a fan Q&A, including the now world famous Donald Glover, who many predicted would be difficult to get for a Community reunion (but has showed a large amount of love and interest in the show, sparking rumors that the long-awaited movie could finally be materializing.) It's been a nice bonus of this unfortunate situation to see actors - who for once have nothing else to do - getting together and sharing the memories they had with their fellow co-stars and with fans. It's just one of the many ways that's been helping us get through the reduced amount of content we're getting thanks to COVID-19. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 9

Lopez vs. Lopez - "Lopez vs Gaslighting" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mayan discovers Rosie has spent years secretly blaming George for parenting mistakes she made; George coaches Chance's T-ball team to always play fair… unless you're losing.

Young Rock - "Five Days" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Miami, 1997: Dwayne anxiously waits to see if his surprise heel turn will connect with the audience; as he finally gets to show off his personality in the ring, Dwayne struggles with the public attention from his growing fanbase.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Friday, December 9

  • Don Cheadle (The Wonder Years/Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun/The Girl with Something Extra) - Sally appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Will & Grace) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (Young Sheldon/The Big Bang Theory) - Jim and Spoiler Alert co-star Ben Alridge talk about relationship red flags, how they would spend their final days and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey is joining Drew and taking part in an engagement redo on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Enlisted/China, IL) - NBC's Today catches up with Michelle in the 10am hour.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Casey and Danielle talk about the Bitch Sesh podcast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Danny Trejo (Saint George) and Eduardo Franco (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything) - Danny and Eduardo talk about Hulu's It's a Wonderful Binge on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:37am.


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

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

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


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

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12/08 - Harlem Season 2 Premieres Feb. 3 on Amazon; The Simpsons Christmas Special on Disney+
12/07 - Hallmark Channel Surging in Q4 2022; TBS Releases Trailer for Season 4 of Miracle Workers
12/06 - Remembering Kirstie Alley of Cheers and More; Final Season of The Flash in February on The CW
12/05 - NBC Orders Full Season of Lopez vs. Lopez; Apple TV+ Christmas Collection
12/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 5, 2022)
12/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: First Look at That '90s Show; Warner Bros. Discovery Makes More Changes, Including Ending Live News at HLN
12/02 - Classic Holiday Game Show Block on GSN; Zooey Deschanel Gets Discovery+ Series
12/01 - Apple TV+ Announces Premiere Date for Shrinking; Disney Producing Animated Sitcom
11/30 - That '90s Show Premieres Jan. 19; The CW Midseason 2023 Schedule
11/29 - Master Minds Returns Jan. 9 on Game Show Network; Remembering Sons & Daughters Co-Creator Nick Holly, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Ron Masak and Others We Recently Lost
11/28 - The Game Revival Season 2 Trailer, Premieres Dec. 15; Reno 911! Holiday Movie on Comedy Central
11/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 28, 2022)
11/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Kelsey Grammer Explains Why David Hyde Pierce Won't Return to Frasier Reboot; NBC to End Year with Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton
11/25 - George Lopez Reunion on Lopez vs. Lopez on Dec. 16; Marc Maron Gets HBO Comedy Special
11/24 - 2022 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend Include Soap Every Episode Marathon
11/23 - Fran Drescher Hosts The Nanny Marathon on COZI TV; Fox Gets Celebs for TMZ Christmas Special
11/22 - NBC Schedules New Game Show During Holidays; Peacock Teams Up with Comedian Sean Patton
11/21 - Letterkenny Returns for Season 11 on Hulu; The White Lotus Season 3 Ordered
11/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 21, 2022)
11/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Vicki Lawrence to Guest Star in Call Me Kat; Grey's Anatomy Gets a Little Less Grey
11/18 - Bounce Orders New Sitcom for Spring 2023; Remembering Hogan's Heroes Star Robert Clary, The Bob Newhart Show and Taxi Co-Creator David Davis, and Head of the Class Co-Creator Richard Eustis
11/17 - MeTV's A Very Merry MeTV Schedule; HBO Max's Sort Of Returns Dec. 1
11/16 - Comedic Stars Line Up for Baking It Holiday Special; Atsuko Okatsuka Gets First HBO Special
11/15 - CBS Midseason 2023 Schedule; Oprah Interviews Abbott Elementary Megastar
11/14 - Netflix Books Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy Special; Hallmark Channel Signs Hunter King for Movies
11/13 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 14, 2022)
11/12 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Midseason Premiere Dates Set for Reboots of 80s Classics; Abbott Elementary Still Strong in Ratings
11/11 - Chris Rock Live Comedy Special Set for Netflix; Hulu Renews This Fool for Season 2
11/10 - Fox Orders New Animated Comedy for 2024; Netflix Picks Up Reggaeton Comedy Neon
11/09 - NBC Midseason 2023 Schedule; Apple TV+ Renews Bad Sisters for Season 2