Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Decades 3rd Annual Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration; Love in the Time of Corona Announces Cast

Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration

The DECADES TV Network invites viewers to "cross over into the Twilight Zone" this 4th of July when the annual marathon holiday presentation of "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" returns, starting Saturday, July 4 at 12pm ET and continuing thru Monday, July 6 at 7am ET. All weekend long, fans of the landmark anthology TV series can binge 78 iconic episodes back-to-back, including fan favorites Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Masks, The Living Doll, The Eye of the Beholder, Time Enough At Last and The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

Created and hosted by the legendary Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally aired on CBS from 1959-1964, and forever changed the television landscape with its trademark blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy narratives. Each episode featured a moral or unexpected plot twist, and many aimed to inform viewers on the social causes and issues that dominated the 1960s. Since the series ended more than 50 years ago, its signature brand of storytelling continues to resonate with television audiences today. 2020 marks the third year that DECADES will feature "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" as a 4th of July marathon event, having debuted in 2018 to positive audience response and excitement.

DECADES is available across the country, including on the Fox Television digital subchannels in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin and Gainesville. Fox recently added DECADES to cable homes on Comcast systems in New York/New Jersey, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis- St. Paul.


Love in the Time of Corona

Freeform announced the cast of the limited comedy series event, Love in the Time of Corona, including Tony® and GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Nicolette Robinson (The Affair), Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why), Rainey Qualley (Mad Men), Gil Bellows (Patriot), Rya Kihlstedt (One Mississippi), Ava Bellows (This Too Shall Pass) and L. Scott Caldwell (Lost). The series, from executive producers Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, Anonymous Content's Robyn Meisinger, began production in Los Angeles yesterday.

Filmed using remote technologies and shot in the talents' actual homes, this four-part limited series follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during this time of quarantine. Real-life couple Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson, who also serve as executive producers on the project, portray James and Sade, a couple who have been living somewhat separate lives: He has a busy career that keeps him on the road, and she is at home raising their daughter. Once the pandemic puts them under one roof, their time together leads them to reevaluate their relationship and their priorities. Tommy Dorfman stars as Oscar, a successful nonbinary stylist, and Rainey Qualley stars as Elle, an aspiring singer-songwriter. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, Oscar and Elle’s mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated as Oscar's latest online date progresses toward relationship territory just as Elle’s neighborly crush starts to blossom.

Gil Bellows plays Paul, Bellows' real-life wife Rya Kihlstedt will portray Sarah, and their daughter Ava Bellows plays Sophie. After quietly separating months earlier, Paul and Sarah reluctantly decide to quarantine together when their sweet yet intense daughter, Sophie, returns home from college. But when Sophie's high school sweetheart suddenly breaks up with her, Paul and Sarah struggle to continue their "happy couple" ruse for their daughter's sake. L. Scott Caldwell plays Nanda, a headstrong woman determined to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Charles. Played by guest star Charlie Robinson (Night Court), Charles is unable to come home from a rehab facility when COVID-19 causes them to go into lockdown. Love in the Time of Corona will premiere in August. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

BET Picks Up 2nd Season of Twenties; Vivica A. Fox Teams Up with Krista Allen, Jackée & More for More Wrong TV Movies

Twenties

BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithe's breakout hit Twenties, as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6. After premiering to critical acclaim and ranking as the #1 new comedy series on cable for African-Americans 18-49*, Twenties is receiving buzz for Lena Waithe's creative direction and Jonica T. Gibbs' star-making performance. The scripted series created and written by Waithe, stars Gibbs as Hattie, a queer black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore (Insecure) and Gabrielle Graham (Possessor) respectively. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love and inclusion. Season one guest stars included Jenifer Lewis (black-ish), Sean "Big Sean" Anderson (debut role), Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason, and Nazanin Mandi.


The Wrong Stepfather

Just in time for summer, LMN's successful Wrong film franchise returns with two all-new movies in July. Vivica A. Fox returns to star in and produce The Wrong Wedding Planner (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Stephen Richard Harris, Kristin Booth and Jackée Harry), premiering Friday, July 17 at 8pm ET/PT and The Wrong Stepfather (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Krista Allen, Corin Nemec, William McNamara) debuting Friday, July 31 at 8pm ET/PT. The Wrong summer stunt kicks off on sister network Lifetime with a special marathon weekend featuring the following titles, The Wrong House Sitter (Saturday, June 27 at 8pm ET/PT), The Wrong Student (Saturday, June 27 at 10pm ET/PT), The Wrong Cheerleader (Sunday, June 28 at 8pm ET/PT) and The Wrong Stepmother (Sunday, June 28 at 10pm ET/PT). 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 29, 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 29-July 3, 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!


Sunday, June 28
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, June 29
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about her series Barkskins and what she is learning from her kids while in quarantine on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about the six-part HBO docu-series based on the book of the same name, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, written by his late wife on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George talks about We'll Do It For Half on People Now at 1pm.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed talks about Hamilton on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 30
  • Wanda Sykes (The Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimser (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina talks about Dead to Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza talks about the dance show Floored on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie performs his song Go Crazy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Omar Benson Miller (The Unicorn/Ballers) - Omar is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 1
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Watch Keke on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney discusses her podcast Good For You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela talks about the season finale of Better Things on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Fuller House on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 2
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Catch Ricky on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about After Life on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/That '70s Show) and Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Ashton and Mila talk about how they are raising money for charity with Quarantine Wine on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Entourage) - Carla is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 3
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.

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, June 28

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay; Professor Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield; Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

Bless the Harts - "Mega-Lo-Memories" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways; Jenny and Wayne recall how they met.

Bob's Burgers - "Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise must face her fear of public pooping when her class goes on an overnight trip to the aquarium; Linda enlists the family to make a video for her parents' anniversary.

Family Guy - "Baby Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie builds a machine that will allow him to remain smart forever, but it transforms him into what he should have always been -- an actual baby.


Monday, June 29

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Re-Rack" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin’s annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he’s become. But Calvin’s reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "We Were Beggars, Now We Are Choosers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Abishola gives her previous suitor, Chukwuemeka (Tony Tambi), a Nigerian pharmacist, a second chance, Uncle Tunde goes behind Auntie Olu’s back to warn Bob about the other man who’s courting his niece.


Tuesday, June 30

Modern Family - "Dead on a Rival" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mitchell learns a valuable life lesson when Murray (Paul Dooley), a former resident of the house, shows up unexpectedly. Meanwhile, the Dunphy’s old neighbor-turned-tech-titan, Kenneth (Josh Gad), comes to visit with a big surprise for Phil. Then, Manny’s dad, Javier (Benjamin Bratt), shows up with a big opportunity for his son.

Modern Family - "Spuds" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.

black-ish - "Feminisn't" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism.

mixed-ish - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the first-ever nationally recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Paul is speaking at the school assembly about his personal experiences with him. Johan and Santamonica think Paul is going to embarrass them; and being ashamed of her father had never occurred to Rainbow, so they decide to ditch. Meanwhile, Alicia thought she had convinced Harrison to take pro bono civil rights cases on MLK Day to honor him, but he plans to go golfing instead, so Denise steps in to help.


Wednesday, July 1

The Goldbergs - "Animal House" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barry decides to rush a fraternity, but it doesn’t quite work out as he expects. Meanwhile, Beverly and Murray find themselves getting closer to being empty nesters, which means more hobbies and activities for Beverly and more TV for Murray.

black-ish - "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack gets cut from the basketball team and it leads to a family discussion about him being short for his age. Dre is worried for his future, but Bow feels strongly that Jack will overcome his adversity and be stronger for it.

The Conners - "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky thinks that Jackie’s new friend Dawn (guest star Cheryl Hines), a restaurant supplier, is only cozying up to her to sell them things they can’t afford for the Lunch Box. Darlene is thrilled when Harris gets into Central Illinois State, but Harris might have found a better offer on her own. When Dan finds himself in an embarrassing situation nursing an injury, Louise (Katey Sagal) tries to help him out.

American Housewife - "The Minivan" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the Otto family ushers in a new era, Katie and Greg make the emotional decision to sell the family minivan. Meanwhile, Oliver suffers a setback that forces him to rethink how to accomplish his goals.

In The Cut - "Priors & Engagements" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenny plans to propose to Angelique, but her recent actions have him second guessing; when Mabel is approached by the local newspaper for a front-page feature, things go awry when they dig into her past.


Thursday, July 2

Young Sheldon - "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi’s" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Meemaw’s new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

The Unicorn - "If It Doesn't Spark Joy" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade considers moving his relationship forward with Anna (Sarayu Blue) if his daughters approve of her after they all meet. Also, Delia, Grace and Natalie realize how priceless their memories are of Jill are as they prepare to sell some of her belongings at a garage sale.

Mom - "Audrey Hepburn and a Jalapeño Popper" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bonnie struggles to enjoy her perfect honeymoon with Adam, Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while they’re away.

Mom - "Pop Pop and a Puma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Adam clash over an incident at the bar, leaving Bonnie in a precarious situation. Also, Jill’s new boyfriend, Andy (Will Sasso), has trouble finding a way to impress her.


Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.


Saturday, July 4

none scheduled


Sunday, July 5

Last Man Standing - "The Big LeBaxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul recruits Kyle and Mandy to the church bowling team, Mike is left with two unappealing options for Team Baxter; Vanessa anxiously awaits an endorsement from the Teacher's Association for her Assembly campaign.

Duncanville - "Wolf Mother" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie feels underappreciated on Mother's Day and adopts Duncan's friend, who seems to care more about her than her own kids; Jack tries to make amends by finding a rare flower for Annie.

The Simpsons - "Bart the Bad Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out -- and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers.

Bless the Harts - "Tying the Not" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to prove that she's not afraid of marriage, Jenny decides to take things to the next level with Wayne; Betty attempts to expose Crystalynn as a liar after seeing her claim to have encountered a strangler on a popular crime show.

Bob's Burgers - "Local She-ro" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While trying to show Tina what's great about their town, Linda ends up on the trail of a legendary local singer; Teddy turns to Bob for help in arguing with a sports radio host.

Family Guy - "Better Off Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg is erroneously reported to have died in a car crash, she goes along with the story to start a new life elsewhere; the Griffins experience a life without Meg.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, June 27, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Sitcoms Present and Past Deal with Current Racial Issues; Binge Watch Past Favorites on Roku Channel

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing more about how current events are shaping some of our sitcoms (as well as some old ones), looking at some series that you can binge watch online (for free!) and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • If you're planning to binge watch every episode of your favorite NBC sitcom from last decade, you'll need to do that on DVD if you want to watch every episode, as episodes of 30 Rock, Community, Scrubs, and a scene from The Office have been scrubbed from streaming platforms (and in some cases will be pulled from syndicated reruns as well) due to containing blackface. (Variety
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has scrapped the previously written scripts for four planned episodes for the upcoming season in light of current events. (BBC)
  • Meanwhile, The Simpsons and Family Guy will no longer have white actors playing nonwhite roles, which most notably means Mike Henry will no longer voice Cleveland on Family Guy. (Deadline
  • Another series has arrived on streaming media with missing episodes: South Park is missing 5 episodes on HBO Max due to depictions of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. (Deadline)
  • We're all watching streaming media these days, but lets face it, some of us still enjoy linear viewing experiences, and Amazon appears to be taking that into consideration. (Deadline)
  • REELZ has a several episodes of upcoming programs featuring the lives and untimely deaths of past sitcoms stars. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 27 - JULY 3)

  • Most of these shows aren't new to the service, but if you've got a Roku, you can binge watch many shows that aren't available on other streaming services for free with commercials, including Head of the Class, Growing Pains, Starsky & Hutch, Rules of Engagement, The Carol Burnett Show, and more.
  • Decades is going west with The Wild Wild West this weekend.
  • There are some shifts in the Antenna TV lineup this weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Fri-Yay: Search Party Season 3 Thoughts; HBO Max Teams Up with Marlon Wayans

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!

Search Party

by Vincent

This week, the third season of Search Party premieres on HBO Max. Search Party is a mystery-noir sitcom following a group of millennials who become fixated on the disappearance of their college acquaintance Chantal. The show goes through many twists and turns in its run that I won't spoil here, but overall it's an amusing and very well made series with strong performances from its cast, including leads Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development fame and John Reynolds (best known as his recurring role as a police officer on Stranger Things). Search Party is an interesting case even beyond the fact that it's a very good show. The show's second season aired nearly 3 years ago in 2017 on TBS, where the show premiered and aired its first 2 seasons. After being in limbo for a few years (the show was renewed but never got a premiere date), it was announced it would be moving to HBO Max. So the show premieres on a new streaming service three years since it last aired.

Search Party's third seasons was filmed 2 years ago and originally intended to air on TBS, so the new seasons doesn't yet get to enjoy the freedoms of airing on a streaming service vs. cable. The show also feels a bit dated in some ways, as the "hipster Brooklyn millennial" stereotype that the show is parodying no longer feel like the dominant cultural presence they were in the mid-2010s. (To be fair, the show addresses this somewhat, with a character saying 'I don't think people really care about millennials anymore. That kind of talk has died down.') Not all of the show's legal parodies land, either, and feel less earned than the mystery parodies of Seasons 1 and 2. Still, the third season of Search Party (which premiered on HBO Max today - so far, I've seen the first few episodes) remains extremely entertaining, as the cast is still excellent, the writing still funny, biting and surprising, and the ability to "binge" each episode plays very nicely with the show's story-driven writing style. It may feel slightly dated, but Search Party Season 3 is still a really fun time, and I can't wait to see what they come up with for Season 4.


Marlon Wayans

HBO Max announced an overall deal with Marlon Wayans, which includes a number of projects in the works from the multi-hyphenate star. On the stand-up front, the deal includes an all-new hour-long special from Wayans along with a multi-act special in which he will serve as host. In addition, HBO Max will have a first look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects. The first identified scripted project is a half-hour comedy, Book of Marlon, on the hilarious trials of his real life, following the fictionalized version of Wayans as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with...being Marlon. The series is co-created by Rick Alvarez, who will also co-write the pilot with Wayans. The untitled stand up special is a funny, twisted, and extremely honest look at Marlon's life that digs even deeper than his recent hit special Woke-ish.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

CNN and HLN Announce Slate, with History of Sitcom; Lil Rel Set to Host NBC Game Show

The Story of Late Night

CNN and HLN revealed their Original Series slate for 2020 and 2021 as part of WarnerMedia's ongoing efforts to communicate powerful and flexible ad solutions for advertising partners. Adding to the brand's successful portfolio of premium nonfiction content, CNN will debut two new Original Series for 2020, The Story of Late Night (previously announced) and First Ladies (previously announced), and seven new Original Series for 2021, including Searching for Italy with Stanley Tucci (previously announced), Lincoln: An American President (working title), Diana (wt), History of Sitcom, Jerusalem (wt), Reframed: The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (wt), and The Woman Who Took Down the KKK. In addition, the Emmy Award-winning series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, will return for its fifth season this summer and the seventh season of This is Life with Lisa Ling will return this fall, with new seasons of both series airing in 2021.

Coming in 2020: The Story of Late Night (summer) - produced by Cream Productions, is an eight-part series premiering this summer, that takes viewers on a journey back in time through present day of late-night television's most memorable moments. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lopez, along with many other industry insiders, give first-hand, behind-the-scenes accounts of a beloved art form that changed the face of television forever.

Coming in 2021: History of Sitcom - produced by Cream Productions, is an eight-part series that explores the most memorable moments and characters in television history, and the way sitcoms inform and reflect our social, cultural and political landscape.


Lil Rel Howery - Small Fortune

NBC has named dynamic comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show, Get Out) as host of the new game show, Small Fortune. Howery, who will also serve as executive producer, joins the pint-sized series that will offer contestants the opportunity to amass large sums of money on the smallest of scales. Small Fortune will see teams of three friends compete in the tiniest of challenges for a chance to win big money. In order to win, players must face heart-pounding tasks set in real-world destinations that test their precision and technique. From a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks ("Shrunken Sushi") to a mini Ellis Island ("Statue of Liberteeny"), each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields. Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there's no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in elimination. To take home the ultimate Small Fortune, teams that make it to the end must tackle one last teeny-tiny but epic game. If players can control their nerves and avoid the slightest mistake, they will walk away with a big cash prize. Small Fortune is set to go into production later this year for air in midseason or summer 2021. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

REELZ Announces New Specials on John Ritter, Bernie Mac, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman & More; Netflix Releases Unsolved Mysteries Trailer

Reelz

REELZ announced new programming for summer 2020 led by new series In My Own Words chronicling the lives of Valerie Bertinelli, Fran Drescher, Bo Derek and the late Bernie Mac with each sharing intimate stories about their life-changing experiences on their journey to stardom. The network will also premiere its 100th episode of original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of... with a look at showbusiness luminary Walt Disney with additional new episodes celebrating the lives and examining the untimely deaths of John Ritter, Gilda Radner, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman, Dick Clark, Billy Mays, Burt Reynolds, Marlon Brando and Debbie Reynolds. Summer 2020 premieres on REELZ also include four new original specials starting with Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All with the NFL star's former prison cellmate Kyle Kennedy sharing his story of befriending and ultimately having an intimate relationship with Hernandez. Rounding out summer 2020 premieres are three new original Behind Closed Doors specials with host Natalie Morales giving viewers a look at the real lives of beloved stars Olivia Newton-John, John Candy and Valerie Harper.

Some key highlights include: On Sunday, July 19 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it's Autopsy: The Last Hours of...John Ritter examining the life and tragic passing of the beloved TV and movie star whose relative youth and reputation as a fit physical performer is seemingly at odds with such a sudden death at just 54 years old. Sunday, July 19 also marks the series premiere of In My Own Words with Valerie Bertinelli: In My Own Words at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT featuring the multiple Emmy Award® winning actress in a candid and revealing interview about her stellar career and family life.

August premieres begin with two new episodes of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... on Sunday, August 2 exploring the lives and untimely deaths of two massively popular TV stars in David Cassidy and Larry Hagman. Autopsy: The Last Hours of...David Cassidy premieres at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with the real story of The Partridge Family star whose acting and music for the show catapulted him from obscurity to popularity rivaling The Beatles but Cassidy's death would leave more questions than answers for his fans. Then at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it's Autopsy: The Last Hours of...Larry Hagman about the biggest primetime soap star in the world on the hit show Dallas whose life of excess brought illness. Hagman battled back only to ultimately succumb to Leukemia shortly after diagnosis. August premieres wrap on Sunday, August 30 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with Valerie Harper: Behind Closed Doors about the star who TV audiences first fell in love with on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as her pitch perfect wisecracking sidekick character Rhoda became the high bar for supporting roles. Harper would parlay her strong performance into a successful spin off show and a long career in TV until a terminal cancer diagnosis rocked her world and led her to a new calling in life.

Finally, in Bernie Mac: In My Own Words premiering September 2020 (time TBD) see the powerful story of the late king of comedy with never-before-heard personal recordings from Mac himself discussing his childhood, family, marriage and his relentless drive to make it big in comedy. Enriched by interviews with Mac's wife Rhonda McCullough, daughter Je'Niece McCullough and friend Cedric the Entertainer among others the story of Bernie Mac comes to life with rare footage of his open-mic performances as well as his triumphs headlining comedy shows and writing and starring in the hit sitcom The Bernie Mac Show.


Unsolved Mysteries

The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the Producers of Stranger Things invite you to solve new mysteries. Follow the clues. Solve the cases. Only on Netflix July 1. Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the six new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable - from the trauma of a loved one's unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fox Renews Animated Comedy for 2nd Season Before Series Premiere; Cobra Kai Moving to Netflix

The Great North

In advance of its series premiere in midseason 2021, Fox Entertainment has renewed the all-new animated comedy The Great North, for a second season. The series comes from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, and is created, written and executive-produced by Bob's Burgers writers and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and writer Minty Lewis (Regular Show). The Great North follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad, BEEF (Nick Offerman), does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close - especially his only daughter, JUDY (Jenny Slate), whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Rounding out the family are Judy's older brother, WOLF, (Will Forte) and his fiancé, HONEYBEE (Dulcé Sloan), her middle brother, HAM (Paul Rust), and ten-year-old-going-on-fifty little brother, MOON (Aparna Nancherla). While their mother is not in the picture, Judy seeks guidance from her new boss, ALYSON (Megan Mullaly), and her imaginary friend, ALANIS MORISSETTE (guest-voicing as herself), who appears to her in the Northern Lights. Bento Box Entertainment serves as the animation studio on The Great North.


Cobra Kai

36 years to the day after it first premiered, The Karate Kid inspires a new generation as Cobra Kai's first two seasons come to Netflix, with a third on the way. Netflix announced it is the new home to Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise from Sony Pictures Television. The film's stars, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles in the series along with Martin Kove as sensei John Kreese. Under the terms of the deal, the first two seasons of Sony Pictures Television's Cobra Kai,which aired on YouTube, will premiere on Netflix this year, with an all-new third season to follow. Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Antenna TV Summer 2020 Schedule; USA Network's Cannonball to Sneak Peek on NBC

Antenna TV

Antenna TV is making some minor schedule changes this summer. The changes begin on Monday, June 29, 2020, mostly affecting late night and weekends. Designing Women will air earlier now on weeknights, moving to 11:00pm & 11:30pm, shifting Coach to 12:00am & 12:30am. Other changes happening in late night are: NewsRadio moving to a later slot at 2:00am & 2:30am, while Family Ties and Growing Pains will air in the 4am and 5am hours, as It's a Living and Mork & Mindy are off the weekday schedule. Onto weekends, Benson and What's Happening Now!! will switch days from 5-6pm, with Benson now on Saturdays and What's Happening Now!! on Sundays. McHale's Navy moves to a later slot on Saturdays from 12am-1am, while Father Knows Best takes its Saturdays at 7-8pm slot. Lotsa Luck and The Paul Lynde Show move from Saturday late fringe to Sunday mornings from 6-7am, cutting the two-hour Soap block to just 7-8am. Benson will now follow from 8-9am, while Maude moves to 10-11am, replacing Welcome Back Kotter, now completely off the schedule. And finally, Dear John returns to the line-up and will air Sundays from 11pm-12am instead of Designing Women, while It's a Living is relegated to Sunday nights from 1-2am. That's all the changes, as everything else remains the same. In essence, Welcome Back Kotter is off the line-up, while Dear John returns. The Antenna TV lineup will change again in the fall with the addition of Who's the Boss?


Cannonball

USA Network's upcoming series Cannonball will now premiere first as a sneak peek on NBC on Monday, June 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT and will then air on Sundays from July 12-August 9 at 7:00pm ET/PT, following original episodes on USA Network on Thursdays at 8:00pm starting July 9. Hosted by WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Rocsi Diaz with sideline reporting from Simon Gibson, Cannonball features contestants from all across America as they face off in a variety of water obstacles in one of the biggest, wettest, slippery-est water sports competition ever created. From sliding off a 100-foot waterslide to rocketing off one of the world’s fastest drop towers, contestants will battle a variety of water obstacles to win a $10K cash prize. 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 22, 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 22-26, 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 22
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Watch Jerry on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso/Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Jason will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Perry Mason on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/The Kominsky Method/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul talks about life in quarantine and the success of his hit Netflix show The Kominsky Method on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron talks about Universal's Trolls: World Tour Home Entertainment Release on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • John Ratzenberger (Cheers) - John talks about Toy Story 4 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Tuesday, June 23
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Catch Patton on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenya Barris (BlackAF) - Kenya appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Josh Hutcherson (Future Man) - Josh talks about Future Man 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.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Zachary will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, June 24
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:3apm on ABC.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about the latest season of Ozark 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.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Suzi Barrett (Just Roll With It) - Suzi talks about Just Roll With It on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, June 25
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun/The Powers That Be) - Joseph appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky talks about After Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Corey Feldman (The Bad News Bears/Madame's Place) - Corey is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril serves up sliders on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda talks about USA Network's Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about The Twilight Zone on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela), Cree Cicchino (Mr. Iglesias) and Fabrizio Zacharee Guido (Mr. Iglesias) - Gabriel, Cree and Fabrizio talk about Netflix's Mr. Iglesias on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, June 26
  • Regina King (227) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Free Agents) - Natasha appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He also talks about Mr. Iglesias on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura shares recipes from home and talks about her book You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne addresses the firestorm she started after posting a photo of herself at age 73 in her birthday suit on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) - Linda talks about Netflix's Dead to Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - NBC's Today has Quoted By: Kenan in the 10am hour.

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, June 21

Last Man Standing - "Keep the Change" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike and Vanessa invite Jen's father to her graduation, Jen struggles with accepting his "plus one" -- his girlfriend Fiona; the Outdoor Man crew debates over which word was said in a viral audio recording that's been tearing the internet apart.

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

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

Bless the Harts - "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jenny enters Wayne into the Greenpoint barbecue festival without his permission, nothing about his cooking goes as planned; Violet tries to deal with the moral dilemma of eating meat; Betty runs into an old fling.

Bob's Burgers - "The Handyman Can" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence.

Family Guy - "Coma Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With a newfound love for rocking out to Van Halen, Peter has a car accident and falls into a coma.


Monday, June 22

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Standoff" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A surprise delivery prompts Dave and Gemma, as well as Calvin and Tina, to examine the power dynamics in their respective relationships.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Useless Potheads" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Abishola only helping part-time, Bob, Douglas and Christina struggle to take care of Dottie.


Tuesday, June 23

The Conners - "Lanford, Toilet of Sin" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together. Meanwhile, Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita, and Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

black-ish - "Every Day I'm Struggling" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rainbow and Dre realize Junior’s been taking them for granted, they decide it’s time to band together and cut him off for good. Meanwhile, Jack discovers he has a very lucrative talent, only Ruby wants to use it for all the wrong reasons.

mixed-ish - "The Warrior" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
For Rainbow and Alicia, fitting in at school and standing out at work are hard enough; but with the added pressure from stay-at-home-dad Paul to make the world a little better every day, it might just be impossible.


Wednesday, June 24

In The Cut - "Secret Admirer" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jay has a new secret admirer that he tries to hide from Cheryl; Kenny and Angelique struggle to move forward when they have trouble letting go of things from their past.


Thursday, June 25

Young Sheldon - "A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After being released from the mental hospital, Dr. Sturgis unexpectedly breaks up with Meemaw.

The Unicorn - "Anna and the Unicorn" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade is giddy, his daughters are amused and his friends are excited when he has his first crush since becoming single again. Also, Grace and Natalie take advantage of their dad going on dates by having friends over and it starts to get out of hand.

Mom - "Texas Pete and a Parking Lot Carnival" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie worries about her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), when his life hits a serious rough patch. Also, Christy comes to Marjorie’s aid when she has trouble adjusting to a new job.

Broke - "Sammy's Party" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Sammy’s birthday party location suddenly falls through, the family rushes to set up the celebration in the backyard and is surprised by an unexpected guest. Also, Javier and Elizabeth decide to look for their own apartment. Kyle Bornheimer returns as Barry, Jackie’s ex-husband and Sammy’s father.


Friday, June 26

none scheduled


Saturday, June 27

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "In Too Deep" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Myles and Yasmine sort out the truth behind a lie that spun out control, Dylan helps them plan payback on Rebecca before she gets home.


Sunday, June 28

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay; Professor Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield; Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

Bless the Harts - "Mega-Lo-Memories" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways; Jenny and Wayne recall how they met.

Bob's Burgers - "Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise must face her fear of public pooping when her class goes on an overnight trip to the aquarium; Linda enlists the family to make a video for her parents' anniversary.

Family Guy - "Baby Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie builds a machine that will allow him to remain smart forever, but it transforms him into what he should have always been -- an actual baby.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, June 20, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Comedy Central Picks Up Daria Spinoff; Networks Finally Set Fall Lineup

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we finally have fall lineups for every network (all still subject to change, of course!), we're hearing of a Daria spinoff, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Comedy Central has picked up a Daria spinoff, Jodie, with Tracee Ellis Ross voicing the title character. (CNN)
  • We finally have a look at what each broadcast network's fall lineup will look like... whenever that starts. (Deadline)  
  • NBC will be promoting their new season with a 30 Rock remotely produced reunion special, of sorts. (Deadline
  • Jimmy Kimmel is going on a "summer vacation" for a while, and guest hosts will take over in the interim. (Vanity Fair)
  • With the new season arriving, we've gotten the "final word" on some of the series from last season that were on the bubble. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 20 - JUNE 26)

  • Decades has a binge of Car 54, Where Are You? this weekend.
  • Antenna TV is celebrating Father's Day with a full day of Coach.
  • HBO's limited run Perry Mason series debuts on Sunday.
  • The new season of The Twilight Zone is coming Thursday to CBS All Access.
  • HBO Max brings in the 3rd season of Search Party on Thursday as well.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Fri-Yay: Expectations on 30 Rock Remote Special; ABC Schedules Sitcom United We Fall for Summer

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!

30 Rock

by Vincent

Another week, another announcement of a remote special of a beloved past comedy series. This week, NBC announced that 30 Rock would air a remote reunion special in July that also doubled as an advertisement for the network's upcoming fall slate. The announcement came with the unveiling of NBC's fall schedule, which is almost entirely made up of returning series with the exception of Law and Order: SVU spin-off Law & Order: Organized Crime, likely due to the inability to finish new pilots due to COVID-19. It will also likely advertise NBC's upcoming streaming service Peacock, set to debut next month. It's not a fully standalone episode of the show like Parks & Recreation, so fans should temper their expectations, but it will still be a lot of fun to see where the TGS gang is these days and hear some fresh Tina Fey & Robert Carlock wordplay. I'm not expecting it to be on the level of prime 30 Rock, but it'll be fun to watch nevertheless.

With fall TV production still very much in question, it's worth wondering if any other shows will try the "remote reunion" approach. Community and The Office did have remote reunion specials, but they didn't premiere new, scripted episodes the way Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock are. Could those shows take the "one more" approach and premiere a new episode? Or perhaps other fan-beloved comedies of the 2010s like New Girl, Happy Endings or Cougar Town? It seems possible, given networks' need for content, given that scripted shows and sports are currently on hiatus, and while both have plans to return by the fall, there's no guarantee they'll be able to. We'll see if the trend continues, and if the 30 Rock special can be as fun as the Parks & Rec special.


United We Fall

Parenting can be tough. Throw some overzealous extended family members into the mix and chaos will undoubtedly ensue. Join the ride with the latest addition to ABC's comedy slate, United We Fall, set to premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 15 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Repeats of The Conners will follow from 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. ABC will also encore an hour of the ABC classic Modern Family Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm this summer leading into black-ish and mixed-ish repeats from 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. Eight episodes of United We Fall will air, before The Goldbergs and American Housewife return for encores in mid-August.

The profoundly realistic family sitcom follows the trials and tribulations of Jo and Bill, parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day to day as a functioning family. Bill's very judgmental live-in mother and Jo's large Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let our couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other's backs, united against everyone – other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and especially their kids. United We Fall is the latest addition to ABC's iconic family comedy brand, which includes two of TV's top four comedies – The Conners and The Goldbergs – plus the Emmy® Award-nominated black-ish and its spinoff mixed-ish, which is about to enter its sophomore season; American Housewife starring Katy Mixon; and the new comedy Call Your Mother, starring Kyra Sedgwick, which debuts next season.

United We Fall stars Will Sasso as Bill Ryan, Christina Vidal Mitchell as Jo Rodriguez, Jane Curtin as Sandy Ryan, Guillermo Diaz as Chuy Rodriguez and Ella Grace Helton as Emily Ryan.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

ABC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Debra Messing Heads to the East Wing on Starz

ABC 2020-21

Fall 2020


Mondays
8:00PM Dancing with the Stars
10:00PM The Good Doctor

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Bachelorette
10:00PM Big Sky (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Goldbergs
8:30PM American Housewife
9:00PM The Conners (new date/time)
9:30PM black-ish
10:00PM Stumptown

Thursdays
8:00PM Station 19
9:00PM Grey's Anatomy
10:00PM A Million Little Things

Fridays
8:00PM Shark Tank
9:00PM 20/20 (two hours)

Saturdays
8:00PM Saturday Night Football

Sundays
7:00PM America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00PM Supermarket Sweep (NEW!)
9:00PM Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (new date/time)
10:00PM The Rookie

New unscheduled, Mid-Season 2021:
New Comedy: Call Your Mother
New Drama:
New Reality/Unscripted:
Returning Comedy: mixed-ish
Returning Drama: For Life
Returning Reality/Unscripted: American Idol, The Bachelor

Notes: The network's previously announced programming slate includes renewals for 20 series and two straight-to-series orders from its current crop of pilots – David E. Kelley's thriller Big Sky and the comedy Call Your Mother (formerly My Village) from Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) – as well as the revival of alternative series Supermarket Sweep with Leslie Jones.

New seasons of American Idol, The Bachelor, For Life and mixed-ish will be premiering later in the season.

Update 6/18: black-ish, which was announced yesterday as a midseason show, will now return this fall on Wednesday night in the 9:30pm slot. The previously announced new comedy for Wed/9:30pm, Call Your Mother, moves to midseason.

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


East Wing

Starz, a Lionsgate company, announced that Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe(R) nominee Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash, The Starter Wife) will executive produce and star in the network's new series in development East Wing. The half-hour comedy is created and written by Ali Wentworth (Nightcap, Jerry Maguire), who will also appear in the series alongside Messing, and Liz Tuccillo (Divorce, Sex and the City). East Wing is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by Messing, Wentworth, Tuccillo and 3 Arts Entertainment's Howard Klein (The Office, The Mindy Project) and Molly Madden (The Starter Wife, Picture Perfect).

East Wing draws from the experiences of Ali Wentworth's mother, who served as Social Secretary in the White House during Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s. It tells the story of Hollis Carlisle (Messing), a hostess extraordinaire who juggles her threatened husband, rebellious children, Nancy Reagan's Chief of Staff and a crippling social anxiety disorder. Ali will reoccur as Hollis's best friend, Kelly Forbes, who is a stay at home mom and is threatened by Hollis's success.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

NBC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; 30 Rock Returns for Upfront Special on July 16

NBC 2020-21

Fall 2020


Mondays
8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM Manifest

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM This Is Us
10:00PM New Amsterdam

Wednesdays
8:00PM Chicago Med
9:00PM Chicago Fire
10:00PM Chicago P.D.

Thursdays
8:00PM Superstore
8:30PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Law & Order: Organized Crime (NEW!)

Fridays
8:00PM The Blacklist
9:00PM Dateline NBC

Saturdays
8:00PM Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10:00PM Saturday Night Live (encores)

Sundays
7:00PM Football Night in America
8:20PM NBC Sunday Night Football

 
Unscheduled Mid-Season/Summer 2021:
COMEDY: Mr. Mayor, Kenan, Young Rock
DRAMA: Transplant
REALITY: That's My Jam, True Story, Small Fortune
Returning Dramas: Good Girls, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Returning Reality: Ellen's Game of Games, Who Do You Think You Are?

NOTES: Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveils a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us. Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and host Carson Daly on The Voice, the network’s fall schedule sees 16 returning shows, and one new drama with Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Mid-Season/Summer 2021: Momentum continues with huge new and returning series, including Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Mr. Mayor, starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter; Kenan, starring Kenan Thompson; and Young Rock from Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan and Producer/Star Dwayne Johnson; Fan Favorites Good Girls and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Return; Uproarious Hit Ellen’s Game of Games Is Set to Continue the Fun; Jimmy Fallon Rocks Into Primetime as Host of Musical Game Show That’s My Jam; the Stars Align with True Story, hosted by Ed Helms and Randall Park, and Game Show Small Fortune brings big prizes to primetime.

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


30 Rock - One More 30 Rock

NBCUniversal announced the return of the iconic 30 Rock to NBC for a special Upfront event. Beloved characters from the original series including Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski), Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer), and more will return for the one-time event and celebrate the stories and talent featured in NBCUniversal's 2020-21 television season. The hour-long, commercial-free event will premiere on NBC on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm ET and will be rebroadcast across USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, and CNBC as well as available to stream on Peacock on Friday, July 17 at 9:00pm ET, showcasing the true power and 200M+ scale of NBCUniversal.

The 30 Rock Upfront special will feature guest appearances from talent from across its portfolio and platform, and will highlight new and returning programming from NBC, Telemundo, USA Network, SYFY, E!, and more, from Entertainment to Sports to News. The special is produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television and NBCUniversal Creative Partnerships. Osmany Rodriguez (Saturday Night Live) directed the special. The new format reflects the increasingly direct relationship between NBCUniversal, its fans and its partners, and allows all audiences to tune in for a sneak peek at the future of NBCUniversal's programming. This matches NBCU's One Platform all-audience approach as Upfront negotiations continue.

Originally airing on NBC from October 2006 until January 2013, 30 Rock is the winner of 16 Emmys, including 3 consecutive wins for Outstanding Comedy Series; 7 Golden Globes; 22 Guild Awards among SAG, WGA, DGA and PGD; as well as Image, Peabody and AFI Awards. The series is also the record-holder for most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series, and received a total of 103 Emmy nominations over 7 seasons on NBC.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

NBC Cancels Indebted, Picks Up Manifest; ABC's For Life Gets 2nd Season, The Baker and The Beauty Doesn't

Indebted

Yesterday we mentioned some NBC shows are still in the bubble. Now the fates have been revealed. First up, NBC has renewed its hit mystery thriller Manifest for a third season. After a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Flight 828 disembarked to find the world had aged five-and-a-half years and their friends, families and colleagues had given up hope of ever seeing them again. Now, faced with the impossible, the passengers' dreams of a second chance at life evaporate as they encounter the imminent danger surrounding them, both tangible and unexplained. With the stakes higher than ever, the passengers of Flight 828 will embark on an unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur and Matt Long. Midseason sitcom Indebted was given the pink slip, however. The series starred Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Jessy Hodges, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher. And finally, NBC made it official on two shows that were long done: drama Bluff City Law and comedy Sunnyside, which aired remaining episodes online.


For Life

Meanwhile, ABC had two shows still left in limbo. One got renewed and one has been canceled. Powerful drama For Life will get a second season, despite low ratings, but its plot is more timelier than ever right now. However, similarly rated comedy-drama The Baker and the Beauty has gotten canceled. The latter had vibes of Ugly Betty and surprised ABC didn't give it another chance. The Baker and the Beauty takes viewers on a flavor-filled adventure between relatable everyman Daniel and international superstar Noa. Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night, he meets Noa Hamilton and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash? The series starred Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gómez, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Vidala, David Del Rio, Belissa Escobedo and Michelle Veintimilla.

In For Life, from creator Hank Steinberg and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer fighting to reverse his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves—his estranged wife and daughter—and reclaim the life that was stolen from him The drama stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris and Timothy Busfield. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

truTV Announces Tacoma FD Return and More; NBC Brings Back Freshman Drama, Cancels Two Others

Tacoma FD

The mid-season premieres are making for a scorching summer on truTV with your favorite hot-sauce fanatics and firefighters. First, on Tuesday, July 14, tune in to Hot Ones: The Game Show to see host Sean Evans set eager contestants' mouths on fire with the spiciest hot sauces around for a chance to win $25,000. Then join Chief Terry McConky (Kevin Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Steve Lemme) in the firehouse for workplace antics and comradery in Tacoma FD on Thursday, July 23. Stick around to join Kevin and Steve for the return of the series after show Takoma FD, as they break down the episode and tease what's still to come this season. This lineup may be too hot to handle.


Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

NBC is bringing more song and dance to the network with the season two renewal of its critically acclaimed and buzzworthy new series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. The series centers on Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her - her family, co-workers and complete strangers - through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before. The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, with Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen. Lauren Graham is special guest star.

Meanwhile, NBC has officially canceled comedy Perfect Harmony and called it quits on crime drama Lincoln Rhyme. No word yet on freshman sitcom Indebted and second year drama Manifest, but the latter is expected to be picked up for a third season. NBC and ABC still have not announced a formal fall schedule, but ABC has announced pickups and renewals. NBC previously announced straight to series orders for Young Rock and Mr. Mayor, along with Canadian drama import Transplant. 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 15, 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 15-19, 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!


Sunday, June 14
  • Whoopi Golberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Catch Whoopi on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Rita Moreno - (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, June 15
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Diallo Riddle (Marlon) - Diallo appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (Barry/The Good Place) - D'Arcy is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Zach and Donald are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Animal Practice/Better with You/Reba) - JoAnna talks about Sweet Magnolias on People Now at 1pm.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul will be on Access Daily, 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.
Tuesday, June 16
  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Catch Zachary on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Michael Imperioli (Alex, Inc.) - Michael will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • KJ Smith (Family Time) - KJ is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron and his daughter Bryce Dallas talk about the documentary Dads on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle talk about grown-ish performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, June 17
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents/Herman's Head) - Watch Hank on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sam Richardson (Champain ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She also talks about Netflix's Mr. Iglesias on People Now at 1pm.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - NBC's Today catches up with Wilmer in the 9am hour.
Thursday, June 18
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ross Butler (K.C. Undercover) - Ross is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris will be on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia talks about her Netflix film Love Wedding Repeat, dating, and more on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri talks about Netflix's Mr. Iglesias on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, June 19
  • Regina King (227) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor appears on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise talks about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne addresses the firestorm she started after posting a photo of herself at age 73 in her birthday suit on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ana Ortiz (A.U.S.A./Kristin) - Ana talks about Hulu's Love, Victor on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Judith Light (Who's the Boss/Phenom/Transparent) - Judith talks about Netflix's The Politician on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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, June 14

Last Man Standing - "Along Came a Spider" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Mandy go to extreme measures to help Vanessa connect with voters in her state assembly campaign; Ed's offer to split a baby gift for Kristin and Ryan leads Chuck and Kyle to wonder which of them makes more money.

Duncanville - "Jack's Pipe Dream" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When all of Jack's customers are stolen by a sexy new plumber, he quits his day job to follow his dream and write a rock opera; he casts his family and books the town theater for a live performance.

The Simpsons - "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but then becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls; Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise.

Bless the Harts - "Trash Twins" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Betty's arch-nemesis, Crystalynn, insults her and Jenny in public, the women conspire to get the ultimate revenge; Wayne tries to figure out how to deal with his misbehaving uncle.

Bob's Burgers - "Tappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap Tap" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina goes to see Josh perform in a tap show and suspects sabotage when he's injured on stage.

Family Guy - "Rich Old Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie's lush retirement is interrupted by Brian, who brings news that Peter is dying.


Monday, June 15

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Jump" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina receives unexpected news, Calvin, Dave and Gemma encourage her to embrace a new chapter by taking a big leap of faith – literally – by learning to skydive. Also, Marty helps Grover create a “battle bot” for a school science competition.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Ralph Lauren and Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Abishola finally go on a proper date, which is interrupted by Dottie’s medical emergency.


Tuesday, June 16

One Day at a Time - "The Politics Episode" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Penelope's conservative family comes to visit; Penelope dreads that with the election coming up, they won't be able to avoid fighting over politics, leaving the Alvarezes to strategize how to get through it with the family intact.


Wednesday, June 17

In The Cut - "Just Friends" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Melissa start spending more time together, which does not sit well with Cheryl; Kenny becomes an instant celebrity after cutting the hair of a professional basketball star.


Thursday, June 18

Young Sheldon - "An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon takes matters into his own hands when Meemaw refuses to drive him to a lecture with Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.). Also, Georgie tries to impress Veronica with his new business venture.

The Unicorn - "No Pressure" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade pretends to be dating Caroline (Betsy Brandt) to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia. Also, Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.

Mom - "Beef Baloney Dan and the Hot Zone" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suspects that Adam’s sponsor (Courtney Thorne-Smith) has an ulterior motive. And Christy is caught in the middle when Tammy plays hard to get with Chef Rudy.

Broke - "The Test" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Luis’ dad, Don Dominguez (Cheech Marin), who works for Javier’s wealthy father, arrives in town to test how Javier has handled being cut off financially. Also, Elizabeth agrees to help Jackie on a job and runs into her ex-boyfriend, Nick Murray (Phil Buckman).


Friday, June 19

none scheduled


Saturday, June 20

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Flowers" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
An affluent family's world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced.


Sunday, June 21

Last Man Standing - "Keep the Change" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike and Vanessa invite Jen's father to her graduation, Jen struggles with accepting his "plus one" -- his girlfriend Fiona; the Outdoor Man crew debates over which word was said in a viral audio recording that's been tearing the internet apart.

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

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

Bless the Harts - "Pig Trouble in Little Greenpoint" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jenny enters Wayne into the Greenpoint barbecue festival without his permission, nothing about his cooking goes as planned; Violet tries to deal with the moral dilemma of eating meat; Betty runs into an old fling.

Bob's Burgers - "The Handyman Can" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence.

Family Guy - "Coma Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With a newfound love for rocking out to Van Halen, Peter has a car accident and falls into a coma.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 23

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 19)

Friday, October 23

  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfaboulus) - Watch Emma on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsa appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle (Pen15) - Maya and Anna are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about black-ish on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) and Liz Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Seth and Liz talk about their new album Liz Gillies and Seth MacFarlane: Songs From Home on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Malin and Kat talk about Friendsgiving on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter talks about his latest projects, including becoming certified in hypnotherapy, and watch as he tries to hypnotize one of the hosts LIVE on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena talks about Bad Hair on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Bad Hair on Couch Surfing at 8am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September/October)

Will & Grace - The Revival -Season Three - The Farewell Season Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season

07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Thundermans - Season 1 / Season 2 / Season 3 / Season 4
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
07/28 - The Thundermans - Season 1-4 Bundle
08/04 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Eighth Season
08/04 - The Neighborhood - Season One
08/11 - Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens - Season 1
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
09/15 - South Side - Season 1
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

10/23 - Fri-Yay: Archer Goes Back to Its Roots for Season 11; Everybody Loves Raymond Cast Reunion Tonight
10/22 - CBS Announces More Fall Premieres; REELZ Books Jennifer Aniston Special
10/21 - MeTV Network Acquires Looney Tunes and More Classic Cartoons; Kaley Cuoco HBO Max Series Announces Nov. 26 Premiere
10/20 - Antenna TV Officially Announces Returns of The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time; Holiday Movie Reunites Family Matters Siblings
10/19 - Disney+ Says "Simpsons Forever"; TBS Orders 4th Season of The Last O.G.
10/18 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 19, 2020)
10/17 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fried Green Tomatoes Series Starring Reba McEntire in the Works at NBC; Last Man Standing to End After Nine Seasons
10/16 - Fri-Yay: COVID-19 Storylines on TV, Will Viewers Watch?; Antenna TV's 70 Episode Jack Benny Marathon for 70th Anniversary
10/15 - Last Man Standing to Conclude After Season 9 in 2021; CBS Announces Fall 2020 Premiere Dates
10/14 - TBS Brings Out Halloween Sitcom Episodes on Halloween; Remembering Conchata Ferrell of Two and a Half Men
10/13 - Freeform's 'Kickoff to Christmas' Schedule; Celebrate 20 Years of Curb on HBO Max
10/12 - TNT Airing The West Wing Reruns on Fridays; Kate Mulgrew Joins Star Trek Animated Comedy
10/11 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 12, 2020)
10/10 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Seinfeld's Newman Returns in PSA to Encourage Mail-In Voting; Showtime Cancels On Becoming a God in Central Florida
10/09 - Fri-Yay: One Day at a Time Makes Broadcast Debut As a Continuation of the Series' Unlikely Journey; Dickinson Season 2 Premiere Date and Renewal for Season 3
10/08 - Hallmark Drama Adding Cheers, Happy Days and The Brady Bunch; Chelsea Handler HBO Max Special Gets Date
10/07 - NBC Fall Pilot Review: Connecting... - Premieres Thursday (Oct. 8); Supernatural Gets Marathons on TNT as Series Finale Airs Nov. 19 on The CW
10/06 - Cobra Kai Season 3 Premiere Date, 4th Season Renewal; Busy Philipps Joins Peacock Comedy Girls5eva
10/05 - Apple TV+ Launches The Snoopy Show in 2021; Antenna TV Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Burns and Allen Show
10/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 5, 2020)
10/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Saved by the Bell Reboot Debut Date Set; South Park Pandemic Special a Ratings Hit
10/02 - Fri-Yay: The Return of Sitcoms: black-ish & Superstore; Bounce Acquires Everybody Hates Chris & Greenleaf
10/01 - NBC's Young Rock Announces Cast; OWN Gets Digital Comedy
09/30 - Saved by the Bell Reboot Launching November 25; HBO Orders Weekly Talk Show with Sam Jay
09/29 - The Addams Family Coming to FETV; Netflix Developing Korean Sitcom
09/28 - 2002-2007 Sitcom George Lopez Coming to TBS; Guests Announced for black-ish Election Special
09/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 28, 2020)
09/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Peacock to Launch All 45 Seasons of Saturday Night Live; Renewal for Family Guy and Bob's Burgers
09/25 - Fri-Yay: Schitt's Creek Emmy Sweep; HBO Max Orders New Pretty Little Liars
09/24 - NBC Moves This Is Us, Connecting Premieres; Fox Orders 2 More Seasons for Bob's Burgers & Family Guy
09/23 - Schitt's Creek Heads to Syndication on Stations and Comedy Central; Apple Orders Patricia Arquette Comedy