Thursday, August 27, 2020

Nick at Nite Acquires Young Sheldon for November 2020; CBS and Fox Alter Fall 2020 Lineup

Young Sheldon

Nickelodeon announced it is adding TV's number-one comedy series, Young Sheldon, to its Nick at Nite programming lineup this fall. Joining popular hit family comedies, including the Emmy(R)-winning series Friends, as well as George Lopez and Mom, Young Sheldon will premiere on Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block in November, starting with the first three seasons (65 episodes), with latter seasons coming to Nick at Nite beginning fall 2021. Year to date, Nick at Nite ranks as cable's top network with Women 18-49 and is also currently delivering its highest share of Adults 18-49 since 2016.

In the single camera, half-hour comedy Young Sheldon, viewers get the chance to meet the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper in childhood in East Texas, as the young once-in-a-generation mind (series star Iain Armitage) embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become in The Big Bang Theory. In addition to Armitage, Young Sheldon stars Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, and Raegan Revord, with Annie Potts and Jim Parsons, who narrates as the voice of Sheldon. Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Created by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly) and Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory, The Class), Young Sheldon is executive produced by Lorre, Molaro, Steve Holland, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak. Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the hit comedy series is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.


One Day at a Time

CBS announced a slate of upcoming program premieres for September and October. The series include a mix of original news and alternative programming, and two scripted dramas and one comedy series making their broadcast network debuts. Based on current production timelines, new and returning primetime series could begin airing in November. The upcoming broadcasts from CBS News include: 60 Minutes, premiering Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 PM ET/7:00 PM PT; a special edition of 48 Hours: Suspicion on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9 at 10:00PM ET/PT; the return of 48 Hours' Saturday edition on Sept. 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT); and the launch of the new six-part series The FBI Declassified on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10:00 PM ET/PT). The FBI Declassified, narrated by Alana De La Garza, from the CBS drama FBI, gives viewers unprecedented access to some of the biggest cases handled by real-life FBI agents and analysts.

The premieres of the three returning reality favorites include: The Greatest #AtHome Videos, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT; an all-new season of Undercover Boss on Friday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT; and the next edition of the multiple Emmy Award-winning reality series The Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The first full season of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery makes its broadcast debut Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as a special limited promotional run prior to its third season return on CBS All Access. The third season of the hit series, starring Sonequa Martin-Green, is scheduled to launch Thursday, Oct. 15 exclusively on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The broadcast premiere of the drama Manhunt: Deadly Games from Lionsgate and Spectrum Originals will debut Monday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The scripted true crime anthology series, starring Cameron Britton, Jack Huston and Carla Gugino, chronicles one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil following the deadly terrorist attack at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

The critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time from Pop and Sony Pictures Television debuts on network television with all episodes from its fourth season beginning with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Oct 12 from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. The award-winning series inspired by Emmy winner Norman Lear's 1975 show of the same name, starring Screen Actors Guild Award winner Justina Machado, tells the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The scheduled season finales for the summer reality shows, which launched later this year and will extend further into fall, are Love Island on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and Big Brother on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT, when The Amazing Race moves to its new time period of 8:00 PM ET/PT. Additional programming for September and October will be announced at a later date.  


I Can See Your Voice

Fox has fast-tracked the all-new music guessing game unscripted series I Can See Your Voice, hosted and executive-produced by comedian, actor and The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong. For a night of event television, the series will debut Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the Season Four premiere of television's #1 show, The Masked Singer at 8:00 PM ET/PT, on Fox. Offering viewers a first look at the hit's all-new season, a special Sneak Peek episode of The Masked Singer will air Sunday, Sept. 13 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT live to all time zones, following the first NFL double-header of the season. Originally scheduled to air this fall in the Wednesday 9:00 PM time slot, MasterChef Junior will air later in the season. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
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12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
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03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

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