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

Tuesday, October 26

The Last O.G. - "The First Hump Is the Hardest" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
With Wavy's help, Tray tracks down the person who shot him to set things straight; Jasmine has second thoughts about her relationship with Tray.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Bearer of Bad News" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin wants his son in his wedding, but Miranda might not be on board.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Mr. Big Stuffed" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown lets business success go to his head, but he gets taken down a peg when the residents threaten to move out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 25)

Tuesday, October 26

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Drew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Victoria Jackson (Strip Mall/Romeo!) - Victoria is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls/So Notorious) - Tori appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/The Jamie Foxx Show/Martin)- Tisha talks about Netflix's Inside Job on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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