Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The CW Fall 2020 Premiere Dates; grown-ish All Nighter-ish Marathon

The CW

The CW Network will launch its Fall 2020 primetime schedule beginning mid-September featuring a lineup of acquired programming such as Tell Me a Story, Devils and Swamp Thing, returning original series Pandora and The Outpost as well as the highly anticipated conclusion of the long-running and beloved series Supernatural. New series World's Funniest Animals makes its debut with back-to-back episodes on Friday, September 18 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT) following Masters of Illusion (8:00-8:30pm ET/PT and 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT). The season two premiere of the one-hour fantasy series Pandora will air Sunday, October 4 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Iconic DC character Swamp Thing makes its network television debut with a special 90-minute episode on Tuesday, October 6 (8:00-9:30pm ET/PT). The following week on Oct. 13, Swamp Thing (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) is joined on the night by the second season debut of the reimagined fairy tales of Tell Me a Story (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

International financial conspiracy thriller Devils, starring Alessandro Borghi (The First King: Birth of an Empire, Suburra) and Patrick Dempsey (The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Grey's Anatomy) debuts Wednesday, October 7 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by an original episode of Coroner (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Fantasy adventure series The Outpost returns for its third season beginning Thursday, October 8 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following the return of Supernatural for the final seven episodes of the 15-year series (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). The long-running journey of Sam and Dean Winchester reaches the end of the road on Thursday, November 19 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following a special celebration of the Winchesters and the angels and demons, the deities and monsters that have made the series so beloved on Supernatural: The Long Way Home (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). And finally, The CW's exclusive telecast of the annual concert event iHeartRadio Music Festival will air on consecutive nights, Sunday, September 27 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and Monday, September 28 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT).


grown-ish All Nighter-ish Marathon

Freeform's critically acclaimed hit series grown-ish is heading back into session with the "grown-ish All Nighter-ish Marathon." Relive some of the most beloved moments from the series, featuring never-before-seen footage and brand new interviews with the cast, on Friday, Aug. 28, starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT/PDT as they each revisit their favorite episode of the series. Filmed in their individual homes, each actor will take fans on a walk down memory lane as they each give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into their favorite episodes from grown-ish. Freeform's grown-ish is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios, and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The remaining episodes of season three are slated to debut sometime in 2021.

The episodes featured in the marathon include the following:

Episode #1008 - “Erase Your Social”
Zoey lands the fellowship of her dreams at Teen Vogue, but her reputation and job get put on the line when she reveals too much information on social media.

Episode #1012 - “Crew Love”
Zoey, Aaron and Luca confront their issues with modern-day relationships, and how to talk about their feelings in a world where nobody talks about their feelings. Jazz revels in having a boyfriend. Ana is caught off guard when she realizes she’s the tamest member of the group in a game of “Never Have I Ever.”

Episode #2005 - “Girls Like You”
When Nomi’s endless string of one-night stands starts to throw off the apartment dynamic, Zoey and Ana confront her. Plus, Aaron encourages Ana to let loose for a night, and the friends all agree to check off an item from their bucket list.

Episode #2008 - “Workin’ Me”
Zoey decides to give styling a try and offers to help the twins revamp their image. Elsewhere, Jazz wants to play up her sexuality and, knowing that sex sells, she sparks up a conversation about image and empowerment.

Episode #2017 - “Strictly 4 My ...”
Vivek is getting a little too comfortable at Hawkins, sparking a heated debate between Doug and Aaron over whether Vivek has crossed the line into cultural appropriation. Zoey does a service project to style a high school student for her prom.

Episode #2019 - “Only Human”
When Aaron learns that one of his residents was possibly contemplating suicide, he decides to bring awareness to black mental health on campus. With “Fundie Run” on the horizon, Jazz and Sky let the competition get the best of them.

Episode #3006 - “Real Life S**t”
Aaron’s student loan troubles come to a head when he looks for a job at the Cal U job fair, which leads him to ask Zoey for her help in getting a job working for her dad at Stevens & Lido. Meanwhile, Sky struggles to come to terms with her recent discovery about Rodney. Jillian tries to bond with Zoey.

Episode #3007 - “Doin’ The Most”
Zoey struggles with school and her new job as a fashion stylist. Sky returns to the track, only to run into a new obstacle. Jazz has issues with balancing her personal life and track. Ana and Javi try to keep things professional.

Episode #3008 - “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”
Zoey’s 21 birthday celebration takes an unexpected turn when she makes a big decision regarding her future. Doug learns he’s the reason why Jazz is distracted from track. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 5

The Conners - "Driving, Dating and Deceit" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark is anxious to get his driver’s license when a job opportunity presents itself across town. Darlene attempts to teach him to drive, but her frantic energy sends him running to Ben for help. Meanwhile, Harris meets a new guy online, whom Becky recognizes from her past.

The Golbergs - "Jenkintown After Dark" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Despite promising to keep distance from Brea so they can each establish themselves at college, Adam calls her, sending Beverly into a tailspin. Meanwhile, Joanne lands a coveted job at a posh Philly law firm and Barry takes full advantage of the perks of her new gig, blinding him from the reality of the situation.

Abbott Elementary - "Story Samurai" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A traveling storytelling troupe Jacob used to be in visits Abbott Elementary for a day of education and entertainment. Jacob can’t wait to share this part of his past with his colleagues; but when he realizes they think the performers are corny, Janine does her best to help him embrace his nerdy side. Meanwhile, Melissa struggles with the new normal of her combined second and third grade class.

Home Economics - "Sushi for Twelve, $482 Plus Delivery" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
With a house full of Hayworths, nothing is off limits for discussion – including Tom and Marina’s lives in, and out, of the bedroom. Connor’s patience as host is running thin so as a thank you, Sarah and Denise strategize a creative way to show their appreciation.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Wednesday, October 5

  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space), Ana Fabrega (Los Espookys) and Julio Torres (Los Espookys) - Fred, Ana and Julio are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal discusses his impressive journey from former White House staffer and actor to author, and why he chose to share details about his engagement to his fiancĂ©, Josh, in his book, You Can't Be Serious, on Tamron Hall, so check your local istings.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts/White Famous) - Utkarsh talks about Ghosts on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber/The Brian Benben Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell talks about Death of a Salesman on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera talks about You Should Sit Down For This on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (DVD) Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season

06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
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