Thursday, September 03, 2020

Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween 2020 Schedule; Dancing with the Stars Season 29 Cast

Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween

Grab your popcorn and your (CDC approved) Halloween masks because Freeform is brewing up another year of spine-chilling October programming. The highly anticipated "31 Nights of Halloween" is back all month long with a lineup of memorable Halloween films. From Oct. 1-31, viewers can celebrate All Hallow's Eve at home with haunting movies, including The Addams Family (1991), Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Hotel Transylvania. Films new to the lineup this year include Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Ghostbusters (2016), among others. The network also released a trailer for the programming event, check it out HERE.

The network is kicking things off with "Freeform's Halloween Road," a drive-thru experience filled with tricks and treats for Halloween lovers in the Los Angeles area. For the third year in a row, Freeform is creating an immersive event that will take fans on a thrilling journey through some of the most nostalgic Halloween movies, including Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Freeform will fright and delight guests with themed surprises, interactive experiences, live entertainment, and exciting photo moments—all from the safety of their own vehicles. Guests can also look forward to additional themed environments from other "31 Nights of Halloween" films.

Treehouse of Horror episodes of The Simpsons will also be airing. Check out the full "31 Nights of Halloween" schedule.


Dancing with the Stars

ABC announced the Dancing with the Stars Season 29 celebrity cast, live on ABC's Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a GRAMMY® winner, a Bachelorette, a big-cat lover-turned-reality TV star, sitcom stars and a pro-football legend, to name a few. The new celebrity cast will add some glitzy bling to their wardrobe and break in their dancing shoes as the show kicks off live on Monday, Sept. 14 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.

As announced on ABC's Good Morning America, the celebrities heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

head coach Monica Aldama (Netflix's CHEER)
animal activist Carole Baskin (Netflix's Tiger King)
Kaitlyn Bristowe (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette)
Super Bowl Champion Vernon Davis
TV and film actress Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights)
Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson (Jessie, Bunk'd)
actress Justina Machado (One Day at a Time)
Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean
Emmy® Award-winning host of The Real and sideline correspondent on Holey Moley, Jeannie Mai
TV and film actor Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives)
GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly
TV host Nev Schulman (Catfish)
NBA superstar Charles Oakley (The Last Dance)
actress Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset)
Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, June 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Baby Shower" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Courtney and Marty deal with some baby shower drama with Tina, while Lamar adjusts to a new job at the Fuse Box.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Name Drop" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marty and Courtney’s baby name gets spread around because nobody can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Dave is assigned the ever-complicated task of assembling the diaper changing table.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Monday, June 17

  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Watch Austin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Matty Matheson (The Bear) - Matty is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick and Adrienne Warren discuss their return to Broadway on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Netflix's Unfrosted on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about HGTV's Ugliest House in America on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
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
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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