Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Netflix Announces Good Times Animated Comedy; More Details on Fresh Prince Reunion on HBO Max

Good Times

Nostalgia alert! Norman Lear's 70s classic sitcom Good Times will return as an animated series! Carl Jones joins as showrunner for Lear's first-ever animated series, in partnership with the likes of Steph Curry and Seth MacFarlane. Let the good times roll 🔥 Good Times, the sitcom, originally aired on CBS from 1974-1979. Last holiday season, ABC aired Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times, when they recreated the classic episode "The Politicians." A feud erupts in the Evans' household when James and J.J. take the side of Alderman Fred Davis during his attempt at re-election while Florida, Thelma and Willona take the side of his young opponent. It seems Davis is a shyster who gets nothing done in the neighborhood, which is why she cannot believe James would back such a loser. Andre Braugher as James Evans Sr., Viola Davis as Florida Evans, Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods, Jay Pharoah as James "J.J." Evans Jr., Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, John Amos as Fred Davis, Jharrel Jerome as Jimmy Pierson, and Anthony Anderson & Patti LaBelle sang the classic theme song. More details on the Netflix animated comedy is to come!


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Smith released two first-look photos at the upcoming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special from Westbrook Media, that taped Sept. 10 on the 30th anniversary of the iconic series. Smith was joined by series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff for a family reunion on set in the Banks' home in this this one-time special.

Will Smith and Janet Hubert

Surprising the rest of the cast, Smith revealed that he sat down with Janet Hubert on Wednesday, Sept. 9, who originated the role of Aunt Viv, for the first time in 27 years for an emotional reunion and a candid conversation. As previously announced, the special will be a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and more special surprise guests, in honor of the series that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes. Produced by Westbrook Media, the reunion will launch exclusively on HBO Max around Thanksgiving. HBO Max is the exclusive SVOD home of the full original series library in the US, debuting on the platform when it launched in May. 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 1

Young Sheldon - "College Dropouts and the Medford Miracle" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon considers dropping out of college to focus on building his database. Also, George Sr. is frustrated when someone else gets credit for his football wins.

Ghosts - "A Date to Remember" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam and Jay help Thorfinn create a perfect first date with Flower. Also, Hetty feels slighted by the ghosts’ new housemate, Nigel.

Animal Control - "Peacocks and Pumas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frank and Victoria stake out a squawking peacock; Emily and Patel attend to Shred.

Animal Control - "Hellhounds and Sturgeons" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Victoria and Patel encounter fish and game officers while on a call; dispatch radios with a report of an aggressive attack dog on the loose.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29)

Thursday, June 1

  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) - Catch Fortune on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kieran Culkin (Go Fish) - Kieran is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) and Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - E! News has interviews with Kelly and Mark at 11pm on E!.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle is live in studio on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso) - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance gets candid with Drew about her radical honesty in her new collection of personal essays Making a Scene, discussing everything from her mental health battle, sexual harassment and so much more on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Heder (Napoloeon Dynamite) - Jon discusses his new animation series Space Junk on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Animal Control/The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel co-hosts NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • 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 GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

Growing Pains - The Complete Series Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Twelve Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI) Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)

01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/04 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/18 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series (Blu-ray)
04/25 - Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/23 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Eleven / The Complete Season Twelve
05/23 - Go On - The Complete Series
05/23 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (Universal)
05/29 - Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/29 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/30 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 1 (Blu-ray)
06/13 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete Series
06/13 - Night Court (1984-1992) - The Complete Series
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