Wednesday, October 21, 2020

MeTV Network Acquires Looney Tunes and More Classic Cartoons; Kaley Cuoco HBO Max Series Announces Nov. 26 Premiere

Toon In With Me

The MeTV Network is bringing back some cartoon classics to air every Saturday morning! The network also announced the launch of its new original weekday morning series Toon In With Me. The hour-long program will feature original characters, comedy sketches, special guests, interviews, games and more. These episodes will include some of the most popular classic cartoon shorts ever made. Toon In With Me will launch in January 2021 every weekday morning at 7am ET/PT. Then get up early on Saturday mornings for Saturday Morning Cartoons, a three-hour weekend block of animated favorites. Saturday Morning Cartoons will launch in January 2021 as well, and will air from 7am-10am ET/PT every Saturday morning. The block will feature Warner Bros. superstars Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner and the many other cartoons made famous in the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes shorts. Other characters making appearances will be Tom and Jerry, Droopy Dog, Popeye, Tex Avery and more. More to come. That's All (for now) Folks!


The Flight Attendant - Kaley Cuoco

HBO Max's eight-episode limited series The Flight Attendant takes flight with three episodes on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, followed by the launch of two new episodes on December 3, two episodes on December 10, and the finale episode on December 17. Starring Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian. Starring alongside Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules, Charmed) is Michiel Huisman, Rosie Perez, Zosia Mamet, Michelle Gomez, T.R. Knight, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews and Nolan Gerard Funk. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Berlanti Productions & Yes, Norman Productions. Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco, Steve Yockey, Marcie Ulin, Meredith Lavender and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers, and Suzanne McCormack is Co-Executive Producer. Susanna Fogel directs and executive produces the first two episodes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Antenna TV Officially Announces Returns of The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time; Holiday Movie Reunites Family Matters Siblings

The Jeffersons One Day at a Time

Antenna TV has officially announced the returns of The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time to its programming schedule beginning in January 2021, as we first broke a month ago. Both sitcoms were developed and produced by Norman Lear, began airing in the mid-1970s and ran for ten years. The Jeffersons stars Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford, a married couple who “move on up” from Queens to a luxurious high-rise in Manhattan where they live with their housekeeper, played by Marla Gibbs. The groundbreaking comedy also addressed many social issues, including everything from racism to alcoholism, suicide to gun control. The Jeffersons was produced by ELP Communications and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

At the time it originally aired, One Day at a Time was only the second TV sitcom to feature a divorced mom. The comedy stars Bonnie Franklin raising her daughters played by actresses Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. Set in Indiana, the show follows Ann Romano's struggles as a single mom and career woman. Bertinelli, who plays the youngest daughter, was one of the sitcom’s breakout stars. One Day at a Time was produced by T.A.T. Communications and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

We also hinted, Caroline in the City will be coming to Antenna TV sometime in 2021 as well. A few other series will return or premiere in late 2021 and early 2022, so don't go "suddenly mad" trying to guess, as there is still a long time to go before we announce those. And finally, once again on Halloween, Antenna TV is brewing up BEWITCHING days with the twitchiest of witches and the sweetest of sorceresses. On Friday, October 30, 2020 Antenna TV will air a Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Spell-o-Ween Marathon from 4pm-5am (with a Johnny Carson break at 10pm) and on Halloween Day (Saturday, October 31, 2020) there will be a Witch-o-Ween marathon of Bewitched from 10am-6am. Treat yourself to two days of both comedies.


Christmas in Carolina

After losing her parents in a car accident, Elle (Joslyn Y. Hall of Atlanta), a career-driven investment banker has given up on love and Christmas until she meets Wesley (David L. Rowell of Com-pli-cat-ed), a former NBA player and CEO of a small marketing firm. Impetuously, Wesley invites Elle home for Christmas in South Carolina, with his parents (Kellie Shanygne Williams and Darius McCrary of Family Matters). With hesitation, Elle accepts and is given a much bigger present than she could ever have imagined! Christmas in Carolina is widely available On-Digital and On-Demand, November 1, 2020. Lensed on location in South Carolina, the film was directed by Peggy Williams working from a script by Stacie Davis, and stars Joslyn Y. Hall (Atlanta) and David L. Rowell (Com-pli-cat-ed) alongside Kellie Shanygne Williams and Darius McCrary of Family Matters who reprise their roles as siblings.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Disney+ Says "Simpsons Forever"; TBS Orders 4th Season of The Last O.G.

Simpsons Forever

Disney+, which launched last November giving The Simpsons a new streaming home, is now the ultimate entertainment hub for fans of Springfields most famous residents. With the recently added 31st season and nearly 300 hours of the worlds longest running scripted primetime sitcom, on Friday Disney+ kicked off its new "Simpsons Forever" brand campaign celebrating the forever place of everyone's favorite family in the hearts and homes of fans around the world. The service also debuted "The Simpsons Horror" collection, including 30 episodes of the iconic genre-bending "Treehouse of Horror" franchise. The new collection is the latest in Disney+'s series of themed sets including "The Simpsons Predicts," "The Simpsons Travels," "The Simpsons Rock" and "The Simpsons Sports" collections. As part of the "Simpsons Forever" campaign, Disney+ will curate more collections of episodes for new viewers to discover. Every month, Disney+ will also highlight its favorite episodes themed to current events and trends in Disney and pop culture.

After first premiering on television nearly 31 years ago, The Simpsons is now one of the most popular franchises around the world and remains one of Disney+'s most streamed series since the service launched last November. With its "Simpsons Forever" campaign, Disney+ is celebrating fans' forever love of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie and the service's comprehensive collection of The Simpsons entertainment. The campaign will come to life all year long with on-service content and product updates, special events, social activations, and surprise and delight moments. Last week, Disney+ surprised guests at the Disney+ Drive-In Festival with special The Simpsons screenings during its nightly lineups. And earlier this year, the service launched a product update allowing fans to enjoy The Simpsons episodes in their original aspect ratio and also offered the short "Maggie Simpson in 'Playdate with Destiny'" across its social channels for free.

To watch all of The Simpsons content on Disney+ including 31 seasons of the series, animated shorts "Maggie Simpsons in 'The Longest Daycare'" and "Maggie Simpson in 'Play date with Destiny,'" and The Simpsons Movie, visit DisneyPlus.com/SimpsonsForever.


The Last O.G. - Tracy Morgan

TBS has ordered a fourth season of Tracy Morgan’s critically-acclaimed comedy series The Last O.G. Co-created and executive-produced by Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele, the Brooklyn-centric series has consistently ranked among cable's top ten comedies with the most recent season reaching 20 million viewers across TBS' linear and digital platforms. The Last O.G. follows Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from a 15-year prison stint. After finding a place to live and new forms of income, Tray continues to meet challenges as he re-paves his way in his newly affluent Brooklyn neighborhood.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 19, 2020)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of October 19-23, 2020, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, October 19
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Watch Emma on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Luke Wilson (Enlightened) - Luke will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher/Welcome to New York/Roseanne) - Sara talks about The Conners on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Zachary talks about The Boys in the Band on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Weakest Link on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, October 20
  • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alexandra Wentworth (Nightcap) - Alexandra will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Burning Love) - June appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about why she's teaming up with Cookie Monster from Sesame Street on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) and Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Reba and Melissa share stories from their podcast on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) and Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray, Patricia and Brad reunite on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Gross (Family Ties) - Michael talks about the 30th anniversary of Tremors and Tremors: Shrieker Island on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, October 21
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Watch Tracee on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eric Andre (Man Seeking Woman/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher/Welcome to New York/Roseanne) - Sara appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about On the Rocks on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy talks about her struggle with depression, new music and what's next on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteaun (First Wives Club) - Michelle talks about raising twins, relocating to London with her family to tape next season of her hit show The Circle, her new book and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric talks about CBS's The Greatest #AtHomeVideos on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim talks about the Bobbo Supreme podcast on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) and Blythe Danner (Adam's Rib/Tattingers) - Teri, Blythe and the cast of Meet the Parents reunite on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Weakest Link on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, October 22
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (Barry/The Good Place) - D'Arcy is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:30pm on Bravo.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single) - Kim appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Parvesh Cheena (Connecting.../A to Z/Outsourced) - Parvesh is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about hosting The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
Friday, October 23
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle (Pen15) - Maya and Anna are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about black-ish on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) and Liz Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Seth and Liz talk about their new album Liz Gillies and Seth MacFarlane: Songs From Home on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Malin and Kat talk about Friendsgiving on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter talks about his latest projects, including becoming certified in hypnotherapy, and watch as he tries to hypnotize one of the hosts LIVE on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena talks about Bad Hair on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Bad Hair on Couch Surfing at 8am.

All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 18

Mom - "Beef Baloney Dan and a Sarcastic No" (CBS, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suspects that Adam’s sponsor (Courtney Thorne-Smith) has an ulterior motive. And Christy is caught in the middle when Tammy plays hard to get with Chef Rudy.


Monday, October 19

One Day at a Time - "Boundaries" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Network Television Premiere)
When Alex catches his mother in a compromising position, Penelope decides to talk to him about human sexuality while also defending herself against Lydia’s old-school judgments.

One Day at a Time - "One Halloween at a Time" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Network Television Premiere)
When Alex catches his mother in a compromising position, Penelope decides to talk to him about human sexuality while also defending herself against Lydia’s old-school judgments.


Tuesday, October 20

none scheduled


Wednesday, October 21

The Goldbergs - "Airplane!" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverly surprises the family with an end-of-summer vacation to Miami with the flight down resembling the classic film, and Geoff accidentally spills to Erica the real reason for the trip.

The Goldbergs - "The Prettiest Boy in School" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam, now a senior, returns to William Penn Academy as he wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn’t as lucky. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college.

The Conners - "Keep on Truckin' Six Feet Apart" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Conners are back and dealing with the pandemic, and life’s financial troubles loom over the family. Dan is still trying to catch up on back-mortgage payments and avoid a potential eviction, while the Lunch Box is closed for everything but takeout and delivery. Becky and Darlene are both forced to search for additional income at the newly reopened Wellman Plastics plant.

black-ish - "Hero Pizza" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The season premiere of “black-ish” takes us to the beginning of the global pandemic for the Johnsons. As a first responder, Bow receives her family’s praise for her work, with Junior being her biggest fan. But over time, the family loses their enthusiasm, and Bow discovers someone in her house is breaking the quarantine lockdown rules. Meanwhile, Dre tries to convince everyone that he too is an essential worker.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Moving On" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
House of Payne is the hilarious comedy about Retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern day family.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Mary Jane" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leah learns that Mr. Brown has cut down Vinny's plants in the back yard.

Family Time - "Somebody's Watching Me" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tony and Donnie spy on Ebony and her new boyfriend; Lori is recruited to be the face of hair care.


Thursday, October 22

none scheduled


Friday, October 23

none scheduled


Saturday, October 24

none scheduled


Sunday, October 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Campaign" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave makes a run for city council, working hard to earn Calvin’s support, only to have a controversial photo threaten to derail his entire campaign. Wayne Brady guest stars as longtime incumbent Isaiah Evans.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 17, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fried Green Tomatoes Series Starring Reba McEntire in the Works at NBC; Last Man Standing to End After Nine Seasons

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a new series from Norman Lear, the end of the run for a Fox sitcom that has a dedicated fanbase, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Here is something that seems like it was just created in a random idea generator: a TV series version of Fried Green Tomatoes starring Reba McEntire and produced by Norman Lear is in the works at NBC(Variety) 
  • Last Man Standing has had a rather peculiar run, as it has aired on both ABC and Fox, and never aired in a prominent timeslot or was particularly buzzworth. But now it is ending after the upcoming ninth season. (Deadline)
  • TBS has renewed The Last OG for a fourth season. (Deadline)
  • The Spectrum original series LA's Finest has been cancelled after two seasons. (Variety)
  • Antenna TV is celebrating Jack Benny with a 70th anniversary marathon next weekend. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 23)

 

  • Decades has a binge of the 80s series Beauty and the Beast this weekend.
  • ABC becomes the network of fun and games on Sunday nights starting Sunday, including the debut of Supermarket Sweep.
  • New episodes of scripted sitcoms return to the ABC lineup on Wednesday.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fri-Yay: COVID-19 Storylines on TV, Will Viewers Watch?; Antenna TV's 70 Episode Jack Benny Marathon for 70th Anniversary

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Connecting

by Vincent

This past week, NBC premiered the first new sitcom since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Connecting..., a sitcom shot remotely about a group of friends meeting through video chats during quarantine. If you haven't heard of it, you might not be some: the show attracted just a bit over 1 million viewers for its premiere, low numbers even in a world where broadcast ratings continue to drop. The show will likely finish out its 8-episode order, but there's no doubt that it didn't attract much interest. Which leads me to wonder: how much will viewers want to watch the pandemic reflected back at them?

It's a fair question given many shows are planning to incorporate COVID-19 into their storylines this year, from Connecting... to Superstore to black-ish, as well as dramas like Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor. And yet, I personally think people watch TV shows as a means of escape, which includes escaping from our anxiety-ridden reality. Will viewers think the same thing? That could be part of why they didn't connect with Connecting... (despite the show actually being pretty solid, as noted in our review). As more and more shows premiere and cover COVID-19, it will be interesting to see whether viewers embrace the real life stories or whether they prefer to forget.


The Jack Benny Program

Antenna TV will air 70 back-to-back episodes of The Jack Benny Program starting next Saturday, October 24 to mark the program's 70th television anniversary. The 70-episode marathon will feature the best gags, guests and glares from The Jack Benny Program. First a radio program, the show's cast regularly broke the fourth wall to interact with the audience and included running jokes such as Benny's age, forever frozen at 39. The Jack Benny Program 70th anniversary marathon starts Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m. ET and continues through 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 25.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Last Man Standing to Conclude After Season 9 in 2021; CBS Announces Fall 2020 Premiere Dates

Last Man Standing

The hit family comedy Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, will conclude with its upcoming ninth and final season to premiere this January. When the series ends, it will have filmed 194 episodes in total, with the three last seasons having aired on Fox, beginning in the fall of 2018. The first six seasons aired on ABC. Additional information on the upcoming final season, including its premiere date, will be announced at a later time. Last Man Standing stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a happily married father of three daughters, who usually finds himself the odd man out in a home dominated by women. In addition to Allen, the series stars Nancy Travis as Mike's wife, Vanessa Baxter; Amanda Fuller as their oldest daughter, Kristin Baxter; Molly McCook as middle daughter Mandy Baxter-Anderson, Christoph Sanders as Mandy's husband, Kyle Anderson; Jordan Masterson as Kristin's husband, Ryan Vogelson; Jonathan Adams as the Baxters' neighbor and Mike's co-worker, Chuck Larabee; Krista Marie Yu as foreign exchange student Jen; and Hector Elizondo as Mike's longtime business partner and Vanessa's step-father, Ed Alzate.


B Positive - Annaleigh Ashford and Thomas Middleditch

CBS announced the November primetime premiere dates for 10 scripted series. The five dramas and five comedies span time periods on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Additional premiere dates for November will be announced shortly. The new comedy joining the CBS schedule on Thursday, Nov. 5 is B Positve, from award-winning executive producer Chuck Lorre and creator Marco Pennette, starring Emmy Award-nominee Thomas Middleditch and Tony Award-winner Annaleigh Ashford. The series is inspired by Pennette's personal experience as a transplant recipient.

The returning shows include NCIS on Tuesday, Nov. 17; comedies Young Sheldon and Mom on Thursday, Nov. 5; Monday's comedy hour of The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola, followed by drama All Rise on Monday, Nov. 16; Sunday's after 60 Minutes will be NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 8; and the two-hour premiere of S.W.A.T. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Also, classic NCIS launches Sunday, Nov. 8, featuring fan-favorite episodes from the drama's previous 17 seasons, creating a three-hour block of NCIS following 60 Minutes on Sunday nights. These programs join the previously announced season premieres of news series 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, which have already debuted, and reality staple Thw Amazing Race, which premiered last night (Oct. 14). Stay tuned for premiere dates for Bull, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Seal Team, The Unicorn, Evil, the entire Friday night line-up of MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods, and new drama The Equalizer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

TBS Brings Out Halloween Sitcom Episodes on Halloween; Remembering Conchata Ferrell of Two and a Half Men

The Big Bang Theory

Halloween isn't cancelled this year! Get in the spooky season spirit with some fan favorite Halloween themed episodes on TBS. On Friday, October 30, catch Halloween episodes of American Dad!, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers from 3pm-8pm. Then on Halloween itself on Saturday, October 31, it's sitcom Halloween episodes beginning at 6am. First up is Family Matters from 6am-8am, which includes when Urkel's dummy "Stevil" comes to life on Halloween. Then from 8am-10am catch George Lopez Halloween episodes from 8am-10am, which includes "Leave it to Lopez" where George has nightmares that hark back to his childhood television fixation. Moving on, it's Seinfeld Halloween episodes from 10am-12pm, which includes "The Opera." And the sitcom spooky episodes conclude in daytime with Brooklyn Nine-Nine from 12pm-2:30pm, where you will see all Halloween Heists! After some movies, you can catch Halloween episodes of The Big Bang Theory in primetime from 9pm-11pm, which includes when Sheldon tries to spook his friends on Halloween.


Conchata Ferrell

Actress Conchata Ferrell, who was best known for her role as Berta the housekeeper in Two and a Half Men, has died. She died on October 12 from complications following cardiac arrest at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. Ms. Ferrell was 77.

Hot l Baltimore

Ferrell's first starring role was as April Green in the short-lived 1975 ABC sitcom Hot l Baltimore, which was produced by Norman Lear. April was the love of Bill Lewis (James Cromwell), the desk clerk at the dilapidated Hotel Baltimore. The show's title came from the cheap establishment's neon marquee which had a burned-out letter "e". The series also starred Richard Masur, Al Freeman Jr., Jeannie Linero, Gloria LeRoy, Robin Wilson, Stan Gottlieb, Lee Bergere, Henry Calvert and Charlotte Rae.

Some of her early sitcom guest appearances included Maude, One Day at Time (1977), Blansky's Beauties, Good Times and The Love Boat. Her early drama guest appearances included The Rockford Files, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Knot's Landing, B.J. and the Bear (five episodes as Wilhelmina "The Fox" Johnson), McClain's Law, Lou Grant, Quincy M.E., Cagney & Lacey and St. Elsewhere.

E/R

She starred as Nurse Joan Thor in the short-lived 1984-1985 CBS sitcom E/R. She was the head nurse in the emergency room (E/R) at a fictional Clark Street Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The cast included Elliott Gould, Marcia Strassman, Mary McDonnell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune, Corinne Bohrer, Bruce A. Young, Luis Ávalos, Jason Alexander, George Clooney, William G. Schilling and Jeff Doucette.

Hearts Afire

Ferrell appeared as Dr. Madeline Stoessinger in the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire from 1993 to 1995. Madeline was a friend and progressive soul mate of Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman (Markie Post). Ferrell had first made guest appearances as Dr. Ruth Colquist in two episodes in 1992. The cast included John Ritter, Justin Burnette (1992-1994), J. Skylar Testa, Clark Duke, Billy Bob Thornton, Wendie Jo Sperber (1992-1993), Doren Fein and Leslie Jordan (1993-1995).

Townies

She played Marge, the raspy owner of the diner, in the short-lived 1996 ABC sitcom Townies. The series starred Molly Ringwald, Jenna Elfman, Lauren Graham, Billy Burr, Ron Livingston, Lee Garlington, Dion Anderson and Joseph Reitman.

Ferrell appeared as Aunt Pam, a disgrunted postal worker, in the 1997-1998 ABC sitcom Teen Angel. The series starred Mike Damus, Corbin Allred, Maureen McCormick, Katie Volding, Jordan Brower and Ron Glass.

Two and a Half Men

Her best known role was as Berta in all twelve seasons of the 2003-2015 CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Berta was Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) housekeeper, a sharp-tongued woman who initially resists the change to the household, but grudgingly accepts it. Ferrell had a recurring role in the first season before becoming a regular for the remaining seasons. She received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005 and 2007 for the role. The cast included Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Holland Taylor, Marin Hinkle, Melanie Lyskey, April Bowlby (seasons 3-4), Jennifer Taylor (seasons 6-7), Amber Tamblyn (seasons 11-12) and Ashton Kutcher (seasons 9-12).

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Night Court, Sledge Hammer!, Hooperman, Who's the Boss?, Dinosaurs (voice), The Naked Truth, Minor Adjustments, Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Becker and Grace and Frankie. She appeared as Shirley in five episodes of the Netflix sitcom The Ranch in 2017.

She had a recurring role as Attorney Susan Bloom in the sixth season of NBC's L.A. Law from 1991 to 1992. Ferrell received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1992 for her role. She first appeared as Lorna Landsberg in a 1988 episode. She played Kate Galindo, a secretary, in the short-lived 1989 CBS drama Peaceable Kingdom. She played Martha, the owner and operator of Martha's Boarding House, in the short-lived 2002 ABC drama Push, Nevada. Some of her other drama guest appearances included Murder, She Wrote, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, JAG, ER and Judging Amy.

Some of her film roles included Deadly Hero (1976), Network (1976), Heartland (1979), Mystic Pizza (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), True Romance (1993), Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000), Erin Brockovich (2000), K-Pax (2001) and Mr. Deeds (2002).

Ms. Ferrell was a talented and funny character actress. She made everything she appeared in much better. Berta wasn't one of TV's best housekeepers as far as cleaning, but she was one of the funniest. We thank her for the many laughs and entertainment she brought us during her long career. She will be deeply missed.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Freeform's 'Kickoff to Christmas' Schedule; Celebrate 20 Years of Curb on HBO Max

Freeform's Kickoff to Christmas

Stay inside and curl up with your favorite movies to get you in a cozy mood with Freeform's "Kickoff to Christmas" programming event, starting on Sunday, Nov. 1. Joining this year's lineup are fan-favorite films Christopher Robin, Black Nativity and It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. This year's event will also feature beloved classics Frozen, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Love Actually and many, many more. This year's stunt will feature an Incredible night of Disney's The Incredibles, followed by the Freeform premiere of Incredibles 2. The network will also air double features of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, followed by the premiere of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, as well as the network debuts of both Minions and Despicable Me 3. Other airings include episodes of The Simpsons, fan fave TV movies like Holiday in Handcuffs, and more blockbusters like the The Santa Clause trilogy. View the full Kickoff to Christmas schedule.


Can you believe it's been 20 years since Curb Your Enthusiasm first aired on HBO on October 15, 2000? It's been a prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good run so far. Watch every iconic episode and laugh out loud to all your favorite Larry-isms by streaming all ten seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO Max. Originally debuting on HBO in 2000 and presenting 100 episodes to date, the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning comedy series stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. The series' ten-episode tenth season debuted January 19, 2020 with series veterans including Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Emmy® nominee Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Richard Lewis (Anything But Love), J.B. Smoove (The Millers) and Emmy® winner Ted Danson (The Good Place). The series has been renewed for an eleventh season.

Monday, October 12, 2020

TNT Airing The West Wing Reruns on Fridays; Kate Mulgrew Joins Star Trek Animated Comedy

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

To support the importance of voting and to raise awareness for HBO Max's A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, TNT will air Friday marathons of The West Wing, in October leading up to the general election in November. This installment of election-themed episodes from the Emmy®- and Peabody Award–winning hit Warner Bros. Television drama series serve as a valentine to voting. The marathon will begin and end with "Hartsfield's Landing," the same episode penned by creator Aaron Sorkin that will be enacted by the original cast on the Orpheum Theater's stage during the HBO Max special, which premieres October 15. A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote marks the first time in 17 years that the original cast of The West Wing will come together with creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer/director Thomas Schlamme. The West Wing stars Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen will reprise their roles from the episode.

Additionally, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote will include act breaks with guest appearances from When We All Vote co-chair Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more. Fans will also be treated to the musical talents of legendary Emmy® award–winning composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, who will take to his guitar to play the iconic score for The West Wing theme song. Folk rock band, The Avett Brothers, will also close out the special. The creative team and cast organized this historic production in order to raise awareness for and support the vital mission of When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama, which was founded to increase participation in every election in America. In honor of the special, WarnerMedia will make a donation to When We All Vote.




Star Trek: Prodigy - Kate Mulgrew

Nickelodeon and CBS Studios announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon's all-new animated comedy series Star Trek: Prodigy. The news was revealed as a surprise announcement during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. Additional casting news will be announced in the coming months.

Developed by Emmy(R) Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Naito, Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation. The CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021 for a new generation of fans. Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS' Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios' new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon will direct, co-executive produce and serve as the creative lead of the all-new animated series. Star Trek: Prodigy joins the expanding Star Trek franchise for ViacomCBS as the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences for Nickelodeon. The Star Trek Universe on CBS All Access currently includes hit original series Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 12, 2020)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of October 12-16, 2020, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, October 12
  • Rashida Jones (BlackAF/Duncanville/Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Watch Rashida on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh will be on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia will be on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about the game show Card Sharks on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Drea de Matteo (Joey) - Drea appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about hosting The Weakest Link on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, October 13
  • Patrick Dempsey (Fast Times) - Catch Patrick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers/Family Guy) - H. Jon is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jurnee Smollett (On Our Own) - Jurnee appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Kim talks about Filthy Rich on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim appears on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - NBC's Today catches up with Cedric in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, October 14
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years/Trial & Error) - John appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kiersey Clemons (Angie Tribeca/Austin & Ally) - Kiersey will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about Nickelodeon's The Tiny Chef on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike talks about his virtual concert on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about All Rise on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Once Upon a Snowman on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (Pen15) - Anna and Maya are guests on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Joe Pantoliano (The Fanelli Boys) - Joe appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis talks about the Reagan biopic on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, October 15
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura and her sister Vanessa talk about the film they produced about sexual exploitation and their continued conversation with survivors and advocates on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry talks about his new book Alien Superstar: Lights, Camera, Danger! on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael talks about his new clothing collaboration with the NFL and his new quarantine hobby on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph talks about The Trial of the Chicago 7 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about why she's teaming up with Cookie Monster from Sesame Street on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Nikki DeLoach (Awkward/Misery Loves Company) - Nikki talks about her upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about The War with Grandpa on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, October 16
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself) - Aisling is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Quinn (One Day at a Time/2 Broke Girls) - Ed appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method/Modern Men) - Jane talks about The War with Grandpa Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about The Wrong Cheerleader Coach on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba talks about Rumor Has It on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max talks about Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia opens up about her biggest struggle as a parent during the pandemic, why she gave up bread and booze, and how to start a new beginning at any age on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed talks about The Good Lord Bird on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.

All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 11

The Simpsons - "Livin La Pura Vida" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houtens' annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford; Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend; Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

Bob's Burgers - "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging; Tina's powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower.

The Simpsons - "Now Museum, Now You Don't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art; each family member takes on the persona of a famous artist.

Bless the Harts - "My Best Frienda" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The ladies of Greenpoint hire Jenny to help run their gala; Jenny's desire to fit in leads to a strain in her relationship with Brenda; Betty becomes self-conscious about her age; Wayne takes Violet to his new job as a window washer.

Bob's Burgers - "Copa-Bob-bana" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob agrees to be the temporary chef at the Fischoeders' new nightclub; the kids decide to throw a party in the restaurant basement.

Family Guy - "Boys & Squirrels" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter injures himself and a family of squirrels in a chainsaw accident; Chris and Stewie try to nurse one of the injured rodents back to health; a chiropractor fixes Peter's injury by realigning his spine -- and restoring him to his "true height."


Monday, October 12

One Day at a Time - "Checking Boxes" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Network Television Premiere)
When a census taker comes to the Alvarez house, the family reflects on their relationships and what else the future may, or may not, have in store.

One Day at a Time - "Penny Pinching" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Network Television Premiere)
After Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money, she goes out of her comfort zone and buys something brand new. Also, Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.


Tuesday, October 13

none scheduled


Wednesday, October 14

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Lucky Cards" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis revisits old habits while Laura and Calvin explore their new romance.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Hard Decisions" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sandra confronts Philip about snitching to their parents.

Family Time - "The Set-Ups" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tony and Rachel play matchmaker by setting up Lori and Donnie on dates.


Thursday, October 15

Young Sheldon - "Pasadena" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon visits the California Institute of Technology for the very first time; Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend; Meemaw tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Standoff" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A surprise delivery prompts Dave and Gemma, as well as Calvin and Tina, to examine the power dynamics in their respective relationships.

Connecting... - "Day 30" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Pradeep's struggle to procure a suitable dinner for his picky children reveals some deeper issues among the group; Annie's online shopping spree results in a surprising delivery.

Connecting... - "Day 78" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
With Memorial Day around the corner, Garret has planned a trip to Big Bear for the group; it will be the getaway they all need, as long as everyone can follow his strict safety guidelines.


Friday, October 16

none scheduled


Saturday, October 17

none scheduled


Sunday, October 18

Mom - "Beef Baloney Dan and a Sarcastic No" (CBS, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suspects that Adam’s sponsor (Courtney Thorne-Smith) has an ulterior motive. And Christy is caught in the middle when Tammy plays hard to get with Chef Rudy.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, October 10, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Seinfeld's Newman Returns in PSA to Encourage Mail-In Voting; Showtime Cancels On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Even though this isn't a political news website, we have a lot of election related news as it relates to TV! Plus, we're hearing about the cancellation of a Showtime series, some new comedies being added to Hallmark Drama, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Wayne Knight has returned as Newman, in a PSA to assure you that your mail-in ballot will make it through. (Entertainment Weekly) 
  • COVID-19 has lead to the cancellation of On Becoming a God in Central Florida. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The second presidential debate won't be happening, but Joe Biden will be given airtime for a town hall on ABC, and Trump is looking to do the same with another network that is to be determined. (Variety)
  • Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN, where he didn't even get fired this time, and returning to political commentary. (Deadline)
  • Saturday Night Live has been forced to switch this weeks musical guest from Morgan Wallen to Jack White, after Wallen was spotted in an Instagram video not wearing a mask in a crowded bar. (NPR)
  • Hallmark Drama is about to MTV-ify itself as it adds several sitcoms. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16)


  • Antenna TV is celebrating Burns and Allen with a 70th anniversary marathon this weekend.
  • The New Twilight Zone is this weekend's binge on Decades.
  • This is the THIRD time we've said this (it keeps getting delayed for different reasons), but we think it's really happening this time: One Day at a Time finally comes to CBS on Monday.

Friday, October 09, 2020

Fri-Yay: One Day at a Time Makes Broadcast Debut As a Continuation of the Series' Unlikely Journey; Dickinson Season 2 Premiere Date and Renewal for Season 3

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

One Day at a Time

by Vincent

I've talked a lot about the lack of sitcoms on the air this fall. But one sitcom that's getting the chance of a lifetime due to the lack of new content is One Day at a Time, which gets to air on broadcast television for the first time ever this Monday, October 12 at 9|8c. One Day at a Time was formerly a Netflix series, but was canceled at the end of Season 3 by the streaming giant despite critical acclaim, with low viewership being cited behind the show's untimely end. However, Pop TV noticed the amount of love the series received and ordered the show's fourth season, which aired six episodes before ending prematurely due to the COVID-19 production shutdown. (A seventh episode, which was animated, later aired in June. In an interview with Deadline, the show's creators clarified that they were ending the season with episode 7 and would not be finishing out the show's initial order.) One Day at a Time's future likely heavily depends on how it performs on CBS. Pop TV is moving away from producing scripted content, so a home at CBS is the show's best chance for survival.

Plus, One Day at a Time has always been a perfect show for broadcast TV. It's funny, warm, family-friendly and relatable, and has a lovable cast full of both seasoned actors and talented up and comers. It's the best family sitcom produced in several years, and it would be CBS' best comedy by a long shot if the network picked it up to series. It also, fittingly, is making it to CBS 45 years after the original One Day at a Time premiered on CBS. And wouldn't having the reboot successfully transition to CBS be the perfect way to celebrate the show's legacy?


Dickinson

The acclaimed Peabody Award-winning Apple Original comedy series Dickinson will officially return for its second season on Friday, January 8, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+. Apple released a first look at season two, and announced that the series has scored an early renewal for a third season! Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith, and starring Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who executive produces, the second season of Dickinson will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on January 8, 2021, followed by new episodes weekly, every Friday. In the second season, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld) is pulled out of her private literary life and thrust into the public eye, while struggling with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play.

Season two of Dickinson will reunite Steinfeld with returning ensemble cast members Jane Krakowski, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Adrian Blake Enscoe, as well as world-renowned rapper, singer and songwriter Wiz Khalifa, who will return as the character of Death. The second season will also introduce brand new guest stars, including Nick Kroll as Edgar Allan Poe, Timothy Simons as Frederick Law Olmsted, Ayo Edebiri as Hattie, and Will Pullen as Nobody. As previously announced, recurring guest stars for season two include Finn Jones as Sam Bowles, and Pico Alexander as Ship.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Hallmark Drama Adding Cheers, Happy Days and The Brady Bunch; Chelsea Handler HBO Max Special Gets Date

Cheers - Happy Days - The Brady Bunch

Hallmark Drama will be adding three sitcoms to the lineup! Beginning Friday, October 23, the late fringe/overnight lineup will consist of sitcoms from 11pm-5am every night. Cheers will air from 11pm-1am, followed by Happy Days from 1-3am and The Brady Bunch from 3-5am. They have all aired in the past on the regular Hallmark Channel, but now for the first time they will air on Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Drama launched in Fall 2017. The three sitcoms will replace The Waltons and Touched by an Angel blocks. The Waltons will still in the daytime, but it seems Touched by an Angel will be off the lineup. The drama series during the day are Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and The Waltons.

Chelsea Handler: Evolution

On Thursday, October 22, Chelsea Handler makes her long awaited return to stand-up after a six year hiatus with Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max. During the hour-long special Handler will share hilarious experiences about her family, friendships, and her first foray into therapy - where she was able to unearth why everyone on this planet annoyed her so much. Handler, a six-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author, filmed the special this summer from her home state of New Jersey on the heels of her most recent bestselling memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me. The special was filmed in front of a live audience following social distancing and covid safety protocol. Handler has always been a trusted voice and has provided much needed perspective for the world. Now, she turns the attention on herself, reflecting on her personal journey toward self-awareness, assisted by her reliable companion - cannabis. Never one to hold back, Handler bravely takes the stage to face herself in front of everyone. It's a powerful performance and the most evolved work of her career.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

NBC Fall Pilot Review: Connecting... - Premieres Thursday (Oct. 8); Supernatural Gets Marathons on TNT as Series Finale Airs Nov. 19 on The CW

Connecting...


Connecting... - Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on NBC
Premieres Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8:00PM ET/PT


by Vincent

Connecting... is a new socially distanced comedy about a group of friends staying connected through video chats, much as many groups of friends were doing (and in some cases, still are doing) at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is unique in that it is shot entirely remotely on iPhones, reflecting the extraordinary times that we live in.

Cast Details:

Ely Henry as Rufus
Jill Knox as Michelle
Keith Powell as Garrett
Otmara Marrero as Annie
Parvesh Cheena as Pradeep
Preacher Lawson as Ben
Shakina Nayfack as Ellis

Ely Henry (Rufus) is an actor best known for his supporting roles in films such as Mean Girls and Cheaper By the Dozen 2 and in TV series such as Suburgatory and Good Luck Charlie.

Jill Knox (Michelle) is an up and coming actress. She has previously appeared in shorts. Connecting... will be her first major starring role.

Keith Powell (Garrett) is an American actor best known for his role as Toofer on 30 Rock. He has also appeared in many other TV shows as a guest star, including Superstore, NCIS: Los Angeles and Grace and Frankie.

Otmarra Marreo (Annie) is an American actress known for her role on ABC's New York Undercover and Crackle's original series Start Up. She has also appeared on shows such as Ballers and Graceland.

Parvesh Cheena (Pradeep) is an American actor best known for his roles as Gupta in NBC's Outsourced and as Sunil Odhav on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Preacher Lawson (Ben) is an American comedian best known as a contestant on America's Got Talent. He has his own BET+ comedy special.

Shakina Nayfack (Ellis) is an American actress and comedy writer best known for her work on the Hulu original comedy Difficult People, which she both wrote for and starred in as Lola.

Pilot Plot:

"Pilot" (Airs Thursday, October at 8:00PM ET)

As the friend group gathers at the start of quarantine for their new-normal virtual hang, Annie contemplates opening up to Ben about her feelings for him. Meanwhile, everyone worries about Jazmin, who's been MIA.

Analysis:

Connecting... is the type of show that we will look back on in 20 years and be immediately taken back into this moment in time. There have always been sitcoms tied to their time, but I don't think there's ever one that will be as tied to the time it aired as Connecting... The idea of a group of friends staying together over video chat due to a global pandemic is certainly the most 2020 concept for a show you could come up with, and in a few years when this pandemic is thankfully behind us, it’s all going to feel a little odd and certainly dated. In fact, since the lockdown measures of the spring have mostly been lifted, you could argue the concept already feels just slightly dated, as Zoom happy hours aren’t quite as needed as they were back in March or April. There are also references to things that are no longer true (a sports-obsessed character laments the lack of sports, which obviously is no longer the case, and it treats New York City as the COVID epicenter it was in April but no longer is.) And that sort of lies the problem with Connecting. It's more of an 8-part “special” than a sitcom, in a lot of ways, specifically designed for this current moment. As soon as this moment ends, it’s unlikely anyone will be reaching back for the show. And yet, for this moment in time, it’s a pretty solid and likable show, for what it is.

I’m not going to argue that Connecting... is necessarily a great show, but it is oddly appealing in some ways. It reminds me a lot of the “hangout” sitcoms that were popular in the early 2010s, along the lines of something like Cougar Town or Happy Endings. It’s not nearly as funny or well-made as those shows (and I did find myself comparing it unfavorably to the virtual Happy Endings reunion episode that had a similar premise), but watching characters and likable actors express some of the struggles we’ve been going through was oddly cathartic. I also have to give a lot of props to the actors. Acting and forming a character in a video chat is something that can’t be easy, but the actors do a really good job with it. I was particularly impressed with Shakina Nayfack, who gives her all into her character and really made her character come alive. (I also really related to her line that “sports give me something to constantly think about in the background, which is very therapeutic.” I have to say I had some identical thoughts during the sports drought of the spring.) It’s also impressive that the entire show was shot remotely on iPhones - the editing and production quality is impressive considering that. Additionally, the show does a good job of making light of our odd reality while not belittling it. A main character who is a healthcare worker goes on a heartwrenching but all too real rant, showing that the show is willing to deal with the pandemic seriously. Overall, Connecting... isn’t a show that I really expect to last beyond its initial episode order just because of the novelty of its premise, nor is it a show I expect to make the “best sitcoms ever” list anytime soon. But it’s a funny and likable time capsule, and in a world where we’re short on new content, it does the trick.

Conclusion:

Connecting... isn’t a great show, but it’s a pleasant and likable one that’s actually pretty impressive in the scope of its production. The cast of mostly generally green performers is likable and they do a good job doing the difficult task of forming a sitcom character without the benefit of being able to interact in person or play off each other in any physical way. It’s not a show you’ll be itching to watch for years to come, but it’s a likable enough capsule of this moment in time.



Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):

Watchability: 3.5/5
Funniness: 3/5
Overall: 3/5

Discuss the show after you watch it on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 8:00PM ET/PT on our message board.

Related Links:

  • NBC.com Official Site
  • epguides.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Wikipedia
  • Connecting... Photo Gallery

    Preview:

  • Supernatural

    WarnerMedia comes together to celebrate the final season of The CW and Warner Bros. Television's Supernatural with two special marathons on TNT.

    On October 6-8, TNT will air the first 13 episodes of Season 15, providing fans with the opportunity to catch up on the final season.

    Additionally, on November 19 from 5:00am to 8:00pm ET/PT, TNT will host a 15-hour Supernatural marathon as a countdown to the two-hour series finale event, airing later that evening on The CW. This “best of” marathon will include one episode from each season along with interstitials featuring unique behind-the-scenes clips and anecdotes from the cast.

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020

    Cobra Kai Season 3 Premiere Date, 4th Season Renewal; Busy Philipps Joins Peacock Comedy Girls5eva

    Cobra Kai

    As Kreese says, "The story is just beginning." Season 3 of Cobra Kai premieres January 8, 2021, only on Netflix. And gear up because Season 4 is officially training to join the fight. Cobra Kai Never Dies. Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise from Sony Pictures Television. The film's stars, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their star-making roles in the series along with Martin Kove as sensei John Kreese. Cobra Kai takes place 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, where a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. The acclaimed and much-talked-about Cobra Kai was named 2018's Best Drama by Rotten Tomatoes, earning a rare 100% Fresh rating for its first season. It has received two Emmy nominations.




    Busy Philipps

    New York Times Best-Selling author, actor, activist, writer and host Busy Philipps is set to star in Girls5eva, the upcoming Peacock comedy from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino. Philipps joins the previously announced cast including Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Emmy nominee and Broadway actress Sara Bareilles, and Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry. Philipps will star as Summer, the most bubbly, but least talented member of the group. Summer is now a Real Housewives reject in yoga pants living in a New Jersey McMansion. When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90's gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5eva?

    Monday, October 05, 2020

    Apple TV+ Launches The Snoopy Show in 2021; Antenna TV Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Burns and Allen Show

    The Snoopy Show

    In celebration of the milestone 70th anniversary of the first Peanuts strip ever published, Apple TV+ unveiled a teaser trailer and the premiere date for The Snoopy Show a new Apple original series hailing from its exclusive partnership with Peanuts and WildBrain. The Snoopy Show will make its global debut February 5, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+. The Snoopy Show is a new animated series for kids and families that stars the internationally beloved beagle and his feathered best friend Woodstock as they tackle all new adventures. Snoopy may seem like just a happy-dancin', bone-lovin', doghouse-sittin' pup, but he's much more than that. He's Joe Cool: hippest kid in school. He's surfer king and famed arm-wrestler Masked Marvel. He's World War I Flying Ace who battles the Red Baron. All of his bold, beloved personas are on full display in this brand-new animated comedy.

    Offering multi-generational viewing for children 4-11 and their caregivers, each episode of The Snoopy Show will consist of three, seven-minute cartoons based on the iconic comic series. Featuring the unique animation style that has entertained millions around the globe for seven decades, the nostalgic new series also showcases everyone's most cherished characters from Peanuts including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty and more! The Snoopy Show will join Apple Originals, Daytime Emmy award winner, Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10, and Daytime Emmy award nominated Snoopy in Space which are both now streaming globally on Apple TV+.




    The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

    Speaking of 70th anniversaries...as we hinted a few weeks ago, Antenna TV celebrates the 70th anniversary of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show television premiere in 1950 with a marathon starting on Saturday, October 10. The marathon will feature 70 classic episodes of the sitcom starring the husband and wife comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen. Originally a 30-minute radio program, the show became an immediate success when it transitioned to television. The sets were designed to resemble the couple’s real-life residence. The Burns and Allen Show 70th anniversary marathon starts Saturday, October 10 at 10a.m. ET and continues through 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11.

    Sunday, October 04, 2020

    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 5, 2020)

    It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
    For the week of October 5-9, 2020, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


    Monday, October 5
    • John Slattery (Maggie/Ed) - Watch John on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Fox's Next on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Rory Scovel (Robbi e/Ground Floor) - Rory is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld) - Julia and Veep executive producer and showrunner Dave Mandel have a virtual reunion on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is making onion rings and a wedge salad on the side on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about his book Is This Anything? on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    Tuesday, October 6
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Catch Marlon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) - Thomas, Martin and Zach are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Kal talks about Kal Penn Approves This Message on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Jurnee Smollett (On Our Own) - Jurnee is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. She talks about reviving the popular game show The Weakest Link, meditation and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy talks about her new book Big Shot on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry talks about his new book Alien Superstar: Lights, Camera, Danger! on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate and Liam Neeson talk about Honest Thief on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
    • Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method/Modern Men) - Jane talks about The War with Grandpa on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah reveals secrets from inside the Church of Scientology and why she’s worried that its children may be at risk on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Judy Gold (All-American Girl) - Judy will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    Wednesday, October 7
    • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jensen Ackles (Mr. Rhodes) - Jensen is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Joe Pantoliano (The Fanelli Boys) - Joe is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) - Lakeith talks about Island Man on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
    • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned and Stacey) - Debra talks about I am a Voter on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
    • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry talks about his new book Alien Superstar: Lights, Camera, Danger! on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/It's a Living) and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Sheryl and Vanessa talk about the stigma of breast cancer in the black community on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
    Thursday, October 8
    • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Catch Kal on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Sabrina Carpenter (Girls Meets World) - Sabrina will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is getting real about mom life and dishing out advice to viewers on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Match Game on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death) - Jason talks about Fargo on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie talks about Netflix's Hubie Halloween on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockits) - Carlos and Alexa are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    Friday, October 9
    • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine), Martin Sheen (Grace and Frankie/Anger Management) and Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Allison, Martin and Bradley are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley/Working Class) - Ed is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about Dancing with the Stars and One Day at a Time on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about NBC's The Weakest Link on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about her long-haul battle against COVID-19 and its lingering effects on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
    • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about The Boys in the Band on Couch Surfing at 8am.

    All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


    Sitcoms Airing This Week

    Sunday, October 4

    black-ish - "Election Special Pt. 1" / "Election Special Pt. 2" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Junior is excited for his first time voting but discovers he has been purged from the voter polls so he does a deep dive into why – trying to understand the systems in place for voter registration.

    In a special animated episode, Dre’s colleague Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) makes an ill-advised decision to run for Congress, so Dre enlists his family’s help and campaigns against him but gets caught up with fundraising and private interest groups.

    The Simpsons - "I, Carumbus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    At a museum exhibit of Ancient Rome, Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer's lack of ambition.

    Bless the Harts - "Violet's Secret" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When a chain restaurant called Lord Lobster moves into a new location right off the highway, Greenpoint and the Last Supper fear they are in danger of financial ruin.

    Bob's Burgers - "Worms of In-Rear-Ment" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Linda tries to take her family to the symphony on free admission night, but her efforts are thwarted by a pinworm epidemic.

    Family Guy - "The Talented Mr. Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Stewie breaks up with Rupert after learning that he used to belong to Chris; unable to get over his feelings of betrayal, Stewie decides to take action.


    Monday, October 5

    none scheduled


    Tuesday, October 6

    none scheduled


    Wednesday, October 7

    Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Hard Lessons" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    House of Payne is the hilarious comedy about Retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern day family.

    Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "A Lamb to Slaughter" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Leah and Jeremy learn that Philip and Sandra have left the facility without their knowledge or their permission.

    Family Time - "Empty Nest" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Lisa starts to have baby fever, Tony remind her how much work a baby can be; Lori contemplates plastic surgery.

    Family Time - "Show Me the Money" (Bounce TV, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Tony needs of a caterer and Lisa wants a shot at the job; Devin uses his new credit card.


    Thursday, October 8

    Young Sheldon - "A Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Meemaw meets Dale’s ex-wife, June (Reba McEntire). Also, Sheldon is forced to work on a group project with reluctant college students.

    Mom - "Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bonnie helps Christy gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision. Also, Jill fears she’s running out of time to have a baby and consults a fertility doctor.

    Connecting... - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    As the friend group gathers at the start of quarantine for its new-normal virtual hang, Annie contemplates opening up to Ben about her feelings for him; everyone worries about Jazmin, who's been MIA.


    Friday, October 9

    none scheduled


    Saturday, October 10

    none scheduled


    Sunday, October 11

    The Simpsons - "Livin La Pura Vida" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houtens' annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford; Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend; Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

    Bob's Burgers - "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging; Tina's powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower.

    The Simpsons - "Now Museum, Now You Don't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art; each family member takes on the persona of a famous artist.

    Bless the Harts - "My Best Frienda" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    The ladies of Greenpoint hire Jenny to help run their gala; Jenny's desire to fit in leads to a strain in her relationship with Brenda; Betty becomes self-conscious about her age; Wayne takes Violet to his new job as a window washer.

    Bob's Burgers - "Copa-Bob-bana" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Bob agrees to be the temporary chef at the Fischoeders' new nightclub; the kids decide to throw a party in the restaurant basement.

    Family Guy - "Boys & Squirrels" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Peter injures himself and a family of squirrels in a chainsaw accident; Chris and Stewie try to nurse one of the injured rodents back to health; a chiropractor fixes Peter's injury by realigning his spine -- and restoring him to his "true height."

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, October 22

    none scheduled

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 19)

    Thursday, October 22

    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Catch Jay on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Michael Keaton (Report to Murphy/Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • D'Arcy Carden (Barry/The Good Place) - D'Arcy is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:30pm on Bravo.
    • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kim Coles (Living Single) - Kim appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Parvesh Cheena (Connecting.../A to Z/Outsourced) - Parvesh is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about hosting The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September/October)

    Will & Grace - The Revival -Season Three - The Farewell Season Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season

    07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
    07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
    07/21 - The Thundermans - Season 1 / Season 2 / Season 3 / Season 4
    07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
    07/28 - The Thundermans - Season 1-4 Bundle
    08/04 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Eighth Season
    08/04 - The Neighborhood - Season One
    08/11 - Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens - Season 1
    08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
    09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
    09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
    09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
    09/15 - South Side - Season 1
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
    09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
    09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
    10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
    10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
    10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
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    10/05 - Apple TV+ Launches The Snoopy Show in 2021; Antenna TV Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Burns and Allen Show
    10/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 5, 2020)
    10/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Saved by the Bell Reboot Debut Date Set; South Park Pandemic Special a Ratings Hit
    10/02 - Fri-Yay: The Return of Sitcoms: black-ish & Superstore; Bounce Acquires Everybody Hates Chris & Greenleaf
    10/01 - NBC's Young Rock Announces Cast; OWN Gets Digital Comedy
    09/30 - Saved by the Bell Reboot Launching November 25; HBO Orders Weekly Talk Show with Sam Jay
    09/29 - The Addams Family Coming to FETV; Netflix Developing Korean Sitcom
    09/28 - 2002-2007 Sitcom George Lopez Coming to TBS; Guests Announced for black-ish Election Special
    09/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 28, 2020)
    09/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Peacock to Launch All 45 Seasons of Saturday Night Live; Renewal for Family Guy and Bob's Burgers
    09/25 - Fri-Yay: Schitt's Creek Emmy Sweep; HBO Max Orders New Pretty Little Liars
    09/24 - NBC Moves This Is Us, Connecting Premieres; Fox Orders 2 More Seasons for Bob's Burgers & Family Guy
    09/23 - Schitt's Creek Heads to Syndication on Stations and Comedy Central; Apple Orders Patricia Arquette Comedy
    09/22 - Decades Fall 2020 Schedule; CMT Acquires American Housewife
    09/21 - Antenna TV Fall 2020 Schedule, with 2021 Teases; 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Winners