Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Quibi Sets Whodunnit Comedy; CW Drops Sketch Comedy After One Airing

Mapleworth Murders

From the hilarious minds of Paula Pell and John Lutz, Mapleworth Murders is a crime-solving series with lots of comedians, and of course, "Murder!" Coming to Quibi August 10. From the creative minds behind SNL and Late Night with Seth Meyers comes Mapleworth Murders, a hilarious whodunnit created by, written by and starring Paula Pell and John Lutz, and featuring a "who's who" of guest suspects and victims. It all leads to a bigger question: why the hell are there so many murderers in one town? Written by / Starring: Paula Pell and John Lutz. Supporting Roles: J.B. Smoove and Hayley Magnus. Cast includes: Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, D'Arcy Carden, Tim Meadows, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Pam Murphy, Ben Warheit, Annie Mumolo, Ike Barinholtz, Marry Holland, James Anderson, and Drew Tarver. Guest Appearances: Wanda Sykes, Chris Parnell, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, and Jimmy Carlson. Directed by Claire Scanlon. Executive Producers: Paula Pell, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Seth Meyers, and Mike Shoemaker.


Taskmaster

The CW has dropped Taskmaster after just one airing. The series was airing Sundays at 9pm, following fellow premiere of Fridgewars at 8pm. Reruns of Supernatural have been slotted in its place starting this Sunday (Aug 9) at 9. Taskmaster is an International Emmy and triple BAFTA nominated comedy game show starring comedian and actor Greg Davies in the title role of the all-powerful Taskmaster, who issues simple comedic and bizarre tasks to five regular contestants - usually comedians - with Alex Horne (the show creator) acting as the Taskmaster's assistant. The tasks - usually performed in isolation, but occasionally in teams - are designed to encourage the players to think laterally and creatively. Taskmaster is from Avalon with executive producers Alex Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday and Andy Devonshire (who also serves as the series' director) with Hilary Rosen for UKTV. 

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Laff TV Acquires How I Met Your Mother; Lifetime Announces Stars for It's a Wonderful Lifetime for 2020

How I Met Your Mother

Suit Up!đź•´️ You asked... and Laff TV listened... there is a new crew coming to Laff! And it's going to be legendary. Laff has acquired the rights to How I Met Your Mother. The sitcom will join the lineup of According to Jim, That '70s Show, Home Improvement, Night Court, Grace Under Fire and 3rd Rock from the Sun. The series, which ran from 2005 to 2014 for 208 episodes on CBS, follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in New York City's Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meet their mother. The ensemble comedy stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan.


It's a Wonderful Lifetime

Reaching over 80.1 million total viewers1 during last year's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" programming block, Lifetime emerged as the #1 holiday movie destination. For 2020, the star studded "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" slate will feature 30 new movies, and over 1200 hours of holiday programming - 24/7 - from mid-October through December with many new and returning stars. Because the holidays are for everyone, this year Lifetime dives deeper in the commitment for diverse storytelling with its storylines, talent and characters. Following last year's Twinkle All the Way which featured an on screen, same sex kiss between couple Lex and Danny (Brian Sills and Mark Ghanimé), Lifetime has greenlighted The Christmas Set Up, the networks' first movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story. Additionally, Lifetime has greenlighted its first holiday movie centered on a Chinese-American family in A Sugar & Spice Holiday, to be directed by Jennifer Liao and written by Eirene Donohue. Casting is currently underway on both movies, with production set to begin this month.

With new faces joining the previously announced stars Betty White, Kelly Rowland, Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart, 2020 will be extra wonderful with the addition of Tiffany Haddish executive producing Christmas Unwrapped starring Amber Stevens West, Marco Grazzini and Cheryl Ladd; Jason Priestley, Robin Givens, Ed Begley Jr. and Faith Prince co-starring with Melissa Joan Hart in Dear Christmas; and Tony® award winning actress Ali Stroker leading Christmas Ever After alongside Daniel DiTomasso. The full "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" slate will be released in September. 

Monday, August 03, 2020

Fox Sets Premiere Date for Monday Fall Dramas; Jim Belushi Gets Discovery Series

Filthy Rich

Fox has set a premiere date for its Fall Monday dramas. Don't miss the series premiere of Filthy Rich, starring Kim Cattarall on Monday, Sept. 21 at 9/8 central following the broadcast premiere of L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba at 8/7c. Filthy Rich is a southern Gothic family soap in which wealth, power and religion collide - with outrageously soapy results. When the patriarch (Emmy Award winner Gerald McRaney, This Is Us, 24: Legacy) of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife (five-time Emmy Award nominee and Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe winner Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City) and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune. With monumental twists and turns,

L.A's Finest - Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer Bad Boys movie franchise and Sony Pictures Television, the action-drama series L.A.'s Finest follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with - on the streets, and in each other's lives. The series also stars Zack Gilford, Duane Martin, Ryan McPartlin, Sophie Reynolds and Ernie Hudson.


Growing Belushi - Jim Belushi

Actor Jim Belushi (According to Jim, SNL) is a man of many talents - actor, singer, dancer and now... legal cannabis farmer. Using his many talents, combined with an immense passion, Jim is ready for his next stage in life - building a cannabis business from scratch in southern Oregon. Informative, mischievous and moving, the all-new series, Growing Belushi, premieres on Discovery Wednesday, August 19 at 10 PM ET/PT and is produced by Original Productions and Live Nation Productions. True to heart, Jim has decided to dedicate his life to starting and running a flourishing legal cannabis farm. As they navigate the many challenges of this newly legalized industry, Jim and his ragtag team of farmers have an opportunity to follow their passion and find success in something they believe in. Joined by his cousin Chris and with appearances from Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and a cast of misfits (including Jim's own family), as well as a musical appearance by The Blues Brothers, Growing Belushi will take Discovery's audiences inside Jim's world and show the incredible effort it takes to build a legal cannabis operation. 

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 3, 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 August 3-7, 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!


Sunday, August 2
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Catch Keke on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
Monday, August 3
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Watch Jane on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short/I'm a Big Girl Now) - Martin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
Tuesday, August 4
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. He also talks about What It's Worth on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on People Now at 1pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Fuller House on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, August 5
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Tennant (Final Space) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers) - Jerry is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Secret: Dare to Dream on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steven Weber (Indebted/Cursed/Wings) - Steven appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy talks about the season finale of The Conners on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Carol's Second Act/Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about the return of Reno 911! on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 6
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - Catch D.L. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie appears a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on People Now at 1pm.
  • Daniella Monet (Baby Daddy/Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella appears on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri talks about Two Funny Mamas & Dish Nation on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dylan Gilmer (Tyler Perry's Young Dylan) - Dylan talks about Tyler Perry's Young Dylan on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, August 7
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Wings) - Tony is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis talks about his new podcast The Dennissance on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about Hulu's Maxxx on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© talks about her new album The Reintroduction on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 2

Last Man Standing - "Wrench in the Works" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Chuck's plans to open a classic car renovation service crash when Joe is invited to join in; Vanessa realizes that Mandy is tricking Kyle.

Duncanville - "Undacova Motha" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In hopes of getting a promotion, Annie tries to fill her parking ticket quota for the month; Jack tries to be a cool dad, but just ends up making Kimberly and Jing violently ill.

The Simpsons - "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus becomes a helium tycoon; Maggie reunites with baby Hudson.

Bless the Harts - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "A Fish Called Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina goes too far trying to be a perfect mentor; Bob and Linda test out the gym next door.

Family Guy - "Bri-Da" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter and his friends are sick of forgetting the lucrative business ideas they come up with while drinking, so they strap on Joe's police body cams to record their every move; Quagmire tries to come to terms with an unexpected family development.


Monday, August 3

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Dealbreaker" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma sets a reluctant Malcolm up on a blind date with a teacher at her school, she discovers new details about the origins of her relationship with Dave. Also, Marty helps Calvin and Tina plan for their future.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Big, White Thumb" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abishola takes her relationship with Bob to the next level when she invites him into an intimate part of her life: church. Also, Kemi fights with Ogechi (Kimberly Scott) to be Chukwuemeka’s favorite.


Tuesday, August 4

Modern Family - "Finale Part 1" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In part 1 of the series finale, Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don’t seem to need her as much.

Modern Family - "Finale Part 2" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In part 2 of the series finale, the entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems.

black-ish - "You Don't Know Jack" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack joins the robotics club and Dre worries it might be a detrimental failure for him after already being cut from the basketball team. Ruby embellishes a story for Diane’s school project.

mixed-ish - "Doctor! Doctor!" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Rainbow’s friend Rebecca gets mono (“the kissing disease”), and after helping her out, she becomes interested in the medical field. Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot, and when Denise gets sick, their distrust of the medical community comes to light. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison while Denise is sick and start to enjoy his lavish lifestyle.


Wednesday, August 5

United We Fall - "My Favorite Marta" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jo steps in as a role model for her teenage niece, Marta, much to her strict father Chuy’s dismay. Bill plays matchmaker for Sandy who, under the influence of post-colonoscopy drugs, inadvertently professes her love for her first husband, Dave.

The Goldbergs - "Schmoopie's Big Adventure" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mother and son have a bonding experience when Beverly buys a bicycle for Adam just like the one from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” while Barry and Erica turn Murray’s furniture store into an after-hours lounge for college students.

The Conners - "Live From Lanford" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise (guest star Katey Sagal) gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s (John Goodman) complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.

American Housewife - "Senior Prank" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Against Greg’s better judgment, Katie pushes Taylor to lighten up and participate in her school’s senior prank. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat asks Oliver to give Franklin (Evan O’Toole) a makeover so he won’t embarrass himself at a classmate’s party.


Thursday, August 6

Young Sheldon - "A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Georgie mine for platinum in roadside gravel. Also, Mary is concerned when Missy misuses religion to help with a batting slump.

The Unicorn - "The Unicorn and the Catfish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Wade changes the password to his online dating profile because his friends become too involved, Forrest goes to great lengths to keep tabs on him. Also, Grace and Natalie are torn when their favorite romance-themed reality show they watched with their mom returns for a new season.

Mom - "Silly Frills and a Depressed Garden Gnome" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie support Marjorie when she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son. Also, Tammy sees another side of Jill while working as her employee.

Mom - "Somebody’s Grandmother and the A-List" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy helps Marjorie prepare for her first date since her husband’s passing. Also, Bonnie’s friendship with Jill is put to the test when a past indiscretion resurfaces.


Friday, August 7

none scheduled


Saturday, August 8

none scheduled


Sunday, August 9

Last Man Standing - "Yours, Wine, and Ours" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a chat with Bonnie, Mike struggles to balance his need for "me time" and finding common hobbies with Vanessa.

Duncanville - "Witch Day" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The town celebrates its annual Witch Day, which involves pronouncing a mortified Duncan the "town virgin" for the big ceremony; Annie and Jack steal a dead woman's chili recipe.

The Simpsons - "Warrin' Priests" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Three Girls and a Little Wharfy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise skeptically joins Jessica and fifth-grader Megan in their search for Wharfy, a mythical sea monster; Bob takes an online master class by a world-renowned chef.

Family Guy - "Absolutely Babulous" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie receives a participation medal in his school's toddler games, he begins to question everything he has ever won; Peter causes a fight between Lois' parents and must repair the damage he caused.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, August 01, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Damon Wayans Jr. Set to Star in Comedy for Peacock; Production to Restart for S.W.A.T.

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning of a new Peacock comedy with Damon Wayans Jr., hearing of some conflicts on the set of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show that could bring the show to an end, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Damon Wayans Jr. is set to star in a bounty hunter comedy for Peacock. (TVLine)
  • Production appears to be getting ready to restart for S.W.A.T., which could make it one of the few rare scripted series to have new episodes ready to go in the fall. (Deadline
  • Ellen DeGeneres is under fire for the way her production staff has been treated on her talk show, and some tabloid rumors are swirling that she may be about to just walk away from the series once and for all, even with it being on top. (Buzzfeed News
  • Schitt's Creek and The Good Place are both ending on top, with Emmy nominations. (Deadline)
  • It looks like Family Feud is getting ready to go back into production as well. (Deadline)
  • Netflix has acquired a number of sitcoms from the 90s and 00s featuring African American casts. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 7)

  • Can two divorced men share a marathon this weekend without driving each other crazy? Find out as Decades has a binge of The Odd Couple this weekend.
  • In case the idea of being quarantined inside of a house seems like a novel idea to you, CBS is bringing back on a new season of the original quarantine reality show on Wednesday with Big Brother: All Stars.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Fri-Yay: Emmy Nominations Thoughts; Leah Remini to Host Game Show Network Game Show

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!

by Vincent

Schitt's Creek

This week, the Emmys announced their 2020 nominations, with the expected announcement that the ceremony will be virtual. It'll be the first major awards ceremony to be held remotely (the Tonys, which usually air in June, were cancelled) so it'll be interesting to see how the academy handles a virtual awards ceremony. Here's a list of the sitcom-relevant nominees, as a refresher:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (black-ish)
Don Cheadle (Black Monday)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish)

Outstanding Comedy Series
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Dead to Me"
"The Good Place"
"Insecure"
"The Kominsky Method"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"Schitt's Creek"
"What We Do in the Shadows"

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”)
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Sterling K. Brown (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Mahershala Ali (“Ramy”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”)
Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”)
Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

All in all, the first thing that popped out to me was the sheer number of nominations for Schitt's Creek in its final season. Schitt's Creek is a show that grew more popular very gradually through-out its runs, and the show scored 15 nominations in its final season, its highest easily. It's pretty rare for a comedy series to actually increase in nominations (typically they start off very buzzy and gradually fade in Emmy voters' interests, such as what happened with shows like 30 Rock and Modern Family) but Schitt's Creek bucks the trend. It also bucks the Emmy voters' trend of favoring streaming services, as Schitt's Creek (a cable sitcom) out nominated streaming favorites like Dead to Me and GLOW. Still, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2018's winner) also racked a lot of nominations, so the Emmy's love of streaming sitcoms hasn't completed faded.

Broadcast television continues to be gradually squeezed out by the Emmys, with The Good Place as the only nominee from a broadcast network in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and black-ish scored nominations in acting categories but not in the series categories.) Previous Emmy darling Modern Family was not nominated for its final season (not surprising as the Emmy's love for the series faded in the show's later seasons), but FX's critically acclaimed fantasy comedy What We Do in the Shadows did score a handful of nominations. It's an interesting year for the Emmys - not just because they'll be remote, but because they nominated a lot of surprise choices this year, and I'll be very interested to see how they play out (virtually).


Leah Remini - People Puzzler

Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has announced Emmy® Award winner Leah Remini as host of new pop culture crossword game show, People Puzzler. The half-hour original series is anticipated to premiere in early 2021. In People Puzzler, three lucky contestants will put their pop culture knowledge to the test to complete iconic, People Puzzler crosswords. The player who has won the most points after three rounds will move on to the Fast Puzzle Bonus Round where they will have the opportunity to win a cash prize Actress, author, producer, and television personality Leah Remini is perhaps most recognized as Carrie Heffernan on the long-running CBS comedy, The King of Queens. She was recently seen in the romantic comedy, Second Act, with Jennifer Lopez.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Netflix Acquires Black Sitcoms from 1990s and 2000s; A 4 Sitcom Crossover Event Coming Soon to Netflix

Moesha, The Game, Sister Sister, Girlfriends, Half & Half and One on One

Netflix is about to add seven 1990s/2000s sitcoms to its service from CBS Television Distribution over the next few months. Most of these aired on The CW/The WB/UPN over the years. See below to see what's up next on Netflix!

Moesha - Aug 1
The Game S1-3 - Aug 15
Sister, Sister - Sept 1
Girlfriends - Sept 11
The Parkers - Oct 1
Half & Half - Oct 15
One on One - Oct 15

To celebrate, here's a message from your fave stars from these sitcoms!


Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event!

It's "Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event!" Let's put the fun in family dysfunction. Our favorite current Netflix family sitcoms (Family Reunion, Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, The Big Show Show and Mr. Iglesias) tag team to uphold their family legacies in a summer crossover competition so hot it could light the Olympic torch. From old foes to shade throws, take a break from learning those TikTok dances and come face to face with this spirited comedy event on August 10! There will be guest stars as well such as Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez! Tia Mowry and Anthony Alabi of Family Reunion will appear on Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love. Paulina Chavez and Jencarlos Canela of Ashley Garcia will appear on Family Reunion, while Longoria guest stars on Ashley Garcia. Additionally, Gabriel Iglesias of Mr. Iglesias will appear on The Big Show Show and Paul "the Big Show" Wight will appear on Mr. Iglesias. It's all fun and games on the crossover event, as our favorite characters share the screen for some friendly competition.



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations; Live with Kelly and Ryan Pays Tribute to Regis

72nd Emmy® Awards

Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards were announced recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and-coming talent, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world. The live ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by Supermarket Sweep star and Saturday Night Live alumnus Leslie Jones with presenters Laverne Cox (Inventing Anna), Josh Gad (Central Park), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason) and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. HBO's Watchmen took the top spot for program nominations with 26 followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Ozark (18), Succession (18), The Mandalorian (15), Schitt's Creek (15), Saturday Night Live (15) and The Crown (13). Netflix lead the nominations in totals by platform with 160, setting a record previously held by HBO with 137 nominations in 2019. HBO had the second-most nominations with 107, and rounding out the top five were NBC with 47, ABC with 36 and FX with 33.

Half of this year's nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category, including Dead to Me, Insecure, The Kominsky Method and What We Do in the Shadows. Returning favorites include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Schitt's Creek. The Mandalorian is a newcomer in the Outstanding Drama Series category joining returning nominees Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, Killing Eve, Ozark, Stranger Things and Succession. Ramy Youssef is new to the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, joining previous nominees Anthony Anderson, Don Cheadle, Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy and two-time Emmy winner Ted Danson. Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series include first-time nominee in this category, Linda Cardellini, who joins previous category nominees Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with 2018 Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan.

Zendaya received her first-ever Emmy nomination, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while Emmy winner Jennifer Aniston and previous Emmy nominee Olivia Colman were nominated for the first time in this category. They join returning nominees Laura Linney and Sandra Oh, and last year's Emmy winner Jodie Comer. Jeremy Strong received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series while former Emmy nominees Steve Carell and Brian Cox received their first nominations in this category, joining returning nominees Jason Bateman and previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown and Billy Porter. View the full list of nominations.

The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer for television's biggest night. Recently announced executive producers for the telecast include Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart. The show will be broadcast, Sunday, September 20 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT on ABC. The 2020 Creative Arts Awards will air on FXX on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.


Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa

After sharing heartfelt remembrances on the Monday, July 27, episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced that Live will honor the memory of former host Regis Philbin with an updated presentation of the Emmy® Award-winning "Regis Farewell Celebration Special" episode from Nov. 18, 2011. The special send-off celebrates Philbin's nearly three decades on Live and features favorite guests, musical tributes and Philbin's reflections on his years with the iconic morning program. Also, throughout the week, Live is sharing additional memories and favorite moments on the show's social and digital platforms. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Freeform's Love in the Time of Corona Gets Premiere Date; ABC Remembers Regis with Primetime Special Tonight (July 28)

Freeform's upcoming limited comedy series Love in the Time of Corona will premiere as a special two-night limited event, beginning Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and continuing Sunday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the network announced in the first teaser trailer for the series. The episodes will also be available on Hulu the following day. Filmed using remote technologies and shot in the cast's actual homes, this four-part, limited series follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during this time of quarantine, from the early days of the stay-at-home order through the events that ignited the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.

James and Sade, a married couple who have been living somewhat separate lives, are forced back under the same roof after the pandemic puts James' work travel to a halt. With headlines mounting, they begin to reevaluate their family's priorities. Roommates Oscar and Elle's mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated with the uncertainty of the pandemic as they wonder if they can find love under one roof. Paul and Sarah put up a "happy couple" facade for their daughter Sophie's sake when the pandemic sends her home from college, although unbeknownst to her, they have separated. Nanda, a headstrong woman whose husband is unable to return home from his rehab facility, is determined to celebrate her fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Love in the Time of Corona stars Tony® and GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) as James, Nicolette Robinson (The Affair) as Sade, Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why) as Oscar, Rainey Qualley (Mad Men) as Elle, Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal) as Paul, Rya Kihlstedt (One Mississippi) as Sarah, Ava Bellows (This Too Shall Pass) as Sophie and L. Scott Caldwell (Lost) as Nanda. The series is executive produced by Joanna Johnson, Chris Sacani, Robyn Meisinger, Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson.


Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro

ABC News announced a prime-time special on television pioneer Regis Philbin, his life and his legacy as the legendary host of the Live morning franchise for 28 years - following his passing last Friday. The special edition of 20/20 features an exclusive interview with Live with Kelly and Ryan host Kelly Ripa, Philbin's former co-host for a decade. The program will also include Philbin's final television interview with Jimmy Kimmel in March 2020, as well as interviews with his co-hosts through the years including Kathie Lee Gifford and Mary Hart; interviews with his childhood friends; a tour of the Bronx where he grew up; an emotional surprise visit with students at his high school; and a trip down memory lane with Philbin screening some of his favorite clips of Live. Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro - A Special Edition of 20/20 airs Tuesday, July 28 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.  

Regis had some very famous appearances on sitcom such as Hope & Faith, Seinfeld, Spin City, Mad About You, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and How I Met Your Mother (clip below) over the years. His last acting appearance came earlier this year on ABC's Single Parents where he played himself, see a clip below.





Monday, July 27, 2020

Archer Gets Season 11 Premiere Date on FXX; The Fugitive Reboot on Quibi Trailer

Archer

FXX has set the premiere date for the 11th season of Archer, the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series. The eight-episode season will premiere Wednesday, September 16 with two new episodes airing back-to-back at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FXX, and will be available the following day on FX on Hulu. News of the premiere date was shared with fans at the conclusion of the Archer panel during this year's virtual San Diego Comic-Con. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. While many things changed during his absence, Archer is confident it will take just a little time for him to reset things back to the old ways. The problem: does the rest of the team want that? Everyone else has been doing pretty well and may not be ready for his return to throw a wrench in their well-oiled machine.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the newly awakened secret agent, "Sterling Archer;" Aisha Tyler as super spy, "Lana Kane;" Jessica Walter as Archer's mother and spymaster, "Malory Archer;" Judy Greer as the surprisingly well-adjusted assistant, "Cheryl/Carol Tunt;" Chris Parnell as the newly-minted alpha male, "Cyril Figgis;" Amber Nash as the lovable comrade in arms, "Pam Poovey;" Adam Reed as the consummate professional, "Ray Gillette;" and Lucky Yates as the unscrupulous scientist, "Algernop Krieger."




The Fugitive on Quibi

The Fugitive remake drops August 3 on Quibi. Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) and Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) star in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the creator of Most Dangerous Game and co-executive producer of Prison Break, in which an innocent man on the run, desperate to clear his name, is chased through Los Angeles by the cop who will not rest until he is captured. Starring: Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook, with Natalie Martinez (Secrets & Lies), Tiya Sircar, Brian Geraghty, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time), Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio) and Keilani Arellanes also starring. See the first trailer above. The original series aired on ABC from September 1963 to August 1967. David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty.





Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 27, 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 July 27-31, 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, July 27
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eric Andre (Man Seeking Woman/2 Broke Girls/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Adam DeVine (The Righteous Gemstones/Modern Family/Workaholics) - Adam is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Quibi's Don't Look Deeper on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about Hulu's Maxxx on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kermit the Frog and Missy Piggy (The Muppets) - Kermit and Miss Piggy talk about Muppets Now on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© talks about her new album The Reintroduction on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 28
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about Maxxx on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Perk/black-ish) - Daveed appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - NBC's Today catches up with Robin in the 9am hour.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy talks about her new album B7 on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Guillermo Diaz (United We Fall) - Guillermo talks about United We Fall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, July 29
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Schwimmer (Intelligence/Friends) - David will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. David and Nick Mohammed talk about Intelligence on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • 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 appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron talks about Rebuilding Paradise on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his podcast LITERALLY with Rob Lowe and Fox's Mental Samurai on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve talks about CBS's The Talk on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea reveals her struggles with anxiety and depression while playing D.J. Tanner’s best friend, Kimmy, on Full House on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night - Patti is a guest on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 30
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Watch Tracee on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Smartless on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method/Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her new book Your Second Act on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 31
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/How to Make It in America) - Lake is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 26

Last Man Standing - "No Parental Guidance" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike helps Vanessa deal with empty nest syndrome; Kristin announces her pregnancy to the family, unintentionally upsetting Mandy.

Duncanville - "Red Head Redemption" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan's friends replace him with Kimberly in their online video game tournament, so he joins the opposition to betray them and humiliate Kimberly; Annie tries to force Jack to throw out all his old memorabilia that is cluttering the garage.

The Simpsons - "Highway to Well" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maggie goes to preschool, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary; Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

Bless the Harts - "Can't Get There From Here" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Bob's Burgers - "Drumforgiven" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Family Guy - "Yacht Rocky" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.


Monday, July 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Wagon" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave and Tina discover a common bond when they attend a concert together. Also, Gemma seeks the Butlers’ help when an unwelcome visitor takes up residence in the Johnson home.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Where's Your Other Wives, Tunde?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dottie, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde must find a way to reconcile when they’re forced to eat dinner together. Also, Bob and Abishola have differing opinions on the progress of their relationship.


Tuesday, July 28

none scheduled


Wednesday, July 29

United We Fall - "Participation Trophy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to get Emily interested in something other than her iPad, Bill and Jo enroll her in her uncle Chuy’s soccer clinic. Meanwhile, Sandy’s infamous gift-giving habit gets out of hand.

The Goldbergs - "The Return of the Formica King" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Business rival and nemesis “Formica” Mike attempts to make an offer Murray can’t refuse by buying Ottoman Empire. Meanwhile, Adam offers Ms. Cinoman his and Erica’s original show when William Penn cannot secure the rights to a well-known spring musical to stage.

The Conners - "Beards, Thrupples and Robots" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris is the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, gets a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her “thrupple” relationship with Ron and Janelle (guest stars Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey) to the next level. Everyone makes fun of Ben’s appearance after he shaves his beard in an attempt to appear more clean-cut to potential advertisers for the magazine.

American Housewife - "A Very English Scandal" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Against Greg’s wishes, Katie sets out to play match maker for British Greg (Ed Weeks). Meanwhile, Oliver goes along with a rumor at school about his sexual identity to help a classmate feel accepted.


Thursday, July 30

Young Sheldon - "Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
George Sr. and Georgie go camping with Meemaw’s new boyfriend, Dale (Craig T. Nelson), but things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), tags along. Also, Sheldon and Missy invent a super-game.

The Unicorn - "No Matter What the Future Brings" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Grace prepares to attend her first dance, Wade strongly feels Jill’s absence and leans on his friends to get through it. Also, Wade, Forrest, Delia, Ben and Michelle reflect on growing older and the changes their lives have undergone in the past year.

Mom - "Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci).

Mom - "One Tiny Incision and a Coffin Dress" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie help Tammy with a difficult decision when her long-lost aunt, Cookie (Kathleen Turner), appears with a surprising proposition.


Friday, July 31

none scheduled


Saturday, August 1

Danger Force - "Chapa's Crush" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man and Schwoz recruit four children to attend their Swellview Academy for the Gifted, where the new crimefighters-in-training learn to harness their frequently troublesome and sometimes uncontrollable superpowers.


Sunday, August 2

Last Man Standing - "Wrench in the Works" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Chuck's plans to open a classic car renovation service crash when Joe is invited to join in; Vanessa realizes that Mandy is tricking Kyle.

Duncanville - "Undacova Motha" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In hopes of getting a promotion, Annie tries to fill her parking ticket quota for the month; Jack tries to be a cool dad, but just ends up making Kimberly and Jing violently ill.

The Simpsons - "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus becomes a helium tycoon; Maggie reunites with baby Hudson.

Bless the Harts - "Jenny Unfiltered" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money; Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

Bob's Burgers - "A Fish Called Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina goes too far trying to be a perfect mentor; Bob and Linda test out the gym next door.

Family Guy - "Bri-Da" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter and his friends are sick of forgetting the lucrative business ideas they come up with while drinking, so they strap on Joe's police body cams to record their every move; Quagmire tries to come to terms with an unexpected family development.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 25, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Chase Considered for ABC Primetime Lineup; Plex Adds 80 Free Linear Channels

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing what ABC wants to do with those Jeopardy! all stars, we're hearing of a new online "linear" streaming service (another free one!), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Game Show Network has aired a US version of the British game show The Chase in the past (and it's still a popular rerun on the network), but now, it looks like ABC may be eyeing a primetime version featuring the Jeopardy! all stars. (Digital Spy)
  • Free streaming services that resemble cable TV are popping up everywhere lately, and the newest entry into this segment is Plex. (Deadline)
  • It looks like the cable network G4 TV (which had previous lives as ZDTV and TechTV) is coming back in some fashion, though we don't know the details yet. (AV Club)
  • Remember that 2015 episode of Saturday Night Live with Donald Trump as the host? Colin Jost has plenty to say about it. (Vulture)
  • We haven't seen the pandemic play a role in episodes of scripted TV series yet, but get ready, it's coming! (Deadline)
  • Pandemics can't stop the Fox animated comedies from premiering on time. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 25 - JULY 31)

  • Decades has a binge of The Cisco Kid this weekend.
  • Room 104 returns to HBO for the final season on Sunday.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Fri-Yay: Two More COVID-19 Remote Reunions: 30 Rock and Happy Endings; Netflix Renews Top 10 Series Sweet Magnolias for Season 2

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!

by Vincent

This week, two more sitcoms joined the growing trend of remote reunion episodes, 30 Rock and Happy Endings. 30 Rock's remote reunion special aired last Thursday on NBC, while the Happy Endings remote reunion episode streamed on YouTube this past Monday. It was great seeing the casts and hearing the joke rhythms of these two cult classic comedies again, both of which had a non-stop joke telling approach to comedy writing that I really loved, and which have allowed both of them to go onto become cult classics via streaming services. That said, I had very different opinions of both specials, despite being a big fan of both shows.

The 30 Rock reunion special doubled as a promotional vehicle for NBC's fall schedule as well as Peacock, and it made the entire special seem a little forced. It was nice to see the 30 Rock cast again, catch up to where they are in 2020, and hear some of the show's classic joke rhythms. The special felt true to the characters, and it was especially fun watching Jane Krakowski's Jenna deal with the effects of "cancel culture." And there were some other good gags in the special, such as Jack having the "iPhone 40" and the meta joke about Peacock not securing the rights to Friends (which felt like a very classic "30 Rock dunking on NBC" joke.) And yet, the fact that the special had to be interrupted every few minutes to watch the characters shamelessly plug NBCUniversal Networks' line-up was disappointing, even if that's what the special was intended for. It was a little odd to see the show just blatantly promoting NBC when it spent so much of its run making fun of it and using meta, tongue-in-cheek humor to get out of doing product placement (the classic gag where Liz looks into the camera and says "Can we have our money now?" was one of the show's funniest moments). Still, it was enjoyable enough and I did like seeing all of the characters again, so while I was a bit letdown, it wasn't a complete waste of time.

Happy Endings

But it couldn't compare to the Happy Endings reunion episode, which had a much lower production budget (it was literally just the cast on Zoom, similar to the Parks & Recreation episode from earlier in the pandemic) but otherwise was written and structured like a regular episode of Happy Endings. And the show has not missed a beat in terms of joke crafting - the jokes came fast and furious, just as they did during the show's original run. The running joke of Dave accidentally opening a restaurant called "Covid-19" felt extremely classic Happy Endings, as did the idea of airheaded Alex being a virus denier, or Penny and Max marrying each other on Zoom because they couldn't find anyone else. It was simple, but it managed to completely capture everything that made the show so great, and further convinced me that a Happy Endings reboot would be one of the only shows that I think could successfully be rebooted and not miss a step from its original run. This special proved you could literally just get the cast onto video chat and it would still be comedy gold. I'm just saying, if any streaming service or network wants to greenlight a show that's just the Happy Endings cast talking in character over video chat for 10 episodes a season...I'd watch. All in all, this special really reminded me just how great Happy Endings was, and if you still haven't seen it, I really recommend checking out all 56 episodes on Hulu as soon as possible.


Netflix has renewed southern drama Sweet Magnolias for a second season! The first season dropped in May with 10 episodes. Life in the small, Southern town of Serenity isn't exactly serene for three best friends as together they navigate relationships, family and careers. Centered on three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family. The series stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan, Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Justin Bruening as Cal Maddox, Chris Klein as Bill Townsend, Carson Rowland as Tyler Townsend, Logan Allen as Kyle Townsend, Anneliese Judge as Annie Sullivan and special guest star Jamie Lynn Spears as Noreen Fitzgibbons.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fox Announces Fall 2020 Premiere Date for Animated Comedies; Syfy Acquires John Cena & Kat Dennings Animated Comedy

The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers and Bless the Harts

Fox has announced the first Fall premiere dates for any network so far. But it's only for one night. All-new seasons of The Simpsons, Bless the Harts, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy will have their season premieres on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 starting at 8/7c on Fox. Fellow returning animated comedy Duncanville will return in Spring 2021. Fox will announce premiere dates for the rest of the week at a later date. See below for Sunday details:

Sunday, September 27, 2020
7:00pm NFL Overrun/The OT
8:00pm The Simpsons (Season Premiere)
8:30pm Bless the Harts (Season Premiere)
9:00pm Bob's Burgers (Season Premiere)
9:30pm Family Guy (Season Premiere)

Sunday, October 4, 2020
7:00pm The Simpsons (R) (Time Period Premiere)
7:30pm Bob's Burgers (R) (Time Period Premiere)
8:00pm The Simpsons (All-New)
8:30pm Bless the Harts (All-New)
9:00pm Bob's Burgers (All-New)
9:30pm Family Guy (All-New)


Dallas and Robo

As announced on John Cena's Twitter and Facebook accounts, SYFY is ready for a mutha truckin' good time with its acquisition of Dallas and Robo, starring John Cena and Kat Dennings! Beginning Saturday, August 8 at midnight-ish ET/PT, the 8-episode half-hour adult animated comedy will begin its first ever cable run during the network's TZGZ late-night animation block. Episodes will also be available on SYFY On Demand. Dallas and Robo is a space-trucking comedy following the mis-adventures of foul-mouthed ex-stock car racer Dallas (Dennings) and her ass-kickin' artificially intelligent good buddy, Robo (Cena). Together, they navigate their way around cannibal bikers, rival space truckers and vending machine burritos as they try to make a buck in the seedy world of interplanetary big rigging.

TZGZ is SYFY's growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It's on Saturdays at midnight-ish because, just come hang whenever... we're around. It's perfect for when you're feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We've got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company. What else do you need? Oh, a list of programming. Sure, HERE you go.

Additionally, on Friday, July 24 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, SYFY's TZGZ will... drum roll please... present four new original series during a fun and fast-paced Comic-Con@Home panel. Creators and celebrity voices of Devil May Care, Wild Life, Magical Girl Friendship Squad and Hell Den will give the 411 on each series and show exclusive sneak peeks. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

HBO Orders Bridget Everett Comedy Series; Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Cast to Reunite on YouTube

Bridget Everett - Somebody Somewhere

HBO has given a series order to Somebody Somewhere, a comedy starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$). Hannah Bos (HBO's High Maintenance) & Paul Thureen (Driveways) created the show and will serve as executive producers, along with Carolyn Strauss (HBO’s Chernobyl), Patricia Breen (HBO's Betty), and from HBO's upcoming fourth and final season of Room 104, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn and Tyler Romary. A production from The Mighty Mint/Duplass Brothers Productions, Jay Duplass directed the pilot last year on location in Chicagoland. For all its vast plains and endless prairies, Kansas can feel confining for someone like Sam Miller. Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Bridget Everett, Sam (played by Everett) is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders that don’t fit in but don’t give up. Somebody Somewhere shows that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.


Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The Reunion

This is an ACME Crime Alert! Patty Larceny and Earth Brute have joined forces with Wonder Rat and Top Grunge after nearly 25 years. Talk about Double Trouble! This can only mean a reunion of the PBS hit series Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Adam Wurtzel of Hosts at Home reunites the cast of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? for the first time on a VERY special episode of Hosts at Home! Greg Lee, who was the host on the show, plus the band Rockapella of the 90's hit - Sean, Scott, Elliott, Barry and Jeff! Never before heard stories...never before seen behind the scenes video and of course, a tribute to the late Lynne Thigpen, the Chief herself. Subscribe now and don't miss Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The Reunion! Premiering Friday, July 24 at 6pm ET only on the Hosts at Home YouTube Channel. No geography skills required! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Happy Endings Cast Reunite, See Episode Here; Jake Johnson Shooting Hoops on Netflix

The cast of Happy Endings reunited for a special event and a live Q&A, benefiting Color of Change and World Central Kitchen yesterday! The ABC comedy aired from 2011-2013 for three seasons and 57 episodes. Six friends. One zoom call. What else do you need? Sony Pictures Television has partnered with the original cast and executive producers of Happy Endings for a special charity event and live Q&A to raise money and awareness for Color of Change and JosĂ© AndrĂ©s' World Central Kitchen supporting Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 relief efforts. Cast members Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., Casey Wilson and a special surprise guest reunited and performed new scripted material from the writers of Happy Endings entitled, "And The Pandemmy Goes To…" Following the event there was a special live fan Q&A with the cast. Watch the episode first:



And then watch the special Q&A! Both videos are a must watch for Happy Endings fans!




Hoops

For Coach Ben Hopkins, winning is everything. Too bad he's a total loser. Hoops, an animated comedy starring Jake Johnson, premieres August 21 only on Netflix. Hoops centers around a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his God-awful team will take him to the "big leagues." Cast: Jake Johnson (Stumptown, New Girl, BoJack Horseman, Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse) will voice the character of Coach Ben Hopkins. Netflix will premiere 10 episodes. More info still to come, but save the date! 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Netflix Is About to Get Even with Comedy; ABC's United We Fall Gets Encore

Get Even

Netflix is about to get even with all these new streaming services with a new comedy. Four teen enemies band together to exact revenge on their bullies until they get blamed for a crime they didn't commit. Will they get mad--or get even? Get Even arrives on Netflix July 31. The ten episode half-hour series hails from England Among the stars are Kim Adis, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Bethany Antonia, Jessica Alexander, Joe Flynn and Emily Carey. The video trailer was released. See it below.




United We Fall

ABC's new Wednesday comedy United We Fall premiered last Wednesday with two episodes and won its timeslot in the ratings. Now the new comedy will get an encore of those two episodes this Tuesday (July 21) from 9-10pm (instead of reruns of black-ish/mixed-ish). In the series, Will Sasso (MADtv, Less than Perfect) and Christina Vidal Mitchell (Training Day) star in the heartfelt comedy, along with Guillermo Diaz (Scandal) and Jane Curtin (3rd Rock from the Sun, Kate & Allie), about new parents Bill and Jo are trying to prove love conquers all despite being pushed to the limits by their families.

The sitcom stars Will Sasso as Bill Ryan, Christina Vidal Mitchell as Jo Rodriguez, Jane Curtin as Sandy Ryan, Guillermo Diaz as Chuy Rodriguez and Ella Grace Helton as Emily Ryan.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 20, 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 July 20-24, 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, July 20
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Schwimmer (Intelligence/Friends) - David appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She also talks about The Rental on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Jordan (The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kieran Culkin (Go Fish) - Kieran appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas LA) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva guest hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned and Stacey) - Debra appears on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her new book Your Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Paulina Chavez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia) - Paulina talks about Netflix's Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark talks about Royal Pains on Peacock on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 21
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Catch Andy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) - Sandra will be on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburvia/Full House) - Bob is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan talks about Netflix's Hollywood on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 22
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George guests hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Amy Sedaris (No Activity/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/Strangers with Candy) - Amy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Jane is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren will be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 23
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Solar Opposites/Silicon Valley) - Thomas will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Schwartz (Space Force/House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Master P and Romeo (Romeo!) - Master P and Romeo talk about BET's No Limit Chronicles on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Most Wanted on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Friday, July 24
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat will be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Crossing Swords/The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about Hulu's Crossing Swords on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 19

Last Man Standing - "How You Like Them Pancakes" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eve returns home for a weekend visit, and Vanessa tries to re-create a childhood tradition for the girls; Jen asks Ed and Chuck for help in finding out who is stealing her work lunches; Kristin's big day finally arrives.

Duncanville - "Pilot" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie worries about her very average teenage son.

The Simpsons - "Better Off Ned" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart bonds with Ned Flanders, which leaves Homer jealous, so he retaliates by mentoring Nelson Muntz; a heroic act by Homer makes Bart look up to him again.

Bless the Harts - "Hug N' Bugs" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jenny discovers a secret of Betty's that may help her pay overdue bills; Wayne is hurt when he discovers that Jenny's daughter Violet is featuring her biological father in her comics; Wayne tries to build Violet the tree house of her dreams.

Bob's Burgers - "All That Gene" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene auditions for a small role in a local theater production, but things backfire when he discovers that Linda actually bargained with the director to get Gene the part.

Family Guy - "Movin' In (Principal Shepherd's Song)" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Principal Shepherd moves in with the Griffins after he is fired for fat-shaming Chris at school, Brian sues Stewie for writing a series of children's books which portray him as an idiot.


Monday, July 20

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Soul Food" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Butlers and Johnsons decide to go on a double-date and everyone gets more than they bargained for at a new restaurant. Also, Grover invites Malcolm and Marty to be the first guests on his new podcast.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Full-Frontal Dottie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Excited by her physical therapy progress, Dottie insists she is ready to return to MaxDot, much to the dismay of Bob, Douglas and Christina.


Tuesday, July 21

Modern Family - "Baby Steps" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire has landed an interview for her dream job and is thwarted on her way to the interview by Phil’s tricky staircase. Meanwhile, Cam and Mitch debate the pros and cons of adopting another baby after unexpectedly receiving a call from their adoption agency.

Modern Family - "I'm Going to Miss This" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mitchell is having a hard time letting go of his old life and Gloria steps in to help him say goodbye. Meanwhile, Haley, Luke and Alex decide to throw a party at the Dunphy house when Claire and Phil leave for a trip, and Dylan’s mom takes the twins for the night.

United We Fall - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bill and Jo juggle a typical day that starts with a parent-teacher conference and ends with a trip to the ER. After defending their parenting style, or lack thereof, to teachers, doctors and social workers, they find comfort in the fact that their kids are healthy and happy and that they’re all in this together.

United We Fall - "The Biter" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
At Chuy’s insistence, Bill and Jo finally enroll Lulu in preschool only to discover she is a biter. While they navigate incident reports and overprotective parents, Sandy explores their family history with an ancestry DNA kit.


Wednesday, July 22

United We Fall - "Date Night" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bill and Jo reluctantly ask Sandy to babysit after Chuy and Brie convince them to join their weekly date night. Bill and Jo discover they’re a bit rusty at romance, while Sandy discovers she’s a bit rusty at parenting.

The Goldbergs - "Body Swap" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam is torn between following Beverly’s rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry’s college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the “student” Barry wishes he could be.

The Conners - "Bad Dads and Grads" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan starts to bond with his younger half-brother (guest star Noel Fisher), but he can’t get over the fact that their father paid for Ed Jr.’s college education, something he refused to do for Dan. Jackie hits it off with a fun married couple (guest stars and real-life husband and wife Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey), so much so that they “invite” her into their relationship. Harris and Mark do not react well to the news that Darlene is trying to have a baby with Ben.

American Housewife - "The Great Cookie Challenge" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Katie learns that the top prize is an all-expense paid vacation, she doubles her efforts to help Anna-Kat win top prize in cookie sales against her fellow troop members, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Oliver’s attempt to help a student he befriends through the Teen Help Line center backfires.


Thursday, July 23

Young Sheldon - "Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon learns to listen when an emotional Paige (Mckenna Grace) struggles with her parents’ divorce. Also, George Sr. is furious when Georgie tries to buy his way out of chores.

The Unicorn - "Caroline, No" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade analyzes his feelings about his casual relationship with Caroline (Betsy Brandt). Also, Delia and Michelle help Grace work through an awkward middle-school phase. Betsy Brandt returns as Caroline, host of the Widow’s Support Group.

Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

Mom - "Tuna Florentine and a Clean Handoff" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole. Also, Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.


Friday, July 24

Bunk'd - "Raven About Bunk'd" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven, Chelsea, Booker, Nia, Levi and Tess set out on a long road trip to Maine's Camp Champion, but a GPS glitch sends them off course to Camp Kikiwaka; the newcomers forge a camaraderie with Lou, Noah, Ava, Destiny, Gwen, Finn and Matteo.


Saturday, July 25

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Natural Beauty" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dylan tries to help Charlie with his homework, but his unconventional style comes to a head when Dylan gets into a rap battle with their teacher.


Sunday, July 26

Last Man Standing - "No Parental Guidance" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike helps Vanessa deal with empty nest syndrome; Kristin announces her pregnancy to the family, unintentionally upsetting Mandy.

Duncanville - "Red Head Redemption" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan's friends replace him with Kimberly in their online video game tournament, so he joins the opposition to betray them and humiliate Kimberly; Annie tries to force Jack to throw out all his old memorabilia that is cluttering the garage.

The Simpsons - "Highway to Well" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maggie goes to preschool, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary; Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

Bless the Harts - "Can't Get There From Here" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Bob's Burgers - "Drumforgiven" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Family Guy - "Yacht Rocky" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 5

United We Fall - "My Favorite Marta" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jo steps in as a role model for her teenage niece, Marta, much to her strict father Chuy’s dismay. Bill plays matchmaker for Sandy who, under the influence of post-colonoscopy drugs, inadvertently professes her love for her first husband, Dave.

The Goldbergs - "Schmoopie's Big Adventure" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mother and son have a bonding experience when Beverly buys a bicycle for Adam just like the one from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” while Barry and Erica turn Murray’s furniture store into an after-hours lounge for college students.

The Conners - "Live From Lanford" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise (guest star Katey Sagal) gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s (John Goodman) complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.

American Housewife - "Senior Prank" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Against Greg’s better judgment, Katie pushes Taylor to lighten up and participate in her school’s senior prank. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat asks Oliver to give Franklin (Evan O’Toole) a makeover so he won’t embarrass himself at a classmate’s party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3)

Wednesday, August 5

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Tennant (Final Space) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers) - Jerry is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Secret: Dare to Dream on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steven Weber (Indebted/Cursed/Wings) - Steven appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy talks about the season finale of The Conners on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Carol's Second Act/Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about the return of Reno 911! on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
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