Wednesday, July 15, 2020

ABC Names Tyra Banks as New Dancing with the Stars Host; CBS Fall 2020 Schedule Change for Wednesdays

Tyra Banks - Dancing with the Stars

ABC and BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm announced that after 28 seasons, Tom Bergeron will exit Dancing with the Stars, with Erin Andrews also departing. Supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks will be welcomed into the ballroom as the show's new host and executive producer. In collaboration with the show's executive producer/showrunner, Andrew Llinares, Banks will bring her energy and inspiration to the creative refresh the team is planning while honoring the show America loves. Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts. The series averaged 9.1 million Total Viewers last season after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms. The new season will premiere on Monday nights sometime this Fall on ABC. ABC has not announced Fall premiere dates yet.


The Amazing Race, SEAL Team and S.W.A.T

CBS announced a revised Wednesday lineup for its fall 2020 schedule. The multiple Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race hosted by Phil Keoghan will slide from 9:00 PM to open the night at 8:00 PM, followed by the fourth-season return of military drama SEAL Team, starring David Boreanaz, which moves up an hour to 9:00 PM. At 10:00 PM, the fourth season of S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore, joins the fall schedule after originally being planned for later in the season. Producers for Survivor, the Network's perennial Wednesday 8:00 PM series, are continuing to work with officials in Fiji on the appropriate time to start production on its next edition, with health and safety matters the top priority for everyone involved. Additional information about production starts and premiere dates for all the series will be announced at a later date. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Emily in Paris Moves to Netflix; Ravi Patel's HBO Max Comedy Docuseries Premieres Aug. 27

Emily in Paris

Netflix announced the new romantic comedy series, Emily in Paris -- created, written and executive produced by Darren Star -- will release exclusively on its service this fall starring Lily Collins. Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company - and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. Emily's new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. 10 half-hour episodes have been ordered. The series was originally ordered by Paramount Network.

Starring and Produced By: Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply, To the Bone) will star and serve as producer. Co-Starring: Ashley Park (Mean Girls on Broadway, Tales of the City). Series Regular Cast: Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (Call My Agent!), Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass), Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra), Camille Razat (The 15:17 to Paris) and Bruno Gouery (Doc Martin). Recurring Cast: Kate Walsh (The Umbrella Academy), William Abadie (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Arnaud Viard (Clara et Moi). The series was filmed entirely on location in Paris and throughout France.


Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness

HBO Max has acquired the CNN Original Series Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness, premiering Thursday, August 27, 2020. The four-part buddy comedy docuseries follows actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels) as he travels the world seeking answers surrounding life's universal questions. At each stop throughout this comedically heartfelt journey, Patel is joined by a friend or family member, with whom he shares a big conflict or question about life. He travels to Mexico with his parents to discuss retirement and aging; Japan with his wife to explore parenting and gender roles; Korea with his entrepreneur friend to confront their issues with work/life balance; Denmark with his Muslim friend to explore an immigration crisis not unlike ours here in America. Driven by an obsession to constantly learn and grow, the series offers an unfiltered look at Ravi's personal struggles with each topic and the earnest comparison of social norms domestic and abroad.

Patel's documentary work began when he co-directed and starred in Meet the Patels, a festival darling of 2014, and one of the most watched documentaries of that year. As an actor, he's appeared in Transformers, Netflix's Master of None, SXSW's comedy Come As You Are, and Seth Rogen's Long Shot. He co-created and stars in Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, premiering this fall on Netflix, and will also be seen in the upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984. He is also a board member and investor in a few health, wellness, and food companies, namely This Bar Saves Lives, which donates a meal packet for every granola bar they sell. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Get Woke on Hulu with New Comedy; Trailer for Tig n' Seek Released by HBO Max

Woke

Time to get woke! All 8 episodes of new comedy series Woke are set to premiere on Wednesday, September 9, only on Hulu. Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef (played by Lamorne Morris), an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. With a fresh outlook on the world around him, Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he's already built. The series stars Morris, T. Murph and Blake Anderson. Woke is developed by Marshall Todd and Keith Knight. The co-creators serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Jay Dyer, Maurice "Mo" Marable, Aeysha Carr, Richie Schwartz, John Will, Will Gluck, and Eric Christian Olsen. Kate Schumaecker will serve as executive producer on the pilot. The comedy is a co-production between ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television Inc.




Tig n' Seek

HBO Max has released the trailer for its upcoming new animated comedy: Tig n' Seek. From Myke Chilian and Cartoon Network Studios, Tig n' Seek follows an upbeat and eccentric 8-year-old boy named Tiggy and his cat, Gweeseek. Tiggy not only works at the Department of Lost and Found, finding lost items all throughout Wee-Gee City, he lives there too! Though he tries to help his friends whenever he can, his over-eagerness and neurotic quirks often lead to chaos in the Department. Tiggy's partner and best friend is his cat, Gweeseek. She's a graceful, friendly kitty who appears to be a normal cat, but is also capable of inventing extraordinary gadgets to help her friends in times of need. Join Tig n' Seek as they navigate the wacky day-to-day dilemmas of working at the Department of Lost and Found.

Tig n' Seek stars Myke Chilian ("Tiggy"), Rich Fulcher ("Boss"), Jemaine Clement ("This Guy") and Wanda Sykes ("Nuritza"). Guest stars on this season include Louie Anderson, Maryann Strossner and many more. Tig n' Seek will premiere Thursday, July 23 on HBO Max.



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 13, 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 13-17, 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 13
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Stanley Tucci (Central Park) - Stanley appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Crashing/Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keith David (Enlisted/The Job) - Keith talks about Greenleaf on People Now at 1pm.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Hulu's Palm Springs
Tuesday, July 14
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts 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 Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Paul appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and her husband Phil Donahue are guests on on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tom Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Tom will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • David Schwimmer (Intelligence/Friends) and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence) - David and Nick talk about Peacock's Intelligence on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette shares important rules that viewers should know when adopting a rescue dog on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - NBC's Today catches up with Nia on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about TBS' Celebrity Show-Off on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 15
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Watch Kelly on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and her husband Phil Donahue talk about their new book What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • David Schwimmer (Intelligence/Friends) and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence) - David and Nick talk about Peacock's Intelligence on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Sasso (United We Fall/Less Than Perfect) and Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Will and Jane talk about ABC's United We Fall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Will and Christina Vidal (United We Fall/Taina/Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher) are guests on People Now at 1pm.
Thursday, July 16
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Debby Ryan (Jessie/The Suite Life on Deck) - Debby is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Tuca & Bertie/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Borelli (The Thundermans) - Jake appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • David Schwimmer (Intelligence/Friends) - David talks about Peacock's Intelligence on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dylan Gilmer (Tyler's Perry Young Dylan) - Dylan talks about Nickelodeon's Tyler Perry's Young Dylan on Access Daily, 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.
  • Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens) - Christy is a guest on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, July 17
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso/Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Jason on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on repeat of The Real, so check your local lisitngs. Alfonso has the cutest, craziest and most comical videos people are sharing during quarantine on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat talks about The Sandman on People Now at 1pm.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Central Park on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 12

Last Man Standing - "Extrasensory Deception" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kyle and Mandy individually reveal a secret to Mike and Vanessa, respectively, they are sworn not to tell the other; Ryan invites Mike to be a guest on his podcast.

Duncanville - "Classless President" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan runs for class president against Mia but realizes the competition is more than he bargained for; Kimberly participates in a cookie fundraiser.

The Simpsons - "Screenless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge implements a screen time limit for the whole family, she realizes that she is the one addicted -- not her husband and children.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Prank You for Being a Friend" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A classmate comes to Louise for lessons in how to get in trouble; Bob reluctantly agrees to bring Jimmy Pesto his hernia medication.

Family Guy - "Holly Bibble" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cooped up in a hotel room due to a big storm, the Griffins pass the time by reimagining three stories from the Bible.


Monday, July 13

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Co-Habitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave accidentally knocks out the Butlers’ power during a heat wave, Calvin and Tina spend the night at the Johnsons’ home, where Calvin makes a surprising discovery about Dave. Also, Malcolm has some fun at Marty’s expense when he crashes at his little brother’s refurbished apartment.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Canadians of Africa" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abishola doesn’t appreciate it when Bob gives her unsolicited parenting advice about her “unhappy son.”


Tuesday, July 14

none scheduled


Wednesday, July 15

United We Fall - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
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, 8:30PM ET/PT)
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.

The Conners - "Brothers, Babies and Breakdowns" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan avoids coping with a death in the family, only to be confronted by it head-on. Ben and Darlene address Ben’s baby fever and have “the talk.” The Lunch Box is officially open for business, and Dwight gets the jitters when he has to fill in for the chef who suffers an accident.

American Housewife - "Wildflower Girls" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport’s elite scout troop, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips (Ian Gomez); and, Oliver befriends the school recluse, Trevor (Tenzing Norgay-Trainor).


Thursday, July 16

Young Sheldon - "A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
George Sr. and Meemaw struggle to manage the Cooper household while Mary plans Pastor Jeff’s (Matt Hobby) wedding.

The Unicorn - "The Client" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Wade lands a job for Denny (Donal Logue), a newly divorced, wealthy client, he realizes Denny is only interested in using Wade to meet women. Also, Meg (Nicole Byer) applies her expertise as an accountant to get Wade’s finances on track, and Forrest and Delia attempt to clear the tension between them by having an argument.

Mom - "Fake Bacon and a Plan to Kill All of Us" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Following the sudden death of a friend, Christy and Bonnie look for ways to honor her memory.

Mom - "Pork Butt and a Mall Walker" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie and Adam go on a double date with Jill and Andy (Will Sasso). Also, Tammy recruits Christy to mediate a sensitive situation with Marjorie.

30 Rock - "30 Rock: A One-Time Special" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Liz Lemon, Tracy Jordan, Jack Donaghy, Jenna Maroney and all of the TGS team reunite to help their old friend Kenneth Parcell -- once a network page, now chairman of the company -- and while doing so, they rediscover their love of television.

Superstore - "Sandra's Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sandra and Jerry are getting married! When Jonah’s attempt to help the caterers and Dina’s obsession with wedding security threaten to derail it all, it falls to Amy to make sure Sandra’s big day isn’t ruined. Garrett struggles with what to say in his Best Man toast, while Mateo finds that starting a new relationship may be more complicated than he thought.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Jimmy Jab Games II" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Competitive juices are flowing as Jake and the squad compete in the second Jimmy Jab Games.


Friday, July 17

none scheduled


Saturday, July 18

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Teachable Moments" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Rebecca is being bullied online; this causes Dylan to encourage Martin to respond to some of the posts; but Martin's posts are not anonymous and the family must deal with the fallout.


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.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 11, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Renews The Moodys for Second Season; NBC Preparing to Put Peacock Into Flight

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about the renewal of a limited series at Fox, learning about the launch of Peacock, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The sort of odd Fox Christmas limited series, The Moodys, has been renewed for a second season. (Variety)
  • Glee actress Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead, marking yet another tragedy among cast members of that series. (CNN
  • NBC launches Peacock this week, but much like the HBO Max drama, it looks like it may not be available for the two largest streaming devices. (CNBC)
  • If everything else is getting a reunion, why not The Office? (Deadline)
  • The Weakest Link is returning to NBC. (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 11 - JULY 17)

  • Decades is celebrating the life of Carl Reiner with a marathon of The Dick Van Dyke Show this weekend.
  • ABC's new comedy United We Fall debuts on Wednesday.
  • Spread your wings this week, as NBC launches the new streaming service Peacock on Wednesday.
  • NBC is bringing back 30 Rock, as a big promotional piece for NBC at least, for one night only on Thursday.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Fri-Yay: Never Have I Ever, Netflix's Best Sitcom; Ramy Gets Season 3 on Hulu

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!

Never Have I Ever

by Vincent

This past week, Netflix renewed Never Have I Ever for Season 2. If you weren't aware, Never Have I Ever is a teen sitcom on Netflix created by Mindy Kaling (previously known for her writing and starring role on The Office and for creating and starring in The Mindy Project.) Never Have I Ever is a refreshing and funny high school sitcom, the first really good example of the form in a while, and now that it's been renewed for a second season, I encourage everyone to check it out.

Never Have I Ever follows the trials and tribulations of an Indian American teenager Devi. The show follows some familiar high school beats (Devi tries to be cool, find romance, etc.) but also feels uniquely tailored in many ways to follow an Indian American's experience. Also, the show is just populated with a lot of really funny and likable characters, and has Kaling's sense of humor mixed with honesty that was apparent in her Office scripts and also, in spurts, on The Mindy Project. I'm a fan of Kaling's work, particularly on The Office, but I never felt The Mindy Project (both during its Fox run and its subsequent move to Hulu) quite lived up to her talents, constantly feeling torn between many different styles and voices and never quite finding the right groove for longer than a string of episodes. But Never Have I Ever is strong, consistent, funny and perfectly dramatic, and feels like just the right showcase for Kaling's talents. I highly recommend the series, which I'd rank as Netflix's best in quite some time, especially for anyone who enjoys a good coming of age tale.


Ramy

Hulu has renewed A24's Ramy, from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, for a 10-episode, third season. The second season debuted on Hulu on Friday, May 29. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.

Ramy is written, executive-produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by A24's Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, Jerrod Carmichael, Chris Storer, and produced by A24. The series stars Youssef, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, Laith Nakli, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Mohammed Amer and Steve Way. Season two also featured Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

NBC Reviving Weakest Link; truTV's I'm Sorry Gets Charitable

Jane Lynch - Weakest Link

NBC is bringing back hit British import and international game show phenomenon Weakest Link, co-produced by BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm and Universal Television Alternative Studio. The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the rapid-fire quiz show with Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning host and actress Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Glee) set to host and executive produce. Weakest Link will begin production later this year. The new version of Weakest Link will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format created by the BBC with a few modern twists. The hybrid game show sees contestants answer general knowledge questions to bank prize money across multiple rounds. At the end of each round, the contestants vote out who they perceive to be the "Weakest Link" remaining. The original NBC version aired for 2 seasons between 2001-2002.


Andrea Savage - I'm Sorry

truTV's scripted comedy I'm Sorry is offering fans a chance to step into the world created by series star Andrea Savage. Partnering with Prizeo for a sweepstakes to benefit Communities in Schools of Los Angeles, entrants can donate as little as $10 for a chance to win a role at a virtual table read of the series pilot with Savage.* Ten winners will be chosen for speaking parts in the episode, with surprise cameos from a few of Savage's castmates and celebrity friends popping in to watch. Fans can enter for a chance to win here.

Greenlit for a third season, I'm Sorry follows a confident comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. She is joined by her husband Mike (Tom Everett Scott), their inquisitive daughter Amelia (Olive Petrucci), and her divorced parents (Kathy Baker and Martin Mull), as well as a close circle of friends. Throughout its first two seasons, I'm Sorry has explored hilariously absurd yet undoubtedly relatable situations and been lauded for its refreshing take and nuanced portrayal of the TV mom. 

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

HBO Max Orders Series Based on Hair Love; Comedy Central Inks Deal with John Mulaney

Young Love - Hair Love

HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode season of the all-new, 2D animated series, Young Love, based on the characters introduced in the Academy Award®-winning short film, Hair Love from Oscar® winner Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation. The new series for HBO Max is created by Cherry, who will showrun with long-time animation creative Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite). The series will be executive produced by Blue Key Entertainment's Monica A. Young (producer of Hair Love) along with Lion Forge Animation's David Steward II and Carl Reed.

Hair Love centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter's hair for the first time. The short resonated with people everywhere, especially fathers who found themselves in similar situations. The all-new animated series Young Love expands on the family introduced in Hair Love. Filled with comedy and heart, Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family – including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky – as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves.


John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

Comedy Central announced a deal with two-time Emmy(R) winning comedian John Mulaney. Mulaney will headline and executive produce two original Sack Lunch Bunch specials, including an upcoming holiday-themed one that will reunite the cast from the original hit. The pact marks Mulaney's return to Comedy Central where he last did a special in 2012. Mulaney has been nominated for 16 Emmys and is a two-time winner. Additionally, he has won a WGA(R) Award and a Peabody(R) Award. Late last year, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch written by Mulaney & Markia Sawyer, with music composed by Eli Bolin and directed by Rhys Thomas, premiered to excellent reviews. Rolling Stone proclaimed it "a perfect parody of children's TV shows and a great addition to the canon." The A.V. Club called it "spectacular." 

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Dead to Me Picked Up for Final Season on Netflix; CBS All Access Orders Star Trek Animated Comedy

Dead to Me

The brilliant Dead to Me has been renewed for a third (and final) season by Netflix! In addition to Dead To Me's renewal, Netflix has formed a multi-year partnership with creator Liz Feldman for original series and other projects. In this series, a hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems. Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband's recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who's recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann's cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. Dead to Me, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness. Stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will return to the series as Jen (Appelgate) and Judy (Cardellini). Season 3 release date will be announced at a later date. The first season was released last May and the second season was released this past May.


Star Trek: Lower Decks

CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced its new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 6. Following the premiere, new episodes of the series' 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The series’ teaser art was also revealed. Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. The Starfleet crew residing in the "lower decks" of the U.S.S. Cerritos, includes "Ensign Beckett Mariner," voiced by Tawny Newsome, "Ensign Brad Boimler," voiced by Jack Quaid, "Ensign Tendi," voiced by Noël Wells and "Ensign Rutherford," voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship's bridge crew include "Captain Carol Freeman," voiced by Dawnn Lewis, "Commander Jack Ransom," voiced by Jerry O'Connell, "Lieutenant Shaxs," voiced by Fred Tatasciore and "Doctor T'Ana," voiced by Gillian Vigman. 

Monday, July 06, 2020

ABC to Rebroadcast Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times Episodes on Tuesday (July 7); Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner to Guest Host ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Week

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - All in the Family & Good Times

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’, the holiday-inspired live event that captivated audiences back in December, is set to rebroadcast on ABC, Tuesday, July 7 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy® Award-winning series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

All-star cast members taking on the famed All in the Family roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.

A lineup of all-star talent tackling Good Times roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.

The December 2019 broadcast of ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’ reached nearly 13 million Total Viewers on linear and digital platforms. In addition, the holiday-inspired live event, produced by Sony Pictures Television, averaged nearly 8 million Total Viewers after 35 days of viewing across all platforms.


Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) and Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) are set to guest host this week's broadcasts of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

Anderson will guest host Monday and Tuesday. Eichner will handle Wednesday and Thursday. Scheduled guests this week include Anderson's black-ish co-star Tracee Ellis Ross on Monday, D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) on Tuesday, Amy Schumer on Wednesday and Billy Porter on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel announced last month that he was taking the summer off from the show to spend more time with his family. More guests hosts will be announced. 

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 6, 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 6-10, 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 6
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Watch Tracee on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas) - Joe appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Erinn Hayes (Medical Police/Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts) - Corbin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his podcast Literally! with Rob Lowe on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (The Kominsky Method/Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) - Paul talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 7
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - Catch D.L. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym will be on 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.
  • Jim Carrey (Kidding/The Duck Factory) - Jim talks about Memoirs and Misinformation on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about The World Needs More Purple People on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Wednesday, July 8
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about the game show Don't on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 9
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Abby and Adam are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Black Monday on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle Back/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia will be on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - NBC's Today catches up with Jenny in the 10am hour.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 10
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn are guests on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 5

Last Man Standing - "The Big LeBaxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul recruits Kyle and Mandy to the church bowling team, Mike is left with two unappealing options for Team Baxter; Vanessa anxiously awaits an endorsement from the Teacher's Association for her Assembly campaign.

Duncanville - "Wolf Mother" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie feels underappreciated on Mother's Day and adopts Duncan's friend, who seems to care more about her than her own kids; Jack tries to make amends by finding a rare flower for Annie.

The Simpsons - "Bart the Bad Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out -- and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers.

Bless the Harts - "Tying the Not" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to prove that she's not afraid of marriage, Jenny decides to take things to the next level with Wayne; Betty attempts to expose Crystalynn as a liar after seeing her claim to have encountered a strangler on a popular crime show.

Bob's Burgers - "Local She-ro" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While trying to show Tina what's great about their town, Linda ends up on the trail of a legendary local singer; Teddy turns to Bob for help in arguing with a sports radio host.

Family Guy - "Better Off Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg is erroneously reported to have died in a car crash, she goes along with the story to start a new life elsewhere; the Griffins experience a life without Meg.


Monday, July 6

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Fresh Coat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina decides it’s time to make home improvements, Dave volunteers to re-paint the Butler house, violating Calvin’s “man code” and setting off a chain of events that impacts both families.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.


Tuesday, July 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’,” the holiday-inspired live event that captivated audiences back in December, is set to rebroadcast on ABC, TUESDAY, JULY 7 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times’” recreates installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

All-star cast members taking on the famed “All in the Family” roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz reprising their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon as Pinkie Peterson, Jesse Eisenberg as David Brewster and Justina Machado as Teresa Bettencourt.

A lineup of all-star talent tackling “Good Times” roles include Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome also stars as Jimmy Pearson, while ABC’s Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle join forces for a show-stopping musical performance.

black-ish - "Boss Daddy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s torn at the office between looking out for Junior as his dad or letting him make his own mistakes. Meanwhile, Jack loses a friendship after trying to look cool in front of the basketball team.


Wednesday, July 8

The Goldbergs - "Pickleball" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go on vacation at an all-inclusive beach resort in paradise. Dre and Bow meet a couple without kids and live a kid-less fantasy for a while but soon begin to crave their kid-filled reality. Junior catches the eye of a cute girl at the resort and vies for her attention, while Jack gets the flu.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept a Cheesehead in their midst when Becky brings her new boyfriend, a devout Christian and a Green Bay Packers fan, home to watch the Bears/Packers game. Meanwhile, Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

American Housewife - "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip (Peyton Meyer) attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.


Thursday, July 9

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.

Mom - "Goat Yogurt and Ample Parking" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy is asked to perform questionable tasks for her demanding new boss, Veronica (Paget Brewster), and Bonnie has second thoughts about taking Adam’s last name.

Mom - "Twirly Flippy Men and a Dirty Bird" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy escorts a reluctant Chef Rudy (French Stewart) to court-ordered AA meetings. Also, Bonnie attempts to make Adam feel more at home in the apartment.


Friday, July 10

none scheduled


Saturday, July 11

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Mother May I" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dylan writes a serious rap about his mom, prompting Martin to read his diary to find out if he's doing OK; Dylan catches him in the act, triggering an escalating run of each family member invading the others' privacy.


Sunday, July 12

Last Man Standing - "Extrasensory Deception" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kyle and Mandy individually reveal a secret to Mike and Vanessa, respectively, they are sworn not to tell the other; Ryan invites Mike to be a guest on his podcast.

Duncanville - "Classless President" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan runs for class president against Mia but realizes the competition is more than he bargained for; Kimberly participates in a cookie fundraiser.

The Simpsons - "Screenless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge implements a screen time limit for the whole family, she realizes that she is the one addicted -- not her husband and children.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Prank You for Being a Friend" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A classmate comes to Louise for lessons in how to get in trouble; Bob reluctantly agrees to bring Jimmy Pesto his hernia medication.

Family Guy - "Holly Bibble" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cooped up in a hotel room due to a big storm, the Griffins pass the time by reimagining three stories from the Bible.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 04, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Amazon Gets Streaming Rights to Mad Men; Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a bit of a slow news week due to the holiday, but we have a few things for you, including Amazon picking up Mad Men streaming rights, Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Amazon has picked up the steaming rights to Mad Men. (Deadline
  • Once again, current events are affecting classic TV series, with Hulu removing a Golden Girls episode with a blackface joke that wasn't exactly blackface. (Vulture)
  • Don't worry about Days of Our Lives, the series is set to return to production on September 1. (Deadline
  • The first guest hosts for Jimmy Kimmel's vacation have been announced. (TVLine)
  • Hugh Downs, who is known for sitting next to Barbara Walters throughout the 90s on 20/20 (right after TGIF), has died at age 99. (CNN)
  • Carl Reiner died this past week, and there are plenty of tributes to him planned (including one that aired on CBS last night). (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 4- JULY 10)

  • Syfy may have abandoned their tradition of showing Twilight Zone during Independence Day weekend, but Decades has you covered if you want that.
  • Too Close for Comfort is available to watch now on TV Land Sitcoms, but not the cable channel, but the free streaming version on Pluto TV.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Fri-Yay: Streaming Services Remove Episodes of Sitcoms Due to Racial Jokes; The Kominsky Method Final Season Announced

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!

Scrubs

by Vincent

In response to the ongoing protests regarding racial injustice in America, several streaming services have removed episodes of sitcoms due to jokes that might now be viewed as "racially insensitive," mainly regarding instances of the use of blackface. Obviously, this is a very serious issue that's much bigger than a few sitcom episodes. But it has nonetheless sparked an interesting discussion in the TV world about censorship and what to do about jokes that might now seem insensitive. The episodes in question include: three episodes of 30 Rock (featuring the use of blackface and removed at the request of Tina Fey who says she now regrets the episodes), two episodes of Scrubs (removed by creator Bill Lawerence for similar reasons), five episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and one episode each of Community and The Golden Girls. An episode of The Office was also edited to remove a blackface joke. All episodes contained some sort of use of a non-black character painting their face black, although in nearly all instances it was used satirically to make a point about why blackface is wrong and ridicule those who do it.

Many feel that this is mostly a symbolic gesture, though, and removing a few episodes that no one was complaining about is not exactly fixing the issues of racial injustice in society or in the entertainment world. Additionally, fans of Community and The Golden Girls pointed out that the episodes removed, despite having some potentially iffy jokes, actually have quite positive messages (Community's episode dealt with suicide and mental illness and The Golden Girls advocated for the acceptance of mixed race couples.) Perhaps a better method would be to add a disclaimer to the episodes in the same way HBO Max did with Gone with the Wind, noting these episodes contain some jokes that might seem insensitive today but represent a changing of the tides in terms of racial awareness on television. Still, no matter how you feel about the episodes, it's a good reminder that as used to streaming media as we are, episodes and shows can be taken down at any time. Owning physical media is still the best way to ensure the original and unedited copies of all of your favorite TV shows. (Perhaps not coincidentally, box sets of 30 Rock, Scrubs, Community and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia sold out on Amazon after the news of the episodes being pulled.)


The Kominsky Method - Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas

The Kominsky Method has been renewed for a third and final season by Netflix. Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award(R) Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) continue their journey as two friends tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is a half-hour single camera comedy created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre. Lorre, Al Higgins and Michael Douglas executive produce the series which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Netflix Renews Never Have I Ever for Season 2; Comedy Central Reviving Beavis and Butt-Head

Never Have I Ever

Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever has been renewed for Season 2! But that's not the only thing series star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wound up telling her co-stars...more on that in the video announcement. In the coming-of-age comedy series from Mindy Kaling about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling's own childhood, after a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular — but friends, family and feelings won't make it easy on her. The series stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez and narrator John McEnroe.


Beavis and Butt-Head

Comedy Central announced an expansive deal with Emmy(R) Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining Beavis and Butt-Head, as well as additional spin-offs and specials. Launched in 1993, Beavis and Butt-Head quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence. Centered around two teenage couch potatoes, "Beavis" and "Butt-Head," the unprecedented concept immediately became part of the vernacular in a way no other adult animated series had before. Known for tackling social issues including teen obesity, workers' rights and media trends, the show connected with an entire generation, laying claim as one of the most innovative series in the modern-day zeitgeist.

In this new iteration, "Beavis" and "Butt-head" are entering a whole new Gen Z world.Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the new series with meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans - Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids. Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice over for both iconic characters. 

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, MeTV and Decades to Air Tributes; HBO Orders Season 11 of Curb

Carl Reiner

Emmy-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and author Carl Reiner, who created The Dick Van Dyke Show and appeared as Alan Brady, has died. He died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills, California, home on June 29. Mr. Reiner was 98.

Reiner's television career began as a regular performer on the 1950-1954 NBC variety series Your Show of Shows. He also contributed ideas to writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1954. The series also starred Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, Bill Hayes, Judy Johnson and James Starbuck.

He worked with Sid Caesar again on the 1954-1957 NBC comedy/variety series Caesar's Hour. He played George Hansen in the series, which had a varied format from a full hour sitcom, to musical revues, to a variety show or a combination of all three. Reiner also wrote three episodes. He won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1957 and 1958. The cast included Howard Morris, Nanette Fabray, Milt Kamen and Janet Blair.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on 1961-1966 CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. He appeared as Alan Brady. He was the egocentric, demanding, high maintenance, toupee-wearing star of The Alan Brady Show. The character was originally an unseen character with his back to the camera or only in voice, but he began to make full-face appearances in season four. The Alan Brady character was voiced or seen in 32 episodes. Reiner wrote and worked as a story consultant for many episodes. The series was preceded by the 1960 pilot Head of the Family with a different cast. He wrote the pilot and starred as Robbie Petrie. It was based on his own experiences as a TV writer.

The Dick Van Dyke Show won 15 Emmy Awards. The cast included Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Matthews, Richard Deacon, Jerry Paris and Ann Morgan Guilbert. Reiner reprised the role of Alan Brady on the February 16, 1995, episode of Mad About You. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the role. He reunited with the surviving cast members for the 2004 special The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.

Reiner created the 1971-1974 CBS sitcom The New Dick Van Dyke Show. He also wrote 13 episodes and directed 10 episodes of the series. He created the short-lived 1973-1974 NBC sitcom Lotsa Luck with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. Reiner worked as an executive producer and directed four episodes of the 1967-1968 sitcom Good Morning, World.

Good Heavens

He starred as Mr. Angel, an emissary of heaven who came down to Earth to grant wishes to those who had performed a good deed, in the short-lived 1976 ABC sitcom Good Heavens. He also worked as an executive producer and directed seven episodes of the series.

Hot in Cleveland - Carl Reiner and Betty White

Reiner had a recurring role as Max Miller, Elka's (Betty White) on-again/off-again (mostly off) boyfriend, in eight episodes of the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland from 2010 to 2014. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included Frasier (voice), The Larry Sanders Show, The Bernie Mac Show (3 episodes), Life with Bonnie (3 episodes as station owner Mr. Portinbody), Two and a Half Men (4 episodes as Marty Pepper), Parks and Recreation, Young & Hungry and Angie Tribeca.

He provided the voice of Sarmoti in the 2004-2005 NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride. Some of his other television voice credits included King of the Hill, Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Cleveland Show (he also wrote an episode), American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, WordGirl, Shimmer and Shine, Family Guy and Justice League: Action. He provided the voice of Carl Reineroceros for the 2019 film Toy Story 4 and one episode of the Disney+ series Forky Asks a Question.

Reiner teamed with Mel Brooks as a comedy duo on The Steve Allen Show starting in 1960. He played the straight man in 2000 Year Old Man. They released a series of 5 comedy albums and a 1975 animated television special, with the last album in the series winning a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Comedy Album in 1998. They were featured in the 2017 documentary If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

He directed the Steve Martin films The Jerk (1979), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Man with Two Brains (1983) and All of Me (1984). His other directing credits included Enter Laughing (1967), The Comic (1969), Where's Poppa? (1970), Oh, God! (1977), The One and Only (1978), Summer Rental (1985), Summer School (1987), Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989), Sibling Rivalry (1990), Fatal Instinct (1993) and That Old Feeling (1997). He also appeared in many of his films.

Reiner starred as Saul Bloom in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Some of his other film acting credits included Happy Anniversary (1958), The Gazebo (1959), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966).

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on March 23, 1998.

Survivors include his son Rob, an actor and director; son Lucas, an artist; daughter Annie, an author; and five grandchildren. He was married to Estelle Lebost for 64 years until her death in 2008.

Mr. Reiner was a true comedic legend and one of the greats from the Golden Age of TV. He was a man of many talents as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, director and author. He always told some great stories on the late night talk shows. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment he brought us during his long career, which spanned seven decades. He will be greatly missed.

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MeTV Celebrates Carl Reiner

The MeTV Network will celebrate legendary writer, director and actor Carl Reiner with a special, month-long presentation of his favorite episodes of 15-time Emmy award-winning sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The tribute begins this Sunday, July 5 at 10p & 10:30p ET/PT and will air every Sunday night through July 26 on MeTV.

Week 1 (Sunday, 7/5/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
Laura accidentally reveals that Alan Brady is bald on live TV!

10:30pm ET/PT- "That's My Boy??"
Rob and Laura think they brought the wrong baby home from the hospital.

Week 2 (Sunday, 7/12/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "It May Look Like a Walnut"
Rob falls asleep with a sci-fi movie on and gets visited by an alien from another planet.

10:30pm ET/PT- "The Curious Thing About Women"
Laura is shocked when Rob uses their breakfast banter as basis for an "Alan Brady" sketch.

Week 3 (Sunday, 7/19/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "Never Bathe on a Saturday"
Laura gets stuck in the bathtub.

10:30pm ET/PT- "Where Did I Come From?"
Richie's simple question unfolds the hilarious tale of the day he was born.

Week 4 (Sunday, 7/26/20)

10:00pm ET/PT- "October Eve"
Laura's past comes back to haunt her in form of a naked painting.

10:30pm ET/PT- "All About Eavesdropping"
Richie's toy intercom leads to trouble when Rob and Laura turn into eavesdroppers.

Decades Remembers Carl Reiner

The DECADES Network will celebrate legendary writer, director and actor Carl Reiner with a special weekend binge of 15-time Emmy award winning sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The tribute begins Friday, July 10 at 9p ET with an episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Carl Reiner. Following at 9:30p ET, DECADES will present Head of the Family, the rarely-seen pilot that preceded The Dick Van Dyke Show. At 10p & 10:30p ET, The Dick Van Dyke Show will air in its regular time period featuring two of Reiner's iconic appearances in the series, "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" and "A Day in the Life of Alan Brady."

Then, viewers can relive and celebrate classic episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show all weekend long during the DECADES Weekend Binge, starting Saturday, July 11 at 12p ET and airing through Monday, July 13 at 7a ET. (Complete schedule is outlined below).

Friday, July 10th

9pm ET – The Dick Cavett Show feat. Carl Reiner
9:30pm ET – "Head of the Family" Pilot Episode
10pm ET – The Dick Van Dyke Show "Coast to Coast Big Mouth"
Laura accidentally reveals that Alan Brady is bald on live TV!
10:30pm ET – The Dick Van Dyke Show "A Day in the Life of Alan Brady"
A film crew takes over the Petrie house for an Alan Brady documentary that aims to show the megalomaniac's "human" side.

Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th

12pm ET – The DECADES Weekend Binge: The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Loving Color!

CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

HBO has renewed the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David, for an eleventh season. Originally debuting on HBO in 2001 and presenting 100 episodes to date, Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator 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 and brought back 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 (Cheers, The Good Place). The comedy series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Decades 3rd Annual Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration; Love in the Time of Corona Announces Cast

Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration

The DECADES TV Network invites viewers to "cross over into the Twilight Zone" this 4th of July when the annual marathon holiday presentation of "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" returns, starting Saturday, July 4 at 12pm ET and continuing thru Monday, July 6 at 7am ET. All weekend long, fans of the landmark anthology TV series can binge 78 iconic episodes back-to-back, including fan favorites Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Masks, The Living Doll, The Eye of the Beholder, Time Enough At Last and The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

Created and hosted by the legendary Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally aired on CBS from 1959-1964, and forever changed the television landscape with its trademark blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy narratives. Each episode featured a moral or unexpected plot twist, and many aimed to inform viewers on the social causes and issues that dominated the 1960s. Since the series ended more than 50 years ago, its signature brand of storytelling continues to resonate with television audiences today. 2020 marks the third year that DECADES will feature "Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration" as a 4th of July marathon event, having debuted in 2018 to positive audience response and excitement.

DECADES is available across the country, including on the Fox Television digital subchannels in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin and Gainesville. Fox recently added DECADES to cable homes on Comcast systems in New York/New Jersey, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta and Minneapolis- St. Paul.


Love in the Time of Corona

Freeform announced the cast of the limited comedy series event, Love in the Time of Corona, including Tony® and GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Nicolette Robinson (The Affair), Tommy Dorfman (13 Reasons Why), Rainey Qualley (Mad Men), Gil Bellows (Patriot), Rya Kihlstedt (One Mississippi), Ava Bellows (This Too Shall Pass) and L. Scott Caldwell (Lost). The series, from executive producers Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, Anonymous Content's Robyn Meisinger, began production in Los Angeles yesterday.

Filmed using remote technologies and shot in the talents' actual homes, this four-part limited series follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during this time of quarantine. Real-life couple Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson, who also serve as executive producers on the project, portray James and Sade, a couple who have been living somewhat separate lives: He has a busy career that keeps him on the road, and she is at home raising their daughter. Once the pandemic puts them under one roof, their time together leads them to reevaluate their relationship and their priorities. Tommy Dorfman stars as Oscar, a successful nonbinary stylist, and Rainey Qualley stars as Elle, an aspiring singer-songwriter. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, Oscar and Elle’s mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated as Oscar's latest online date progresses toward relationship territory just as Elle’s neighborly crush starts to blossom.

Gil Bellows plays Paul, Bellows' real-life wife Rya Kihlstedt will portray Sarah, and their daughter Ava Bellows plays Sophie. After quietly separating months earlier, Paul and Sarah reluctantly decide to quarantine together when their sweet yet intense daughter, Sophie, returns home from college. But when Sophie's high school sweetheart suddenly breaks up with her, Paul and Sarah struggle to continue their "happy couple" ruse for their daughter's sake. L. Scott Caldwell plays Nanda, a headstrong woman determined to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Charles. Played by guest star Charlie Robinson (Night Court), Charles is unable to come home from a rehab facility when COVID-19 causes them to go into lockdown. Love in the Time of Corona will premiere in August. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

BET Picks Up 2nd Season of Twenties; Vivica A. Fox Teams Up with Krista Allen, Jackée & More for More Wrong TV Movies

Twenties

BET announced the second season pickup of Lena Waithe's breakout hit Twenties, as well as an FYC partnership with Showtime, which will air season one starting July 6. After premiering to critical acclaim and ranking as the #1 new comedy series on cable for African-Americans 18-49*, Twenties is receiving buzz for Lena Waithe's creative direction and Jonica T. Gibbs' star-making performance. The scripted series created and written by Waithe, stars Gibbs as Hattie, a queer black girl who is chasing her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia, played by Christina Elmore (Insecure) and Gabrielle Graham (Possessor) respectively. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties and test the limits of diversity, love and inclusion. Season one guest stars included Jenifer Lewis (black-ish), Sean "Big Sean" Anderson (debut role), Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green, Iman Shumpert, Kym Whitley, Chuey Martinez, Marsha Thomason, and Nazanin Mandi.


The Wrong Stepfather

Just in time for summer, LMN's successful Wrong film franchise returns with two all-new movies in July. Vivica A. Fox returns to star in and produce The Wrong Wedding Planner (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Stephen Richard Harris, Kristin Booth and Jackée Harry), premiering Friday, July 17 at 8pm ET/PT and The Wrong Stepfather (Starring Vivica A. Fox, Krista Allen, Corin Nemec, William McNamara) debuting Friday, July 31 at 8pm ET/PT. The Wrong summer stunt kicks off on sister network Lifetime with a special marathon weekend featuring the following titles, The Wrong House Sitter (Saturday, June 27 at 8pm ET/PT), The Wrong Student (Saturday, June 27 at 10pm ET/PT), The Wrong Cheerleader (Sunday, June 28 at 8pm ET/PT) and The Wrong Stepmother (Sunday, June 28 at 10pm ET/PT). 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 29, 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 June 29-July 3, 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, June 28
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, June 29
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about her series Barkskins and what she is learning from her kids while in quarantine on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about the six-part HBO docu-series based on the book of the same name, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, written by his late wife on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George talks about We'll Do It For Half on People Now at 1pm.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed talks about Hamilton on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 30
  • Wanda Sykes (The Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimser (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me/Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina talks about Dead to Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza talks about the dance show Floored on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie performs his song Go Crazy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Omar Benson Miller (The Unicorn/Ballers) - Omar is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 1
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Watch Keke on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney discusses her podcast Good For You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela talks about the season finale of Better Things on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Fuller House on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 2
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Catch Ricky on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about After Life on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/That '70s Show) and Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Ashton and Mila talk about how they are raising money for charity with Quarantine Wine on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City/Entourage) - Carla is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 3
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 28

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Duncanville - "Free Range Children" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie realize their children are too dependent to even be left alone and decide to give them more responsibility; tasked with a simple grocery store trip, Duncan and Kimberly somehow wind up in Mexico.

The Simpsons - "Frinkcoin" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay; Professor Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield; Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

Bless the Harts - "Mega-Lo-Memories" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways; Jenny and Wayne recall how they met.

Bob's Burgers - "Poops!... I Didn't Do It Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise must face her fear of public pooping when her class goes on an overnight trip to the aquarium; Linda enlists the family to make a video for her parents' anniversary.

Family Guy - "Baby Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie builds a machine that will allow him to remain smart forever, but it transforms him into what he should have always been -- an actual baby.


Monday, June 29

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Re-Rack" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin’s annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he’s become. But Calvin’s reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "We Were Beggars, Now We Are Choosers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Abishola gives her previous suitor, Chukwuemeka (Tony Tambi), a Nigerian pharmacist, a second chance, Uncle Tunde goes behind Auntie Olu’s back to warn Bob about the other man who’s courting his niece.


Tuesday, June 30

Modern Family - "Dead on a Rival" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mitchell learns a valuable life lesson when Murray (Paul Dooley), a former resident of the house, shows up unexpectedly. Meanwhile, the Dunphy’s old neighbor-turned-tech-titan, Kenneth (Josh Gad), comes to visit with a big surprise for Phil. Then, Manny’s dad, Javier (Benjamin Bratt), shows up with a big opportunity for his son.

Modern Family - "Spuds" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.

black-ish - "Feminisn't" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism.

mixed-ish - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the first-ever nationally recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Paul is speaking at the school assembly about his personal experiences with him. Johan and Santamonica think Paul is going to embarrass them; and being ashamed of her father had never occurred to Rainbow, so they decide to ditch. Meanwhile, Alicia thought she had convinced Harrison to take pro bono civil rights cases on MLK Day to honor him, but he plans to go golfing instead, so Denise steps in to help.


Wednesday, July 1

The Goldbergs - "Animal House" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barry decides to rush a fraternity, but it doesn’t quite work out as he expects. Meanwhile, Beverly and Murray find themselves getting closer to being empty nesters, which means more hobbies and activities for Beverly and more TV for Murray.

black-ish - "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack gets cut from the basketball team and it leads to a family discussion about him being short for his age. Dre is worried for his future, but Bow feels strongly that Jack will overcome his adversity and be stronger for it.

The Conners - "Mud Turtles, A Good Steak and One Man in a Tub" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky thinks that Jackie’s new friend Dawn (guest star Cheryl Hines), a restaurant supplier, is only cozying up to her to sell them things they can’t afford for the Lunch Box. Darlene is thrilled when Harris gets into Central Illinois State, but Harris might have found a better offer on her own. When Dan finds himself in an embarrassing situation nursing an injury, Louise (Katey Sagal) tries to help him out.

American Housewife - "The Minivan" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the Otto family ushers in a new era, Katie and Greg make the emotional decision to sell the family minivan. Meanwhile, Oliver suffers a setback that forces him to rethink how to accomplish his goals.

In The Cut - "Priors & Engagements" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenny plans to propose to Angelique, but her recent actions have him second guessing; when Mabel is approached by the local newspaper for a front-page feature, things go awry when they dig into her past.


Thursday, July 2

Young Sheldon - "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi’s" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Meemaw’s new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

The Unicorn - "If It Doesn't Spark Joy" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wade considers moving his relationship forward with Anna (Sarayu Blue) if his daughters approve of her after they all meet. Also, Delia, Grace and Natalie realize how priceless their memories are of Jill are as they prepare to sell some of her belongings at a garage sale.

Mom - "Audrey Hepburn and a Jalapeño Popper" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bonnie struggles to enjoy her perfect honeymoon with Adam, Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while they’re away.

Mom - "Pop Pop and a Puma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Adam clash over an incident at the bar, leaving Bonnie in a precarious situation. Also, Jill’s new boyfriend, Andy (Will Sasso), has trouble finding a way to impress her.


Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.


Saturday, July 4

none scheduled


Sunday, July 5

Last Man Standing - "The Big LeBaxter" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rev. Paul recruits Kyle and Mandy to the church bowling team, Mike is left with two unappealing options for Team Baxter; Vanessa anxiously awaits an endorsement from the Teacher's Association for her Assembly campaign.

Duncanville - "Wolf Mother" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Annie feels underappreciated on Mother's Day and adopts Duncan's friend, who seems to care more about her than her own kids; Jack tries to make amends by finding a rare flower for Annie.

The Simpsons - "Bart the Bad Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out -- and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers.

Bless the Harts - "Tying the Not" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to prove that she's not afraid of marriage, Jenny decides to take things to the next level with Wayne; Betty attempts to expose Crystalynn as a liar after seeing her claim to have encountered a strangler on a popular crime show.

Bob's Burgers - "Local She-ro" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While trying to show Tina what's great about their town, Linda ends up on the trail of a legendary local singer; Teddy turns to Bob for help in arguing with a sports radio host.

Family Guy - "Better Off Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meg is erroneously reported to have died in a car crash, she goes along with the story to start a new life elsewhere; the Griffins experience a life without Meg.

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