Monday, April 19, 2021

Starz Announces Courteney Cox Comedy; Fox Pulls The Moodys

Shining Vale

STARZ announced it has given an eight-episode series order for the horror comedy Shining Vale, starring Golden Globe(R) nominee Courteney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town), Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Greg Kinnear, Oscar(R) winner Mira Sorvino (Hollywood, The Expecting), Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies, The Resident), Gus Birney (Dickinson) and Dylan Gage (PEN15). Dearbhla Walsh (The Handmaid's Tale, "Traitors) directed and executive produced the pilot episode. The chilling half-hour comedy from Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error, Ground Floor) and Sharon Horgan (Divorce, Catastrophe) is the newest title from STARZ, which recently launched the #TakeTheLead initiative deepening the network's existing commitment to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.

Shining Vale is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed - turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Patricia "Pat" Phelps (Cox) is a former "wild child" who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women's empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn). Fast forward 17 years later, Pat is clean and sober but totally unfulfilled. She still hasn't written her second novel, she can't remember the last time she had sex with her husband (Kinnear), and her teenage kids are at that stage where they want you dead. She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: she had a torrid affair with the hot, young handyman who came over to fix the sink while Terry was at work. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, she and Terry cash in all their savings and move the family move from the "crazy" of the city to a large, old house in the suburbs that has a storied past of its own. Everyone has their demons, but for Pat Phelps, they may be real. Cox plays the lead role of Patricia "Pat" Phelps, with Kinnear playing her ever-optimistic husband, Terry Phelps, whose patience and self-control will be tested like never before. Sorvino plays Rosemary, who is either Pat's alter ego, a split personality, her id, her muse, or a demon trying to possess her. Dungey plays Kam, Pat's oldest friend and book editor. Gus Birney and Dylan Gage also star as Pat and Terry's teenage kids, Gaynor and Jake. Shining Vale will air on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform Starzplay across Europe, Latin America and Japan.


The Moodys

Fox will pull The Moodys from the lineup beginning Thursday, April 29. Name That Tune encores will now air at 8:00pm ET when Hell's Kitchen finishes, with Last Man Standing remaining at 9:00pm ET and comedic puppet series Let's Be Real now airing at 9:30pm ET (instead of the planned 8:30pm ET, following Family Guy encores at 8), replacing The Moodys on the schedule. The latest episode of The Moodys only delivered 1.1 million viewers on Thursday (April 15). Episode 5 airs this coming Thursday (April 22), but the remaining three episodes have been pulled, as of now. Starring and executive-produced by Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominees Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Elizabeth Perkins (Sharp Objects), The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional, family through their misadventures.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 19, 2021)

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 April 19-23, 2021, 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, April 19
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Hoops/Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Help Me Help You/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi talks about the final season of Younger on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (First Wives Club) - Michelle appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry and his wife Rebecca discuss their memoir detailing secrets of their marriage, Stronger Together, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica discusses her new Hallmark Channel movie Matchmaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 11am ET/PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed talks about Peacock's Rutherford Falls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Tuesday, April 20
  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, April 21
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Watch Ed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory/Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony gives the scoop on his animated children's show and his role in the upcoming film about I Love Lucy on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 22
  • Eric Andre (Man Seeking Woman/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Catch Eric on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)) - Sarah appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Parker Young (United States of Al/Enlisted/Suburgatory) and Adhir Kalyan (United States of Al/Rules of Engagement/Aliens in America) - Parker and Adhir are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney shares details about the "Just Say Vagina" campaign by Annovera on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia talks about Cruel Summer on People in 10 at 8am.
Friday, April 23
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Watch Anna on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Hoops/Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke talks about Hit Job on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tisha Campell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/My Wife and Kids/Martin) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tamron Hall celebrates the power of friendships with actresses and childhood friends Tisha Campell and Tichina Arnold, who co-starred in the classic sitcom Martin and are now working on a new talk show, so check your local lisitngs.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Eat Wheaties! on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 18

The Simpsons - "Diary Queen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

Bless the Harts - "Hoot 'N Haw" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne finds out he owns extra land, his family unexpectedly moves in on his property; Violet searches for Wayne's "Uncle Tommy" after he goes missing.

The Simpsons - "Panic on the Streets of Springfield" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa gets a new imaginary friend -- a depressed British singer from the 1980s; Homer becomes a truck guy.

The Great North - "Tusk in the Wind Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef and Wolf meet their hero, legendary mountain man Tusk Johnson; Judy and the rest of the Tobin clan become addicted to '80s prime-time soap "Dynasty."

Bob's Burgers - "Some Kind of Fender Benderful" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bob gets into a four-car fender bender right outside the restaurant, he realizes finding out who is at fault will not be as simple as he had thought.

Family Guy - "Young Parent Trap" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lois and Peter are mistaken for young parents by another couple at Stewie's school and are invited to live in a millennial apartment complex, leaving Meg and Chris home alone.


Monday, April 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Hero" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave earns Calvin’s respect when he thwarts a robbery at the barbershop, until the recognition goes to his head and he starts exaggerating the truth. Also, Marty invites an anxious Gemma to give his new stress-busting hobby a try.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Tough Old Bird" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob and Abishola try to help a sad and volatile Kemi who, after being dumped by Chukwuemeka, struggles with the possibility that her happiest days might be behind her.

Breeders - "No Choice" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ally is under huge pressure, but no one seems to want to listen to her; Jim and Jackie are excited about a possible move to the coast and, much to Paul's surprise, so is he.


Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.


Wednesday, April 21

The Goldbergs - "The Dating Game" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Trying to move on from their breakup, Erica goes on a date with a guy from the coffee shop while Geoff ends up on an episode of “The Dating Game,” which winds up making things even more difficult for them both. Meanwhile, Beverly is thrilled to learn that Murray has spontaneously purchased a shore house until she realizes it’s not quite the luxury home she imagined.

Home Economics - "Bounce House Rental, $250" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Connor invites all the cousins over for an epic sleepover to cheer up his daughter, Gretchen. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to prove he can be a fun uncle too.

The Conners - "Cheating, Revelations and a Box of Doll Heads" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mark is stressed and exhausted from studying for an important entrance exam so Darlene steps in to help, but her plan backfires.

Call Your Mother - "Save the Date" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Danny’s divorce is finalized, he asks Jean to go out on an official first date with him, but things go awry on the date once Jean realizes it’s the same day as another special day in her life. Meanwhile, Freddie and Jackie fight over who should get to keep Jean’s old engagement ring.


Thursday, April 22

Young Sheldon - "A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)

United States of Al - "Spinach/Sabzi" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al is exasperated by Riley’s parenting style with Hazel, so he attempts to teach Hazel to be more deferential to her elders. Also, Riley contemplates taking over the family business for his father, Art.

Mom - "Vinyl Flooring and a Cartoon Bear" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy’s friendship is tested when they take on a big project together. Also, the women worry about a fracture in their tight-knit group.

B Positive - "Miss Diagnosis" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)

Last Man Standing - "Parent-normal Activity" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After her granddaughter starts misbehaving, Vanessa gives Mandy a valuable parenting lesson; Mike is challenged to find a meaningful gift for his business anniversary with Ed.

The Moodys - "Episode 205" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Sean Sr. struggles with back pain, so Bridget's old friend comes around to help; Ann becomes suspicious about Dan's love life; Marco and Sean Jr.'s business is growing.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Cave Cockroaches" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Genevieve decides to put herself out there and she gets an unexpected result; Drea works on her heart chakra; Nicholas discovers the meaning of unconditional love.


Friday, April 23

none scheduled


Saturday, April 24

none scheduled


Sunday, April 25

The Simpsons - "Wad Goals" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart becomes a successful caddy, but Marge worries it is ruining his character.

Bless the Harts - "The Last Supper" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a chain restaurant called Lord Lobster moves into a new location right off the highway, Greenpoint and the Last Supper fear they are in danger of financial ruin.

The Simpsons - "Yokel Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus becomes a singing sensation; Homer becomes a new man; Cletus turns against his fans.

The Great North - "Romantic Meat-Based Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Worried that she's inherited Beef's fear of romance, Judy forces her dad to get back out there by attending a meat auction and singles mixer in hopes of bringing home a new love.

Bob's Burgers - "Romancing the Beef" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise convinces her parents to cash in on the lucrative Valentine's Day dinner business, even though it means putting Bob and Linda's own Valentine's Day plans on hold; Tina attends Tammy's Anti-Valentine's Day party.

Family Guy - "Wild Wild West" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois and Peter are divided by differing views on who the next mayor of Quahog should be; upset at Lois' first choice, Peter seeks out the late Mayor Adam West's cousin, Wild Wild West.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 17, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Will Sasso Joins HBO Max Sitcom Pilot; Home Economics Off to Solid Start

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It hasn't been a busy week, but we're hearing about casting for an HBO Max comedy, the death of an classic TV actor, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Will Sasso and Tim Chiou have joined the cast of the HBO Max multi camera comedy, OK Boomer. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC's Home Economics appears to be a ratings success so far. (Deadline)
  • Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on The Addams Family, has died at age 84. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • More primetime Price is Right is coming, complete with some celebrity guests. (Deadline)
  • NBC is preparing to rollout their newest game show this summer, Capital One College Bowl. (SitcomsOnline)


WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 17 - APRIL 23) 

Younger

  • The Beverly Hillbillies is this weekend's binge on Decades.
  • Season 18 of American Dad debuts Monday on TBS.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Fri-Yay: Home Economics Is a Solid Addition to ABC’s Comedy Block; Mr Inbetween Season 3 Premiere Date Set

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!

Home Economics

by Vincent

ABC's Home Economics had a pretty quiet debut. It premiered in April, typically a time when networks aren't debuting their most promising shows but their spring replacements (although plenty of these replacements have gone on to become big hits). The promos also didn't make it look like anything special. But while Home Economics isn't re-inventing the wheel, it's a solid show and one of the better offerings of this overall uninspiring season of network comedy.

Home Economics boasts a really talented cast, including That '70s Show's Topher Grace, SNL alum Sasheer Zamata, and YouTube favorite Jimmy Tatro (along with HTGAWM's Karla Souza and the best thing about Bluff City Law, Caitlin McGee). The shows premise isn't all that original, but the chemistry between the cast and the light, playful manner of the jokes make it a really pleasant watch. The show premiered to decent ratings and reviews, and although it isn't lighting the world on fire, I hope ABC seems the potential and gives it what it couldn't give the similarly promising Single Parents - some support. After all, ABC's comedy brand is being held up by shows like The Goldbergs, black-ish, and The Conners, all of which are aging and losing the popularity they once had. Maybe it's time to let a promising newbie take the lead.


Mr Inbetween

FX set the premiere date for the third season of Mr Inbetween, the half-hour series created by, written and starring Scott Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton. The nine-episode third season, which will be the series' final season, will premiere on Tuesday, May 25 at 10pm ET/PT on FX and be available to stream the following day on FX on Hulu. The premiere will include the first two episodes, with one new episode airing each subsequent week. Juggling parental responsibilities, complicated relationships, a viciously smart pre-teen daughter and an aging parent while earning a living would be difficult for anyone, but it's particularly tricky when you're a criminal for hire. Ray Shoesmith (Scott Ryan) 'takes care of people' - collecting debts, relieving them of drugs and guns, and often taking care of them on a more permanent basis. Ray demands respect and does not tolerate others disregarding his very clear code of ethics. As Ray's increasingly volatile work collides with his imploding personal life, he finds himself struggling to stay atop the complex web he has woven.

In season three of Mr Inbetween, Ray's world has contracted. Family life looks a little different as he quietly mourns the loss of Bruce, while figuring out how to care for his aging father, Bill (Kenny Graham). As Brittany (Chika Yasumura) grows into a young woman, she draws further away from Ray and comes closer to discovering the truth about who he really is. Things seem good with Gary (Justin Rosniak) and Dave (Matt Nable), however since severing ties with former boss and confidant Freddy (Damon Herriman), Ray is working freelance and feeling a sense of isolation. With business booming, a new connection with criminal kingpin Rafael (Jeremy Sims) intensifies Ray's struggle and when sparks fly with new colleague Zoe (Emily Barclay), an unexpected tragedy makes Ray question both his career trajectory and his ethics. Fellow underworld figures dub Ray 'The Magician' for his uncanny ability to make things disappear. As his family crumbles, emotions rage and violence escalates, the blood on his hands may finally cause the magic wand to slip.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Aidy Bryant Comedy Shrill's Final Season; ABC's Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days

Shrill

Hulu's Shrill trailer and key art has arrived, ready or not! The final season premieres Friday, May 7, only on Hulu. Season three of Shrill finds Annie (Aidy Bryant) energized by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan and her newfound momentum at work. Annie feels like everything is finally falling into place for her, but does she actually know how to get what she wants? The series stars Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Ian Owens, John Cameron Mitchell, E.R. Fightmaster and Patti Harrison. The series is executive produced by Ali Rushfield, who also serves as showrunner, Aidy Bryant, Lindy West, Rob Klein, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Broadway Video, and Brownstone Productions. Warner Bros. Television serves as the international distributor.




Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days

The first lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Oliver and Rosie Perez join the incredible lineup of special guests for the two-hour documentary Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days, a special produced by TIME Studios airing Monday, April 26 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC. Stevie Wonder, known for his iconic performances of "123 Sesame Street" and "Superstition" on the beloved series, will perform his re-imagined version of Sesame Street classic "Sunny Days" for the documentary. The special can be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The documentary, which highlights the more than 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop, will also include never-before-seen footage of an episode produced in 1992 focusing on the topic of divorce and around the experience of Mr. Snuffleupagus and his family. The special will examine the decision to ultimately not air the episode, marking the only time in the show's history such a decision was made. Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days reflects upon the efforts that have earned Sesame Street unparalleled respect and qualification around the globe, including addressing their responsibility to social issues that have historically been seen as taboo such as racial injustice. This special, as originally announced by ABC in March, also chronicles the creation and introduction of a Black family of Sesame Street Muppets, Wes and Elijah Walker, a father-and-son duo who are at the heart of Sesame Workshop's new racial justice initiative Coming Together. Previously announced special guests include W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Superstore Star Lauren Ash Signs Development Deal with NBCUniversal; Jenna Dewan Joins New CBS Dance Series

Lauren Ash

NBCUniversal has entered into an overall talent and development deal with Lauren Ash, co-star of critically acclaimed NBC comedy Superstore, which recently completed its sixth and final season. Under the terms of the deal, Ash will collaborate exclusively with NBCU Television and Streaming to find projects on the company's entertainment platforms, which include NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock. The agreement includes a commitment with Universal Television for Ash to write a half hour comedy pilot. Ash starred as Dina in the hit comedy Superstore for six seasons on NBC. She also voiced Scorpia on the Netflix original animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power for its five seasons. Last October, she launched a podcast called True Crime and Cocktails with her cousin Christy Oxborrow, which was named the best true-crime podcast of 2020 by Women's Health magazine. Ash previously co-starred with Rebel Wilson on ABC's Super Fun Night, which won the People's Choice Award for Best New Comedy Series and she played one of the Hortenses on Comedy Central's Another Period.


Jenna Dewan

Dancer, actress, author and producer Jenna Dewan (World of Dance, The Resident, Witches of East End) will join the judges panel for Come Dance with Me, the new CBS family dance competition show. From executive producers LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell, the series features exceptionally talented young dancers from across the country who invite one inspirational, and untrained, family member or other adult who has supported their dance dreams, to become their dance partner for a chance to strut their stuff for a grand prize. Additional cast information and show details will be announced in the coming months. The series is produced by CBS Studios and 3 Ball Productions.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NBC Schedules Peyton Manning Game Show; Apple TV+ Comedy Mythic Quest Returns in May

Capital One College Bowl

NBC is set to reignite some of the nation’s greatest college and university rivalries in the ultimate battle of brains in the new summer series Capital One College Bowl, premiering after the conclusion of this season's New Amsterdam, and airing after AGT starting on Tuesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT through September 7 (preempted during Olympics). It will also encore on select Sundays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning serving as sidekick, the series challenges college students out of the classroom and puts their knowledge to the test as they compete for academic scholarships. From Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Village Roadshow Television, the series is a reboot of the classic Emmy and Peabody Award-winning College Bowl that previously aired on NBC in the U.S., and for decades has been part of campus life at colleges and universities around the world.

In each episode of Capital One College Bowl, teams of three representing some of the nation’s top schools will battle it out in a bracketed tournament over four rounds. Teams must work together to answer questions on a wide variety of subjects. The top two schools advance to the final where they compete head-to-head for the Capital One College Bowl trophy and a scholarship to put toward their education. Participating schools include University of Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Ole Miss, Morehouse College, University of Tennessee, University of Southern California, UCLA, University of Virginia and Xavier of Louisiana.


Mythic Quest

Apple TV+ released the global trailer for the sophomore season of Mythic Quest, the critically hailed Apple Original workplace comedy series from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz. The first two episodes of the nine-episode second season will premiere globally on Friday, May 7 exclusively on Apple TV+, with new episodes premiering weekly, every Friday thereafter. The new trailer is unveiled ahead of the premiere of "Everlight," a special standalone episode from season one of Mythic Quest that will make its global debut this Friday, April 16 on Apple TV+. The award-winning ensemble cast of Mythic Quest is set to return for season two, and will be joined by new guest stars including multi-platinum artist Snoop Dogg, Drunk History creator, comedian, actor Derek Waters, and more.

Mythic Quest follows the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. Season two finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven's Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (Rob McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game's direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi). The second season will also feature ensemble cast members Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee and Jonathan Wiggs.

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Price Is Right at Night Welcomes Two Funny Celebs; Peacock Comedy Girls5eva Premieres May 6

The Price Is Right at Night - Lilly Singh and Tiffany Haddish

CBS' daytime game show The Price Is Right, hosted by Drew Carey, returns to primetime this spring on the CBS Television Network when The Price Is Right at Night welcomes Tiffany Haddish and Lilly Singh to "come on down" and play alongside contestants for charity. On Wednesday, April 21, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) late night talk show host Lilly Singh will play for "Room to Read," the non-profit helping millions of kids in low-income communities become independent readers and supporting girls to complete school with the skills and confidence to follow their dreams. Lilly and contestants will have the opportunity to play fan favorite games, including Cliff Hangers, for amazing prizes such as trip to St. Lucia and a Mercedes. Plus, she will present one lucky contestant with a special themed showcase. On Wednesday, April 28, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award-winning actress, comedian and host of Kids Say the Darndest Things Tiffany Haddish will play for the "She Ready Foundation" which supports foster youth. Tiffany and contestants will test their knowledge of prices for amazing prizes including cash, trips and cars. Plus, one lucky contestant will have the opportunity to win a Tesla in a special themed showcase presented by Tiffany. As previously announced, Kids Say the Darndest Things premieres Wednesday, May 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


Girls5eva

Peacock Original comedy Girls5eva will premiere Thursday, May 6. All eight episodes will drop at once on Peacock. When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90's gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5eva? The series stars Grammy(R) Award-winner and Tony(R) and Emmy(R) Award-nominated singer Sara Bareilles, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry, Emmy(R) winning Saturday Night Live mainstay and comedy icon Paula Pell, and New York Times Best-Selling author, actor, activist, writer and host Busy Philipps. Meredith Scardino serves as creator and executive producer for the series. Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey (Little Stranger, Inc.), Robert Carlock (Bevel Gears), David Miner (3 Arts Entertainment), Eric Gurian (Little Stranger) also serve as executive producers. Girls5eva is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 12, 2021)

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 April 12-16, 2021, 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, April 12
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Watch Rainn on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Dylan McDermott (No Activity/LA to Vegas) - Dylan talks about Law & Order: Organized Crime on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie and Corinne Foxx talk about Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Justine Bateman (Family Ties) - Justine talks about Face: One Square Foot of Skin on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 13
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Denis Leary (The Moodys/Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) - Maitreyi appears on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Talia Jackson (Family Reunion) and Tia Mowry (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Talia and Tia are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Pefect Couples) - Olivia will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi discusses her documentary series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Better with You/Reba) - JoAnna appears on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 11am ET/PT.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about Younger on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Reed Between the Lines/Listen Up!/Malcolm & Eddie/The Cosby Show) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, April 14
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Terry on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-Americna Girl) - Margaret will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dylan McDermott (No Activity/LA to Vegas) - Dylan appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jonh Corbett (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/United States of Tara) - John talks about Rebel on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason will be on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emma Kenney (The Conners/Roseanne) - Emma talks about Shameless on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole talks about Netflix's Nailed It and TBS' Wipeout on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 15
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Catch Tig on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings) and on People in 10 at 10am.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (The Moodys/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Weeds) - Elizabeth will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about hosting Weakest Link on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about Audible's Stronger Together on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, April 16
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Watch Eddie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Where I Love) - Lorraine appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Resident on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Real, so check your loca listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya talks about Netflix's The Mitchells vs. The Machines and hosting Saturday Night Live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 11

The Simpsons - "The Road to Cincinnati" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention.

Bless the Harts - "Hot Tub-tation" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne gifts Jenny a hot tub for their anniversary, it proves to be more trouble than it's worth; after getting banned from her favorite department store, Betty disguises herself in order to attend a sale.

The Simpsons - "Burger Kings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mr. Burns gets into the plant-based burger business.

The Great North - "Keep Beef-lievin' Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Moon begins to doubt the existence of Bigfoot, Beef enlists the family's help to get him believing again; Honeybee gets a surprise visitor from Fresno.

Bob's Burgers - "Fingers-loose" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina faces a hall-monitor crisis when she falls in love with a new underground trend; Bob and Linda try to come up with a way for Teddy to sneak food into a movie theater.

Family Guy - "Who's Brian Now?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brian has a microchip that reveals he had a family before the Griffins; he discovers his original family is rich, and he struggles to enjoy his life with the Griffins as much as he once did.


Monday, April 12

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Art Class" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Tina and Gemma get more than they bargained for in a revealing art class, Calvin can’t hide his jealousy and takes drastic action. Also, Dave, Marty and Malcolm team up to crack the case of an unfinished mystery novel.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Big African Bassoon" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Gloria goes on vacation, Abishola takes charge of the nursing staff, but quickly falls short as the job requires “people skills.” Also, with Abishola extra busy at the hospital, the Wheelers try to cope with her temporary absence.

Breeders - "No Baby" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As Ally contemplates her pregnancy, a new piece of information blows her world apart; a worried Ava tries to help her mom, while Luke regrets lying.


Tuesday, April 13

Young Rock - "My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Pennsylvania, 1987: When Karen asks to come over to Dwayne's house for dinner, he panics because he's been lying to her about being rich; in 2032, candidate Johnson tackles an emerging public relations crisis.

Kenan - "Wednesday's Gal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mika is determined to use the show's annual "Wednesday's Gal" wedding segment to generate desperately needed advertising revenue for the station; with love in the air, Kenan contemplates his romantic future.

Chad - "Sword" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Chad receives a special gift from his estranged father, but when he uses it to gain social capital at school, his plans go awry.


Wednesday, April 14

The Goldbergs - "Who's Afraid of Bree Bea?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After realizing there may be trouble in lovers’ paradise for Erica and Geoff, Beverly involves herself in their relationship as well as Barry and Joanne’s to make sure everyone stays together. Meanwhile, Adam and Brea are cast opposite of each other in the school play, but their excitement for one another’s success grows dim when one starts to outshine the other onstage.

Home Economics - "Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom’s help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.

The Conners - "Regrets, Rehabs and Realtors" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dan encounters a surprise visitor who shares some unsolicited advice, leaving him feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Darlene welcomes a new employee to Wellman Plastics.

Call Your Mother - "The Prime of Miss Jean Raines" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Before Sharon leaves town, she and Jean decide to plan a trip to Vegas. Meanwhile, Celia and Freddie have a serious conversation about whether or not they want kids.

United States of Al - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marine veteran Riley, home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir, who goes by Al, the interpreter with his unit, after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.

United States of Al - "Repair/Tarmim" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa. Also, Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiancé’s dog tags.


Thursday, April 15

Young Sheldon - "Mitch’s Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the IRS accuses Sheldon of making a mistake, he’ll stop at nothing to prove them wrong. Also, Dale is forced to get a colonoscopy and tries to convince Meemaw to join him.

United States of Al - "Shorts/Neykar" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al becomes flustered when he goes to the DMV to take his driver’s license test and the female instructor is wearing shorts, something he is unaccustomed to seeing.

Mom - "Endorphins and a Toasty Tushy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie struggles with her own self-worth after Tammy finds success. Also, Jill’s new hobby leads to an unexpected revelation.

B Positive - "Love Life Support" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina sabotages her relationship with Eli after he invites her to a wedding in Las Vegas.

Last Man Standing - "Buttefly Effect" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Vanessa help Mandy and Kyle with their estate planning but are disappointed with whom they plan to appoint as Sarah's legal guardian; Jen begins working at OutdoorMan and takes advice from Chuck a tad too seriously.

The Moodys - "Episode 204" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Sean Sr. copes with ill feelings after being benched on his hockey team right before the South Side Championship game; Ann has her first session as a psychologist; Sean and Marco deal with their first business failure.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Emperor Scorpion" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The family burns letters to Dad on the anniversary of his death; Alex tries his best to help Nicholas express his feelings.


Friday, April 16

none scheduled


Saturday, April 17

Side Hustle - "Make-a-Butt" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After being hired at Make-A-Mutt and discovering that the store is in trouble, the kids work together to save the business and keep the magic alive.


Sunday, April 18

The Simpsons - "Diary Queen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

Bless the Harts - "Hoot 'N Haw" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne finds out he owns extra land, his family unexpectedly moves in on his property; Violet searches for Wayne's "Uncle Tommy" after he goes missing.

The Simpsons - "Panic on the Streets of Springfield" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa gets a new imaginary friend -- a depressed British singer from the 1980s; Homer becomes a truck guy.

The Great North - "Tusk in the Wind Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef and Wolf meet their hero, legendary mountain man Tusk Johnson; Judy and the rest of the Tobin clan become addicted to '80s prime-time soap "Dynasty."

Bob's Burgers - "Some Kind of Fender Benderful" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bob gets into a four-car fender bender right outside the restaurant, he realizes finding out who is at fault will not be as simple as he had thought.

Family Guy - "Young Parent Trap" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lois and Peter are mistaken for young parents by another couple at Stewie's school and are invited to live in a millennial apartment complex, leaving Meg and Chris home alone.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 10, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Nash Bridges Reprisal in the Works?; Season Finale Dates Set for Last Man Standing and MacGyver

 Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are hearing about some final episodes of long running series, a reprisal of Nash Bridges, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Don Johnson says that a Nash Bridges with the original cast is coming. (Deadline)
  • Fox has set May 20 as the airdate for the finale of Last Man Standing. (TV Insider)
  • MacGyver is coming to an end with the fifth season finale. (TVLine)
  • Anne Beatts, who was a staff writer on Saturday Night Live in the first few seasons and later created Square Pegs, has died. (NBC News)
  • Gloria Henry, known for playing the role of Alice Mitchell on Dennis the Menace, has died. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Jack Hanna, the celebrity zookeeper who has appeared on talk shows since Johnny Carson was the big one, is retiring from public life due to a medical diagnosis. (People)
  • Summer schedules are out for ABC and Fox. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 10 - APRIL 16) 

Younger

  • Shameless comes to an end after 11 seasons on Showtime on Sunday.
  • Decades has a Police Story binge this weekend.
  • The final season of Younger debuts Thursday on Paramount+.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Fri-Yay: Fox Cancels Bless the Harts, Leaving Questions About Animated Block; Variety and Lifetime Presents Power of Women Comedians

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!

Bless the Harts

by Vincent

It's not May just yet, but we're already getting some renewals and cancelations as networks begin looking towards the 2021-2022 TV season. And the most recent cancelation was Bless the Harts, the sophomore Fox comedy series that has been occupying the much-maligned 7:30 slot this spring. Bless the Harts was a so-so ratings performer last year but won a second season renewal as it managed to maintain a decent enough audience, and Fox is likely looking for possible future animated anchors in the case that long-running The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers decide to end their run. Fox's Animated block is still a valuable piece of network TV real estate, drawing decent young male viewership and being very popular in cable syndication.

Still, it seems Bless the Harts will not be part of that block any longer. While the series never quite became what I'd call "great," it was enjoyable enough with some flashes of promise. Fox seems to be much more confident in The Great North, a freshman comedy series from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard. Bouchard now produces two of Fox's animated sitcoms, and perhaps Fox is trying to turn him into what Seth MacFarlane was for the network back in the 2000s and early 2010s, when he had Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show all in the animated block. It's too bad Bless the Harts couldn't stick around longer and pave the way of the animated block's future, but it'll be interesting to see if there's any more shifts in one of the last reliable blocks of network comedy left on TV.


Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians

Variety and Lifetime announced the one-hour special Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians which will premiere on Monday, May 10 at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime. The special will be timed to Variety's Power of Women issue, which hits newsstands on Wednesday, May 5. The honorees will all appear on the cover of the issue. Additional content from the special will air on Variety.com and social media channels. The special will honor the comedic impact of Emmy nominated Writer, Actor and Producer Mindy Kaling, Multiple Emmy Award-Winning Actor and Saturday Night Live legend Maya Rudolph, Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-Winning Actor and Producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, SAG Award-Winning and Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Actor Sofía Vergara, BAFTA Award-Winning Actor, Writer, Director and Producer Michaela Coel, and Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live Actor Kate McKinnon. Each honoree will be interviewed by a close family member or friend - including Aidy Bryant, Bowen Yang, Nastasha Lyonne, Luis Balaguer, and Charlie Hall.

Previous Power of Women honorees include Cate Blanchett, Patti LuPone, Janelle Monae, Brie Larson, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Aniston, Laverne Cox, Jennifer Garner, Tiffany Haddish, Gigi Hadid, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nicole Kidman, Blake Lively, Helen Mirren and Natalie Portman, among others.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

ABC Summer 2021 Schedule; Fox Summer 2021 Schedule

ABC Summer 2021

ABC has announced its kick off a summer full of fun, thrills and romance with the lineup of star-studded unscripted programming. Three new series make their debut alongside 11 of the most popular and well-known titles on television. It all begins with the Luke Wilson-hosted Emergency Call, that dials in new episodes beginning Friday, June 4 at 8pm. Summer Sunday nights are synonymous with game shows, as ABC welcomes Celebrity Family Feud, The Chase and To Tell the Truth back on Sunday, June 6 from 8pm-11pm. These shows dominated 2020 ratings: During summer 2020, Celebrity Family Feud ranked as the No. 1 program in the Sunday 8 p.m. hour in Total Viewers; this past winter, The Chase ranked as the No. 1 program in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49; and this season To Tell the Truth grew by 22% in Total Viewers to deliver its most-watched season since its debut in 2016.

Katie Thurston makes her entrance as The Bachelorette on Monday, June 7 from 8-10pm. This season, The Bachelorette is the No. 1 show on television among Women 18-34, and ranks among the season's Top 10 highest-rated entertainment shows in Adults 18-49. On Wednesday, June 9, ABC is doubling down on game shows with new episodes of Press Your Luck, The $100,000 Pyramid and Card Sharks from 8-11pm. The brand-new The Celebrity Dating Game, hosted by Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton, makes its "Summer Fun & Games" debut on Monday, June 14 at 10pm after The Bachelorette. Thursday nights will feature hilarity and hijinks with the premieres of brand-new comedic show When Nature Calls (working title), returning fan-favorite Holey Moley and newest mystery trivia show The Hustler on Thursday, June 17 from 8-11pm. Last year, Holey Moley was the No. 1 most co-viewed summer series on the broadcast networks. Later in the summer, Bachelor in Paradise makes its long-awaited return on Monday, Aug. 16 at 10pm. Postponed last season due to the pandemic, the series brings back sizzling summer nights for the first time in two years. Then, the all-new competition series The Ultimate Surfer makes its network debut at 10pm. ABC has not announced scheduling for Tuesday and Saturay nights, which will both likely be mix of encores. Stay tuned for more details.


Lego Masters, Mental Samurai and Beat Shazam

More summer schedule news! Fox has also announced most of its summer plans. Fox keeps things cooking this summer with four nights of original entertainment programming, announcing summer premiere dates for Mental Samurai (Tuesday, May 25), Crime Scene Kitchen (Wednesday, May 26), Hell's Kitchen: Young Guns (Monday, May 31), Lego(R) Masters (Tuesday, June 1), MasterChef: Legends (Wednesday, June 2) and Beat Shazam (Thursday, June 3). The series join the lineup alongside the previously announced series premiere of animated comedy Housebroken and the second season time-period premiere of Duncanville (Monday, May 31). Also, a modern take on the classic drama Fantasy Island will premiere this August. Additional details to be announced.

Mental Samurai, hosted by Rob Lowe (9-1-1: Lone Star), will have a special two-hour Season Two premiere on Tuesday, May 25 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, before making its time-period premiere on Tuesday, June 1 from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. As previously announced, Crime Scene Kitchen, an all-new baking competition series with a unique twist, premieres Wednesday, May 26 from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT following The Masked Singer finale. Hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, Crime Scene Kitchen is a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made, when all that's left are the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues. They must then recreate the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert - and how good it tastes! On Monday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), hit culinary competition Hell's Kitchen returns for its landmark 20th season, Hell's Kitchen: Young Guns, as Chef Gordon Ramsay is back in Las Vegas, home to five of Ramsay's restaurants, including the world's first Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, 18 aspiring chefs from across the country and all aged 23 years old or younger at the start of the competition will challenge Lady Luck in the hopes of winning big.

As previously announced, Animation Domination expands to Mondays, beginning Monday, May 31, with the series premiere of animated comedy Housebroken (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), featuring the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Tony Hale, Will Forte, Sam Richardson and Clea DuVall, and the Season Two time-period premiere of animated comedy Duncanvile (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Ty Burrell, Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa. The Season Two premiere of Duncanvile returns with a special two-episode debut on Sunday, May 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by actor and producer Will Arnett, Season Two of Lego(R) Masters premieres Tuesday, June 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), bringing imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. MasterChef enters its 11th season on Wednesday, June 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) with MasterChef: Legends, featuring award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who have invited the most respected, iconic culinary legends, including Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton and Morimoto to raise the "steaks" of the competition for the most intense season in MasterChef history. Beat Shazam, hosted by award-winning actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx, will have its fourth season premiere on Thursday, June 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). This August, Fox travels to Fantasy Island, with an all-new version of the classic show. From Liz Craft and Sarah Fain (The 100, The Shield, Lie to Me), Fantasy Island takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Delving into the "what if" questions -- both big and small -- that keep us awake at night, each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island. Additional schedule details to be announced.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

MeTV Spring 2021 with The Addams Family and The Pink Panther; Fox Orders More Duncanville, While ABC Goes Into the Wild with Comedy

The Addams Family

The MeTV Network is adding two classics this May, 2021. The Addams Family will air weeknights at 6:00pm starting Monday, May 3, replacing The Flintstones weekday airing. Not to worry, The Flintstones still airs Sunday mornings from 10am-11:30am, followed by The Jetsons at 11:30am. The other addition to the lineup is the animated classic The Pink Panther Show airing Saturdays at 7:30am during the Saturday morning animation lineup following Popeye stating Saturday, May 15. MeTV is calling it "Pink Panther's Party," while they call Popeye, "Popeye and Pals." Back to The Addams Family, it also was previously seen on ThisTV then later on Antenna TV. No other schedule changes are being made in May. View the full MeTV Spring lineup.


Duncanville

In advance of its second season premiere, Fox has renewed the animated hit comedy Duncanville, for a third season. From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully, Duncanville follows a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Meanwhile, second season animated comedy Bless the Harts has been canceled. The Season Two premiere of Duncanville returns with a special two-episode debut on Sunday, May 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), after which the series moves into its Monday time period, following the debut of the all-new animated comedy Housebroken, on May 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

In the series, Duncan (Poehler) can see adulthood on the horizon: money, freedom, cars, girls... but the reality is more like: always being broke, driving with your mom sitting shotgun and babysitting your little sister. He's not exceptional, but he has a wild imagination in which he's never anything less than amazing. Poehler also voices Duncan's mother, Annie, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell voices Duncan's father, Jack. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome as Duncan's 12-year-old sister Kimberly; Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Rashida Jones as Mia, Duncan's on-again, off-again crush; Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Wiz Khalifa as Mr. Mitch, the universally loved teacher/guidance counselor, occasional gym coach and school nurse; Joy Osmanski who voices Jing, Duncan's six-year-old sister; and Betsy Sodaro, Yassir Lester and Zach Cherry as his friends Bex, Yangzi and Wolf, respectively.

When Nature Calls

ABC has Announced the pickup of new unscripted comedy series When Nature Calls (wt) based on BBC Studios comedy format. When Nature Calls (wt) is a laugh-out-loud, one-hour unscripted comedy series which looks at the lighter side of the natural world. Based on a BBC Studios comedy format, the show will surprise and delight viewers with what comes out of the mouths of majestic beasts, teeny-tiny frogs, beatboxing badgers and more within captivating, beautiful footage from all over the world. This new perspective on absurd animal antics is easy on the eyes and hilarious to the ears. When Nature Calls (wt) is produced for ABC by BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm. Ryan O'Dowd is the executive producer for BBC Studios; K.P. Anderson is also executive producing. Premiere date and additional information about the series to be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

HBO Max Announces Minx, Set in the 1970s; Remembering Gloria Henry of Dennis the Menace

Minx - Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson

HBO Max has ordered ten episodes of the half-hour comedy Minx from Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate Television. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the series centers around an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. Minx stars Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Elementary) and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Stumptown), who was previously announced as a guest star. Other series regulars include Idara Victor (Shameless, Turn), Jessica Lowe (Wrecked, Tacoma PD, Blended), Lennon Parham (Bless this Mess," Playing House, Veep), Michael Angarano (Emmy®-nominated for This Is Us, I'm Dying Up Here, The Knick) and Oscar Montoya (Reno 911, Bless the Harts, host of Spanish Aquí Presents podcast). Showrunner Ellen Rapoport executive produces the series alongside Paul Feig and Dan Magnante for Feigco Entertainment. Rachel Lee Goldenberg directed and executive produced the pilot. Lionsgate Television is the studio. Feigco and Lionsgate Television previously partnered with HBO Max on Love Life, which was renewed for a second season. Lionsgate is also producing Santa Inc. and Julia for HBO Max.


Gloria Henry

Actress Gloria Henry, who starred as Alice Mitchell on Dennis the Menace, has died. She died on April 3, the day after her 98th birthday, at her home in Los Angeles, California.

Henry starred as Michele "Mike" Malone on the 1954-1955 syndicated crime drama The Files of Jeffrey Jones. Jeffrey Jones (Don Haggerty) was a New York City private investigator working his way through law school. Michele "Mike" Malone was an impulsive newspaper reporter who often had to be rescued by Jones while she was trying to help with his investigations.

Dennis the Menace

She starred as Alice Mitchell on the 1959-1963 CBS sitcom Dennis the Menace. Alice Mitchell was the mother of Dennis (Jay North) and the wife of Henry Mitchell (Herbert Anderson). The series ran for four seasons and 146 episodes. The cast included Joseph Kearns (1959-1962), Sylvia Field (1959-1962), Jeannie Russell, Gil Smith (1959-1960), Irene Tedrow, Billy Booth, Gale Gordon (1962-1963), Sara Seegar (1962-1963), Willard Waterman, Mary Wickes (1959-1962), Kathleen Mulqueen (1961), George Cisar (1960-1963) and Robert John Pittman (1961-1963).

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included My Little Margie, The Abbott and Costello Show, Father Knows Best, The Life of Riley, Hazel, The Farmer's Daughter, The Brady Brides, Newhart, Silver Spoons, Easy Street, Mr. Belvedere and Doogie Howser, M.D.. Her final television credit was as Mary-Elizabeth Clinch on the 2012 Parks and Recreation episode "Campaign Shake-Up."

Her drama guest appearances included Fireside Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, TV Reader's Digest, Navy Log, Perry Mason, The Walter Winchell File, Tales of Wells Fargo, Broken Arrow, Rescue 8, Alcoa Theatre, The Thin Man, Bare Essence, Simon & Simon, Our House, Dragnet (1989), Dallas and Sisters. Some of her film credits included Sport of the Kings (1947), Keeper of the Bees (1947), The Strawberry Roan (1948), Triple Threat (1948), Racing Luck (1948), Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949), Riders in the Sky (1949), Kill the Umpire (1950) and Rancho Notorious (1952). Her final film credit was as Mrs. Porter in Her Minor Thing (2005).

Ms. Henry was wonderful on Dennis the Menace. Alice Mitchell was an iconic and beloved TV mother. It's unfortunate Henry's career slowed down after Dennis the Menace and she became typecast in mother roles. She will be deeply missed.

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Monday, April 05, 2021

Head of the Class Reboot Cast and Info; Tia Mowry Expands with New Cookbook

HBO Max

HBO Max has given a 10-episode series order to the new Max Original Head of the Class, from executive producer Bill Lawrence and executive producers/writers Amy Pocha & Seth Cohen. Production on the first season of the half-hour multicamera comedy from Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions is slated to begin in summer 2021 in Los Angeles. Head of the Class revolves around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge - a teacher, Alicia Adams (Isabella Gomez - One Day at a Time), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life. Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time, Matador), Jorge Diaz (The Long Road Home, East Los High), Jolie Hoang Rappaport (Watchmen, Just Add Magic, Cousins for Life), Gavin Lewis (Little Fires Everywhere, Prince of Peoria), Dior Goodjohn (Glee, Raven's Home, The Unicorn), Brandon Severs (Diary of a Future President), Adrian Matthew Escalona, and Katie Beth Hall (Happy!, Better Call Saul, Bull). Christa Miller (Cougar Town, Scrubs, The Drew Carey Show) guest stars.

Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Cougar Town, Scrubs) will serve as executive producer of Head of the Class alongside Amy Pocha (Paradise PD, American Vandal) & Seth Cohen (Paradise PD, American Vandal) and Doozer's Jeff Ingold (Ted Lasso). Doozer's Liza Katzer (Ted Lasso) is co-executive producer. Pocha & Cohen wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Phill Lewis (One Day at a Time, Mike & Molly). From Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series is based on the original 1980s comedy created by Rich Eustis & Michael Elias. The original series currently airs in reruns on Antenna TV.


The Quick Fix Kitchen

Sitcom star Tia Mowry announced that her highly anticipated new cookbook, The Quick Fix Kitchen, is set for publication by Rodale Books on September 28, 2021. As a busy mom, actor, producer, author and entrepreneur, Tia needed to find quick and easy solutions to a busy life, especially when it came to cooking for her family. She figured out a way to create nutritious, hearty dishes that work for everyone, allowing her to savor moments spent around the table. In The Quick Fix Kitchen, Tia shares her favorite mealtime hacks, tips to bring joy and balance to your kitchen and 65 easy, delicious and healthy recipes the entire family will love. The Quick Fix Kitchen empowers readers to embrace home cooking without sacrificing time and energy with Tia's "Quick Fixes" for mealtimes: healthy food swaps, pantry organizational hacks, food shopping tips, meal plans, sixty-five easy, delicious recipes, and more. With advice presented in her trademark joyful, down-to-earth fashion, you’ll learn how to use your kitchen to your advantage--understanding flavor affinities, balancing wholesome and indulgent meals, incorporating the kids, managing your time—so that you can unwind and have fun creating family traditions.

Multi-talented actress, producer, author and entrepreneur Tia Mowry has had a career spanning three decades after becoming a pop culture icon starring in the hit sitcom Sister, Sister. She has acted and produced in various TV shows and movies and currently stars in hit Netflix sitcom Family Reunion. From 2015 to 2017, Mowry starred in her Cooking Channel series Tia Mowry at Home and in 2017 she launched her YouTube channel, "Tia Mowry's Quick Fix."

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 5, 2021)

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 April 5-9, 2021, 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, April 5
  • David Alan Grier (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Johnson (Kenan) - Don is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Will Forte (The Great North/Flipped/The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy talks about her struggle with depression, new music and what's next on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali gets real about mom life and dishing out advice to viewers on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben talks about Thunder Force on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about Call Me Kat on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan talks about If Not Now, When? on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Michael Higgins (Saved by the Bell/Great News/Happily Divorced/Kath & Kim) - John talks about Saved by the Bell on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 11am ET/PT.
Tuesday, April 6
  • Ray Romano (Made for Love/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Jordan (Call Me Kat/The Cool Kids/Will & Grace/Hearts Afire) - Leslie will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Kim Fields (Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nasim Pedrad (Chad/People of Earth/New Girl/Mulaney) - Nasim will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher talks about Home Economics on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lance Gross (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Keshia Knight Pulliam (Tyler Perry's House of Payne/The Cosby Show) - Lance and Keshia talk about the HBCU Cash Out Contest on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me/The Jamie Foxx Show) and David Alan Grier (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - Jamie and David talk about Netflix's Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric talks about the Red Bucket Campaign on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie talks about her new podcast Minnie Questions on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Wednesday, April 7
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Watch Katey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Denis Leary (The Moodys/Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about The Moodys on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (The Moodys/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Weeds/Battery Park) - Elizabeth will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:31am on Bravo.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Don Johnson (Kenan) - Don is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Lifetime's The Wrong Valentine on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about Hulu's A Teacher on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa talks about Thunder Force on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Wright Olsen (Marry Me/Mad Love/Quintuplets) - Sarah talks about her book Zen Mamas on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank talks about the Brockmire podcast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil opens up about the darker side of young Hollywood on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 8
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Catch Hank on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (Bob's Burgers/The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sara appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey talks about her new series Rebel on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary Lynn is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John talks about Big Shot on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tia Mowry (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Family Reunion on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Friday, April 9
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (Home Economics/That '70s Show) - Topher talks about Home Economics on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings and on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe (Retired at 35) - Ryan guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local lisitngs.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyson Hannnigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justine Bateman (Family Ties) - Justine talks about Face: One Square Foot of Skin on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie talks about ONE Campaign's Pandemica on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kayla Cromer (Everything's Gonna Be Okay) - Kayla talks about Freeform's Everything's Gonna Be Okay on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 4

Bless the Harts - "Easter's 11" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When attendance at their local church begins to drop, the Harts plot to bring down the neighboring megachurch; Violet tricks Wayne into helping her pull a prank that backfires.


Monday, April 5

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Scooter" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Johnsons’ Christmas present for Grover is stolen, Calvin and Dave team up to recover the gift in time for the holiday. Also, a nostalgic Tina tries to get into the Christmas spirit by reviving traditions from when Malcolm and Marty were kids.

Breeders - "No Faith" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A sudden death impacts the older generation of the Worsley family; Ava struggles to keep a profound secret from Paul; Ally finds it difficult to hide her true feelings from Luke.


Tuesday, April 6

black-ish - "Move-In Ready" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Against the warnings of Dre and his coworkers, Junior is resolute about his decision to move in with Olivia. They go on an apartment hunt together, but tensions rise when Olivia compares Junior to Dre. Meanwhile, Bow challenges Dre to get comfortable being alone.

mixed-ish - "Material Girl" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alicia treats herself to a new Louis Vuitton bag; but when Paul finds out, he demands that she return it and Alicia ends up sneaking around with the bag behind his back. Meanwhile, Bow bribes Alicia to buy her a Jansport backpack so she can impress her friends at school.

Young Rock - "Johnson & Hopkins" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Miami, 1991: When Dwayne gets an on-campus job at the University of Miami, he goes on an epic adventure with his new work partner, Hopkins; Lia returns to the United States after being deported to Samoa, where she was homeless.

Kenan - "Kenan's Mom" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kenan's mom, Bobbi, comes for a visit, it's apparent she's developed a new sense of independence, and Kenan finds himself competing for her attention.

Chad - "Pilot" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Eager to make his mark on the first day of high school, Chad tells a tale about his summer that quickly gets out of hand.


Wednesday, April 7

The Goldbergs - "Couple Off" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Barry and Joanne crash Erica and Geoff’s peaceful weekend camping trip, they end up in a competition to see who is the better couple, causing some unexpected shifts in relationships. After learning that Brea thinks Adam has an easy, privileged life, Adam seeks to prove her wrong by getting a job but quickly learns she might be right.

Home Economics - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The show takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship among three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on.

The Conners - "An Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to Ride" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Becky is working double shifts and taking classes at the community college, resulting in less time with her daughter, Beverly Rose. Meanwhile, Dan decides to foster an elderly dog.

The Conners - "A Fast Car, a Sudden Loss, and a Slow Decline" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Darlene learns some shocking news about an old friend, and the Conners family comes together to help someone close.


Thursday, April 8

Young Sheldon - "The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon refuses to ride in a car after getting into an accident with Meemaw. Also, Missy uses their trauma to her advantage at school and Meemaw is forced to take the church shuttle while her car is in the shop.

United States of Al - "Repair/Tarmim" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa. Also, Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiancé’s dog tags.

Mom - "Klondike-Five and a Secret Family" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie worries about Adam when his amends to a woman from his past doesn’t go as planned. Also, Tammy pays a visit to the steakhouse she once robbed.

B Positive - "Inflammatory Response" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Norma (Linda Lavin) moves into Drew’s house after she accidentally sets her room on fire at the retirement home. Also, a romance heats up between Gina and Eli.

Last Man Standing - "The Two Nieces of Eve" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Eve comes home for a visit and struggles to connect with her nieces; Kyle turns to Ed when he worries he isn't dynamic enough in his preaching.

The Moodys - "Episode 203" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a brief reconciliation, Dan and Cora break up again; Ann forces Dan into an unwanted therapy session; Sean Sr. proudly sends Sean Jr. out on his first solo job; Bridget goes rock climbing with her ex-boyfriend.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Gray Bird Grasshopper" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Alone again, the family tries to get through the day but they're all bored; Matilda is in a dark place; Genevieve trespasses digitally.


Friday, April 9

none scheduled


Saturday, April 10

Side Hustle - "Moo's the Boss" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lex, Presley and Munchy's favorite hangout, the MicroMooery, is set to close for the weekend, so the kids offer to run it and keep it open.


Sunday, April 11

The Simpsons - "The Road to Cincinnati" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention.

Bless the Harts - "Hot Tub-tation" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne gifts Jenny a hot tub for their anniversary, it proves to be more trouble than it's worth; after getting banned from her favorite department store, Betty disguises herself in order to attend a sale.

The Simpsons - "Burger Kings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mr. Burns gets into the plant-based burger business.

The Great North - "Keep Beef-lievin' Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Moon begins to doubt the existence of Bigfoot, Beef enlists the family's help to get him believing again; Honeybee gets a surprise visitor from Fresno.

Bob's Burgers - "Fingers-loose" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tina faces a hall-monitor crisis when she falls in love with a new underground trend; Bob and Linda try to come up with a way for Teddy to sneak food into a movie theater.

Family Guy - "Who's Brian Now?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brian has a microchip that reveals he had a family before the Griffins; he discovers his original family is rich, and he struggles to enjoy his life with the Griffins as much as he once did.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, April 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Hero" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave earns Calvin’s respect when he thwarts a robbery at the barbershop, until the recognition goes to his head and he starts exaggerating the truth. Also, Marty invites an anxious Gemma to give his new stress-busting hobby a try.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Tough Old Bird" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob and Abishola try to help a sad and volatile Kemi who, after being dumped by Chukwuemeka, struggles with the possibility that her happiest days might be behind her.

Breeders - "No Choice" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ally is under huge pressure, but no one seems to want to listen to her; Jim and Jackie are excited about a possible move to the coast and, much to Paul's surprise, so is he.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Monday, April 19

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Hoops/Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Help Me Help You/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi talks about the final season of Younger on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (First Wives Club) - Michelle appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry and his wife Rebecca discuss their memoir detailing secrets of their marriage, Stronger Together, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica discusses her new Hallmark Channel movie Matchmaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 11am ET/PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed talks about Peacock's Rutherford Falls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series

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04/18 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 19, 2021)
04/17 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Will Sasso Joins HBO Max Sitcom Pilot; Home Economics Off to Solid Start
04/16 - Fri-Yay: Home Economics Is a Solid Addition to ABC’s Comedy Block; Mr Inbetween Season 3 Premiere Date Set
04/15 - Aidy Bryant Comedy Shrill's Final Season; ABC's Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days
04/14 - Superstore Star Lauren Ash Signs Development Deal with NBCUniversal; Jenna Dewan Joins New CBS Dance Series
04/13 - NBC Schedules Peyton Manning Game Show; Apple TV+ Comedy Mythic Quest Returns in May
04/12 - The Price Is Right at Night Welcomes Two Funny Celebs; Peacock Comedy Girls5eva Premieres May 6
04/11 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 12, 2021)
04/10 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Nash Bridges Reprisal in the Works?; Season Finale Dates Set for Last Man Standing and MacGyver
04/09 - Fri-Yay: Fox Cancels Bless the Harts, Leaving Questions About Animated Block; Variety and Lifetime Presents Power of Women Comedians
04/08 - ABC Summer 2021 Schedule; Fox Summer 2021 Schedule
04/07 - MeTV Spring 2021 with The Addams Family and The Pink Panther; Fox Orders More Duncanville, While ABC Goes Into the Wild with Comedy
04/06 - HBO Max Announces Minx, Set in the 1970s; Remembering Gloria Henry of Dennis the Menace
04/05 - Head of the Class Reboot Cast and Info; Tia Mowry Expands with New Cookbook
04/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 5, 2021)
04/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Head of the Class Reboot Ordered at HBO Max; Friends Reunion Special Finally Happening
04/02 - Fri-Yay: Remembering Jessica Walter's Excellent Career; Fox's Let's Be Real Special Turns Into Series
04/01 - CSI Revived by CBS for Sequel Series in 2021-22 Season; NBC Orders Ordinary Joe for Next Season
03/31 - CBS Renews Young Sheldon for 3 More Seasons; DWTS Returns for Season 30 This Fall
03/30 - Amazon Starts Production on Being the Ricardos, An I Love Lucy Movie; NBC Schedules Lil Rel Game Show
03/29 - Antenna TV Spring 2021 Schedule; Eric Stonestreet to Host Fox Series
03/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 29, 2021)
03/27 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Don Cheadle to Narrate Wonder Years Reboot; Sharon Osbourne Out at The Talk
03/26 - Fri-Yay: Superstore Series Finale; Remembering Jessica Walter of Arrested Development and Richard Gilliland of Designing Women
03/25 - New Weekly Celebrity Sleepover Talk Show After SNL; Raven-Symoné Heads to HGTV Series
03/24 - Remembering George Segal, Pops from The Goldbergs; HBO Max Comedy Series Made for Love Drops April 1
03/23 - Mr. Mayor Returning for Season 2; CBS 2020-21 Season Finale Dates
03/22 - NBC Puts Meghan Trainor Comedy in Development; Apple TV+ Straight to Series Comedy with Maya Rudolph
03/21 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 22, 2021)
03/20 - SitcomsOnline Digest: James Burrows to Direct Pilot for ABC Comedy Starring Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer; Carl Reiner's Archives Find a Home
03/19 - Fri-Yay: Evaluating the 2020-2021 Freshman Sitcom Class; Damon Wayans Jr. to Star in TBS Pilot Kill the Orange-Faced Bear
03/18 - Younger Final Season Premiere Date Announced; Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler Join Monsters, Inc. Disney+ Series