Thursday, January 14, 2021

HBO's Insecure Gets 5th and Final Season; Disney's Big City Greens Returns for 3rd Season

Insecure

The Emmy®-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will conclude with its upcoming fifth season. The series stars Emmy®, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominee Issa Rae who heads the ensemble cast, and the new season will continue to follow our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives. The fifth and final season is scheduled to begin production later this month and is set to debut later this year. Insecure's fourth season, which debuted on HBO last spring, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. The fourth season received nine Emmy® nominations including for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Issa Rae) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Yvonne Orji). The series won an Emmy® for Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Comedy Series. Season four series regulars included Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge. The series was created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis. The first four seasons of Insecure are available to stream on HBO Max.


Big City Greens

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit Emmy® Award-nominated animated comedy Big City Greens. The series creators and executive producers, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton (Harvey Beaks), have also expanded their roles and entered into an overall deal at Disney Television Animation. Under the agreement, the duo will continue their work on Big City Greens and develop new animated series, shorts and movies for Disney Channel and Disney+. The comedy follows mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old Cricket Green, who moves from the country to the big city with his wildly out of place family—older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. The series is influenced by the Houghton brothers' childhood growing up in the small rural town of St. Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk.

Currently in its second season, new episodes will roll out Saturdays beginning Jan. 16 (9:00 a.m. EST/PST) on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW and will include a special music-filled episode featuring five original songs. Season one of Big City Greens is available to stream on Disney+. Since its premiere in June 2018, Big City Greens has garnered nearly 300 million views across all social media and digital viewing platforms and currently ranks among the top five animated series across all Cable with Kids and Girls 6-11 for two quarters straight. The series' "Broken Karaoke" short titled "Stuck at Home" has over 16 million views and has become the most-watched video on Disney Channel YouTube Summer to date. The series stars Chris Houghton as Cricket Green, Artemis Pebdani (Scandal) as sweet-and-sour Gramma Alice, Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother) as quirky older sister Tilly Green and Bob Joles (Puss in Boots) as hard-working father Bill Green. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 19

Henry Danger - "Manlee Man" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man's diva antics are off-the-racks at the 100th annual Swellview Fashion Show; with help from some fashion-forward twins, Danger Force tries to uncover the dangerous mystery behind Captain Man's return to the runway.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "My Fair Charlie" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Charlie seeks Dylan's help when he has a crush on a girl, but Dylan's rap music-informed advice clashes with Rebecca's more feminist take on how Charlie should handle the situation.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 14)

Friday, June 18

  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Watch Aidy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He talks about Netflix's Fatherhood on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He guest co-hosts a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Jodie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Cheers/Frasier/Back to You/Hank/Partners) - Kelsey is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana gives all the details about her new film False Positive on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey and Michael Bolton talk about The Celebrity Dating Game on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Annaleigh Ashford (B Positive) - Annaleigh is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors - Chief Happy Hour Officer Joel shares his signature cocktail, The Five O'Clock Fizz, on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Annie talks about AMC's Kevin Can F**k Himself on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/The In-Laws/Designing Women) - Jean chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


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

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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