Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Netflix Gives Us More Bonding Time; Lifetime Movie Club Gets First Original Movie

Bonding

Netflix is calling for more bonding this year. They have picked up a second season of comedy Bonding and announced it will be available on Jan. 27. Totally broke and banned from every dungeon in New York City, best friends Tiff and Pete work to rebuild their reputations in the BDSM community. Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell are the stars. Bonding centers on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete, a recently out gay man, and Tiff, a grad student and secretly one of New York City's top dominatrixes, who reconnect in an unexpected way years later. The dark comedy is loosely based on the life experiences of Rightor Doyle (Barry, You're the Worst, Nerve), who serves as writer, director, showrunner, and executive producer. Micah Stock, D'Arcy Carden, Eric Berryman and Theo Stockman also star. Seven episodes aired during the first season but it is unclear how many will air in this second season, but a trailer is out:




Dead in the Water

For the lovers of Lifetime Movies, 2021 is shaping up to be even sweeter with Lifetime Movie Club debuting its inaugural original movie Dead in the Water on Friday, January 15. This marks the first time the streaming service will premiere a movie exclusively on the platform. Available commercial free, Dead in the Water is the first of three films that will make their world premieres on Lifetime Movie Club. The movie stars Peter Porte, Catherine Lidstone, Angela Gulner, Michael Blake Kruse and Sam Krumrine. Premiere dates for the remaining two movies will be announced at a later date.

Dead in the Water follows aspiring photography vlogger Tara (Catherine Lidstone, Proven Innocent). When she gets dumped by her longtime boyfriend Derek (Sam Krumrine, La La Land, Lucifer), her best friend Amy (Angela Gulner, Dan is Dead) takes her on a weekend getaway to her family's vacation lake house, where a mysterious and effortlessly attractive man named Lucas (Peter Porte, Baby Daddy, Devious Maids, The Young and the Restless) crosses paths with them. They decide he is the perfect way to spice up their trip, but his presence causes emotions to run high and suddenly the girls are forced to face the demons between themselves... or is something more devious going on?

Dead in the Water is produced by Lunar Field Productions. It is written and directed by Nanea Miyata and produced by Miyata and Ryan Moon. Other titles available in January include Driven to the Edge, Mile High Escorts, Death of a Cheerleader and Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret. With Lifetime Movie Club, stream hundreds of new and classic Lifetime movies - anytime, anywhere, commercial-free. Enjoy themed playlists and new movies rotated in every week. Subscriptions are offered for 3.99/month or $39.99/year after a 7-day free trial (cancel anytime). Lifetime Movie Club is available on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Roku and Google Chromecast.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

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.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

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.


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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