Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Punky Brewster Gets WWE Stars; DuckTales to End with 90-Minute Series Finale

Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair - Punky Brewster

WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair are set to guest star on an episode of Peacock's Punky Brewster, from UCP and Universal Television, divisions of Universal Studio Group. The new and highly-anticipated Punky Brewster series will premiere on Peacock on Thursday, February 25. In the episode, Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) takes Izzy (Quinn Copeland) to meet two of her favorite WWE Superstars. Beginning this March, Peacock will be the new home of WWE Network. In this continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self. Soleil Moon Frye (Punky) and Cherie Johnson (Cherie) will reprise their original roles. The series also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (Travis, Punky's ex-husband), Quinn Copeland (Izzy), Noah Cottrell (Diego), Oliver De Los Santos (Daniel), and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Hannah).


DuckTales

Disney's critically acclaimed DuckTales will solve some mysteries and rewrite history with an epic 90-minute series finale special Monday, March 15, (7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney XD and ungated in DisneyNOW. Executive produced by Matt Youngberg and co-executive produced by Francisco Angones, the Emmy® Award-nominated DuckTales team wrapped production after 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts. The series continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world. In the U.S., the series is the #1 ratings driver on Disney XD and has reached over 234 million views on social media and YouTube since its launch in 2017. Culminating in a memorable, dramatic reading of the iconic DuckTales main title song, the cast met one final time via Zoom during the recent holiday season—David Tennant ("Scrooge McDuck"), Danny Pudi ("Huey"), Ben Schwartz ("Dewey"), Bobby Moynihan ("Louie"), Kate Micucci ("Webby Vanderquack"), Beck Bennett ("Launchpad McQuack"), Toks Olagundoye ("Mrs. Beakley") and Paget Brewster ("Della Duck").

In the finale titled "The Last Adventure!," the future of adventuring hangs in the balance as the Duck family uncovers earth-shattering secrets in a final standoff with the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny (F.O.W.L.). Returning guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Julie Bowen, Jaime Camil, Jameela Jamil, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beatriz, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Margo Martindale, Jason Mantzoukas, John Hodgman, Retta, Kimiko Glenn, Libe Barer, Jaleel White and Amy Sedaris. Noël Wells and Riki Lindhome guest star as sisters, June and May, respectively. The DuckTales series finale special will encore non-stop for 24 hours following its premiere. Leading up to the finale, Disney XD will debut new episodes every Monday beginning Feb. 22 (7:00 p.m. EST/PST) and will present a week-long DuckTales marathon of every aired episode beginning Monday, March 8 (7:30 p.m. EST/PST). In addition, three new "Chibi Tiny Tales" shorts, featuring Chibi-style versions of favorite DuckTales characters, will roll out beginning Friday, Feb. 26, on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, June 13

Young Sheldon - "A Weiner Schnitzel and Underwear in a Tree" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
News of the tornado reaches Sheldon and Mary in Germany. Also, with the Cooper house in chaos, Missy steps up.

Ghosts - "He Sees Dead People" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jay’s sister, Bela (Puna Patel), and her boyfriend, Eric (Andrew Leeds), visit Woodstone Mansion, Eric reveals a major change that took place after his near-death experience there over Christmas.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

Thursday, June 13

  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Catch Ayo on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She also talks about Inside Out 2 on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Jon Hamm (Grimsburg/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bowen Yang (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Bowen stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10pm on Bravo. He also talks about Sweet Tooth on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Ariana DeBose (Schmigadoon!) - Ariana will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry (Girls5eva) - NBC's Today catches up with Renée in the 9am hour.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - NBC's Today catches up with Hannah in the 10am hour.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld/Day by Day) - Julia talks about the movie Tuesday on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason chats about the 25th anniversary of American Pie on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm & Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


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