Friday, April 23, 2021

Fri-Yay: Netflix's New Jamie Foxx Sitcom Has Potential But Not Quite There Yet; Remembering Felix Silla of The Addams Family and James Hampton of F Troop

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!

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me

by Vincent

Last week, Netflix premiered Jamie Foxx's new sitcom Dad Stop Embarrasing Me, the latest in a line of big stars taking their comedy stylings to Netflix. Netflix is somewhat lacking in new comedy content as of late - although there was the excellent Never Have I Ever last year, overall the streamer hasn't had a good, reliable sitcom in a while. Dad Stop Embarrasing Me has some potential, and it's a comforting enough classic multi-camera sitcom, but it's also somewhat lacking, mostly due to the way it repeats generic sitcom premises without much in the way of originality.

The show revolves around a tragic circumstance. Brian (Foxx's character) has to become a single parent of his teenage daughter Sasha after the unexpected passing of their mother. Like many sitcoms that started with a similarly sad premise, the show doesn't spend too much time on the serious side of the situation and instead plays up the laughs - which is totally fine, but the laughs aren't as plentiful as you'd hope from a sitcom. The best part of the show is the relationship between Brian and Sasha, and if the show gets renewed, its best path to being a reliable comedy would be to hone in on that relationship. The relationship at the center of the show being so strong is promising - the show just needs to work out its kinks and joke issues. As of now, it's not a hugely encouraging reversal of Netflix's comedy drought as of late, but it does at least have some potential.


Felix Silla

Italian-born American actor and stuntman Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on The Addams Family, has died. He died on April 16 from pancreatic cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Silla was 84.

Felix Silla

Silla appeared in the recurring role of Cousin Itt on 17 episodes of the 1964-1966 ABC sitcom The Addams Family. Cousin Itt was Gomez's (John Astin) cousin. The costumed character was composed entirely of floor-length hair accompanied by a bowler hat and sunglasses. He speaks in rapid, unintelligible gibberish that only the family can understand. The voice was provided by studio sound engineer Anthony Magro. Roger Arroyo appeared in two additional episodes as Cousin Itt. The cast included Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Blossom Rock, Ken Weatherwax, Lisa Loring and Ted Cassidy.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Grindl, Petticoat Junction, The Monkees, Bewitched, Mork & Mindy (uncredited) and Married with Children. He played the Polka Dotted Horse and various characters on the 1969 NBC children's series H.R. Pufnstuf, which was created by Sid and Marty Krofft. He appeared as Colonel Poom on the 1971-1973 ABC Sid and Marty Krofft series Lidsville.

Felix Silla - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Silla was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki on the 1979-1981 NBC science fiction adventure series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Twiki's voice was mainly voiced by Mel Blanc, with Bob Elyea being a temporary replacement in 1981.

Some of his drama guest appearances included Bonanza, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Night Gallery (uncredited), Battlestar Galactica (uncredited) and The Dukes of Hazzard.

Silla played one of the hang glider Ewoks in the film Return of the Jedi (1983). Some of his other film credits as an actor or stuntman included The Towering Inferno (1974), The Hindenburg (1975), The Black Bird (1975), Spaceballs (1987) and Batman Returns (1992).

Survivors include his wife, Sue, whom he married in 1965, and their children, Bonnie and Michael.

Mr. Silla did a fine job playing the beloved hairy Cousin Itt. He should have been in more episodes. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our The Addams Family message board. View photos in our galleries.

MeTV will air The Addams Family weeknights at 6:00pm starting Monday, May 3.

James Hampton

Actor, director and screenwriter James Hampton, who starred as Private Hannibal Shirley Dobbs on F Troop, has died. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease on April 7 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Hampton was 84.

James Hampton - F Troop

Hampton starred as Private Hannibal Shirley Dobbs on the 1965-1967 ABC sitcom F Troop. Private Hannibal Shirley Dobbs was F Troop's inept bugler, originally from New Orleans, who can only play "Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie" with regularity. The series also starred Ken Berry, Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Melody Patterson, Frank de Kova, Don Diamond, Bob Steele and Joe Brooks.

He appeared as Leroy B. Simpson, the handyman at the ranch, on the CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show. Hampton was a regular the first season (1968-1969) before appearing in one episode in season two and one episode in season three. The cast in the first season included Doris Day, Denver Pyle, Fran Ryan, Philip Brown, Todd Starke and Naomi Stevens.

Maggie

Hampton starred as Len Weston on the short-lived 1981-1982 ABC sitcom Maggie. Len Weston was the husband of Maggie Weston (Miriam Flynn). He was vice principal of schools in Dayton, Ohio. The series also starred Doris Roberts, Judith-Marie Bergan, Margie Impert, Billy Jacoby (also known as Billy Jayne) and Christian Jacobs.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Who's the Boss?, Punky Brewster, She's the Sheriff, Mama's Family, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Newhart, Get a Life, Evening Shade, The Hogan Family, Hearts Afire, Hope and Gloria and Fired Up.

He later worked as a director for a number of sitcoms. His directing credits included Evening Shade (16 episodes), Hearts Afire (6 episodes), Kirk, Hudson Street, Boston Common (8 episodes), Grace Under Fire (4 episodes), Sister, Sister (9 episodes), The Tony Danza Show (2 episodes), Rude Awakening, Smart Guy (8 episodes), Katie Joplin, Linc's (3 episodes) and Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (3 episodes).

Some of his drama guest appearances included Dr. Kildare, Death Valley Days, Gunsmkoke, Rawhide, The F.B.I., Mannix, The Rockford Files, The Dukes of Hazzard, Boone, The Greatest American Hero, Matt Houston, Simon & Simon, Murder, She Wrote and Melrose Place.

James Hampton - Teen Wolf

He starred as Caretaker in The Longest Yard (1974). He played Harold Howard, the father of Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox) in Teen Wolf (1985). He voiced Harold Howard on the 1986-1987 animated Teen Wolf series. In 1987, he returned as Uncle Harold Howard in the sequel Teen Wolf Too. Some of his other film credits included Hawmps! (1976), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), The China Syndrome (1979), Condorman (1981), Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) and Sling Blade (1996).

Survivors include his wife, Mary Deese, sons Jim and Frank and daughter Andrea, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Hampton was very funny and memorable on F Troop. He was a solid and dependable character actor who made a great sidekick. We thank him for the enterainment he brought us during his long career. He will be deeply missed.

Share your memories on our F Troop message board. View photos in our galleries.

Anne Beatts

Comedy writer Anne Beatts, who worked on Saturday Night Live and was the creator of Square Pegs, has died. She died on April 7 at her home in West Hollywood, California. Ms. Beatts was 74.

Beatts worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980. She received five Emmy nominations, winning once in 1976 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series.

Square Pegs

She created the 1982-1983 CBS sitcom Square Pegs. The series follows Patty Greene (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lauren Hutchinson (Amy Linker), two awkward teenage girls desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. Beatts appeared in two episodes as Miss Rezucha. The series also starred Merritt Butrick, John Femia, Tracy Nelson, Jami Gertz, Claudette Wells, Jon Caliri, Basil Hoffman, Steven Peterman and Caitlin Adams.

Beatts was a producer for the first season (1987-1988) of the NBC sitcom A Different World. Her other sitcom writing credits included Murphy Brown and Committed (2 episodes).

She was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on May 7, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Jaylene Beatts.

We thank Ms. Beatts for bringing us the cult-favorite Square Pegs. It's worth checking out on DVD if you've never watched it before. She will be greatly missed.

Discuss Square Pegs on our message board. View photos in our galleries.

Walter Olkewicz

Character actor Walter Olkewicz, who appeared as Dougie Boudreau on Grace Under Fire, has died. He died after a long illness on April 6 in Reseda, California. Mr. Olkewicz was 72.

The Last Resort

Olkewicz starred as Zach Comstock on the short-lived 1979-1980 CBS sitcom The Last Resort. The series centered on a group of college students working in a hotel kitchen. It also starred Larry Breeding, Stephanie Faracy, Zane Lasky, Ray Underwood, Dorothy Konrad, John Fujioka and Robert Costanzo.

Walter Olkewicz - Grace Under Fire

He appeared as Dougie Boudreau on the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1996. Dougie Boudreau was a crew worker at the local oil refinery. He was a regular for the first season before recurring in the second and third seasons. The cast included Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Julie White (1993-1997), Casey Sander, Jon Paul Steuer (1993-1996), Sam Horrigan (1996-1998), Kaitlin Cullum, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Peggy Rea (1995-1998), Charles Hallahan (1993-1994), Don "D.C." Curry (1997-1998) and Lauren Tom (1997-1998).

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Alice, Barney Miller (2 episodes), It's a Living, Taxi (2 episodes), Cheers, The Love Boat, Making the Grade, The Duck Factory, Newhart, 227, Designing Women, Family Ties, Married with Children, Mr. Belvedere, Who's the Boss?, Night Court, Seinfeld and Dharma & Greg.

Olkewicz starred as Marko in the short-lived 1983 CBS adventure series Wizards and Warriors. He played Harmon Shain in the short-lived 1984 NBC detective drama Partners in Crime. Some of his drama guest appearances included The Rockford Files, Hart to Hart, Trapper John, M.D., The A-Team, Riptide, Hardcastle and McCormick, Falcon Crest, Moonlighting, L.A. Law, ER and Twin Peaks.

Mr. Olkewicz was a good character actor. He was a familiar face in many TV series over the years. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us. He will be deeply missed.

Share your memories on our Grace Under Fire message board. View photos in our galleries.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Hulu Orders How I Met Your Father Starring Hilary Duff; Robot Chicken Takes on Riverdale

Hilary Duff

It was announced that the Hulu Originals comedy series How I Met Your Father from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us, Love, Victor) has received a straight-to-series order to stream exclusively on Hulu in the United States. The 10-episode comedy will star Hilary Duff (Younger) as Sophie, with Duff also serving as a producer. The sequel will use a multi-camera and single-camera approach similar to its predecessor. How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce alongside Aptaker and Berger. 20th Television, which produced the original, will again serve as the studio.

In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in film, television and music, Duff returns to the small screen following her starring role in TV Land's breakout series, Younger. A pop-culture icon, Duff has had a renowned career as an actor/musician and has more than 20 million followers across Instagram and Twitter. How I Met Your Father will be the latest blockbuster title joining Hulu Originals' upcoming slate of highly anticipated and star-studded series such as Only Murders in the Building, Nine Perfect Strangers, Pam & Tommy and The Dropout. How I Met Your Father also joins Hulu Originals' commercial and critically successful Original comedy slate including Pen15, The Great, Ramy, Woke and Dollface. How I Met Your Father is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers for How I Met Your Father include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. Adam Londy will serve as co-executive producer, and Hilary Duff will serve as a producer. How I Met Your Father is a production of 20th Television.


The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special

Finally, the teens at Riverdale High are gifted with their very own skewering stop-motion special with The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special premiering Sunday, May 23 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults. In the half-hour special, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy. Featuring the origin of Archie Andrews as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it! The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special features a star-studded voice cast that includes Fred Armisen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Hugh Davidson, Donald Faison, Betty Gilpin, Clare Grant, Seth Green, Jared Harris, Jane Lynch, Jason Mantzoukas, Breckin Meyer, Ryan Phillipe, Katee Sackhoff, Amy Sedaris, and Cree Summer among others. Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The series debuted February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created, and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, also serve as executive producers. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Tom Sheppard, direct the award-winning series.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ted Lasso Returns July 23, Mark Your Calendars; ABC Comedies Season Finale Dates

Ted Lasso

Apple unveiled the premiere date and teaser trailer for the highly anticipated second season of comedy sensation Ted Lasso, which will make its global debut on Friday, July 23, 2021 on Apple TV+. The broadly acclaimed, hit series has already been renewed for a third season ahead of its season two premiere. Ted Lasso recently triumphed at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards sweeping every category it was nominated in and securing wins for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor for Jason Sudeikis and Best Supporting Actress for Hannah Waddingham. Since its debut in August 2020, the beloved comedy has continued to be recognized with a multitude of awards and nominations, recently earning Jason Sudeikis a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award in the Best Comedy Actor category. The series also landed two Writers Guild Awards for Best New Series and Best Comedy Series, nominations from the Producers Guild of America for Comedy Series, as well as honors from many other guild and critics groups. "Ted Lasso" was also the only comedy series honored as an AFI Program of the Year and has regularly appeared on television critics' "Best of 2020" lists.

Apple's Ted Lasso stars Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed star alongside Sudeikis in the ensemble cast who are joined in season two by Sarah Niles. In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer's Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.




Home Economics

ABC's Wednesday comedies will all have their season finales on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 8-10pm with The Goldbergs, Home Economics, The Conners and Call Your Mother. In fact, The Goldbergs and Home Economics are new every Wednesday from now to their finales. The Conners and Call Your Mother are preempted next week (April 28) for the Presidential Address to Congress and the following week on May 5 are back-to-back The Conners repeats from 9-10pm. The Goldbergs is one of the rare scripted shows this season that will have a full 22 episode season. Home Economics has 7 episodes, with The Conners having 20 and Call Your Mother having 13. As for ABC's Tuesday comedies black-ish and mixed-ish, their finales are set for Tuesday, May 18 from 9-10pm. Both will be new every week until then except on May 4 when repeats are airing. black-ish has the second most episodes for ABC comedies this season with 21 episodes, while mixed-ish has 13 episodes. ABC has not announced yet what will air on May 25 and May 26, since the comedies are not ending on the last week of the broadcast TV season. We are hoping for the next Live in Front of a Studio Audience special on one of those dates. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

FXX's Dave Season 2 Premiere Set for June; HBO Max Orders Michael Che Comedy Series

Dave

FX has set the premiere date for the highly anticipated second season of Dave, the breakout comedy series that became FX's most-watched comedy series ever in its first season. The second season will premiere on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 pm ET/PT on FXX and be available to stream the following day on FX on Hulu. The premiere will include the first two episodes, with new episodes available each subsequent week. Dave stars Dave Burd as "Dave" (also Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer); Taylor Misiak as "Ally;" GaTa as "GaTa;" Andrew Santino as "Mike;" Travis Bennett as "Elz" and Christine Ko as "Emma." Season two guest stars will include CL, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart and more. Dave knows he's destined for rap superstardom - but at what cost? With the pressure mounting as he records his debut album, he has to decide if he'll sacrifice friendships, love, and his own sense of self in order to make his dream come true. Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, Dave vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.

The comedy is co-created by Burd and Jeff Schaffer, and executive produced by the pair along with Saladin K. Patterson, Ben Sinclair, Luvh Rakhe, Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions, Scooter Braun, Greg Mottola, Marty Bowen, Mike Hertz and SB Projects' James Shin and Scott Manson. The series is produced by FX Productions. The first season was FX's most-watched comedy series ever with an average episodic audience of 9.4 million Total Viewers to-date across linear, VOD and streaming, and that number is growing. Notable fans of season one include LeBron James, Madonna, Olivia Wilde, Nick Kroll, Charlamagne tha God, Bob Odenkirk, Henry Winkler and more.


Michael Che

HBO Max will debut the new six-episode Max Original comedy series That Damn Michael Che, starring Michael Che (Saturday Night Live, Michael Che Matters). This groundbreaking new original comedy series uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience various every-day situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more, from Michael's perspective. Fellow SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost lend their talents along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man. That Damn Michael Che is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Broadway Video and Irony Point with Michael Che, Lorne Michaels, Erin Doyle and Oz Rodriguez serving as executive producers.

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.

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Friday, April 23

none scheduled

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

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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