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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, September 19

The Great North - "Tusk in the Wind Adventure" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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."

The Simpsons - "Wad Goal" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart becomes a successful caddy, but Marge worries it is ruining his character.

Family Guy - "Fecal Matters" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Peter makes it through a bad flu season without getting sick, the hospital asks him to volunteer as a nurse, but he finds himself at a crossroads when his mortal enemy, The Giant Chicken, is admitted; Brian has an identity crisis.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 13)

Friday, September 17

  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Watch Jennifer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Granfathered) - Regina appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about his new scary funny film Lady of the Manor on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. talks about The Premise on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
09/21 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

09/18 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comes to an End; FXX Goes Full Blown Animation Domination with New Acquisitions
09/17 - Fri-Yay: NBC Reportedly Wants to Reboot The Office; Remembering Norm Macdonald of The Norm Show/Norm
09/16 - Comedy Central Fall 2021: Seinfeld Joins Lineup; Apple TV+ New Comedy Acapulco Premieres Oct. 8
09/15 - Only Murders in the Building Renewed for Season 2; HBO Max's Love Life New Season Starts Oct. 28
09/14 - Columbo 50th Anniversary Marathon on COZI TV; BET+ R-Rated Sitcom Renewed for Season 2
09/13 - Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris Headlining Halloween on Discovery+; The Last O.G. Is Back Oct. 26
09/12 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 13, 2021)
09/11 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Mulls Future of Animated Comedies; Saturday Night Live Season Premiere Date Set
08/10 - Fri-Yay: A.P. Bio Quietly Continues Its Daring Humor on Peacock; Remembering Producer/Writer Irma Kalish, Michael Constantine of Room 222 and Art Metrano of Joanie Loves Chachi
09/09 - Wheel of Fortune Hosts Extend Contracts; Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 30 Cast
09/08 - Netflix Comedy On My Block's Final Season; Parks and Recreation Podcast Premieres Sept. 14
09/07 - FX on Hulu's Reservation Dogs Renewed; Comet and Stirr Celebrate Star Trek Day
09/06 - TV Marathons on Labor Day 2021
09/05 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 6, 2021)
09/04 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Life Goes On Reboot in the Works with Kellie Martin Reprising Original Role; Martha Plimpton Cast in Greg Garcia Comedy
09/03 - Fri-Yay: 30 Rock Returns to Netflix As It Attempts to Build Back Its Library; Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story Coming to Cartoon Network
09/02 - Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule; MeTV Network and Decades Remember Ed Asner
09/01 - The Game Returns Nov. 11 on Paramount+; New Bel-Air Series Announces Casting of Will Character
08/31 - Run the World Gets 2nd Season; Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Trailer and Guests Revealed
08/30 - Remembering the Legendary Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Cobra Kai Season 5 Ordered Before Season 4 Premiere
08/29 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 30, 2021)
08/28 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Steve Harvey to Become Judge in Unscripted ABC Series; The Goldbergs to Pay Tribute to George Segal
08/27 - Fri-Yay: Apple's Ted Lasso Continues to Impress In Its Second Season; TCA Summer Press Tour: ABC
08/26 - Home Economics Returns with NFL Themed Premiere; New Flintstones Goes from Stone Age to Streaming Age on HBO Max
08/25 - New Baking Series Hosted by Two Comedy All-Stars; Showtime Orders The Wood to Pilot
08/24 - New Adult Swim Comedy Premieres Sept. 19; NBC Taps British Top Comedian for New Comedic Game Show
08/23 - Superstar: John Ritter Airs Wednesday (Aug. 25) on ABC; Two HBO Max Comedies Add More Cast Members
08/22 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 23, 2021)
08/21 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Peacock Cancels Punky Brewster Reboot; The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Arrives on DVD from Time Life
08/20 - Fri-Yay: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is Addressing Police Misconduct On Its Way Out the Door; Netflix Renews Never Have I Ever for Season 3
08/19 - Lifetime's Highway to Heaven Premieres November 6; COZI TV's Dog Days of Summer on August 21
08/18 - TBS Acquires Young Sheldon for This Fall; Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life Coming Oct. 26