Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CBS Upfront 2021-22: Fall 2021 Schedule; HBO's Betty Returns June 11

CBS 2021-22

Fall 2021


Mondays
8:00PM The Neighborhood
8:30PM Bob ♥ Abishola
9:00PM NCIS
10:00PM NCIS: Hawaiʻi (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM FBI
9:00PM FBI: International (NEW!)
10:00PM FBI: Most Wanted

Wednesdays
8:00PM Survivor
9:00PM Tough as Nails
10:00PM CSI: Vegas (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM Young Sheldon
8:30PM United States of Al
9:00PM Ghosts (NEW!)
9:30PM B Positive
10:00PM Bull

Fridays
8:00PM S.W.A.T.
9:00PM Magnum P.I.
10:00PM Blue Bloods

Saturdays
8:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
9:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
10:00PM 48 Hours

Sundays
7:00PM 60 Minutes
8:00PM The Equalizer
9:00PM NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00PM SEAL Team

 
Unscheduled Mid-Season 2022:
New Comedy: Smallwood
New Drama: Good Sam
New Reality/Unscripted: Come Dance With Me, The Activist
Returning Drama: Blood & Treasure
Returning Reality/Unscripted: Undercover Boss, The Amazing Race

NOTES: The new schedule includes four new dramas, two new comedies, special event programming, and 22 returning series. For 2020-2021, the Network finished #1 for the 13th straight season, winning 18 of the past 19 seasons.

Fall’s distinctive new comedy is Ghosts, based on the critically acclaimed BBC series, starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as the new owners of a country estate inhabited by an eclectic group of deceased residents.

New series debuting later in the season include the medical drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs; Smallwood, a comedy based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life, starring Pete Holmes, Katie Lowes and Chi McBride; and the family competition series executive produced by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, Come Dance With Me, hosted by Philip Lawrence. Returning shows include the Emmy Award-winning Undercover Boss, Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race (pending its return to production), and the action-adventure drama Blood & Treasure.

SEAL Team will have a four-episode special event on Sundays before it moves to Paramount+, with S.W.A.T. taking the 10:00 PM slot later in the season.

Also this season, CBS will feature special-event programming, including The Activist, a competition series aimed at bringing change to important world causes; and two CBS Original Movies: A Christmas Proposal, starring Adam Rodriguez and Jessica Camacho; and Christmas Takes Flight.

Discuss CBS's 2021-22 lineup and view the full press release.


Betty

Based on creator Crystal Moselle’s 2018 Sundance hit Skate Kitchen, comedy Betty will return to HBO for a second season Friday, June 11 from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows five young women on journeys of self-discovery against the backdrop of New York City’s male-dominated skateboarding scene. The six-episode season will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. In season two, our five protagonists are stepping firmly into womanhood and tackling all the challenges it brings. As they navigate the pressures of adulthood, their male counterparts start to step up, step in, and become true allies, forming a united front for the greater good. Set in the last chapter of 2020, the season captures the pandemic in New York City, where masks and outside activities are the norm.

This season stars Nina Moran as Kirt, Dede Lovelace as Janay, Moonbear as Honeybear, Rachelle Vinberg as Camille and Ajani Russell as Indigo. Recurring cast this season include: Katerina Tannenbaum (AJ and the Queen) as Honeybear’s girlfriend, Ash; Andrew Darnell as Janay's adversarial love interest, Sylvester; Lil' Dre as Camille's new skating partner and content collaborator, Tai; Chef Roblé Ali as Janay's cousin, Jzabel; Rad Pereira (HBO's High Maintenance) as Victoria, Honeybear and Ash's alluring third; Isabel Palma as betty Shelby; Eisa Davis (HBO's The Wire) as Indigo's mom, Jeanne; Danielle Melendez (Skate Kitchen) as Indigo's sugarbaby guide, Paloma; Aya Aldamin as the crew's beloved Deli Mama; Florence Pedrosa Blake Mourad as Honeybear's Grandma Sue; Alexander Cooper (Skate Kitchen), Raekwon Haynes (White Boy Rick), Moisés Acevedo (Remember Me), Judah Lang (Skate Kitchen), Joe Apollonio (High Fidelity), and Sage Ceasar as skater boys Charlie, Philip, Micah, Scruffy, Joe and Teddy.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 20

Young Sheldon - "A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon attends his first comic book convention. Also, Mary tries selling make-up.

United States of Al - "Poker / Pokar" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Art grows concerned when Al gets hooked on playing poker, misses a class and is late for work. Also, Lizzie and Brett’s relationship grows stronger, but she struggles with dating again for the first time in a few years.

Ghosts - "The Vault" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Just as Sam and Jay are set to host a friend’s wedding that could get their B&B business off the ground, the ghost of Hetty’s husband, Elias Woodstone (Matt Walsh), tries to ruin it.

B Positive - "Louisville, Bubbaroo and Sully" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina hires Peter’s son to be her lawyer, but things get complicated when he asks her out. Also, Drew and Harry’s van breaks down during their road trip.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me a Sporty Giant" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
While staying in Kat's apartment, Randi starts to feel overwhelmed by Kat's quirks; Max and Carter try to teach Phil how to ride a bike.

Pivoting - "The Giving Tree" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Sarah drags Amy and Jodie out on a night of hijinks; Amy struggles to balance a work crisis and her new dedication to motherhood; Jodie's anxiety takes over after sending a flirty text to Matt and doesn't get a response.

Single Drunk Female - "Pilot" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A public flameout forces 20-something alcoholic Sam to move back home with her overbearing mother, Carol; surrounded by all the triggers that made her drink, Sam tries to move past her worst self and figure out her best self.

Single Drunk Female - "One Day at a Time" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
An awkward run-in with her former best friend and her ex inspires Sam to own up for her past mistakes, both emotionally and financially; as she resets her relationship with her mother, Sam is horrified to learn Carol is dating.

Warped! - "Pilot" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Milo, the beloved head geek at a comic book shop, finds his world disrupted after his boss hires the quirky and excitable Ruby.

Warped! - "Challenged!" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Milo's nemesis Carl beats his world record, Ruby helps him try to reclaim it.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 17)

Thursday, January 20

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/Simon/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde/Oliver Beene) - David appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) and Kristin Davis (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Laura and Kristin are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:30pm on Bravo. NBC's Today catches up with Laura in the 9am hour.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sharon Gless (House Calls/Turnabout) - Sharon chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones/Vice Principals/Partners) - Edi will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) and Randall Park Fresh Off the Boat/Veep) - Ed and Randall talk about Peacock's True Story with Ed and Randall on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT and on PEOPLE in 10 at 8am.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) and Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Kym and Finesse guest host The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/Here We Go Again/The Steve Harvey Show/Minor Adjustments) - Wendy talks about Paramount+'s The Game on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about her new book Enough Already on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Kattan (The Middle) - Chris is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle Mooney (Arrested Development) - Kyle appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John talks about the final season of Search Party on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere/Camping/Lady Dynamite>) - Bridget talks about Somebody Somewhere on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sofia Black-D’Elia (Single Drunk Female/The Mick) and Ally Sheedy (Single Drunk Female - Sofia and Ally talk about Freeform's Single Drunk Female on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Marsai Martin (black-ish) - Marsai talks about Remix My Space on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
01/04 - Work in Progress - Season 2
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