Monday, May 17, 2021

Fox Upfront 2021-22: Fall 2021 Schedule; Friends Reunion on HBO Max, Every Episode Marathon on TBS

Fox 2021-22

Fall 2021

Mondays
8:00PM 9-1-1
9:00PM The Big Leap (NEW!)

Tuesdays
8:00PM The Resident
9:00PM Our Kind of People (NEW!)

Wednesdays
8:00PM The Masked Singer
9:00PM Alter Ego (NEW!)

Thursdays
8:00PM Thursday Night Football on Fox

Fridays
8:00PM WWE's Friday Night Smackdown

Saturdays
7:00PM Fox Sports Saturday

Sundays
7:00PM NFL on Fox
7:30PM The O.T. (NFL post-game)/Fox Encores
8:00PM The Simpsons
8:30PM The Great North
9:00PM Bob's Burgers
9:30PM Family Guy

Unscheduled Mid-season 2022 (new and returning):
New Comedy: Welcome to Flatch, Pivoting, Krapopolis (animated)
New Drama: The Cleaning Lady, Monarch, Accused
New Reality/Unscripted: Next Level Chef, Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Domino Masters
Returning Comedy: Call Me Kat, Duncanville (animated), Housebroken
Returning Drama: 9-1-1: Lonestar
Returning Reality/Unscripted: I Can See Your Voice, Beat Shazam, Crime Scene Kitchen, Hell's Kitchen, Lego Masters, Masterchef, Mental Samurai

NOTES: Four new dramas, two new comedies, four new unscripted series and one new animated comedy join the lineup, tapping into themes of hope, second chances and reinvention.

Small-town docu-com Welcome to Flatch, from director and executive producer Paul Feig and Writer and Executive Producer Jenny Bicks, will launch midseason. Eliza Coupe, Ginniger Goodwin and Maggie Q star in the new comedy Pivoting, premiering midseason.

Krapopolis will serve as the first-ever animated series curated entirely on the Blockchain, as Fox and Bento Box enter the NFT business. The company will launch a dedicated marketplace for Krapopolis that will curate and sell digital goods, ranging from NFTs of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs, as well as tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward super fans.

This August, Fox travels to Fantasy Island, with an all-new version of the classic show. A modern drama series, Fantasy Island takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected.

Discuss Fox's 2021-22 lineup. You'll find the official press release there, too...with details on all the new series.


Friends: The Reunion

HBO Max will debut Friends: The Reunion special on Thursday, May 27, the one-year anniversary of HBO Max's launch. Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show. Friends: The Reunion will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai. Ben Winston directed the special and executive produced along with Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane. The special hails from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions. Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry, and Schwimmer executive produced the special. Emma Conway, James Longman and Stacey Thomas-Muir co-executive produced. Every episode of Friends is available on HBO Max to stream.

And if you want to relive the episodes before the reunion you can on TV as well! Until June 4, TBS is airing every single episode of Friends ever, in a month-long marathon, weekdays from 10am – 4pm ET/PT. Fans can catch-up on all their favorite episodes before the highly anticipated premiere of Friends: The Reunion on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, June 23

Dave - "The Observer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Benny's friendship blossoms in strange and unexpected ways, leading them to confront questions of privilege, race, sexuality, and dermatology; Mike's isolation deepens, and a chance encounter sheds light on the root of his anger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 21)

Wednesday, June 23

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about The Good Fight on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and Ruth Righi (Sydney to the Max) - Carolina and Ruth are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Romantically Challenged/Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa discusses how she is inspiring a new generation of female leaders, the latest book of her children's series and her podcast on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura stops by to chat and shares her new kitchen gadget line on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. talks about the onstage collapse that led to his COVID-19 diagnosis on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
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)
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