Thursday, May 27, 2021

NBC Launches NBC Summer Games, Schedules Family Game Fight; Modern Love Returns Aug. 13 on Amazon Prime Video

NBC is the official home for the Summer Games with a robust lineup of new competition and game shows, returning favorites and an Olympic-themed special. New series on the rollout include Small Fortune (May 31), Capital One College Bowl (June 22), Ultimate Slip 'N Slide (Aug. 8), Family Game Fight (Aug. 11) and one-hour special Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers (July 21). Returning series include American Ninja Warrior (May 31), America's Got Talent (June 1) and Making It (June 24). All were previously announced, but Family Game Fight's premiere date was just announed. Family Game Fight will air Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT from August 11 through September 8. On September 15, it will air at 8:00pm ET/PT leading into the two-hour AGT finale.

Starting Tuesday, June 22, the network is bringing the "NBC Summer Games!" to life with a summer screening series, kicking off in Los Angeles before traveling to Chicago and Miami. These free events will feature exclusive screenings of the jam-packed summer lineup alongside live performances, games and prizes, all part of an unforgettable, immersive NBC summer experience for the whole family. Fans can visit NBCSummerGames.com for more information.


Modern Love

Season Two of the romantic anthology series Modern Love will premiere Friday, August 13, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Additionally, Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) joined the cast of the star-studded second season. They appear in an episode directed by John Carney, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The episode and series recently completed filming in Dublin, Ireland. The new season of the anthology series inspired by The New York Times column of the same name, is comprised of eight half-hour episodes, all which will be released together on the same day.

The previously announced cast of the second season of Modern Love includes Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Susan Blackwell (Madam Secretary), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black), Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Cinderella), newcomer Grace Edwards, Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Emmy Award nominee Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Telci Huynh (God Friended Me), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Larry Owens (High Maintenance), Zane Pais (Room 104), Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (Flack), Isaac Powell (Dear Evan Hansen), Ben Rappaport (For the People), Milan Ray (Troop Zero), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Golden Globe Award winner Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), James Scully (You S2), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Lulu Wilson (The Glorias), Don Wycherley (Wild Mountain Thyme), and Jeena Yi (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, June 16

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 14)

Wednesday, June 16

  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch Zooey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sam Richardson (HouseBroken/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Annie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/Bent/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • June Diane Raphael (Big Mouth/Grace and Frankie/Burning Love) - June will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Central Park on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Amber Stevens West (Run the World/Happy Together/Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) and Andrea Bordeaux (Run the World) - Amber and Andrea talk about Run the World on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle talks about Discovery+'s Weekend Getaway on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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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
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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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