Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Two Season 2 Premieres This August: Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens on Aug. 18; Work in Progress on Aug. 22

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

Comedy Central sets Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens second season premiere for Wednesday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT, with a second episode airing at 10:30pm ET/PT. The half-hour scripted comedy, Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, will feature a slate of directors for the 10-episode season: Bill Benz (At Home with Amy Sedaris), Andrew McCarthy (Orange Is The New Black), Laura Murphy (Girl Code), Jordan Kim (Chad) and Steven Tsuchida (Younger) and BD Wong who will be making his television directorial debut. Creator and writer Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians) stars in the hit comedy series inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, NY. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens season 1 ranks as the #1 freshmen comedy of 2020 among P18-49 and M18-49. The series was nominated for a WGA award and its' innovative MTA 7-train stunt won Adweek's "Media Plan Of The Year".




Work in Progress

Showtime announced that the 10-episode second season of the acclaimed comedy series Work in Progress will premiere with two episodes airing back to back, beginning Sunday, August 22 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. To watch and share the trailer, please visit: Work in Progress stars series co-creator Abby McEnany, who writes with showrunner and director Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix). In its first season, Work in Progress received a nomination from the GLAAD(R) Media Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series; scored a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer; and garnered widespread viewer and critical praise, which touted the series' universal appeal, heart and humor. McEnany was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series and won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role.

Based on her own life, the second season of Work in Progress picks back up with McEnany's character Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). A 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, Abby begrudgingly accepts that she's too busy to kill herself. In fact, she's just starting to get her head above water... when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces her into uncharted territory. Returning this season are Celeste Pechous as Campbell, Armand Fields as King, Karin Anglin as Alison, Bruce Jarchow as Edward, Theo Germaine as Chris and Julia Sweeney, appearing as herself.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

HBO Max Picks Up Season 2 of Made for Love; Discovery Is Growing with Jim Belushi

Made for Love

HBO Max has renewed the Max Original series Made for Love for a second season. The critically acclaimed, darkly absurd comedy ranks among HBO Max's top original half-hours since launch. Based on the novel by Alissa Nutting, Made for Love is a cynically poignant story of love and divorce following Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her "emotional data" as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron's able to watch Hazel's every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert (Ray Romano) and his synthetic partner, Diane. Made for Love is a production of Paramount Television Studios. In addition to Milioti, Magnussen and Romano, season one of Made for Love starred Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera and Caleb Foote.


Growing Belushi

Audiences around the world have watched as Jim Belushi (According to Jim, SNL, Real Men) sang, danced and entertained across our screens over the years, but few could have imagined his next move. Viewers were delighted to follow along as Jim combined his many talents with an immense passion and built a cannabis business from the ground up in southern Oregon. Now, viewers will continue on this journey as Discovery today announced the return of the hit series, Growing Belushi, set to air across Discovery platforms later this year. What started as almost a hobby has grown into a successful business, and now, Belushi's Farm is experiencing an increasing national demand for its cannabis products. Viewers will get a front-row seat as Jim and his team work to scale the business up to meet that increased demand. They are bringing state-of-the-art technology, cultivation methods, equipment and facilities to Belushi's Farm. The results are as promising as they are challenging.

Season one of Growing Belushi took Jim on a journey from legalization rallies in South America, Pablo Escobar's impact on Colombia and Jim's own family, and the genesis behind bringing the Blues Brothers' cannabis brand to dispensary shelves. In this season, Jim becomes an expert on cannabis farming, groundbreaking discoveries in medicinal cannabis, and learns first-hand what happens when a small farm passion-project grows into a cutting-edge business with a hot national brand. With the help from some familiar faces, including Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi, cousin Chris, and of course, the legendary Captain Jack (whose cannabis was known as "The Smell of SNL"), viewers will experience the familiar and familial back-and-forth between cousin Chris and Jim as they use Chris' restaurant-business savvy to establish infrastructure, compliance and business know-how at the farm. And of course, there are many new adventures, such as Chris operating a tiny, test kitchen restaurant at the farm, the Engjell Café, which introduces a whole new element of comedy as Chris experiments with cannabis-infused cuisine. Jim likes to say with a smile, "With one table and free food, the Engjell Cafe is the most exclusive restaurant in southern Oregon. The only problem is the owner is a pain in the..." Equally funny as it is informative and in true 'edutainment' style, Growing Belushi, which is filmed in southern Oregon, will shed light on the groundbreaking medical discoveries in the medicinal cannabis industry, as well as the personal journey of Jim and his mighty farm.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Apple TV+ Series Schmigadoon! Premieres July 16

Apple TV+ released the trailer for its new musical comedy series Schmigadoon!, executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key. The first two episodes will premiere globally on Friday, July 16, 2021 exclusively on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday. A parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, Schmigadoon! stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find "true love." The six-episode season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. Martin Short guest stars. Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Strong serves as producer, and Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 28, 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 June 28-July 2, 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, June 28
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael B. Jordan (The Assistants) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paula Pell (Girls5Eva/A.P. Bio/Mapleworth Murders) - Paula appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) - Andy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bill Bellamy (Mr. Box Office/Men, Women & Dogs/Cousin Skeeter) - Bill guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny/Princesses) - Fran appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Barry Shabaka Henley (Bob Hearts Abishola/Barbershop) - Barry appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • JoAnna García Swisher (Animal Practice/Better with You/Reba) - JoAnna appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben talks about Monsters at Work on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan talks about Till Death on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth talks about The Neighborhood on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (HouseBroken/Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Disney+'s The Mysterious Benedict Society on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, June 29
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Catch Dax on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Monica Padman (Rutherford Falls) - Monica is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tony Hale (HouseBroken/Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Steve Buscemi (Miracle Workers) - Steve appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bill Bellamy (Mr. Box Office/Men, Women & Dogs/Cousin Skeeter) - Bill guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal talks about Clarice on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Courteney stops by to discuss her docuseries 9 Months with Courteney Cox on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amber Stevens West (Run the World/Happy Together/Ghosted/The Carmichael Show) - Amber appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Netflix's Sweet Tooth on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, June 30
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Watch Sarah on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin talks about the comedy series The Crew on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City - Ilana appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bianca Lawson (Goode Behavior/Sister, Sister/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Bianca is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Annie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) and Meagan Holder (Born Again Virgin) - Meagan and Meagan talk about If Not, When? on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Girls5eva) - Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry are guests on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Netflix's Sweet Tooth on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 1
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul W. Downs (Hacks/Broad City) - Paul is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Fagerbakke (Coach/How I Met Your Mother) - Bill appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio talks about Coming 2 America on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky/Sex and the City) - John is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Champions/The Mindy Project) - Fortune will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) and Karyn Parsons (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Lush Life/The Job) - Alfonso, Karyn and DJ Jazzy Jeff talk about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret can be heard on the PEOPLE in the '90s wherever you listen to podcasts.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J.K. talks about The Tomorrow War on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Friday, July 2
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Watch Nathan on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Casey Wilson (black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jak in Progress/Full House) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila talks about the film Four Good Days on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia whips up the perfect breakfast for kids, overnight oats in the shape of Elmo, on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 27

Duncanville - "Sibling Revelry" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan and Kimberly are sent away to therapy camp so Annie and Jack can get them to stop fighting with each other.

HouseBroken - "Who Did This?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Honey refuses to go outside after the groomer gives her a humiliating new haircut; Diablo is introduced to a strange new creature who causes him to break the cardinal rule of being a pet.


Monday, June 28

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Procedure" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave discovers Calvin hasn’t seen a physician in nearly a decade, he insists the Butler patriarch schedule a physical stat. But Calvin gets more than he bargained for when Dr. Fisher (Michael Gladis, “Mad Men” alum and series star Beth Behrs’ husband) insists he undergo a routine colonoscopy.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Cheerleader Leader" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Tayo forbids Dele from dancing, Abishola enlists Bob’s help in talking to Dele about his feelings.

HouseBroken - "Who's Afraid of Boomsday?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the Fourth of July, Honey loses herself in an epic game of frisbee with a new best friend; Chief goes missing; Elsa has a crisis of confidence after she discovers her vest is phony.

Duncanville - "That Jing You Do" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jing and Jack start a child birthday band together and Annie takes on managing them; Duncan and his friends try to raise money to buy a massage couch they tried out at the mall.


Tuesday, June 29

The Goldbergs - "Bevy's Big Murder Mystery Party" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by his obsession, Adam helps Beverly plan a murder mystery party for the family. Meanwhile, Erica, tasked with declaring her major, bumps up against Barry’s cockiness as she considers going the pre-med route.

Home Economics - "Opus One Cabernet, 2015, $500" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family gathers to try and celebrate their parents’ anniversary without spoiling it – like every other year. However, after everyone learns what Tom’s new novel is about, the celebration may just be the worst one yet.

The Conners - "Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris’ job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest.

black-ish - "Age Against the Machine" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre and Junior butt heads over the most effective way to protest in the age of social media. Meanwhile, Jack grows jealous as Diane starts to hang out with the older kids at school.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Missing Mustard Seeds" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis puts Ellas' big day in peril, and Malik takes a class that doesn't go over well with the family.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Mega" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When a council seat in the community opens up, both Jeremy and Vinny decide to run for office with wildly different platforms to improve the neighborhood.


Wednesday, June 30

Dave - "Kareem-Abdul Jabar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave meets NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but gaining his affection is not exactly a layup.


Thursday, July 1

Young Sheldon - "Graduation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.

United States of Al - "Car/Motar" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Al and Riley negotiate a deal for Al’s new car, they learn the hard way that they are not adept at finances and contracts. Riki Lindhome guest stars as Chloe, a persuasive car salesperson Riley and Al meet at the dealership.

Mom - "S’mores and a Sadness Cocoon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie is upset when Adam makes a big ticket purchase without consulting her. Also, Jill has an unexpected reaction when her dentist retires.

B Positive - "Phantom Limb" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After missing Maddie’s soccer game due to dialysis, a depressed Drew begins to question if all his sacrifices are worth it.


Friday, July 2

Bunk'd - "Crushin' It" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Siblings Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross spend summer at Camp Kikiwaka.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "A Crush of Their Own" (Disney Channel, 8:25PM ET/PT)
Gabby gets sucked into a game of one-upmanship when her friend Mimi from Miami visits to celebrate their shared birthday.


Saturday, July 3

Henry Danger - "Family Lies" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ray must get Danger Force to take a picture with their parents in the school or be shut down; things get complicated when Chapa hires Jake Hart to be her fake father.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Einsteins" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A lucky guess in math class lands Dylan on the Mathlete squad, where his teammate, Rebecca, is worried that he will hurt their chances in the upcoming regional competition.


Sunday, July 4

Duncanville - "Party Like a Rocket Star" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack and Annie hijack a middle school party thrown by the cool kids; Duncan and his friends work on creating a viral video, so they can become the next internet sensations.

HouseBroken - "Who's Wild" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Honey invites a raccoon to join the group, but his wild nature causes mayhem; Tabitha decides to tap into her animal nature.

The Simpsons - "Undercover Burns" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns goes under cover as "Fred" at the nuclear power plant and becomes friends with Homer and the gang; Burns implements all sorts of amenities to improve his employees' lives, but a jealous Smithers plots to bring the old, bitter Burns back.

The Great North - "Keep Beef-lievin' Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "An Incon-wheelie-ent Truth" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While on a family trip to the flea market, Bob and Linda are haunted by a lie they told the kids about what really happened to their beloved stuffed animal, Wheelie Mammoth.

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

Saturday, June 26, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: HBO Max Adds First Two Seasons of The Chris Rock Show; Netflix Renews The Upshaws

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a new (old) series being added to HBO Max, the renewal of a Netflix comedy, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • HBO Max has added the first two seasons of The Chris Rock Show to the service. (Deadline)
  • The Upshaws is one of those Netflix series that has gone under the radar, but if you haven't watched it yet, you can go ahead and watch the first season to get ready for the second season, as it has been renewed for that. (TVLine)
  • If you were interested in reading the script for the pilot of the ABC comedy Home Economics, here it is. (Deadline)
  • Good Girls won't be back for a fifth season. (Hollywood Reporter
  • The MeTV summer lineup, which includes Monk, is out. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 26 - JULY 2)

  • Greatest American Hero is the binge this weekend on Decades.
  • As previously mentioned, the first two seasons of The Chris Rock Show are now available on HBO Max.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Fri-Yay: Paramount+'s iCarly Revival Is Light-Hearted Fun for Millennial and Gen Z Viewers; HIMYM Director Joins HIMYF

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!

iCarly

by Vincent

Last week, Paramount+ debuted the first three episodes of the iCarly revival. The iCarly revival, which I've discussed previously, follows the cast of iCarly in present-day as twenty-something adults. The show "grew up" with the cast rather than continuing to be a show aimed at children and teens. Although it's still a family-friendly sitcom, it does have some (mild) swear words and alludes to things like drinking and sex, which obviously would be a no-no if the show continued to be on Nickelodeon. As a result, the 2021 version of iCarly is a pretty fun watch. It's not going to make any "best sitcom of all time" lists, but it's an enjoyable combination of a nostalgia trip and an actually fun 2020s sitcom, particularly if you're a younger millennial or older Gen Z viewer who grew up with the show.

iCarly's reboot is a little more interested in commenting on internet culture and the effects it can have than its predecessor, which makes sense given how the internet has changed drastically since the show's original run from 2007 through 2012. The internet has become a more central part of our lives since then, and has contributed to the rise and fall of many, many people in the time since the show ended. The show covers topics such as getting "canceled" and the difficulty of staying relevant as well as becoming a "meme." It also is very interested in commenting on internet trends and memes. At times, it can feel a little too much like pandering to its younger millenial/Gen Z audience. (The most notable example of this is when the show references the popular Miranda Cosgrove 'interesting' meme that anyone in iCarly's core demographic would be familiar with, even if technically that meme came from Drake & Josh and not iCarly.) But at other times, it actually makes some decent points about how the internet can make us feel a little empty. I don't want to oversell the show, because I don't actually think it's attempting to make many deeper points about the perils of fame or anything like, say, a Bo Burnham special would, but it does hit at those points occasionally. Still, for the most part, this is just a fun, breezy watch for anyone who grew up with iCarly, with enough actually funny and solid jokes to make it more than simply a nostalgia trip. It's the perfect easy summer afternoon watch, and while you might not get much out of it if you aren't in the target demo (I'd say anyone born between roughly 1992 and 2000), you'll definitely have fun with it if you are.


Pam Fryman

A familiar face is joining How I Met Your Father, but you won't see her on screen. Pam Fryman is a multi-camera force well-known for notably directing all but twelve episodes of the 9-season smash hit, How I Met Your Mother and now he returns to direct How I Met Your Father. Pam got her start in the business as a high school intern on The Mike Douglas Show. When given the chance to work on a show in Los Angeles, she jumped at the opportunity and worked her way into game shows, soap operas, and eventually primetime sitcoms. She won numerous Daytime Emmy(R) Awards and has been nominated for multiple DGA awards. Her resume includes seminal comedies of the past two decades including Frasier, Friends, King of Queens, Just Shoot Me, and Two and a Half Men. She most recently directed episodes of Carol's Second Act, One Day at a Time & Call Your Mother. In all, Pam Fryman has directed well over 500 episodes of television over the span of her amazing career.

The 10-episode comedy recently receiving a straight-to-series order from Hulu, produced by 20th Television. In the near future, Sophie (Hilary 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. How I Met Your Father is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Executive producers include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pam Fryman. Adam Londy will serve as co-executive producer, and Duff will serve as a producer. How I Met Your Father is a production of 20th Television. And finally, it was recently announced that Chris Lowell was cast as Jesse (character description: smart, a bit of an edge and cynical about love. He's an aspiring musician who works as an Uber driver to make ends meet and lives with his best friend Tom.)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch Premieres June 30; HBO Social Satire Series The White Lotus Launches July 11

Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, and MTV Entertainment Studios, announced a new crossover event in celebration of Pride Month, Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch, will drop Wednesday, June 30, exclusively on Paramount+. The streaming service also revealed the first act of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars ahead of the highly anticipated launch tonight (Thursday, June 24). From World of Wonder – producers of the Emmy® Award-winning Drag Race franchise – Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch is making and breaking pop culture history as it reunites The Brady Bunch original cast members alongside RuPaul's Drag Race favorites as they recreate the iconic episode, "Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?" for an innovative, one-of-a-kind event that uses state-of-the-art technology to transport the cast into the original Brady house!

The Brady Bunch original cast members:
● Barry Williams as Mike Brady
● Christopher Knight as Peter Brady
● Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady
● Eve Plumb as Lucy
● Susan Olsen as Margie

Alongside Drag Race favorites:
● Shea Couleé as Marcia Brady
● Bianca Del Rio as Carol Brady
● BenDeLaCreme stepping out of drag as Greg Brady
● Kylie Sonique Love as Jan Brady
● Nina West as Alice
● Kandy Muse as Cindy Brady
● Special appearance by RuPaul as the Wig Attendant
● Special appearance by Michelle Visage as Helen




The White Lotus

From Mike White (HBO's Enlightened), HBO's six-episode limited series The White Lotus, a comedic social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, debuts Sunday, July 11 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Starring Murray Bartlett (HBO's Looking), Connie Britton (Nashville), Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls), Alexandra Daddario (HBO's True Detective), Fred Hechinger (Eighth Grade), Jake Lacy (HBO's Girls), Brittany O'Grady (Little Voice), Natasha Rothwell (HBO's Insecure), Sydney Sweeney (HBO's Euphoria) and Steve Zahn (HBO's Treme), the series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel's cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself. Recurring guest stars include: Molly Shannon (HBO's Divorce), Jon Gries (Dream Corp LLC), Jolene Purdy (WandaVision), Kekoa Kekumano (Aquaman), and Lukas Gage (HBO's Euphoria).

Among the employees at The White Lotus are the fastidious resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett), who, after a sudden trauma, begins a dramatic downward spiral - and the down-to-earth spa manager, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) who gets taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a needy guest. The vacationers include the Mossbacher family - Nicole (Connie Britton), a successful type-A exec, who can't help but treat her family like disobedient employees; her husband, Mark (Steve Zahn), dealing with both an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex; their teenaged son, Quinn (Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the very first time; their daughter, Olivia (Sydney Sweeney), and her friend, Paula (Brittany O'Grady), sharp-tongued college sophomores who cast a sardonic eye on the lifestyles and belief systems of everyone around them. The handsome, entitled Shane Patton (Jake Lacy) is here with his beautiful bride, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario). Shane and Rachel are in the throes of young love, but as they get to know each other better in this new, intimate environment, clouds of doubt appear - and by the time Shane's intrusive mother, Kitty (Molly Shannon) surprises them with an unwelcome visit, their fairytale honeymoon has begun to unravel. And finally, there is Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge), a wealthy, unstable woman, recovering from the death of her mother, traveling alone to the hotel, looking for love and in desperate need of a massage.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hulu's Solar Opposites Renewed for 4th Season; Sundance Now's Motherland Returns July 8

Solar Opposites

Hulu has renewed adult animated comedy series Solar Opposites for a 4th season (12 episodes), from 20th Television Animation. The series debuted in 2020 and became the streaming platform's most - watched Hulu Original comedy premiere of the year and was Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. Season 3 is slated to premiere in 2022. Solar Opposites is a marquee series within Hulu's growing slate of Original adult animation content along with Crossing Swords, Marvel's M.O.D.O.K, and upcoming series Marvel's Hit Monkey and Koala Man. Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan are co-creators and executive producers alongside Josh Bycel. The series is co-showrun by McMahan and Bycel. Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack will reprise their roles. Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.


Motherland

Premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, July 8, Britain's favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of Motherland, navigating the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates. In the new season, Julia's (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty) elderly mother Marion (Ellie Haddington, Enola Holmes) has moved in thanks to failing health, so Julia is faced with the prospect of granny proofing her house. The only silver lining to this horror arrives in the form of Julia's new builder who turns out to be quite the DILF. Meanwhile, Amanda (Lucy Punch, Bloods) navigates the humiliation of divorce from Johnny (Terry Mynott, The Windsors), single mum Liz (Diane Morgan, Intelligence) launches herself back into the world of work, and Kevin (Paul Ready, Flack) tries everything to rekindle the spark with wife Jill. Highflyer Meg (Tanya Moodie, A Discovery of Witches) faces big health issues and Anne (Philippa Dunne, The Nevers) has to cope with a growing family. All this while the moms grapple with Mother's Day, the looming choice of secondary schools, a nit pandemic, and the school trip from hell. This season also includes a memorable guest appearance by beloved BAFTA-Award winning actress Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Amanda's poisonous mother.

Motherland season three, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Boom Cymru TV Ltd and Merman MMXVII production. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Holly Walsh (The Other One), Helen Serafinowicz (Fit) and Barunka O' Shaughnessy (Breeders) serve as writers and Simon Hynd (There She Goes) serves as director. Lionsgate distributes the series internationally.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

MeTV Summer 2021 Schedule, Monk Joins Lineup; HBO Max Sets Cast for Period Comedy

Monk

MeTV has announced its summer 2021 schedule. There are minor changes to the lineup, with the majority of them happening on Sundays. MeTV will air the Tony Shalhoub series Monk in primetime on Sundays at 8pm and 9pm beginning Sunday, July 18. The series will join the lineup following fellow detective Columbo from 6-8pm to form a detective block. The Gilligan's Island Three-Hour Tour is being cut to a two-hour instead from 2-4pm instead of 2-5pm, as Mama's Family will now move to the earlier 4pm hour. So the only show off the lineup on Sundays is M*A*S*H, but that series still airs weeknights. The Love Boat will now move up to Sundays at 5pm. Back to primetime, The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show and Carol Burnett and Friends will now air in the 10pm hour following Monk. And the final Sunday change is The Honeymooners taking one of the The Twilight Zone half-hours at 12am. The only change to the weekday lineup will be The Carol Burnett Show being swapped out for Carol Burnett & Friends instead at 11pm. View the full MeTV Summer 2021 schedule.


Our Flag Means Death

HBO Max, the direct-to-consumer offering from WarnerMedia, has set its cast for the period comedy Our Flag Means Death. Oscar(R) winner and multi-Emmy(R) Award nominee Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Jojo Rabbit) will executive produce the series and direct the pilot. Series creator and showrunner David Jenkins (People of Earth) executive produces with Emmy(R) nominated producer Garrett Basch (The Night Of, What We Do in the Shadows) and Dan Halsted. Our Flag Means Death is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. The series also stars the previously announced Academy Award(R) winner Taika Waititi as "Blackbeard," history's most feared and revered pirate. Waititi is directing the pilot. Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, The Little People, internationally renowned DJ) as "Wee John Feeney." Nathan Foad (Bloods) as "Lucius." Samson Kayo (Truth Seekers, The Bubble, Death to 2020) as "Oluwande." Rory Kinnear (Bond, Penny Dreadful, The Imitation Game) as "Captain Nigel Badminton" and "Chauncey Badminton." Con O'Neill (The Batman, The Way of the Wind, Chernobyl) as "Izzy." Vico Ortiz (Vida, Everything's Gonna Be Okay, American Horror Story: 1984) as "Bonifacia." Our Flag Means Death is executive produced by Waititi, series creator and showrunner David Jenkins, Emmy(R)-nominated producer Garrett Basch and Dan Halsted.

Monday, June 21, 2021

New Chip 'n' Dale Series Premieres July 28 on Disney+; Cruel Summer Returning for 2nd Season

Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life

Disney+ revealed the opening title sequence and key art for the original series Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life, now premiering Wednesday, July 28. Comprised of three seven-minute stories, each episode follows two tiny troublemakers, Chip and Dale, trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale make the perfect odd couple: they're best buddies and they drive each other nuts. In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small. Filled with laugh-out-loud cartoon comedy, wacky adventures and heartfelt storytelling, the 12-episode series will debut new episodes weekly on Disney+. Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life is produced by Xilam Animation with Marc du Pontavice as Executive Producer/Producer and Jean Cayrol as Director. Vincent Artaud serves as the series composer.




Cruel Summer

Freeform has renewed its most-watched series ever, Cruel Summer, for season two. The season one finale aired last Tuesday (June 15) at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT on Freeform, streaming next day on Hulu. Cruel Summer is the first scripted series to debut under Freeform President Tara Duncan. Cruel Summer is the network's most-watched series ever, ranking as the No. 1 new cable drama of the year among Women 18-34, with the most recent episode before the finale delivering the drama's biggest linear TV audience yet—surging by 31% over its premiere. In multi-platform viewing after 35 days, the series averages 6.8 million viewers per episode. On Hulu, Cruel Summer was the most-watched next-day season one title from a linear channel in its first seven weeks to date. Cruel Summer is the No. 1 most engaged new scripted cable series on social in 2021.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 21, 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 June 21-25, 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, June 21
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Watch Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Champions/The Mindy Project) - Fortune appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about DREW magazine on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Vogel (Grounded for Life) - Mike appears on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Luca on ABC's Good Morning America sometimne between 7-9am and on GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Central Park on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey talks about Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live from Las Vegas on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, June 22
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Catch Wanda on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly/Crowded/Drake & Josh) - Miranda appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie talks about Coming 2 America on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. will be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local lisitngs.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Champions/The Mindy Project) - Fortune will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Merry Happy Whatever/Carol's Second Act/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley opens up about her breast implant removal and expecting her first child on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George talks about Walking with Herb on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
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.
Thursday, June 24
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen apppears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Redd (Kenan/Disjointed) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Amy Sedaris (No Activity/Strangers with Candy) - Amy appears on on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. She also talks about NBC's Making It on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc opens up about his life, unconventional career path and sudden loss of his partner in a daytime exclusive on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Bernard (Younger) - Molly appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about NBC's Making It on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - NBC's Today catches up with Ken in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee is a guest on PEOPLE in the '90s wherever you listen to podcasts.
Friday, June 25
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Watch Betty on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) - Juno appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about the film Happily on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Romantically Challenged/Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa talks about her long-haul battle against COVID-19 and its lingering effects on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/New Girl/Burning Love) and Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - June and Jessica talk about the Deep Dive podcast on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Audible's Letters From Camp on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, June 20

Duncanville - "Who's Vroomin' Who?" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan starts racing stock cars to get away from his mom, but it turns out they make a great racing team; Jing demands a room renovation, and Jack struggles with the project.

Bless the Harts - "Betty's Birthday" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Betty's birthday coming up, the whole Hart family tries to figure out how her age; Wayne gets the family to take a trip in an RV he got for free.

The Simpsons - "The Man From G.R.A.M.P.A." (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A British secret agent comes to Springfield in search of a Russian spy.

The Great North - "Period Piece Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Judy asks Alyson to help her with an exciting opportunity to lead an art project at school; the local paper prints a story involving Beef.

Bob's Burgers - "Die Card, or Card Trying" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda drags Bob and the kids out into nature, determined to take the best holiday family portrait ever.

The Moodys - "Episode 208" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Moody family gathers once again for a wedding when something sudden shocks the entire family; Sean Jr. and Marco make amends; things turn around for Bridget's love life.


Monday, June 21

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Property" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Calvin discovers a member of the community plans to sell to greedy developers, he vows to find a buyer closer to home instead. However, the Butlers and Johnsons soon realize that the dilapidated property will require more work than they expected.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Honest Yak Prices" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Abishola’s husband adamant that he’ll never agree to a divorce, Bob and Abishola grow disheartened that they will never be able to get married.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Good Therapist?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Honey and Chief go on vacation, but instead of spending quality time with Chief, Honey becomes obsessed with a "perfect couple"; Elsa runs group and has to deal with some unexpected developments.

Duncanville - "Annie Oakie" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Annie refuses to remove the parking boot from the mayor's SUV; the rest of the family grapples with the fallout from Annie's struggle.


Tuesday, June 22

The Goldbergs - "Bill's Wedding" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bill is getting married and Beverly and Jane have only 24 hours to plan it. Meanwhile, a fortune teller at the wedding reception could change the future for Adam, Erica and Barry’s romantic life.

Home Economics - "The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: An Oral History (Used), $11" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Connor invites the siblings to a party he’s throwing for his ex-wife, Emily. While he feels the need to prove that he is cool with their divorce, he is not the only one in the competitive spirit. Tom and Marina try to prove to each other that they still have game, while Sarah finds the perfect solution to the fact that she’s a bad gift-giver.

The Conners - "Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene begins to develop a friendship with a manager at Wellman Plastics, which lands her in an awkward situation between the boss and her sister, Becky. Meanwhile, Louise’s brother, Neville, tries to win over Jackie by making a thoughtful gesture, creating uncomfortable tension.

black-ish - "What About Gary?" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Going against Bow’s warning, Dre tries to educate her white cousin Gary about how to be an ally. Meanwhile, Olivia is trying to impress Junior’s family by attempting to psychoanalyze everyone and their relationships with each other.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Sauce Bosses" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Comedy about retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his wife Ella; together the loving couple navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern day family.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Bait and Snitch" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Assisted Living crew welcomes new resident Efetobore Efe Omowale, but snap judge him as a scammer and deploys tactics to stall the signing of his lease.


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.


Thursday, June 24

Young Sheldon - "The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Missy’s first heartbreak triggers a series of events that lead the Cooper family to the brink.

United States of Al - "Help/Komak" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al and Vanessa team up to convince Riley to accept the help and benefits he earned for his military service so he can be in good health and embrace the next chapter in his life with his family.

Mom - "Woo-Woo Lights and an Onside Kick" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie and the ladies indulge Jill when she goes to extremes to get her relationship with Andy (Will Sasso) back on track.

B Positive - "A Cute Asphyxiation" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Drew and Gina struggle in their new relationships. Also, Norma plans a trip to Italy with Gina.


Friday, June 25

Bunk'd - "I Won't Let You Clown" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Siblings Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross spend summer at Camp Kikiwaka.

Sydney to the Max - "A Crush of Their Own" (Disney Channel, 8:25PM ET/PT)
A sociable middle schooler navigating the challenges of growing up and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.


Saturday, June 26

Henry Danger - "SW.A.G Is Haunted" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Danger Force tries to help an annoying ghost from the 1920s with her unfinished business so she will stop haunting their school.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "A Tale of Two Rappers" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the school does a hip-hop version of Shakespeare, Dylan takes on another boy for the lead role; after only being cast as an understudy, Dylan is determined to outshine his rival and nab the part for himself.


Sunday, June 27

Duncanville - "Sibling Revelry" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Duncan and Kimberly are sent away to therapy camp so Annie and Jack can get them to stop fighting with each other.

HouseBroken - "Who Did This?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Honey refuses to go outside after the groomer gives her a humiliating new haircut; Diablo is introduced to a strange new creature who causes him to break the cardinal rule of being a pet.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, June 19, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Perfect Strangers Reboot in the Works; New Head of the Class DVD Release

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning about a reboot of a classic 80s sitcom, the cancellation of a Fox series (that wasn't intended to be more than a limited series anyway), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • It's about to be 1986 all over again, with NBC rebooting Night Court and now HBO Max is looking to reboot Perfect Strangers. (Deadline)
  • It's likely no surprise after the lackluster success of the second season, but The Moodys is done on Fox. (TVLine)
  • NBC has cancelled Manifest, but it could be back for new episodes elsewhere, such as Netflix. (Deadline)
  • The Quibi library was recently added to Roku's lineup, and in two weeks, they've had more viewers than they ever had in their entire time on Quibi. (Deadline)
  • A little bit of DVD news (we get so little that we don't even devote a separate section to it anymore), Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season will be released by Warner Archive on July 20. (TV Shows on DVD)
  • The Netflix comedy Dad Stop Embarrassing Me kind of went under the radar as a series to begin with, but now it has been cancelled. (Yahoo!
  • Frank Bonner, who played Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, has died. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 19 - JUNE 25)

  • Antenna TV is celebrating Father's Day with a marathon of Bewitched episodes focusing on the two different actors who played Darrin (much like the Nick at Nite Dueling Darrins marathon from the late 90s!).
  • Decades is having a binge of Taxi this weekend.
  • Kevin Can F**k Himself has already debuted on AMC+, but the linear network itself will begin airing it on Sunday.
  • The long-awaited fifth season of Rick & Morty also debuts on Sunday on Adult Swim.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Fri-Yay: Master of None Pivots Genres in Season 3; Highway to Heaven Event Movies Coming to Lifetime; Remembering Frank Bonner of WKRP in Cincinnati

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!

Master of None

by Vincent

After a several year wait, the third season of Master of None arrived on Netflix a few weeks ago. Master of None's third season looked very different than its first two, though, as the series now centers around Lena Waithe's character Denise, and her relationship with her wife. Additionally, the show took a far more serious and somber tone in Season 3, marking one of the more intense genre shifts of a show in recent times.

To be fair, Master of None was never really a straight sitcom at all, or even a strictly comedy series. It was always an artful mix of comeic moments, drama and self-realization. But it was far more comedic in Seasons 1 and 2, offering many moments of pure and genuine comedy. Season 3 features very few examples of this (to the point where I'd say straight up dramas like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or The Sopranos may very well have more comedic moments), and although I did enjoy the relationship aspects, I found myself feeling like the show could've stood to be a little lighter. Lena Waithe and Naomi Ackie are great, and sold their relationship well. But the endless drama did make the season a bit of a slog at times, with some admittedly great moments. Overall, Master of None Season 3 is a decent way to spend an afternoon or evening, but if you're expecting the sharp comedy mixed with dramatic moments of Seasons 1 and 2, you may be disappointed.


Jill Scott and Barry Watson

Lifetime is offering an inspiring new take on a beloved classic with the greenlight of the event movie series Highway to Heaven starring Grammy® winner Jill Scott (First Wives Club), who also Executive Produces, as the new angel Angela who comes down to Earth to help people in crisis. It also stars Barry Watson (7th Heaven/The Loudest Voice) as Junior High School principal Bruce to whom Angela reveals her true identity. In cooperation with Cindy Landon and the Michael Landon Estate, the wheel of movies are inspired by the highly-rated 80s drama that ran over 100 episodes between 1984 – 1989. With a constant theme throughout of love and kindness, the reboot aims to inspire hope and community as it addresses contemporary social and emotional issues, this time with a female angel as the anchor of the movie series. This marks a reunion for Lifetime and Jill Scott, who previously starred in the Emmy® nominated Flint centered on the water crisis, the all-African American reboot of Steel Magnolias and Sins of the Mother. Barry Watson also returns to Lifetime for his first non-holiday movie role for network, having previously starred in A Very Nutty Christmas and The Santa Con.

Lifetime's Highway to Heaven follows Angela (Jill Scott), an angel sent back to Earth by God, to help others in need. In the premiere movie, Angela assumes the role of a temporary school counselor and finds herself working alongside the principal Bruce (Barry Watson) as she intervenes in the lives of a troubled student Cody (Ben Daon, The Astronauts) and his father Jeff (Robert Moloney, Riverdale/You Me Her) after the tragic loss of Cody's mother, Melissa (Ashley Ross, A Series of Unfortunate Events). As Angela seemingly works miracles with Cody and Jeff, Bruce is in disbelief when he learns of the divine nature of Angela's work. The first movie installment of the Highway to Heaven series is produced by Rain Productions and Propagate for Lifetime. Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken executive produce for Rain Productions; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gregory Lipstone and Rodney Ferrell executive produce from Propagate; Howard Braunstein is executive producer; Jill Scott and Shawn Gee also executive produce. Stacey K. Black directs from an original script by executive producer/writer Cathryn Humphris and award-winning playwright Angelica Chéri. Cindy Landon and Wayne Lepoff are executive producing on behalf of Michael Landon's estate.

Frank Bonner

Actor and television director Frank Bonner, who was best known for his role as sales manager Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, has died. He died on June 16 at his home in Laguna Niguel, California, of complications from Lewy body dementia. Mr. Bonner was 79.

Bonner's early television drama guest appearances included The Young Lawyers, Mannix, Nichols, The F.B.I., Hawkins, Emergency!, Cannon (2 episodes), Police Woman, Most Wanted and Man from Atlantis. His early sitcom guest appearances included Nancy in 1970 and Love, American Style in 1974.

He starred as Herb Tarlek on the 1978-1982 CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Herb Tarlek is the boorish, tasteless and vain sales manager at WKRP, who is sometimes referred to as "Little Guy" to Mr. Carlson's "Big Guy". He often wears loud plaid suits, with his belt matching his white shoes. Bonner also directed six episodes of the series from 1980 to 1982. The cast included Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers and Howard Hesseman.

Bonner starred as Father Robert Hargis on the 1988-1990 ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us. Father Robert Hargis is the affable headmaster of St. Augustine's Academy, an all-boys private Catholic school in Eureka, California. Bonner also directed eight episodes of the series. The cast included Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp, Jamie Luner, Brooke Theiss, JoAnn Willette Matt Shakman, and Heidi Zeigler.

The New WKRP in Cincinnati

He reprised the role of Herb Tarlek on the 1991-1993 first-run syndicated sitcom The New WKRP in Cincinnati. Gordon Jump (Arthur Carlson) and Richard Sanders (Les Nessman) also reprised their roles from the original show, while Howard Hesseman reprised the role of Dr. Johnny Fever on a recurring basis (four episodes in the first season, then five in season two). Bonner also directed seven episodes of the series. The cast included Mykel T. Williamson (Mykelti Williamson), Kathleen Garrett (1991-1992), Michael Des Barres (1991-1992), Tawny Kitaen (who also sadly recently died on May 7), Hope Alexander-Willis (1991-1992), Lightfield Lewis (1991-1992), Wendy Davis (1991), John Chappell, Marla Jeanette Rubinoff and French Stewart (1992-1993).

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included The Facts of Life (as Garth Kiley in The Facts of Life Goes to Paris), Gimme a Break! (2 episodes), The Love Boat, Newhart, New, Love American Style (1986), Punky Brewster, Night Court (2 episodes), Harry and the Hendersons, Evening Shade, The Mommies, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (4 episodes as Mr. Harrington and 1 episode as Mr. Spalding) and City Guys.

Bonner directed all 105 episodes of the 1997-2001 NBC Saturday morning sitcom City Guys. Some of his other sitcom directing credits included Family Ties, Frank's Place, The Van Dyke Show, Who's the Boss?, Head of the Class (2 episodes), The Famous Teddy Z (2 episodes), Evening Shade, You Take the Kids, Harry and the Hendersons (11 episodes), Fudge, The Mommies (4 episodes), Campus Cops, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (4 episodes) and USA High (19 episodes).

He had a recurring role as Det. R.T. Mooney in five episodes of the ABC police drama Sidekicks in 1986. Some of his other drama guest appearances included Fantasy Island, Legmen, Simon & Simon, Matt Houston, Crazy Like a Fox, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (3 episodes), Blacke's Magic and Murder, She Wrote.

Mr. Bonner did a wonderful job with his role as Herb Tarlek. He was a classic character with his humor and loud plaid suits. We thank him for his work as both an actor and as a director of many sitcom episodes. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our WKRP in Cincinnati message board. View photos in our galleries.

Ned Beatty

We also remember character actor Ned Beatty. He was best known for his work in more than 160 films, but he also starred in two short-lived sitcoms and had a recurring role as Ed Conner on Roseanne. He died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on June 13. Mr. Beatty was 83.

Beatty's early television drama guest appearances included The Waltons, The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV movie pilot for Kojak), The Rockford Files (3 episodes), Lucas Tanner, Gunsmoke, Petrocelli, The Rookies, Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, Delvecchio and Lucan. He appeared as Colonel Hollister in the 1975 M*A*S*H episode "Dear Peggy."

Szyszynk

He starred as Nick Szysznyk on the short-lived 1977-1978 CBS sitcom Szysznyk, which ran for two seasons and 15 episodes (4 unaired). Nick Szyszynk was a retired marine who takes a new job as playground supervisor at the Northwest Community Center in a poor neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The cast included Olivia Cole, Susan Lanier (2 episodes), Leonard Barr, Jarrod Johnson, Barry Miller, Scott Colomby and Thomas Carter.

The Boys

Beatty starred as Herbert Francis "Bert" Greenblatt on the short-lived 1993 CBS sitcom The Boys. The series was about a horror novelist who moves into a house and starts hanging out with the friends of the man who recently died there. Bert was a loud, antagonistic retired fireman. The series also starred Chris Meloni, Isabella Hoffmann, Doris Roberts, John Harkins and Richard Venture.

Ned Beatty and John Goodman - Roseanne

He had a recurring role as Ed Conner, the father of Dan Conner (John Goodman), in six episodes of the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1989 to 1994. His other sitcom guest appearances included The Golden Palace as Tad Hollingsworth in 1993 and Go On as Coach Spence, which was his final television role in 2013.

He starred as Detective Stanley Bolander ("The Big Man") on the first three seasons of the NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993 to 1995. Some of his other drama guest appearances included Murder, She Wrote (1984), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985), Highway to Heaven (2 episodes), B.L. Stryker, Road to Avonlea, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order.

Ned Beatty in Rudy

Beatty appeared in more than 160 films during his career, which spanned from 1972 to 2013. He made his film debut as Bobby Trippe in Deliverance (1972). He received his only Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Arthur Jensen in the acclaimed film Network (1976). He played Otis Berg, Lex Luthor's (Gene Hackman) inept henchman, in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). In 1993, he starred as Daniel Ruettiger, Sr., the father of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (Sean Astin), in Rudy. Some of his other credits included All the President's Men (1976), The Toy (1982), Stroker Ace (1983), Back to School (1986) and Toy Story 3 (2010) as the voice of Lotso. See his full listing of credits on IMDB.

Mr. Beatty was a talented and versatile character actor. He made everything he appeared in much better. We thank him for the entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be deeply missed.

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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Antenna TV Summer 2021 Schedule; The CW Fall 2021 Premiere Dates

Maude and Archie Bunker's Place

This summer on Antenna TV, there will be some changes to the lineup but they will not affect the weekday schedule. All the changes are for their weekend lineup beginning Saturday, July 3, 2021. The Saturday morning lineup gets a makeover from 5-9am, with The Ropers and Three's a Crowd coming back to the schedule airing Saturdays 5-6am, leading into an hour each of Alice, Barney Miller and Benson from 6-9am. These changes replace The Paul Lynde Show, Lotsa Luck and What's Happening Now!!, as all three series are leaving the schedule. Moving on to evening, both Saturdays and Sunday from 5-7pm will now be an hour each of Maude and Archie Bunker's Place, as they also come back to the lineup replacing the What's Happening Now!! block. The rest of the lineup will remain as it is currently (the previously announced Spring 2021 lineup).


The CW

The CW Network has unveiled premiere dates for its Fall 2021 primetime schedule beginning in October. The CW's new season premieres return to the fall starting with Penn & Teller: Fool Us on Friday, October 1 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Season three of Nancy Drew premieres a week later on Friday, October 8 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The CW's new regularly scheduled Saturday primetime programming, begins with new back-to-back episodes of fan favorite Whose Line Is It Anyway? Saturday, October 9, (8:00-8:30pm & 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT) followed by the second season of World's Funniest Animals (9:00-9:30pm & 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT). The series debut of the reimagined Legends of the Hidden Temple is set to debut on Sunday, October 10 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the premiere of the new U.S. version of Killer Camp (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

The CW's Monday-Thursday lineup premieres being with the seventh season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow that is set to premiere Wednesday, October 13 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the third season of Batwoman (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Salvatore Boarding School is back to in-person school as the fourth season of Legacies is set to premiere on Thursday, October 14 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The CW's multiplatform hit series All American gears up for its fourth season premiere on Monday, October 25 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the reimagined 4400 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Walker returns with its season two premiere on Thursday, October 28 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). The eighth season of The Flash (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) and the sixth season of Riverdale (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT) both start their new seasons with special five-episode events beginning Tuesday, November 16. As previously announced, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will air on consecutive nights Saturday, October 2 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and Sunday, October 3 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

All-Star Cast Set for Paramount+ Animated Comedy Series; Home Makeovers with Marsai Martin

The Harper House

Paramount+ released the first-look teaser art and trailer for the upcoming adult animated comedy The Harper House. Created by Brad Neely and featuring an all-star voiceover cast – including Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee, Tatiana Maslany and Ryan Flynn as the Harper family – the ten-episode Paramount+ Original Series will premiere this fall exclusively on the service. The Harper House follows an overconfident female head of a household as she struggles to regain a higher status for herself and for her family of oddballs after losing her job and moving from the rich side to the poor side of a small town in Arkansas. To save money, they’ve moved into their inherited Victorian fixer-upper, the historic Harper House. VyVy Nguyen, Lance Krall, Roberta Colindrez, Tessa Skara, John "Spud" McConnell, Chris Diamantopoulos, Joanna Hausmann, Gabourey Sidibe, Nyima Funk and Gary Anthony Williams also voice characters in the series.

Neely also serves as executive producer alongside Katie Krentz. The Harper House is produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm, in association with 219 Productions. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series. The Harper House joins the growing list of original animated series Paramount+ has to offer, including Star Trek: Lower Decks, Rugrats, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News, No Activity and the highly anticipated Star Trek: Prodigy premiering later this year.




Marsai Martin - Courtesy of Jennifer Johnson

With help from actress Marsai Martin, who has a burgeoning personal passion for interior design, extraordinary teens will get personalized bedroom makeovers in a newly greenlighted discovery+ series. Martin, best known from the ABC sitcom black-ish, will serve as executive producer of the eight-episode series and will lead the design team that creates stunning bedroom overhauls for exceptional, peer-nominated youth who make a positive impact in their communities. The series will be available to stream on discovery+ in 2022. After surprising him or her with the good news, Martin will work with her expert team, including carpenter Joanie Sprague and designer Tiffany Thompson, to create a breathtaking oasis reflective of each teen’s interests, individuality, personality and style.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 21

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 20)

Tuesday, September 21

  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Catch Billy Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Crumbs/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elisha "EJ" Williams (The Wonder Years) - Elisha "EJ" is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy talks about FBI on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie talks about The Many Saints of Newark on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Karla Souza (Home Economics) - Karla talks about Home Economics on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Young Rock) and Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - The Rock, Ashton and Jake Gyllenhaal come clean on their bathing habits on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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)
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