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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


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

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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