Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Run the World Gets 2nd Season; Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Trailer and Guests Revealed

Run the World

STARZ announced that the network has greenlit a second season of its hit comedy series Run the World. Rachelle Williams (Love Life, mixed-ish, Survivor's Remorse) joins season two as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single, black-ish, Dear White People) and series creator Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic).

Run the World follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women - fiercely loyal best friends - who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it's an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving - but thriving together. Run the World stars Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show), Andrea Bordeaux (NCIS: Los Angeles), Bresha Webb (Marlon) and Corbin Reid (Valor). The series also stars Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, Imposters) and Tosin Morohunfola (Black Lightning). Erika Alexander (Living Single), Nick Sagar (Queen of the South), Jay Walker (Grey's Anatomy) and Tonya Pinkins guest starred in season one.


Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – a coming-of-age dramedy inspired by the hit medical series Doogie Howser, M.D. – follows Lahela "Doogie" Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. With the support of her caring and comical 'ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path. Set in modern-day Hawai'i, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is shot on location in O'ahu. Creator and executive producer Kourtney Kang (How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Off the Boat) who was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mom and Korean dad, infuses her own life stories and experiences into this series centered on a mixed-race Asian-American girl. Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) stars as the lead alongside a diverse and talented ensemble cast including Kathleen Rose Perkins (Big Shot) as Dr. Clara Hannon, Jason Scott Lee (Mulan) as Benny Kamealoha, Matthew Sato (Hawaii Five-O) as Kai Kamealoha, Wes Tian as Brian Patrick Kamealoha, Emma Meisel (American Horror Story) as Steph, Mapuana Makia (Finding 'Ohana) as Noelani and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnREAL) as Charles. Recurring stars include Alex Aiono (Finding 'Ohana) as Walter and Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians) as Dr. Lee.

Upcoming series guest stars include Randall Park, Max Greenfield, Margaret Cho, Al Harrington, Amy Hill, David S. Jung, Jae Suh Park, Ty Simpkins, Kylie Cantrall and Jake Shimabukuro, among others. Series episodes were directed by Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin); Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat); as well as executive producers Jake Kasdan; Jesse Bochco and Erin O'Malley. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. starts streaming September 8, exclusively on Disney+ with new episodes Wednesdays.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Remembering the Legendary Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Cobra Kai Season 5 Ordered Before Season 4 Premiere

Ed Asner

Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who was best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, has died. He died of natural causes at his home in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 29. Mr. Asner was 91.

Asner made his television debut on Studio One in 1957. Some of his early television guest appearances included Route 66, Naked City, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, The Outer Limits, The Defenders, Mr. Novak, Slattery's People, Profiles in Courage, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Judd for the Defense, The F.B.I., Ironside, The Name of the Game, Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story and Insight. His early sitcom guest appearances included The Farmer's Daughter, Please Don't Eat the Daisies and Here Come the Brides.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

He starred as Lou Grant on the 1970-1977 CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran for 7 seasons and 168 episodes. Lou Grant was the tough but lovable boss of Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore). He was the producer (later executive producer) of WJM-TV's Six O'Clock News in Minneapolis. Asner won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy three times in 1971, 1972 and 1975. He won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor – Television in 1972 and 1976. Asner appeared in the 1974 episode of Rhoda titled "Rhoda's Wedding." The Mary Tyler Moore Show also starred Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper (1970-1974), Cloris Leachman (1970-1975), Georgia Engel (1972-1977) and Betty White (1973-1977).

Lou Grant

Asner continued to play the Lou Grant character on the 1977-1982 CBS newspaper drama Lou Grant. The spin-off series ran for 5 seasons and 114 episodes. Lou Grant works as city editor of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune daily newspaper called the Los Angeles Tribune, a job he takes after being fired from WJM-TV in Minneapolis at the end The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Asner received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1978 and 1980. He became the first person to win an Emmy Award for both Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for portraying the same character. He won two Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 1977 and 1979. Asner later appeared as Lou Grant on Roseanne in 1996.

He starred as Sam Waltman on the short-lived 1985 ABC sitcom Off the Rack. Sam Waltman was the gruff co-owner of a Los Angeles (New York in the pilot episode) garment factory. The series also starred Eileen Brennan, Pamela Brull, Claudia Wells, Cory Yothers, Dennis Haysbert and Sandy Simpson.

Asner had a recurring role as George Lahti in 12 episodes of the first season (1992-1993) of the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire. George Lahti was the cantankerous father of Georgie Anne Lahti (Markie Post). The first season cast included John Ritter, Justin Burnette, Clark Duke, Billy Bob Thornton, Wendie Jo Sperber, Doren Fein, Beth Broderick, George Gaynes, Beah Richards and Adam Carl.

Thunder Alley

He played Gil Jones on the 1994-1995 ABC sitcom Thunder Alley. Gil Jones was a retired stock car driver who operated Thunder Alley, a specialty racing garage in Detroit. The series also starred Diane Venora (Season 1), Robin Riker (Season 2), Kelly Vint, Lindsay Felton, Haley Joel Osment, Jim Beaver and Ritch Brinkley (Season 1).

Ask Harriet

Asner appeared as Marshall "Old Man" Russell on the short-lived 1998 Fox sitcom Ask Harriet. Russell was the owner of the New York Dispatch. The series also starred Anthony Tyler Quinn, Willie Garson, Patrick Y. Malone, Lisa Waltz, Julie Benz, Jamie Renée Smith and Damien Leake.

The Closer

He starred as Carl "Dobbs" Dobson on the short-lived 1998 CBS sitcom The Closer. Carl was the crusty saracastic creative director of an advertising agency. The series also starred Tom Selleck, Penelope Ann Miller, David Krumholtz, Hedy Burress and Beverly Andolini.

Center of the Universe

Asner starred as Art Barnett on the short-lived 2004-2005 CBS sitcom Center of the Universe. Art Barnett was the combative father of John Barnett (John Goodman). He was married to Marge (Olympia Dukakis). The series also starred Jean Smart, Diedrich Bader, Melinda McGraw and Spencer Breslin.

Working Class

He starred as Hank Greziak on the short-lived 2011 CMT sitcom Working Class. Hank Greziak was the father of single mom Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman). The series also starred Steve Kazee, Patrick Fabian, Lachlan Buchanan, Courtney Merritt and Cameron Castaneda.

Some of his sitcom guest appearances included D.C. Follies, Dinosaurs (voice), Mad About You (3 episodes), Soul Man, Maggie Winters, Arli$$, Dharma & Greg, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Ellen Show, Andy Barker, P.I., The Sarah Silverman Program, The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, The Crazy Ones, Men at Work, Mom, Dead to Me (5 episodes), Modern Family and Grace and Frankie (2 episodes).

Asner starred as Principal Joe Danzig in the 1987-1988 NBC drama The Bronx Zoo. He played Walter Kovacs on the second season of the CBS legal drama The Trials of Rosie O'Neill from 1991 to 1992. He had a recurring role as Wilson White in six episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Some of his other drama guest appearances included Highway to Heaven, The Practice, The X-Files, Touched by an Angel, ER, The Dead Zone, The Line, CSI: NY, Royal Pains, Hawaii Five-O (2012), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Glades, Chasing Life, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, Forgive Me, Bones, Cobra Kai, MacGyver (2018) and Blue Bloods.

Asner was also known for his extensive voice work. Some of his voice credits included Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Fish Police, Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, Spider-Man, The Boondocks, Freakazoid, The New Adventures of Zorro, Superman: The Animated Series, The Simpsons, Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He was the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the 2009 Pixar animated film Up.

He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for his role as Axel Jordache in the 1976 ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. His other Emmy Award was for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series for his role as Capt. Thomas Davies in the 1977 ABC miniseries Roots.

Asner played John Wayne's adversary Bart Jason in the 1966 Western film El Dorado. He played Santa Claus in the 2003 film Elf.

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on June 2, 2010.

Mr. Asner was a true TV legend. His seven Primetime Emmy Awards are the most of any male actor. He was wonderful as Lou Grant for 12 seasons on both series. His character was gruff but lovable. The role won him five Emmy Awards. He was a talented and versatile actor. We thank him for the many laughs and the entertainment he brought us during his legendary career. He will be greatly missed.

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Cobra Kai

Netflix has renewed Cobra Kai, the series continuation of the iconic The Karate Kid film franchise, for a fifth season with production set to start in Atlanta this fall. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg via their production company, Counterbalance Entertainment. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Westbrook Entertainment along with Susan Ekins. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka also serve as executive producers. The first three seasons of Sony Pictures Television's Cobra Kai are now streaming with Season 4 premiering in December 2021. Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).

Cobra Kai - Ed Asner

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 30, 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 August 30-September 3, 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, August 30
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Catch Minnie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Kristen and Dax are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie and his daughter Bella are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Dunham (Camping/Girls) - Lena appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John talks about his new podcast The Grand Scheme where he delves into Frank Sinatra's kidnapping on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building, Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) and Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Steve, Martin and Selenta talk about Hulu's Only Murders in the Building on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, August 31
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World/The Millers) - Sean guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Watch Awkwafina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm .
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Big Mouth) - Fred is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Kristen and Dax chat with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita talks about the new documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey talks about What We Do in the Shadows on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Ian Black (Another Period/The Jim Gaffigan Show) - Michael will be on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Wednesday, September 1
  • Cristo Fernández (Ted Lasso) - Watch Cristo on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - The Jonas Brothers are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!) - Jaime guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kyla Pratt (Call Me Kat/Let's Stay Together/One on One/The Proud Family) - Kyla appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, September 2
  • Megan Stalter (Hacks) - Catch Megan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) - Cecily is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Awkwafina ( Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) and Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Jerry and Lana guest co-host a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Chris and Tiffany are featured on fun moments from Season 18 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer talks about her new film Swan Song on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie talks about Amazon's Cinderella on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • BD Wong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens/All-American Girl) and Bowen Yang (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - BD and Bowen talk about Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Friday, September 3
  • Kenya Barris (BlackAF) - Watch Kenya on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) - Cecily is a guest 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 Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Molly Ringwald (The Facts of Life/Townies) - Molly talks about The Kissing Booth 3 on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney chats about Touch Me with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Linda Lavin (Alice/Room for Two/Sean Saves the World/9JKL) - Linda appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) - Maitreyi will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has favorite moments from Season 18, so check your local listings.
  • CCH Pounder (Brothers/Women in Prison) - CCH is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) and Mike Epps (The Upshaws/Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Wanda and Mike are guests on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Shay Mitchell (Dollface) - Shay talks about being an ambassador for the new perfume Yes I Am Glorious on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience) - Simu talks about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm. He will also be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Selleck (The Closer) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 29

The Simpsons - "Diary Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

The Great North - "Pride & Prejudance Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Judy asks her crush to the most romantic dance of the school year, not realizing he's got eyes for someone else; Beef's brother visits.

Bob's Burgers - "Tell Me Dumb Thing Good" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda needs the kids' help in fighting for a fun, dumb, local tradition; Bob is captivated by an online cucumber.

Family Guy - "Family Cat" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian tries to convince the Griffins that their new adopted cat is evil.

Wellington Paranormal - "Mt Victoria Hooters" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Officers Minogue and O'Leary mistakenly free the ghost of a 1930s cop whose immediate mission is to get things back to the "good ol' days."

Wellington Paranormal - "Demon Girl" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Officers O'Leary and Minogue have an encounter with the demon Bazu'aal when it descends upon Wellington.

Johnson - "Foul Play" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions rise during a pick-up basketball game as Jarvis and Greg's disagreements come to a head; Greg encounters the infamous Atlanta Water Boys when his car is broken into.


Monday, August 30

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Test Run" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma surprises Dave with wanting another baby, he worries she’s forgotten how difficult a newborn is, so he enlists a robotic doll and Marty’s engineering skills to remind her. Also, Calvin and Tina disagree on how to proceed when they unexpectedly discover a stash of cash.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Tunde the Boy King" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a chance encounter, Abishola and Christina unexpectedly hit it off as future sisters-in-law. Also, at MaxDot, Douglas gives the workers a much needed morale boost, but feels pressured when Bob praises him as a natural leader.

Young Sheldon - "A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon finds himself at odds with Paige (Mckenna Grace) once again when she considers enrolling at East Texas Tech. Also, Mary seeks June’s (Reba McEntire) advice when looking for a change. Melissa Joan Hart returns to direct.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "I Did Not Raise Him to Be a Teenager" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Abishola puts her foot down about Dele not going to Nigeria with his father, Dele rebels against her for the very first time.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Bad Girl? (Part 2)" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Honey has a wild night out with Coyote, but in the light of day, she has a change of heart, leading to Chief having an adventure of his own.

Duncanville - "Witch Day 2" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
At the annual Witch Day Festival, Kimberly mixes up a magic witch potion that actually works, causing Jing to become possessed; Duncan and his friends enter a haunted Circuit City; Jack tries to win Annie a stuffed animal at the milk bottle toss.


Tuesday, August 31

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: Over the Mountain" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Follows an idealistic small-town preacher who teams up with a wanted outlaw and an adventurous prairie wife to lead a wagon train west on the Oregon Trail across an American landscape whichis fraught with both promise and peril.


Wednesday, September 1

Younger - "Inku-baited" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie debuts a new art show at an unconventional venue; Clare helps Kelsey at work, as their dating lives become intertwined; Liza convinces Charles to come to her literary salon where a major talent reads.


Thursday, September 2

Young Sheldon - "Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue over parenting styles.

B Positive - "Life Expectancy" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Before their surgeries, Gina looks for a new apartment while Drew celebrates his last day of dialysis.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game of Boyles" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Terry, Jake and Charles visit the Boyle Family Farm; Amy and Rosa help out Capt. Holt.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Set Up" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Detectives Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Rosa Diaz and Sgt. Terry Jeffords lead a loveable and offbeat squad that must get its act together when Brooklyn's 99th Precinct gets a new captain, the no-nonsense, unflappable Raymond Holt.

grown-ish - "You Beat Me to the Punch" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
At a luau party, Zoey accepts Luca's help securing a new internship, making Aaron uncomfortable; Doug and Kiela navigate a roadblock in their relationship; Vivek tries to help Nomi and Ana take their minds off the LSAT law school aptitude test.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Prisoner" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Guillermo's fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Cloak of Duplication" (FX, 10:34PM ET/PT)
A forbidden artifact is used to help Nandor court a health club employee.


Friday, September 3

none scheduled


Saturday, September 4

none scheduled


Sunday, September 5

The Conners - "An Old Dog, New Tricks and a Ticket to Ride" (ABC, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky is working double shifts and taking classes at the community college, resulting in less time with her daughter; Dan decides to foster an elderly dog.

The Great North - "Period Piece Adventure" (Fox, 7:00PM 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 - "Vampire Disco Death Sentence" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Tina and Bob plan a father-daughter date to see Bob's favorite vampire movie, Tina decides to invite her group of friends along; Linda opens a restaurant for the raccoons in their alley.

Wellington Paranormal - "Copy Cops" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Sergeant Maaka brings Minogue's dead doppelgänger into the station, Officers O'Leary and Minogue go looking for answers.

Wellington Paranormal - "Cop Circles" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
O'Leary and Minogue investigate possible alien activity in the Wellington countryside.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, August 28, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Steve Harvey to Become Judge in Unscripted ABC Series; The Goldbergs to Pay Tribute to George Segal

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a new role for Steve Harvey on ABC, a live episode of The Conners, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Somebody at ABC thought that having Steve Harvey play a judge in an unscripted series would be a good idea. (Variety)
  • Season 4 of The Conners will begin with a live episode. (TV Insider
  • Rachel Maddow isn't leaving MSNBC, but her role may be evolving. (Deadline)
  • The Goldbergs is set to pay tribute to George Segal in the season opener. (Deadline)
  • A Flintstones "spinoff" of sorts is headed to HBO Max next month. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 3)

  • Decades is headed to Mayberry with a weekend binge of Mayberry RFD.
  • Only Murders in the Building, a new Hulu comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, debuts on Tuesday.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fri-Yay: Apple's Ted Lasso Continues to Impress In Its Second Season; TCA Summer Press Tour: ABC

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!

Ted Lasso

by Vincent

I've written before about Ted Lasso, the great original series on Apple TV+. However, I haven't talked about the shows second season much, so I'll take the time to continue to review the shows current situation and whether the promising first season has held up in Season 2. Second seasons can be hard for TV shows, and Ted Lasso has sometimes felt a little more unsteady in its second season. The emotional beats sometimes feel a bit more forced, not as naturally kind as the show was in Season 1. However, despite that, the show really continues to be the biggest delight on TV.

I've been waiting for a new sitcom to have the combination of humor and heart that Ted Lasso does. While it doesn’t always completely stick the landing, the snow does a better job than most others on the air right now of being meaningful without forgetting about the laughs. It’s truly a special series and I highly recommend it for everyone looking for a great new comedy to watch right now.


The Conners

ABC was up yesterday at the TCA Summer Press Tour. There were plenty of updates. Read all the major updates right here! The Wonder Years premieres Sept. 22, but a few weeks later on Oct. 13, three original cast members will appear on three other ABC comedies: Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and Dan Lauria will make guest appearances on The Conners, Home Economics and The Goldbergs, respectively. ABC's No. 1 comedy last season is set to return with more laughs, surprise guests, a live episode and a chance for viewers to win a virtual appearance as a member of the Conner family in the season four premiere when The Conners returns Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The cast of The Conners will perform live for both the East and West Coast broadcasts of the season four premiere episode. The members of America's favorite family are no strangers to live television, but this time, they'll need some extra help to pull it off. ABC and The Conners have launched the "You Can Be A Conner" sweepstakes, offering viewers the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience by entering for the chance to win a virtual appearance during the live season premiere episode. As part of the storyline, a Conner family member will call each lucky sweepstakes winner for a live conversation regarding how they deal with some of the same life issues that the Conners navigate on a daily basis. The sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 and older. No purchase is necessary to enter; visit www.BeAConner.com for official rules and full details.

ABC also announced the greenlight of 10-episode courtroom comedy series Judge Steve Harvey (working title). The judge, the jury and the star of the series, Steve Harvey, will welcome a variety of conflicts and characters to his courtroom – from small claims to big disputes and everything in between. Steve plays by his own rules, basing his courtroom on his own life experiences and some good old common sense. The one-hour primetime unscripted comedy Judge Steve Harvey (working title) will premiere on ABC in 2022. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, ABC will present a spectacular television event, The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World, taking viewers on a historical journey spanning half a century and beyond at Walt Disney World in Florida. Hosted by Disney Legend and moderator of ABC's The View, Whoopi Goldberg, the two-hour program will feature spectacular visuals and musical performances from Christina Aguilera and Disney's The Little Mermaid Halle Bailey in front of the legendary Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, accompanied by the renowned Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; as well as interviews with iconic actors, actresses and athletes, Walt Disney World cast members, Disney Imagineers and executives past and present, who have all played their unique part in sprinkling pixie dust over "The Most Magical Place on Earth." The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World airs Friday, Oct. 1 from 8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune returns with its star-studded spin on America's Game® when season two premieres on its new night, Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC. Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune welcomes celebrity contestants to spin the world's most famous Wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice. The celebrity contestants include Jason Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Anthony Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Brooke Burns, Lacey Chabert, Mario Cantone, Laverne Cox, Marcia Cross, Joey Fatone, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Garlin, Anthony Michael Hall, Melissa Joan Hart, John Michael Higgins, Vanilla Ice, Tara Lipinski, Loni Love, Von Miller, Michael Mizanin, Wanya Morris, Jason Mraz, Haley Joel Osment, Donny Osmond, James Pickens Jr., Caroline Rhea, Andy Richter, Amber Riley, Tori Spelling, Shawn Stockman, Curtis Stone, Jodie Sweetin, Raven-Symoné, Karl-Anthony Towns, Michelle Trachtenberg, Nia Vardalos, Johnny Weir and Ali Wentworth.

And finally, Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning business-themed unscripted series that celebrates entrepreneurship in America, adds four new guest Sharks for its 13th season, premiering Friday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. Emma Grede, CEO and co-founder of Good American and founding partner of SKIMS; Kevin Hart, actor, investor and entrepreneur; Peter Jones, the sole remaining original Dragon on the BBC's Dragons' Den; and Nirav Tolia, co-founder of Nextdoor, will appear individually alongside long-standing Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary in various episodes during the 2021-2022 season. Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman of KIND, also returns this season.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Home Economics Returns with NFL Themed Premiere; New Flintstones Goes from Stone Age to Streaming Age on HBO Max

Home Economics

Home Economics is back and going the whole "50" yards to kick off season two, after delivering the best lead-in retention in Adults 18-49 of any new comedy debut last season, also claiming its position as the only new comedy to build over its lead-in in Total Viewers. This season, the ABC series has teamed up with the NFL and San Francisco 49ers to give viewers an exciting night of family and football in true Hayworth Family style - from an exclusive luxury suite to some good old-fashioned fun in the stands. Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice and Bay Area rapper/singer and 49ers super fan 24kGoldn make special appearances when season two of "Home Economics" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 p.m. EDT/PDT.

In the episode, Connor invites the Hayworth clan to a San Francisco 49ers game as he tries to close his latest business deal. Desperately trying to prove that he knows the game, Tom gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to showcase his football skills in front of the entire crowd of 49ers Faithful at Levi's(R) Stadium. Meanwhile, Denise tries to get Sarah to come to terms with Shamiah's new interest in cheerleading on the season two premiere.


Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs

From the Stone Age to the Streaming Age, WarnerMedia Kids & Family is bringing dino-sized adventures with Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs, premiering Sept. 30 on HBO Max. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the new children's animated comedy series brings a new generation to the iconic world of the Flintstones and its beloved characters. Best friends Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble are two kids from the town of Bedrock, a modern Stone Age civilization where dinosaurs are domesticated and helpful, including their lovable and loyal pet Dino. But the real "yabba dabba doo" times are had in the open wilderness outside of Bedrock city limits in a place they call The Crags! There, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm meet a never-ending roster of prehistoric pals and explore environments that are as wild, colorful, and surprising as the dinosaurs who live there.

Yabba-Dabba Dinosaur's talented voice cast includes: Emmy(R) nominee Jessica DeCicco (Adventure Time) as Pebbles Flintstone; Ely Henry (Justice League Action) as Bamm-Bamm Rubble; Jeff Bergman (Looney Tunes Cartoons) as Fred Flintstone and Mr. Slate; Emmy(R) nominee Kevin Michael Richardson (Summer Camp Island) as Barney Rubble; Grey Griffin (Scooby Doo and Guess Who?) as Betty Rubble; and Tress MacNeille (Animaniacs) as Wilma Flintstone.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New Baking Series Hosted by Two Comedy All-Stars; Showtime Orders The Wood to Pilot

Baking It - Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg

From the creators of the successful crafting competition show Making It and executive producer Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions, comes a new series coming to Peacock. Emmy award-winning actor, producer and musician Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actor and producer, Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) are getting into the holiday spirit as the hosts of Baking It. The series is a six-episode holiday competition series in which eight teams of two talented home bakers join Maya and Andy's winter cabin for a celebration of culinary holiday traditions. Contestant duos will include spouses, siblings, best friends and more, who will work together to create outstanding savory and sweet creations for themed challenges with the hopes of winning a cash prize. Maya and Andy will lead the festivities, also providing comedic commentary on the action. The bakers' holiday treats will be judged by tough critics - four opinionated real-life grandmothers, who happen to be fantastic bakers themselves! Baking It will be a heartfelt and joyful celebration of the time of year when people come together to honor their traditions, while also indulging in excessive baked goods.


The Wood - Rick Famuyiwa and Justin Hillian

Showtime has announced a pilot order for the comedy series The Wood, based on the feature film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (The Chi, Dope). Famuyiwa will direct the pilot and executive produce with Justin Hillian (The Chi, Snowfall), who will write the script. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios.

The Wood is an honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black males born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood, fondly referred to by locals as the City Of Champions. The trio's struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart ... or closer together. With a knowing nod back to the characters of the 1999 film on which it is based, this romantic comedy showcases the humor and heart of young Black men and women trying to navigate life, love and likes on the 'Gram.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

New Adult Swim Comedy Premieres Sept. 19; NBC Taps British Top Comedian for New Comedic Game Show

Teenage Euthansia

Teenage Euthanasia, Adult Swim's newest coming-of-all-ages comedy series about death, family, and accidental resurrection, premieres Sunday, September 19 at Midnight ET/PT. Set in near-future inland Florida, Teenage Euthanasia centers around the owners of Tender Endings funeral home, the Fantasy Family: Grandma Baba, her adult children Uncle Pete and Trophy, and Trophy's teenage daughter, Euthanasia ("Annie"), a name accidentally given to her during the time of Trophy's own unbearable suffering. Back when Trophy was a teen herself; she ran away from home after giving birth to Annie, leaving her newborn to be raised by Baba and Uncle Pete. Now, fifteen years later, Trophy returns to Tender Endings...as a corpse, for burial. When a bolt of lightning strikes Baba's homemade embalming fluid and one of Annie's tears, Trophy comes back from the dead. As a resurrected woman, Trophy has a variety of quasi-useful death powers. But more importantly, she has a second chance at unplanned parenthood.

The cast of characters include recently undead Trophy Fantasy (voiced by Maria Bamford); her teenage daughter, Euthanasia "Annie" Fantasy (voiced by Jo Firestone); Annie's Oedipus-complex-stricken Uncle Pete (voiced by Tim Robinson); and Annie's "old country" immigrant grandmother Baba (voiced by Bebe Neuwirth).




The Wheel

NBC has tapped renowned British comedian Michael McIntyre as host of its new upcoming game show series The Wheel, set to premiere in 2022. The BAFTA award-winning McIntyre also hosts the UK version of The Wheel. A hilarious new take on the game show format, The Wheel will give viewers plenty to root for as celebrity guests attempt to help contestants win life changing money. Each episode will feature suspenseful high-stakes trivia, plenty of laughs, and huge stars seated on a spectacular 42-foot-wide spinning wheel. The series debuted in November 2020 as the top-rated game show for BBC Primetime since 2011. McIntyre is one of England's most popular comedians. He has hosted several specials, variety shows and talk shows for BBC One and holds the record for selling more than 400,000 tickets in London's O2 Arena over a span of 28 shows.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Superstar: John Ritter Airs Wednesday (Aug. 25) on ABC; Two HBO Max Comedies Add More Cast Members

Superstar: John Ritter

The latest installment (episode three) of ABC News' new series Superstar journeys through the life and career of comedic genius John Ritter. The program chronicles how Ritter became a top comedy icon of the 1970s, how he landed his starring role on the ABC hit Three's Company, and how he found success as an actor outside of comedy. The television event also dives into his personal life and sudden and tragic death at just 54 years old that stunned the world. Superstar: John Ritter has new interviews with his son, Jason Ritter, and his first wife, Nancy Ritter, who open up about their memories of him and his legacy. The program includes interviews with top actors who worked with and were influenced by Ritter, including Three's Company co-star Suzanne Somers, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Kaley Cuoco, Henry Winkler and Raven-Symoné. Superstar: John Ritter also features footage from the ABC News archives, including Ritter's interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, never-before-seen family videos as well as an interview with Ritter's wife Amy Yasbeck, on her efforts to raise awareness for the aortic disease Ritter passed away from. Superstar: John Ritter airs Wednesday, Aug. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. It can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Superstar is produced by ABC News. David Sloan is senior executive producer. Muriel Pearson is executive producer. The first two episodes focused on Whitney Houson and Kobe Bryant. Next Wednesday (Sept. 1) will focus on Richard Pryor. Future episodes include a look at Robin Williams. Video preview of Superstar: John Ritter.


Fred Armisen and Samba Schutte

The Max Original comedy series Our Flag Means Death has added Fred Armisen and Samba Schutte to the cast. 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. Previously announced cast: The series also stars Academy Award(R) winner Taika Waititi as "Blackbeard," history's most feared and revered pirate. The ensemble cast includes Ewen Bremner, David Fane, Nat Faxon, Nathan Foad, Joel Fry, Leslie Jones, Samson Kayo, Guz Khan, Rory Kinnear, Matt Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O'Neill and Vico Ortiz.

Keith David

Meanwhile, Keith David has been cast as the narrator for season two of the Max Original Love Life, a romantic comedy anthology series from Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. Season two focuses on "Marcus Watkins" (Emmy(R) nominee and executive producer William Jackson Harper) as he comes out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be his person. The rug pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfillment that he thought he had already found. The new season is currently in production in New York. Previously announced cast members: Series regulars William Jackson Harper, Jessica Williams, Punkie Johnson and Chris "Comedian CP" Powell; recurring guest stars Arian Moayed, Leslie Bibb and John Earl Jelks; and guest stars Maya Kazan, Ego Nwodim, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood, Janet Hubert and Jordan Rock. Season one's Anna Kendrick, who also executive produces, Zoë Chao, Peter Vack, Sasha Compére and Nick Thune will appear in season two.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 23, 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 August 23-27, 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, August 23
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Watch Alan on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) - Sharon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina chats about the animated film Raya and the Last Dragon on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about the TV mini-series Keeping Up with the Joneses on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) - Cecily is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Marsai Martin (black-ish) and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Marsai and Iain talk about their latest movie, PAW Patrol: The Movie on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls/So Notorious) - Tori talks about Messyness on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David talks about his third album Gestureland on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, August 24
  • The Jonas Brothers (Jonas) - Catch The Jonas Brothers on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Nobodies/Joey) - Melissa and Ben are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Kominsky Method/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Almost Perfect) - Tim and Nancy are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her book Your Second Act on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his show 9-1-1: Lone Star, and even shares some behind-the-scenes scoop on what it’s like working with his son who is a writer on the show on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) and Celina Smith (Tyler Perry's Young Dylan) - Jane and Celina talk about Annie Live! on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aisha Tyler (Archer) - Aisha talks about FXX's Archer on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
Wednesday, August 25
  • Eugenio Derbez (Rob) - Watch Eugenio on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso/Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Jason appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Michael Keaton (All's Fair/Working Stiffs/Report to Murphy) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Trophy Wife) - Bradley appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about NCIS and the new movie Blast Beat on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James talks about Hulu's Bad Hair on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Sedaris (No Activity/Strangers with Candy) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry (Girls5eva) - Renée talks about Disney+'s Hamilton and Peacock's Girls5eva on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, August 26
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly talks about HBO Max's The Other Two on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Aisha Tyler (Archer) - Aisha talks about FXX's Archer on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva talks about All the Queen's Men on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Friday, August 27
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah guest co-hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Watch Rita on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Growing Up Fisher/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna talks about the new season of Fear the Walking Dead on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren gives details about the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and Ruth Righi (Sydney to the Max) - Carolina and Ruth are guests on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Lifetime's The Wrong Cheer Captain on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Nine Perfect Strangers on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 22

History of the Sitcom

History of the Sitcom - "Escaping Reality" (CNN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Sitcoms have long been the ultimate comedy comfort food, but what sitcoms offer escape from – and what they offer escape to – reveal a lot about the state of the American mind, and the state of sitcom form itself.

The Simpsons - "Sorry Not Sorry" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa calls her teacher, Ms. Hoover, a hack and refuses to apologize; Lisa learns Ms. Hoover's private pain.

The Great North - "Curl Interrupted Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beef enlists Judy to help coach his adult curling team; Wolf tries to turn the family fishing boat into a sunset cruise for lovers.

Bob's Burgers - "Steal Magazine-olias" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Belcher kids get caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse when Dr. Yap comes to the restaurant in search of something that was taken from the waiting room of his office; Bob, Linda and Teddy try to clean a huge bird poop off the restaurant's window.

Family Guy - "Meg Goes to College" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg deals with a college admissions scandal; Brian embarks on a fitness journey.

Wellington Paranormal - "Fear the Briannas" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Officers Minogue and O'Leary investigate a local girls' high school when three teen witches start threatening students.

Dead Pixels - "Flanks/Yams" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Nicky prepares to meet his love interest Daisy in real life; Meg reboots an old version of Kingdom Scrolls that the three of them can play together.

Johnson - "Mixed Signals" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bianca spends the night at Keith's loft leading him to believe that they can be more than friends; Omar visits his son, Caleb, and his estranged wife, Naomi.


Monday, August 23

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.

Young Sheldon - "A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon is caught in a moral dilemma when offered a bootleg copy of a computer game he can’t afford. Also, Mary and Meemaw take Brenda (Melissa Peterman) out for girls’ night while George Sr. and the guys watch Billy, and Missy asks Georgie to take her and Marcus (London Cheshire) on a secret date.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Sleeping Next to an Old Boat" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abishola worries that Bob’s privileged lifestyle is starting to rub off on Dele. Also, a new robot vacuum brings Tunde joy but begins to make Olu feel insecure.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Bad Girl?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Honey is excited to mentor the neighbor's new puppy; Shel thinks he will finally get to be alone with Darla, but Lindsay has other plans.

Duncanville - "Jurannie Park" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Annie is suspended from her job and bonds with a group of birds that ends up invading their home; Kimberly tries to call a boy; Duncan wants to jump to a high branch.


Tuesday, August 24

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: White Savior" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Benny tries to become a hero to a Native American tribe.


Wednesday, August 25

Superstar - "John Ritter" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The latest installment of ABC News’ new series “Superstar” journeys through the life and career of comedic genius John Ritter. The program chronicles how Ritter became a top comedy icon of the 1970s, how he landed his starring role on the ABC hit “Three’s Company,” and how he found success as an actor outside of comedy. The television event also dives into his personal life and sudden and tragic death at just 54 years old that stunned the world. “Superstar: John Ritter” has new interviews with his son, Jason Ritter, and his first wife, Nancy Ritter, who open up about their memories of him and his legacy. The program includes interviews with top actors who worked with and were influenced by Ritter, including “Three’s Company” co-star Suzanne Somers, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Kaley Cuoco, Henry Winkler and Raven-Symoné. “Superstar: John Ritter” also features footage from the ABC News archives, including Ritter’s interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters, never-before-seen family videos as well as an interview with Ritter’s wife Amy Yasbeck, on her efforts to raise awareness for the aortic disease Ritter passed away from.

Younger - "Fallout" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Charles work closely together to land a married writing duo; after Redmond calls her out, Kelsey takes drastic measures to keep an author she nurtured at her literary salon; Kelsey's personal life gets complicated.


Thursday, August 26

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Dad Band" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave’s amateur band loses its lead singer just before a gig, Tina offers to fill in, however her high standards are out of tune with the rest of the group. Also, Marty quickly regrets letting his needy boss, Jerry (guest star Samm Levine), crash at his new place.

B Positive - "Transplanticipation" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gina and Drew plan their futures now that their surgery is finally scheduled.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "PB&J" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jake takes an old friend for a ride.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Set Up" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the FBI takes over a high-profile case, Jake keeps digging; Amy and Rosa negotiate with O'Sullivan and the police union.

grown-ish - "Canceled" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Luca calls out Zoey's boss on social media for stealing Zoey's idea, Zoey tries to regain control over cancel culture, but things backfire; Jazz and Des grow closer as Jazz teaches herself to lean on Sky less.


Friday, August 27

none scheduled


Saturday, August 28

black-ish - "Babes in Boyland" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre and Bow find out that Diane has a secret social media account and realize that she’s not their little girl anymore. After reprimanding her but allowing Jack more flexibility, Diane calls them out for the double standard in how they are parenting. Meanwhile, Junior and Ruby come clean to their respective romantic partners about white lies they’ve told since the beginning of their relationships.

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 Young Dylan - "Oceans 11am" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a valuable collectible that Rebecca and Charlie sneak into school is confiscated by the principal, Dylan must help his cousins pull off an elaborate heist to retrieve it before Myles realizes it's missing.


Sunday, August 29

The Simpsons - "Diary Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

The Great North - "Pride & Prejudance Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Judy asks her crush to the most romantic dance of the school year, not realizing he's got eyes for someone else; Beef's brother visits.

Bob's Burgers - "Tell Me Dumb Thing Good" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda needs the kids' help in fighting for a fun, dumb, local tradition; Bob is captivated by an online cucumber.

Family Guy - "Family Cat" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian tries to convince the Griffins that their new adopted cat is evil.

Wellington Paranormal - "Mt Victoria Hooters" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Officers Minogue and O'Leary mistakenly free the ghost of a 1930s cop whose immediate mission is to get things back to the "good ol' days."

Wellington Paranormal - "Demon Girl" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Officers O'Leary and Minogue have an encounter with the demon Bazu'aal when it descends upon Wellington.

Johnson - "Foul Play" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions rise during a pick-up basketball game as Jarvis and Greg's disagreements come to a head; Greg encounters the infamous Atlanta Water Boys when his car is broken into.

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Sunday, October 24

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXXI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The annual terror-themed trilogy, including a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Pixar and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and a ninth birthday Lisa just can't get over.

Bob's Burgers - "Heartbreak Hotel-oween" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise's plan to get revenge on Halloween for a candy transgression hits a snag when the Belcher kids meet a mysterious elderly woman at a hotel; Linda and a very squeamish Bob donate blood at a vampire-themed blood mobile.

The Simpsons - "Lisa's Belly" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Marge puts a hurtful word in Lisa's brain; Bart gets in shape.

The Great North - "Beef's Craig Beef Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wolf discovers that Beef secretly wants a jet ski, he formulates a plan to get it; Ham bonds with a novelty singing fish toy.

Bob's Burgers - "Seven-tween Again" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gene has a freak-out about growing up and desperately tries to relive his youth; Linda is tempted to try the fancy new hair salon that opened up next to Bob's Burgers, but she's scared of her hairdresser Gretchen's wrath.

Family Guy - "Brief Encounter" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Peter and Quagmire accidentally switch underwear, they begin to mimic the other's behavior; Stewie and Doug agree to commit each other's murders.

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  • Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You) - Catch Leslie on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.


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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 Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
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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)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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