Thursday, November 11, 2021

CBS Winter 2022 Midseason Schedule; The Wonder Years Series Premiere Grows in Multi-Platform Viewing

Good Sam

CBS announced premiere dates for new and returning midseason CBS Original programming, including the new drama Good Sam and fan favorite reality series The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, Celebrity Big Brother and Survivor. New drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs, premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), after CSI: Vegas completes its planned 10-episode first season. Long-running reality series The Amazing Race makes its return with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) with Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan. Then it moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, Jan. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The 11th season of alternative series Undercover Boss premieres Friday, Jan. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Celebrity Big Brother returns for a third season on Wednesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), with a group of celebrities living together in the house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. The series will air on multiple nights each week throughout February, with the finale on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 8-9pm. The spring edition of Survivor debuts with a two-hour premiere Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst. It moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, March 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). In addition, CBS' daytime game shows, The Price is Right hosted by Drew Carey and Let's Make a Deal hosted by Wayne Brady, will have themed primetime specials in January. The Price is Right at Night will have two specials, Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Let's Make a Deal Primetime airs Wednesday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

New episodes of returning series on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays will begin airing Sunday, Jan. 2, including S.W.A.T., which is moving to its new time period on Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The Monday and Thursday sitcoms return Jan. 3 and Jan. 6, respectively. As previously announced, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards will air Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00-11:30 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:30 PM, LIVE PT,) and CBS' inaugural broadcast of the CMT Music Awards live from Nashville will air Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/delayed PT).


The Wonder Years

Watching television shows has changed in the last few years, with most primetime series being watched not on TV, but on other devices (streaming services, network websites, etc). Viewers now like to binge a few episodes in a row and watch on their own time. This has become even more apparent this season. After 35 days of viewing across linear (TV, DVR, VOD) and digital platforms (Hulu, abc.com, etc), the series debut of ABC's The Wonder Years catapulted to a 2.56 rating among Adults 18-49, growing by nearly 4 times over its initial Live+Same Day television only rating and representing a +282% jump (0.67 rating to 2.56 rating). The Wonder Years soared to 8.0 million Total Viewers after 35 days of multiplatform viewing, marking an increase of +4.8 million viewers and a lift of +150% over its Live+Same Day television average (3.2 million to 8.0 million). With a 2.56 rating in delayed multiplatform viewing, the new comedy stood as ABC's highest-rated telecast of Premiere Week 2021-22 in Adults 18-49. The Wonder Years marked ABC's strongest new comedy debut in two years in both Total Viewers (8.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.56 rating) - since mixed-ish in September 2019.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 27

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Tuesday, September 27

  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lauren Graham (M.Y.O.B./Conrad Bloom/Townies/Good Company) - Lauren is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jessica Williams (Love Life) - Jessica talks about her role in the highly anticipated animated Netflix series Entergalactic, created by GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Kid Cudi, on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash-Betts (Scream Queens/Getting On/The Soul Man/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy gives a sneak peek at her highly anticpated new ABC drama The Rookie: Feds on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself) - NBC's Today catches up with Raymond in the 9am hour.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single/The Geena Davis Show) - Kim will be on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on PIX 11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 10:20am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May-September)

Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Six

05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
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