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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, April 24

The Conners - "Manifesting, Marriage Testing and Cheeseballs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Conners relish national cheeseball day as a family. Meanwhile, Harris falls behind in her work duties at the Lunch Box, and Darlene and Ben must figure out how to spend time together despite their two separate schedules.

Not Dead Yet - "Not the End Yet" / "Not a Ghost Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Nell finds out that Duncan is selling the SoCal Independent, so she takes matters into her own hands to save her job when Lexi seems unwilling to help. Then, Nell navigates an unexpected incident that leaves the sale of the newspaper on hold.

Animal Control - "Skunks and Swans" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Frank and Shred take on an aggressive swan; Shred has a meet-cute with a mysterious woman; Emily makes a mistake that results in Victoria having very little time to prepare for her big exam; Patel gets his father to help Victoria cram for the test.

Family Guy - "A Stache From the Past" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Peter loses the Griffins' home in a reverse mortgage, he and Mayor West travel to confront the man advertising the scheme, Tom Selleck; Stewie and Brian open a booth at the flea market, leading to a rivalry with Bruce.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Watch Carol on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Richie (Great News) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril) and Michaela Watkins (Dinner with the Parents/Search Party/The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Lisa and Michaela are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - E! News has an interview with Tiffany at 11pm on E!.
  • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny guest co-hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about Unfrosted on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - Mayan talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie, a fan-favorite on The Good Wife, tells Sherri about her new show Elsbeth on Sheri, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry has a cooking demo on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

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