Monday, February 28, 2022

Antenna TV Acquires My Favorite Martian for This Spring; 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

My Favorite Martian - Bill Bixby & Ray Walston

Antenna TV has acquired the '60s classic sitcom My Favorite Martian starting this Spring. Exact premiere date will be announced soon, but the series will be part of the weekday daytime 50s/60s sitcom block at 12:00pm & 12:30pm (currently McHale's Navy airs in the timeslot). More details will be announced soon when we announce their Spring schedule. The series aired on CBS originally from 1963-1966. Reruns have aired on cable on networks over the years such as AmericanLife TV and TV Land and in the diginet space on COZI TV in 2015. In the series, a Martian crash-lands on Earth and is taken in by young newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara. Disguised as Tim's Uncle Martin, he attempts to repair his ship and keep himself out of trouble. But Tim's nosy landlady, Mrs. Brown, takes a liking to Uncle Martin, which complicates things, as does Uncle Martin's tendency to use his Martian powers at the wrong time. The classic sitcom stars Bill Bixby (The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk) as newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara and Ray Walston (Picket Fences) as the Martian whom Tim discovers and passes off as his Uncle Martin. Pamela Britton plays their snoopy landlady, Lorelei Brown.


Ted Lasso

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2021* at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The telecast aired on TNT and TBS, and is available now on HBO Max. Honored with individual awards were Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose for performances in motion pictures, and Michael Keaton, Kate Winslet, Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart for performances in television. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance this year went to CODA, and the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went to Succession and Ted Lasso. The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles.

The Television Program Winners are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
MICHAEL KEATON / Dr. Samuel Finnix – “DOPESICK”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
KATE WINSLET / Mare Sheehan – “MARE OF EASTTOWN”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
LEE JUNG-JAE / Seong Gi-hun – “SQUID GAME”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JUNG HO-YEON / Kang Sae-byeok – “SQUID GAME”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
JASON SUDEIKIS / Ted Lasso – “TED LASSO”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JEAN SMART / Deborah Vance – “HACKS”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
SUCCESSION
HIAM ABBASS / Marcia Roy
NICHOLAS BRAUN / Greg Hirsch
JULIANA CANFIELD / Jess Jordan
BRIAN COX / Logan Roy
KIERAN CULKIN / Roman Roy
DAGMARA DOMINCZYK / Karolina Novotney
PETER FRIEDMAN / Frank Vernon
JIHAE / Berry Schneider
JUSTINE LUPE / Willa
MATTHEW MACFADYEN / Tom Wambsgans
DASHA NEKRASOVA / Comfrey Pellits
SCOTT NICHOLSON / Colin
DAVID RASCHE / Karl Muller
ALAN RUCK / Connor Roy
J. SMITH-CAMERON / Gerri Kellman
SARAH SNOOK / Shiv Roy
FISHER STEVENS / Hugo Baker
JEREMY STRONG / Kendall Roy
ZOË WINTERS / Kerry Castellabate

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
TED LASSO
ANNETTE BADLAND / Mae
KOLA BOKINNI / Isaac McAdoo
PHIL DUNSTER / Jamie Tartt
CRISTO FERNÁNDEZ / Dani Rojas
BRETT GOLDSTEIN / Roy Kent
BRENDAN HUNT / Coach Beard
TOHEEB JIMOH / Sam Obisanya
NICK MOHAMMED / Nathan Shelley
SARAH NILES / Dr. Sharon Fieldstone
JASON SUDEIKIS / Ted Lasso
JEREMY SWIFT / Leslie Higgins
JUNO TEMPLE / Keeley Jones
HANNAH WADDINGHAM / Rebecca Welton

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“SQUID GAME”

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 28, 2022)

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 February 28-March 4, 2022, 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!


Sunday, February 27
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Catch Casey and Danielle on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 28
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Watch Courteney on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jimmy O. Yang (Space Force/Silicon Valley) - Jimmy appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Bob is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil talks about The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta talks about Abbott Elementary on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, March 1
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Bob chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He talks about Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Thomas Middleditch (B Positive/Solar Opposites/Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Britt Lower (Man Seeking Woman) - Britt appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Carol's Second Act/Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Peacock's Joe vs. Carole on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) - Todd talks about Celebrity Big Brother on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
Wednesday, March 2
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zoë Kravitz (High Fidelity) - Zoë appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Al Franken (LateLine) - Al is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about Scream and Shining Vale on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about 9-1-1: Lone Star and takes viewers' questions on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric talks about Fox's Domino Masters on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Thursday, March 3
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Carol's Second Act/Sex and the City) - Catch Kyle on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Nathan appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Shay Mitchell (Dollface) - Shay is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/It's a Living) - Sheryl talks about Abbott Elementary on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, March 4
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones/Vice Principals) - Edi appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina talks about her new album on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (Younger/Go On/Starved) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) and Randall Park Fresh Off the Boat/Veep) - Ed and Randall talk about Peacock's True Story with Ed and Randall on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Greg Kinnear (Shining Vale) - Greg appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 27

The Simpsons - "The Star of the Backstage" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show -- but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me a Sporty Giant" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While staying in Kat's apartment, Randi starts to feel overwhelmed by Kat's quirks; Max and Carter try to teach Phil how to ride a bike.

The Simpsons - "Pixelated and Afraid" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Homer and Marge are lost in an icy wilderness, they must push themselves to their limits to survive.

The Great North - "Beef Mommas House Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef joins a local moms' group; the family digs into the investigation of Wolf and Honeybee's disappearing pot holder.

Bob's Burgers - "Ferry on My Wayward Bob and Linda" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob and Linda accept a Valentine's Day dinner invitation from the chef of a fancy restaurant; the kids have a scheme to get cheap Valentine's Day candy, but first they'll have to make it past an unusually strict babysitter.

Family Guy - "The Lois Quagmire" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
At odds with Peter, Lois takes Quagmire to her high school reunion; the rest of the family must cover up the death of a pizza delivery man.


Monday, February 28

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stakeout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When there’s a break-in at Calvin’s business, he teams up with Dave for a stakeout to catch the culprit in the act. Also, Gemma is uncharacteristically reluctant to share her new hobby with Tina.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "One Man, No Baby" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When word gets out that Bob and Abishola might be trying to have a baby, the expectations from family, friends and employees start to take a toll on the couple.


Tuesday, March 1

American Auto - "Charity Dinner" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The group attends the annual Payne Foundation Fundraising Gala; Katherine suspects her job may be in jeopardy; Wesley deals with a family rivalry.

Grand Crew - "Wine & Vineyards" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The crew takes a trip to a Santa Barbara vineyard.


Wednesday, March 2

The Goldbergs - "The Wedding" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After learning no one made the deposit on the wedding venue, Geoff scrambles to help fix the oversight before Beverly finds out; and to make matters worse, a weather advisory threatens a major storm is imminent which could jeopardize the entire event on the landmark 200th episode.

The Wonder Years - "Black Teacher" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When their teacher goes on maternity leave, Dean, Cory and Keisa are excited to be taught by Mr. Brady, the school’s first Black teacher. Mr. Brady encourages the students to try out for the Knowledge Bowl team where Dean faces some unexpected challenges.

The Conners - "Triggered" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
This special edition of “The Conners” continues the show’s legacy of handling difficult subjects when the family is locked down in their home due to a shooting incident in the neighborhood.

Home Economics - "FaceFlop App, $1.99" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tom and Connor vie to prove who would make a better sperm donor to Denise. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to prove to Alison that she has what it takes to direct the spring musical by throwing a successful fundraiser at Connor’s house.

Guest starring is Danica McKellar as Alison, Phil Reeves as Marshall, Nora Dunn as Muriel and Marc Sully Saint-Fleur as Mr. Zarrow.


Thursday, March 3

Young Sheldon - "A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon joins Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.) and Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) on a science road trip. Also, Georgie continues to lie about his age.

B Positive - "Payroll, a Waterwall and Valley Forge" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Gina struggles to keep Valley Hills running smoothly after Mrs. Ludlum quits and starts work at a rival assisted living facility. Also, Drew wonders whether he should go on another road trip adventure or stay close to Gina.

Ghosts - "Thorapy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Sam and Jay have the ghosts bunk together to free up rooms for guests at the B&B, they learn that Thorfinn has been having night terrors, which inspires Sam to enlist a therapist to help him. Also, Isaac makes a big, personal revelation after he’s compelled to seduce his new roommate, Hetty.

United States of Al - "Tattoo / Khaal" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Riley realizes how much he cares for Holly, he tries to impress her with a giant romantic gesture. Also, Vanessa tries to talk Hazel out of getting a drastic haircut.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Irresponsible" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Max gets evicted from his apartment, he asks Kat for help with managing his money; Phil decides he is too reliant on technology and gives up his phone; Randi agrees to take pictures of Sheila for her dating profile.

Pivoting - "Fans Only" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Sarah and Jodie learn of a local mom's scandalous Fans Only page and become intrigued by the potential financial upside; Amy is exhausted and baffled by Henry's inability to keep his hands off her.

grown-ish - "Can't Let You Go" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jack and Diane visit Zoey on campus for a school project; Zoey and Luca try to figure out their romantic and working relationship; tensions rise between Kiela and Doug when she finds out that he left her panel to see Jazz.

Single Drunk Female - "James" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
An inebriated James meets a drunken "Katrina" in a bar on Thanksgiving; after getting kicked out, the two embark upon their own one-night holiday celebration; James' time with Sam spurs him to make a change.


Friday, March 4

none scheduled


Saturday, March 5

none scheduled


Sunday, March 6

The Simpsons - "The Wayz We Were" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Evergreen Terrace is overrun with traffic, and Moe has a fateful choice to make.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Your Biggest Fan" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kat pushes Max to enter a jingle contest; Carter doesn't know how to react when Randi puts nail polish on his son.

The Simpsons - "Boyz N The Highlands" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart, Martin and the bullies are on the run for their lives when a wilderness weekend takes a chilling turn.

The Great North - "Saved by the Spells Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Judy relaunches the Saved by the Spells, a legendary secret society; Honeybee and Wolf have a surprising week; Moon makes a new friend on his citizens band radio.

Bob's Burgers - "Frigate Me Knot" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda encourages Teddy to attend a farewell ceremony for the ship on which he served in the Navy, but it means confronting his Navy pals and his past.

Family Guy - "Lawyer Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter hires the town's new lawyer, Brick Baker, to represent him in litigation against his new neighbor -- who turns out to be Brick; Brian and Stewie become lobstermen and save Rupert from the perils of the deep.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, February 26, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Multi-Camera Sitcom Pilot Hungry in Development at NBC; Shout! Factory Acquires Distribution Rights to ALF

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! After last week's busy week of news, it's significantly slower this week, but we've got news about a comedy pilot in development at NBC, some new life for ALF, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • The broadcast multi camera sitcom may not be completely dead at NBC, as a pilot called Hungry is in the works (with James Burrows directing the pilot). (Deadline)
  • Shout! Factory, which is more of an online streaming distributor than anything else now, has acquired distribution rights to ALF, but one key highlight from the news is their plan to let people see "restored footage not seen in 30 years," which we imagine implies the unedited episodes that we never got on DVD in the United States. (Deadline)
  • Wendy Williams won't be returning to her show anytime soon, and now it has been announced that the show will be renamed Sherri in the fall, with Sherri Shepherd as host. (CNN)
  • REELZ has announced some new Unknown Stories episodes for a trio of classic TV favorites. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Abbott Elementary is continuing to be a solid performer for ABC, a rarity for a broadcast network comedy in this era. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 4)

  • Fuller House comes to GAC Family on Monday night.
  • Decades has a Sally Field binge this weekend, with all three of her Screen Gems shows, The Flying Nun, Gidget, and The Girl with Something Extra.
  • You can now watch almost every episode of the forgotten 1980 sitcom One in a Million on Crackle.
  • Our Flag Means Death debuts on HBO Max on Thursday.
  • A new season of Central Park debuts on Apple TV+ on Friday.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Fri-Yay: Abbott Elementary Continues to Impress; Short-Lived Sitcom One in a Million Now on Crackle

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!

Abbott Elementary

by Vincent

I know I've written about Abbott Elementary before, but it bears repeating just how good this incredible sitcom has been. If you've yet to check it out, please do so on Tuesdays on ABC (or binge on Hulu). The show is an absolute delight, and there has been a lot of talk about the show single handedly reviving the mockumentary format - or even the network sitcom.

What makes Abbott Elementary so good? For one, the show has found a way to appeal to both sitcom lovers and young audiences. A quote from the show goes viral nearly every week on Twitter. Additionally, the show draws in a lot of weekly viewers, showing its connecting to broadcast audiences. In 2022, it's crucial for a network sitcom to straddle this line. If you don't appeal to young audiences, you fail to draw in profitable youth demographics. But if you only appeal to those young audiences, you risk not fitting in with the network landscape and getting poor ratings. It’s getting harder and harder for shows to straddle this line, but Abbott does it with ease.


One in a Million

Crackle has added a very rare short-lived sitcom to its service to stream for free. ABC's One in a Million from 1980. That time when the hysterical Shirley Hemphill of What's Happening!! had her own show and now you can finally watch it. It looks like 11 of the 13 episodes are available to stream. In the series, when a young taxi driver inherits a major corporation and becomes "Chairman of the Board" - her unschooled businessways are remarkably wise in understanding. Start with the pilot, when a millionaire bequeaths controlling stock in his corporation to cab driver Shirley Simmons, she must decide whether to take the money or run the company. The sitcom stars Shirley Hemphill, Keene Curtis, Carl Ballantine, Mel Stewart, Ann Weldon, Richard Paul and Dorothy Fielding.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Abbott Elementary Scoring Big in Multi-Platform Viewing; Fox Announces Celebrities for Name That Tune Season 2

Abbott Elementary

The time-period premiere and second telecast of ABC's Abbott Elementary from Tuesday, Jan. 4 hit 9.0 million Total Viewers and scored a 2.93 rating among Adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms. In fact, the second episode of Abbott Elementary stood as ABC's highest-rated comedy telecast (new or returning) in nearly 2 years with Adults 18-49 (2.93 rating) – since the 4/8/20 series finale of Modern Family. Abbott Elementary jumped over its December series debut by 27% in Total Viewers (9.0 million vs. 7.1 million) and by 24% with Adults 18-49 (2.93 rating vs. 2.37 rating). After 35 days of multiplatform viewing, Abbott Elementary grew by +5.6 million Total Viewers over its Live+Same Day average (3.4 million to 9.0 million) and soared by +358% among Adults 18-49 over its initial rating (2.93 rating vs. 0.64 rating).

From creator, executive producer and star Quinta Brunson, and executive producers Justin Halperin and Patrick Schumacker, comes Abbott Elementary, a workplace comedy following a group of dedicated, passionate teachers - and a slightly tone-deaf principal - as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life, and though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do - even if they don't love the school district's less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. Abbott Elementary stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.


Name That Tune Celebrity Edition

Fox's Name That Tune returns with celebrity games for season two on Fox! The all-new season will feature many games with singers, actors, Olympians and NFL champiobs playing for their favorite charities, as well as a new stage, new band and themed games. Celeb list is below, including multiple sitcom stars and Beverly Hills 90210 alums! Season Two of Name That Tune debuts on Tuesday, March 29 @ 9/8c on Fox!

Actress and Television Personality Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), playing for The Scleroderma Research Foundation vs. Actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), playing for the State Forty Eight Foundation
Former Beverly Hills 90210 sweethearts "Kelly" and "Steve" go note to note: Actress Jennie Garth, playing for the Equus Foundation vs. Actor Ian Ziering, playing for The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation
TV Personality/Actress/Singer Kelly Osbourne, playing for the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai vs. Singer/Songwriter/Actress JoJo, playing for The Hole in the Wall Gang
Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, playing for the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation vs. Actress/Director Kim Fields (The Facts of Life, The Upshaws), playing for Back On My Feet
Actor/Singer Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), playing for Broadway Dreams vs. Spice Girl & Singer/Actress Mel B., playing for Women's Aid
Singer/Songwriter Cassadee Pope, playing for Creative Waves Foundation vs. Singer/Actress Jana Kramer, playing for Safe Horizon
Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, playing for both the Alzheimer's Association and OneMind.org vs. Five-Time Olympic Medalist Nastia Liukin, playing for the Special Olympics
Former NFL Star/Super Bowl Champ/Actor Vernon Davis, playing for the Vernon Davis Foundation vs. Former NFL Star/Super Bowl Champ Victor Cruz, playing for the Victor Cruz Foundation

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

REELZ Announces Three's Company, Cheers, Star Trek Unknown Story Episodes; Lifetime Expands Partnership with Melissa Joan Hart

Three's Company & Cheers

REELZ announced its March 2022 lineup with new originals premiering every week. Among the new originals in March are stories about the power and popularity of movie franchises The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park, The Karate Kid and Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as proven pop culture hit TV shows Three's Company, Cheers and Star Trek. The March 2022 lineup begins Saturday, March 5 with Three's Company: The Unknown Story at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT followed by Cheers: The Unknown Story at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT celebrating two iconic sitcoms with stars and storylines audiences loved. Telling the stories of Three's Company from cast conflicts to memorable days on set is Richard Kline whose character Larry Dallas was best friends with Jack Tripper played brilliantly by the beloved John Ritter. In Cheers: The Unknown Story see the incredible journey of the show that stumbled out of the gate with low viewership only to become a TV juggernaut with more than 80 million people tuning in for the series finale. From the bombshell departure of a main character at the height of the show's success to assembling the cast of future stars including Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson and Ted Danson hear from the multiple Emmy Award® winning creators who helped make Cheers a beloved sitcom. And finally on the TV series side, before a few daring Americans had taken one small step on the moon TV audiences had already been enjoying a giant leap in outer space through the groundbreaking show Star Trek. On Saturday, March 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Star Trek: The Unknown Story explores the series that sparked a pop culture phenomenon that led to multiple movies and TV shows while creating a new type of super fandom in self-described "Trekkies." While fervent fans certainly help drive the success of a show or celebrity that relationship can become toxic and treacherous when lines are crossed and power is abused.


Melissa Joan Hart

Lifetime announced a multi-year deal with Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey, Clarissa Explains it All) to star in, direct, and executive produce several movies for the network. Hart will also star in the newly greenlight movie Dirty Little Secret (working title), as a mother hiding her extreme hoarding tendencies that are destroying her family, for the network's Ripped From The Headlines summer slate. As part of the new deal, Hart will continue her legacy with the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate as the star and executive producer of new movies for 2022 and 2023. Hart has starred in six holiday films for Lifetime including Mistletoe in Montana, Dear Christmas, and A Very Merry Toy Store. In addition, she has executive produced eight films with her production company Hartbreak Films, most recently Christmas in Tune starring Reba McEntire. Hart will also direct one picture for the network, which will join her previously directed Lifetime films, The Santa Con and Feliz NaviDAD, starring Mario Lopez, and The Watcher in the Woods remake starring Anjelica Houston.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

GAC Family Acquires Fuller House; Crown Media Extends Lacey Chabert Partnership

Fuller House

We mentioned on Digest this past Saturday that reruns of Netflix's Fuller House are coming to cable network GAC Family, but now we have more details. GAC Family will start airing the Full House revival series next week on Monday, February 28. GAC Family of course started airing Full House as well as of earlier this month. Fuller House will air five episodes every weeknight from approx. 10pm-1:30am, replacing a block of Who's the Boss?, and airing right after seven episodes of Full House from approx. 6pm-10pm. No other changes are being made to the GAC Family line-up, that we mentioned when Full House started. Fuller House ended on Netflix after 5 seasons (75 episodes) in 2020, but one can wonder if it can be revived on GAC Family and continue the storyline without the late Bob Saget?


Lacey Chabert

Crown Media Family Networks and Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, The Wedding Veil, Christmas at Castle Hart) have signed an exclusive multi-picture overall deal, the company announced. As part of the deal, Chabert will headline and executive produce movies and develop other content for Hallmark Channel and other Hallmark platforms over the next two years. Chabert is an all-time Crown Media fan favorite, starring in many of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' most-watched original movies. Most recently, she developed, executive produced, and starred in The Wedding Veil a new movie trilogy for Hallmark Channel. The first installment, which premiered on January 8, became an instant hit, registering as the 2nd most-watched non-holiday movie among Households and Women 18+ in network history. Premiering this past Sunday, the second installment was the most-watched cable program of the week among Women 18+. Additionally, Chabert also stars in, and executive produces one of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries most popular movie series, Crossword Mysteries. Chabert's history with the networks began with Elevator Girl, her first original movie for Hallmark Channel in 2010. Since that time, she has starred in over 30 original movies across Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Chabert's resume is as extensive as it is versatile. She received her first break in a cough syrup commercial before successfully auditioning for the Broadway production of Les Misérables, in which she played young Cosette for two years. In 1998, she made her feature film debut as Penny Robinson in Lost in Space. Best known for her role as Claudia on the Golden Globe Award(R)-winning Fox television series Party of Five, Chabert has appeared on ABC Family's sitcom Baby Daddy and ABC's daytime drama All My Children, as well as in several made-for-TV movies, including Gypsy starring Bette Midler; A Little Piece of Heaven with Cloris Leachman; and Lifetime's What If God Were the Sun? starring opposite Gena Rowlands.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Martin 30th Anniversary Reunion Coming Later This Year on BET+; Dave Chappelle Forming Comedian Team for Netflix

Martin Reunion

Damn Gina! Martin is returning for a 30th anniversary reunion special on the BET+ streaming service later this year! The cast reunites to celebrate the impact of the iconic sitcom. Few shows defined an era like Martin. From music to movies to fashion, the iconic sitcom was not only a broad mainstream hit, it was a cultural force that went beyond the screen and epitomized an era. The show was a crossover sensation all while providing an honest and refreshing view of the Black experience and to this day, the characters, all created by the comedic genius of the show's namesake, Martin Lawrence, are still some of pop culture's most beloved. Thirty years later, its legacy lives on, and this summer, fans will be able to relive all the love, joy and laughter as Martin and the gang come together once again for the first time in decades.

The reunion special, hosted by comedian and actor Affion Crockett, will include Martin Lawrence ("Martin"), Tisha Campbell ("Gina"), Tichina Arnold ("Pamela") and Carl Anthony Payne II ("Cole"), along with surprise guest appearances. Taking a look at the show's origin and evolution, the reunion will feature interviews with the cast, original directors, special musical performances, and behind the scenes commentary on the importance and impact of the show that shaped a generation. The reunion is executive produced by Martin Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Rae Proctor and Stacy Lyles through his company Run Tel Dat Entertainment. For Jesse Collins Entertainment, Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon serve as executive producers along with Jeannae Rouzan-Clay who is also the showrunner. The show is executive produced and directed by Stan Lathan. The special is written by Nile Evans as well as Bentley Kyle Evans who also serves as a co-executive producer. Jesse Collins Entertainment's Brittany Brazil is a producer.

The taping took place yesterday, (Sunday, February 20) and will launch on BET+ later this year. In the meantime, fans can get ready for the reunion by re-watching all five seasons of Martin now on BET+. Martin premiered in August 1992 on Fox. BET+ is the premium streaming service for the Black community offering thousands of hours of hit movies, TV shows, stage plays and more.


Dave Chappelle and Earthquake

Team Dave Chappelle is on deck for Netflix. Chappelle's Home Team is a series of stand-alone comedy specials executive produced by Dave Chappelle and featuring comedians chosen and spotlighted by Chappelle. The first comedian to be featured is Earthquake, premiering on Monday, February 28. In the special, titled Earthquake: Legendary, comedian Earthquake shakes up the stage and delivers aftershocks while going in hard on health as wealth, prostate exams and disciplining kids. Chappelle appears in each special to introduce his fellow comedians, all of whom have been in the comedy game for over 30 years. Earthquake: Legendary premieres globally on Netflix next week on Monday, February 28. The details on the remaining comedians will be revealed at a later date.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 21, 2022)

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 February 21-25, 2022, 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, February 21
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Watch Joseph on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sam Richardson (The Afterparty/HouseBroken/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ariana DeBose (Schmigadoon!) - Ariana chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Woke/Mapleworth Murders/The Millers/'Til Death) - J. B. is a guest on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme/Half & Half/For Your Love) - MC guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about the new Crackle series Inside the Black Box on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (Dollface/2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen talks about Three Months on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of Big Time Rush - Big Time Rush performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, February 22
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jon Barinholtz (American Auto/Superstore) - Jon appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about Super Pumped on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme/Half & Half/For Your Love) - MC guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (30 Rock) and Ana Gasteyer (American Auto/People of Earth/Suburgatory) - Rachel and Ana are guests on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. Ana will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Wednesday, February 23
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Watch Tracee on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. She guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia talks about Good Sam on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme/Half & Half/For Your Love) - MC guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Grace Byers (Harlem) - Grace appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel opens up about his unexpected journey to become a pastor and his new book, Blessed Mode, and new music on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) - Hannah will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, February 24
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Murderville/Arrested Development/Flaked/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Shay Mitchell (Dollface) - Shay will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme/Half & Half/For Your Love) - MC guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Q (Pivoting) - Maggie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Casey and Danielle talk about the Bitch Sesh podcast on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, February 25
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Watch Hilary on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Greg Kinnear (Shining Vale) - Greg will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • MC Lyte (Partners in Rhyme/Half & Half/For Your Love) - MC guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Parker Young (United States of Al/Twenties/Suburgatory) - Parker is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Selleck (The Closer) - Tom talks all about the new season of Blue Bloods and his new four-legged family member on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 20

The Wonder Years - "I'm with the Band" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dean loses his position as first chair saxophone in the school band, Bill lays the pressure on him to earn it back. But after a talk with Lillian, Bill realizes he’s being a bit too harsh and forcing his own dreams upon Dean.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me By My Middle Name" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kat struggles to find the perfect way to celebrate her anniversary; Randi and Carter continue to navigate their new relationship.

The Simpsons - "The Longest Marge" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge and Mr. Burns fight over a brash young football prodigy.

The Great North - "Good Beef Hunting Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During Thanksgiving week, the Tobin kids and Honeybee take part in an old family tradition called the Beef Hunt; Beef wrestles with his greatest fear.

Bob's Burgers - "Loft in Bedslation" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda and the girls attempt to build a loft bed for Louise in just one day; Bob and Gene host a group of gamers.

Family Guy - "80's Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Impelled by nostalgia, Peter re-creates movie scenes from his favorite decade; Stewie and Doug compete to retrieve a Frisbee stuck at the top of the jungle gym.


Monday, February 21

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Porch Pirate" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave and Gemma face a devastating loss, Calvin and Tina offer emotional support and reflect on a period that tested their own family.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Old Strokey" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Bob and Abishola settling into married life, Dottie feels pushed aside and decides to run away from home. Also, Goodwin and Kofo bring a domestic dispute to MaxDot.


Tuesday, February 22

Abbott Elementary - "Step Class" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Janine is thrilled when Ava asks to help her teach the after-school step class, but the two don’t see eye to eye on how to run the program. Later, when Barbara, Melissa and Jacob plan an “eat-off” to decide who makes the best pizza in Philadelphia, Gregory is forced to reveal a secret.

black-ish - "My Work-Friend's Wedding" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Charlie announces that he is marrying Vivica A. Fox and asks Dre to be his best man. Meanwhile, Diane’s ongoing feud with the groom costs her an invite to the wedding, but she attempts to sneak in anyway.

American Auto - "Employee Morale" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katherine and the team attempt to boost employee morale after the Payne CFO announces his resignation.

Grand Crew - "Wine & Wages" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Nicky urges Anthony to explore other job opportunities; Sherm gets Noah into crypto; Fay and Wyatt deal with a bachelorette party.


Wednesday, February 23

The Goldbergs - "The Steve Weekend" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Erica and Geoff plan a joint bachelor/bachelorette party at the beach, Barry finds himself face-to-face with his ex-girlfriends and their current boyfriends – causing him to spiral in his attempt to stand out during the festivities. Meanwhile, Adam decides to intervene when Lou takes over planning the wedding video, ultimately bringing the families together.

The Wonder Years - "Country Dean" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The family spends spring break with Lillian’s parents in the countryside, and Dean lies to his cousins about city life in Montgomery to impress them. Meanwhile, Lillian helps to settle a land dispute between her parents and their neighbors to impress her difficult-to-please mother.

The Conners - "Sex, Lies and House Hunting" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene falls in love with a house she’s looking at, but when the realtor shares she has a better chance of getting the house if she’s part of a couple, she convinces Ben to pretend to be her partner. Meanwhile, Becky and Professor Davis continue to try and keep their relationship a secret, but secrets are hard to keep.

Home Economics - "Salsa Competition Entry Fee, $45" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marina convinces Connor to dance with Lupe in a salsa competition to get to know her better. Meanwhile, Sarah and Denise take care of Tom as he recovers from a medical procedure.


Thursday, February 24

Young Sheldon - "A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon butts heads with Dr. Lee (Ming-Na Wen), a new scientist in the lab. Also, Mary is given a lotto ticket.

United States of Al - "Kiss / Maach" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Riley finally realizes how hard it was on Vanessa to be home while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Also, Lizzie and Lois grow closer, which concerns Art, and Hazel starts a dog-walking business and ropes in Al to help her.

Ghosts - "Ghostwriter" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Sasappis offers to help Sam complete the B&B website so they can start taking reservations, they butt heads over the creative direction. Also, Pete bonds with Jay over basketball until Jay makes a new living friend, and Flower attempts to be Pete’s new basketball buddy. Gregory Zaragoza, father of series regular Román Zaragoza, guest stars as Sasappis’ father, Naxasi.

B Positive - "Osteoporosis, a Thaaang, and a Slinky" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina gets caught in the middle when Norma’s rude sister, Irene (Rondi Reed), arrives at Valley Hills. Also, Harry sets up Drew on a date, and Spencer and Bette take the next step in their relationship.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Señor Don Gato" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kat joins Carter to wait in line to score exclusive sneakers for his son; while trying to have a relaxing night in, Randi is pulled into giving advice to Max and Phil; Sheila tries to get Oscar to stand up for himself.

Pivoting - "Doompa-Dee Doo" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After one of Luke's teachers asks Amy to share prescription pills, the teacher repays Amy by doing a good deed in return, forcing Amy and Henry to cover up the accidental bribe; Sarah commits to saying "yes" to new things.

grown-ish - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions are high between Zoey and Luca as they rush to design a new line for Anti-Muse; Aaron is asked to give a presentation on his Afro Salon, but is put in a tough position when CalU asks him to make adjustments.

Single Drunk Female - "New York" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Sam and James travel to New York; while there, Sam is confronted with memories of who she was before sobriety and must decide whether she can risk being Old Sam again; Olivia and Stephanie take an important step in their IVF journey.


Friday, February 25

none scheduled


Saturday, February 26

none scheduled


Sunday, February 27

The Simpsons - "The Star of the Backstage" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show -- but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me a Sporty Giant" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While staying in Kat's apartment, Randi starts to feel overwhelmed by Kat's quirks; Max and Carter try to teach Phil how to ride a bike.

The Simpsons - "Pixelated and Afraid" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Homer and Marge are lost in an icy wilderness, they must push themselves to their limits to survive.

The Great North - "Beef Mommas House Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef joins a local moms' group; the family digs into the investigation of Wolf and Honeybee's disappearing pot holder.

Bob's Burgers - "Ferry on My Wayward Bob and Linda" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob and Linda accept a Valentine's Day dinner invitation from the chef of a fancy restaurant; the kids have a scheme to get cheap Valentine's Day candy, but first they'll have to make it past an unusually strict babysitter.

Family Guy - "The Lois Quagmire" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
At odds with Peter, Lois takes Quagmire to her high school reunion; the rest of the family must cover up the death of a pizza delivery man.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, February 19, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fuller House Comes to Cable TV; Paramount+ Getting South Park and Beavis and Butt-Head Reboot

 Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! There is a lot of stuff going on this week (we have about twice as much news as we normally do, and we even had to cut some of it out), including the debut of Fuller House on cable, the end of a popular FX series, and a big change that's still a few years away for new episodes of South Park. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Fuller House is about to make a debut on cable, as it joins the GAC Family lineup in a little over a week. (People)
  • It's honestly perplexing that CBS sold the streaming rights to South Park to HBO Max anyway given that they were developing their own streaming service at the same time, but in 2025, South Park will move to Paramount+ not only for the library of episodes but new episodes will also debut there instead of Comedy Central (and the new Beavis and Butt-Head reboot, which was planned for Comedy Central, will air there as well). (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Paul Reiser, who has starred in a TV reboot himself, is set to be part of the cast in the new Hulu comedy Reboot that is about a TV show being rebooted. (Variety)
  • A reunion for Martin is set, for BET+. (TVLine)
  • Season 3 is still over a month away, and season 4 is even further off, but both seasons of the FX series Atlanta have already been completed, and they'll also be the last seasons. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • However, sister network FXX sees "no end in sight" for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which has already dethroned The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet for longest live action comedy) and Archer. (Deadline)
  • CBS has ordered a comedy pilot about high school newspaper reporters who are left as the only news outlet in a small midwestern town after the local newspaper goes out of business. (Deadline)
  • It seems that toxic workplaces have been a theme among daytime talk shows, and now Dr. Phil is the one being accused. (Deadline)
  • How I Met Your Father is getting a second season at Hulu. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 25)

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine heads to Comedy Central tomorrow.
  • Decades is doing a Rhoda binge this weekend.
  • Antenna TV has a marathon of The Jeffersons today.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Harlem Gets Renewed for Season 2; HBO Max Releases Our Flag Means Death Schedule

Harlem

Amazon Studios and Universal Television announced that its much-discussed comedy, Harlem, has been picked up for a second season with a special message from executive producers (Tracy Oliver, Amy Poehler, and Pharrell Williams) and cast (Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai, and Jerrie Johnson). The series, from Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), sparked lots of chatter on social media when it premiered late last year with much of the conversation centered around celebrating the series for highlighting Black joy. Since premiere, Harlem has scored a GLADD Award nomination for its inclusive LGBTQIA+ storyline featuring a queer character in one of the lead roles, as well as a NAACP Award nomination for its authentic representation of Black culture. Season Two will return with its core group of four ambitious girlfriends, continuing to level up in New York's vibrant Harlem.

Created, written, and executive produced by Oliver, Harlem is a comedy following four stylish and ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem, the mecca of Black culture in America. Camille is a popular young anthropology professor at Columbia University who has an extensive knowledge of the dating norms of many cultures, but has a hard time navigating her own love life; Tye is a successful, queer dating-app creator who prefers keeping vulnerability - and romantic partners - at arm's length; Quinn is a hopeless romantic and trust-fund fashion designer who is trying to give back to the world while running a struggling business; Angie is a confident, vibrant, and filter-free singer and actress who also lives rent-free and fabulously with Quinn. Together, they level up from their 20s into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams. Season One stars Meagan Good as "Camille," Grace Byers as "Quinn," Shoniqua Shandai as "Angie," Jerrie Johnson as "Tye," and Tyler Lepley as "Ian."


Our Flag Means Death

The Max Original comedy series Our Flag Means Death debuts with three episodes Thursday, March 3 on HBO Max. The ten-episode season, from creator David Jenkins and Emmy®-nominated executive producer Taika Waititi, continues with three episodes March 10, two episodes on March 17, and concludes with two episodes on March 24. The unique new comedy is (very) loosely based on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate, Stede Bonnet, played by Rhys Darby. After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard, played by Waititi. Stede and crew attempt to get their ship together and survive life on the high seas.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

HBO's Barry Season 3 Premieres April 24; Melissa Fumero Joins Blockbuster Comedy

Bill Hader - Barry

The Emmy® winning dark comedy series Barry, starring Emmy® winner Bill Hader, returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, April 24 from 10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Alec Berg (HBO's Silicon Valley”) and Hader (Saturday Night Live) are co-creators, executive producers, directors and writers. Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry (Hader) is attempting to untangle himself from the world of contract killing and fully immerse himself in acting. But getting out is messy. While Barry has eliminated many of the external factors that pushed him towards violence, he soon discovers they weren't the only forces at play. What is it about his own psyche that led him to become a killer in the first place? Season three finds Barry and the other characters trying to make the right choice.

The Emmy® nominated and winning cast regulars include: Stephen Root (HBO's Perry Mason”) as Monroe Fuches, Barry's former handler currently in hiding; Sarah Goldberg (Hindsight) as Sally, Barry's girlfriend in the midst of launching her first TV series; Anthony Carrigan (Gotham) as Noho Hank, head of the Chechen mob in LA; and Emmy® winner Henry Winkler (Arrested Development) as Gene Cousineau, Barry's former acting teacher who is in mourning over the loss of his girlfriend Detective Janice Moss. Returning for season three as a cast regular is Sarah Burns (HBO's Enlightened) as Detective Mae Dunn. Returning recurring cast includes D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) as Natalie Greer and Michael Irby (HBO's True Detective; Mayans M.C.) as Cristobal.

The first two seasons of Barry received a total of thirty Emmy® nominations and six Emmys® including: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Henry Winkler); Outstanding Sound Editing For a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation; and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.


Melissa Fumero

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero is set to star in the new Netflix comedy series Blockbuster. Fumero to star opposite Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat) in the new workplace comedy from creator Vanessa Ramos, writers/executive producers David Caspe and Jackie Clarke, and executive producers John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment. Netflix announced that Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has joined the cast of its new series, Blockbuster, a single-cam workplace comedy set in the last remaining Blockbuster video store. Additional cast members will be announced soon. Fumero will play Eliza, a dedicated mother whose marriage to her high school sweetheart is on the rocks. She left Harvard after one semester to start a family and now works at Blockbuster alongside Timmy (Randall Park) as his trusty number two...and maybe more. Blockbuster is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is created by Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) with David Caspe (Happy Endings, Black Monday) and Jackie Clarke (Superstore, Happy Endings) also serving as writers/executive producers. John Davis and John Fox also executive produce for Davis Entertainment (Jungle Cruise). Netflix has ordered 10 episodes. An ensemble comedy that takes place in the last Blockbuster Video in America, that explores what it takes - and more specifically who it takes - for a small business to succeed against all odds.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Hulu Renews How I Met Your Father for 2nd Season; HBO Max's Julia Child Comedy Series Announces Premiere Date

How I Met Your Father

Hulu has renewed How I Met Your Father for a 20-episode second season. The Hilary Duff starring first season debuted on Hulu on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2022 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 for How I Met Your Father include Aptaker, Berger, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pam Fryman, and Adam Londy. Duff serves as a producer. How I Met Your Father is a production of 20th Television. The series stars Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley and Tien Tran.


Julia

The Max Original comedy series Julia debuts with three episodes Thursday, March 31 on HBO Max, followed by one episode weekly through May 5. Julia is inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her long-running television series, "The French Chef," which pioneered the modern cooking show. Through Julia's life and her singular joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women's movement, the nature of celebrity and America's cultural evolution. At its heart, the series is a portrait of a loving marriage with a shifting power dynamic. The eight-episode series stars Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary), Brittany Bradford (Broadway's Bernhardt/Hamlet), Fran Kranz (Homecoming) and Fiona Glascott (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

TBS Schedules Chad Season 2 for April; truTV Announces Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus Series

Chad

TBS announced that 2021’s #1 new scripted cable comedy series, Chad returns on Monday, April 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The network also released a teaser of the upcoming second season starring creator, executive producer, and showrunner, Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live, Aladdin). Summer break is over and it’s sophomore year for newly elected class president, Chad Amani (Pedrad). In this hilarious second season, Chad deals with a scandal that quickly ends his presidency, has a surprising new love interest, and gets a visit from his tough-as-nails Iranian grandmother - all while continuing to worry about his popularity, and discovering new ways to relate to his Persian cultural roots. Chad’s epic path to teenage self-realization is not always a straight line--but the support from his family and best friend Peter (Jake Ryan) keep Chad on track, giving him the confidence to help him become who he has always wanted to be – the most American boy in the history of the world.

Returning cast for season two will include Jake Ryan as Peter; Paul Chahidi as Uncle Hamid; Saba Homayoon as Naz, Chad’s mother; Ella Mika as Chad’s sister, Niki; Alexa Loo as Denise; and Thomas Barbusca as Reid. Sara Malal Rowe has also been added to the lineup this season.




101 Places to Party Before You Die

While your travel plans may have been recently thwarted, truTV has the answer to satiate your wanderlust. The network announced that it has greenlit 101 Places to Party Before You Die, based on the best-selling book "101 Places to Get ****** Up Before You Die." Currently in production and slated for premiere this summer, the eight half-hour, travel-comedy series takes audiences on adventures of exploration with hilarious improvers and real-life best buds Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Jon Gabrus (Game Over, Man!) as they consume and devour local life in Maui, Moab, Miami, Puerto Rico, Portland, Richmond, Atlanta and Denver. A bromance for the ages, 101 Places to Party Before You Die follows accidental travel hosts Pally and Gabrus who are given a wife-sanctioned three-day weekend escape to venture across the U.S. to different destinations to experience everything they have to offer. Stepping off the beaten path, the guys champion the authenticities of each stop and share with viewers their love of the unexplored. Even after 15 years of friendship and adventure, there’s still so much for them to discover from unique foods and drinks to local sites, and other idiosyncrasies that make each city tick.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tom Bergeron Guest Stars on American Auto on March 1; Russian Doll Returns This Spring on Netflix

Tom Bergeron and Ana Gasteyer - American Auto

One of the best hosts on television is coming to a sitcom to host a charity dinner. It was previously reported that Tom Bergeron is set to guest star on NBC's American Auto, but now we know when he will appear! He will guest star on the penultimate episode of the freshman comedy airing Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00pm ET/PT in the episode titled "Charity Dinner." Bergeron will play himself and emcee a charity dinner in Detroit for Payne Motors. It's the 9th episode of American Auto, which has its season finale a week later on March 8. Bergeron also has Tic-Tac-Dough, a game show pilot shot for NBCUniversal, that could be a player for them in 2022-23, whether in primetime or syndication. The pilot hasn't been ordered to series just yet, but in the meantime, catch the very likeable Tom Bergeron on NBC's American Auto on March 1 at 8|7c.

From the creator of Superstore comes a workplace comedy that takes the wheels off the automobile industry. Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business - when they aren't fighting or trying to outwit each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs. Starring Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael Benjamin Washington, Tye White and X Mayo.


Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll

Netflix comedy Russian Doll is returing for season 2...this spring! No exact premiere date has been announced just yet. Set four years after Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Barnett) escaped mortality's time loop together, season two of Russian Doll will continue to explore existential thematics through an often humorous and sci-fi lens. Discovering a fate even worse than endless death, this season finds Nadia and Alan delving deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan's most notorious locations. At first they experience this as an ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure but they soon discover this extraordinary event might be more than they bargained for and, together, must search for a way out.

The Emmy-winning show returns with Lyonne serving as showrunner and executive producer, and is also executive produced by Alex Buono, Amy Poehler (Paper Kite Productions), Leslye Headland, Lilly Burns (Jax Media), Tony Hernandez (Jax Media), Dave Becky (3 Arts), Kate Arend (Paper Kite Productions), Regina Corrado and Allison Silverman.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of February 14, 2022)

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 February 14-18, 2022, 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, February 14
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Watch Seth on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary/Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aly Michalka (Phil of the Future) and AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs/Schooled/Oliver Beene) - Aly and AJ are musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Getting On/The Cleveland Show) - Alex is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven's Home/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) - Hannah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (Dollface/2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Cantone (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Mario appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Porter (The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder) - Billy talks about The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, February 15
  • Sofia Black-D'Elia (Single Drunk Female/The Mick) - Catch Sofia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Charlie will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad/Jenny) - Heather will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob talks about his go-to low-carb snack and favorite cheat meal on The Good Dish Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David answers audience questions on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Lifetime's Caught in His Web on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, February 16
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew dishes up her own Nutty Fish on The Good Dish Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy talks about FBI on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary/Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler discusses starring in one of the most talked-about sitcoms in years, the record-breaking Abbott Elementary, on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Tommy Davidson (The Proud Family/Between Brothers) - Tommy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ryan Michelle Bathé (Retired at 35) - Ryan is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, February 17
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Afterparty/Bless the Harts/The Mindy Project) - Catch Ike on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Charlie talks about Amazon's I Want You Back on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, February 18
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (And Just Like That.../Second Time Around) - Nicole is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Getting On/The Cleveland Show) and Marin Hinkle (Speechless/Two and a Half Men) - Alex, Marin and Michael Zegen talk about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Ed and Randall talk about Peacock's True Story with Ed and Randall on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Stiller (Arrested Development) and Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Ben and Adam talk about Severance on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Suraj Sharma (How I Met Your Father) - Suraj is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, February 13

The Simpsons - "Mothers and Other Strangers" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teenage Homer and Grampa take a road trip to look for his mom.

Bob's Burgers - "Crystal Mess" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to help with anxiety about an upcoming oral report, Mr. Frond lends Tina a crystal that his new girlfriend alleges has special powers; Bob and Linda buy a box of imperfect produce and try to use it all before it rots.

The Simpsons - "A Made Maggie" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Fat Tony becomes Godfather to Maggie Simpson.

The Great North - "Tasteful Noods Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ham is assigned an after-school job at a restaurant and gets an unexpected surprise; Moon develops a crush on an older woman.

Bob's Burgers - "Driving Big Dummy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob gets roped into a road trip with Teddy; Linda and the kids compete for the title of employee of the day.

Family Guy - "Rock Hard" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While at an old record store, Peter and the guys recount tales of three rock legends: Jim Morrison, Muddy Waters and Elton John.


Monday, February 14

none scheduled


Tuesday, February 15

Abbott Elementary - "Work Family" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Jacob reveals a detail about his personal life, Janine realizes she doesn’t know the other teachers as well as she thought. Meanwhile, as Gregory’s stern teaching approach is causing his whole class to underperform, Barbara and Melissa teach him how to relax and make his lessons more fun.

black-ish - "Sneakers by the Dozen" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre spirals after finding out his white co-worker Griffin (Reid Scott) has a better sneaker collection than him. Meanwhile, Bow lets Diane take a day off from school against Pops’ advice.


Wednesday, February 16

none scheduled


Thursday, February 17

Young Sheldon - "Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.

United States of Al - "Veterans Day /Roz-e Sarbaz" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Riley struggles with his disability rating as he prepares to meet up with some military buddies for Veterans Day. Also, with Art’s help, Lizzie finally opens a box of her fiancé’s belongings.

Ghosts - "Sam's Mom" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam and Jay travel to where Sam’s mother, Sheryl (Rachael Harris), died to see if she’s now a ghost. Also, Sasappis divulges a secret to his fellow ghosts that he overheard Sam and Jay discussing.

B Positive - "A Camper, a Compass and a Cannoli" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gina brings her dog Cannoli to the retirement home where he bonds with the seniors. Also, Drew prepares for his new life driving cross country in a camper van.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Cupcake" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Phil leaves on a last-minute vacation with Sheila to cheer her up, Oscar steps up to help in the cafe, causing tension with Randi; Max and Carter make a bet to start a juice cleanse.

Pivoting - "Bounce, Baby" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Amy learns that's Colleen's old cellphone number has been given to someone else, so she goes to great lengths to get it back; Sarah continues to date but is quickly reminded that Brian needs help setting up for Lila's first birthday party.

grown-ish - "OK Not to Be OK" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jazz resumes therapy after a series of setbacks, causing her to grapple with cultural and personal perceptions surrounding mental health; Ana and Aaron innocently reconnect over their past, which makes Zoey and Vivek spin out.

Single Drunk Female - "Look Me Up Sometime" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Sam scores a victory when she lands a job interview in New York with an unlikely ally, only to discover how scary it is to write while sober; concerned her daughter needs help, Carol breaks a boundary and introduces herself to Olivia.


Friday, February 18

none scheduled


Saturday, February 19

none scheduled


Sunday, February 20

The Wonder Years - "I'm with the Band" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dean loses his position as first chair saxophone in the school band, Bill lays the pressure on him to earn it back. But after a talk with Lillian, Bill realizes he’s being a bit too harsh and forcing his own dreams upon Dean.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me By My Middle Name" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kat struggles to find the perfect way to celebrate her anniversary; Randi and Carter continue to navigate their new relationship.

The Simpsons - "The Longest Marge" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge and Mr. Burns fight over a brash young football prodigy.

The Great North - "Good Beef Hunting Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During Thanksgiving week, the Tobin kids and Honeybee take part in an old family tradition called the Beef Hunt; Beef wrestles with his greatest fear.

Bob's Burgers - "Loft in Bedslation" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda and the girls attempt to build a loft bed for Louise in just one day; Bob and Gene host a group of gamers.

Family Guy - "80's Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Impelled by nostalgia, Peter re-creates movie scenes from his favorite decade; Stewie and Doug compete to retrieve a Frisbee stuck at the top of the jungle gym.

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Futurama Gets New Season; Early Edition Reboot Moves Forward at CBS

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing of an animated adult comedy making a return, a reboot of the game show Lingo, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Futurama has been revived/renewed for a new season on Hulu, but the voice of Bender appears to be missing (unless something changes, anyway). (Deadline)
  • Fox has a meteorologist comedy (it's a new idea at least) called Cindy Snow, which is not a spinoff of Three's Company. (Deadline)
  • Early Edition is a step closer to making a return at CBS, with a female in the lead role. (Variety)
  • With the sudden burst in popularity of the game Wordle, CBS has decided to give the game show Lingo a reboot, with RuPaul as host. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • It seems that toxic workplaces have been a theme among daytime talk shows, and now Dr. Phil is the one being accused. (Deadline)
  • Comedy Central has acquired the rights to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 18)

  • Decades has a binge that features That's My Mama and the Redd Foxx sitcom The Royal Family this weekend.
  • Bel-Air debuts on Peacock on Sunday.
  • Prime Video has a new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Friday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 17

Abbott Elementary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

Abbott Elementary - "Work Family" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Jacob reveals a detail about his personal life, Janine realizes she doesn’t know the other teachers as well as she thought. Meanwhile, as Gregory’s stern teaching approach is causing his whole class to underperform, Barbara and Melissa teach him how to relax and make his lessons more fun.

Abbott Elementary - "Step Class" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Janine is thrilled when Ava asks to help her teach the after-school step class, but the two don’t see eye to eye on how to run the program. Later, when Barbara, Melissa and Jacob plan an “eat-off” to decide who makes the best pizza in Philadelphia, Gregory is forced to reveal a secret.

Abbott Elementary - "Desking" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the students start participating in a new online trend that causes disruption to the school, the teachers band together to put an end to it. Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson provides comforting life advice to Gregory; and later, the teachers finally meet Jacob’s boyfriend, Zach, who joins in to help stop the students “desking”.

Wellington Paranormal - "Mobots" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Officer Minogue meets Officer O'Leary's mom when they use her house for a stakeout to investigate why a mass quantity of obsolete electronics goes missing.

Wellington Paranormal - "The Invisible Fiend" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Minogue and O'Leary investigate a mysterious home invasion with no visible signs of entry, managing to arrest an invisible creature and bring it back to the station for questioning.

grown-ish - "You Don't Know Me" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The girls enlist Junior's help to find their shady roommate, Lauryn, who has a habit of mysteriously disappearing; Junior wonders if Annika is starting to catch feelings for him; Aaron suspects that Doug isn't being honest with him.

Everything's Trash - "Rom-Coms Are Mostly Trash" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After Phoebe suddenly sees Michael in a new light, she attempts to set him up with Malika, who already has her eye on an old flame; Jayden worries that he and Jessie have lost their spark, so they decide to spice things up.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 15)

Wednesday, August 17

  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Watch Alison Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics/Woke) - Sasheer appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Byer (Grand Crew/Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi co-hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) - Zazie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience) - Simu chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susan Walters (Dear John/The War Next Door) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Blair Underwood (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Blair will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Peck (Grandfathered/Drake & Josh) and Rhea Perlman (Cheers/Pearl/Kirstie) - Josh and Rhea talk about Netflix's 13: The Musical on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Murray Bartlett (Physical/Looking) - Murry talks about White Lotus on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three

04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
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 / 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 / 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)
More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

08/16 - Nexstar Media Group to Acquire The CW Network; Tubi Orders Breaking Bear, New Animated Comedy
08/15 - Abbott Elementary Summer School Marathon on ABC; Freevee's High School Premieres in October
08/14 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 15, 2022)
08/13 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Game Shows Moving to Primetime Emmys; Ring Doorbell Viral Video Show in the Works
08/12 - Apple TV+ Renews Physical for Season 3; Lifetime Orders It's a Wonderful Lifetime and Ripped from the Headlines Titles for Fall & Winter
08/11 - Hallmark Original Series Sets Cast; Remembering Pat Carroll, Roger E. Mosley and Vin Scully
08/10 - Cobra Kai Returns Sept. 9 on Netflix; Marlon Wayans Gets Starz Comedy
08/09 - COZI TV Celebrates Emergency! 50th Anniversary with Documentary; Kaley Cuoco Heads to Peacock for Comedic Thriller Series
08/08 - FETV Acquires Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Disney+ Orders 2nd Season of Robin Roberts Talk Show
08/07 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 8, 2022)
08/06 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Everybody Still Hates Chris Animated Series in the Works; HBO Max and Discovery+ Merging Into One
08/05 - Disney+ Series Premiere Dates, Includes Dancing with the Stars; Hallmark Orders New Original Drama
08/04 - NBC Moving Days of Our Lives to Peacock, Replacing with News Show; Selena + Chef Returns on HBO Max
08/03 - FX's Atlanta Final Season Launches Sept. 15; Elisabeth Moss Gets New Hulu Series
08/02 - Showtime Orders Comedy Pilot Titled Mason; NBC Renews Weakest Link Revival for Season 3
08/01 - HBO's Los Espookys Returns in September; Good Grief Is Back on IFC
07/31 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 1, 2022)
07/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Max Headroom Reboot in Works at AMC Networks; Jeopardy! to Continue Dual Host Plan
07/29 - HBO Max and Hulu to Share Streaming Rights to Abbott Elementary; Reboot Gets Premiere Date
07/28 - ABC to Present Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter; Remembering Tony Dow of Leave it to Beaver and Paul Sorvino
07/27 - The Orville Coming to Disney+ and Continues on Hulu; Retta Continues Partnership with HGTV
07/26 - Mythic Quest Returns for 10 Episodes in Fall; Patton Oswalt's Netflix Comedy Special We All Scream Premieres September 20
07/25 - American Dad! Returns Labor Day on TBS; Krapopolis Gets Special Nov. 27 Preview on Fox
07/24 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 25, 2022)
07/23 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Abbott Elementary Given Full Second Season; Preview of New Beavis and Butt-Head Episode
07/22 - Ghosts Dives Into the Metaverse with a Game; Jo Koy Gets 4th Netflix Special; Remembering Rebecca Balding of Soap
07/21 - South Park's 25th Anniversary Concert Event; FETV's Historic June Numbers
07/20 - Hulu's This Fool Premieres August 12; Mo'Nique Gets Netflix Comedy Special
07/19 - Apple TV+ Comedy Central Park Returns in September; Leah Remini Game Show Is Back on Aug. 1
07/18 - Paramount+ Revives Criminal Minds; AMC Network Sizzling in August with Hot Originals
07/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 18, 2022)
07/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Beavis and Butt-Head Premiere Date Set; TBS Abruptly Cancels Chad Hours Before Season Premiere