Saturday, April 30, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Conners Close to Season Five Renewal; James Corden Leaving The Late Late Show

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, it's a busy week of cancelations and renewals, we're hearing of the "retirement" of a late night talk host, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • It's not official (nor is it surprising if all goes through), but it looks like The Conners is headed for a fifth season. (Deadline)
  • James Corden is leaving The Late Late Show next year. (CNN)
  • Netflix has canceled Space Force. (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, over at TBS, The Last OG has come to an end after four seasons, without a proper finale. (TVLine)
  • Freevee, which the bizarre new name for IMDb TV, is expanding their court show offerings with the help of Judith Sheindlin. (Deadline)
  • It isn't exactly a show everybody talks about, but Blue Bloods has been renewed for an astonishing 13th season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Schitt's Creek is moving from Netflix to Hulu. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 30 - MAY 6)

  • Decades has a binge of T.J. Hooker this weekend.
  • Antenna TV has a new lineup starting Monday, which includes the addition of My Favorite Martian.
  • Duncanville returns to Fox on Sunday.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Fri-Yay: Netflix's Struggles Create Question for the Future of Television; Hulu Acquires Schitt's Creek

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!

Netflix

by Vincent

Five years ago, Netflix was the king of television. Not only did they have a huge library of television shows, they were producing original content on a consistent basis. There were other streaming services like Hulu and Amazon Prime, but Netflix was the clear winner. It seemed as if the Netflix model was the future of television. But now, things are quite different. For the first time in many years, Netflix reported a loss of subscribers. And it adds to a genuine question in the future of television.

There are many streaming services now competing for Netflix's viewership. In addition, people are questioning whether Netflix series are any better than other services and channels. They are producing a lot of content, but less of it is of high quality than previously, and this combined with the fact that many series have moved to other platforms have left Netflix in a hard spot. It'll be very interesting to see where Netflix fits into the evolving TV model.


Schitt's Creek

Hulu announced that it will be the dedicated subscription video on-demand destination for critically acclaimed and fan favorite series Schitt's Creek in the U.S. beginning October 3, 2022, as it will be leaving Netflix. Schitt's Creek centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). When the family suddenly find themselves broke, they have no choice but to move to Schitt's Creek, a small-town Johnny once bought as a joke. Forced to live out of a motel, with their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships and, most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.

Since its debut, Schitt's Creek has garnered scores of award nominations and appeared on dozens of 'Best Of' lists. In 2020, the series made history by sweeping all Primetime Emmy® Awards comedy categories with the most wins in a single season for a comedy including Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy; Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series for Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy; Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy; and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Daniel Levy. Schitt's Creek joins Hulu’s extensive library of hit comedies including ABC's Abbott Elementary and Home Economics, Freeform's Single Drunk Female, FX's Dave, and Originals including Only Murders in the Building, Life and Beth, How I Met Your Father, and more.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Starz Comedy Run the World Returns with More Stars; HBO Max Orders Spin-off of Harley Quinn Animated Comedy Series

Run the World - Tika Sumpter, CP and Isha Blaaker

STARZ announced that Tika Sumpter (Sonic the Hedgehog 2, mixed-ish), Comedian CP (Detroiters, Ole Bud's Anu Football Weekly) and Isha Blaaker (A Madea's Homecoming, The Flight Attendant) will be joining the cast of STARZ's hit comedy series Run the World in recurring roles. Cree Summer (Better Things, Queen Sugar) and Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins (Dear White People, Bad Hair) will guest star in the upcoming season. The series follows a group of smart, funny and vibrant thirty-something Black women - fiercely loyal best friends - who live, work and play in Harlem. Run the World exemplifies STARZ's #TakeTheLead commitment to spotlighting diverse voices and stories that reflect a full spectrum of women both in front of and behind the camera.

Tika Sumpter will recur as "Naomi," the biological mother of Amari who has returned home from the Navy. Comedian CP will recur as "Preston Thurgood," the multi-millionaire creator of Prestify, who has no need to put on airs. Ishaa Blaaker will recur as "Phillip Houston," Whitney's business school rival who has returned from London fresh off a breakup of his own. Cree Summer will guest star as "Dr. Monica Mitchell," the ladies' wise and trusting new therapist. Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins will guest star as "India Blue," a beautiful, confident, cool and incredibly successful singer/songwriter/producer. Rachelle Williams-BenAry (Love Life, mixed-ish, Survivor's Remorse) joins season two as showrunner and executive producer. Returning cast includes Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show), Bresha Webb (Marlon), Corbin Reid (Valor), Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, Imposters) and Tosin Morohunfola (Black Lightning). Erika Alexander (Living Single) and Nick Sagar (Queen of the South) will also return as recurring guest stars, and Jay Walker (Grey's Anatomy) and Tonya Pinkins will return as guest stars.


Noonan's

HBO Max has ordered Noonan's (wt) to series. The ten-episode adult-animated DC series, centered on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg) is a spin-off of the Max Original adult-animated DC series Harley Quinn, that returns for its third season this summer. Lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan's, Gotham's seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity! The show is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Sam Register, Dean Lorey, and Kaley Cuoco.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Freeform Orders Single Drunk Female Season 2 & New Series While You Were Breeding; Peacock Brings Back Wolf Like Me

Single Drunk Female

Freeform has renewed breakout comedy Single Drunk Female, starring Sofia Black D'Elia and Ally Sheedy, for a second season. Additionally, the young adult brand ordered wanderlust half-hour dramedy While You Were Breeding, based on the memoir from Kristin Newman (Only Murders in the Building), to series.

Single Drunk Female has garnered critical acclaim throughout its run. The series follows 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink, who after a public flame-out at a New York media company, is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda. Single Drunk Female stars Sofia Black-D'Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard. The series comes from 20th Television and is created by Simone Finch (The Conners), who executive produces along with Jenni Konner (Girls, Camping), Daisy Gardner (Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs), Phil Traill (Good Girls), Nora Silver and Leslye Headland (Russian Doll).

While You Were Breeding follows Kacey, single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. From culture clash to vacation romances, this internationally set dramedy is a globetrotting journey of self-discovery that will inspire the wanderlust inside everyone. The series is written by Kristin Newman and based on her best-selling memoir of the same name. Newman also executive produces along with Susanna Fogel (The Flight Attendant) and Blair Breard (Scenes from a Marriage). The pilot is directed by Becca Gleason (Summer '03). The series stars Chelsea Frei (Dollface) as Kacey, whose discovery of the joys of solo travel causes her to eschew the marriage and kids route all of her friends have taken in their 30s. (Indeed, there is no one left to travel with her!) Kacey's emotional journey starts with an epic trip with her fearless best friend from childhood, Sasha, played by Catherine Cohen (What We Do in The Shadows), a comedic force who owns every room she’s in. Alice Hunter (Another Period) is Hope, another of Kacey's friends who is a former globetrotting wild child now happily working her face off, much to her party-boy husband's dismay. And Kosha Patel (Girlboss) portrays Kacey's friend Rikita, a salt-of-the-earth non-profit lawyer, happily married to her wife and pregnant with their first child.


Wolf Like Me

Peacock announced the second season renewal of the critically acclaimed genre-bending romantic half-hour series Wolf Like Me from series creator, executive producer and director, Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters). Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, Definitely Maybe) and Josh Gad (Central Park, Frozen) will be reprising their roles. The renewal of Wolf Like Me joins the additional second season renewals of Peacock Original series Girls5eva, Rutherford Falls, One of Us Is Lying, We Are Lady Parts, and second season of critically-acclaimed drama series Bel-Air. Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can't bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Orville Returns for Season 3 After 3 Year Hiatus; Fox Announces More Stars for Fantasy Island Season 2

The Orville

After three years off, Seth MacFarlane's epic space adventure series The Orville returns exclusively as a Hulu original series for its third season beginning Thursday, June 2 and now Hulu has released the new teaser artwork. The series last aired in 2019 on Fox. Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships. The ensemble cast includes MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Jessica Szohr and Anne Winters.




Fantasy Island

Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) is set to recur on Fox's Fantasy Island Season 2 making her debut in the second episode. Frankie J. Alvarez, Jai Rodriguez, and Izzy Diaz will guest star in the second episode. The series is currently in production in Puerto Rico. Liz Craft and Sarah Fain are co-showrunners and executive producers. Anne Clements is also an executive producer. Fantasy Island is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television, Gemstone Studios and FOX Entertainment. Fantasy Island returns for its sophomore run on Tuesday, May 31 at 9 p.m ET/PT. In Season 2, the transformations continue when two former high school losers come to the Island hoping to make their onetime classmates envious of their new lives. Also, three friends attempt to find out what happened to a fourth companion, who mysteriously vanished decades ago; and an empty-nester couple arrives to determine whether or not to divorce. The series stars Roselyn Sanchez, Kiara Barnes, John Gabriel Rodriquez.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Abbott Elementary Finale Hits Multi-Platform Highs; Arnold Schwarzenegger Netflix Series Announces Cast

Abbott Elementary

After seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the first season finale of ABC's Abbott Elementary delivered a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49 to tie the series' highest-rated telecast of the season. The Abbott Elementary season finale skyrocketed over the series' December debut by 50% among Adults 18-49 (1.8 rating vs. 1.2 rating on 12/7/21). Abbott Elementary picked up an additional +3.1 million viewers over its initial Live+Same Day average to deliver 5.9 million Total Viewers on its season finale with delayed multiplatform viewing. In addition, the new ABC sitcom tripled among Adults 18-49 after just seven days of cross-platform viewing, jumping +200% to hit a 1.8 rating from a 0.6 rating in Live+Same Day. On average for its complete first season, Abbott Elementary stands as ABC's highest-rated new comedy among Adults 18-49 (1.7 rating) after seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms since The Conners during the 2018-19 season.


Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger Project

It was previously announced that Netflix picked up the Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger Project, a scripted global spy adventure series that marks Schwarzenegger's first television project and hails from Skydance Television and Nick Santora; starring and executive produced by Schwarzenegger opposite Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick). Now, Netflix announced the following cast additions: Jay Baruchel (he / him) will play "Carter," the sweet and unsuspecting boyfriend of Emma (Monica Barbaro). Aparna Brielle (she / her) will play "Tina," an NSA analyst on loan to the CIA. Andy Buckley (he / him) will play "Donnie," Tally's current boyfriend, who is an easy-going fellow. Milan Carter (he / him) will play "Barry," a loveable man-child and proud nerd, who is an American CIA officer that has worked closely with Luke for the past 20 years.

Fortune Feimster (she / her) will play "Roo" (short for Ruth), a smart, sarcastic CIA Officer who looks up to Luke as a father figure. Barbara Eve Harris (she / her) will play "Dot," the Regional CIA Director. Intelligent, commanding, intimidating - Dot suffers no fools. Gabriel Luna (he / him) will play "Boro," an incredibly charismatic, Oxford-educated businessman, who's chosen to apply those skills to a career in the illegal arms trade. Fabiana Udenio (she / her) will play "Tally," Luke's ex-wife and Emma's mother, who does not know that the two are in the CIA, but has always been suspicious of Luke's frequent "business trips" which created distance in their relationship. Travis Van Winkle (he/him) will play "Aldon," a great CIA officer and world class wise-ass, who is a kind and sweet man under it all.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 25, 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 April 25-29, 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, April 24
  • Matthew Broderick (Better Things) and Harvey Fierstein (Daddy's Girl) - Catch Matthew and Harvey on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, April 25
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Watch Bill on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. NBC's Today catches up with Cristin in the 9am hour.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Vanessa will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Arrested Development/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about her role in the new Broadway play Birthday Candles on 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.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • DeVaughn Nixon (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) - DeVaughn talks about Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel dishes on family, faith and epic food fails The Good Dish, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie talks about CBS' Beyond the Edge on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 26
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Catch Rebel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) - Zazie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Made for Love/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gary Janetti (Family Guy) - Gary appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo. He will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn talks about ABC's Big Sky on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Josh Peck (How I Met Your Father/Grandfathered/Drake & Josh) - Josh speaks candidly about his battle with addiction and his new memoir, Happy People Are Annoying, on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Vanessa talks about I Love That for You on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about his new book Tough on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) and Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Acting power couple Ted and Mary are guests on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Constant (Young Rock) - Bradley talks about NBC's Young Rock on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah talks about The Bedwetter on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am in the 10am hour.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David talks about his new stand-up special Nothing Personal on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, April 27
  • Rhea Seehorn (Whitney/I'm with Her) - Watch Rhea on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears 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.
  • Tom Selleck (The Closer) - Tom is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (Ozark) - Laura talks about Ozark on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nathan Kress (iCarly) - Nathan discusses marriage with his wife, actress London Elise Kress, and the iCarly reboot on Paramount+ on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about HBO's The Flight Attendant on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • John Leguizamo (Fairfax/The Brothers Garcia) - John talks about The Survivor on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Thursday, April 28
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Catch Vanessa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mary Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (I Love That for You/The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Molly is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonders Years/Black Monday/Ballers) - Dulé talks about The Wonder Years on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Lily appears 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.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Arrested Development/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Suzanne talks about her secrets to roast chicken and how she stays so young and healthy on The Good Dish, so check your local listings.
  • Howie Mandel (Good Grief) - Howie talks about Netflix's Bullsh*t The Game Show on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Girls5eva - Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps are guests on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, April 29
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (I Love That for You/The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Robinson (Killing It/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig will be on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Bob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones/Vice Principals) - Edi is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane guest co-hosts chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat of ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Scrubs/Ed) - Tom appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David talks about his new stand-up special Nothing Personal on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa and Nick Lachey are guests 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.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Gabriel is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Vanessa is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Bareilles (Girls5eva) and Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Sara and Busy are guests on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on Access Daily, so check oyur local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about his new book Tough on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 24

The Simpsons - "Boyz N The Highlands" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart, Martin and the bullies are on the run for their lives when a wilderness weekend takes a chilling turn.

Bob's Burgers - "Touch of Eval(uations)" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise realizes the new plan for student evaluating teachers has shifted the power at school from teacher to student; Bob and Linda find they don't agree on where their final resting place should be.

The Simpsons - "My Octopus and a Teacher" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart can't control his feelings when he gets a new teacher; Lisa befriends an octopus.

The Great North - "Beef's in Toyland Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef struggles when the boat needs repairs and he can't fish for a whole week; Wolf and Honeybee meet the best-looking man in Lone Moose.

Bob's Burgers - "Clear and Present Danger" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda has a big day planned when her friend comes to visit; Bob and the kids help Nat with her limo competition.

Family Guy - "Peterschmidt Manor" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois and her father attend the funeral of Lois' childhood nanny; Peter and the rest of the family turn Pewterschmidt mansion into a hotel.


Monday, April 25

Better Things - "We Are Not Alone" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and their village.


Tuesday, April 26

Young Rock - "An Understanding" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Nashville, 1987: Ata and Rocky's marriage hits a rough patch; when teenage Dwayne questions his dad's decision making, Ata tells him the story of how she and Rocky met; in 2032, candidate Johnson decides to face his challenger head on.

Mr. Mayor - "Murder in the Old West" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jayden hosts a Western-themed murder mystery party, where Mikaela tries to figure out what's going on between her and James; Arpi and Neil clash over how to spend the city's newly acquired budget surplus.


Wednesday, April 27

The Goldbergs - "Hip-Shaking and Booty-Quaking" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Erica and Geoff decide to throw a party to prove to others and themselves that they can still have fun as a young, engaged couple. Meanwhile, Beverly assumes control of William Penn Academy as “acting principal” and presses the school faculty to put together a “Fame”-themed send-off for the senior class.

The Wonder Years - "Black Teacher" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Abbott Elementary - "Desking" (ABC, 9:00PM 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”.

Home Economics - "Keg of Light Beer, $180" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Tom and Marina attempt to relive their youth at a college party, Connor and Denise deal with JoJo (Tetona Jackson) potentially leaving when she gets an offer to go on a reality show. Meanwhile, Sarah considers casting her niece in the school musical.

Guest starring is Tetona Jackson as JoJo and Marc Sully Saint-Fleur as Mr. Zarrow.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Good Will Nothing" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
CJ and the others begin sucking up to Curtis when they discover that he is updating his will following the sudden death of a friend.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Efe the Great" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Efe is mobbed by the media when he becomes an accidental hero, but the crew uses Efe's sudden fame for their own gain.

The Ms. Pat Show - "B... I'm Funny" (BET, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Pat does a set at a local club but clashes with the Black manager who tells her she's too ghetto for his crowd; Terry struggles to hide a secret.


Thursday, April 28

Young Sheldon - "Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Exceptional but misunderstood 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper skips four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother.

United States of Al - "Sock / Jeraab" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al decides to take his relationship with Cindy to the next level, but things go awry when he becomes incredibly nervous. Also, Riley learns some information about Vanessa that makes him wonder if they are on the same page about their relationship.

How We Roll - "The Laundry Basket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tom worries about his mom’s safety after she gets stuck in a laundry basket.

How We Roll - "The Date" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Tom’s mother, Helen, agrees to a date with Archie – 10 years after he initially asked her out – Tom and his wife, Jen, reluctantly attend a very awkward double date with them to help ease Helen’s nerves.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Flatch" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Robin Thicke is in town for a fundraiser, which Max exploits for his own music career's benefit; Kat tries to cut costs at the cafe in order to pay the rent that her new landlord is demanding.

Welcome to Flatch - "Sweet Spot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Father Joe hires Blind Billy to be his new assistant; things between Cheryl and Jimmy heat up; Kelly and Shrub attempt to do good deeds in town, hoping to get a reward.

Atlanta - "Trini 2 De Bone" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
White people watching this be like… Pain. Written by Jordan Temple; directed by Donald Glover.


Friday, April 29

Raven's Home - "New Kid on the Chopping Block" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Booker tries to one-up a new kid at school; Raven aims to bring the arts program back to Bayside High.


Saturday, April 30

none scheduled


Sunday, May 1

The Simpsons - "You Won't Believe What This Episode Is About -- Act Three Will Shock You!" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Homer is erroneously blamed for leaving Santa's Little Helper locked in a hot car, footage of the incident goes viral, outraging all of Springfield and making Homer a pariah.

Duncanville - "Gamer vs. Gamer" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Duncan and his friends visit a Twitch star's private island, only to end up hunted in a viral event for charity; Jack and Annie look through a photo album and realize Jack spent a night in jail that Annie didn't know about.

The Simpsons - "Girls Just Shauna Have Fun" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Lisa joins the high school marching band, she finds an unlikely mentor in Shauna Chalmers; Homer becomes a craft beer brewer.

The Great North - "Poetry of the Penals Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wolf chaperones Ham and Judy on a school field trip to the abandoned Death Cliff Prison; Beef accidentally agrees to compose a poem.

Bob's Burgers - "A-Sprout A Boy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Gene becomes obsessed with an old handheld game, Bob offers to help with a school project in hopes of steering his son toward more interesting pursuits; Louise and Tina take over a grocery store kiddie ride.

Family Guy - "All About Alana" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Lois' piano student, Alana, comes to work for the Griffins, Lois is initially glad for the help, until she realizes Alana's intentions are more sinister than she thought.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 23, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Could Wilmer Valderrama Reprise Fez Role?; CNN+ Announces Shutdown After Less Than One Month

  Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's not a fast paced week (but we're about to head in to some weeks that will be), but we've got some (potential) casting news about a spinoff of a popular series, some news about some streaming outlets, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Could Wilmer Valderrama be reprising his role of Fez on the That '70s Show spinoff on Netflix? Maybe. (TV Insider)
  • CNN+, which had an expensive launch with big name talent less than a month ago, is already shutting down next week. (Variety)
  • Meanwhile, streaming giant Netflix is losing subscribers, so what is coming next? (Deadline)
  • Stephen Colbert is off the job for a little while due to having COVID. (Yahoo!)
  • The show may not have a host, but another contestant is setting records for Jeopardy!. (Deadline)
  • It feels like The Goldbergs just debuted a few years ago, but it's been longer than that, and now it has been renewed for a 10th season. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 23 - APRIL 29)

  • Decades has a binge of The Pretender this weekend.
  • A new season of Barry arrives tomorrow on HBO.
  • The final episodes of Grace and Frankie and Ozark arrive Friday on Netflix.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Netflix Announces God's Favorite Idiot Release Date; TV Stars Join Freeform's Cruel Summer Season 2

God's Favorite Idiot - Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy

God's Favorite Idiot, a new Netflix comedy series, from creator Ben Falcone now has a premiere date! The 8 episode series premieres Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is a mid-level tech support employee, who takes saunas with his dad, Gene (Kevin Dunn), pines after his co-worker Amily (Melissa McCarthy), and loves his cats. When he starts to glow, he begins to realize this isn't an average day at the office and God has bigger plans for him. Clark can't save mankind by himself, he must gather his flock of mismatched co-workers, his longtime crush Amily and angelic allies to outwit Satan herself (Leslie Bibb). Together, they're just a bunch of average humans coming together for the greater good because, after all, you can't save the world alone. The series stars Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Steve Mallory, Chris Sandiford, Ana Scotney, and Yanic Truesdale.


Cruel Summer

Freeform's Cruel Summer returns as an anthology with a fresh mystery and cast (including three stars from Private Practice and a Goldbergs star) when its highly anticipated second season premieres later this year. Executive produced by Emmy(R) Award nominee Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (The Sinner, Candy) through Iron Ocean Productions and from studio eOne, the first season of Cruel Summer, starring Oliva Holt and Chiara Aurelia, was a critical and ratings smash, making it Freeform's most-watched series in network history. Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, the next chapter of Cruel Summer follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Approaching the story from three different timelines surrounding Y2K, the season twists and turns as it tracks the early friendship between Megan, Isabella and Megan's best friend Luke, the love triangle that blossomed, and the mystery that would impact all of their lives going forward.

Sadie Stanley (The Goldbergs) will star as Megan Landry, a computer coder and honor student from a blue-collar family. Once Megan meets Isabella, she begins to live in the moment and embrace her true self. When events take a tragic turn, her long-held dreams are dashed, and she is left wondering who she can trust. Eloise Payet portrays the alluring and enigmatic Isabella, the daughter of foreign diplomats, who is spending a year as an exchange student with the Landry family. She quickly shakes up life in this small town, but her charm can't hide the truth about her past or the real reason she came to live with the Landrys forever.

Griffin Gluck (Locke & Key, Private Practice) plays Luke Chambers, Megan's lifelong best friend from a prominent family. Over time, Luke finds himself at a crossroads as he tries to establish his own place in the world, separate from the expectations of his powerful father. KaDee Strickland (Private Practice) stars as Debbie, Megan's hardworking single mom who thinks hosting Isabella will open Megan's eyes to a bigger world than their small town. Lisa Yamada (Little Fires Everywhere) is Parker, a popular musician who becomes more cynical as the world takes a dark turn around her. Sean Blakemore (Greenleaf) will play Sheriff Myer, an old-fashioned law-and-order type, under pressure to solve the first major crime in Chatham. Paul Adelstein (True Story) will recur as Steve Chambers, Luke's high-profile dad, whose influence in town is far-reaching.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Reelz Announces May Premieres, Including Love Boat Special; Hulu Hockey Comedy Shoresy Premieres May 27

The Love Boat: Happily Ever After

REELZ announced its May 2022 premieres with 14 new originals including the tragic passings of revered TV stars Ricardo Montalbán, Telly Savalas and James Garner. The new original special The Love Boat: Happily Ever After celebrates the charming TV series with its stars including Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan and Ted McGinley discussing how fast moving romance on a slow moving ship became must-see TV. The May 2022 lineup begins on Sunday, May 1 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with The Love Boat: Happily Ever After about the unexpected smash hit show that captivated audiences of all ages and its hijinks on the high seas are just as appreciated now as they were four decades ago. Now in The Love Boat: Happily Ever After stars from the show including Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan and Ted McGinley share their experiences of its signature blend of romance, drama and laughs along with stories of filming at exotic ports of call and many guest stars who would later become big stars including Tom Hanks, Courteney Cox and Michael J. Fox. Also celebrated for its stellar guest stars and its own island-sized dose of escapism the TV series Fantasy Island showed viewers a unique resort island with an equally enigmatic host in Mr. Roarke played by Ricardo Montalbán. His onscreen charisma was bolstered by the physicality he brought to his roles and he was known to be a fit and healthy man so what happened to bring about his fatal catastrophic heart failure? On Sunday, May 1 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT Autopsy: The Last Hours of... "Ricardo Montalbán" examines his life with a look at the health issues he faced and whether a childhood condition impacted his health later in life.

If he was a fictional character on the 1970s crime drama series Kojak Scarfo would no doubt have been a tough case for Lt. Theo Kojak. The charming detective with his famous bald head was known for fiercely going after criminals and was played brilliantly by Telly Savalas. On Sunday, May 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Autopsy: The Last Hours of... "Telly Savalas" celebrates his storied career and investigates his final days including what caused the sudden decline in his health as he appeared to be leading a full and busy life just weeks before his passing. So what is the truth behind the death of TV's favorite detective? Also premiering on Sunday, May 15 is the story of another star who like Savalas exuded a signature magnetism on screen. Autopsy: The Last Hours of... "James Garner" at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT shows how he dazzled audiences for more than 50 years starting with his undeniable charm as the cheeky and reluctant hero on 1950s hit Maverick. As a stoic and private man Garner secretly battled with ill health for more than 30 years but what exactly caused his heart to fail and did a lapse in medical care ultimately seal his fate?


Shoresy

Tell your mom... Shoresy premieres May 27 on Hulu! Shot on location in Sudbury, the hockey comedy series Shoresy features bench boss Jared Keeso in the titular role, alongside a cast of certified beauticians and absolute legends - from sci-fi stars to real life big hitters. Tasya Teles (The 100) stars as Nat, with Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat (Tribal) as Sanguinet, Blair Lamora (Paranormal Nightshif t) as Ziigwan, and Keilani Rose (Flimsy) tapped as Miigwan. From, Blainville, QC, rapper Jonathan-Ismael Diaby stars as Dolo, with former Montral Canadien, author, and actor Terry Ryan as Hitch. Ryan McDonell (The Crossing) stars as Michaels, with Max Bouffard (Letterkenny) as JJ Frankie JJ, and former Kahnawake Condor and MMA fighter Andrew The Canon Antsanen joining the cast as Goody. Legendary all-time tough guy Jon Nasty Mirasty, former 'Canes centre Brandon Nolan, and three time Stanley Cup winner, Jordan Nolan star as Jim, Jim, and Jim, respectively, with Listowel's Keegan Long as Liam, and North Bay’s Bourke Cazabon as Cory.

The debut season of Shoresy guest stars Laurence Leboeuf (Transplant), Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), Jonathan Torrens (Trailer Park Boys), Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny), Camille Sullivan (Trigger Me"), Eliana Jones (Northern Rescue), Kim Cloutier (Letterkenny), Michala Brasseur (Grand Army, The Handmaid's Tale) as well as social media star and podcaster Lysandre Nadeau.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Goldbergs Renewed for Season 10 on ABC; Roku Picks Up Children Ruin Everything for Season 2

The Goldbergs

Mazel Tov! It's party time because The Goldbergs is coming back for Season 10 on ABC! 🥳 This means the '80s set comedy would have lasted a full decade. Will they dive into the '90s soon? The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (The X Factor) as Erica Goldberg and Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz. More details about the season 10 plotline and more probably will be announced during the upfronts next month. Season 10 is likely premiering next fall on ABC. The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8pm on ABC.


Children Ruin Everything

Roku, Inc. announced that season one of Roku Original comedy Children Ruin Everything will debut on The Roku Channel in the U.S. on Friday, May 13. Roku has also picked up season two of the series, which will feature double the episodes of season one, at an increased 16, half-hour episode season. Production for season two is to begin this Spring in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Created by Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Kurt Smeaton (Schitt's Creek), Children Ruin Everything is about living with the worst roommates of all: young children. Astrid (Meaghan Rath) and James (Aaron Abrams) struggle to find a balance between being 'Mom and Dad' to two kids and being who they were before offspring. Children Ruin Everything explores the hilarious and varied ways kids can tear down your life and, if you're lucky, replace it with something you have to admit is pretty okay, too. The series also stars Ennis Esmer, Nazneen Contractor, Logan Nicholson, Mikayla SwamiNathan, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Veena Sood, Lisa Codrington and Darius Rota.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Antenna TV and Rewind TV Spring 2022 Schedules; Starz Comedy Blindspotting Gets More Stars

My Favorite Martian

As we mentioned a few months back, My Favorite Martian is joining the Antenna TV line-up this spring. The series starts on Monday, May 2, airing weekdays at 12pm & 12:30pm ET (replacing McHale's Navy) and Saturdays at 11:00pm & 11:30pm ET (replacing That Girl). There are some other changes as well, most notably The Jeffersons getting a second hour in primetime on weeknights, now airing 8-10pm ET, shifting Barney Miller to 11pm-12am. And Alice also gets shifted to 1-2am, replacing Archie Bunker's Place, which is off of the weekday line-up (it will still air weekend mornings). The rest of the schedule on weekdays will remain the same, but weekends get more time shifting changes. Saturdays from 12-4pm changs a bit with a second hour of The Partridge Family now from 12-1pm, Three's Company from 1-2pm, One Day at a Time from 2-3pm and Benson from 3-4pm. This means Welcome Back, Kotter and Too Close for Comfort are off of the weekend schedule, but will still air weekdays. In addition, The Ropers and Three's a Crowd are now off the line-up completely. Sundays will see more changes than any other day. 1-4pm block is now: back-to-back Father Knows Best, One Day at a Time and Benson. Then from 6pm-4am, is a new schedule with Dear John kicking it off from 6-7pm, then four episodes in a row of Family Ties, Wings, Becker and Soap from 7pm-3am (Wings and Becker return to Antenna, but still air on sister network Rewind TV). One Day at a Time encore is now 3-4am. View and discuss the full Antenna TV spring schedule.

Moving on to sister network Rewind TV. The changes for the spring are minor. There are no changes to the line-up on weekdays or Saturdays. Minor changes on Sunday are: Becker added to Sundays from 5-7am and Head of the Class added to Sundays from 7-9pm, as Family Ties will now air 7-9pm on sister network Antenna TV on Sundays. View and discuss the full Rewind TV spring schedule.


Trainspotting - LeVar Burton, Katlynn Simone Smith, Tamera Tomakili and Tim Chantarangsu

STARZ announced that LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Katlynn Simone Smith (Empire, The Game) Tamera Tomakili (Winning Time, Run The World) and Tim Chantarangsu (Laid in America, The Perfect Match) have joined the cast of its critically acclaimed comedy series Blindspotting for season two, in recurring roles. Additionally, rappers E-40, P-Lo and Too $hort will guest star as themselves in the upcoming season. STARZ additionally confirmed that season one recurring players Margo Hall as NANCY, April Absynth as JACQUE, Lance Holloway as CUDDIE, Andrew Chappelle as SCOTTY and Utkarsh Ambudkar as NILES TURNER will all return for season two in expanded recurring roles.

Blindspotting stars Emmy Award(R)-winner Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn, Hamilton an American Musical), Academy Award(R)- -winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Mad About You), recording artist Benjamin Earl Turner, Atticus Woodward (Shameless), Jaylen Barron (Free Rein, Shameless), Candace Nicholas-Lippman (Good Trouble) and Rafael Casal (Bad Education, The Good Lord Bird).

Monday, April 18, 2022

black-ish Finale Celebration This Tuesday; Remembering Liz Sheridan of ALF and Seinfeld

black-ish: A Celebration

Since its debut in 2014, the award-winning ABC hit comedy show black-ish has entertained and educated millions of viewers. The series brought audiences inside the difficult conversations and lived experiences many Black families have in America through the comedic lens of the Johnson family. A new ABC News special profiles the making of the groundbreaking show and explores the profound impact it had on society as it concludes its eighth and final season. The special features interviews with the show's all-star cast, including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole - as well as an exclusive look at the final table read and the cast's original audition tapes. black-ish: A Celebration reflects on some of the show's most important episodes, covering topics ranging from Juneteenth to postpartum depression. black-ish stars and guest stars such as Aloe Blacc also discuss their experience working on set, the comedic genius of the show and how they feel about the series ending. Creator and executive producer Kenya Barris and episodic director Eva Longoria talk about the unique chemistry between the cast and crew over years of filming and what they hope will be the legacy of the show. black-ish: A Celebration airs Tuesday, April 19 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC, next day on Hulu.

The finale airs at 9pm, right before the special. In the finale, as Pops and Ruby prepare to move away, Dre and Bow consider if they should make a big life change as well. Grappling with this idea at work, Dre receives some unexpected advice from Simone Biles, who tells him to follow his heart. The Johnsons prepare for their goodbyes in the series finale.


Liz Sheridan

Actress Liz Sheridan, who was best known for her roles as Raquel Ochmonek on ALF and as Helen Seinfeld on Seinfeld, has died. She died on April 15 at her home in Manhattan, five days after her 93rd birthday.

Liz Sheridan, Josh Blake and John LaMotta on ALF

Sheridan had a recurring role as nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on the 1986-1990 NBC sitcom ALF. Raquel and Trevor Ochmonek (John LaMotta) are the dense neighbors of the Tanner family who never figured out what was going on. Jake Ochmonek (Josh Blake, Seasons 2-3) is their nephew. Sheridan was credited on 34 episodes of the series. The cast of ALF included Paul Fusco (voice only), Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory and Jim J. Bullock (Season 4).

Liz Sheridan, Barney Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld on Seinfeld

She had a recurring role as Helen Seinfeld on the 1989-1998 NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Helen Seinfeld is Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) overprotective mother. She is married to Morty Seinfeld (Barney Martin - Morty was first played by Phil Bruns in the second episode). Sheridan guest starred on 34 episodes of the series from 1990 to 1998. She was the only secondary character to appear in all nine seasons.

Some of her other sitcom guest appearances included Archie Bunker's Place, Gimme a Break!, Oh Madeline, One Day at a Time, Three's a Crowd, It's Your Move, Newhart, Brothers, Who's the Boss?, Easy Street, Throb, Family Ties, It's a Living, Good Grief, Herman's Head, Empty Nest (2 episodes), Tom, Blossom, Double Rush, Cleghorne! (2 episodes) and Complete Savages. She provided the voice of Mrs. Stillman for seven episodes of the Fox animated series Life with Louie from 1994 to 1997. She was the voice of Mrs. Rothberg for a 2007 episode of American Dad!.

She appeared as Nurse Greta Bayley on three episodes of Santa Barbara in 1985. Some of her other television drama guest appearances included Kojak, The White Shadow, Tucker's Witch, St. Elsewhere, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Riptide, Moonlighting, The A-Team (2 episodes), Hill Street Blues, Remington Steele, Cagney & Lacey, Equal Justice, Murder, She Wrote (1991), Melrose Place, Sliders, Noah Knows Best and Numb3rs.

Andy Griffith and Liz Sheridan in Play the Game

Sheridan starred as Edna Gordon in the 2009 feature film Play the Game, a romantic comedy about a widowed grandfather (Andy Griffith) who learns dating tricks from his serial romancer of a grandson (Paul Campbell). Doris Roberts played Rose Sherman. It was Andy Griffith's final film credit.

She started out in show business as a dancer. She was reportedly engaged to James Dean in 1952. In 2000, she wrote wrote a book, Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean: A Love Story, chronicling their time together in the early 1950s. She appeared on stage in plays and musicals on Broadway, co-starring with Meryl Streep and Christopher Lloyd in the 1977 musical, Happy End, before moving to Los Angeles.

Ms. Sheridan was a talented and funny actress. Helen Seinfeld was one of TV's sweetest and nicest moms. Sheridan appeared in over a dozen feature films and 60 television movies, mini-series and series. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment that she brought us during her career. She will be deeply missed.

It's been a sad past two weeks for Seinfeld fans. Estelle Harris, who played Estelle Costanza (George's mother), died on April 2.

Share your memories on our ALF and Seinfeld message boards. View photos in our galleries.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 18, 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 April 18-22, 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, April 17
  • Matt Rogers (I Love That for You) - Catch Matt on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
Monday, April 18
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Kaley on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Dear White People/Bakersfield P.D.) - Giancarlo appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. NBC's Today catches up with Pamela in the 9am hour.
  • Camryn Manheim (Living Biblically) - Camryn appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Susan Walters (Dear John) - Susan is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (The Upshaws/Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle helps answer audience members relationship dilemmas on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) and David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Dana and David talk about Fly on the Wall podcast on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (Call Me Kat/The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about Quiver Distribution's As They Made Us on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonders Years/Black Monday/Ballers) - Dulé talks about The Wonder Years on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 19
  • The cast of black-ish - Catch the cast of black-ish on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Robinson (Killing It/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon apppears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your 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.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica stops by to discuss helping women reach new heights and her Lifetime movie, The Wrong High School Sweetheart, on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - Elisha talks about RLJE Films's The Cellar on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, April 20
  • Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You) - Watch Vanessa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) - Natasha is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!/Liv and Maddie) - Dove will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Flight Attendant on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Pete will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Igelsias/Cristela) - Gabriel appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • June Diane Raphael (Black Monday/Grace and Frankie/Big Mouth) and Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - June and Brooklyn are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonders Years/Black Monday/Ballers) - Dulé appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (Never Have I Ever/Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about The Rookie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Flight Attendant on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Amy Schumer (Life & Beth) - Amy will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears 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.
  • Mary Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary talks about How I Learned to Drive on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvis (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about her new memoir Love Me as I Am on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation/Welcome to Sweden) - Amy talks about Russian Doll on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, April 21
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/Simon/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) and Laura Linney (The Big C) - Catch Jason and Laura on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Jason also talks about Ozark on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chloë Sevigny (Russian Doll) - Chloë will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 9:15pm on Bravo.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Brandon Scott Jones (Ghosts/The Other Two/The Good Place), Danielle Pinnock (Ghosts) and Román Zaragoza (Ghosts) - Brandon, Danielle and Román are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katie Lowes (How We Roll) - Katie appears 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.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (Never Have I Ever/Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (The Last O.G./High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Schwartz (The Afterparty/Fairfax/Space Force/Parks and Recreation) - Ben will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon talks about We Own This City on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (And Just Like That.../Second Time Around) and Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Nicole and Boris talk about creating a black entrepreneurship program with Amazon.
  • Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever)- Darren talks about partnering with gender-neutral lounge brand PINK on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • June Diane Raphael (Black Monday/Grace and Frankie/Big Mouth) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, April 22
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Watch Jason on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/George and Leo/Chicago Sons/Simon/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Jason is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Jonas (Jonas) - Kevin chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat of ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nathan Fillion (Two Guys and a Girl) - Nathan talks about The Rookie on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your 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.
  • June Diane Raphael (Black Monday/Grace and Frankie/Big Mouth) - June appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Arrested Development/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry talks about Barry on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat talks about The Ms. Pat Show on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, April 17

none scheduled


Monday, April 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Feud" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Dave’s job requires him to mediate a feud between two wealthy brothers, Calvin tries to help find common ground but winds up complicating the process. Also, Gemma turns to Tina for assistance in navigating Grover’s first crush.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Greasy Underdog" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob, Abishola and Kemi learn that Morenike’s family disowned her because she’s gay, they do what they can to help her pay for school and stay in America.

Better Things - "England" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and family take a trip; Sam needs the circle to be complete.


Tuesday, April 19

black-ish - "Homegoing" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As Pops and Ruby prepare to move away, Dre and Bow consider if they should make a big life change as well. Grappling with this idea at work, Dre receives some unexpected advice from Simone Biles, who tells him to follow his heart. The Johnsons prepare for their goodbyes in the series finale of the beloved comedy series.

black-ish - "black-ish: A Celebration - An ABC News Special" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Since its debut in 2014, the award-winning ABC hit comedy show “black-ish” has entertained and educated millions of viewers. The series brought audiences inside the difficult conversations and lived experiences many Black families have in America through the comedic lens of the Johnson family. A new ABC News special profiles the making of the groundbreaking show and explores the profound impact it had on society as it concludes its eighth and final season. The special features interviews with the show’s all-star cast, including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole — as well as an exclusive look at the final table read and the cast’s original audition tapes. “black-ish: A Celebration” reflects on some of the show’s most important episodes, covering topics ranging from Juneteenth to postpartum depression. “black-ish” stars and guest stars such as Aloe Blacc also discuss their experience working on set, the comedic genius of the show and how they feel about the series ending. Creator and executive producer Kenya Barris and episodic director Eva Longoria talk about the unique chemistry between the cast and crew over years of filming and what they hope will be the legacy of the show.

Young Rock - "Kiss and Release" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1984: When Dewey gets in trouble at school, Ata enlists the help of Andre the Giant to set him straight; Lia, on trial for extortion, attempts to curry favor with the jury.

Mr. Mayor - "Venus on the Moon" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Neil is forced to burst Orly's bubble about her "perfect mother"; Arpi uses the office's high school interns to help get a bill passed; a freshly rejected Mikaela tries to prove that she has plenty of time in her life for things besides work.


Wednesday, April 20

The Goldbergs - "Grand Theft Scooter" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverly decides to join Adam and Brea on their much-anticipated beachside vacation in Miami to take of care of Pops’ possessions at his Florida condominium. Meanwhile, Barry’s celebratory joy after acing the MCAT is short-lived after Erica becomes the local hero when she saves a man from choking at the mall food court.

The Wonder Years - "Bill's New Gig" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bill is excited to have made tenure at the university, only to find that his focus on career and family has cost him his spot in his band. Lillian encourages Bill to write and perform solo, especially as an attractive young jazz singer approaches Bill to collaborate. Meanwhile, Bruce adjusts to living at home.

The Conners - "Young Love, Old Love and Take This Job and Shove It" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene worries about Mark making friends at his new school while Mark turns to Ben for personal advice. Meanwhile, Becky finds herself thriving in college and starts thinking about her future plans.

Home Economics - "Mango THC Gummies, $18" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The entire Hayworth family goes to attend the Windmount Academy musical to support Gretchen and Sarah. Meanwhile, in an effort to help calm Tom’s nerves as he awaits news about his book, Marina proposes they take the edge off and relax by taking edibles.

Guest starring is Marc Sully Saint-Fleur as Mr. Zarrow and June Diane Raphael as Lauren.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Me, Myself, and I" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Calvin has a bout of writers' block, he is inspired to use footage of Curtis having violent outbursts for a new ad campaign; when Curtis learns he's become a viral sensation he takes advantage of his internet audience.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Testing 1,2,3" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Phillip is struggling with the SAT test, and he has a lot of anxiety about it; it also doesn't help that reading isn't one of his favorite hobbies, so Cora and the entire group encourage him to read and help him study.

The Ms. Pat Show - "Baby Daddy Groundhog Day" (BET, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Pat and Terry are thrown a curve ball when Ashley and Brandon's father pays a surprise visit.


Thursday, April 21

Young Sheldon - "A God-Fearin’ Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
George and Mary insist on meeting the new woman in Georgie’s life. Also, Sheldon and Missy have suspicions about what’s going on with their family.

United States of Al - "Guilt / Gunah" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Riley begins to feel guilty about his affair with Vanessa after a heart-to-heart with her boyfriend, Freddy (Brian Thomas Smith). Also, Al’s family wants to arrange a marriage for him at home because they don’t approve of him dating multiple women.

Ghosts - "Farnsby & B" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As Sam and Jay await the arrival of their first official B&B guests, they face obstacles triggered by a Norse curse placed upon them by Thorfinn. Also, Isaac takes a huge, centuries-in-the-making step in his personal life.

How We Roll - "The First Tournament" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Tom travels out of town for his first bowling tournament, he has the rough realization that his bowling idols are now his rivals. Also, Helen comes to help Jen at home and work while Tom’s away, but she gets into an argument with Jen’s boss, putting her daughter-in-law’s job in jeopardy.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me What the Kat Dragged In" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
While Kat deals with the blowback from her big relationship change, she leans on Nick to help her bounce back; Randi deals with Carter's newfound presence in her apartment.

Welcome to Flatch - "RIP Cynthia" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Kelly and Shrub volunteer at a senior computer class and the town gets a lesson on catfishing; Mandy teaches Cheryl self-defense after she is attacked for her alliance with Pockton.

Atlanta - "White Fashion" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
I've definitely seen this before on a better show. They're always stealing ideas. But the fashion industry gotta be exposed #streetwear. Written by Ibra Ake; directed by Ibra Ake.


Friday, April 22

Raven's Home - "Retreat Yourself" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After having a vision about his health, Raven takes Victor to a relaxation retreat; Booker throws an impromptu birthday party for Alice.


Saturday, April 23

Abbott Elementary - "Step Class" (ABC, 10:30PM 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.


Sunday, April 24

The Simpsons - "Boyz N The Highlands" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart, Martin and the bullies are on the run for their lives when a wilderness weekend takes a chilling turn.

Bob's Burgers - "Touch of Eval(uations)" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise realizes the new plan for student evaluating teachers has shifted the power at school from teacher to student; Bob and Linda find they don't agree on where their final resting place should be.

The Simpsons - "My Octopus and a Teacher" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart can't control his feelings when he gets a new teacher; Lisa befriends an octopus.

The Great North - "Beef's in Toyland Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef struggles when the boat needs repairs and he can't fish for a whole week; Wolf and Honeybee meet the best-looking man in Lone Moose.

Bob's Burgers - "Clear and Present Danger" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda has a big day planned when her friend comes to visit; Bob and the kids help Nat with her limo competition.

Family Guy - "Peterschmidt Manor" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois and her father attend the funeral of Lois' childhood nanny; Peter and the rest of the family turn Pewterschmidt mansion into a hotel.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, April 16, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Ted to Become Series at Peacock; The Orville Faces Uncertain Future

 Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning of a new (and maybe ending) Seth MacFarlane series, some more cable news changes, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Seth MacFarlane's movie Ted is about to become a series at Peacock. (Variety)
  • With Seth MacFarlane as busy as he is, things aren't looking so great for a fourth season of The Orville, which has already had a 3 year gap between the second and third seasons. (Deadline)
  • Renewal and cancellation season is here for the broadcast networks, and things are looking good (or at least within a chance of going on) for most network sitcoms. (Deadline)
  • Christopher Lloyd is set to reprise a role that he played in Roseanne on The Conners. (Deadline)
  • Liz Sheridan has died, making her the second person who played the mom of a character on Seinfeld to die in the past two weeks. (CNN)
  • Another big cable news shift is coming in cable news at MSNBC, as Rachel Maddow is going to take her show down to one day a week starting in May. (Variety)
  • A revival of Password is headed to NBC. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 16 - APRIL 22)

  • The final season of Better Call Saul debuts Monday on AMC.
  • Antenna TV has an Easter Sunday Special of Family Ties tomorrow.
  • There is a Decades binge of In the Heat of the Night this weekend.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Hacks Returns May 12 on HBO Max; IMDb TV Rebrands as Freevee; Remembering Gilbert Gottfried

Hacks - Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder

HBO Max and Universal Television announced the Emmy®-winning and critically-acclaimed Max Original comedy series Hacks will debut its second season Thursday, May 12 with two episodes. The eight-episode season continues with two new episodes a week, concluding June 2. The dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act.

Jean Smart, an Emmy®, SAG Awards® and Critics Choice Awards winner for her performance in season one of the series, will return along with Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Jane Adams, who were all nominated for Emmys for the first season. Returning cast members Christopher McDonald, Kaitlin Olson, Paul W. Downs, Poppy Liu, Rose Abdoo, Mark Indelicato, Meg Stalter, Angela E. Gibbs, Luenell, Johnny Sibilly, Joe Mande, Ally Maki and Lorenza Izzo also star. New recurring guest stars Laurie Metcalf, Martha Kelly, Ming-Na Wen and Susie Essman, and guest stars Margaret Cho and Devon Sawa join in the new season.




Freevee

Amazon's free streaming service announced a rebrand to Amazon Freevee, the new name for IMDb TV, beginning April 27. Over the last two years, the ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service experienced rapid growth - tripling monthly active users - driven by rapid distribution across living room devices and mobile, an increasing slate of Originals, an always updating library of highly sought movies and TV shows, and over 60 FAST channels. Following a successful launch in the UK last September, Freevee will continue its international expansion with a launch in Germany later this year.

Freevee will grow its Originals slate by 70% in 2022, including the spinoff of the longest-running Original series for Prime Video, Bosch: Legacy, premiering May 6; a new home-design series, Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; Greg Garcia's comedy series Sprung; the Australian crime drama Troppo; and High School, a scripted series adapted for television by Clea DuVall, produced by Plan B, and based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Grammy-nominated, platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin. Amazon's free streaming service will announce additional greenlights at its NewFronts presentation on May 2.

Additionally, the free streaming service will add exclusive Original movies to its already robust slate, starting with a greenlight order for the workplace rom-com Love Accidentally, starring Brenda Song and Aaron O'Connell. In Love Accidentally, Alexa (Song) and Jason (O'Connell) are competing for a promotion at their advertising firm when each of their significant others breaks up with them. Thinking she has texted a friend, Alexa mistakenly sends Jason a brokenhearted message. The two spark up an anonymous relationship via text with neither aware of who the other really is. When the truth comes out, will they be able to put their rivalry aside and let true love prevail? Love Accidentally also features Denise Richards and Maxwell Caulfield, while Barry Barnholtz, Zelma Kiwi, and Jeffrey Schenck serve as executive producers.

Gilbert Gottfried

Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who guest starred on more than 20 sitcoms, has died. He died on April 12 in Manhattan from recurrent ventricular tachycardia, complicated by type II myotonic dystrophy. Mr. Gottfried was 67.

Gilbert Gottfried on Wings

Gottfried had a recurring role as Lewis Blanchard, Carlton Blanchard's (William Hickey) equally irritating nephew, on three episodes of Wings from 1994 to 1995. Some of his other 1980s and 1990s sitcom guest appearances included The Cosby Show, Night Court (3 episodes as Oscar Brown), A Different World (2 episodes), Herman's Head, Living Single, The Parent 'Hood, Married with Children, Mad About You, Hope & Gloria, In the House, Clueless, Jenny, The Tom Show and Cosby. He played Bert Banner in the 1994 TV movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, which was series finale for Saved by the Bell: The College Years.

Gilbert Gottfried on Becker

Some of his later sitcom guest appearances included Son of the Beach (2 episodes as Noccus Johnstein), Becker, Greg the Bunny (2 episodes), Hannah Montana, 30 Rock (voice), 'Til Death (2 episodes), Anger Management, Deadbeat, The Jim Gaffigan Show (2 episodes), Episodes and Crashing.

In 1987, he starred as Norman on the Cinemax sitcom pilot Norman's Corner. It was co-written by Larry David prior to creating Seinfeld. It was the first sitcom pilot to be shot in HD.

Gottfried was a cast member for 12 episodes on the sixth season (1980-1981) of Saturday Night Live. He was a regular on the late night talk show Thicke of the Night in 1983. He was the Saturday night host of USA Network's USA Up All Night from 1989 to 1998.

Gilbert Gottfried on Hollywood Squares

He was a regular on the Tom Bergeron era of Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. Some of his other television guest appearances included Superboy (2 episodes), Silk Stalkings, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes).

Gottfried was known for speaking in a loud and grating voice, which was not his natural speaking voice. He was the voice of parrot Iago in the Aladdin animated films and series. He was the voice of Digit LeBoid on the PBS Kids series Cyberchase. Some of his other voice credits included Problem Child, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1998), Dilbert, Fairly OddParents, House of Mouse, Justice League Action, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as Kraang Subprime), Family Guy (2 episodes) and Smiling Friends. He provided the voice of the duck in the Aflac commercials from 2000 to 2011.

Gilbert Gottfried in Problem Child 2

He starred as accountant Sidney Bernstein in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He played adoption agent Igor Peabody in Problem Child (1990) and Problem Child 2 (1991). In 2014, he played Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West. The documentary Gilbert (2017) explored his life and career.

Survivors include his wife, Dara Kravitz, and their two children, Lily and Max.

Mr. Gottfried was a strange and funny actor and comedian. His late night talk show appearances were always entertaining. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment that he brought us during his career. He will be greatly missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, June 24

Raven's Home - "Much Ado About Lunching" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Raven Baxter and her best friend Chelsea, both divorced single mothers, raise their children together in a Chicago apartment. Their lives turn upside down when they realize one of Raven's twins has inherited her ability to see the future.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 20)

Friday, June 24

  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Watch Julie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle/The Louie Show/Raising Miranda) - Bryan appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jeff Goldblum (Search Party) - Jeff is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (Barry/The Good Place) - D'Arcy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simples Rules/Ladies Man) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about her latest project: how self-care can change the world on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Funny Girl on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March-June)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Young Rock - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One

03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
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 / Season Three (07/26) / Season Four (07/26)
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