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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 30

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Pit Stop, How May I Help You?" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Calvin takes Dave’s suggestion to try a new method of promoting his business, he soon comes to regret it. Also, Gemma recruits Tina to rescue her struggling after-school music program.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Bibles to Brothels" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob reconsiders his future at MaxDot and seeks advice from an unexpected source (Joel Murray), while Abishola questions Bob’s erratic behavior.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30)

Monday, January 30

  • Salma Hayek Pinault (30 Rock/The Sinbad Show) - Watch Salma on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about Magic Mike's Last Dance on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101) - Austin appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Murray Bartlett (Physical/Looking) - Murray is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christopher Meloni (Happy/Surviving Jack/Misery Loves Company/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry) - D'Arcy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Walter Hauser (The Afterparty/Reno 911!/Betas) - Paul will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm. He will also be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Christa Miller (Shrinking/Cougar Town/Scrubs/The Drew Carey Show) - Christa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face/Russian Doll) - Natasha talks about her new show, her partnership with Maya Rudolph and whether she would do an American Pie reboot on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sam Jay (Pause with Sam Jay/Bust Down) - Sam appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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