Monday, April 11, 2022

Girls5eva Gets Un4gettable Guest Stars for Season 2; Dancing with the Stars Moving to Disney+ for Seasons 31 and 32

Girls5eva

Peacock's Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed comedy series Girls5eva, from Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, showrunner and producer Meredith Scardino and Universal Television, casts un4gettable guest stars in season 2. In the comedy, a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90s that was churned through the pop music machine reunites to give their dreams another shot. This time they'll try again on their own terms. Meredith Scardino serves as creator and executive producer for the series. Tina Fey (Little Stranger, Inc.), Robert Carlock (Bevel Gears), Jeff Richmond, David Miner (3 Arts Entertainment), Eric Gurian (Little Stranger) will also serve as executive producers. Girls5eva is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

New Guest Stars include:
· Amber Ruffin (The Amber Ruffin Show)
· Chad L. Coleman (The Wire, The Walking Dead)
· Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers)
· Grey Henson (Mean Girls the Musical, A Journal For Jordan)
· Heidi Gardner (Saturday Night Live)
· Hoda Kotb (TODAY, NBC News)
· James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton)
· John Lutz (30 Rock, Sisters)
· Judy Gold (Better Things, Search Party)
· Mario Cantone (And Just Like That, Sex and the City)
· Pat Battle (NBC New York)
· Piter Marek (The Blacklist, Ugly Betty)
· Tim Meadows (The Goldbergs, Mean Girls)

Previously Announced New Guest Stars:
· Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy, Elf)
· Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs)

Returning Guets Cast:
· Andrew Rannells (The Boys in the Band, The Prom)
· Ashley Park (Emily in Paris)
· Daniel Breaker (Billions, Mozart in the Jungle)
· Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls the Musical)
· Janine Brito (Wine Country, Girls5eva)
· Jeremiah Craft (Bill & Ted Face the Music, Luke Cage)
· Jonathan Hadary (Intolerable Cruelty, Veep)
· Julius Conceicao (Girls5eva)


Dancing with the Stars

After an impressive 30 seasons on ABC, Dancing with the Stars is moving to a new home on Disney+. The hit series received a two-season pickup and will premiere exclusively in the U.S. and Canada this Fall, making Dancing with the Stars the first live series to debut on the streaming service. Produced in front of a live audience by BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm, the show pairs celebrities with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines. Dancing with the Stars first premiered on ABC in 2005 and has grown into an international phenomena and source of constant watercooler conversation. During its Fall 2021 run, ABC's Dancing with the Stars ranked among the Top 5 unscripted series with Adults 18-49. More details on the move to Disney+ are forthcoming, such as which live night(s) and time(s). Could we see the return of the live results show?

Dancing with the Stars joins the vast collection of diverse content and rich storytelling across The Disney Bundle, including Disney+ Originals (Turning Red, The Mandalorian, Marvel Studios' Loki and Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film), Hulu Originals (The Kardashians, The Girl from Plainville, FX's Under the Banner of Heaven, Candy, Conversations with Friends, as well as the highly anticipated return of last summer's breakout hit Only Murders in the Building); and live sports events including NHL, UFC and The Masters, daily studio shows like Stephen A's World” and SportsNation and can't-miss originals such as Man in the Arena: Tom Brady. The Disney Bundle is the best streaming option for the whole family that offers the highest quality movies, television shows and sports for a competitive cost.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, June 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Baby Shower" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Courtney and Marty deal with some baby shower drama with Tina, while Lamar adjusts to a new job at the Fuse Box.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Name Drop" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marty and Courtney’s baby name gets spread around because nobody can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Dave is assigned the ever-complicated task of assembling the diaper changing table.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Monday, June 17

  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Watch Austin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Matty Matheson (The Bear) - Matty is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick and Adrienne Warren discuss their return to Broadway on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Netflix's Unfrosted on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about HGTV's Ugliest House in America on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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