Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 1, 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 August 1-5, 2022, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, August 1
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Watch Dwayne on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • The Cast of Reservation Dogs - The Cast of Reservation Dogs are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. actors D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on 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 will be on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Father-Son acting duo Terry and Isaiah Crews preview Nickelodeon's Slime Cup on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Access Daily has a viral video showdown with Melissa on a repeat, so check your local listings.
  • Maria Canals-Barrera (Cristela/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Maria is a guest on PIX11 Morning News at 9:40am.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
Tuesday, August 2
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Arrested Development/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marcus Scribner (grown-ish/black-ish) - Marcus is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • B. J. Novak (The Office) - B. J. appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He talks about Celebrity Beef on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings./li>
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) - Casey shares her favorite beauty tips and discusses her new show The Shrink Next Door on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Bob talks about Better Call Saul on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about I Love My Dad on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Wednesday, August 3
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Watch Demi on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He talks about Thirteen Lives on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever) - Darren is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Howie Mandel (Good Grief) - Howie appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel makes refreshing Q Mixers cocktails on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (HouseBroken/Web Therapy/The Comeback/Friends/Mad About You) - Lisa is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (The Resort/Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Cristin in the 9am hour.
  • Marcus Scribner (grown-ish/black-ish) - Marcus will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
Thursday, August 4
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana guest hosts on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Minx/Bless This Mess/Schooled/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Lennon will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about her new book Enough Already on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Kattan (The Middle) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary/Go On/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tyler discusses starring in one of the most talked-about sitcoms in years, the record-breaking Abbott Elementary, on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) - Zazie is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivia talks about Lifetime's Keeping Up with the Jonseses on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna talks about They/Them on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Joey King (Bent) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Joey, Brian and others talk about Bullet Train on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, August 5
  • Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) - Watch Hannah on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Phoebe Robinson (Everything's Trash) - Phoebe appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Corey Feldman (Dweebs/Madame's Place/The Bad News Bears) - Corey appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat/Veep) and Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Randall and Ed are guests on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about hosting the Crackle series Inside the Black Box on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke will be on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carrie Preston (Emeril) - Carrie appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 31

The Simpsons - "Pretty Whittle Liar" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus discovers that his wife, Brandine, has been hiding a secret love -- of learning.

The Great North - "Dead Moon Walking Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After seeing something he shouldn't have, Moon incurs Debbie's wrath; Beef is determined to save his favorite museum from being closed down.

Bob's Burgers - "Some Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina's family read her erotic friend fiction, they find out what she's up to and try to stop her.

Family Guy - "Hard Boiled Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg is invigorated by her new role as a getaway driver; Quagmire can't rid himself of the hiccups and implores Peter to kill him.


Monday, August 1

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Remodel" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After months of crashing with Malcolm and Marty, Calvin and Tina finally reveal the impressive results of their major home renovation. Also, Dave and Gemma decide it’s time to have “the talk” with Grover.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Who Raised You" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Douglas is finally ready to introduce Olivia to his family, but he sets some ground rules to make sure Dottie plays nice.


Tuesday, August 2

What We Do in the Shadows - "Private School" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The vampires endure the private school admissions interview process.


Wednesday, August 3

Wellington Paranormal - "The Wicked Man" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When a not-so-young girl goes missing, O'Leary and Minogue embark upon a search for her on the mysterious Sales Island run by a strange goat-worshipping cult.

grown-ish - "No New Friends" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and his roommate, Zaara, butt heads, causing them to one-up each other in an attempt to prove who is the most chill; Annika surprises Aaron by turning in a TikTok instead of a paper.

Everything's Trash - "Catching Feelings Is Trash" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Phoebe decides it's "heaux-o'clock" after a date tells her he wants to explore a deeper connection; as much as she tries not to catch feelings, she may have already fallen for him.


Thursday, August 4

Young Sheldon - "Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon, Missy and Georgie adapt to new living arrangements. Also, Meemaw opens a gambling room.

Ghosts - "Alberta's Fan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alberta is thrilled when a super-fan of her music visits the mansion to learn more about her. Also, Thor convinces Hetty to go on a walk with him in hopes that it will spark a special memory.

Welcome to Flatch - "Sweet Spot" / "Dinners, Dresses, and Dumps" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Father Joe hires Blind Billy to be his new assistant, and things between Cheryl and Jimmy heat up; Kelly and Shrub attempt to do good deeds in town, hoping to get a reward; Kelly plans a special dinner when her dad comes home.


Friday, August 5

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Saturday, August 6

none scheduled


Sunday, August 7

The Simpsons - "The Sound of Bleeding Gums" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa meets the son of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy -- and attempts to improve his life.

The Great North - "Poetry of the Penals Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Loft in Bedslation" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda and the girls attempt to build a loft bed for Louise in just one day; Bob and Gene host a group of gamers.

Family Guy - "Prescription Heroine" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Brian sustains an injury, Lois gets hooked on his painkillers; Cleveland refurbishes Peter's pingpong table, which becomes the hot spot in the neighborhood.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 30, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Max Headroom Reboot in Works at AMC Networks; Jeopardy! to Continue Dual Host Plan

  Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are hearing about a reboot of a short-lived (but much beloved) 80s TV series, we're learning of the long-term plans for hosts on Jeopardy!, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • A series reboot of Max Headroom, with the original star even, is in the works at AMC Networks. (Deadline)
  • It looks as if the current Jeopardy! hosting arrangement of two rotating hosts will be continuing indefinitely. (CNN)
  • In the old days, the idea of rebroadcasting a network sitcom was a thought that didn't come up until about the fourth season, but now, after just 13 episodes, Abbott Elementary rights have been sold to both HBO Max and Hulu. (Variety)
  • Chris Cuomo, who was once the star of the CNN primetime lineup, is headed to NewsNation this fall to host a nightly program. (Deadline)
  • We rarely talk about soap operas on here and never talk about Australian series at all, but it's kind of a big deal when an Australian soap opera that has been on since 1985 ends after 9000 episodes, which is what happened this week with Neighbours. (NY Times)
  • In the network's continuing strategy to cancel anything that costs money to produce, TBS has cancelled Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. (Deadline)
  • Hopefully, plans don't change for this, but it looks like TBS is actually going to try to air a new season of American Dad! starting on Labor Day. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 30 - AUGUST 5)

  • It's finally happening: Beavis and Butt-Head returns for new episodes on Paramount+ on Thursday.
  • You can ride along with Decades this weekend for a binge of Taxi.
  • FX has a new season of Reservation Dogs on Wednesday.

Friday, July 29, 2022

HBO Max and Hulu to Share Streaming Rights to Abbott Elementary; Reboot Gets Premiere Date

Abbott Elementary

HBO Max and Hulu will share the co-exclusive streaming rights to complete seasons of the Emmy® Award–nominated comedy series Abbott Elementary. Created by and starring Quinta Brunson from Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, the full 13-episode first season will debut August 20 on HBO Max. New audiences can experience the acclaimed series for the first time or viewers can catch up on HBO Max and Hulu before it returns for season two Wednesday, September 21, at 9:00 pm ET/PT on ABC. As part of an existing agreement with ABC, Hulu will continue to make current season episodes available the day after each broadcast premiere. These new episodes plus prior seasons will remain on Hulu and complete future seasons will be available to stream on HBO Max before the next season premieres on ABC.

The breakout hit of the 2021–22 broadcast television season, Abbott Elementary was recently nominated for seven Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, lead acting and writing nominations for Quinta Brunson, supporting acting nominations for Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and for casting. is a workplace comedy about a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — who are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district's less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. Quinta Brunson created and stars as Janine Teagues and she serves as executive producer of the series. In addition to Brunson, the cast includes Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, William Stanford Davis as Mr. Johnson, and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.


Reboot

We have a date for the premiere of Reboot! Hulu released first look images from their upcoming eight-episode original comedy series Reboot from the Emmy-winning co-creator of Modern Family Steven Levitan. The series will premiere on Hulu on Tuesday, September 20 with two episodes. New episodes stream weekly. The series reboots an early 2000's family sitcom, forcing its dysfunctional cast back together. Now they must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world. The series stars Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy and Krista Marie Yu.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

ABC to Present Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter; Remembering Tony Dow of Leave it to Beaver and Paul Sorvino

Norman Lear

Honoring the life and legacy of the remarkable storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear, ABC will present a one-night-only celebration, Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter. The special will pay homage to the man behind some of television's greatest stories and will feature an impressive lineup of celebrity guests and musical performances to celebrate his 100th birthday, airing Thursday, September 22 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and available the next day on Hulu. Special guests and performers will be announced at a later date. Born in 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut, Lear attended Emerson College before flying 52 combat missions over Europe during World War II. Upon his return, he began a successful career writing and producing programs like The Colgate Comedy Hour and The Martha Raye Show — ultimately leading to Lear captivating 120 million viewers per week with his iconic shows of the 1970s and '80s - All in the Family, Good Times, The Jeffersons, Maude, One Day at a Time and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. He has won six Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe®.


Tony Dow

Actor and director Tony Dow, who starred as Wally Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver, has died. He died on July 27 at his home in Topanga, California, of complications from liver cancer. Mr. Dow was 77.

Leave it to Beaver

Dow's career began when he went on a casting call and landed the role of Wally Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver. The classic family sitcom aired on CBS for one season from 1957 to 1958 before moving to ABC for five seasons from 1958 to 1963. A total of 234 episodes were produced over the six seasons. Wally is June (Barbara Billingsley) and Ward's (Hugh Beaumont) son and Beaver's (Jerry Mathers) older brother. His pals include Tooey Brown (Tiger Fafara), Chester Anderson (Buddy Hart), the awkward Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford (Frank Bank), and smart-aleck Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond).

The New Leave it to Beaver

He reprised his role as Wally in the 1983 CBS reunion television movie Still the Beaver, which aired on March 19, 1983. The ratings success of the movie prompted the creation of the Disney Channel revival series Still the Beaver, which aired for one season from 1984 to 1985. The series was retitled The New Leave it to Beaver when it moved to WTBS for three additional seasons from 1986 to 1989. A total of 101 episodes (plus the movie) were produced over the four seasons. Dow wrote one episode and directed five episodes of the series. The cast included Barbara Billingsley, Jerry Mathers, Kipp Marcus, John Snee, Janice Kent, Kaleena Kiff, Ken Osmond, Eric Osmond, Christian Osmond, Ellen Maxted, Troy Davidson (1987-1989) and Frank Bank.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony Dow - Square Pegs

Dow played Ed Greene, the father of Patty Greene (Sarah Jessica Parker), in two episodes of Square Pegs in 1982. Some of his other sitcom guest appearances included My Three Sons (1964), Love, American Style (1971), The Love Boat (2 episodes) and Charles in Charge.

Tony Dow on Adam-12

He starred as Chet on the 1965-1966 ABC daytime soap opera Never Too Young. Some of his television drama guest appearances included Dr. Kildare, The Eleventh Hour, The Greatest Show on Earth, Mr. Novak (5 episodes), Lassie (3 episodes), Adam-12, Mod Squad, Emergency!, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Quincy, M.E. (1983), Knight Rider, The New Mike Hammer (1987), Murder, She Wrote (1987), Jesse Hawkes, Freddy's Nightmares (2 episodes) and Diagnosis Murder.

Dow parodied his Wally role in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) with Jerry Zucker playing Beaver. He played Principal Pete Kinney in the 1983 NBC TV movie High School U.S.A., which starred Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Anthony Edwards, Crispin Glover, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato, Frank Bank, Ken Osmond and many other sitcom stars.

Some of his other sitcom directing credits included Get a Life, Harry and the Hendersons (6 episodes), Coach (13 episodes), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (3 episodes) and Manhattan, AZ (3 episodes). His drama directing credits included The New Lassie (2 episodes), Swamp Thing (5 episodes), Babylon 5 (5 episodes), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Crusade (2 episodes) and Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (3 episodes).

Dow served as the visual effects supervisor for Babylon 5. In 1996, he provided visual effects for the Fox television movie Doctor Who. He was a producer for The Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space (1995) and It Came from Outer Space II (1996).

In addition to his wife Lauren Shulkind, survivors include a son from his first marriage, Christopher; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Tony Dow

Mr. Dow was wonderful as Wally Cleaver. He was one of TV's best older brothers. In addition to acting, directing, producing and writing, he was also a sculptor, creating abstract bronze sculptures. We thank him for his work as an actor and director. He will be greatly missed.

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MeTV Remembers Tony Dow

The MeTV Network will celebrate legendary actor Tony Dow with a special extended presentation of Leave it to Beaver episodes, airing Sunday, July 31 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on MeTV. Featuring 10 episodes showcasing Tony Dow’s beloved character Wally Cleaver, MeTV's tribute will include the episodes "Wally's Job," "Wally's Car" and "Wally's Weekend Job." Leave it to Beaver currently airs on MeTV weekdays from 8:00 to 9:00am ET/PT.

Paul Sorvino

Actor Paul Sorvino, who starred as NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on Law & Order, has died. His first TV series starring role was on the short-lived 1975 sitcom We'll Get By. He died of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 25. Mr. Sorvino was 83.

We'll Get By

Sorvino's first weekly television series starring role was as George Platt on the short-lived 1975 CBS sitcom We'll Get By. The series, which was created by Alan Alda, featured a typical middle-class New Jersey family, the Platts. George Platt worked as a lawyer. He and his wife, Liz (Mitzi Hoag), had three teenage children: Muff (Jerry Houser), Kenny (Willie Aames) and Andrea (Devon Scott).

Law & Order

He starred as Sergeant Bert D'Angelo on the short-lived 1976 ABC police drama Bert D'Angelo/Superstar. He played Detective Ike Porter on the 1987-1988 CBS police drama The Oldest Rookie. He starred as Sergeant Phil Cerreta in 31 episodes of the second and third seasons of the NBC police procedural and legal drama Law & Order from 1991 to 1992. From 2000 to 2002, he starred as Frank DeLucca on the CBS comedy-drama That's Life. He also directed two episodes of That's Life in 2001 and 2002. In 2017, he appeared as Nicolo Rizzuto Sr. on the Canadian crime drama Bad Blood. He played Frank Costello in the Epix crime drama Godfather of Harlem from 2019 to 2021.

Paul Sorvino and Mark Addy - Still Standing

Sorvino had a recurring role as Al Miller, the father of Bill Miller (Mark Addy), in four episodes of the CBS sitcom Still Standing from 2004 to 2006. He played Ben "Pop-Pop" Goldberg, the father of Murray Goldberg (Jeff Garlin), in a season two episode of The Goldbergs in 2014. The character was later played by Judd Hirsch. He guest starred as Jack Martino, the father of James "Jimmy" Martino (John Stamos), in a 2016 episode of Grandfathered.

He guest starred as David Addison Sr., the father of David Addison Jr. (Bruce Willis), in a 1986 episode of Moonlighting. Some of his other television drama guest appearances included The Streets of San Francisco, Murder, She Wrote (1989), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Jack & Bobby, Elementary and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Sorvino starred as Lucchese crime family caporegime Paulie Cicero (based on real life gangster Paul Vario) in Martin Scorsese's 1990 gangster film Goodfellas. Some of his other film credits included A Touch of Class (1973), Oh, God! (1977), Bloodbrothers (1978), Reds (1981), That Championship Season (1982), The Stuff (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), The Rocketeer (1991), Nixon (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996) and The Cooler (2003).

Survivors include his wife, Dee Dee Benkie; three children from his first marriage, Mira, Amanda and Michael Sorvino; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Sorvino was a gifted actor. He often portrayed authority figures on both the criminal and the law enforcement sides of the law. We thank him for the entertainment that he brought us during his long career. He will be sorely missed.

Share your memories on our We'll Get By message board. View photos in our galleries.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Orville Coming to Disney+ and Continues on Hulu; Retta Continues Partnership with HGTV

The Orville: New Horizons

The Orville: New Horizons from Emmy award-winning actor, writer, director, producer Seth MacFarlane, with all three seasons of the Emmy-nominated, fan favorite sci-fi series The Orville, will be available to stream on Disney+ on August 10. The epic space adventure series will also continue to stream on Hulu. Set 400 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space. In the new, third season, the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continue 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. The season finale will premiere August 4 on Hulu.


Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise

HGTV has ordered a new six-episode season of popular series Ugliest House in America, starring actress, comedian and self-proclaimed home renovation enthusiast, Retta. The series, which attracted more than 16 million viewers to its freshman run and premiered its second season on Sunday, July 24, will follow Retta on an expanded tour of five U.S. regions. Each episode will capture her entertaining walkthroughs and LOL commentary on unsightly properties nominated by homeowners who believe their place is one of the worst in the country. Ultimately, the "ugliest house" will get a stunning $150,000 renovation by HGTV star Alison Victoria. Season three is slated to premiere in early 2023.

Fans can watch season two - Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise - on Sundays at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT through Aug. 14 on HGTV and discovery+, as well as stream the full first season on discovery+. And, they can find more fun content about the series at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #UgliestHouseinAmerica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV fans also can follow Retta (@unforettable) on Instagram.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mythic Quest Returns for 10 Episodes in Fall; Patton Oswalt's Netflix Comedy Special We All Scream Premieres September 20

Mythic Quest

At a special Mythic Quest panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Apple TV+ and the cast and creators of hit workplace comedy series confirmed that the series will return this fall, and unveiled a first-look teaser at the highly anticipated third season. Mythic Quest co-creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney, co-creator and executive producer Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby and stars Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Imani Hakim, and Jessie Ennis came together for the conversation, moderated by Craig Mazin, and shared a glimpse into what fans can expect this upcoming season.

Mythic Quest follows a group of video game developers tasked with building worlds, molding heroes and creating legends, but the most hard-fought battles don't occur in the game - they happen in the office. In season three, as Ian and Poppy navigate the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, Dana is forced to play mediator to her bosses' incessant bickering. Back at Mythic Quest, David settles into his new role as the boss where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time with Jo returning as his assistant - more loyal and militant than ever; and Carol attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad tries to return to society as a reformed man. Co-created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), the series stars McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, who also executive produces, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis and Naomi Ekperigin.

Patton Oswalt - We All Scream

Patton Oswalt makes his directorial debut with his fourth Netflix comedy special, We All Scream. It will premiere globally on Netflix on September 20. In the special filmed at Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado, he discusses what happens to our bodies as we get older, who he could have been had he just followed the list he created during the lockdown, the Baby Boomer's last temper tantrum and much more. The executive producers are Patton Oswalt, Dave Rath, Neal Marshall and Marcus Raboy.

Monday, July 25, 2022

American Dad! Returns Labor Day on TBS; Krapopolis Gets Special Nov. 27 Preview on Fox

American Dad!

At San Diego Comic Con, TBS announced the return of new episodes from season 17 of American Dad! on Monday, September 5 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. American Dad! centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan's blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn’t let him off so easily and knows just how to push her father's buttons, unlike her dopey, well-intentioned husband Jeff (Jeff Fischer) who doesn't know much of anything. Son Steve (Scott Grimes) is a geeky-yet-confident kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex. The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.

This season also features a special guest lineup including Terry Crews as Heinrich Brown, a ruthless insurance adjuster hellbent on bringing bad drivers to justice but trapped behind the façade of his macho exterior is a tender man with a song in his heart; Jared Harris as Merlin, a busy, always on-the-go, multi-hyphenate, wizard. Even though he's the most powerful being in his realm, Merlin still relies on a team of employees to help juggle his numerous projects and appearances; Laurie Metcalf as Eilzabeth, a leading egg scientist and researcher at Groff Community College; Jason Isaacs as Jumpers, the leader of a manipulative gang of frogs – he’s as evil as he is charming, and he'll stop at nothing to make sure he gets what he wants; and Patti Harrison as Ali, a really cool sophomore girl who pops ghost peppers like they’re nothing, and thinks love doesn’t exist. Steve can’t resist her.




Krapapolis

Announced at San Diego Comic Con, fans can catch a special preview episode of upcoming animated comedy Krapopolis on Sunday, November 27, 2022 on Fox, ahead of its 2023 premiere! Also, be sure to stop by Krapopolis.com for the ultimate fan experience with access to Krapopolis' burgeoning digital ancient civilization. Grab your exclusive Krap Chicken NFT while they are still available and enter for a chance to win a trip to Greece!

Highly anticipated new animated series from Dan Harmon (co-creator of Rick and Morty), Krapopolis centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world's first cities without killing each other. In the series, Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), voices "Tyrannis", the mortal son of a goddess. He's the benevolent King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), plays "Deliria," Tyrannis' mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Within her extended Olympian family - forged in patricide and infidelity - she's known as the trashy one. Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows) is "Shlub," Tyrannis' father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He is oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life. Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) voices "Stupendous," Tyrannis' half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel) plays "Hippocampus," Tyrannis' half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 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 July 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, July 24
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Catch Keke on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
Monday, July 25
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rhea Seehorn (Whitney/I'm with Her) - Rhea is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judy Greer (Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Love & Money) - Judy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle/The Louie Show/Raising Miranda) - Bryan is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta unpacks the TV series Ugliest House in America on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Erskine (PEN15/Casual/Betas) and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Arrested Development/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 26
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - Catch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He talks about DC League of Super-Pets on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joel Kim Booster (Loot/Sunnyside) - Joel will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (HouseBroken/Web Therapy/The Comeback/Friends/Mad About You) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mira Sorvino (Shining Vale) - Mira is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Phoebe Robinson (Everything's Trash) - Phoebe appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney talks about her new Netflix comedy special on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Natasha Rothwell (Insecure) - Natasha will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Phoebe Robinson (Everything's Trash) - Phoebe talks about Freeform's Everything's Trash on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • B. J. Novak (The Office) - B. J. is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
Wednesday, July 27
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Star Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He talks about Uncoupled on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Cara Delevingne (Only Murders in the Building) - Cara will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies/Life's Too Short/The Office (UK) ) - Stephen is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugenio Derbez (Acapulco/Rob) - Eugenio appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny breaks down the new film Marcel the Shell with Shoes On on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided/Love & Money) - Judy is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Mr. Mayor/Me, Myself & I) - Bobby will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) and Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Dwayne and Kevin will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Bonnie Hunt (Life with Bonnie/Bonnie/The Building) - NBC's Today catches up with Bonnie in the 9am hour.
Thursday, July 28
  • Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock/Scrubs) - Catch Elizabeth on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • B. J. Novak (The Office) - B. J. is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. NBC's Today catches up with B. J. in the 9am hour.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Nathan is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Tisha Campbell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha discusses the TV series Uncoupled on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your local listings) and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cara Delevingne (Only Murders in the Building) - Cara talks about the new season of the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
Friday, July 29
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagment/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Catch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rhea Seehorn (Whitney/I'm with Her) - Rhea is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • B. J. Novak (The Office) - B. J. chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nicholas Braun (10 Things I Hate About You) - Nicholas appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - NBC's Today catches up with Zoey in the 9am hour.
  • Retta Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about HGTV's Ugliest House in America on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 24

The Simpsons - "Bart the Cool Kid" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart befriends a famous kid influencer who owns an ultra-cool skate wear brand, Homer leads a rebellion of loser dads against them.

The Great North - "You've Got Math Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Honeybee agrees to help Moon with his school problems, only to learn that something else is on his mind; the rest of the family deals with a moose problem.

Bob's Burgers - "Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina's new shirt is ridiculed by Tammy and Jocelyn in a Wagstaff News segment called "Wow or Weird," she goes to her fantasy world and writes about a futuristic world in which she is a robot.

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


Monday, July 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Quinceañera" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Calvin and Tina offer to throw a quinceañera for Yoli (Alycia Pascual-Pena), a teen Calvin is mentoring at his auto shop. Also, Dave and Gemma introduce Malcolm to a college baseball coach who has the potential to change his future.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Greasy Underdog" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.


Tuesday, July 26

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Night Market" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The vampires take a trip to the secret Night Market, where all the supernatural creatures gather to barter and haggle.


Wednesday, July 27

The Conners - "Sex, Lies and House Hunting" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene falls in love with a house she’s looking at, but when the realtor shares she has a better chance of getting the house if she’s part of a couple, she convinces Ben to pretend to be her partner. Meanwhile, Becky and Professor Davis continue to try and keep their relationship a secret, but secrets are hard to keep.

The Goldbergs - "Tennis People" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After weeks of waiting, Adam finally receives news that he has been accepted into NYU. His excitement is soon diminished when he learns Brea has been accepted into her dream school, Brown University. Fearing the distance will affect their relationship, Adam attempts to find ways to keep his girlfriend close. Meanwhile, with Virginia’s help, Beverly begins looking for venues to hold Erica’s wedding shower. She discovers her nemesis’ tennis club and is determined to become a member even if it means embarrassing herself.

Abbott Elementary - "Gifted Program" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Janine convinces Ava to start a gifted program at Abbott led by Jacob. However, when some students begin to feel left out, Gregory and Janine put their heads together and come up with a solution. Elsewhere, Barbara pushes a hesitant Melissa to start dating again.

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

Wellington Paranormal - "Bird Woman" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When shiny objects begin disappearing all over town, Officers Minogue and O'Leary go looking for the culprit.

grown-ish - "High Society" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Friction mounts between Junior and Annika when one of them is tapped for a secret society; red flags start to arise when Aaron discovers the university is overusing his image to promote how diverse and inclusive they are.

Everything's Trash - "Public Image Is Trash" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jessie's mentor asks Phoebe to be a guest speaker at his university, but Phoebe sees an unusual side to the mentor that makes her second-guess the entire speaking engagement.


Thursday, July 28

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

Ghosts - "Flower's Article" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sam is commissioned to write an article about Flower and her friends holding up a bank during their commune days, Flower begs Sam not to accept the job because she’s embarrassed about a part of the story she’s never revealed.

Welcome to Flatch - "That Old Flatch Magic" / "RIP Cynthia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kelly inspires Dylan to return to his passion for magic with a visit to Flatch's new magic and vape shop, Smokus Pocus; Shrub finally takes Beth on a date; Kelly and Shrub volunteer at a senior computer class and the town gets a lesson on catfishing.


Friday, July 29

none scheduled


Saturday, July 30

none scheduled


Sunday, July 31

The Simpsons - "Pretty Whittle Liar" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cletus discovers that his wife, Brandine, has been hiding a secret love -- of learning.

The Great North - "Dead Moon Walking Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After seeing something he shouldn't have, Moon incurs Debbie's wrath; Beef is determined to save his favorite museum from being closed down.

Bob's Burgers - "Some Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina's family read her erotic friend fiction, they find out what she's up to and try to stop her.

Family Guy - "Hard Boiled Meg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg is invigorated by her new role as a getaway driver; Quagmire can't rid himself of the hiccups and implores Peter to kill him.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 23, 2022

SitcomsOnline Digest: Abbott Elementary Given Full Second Season; Preview of New Beavis and Butt-Head Episode

 Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are getting new details about the renewal of an ABC sitcom, we're hearing about the classic remake that Norman Lear wants as he approaches 100 years of age this week, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • It should come as little surprise that Abbott Elementary, which proved to be a successful broadcast network sitcom in an era where streaming media dominates, will have a full 22 episodes for season two. (Deadline)
  • We're getting a full 9 minute preview of one of the new Beavis and Butt-Head episodes, and it is a literal dumpster fire. (Deadline)
  • The TCA Summer Press Tour is going virtual due to rising COVID-19 cases. (Variety)
  • As he approaches 100, Norman Lear says that now is the time to redo the Maude abortion episode. (Variety)
  • Netflix is coming out with an ad-supported version of the service, but don't expect to find everything that is currently on Netflix on there, as it will contain a pared down selection. (Consequence)
  • Taurean Blacque, known for his role on Hill Street Blues, has died at age 82. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The 25th anniversary of South Park is coming up (it actually seems longer than that in some regards), and there will be a concert that will air on Comedy Central and Paramount+ to celebrate. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 23 - JULY 29)

  • Antenna TV is celebrating Norman Lear's 100th birthday on Wednesday, though it will only include the shows that they're currently airing.
  • The Decades binge this weekend is The Wild Wild West.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Ghosts Dives Into the Metaverse with a Game; Jo Koy Gets 4th Netflix Special; Remembering Rebecca Balding of Soap

Ghosts in Decentraland

CBS' inaugural step into the metaverse commenced yesterday (July 21) with an immersive experience for fans of CBS Original comedy series Ghosts in the popular metaverse game in Decentraland, a leading next-generation Web3 gaming platform. (The game will be accessible through September via www.ghostsmetaverse.com.) Activated and developed in collaboration with Web3 marketing agency CreativeDepartmint, the experience takes fans and their self-designed avatars on an immersive journey through the show's haunted Woodstone Mansion to solve puzzles, undertake quests and earn limited edition, collectible NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), all in celebration of Ghosts, TV's #1 new series and #1 comedy on Paramount+, which returns for its sophomore season this fall.

Ghosts's Woodstone Mansion was meticulously created to mirror the series' actual sets and features delightful and surprising interactions with the show's main characters, which were voiced by the series' stars. There are more than 10 types of collectibles that fans can earn that will unlock access and future experiences, such as playing a piece of music on a virtual piano or cooking up a dish that will appeal to one of the characters, and much more. Season two of the critically acclaimed #1 new comedy/series and breakout hit Ghosts will premiere Thursday, Sept. 29 in its new time slot at 8:30 PM, ET/PT on CBS. The entire first season is available to stream on demand on Paramount+.


Jo Koy: Live From Seattle

Jo Koy returns to Netflix for his 4th original special, live from the Los Angeles forum. The hour-long comedy special, Jo Koy: Live At The Los Angeles Forum will premiere globally on Netflix September 13, 2022. Returning to Netflix for his fourth original special, Jo Koy takes the stage at the iconic Los Angeles Forum. True to form, Jo gushes about his relationship with his teenage son along with sharing the struggles of living with sleep apnea and more. Directed by: Shannon Hartman; Executive Producers: Jo Koy, Joe Meloche, Michelle Caputo, Shannon Hartman. This special marks Koy's fourth special with Netflix. His previous hour-long specials include Comin' In Hot and Live From Seattle, in addition to his variety special In His Elements.

Rebecca Balding

Actress Rebecca Balding, who starred as Carol David on Soap, has died. She died on July 18 in Park City, Utah, from ovarian cancer. Ms. Balding was 73.

Billy Crystal and Rebecca Balding on Soap

Balding had a recurring role as Carol David in 19 episodes of the ABC sitcom Soap from 1978 to 1980. Carol David is an attorney and mother of Jodie Dallas' (Billy Crystal) child, who leaves Jodie at the altar, then leaves their baby with her mother. The cast included Robert Mandan, Katherine Helmond, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova (1977-1980), Jennifer Salt, Robert Guillaume (1977-1979), Sal Viscuso (1978-1979), Donnelly Rhodes (1978-1981), Arthur Peterson, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Jay Johnson, Ted Wass and Roscoe Lee Browne (1980-1981).

Makin' It - Rebecca Balding

She starred as Corky Crandall on the short-lived 1979 ABC sitcom Makin' It. The show was set in Passaic, New Jersey, and was about the daily life of Billy Manucci, a young man who frequented the local disco club, Inferno, at night while working at an ice cream parlor called Tasti-Queen during the day. Corky Crandall was Billy Manucci's (David Naughton) girlfriend. The theme song, sung by David Naughton, reached #5 on the Billboard Top 40 charts in 1979. The cast included Greg Antonacci, Denise Miller, Ellen Travolta, Lou Antonio, Ralph Seymour, Gary Prendergast, Wendy Hoffman, Diane Robin and Jennifer Perito.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included The Tony Randall Show, I'm a Big Girl Now, Gimme a Break!, Family Ties, Brothers (1985), The Robert Guillaume Show, Free Spirit, Designing Women, Home Improvement and Love Boat: The Next Wave.

Balding starred as reporter Carla Mardigian in the first three episodes of the CBS newspaper drama Lou Grant in 1977. Her character was written out for a different reporter named Billie Newman played by Linda Kelsey. She had a recurring role as Mary McBride in six episodes of the CBS western Paradise from 1989 to 1990.

Alyssa Milano and Rebecca Balding on Charmed

She had a recurring role as Elise Rothman in 22 episodes of The WB fantasy drama Charmed from 2000 to 2006. Elise Rothman is the editor-in-chief of The Bay Mirror newspaper and the boss of Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano). Balding had earlier played Aunt Jackie in a first season episode in 1998.

Some of her television drama guest appearances included The Bionic Woman (2 episodes in 1976), Barnaby Jones, The Rockford Files, Starsky & Hutch (2 episodes), Supertrain, Insight, Cagney & Lacey, Hotel, Lottery!, Matt Houston (2 episodes), MacGruder and Loud, Trapper John, M.D. (1985), Our House, MacGyver (1987), Bodies of Evidence, University Hospital, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills, 90210 (1997), Melrose Place (2 episodes) and ER.

Balding starred in the slasher film The Silent Scream (1979) and the monster film The Boogens (1981). Her other film credits included Kiss My Grits (1982) and Yesterday's Dream (2005). Some of her television movie credits included Deadly Game (1977), The Gathering (1977) and The Gathering, Part II (1979).

She is survived by her husband, writer-director James L. Conway, her daughters, Sarah and Kathleen and her grandchildren.

Ms. Balding was a talented and versatile actress. She had nearly 50 television and film credits from 1976 to 2006. She will be deeply missed.

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Jak Knight

We also remember actor, comedian and writer Jak Knight. He recently starred on the Peacock comedy series Bust Down. He was found dead on an embankment in Los Angeles on July 14. His cause of death was determined to be suicide by gunshot. Mr. Knight was only 28.

Bust Down

Knight starred as Jak, a stockroom worker, on the 2022 Peacock comedy series Bust Down. The series follows a group of friends working low-wage jobs at a casino in Gary, Indiana. The cast includes Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Phi Tran, DomiNque Perry and Freddie Gibbs.

He provided the voice of DeVon and other characters for 28 episodes of the Netflix animated sitcom Big Mouth. He was the voice of Stiles for two episodes of American Dad! in 2021.

Some of his writing credits included black-ish, Immoral Compass, Big Mouth, Bust Down and Pause with Sam Jay. His producing credits included Big Mouth, Bust Down and Pause with Sam Jay.

Mr. Knight was a funny actor and comedian. The news of his death was very shocking and sad. He will be greatly missed.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

South Park's 25th Anniversary Concert Event; FETV's Historic June Numbers

South Park 25th Anniversary Concert

Comedy Central announced they will be airing South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert starring South Park co-creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Primus and Ween. The concert, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the renowned franchise with iconic songs from the historic series premieres Saturday, August 13 at 10 PM ET/PT on Comedy Central and will be available to stream the following day, Sunday, August 14th, on Paramount+. It will also be available in international territories where the service is available. Filmed in Colorado at the renowned Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the concert celebrates the essential role music has played in the series since its debut 25 years ago. Joined by Primus and Ween, Parker and Stone will perform many fan favorites. Primus and Ween will also collaborate with their own songs in honor of their long-standing relationship with South Park.




FETV

FETV (Family Entertainment Television), home to beloved and timeless television series and movies carried across cable, satellite and virtual platforms, announced that June 2022 marks the network's highest monthly ratings ever, according to C3 ratings released by Nielsen Media Research.

FETV's June and Second Quarter ratings highlights include: Highest monthly average ever in Total Day and Prime with Total Audience, Households, Adults 25-54, and Adults 35-64. 52 consecutive weeks of year-over-year growth in Total Day with Total Audience. Highest quarterly average ever in Total Day and Prime with Total Audience, Households, Adults 25-54, and Adults 35-64. Three consecutive months of record Prime ratings with Adults 25-54. Fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in Total Day with Adults 25-54. FETV ranks second in year-over-year growth percentage of C3 ratings in Total Day with Households among ad-supported cable networks. Since becoming Nielsen C3 rated in September 2019, FETV has improved in Total Day with Households by 44% and in Prime with Households by 53%. For the month of June, FETV ranked #43 in Total Day with Households among ad-supported cable networks and #36 in Prime with Households. In September 2019, FETV ranked #66 in Total Day and #61 in Prime, an increase of 23 spots and 25 spots, respectively.

FETV's record-breaking ratings come on the heels of the network's recent addition of 11 million subscribers through a launch with the nation's largest cable provider. FETV's lineup features popular television series such as Perry Mason, Emergency!, Leave It to Beaver, Rawhide, and films such as the Perry Mason TV Movies.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Hulu's This Fool Premieres August 12; Mo'Nique Gets Netflix Comedy Special

This Fool

The official trailer and key art for Hulu's This Fool, which is inspired by the life of comedian Chris Estrada and executive produced by Fred Armisen is out. The series premieres on Friday, August 12 with all ten episodes. Inspired by the life and stand-up of star and co-creator Chris Estrada, This Fool is an irreverent, cinematic half-hour comedy set in working class South Central Los Angeles. The show centers around Julio Lopez, a 30-year-old who still lives at home, has been dating his girlfriend on and off since high school, and finds any excuse to avoid dealing with his own problems. Julio works at Hugs Not Thugs, a gang rehabilitation non-profit, where he butts heads with his older cousin Luis, an ex-gang member who just got out of prison and moved in with Julio and his family.

Chris Estrada ("Julio"), Frankie Quinones ("Luis"), Laura Patalano ("Esperanza"), Michelle Ortiz ("Maggie"), Julia Vera ("Maria") and Michael Imperioli ("Minister Payne") star. This Fool is written and executive produced by Chris Estrada, Pat Bishop, Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson. Jonathan Groff and Fred Armisen also serve as executive producers on the series. The Hulu Original comedy series is produced by ABC Signature.




Mo'Nique

Netflix announced that Grammy-nominated, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning actor and comedian Mo'Nique will film her first Netflix original stand-up comedy special this year in Atlanta. Additional details about Mo'Nique's stand-up special will be shared later this year. As previously announced, Mo'Nique is also set to star in the Netflix film The Deliverance from Lee Daniels.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, August 11

Young Sheldon - "Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter struggle to solve an equation. Also, Georgie has a solution for Meemaw’s business woes, and George Sr. gives advice on Missy’s love life.

Ghosts - "Sam's Mom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam and Jay travel to where Sam’s mother, Sheryl (Rachael Harris), died to see if she’s now a ghost. Also, Sasappis divulges a secret to his fellow ghosts that he overheard Sam and Jay discussing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 8)

Thursday, August 11

  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Catch Ashton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Alan Grier (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • 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.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina the Teenage Witch) - Caroline guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber Show/Cursed/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell appears on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey talks about Emily the Criminal and White Lotus on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Dave Franco (The Afterparty/Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Leah appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

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

04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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07/20 - Hulu's This Fool Premieres August 12; Mo'Nique Gets Netflix Comedy Special
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07/15 - Alfonso Ribeiro Joins Dancing with the Stars as Co-Host; Archer Returns for Season 13 in August
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07/13 - 74th Emmy Awards Nominations; Apple TV+ Renews Loot For Season 2
07/12 - Hulu Orders Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building; Pluto Announces New 24/7 Channels Including Let's Make a Deal
07/11 - Disney's Hamster & Gretel Premieres Aug. 12; Remembering Larry Storch of F Troop, James Caan and Gregory Itzin
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