Thursday, October 13, 2022

CBS Announces Celeb Pickleball Special; Apple TV+ Holiday Specials Streaming Includes Peanuts Specials

Pickled - Stephen Colbert

CBS announced today the 16 celebrities competing in the new, two-hour sports comedy special Pickled. The pickleball tournament, produced by Stephen Colbert's Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS Studios, will air Thursday, Nov. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following comedies Young Sheldon & Ghosts on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Emmy Award-winner Stephen Colbert of The Late Show hosts this hilarious and cutthroat pickleball competition, featuring teams playing against each other to benefit the non-profit Comic Relief US and ultimately win the coveted totem of excellence: the Colbert Cup! The 16 celebrities who will team up and battle it out on the Pickled court are: Jimmie Allen, Murray Bartlett, Dierks Bentley, Jaime Camil, Will Ferrell, Max Greenfield, Luis Guzman, Phil Keoghan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael, Kelly Rowland, Paul Scheer, Aisha Tyler and Emma Watson.

All-star announcers, including Cari Champion, John Michael Higgins and Bill Raftery, add color and commentary to the thrilling matches. After the national anthem is performed as a duet by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins and Stephen Colbert, the 16 celebrities take to the court to battle for the honor of being named the Pickled champions.


It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Apple TV+ is ready to help kids and families trick or treat, give thanks and spread holiday cheer with a joyous lineup of new special episodes of Apple Original series and the streaming debut of classic holiday Peanuts specials. New festive programming from beloved series includes the Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights holiday special and Sago Mini Friends Thanksgiving special premiering on Friday, November 18, and holiday specials from Interrupting Chicken, Pretzel and the Puppies and The Snoopy Show, all debuting on Friday, December 2.

Apple TV+ will also provide special free windows for non-subscribers to stream the iconic holiday specials from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown available October 28 through October 31; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving available November 23 through November 27; and A Charlie Brown Christmas available December 22 through December 25. Find more information on how to stream for free here. These specials are available to subscribers now and everyday. Two classic Peanuts holiday specials also from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide, I Want a Dog for Christmas and Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales, will be added to the platform for the first time starting December 2. Additionally, the animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, based on the beloved award-winning book of the same name by author Charlie Mackesy, will be coming to Apple TV+ on Christmas Day.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, May 23

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Thursday, May 23

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about The Garfield Movie on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Thomas is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Paul appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Brian Baumgartner (The Office) - NBC's Today has TODAY Food with Brian in the 10am hour.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about her new play, All of Me, and her upcoming film, Bad Shabbos, premiering at the upcoming 2024 Tribeca Festival on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Golden Brooks (Saturdays/Girlfriends/Linc's) - Golden appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
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

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