Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Freeform Summer 2023 Schedule; Hulu Renews Reasonable Doubt for Season 2

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Freeform is set for a sun-sational summer with the debut of the new series Praise Petey and the returns of grown-ish and record-breaking hit series Cruel Summer. New episodes will be on Hulu the next day. The highly anticipated season two of smash-hit anthology series Cruel Summer will debut on Monday, June 5, at 9:00 p.m. EDT with a special two-episode premiere before moving to its regular 10 p.m. timeslot. 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. The series stars Sadie Stanley, Lexi Underwood, Griffin Gluck, KaDee Strickland, Lisa Yamada and Sean Blakemore. Paul Adelstein and Braeden De La Garza will recur.

grown-ish will debut the first half of its sixth season on Wednesday, June 28, at 10:00 p.m. EDT. Justine Skye and Tara Raani have been upped to series regulars. Skye plays Annika, a funny, sharp, extremely ambitious future media mogul who chose Cal U because it was best for her brand. Raani plays Zaara, a first-generation Indian American. She is a junior, type-A overachiever with a lot of swagger. Zaara is queer and open with her sexuality. After following in his big sister Zoey's footsteps and taking on her alma mater, Andre Johnson Jr., aka Junior, makes moves to step out of his sister's shadow and become a big man on campus. The series stars Marcus Scribner, Trevor Jackson, Diggy Simmons, Daniella Perkins, Justine Skye and Tara Raani and is produced by ABC Signature. Kenya Barris, Craig Doyle, Yara Shahidi, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Michael Petok serve as executive producers. Doyle also serves as showrunner for the sixth season.

Freeform makes its animated debut with Praise Petey, premiering on Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT with two back-to-back episodes each week as part of Family Guy Friday. The series follows Petey, a New York City "it" girl who has it all until her life comes crashing down around her. As luck would have it, a mysterious gift from her father gives her a new lease on life: She's going to "lean into" modernizing his small-town cult. The series stars Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek), John Cho (Cowboy Bebop), Kiersey Clemons (The Flash), Stephen Root (Barry), Amy Hill (Magnum P.I.) and Christine Baranski (The Good Fight).


Reasonable Doubt

Onyx Collective and ABC Signature announced a season two renewal for Hulu Original drama series Reasonable Doubt, from executive producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore. Morris Chestnut (The Best Man) has been served to join the sophomore season, alongside series regulars Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Aderinsola Olabode and Thaddeus J. Mixson. Reasonable Doubt centers on Los Angeles-based high-powered criminal defense attorney Jacqueline "Jax" Stewart (Corinealdi) as she deals with past traumas, a failing marriage, motherhood and a murder case, all while trying to keep her life together. Chestnut is set to play Corey Cash, a charming, media-savvy defense attorney who often represents the underdogs. When Jax brings in Corey to help on a new high-profile case, she soon realizes that he's more shine than substance and that he's threatening her position at the firm.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 29

The Conners - "The Publisher Cops Show Pilot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jackie faces problems at the Lunch Box and must take advice from an unexpected guest. Elsewhere, Dan and Darlene take a trip into Chicago.

The Conners - "Valentine's Day Treats and Credit Card Cheats" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Becky decides it’s time to introduce Tyler to Beverly Rose, but she is skeptical of Tyler’s bonding approach. Elsewhere, Jackie believes someone has hacked Bev’s credit card when several frivolous charges show up on the bank statement.

The Conners - "Moms and Rats" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bev experiences moments of clarity and reflection and asks Jackie to spend the day together in Chicago. Elsewhere, Darlene finds a rat in her home but refuses to let Ben kill it.

The Conners - "Shrinks Don't Talk and Kids Don't Sing" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark adjusts to his first day of college as a commuter student; meanwhile, Becky gets into a disagreement with Beverly Rose’s music teacher over a song.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 27)

Wednesday, May 29

  • Ke Huy Quan (Head of the Class/Together We Stand) - Watch Ke on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Will & Grace) - Bobby is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - E! News has an interview with Zendaya at 11pm on E!.
  • Arden Myrin (Working/Still the King) - Arden is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron discusses his new Disney+ documentary Jim Henson Idea Man on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Jane Krakowski (Schmigadoon!/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane is a guest on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance talks about Making a Scene on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie talks about Great Performances: Broadway’s Best on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He talks about Purlie Victorious on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric and Toni Braxton discuss Love & Laughter on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse talks about his podcast Dinner's On Me on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Guttenberg (No Soap, Radio/Billy) - Steve talks about his new memoir, Time to Thank: Caregiving For My Hero, on Sherri, so check your local listings.


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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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