Friday, April 21, 2023

Ted Lasso Star Gets Holiday Special on Apple TV+; Jeopardy! Masters Primetime on ABC Schedule

Hannah Waddingham

Apple TV+ announced it is set to bring the holiday spirit to global audiences later this year with Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas, a new, musical holiday special starring Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham and produced by Done + Dusted, the same team behind Apple's hit Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special. This marks the first holiday special for the multiple award-winning actress Waddingham.

Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas will deliver a captivating night to remember, featuring dazzling performances and musical numbers from the Olivier nominated actress Hannah Waddingham, as well as special surprise guests. The special will be recorded live in front of an audience at the London Coliseum, and audiences around the world will be able to join Waddingham in celebrating her favorite time of year on Apple TV+ as she performs festive classics accompanied by her spectacular Big band. Produced for Apple TV+ by Done + Dusted, the new holiday special will be directed by BAFTA Award-winner Hamish Hamilton, and executive produced by Waddingham, Katy Mullan, Moira Ross, Raj Kapoor and Nick Todisco. Waddingham can currently be seen in season three of Apple's global phenomenon Ted Lasso, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her widely celebrated performance as 'Rebecca Welton.' Coming up this May, Waddingham will serve as co-host of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.


Jeopardy! Masters

Jeopardy! Masters, produced by Sony Pictures Television and hosted by "G.O.A.T." Ken Jennings, is the latest iteration of America's Favorite Quiz Show(R)️ airing in primetime this May on ABC. Each hourlong episode of the new series will showcase the six highest-ranked current Jeopardy! contestants, with two action-packed and high-stakes games. Audiences will follow along as Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Andrew He, Sam Buttrey and James Holzhauer go head-to-head for the grand prize of $500,000 and the title of Jeopardy! Masters Champion. Jeopardy! Masters is executive produced by Michael Davies.

The following episodes are scheduled to air the weeks of May 8, May 15 and May 22:

WEEK OF MAY 8, 2023
Monday, May 8
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 1 & 2" (101) (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, May 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 3 & 4" (102)

Wednesday, May 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 5 & 6" (103)

Friday, May 12
8:00-9:01 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 7 & 8" (104)

WEEK OF MAY 15, 2023
Monday, May 15
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 9 & 10" (105)

Tuesday, May 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 11 & 12" (106)

Wednesday, May 17
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Games 13 & 14" (107)

WEEK OF MAY 22, 2023
Monday, May 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Semifinals 1 & 2" (108)

Tuesday, May 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "Semifinals 3 & 4" (109)

Wednesday, May 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. - Jeopardy! Masters - "The Finals" (110) (Season Finale)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, July 13

Mind Your Business - "Center Stage" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Famous playwright, The Ivory Hill, hosts her production at Lucille's, but when an accident leaves Ivory unable to carry on, the family must decide who will fill her shoes. Meanwhile, Alfonso tries to secure a grant for the business.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 8)

Friday, July 12

  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (God's Favorite Idiot/Nobodies/Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Emma Stone (The Curse) - Emma is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eva Longoria (Only Murders in the Building/Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John discusses his thriller series The Green Veil on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Flula Borg (Pitch Perect: Bumper in Berlin) - Flula appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • Y'lan Noel (Insecure) - Y'lan is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


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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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02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
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03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
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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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06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
07/05 - Letterkenny - Season 12 (Final Season)
07/30 - Ted Lasso - The Richmond Way (The Complete Series) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/17 - Bewitched - The Complete Series - 60th Anniversary Special Edition (Blu-ray)
09/24 - Friends - The Complete Series (4K Ultra HD)
09/24 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Series
10/08 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Twelfth Season / The Complete Series

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