Monday, July 31, 2023

FX Shifts Murder Mystery Series to November; Remembering Inga Swenson of Benson

A Murder at the End of the World

FX's A Murder at the End of the World, a murder mystery limited series set at the remote and isolated compound of a reclusive billionaire, is shifting its Hulu-exclusive premiere to November.

The seven-episode limited series, previously set to premiere on August 29, stars Emma Corrin as the amateur sleuth "Darby Hart."

A Murder at the End of the World is a mystery series with a new kind of detective at the helm - a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker named "Darby Hart" (Emma Corrin). Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire (Clive Owen) to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use all of her skills to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.

A Murder at the End of the World stars Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Brit Marling, Alice Braga, Joan Chen, Raúl Esparza, Jermaine Fowler, Ryan J. Haddad, Pegah Ferydoni, Javed Khan, Louis Cancelmi, Edoardo Ballerini, Britian Seibert, Christopher Gurr, Kellan Tetlow, Daniel Olson and Neal Huff.


Inga Swenson

Actress Inga Swenson, who starred as Gretchen Kraus on Benson, has died. She died in Los Angeles on July 23. Ms. Swenson was 90.

Diana Canova and Inga Swenson on Soap

Swenson guest starred as Ingrid Svenson in eight episodes of the ABC sitcom Soap from 1978 to 1979. Ingrid Svenson is Corinne Tate's (Diana Canova) Swedish biological mother, who was the former maid of Jessica (Katherine Helmond) and Mary's (Cathryn Damon) parents, and who was in love with Jessica and Mary's brother, Randolph Gatling (Bernard Fox). She attempts to carry out revenge upon the Tate/Campbell family for opposing her romance with Randolph. She was cast on the spinoff series Benson after her multi-episode stint.

Benson

She starred as Gretchen Kraus on the 1979-1986 ABC sitcom Benson. Gretchen Kraus is the autocratic and acerbic German cook. She is a fiercely proud German immigrant, who is often at odds with Benson (Robert Guillaume) and trades insults with him. A running gag in the series was whenever she would walk out of the room, under his breath, Benson would cast one last barb toward Kraus, to which she shouted from off-stage, "I He-e-e-ear You-u-u-u!". She later became Benson's secretary after Denise left. Swenson's portrayal garnered three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series in 1980, 1982 and 1985. The cast included James Noble, Missy Gold, Caroline McWilliams (1979-1981), Lewis J. Stadlen (1979-1980), René Auberjonois (1980-1986), Ethan Phillips (1980-1985), Didi Conn (1981-1985), and Billie Bird (1984-1986).

Swenson had a recurring role as Connie Stratford in five episodes of the CBS sitcom Doctor, Doctor from 1990 to 1991. She is the mother to Mike (Matt Frewer) and Richard (Tony Carreiro), and wife to Harold (Dakin Matthews). An excellent nurse, Connie longs to return to her profession, even to the point where she works briefly with Mike as his nurse.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included Highcliffe Manor (unaired episode), Newhart, and The Golden Girls. She provided the voice of Grandma Helga for two episodes of Life with Louie in 1997-1998.

Swenson appeared as northern matriarch Maude Hazard in the mini-series North and South in 1985 and again in North and South: Book II in 1986. Some of her television guest appearances included Goodyear Playhouse, The United States Steel Hour (2 episodes), Playhouse 90 (2 episodes), The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, The Doctors and the Nurses, Bonanza (2 episodes), Medical Center (2 episodes), Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1973), Griff, The Rookies, Sara (1976), Barnaby Jones (2 episodes), Vega$, and Hotel.

She starred as Kate Keller, the mother of Helen Keller, in The Miracle Worker (1962). Some of her other film credits included Advise & Consent (1962), Lipstick (1976), The Betsy (1978), and The Mountain Men (1980).

Swenson appeared in multiple Broadway productions and was nominated twice for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances as Lizzie Curry in 110 in the Shade and Irene Adler in Baker Street.

Ms. Swenson was funny and memorable as Gretchen Kraus on Benson. Her work on the series earned her three Emmy nominations. We thank her for laughs and the entertainment she brought us. She will be deeply missed.

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Alan Arkin

We also remember Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin. He starred as Norman Newlander on the Netflix comedy-drama series The Kominsky Method. He died at home in San Marcos, California, on June 29. His death was attributed to heart problems, of which he had a history. Mr. Arkin was 89.

Harry

Arkin starred as Harry Porschak on the short-lived 1987 ABC sitcom Harry. Harry Porschak is a wheeler-dealer supply clerk at County General Hospital. The series also starred Richard Lewis, Matt Craven, Barbara Dana, Holland Taylor, Kurt Knudson and Thom Bray.

Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method

He starred as Norman Newlander on the first two seasons (2018-2019) of the Netflix comedy-drama series The Kominsky Method. The Kominsky Method follows Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas), an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach. Norman Newlander is Sandy's agent and friend. Arkin earned two consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Debra Messing and Alan Arkin in Will & Grace

Arkin played Martin Adler, Grace's (Debra Messing) father, in a 2005 episode of Will & Grace. Robert Klein later took over the role. He guest starred as Grandpa in a 1977 episode of Busting Loose, which starred his son Adam Arkin. He provided the voice of J. D. Salinger for four episodes of BoJack Horseman from 2015 to 2016.

He starred as Judge Joe Rifkind on the 2001-2002 A&E legal drama 100 Centre Street. Some of his television guest appearances included East Side/West Side, Sesame Street (5 episodes), St. Elsewhere, and Chicago Hope.

Arkin won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as foul-mouthed grandfather Edwin Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Some of his other film credits included The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), Wait Until Dark (1967), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968), Popi (1969), Catch-22 (1970), The In-Laws (1979), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Sunshine Cleaning (2007), Get Smart (2008), and Argo (2012).

Mr. Arkin received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award as well as nominations for six Emmy Awards. We thank him for his work on television and in films. He will be greatly missed.

Paxton Whitehead

English actor Paxton Whitehead starred as Albert Dudley on Marblehead Manor and had recurring roles on Ellen and Mad About You. He died on June 16 from complications of a fall at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Whitehead was 85.

Marblehead Manor

Whitehead starred as Albert Dudley on the 1987-1988 first-run syndicated sitcom Marblehead Manor. The series concerned the goings on at the estate of the wealthy, eccentric Randolf Stonehill (Bob Fraser), heir to a corn oil fortune, and involved long-suffering butler and head of the household staff Albert, who'd known Randolf when they were children; groundskeeper Rick (Michael Richards) who had eyes for maid Lupe (Dyana Ortelli); chauffeur Jerry (Phil Morris); handyman Dwayne (Rodney Scott); and Randolf's materialistic, yet good-hearted wife Hillary (Linda Thorson). Rounding out the cast was Lupe's mischievous son Elvis (Humberto Ortiz).

He starred as Duke Stone on the 1995-1996 The WB sitcom Simon. Duke Stone is Vintage Television's eccentric owner. The series also starred Harland Williams, Jason Bateman, Andrea Bendewald, Patrick Breen and David Byrd.

Judy Geeson and Paxton Whitehead in Mad About You

Whitehead had a recurring role as Hal Conway, Maggie Conway's (Judy Geeson) first and third husband and a British neighbor across the hall, on nine episodes of Mad About You from 1992 to 1999. He played Dr. Whitcomb in three episodes of Ellen from 1995 to 1996. Some of his sitcom guest appearances included Brothers (1985), Silver Spoons, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Baby Boom, The Nutt House, Almost Home, Dinosaurs (3 episodes), Caroline in the City, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Frasier, Friends (2 episodes as Mr. Waltham), and The Drew Carey Show.

Some of his other television guest appearances included Magnum, P.I., Hart to Hart (2 episodes), The A-Team (1986), Murder, She Wrote (1989), Law & Order, Early Edition, The West Wing (2 episodes), and Desperate Housewives.

Whitehead starred as Dr. Phillip Barbay in Back to School (1986). He starred as Uncle Millard in Kate & Leopold (2001). He was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his performance as Pellinore in the 1980 revival of Camelot.

Mr. Whitehead was a talented and versatile character actor. He was a familiar face on many sitcoms in the 1990s. He will be sorely missed.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 31, 2023)

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 31-August 4, 2023, 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, July 31
  • Keanu Reeves (Swedish Dicks) - Watch Keanu on on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory/Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (Night Court/The Big Bang Theory/Kath & Kim) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Stark Raving Mad/Wings) - Tony talks about the final season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, August 1
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Little Demons/Taxi) - Catch Danny on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) and the Cast of And Just Like That... - E! News has interviews with Chelsea, Ken and the cast of And Just Like That... at 11pm on E!.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Like Family/Love, Inc.) - Holly and Rodney Peete are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 2
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jurnee Smollett (Wanda at Large/On Our Own) - Jurnee is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Monica Barbaro (Splitting Up Together) - Monica appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, August 3
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Catch Sheryl Lee on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She stops by Sherri (repeat) to chat about her recent Emmy Award win and the hit sitcom Abbott Elementary on ABC, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - E! News has an interview with Kelly at 11pm on E!. She appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder/Parks and Recreation/A New Kind of Family) and John Owen Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder) - Rob and John talk about Unstable on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Ko (Only Murders in the Building/Dave/The Great Indoors) - Christine will be on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check oyur local listings.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about taking his impressions to the next level in the new film Spinning Gold on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim chats about the new season of the hit comedy The Upshaws on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Gold (All-American Girl) and BD Wong (All-American Girl) - Judy and BD discuss their new play Yes, I Can Say That! on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • JoMarie Payton (Mann & Wife/The Proud Family/Family Matters/Pefect Strangers) and Melissa Peterman (Young Sheldon/Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Sherri hosts a special Mother’s Day edition of her Talk It Out Panel with iconic TV moms JoMarie Payton (Family Matters), Alison Sweeney (Days of our Lives) and Melissa Peterman (Reba) on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
Friday, August 4
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Watch Jamie Lee on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris) - Lucas appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ke Huy Quan (Head of the Class/Together We Stand) - Ke appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT and on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jaidyn Triplett (iCarly) - Jaidyn will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 30

The Simpsons - "Bartless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart's latest prank leads to chaos at Springfield Elementary, Marge and Homer dream of a world in which their rambunctious son was never a Simpson.

Family Guy - "The Munchurian Candidate" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois hypnotizes Peter into satisfying her sexual proclivities; Stewie renovates his treehouse in an attempt to win over Brian and Chris.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Party Pony?" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Honey accompanies Shel to an animal sanctuary to find his father and repair their relationship, she runs into an ex-patient and is shocked to see where her advice led him; Chico thinks he can parent better than Darla.

HouseBroken - "Who's the Cat-Chelorette?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Gray One fights for his human's affection in a Bachelorette-style reality competition hosted by Chico; Honey chats with a mysterious animal; Max enters Shel in a high-stakes, celebrity tortoise racing circuit.

Raven's Home - "Drop it Like it's Hot!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven is doing a clothing drop, but a miscommunication sends her fans to the Baxter house; Neil and Booker get into a disagreement; Alice has to help Pop-Pop at the Chill Grill.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Workaversary Girl" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lou, Parker, Noah and Destiny head to Dusty Tush, Wyo., to open up a new camp at a dude ranch that they purchased from The Marshall.


Monday, July 31

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Milestone" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Calvin struggles to find the perfect birthday gift for Tina. Also, Gemma works a connection to actor Jerry O’Connell, whose kids attend Walcott Academy, to secure VIP tickets to THE TALK for her school’s fundraiser. Series star and executive producer Cedric the Entertainer directs the milestone episode, featuring guest appearances from the hosts of Daytime Emmy Award-winning THE TALK: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Every Character Is the Villain" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob makes things worse after interfering in Goodwin and Kofo’s ongoing spat. Also, Abishola puts her pride on the line when she realizes she’s been an inattentive friend to Kemi.

Son of a Critch - "Cello, I Must Be Going" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mark's cello is taken by a gang of bullies, Fox begrudgingly comes to his rescue; Pop and Sister Rose take a stroll down memory lane when it's revealed they used to be an item.

Run the Burbs - "Blockbuster" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Camille seeks out a permit for the neighborhood block party while Andrew asks an elusive neighbor to perform as the surprise musical guest; at Bubble Bae, Khia discovers new feelings for Mannix.

Children Ruin Everything - "Intimacy" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
James and Astrid attempt to get some alone time, but the kids keep getting in the way; Dawn and Bo renew their vows.

Bump - "Daddy Sleepover" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Oly and Santi try to split the parental load given to them after the fallout of Matias and Angie's relationship.

Miracle Workers - "End Times: Olympus" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sid and Freya visit Freya's parents; Morris and Tai share an intimate evening together.


Tuesday, August 1

none scheduled


Wednesday, August 2

The Wonder Years - "A Star Is Born" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In search of a new hobby, Dean joins the drama club – only to find himself mixed up in drama of his own. Bill and Kim grapple with Bruce’s choice to campaign for a local politician.

Abbott Elementary - "Festival" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abbott Elementary rallies together to fight the threat from Legendary Charter Schools. Ava pitches a festival to draw parents to school and collect their signatures for a petition. However, Draemond shows up with the intention of derailing the event.

Young Sheldon - "A New Weather Girl and a Stay-at-Home Coddler" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy gets an exciting job opportunity and Sheldon worries that he’s falling behind. Also, Georgie takes his daughter to work.


Thursday, August 3

Young Sheldon - "German for Beginners and a Crazy Old Man with a Bat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The gambling room gets broken into and Sheldon wants to study abroad. Also, Missy makes a new friend.

Ghosts - "The Liquor License" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alberta’s expertise from her past comes in handy when Sam and Jay run into some complications during their Woodstone whiskey tasting soiree. Also, Trevor devises a ghost fraternity, which inspires a revelation from Isaac’s past.

Son of a Critch - "Cello, I Must Be Going" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mark's cello is taken by a gang of bullies, Fox begrudgingly comes to his rescue; Pop and Sister Rose take a stroll down memory lane when it's revealed they used to be an item.

Run the Burbs - "Blockbuster" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Camille seeks out a permit for the neighborhood block party while Andrew asks an elusive neighbor to perform as the surprise musical guest; at Bubble Bae, Khia discovers new feelings for Mannix.

What We Do in the Shadows - "Local News" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Coverage of a local water main break brings unwanted attention to the vampires.


Friday, August 4

The Villains of Valley View - "The Scare" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gem threatens to reveal Amy's secret.

Pretty Freekin Scary - "Best Friends for Life" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy discovers a Havoc imposter in Centropolis.

Pretty Freekin Scary - "The Game of Life" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Madden family has its first Christmas in Valley View.


Saturday, August 5

none scheduled


August 6

The Simpsons - "Hostile Kirk Place" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Milhouse's dad, Kirk, takes exception to a school history lesson that paints one of his ancestors in a bad light, Kirk goes on a crusade to censor and control the school curriculum -- a crusade that Homer co-opts for fun and profit.

Family Guy - "Unzipped Code" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cleveland is fired as a mailman after a mishap, but flourishes in his new job at the brewery.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Mole?" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Honey struggles with a lack of trust when someone starts revealing secrets; Chief refuses to take his urinary tract infection medications; The Gray One dreams of being the cat who sleeps atop the microwave.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Winner?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Honey and Chief are sent to a herding camp, Honey's competitive spirit gets out of control; Max goes to a farm to research an upcoming acting role and learns something about himself; Elsa must confront a traumatic mistake from her past.

Raven's Home - "Raven's Clone" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In preparation for the SMET Gala, Raven recruits a super fan to assist her; while on a field trip to the museum, Alice, Dylan and her new friend, Bree, try to find the Rat-Man.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Meat Cute" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Destiny and Parker try to open a restaurant.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 29, 2023

SitcomsOnline Digest: Emmy Awards Postponed to January; Norman Lear Celebrates 101st Birthday

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're seeing even more effects of the strikes going on, hearing of the death of a sitcom star, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • We could see this coming a month ago, but now, the Emmy Awards has officially been delayed until January (at least). (NPR)
  • Norman Lear celebrated his 101st birthday this week. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Production of Days of Our Lives has been shutdown temporarily, but it has nothing to do with any strikes. (Deadline)
  • The writers strike has, however, affected the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. (Yahoo!)
  • Inga Swenson, known for her role of Gretchen on Benson, has died at age 90. (Variety)
  • This is a little bit of a shocker here, the USA Network series Suits has broken a Nielsen streaming record for acquired programming, even outdoing series like The Office and Manifest when they were at their heights on streaming. (Deadline)
  • NBCUniversal has announced some new FAST channels, though we're not quite sure how Major Dad fits into TNBC. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 29 - AUGUST 4)

  • Decades has a binge of The Flip Wilson Show weekend.
  • The CW has some more international programming set to debut on Monday, including Run the Burbs and Bump.
  • Big Brother returns for a new season on Wednesday, slightly later than usual (to fill some holes in the fall lineup presumably).

Friday, July 28, 2023

TBS Back to School Marathons; HBO Renews The Righteous Gemstones for Season 4

The Big Bang Theory

In some parts of the country, it is actually almost back to school time in a few weeks (weird, right?). TBS will showcase three sitcom marathons. On Saturday, August 12, Bob's Burgers Back to School Marathon on TBS airs from 8:00pm to 10:30pm ET/PT. Then the next day on Sunday, August 13, it is a Friends Back to School Marathon on TBS from 12:00pm to 6:00pm ET/PT and then The Big Bang Theory Back to School Marathon on TBS from 6:00pm to 10:00pm ET/PT.


The Righteous Gemstones

HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed original comedy series The Righteous Gemstones for a fourth season. Created by Danny McBride, the series concludes its nine-episode third season July 30. The first three seasons are available to stream on Max. The Righteous Gemstones tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work. When the spoiled Gemstone children finally get their wish to take control of the Church, they discover leadership is harder than they imagined and that their extravagant lifestyle comes with a heavy price.

Season 3 cast: Danny McBride as Jesse Gemstone, Adam Devine as Kelvin Gemstone, John Goodman as Eli Gemstone, Edi Patterson as Judy Gemstone, Cassidy Freeman as Amber Gemstone, Tim Baltz as BJ, Tony Cavalero as Keefe Chambers, Greg Alan Williams as Martin Imari, Skyler Gisondo as Gideon Gemstone, Walton Goggins as Baby Billy Freeman, Jennifer Nettles as Aimee-Leigh Gemstone, James DuMont as Chad, Jody Hill as Levi, Troy Anthony Hogan as Matthew, Valyn Hall as Tiffany Freeman, Kelton DuMont as Pontious Gemstone, Gavin Munn as Abraham Gemstone, Steve Zahn as Peter Montgomery, Stephen Dorff as Vance Simkins, Shea Whigham as Dusty Daniels, Kristen Johnston as May-May, Lukas Haas as Chuck, Robert Oberst as Karl, Stephen Schneider as Stephen, Iliza Shlesinger as Shay Marigold, Sturgill Simpson as Marshall, and Casey Wilson as Kristy.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Comedian Wayne Brady Gets Hulu Series; AXS TV Acquires Cash Cab from Canada

Wayne Brady

Hulu announced a series order of Untitled Wayne Brady & Family Project (working title) from Fremantle and A Wayne & Mandie Creative, the joint production company founded by Wayne Brady and Mandie Taketa. A launch date on the platform is forthcoming. The season will consist of eight episodes. Everyone knows Wayne Brady – actor, comedian, host, singer and preeminent multihyphenate of this generation. But there’s more to the man seen onstage. What happens when an entertainer so iconic peels back the curtain on the realities of an unexpected life? In “Untitled Wayne Brady & Family Project” (working title), Brady has turned the term “modern family” on its head. He’s still best friends with his ex-wife, soulmate and business partner, Mandie Taketa. Together, they co-parent their 20-year-old daughter, Maile Brady, a student and aspiring artist, as well as running their production company, A Wayne & Mandie Creative (“Wayne Brady’s Comedy IQ”). Jason Fordham, Mandie’s life partner of 12 years, handles the family’s cinematography and post-production; and Mandie and Jason recently expanded their already blended family with the birth of their son, Sundance-Isamu.

With Brady at a sudden crossroads in his life, Untitled Wayne Brady & Family Project (working title) offers an intimate look into his blended family’s personal life – revealing unexpected points of view and values that most people (including his own family) have a hard time understanding. People see their social media posts from vacations to dancing in Tik-Toks, but what’s behind the joyful 15 seconds of fun? Their real life is not always as easy and as simple as it seems.


Cash Cab

AXS TV hits the road this summer with the popular Canadian version of the beloved commuter trivia show Cash Cab - making its network debut in primetime starting August 1. The acquisition puts the spotlight on over 100 episodes of the series, offering complete coverage of seasons five through eight. Cash Cab will air every Tuesday and Wednesday night back-to-back at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Hosted by comedian - and licensed Toronto cab driver - Adam Growe, Cash Cab sends unsuspecting patrons on the ride of a lifetime, giving them the chance to answer a series of increasingly-difficult trivia questions for cash prizes while en route to their destination. In contrast to its global counterparts, which tend to focus on more general knowledge, Canada's Cash Cab puts greater emphasis on questions pertaining to science, technology, nature, and adventure.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

NBCUniversal to Launch FAST Channels, Sitcoms & More; Tracy Morgan's Max Special Debuts Aug. 17

Punky Brewster

NBCUniversal announced new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings from across the NBCU Television & Streaming portfolio and NBCUniversal Global Distribution library. For the first time ever, viewers can access programming across all NBCUniversal genres centered on popular titles and categories available anytime at no additional cost. Curated with content from past seasons of iconic series including Saturday Night Live, The Real Housewives franchises, Top Chef, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, along with hit library television series including Little House on the Prairie, Murder, She Wrote and Saved by the Bell, along with genre-based sitcoms, action, crime, westerns, and monster movie content will also launch as dedicated FAST channels.

NBCUniversal has inked agreements with Amazon Freevee and Xumo Play for the entire FAST content portfolio. Xumo Enterprise, the business-to-business arm of Xumo that provides content owners, distributors and advertisers with tools and services to succeed in FAST, will power the distribution of NBCUniversal's new FAST channels on third party services starting with Amazon Freevee. With the new launches, NBCUniversal is adding to its industry leading lineup of current channels including Dateline 24/7, NBC News NOW, and Local NBC and Telemundo news stations. The new entertainment, news, sports, and Spanish Language FAST channels include: Bravo Vault, E! Keeping Up, Million Dollar Listing Vault, Oxygen True Crime Archives, Real Housewives Vault, SNL Vault, Top Chef Vault, News, Sports, Telemundo Channels, Rotten Tomatoes, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bad Girls Club, Lassie, Little House on the Prairie, Murder, She Wrote, Saved by the Bell, TNBC (Punky Brewster, City Guys, Hang Time, Major Dad and more), The Lone Ranger, Universal Action (Magnum P.I., Knight Rider, The A-Team and many others), Universal Crime (Columbo, Kojak, The Rockford Files and more), Universal Westerns (The Virginian, Tales of Wells Fargo among many others), and Universal Monsters (movies). These channels join NBCUniversal’s lineup of previously announced FAST channels including NBC News NOW, TODAY All Day, Dateline 24/7, LX, NBC and Telemundo Local Stations, and Sky News International. Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, also has a robust FAST channels offering featuring content from across the company's portfolio.


Tracy Morgan: Takin' It Too Far

The Max Original stand-up comedy special Tracy Morgan: Takin' It Too Far debuts Thursday, August 17 on Max. Two-time Emmy®-nominated actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, The Last O.G.) leaves it all on the stage in his first Max stand-up special taped live from the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Grateful and hyped, the comedian owns his set and unabashedly tackling topics such as dating in his 50s (along with the unexpected side effects that comes with it), his dysfunctional family, attempting to reverse gentrification in Brooklyn, and the very public 2014 car accident that left him with multiple broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, and a substantial settlement. Executive produced by Emmy and GRAMMY® winner Rikki Hughes, Tracy Moran: Takin' It Too Far showcases a seasoned comedy veteran in his most edgy and fearless special yet.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Chris Fleming Peacock Comedy Special; The Boys Spinoff Gen V Drops Sept. 29

Chris Fleming: Hell

From the eccentric mind behind hit YouTube series Gayle, and a mainstay of alternative comedy for over a decade, Chris Fleming: Hell explores performance anxiety through surreal comedy, sketches, and more. Chris Fleming: Hell is directed by Cat Solen and produced by Jax Media. Chris Fleming, Cat Solen, Jen Statsky, Brooke Posch, John Skidmore, Jake Fuller, Molly Mandel, and Olivia Doud serve as executive producers.

In the one-hour special premiering August 18, Chris Fleming lights up Dynasty Typewriter as he explores the unique hell of performance anxiety through musical comedy, anecdotes about Phil Collins, and everything in between. His surreal take on the plight of being a live performer is accompanied by absurdist sketches depicting the artist's journey through Hollywood and the mystical nature of live theater.




Gen V

Prime Video released the official teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Amazon Original series Gen V. The series will debut exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world with three episodes on Friday, September 29, followed by weekly episodes, leading up to the epic season finale on Friday, November 3. Gen V will be a part of the savings, convenience, and entertainment that Prime members enjoy in a single membership.

The official teaser gives audiences a peek into life at Godolkin University, America's only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International). From the world of The Boys comes Gen V, which explores the training of the first generation of superheroes to know about Compound V, and that their powers were injected into them, rather than God-given. These young, competitive heroes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school's highly coveted top ranking. They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as they once believed. When the university's dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.

The series cast includes Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. Gen V also features guest stars Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter, as well as appearances from Jessie T. Usher, Claudia Doumit, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne, reprising their roles from The Boys.

Monday, July 24, 2023

American Dad! Returns Labor Day on TBS; Solar Opposites New Season on Hulu

American Dad!

TBS announced American Dad! returns on Monday, September 4 at 10PM ET/PT. New episodes of the 18th season feature the voices of Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Jeff Fischer, Dee Bradley Baker, and Patrick Stewart, along with special guests Shaggy, Eliza Coupe, Mark McKinney, Debra Wilson, John Cho, Jane Lynch, Breckin Meyer and many more. 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.


Solar Opposites

Citizens of Earth, prepare yourselves for an epic new season of Solar Opposites, crash landing on Hulu on Monday, August 14 with 11 episodes, followed by a Valentine’s Day special coming in 2024. Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Dan Stevens) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In Season 4, we pack up the sci-fi and get normal… for a second. Then it’s back to classic Solar chaos, mayhem in the Wall, and some all new Silvercops adventures! The series is produced by 20th Television Animation. CAST: Dan Stevens, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 24, 2023)

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 24-28, 2023, 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, July 24
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Reboot/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Watch Keegan-Michael on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws/Hello Ladies/Extras/The Office(UK)) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marcus Scribner (grown-ish/black-ish) - Marcus will be on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary) - Janelle appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by to discuss the one man show he's directing, Everything’s Fine, on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single/The Geena Davis Show) - Kim sits down with Sherri to talk about the reboot of the VH1 series Surreal Life on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about Uncle of the Year: & Other Debatable Triumphs on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, July 25
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:16pm on Bravo. NBC's Today catches up with Jim in the 9am hour. He talks about Amazon's Pale on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of Harlem - Sherri reunites with the cast of Harlem including Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Shoniqua Shandai & Jerrie Johnson for their EXCLUSIVE FIRST SIT-DOWN TOGETHER to chat about season two of the Amazon series on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about his book Uncle of the Year: & Other Debatable Triumphs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
Wednesday, July 26
  • Nathan Lane (Only Murders in the Building/Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!/One of the Boys) - Watch Nathan on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!/Liv and Maddie) - Dove appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder/Parks and Recreation/A New Kind of Family) and John Owen Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder) - Rob and John are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charles Esten (The Crew) - Charles appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy is back at the kitchen table on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina the Teenage Witch) - Soleil is cooking one her family’s favorites, short ribs, on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls - Sherri's co-stars on Sex Lives of College Girls reunite to chat about the new season on HBO Max on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 27
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) - Catch Cecily on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rose McIver (Ghosts/Woke) - Rose appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) - Dania is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim dishes about Part 3 of The Upshaws on Netflix on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
Friday, July 28
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Watch Hannah 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 appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ana Gasteyer (American Auto/People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Natasha Leggero (Hoops/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Reneé Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) - NBC's Today Citi Concert Series features Reneé sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig talks about his podcast Joy on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Mark Critch (Son of a Critch) - Mark is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:15am.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, July 23

The Simpsons - "Carl Carlson Rides Again" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Carl is smitten by a beautiful Black woman, he looks into the roots of his own identity by discovering the origins of a mysterious rodeo buckle.

Family Guy - "A Wife-Changing Experience" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Joe accidentally sees Lois naked, leading to a reinvigoration of his sex life with Bonnie; Stewie is gifted an electric SUV and quickly embodies the "Range Rover" lifestyle.

HouseBroken - "Who's the Birthday Girl?" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
On her birthday, Honey is forced to deal with her resentful siblings and delusional mother; The Gray One helps Raccoon romance a koala at the zoo, but The Gray One harbors a dark secret.

HouseBroken - "Who Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Honey discovers she is a conduit between the living and the dead, she ends up tormented by the ghosts of dead pets who want her to deliver messages to members of the group; Diablo accidentally kills a squirrel and ends up falling for his mate.

Raven's Home - "Working for the Weeknd" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Booker, Neil and Ivy do everything they can to get tickets to The Weeknd concert; Alice's classmate uninvites her to the same concert; Raven tries to cheer her up.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Cursed Day of Camp" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lou, Parker, Noah and Destiny head to Dusty Tush, Wyo., to open up a new camp at a dude ranch that they purchased from The Marshall.


Monday, July 24

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Jungle" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a mountain lion gets loose in the area, the Butlers and Johnsons must shelter in place together, leading to some unexpected revelations.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Put That Toe on Ice" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob and Abishola attempt to find time together amidst their busy schedules. Also, Goodwin’s leadership tactics push Kofo over the edge.

Son of a Critch - "Pilot" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark's first day of junior high is marred by a bully, a young girl named Fox; when he stands up for himself, he learns that words can hurt more than fists.

Son of a Critch - "Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's Dead" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A chance encounter at a funeral parlor leads to Mark's first date; Mary tries to convince Dick to sell her an old station truck.

Children Ruin Everything - "Meals" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
James and Astrid try to have a nice family dinner to celebrate a special occasion, but their young children make it challenging.

Children Ruin Everything - "Bodies" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Pressured to not look like a dad for an upcoming work event, James takes his kids out on a shopping trip.

Miracle Workers - "End Times: Jim Carrey in the Park" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Morris puts on a theatrical production of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"; Sid goes on a weekend trip with Tai and his friends.


Tuesday, July 25

none scheduled


Wednesday, July 26

The Wonder Years - "Bill's New Friend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bill befriends Dean’s music teacher, Bill and Lillian attend a party at his house and the evening takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, with their parents away, Dean, Bruce and Kim make their own plans for the night.

Abbott Elementary - "Teacher Appreciation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s Teacher Appreciation Day. When the district gives Abbott two courtside tickets to a 76ers game, the teachers must decide who deserves them. Later, Janine invites the teachers to her house for game night and her sister, Ayesha, comes to visit.

This Fool - "A Storm Is Coming" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Julio Lopez has a heart of gold and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Julio attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family, and navigate working-class life in South Central.

This Fool - "Putazos" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Julio Lopez has a heart of gold and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Julio attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family, and navigate working-class life in South Central.


Thursday, July 27

Ghosts - "The Christmas Spirit: Part One" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In part one of a special one-hour #Ghostsmas episode, Jay’s sister, Bela (Punam Patel), visits Woodstone Mansion and brings along an adoring male friend, inspiring Sam to spark a romance between them in the spirit of the holiday rom-coms she loves. Meanwhile, the ghosts have conjured up a very different holiday plan for Trevor and Bela. Also, Isaac has an awkward encounter with Nigel that forces him to look back on events in his life.

Ghosts - "The Christmas Spirit: Part Two" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In part two of a special one-hour #Ghostsmas episode, Sam and Thorfinn get caught in the crossfire as the scheme Jay’s sister, Bela (Punam Patel), and the ghosts have conjured up goes awry. Also, Isaac’s marriage to Beatrice sheds light on how apprehensive he has been in communicating his feelings to Nigel.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Campaign" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Colin runs for office; Nandor makes a new friend; Nadja reconnects with her roots.


Friday, July 28

The Villains of Valley View - "Fired Up" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jake is promoted and becomes Eva's boss at the round-up; Colby gets a fever.

Pretty Freekin Scary - "Birthday Life" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Frankie learns that Pretty and Scary don't celebrate birthdays in the Underworld, and this must be fixed pronto; Mrs. Ripp prepares for her first book club party.

Pretty Freekin Scary - "A Matter of Life and Debate" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Scary joins the debate to get closer to her crush; Mrs. Ripp tries to insert herself into Remy's life but pushes him away; Grim attempts to help Frankie make amends with Erlic.


Saturday, July 29

Act Your Age - "Baby Making & Clown Chasing" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bernadette imagines a world where Angela and Keisha never moved into the penthouse.


Sunday, July 30

The Simpsons - "Bartless" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart's latest prank leads to chaos at Springfield Elementary, Marge and Homer dream of a world in which their rambunctious son was never a Simpson.

Family Guy - "The Munchurian Candidate" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois hypnotizes Peter into satisfying her sexual proclivities; Stewie renovates his treehouse in an attempt to win over Brian and Chris.

HouseBroken - "Who's a Party Pony?" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Honey accompanies Shel to an animal sanctuary to find his father and repair their relationship, she runs into an ex-patient and is shocked to see where her advice led him; Chico thinks he can parent better than Darla.

HouseBroken - "Who's the Cat-Chelorette?" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Gray One fights for his human's affection in a Bachelorette-style reality competition hosted by Chico; Honey chats with a mysterious animal; Max enters Shel in a high-stakes, celebrity tortoise racing circuit.

Raven's Home - "Drop it Like it's Hot!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven is doing a clothing drop, but a miscommunication sends her fans to the Baxter house; Neil and Booker get into a disagreement; Alice has to help Pop-Pop at the Chill Grill.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Workaversary Girl" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lou, Parker, Noah and Destiny head to Dusty Tush, Wyo., to open up a new camp at a dude ranch that they purchased from The Marshall.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, July 22, 2023

SitcomsOnline Digest: New ALF DVD Set with Unedited Episodes in the Works; First Look at Krapopolis

  Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about some big TV on DVD news (yes, DVDs!), getting our first preview of Krapopolis, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • DVD releases have been very few and far between in recent years, but Shout! Studios announced one that many classic sitcom fans have been waiting almost two decades for this week: a complete series collection of ALF with (most) unedited episodes and much more. (Media Play News)
  • We have a preview trailer for Krapopolis, the new Fox animated series that has already been successful enough to get three seasons before it has even debuted. (TVLine)
  • Meanwhile, a cloud of a potential SAG-AFTRA strike looms overhead, and the union is prepared to head that direction as early as next week. (Variety)
  • Vanna White got a contract extension and a pay raise for Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, but that hasn't happened for her role on the mother series just yet (though this is a positive sign). (Deadline)
  • There was a reunion for the 25th anniversary of That '70s Show this week, but one cast member was notably absent from a photo collage of the cast members. (Deadline)
  • Max has some animated comedies in the pipeline, and they're not even based upon Chip and Joanna Gaines. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 22 - JULY 28)

  • The Flintstones is the Catchy Comedy binge this weekend.
  • Futurama, the animated comedy that has now found new life twice, returns for new episodes on Hulu on Monday.
  • The CW has the debut of Son of a Critch, as well as a new season of Children Ruin Everything, on Monday.
  • Captain Fall, a new animated comedy, debuts Friday on Netflix.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Max Announces Animated Comedy Slate; Game Show Network's Late Summer & Early Fall Premieres

Young Love

The Max Original Animation panel hosted at San Diego Comic-Con included exclusive first looks at upcoming animated series coming soon to Max. Showcasing the expansion in the Adventure Time universe, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake showrunner Adam Muto and supervising director Ryann Shannon debuted the first look at the new animated series. The panel for Young Love, based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated short, Hair Love, featured series creator and showrunner Matthew A. Cherry and supervising director Mark Davis for an exclusive preview of the first episode. The panel concluded with Harley Quinn supervising producers Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and Ian Hamilton debuting the official season four trailer for the series.




Master Minds

Returning to Game Show Network's schedule are new episodes of the fan favorite all-star trivia show Master Minds, airing in August, and Switch, a quick-moving trivia show where contestants take positions behind large numbers from 1 to 5, airing in September. Master Minds will air weeknights at 6:00pm. Switch will air weeknights at 7:00pm. Game Show Network debuted two new shows in the first half of 2023: Split Second, hosted by John Michael Higgins airing weeknights at 7:30pm, premiered in April, and Hey Yahoo!, hosted by Tom Cavanagh airing weeknights at 8:00pm & 8:30pm, premiered in June.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, April 22

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

Bob Hearts Abishola - "These Giants Are Flexible" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob and Abishola go to New York City with Dele for his Juilliard audition, Abishola reconnects with her brother Ade.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Monday, April 22

  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Watch Wilmer on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rory Scovel (Physical/Ground Floor) - Rory appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Gillian and Pete are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up), John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) and Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - E! News has interviews with Zendaya, John and Jodie at 11pm on E!.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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)

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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04/06 - SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Cancels Quantum Leap; Airdate Set for Final Pat Sajak Wheel of Fortune Episode
04/05 - Hulu Spring and Summer 2024 Slate; Netflix Orders Tyler Perry Drama; Remembering Joe Flaherty
04/04 - Apple TV+ The Big Door Prize Returns April 24; ABC Renews Will Trent for Season 3
04/03 - Sony Pictures and Game Show Network Upfront; ABC Renews Grey's Anatomy and 9-1-1 for 2024-25
04/02 - Adult Swim's Smiling Friends Returns May 12; Stallone Drama Returning for Season 2
04/01 - Selena Gomez Gets New Food Network Series; Orphan Black Gets New Series
03/31 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 1, 2024)
03/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Patricia Richardson on Potential Home Improvement Reboot; Paramount+ Removes Several Nickelodeon Series
03/29 - Hulu Launches on Disney+; Under the Bridge Premieres April 17
03/28 - Netflix's Good Times Animated Comedy Trailer; Too Close for Comfort and Check It Out! Complete Series on DVD
03/27 - The Upshaws Part 5 This April; Max Orders Noah Wyle Medical Drama
03/26 - Apple TV+ Orders Star-Studded Comedy; Elizabeth Banks Joins New Peacock Series
03/25 - Disney Channel Orders Wizards of Waverly Place Revival; Paramount+ Animated Comedy Ark: The Animated Series
03/24 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of March 25, 2024)
03/23 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Good Times Animated Reboot; NBC Renews Several Popular Series
03/22 - NBC Renews Nearly All Chicago and Law & Order Series; Goosebumps Season 2 Cast Update