Thursday, August 31, 2023

Max's Original Comedy Series Starstruck Season 3 and Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Premiere Dates; AXS TV Announces Fall Programming Lineup

Starstruck

Co-produced by BBC Three and BAFTA nominated comedian, writer, star, and director Rose Matafeo, Max Original comedy series Starstruck will debut with all six episodes on September 28.

Still living in London and working at the local cinema, Jessie (Rose Matafeo) explores a new single life after parting ways with film star Tom (Nikesh Patel). Two years after the breakup, Jessie navigates the pressures of adulthood and is confronted with the consequences of her own choices as her friends move on to the next stages in their lives, while Jessie is left questioning what she is really looking for.

Our Flag Means Death

The eight-episode second season of the Max Original comedy series Our Flag Means Death, from creator-showrunner David Jenkins, Emmy®-nominated executive producer and star Taika Waititi, and Emmy®-nominated executive producer Garrett Basch, debuts with three episodes Thursday, October 5 on Max. The season continues with two new episodes weekly leading up to the season finale on Thursday, October 26.

Our Flag Means Death is based (very) loosely on the true adventures of 18th century would-be pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby). After trading the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede became captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes changed after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard (Taika Waititi). To their surprise, the wildly different Stede and Blackbeard found more than friendship on the high seas…they found love. Now, they have to survive it.

In addition to Darby and Waititi, season two stars returning cast members Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Matthew Maher, Kristian Nairn, Con O’Neill, David Fane, Samba Schutte, Nat Faxon, and Leslie Jones. New additions joining the ensemble cast include recurring guest stars Ruibo Qian, Madeleine Sami, Anapela Polataivao, and Erroll Shand, and guest stars Minnie Driver and Bronson Pinchot.

Our Flag Means Death is executive produced by Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, alongside creator-showrunner David Jenkins. In addition to his duties as showrunner, Jenkins directed the first two episodes of season two. Garrett Basch, Dan Halsted, Adam Stein, and Antoine Douaihy also serve as executive producers. Season two was filmed in Auckland, New Zealand.




AXS TV 2023 Fall Programming Lineup

AXS TV unveils its Fall Programming Lineup complete with all-new original series and returning favorites—headlined by the Network's partnership with legendary music outlet SPIN Magazine on the fresh listicle series SPIN 100 Greatest Rock Stars, premiering Monday, October 2 at 8p ET/5p PT. The roster also includes the all-new original music series Life In Six Strings With Kylie Olsson, as well as new seasons of Parking Lot Payday, The Top Ten Revealed, The Very Very Best Of The 80s, Rockstar Shuffle, and more.

Highlights of the upcoming Fall Schedule include:

Monday, October 2

8pm – SPIN 100 Greatest Rock Stars (New Original) – 12 Episodes – AXS TV's Fall Lineup kicks off on Monday, October 2 with the Network's landmark collaboration with SPIN Magazine on SPIN 100 Greatest Rock Stars—a star-studded countdown of the 100 greatest rockers, basedd on the legendary "100 Greatest Rock Stars Since That Was A Thing" feature curated by SPIN founder Bob Guccione Jr. and originally published in 2021. The series presents a comprehensive tour of the epic list specially updated for 2023—putting the spotlight on appearances and commentary by an impressive roster of icons and experts including Joel McHale, Dee Snider, Stewart Copeland, Carnie Wilson, Steve Vai, Roy Orbison Jr., David Archuleta, Kenny Aronoff, Bruno Major, Bob Mould, Shawn Stockman, and UK music journalist Kylie Olsson, among others.

8:30pm – Life In Six Strings With Kylie Olsson (New Original) – Eight Episodes – Music journalist, author and guitar novice Kylie Olsson joins up with some of the greatest six-string virtuosos in music, as guitar masterminds Steve Vai, Mick Mars, Nuno Bettencourt, and more, invite her into their homes to delve into the instrument's incredible impact on their lives. The series gives viewers a candid glimpse into where each artist is from—both sonically and geographically--detailing how their unique origins have informed their music. Along the way, she gleans some of their priceless tips and tricks to guide her on her own journey to learn how to play the guitar.

9pm – The Partridge Family (New Acquisition) – "C'mon Get Happy" as one of pop culture's most beloved broods makes its debut on AXS TV, in this popular classic series starring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, and Danny Bonaduce.

10pm – Cash Cab Canada – AXS TV continues airing the acclaimed Canadian version of Cash Cab, as host Adam Growe takes unsuspecting patrons on the ride of a lifetime, giving them the chance to answer trivia questions for cash prizes while en route to their destination.

Tuesday, October 3

8pm – The Top Ten Revealed – 12 New Episodes – The hit countdown series returns as host Katie Daryl joins a rotating panel of rock and metal trailblazers including Sebastian Bach, Lita Ford, Stephen Pearcy, Nancy Wilson, Gina Schock, Gilby Clarke, Rikki Rockett, Carnie Wilson and many more to determine the top songs from a wide range of eclectic themes and categories.

8:30pm – New Season of Parking Lot Payday – 10 Episodes – Parking Lot Payday returns for Season 2 on a new night and time, and with new host—and AXS TV fan-favorite Art Mann, who cruises through the Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple festivals to give fans a chance to win big by answering rock trivia. Shock pioneer Alice Cooper even gets in on the fun, taking the hotseat in the season premiere.

Wednesday, October 4

8pm – Hot Ones - The sizzling series continues to be a hit for AXS TV, as entertainment's biggest names put their taste buds on the line to talk about their acclaimed careers while sampling hot wings slathered in increasingly-spicy sauces.

8:30pm – Rockstar Shuffle – Eight New Episodes – Rockstar Shuffle continues its inaugural season with a wild blend of fast-paced hijinks and candid moments, giving music lovers a rare look into rock and metal titans such as Bruce Dickinson, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil, Corey Taylor, Rod Stewart, Billy Idol, and Micky Dolenz, as they share their own priceless stories, showoff their personal collections of music memorabilia, reflect on their most-treasured memories, and so much more.

Thursday, October 5

8pm – IMPACT Wrestling – Pro wrestling powerhouse IMPACT! continues with even more high-stakes matchups and blockbuster drama, as wrestling’s top competitors step into the ring each week.

10pm – New Japan Pro-Wrestling – Don't miss the most unforgettable moments from NJPW's biggest events of the year, highlighting global heavyweights Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, SANADA and more.

11pm – The Power Hour – 10 New Episodes – Noted rock experts and enthusiasts Matt Pinfield, Josh Bernstein, and Caity Babs present a comprehensive breakdown of the scene’s latest news, buzzworthy videos, and more, featuring exclusive interviews with some of the genre's most influential acts.

Friday, October 6

Retro Night continues to be a hit with viewers, putting the spotlight on classic series, concerts, movies, and more from the '60s, '70s, and '80s.

8pm – The Very Very Best Of The 80s – Six New Episodes – Fan-favorite countdown series The Very Very Best Of The 80s opens the night with star-studded retrospectives, as pop culture heroes share their thoughts on the films, music, TV, toys, and more that defined the decade.

8:30pm – The Monkees – AXS TV continues to present all 58 episodes of the groundbreaking music sitcom The Monkees, broadcast in 4k.

9pm – Retro Movie – Cult classics take over the small screen in this special block celebrating beloved big screen hits from across the decades.

Special Events

Retro Binge – AXS TV turns back the clock with this all-new daytime block, putting the spotlight on a vintage lineup that includes every episode of the hit music sitcoms The Monkees and The Partridge Family, as well as nostalgia-fueled retrospectives The Very Very Best Of The 80s and A Year In Music — airing Monday through Friday at 1pm ET, starting October 2.

Starting in October, AXS TV Now presents movie premieres every Monday at 7:30pE. The roster includes:

10/2 – Wolfman's Got Nards – A love letter to the cult classic creature feature The Monster Squad, examining its enduring impact and influence through exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, as well as the legendary genre stars and filmmakers that it inspired.

10/9 – Antidote – MMA powerhouse Randy Couture faces his toughest fight yet, as he takes on a Mayan legend come to life in this jungle thriller.

10/16 – Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies – A pilot leads a motley crew of survivors through a deadly wasteland, after an experimental chemical turns the residents of Charleston, MS into bloodthirsty zombies in this sidesplitting horror comedy.

10/23 – Death of a Vlogger – An upstart vlogger gets more than he bargained for, when his viral video of an alleged haunting puts him face-to-face with the dark side of the internet. But is it real or just a clever stunt?

10/30 – Killbird – Stranded in the back country of Oregon, a young woman with a secret engages in a tense power struggle with a reclusive conspiracy theorist with a secret of his own.

11/6 - Guardians of the Tomb - An animal expert finds that some things are better left buried, when the search for her brother leads to an ancient emperor's final resting place—guarded by hordes of venomous spiders. Starriing Kelsey Grammer, Kellan Lutz, and Li Bingbing.

Additionally, AXS TV Now opens up the AXS TV vault each week, with themed blocks highlighting some of the Network's most popular series from its extensive content library. Highlights include MOCKpocalypse Mondays; as well as episodes of Music's Greatest Mysteries each Tuesday; acclaimed celebrity sitdown series The Big Interview With Dan Rather every Wednesday; the hilarious hijinks of Tom Green Live on Thursdays; intimate performances by some of music's biggest names on At Home And Social every Friday; an intoxicating trip through the world of drinking culture on Drinking Made Easy on Saturdays; and star-studded stand-up on Gotham Comedy Live each Sunday.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Partridge Family Coming to AXS TV Starting Oct. 2; CBS to Air A Tribute to Bob Barker Special Aug. 31, Marathon of Match Game Episodes to Air Sept. 2 on Game Show Network

The Partridge Family

AXS TV bolsters its classic programming lineup with the quintessential '70s sitcom The Partridge Family — airing back-to-back episodes in primetime every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT starting October 2. Additionally, the series will air daily on AXS TV as part of the Network's new "Retro Binge" daytime block starting October 2 at 1 p.m. ET, alongside fellow music sitcom The Monkees, star-studded pop culture series The Very Very Best of the 80s, and informative retrospective A Year in Music.

AXS TV puts the spotlight on all 96 episodes of the hit musical comedy, capturing the beloved band as they tour across the country in their iconic multi-colored school bus, performing their signature tunes and getting caught up in sidesplitting shenanigans. The Partridge Family stars Oscar®-winning actress Shirley Jones as matriarch Shirley Partridge, with Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough, Jeremy Gelbwaks, and teen sensation David Cassidy as the talented offspring who convince the young widow to leave her bank-telling job and join their fledgling family band.

The series was inspired by real life musical siblings The Cowsills, and spawned a number of chart-topping singles including opening theme "C'mon Get Happy," "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," and the signature hit "I Think I Love You," among many others. The Partridge Family boasted a number of all-star guests during its four-season tenure, with unforgettable appearances by Johnny Cash, Richard Pryor, Jodie Foster, Dick Clark, John Astin, Howard Cosell, and MLB Hall of Famer Johnny Bench; in addition to early roles by then-up-and-comers such as Mark Hamill, Louis Gossett Jr., Meredith Baxter, Rob Reiner, and Jackie Earle Haley, as well as future Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Cheryl Ladd.




The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker

The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker, a new one-hour special honoring the life and career of the beloved late television legend and animal rights activist, who was a longstanding member of the CBS family, will be broadcast Thursday, Aug. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+. Drew Carey, who succeeded Bob Barker as The Price Is Right host – and is a longtime fan and friend of Barker's – celebrates Barker's life and legacy as host of the tribute.

CBS will air an encore broadcast of the special in the regular weekday timeslot for The Price Is Right (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.

For 35 years, Barker, who died at age 99 last Saturday (Aug. 26), hosted The Price Is Right, television's longest-running daytime game show. He was its host from 1972 to 2007 and was well-known for signing off each day with the quote, “Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.” He earned 14 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Featuring an array of “priceless” on-camera moments from throughout Barker's 50-plus year career, the special showcases his talents as a charming, charismatic and razor-sharp “master of ceremonies” who created special connections with countless contestants on The Price Is Right – and his evolution into a pop culture icon appearing as himself in prominent projects on both the silver and small screens.

Game Show Network will honor the late Bob Barker with an eight-hour marathon of Match Game episodes featuring him this Saturday, September 2, starting at 9 am.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Once Upon a Time Coming to Hulu; Young Love Launches on Max in September

Once Upon a Time

It's a Labor Day Binge! The 2011-2018 ABC series Once Upon a Time is coming to Hulu! All seven seasons premiere on Hulu Friday, September 1. A boy contacts his long-lost mother who gave him up for adoption and convinces her to follow him to Storybrooke, Maine, where storybook characters who inhabit the town are trapped by an evil queen. The series starred Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas and Robert Carlyle as the main players.


Young Love

The Max Original animated series Young Love (9/21) expands on the animated short Hair Love from creator Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation, which centered around the relationship between an African American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across - doing his daughter's hair for the first time. Filled with comedy and heart, the series is an honest look into the world of a tight-knit Chicago family as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics, all while striving to make a better life for themselves. Voices include Scott Mescudi, Issa Rae, Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Debra Wilson, and Brooke Monroe Conaway.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Remembering TV Legend Bob Barker; Wolf Like Me Returns in October on Peacock

Bob Barker

Emmy Award-winning television game show host Bob Barker, who hosted The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, has died. He died on August 26 at his home in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Barker was 99.

Truth or Consequences

Barker began his game show career in 1956, hosting Truth or Consequences. He started hosting on December 31, 1956 and continued with the program until 1975. He traditionally ended each episode with the phrase, "Hoping all your consequences are happy ones."

He began hosting the CBS revival of The Price Is Right on September 4, 1972. He hosted the show for 35 years until his final episode aired on June 15, 2007. After retiring from the show, he returned for three guest appearances in 2009 to promote his autobiography Priceless Memories, in 2013 to celebrate his 90th birthday, and in 2015 for an April Fools' Day switch where he took Drew Carey's place at the show's intro. He was a 14-time winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host. As an executive producer, he was a 4-time winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards. He was a longtime animal rights activist. In 1982, he began ending episodes with the phrase: "This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population – have your pets spayed or neutered."

Bob Barker and Fran Drescher in The Nanny

Barker made his acting debut as Mort in a 1960 episode of Bonanza. He played himself in a 1994 episode of The Nanny. He made two guest appearances as Ben Davis, Carly's (Mel Harris) widower father, in Something So Right in 1996 and 1997. In 2001, he played himself in an episode of Yes, Dear. He played himself in a 1998 episode of Martial Law. His voice credits included Futurama, Family Guy (3 episodes), and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Neil Patrick Harris and Bob Barker in How I Met Your Mother

He appeared in a 2007 episode of How I Met Your Mother. In "Showdown," Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) is chosen as a contestant on The Price Is Right giving him the opportunity to fulfill one of his life wishes: to meet Bob Barker, who he delusionally believes to be his father.

Bob Barker and Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore

Barker played himself in the sports comedy film Happy Gilmore (1996). In one scene, he beats up Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) after an altercation arising from their teaming up in a Pro-Am Golf Tournament. He parodied the Happy Gilmore fight in a 2014 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, where he fought Wyatt Spencer after arguing with him.

He was interviewed for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television on July 7, 2000.

Bob Barker

Mr. Barker was a true TV legend. He won 19 Daytime Emmys overall for his work on The Price Is Right. He hosted more than 6,500 episodes. We thank him for the many hours of entertainment that he brought us during his 50-year career on television. He will be greatly missed.

Arleen Sorkin

We also remember actress and writer Arleen Sorkin. She played Geneva on the Fox sitcom Duet. She died on August 24 in Los Angeles, California, of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis. Ms. Sorkin was 67.

Sorkin was known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. She appeared in 427 episodes from 1984 to 1990, 1992, 2001, 2006, and 2010. The wacky but lovable Calliope Jones was employed in Liz Curtis's clothing business and her first scenes featured her making a dress for Anna DiMera. One of her trademarks was her endless collections of hats, which were very creative and sometimes very outlandish.

Arleen Sorkin

She had a recurring role as Geneva, a sexy maid to yuppie couple Richard (Chris Lemmon) and Linda Phillips (Alison LaPlaca), in 25 episodes of the 1987-1989 Fox sitcom Duet. The cast included Matthew Laurance, Mary Page Keller, Jodi Thelen, Larry Poindexter (1987-1988), and Ginger Orsi (1988-1989).

Open House

Sorkin reprised her role of Geneva in three episodes of the Fox sitcom Open House in 1989. The 1989-1990 sitcom was a spin-off of Duet. The cast included Alison LaPlaca, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Mary Page Keller, Chris Lemmon, Danny Gans, Ellen DeGeneres, Nick Tate, Ginger Orsi, and Ray Buktenica.

She guest starred in a 1990 episode of Dream On. She appeared as Rachel, the owner of a monkey, in the final episode of Frasier in 2004.

Sorkin and Paul Slanksy created the 1997-1998 NBC sitcom Fired Up. She was the co-writer of the story and screenplay of the 1997 Jennifer Aniston film Picture Perfect.

Dave Coulier and Arleen Sorkin - America's Funniest People

She co-hosted the first two seasons (1990-1992) of ABC's America's Funniest People with Dave Coulier. The show focused on people intentionally trying to be funny, doing things such as telling jokes, doing impressions, singing, dancing, performing scripted material, attempting wacky stunts, pulling pranks, etc. She was replaced by Tawny Kitaen for seasons three and four.

Sorkin was the real-life inspiration and voice for DC Comics villain Harley Quinn, co-created by her friend Paul Dini on Batman: The Animated Series. She also voiced the character for episodes of The New Batman Adventures, Superman: The Animated Series, Gotham Girls, Static Shock, and Justice League.

She was married to television writer-producer Christopher Lloyd in 1995. He has worked on Frasier, Modern Family and other sitcoms. They had two sons, Eli and Owen.

Ms. Sorkin was a talented and funny actress. We thank her for her onscreen work and voiceover performances as Harley Quinn. She will be deeply missed.


Wolf Like Me

We're having a baby! Season 2 of comedy Wolf Like Me arrives October 19 on Peacock. In the second season of Wolf Like Me, Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) leap into the next phase of their relationship and face their biggest challenge yet: pregnancy. As much as they try to have a "normal" pregnancy, it seems impossible with so many questions looming over them. Will their child be a baby or a wolf pup? Just how long can they keep things secret from the rest of their family? And will what happened in the outback come back to haunt them? But when Mary's former professor, Anton (Edgar Ramirez), suddenly reappears in her life, new secrets from Mary's past are revealed, leaving Mary and Gary to question whether they're even meant to be together. The series stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad, along with Ariel Donoghue, Edgar Ramirez, Emma Lung, Anthony Taufa, and Honour Latukefu.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 28, 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 August 28-September 1, 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, August 28
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Watch Whitney on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kal Penn (The Santa Clauses/Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) - Cecily appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christa Miller (Shrinking/Cougar Town/Scrubs/The Drew Carey Show) - Christa appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie, Eva Longoria (Telenovela and Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - E! News has interviews with Idris, Eva and Kyle at 11pm on E!.
  • Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs. Lopez) - George Lopez’s daughter, actress Mayan Lopez, sits down with Sherri to talk about her co-starring role with her father on Lopez vs. Lopez on NBC on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Amazon's Dark Pale on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer and Adam Sandler are joining Drew to talk all about their new movie Murder Mystery 2 on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton is talking to Drew about the man they have in common – Adam Sandler - on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, August 29
  • Lauren Ash (Not Dead Yet/Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Catch Lauren on 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.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (30 Rock) - James appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) and Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Righteous Gemstones/Workaholics/Modern Family) - E! News has interviews with Keke and Adam at 11pm on E!.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry joins Sherri to discuss hosting the new season of America's Got Talent on NBC on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men/Togetherness) - Melanie is telling Drew all about the new season of the show and her role in the hit show The Last of Us on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 30
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Bakersfield P.D.) - Watch Giancarlo on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Fumero (Blockbuster/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire), Joey Lawrence (Gimme a Break!/Blossom/Brotherly Love/Run of the House/Melissa & Joey), Matthew Lawrence (Gimme a Break!/Drexell's Class/Walter & Emily/Brotherly Love/Boy Meets World) and Andy Lawrence (Tom/Brotherly Love/Oliver Beene) - E! News has interviews with Hilary and the Lawrence Brothers on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Michael Urie (Shrinking/Younger/Partners) - Michael sits down to talk about his new projects, including Apple TV+’s comedy series, Shrinking, on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, August 31
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Drew on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class/The Pitts) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley takes “The Colbert Questionert” on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts/White Famous) - Utkarsh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (SMILF/Stand By Your Man/Gimme a Break!) - Rosie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - E! News has an interview with Steve at 11pm on E!.
  • Poorna Jagannathan (Never Have I Ever) and Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever) - Poorna and Richa give the Tam Fam the scoop on the final season of Never Have I Ever on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray and Firerose chat and perform on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Pamela Anderson (Stacked/Home Improvement) - Pamela is taking over the whole show and telling Drew all about her career and what she's up to now on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, September 1
  • Jennifer Garner (Party Down) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Parsons (Young Sheldon/The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (SMILF/Lost at Home/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Spin City) - Connie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Aasif is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (BlackAF/Duncanville/Angie Tribeca/Unhitched/The Office) - Rashida appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • George Wallace (Tall Hopes) - George stops by to talk about his new comedy tour on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Rob Lowe (Unstable/The Grinder/Parks and Recreation/A New Kind of Family) - The Drew Barrymore Show is revisiting some of the highlights and best moments of the Drew's News podcast with Drew's pals Aubrey and Rob, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation/Welcome to Sweden) - Amy will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 27

Raven's Home - "Gown to the Wire" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven gets the opportunity to take her fashion designs global; Booker may not be able to walk at graduation; Victor has big news; Alice gets a surprise call from an old friend.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "What About Barb?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lou, Winnie and Jake team up to help Barb Barca.


Monday, August 28

Son of a Critch - "Father Critch" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark is considering what life would be like as a priest; as rumors of scandal amongst the clergy start to mount, Mark reassesses what his religion means to him.

Run the Burbs - "Independence Day" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andrew tests Leo's ability to walk to school alone; Camille takes a Khia bra shopping; Ramesh takes a stand at Bubble Bae when he learns he's not a regular customer.

Children Ruin Everything - "Death" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Following a brush with death, James and Astrid realize they need to make a death plan, including finding legal guardians for Felix and Viv.

Bump - "Just Kids" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Reema, Vince and the rest of the gang enjoy a big night out, Oly and Santi are stuck at home in an unglamorous situation.

Miracle Workers - "The End" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The final battle for Boomtown.

Breeders - "No Arseholes" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A chat with Darren and a chance encounter convince Ally she needs more friends, so she decides to reunite her antenatal class; Ally tells Luke and Ava this was a friendship group with no arseholes, but 17 years is a long time.


Tuesday, August 29

none scheduled


Wednesday, August 30

The Conners - "Two More Years and a Stolen Rose" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The death of a beloved teacher from Dan and Jackie’s high school brings old classmates together. Elsewhere, Becky asks Darlene and Ben for a big favor.

The Conners - "Driving, Dating and Deceit" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark is anxious to get his driver’s license when a job opportunity presents itself across town. Darlene attempts to teach him to drive, but her frantic energy sends him running to Ben for help. Meanwhile, Harris meets a new guy online, whom Becky recognizes from her past.

The Conners - "Parent Traps and Heart Attacks" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a relative passes away unexpectedly, the family must debate about who should gain custody of a jaded nephew, who is just shy of his 18th birthday.

The Conners - "Text Thread and the Marital Bed" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louise gets into a feud with Becky after accidentally sending a rude message in the family text thread. Meanwhile, Darlene tries to spice up her sex life with Ben.

Night Court - "Train Court" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a train delay causes issues, Abby sees an opportunity to serve underground justice; Gurgs tries to stall the proceedings so Abby can meet her favorite celebrities, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, but Dan has dinner reservations he won't give up.

Night Court - "Blood Moon Binga" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A blood moon brings out some of the weirdest cases New York has to offer along with a surprise visitor: Abby's mom, who's carrying some secrets; Gurgs suspects Dan knows more than he's letting on; Olivia and Neil stumble on the truth.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "El Capitan" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis becomes the neighborhood watch Captain and the power goes to his head, much to the demise of the family. Meanwhile, Jazmine tries to convince CJ and Malik that they can enjoy the games with healthy food.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "To Jump or Not to Jump" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Calvin and Laura debate the merits of traditional aspects of marriage versus creating new traditions; Ella presents them with the broom she and Curtis jumped over at their wedding.

The Ms. Pat Show - "Down With the King" (BET, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As Pat continues to do well on the tour, she must determine if the cost of succeeding is worth the price of her soul; at home, Junebug's pregnancy scare raises eyebrows and suspicion with his new girlfriend.


Thursday, August 31

The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Price Is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker, a new one-hour special honoring the life and career of the beloved late television legend and animal rights activist, who was a longstanding member of the CBS family, will be broadcast Thursday, Aug. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+. Drew Carey, who succeeded Bob Barker as The Price Is Right host – and is a longtime fan and friend of Barker's – celebrates Barker's life and legacy as host of the tribute.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Roast" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The housemates are invited for a weekend away at the home of a mysterious, illustrious vampire.


Friday, September 1

none scheduled


Saturday, September 2

none scheduled


Sunday, September 3

The Conners - "The Dog Days of Christmas" (ABC, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The holidays are approaching and Dan meets his mother-in-law for the first time. Elsewhere, Darlene helps Becky with a parenting problem.

The Simpsons - "Write Off This Episode" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Marge and Lisa start a charity together, Marge is seduced by the money and prestige of big charity fundraising.

Family Guy - "Love Story Guy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys recount their first true love stories, leading to parodies of "Castaway," "Dirty Dancing" and various Meg Ryan rom-coms.

Bob's Burgers - "These Boots Are Made for Stalking" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the coolest teens she's ever seen start coming into the restaurant, Tina decides she needs to be just like them; Gene and Louise get into a battle of wills over stinky socks.

Family Guy - "Old West" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys try to help Mayor Wild West reconnect with his estranged father, Old West.

Raven's Home - "Whose Line is it Anyway?" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven recruits Victor to help her impress a very important investor; Booker and Neil try out being college roommates; Alice struggles to enjoy her summer plans.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Wastin' Away Again in Barb-aritaville" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Raven recruits Victor to help her impress an important investor; Booker and Neil try being college roommates; Alice struggles to enjoy her summer plans.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, August 26, 2023

SitcomsOnline Digest: Frasier Reboot Date Set, With CBS Also Airing First Two Episodes; Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Cancelled

 Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! In a normal year, we'd be getting ready for the new fall season, but unless you love some reality TV, that isn't going to happen this year... but, we do have some new scripted series in the pipeline for the fall (mostly series that were produced pre-strike), including news about new fall episodes of Frasier and Rick & Morty. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • A premiere date for the Frasier reboot is set at Paramount+, with the first two episodes also airing on CBS. (Variety)
  • There won't be a third season of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. on Disney+, as the series was cancelled. (Variety)
  • It's not clear how the show would have worked out without the star (or perhaps the plan would have just been to cancel the series), but it seems Melissa Joan Hart was nearly fired from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. (Deadline)
  • A season premiere date for Rick and Morty has been set. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A standalone streaming service didn't work out, but a new CNN Hub (including a 24/7 stream that won't be the actual network) is set to launch on Max. (Deadline)
  • Weigel Broadcasting has filed for a trademark for "Toon TV," though it's not clear if this is for a new network, programming block, or just a preemptive trademark filing. (Cord Cutters News)
  • Whether Weigel is planning a full cartoon network or not, their offerings on MeTV are expanding this fall. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 1)

  • There is a binge of Full House this weekend on Catchy Comedy.
  • The final season of Archer debuts Wednesday on FXX.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Rick and Morty Returns October 15; Switch New Season Begins September 18 on Game Show Network

Rick and Morty

Adult Swim announced that new episodes of Rick and Morty, the hit adult animated series that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe, will premiere around the world and across the multiverse starting on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. A global phenomenon, the seventh season of Rick and Morty will debut in over 134 countries in 38 languages. In the U.S., new episodes will be available for purchase from digital retailers the day after they premiere on Adult Swim. The new season will also be available to stream in 2024.

Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of cable during seasons three, four, five and six, and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, livestreaming, retail, and fan experiences. The series reached over 19M viewers on linear broadcast in 2022 and remains a top series on Max. Rick and Morty has garnered two Emmys for "Outstanding Animated Program" and is currently nominated for a third.


Switch

New episodes of Switch will premiere on Monday, September 18 at 7 p.m. ET on Game Show Network and air weekdays. In Switch, five players begin the game by taking positions behind large numbers from 1 to 5. After a trivia question is asked, players with correct answers move towards the number 1 spot, and players with incorrect answers move towards the number 5 spot. The goal of the game is to finish the third round of questions in the number 1 position, thus winning the game and earning the right to play the bonus round for $10,000.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Hulu Fall 2023 Slate; Apple TV+ Series Still Up Debuts Trailer

The D'Amelio Show

Hulu has made new date announcements for its original series: The D'Amelio Show Season Three, Living for the Dead, Self Reliance, Black Cake and Monster Inside: America's Most Extreme Haunted House. The notable Fall 2023 slate includes:

Futurama
Premiere Date: July 24, 2023 (One episode weekly)
Finale Date: September 25, 2023
Genre: Adult Animated Series
Season: 11
Episode Count: 10

FX's Reservation Dogs
Premiere Date: August 2, 2023 (One episode weekly)
Finale Date: September 27, 2023
Genre: Comedy Series
Season: 3rd and Final Season
Episode Count: 10

Only Murders in the Building
Premiere Date: August 8, 2023 (Two episodes at launch, then one episode weekly)
Finale Date: October 3, 2023
Genre: Comedy Series
Season: 3
Episode Count: 10

The Other Black Girl
Premiere Date: September 13, 2023 (All-at-once)
Genre: Psychological Thriller Comedy Series
Season: 1
Episode Count: 10

The D'Amelio Show
Premiere Date: September 20, 2023 (Two episodes weekly) *NEW ANNOUNCEMENT*
Finale Date: October 18, 2023
Genre: Unscripted Docu-Series
Season: 3
Episode Count: 10

Shoresy
Premiere Date: October 27, 2023 (All-at-once)
Genre: Comedy Series
Season: 2
Episode Count: 6


Still Up - Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts

Apple TV+ debuted the trailer for Still Up the upcoming comedy series starring Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts, and co-created and written by Steve Burge and Natalie Walter. The new eight-episode comedy will make its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on Friday, September 22, followed by new episodes every Friday through October 27.

Still Up is an almost romantic comedy set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny (Roberts) and Lisa (Thomas) who have no secrets except their feelings for each other. Also starring in the ensemble cast are Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, Luke Fetherston and Rich Fulcher.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Frasier Returns October 12 on Paramount+; And Just Like That... Renewed for Season 3

Fraiser

Paramount+ revealed a first look and announced the premiere date for the upcoming Paramount+ original series Frasier. Starring Kelsey Grammer, who reprises his EmmyⓇ- Award-winning role as Frasier Crane, the 10-episode season will premiere in the U.S and Canada on Thursday, October 12 with two episodes, and on Friday, October 13 in all other international markets with Paramount+. New episodes will then drop weekly on Thursdays, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and on Fridays internationally. In addition, the CBS Television Network will broadcast a special airing of the first two episodes back to back on Tuesday October 17, beginning at 9:15 PM ET/PT (following a super-sized original episode of Big Brother).

Filmed in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, the new series follows Frasier Crane (Grammer) in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building! In addition to Grammer, the new series stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Frasier’s son Freddy; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor Alan; Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, Alan’s colleague and head of the university’s psychology department; Jess Salgueiro as Freddy’s roommate Eve; and Anders Keith as Frasier’s nephew David. The first two episodes of the new series are directed by legendary director and television creator James Burrows, who is best known for his work as co-creator, executive producer and director of the critically acclaimed series Cheers, as well as the original series Frasier, Will & Grace and Dear John. This fall marks 30 years since the original Frasier first premiered on television, which still holds the record for most Emmy wins for a comedy series with 37 wins and 107 nominations. The original series is available to stream on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.




And Just Like That...

Max has renewed the original series And Just Like That..., from executive producer Michael Patrick King, for a third season. The eleven-episode second season debuted June 22 and will conclude August 24. Season 2 cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Christopher Jackson, Niall Cunningham, Cathy Ang, Alexa Swinton and John Corbett.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

ABC Fall 2023 Premiere Dates and Revised Schedule; Upload Season 3 Returns October 20

Shark Tank

ABC has revised its fall schedule and announced premiere dates for Wed-Sun. The Golden Bachelor will move from Mondays at 10 to Thursdays at 8, while Bachelor in Paradise goes from Tuesdays 9-11pm to Thursdays 9-11pm. Celebrity Jeopardy! will now kick-off Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune slides up to Thursdays at 9 instead of 8pm. $100,000 Pyramid sticks with 10pm on Thursdays, as does Shark Tank (Fridays at 8), 20/20 (Fridays 9-11p), AFV (Sundays at 7) and The Wonderful World of Disney (Sundays 8-11pm). Missing on the schedule right now is Dancing with the Stars (likely being moved to Tuesdays 8-10pm), Judge Steve Harvey, Press Your Luck, Abbott Elementary encores and What Would You Do? and PYL likely will air after DWTS at 10, if that should happen. ABC could be getting more MNF NFL games on Mondays, so possibly on the days there are no games it could be Judge Steve, Abbott encores and WWYD. Premiere dates so far:

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
08:00PM - 09:00PM Celebrity Jeopardy! (Season Premiere)
09:00PM - 10:00PM Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (Season Premiere)
10:00PM - 11:00PM The $100,000 Pyramid (Season Premiere)

Thursday, September 28, 2023
08:00PM - 09:01PM The Golden Bachelor (Series Premiere)
09:01PM - 11:00PM Bachelor in Paradise (Season Premiere)

Friday, September 29, 2023
08:00PM - 09:01PM Shark Tank (Season Premiere)
09:01PM - 11:00PM 20/20 (Season Premiere)

Sunday, October 1, 2023
07:00PM - 08:00PM America's Funniest Home Videos (Season Premiere)
08:00PM - 11:00PM The Wonderful World of Disney (Season Premiere)


Upload

Prime Video announced that Season Three of the sci-fi comedy series Upload will premiere Friday, October 20 on Prime Video, with the official first-look images out now. The third season will consist of eight episodes, with two episodes premiering every week exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world. On October 20, Upload Season Three will be part of the savings, convenience, and entertainment that Prime members enjoy in a single membership.

Upload is a sci-fi comedy series from Emmy-winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill), set in a technologically advanced future where holographic phones, self-driving vehicles, AI assistance, and 3D food printers are the norm. And, forget about dying - instead, you'll be "uploaded" to a virtual reality afterlife, and enjoy all the comforts of a world-class resort. Provided you can afford it. In Upload Season Three, we pick back up with Nora and freshly downloaded Nathan as they navigate their relationship, while racing to stop the mysterious conspiracy that threatens to destroy millions of lives. Can they shut down Freeyond, and finally have a real life together? Or is it just a matter of time until Nathan's head explodes? Meanwhile, in Lakeview, a backup copy of Nathan has been activated and Ingrid's not about to let this second chance at love slip away. Back in the real world, Aleesha rises through the ranks of Horizen by managing AI education, and falls into a new romantic relationship. And Luke, all alone in Lakeview, is forced to come up with the funds to pay for his stay in paradise, driving him to work in The Grey Zone.

Monday, August 21, 2023

MeTV September 2023 Schedule; Cartoon Network's Tiny Toons Premieres Sept. 9

Woody Woodpecker and Friends on MeTV

MeTV has picked up the Walter Lantz library of cartoons and will be featuring them every Saturday starting September 2. MeTV presents timeless cartoon shorts, that span from 1934 to 1972, featuring the mischievous Woody and his colorful cast of friends including Chilly Willy, The Beary Family, Inspector Willoughby, Any Panda, and more. Schedule changes are: Popeye and Pals will air at 7am, followed by The Tom & Jerry Show at 7:30am and then Woody Woodpecker and Friends from 8-9am. These animated classics join Bugs Bunny & Friends (which airs Saturdays 9-10am) and The Flintstones & The Jetsons (Sundays 10am-12pm).The only other changes to MeTV in September will be Weekdays at 11pm will now be The Carol Burnett Show (instead of Carol Burnett & Friends) and on Sundays starting Sept. 10 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n Roll Classics (instead of Best of The Ed Sullivan Show) at 10pm followed by The Carol Burnett Show (instead of Carol Burnett & Friends) at 10:30pm. View the full schedule.


Tiny Toons Looniversity

Sticking to animation news, it's the first day of school at Acme Looniversity and laughs are in session! From Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation, the brand-new series Tiny Toons Looniversity premieres Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9:00am ET/PT on Cartoon Network with new episodes debuting every week. Fans will also be able to stream all 10 episodes of the first season on Max beginning Sept. 8.

Rebooting the Emmy(R) Award-winning Tiny Toon Adventures for a new generation, Tiny Toons Looniversity follows Babs, Buster, and their new friends Hamton, Plucky, and Sweetie to Acme Looniversity, the premier institution of higher hijinx learning. While enrolled, they form long-lasting friendships with one another and perfect their cartoony craft while studying under the greatest cartoon characters in history, the Looney Tunes. The voice cast includes Emmy Award-winner Eric Bauza as Buster, Daffy, and Gossamer, Ashleigh Hairston as Babs, David Errigo Jr. as Hamton J. Pig and Plucky, and Tessa Netting as Sweety. The series also welcomes back Tiny Toons Looniversity alumni Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, Candi Milo, and Cree Summer, who reprise their roles as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Dean Granny, and Elmyra, respectively. Bergman also voices Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn, and Milo also voices Witch Hazel. Looney Tunes veteran actor Fred Tatasciore voices Taz and Yosemite Sam.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 21, 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 August 21-25, 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, August 21
  • Michael Imperioli (Alex, Inc./Californication) - Watch Michael on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel apppears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Howie Mandel (Good Grief) - Howie appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, August 22
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You, Again?) - Catch John on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - NBC's Today has the Best of Food with Reba's and Laura Johnson's Cocktails in the 10am hour.
  • Marcus Scribner (grown-ish/black-ish) - Marcus joins the Tam Fam to discuss the final season of grown-ish on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Penn Badgley (Do Over) - Penn is surprising Drew with a special birthday present and telling her all about the new season of his hit show You on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary/30 Rock) - Drew's birthday twin Rachel has a delicious surprise for her when she joins Drew and Ross Mathews at the Drew's News desk on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bresha Webb (The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder/Run the World/Marlon/Truth Be Told/Love That Girl!) - Bresha tells us about season two of Run the World on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 23
  • Courteney Cox (Shining Vale/Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Watch Courteney on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Afterparty/Bless the Harts/The Mindy Project/Eastbound & Down) - Ike is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John David Washington (Ballers) - John appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Oliver is a guest on 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) - Rob discusses his Atkins campaign on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
Thursday, August 24
  • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R (1984-1985) - Jimmy Kimmel Live! celebrates its 20th Anniversary with George on a repeat at 9pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Catch David on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil and David Burtka talk about the new competition series Drag Me to Dinner on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric talks about Broadway's The Cottage on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
Friday, August 25
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - Catch John on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Michael Higgins (Saved by the Bell/Great News/Happily Divorced/Kath & Kim) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis is celebrating International Firefighters’ Day and catching us up on this year’s Firefighter Challenge on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune talks about her new comedy tour and working with the ultimate action star Arnold Schwarzenegger in their new Netflix series Fubar on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
Saturday, August 26
  • Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens) and Anneliese Van Der Pol (Raven's Home/That's So Raven) - Christy and Anneliese launch their new podcast BNB Podcast on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 20

The Simpsons - "Fan-ily Feud" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer publicly disparages a pop singer and faces the ire of her vindictive and highly organized fan army.

Family Guy - "The Candidate" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Doug compete for the honor of class snack captain.

Raven's Home - "You've Got Sale" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Baxters host a garage sale and try to one-up their neighbors; Alice sells her Tasha doll only to regret the decision; Booker stresses over his college choice.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Hot Couture" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Winnie, Bill, Jake and Scout compete for air conditioning.


Monday, August 21

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Other Neighborhood" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Calvin and Marty are surprised when their new business sparks protests from residents concerned about gentrification. Also, Grover’s family tree project reveals fresh details about the whereabouts of Dave’s estranged father, who left when he was a child.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Keep That Under Your Gele" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bob asks for space from his ever-present mother, Dottie doesn’t take it well. Also, Kofo attempts to enjoy the luxuries of living alone but his new landlord, Tunde, overstays his welcome.

Son of a Critch - "Candyland" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark and Ritchie receive police protection after witnessing a grizzly crime on Halloween night; Fox grows tired of her brother's increasingly delinquent behavior.

Run the Burbs - "Let's Go the Movies" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andrew and Khia play matchmaker for Sebastian; at work, Camille struggles with a firing spree; Ramesh helps Leo unclog his mind palace.

Children Ruin Everything - "Road Trip" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
As they race against time, The Berneys struggle to survive a chaotic road trip to Manitoulin Island.

Bump - "Superwoman" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Oly tries to have it all; Birdie tries to impress the people close to Dom, but her efforts have mixed results.

Miracle Workers - "John Christ" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Freya reunites with her old gang of war dogs; Sid joins an anti-robot extremist group; Tai enters a talent competition to prove he's not obsolete.

Breeders - "No Regrets" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Paul and Ally find themselves parenting Jim and Jackie, as well as a conflicted Luke; Ava and Holly get closer; Ava decides to take a risk; Paul meets an old friend and realizes that he might, after all, be happy.


Tuesday, August 22

none scheduled


Wednesday, August 23

Abbott Elementary - "Development Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The teachers are back at Willard R. Abbott Public School for development week, a time to prepare for the upcoming year before the students’ first day of school. Post-breakup, Janine is determined to start the year off right and leave her problems at home. With this new outlook, she takes on organizing the faculty mixer and announces a special celebrity surprise she planned for the kids’ first day. Meanwhile, Ava runs a side hustle out of the school parking lot and Gregory, now a full-time teacher, is in over his head with the curriculum.

Abbott Elementary - "Fire" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Barbara’s candle accidentally starts a small fire in the teacher’s lounge and a counselor suggests that she might not be handling the aftermath well. Meanwhile, Melissa rekindles her childhood dream of being a firefighter.

Abbott Elementary - "Teacher Conference" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Abbott staff heads to the Pennsylvania Educational Conference. Gregory reluctantly attends after a disagreement with Amber and bonds with Janine over their similarities. Jacob finds himself charmed by the Addington teachers.

Abbott Elementary - "Mom" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Janine’s plan for a Memorial Day weekend solo trip is derailed when her mother shows up unannounced asking for help. Elsewhere, Gregory notices his colleagues are great at small talk and realizes he needs to brush up on his people skills.

Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love - (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Friends and stars come together to celebrate Carol Burnett and pay tribute to her illustrious career; an A-list lineup of special guests share their love for one of the most cherished comediennes in television history.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Say My Name" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin feels some type of way when Miranda gets swept off her feet, causing him to make an epic mistake; a chain letter changes C.J. and Ella's fortune.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Out In the Open" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The unfortunate news about a young firefighter forces C.J. to have a transparent conversation with Malik and Jazmine; Miranda discovers she's missing more than just the companionship of a man.

The Ms. Pat Show - "Pat on Tour" (BET, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Ms. Pat and Denise join comic Tony Free's tour, Pat realizes it's true that people should never meet their heroes; when Terry has to work the graveyard shift, the kids throw a huge house party that goes awry.


Thursday, August 24

Young Sheldon - "A Resident Advisor and the Word ‘Sketchy’" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
At college, Sheldon decides to expand his responsibilities and become a dorm resident advisor. Also, Meemaw and Dale make a sketchy business deal and Mary and George Sr. rekindle their romance.

Ghosts - "Isaac's Book" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam struggles to keep Isaac’s spirits up after she hits a wall trying to publish a biography about him. Also, Trevor and Hetty conspire to keep their relationship hidden and Thor tries to prove to Flower that he can control his anger. Actor, comedian, D.J. and internet personality Flula Borg guest stars as Soren, the husband of a former journalism schoolmate of Sam’s.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Roast" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
A roast held in Laszlo's honor reveals dark secrets.


Friday, August 25

none scheduled


Saturday, August 26

none scheduled


Sunday, August 27

Raven's Home - "Gown to the Wire" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Raven gets the opportunity to take her fashion designs global; Booker may not be able to walk at graduation; Victor has big news; Alice gets a surprise call from an old friend.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "What About Barb?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lou, Winnie and Jake team up to help Barb Barca.

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Tuesday, February 27

none scheduled

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Tuesday, February 27

  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - Catch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sydney Sweeney (Everything Sucks!) - Sydney is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Dulcé Sloan (The Great North) - Dulcé is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) and Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Kelly and Mark are interviewed on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - NBC's Today catches up with Sutton in the 9am hour.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about Curb Your Enthusiasm on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling talks about American Fiction on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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