Friday, November 24, 2023

Fox Winter 2024 Schedule; An Evening From the Heart John Ritter Foundation NYC 2023 Event

Grimsburg

Fox is announcing its midseason schedule, including new series The Floor (Jan. 2), We Are Family (Jan. 3) and a special preview of Grimsburg (Jan. 7), as well as returning series I Can See Your Voice (Jan 3), The Great North (Jan. 7), TMZ Investigates (Jan. 22), America's Most Wanted (Jan. 22), Next Level Chef (Jan. 28) and Farmer Wants a Wife (Feb. 1), joining Winter premieres of fall series, Celebrity Name That Tune (Jan. 2) and Hell's Kitchen (Jan.4). Next Level Chef will return Sunday, Jan. 28, after the NFC Championship Game on FOX. All-new episodes of scripted series, The Cleaning Lady (Mar. 5), Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Mar. 5) and Animal Control (Mar. 6) return to Fox this March, along with an all-new season of The Masked Singer (Mar. 6).

This winter, Fox heats up with the all-new ultimate quiz show The Floor, hosted by Rob Lowe, premiering Tuesday, Jan. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), preceded by musical game show Celebrity Name that Tune (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From executive producer and Academy and Golden Globe-winner Jamie Foxx, We Are Family is hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, comedian and producer Anthony Anderson (black-ish), alongside his mother, Doris Bowman, commonly known as "Mama Doris." The all-new music-centric guessing game show showcasing non-famous relatives of celebrities performing amazing solo performances and duets with their hidden famous family member, premieres Wednesday, Jan. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the return of hit competition show I Can See Your Voice (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Animation Sundays kick off on Sunday, January 7, immediately following the Fox NFL Doubleheader (8:00-8:30 PM ET/5:00-5:30 PM PT; Live to all time zones), with a special preview of the all-new series, Grimsburg. Following Grimsburg, Animation Domination continues with new episodes of Krapopolis (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT / 5:30-6:00 PM PT; Live to all time zones), Bob's Burgers (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and the season four premiere of The Great North (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Grimsburg and The Great North make their time period premieres on Sunday, Feb. 18, as the night kicks off with all-new episodes of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) and Krapopolis (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by The Great North (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and Grimsburg (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Starting on Monday, Jan. 22, TMZ Investigates (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and America's Most Wanted (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return to Fox. Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef returns for season three with a special preview on Sunday, Jan. 28 (10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT) immediately following the NFC Championship Game on Fox. The series will have its time period premiere Thursday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Season two of Farmer Wants a Wife returns Thursday, Feb. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Beginning Tuesday, Mar. 5, thrilling crime dramas The Cleaning Lady (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Alert: Missing Persons Unit (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) launch new seasons. The Masked Singer will have its season 11 premiere on Wednesday, Mar. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) followed by the season two premiere of workplace comedy Animal Control (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and the spring premiere of animated comedy Family Guy (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Additional schedule details to be announced.


The John Ritter Foundation: An Evening From the Heart - Amy Yasbeck and Meredith O'Neal

We were on hand this month for The John Ritter Foundation: An Evening From the Heart - NYC that started seven years ago with the Petrera-Cohen family honoring the memory of their daughter, Olivia (Livie), who passed away before her second birthday from complications of a genetic aortic disorder. This year, the event commemorated The John Ritter Foundation's 20-years of impact and John's life-saving legacy, while honoring the memory of Livie. In addition, The JRF shared the story of esteemed sportswriter and LGBTQ+ rights activist Grant Wahl. Wahl shockingly passed away last winter after he collapsed from a thoracic aortic dissection while reporting on the World Cup in Qatar. The event also included the presentation of The JRF's Founders Award to Dr. John Elefteriades with the Yale School of Medicine for his decades of work improving the care of patients with aortic disease. Dr. Elefteriades is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and has served on The JRF's Professional Advisory Board since its establishment. There was also a Silent Auction with many different pieces from all sorts of genres -- sports, travel and entertainment. Among the celebrities/notable people on hand were Amy Yasbeck and Tony Shalhoub.

Amy Yasbeck and Tony Shalhoub



In 2003 the world lost John Ritter to a tragically misdiagnosed thoracic aortic dissection. Although preventable, thousands of people die every year due to the lack of awareness of this critical medical emergency. To shine a much-needed light on thoracic aortic disease, John's widow, Amy Yasbeck, established The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health. Twenty years of honoring John's legacy with genetic research, widespread education, and radical advocacy.

Consider donating to this great cause that will save countless of lives for years to come.

The John Ritter Foundation: An Evening From the Heart

Of course John Ritter needs no introduction, but John Ritter's career spanned decades, most notably; his starring roles in the classic TV sitcom Three's Company, 8 Simples Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Clifford The Big Red Dog, and Stephen King's 1990 mini-series IT. His feature films include Sling Blade, Skin Deep, Stay Tuned, Bad Santa, and Problem Child 1 and 2. John received many awards throughout his esteemed career including a Primetime Emmy, The Golden Globe, and The People's Choice Award.

The John Ritter Foundation: An Evening From the Heart


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, July 22

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)

CBS announced a new Entertainment Tonight special, Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter, to air Monday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, this one-hour tribute honors the late comedian with a look back at his 70-year career, featuring never-before-seen interviews, and his final interview from his home in Los Angeles. The special takes an in-depth look at his journey from accountant to comedian to Hollywood icon, with rare behind-the-scenes footage of Bob on the set of his sitcoms and feature films, from the Entertainment Tonight vault. Included are new and archival interviews with some of Bob’s closest friends and co-stars, including Jim Parsons, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Bateman and Michael Weatherly. The show takes an intimate look inside Bob’s personal life and his marriage to the love of his life, Ginnie, with newly revealed stories about how he changed American culture through comedy.

Bob starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley on the CBS television series The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on Newhart from 1982 to 1990, also on the Network. He had two other sitcoms on CBS in the 1990s, Bob and George and Leo. Bob played the recurring role of Professor Proton on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2018, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 22)

Monday, July 22

  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (Bookie) - Watch Sebastian on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) and Hugh Jackman (Human Resources) - Ryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. E! News has interviews with Ryan and Hugh at 11pm on E!. They also talk about Deadpool & Wolverine on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am. Ryan appears on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keanu Reeves (Swedish Dicks) - Keanu appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Mantegna (The Simpsons/Soap) and Laci Mosley (iCarly/Single Parents/Florida Girls) - Joe and Laci are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken drops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:01pm on Bravo.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Elizabeth talks about Spread on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) and Michael Urie (Krapopolis/Partners) - Sutton and Michael talk about Once Upon a Mattress on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Rob talks about Deadpool & Wolverine on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat and Lucy Hale are telling Drew all about their new rom-com Which Brings Me to You on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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