Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Kerry Washington's UnPrisoned Gets Season 2; Classic Comedy Shorts Celebrate 40th Anniversary

UnPrisoned

Onyx Collective and ABC Signature announced the season two renewal of the original dramedy series UnPrisoned, starring and executive produced by Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories. UnPrisoned debuted as Onyx Collective's most-viewed premiere on Hulu and as the inaugural dramedy series for the brand. Inspired by creator Tracy McMillan’s life, the series follows a messy but perfectionist relationship therapist, social media influencer and single mom, Paige Alexander (Washington), whose life is turned right-side-up when her dad, Edwin Alexander (Lindo), gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.

The series is executive produced by McMillan, Yvette Lee Bowser and Washington alongside Pilar Savone, through their Simpson Street production company, and Lindo. Joy Gorman Wettels and Jen Braeden also executive produce. The series hails from Onyx Collective on Hulu and is produced by ABC Signature. The story of UnPrisoned is the reality of millions of families who are affected by the criminal justice system in the United States. According to the ACLU, mass incarceration has grown 500% over the last 50 years, with over 2 million people in this country incarcerated today. With this series, McMillan creates flawed but lovable characters from a place of empathy, humor and soul to honor the families that mass incarceration affects most. All eight episodes of the first season of UnPrisoned are available to stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.


Likely Stories

Likely Stories is a collection of long lost comedy shorts featuring the work of luminaries such as Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Larry Gelbart, Steve Carell, Denis Leary, Harry Shearer, and many others; this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of its premiere. These critically acclaimed, award-winning, classic short comedies have been digitally remastered and are now available to stream online for FREE with NO COMMERCIALS! A must-see for comedy-connoisseurs just in time for Thanksgiving at www.likely-stories.com .

In the early '80s, David Jablin created and produced a ground-breaking comedy-anthology series for HBO's Cinemax called Likely Stories. Each one-hour show featured eclectic comic offerings mixing short stories, political satire, mockumentaries, precise parodies and musical sendups. It had an innovative mixed-media format utilizing film, video and animation. The series featured the directing debuts of Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal and Harry Shearer. As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the original series, Jablin decided to remaster his favorites, as well as some of his later Showtime work in HD and collect them all under the Likely Stories banner. Today he is launching a dedicated Likely Stories website and is putting it out there so comedy fans can enjoy watching these long "lost" comedy treasures with no commercials, subscriptions or sign-ups. Just click. Play. Laugh.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, June 17

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

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Name Drop" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marty and Courtney’s baby name gets spread around because nobody can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Dave is assigned the ever-complicated task of assembling the diaper changing table.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Monday, June 17

  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Watch Austin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Matty Matheson (The Bear) - Matty is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick and Adrienne Warren discuss their return to Broadway on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Netflix's Unfrosted on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about HGTV's Ugliest House in America on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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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)
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05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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