Tuesday, November 21, 2023

NBC Winter 2024 Schedule; Netflix Renews Rob Lowe Comedy

Extended Family

NBC heads into 2024 with the launch of new comedy Extended Family, the premieres of unscripted series Deal or No Deal Island and America's Got Talent: Fantasy League and the highly awaited return of the immensely popular Dick Wolf universe - Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Before flipping the calendar to 2024, NBC will premiere its new Jon Cryer comedy Extended Family on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m., immediately after the highly contested NFL game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Following Extended Family, court returns to session with a special holiday episode of Night Court at 8:30 p.m. New Year's Day marks the premiere of the new unscripted series America's Got Talent: Fantasy League. The next day, Tuesday, Jan. 2, both Night Court and Extended Family will settle into their normal 8 and 8:30 p.m. timeslots, respectively. The third and final season of La Brea goes back to the prehistoric age on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. and serves as a lead-in to the season's final two episodes of the hit fall drama Found.

Briefcases are opened and lives are changed as the iconic game show Deal or No Deal goes tropical. Hosted by Magic Mike and True Blood star Joe Manganiello, Deal or No Deal Island features 13 players competing for huge amounts of cash in a season-long, fully immersive competition. The series will premiere with a 90-minute special at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 before moving to its regularly scheduled timeslot on Monday, March 4 at 10 p.m. To the excitement of its immense fan base, #OneChicago, returns Wednesday, Jan. 17. Chicago Med will lead off at 8 p.m., followed by Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.. The following night on Thursday, Jan. 18, Dick's Wolf's other powerhouse franchise is back as well. Law & Order starts it off at 8 p.m., following by the 25th season of Law & Order: SVU and concluding with Law & Order: Organized Crime. The Irrational will resume with the final four episodes of its first season beginning Monday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m.

The Voice returns Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. for its season premiere featuring three-time Grammy Award winner Dan + Shay as the show's first-ever coaching duo. Also returning to the swiveling red chairs are Reba McEntire, John Legend and Chance the Rapper. In addition to their curated linear timeslots, all shows will be available to stream next day on Peacock. Previously announced shows that have yet to be dated include the remaining episodes of this season's Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. as well as Lopez vs. Lopez, The Weakest Link, Password, That's My Jam and The Wall.


Unstable

Netflix has renewed Unstable for a second season from creators Rob Lowe, John Owen Lowe and Victor Fresco. Andrew Gurland (Married, Platonic) joins Season 2 as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Cast: Rob Lowe, John Owen Lowe, Sian Clifford, Rachel Marsh, Emma Ferreira and Aaron Branch. Production on the eight-episode season is slated to begin in Los Angeles later this month. In the comedy, Ellis Dragon is a universally admired, eccentric, narcissist-adjacent biotech entrepreneur working to make the world a better place. He's also in emotional free-fall. His son Jackson Dragon is... none of those things. Can Jackson save Ellis and his company and salvage their estranged relationship while also doing what may actually be impossible: escaping the shadow of his larger-than-life father?


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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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