Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Survival of the Thickest Gets 2nd Season; Roma Downey and Ted McGinley Set to Star on Prime Video

Surival of the Thickest

Michelle Buteau announced on TODAY Show that Survival of the Thickest will be returning to Netflix for Season 2! She also announced that she will be debuting her second comedy special with Netflix, following her previous special, Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia. It's a Michelle takeover! Survival of the Thickest's first season debuted on Netflix on July 13, 2023 and has since been nominated for 7 NAACP Awards including 4 nominations for Michelle Buteau as Executive Producer (Outstanding Comedy Series), Star (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series) and Writer (Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series) as well as Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television). The comedy centers on Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau). Black, plus-size and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She's determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. The scripted comedy is based on Buteau's acclaimed book of essays.

Starring Michelle Buteau and Tone Bell, with recurring Guest Stars Tasha Smith, Taylor Selé, Garcelle Beauvais, Marouane Zotti, Liza Treyger, Anissa Felix, Anthony Michael Lopez, Monnae Michaell, Usama Siddiquee, Allan K. Washington, Becca Blackwell, Peppermint, J. Riley Jr., Anna George, Michelle Visage, Donovan Louis Bazemore, & Ambre Anderson. Additional Guest Stars include: Sarah Cooper, Hugh Moore, Solomon Georgio, Mark McKinnon, Christine Jones, Joyelle Johnson, Veronica Mosey, Nicole Byer, Jordan Carlos, Clifton Davis, Misha Osherovich & Robert Christopher Riley, among others


The Baxters

Prime Video announced that the family drama series The Baxters will premiere on the streaming service March 28 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The announcement was made in conjunction with the unveiling of an exclusive clip and teaser art. The series stars and is executive produced by actress, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) as the family matriarch, Elizabeth Baxter. Also starring is Ted McGinley (Shrinking, Married... with Children, Happy Days, Hope & Faith) as John Baxter. Season One of the series consists of ten episodes.

Based on the worldwide #1 New York Times Best-selling book series by Karen Kingsbury, The Baxters is a riveting family drama that follows Elizabeth (Downey) and John Baxter (McGinley) and their five adult children. Season One of The Baxters centers on Elizabeth and John's daughter, Kari (Ali Cobrin), who learns the shocking truth that her professor husband, Tim (Brandon Hirsch), has been secretly having an affair with one of his college students. As her relationship is tested, Kari must seek comfort in her faith and family to discover if love is truly a choice and if her marriage can be redeemed. In this deeply moving faith-based journey, The Baxters must come together as a family to work through the challenges of life. In addition to Downey, McGinley, Cobrin, and Hirsch, Season One stars Masey McLain (On Fire, I'm Not Ashamed), Josh Plasse (iCarly), Cassidy Gifford (God's Not Dead, The Gallows), Reilly Anspaugh (Chauncey, Ramen), and Emily Peterson (Sirens, Chicago P.D.). Joining the previously announced cast are guest stars Kathie Lee Gifford (The Today Show, Regis & Kathie Lee, The Way) as Lillian Ashford, Jake Allyn (Ride, The Quad) as Ryan Taylor, Damien Leake (Tyler Perry's Assisted Living, The Great Debaters) as Pastor Mark, and Orel De La Mota (Titans, Minx) as Landon Blake.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Thursday, April 25

Young Sheldon - "A Fancy Article and a Scholarship for a Baby" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon’s published paper leads to a frenzy of grad school recruiting, and Georgie tries to speak more properly in front of his daughter.

Ghosts - "The Traveling Agent" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Pete discovers a power that he never knew he had – one that brings him closer to his buddy Jay (and further apart).

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Catch Rob on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Carol appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Robinson (Digman!/Detroiters) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber/The Brian Benben Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - E! News has an interview with Jerry at 11pm on E!. He also talks about Unfrosted on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny guest co-hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Unfrosted on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am. NBC's Today catches up with Jim in the 9am hour.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Not Another Church Movie in the 10am hour.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about her new book Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam talks about Prime Video's Them: The Scare on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Luenell (Lopez) - Luenell stops by before her performance at the famous Apollo Theater in New York City on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

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