Monday, February 12, 2024

TCA Winter 2024 Press Tour: ABC, Disney, Hulu and FX

Abbott Elementary

On the heels of its supersized season three premiere, ABC has renewed hit comedy series Abbott Elementary, from Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, for a fourth season. It was announced by Abbott's own Mr. Johnson (William Stanford Davis) at the 2024 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour. Last season, Abbott Elementary delivered a 3.56 rating in Adults 18-49 after 35 days of viewing across platforms, marking the strongest season average for an ABC comedy since the 2019-2020 season and ranking as ABC's No. 1 multiplatform series. Season three is now airing Wednesdays (9:00-9:32 p.m. EST) on ABC and streams next day on Hulu. In this week's episode, "Gregory's Garden Goofballs," Gregory is hesitant when kids start hanging out in his classroom at lunch, looking to him for advice as the "cool teacher." Meanwhile, Barbara is shocked to find Tariq is dating the mother of one of her students. Janine and Jacob try to hire an ASL interpreter for a student in Jacob's classroom.

ABC announced that two of its fan-favorite game shows, Celebrity Family Feud and Jeopardy! Masters, have been renewed for new seasons set to air later this year. Celebrity Family Feud returns for a 10th season, hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy(R) Award winner Steve Harvey. Two specials will also air later this year in celebration of the iconic show, Family Feud: Decades of Laughs and Family Feud: The Best of Steve Harvey, highlighting some of the best moments from the syndicated and primetime shows throughout the years. The renowned game show and specials will air this summer on ABC and stream next day on Hulu. Jeopardy! Masters, produced by Sony Pictures Television and hosted by "G.O.A.T." Ken Jennings, is returning for another tournament-style season to air later this spring. Each hourlong episode will showcase some of the highest-ranked current Jeopardy! contestants, with two action-packed and high-stakes games. The full field of contestants competing for the coveted title of Jeopardy! Masters Champion will be announced at a later date. The high-stakes competition will air on ABC and stream next day on Hulu.

ABC and the Television Academy announced that The Emmy(R) Awards will return to the network, airing LIVE coast to coast from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, SEPT. 15 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT). A host and producers for the telecast will be announced at a later date. The live show is set to air on ABC and stream next day on Hulu. Nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards will be announced Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

And finally, On the heels of a dominant year for The Bachelor franchise, ABC announced the renewal of a new season of The Bachelorette airing summer 2024, plus the highly anticipated spinoff series The Golden Bachelorette coming this fall. The Bachelorette and The Golden Bachelorette will air on ABC and will be available to stream next day on Hulu. Additional details surrounding the series, including cast details, will be announced at a later date.

Goosebumps

Disney Branded Television announced it has greenlit a second season of its hit series Goosebumps for Disney+. From Sony Pictures Television, the new eight-episode installment will unveil a fresh Goosebumps chapter with an anthology twist: a brand-new story, setting and cast based upon R.L Stine's worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series. The news was announced today during the 2024 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Zombies 4 (working title), the latest movie in the hugely popular Zombies franchise, has received a greenlight from Disney Branded Television, it was announced during the 2024 Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California. Additionally, ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series, the franchise's first-ever animated series, will debut this summer on Disney Channel and Disney+.

FX today announced the new and returning series coming this Spring, led by the second half of American Horror Story: Delicate, the third season of the Emmy Award-winning Welcome to Wrexham, the new spy thriller The Veil starring Elisabeth Moss, the documentary feature The New York Times Presents: Broken Horses and the limited series Clipped (formerly The Sterling Affairs). FX's American Horror Story: Delicate Part 2 premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. FX's Welcome to Wrexham returns with Season 3 on Thursday, April 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. FX's The New York Times Presents: Broken Horses, new documentary feature, premieres Friday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. FX's The Veil premieres Tuesday, April 30 exclusively on Hulu. And FX's Clipped premieres Tuesday, June 4 exclusively on Hulu.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 22

Young Sheldon - "A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon realizes he is the weakest student in his class; Meemaw is looking to expand her gambling business.

Ghosts - "Man of Your Dreams" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sam learns that one of the ghosts’ powers is to enter the dreams of the livings and influence their decisions. Also, two of the ghosts think they’ve learned the secret to moving on.

The Conners - "Lanford, Toilet of Sin" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together; Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita; Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday; Darlene faces another issue; Dan excludes Jackie from the family Christmas Santa photo for mistreating Louise.

Son of a Critch - "Bonfire Night" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mark and his friends are excited for bonfire night, but their innocent night takes a turn when Fox gets roped into her brother's illegal activities.

Children Ruin Everything - "Spontaneity" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After hearing about Dawn's spontaneous trip to South America, Astrid is determined to be spontaneous herself, even if that means playing hooky from her responsibilities.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Thursday, February 22

  • Rory Scovel (Physical/Robbie/Ground Floor) - Catch Rory on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Chloë Sevigny (Russian Doll) - Chloë is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa Rauch (Night Court/The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - NBC's Today catches up with Beanie in the 9am hour.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley talks about Maestro on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Dulcé Sloan (The Great North) - Dulcé kicks off the show with hilarious stories from her memoir Hello, Friends! on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon and Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) - On a celebratory episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the stars of one of Barrymore's favorite TV shows, The Facts of Life, are reuniting to wish her a happy 49th birthday.


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

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series 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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