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 / 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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

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)

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