Wednesday, July 10, 2024

NBC Fall 2024 Premiere Dates; New Paramount+ Series with Billy Bob Thornton

Happy's Place & St. Denis Medical

NBC sets Premiere Week to begin on Monday, Sept. 23, kicking off the 2024-25 season which includes the debut of new medical drama Brilliant Minds starring Zachary Quinto and a pair of freshmen comedies - Happy's Place, starring Reba McEntire, and St. Denis Medical, from the team behind Superstore and American Auto. The week begins with award-winning competition series The Voice featuring first-time coaches Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé alongside returning coaches Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani. The Sept. 23 season premiere of The Voice will immediately be followed by the Zachary Quinto drama Brilliant Minds, inspired by the extraordinary life and work of world-famous author and physician Oliver Sacks.

Premiere Week will continue Tuesday, Sept. 24 with the highly anticipated season finale of America's Got Talent. Wednesday, Sept. 25 brings the return of #OneChicago as Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. all begin their new exploits in the Windy City at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., respectively. The second annual People's Choice Country Awards, featuring some of the greatest performers in country music today, will air live Thursday, Sept. 26 on NBC and Peacock. The next week, following the Tuesday premiere of The Voice, marks the debut of second-year drama series The Irrational, starring Jesse L. Martin, on Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 3, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU begin their 24th and 26th seasons, respectively, at 8 and 9 p.m. Immediately after, Shanola Hampton begins her second season as missing persons advocate Gabi Mosely in the hit series Found.

NBC's comedy series will debut this fall season on Friday, Oct. 18 with the premiere of Happy's Place, starring Reba McEntire, at 8 p.m., immediately followed by the season three launch of Lopez vs. Lopez at 8:30 p.m. St. Denis Medical, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, David Alan Grier and Allison Tolman and executive produced by Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin (Superstore), opens its hospital doors on Tuesday, Nov. 12 with back-to-back episodes. The series will continue the following week in its regular 8 p.m. timeslot followed by the season three premiere of Night Court at 8:30 p.m. In addition to NBC's entertainment slate, the network will continue to have a robust sports offering for the Fall, including Big Ten Saturday Night, which is back in primetime on Aug. 31 as an expanded conference of storied college programs vie for dominance. NBC Sunday Night Football, the #1 primetime television show for a record 13 consecutive years, will also broadcast 20 regular-season games throughout the NFL season, beginning on Sept. 5. Midseason and/or summer shows previously announced include The Hunting Party, Deal or No Deal Island, The Americas and Destination X.


Landman

Paramount+ announced the highly anticipated new original drama series Landman, starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, will premiere on Sunday, November 17, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and international markets where the service is available. The series will launch with two episodes, and subsequent episodes of the 10-episode long first season will be available weekly on Sundays. Created by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan, Landman is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Sheridan's Bosque Ranch Productions exclusively for Paramount+.

Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, Landman is a modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. Based on the notable 11-part podcast "Boomtown" from Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly, the series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it's reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics. In addition to Thornton, the series stars Ali Larter (The Last Victim), Michelle Randolph (1923), Jacob Lofland (Joker 2), Kayla Wallace (When Calls the Heart), James Jordan (Yellowstone), Mark Collie (Nashville), Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia), and Demi Moore (Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans). Jon Hamm (Mad Men) will star in a recurring guest role with Andy Garcia (Expendables franchise) and Michael Peña (End of Watch) also serving as guest stars.


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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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