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Celebs Line Up for Season 2 of Pyramid; NBC Pulls Powerless

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:04 PDT

The iconic Pyramid is back when it returns Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 pm EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan, The $100,000 Pyramid, a summer 2016 hit series that averaged seven million Total Viewers in its first season, features an all-star cast of celebrities who take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country to(image)

Remembering Erin Moran of Happy Days; NBC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Great News - Premieres Tuesday (April 25)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:57:13 PDT

Actress Erin Moran, who was best known as Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, has died. She died on April 22 in Corydon, Indiana. The Harrison County (Indiana) Sheriff's Department and medical examiner said in a statement that she likely succumbed to complications of Stage 4 cancer. Ms. Moran was 56. Moran's first television starring role was as Jenny Jones in the final season (1968-1969) of(image)

Week 31 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:57:06 PDT

2016-17 Week 31 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.52/8 rating/share (+9% in rating from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 3.73/7 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.25/6 (-4%); #4. Fox 1.75/3 (-17%); #5. The CW 0.45/1 (-22%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.227 million (+11% from first four nights week 30); #2. NBC 5.874 million (+12%); #3. ABC 4.989 million (-2%); #4. Fox 2.737 million(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at Possible New Series for the Fall; The Wayans Bros. Continues on DVD After 12 Year Hiatus

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:57:02 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about some of the new pilots for the fall season, we're getting a preview of the upcoming season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and we're learning of a DVD release for a series that seemed to be abandoned and a somewhat surprising Blu-ray release of an older classic TV series. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND(image)

TV Land Picks Up New Seasons of Comedies; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24, 2017)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:56:56 PDT

TV Land has renewed its most-watched and critically acclaimed comedies, Younger, which has been named "one of the juiciest comfort-watches" by BuzzFeed – and Teachers, which The Hollywood Reporter called "a little surprise gem." Younger, which returns June 28 for its fourth season, has been picked up for a 12-episode fifth season for 2018, while Teachers, which returns with the back half of(image)

Freeform 2017 Upfront; Netflix Will Arnett Comedy Returns June 2

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:55 PDT

At Freeform's upfront presentation opened by Iliza Shlesinger (Truth & Iliza) held in New York yesterday, The Walt Disney Company's millennial-focused television network announced a bold and robust programming lineup built around top talent, premium original content and prominent Disney properties including Marvel, ABC Studios and Disney theme parks. Coming in early 2018 is Alone Together, a(image)

George Lopez Show Reunion on Lopez; Bravo Orders Season 2 of Imposters

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:50 PDT

A George Lopez show reunion is happening tonight on TV Land! It is all happening on George's new single-camera comedy Lopez, now in its second season and airing Wednesdays at 10:30pm on TV Land. In the episode, "George Dates His Daughter," George is asked out on a date by a beautiful woman: the actress who played his daughter on his old TV show. Yes, Masiela Lusha (Carmen from George Lopez)(image)

getTV Honors Charlie's Angels Stars; Remembering Sitcom Writer and Producer Bernard 'Bud' Wiser

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:46 PDT

getTV honors the stars of the popular 1976 detective series Charlie's Angels, with a heavenly Get Lost In TV lineup featuring rare and classic television appearances by Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Cheryl Ladd, on Sunday, April 30, starting at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. The night opens with a star-powered 1979 episode of The Merv Griffin Show, as the talk show pioneer presents(image)

ABC Summer 2017 Schedule; E! Renews Drama for 2nd Season

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:41 PDT

The ABC Television Network has announced summer premiere dates for limited series Somewhere Between, drama series Still Star-Crossed, and documentary The Story of Diana. Summer Fun & Games Return with new alternative series The Gong Show, Boy Band, Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME and Battle of the Network Stars. Summer game-show nights return with Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid and To(image)

Week 30 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:37 PDT

2016-17 Week 30 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.15/8 rating/share (-33% in rating from first four nights week 29); #2. NBC 3.38/6 (-12%); #3. ABC 3.38/6 (-6%); #4. Fox 2.11/4 (even); #5. The CW 0.58/1 (-12%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.523 million (-36% from first four nights week 29); #2. NBC 5.240 million (-13%); #3. ABC 5.076 million (-8%); #4. Fox 3.342 million(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: A Look at Series Returning (or not) in the Fall; Shout! Announces Second Season of Police Story

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:31 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're getting a preview of what may be returning for next season, we're hearing of a new restaurant (and pilot) for Linda Lavin, and more. HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB We're only weeks away from hearing about the 2017-2018 TV season and the new series that will come with it, but with that, we also get to hear about which of(image)

Pop Upfront 2017 Includes Acquiring The Goldbergs; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 17, 2017)

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:44:26 PDT

Diving deeper into scripted television, Pop announced its 2017-2018 slate, driven by a roster of premium series and marquee talent. The network's programming line-up includes seven new and returning series; a line-up of cultural television touchstones, including the greatest medical drama of all time; and nine new projects in development with industry-leading producers and stars. Pop's(image)

Grace and Frankie Gets 4th Season and Friends Star; Syfy Drama Gets 3rd Season

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:31 PDT

Let the good vibes roll! Season 4 of Netflix's Grace and Frankie will be coming in 2018 and they will be adding Lisa Kudrow (Friends) to the mix! More to come on both fronts (2018 premiere date and info on Kudrow's casting) at a later date. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands, played by Martin Sheen ((image)

Pop Mid-Season Pilot Review: Return of the Mac - Premieres Tonight (April 12); GSN to Air Hollywood Game Night Reruns

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:06 PDT

Return of the Mac - Wednesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on PopPremieres Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Vincent Return of the Mac is a scripted comedy starring boy band heartthrob Joey McIntyre as a version of himself alongside his real-life family - wife Barrett and their three children, Griffin (8), Rhys (6) and Kira (5). As he embarks on a hilarious quest to be taken seriously as a(image)

Pop Mid-Season Pilot Review: Hollywood Darlings - Premieres Wednesday (April 12); CMT Renews Nashville for Season 6

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:27 PDT

Hollywood Darlings - Tuesdays at 8:00PM ET/PT on PopPremieres Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:00PM ET/PT by Pavan Hollywood Darlings stars three fan favorite child stars of the '90s – Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), Christine Lakin (Step By Step) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven). The series follows three lifelong friends who grew up together in "the business," became household(image)

People's Choice Awards Moving to E!; TV Legends Get Together on HBO for Special

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:17 PDT

E!, the global pop culture powerhouse, announced the network's acquisition of People's Choice Awards. E! will be the exclusive home of the popular annual award show that celebrates the best in pop culture and is voted on entirely by fans, in addition to taking over People's Choice Awards vast digital, social and voting platforms. E! will air the People's Choice Awards starting in 2018 with(image)

Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:12 PDT

2016-17 Week 29 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 6.18/11 rating/share (+31% in rating from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 3.84/7 (-2%); #3. ABC 3.59/6 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.12/4 (-7%); #5. The CW 0.66/1 (-31%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.170 million (+36% from first four nights week 28); #2. NBC 6.024 million (-3%); #3. ABC 5.538 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.363 million(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Will & Grace Limited Series Gets Additional Episodes; Shout! Announces New Diff'rent Strokes and T.J. Hooker DVDs

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:06 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a busy news week this week, but we've got highlights, including an order for additional episodes of the upcoming Will & Grace revival, more Diff'rent Strokes DVDs, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB NBC's upcoming Will & Grace limited series is a little less limited now, as it has received an order for(image)

Remembering Don Rickles - Antenna TV, getTV Pay Tribute; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 10, 2017)

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:57:00 PDT

Stand-up comedian and actor Don Rickles, who starred in C.P.O. Sharkey, has died. He died of kidney failure on April 6 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Rickles was 90. Rickles starred as Don Robinson in the short-lived 1972 CBS sitcom The Don Rickles Show. Robinson was a New York advertising-agency executive who had a wife named Barbara (Louise Sorel) and a young daughter,(image)

Freeform Books Comedic Marvel Series; Brockmire Gets 2nd Season

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:59 PDT

Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature announced their second project together, Marvel's New Warriors, a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. This marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a television series. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut in 2018. The series will feature fan-favorite "Squirrel(image)

Disney Orders That's So Raven Spin-off to Series; Freeform Gets Late Night Talk Show

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:55 PDT

Disney Channel has ordered Raven's Home, the That's So Raven spin-off, continuing the story of the award-winning family comedy that resonated with kids, tweens and families around the world. Production on the multicamera series is set to begin this month in Los Angeles for a scheduled premiere in 2017. Starring are the previously announced Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol, who will(image)

TV Land's Younger Season 4 Launches June 28; Netflix's Girlboss Trailer and Premiere on April 21

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:50 PDT

Following its jaw-dropping season finale, TV Land's critically-acclaimed and fan favorite series Younger, from Sex and the City creator Darren Star, began production yesterday in NYC on its fourth season. When season four picks up, Liza's (Sutton Foster) love life is in disarray as she reels from her breakup with boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella), who was going to propose... until he(image)

Alice Heads to Logo TV; The CW's Summer 2017 Schedule

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:44 PDT

Well kiss my grits! "There's a New Girl in Town" on the Logo TV network! Alice is now on Logo TV! The hit '70s sitcom joins the schedule beginning today (Monday, April 3, 2017). The series actually premiered this past weekend with a short-marathon, but you can watch it in order from the beginning starting today! Alice will air Mon-Sat in an afternoon stack, with times varying, but usually(image)

Week 28 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:39 PDT

2016-17 Week 28 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.70/8 rating/share (+12% in rating from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 3.93/7 (-3%); #3. ABC 3.66/7 (+1%); #4. Fox 2.27/4 (-5%); #5. The CW 0.96/2 (+8%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.502 million (+12% from first four nights week 27); #2. NBC 6.211 million (-3%); #3. ABC 5.599 million (+1%); #4. Fox 3.578 million (-5(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Spike TV Prepares to Rebrand as Paramount Network; Netflix Continues to Evolve

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:31:33 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning more about Spike TV's 2018 rebranding as Paramount Network, some popular shows are leaving Netflix, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB Spike TV is rebranding as Paramount Network next year, and with it comes some new original programming, including some that was previously planned for TV(image)