First ABC said no no no more episodes to Notorious and now they are saying the same to Conviction according to The Hollywood Reporter. The legal drama was told that they will air the 13 episodes that they ordered, but no guarantee that they will air on Mondays at 10p. Is this a surprise? No, the show was awful.
Meanwhile THR says that over at one of ABC’s sister station’s Freeform, the network did not order a second season of Dead of Summer. As much as I enjoyed this show, I am OK with their decision because it felt like one and done.
American Housewife has been doing so well at ABC, that they asked the Tuesday night comedy for full season. While the news is good for the Katy Mixon/Deidrech Bader starrer, it is not as good for The Real O’Neals. The network asked for only three more episodes, which is 3 more than I thought they would get.
The first show to have its episode order cut is Notorious and no one is complaining. That is because barely anyone was watching the ABC drama. I wanted to like it but it wasn’t about what they said it was about. I don’t even know what it was about. And because of that ABC trimmed their episode count from 13 to 10. Well that and it lost half of Grey’s Anatomy audience.
Last week, viewers fell in love with American Housewife and tonight at 8:30p on ABC they get to love her and her family even more. Katie (Katy Mixon’s) kids keep her up all night and all she wants is a nap. Every time she gets close to closing her eyes, something else comes up. Moms around the World will understand her pain, as people will laugh with her about the never ending desire for a quick shut.
Then at 10p but over on NBC, it is a nice day to go for a swim on This Is Us. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) take their triplets to the community pool and we see how hard it is for parents to monitor 3 kids who are the same age at once. As we see them struggle, we also get to see how little things from this outing effect them when they get older.
Fast forward to modern day, Kevin (Justin Hartley) has moved to NY and he already has his first audition. To say it doesn’t go well would be an understatement. Thankfully he has his brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown) nearby. Only problem is Randall and his biological father are still trying to acquaint with each other. Then there is Kate (Chrissy Metz) who just saw her boyfriend’s ex wife, who is perfect, for the first time. Now she wants to get to know her better. She gets really close to her. Maybe too close.
And This Is Us is close to our hearts.
The Middle is finally back on ABC tonight at 8p and there are more changes besides its new night. Sue Heck (Eden Sher) is back from her summer working at Dollywood and she is a different woman. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is starting high school and he is trying to be a new man. Axl (Charlie McDermott) on the other has a new girl in his life and no one likes her.
The one thing that hasn’t changes is how funny this show is.
Then at 8:30p, American Housewife debuts and she fits in perfectly on Tuesday nights. Katie (Katy Mixon) is a married housewife with three kids renting in the ritzy Westport, Ct. The women are all skinny and perfect and Katie is not. Now that the second fattest woman is moving to Vermont, she will be the second fattest woman in Westport. Something she will do hardest to stop from happening. She will recruit her supportive husband (Diedrich Bader) to help her on the mission and her young daughter Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) that has fitting in issues. Her older daughter Taylor (Meg Donnelly) blossomed over the summer and now Katie is afraid she will turn into one of them. Her son Harrison (Daniel DiMaggio) already has. She has her hands full with them, but some how she makes it work. And this show doesn’t have to work on the humor because it comes naturally
Then at 9p, Fresh Off The Boat is heading to Taiwan for Louis (Randall Park) brother’s (Ken Jeong) wedding. For Louis and Jessica (Constance Wu) it is going home and for their kids it is experiencing the place they come from. Eddie (Hudson Yang) doesn’t want to be there, he just wants to be with his girlfriend. He told her he would fax her every day, but he can’t seem to find one. When he finally returns home, she tells him it’s over.
Tonight’s episode is beyond special because it is the first scripted show to go to Taiwan. Therefore, it is cool to see the country through their eyes.
Then at 9:30p, The Real O’Neals are back and they want to let you know it is Gay friendly after Noah Galvin’s controversial interview. Therefore they start it out with a Gay Pride parade and him calling up Lance Bass who calls Jane Lynch who calls Tyler Oakley who calls RuPual. If that is not enough, then his character starting an LGBT group should do it for you.
But not for me. I am like an elephant and don’t forget.
Finally at 10p but over on NBC, Chicago Fire is back and it is just as hot as ever. Now that Dawson is a mom (Monica Raymund) firefighting isn’t the same for her. She has some decisions to make. A decision that might come easier when Jimmy (Steven R. McQueen) tells off the Chief (Eamonn Walker). It isn’t all serious, someone has been writing fan faction about the firehouse and they have to figure out who is doing. All this leads to the shocking final seconds that will change someone’s life forever.