Home Free is back on Fox tonight at 9p and there have been a lot of changes to the show. Even though there have been a lot of changes, the one thing that hasn’t changed is all the heart!
Mike Holmes is back and this time Tim Tebow is helping him out. Another change is that the contestants are not working as couples, but by themselves. Instead of building their Dream House, they are building it for their hero. Each contestant has a different hero, like one man’s whose mother-in-law helped him through cancer or another person who wants to give the house to the person who gave their parent a kidney.
But before they can give them a house, they have to compete. It starts out the same, where the winner of the first challenge gets to pick their team. But how they figure out who goes to the elimination challenge is different. On tonight’s season premiere one contestant will do something that will have everyone turn against them. It will be interesting to see what happens next week to him.
But before we get to that, we see what happen when someone is eliminated. That is where the heart comes in and because of that I am so happy the show is back!
Over on NBC at 9p, Aquarius is back and this season starts out on August 9, 1969. A day that not only lived in infamy for Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony), but also for the whole world. That is day his followers killed Sharon Tate and 3 of her friends.
As that date plays out, we go back to 1967 and some of Manson’s followers have befriended Dennis Wilson from the Beach Boys. They will eventually move in with him and that will change things for Manson. We will see him start to evolve more into the man we know.
Then there’s Hodiak (David Duchovny) who has no idea that someday he will be investigating the man that shocked the world.
Now that Aquarius is tackling the Tate-LaBianca Murders, it is so much more interesting to watch. While it was interesting to see him become the cult figure in the first season, we also want to get to that climax moment. Now both of those moments have been merged together for this season.
We are still 3 months away from the start of the Fall TV season, but that isn’t stopping NBC from announcing today when their new and old shows will be premiering. Blindspot is getting the lead spot on September 14th and Chicago Fire will have a lot of fires to put on when it finally debuts on October 11th. The Good Place is the first new show to get an air date and the Ted Danson/Kristen Bell comedy will debut after The Voice on September 19th and then it will move to it regularly scheduled slot on the 22nd. This is Us, the heartwarming story of 4 people who all share same the birthday will also get some help from The Voice on the 20th before settling in its timeslot on October 11th. The last new show to debut is the fast paced Sci-Fi drama Timeless on October 3rd.
Missing from the Fall lineup is Grimm and I am not happy about it. Sorry Nick Cannon, I would rather watch Grimm.
Wednesday Sept. 14
Monday, Sept. 19
8-10: The Voice
10-11: The Good Place (preview)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8-10: The Voice
10-11: This Is Us
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8-9: Blindspot (time period premiere)
9-10: Law & Order: SVU
10-11: Chicago P.D.
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:30-9: The Good Place (time period premiere)
9-10: Chicago Med
10-11: The Blacklist
Friday, Sept. 23
8-9: Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon
9-11: Dateline NBC
Monday, Oct. 3
Tuesday Oct. 11
9-10: This Is Us (time period premiere)
10-11: Chicago Fire
Last year when NBC announced that they were sending Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and Jeff Dye to Asia for a docusries called Better Late Than Never, I have been anxiously waiting for this show to debut. Just like the title, Better Late Than Never, almost a year after they filmed their trip, it finally has a premiere date. It will debut on August 23rd and it looks like it will be the best comedy to grace our televisions in a real long time. Yet, only one comedian and two actors are part of it and it’s unscripted.
Not only should you be prepared to laugh until your cry, you will also learn a lot about The Orient as they try not cause an International incident. Which looks like they might’ve according to that trailer.
Young & Hungry takes flight with a new episode tonight and you don’t want to miss the series’ funniest episode to date. The episode picks up right where it left and Gabi is stuck on the plane with Josh and his psychiatrist. When Gabi sees the two of them together, she assumes the worse and decides not to tell him that she is in love with him. Now she has no alternative but to go to Australia because she doesn’t have enough miles or cash to fly back to San Fransisco.
She calls Sofia from the plane and tells her everything that happened. Adam (Tyler Ritter) overhears the conversation and makes Gabi an offer she can’t refuse. His fiancee left him at the alter and he is on his way to his honeymoon in Hawaii. The hotel where he is staying is couples only. If Gabi pretends to be his wife during the stay, he will buy her a ticket back to San Fran. Of course she says yes! Will this fake couple become a real one?
Also staying at this couples only hotel is Elliot (Rex Lee), his husband Alan (Brian Safi) and Yolanda (Kym Whitley). When they find out the hotel’s policy, they pretend to all be a couple. The hotel is trying to bring in that demographic, so they give them three nights free if they can use them to promote the hotel. Will they get away with it?
So much more happens in this episode that you don’t want to miss. Plus is a laugh riot and who doesn’t need to laugh?
Then at 8:30p, Baby Daddy is back and they make a strong case to watch it. The episode starts off shortly after where it left off.
Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) is dealing with Zoey’s baby daddy coming back in to her life and her dumping him for her former boyfriend. Something that will lead to both men going to jail.
But it is Danny (Derek Theler) who will wind up in court. Riley (Chelsea Kane) is suing him for not telling her that he slept with Sam when they were in high school.
Will the Wheeler brothers get their women back or will their mom (Melissa Peterman) be the only woman in their life? Tune in for another episode that will have you laughing from the beginning until the end.
Then at 10p, The Night Shift is back on NBC with an intense two parter.
The episode starts off with a man looking for his young son that he says his wife brought in. When the hospital doesn’t have any record of the boy, they realize the mother was brought unconscious and the boy is missing. Now they have to find him before it is too late. Then when they do, there will be a reveal you will never ever see coming.
They were not the only ones in the accident, a Lesbian couple, who were fighting at the time, were also injured. One woman is OK, but the other one is not looking like she is going to survive. Doctors finally diagnose what is wrong with her and it has nothing to do with the accident. Can they save her?
Dr. Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) is stationed over in Afghanistan when a very young pregnant woman comes in with complications. Her husband is an Afghan soldier and he refuses for her to be looked at by them. Dr. Syd Jennings (Jennifer Beals) tries to convince Drew to release her, but it doesn’t work. Now the two of them are in trouble with not only the Afghan military, but their own. What are their consequences?
Then when all of this is resolved next week, the following week’s episode is very powerful. When a White man, who is on trial for killing a Black man, comes in for treatment, the hospital is plagued by protestors. The whole city is filled with riots and several of our doctors will take it to the streets trying to help the injured. An injured White office shot a Black teen and now they have to decide who will go to the hospital first. After they decide, the remaining victim and the doctors will be trapped with no help in sight. Can they save that life and more importantly their own. It is a must not miss episode.
Actually all of The Night Shift episodes are must not miss, so watch it tonight and every Wednesday this summer.
Before I talk about the fall schedule, the good news is that The Carmichael Show hasn’t been cancelled, the bad news is that hasn’t picked up either. NBC and 20th Century Fox are negotiating how episodes they will be doing next season. Fingers crossed it will be back. UPDATE: The Carmichael Show was picked up for a 13 episode 3rd season!
I don’t understand why NBC is not doing a Dick Wolf night on Tuesdays. I liked having Chicago Med and Chicago Fire on the same night and I hate that they are separated on two different nights in the fall. Blindspot is in trouble because it is not an 8p show. But I guess NBC wants to do a grittier Wednesday nights.
When it comes to the new shows, if Timeless is as exciting as its trailer, then they have a hit on their hand. This Is Us should do OK, not great and not awful. It will have a core audience that will watch every week like their old show Parenthood. Then there’s The Good Place that is in a bad place. It will have the same fate as Angel From Hell, it looks like the same crap, different network and stars,
What do you think of the trailers.
8-10 P.M. — “The Voice”
10-11 P.M. — “TIMELESS”
8-9 P.M. — “The Voice”
9-10 P.M. — “THIS IS US”
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago Fire”
NBC had a great comedy with Undateable, but they just didn’t know how to promote it. They tried to by making it live, but then buried it on Fridays. The show just never had the support it needed. One season, it’s launched in the summer, then the next midseaon and finally the fall. People just didn’t know when to tune in because there was no consistency and no other strong sitcoms to pair it up with.
I am sure that everyone, who worked on the show, will land on their feet. I will just miss them. Someone give Bill Lawrence another show ASAP because he is the most caring Executive Producer out there who really cares about his show and the show’s fan. That and he knows humor!
Although, Lawrence just Tweeted that he will be shopping the show around and I pray someone buys it.
Undateable wasn’t the only show NBC broke up with today. They are no longer seeing Heartbeat, Crowded, Telenovela and Game of Silence. Heartbeat is their biggest loss of that bunch, another great show that was on the wrong network.
Talking about other networks. While ABC listened to the outraged fans and cancelled Castle after they lost one of the people who made up the show’s duo, Fox didn’t. Sleepy Hollow was renewed for a fourth season, even though the viewers were pissed that they killed off Nicole Beharie. That show, more than Castle, was built on the chemistry of the leads. Without that, the show will be deader than the Headless Horseman. I can’t wait to see how horrific the ratings will be for it.
Tonight at 9p on NBC, 10 women will be paired with 10 of the country’s top physical trainers all in an effort to become Strong.
The episode starts off with the women having to choose which trainer to work with. How will they know who to pick? Each of the trainers will compete in a test. They will have to break through a concrete chamber in order to get a pulley so that they can lift 500lbs. When they are all done with the challenge, the women randomly pick which man they want to work with.
As soon as the teams are selected, they compete in their first challenge. They will have to work together in order to win. The winner not only moves on to the next week, they get to pick which team goes up against that challenge’s last place team in the elimination chamber.
That is when things get ugly. Believe it or not, the men on the show are more catty than the women. In fact, in the first two episodes that air tonight, you will see how bitchy they are about going to the elimination chamber.
Now back to the elimination chamber, it is a four story torture course that is grueling to complete. The winner moves on and the loser… Well you have to watch, in order to find what happens to them.
The women are not only doing this to become strong, they are also doing it for a $500,000 cash prize. Hey money talks.
Strong is not normally the type of Reality competition I watch, but I really liked watching the Sylvester Stallone and Gabrielle Reece show. I enjoy watching the women transform and the men act like bitches for once.
Then at 10p on DIY Network is Nashville Flipped. Nashville is a charming town with charming houses, but some of them have lost their charm. That is where Troy Dean Shafer comes in. He buys the house, asses what he can do with them to make them habitable and more modern, works his magic and then sells it for a profit.
Tonight he bought a rundown bungalow for $105,000, will spend $90,000 to fix it up and then plans on selling it for $250,000. When you see the house, you think it is a complete tear down. But his designer friend Alex Cirimelli and him think they can turn this trashed 1932 Craftsman style bungalow into a 2016 dream home.
So they get hammers and start demolishing the place in order to find the charm underneath. That wouldn’t be so bad, if the house wasn’t full of crap. Something they especially discover when they remove the toilet. Yeah.
Anyways, once they get to the core of the house, they find out the staircase is not up to code and needs to come down. This actually helps them out because now they can move it to a much more convenient location, Only problem is it is a cost they weren’t expecting.
As Shafer paints the house, Cirimelli searches for things to put in it. Together they turn this eyesore into a beautiful home that anyone would want to own.
I have to admit I have never watched a show like this before, and now I see why people get hooked on this. The transformation is amazing and they do it so fast. Why can’t the contractors we hire be as fast as them? And do as good of a job.
Tonight at 8p on NBC’s Heartbeat, Conjoined Twins (Justina Machado) come in because one of them is feeling sick. Alex (Melissa George) finds out that one of them has cancer and the other one doesn’t. Only problem is that the healthy twin has a bad heart and can’t handle her sister’s chemotherapy. The only way to save them is to separate them. After spending their whole lives together, they can’t imagine life apart. The doctor explains to them, if the sick sister doesn’t get chemo she will die and so will the healthy one. But if they are separated, they can both live. They tell her that they would rather die.
Will she be able to convince them to go through with the separation or will this episode have a very sad ending.
You don’t want to miss this hour of television that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Make sure to have the tissues ready because you are going to need them. It is a real tearjerker that you don’t want to miss.
Heartbeat is a medical drama with a lot of heart. More so than the other ones that are currently on television. It’s a perfect mix of Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Med and House.
Tonight at 8p on Freeform, Recovery Road picks up where it left off last week. Trish (Kyla Pratt) is in tears because her mother took her daughter and she doesn’t know where they went. Trish called the police and now they are asking her questions to assist with the search. She is inconsolable until Maddie (Jessica Sula) comes up with a solution. Now Trish is opening up to the police officers, but there is something very important she is leaving out. Something so shocking, you will be speechless. So much so, you will not want to wait a week to find out what happens next.
BTW that isn’t the only shocking moment in tonight’s episode that turns out to be a major game changer. So don’t miss a single second of it.
Also at 8p, but on the Smithsonian Channel the new series Major League Legends takes the bat. Each week, they will feature episodes dedicated to baseball greats that everyone knows. Tonight’s episode gives us the backstory of Hank Aaron. He is known as the first African-American to play professional baseball, but how much more do you know about him? With this show you will learn his story and what he went through from his mouth, archived news footage and his fans. It is a history our kids should know about and more importantly we should know about.
Next week, they will feature Babe Ruth, then Ted Williams and finally Lou Gehrig. We know their names, we know their stats, now let’s get to know them.
Major League Legends scores a home run whether you are a fan of the sport or not. If love the game, then this is a must watch and record. If not, you will still say this show came out swinging.
Also debuting tonight, but at 10p on Discovery is Rockin’ Roadsters. When you think of ZZ Top, you think of their music, their beards and their cars. This show is about the latter. Billy Gibbons loves his hot rods and he recruits Jimmy Shine to make his dream cars come true. What does he want to do with it? You will be surprised to find out what this Rocker’s desires are for it.
Together Gibbons and Shine will go looking for an automobile they can customize. Then when they find it, it is up to Shine to Shine. You will watch him convert a piece of junk into the hottest hot rod you’ve ever seen. This show has legs and they know how to use them.
Also at 10p but on NBC, Blindspot is finally back. The episode picks up where it left off and we learn a little more about Jane (Jaimie Alexander) as she learns about herself. But there is only so much we will find out because life goes on and she has to go back to work. Together, they will investigate a case that you can tell was inspired by a story from two years ago that captivated the world. It is interesting take on it and you wonder if that could’ve happened. Got you curious right? Then watch it!
Superstore ended its first season on NBC yesterday and today the network picked up the sitcom for a second season. The news is not a surprise because it has done well even without The Voice as a lead in. Not many shows can say that.
The comedy revolves around the workers’ lives at the superstore Cloud 9 and I think we can all safely assume that the cast and crew are on Cloud 9 today over the renewal. Sorry, I had to say it!