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When will your favorite ABC shows be back?
July 2nd, 2019 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC revealed when the old shows will be back and when their new ones will debut. So far it is pretty status quo. I just wish they would have brought Station 19 back in the fall over a Million depressing Little Things. However, I am happy Schooled will begin when school starts and not after winter break.

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 28 premiere)

10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (Season 3 premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners” (Season 2 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Bless This Mess” (Season 2 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “mixed-ish” (Series premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 6 premiere; new time)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Emergence” (Series premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 7 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Schooled” (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 11 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Single Parents” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Stumptown” (Series premiere)

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 16 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 6 premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (Season 4 premiere; new day and time)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 6 premiere; new time)
9:00-11:00 p.m. “20/20”

7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 30 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Season 11 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Rookie” (Season 2 premiere, new day and time)

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (Series premiere)


Jamie Foxx messed up on live TV and surprised as George Jefferson
May 23rd, 2019 under ABC, Jimmy Kimmel. [ Comments: 3 ]

When ABC announced that they were going to do live versions of one episode from All in the Family and The Jeffersons, I thought it was going to crap all over the sitcoms’ legacy. I have been cursing out everyone involved and was prepared to freaking hate it. Shockingly, I really liked it.

When Woodly Harrelson opened his mouth and sounded like Archie Bunker, I was like what is going on? Can Marisa Tomei do just as well? I mean, we all think her Oscar was a joke. Well, she deserved it. It was like watching Jean Stapleton as Edith. Now when it comes to Mike and Gloria, Ike Barinholtz was OK and Ellie Kemper was beyond awful. Why was she the only one who did not wear a wig? She needs to stick at playing being cute and not try to be a good actress. She does not have the chops for it.

When it comes to the Jeffersons on that episode, Jovan Adepo nailed Lionel. As much as I enjoyed him, I wish they would have had someone else play him in the next episode. Just like the original series that had two Lionels. I never realized until last night that Wanda Sykes sounds like Isabel Sanford. She even looked like the late actress. Anthony Anderson was alright as Uncle Henry. He just did not have that fierceness that Mel Stewart had.

And then there was Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson. He came in like the hurricane that was Sherman Hemsley. It was like the late actor possessed him. Of course, he messed up but it just reminds you that they are doing this all live.

Next up was The Jeffersons, and we are getting a live version of the pilot episode. Jackée Harry played Diane and was not much like the original actress but she fit in perfectly. Kerry Washington was believable as Helen Willis. However, I wanted Lenny Kravitz to play Roxie Roker, his mom’s part. Amber Stevens West did OK as Jenny, but she did not have a lot to do. Unlike Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bently) and Will Ferrell (Tom Willis). Both played their characters very calming, but not with the oomph that Paul Benedict and Franklin Cover made their roles their own. Tobolowsky just couldn’t hold his British accent for more than a few words. But it was still better than Kemper trying to do a New Yawk accident. Every time she talked, it sent a shiver down my spine.

Finally, the oddest casting choice to me was Justina Machado as Florence. Well, that was all a ruse. They decided to surprise us all and have Marla Gibbs reprise her role. Which meant she got to repeat her infamous line, “How come we overcame and no one told me?”

Her appearance was the cherry on top of what was a surprisingly good evening of programming. Hopefully, next up will be the Maude abortion episode and James’ death on Good Times. As Esther Rolle said, “Damn! Damn! Damn!” that will be good.

Oh, and I will take down that Jimmy Kimmel photo with all of the darts that I have thrown at it over the last few weeks. Sorry!


Ungrateful Constance Wu still has her TV job
May 14th, 2019 under ABC, Constance Wu. [ Comments: none ]

On Friday, when ABC announced that they were renewing Fresh Off the Boat, Constance Wu said it was not a good thing. Her tweets made her the most hated person. Even more so than Jussie Smollett. She tried to say by the show being picked up for another season, it meant that she could not do a role that was more challenging for her.

Ever since then, ABC has been radio silent, but today they had no choice but to respond to reporters on the Upfronts call. Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said, “There’s been no thought to recasting Constance.” Then she explained why “We love what she does on the show and we love the show. I did actually know that Constance had another opportunity that had Fresh Off the Boat not gone forward, she would’ve pursued. But we never really considered not bringing back Fresh Off the Boat. The show is just too strong for us and we love it.”

Maybe since Wu has nothing to do during her hiatus, she will take some acting lessons. This way she won’t play Jessica so one-dimensional. She is the weakest actor on the sitcom. She could learn a thing or two from her TV husband Randall Park who is one of the funniest guys on television.

BTW I am glad they are not recasting her. Maybe it will teach her lesson in humility. Tiffany Haddish, who we can agree is a much much much bigger star, signed on to do a remake of Kids Say the Darndest Things for ABC. All while still making movies people see. She knows what it means to be grateful for work.


Here is ABC’s 2019-2020 season!
May 14th, 2019 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC announced its 2019-2020 schedule and it is mostly the same. Tuesdays are going to be a problem spot for them. They think Bless the Mess is going to do well. However, after a strong debut, its ratings have dropped faster than their bad jokes. Also, they love black-ish more than the viewers. Young Sheldon has a hard time finding an audience, why do they think mix-ish will have an easier time finding one? It would have had a better chance if they aired it after The Conners.

As a fan of Station 19, I hate that I have to wait for it to come back for the depressing drama A Million Little tissues.

I feel for American Housewife. The poor show has had more timeslots than it is has had seasons. Maybe it would have a better chance of finding an audience if they kept in one place for more than a few weeks.

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”

8:00 p.m. “The Conners”
8:30 p.m. “Bless This Mess” (new time)
9:00 p.m. “mixed-ish”
9:30 p.m. “black-ish” (new time)
10:00 p.m. “Emergence”

8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
8:30 p.m. “Schooled”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “Single Parents”
10:00 p.m. “Stumptown”

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

8:00 p.m. “American Housewife” (new day)
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new time)
9:00 p.m. “20/20” (two hours)

8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. (To be announced later today)
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”

To read descriptions about the new shows, then click here!


Ellen Pompeo is a liar
May 10th, 2019 under ABC, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Remember when Ellen Pompeo said that next season was going to be her last on Grey’s Anatomy. Well, she lied. That is because ABC announced today that they picked up the longest-running medical drama for two more seasons. Everyone keeps telling me, you cannot do Grey’s without Meridith Grey. Therefore, I guess, she is not going anywhere until at least after season 17.

Personally, I think they can do it without her. Although, I have only watched one episode this season and it was awful. I do not get why people love it so much. I only watched that episode because it was a crossover with Station 19. That firefighter drama I like, so I am happy it got renewed too. However, I am bummed they are going to do more crossovers with Grey’s. If they do too many, then I might have to quit Station 19.

Oh and ABC picked up How to Get Away with Murder too. That drama should be renamed How Not to Get Cancelled Even Though No One Watches. Too bad they didn’t tell For the People the secret because that is the one Shonda Rhimes show that will not be back next season.

UPDATE 1: ABC is not laughing because they cancelled The Kids Are Alright, Speechless, Splitting Up Together and The Fix. I am really upset about Speechless because it actually had a character with special needs played by an actor who has special needs. I felt that it was helping to normalize Cerebral Palsy, so its cancellation is a huge loss. The Kids Are Alright, like The Cool Kids, was hurt by a really bad pilot. It got better as the season went on.

NBC did not feel bad not picking I Feel Bad that also got hurt its pilot.

UPDATE 2: CBS cancelled Murphy Brown, Life In Pieces and Fam, but they picked up their safety sitcom Man with a Plan. Lethal Weapon was to much of a lethal weapon. ABC renewed Single Parents (I love this show), American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Rookie and the crappy Bless This Mess.

UPDATE 3: NBC has a blindspot for Blindspot because it will be back for one last season, while Star’s star has dimmed.


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