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Stumptown ABC, 10:00 p.m. — Dex goes undercover to help a politician dig up dirt on his opponent before celebrating a tense Friendsgiving at Bad Alibi.
Nancy Drew CW, 9:00 p.m. — The Drew Crew hosts a dangerous seance to convene with the dead Lucy Sable in the hopes that her murder might shed light on Tiffany's death as well, but instead, Nancy is forced to face a truth that validates her worst fear.
Chicago Med NBC, 8:00 p.m. — Natalie begins to recover her memories of the accident while April is forced to question her future with Ethan.
Riverdale CW, 8:00 p.m. — Cheryl and Toni host a dinner for Cheryl's family while Archie's peaceful Thanksgiving plans at the community center hit a snag, and Jughead and Betty spend the holiday investigating a recent death on Stonewall Prep's campus.
The Goldbergs ABC, 8:00 p.m. — Barry and Erica get detoured on their way home for Thanksgiving while Beverly uses the holidays to mend the rift between Murray and Pop Pop.
The Masked Singer Fox, 8:00 p.m. — Four of the remaining eight celebs perform for the judges in the next round of the competition.
Schooled ABC, 8:30 p.m. — The annual alumni faculty football game brings out the competitive sides of Wilma and Coach Mellor.
Chicago Fire NBC, 9:00 p.m. — A surprise visitor throws Casey for a loop while Severide works to clear the name of a wrongly convicted arsonist.
Modern Family ABC, 9:00 p.m. — Haley offers to cook a Thanksgiving meal as a thank you to Claire for taking care of the twins as Phil uses another flying lesson with Jay to redeem himself and a supposed split between Cameron and Mitchell has their friends clearly choosing sides.
SEAL Team CBS, 9:00 p.m. — The Bravo Team goes on a mission abroad to help the secret service prevent a sniper attack on U.S. dignitaries.
Single Parents ABC, 9:30 p.m. — Will cooks Thanksgiving dinner for the group as Angie keeps Tracy company and Miggy enlists Doug's help in making a good impression on Ms. Pronstroller.
Chicago P.D. NBC, 10:00 p.m. — In tonight's fall finale, Halstead's secret ongoing relationship with a woman connected to another case puts him in jeopardy.
S.W.A.T. CBS, 10:00 p.m. — The SWAT team engages in tricky negotiations with a family that takes a local officer hostage when they're evicted from their home due to eminent domain.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia FXX, 10:00 p.m. — Mac reunites with his childhood pet while Dennis and Frank try to persuade women not to get their hair cut at the trendy next-door salon.
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EXCLUSIVE: Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, returns to NBC for the annual three-hour primetime charity special on Thursday, May 21.
In partnership with Comic Relief, NBC will kick off the night at 8 PM with Celebrity Escape Room, sort of a show within a show, executive produced by Ben Stiller and hosted by Jack Black, featuring comedy stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Scott. It will be followed by the two-hour Red Nose Day Special.
As the all-knowing “Game Master” host, Black puts his celebrity friends to the test as they work together under intense pressure to beat the clock, unlocking a series of surprising puzzle rooms to ultimately engineer their great escape.
Celebrity Escape Room “combines the drama and tension of a real-life video game with the side-splitting allure of the ultimate party game,” says NBC. Stiller, Cox, Kudrow and Scott will work together and channel their inner Sherlocks to decipher clues and solve puzzles, brainstorm for solutions and combine their comedic talents to ultimately gain their freedom before time runs out.
In addition to Stiller, Celebrity Escape Room will be executive produced by Black, Christine Taylor, Nicky Weinstock, Amiira Ruotolo-Behrent and Lee Metzger The Voice. The show is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and Red Hour Productions.
The annual Red Nose Day Special will follow Celebrity Escape Room with an entertainment showcase featuring music, comedy and poignant films. The films will share stories of children and young people who have been affected by poverty and how Red Nose Day funds have helped change their story for good.
“Kicking off with Ben Stiller's hilarious Celebrity Escape Room, NBC's Red Nose Day lineup is the perfect vehicle to help drive this year's fundraising efforts,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We are privileged to continue our support of this incredible cause in partnership with our amazing friends at Comic Relief US as we work together on behalf of children in need around the world.”
“Through the power of laughter and entertainment, Red Nose Day serves as a galvanizing force, rallying Americans to come together to end child poverty,” said Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US. “Together with our incredible partners and celebrity supporters, we are working to change the story for good for millions of children in the U.S. and around the world.”
The multi-week Red Nose Day campaign launches Monday, April 13 when the official Red Noses go on sale exclusively at Walgreens locations nationwide in more than 9,000 stores across the country. All net proceeds of Red Nose sales go to the Red Nose Day Fund. Between April 13-May 30, Walgreens will donate $.50 from...
Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Show: New Girl
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Charming weirdo Jess Zooey Deschanel moves into a new apartment with three male roommates after a devastating break-up. It turns out that her new roomies played by Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris are also charming weirdos. Quirky friendship ensues and it is all very, very funny.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: On paper, there is literally nothing special about New Girl, which ran on Fox from 2011 through 2018. In fact, it sounds downright hacky and tired: a quirky girl has three male roommates?! What is this, 1972? But while that concept may be a tough pitch in an age where television comedy has grown increasingly experimental and daring, New Girl has something you cannot fake or manufacture: lead actors with undeniable, unmistakable chemistry that works no matter which combination of characters share the screen in a given scene.
Honestly, it was that basic concept that kept me away from New Girl for a long time, even as my significant other insisted I watch it. And damn it, they were right. Now that the entire series is finished and streaming on Netflix, I’m hooked. While I certainly would’ve been hooked during another time, the show feels especially right for this given moment. During a literal pandemic where I cannot see any of my real friends, being able to hang out with Jess and Nick and Schmidt and Winston and Cece has genuinely cleansing for the soul. Sure, they’re not my real friends, but they are close enough for now. The show’s agreeable tone and chilled-out, laid-back, friendly vibe makes them welcome visitors in your living room.
At this point during my first time through the series I just completed the first season as I write this, New Girl‘s greatest strength remains its cast, which elevates the weaker episodes while super-charging the more inspired entries. Deschanel, Johnson, Greenfield, Morris and Hannah Simone as Jess’ best friend and eventual member of the group are talented, funny folks in a vacuum, but when put in the same room, the electricity between all of them could power a dozen lesser sitcoms. It’s a triumph of casting, acting, and character development, the kind of lightning in a bottle ensemble that every comedy series wishes it could taste.
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Right now, everyone is looking for some kind of reprieve from being locked up at home due to the spread of the coronavirus across the United States. That doesn’t appear to be in the cards anytime soon, but The Office executive producers Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman think they’ve figured out a way to make light of the situation by crafting a new workplace comedy series inspired by the sudden rise in employees working from home due to the outbreak of coronavirus forcing people to practice social distancing.
Deadline was first to learn of the currently untitled coronavirus comedy series, though it’s not necessarily about the pandemic. Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman, better known to The Office fans as the frequently maligned Toby Flenderson and one of Jim’s business partners at their company Athlead, are creating the series that is said to focus on “wunderkind boss who, in an effort to ensure his staff’s connectedness and productivity, asks them all to virtually interact and work face-to-face all day.”
The series is in the works at Big Breakfast, the comedy production banner Silverman runs, where he’ll executive produce the series along with and Luke Kelly-Clyne College Humor and Kevin Healey Scare Tactics. They’ll also be working with Howard Owens’ Propagate Content, which will have Rodney Ferrell serving as an executive producer as well.
Silverman, who was also once an NBC executive, explained the inception of the series and his hope for what it will become:
“So many of us are jumping on daily Zoom meetings — for work and beyond. We are in a new normal and are personally navigating ways to remain connected and productive at work and in our home lives. With the brilliant Paul Lieberstein at the helm, we think we have a series that not only brings humor and comfort during this troubling time but will also be an inventive and enduring workplace comedy for years to come.”
While the prospect of trying to craft a series around the coronavirus outbreak sounds like a bad idea at this time, there’s no indication that the pandemic will actually play a part in the overall concept of the series. In fact, it would be easy to pull something like this off without introducing such a grim plot device.
What I’m envisioning with this series is a show with a format that echoes what we’ve seen accomplished with movies like Unfriended and Searching. Both of those films play out entirely on computer or mobile device screens and successfully tell a solid narrative. Modern Family did something similar with an episode that unfolded across the ensemble cast’s various screens, and it worked pretty well. But if that’s what this series will be like, can that concept be sustained for an entire series? Or will they need to take...