This Week in Comedy: One of the most popular sitcoms of the 1980’s, The Wonder Years, is being rebooted by Lee Daniels. And while the reboot will also take place in the 1960’s, this time it will instead follow a black family living in Montgomery, Alabama. The show stars Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, and Saycon Sengbloh, with Don Cheadle taking on the role as the narrator. Most interestingly, the show’s original young star, Fred Savage, is on board as the executive producer.
Also this week, Fox’s Sunday night animation block is back with the season premieres of The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and The Great North. The Simpsons is even kicking this season off with a musical episode that is featuring Kristen Bell as the singing voice of Marge. (But will she do it in her own singing voice or as an impression of Julie Kavner, who voices Marge?).
Plus, Ahir Shah has a stand-up special coming out on HBO Max. In the trailer for the special, Dots, the British comedian – who has been making a name for himself in the U.K. over the last few years -, Shah talks about the phrase ‘Person of Color,’ his phone autocorrecting his name to ‘sh*t,’ and how people need to have opinions on everything these days.
And finally, The Conners is coming back for season four. In the season premiere, they’re offering up a gimmick of their own with the entire episode being broadcast live to both coasts. This is the second time they’ve done this, having done so previously in February of 2020.
Seth MacFarlane on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Hasan Minhaj on The Tonight Show
Ken Jeong on The Late Late Show w/James Corden
The Neighborhood season 4 premiere on CBS
Bob Hearts Abishola season 3 premiere on CBS
Bill Burr on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
The Wonder Years series premiere on ABC
The Conners season 4 premiere on ABC
The Goldbergs season 9 premiere on ABC
Home Economics season 2 premiere on ABC
Steve Martin and Martin Short on The Tonight Show
Jim Gaffigan on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Melissa McCarthy on The Late Late Show w/James Corden
Ahir Shah: Dots premieres on HBO Max
Ike Barinholtz and Jenny Slate on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Arsenio Hall guest hosts Ellen
The Simpsons season 33 premieres on FOX
Bob’s Burgers season 12 premieres on FOX
Family Guy season 20 premieres on FOX
The Great North season 2 premieres on FOX