‘Grown-ish’ Returns for Senior Year This Thursday

It’s senior year for the Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at Cal U.

Freeform’s Grown-ish finally returns this Thursday! After taking some time off school to focus on being a stylist, Zoey is back to finish her final year with her friends and finally graduate. With Aaron and Zoey finally together after three years of “will they, won’t they,” the couple are trying to make it work.

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Valerie Armstrong and Craig DiGregorio Discuss All Things ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’

Kevin Can F**K Himself is created by Valerie Armstrong, while Craig DiGregorio serves as both showrunner and executive producer. The new dark comedy premiered June 13 on AMC+ and June 20 on AMC. The eight-episode series will continue to air on AMC+ one week ahead of the AMC linear airings on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT. I got to speak with Armstrong and DiGregorio all about their new series, their personal favorite sitcoms, seeing the characters brought to life by the cast, the dark comedy genre, and much more! Keep reading to see what they said.

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Mary Hollis Inboden and Eric Petersen on Their New Series, ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’

Kevin Can F**K Himself stars Mary Hollis Inboden as Patty O’Connor and Eric Petersen as the protagonist husband, Kevin McRoberts. Patty is Allison’s tough, glass-half-empty neighbor who hides an intelligence and dissatisfaction that bonds her to Allison. Kevin is Allison’s husky and “lovable” man-child. The new dark comedy premiered June 13 on AMC+ and June 20 on AMC. The eight-episode series will continue to air on AMC+ one week ahead of the AMC linear airings on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT.

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British Romantic Comedy Series ‘Starstruck’ Coming to HBO Max

Have you ever had a dream that you met a famous hot actor and instantly become inseparable?

Well, in the new HBO Max series Starstruck, Jessie (played by comedian Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel). What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realize they can’t keep away from each other. The ensemble cast also includes Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi, and Minnie Driver.

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FOX Releases Trailers for its New Comedies and Dramas

FOX has released their first trailers for the new 2021-2022 season to include two new dramas – The Big Leap and The Cleaning Lady — and two new comedies — Pivoting and Welcome to Flatch. In an unusual move by FOX, the series are for shows that will be released during the mid-season rather than in the fall. The series do look promising and offer a diverse and inclusive cast in several of the shows.

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ABC Has Renewed ‘The Goldbergs’ for a Season 9

The beloved comedy, which is set in the ‘80s, stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Jeff Garlin, and Sam Lerner. The season 8 finale is set to air on Wednesday, May 19, and is titled, “The Proposal.” If you’re looking for a new favorite comfort show, The Goldbergs has you covered.

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NOC Interview: Paula Pell on Her New Peacock Original Series, ‘Girls5eva’

Paula Pell is ready to bring the laughs in Peacock’s newest comedy Girls5eva, which premieres on Thursday, May 6. The best part is all eight episodes will drop at once, making it your next binge-worthy show! In the female-led series, Pell is joined by Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Busy Philipps.

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NOC Interview: Renée Elise Goldsberry Discusses Her New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’

Renée Elise Goldsberry steals the show in Peacock’s newest comedy Girls5eva, which premieres on Thursday, May 6. The best part is all eight episodes will drop at once! And trust me, you won’t want to stop watching. In the female-led series, the actress and singer is joined by Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps.

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AJ Michalka Makes Her Return to ‘The Goldbergs’ This Wednesday

The beloved Lainey Lewis is coming back to ABC’s hit comedy, The Goldbergs, in episode 8×20, “Poker Night.” AJ Michalka made her exit from the series in the middle of season six before starring in Schooled, continuing her role as Lainey, set in the 1990s. The official Twitter account for the show announced the news on May 2.

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NOC Interview: Sean Giambrone on Everyone’s Favorite Comedy, ‘The Goldbergs’

The ABC sitcom stars Sean Giambrone as Adam F. Goldberg, which is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET. Throughout the series, we see Adam use his video camera to document his family and their lives. What makes this so unique is at the very end of each episode, viewers get to see real footage of the actual Goldberg family, many of the videos or photos being what was just seen in the episode.

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NOC Interview: Troy Gentile Discusses ABC’s Hit Comedy, ‘The Goldbergs’

Troy Gentile plays everyone’s favorite passionate middle child, Barry Goldberg, also known as Big Tasty, on The Goldbergs. The comedy takes fans back to the ‘80s and is the perfect family show, filled with comfort, laughs, and plenty of heart. It is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET.

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AMC’s ‘Kevin Can F Himself’ Finally Has a Release Date

Fans fell in love with Emmy-winner Annie Murphy for her role as Alexis Rose in the hit series, Schitt’s Creek. Now, she’s taking on the role of sitcom wife, Allison in AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself, and fans are ready to see the actress back on their screens. The show premieres June 20 on AMC and even earlier on AMC+, which is a premium streaming bundle featuring the best of AMC, exclusive series, Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited.

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Why ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ is a Show That the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Finding a show the entire family can enjoy is near impossible, but ABC has managed to do it! The Goldbergs airs new episodes Wednesdays at 8 PM ET and if you’re new to the show, you have an entire eight seasons you can binge; trust me, you won’t want to stop watching.

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NOC Interview: Wendi McLendon-Covey on All Things ‘The Goldbergs’

Wendi McLendon-Covey stars as Beverly Goldberg, aka the ultimate smother, in ABC’s hit comedy series The Goldbergs. The actress is no stranger to comedy and certainly never fails to leave audiences laughing episode after episode. The series is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET.

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Get Ready for the New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’

The official trailer and show art for Girls5eva is finally here! The show will premiere on Thursday, May 6 with all eight episodes available at once on Peacock. Music superstar Sara Bareilles, Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry, comedian Paula Pell, and sitcom royalty Busy Philipps star in the new original, promising an incredible show!

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NOC Review: ‘Chad’ is Good, but Revels in Cringe

Being a Middle Eastern kid in an American high school can be an awkward experience. You may struggle to fit in and have an unclear sense of your identity, making friends and relationships as a result. With the new show Chad on TBS, in which she plays the titular 14-year old character, Nasim Pedrad seeks to encompass that experience through reveling in the awkwardness that being an insecure MENA teenager can often entail. And it works for the most part, though the humor sometimes falls flat, especially when it leans too much into the awkwardness.

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NOC Interview: Joseph Lee Anderson, Uli Latukefu and Bradley Constant of NBC’s ‘Young Rock’

NBC’s newest sitcom, Young Rock, focuses on different chapters of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show explores the many life experiences that have helped shape Dwayne into the man he is today.

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NOC Interview: ‘Punky Brewster’ Star Cherie Johnson Talks Iconic Sitcom Coming to Peacock

The new and highly-anticipated Punky Brewster series will premiere on Peacock on Thursday, February 25, with all ten episodes dropping at once. Punky Brewster is the continuation of the iconic ’80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad. Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.

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UPDATED NOC Theories: The “Whos,” “Whats,” and “Whys” of ‘WandaVision’

By Laura Sirikul and Mike Manalo

By now, if you’re anything like us, you’ve already seen the first three episodes of WandaVision. If not — how dare you call yourself an MCU fan (just kidding, we love you!). Having said that, it’s no spoiler to say the show presents an intriguing slow burn mystery that keeps us guessing from the first frame to the very last frame of the third episode. And boy do we love the hell out of it! But, do we have any idea what’s going on, and why, or how it all leads into Marvel Studios’ first horror film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Not a clue. And I’m sure you all are saying the same things. So being that we’re all MCU fans here at The Nerds of Color, we want to commiserate with you, our faithful fandom family, and see if we can put together our detective hats and paranoid “Charlie Day” conspiracy theory boards to present a few potential theories about where the series is going, and what the underlying story is behind WandaVision. If we’re wrong, please don’t hate us, but if we’re right, Marvel Studios owes us $2 billion dollars for cracking the case (Update: We’ve reached out to them and they said no to this so… just bragging rights)!

**Please note, we absolutely cannot express strongly enough that we will dive into spoiler territory for the first three episodes. So if you have not seen them yet, we very much encourage you to please watch before you read the rest of this article.**

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NOC Review: Weird and Wacky ‘WandaVision’ Wows the MCU

By Laura Sirikul and Mike Manalo

When WandaVision was first announced by Marvel in 2018 as a series centered around Wanda and Vision’s love story, fans were excited to watch their journey since their relationship was introduced in Captain America: Civil War. Prior to the debut of Infinity War, there was hope that Wanda and Vision would make it out alive since they were getting their own show on Disney+. Unfortunately, after Vision’s inevitable death at the hand of Thanos, many of us were confused at just how WandaVision would play out. What would be the premise of the series if Vision is dead? How could Vision come back? Why are they stuck in a series of sitcoms? Why sitcoms?

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En-‘Vision’-ing a ‘Wanda’-ful Future at the ‘WandaVision’ Press Conference

As previously and frequently alluded to in my recap of the Marvel Studios Phase 4 announcements from the Disney Investor Day last December, we MCU fans have been in utter withdrawal since last we stepped foot into the marvelous universe of magic, science, and super powers (July 2019 with the release of Spider-Man Far From Home). Given Marvel Studios’ proclivity to leave us wanting more, fans have been clamoring to see how Phase 4 will indeed kick off following the conclusion of the Infinity Saga in Avengers: Endgame. Thankfully, this coming Friday, a new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will at long last begin, with the debut of something completely different – their first episodic streaming show!

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Peacock Set to Release Massive Slate of Shows, Movies, and More in 2021

NBC’s new over-the-top streaming service is set to make waves in 2021 with the release of a massive slate of new movies, shows and more in January. After announcing the release of its new streaming service back in April, over 22 million users had been dialed in by October this year. Peacock is promising subscribers access to the highest quality shows and more, especially after sharing the news that the hit series The Office is set to be exclusively streamed on the service starting January 2021.

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Preacher Lawson Talks NBC’s New Series ‘Connecting…’ and More


Preacher Lawson is best known for his appearance on the 2017 season of NBC’s hit series America’s Got Talent where he made it to the final round. Based off his stellar performance, he was invited to compete two years later on both America’s Got Talent: The Champions and Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions where he advanced to the finale.

Lawson was the host of the Facebook Watch series World’s Most Amazing Dogs in 2019 with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of more than 500,000 subscribers. He just shot his first stand-up special last year, which premiered on BET+, and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.

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