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Game Time! Best TV Episodes to Watch Ahead of The Super Bowl

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TV show characters? They’re just like us.

They fall in love, get their hearts broken, battle intergalactic creatures and obviously gather ’round with their loved ones for the Big Game. But with the Super Bowl being such a significant national moment — a “holy” day if you will — TV shows don’t seem to be capitalizing on it too much.

Related: Best Super Bowl 2020 Commercials Featuring Your Favorite Actors and Celebrities

There’s the usual fight for who will score the most coveted post-Super Bowl slot — one that comes with a large number of viewers. This year, the honor goes to This Is Us as they undoubtedly reveal the series’ biggest mystery: the death of Jack Pearson.

But, as far as episodes simply celebrating the Super Bowl? Those a few and far between.

We’ve dug up some of our favorite Super Bowl-themed episodes that will allow you to kick back with your buddies and get pumped for Sunday. You’ll enjoy these, no matter what team you’re rooting for.  Warning: one of them will even make you sob uncontrollably.

1. This Is Us – That’ll Be the Day (2018)

This Is Us - That'll Be the Day (2018)
I’ll start with the most recent episode of This Is Us. Jack and Rebecca geared up for their final Super Bowl with the Big Three before they leave for college. But, instead of familial bonding, the day is filled with fights and teenage angst. Eventually, the teens all chose to watch the game elsewhere. The episode ends with a fire at the Pearson household, which we know inevitably leads to Jack’s death. The continuation of this horrible, terrible, no good, very bad episode airs RIGHT after this Sunday’s Super Bowl so please, have your Terrible Towels ready.

2. Everybody Loves Raymond – Super Bowl (2001)

Everybody Loves Raymond - Super Bowl (2001)
Ray discovers he’s getting sent to cover the Super Bowl. He invites Gianni, which doesn’t sit well with Debra. Or the other family members. She gives him hell and when he realizes everyone else brought their wives, he flies her out, which makes things even worse. Point of the story? If you get Super Bowl tickets, always bring your wife, your dad, or your brother!

3. Full House – Super Bowl Funday (1995)

Full House - Super Bowl Funday (1995)
Taking it back to the good ole’ Full House days! Joey returns home from a two-week comedy tour to watch the Super Bowl with the fam. Those plans are derailed when he realizes he promised to take Michelle’s class on a museum tour. In an attempt not to miss the game, he and Jesse bring the kids to a bar, but when the TVs break down, they invite everyone back to the house, interrupting DJ’s study session.

4. The Simpsons – Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999)

The Simpsons - Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999)
The Simpsons have plenty of Super Bowl TV episodes to choose from, but I’ll go with ‘Sunday, Cruddy Sunday’ in which Homer and some pals score tickets to the Super Bowl. The good times come to a halt when they are told their tickets are counterfeit. Bart devises a plan to sneak in but as you’d imagine, sneaking into such a prestigious event isn’t as easy as it seems.

5. Seinfeld – The Label Maker (1995)

Seinfeld - The Label Maker (1995)
Jerry realizes that he has a wedding the same day as the Super Bowl so he gifts his tickets to Whatley, his dentist. Then the worst possible thing happens: the wedding is called off. Jerry tries to get his tickets back, but Whatley already invited Newman and then later, Elaine. Does he ever re-gift the tickets back to Jerry?

See the full list at TV Fanatic! 

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‘Scream Queens’ Star Billie Lourd Welcomes Baby Boy – See the Name That Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher

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Billie Lourd Welcomes First Child

Billie Lourd surprised fans on Thursday morning when she welcomed her son into the world. 

The Scream Queens actress kept her pregnancy under wraps before revealing a photo of her baby boy’s feet on Instagram. 

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She also revealed she named him Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell; his name pays tribute to Lourd’s late mother and Star Wars’ Princess Leia Carrie Fisher.

Lourd is engaged to Austen Ryden, the child’s father. 

Mark Hamil, her mother’s co-star, celebrated the good news on Twitter writing, “Congratulations to #BillieLourd & #AustenRydell on the arrival of their firstborn child: Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell!!! I can’t think of another baby with both “KING” AND “LORD” in their name. Nice.”

Congratulations to the happy couple. 

Just yesterday, This Is Us actress Mandy Moore announced she’s expecting a baby boy in early 2021. 

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Launching in National Syndication Following Emmys Sweep

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Schitt's Creek to Be Available for National Broadcast Syndication

The small town of Schitt’s Creek is going nationwide! 

After sweeping the Emmys on Sunday, September 20, the half-hour sitcom is coming to a TV near you. 

You’ll be able to watch the fan-favorite comedy anywhere as it’s being launched into national syndication across U.S broadcast markets starting on September 28, per the press release from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, who owns the domestic broadcast rights. 

Prior to Sunday’s show, the Pop TV original had zero Emmy’s, but now, it’s being referred to as a nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy. Talk about bragging rights. 

During the 2020 virtual show, it won all seven of the major comedy categories and became the first to win all four comedy-acting categories in one year. 

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The cast includes Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Chris Elliott. Rounding out the cast are Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Sarah Levy, Karen Robinson, Dustin Milligan, John Hemphill, Rizwan Manji, and Tim Rozon.

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Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, commented, “What begins as a fish-out-of-water story quickly develops into a nuanced love letter to family, delivered with warmth, humanity and perfect comedic timing. With a gifted cast and whip-smart writing, it’s easy to see why ‘Schitt’s Creek’ appeals to Emmy voters, critics and viewers, and has built a loyal and passionate fan base. We are excited to bring the Emmy Award-winning series to broadcast television stations and introduce the iconic Rose family to a new audience.”

Previously, Schitt’s Creek was available for streaming on Netflix.

The sixth and final season will be available on the platform starting Wednesday, October 7. 


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‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Moves Up Premiere Date – Find Out When You Can Reunite with the Pearsons!

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This Is Us Season 5 Moves Up Premiere Date - Find Out When You Can Reunite with the Pearsons!

The wait for new episodes of This Is Us is almost over. 

The show’s fifth season will premiere on Tuesday, October 27, a few weeks ahead of its previously announced November 10 premiere

NBC made the announcement during a commercial that ran during the season finale of America’s Got Talent on Wednesday.

The show’s official social media accounts also revealed the good news writing: “We just couldn’t wait any longer, but we have a feeling you won’t mind.”

The reunion with the Pearsons will be a two-hour event, which will hopefully answer some burning questions left behind by season 4 like who Madison’s doctor is and why Nicky was by Rebecca’s bedside instead of Miguel. 

Oh, Baby! ‘This Is Us’ Actress Mandy Moore Pregnant With First Child

The series has about a month to turn over new episodes as TVLine notes that the series is set to start production this week following a mandatory hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Like many shows including FOX’s The Resident, the season isn’t shying away from reality but will instead tackle the pandemic “head-on,” series creator Dan Fogelman revealed on Twitter.

It’s unclear how the public health crisis will play into the show’s narrative or how it’ll affect the tight-knit Pearson clan. Maybe that’s why Randall and Kevin haven’t seen each other for years? Yes, we’re trying to pretend that big explosive fight in the This Is Us Season 4 finale never happened! 

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