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ABC Debuts ‘Boy Band’ and the Revival of ‘The Gong Show’

NBC Offers New Seasons of 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'The Wall' and 'The Night SHift'


8:00 p.m. “Boy Band” (series premiere, two hours)
10:00 p.m. “The Gong Show” (series premiere)

8:00 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory” ((R)
8:30 p.m. “Superior Donuts” (R)
9:00 p.m. “Mom” (R)
9:30 p.m. “Life in Pieces” (R)
10:00 p.m. “MacGyver” (R)

8:00 p.m. “Hollywood Game Night” (season premiere)
9:00 p.m. “The Wall” (season premiere)
10:00 p.m. “The Night Shift” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. “Beat Shazzam”
9:00 p.m. “Love Connection”

8:00 p.m. “Supernatural” (R)
10:00 p.m. “Supernatural” (R)

8:00 p.m. “This Old House Hour” (R)
9:00 p.m. “The Tunnel: Sabotage”
10:00 p.m. “Antiques Roadshow” (R)

Of Note on Cable:

-“Inside the Actor’s Studio” (Bravo, 8 p.m. ET): Scarlett Johansson
-“How it’s Made” (Science, 9 p.m. ET): season premiere
-“The Mist” (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET): series premiere

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. “Boy Bang?” Sounds like gay porn. LOL
    Netflix: The Crown (Watched Episode One last night, enjoyed it.)

  2. Boy Band
    NBA Draft on ESPN

    First interesting all-around night in a while at least three networks are going to serve a very interesting original lineup and next Thursday is going to be even more exciting with the return of my personal most anticipated show of the summer Battle of the Network Stars and Big Brother on CBS. That’s why Boy Band’s ratings will be so interesting tonight because I want to see how it leads for BOTNS.

    • I’ll admit I like Boy Bands I was into BSB & *NSYNC more there second album became a fan of them, *98Degrees I saw them live once almost twice when I saw Britney Spears in 99 at Allegan County Fair along with *98Degrees but left after Britney. *98Degrees had great opening acts for GR show Deborah Morgan never became big only had one hit I was into Dream which never got big either worse act was Beha Men.

      To this day don’t like Who Let The Dogs Out they even said Who Let The Cats Out during there performance of Who Let The Dogs Out can’t believe that the Beha Men won a Grammy.

      • Backstreet Boys, N-Sync, and 98 Degrees were all boy GROUPS, not Bands. Bands like the Beatles, Stones, Grand Funk, etc., play instruments. Do the Backstreet Boys, N-Sync, and 98 Degrees play instruments? NO! That is why they are Groups, NOT Bands. ABC needs to retitle this show “Boy Group,” cause that’s what is really is.

      • Same here I actually miss those days of the late 90s and early 2000s when the boy bands and huge female pop stars were dominating the music landscape. I saw BSB and NSYNC live as well and I immediately grabbed respect for Justin Timberlake as well. I always wanted to see 98 Degrees as well. They’re really amazing to watch live. I saw New Edition, Boyz II Men, and New Kids on the Block back in the early 90s as well and it was such a great experience.

        I never could get into One Direction though outside of Zayn Malik. I hope there will be another big boy band to come through one day. The industry needs one badly right now I feel.

        I hated Who Let the Dogs Out that was just an annoying song. LOL!

        • I wanted to see Boys II Men when they were in Allegan in 95 never got tickets. My cousin was into BSB saw them twice in Allegan in 98 and 01 at Silverdome.

          • Yeah Boyz II Men are awesome live and I wish I had to the shows they did in Vegas. I wanted to go to the BSB show 2001 at the Silverdome so bad.

  3. NBA Draft I hope ZO Ball go’s to the Sac Kings LOL but more likely a Laker there is a chance that Ball go’s to another purple team Suns or Kings.
    Boy Band,
    Maybe The Gong Show watched the 88-89 version of The Gong Show when I was sick from school.

  4. Cops on WGN America
    NBA Draft on ESPN Radio (WDBO-AM 580 ~ “ESPN 580” ~ Orlando, Florida)