TV Talk: Day Changes For Fall Include Jay Leno Hosted Game Show, Nick Cannon Talk Show


Trib Total Media TV writer Rob Owen offers some viewing tip for the week ahead.

Already “Dr. Oz” has gone from WTAE-TV at 10 a.m. on weekdays to WPGH-TV, but perhaps the most notable syndicated debut of the fall 2021 season is “You Bet Your Life” (6 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. from Monday on channel 53).

A cover of the original 1950-1961 comedy game show first hosted on television by Groucho Marx, “You Bet Your Life” was re-launched in 1980 (hosted by Buddy Hackett) and in 1992 (animated by Bill Cosby). This latest iteration finds Jay Leno in the host’s chair and he brought familiar elements from his time as a star on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” including Kevin Eubanks as Leno’s sidekick and bits and pieces. including “Headlines” and a half-minute two-and-one-monologue from Leno at the start of each episode of “You Bet Your Life”.

In an interview late last month, Leno said his version of “You Bet Your Life” had a similar vibe to his “Tonight Show” segment “Jaywalking”.

“I’ve been offered other game shows, but it’s usually like, ‘Uzbekistan has a population of how many people? It’s not much of a fun joke, ”he said. “And that was the closest thing to ‘Jaywalking’.”

Leno said he sold “You Bet Your Life” to the stations promising it was a comedy without political jokes.

“When you don’t talk about politics, you realize how much you have in common with people, even with people you would normally think you wouldn’t have anything in common with,” said Leno, who notes that the first price per episode is $ 5,000. Using today’s “secret word” offers participants a chance to win an additional $ 500.

Competitors, often from different backgrounds, take the stage and compete as a team.

Leno, 71, who also has his CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage” returning for a new season at 10 p.m. on September 22, said he was proud of “You Bet Your Life”.

“A lot of times you do shows and say, ‘Oh, nobody’s watching this thing,’ but that’s not the case here. I think it’ll be fine,” Leno said, noting that the show will air. in many markets between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

WPGH’s other changes include “Storage Wars” at 3 a.m., and this week reruns of “Big Bang Theory” switch to an evening broadcast at 7 p.m. (a second episode airs at 12 p.m. starting on the 27th). September) with reruns of “Young Sheldon” at 7:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. starting September 27.

This week, “Judge Jerry” airs at 1pm and 1:30 pm on Channel 53 with a rerun of “Jerry Springer Show” at 3pm

“Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon will take on a dual role this fall as he also hosts his own eponymous talk show. “Nick Cannon,” airing at 2 p.m. weekdays starting September 27, promises an hour of comedic conversation about pop culture, celebrity interviews and musical performances.

Overnight changes effective September 27 include reruns of “Bob’s Burgers” at 3:30 am, reruns of “The Goldbergs” at 4:00 am, and reruns of “Black-ish” at 4:30 am.


No day of the week change on channel 2.

Reruns of “SEAL Team” replace reruns of “NCIS” at 12:05 am Sunday, and reruns of “Bull” replace reruns of “NCIS: New Orleans” at 1:05 Sunday effective September 19.

KDKA’s “Fan N’ation” has already returned at 7:30 pm Saturday for its second season.


Channel 19 will be making some schedule adjustments this week with “Family Feud” replacing “Mom” at 5:30 pm on weekday evenings. Reruns of “Mike & Molly” take over from “Two Broke Girls” at 6.30pm on weekdays.

At the end of the evening, this week “Two Broke Girls” replaces “Friends” at 11pm, and the reruns “Mom” replace “Mike & Molly” at 12am.

This week reruns of “Friends” run at 12 p.m. on weekdays, with the exception of Tuesdays this fall, when Mike Tomlin’s weekly Steelers press conference airs live from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

On weekends, reruns of the “MacGyver” reboot show at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by “SEAL team” at 5 p.m. and “SWAT” at 6 p.m. starting September 18th. “Bull” reruns at 11 pm Sunday, early Sep 19, followed at 12 noon by reruns of “SWAT”.


Channel 22 brought back “Friday Night Rivals,” a local high school football game, at 7 pm Friday.

New “Relative Justice” series, focusing on family disputes arbitrated by Judge Rhonda Wills, will air Monday with consecutive episodes at 4 and 4:30 p.m.

This week, “Dish Nation” is on at 5 am and “TMZ Live” at 10 am with reruns of “Jerry Springer Show” at 11 am.

On October 20, reruns of “Law Order: SVU” begin airing at 3 and 6 a.m.

The week of September 27, “Divorce Court” at 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., “Last Man Standing” at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., “Two and a Half Men” at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., “Modern Family” at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and “Schitt’s Creek ”at 10 pm and 10:30 pm“ The First 48 ”enters the 2 am period.

Reruns of “Black-ish” and “The Goldbergs” move to spend the night on WPGH. “The Simpsons” leaves the station completely.

The morning show “The National Desk” expands with an evening edition at 11 p.m. starting September 27.


Channel 11 Gives and Channel 11 take away: A year after moving “Kelly Clarkson” from late night to afternoon, Clarkson’s show is moved to 3:05 am Monday to make way for WPXI’s new 4pm newscast anchored by Susan Koeppen.

Also Monday, “Days of Our Lives” moves at 1 pm and reruns of “Judge Judy” move at 3 and 3:30 pm.


After adding her 4 p.m. newspaper and changing her daytime schedule this summer, no weekday changes are expected on Channel 4 this fall.

You can reach TV editor Rob Owen at [email protected] or 412-380-8559. Follow Rob on Twitter or Facebook. Ask questions about TV by email or phone. Please include your first name and location.


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