Primetime Picks… 4/16/19

Apr 16, 2019 Posted by in Features | Comments

Tonight I’m looking forward to checking out the new ABC comedy Bless this Mess. When his great aunt dies and leaves him a farmhouse, Mike (Dax Shepard, Parenthood) and his wife Rio (Lake Bell, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) decide to leave the hustle and bustle of New York City for a quieter, simpler life in Nebraska. However, when they arrive, they discover that their new home is quite the fixer-upper, and things aren’t going to be as easy and laid back as they had hoped.

I didn’t have a screener available to check out the show ahead of time, but based on the trailer it looks like it could be really fun—a fish-out-of-water comedy with some The Money Pit thrown into the mix. The cast playing the wacky new neighbors is also great—Ed Begley Jr. (Modern Family), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), David Koechner (The Goldbergs), Lennon Parham (Playing House), and JT Neal (Lab Rats).

In tonight’s premiere, “Pilot”, Newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything to make the move from New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life, but they quickly realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they had hoped.

Tonight I’ll also be watching/recording American Housewife, The Kids Are Alright, blackish, The Rookie, The Flash, Fosse/Verdon, and Growing Up Chrisley.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including the season finale of The Rookie, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/16/19 post at