Notable TV Dates


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June 30th: CBS debuts Zoo starring James Wolk.

MTV debuts Scream, a tv series based on the flicks.

July 16th: FX debuts Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll starring Denis Leary.

August 5th: NBC debuts The Carmichael Show starring Jerrod Carmichael.NBC debuts Mr. Robinson starring Craig Robinson.

August 6th: Jon Stewart and his final Daily Show on Comedy Central.

August 7th: E! debuts Comments Section, produced by Joel McHale from The Soup.

September 15th: NBC debuts Neil Patrick Harris variety show, Best Time Ever.

September 21st: CBS debuts Life In Pieces starring Colin Hanks. NBC debuts Blindspot starring Jaimie Alexander.

September 22nd: CBS airs the season premiere of NCIS.

ABC debuts The Muppets.

September 23rd: FOX airs the season premiere of Empire.

September 24th: NBC debuts Heroes Reborn starring Jack Coleman. NBC debuts The Player starring Wesley Snipes.

September 26th: Comedy Central airs Brian Regan tv special.

September 27th: CBS airs the series finale of CSI. William Peterson & Marg Helgenberger return for this special finale. ABC debuts Quantico starring Jake McLaughlin. ABC debuts Blood & Oil starring Don Johnson, Chase Crawford & Rebecca Rittenhouse.

September 28th: Comedy Central debuts Trevor Noah as the official host of The Daily Show.

October 2nd: ABC debuts Dr. Ken starring Ken Jeong.

October 16th: NBC debuts People Are Talking starring Mark Paul Gosselaar.

October 26th: CBS debuts Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist.

October 27th: ABC debuts Wicked City starring Ed Westwick.


 TV Net Logos


Soon on CBS:

Life In Pieces starring Colin Hanks.

Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist.

Soon on ABC:

Family of the Year starring Jay R. Ferguson.

Kingmakers starring Adrian Pasdar.

Soon on NBC:

Sharing starring Jack Carpenter.
Soon on FOX:

Fantasy Life starring Vanessa Williams & Kevin Connolly.

The animated Bordertown starring Hank Azaria.

(Produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy)

The Expendables starring Sly Stallone & company.

(A mini-series of sorts)

The Grinder starring Rob Lowe.

A John Stamos tv project.

Soon on The CW:

Dates starring Ben Chaplin.

Various CABLE and also STREAMING Stuff still to come:

FX’s The Bastard Executioner starring Lee Jones.

(Produced by Kurt Sutter, SOA)

TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show starring Jim Gaffigan.

Netflix’s Fuller House (Full House spinoff).

AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead (formerly Cobalt) starring Cliff Curtis.

HBO’s rock & roll tv series starring Ray Romano. Produced by Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger.

HBO’s Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.


Music and Movie Release Dates



Tentative…because as you know, things change.

Be sure to check out: Pause and Play and JoBlo.


June 30th: Miguel’s Wildheart, Joy Williams Venus, Neil Young’s The Monsanto Years, The Internet and Tina Turner’s Private Dancer: 30th Anniversary Edition.

July 10th: Van Halen’s first 4 studio albums, Owl City’s Mobile Orchestra, Lucy Rose’s Work It Out and Chicago’s Studio Albums (box set collection).

July 17th: Tame Impala Currents, Ms Mr’s How Does It Feel and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) & Iron & Wine’s Sing Into My Mouth and Styx The A&M Albums (box set collection).

July 24th:  All 4 One’s Twenty+ and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s One More For The Fans.

July 31st: Natalie Imbruglia’s Male and Finger Eleven’s Five Crooked Lines.

August 1st: Disturbed’s Immortalized.

August 7th: Mac DeMarco’s Another One and Luna Aura’s Supernova.

August 14th: Bullet For My Valentine’s Venom and Grace Potter’s Midnight.

August 21st: Buckcherry’s Rock & Roll and Briana Marela’s All Around Us.

August 28th: Andra Day’s Cheers To The Fall.

September 4th: The Arcs Yours, Dreamily, Craig Finn’s Faith In The Future and Public Image Ltd.’s What The World Needs Now.

September 11th: Don Henley’s Cass County and Scorpions Return To Forever.

September 18th:  Duran Duran’s Paper Gods, ZZ Ward’s This Means War, Chris Cornell’s Higher Truth and Metric’s Pagans In Vegas.

September 25th: Rob Thomas The Great Unknown, New Order’s Music Complete, Disclosure’s Caracal, Living Colour’s Shade, David Bowie box set collection and Culture Club’s Tribes.

September: Rumored fresh (more stuff) from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Leona Lewis, Meatloaf, Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, Faith Hill, Metallica, Megadeth, Britney Spears, Sia, Rihanna, Diana Ross, No Doubt and Tool.

October 23rd: Rod Stewart’s Another Country.


July 1st: Terminator: Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Magic Mike XXL with Channing Tatum.

July 10th: Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds, the animated Minions with Sandra Bullock and The Gallows.

July 17th: Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Trainwreck starring Bill Hader & Amy Schumer and Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan.

July 24th: Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Paper Towns starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevigne.

July 29th: Vacation starring Ed Helms, Chris Hemsworth & Leslie Mann.

July 31st: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise and Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds.

August 7th: The Fantastic Four starring Jamie Bell and Rickie & The Flash starring Meryl Streep.

August 14th: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Straight Outta Compton (the story of rap legends, N.W.A.) starring O’Shea Jackson Jr.

August 19th: Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp and Masterminds starring Zach Galiafinakis.

August 21st: American Ultra starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

August 28th: Regression starring Ethan Hawke & Emma Watson.

September 4th: Jane Got A Gun starring Natalie Portman and The Transporter Refueled starring Ed Skerin.

September 11th: Triple 9 starring Aaron Paul & Kate Winslet and The Visit starring Kathryn Hahn.

September 18th: Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, Sicario starring Benecio Del Toro and Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

September 25th: The Intern starring Robert DeNiro & Anne Hathaway and Sicario starring Benecio Del Toro.

October 2nd: The Martian starring Matt Damon, Adam Jones starring Bradley Cooper and The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

October 9th: The Jungle Book starring Scarlett Johansson & Bill Murray and Pan starring Hugh Jackman.

October 16th: Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks and Crimson Peak starring Charlie Hunnam.

October 23rd: The Secret In Their Eyes starring Julia Roberts and The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel.

October 30th: Autobahn starring Anthony Hopkins.

November 6th: The animated Peanuts and Spectre (James Bond) starring Daniel Craig.

November 13th: Rock The Kasbah starring Bruce Willis and Bill Murray and By The Sea starring Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt.

November 20th:  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence.

November 25th: Creed starring Sly Stallone & Michael B. Jordan, Midnight Special starring Michael Shannon and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur starring Neil Patrick Harris.

December 11th: In The Heart Of The Sea starring Chris Hemsworth.

December 18th: Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher etc, and Sisters starring Amy Poehler & Tina Fey.

December 25th: The Revenant starring Leo DiCaprio, Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper, Concussion starring Will Smith, The Hateful Eight (from Quentin Tarantino) starring Kurt Russell & Samuel L. Jackson (Limited Release…EVERYWHERE in January), Snowden (Edward Snowden biopic from Oliver Stone) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dirty Grandpa starring Robert DeNiro.


Ariana Grande, Rob Thomas, Adele, Beck, Jewel, Seal, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, The Strokes, Don Henley, Janet Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, David Bowie, Meatloaf, George Michael, Justin Bieber, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Austin Mahone, Tears For Fears, Def Leppard, Michael Stipe, Metallica, GNR, Megadeth, The Replacements.

Scarpa starring Sly Stallone, Extraction starring Bruce Willis, Bridge of Spies and Ithaca both starring Tom Hanks, The American Can starring Will Smith, Secret In Their Eyes starring Julia Roberts.

Entertainment & Pop Culture Calendar


NOTE: Sometimes tv dates and the music and movie release dates move. The showbiz heads like to do that once in a while.


JULY 1st: Mike Tyson’s BDay. (MOVIES) Terminator: Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

JULY 3rd: Tom Cruise’s BDay.

JULY 5th: Discovery’s Shark Week begins! (MUSIC) Ed Sheeran’s 5 EP box set collection.

JULY 6th: Sly Stallone’s BDay.

JULY 7th: Jim Gaffigan’s BDay.

JULY 9th: Tom Hanks BDay and The CW debuts Dates starring Ben Chaplin.

JULY 10th: Chris Tucker Netflix special. (MOVIES) The animated Minions with Sandra Bullock.

JULY 14th: (BOOKS) Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel called Go Set A Watchman.

JULY 15th: TV Land debuts The Jim Gaffigan Show starring Jim Gaffigan. ABC airs the ESPYs Hosted by Joel McHale.

JULY 16th: FX debuts Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll starring Denis Leary.

JULY 17th: Netflix will have a fresh bunch of BoJack Horseman episodes. (MOVIES) Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Pan starring Hugh Jackman.

JULY 22nd: FOX debuts Home Free Hosted by Mike Holmes. SyFy airs Sharknado 3.

JULY 24th: (MOVIES) Pixels starring Adam Sandler.

JULY 26th: Kevin Spacey’s BDay. E! debuts Bruce Jenner/Caitlin show called I Am Cait.

JULY 28th: (BOOKS) Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get?

JULY 29th: (MOVIES) Vacation starring Chevy Chase.

JULY 30th: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay and (MOVIES) Mission Impossible 5 starring Tom Cruise.

JULY 31st: E!’s TV Anniversary.
AUGUST 1st: MTV’s Anniversary.

AUGUST 6th: Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show.

AUGUST 9th: Whitney Houston’s BDay.

AUGUST 16th: Madonna’s BDay.

AUGUST 7th: (MOVIES) The Fantastic Four starring Jamie Bell.

AUGUST 14th: (MOVIES) Straight Outta Compton (the story of rap legends, N.W.A.) starring O’Shea Jackson Jr.

AUGUST 16th: AMC debuts Humans starring Colin Morgan.

AUGUST 21st: (MOVIES) Criminal starring Kevin Costner.

AUGUST 22nd: BoJack Horseman’s Birthday!

AUGUST 23rd: Rick Springfield’s Birthday.

AUGUST 29th: Michael Jackson’s BDay.

AUGUST 30th: MTV Video Music Awards.



A lot of major fall music and movies.

FX’s The Bastard Executioner starring Lee Jones debuts. This is from Kurt Sutter (SOA).

SEPTEMBER 4th: Google’s Anniversary. (MOVIES) Jane Got A Gun starring Natalie Portman.

SEPTEMBER 5th: Snapchat’s Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 7th: ESPN’s TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 8th: (BOOKS) Chrissie Hynde’s memoir, Reckless: My Life As A Pretender.

SEPTEMBER 10th: Happy Birthday, NFL!

SEPTEMBER 13th: Be A Tourist In Your Hometown Day (Fort Wayne). Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 15th: USA Today’s Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 16th: Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 17th: Home Improvement starring Tim Allen TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 18th: (MOVIES) Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

SEPTEMBER 19th: Jimmy Fallon’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 20th: Primetime Emmy Awards air on FOX, hosted by Adam Samberg.

SEPTEMBER 21st: Bill Murray’s BDay and Stephen King’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 22nd: Friends TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 23rd: Bruce Springsteen’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 25th: Will Smith’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 26th: Comedy Central airs a Brian Regan tv special.

SEPTEMBER 27th: CSI will have its series finale. William Peterson & Marg Helgenberger will return for this special event.

SEPTEMBER 28th: Comedy Central’s Daily Show debuts Trevor Noah as host.

OCTOBER 2nd: Sting’s BDay. Peanuts Anniversary. (MOVIES) The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

OCTOBER 3rd: Soundcloud’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 6th: Instagram’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 7th: Spotify’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 9th: (MOVIES) The Jungle Book starring Scarlett Johansson & Bill Murray.

OCTOBER 20th: Tom Petty’s BDay.

OCTOBER 25th: Katy Perry’s Birthday.

OCTOBER 28th: Julia Roberts BDay.
NOVEMBER 3rd: Roseanne’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 6th: 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland TV Anniversary.  (MOVIES) The animated Peanuts and Spectre (James Bond) starring Daniel Craig.

NOVEMBER 8th: FW Mayor Tom Henry’s Birthday!’s Anniversary. HBO’s Anniversary.

NOVEMBER 9th: Rolling Stone magazine’s Anniversary.

NOVEMBER 10th: (BOOKS) Rainn Wilson’s The Bassoon King.

NOVEMBER 13th: Jimmy Kimmel’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 19th: Larry King’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 17th: (MUSIC) Faith Hill.

NOVEMBER 20th: Joel McHale’s BDay. (MOVIES) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence.

NOVEMBER 23rd: Miley Cyrus Birthday.

NOVEMBER 24th: (MUSIC) Rumored Lady Gaga.

NOVEMBER 25th: (MOVIES) The Martian starring Matt Damon.

NOVEMBER 26th: Tina Turner’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 28th: Jon Stewart’s BDay.


DECEMBER 1st: Movie Channel Anniversary, which became Showtime.

DECEMBER 2nd: Britney Spears BDay.

DECEMBER 11th: Happy Birthday, Indiana!

DECEMBER 13th: Taylor Swift’s Birthday.

DECEMBER 15th: (MUSIC) Rumored Adele.

DECEMBER 17th: The Simpsons TV Anniversary.

DECEMBER 18th: (MOVIES) Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher etc, and Sisters starring Amy Peohler & Tona Fey.

DECEMBER 21st: Ray Romano’s BDay.

DECEMBER 25th: (MOVIES) The Revenant starring Leo DiCaprio and Dirty Grandpa starring Robert DeNiro.

DECEMBER 28th: Denzel Washington’s BDay.

DECEMBER 30th: Happy Birthday, Tiger Woods.

Singles Wish List

I think the following songs as singles could be huge:

Madonna1 Prince3EG Billy Idol 1

So, I have a few ideas as to what SHOULD be singles, but sometimes I’m right and sometimes I’m wrong. Many times they’re never the single, but I BELIEVE that they’re decent songs and have potential to be HITS!

Madonna’s Inside/Out from Rebel Heart is to me one of the better songs and should be a single. I think it’s better than what has been a single so far.

Prince and 3rd Eye Girl’s Wow, which isn’t from Prince’s Art Official Age, but from 3rd Eye Girl’s PretzelBodyLogic. Such a killer song! Fun! Great vibe and catchy as shit. I have faith in this song. I just wish they’d go with this one and really push it.

Billy Idol’s Ghosts In My Guitar is probably one of my favorite picks from his album called Kings & Queens Of The Underground.

If you enjoy Madonna, Prince and Billy Idol, be sure to check out my show daily from 12-4pm on FUN 101.7, Classic Hits! We play all the 80’s Superstars!! You can get it via the Tune-In app.

Zack Skyler