Saturday, October 20, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Is Alice Next in Line for a Reboot?; CBS Gives Full Season to Three New Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're already at that point in the new fall season where the pack is being separated: the winners versus the losers! Specifically, we're hearing about some of the winners this week, or the new series that have received full season orders. Still no verdict on any of the losers just yet, but we have some likely suspects for that (we'll leave you to guess). We're also hearing of the cancellation of a popular Netflix series and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Here we go again with another reboot project being floated, and this one is a very surprising one: Alice. (Variety)
  • CBS has given full season orders to three of the new series that debuted this fall, including The Neighborhood. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A new sitcom is in development at Fox from the executive producer of The Middle, and it sounds a lot like a reboot of The Middle with a new cast and the father narrating instead of the mother. (Deadline)
  • Instead of asking what Matthew Broderick is doing, it might be better to ask what he isn't doing, as he currently slated to star in a Netflix project, recur on The Conners (as a love interest for Jackie), and recur on the FX series Better Things. (Deadline)
  • Orange is the New Black was a huge hit when it first debuted on Netflix, but just like creator Jenji Kohan's series Weeds, it isn't quite as big as it used to be, and now the final season is being planned for next year. (Vulture)
  • Forget the fall season, NBC is already prepping for mid-season in January. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 26)

Great News
  • More Halloween themed fun is in store on Decades this weekend, as they air a marathon of Thriller.
  • If you want to catch the Paramount Network series Heathers, which spent countless years in development only to be cancelled before it even began, you'll get your (maybe one and only) chance to see it in a newly censored version starting Thursday night on Paramount Network, where it will air as a five night event with two episodes per night.
  • You can catch the second season of Great News on Netflix starting on Thursday.
  • The second season of The Guest Book debuts Tuesday night on TBS.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, October 20

Henry Danger - "Flabber Gassed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After acting too confident before a fight, Kid Danger and Captain Man are sprayed with Flabber Gas making them powerless to defeat a new villain in Swellview; Schwoz puts the heroes in Exo-Suits which Charlotte and Jasper control.

Knight Squad - "Fright Night" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After the Princess defies her father's orders and attends the Party of Darkness, the Shadow Ghost appears and threatens to possess her, forcing the Phoenix Squad to fight to save their friend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Friday, October 19

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas LA) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa makes a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween on People Now at 12pm.
  • Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains/Phenom/Maybe This Time) and Ennis Esmer (You Me Her/Red Oaks) - Ashley and Ennis talk about Blindspot on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her new children's book Candace Center Stage on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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