Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Nathan Lane Joins USA Network Sitcom Pilot; Win A Boy Meets World Season 7 DVD Set From SitcomsOnline


Nathan Lane will star in and executive produce the new USA Network original comedy pilot The Untitled Douglas McGrath Project. Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock) and Ken Jenkins (Cougar Town, Scrubs) will also star in the half-hour, single-camera comedy from Douglas McGrath (Bullets Over Broadway), who will write, direct and executive produce the pilot.
Two-time Emmy(R) Award and Screen Actor's Guild Award winner Nathan Lane will star as Jasper, an unlucky actor whose Broadway aspirations must be put on hold when his father's health takes a turn for worse, forcing him to return to his Texas hometown. Cheyenne Jackson will play Tim, a handsome doctor who befriends Jasper in his Texas hometown. Ken Jenkins will star as Jasper's father Burl, who lives by himself and drinks heavily as his health is fading. Academy-Award nominee Douglas McGrath will write, direct and executive produce the pilot from Universal Cable Prods.
USA recently greenlit another comedy pilot, Paging Dr. Freed, a half-hour about two brothers who take over the reins of their father's medical practice after his untimely death. From Fox 21 and Universal Cable Prods., Michael Feldman (That's So Raven) will write and executive produce with Katy McCaffrey and Brad Johnson serving as producers. USA Network is heading into the original sitcom game as they are trying to find a match with upcoming acquisition Modern Family, which will air in syndication on USA Network beginning in Fall 2013. Perhaps the pilot Nathan Lane is in will be a good fit, as Lane has guest starred a few times on Modern Family as Cammron & Mitchell's friend Pepper. Both The Untitled Douglas McGrath Project and Paging Dr. Freed are only pilot orders. Once they have completed shooting, USA Network will then make a decision if they go to series or not. So still a ways to go but we will be here letting you know what will make it to be paired with Modern Family repeats!

Boy Meets World - The Complete Seventh Season

We have 3 copies of Boy Meets World - The Complete Seventh Season for giveaway thanks to the fine folks at Lionsgate and ABC Studios. The contest begins today (Tuesday, November 8) and ends at the end of Tuesday, November 15 at 11:59pm ET on our Facebook page (more details below).
When this Boy Meets World! We're back to Philadelphia one last time! The Boy Meets World gang is back for the last of their adventures in the seventh and final season. Join Cory (Ben Savage) and the gang as they adapt to college and, even more so, life as adults. Cory and Topanga finally tie the knot and learn that living on their own isn’t as easy as they thought, Shawn and Angela get back together as a couple, Eric and Jack take on jobs in the real world, and the Matthews welcome a new addition to the family. Just when they think they've got it all figured out, unexpected surprises and newfound opportunities catch them off guard. Enjoy all 23 original episodes of Season 7 and relive the most endearing moments as Cory says good-bye in the final season on a 3-disc set from Lionsgate/ABC Studios! The season seven cast features Ben Savage as Cory Matthews, Rider Strong as Shawn Patrick Hunter, Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence, Will Friedle as Eric Matthews, Betsy Randle as Amy Matthews, Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Trina McGee-Davis as Angela Moore, Maitland Ward as Rachel McGuire, Matthew Lawrence as Jack Hunter, with William Daniels as Mr. Feeny and William Russ as Alan Matthews.
We recently reviewed Boy Meets World - The Complete Seventh Season, so go please read that first before you enter out contest. As for the contest, limit only "one" entry per person. Multiple entries from the same Facebook account will be deleted. The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only. Three (3) winners will be selected at random and notified by message on Facebook. Winners must respond within 48 hours of being notified with their mailing address or another winner will be contacted. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Read the rest of the details here and how to enter. Mr. Feeny wishes you good luck!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May)

Mad About You - The Complete Series The Jim Gaffigan Show Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season The Wonder Years - Season Five

05/03 - Mad About You - The Complete Series
05/03 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season One
05/10 - Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season
05/17 - Angie Tribeca - The Complete First Season
05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
05/24 - The Wonder Years - Season Five
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 3

Fresh Off the Boat - "Rent Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The flip house is finally finished, and Jessica convinces Honey and Grandma that they would make more money if they rent it out instead. Honey and Grandma are reluctant to get into the landlord business, but Jessica assures them that she will take care of everything. However, when the perfect renters become more of a nuisance, Jessica fears that she might be in over her head. Meanwhile, amateur detectives Emery and Evan, better known as “The Huang Boys,” take on the mystery of Louis’ missing watch.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Retreat" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jimmy is unexpectedly named Faith Leader for the weekend at the Catholic Youth Retreat, a jealous Kenny decides to take on his older brother’s role as ring leader of the bad kids. Home alone without the kids, Pat invites a new lady friend over, and Eileen can’t help but enlist Jodi to spy on them, with surprising results.

New Girl - "Dress" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jess races to make alterations to Cece’s bridal dress, while Schmidt tries to keep his “wedding workshop” a secret at work, and Nick struggles to ask Reagan to be his date to the nuptials. Meanwhile, Winston and Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad) try to keep their relationship on the down-low at work.

Grandfathered - "The Memorial" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy plans an emotional memorial service while processing a painful loss. Meanwhile, Sara is faced with a difficult decision after Craig asks her to take the next step in their relationship.

New Girl - "Return to Sender" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jess meets Sam’s (guest star David Walton) female best friend, Diane (guest star Caitlin Fitzgerald). Meanwhile, Nick is worried Gavin (guest star Peter Gallagher) will disappoint Schmidt (Max Greenfield) again and Winston is offended by a reaction to a birthday gift.

The Grinder - "Divergence" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding out Dean Sr. is guilty, Stew thinks they should settle the case. Dean, of course, believes they should try to win, and wants to use one of his old “Grinder” tricks, by throwing himself into an unrelated sub plot that will lead him to what he needs to solve the case. Meanwhile, Stew is concerned that he is now “infected”.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 2)

Tuesday, May 3

  • Marc Maron (Maron) - Catch Marc on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Lofe on Deck) - Zoey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about Rosewood on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran appears on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on People Now.