Saturday, December 28, 2013

SitcomsOnline Digest: TV Guide's 60 Greatest TV Series; Warner Archive January Release News


Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We've got a very quiet week around here as everybody seems to be taking a Christmas break, but we've got a light dosage of holiday news for you. Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • What week would be complete without another TV Guide's "best of" list? This week, it is their list of the 60 greatest TV series ever (not the first ever list of this type they've ever had, but we digress). We can't help but to wonder, though, if Breaking Bad really has the staying power of being number nine. (TV Guide)
  • Orange is the New Black has been a hit for Netflix, but nobody really knows how many people actually are viewing it. According to series creator Jenji Kohan, even she doesn't know exactly what the "ratings" are, just that the series is doing well. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • CMT and VH-1 Classic are both showing some love for older TV series, as CMT will be bringing back The Dukes of Hazzard and VH-1 Classic will soon be airing the sitcom Coach. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Earlier this week, we had an interview of Jaleel White (who will be appearing in the Lifetime movie The Wrong Woman, which premieres tonight at 8 PM ET/PT). (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

DECEMBER 31 HOME MEDIA RELEASES

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G4NV7B8/ref=nosim/happydaysonline4-20
  • Perry Mason - The Movie Collection, Volume 1 (DVD, $58.99): The three disc set contains all of the first six Perry Mason made-for-TV movies that started in 1985, including "Perry Mason Returns," "The Case of the Notorious Nun," "The Case of the Shooting Star," "The Case of the Lost Love," "The Case of the Sinister Spirit," and "The Case of the Murdered Madam."

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Jaleel White (Twitter), "#DidiDoThat? That's the best tweet you got? Step it up, people, C'mon!"
Claim to Fame: Urkel, of course! But he has done so much more, and in fact, he appears in a movie that debuts tonight (December 28) on Lifetime. We encourage you to check out our interview that we did with him earlier this week for more! It is worth noting that he has appeared in other things as well, such as Dancing with the Stars, Syfy series Total Blackout, and will even be appearing in an upcoming CSI episode.
Pick of the Tweets: "In this day and age it's a rare and beautiful thing when loyalty can survive outside pressures to conform." (September 3, 2013), which was followed up minutes later by "If u saw my last tweet & all u read was its a rare condition in this day & age to read any good news on a newspaper page #uhavecheese4brains" (September 3, 2013)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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