Saturday, June 07, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Top Ten Greatest NYC Sitcoms; New Amazon Prime Sitcom Pilots Ordered; More Mama's Family Retail DVD Releases

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got a look at the 10 greatest NYC sitcoms (as selected by The New York Post), news of new Amazon Studios pilots, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The New York Post has made their list of the top 10 greatest NYC sitcoms, which includes Sex and the City, yet is somehow missing All in the Family. (NY Post)
  • Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios has ordered two more comedy pilots for Amazon Prime, Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998 and Down Dog. (Deadline
  • The chief content officer of Netflix talked to CNN about their unique strategy of releasing entire seasons of new series all at once, and how their approach differs from traditional outlets. (CNN)
  • Have you ever wondered what happened to the cast of The Love Boat and Dave Coulier? You can find out tomorrow night on Oprah: Where Are They Now? on OWN. (SitcomsOnline)
  • TV Land is celebrating the life of Ann B. Davis today, and MeTV will do the same thing tomorrow. (SitcomsOnline, Sitcoms Online)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

JUNE 10 HOME MEDIA RELEASES
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IY30KGE/ref=nosim/happydaysonline5-20

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Rhea Perlman (Twitter), "Actress, ma, pancake maker"
Claim to Fame:  We're going with yet another Cheers cast member as our Follow Me this week, and this time, we've chosen Rhea Perlman, who played Carla Tortelli on the series. Perlman got her start in acting in 1972, also the same year that she married her husband (to whom she is still married), Danny DeVito. Being married to DeVito landed her a recurring role on the series Taxi, but she made it on her own once she was cast in her role on Cheers. Following Cheers, she has mostly has movie roles and guest starring roles in series, but she did appear for a brief time in her own sitcom, Pearl, and currently appears on the TV Land sitcom Kirstie, reuniting with her former Cheers co-star. She is relatively new to Twitter, but we hope to see more of her on there as time goes by.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey y'all. My first tweet! Watch my new show @tvland #kirstie Christmas on wednesday!" (December 16, 2013)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, July 23

Bob's Burgers - "Ex Mach Tina" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina hurts her ankle, she is left with no choice but to telecommute to school. After enrolling in a program that allows her to send a robot version of herself to class, Tina finds herself having an unexpected breakthrough with Jimmy Jr. Will technology be the thing that finally unites Tina with her biggest crush of all time.

Bob's Burgers - "Bob Actually" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tina, Gene and Louise each find themselves wrapped up in love-caused chaos. Meanwhile, Bob decides on a romantic gesture in order to impress Linda.

The Simpsons - "Friends and Family" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Family Guy - "Cop and a Half-wit" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter helps Joe out with several crime cases, but when Joe tries to take all the credit, Peter gets extremely angry. Meanwhile, Brian convinces Stewie to join a football team and panics when he gets a concussion.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Friday, July 21

  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about Lifetime's Story of a Girl on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World), Queen Latifah (Living Single), Regina Hall (Grandfathered) and Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Jada, Queen Latifah, Regina and Tiffany chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Tiffany will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Jada will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate discusses her new movie Girls Trip on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.