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 (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.