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)


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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