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!

  • 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)




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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.