Saturday, July 05, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Community Gets a Sixth Season After All; Fall Mill Creek DVD Releases

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Things have been a little quiet for this extended Independence Day weekend, but we're here with news about Community, the Full House reunion at Dave Coulier's wedding, and some new DVD releases from Mill Creek for the fall. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It looks like Community has made it to the sixth season after all, thanks to Yahoo! Screen. Now, we're just awaiting confirmation of a movie... hopefully. (SitcomsOnline)
  • If you're wondering where you're more likely to find your favorite hit TV series on paid streaming services, your best bet is Hulu, although Amazon Prime is catching up. (Deadline)
  • Dave Coulier of Full House got married this week, and "everywhere you looked" at the ceremony, you'd find a cast member of Full House... although the Olsen twins and Jodie Sweetin didn't make it. (Huffington Post)
  • Meshach Taylor, known for his roles in Designing Women and Dave's World, died last week at the age of 67. (CNN)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mill Creek has another slate of re-releases on the way on September 2, beginning with the first two seasons of both Soap and spinoff Benson. It is worth noting that the second season of Benson was previously released only as a MOD product, so this will actually be the first time the second season appears as a standard DVD. Also on the same day, the studio will release the first two seasons of What's Happening!!
  • Mill Creek wraps up the DVD run of the series Highway to Heaven (and, it is worth noting, for the first time ever in the United States) on September 16, with Highway to Heaven - The Complete Fifth Season. The three disc set will come at a $14.98 MSRP.
  • Another big sitcom release is coming from Mill Creek sometime this fall (TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that an actual date is not yet known), with their release of Wings - The Complete Series.
  • It has been almost two years since StarVista released The Carol Burnett Show - The Ultimate Collection, but up until now, it has been available exclusively through StarVista. But on September 16, it will have a retail release, but in a slightly less elaborate package.

JULY 8 HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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Who to Follow: Aubrey Plaza (Twitter), "hag"
Claim to Fame: Aubrey Plaza got her start on television with a role in an episode of 30 Rock, but it wasn't much later that she was cast in the series Parks and Recreation as April Ludgate. In that role, she has showcased her deadpan comedic style (which seems to be her style in everyday life as well) that she is known for. Even though she still appears as a regular on the series, she has also appeared in Portlandia, as well as the Swedish sitcom Welcome to Sweden, which will debut in America on NBC later this week.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.