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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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 (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

Friday, June 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Gold Medal Performance" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Diaz family hosts Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez for a dinner that spins out of control.

Andi Mack - "Best Surprise Ever" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jonah Beck turns to Andi after Amber fails to defend him to her friends; Andi is convinced Bex and Bowie are destined to be together.

Bizaardvark - "First Day of School" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie take on public high school but quickly discover life at Sierra High is not what they thought it would be; Dirk, a recent Sierra grad and legend, tries to help Bernie and Amelia acclimate to their new school.

Playing House - "Cookie Jar" (USA Network, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie hosts a game night to welcome Bruce's new girlfriend into the fold; Emma discovers that this is what 40 looks like.

Playing House - "None of Your Business" (USA Network, 11:30PM ET/PT)
Emma tries to rescue Tina from a pyramid scheme; Maggie starts a nursing rotation with a cold doctor.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.