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!

  • 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)

  • 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 ( 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.



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.
Pick of the Tweets: "I love you Amy Poehler. you are mine. #emmycoven2013 #boshmania" (September 22, 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

Wednesday, October 26

The Goldbergs - "Stefan King" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing. After learning the monster in Adam’s story is based off Beverly, she forces Adam to stay in on Halloween and rewrite it, hoping he depicts her as a better mother.  Meanwhile, Erica is desperate to find a date to the costume dance and forces Barry go with her.

Speechless - "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy is upset the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to do things he loves by taking things off the family “Dead to Me” list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school’s haunted mansion while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party.  Even though Maya is furious, she is thrilled to see JJ having a “normal” life.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "The Purge" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he’ll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids.

Younger - "P Is for Pancake" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Kelsey dates a seemingly perfect guy, but Liza and Lauren think it’s too soon. At a party of doctors, Josh puts his relationship with Liza under the microscope.

Impastor - "Sins of the Past-or Part 2" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Dora’s and Alexa’s lives are both in jeopardy and Buddy must choose which one to save. Russell and Dora have a falling out. Schmidt is robbed.

You're the Worst - "The Seventh Layer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vernon and Paul take a road trip.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Wednesday, October 26

  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Watch Joel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Colton Dunn (Superstore), Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night and Nico Santos (Superstore) - Colton, Lauren and Nico are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - See what happens when Dr. Oz visits the set of Dr. Ken on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John talks about The Crown on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin talks about Life in Pieces on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy talks about Life in PieceS on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.