Saturday, July 19, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Enlisted to Return as Online Series?; Batman and Wonder Years DVD Updates

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of a potential revival of Enlisted, a look at where some of the lost 2014-2015 pilots may be going, an update on some complete series DVD releases, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • While the Fox series Enlisted is probably not one of the most memorable series of the past season, it seems that Yahoo! Screen may be interested in reviving the series anyway. (Huffington Post)
  • Not every series that could have made it to the fall lineup actually made it, and Deadline has a look at some of the pilots from the 2014-2015 pilot season that may not be dead just yet. (Deadline)
  • The future of The Late Late Show after Craig Ferguson's departure may be much different than what it is right now, as CBS is said to be exploring all options. (New York Daily News)
  • The new season of The Big Bang Theory is set to go in production soon, but new contracts have yet to be signed for the cast members, some of whom may be holding out for almost three times what they currently earn. (Huffington Post)
  • Rupert Murdoch made an attempt recently to take over the entertainment giant Time Warner, which could have potentially combined the huge libraries of Warner Brothers and Fox into one giant library. (Variety)
  • There are a lot of changes coming to Saturday Night Live, with many of the featured players being let go, as well as Nasim Pedrad leaving for the Fox series Mulaney. (Deadline)
  • "The B is Back," as in The B in Apartment 23, as Logo TV brings back the series beginning today, and will also air the unaired episodes. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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  • A release date has finally been confirmed for Batman on DVD... and Blu-ray! Batman - The Complete Television Series (DVD) and Batman - Limited Edition Blu-ray Complete Television Series (Blu-ray) will be available in stores on November 11. Both are now available for pre-order.
  • An actual date for the DVD release of The Wonder Years - The Complete Series hasn't been given yet, but it is now available to pre-order and will be coming some time in early October. It will be available in two configurations, a standard $249.95 release and a Wonder Years Experience configuration that includes a few extras, for $299.95. For the biggest fans, there is also a $499.95 Signature Edition, in which your set is autographed by the cast members.
  • If you missed the previous releases of The Office on DVD, Universal will be offering them all in one package on October 7 with their release of The Office - The Complete Series. There does not appear to be a Blu-ray version in the works (most likely since there were never any Blu-ray releases for the earlier seasons).

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Tyler James Williams (Twitter), "Telling untold stories, giving voices to those without, and loving every minute of it."
Claim to Fame: Tyler James Williams began his acting career at age four, and by age eight, he played the voice of Bobby (at least temporarily) on the series Little Bill. From there, he went on to Sesame Street for a few years, where he played himself. But to the sitcom world, he was known for his role as Chris on the series Everybody Hates Chris. In the 2012-2013 season, he was a regular on the NBC series Go On, and since then, he has been playing in some guest roles on series and starring in several made-for-TV movies... but it seems likely that he'll be back as a star on a sitcom eventually.
Pick of the Tweets: "Why I can't just back flip my way out of trouble like the Power Rangers did, I will never understand....." (February 21, 2014)


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

Saturday, October 1

The Good Place - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.

The Good Place - "Flying" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

The Good Place - "Tahani Al Jamil" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

Henry Danger - "Scream Machine" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte's invention for The Gizmo Show is accidentally destroyed and then rebuilt, Charlotte worries that the attention she gets could expose Kid Danger and Captain Man's secret identity.

Game Shakers - "The Very Old Finger" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers visit a mummy exhibit to get ideas for a new game they're working on. Hudson accidentally snaps off one of its fingers. Babe leads a quest to glue it back on without getting caught.

School of Rock - "With or Without You" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. Guest Star: Brec Bassinger

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Sunday, October 2

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 3
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.