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!

  • 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)

  • 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).


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

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.