Saturday, September 27, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Hub Network to Rebrand; Mork & Mindy to be Completed on DVD?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got some news about Hub Network that may be a disappointment to some people, news about multiple pilots being put together by Eva Longoria, and an update on the fourth (and final) season of Mork & Mindy on DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • For those who enjoy Hub Network, your days of enjoying it are numbered, as the network will be re-branded as Discovery Family Channel in just a few short weeks. We'll have more details of the implications as we learn more, but the primetime lineup is set to be revamped in a way that won't appeal to sitcom fans. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Zachary Levi could be returning to the NBC with a new musical half-hour comedy produced by Eva Longoria. (Zap2It)
  • Meanwhile, it seems that Eva Longoria is also busy with two other projects that could become series. (The Wrap)
  • We don't often talk about reality show renewals, but CBS has renewed summer series Big Brother (the reality show that those who don't watch it tend to forget about, even though it has aired every summer since 2000) for two more seasons. (CBS
  • Despite some news reports early in the week, Kenan Thompson isn't planning to leave Saturday Night Live at the end of this season (which begins tonight with host Chris Pratt), although it is possible that he may leave. (NBC/Today)
  • If you're not interested in Kenan Thompson's Saturday Night Live episodes, then NBC has a treat for you as it goes through 40 years of "vintage" SNL beginning tonight at 10. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that the fourth (and final) season of Mork & Mindy is finally set to be released in December, although nothing is official yet, and a pre-order is not yet available.
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series is set to be released again on November 4 in more traditional packaging (as opposed to the briefcase packaging used on the original release).

SEPTEMBER 30 HOME MEDIA RELEASES 

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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

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.