Saturday, December 20, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Charlie Sheen to Appear in The Goldbergs, and Possibly Two and a Half Men?; Becker Finished on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's another slow news week (though it will only get slower the next two weeks!) as we approach Christmas and the new year, but we're here with more news and highlights, including a lot of news about Charlie Sheen. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It was almost 30 years ago that Charlie Sheen made an appearance in the classic film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and now, he'll reprise that same role in an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs. (Zap2it)
  • Speaking of Charlie Sheen, there is speculation that he could return for the final episode of Two and a Half Men. (Entertainment Tonight)
  • The Animation Domination High Def programming block, which had an unsuccessful run on Fox, is getting another chance at life on FXX. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Classic sitcoms haven't been part of the Bounce TV lineup, that is until recently, as four classic sitcoms prepare to debut on the network (one of them, A Different World, is already on the air). (SitcomsOnline)

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DECEMBER 23 HOME MEDIA RELEASES 

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Who to Follow: Jimmie Walker (Facebook)
Claim to Fame: This week, we're continuing our child star theme, although the child star this week wasn't quite a child when he became famous for playing a high school kid. In fact, Jimmie Walker was already over the age of 20 when he made his first TV appearance, and approaching 30 when he was cast in his most famous role as J.J. Evans on the classic sitcom Good Times. Following that series, he never quite had a regular role on any series, but did appear in several series in guest or recurring roles, such as Cagney & Lacey, The Drew Carey Show, and Everybody Hates Chris, among many others. Today, a lot of what he does is stand-up comedy, touring the country.
Pick of the Tweets: "Norman Lear and David Letterman talking Jimmie Walker :-) — feeling thankful. (Link to Video)" (November 23, 2013)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.