Saturday, December 27, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Quick Rundown of Programming Updates for the Holiday Week; Actor Booth Colman Dies at Age 91

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! There isn't a whole lot of news this week since most of the news makers have the week off, so we've mostly got a rehash of some of the programming news that we've brought you already this week... but it's all great stuff! Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Growing Pains returns to cable on January 1, and it is on UP TV, a network that even Kirk Cameron approves of. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Hart to Hart is making a return to cable on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, also beginning on January 1. (SitcomsOnline)
  • For those who watched The Disney Channel in the late 90s and early 00s, ABC Family is having a "throwback" to that era beginning Monday, with a marathon featuring many of the series and movies that aired on The Disney Channel at that time. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Booth Colman, who appeared as a guest star in sitcoms going all the way back to I Dream of Jeannie and My Three Sons, as well as comedies as recent as My Name is Earl, died this week at the age of 91. (Variety)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

    • For those who purchased the Batman DVD or Blu-ray releases and would like to replaced the discs containing the edited episodes, Warner Home Video has set up a convenient link to request yours.

    FOLLOW ME

    Who to Follow: Susan Olsen (Twitter), "Mother, Artist, Writer, Radio Personality, Actress"
    Claim to Fame: There are so many child stars out there that it is hard to know when our "child star" week theme will end, and we keep coming across new ones everyday. This week, our pick is a child star from The Brady Bunch: Susan Olsen, who played youngest daughter Cindy Brady on the series. Olsen was cast as Cindy Brady at age 8, and she did not really do a whole lot of acting after that (aside from playing Cindy Brady in all but one of the Brady revivals). But just because she hasn't done a lot of acting doesn't mean that she hasn't succeeded as an adult, because in fact, she has. As an adult, she has found a new passion with creating graphic art, working as a radio talk show host, becoming an animal rights advocate, and even picking up a porn credit--but it isn't what you think, she only produced some spaceship sound effects for the movie. And she is never one to be ashamed of her Brady past, as she continues to embrace it by showing love to the fans and attending conventions for the series.
    Pick of the Tweets: "OK Guys, I made this. This is like the Brady Bunch Variety Hour 101 video " (July 19, 2014)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Friday, November 24

    Andi Mack - "The Snorpion" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Andi invites Amber over for a sleepover; Buffy becomes frustrated when the basketball team captain TJ excludes her from gameplay.

    K.C. Undercover - "Deleted!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Judy's new virus comes up, Judy threatens to send to The Organization there whole secret in the past, so its up to the Coopers to stop Judy and delete the camera footage from telling their secret.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

    Friday, November 24

    • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba performs on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
    • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.


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

    The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

    11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
    11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
    11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
    11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
    11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
    11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
    12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
    12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
    12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
    12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
    12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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