Saturday, December 06, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Scripted Comedy Under Development at TruTV; CBS Eyes End of Two and a Half Men and Beginning of The Odd Couple; Maude Complete Series Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have an update for a new comedy in development at TruTV, updates on the final seasons of Parks & Recreation and Two and a Half Men, and news of a Maude complete series release. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • TruTV is stepping away from reality a bit, as they have ordered their first scripted comedy pilot, Those Who Can't. If the name sounds familiar, that is because it was previously featured as a pilot on Amazon Prime. (Deadline)
  • Mark your calendars for February 19, as that is the date that CBS will say goodbye to Two and a Half Men and say hello to their reboot of The Odd Couple starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. (Variety)
  • Marry Me hasn't exactly been a a huge success story for NBC, but Sony is sure that it will be in other countries, as they have already licensed the comedy to air in 74 territories representing six continents. (CBS News)
  • With so many other remakes of classic series, why not Route 66? That is another idea being thrown out there now. (TV Guide)
  • It looks as if the final season of Parks & Recreation is going to be more of a "burn off" than a "send off," as NBC has scheduled it to air two new episodes each week on a Tuesday night for seven weeks rather than a more traditional schedule starting January 13. (SitcomsOnline)

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    Who to Follow: Butch Patrick (Twitter) "Welcome to the New & Improved world of Butch. Life is great and I'll be sharing the fun times. Sober and moving along at light speed. ALL good thanks guys (:"
    Claim to Fame: We're sort of continuing on a child sitcom stars theme again this week with Butch Patrick, who of course played Eddie Munster on The Munsters. But that wasn't the first place that he ever appeared on TV, as he had guest and recurring roles even before The Munsters on series including My Favorite Martian, General Hospital, and The Real McCoys. After The Munsters ended, he had more guest roles on series like I Dream of Jeannie, The Monkees, and My Three Sons. His next role was on the Saturday morning series, Lidsville. While he hasn't done a whole lot of acting (outside of playing himself or a version of Eddie Munster) since then, he is still out there to keep the memories of the classic series alive, and also serves as the webmaster of the official Munsters website at Munsters.com.
    Pick of the Tweets: "Had a nice visit from my buddy Erin Murphy (: Catching up at Terror Con in R I .next week MadMonsterParty Phoenix !" (June 8, 2014)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Monday, February 19

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Retraction Reaction" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Leonard angers the university – and the entire physics community – after he gives an embarrassing interview. Also, Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard. Ira Flatow returns to guest star as himself, and Regina King returns as Mrs. Davis.

    Young Sheldon - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

    Knight Squad - "Opening Knight" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
    A rambunctious princess and a mischievous drifter create new identities to attend knight school; after learning of each other's secret, they become unlikely partners and band together to achieve their dream of becoming legendary knights.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

    Monday, February 19

    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl discusses the series This Close on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Teri Polo (I'm with Her/Man Up!) - Teri and the cast of The Fosters are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Francia Raisa (grown-ish) - Francia stops by Harry, so check your local lisitngs.
    • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about his documentary Kirk Cameron: Connect on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys) - Laurie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • The Cast of Andi Mack - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Asher Angel, Sofia Wylie, Lilan Bowden and Joshua Rush are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Royal Hearts on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance talks about UnREAL on the BUILD Series at 11:30am.


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

    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
    01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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