Saturday, January 17, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: VH1 Classic Celebrates SNL Anniversary with 19 Day Marathon; Dan Harmon Talks Season Six of Community; The Nanny Complete Series DVD News

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news about a marathon that will be even longer than FXX's Every Simpsons Ever marathon, news about the new season of Community, and a few complete series announcements. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Saturday Night Live is 40 years old this year, and VH1 Classic is celebrating the series with a 19 day marathon (seven days longer than FXX's Every Simpsons Ever marathon) that will feature just over half of the episodes of the series. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • We reported earlier this week that the sixth season of Community would debut on Yahoo! Screen in March, and Dan Harmon has comments on what will be different (or not so different) about this new season. (Deadline)
  • It has been almost a year since NBC announced their NBC Playground, which is a contest for aspiring talents who wants to produce a NBC sitcom to get a chance to see their series on the air. Now, finalists have been announced. (Deadline)
  • Eva Longoria could be appearing on NBC next season, as the network has given a 13 episode order to a single-camera sitcom starring Longoria, called Telenovela. (Hollywood Reporter)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • If you're a sitcom fan, Shout! Factory is most likely doing some damage to your budget each and every month with their complete series releases. April is no exception, as they prepare to release The Nanny - The Complete Series.
  • CBS will be releasing Frasier - The Complete Series on DVD for the very first time in a "complete series" form on April 7.
  • Also on April 7, CBS will issue a new release of The Brady Bunch - The Complete Series, although it will not include the bonus disc that was included in the original release.

JANUARY 20 HOME MEDIA RELEASES 

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FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Kim Fields (Twitter), "Actress, Producer, Award Winning Director, Filmmaker, Wife, and Mom. Dir. for TP Studios, and Author. Follow me on Instagram: The_OfficialKimFields"
Claim to Fame: With last week's release of The Facts of Life - The Complete Series and featuring of Mindy Cohn last week (and Lisa Whelchel in the past as well), it only seemed fitting to feature another star from the series this week. Kim Fields actually got her start on another sitcom, Baby, I'm Back, which starred Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, and Helen Martin. But it was The Facts of Life that she was best known for, where she played Tootie for the entire run. She was also fortunate enough to be a sitcom star as an adult in the series Living Single, where she remained for all five seasons of that series as well. These days, she occasionally continues to act, but has turned much of her talent into directing episodes of TV series.
Pick of the Tweets: "I will forever love you ladies @MindyCohn @LisaWhelchel" (August 24, 2014)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.