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 (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

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.