Saturday, February 07, 2015

SitcomsOnine Digest: Jenna Elfman Looking for Another Shot at a Sitcom; Tonight Show Gives Parodies of Saved by the Bell and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of a new sitcom pilot in the works with Jenna Elfman, an update on the Emmy Awards for this year (they're not on a Monday this time!), a few sitcom tributes from The Tonight Show, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Jenna Elfman is looking for another chance at sitcom success, and a pilot is in works at Fox that may just do that. (Deadline)
  • Fox is airing the Emmy Awards this year, and unlike last year's bizarre Monday night in August event NBC put together last year, it will return to a traditional Sunday night in September spot. (TVLine)
  • Jimmy Fallon took The Tonight Show to Los Angeles this week, and while there, he visited some of his old friends at Bayside High in a Saved by the Bell reunion skit that brought many of the original cast members back together. (Tonight Show/NBC)
  • Saved by the Bell wasn't the only sitcom that Fallon saluted while in Los Angeles. In fact, he started his first show of the week by doing a remake of the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. (Tonight Show/NBC)
  • NBC hasn't had a lot of success with comedies lately, but they're trying harder with their dramas, and have already renewed five of them for next season. (SitcomsOnline)
  • It looks like the sitcom The McCarthys is coming to an end after a short run on CBS. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS


FEBRUARY 10 HOME MEDIA RELEASES 

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  • Hart to Hart - The Complete Fourth Season (DVD, $39.97): Shout! Factory continues with the classic action series on DVD.
  • Mama's Family - The Complete Sixth Season (DVD, $29.98): StarVista wraps up this classic Vicki Lawrence series on DVD, for those who prefer individual seasons over a release of the entire series.
  • Nurse Jackie - Season Six (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $29.97): The Showtime series about the pill-popping (but highly functional) nurse returns to DVD with the next-to-last season.
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Who to Follow: Christoph Sanders (Twitter), "Currently playing Kyle on ABCs Last Man Standing"
Claim to Fame: The Twitter tagline says it all... Cristoph Sanders currently plays the role of Kyle on the ABC series Last Man Standing. While this is probably his best known role (so far, at least), it wasn't his first role. He started out with a small role in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which was filmed near his hometown in North Carolina. He then moved to Hollywood in hopes of getting more roles. He previously had a role on the CBS series Ghost Whisperer.
Pick of the Tweets: "Thanks for following and a great season of tweets everybody! Tweet me anytime. Looking forward to many more years of laughs with@LastManABC" (March 22, 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

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.