Saturday, March 14, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Andy Samberg to Host Emmy Awards; CBS Renews Three Comedies; CPO Sharkey to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got an update on who is hosting the Emmy Awards, news at CBS that should make Chuck Lorre feel like he's "winning," and news about Seinfeld rights being shopped around (but not at traditional TV networks). Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • For the second year in a row, there will be a former Saturday Night Live cast member hosting the Emmys. This year, as the ceremony airs on Fox, it will be Andy Samberg's turn. (CNN)
  • Chuck Lorre is still "winning" as CBS has renewed Mike and Molly and Mom for next season. Additionally, the network renewed the non-Lorre sitcom 2 Broke Girls for next season. (Hollywood Reporter
  • The video-on-demand rights for Seinfeld are being shopped around, and it should come as no surprise that as video-on-demand is beginning to rival syndication, the cost is coming in at around a half million per episode. (Variety)
  • Despite all of that speculation that Alex Trebek is very close to retiring, it looks like it won't be until three years from now at the earliest, as he has renewed his contract to host Jeopardy! through the 2017-2018 season. Additionally, Pat Sajak and Vanna White will be staying put at Wheel of Fortune as well. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, died after a long battle with cancer this week, and The Atlantic looks back at how he made the series what it is today. (The Atlantic)
  • TV Land has announced some of their plans for the summer, which includes their new sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show. (SitcomsOnline

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Who to Follow: Jim Gaffigan (Twitter), "Male Model."
Claim to Fame: There has been talk about TV Land's new Jim Gaffigan comedy (appropriately titled The Jim Gaffigan Show) for the past few months, and this week, we learned more about the debut of the series. In the early 2000s, he was in two sitcoms... both of which lasted for less than a season. The first one was Welcome to New York (which few people remember) and the second was Ellen DeGeneres' second sitcom, The Ellen Show. He was also on the TBS series My Boys. Additionally, he has had many guest appearances elsewhere.
Pick of the Tweets: ""RT @JohnStamos Happy V day to my one & only true love @JimGaffigan from my tush 2 yours! "U are going to make a great step dad to my 5 kids"" (February 14, 2015)


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.