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!

  • 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




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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, October 22

Superstore - "Guns, Pills and Birds" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy (America Ferrera) assigns an uncomfortable Jonah (Ben Feldman) to the gun section of Cloud 9, Jonah abuses his right-to-refuse sale to anyone that causes concern, causing an open-carry protest to gather in the store. On principle, Glenn (Mark McKinney) attempts to purchase all of the store's morning-after pills, but finds himself in a moral dilemma when he can't afford them. Dina (Lauren Ash), Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Mateo (Nico Santos) hunt down a crow that has flown into the store.

The Thundermans - "Happy Heroween" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It's a major Halloween storm outside, but inside Colosso keeps the family spooked by telling three scary stories that are sure to terrify even the bravest of superheroes.

School of Rock - "Welcome to My Nightmare" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mr. Finn's class decides to celebrate Halloween in school after Principal Mullins, who hates the holiday, goes home sick. When she returns sooner than expected, they have to scramble to keep her from finding out the truth.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Saturday, October 22

  • Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort) - Jim talks about touring the U.S. in Kinky Boots on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, October 23
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.