Saturday, March 28, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Craig T. Nelson to Become Coach Again; New Growing Pains Release from Warner Archive; More Complete Series from CBS

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news of how NBC is planning to bring back an ABC series that ended almost two decades ago, news of more Growing Pains releases from Warner Archive, and news of several complete series sets on the way from CBS and Mill Creek. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It seems that every week, news about new pilots and remakes of old sitcoms come, and very few actually materialize... but in the midst of it all, NBC has ordered a 13 episode follow-up series to ABC's sitcom Coach, and the follow-up will again star Craig T. Nelson. (Hollywood Reporter
  • If you wanted to take a road trip on Black Friday this year but would rather not leave home, then fear not: TLC has you covered as they are planning to take a 12 hour live road trip on Black Friday. (Slate)
  • A few months ago, we mentioned that Fox was being sued by actor Frank Sivero, as Sivero claims that the character of Louie on The Simpsons was based upon him, and it appears that Fox is fighting back. (Deadline)
  • NBC has set premiere dates for some of their summer and fall sitcoms. (Deadline)
  • It should be no surprise to anybody who watches Antenna TV that The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time are coming in April, but now, we've got the April lineup. (SitcomsOnline

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Who to Follow: Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit (Twitter) and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit (Twitter)
Claim to Fame: This week, we have a bit of an unconventional person to follow... actually it is two persons, because they're twins and sort of come in pairs. In fact, many may not even recognize who they are by their name, but they played the roles of Nicky and Alex, the twin sons of Jesse and Becky on the TV series Full House. Both of them are no longer little kids and are actually 24 years old. And the only claim to fame that they have as actors were their roles on Full House, neither of them did any other acting before or after the series. These days, Dylan is not completely out of the entertainment industry. In fact, he has been working as a sound effects artist, most recently in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Starz series Black Sails. Blake, on the other hand, is completely out of the entertainment industry and has taken on a decisively non-entertainment role as a firefighter in Atlanta. But what do both of them have in common? They are perfectly happy and willing to cherish their very short sitcom careers with fans on Twitter.
Pick of Blake's Tweets: "To everyone: As far as I know, the new show is not a "Fullhouse Reunion ", it will revolve around a few characters from the show though." (August 30, 2014)
Pick of Dylan's Tweets:  "#funfact for the most part, i wore green and blue on Full House, and @BlakeTW wore red and yellow." (January 17, 2012)


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

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
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.