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!

  • 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



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 (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

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.