Saturday, April 04, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Full House Spinoff to Come to Netflix?; Growing Pains and Wanda at Large DVD Releases Announced

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news of even more series that bring back some of our favorite characters, dates for Growing Pains and Wanda at Large releases, and more. Let's get started!

  • Could a Full House spinoff starring Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber be coming to Netflix? It almost sounds like it. (Access Hollywood
  • Meanwhile, ABC has ordered a pilot for a revival of a series featuring the Muppets, with Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady co-writing and executive producing. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • CMT has announced that they've ordered a scripted comedy starring Billy Ray Cyrus, who is probably now better known for being "Miley's father" than for his own career. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A judged ruled against DLT Entertainment this week in a copyright infringement case regarding a play that parodied Three's Company. (Deadline)
  • New Girl has been renewed for a fifth season. (SitcomsOnline)
  • As TV Land tries to go through a bit of reorganization to regain viewers who left when they decided to jump into original series, they are bringing back something that they abandoned a few years ago: the TV Land Awards. (SitcomsOnline


  • Warner Archive has announced dates for Growing Pains and Wanda at Large this week. We'll be seeing Growing Pains - The Complete Fourth Season on April 14 and Wanda at Large - The Complete First Season on April 7.
  • Fox has a few MOD releases ahead with Wilfred - The Complete Season 4 on April 7 and Bob's Burgers - The Complete 4th Season on May 12.
  • Fox also announced a September 15 release date for the Lost in Series - Complete Series Collection Blu-ray set. You can read more details about this release at



Who to Follow: Mike Judge (Twitter), "The Beavis & Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Office Space, Idiocracy, Silicon Valley guy."
Claim to Fame: Mike Judge was a guy who was a physics major in college and worked in the tech industry after graduation... and he realized that he didn't enjoy that culture at all. He played around with animation a little bit, and it took him no time at all to create "Frog Baseball," which was the pilot for the MTV series Beavis and Butt-head. Once that series ended, he went on to create another successful animated series, King of the Hill. He also created the series The Goode Family, which wasn't quite as successful as his other two series. Currently, his work can be seen on HBO in Silicon Valley.
Pick of the Tweets: "Can't believe I got to be in this picture. And can't believe how good Norman Lear looks at 92. It was a good year:" (December 31, 2014)

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.