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!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • 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

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 TVShowsOnDVD.com.

APRIL 7 HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.