Saturday, April 11, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: More Arrested Development for Netflix; Hobbyist Creates Golden Girls LEGO Set; Simpsons DVDs Possibly Coming to an End?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news of new episodes of Arrested Development on Netflix, a story about a potential LEGO set that sitcom fans would love to see produced (and potentially could be), and a development on how the era of The Simpsons on home media could be finished. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It looks like 17 more episodes of Arrested Development could be in the works for Netflix. (Variety
  • The idea of a Golden Girls LEGO set is probably one of the weirdest ideas ever, but it could actually become a reality. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The TV season is ending, and the question that remains up in the air is the one about how certain series, such as ABC's The Middle, can move on if certain cast members leave the show. (Deadline)
  • Fresh Off the Boat is popular with viewers, but there is one person who really seems to hate everything about the show: Eddie Huang, the writer of the memoir that the series was based upon. (LA Times)
  • James Best, who was known for his role of Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, died this week. (Washington Post)
  • The Fox series The Last Man on Earth has been renewed for a second season. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Simpsons executive producer Al Jean had a piece of news that is certain to outrage some fans of The Simpsons and TV on DVD in general, as it was reported this week that Fox has decided to end their releases the series on DVD and Blu-ray. It is worth noting that the release of the first season of this series in 2001 was a major moment in TV on DVD history, as it marked the first time that a broadcast network comedy had been released in a season form (although HBO had a few releases that predated that one). The studio has not confirmed the ending of the DVDs.
  • The Crazy Ones didn't last long on CBS, but Fox has released every episode of it as a MOD release this week, in The Crazy Ones - The Complete First Season.
  • Fox is releasing American Dad - Volume 10 on May 19, also as a MOD release.

APRIL 14 HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 13

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school’s talent show. However, when Pops hears Barry sing, he tries to stop him from performing, but will it be too late?

Speechless - "S-I--SILENT N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend’s mother, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys.

Modern Family - "No Small Feet" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett’s Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam’s ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

American Housewife - "Blue Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Doris goes into labor and Katie heads to the hospital to be with her, the Ottos struggle to be in the same place at the same time in order to open their Christmas presents together, as is the Otto family tradition. Meanwhile, Taylor coaches Oliver on the best way to ask out a crush, starting with the gift shop clerk.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Wednesday, December 13

  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Watch Yvette on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) and Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Kevin, Karen and the cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dan Aykroyd (Soul Man) - Dan talks about Crystal Head Vodka on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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