Saturday, May 30, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Bob Saget Joins Fuller House Cast; Netflix Renews Grace and Frankie; More George Lopez DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have yet another Fuller House update, news about more George Lopez DVDs, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It seems as if there is a new Fuller House update every week, and this week, it was announced that Bob Saget would be part of the new series. (New York Post)
  • Netflix has renewed the comedy series Grace and Frankie for a second season. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Big Bang Theory is now more than just a TV series, as there is now a new scholarship available at UCLA for low-income students studying STEM fields that has been named after the series. The scholarship was mostly funded by Chuck Lorre and cast members, and the first wave of "Big Bang Theory Scholars" will be announced on the set of the series this fall. (Time)
  • Reynaldo Rey, best known to sitcom fans from his role of Ray the mailman on 227, died this week at the age of 75. (New York Times
  • Buzzr TV is set to launch on Monday, and we have the launch schedule for the new network. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

JUNE 2 HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Robert Guillaume (Twitter), "Emmy Award-winning actor best known for iconic roles as Benson, Phantom of the Opera and voice of Rafiki in The Lion King. Author, Father, Friend"
Claim to Fame: These days, Robert Guillaume is probably best known to the younger generation for his work as the voice of Rafiki in the Disney classic, The Lion King. But that is far from the only place in life where he has had success. His career started on stage, but in the 1970s, he was all over TV guest starring at least one on almost all of the classic Norman Lear series. It was 1977 when he got a small role on the ABC series Soap, but that small role became larger and larger, and eventually he could no longer be contained as a character on a series that wasn't about him, so he got a spinoff, Benson. In the late 90s, he appeared on the ABC series SportsNight, and even now as he gets closer to age 90, he hasn't quite retired yet.
Pick of the Tweets: "#TBT Robert Guillaume on playing "Benson DuBois" on "Soap" via @emmytvlegends http://buff.ly/1Pm1JGK" (May 6, 2015)


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

Friday, June 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Gold Medal Performance" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Diaz family hosts Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez for a dinner that spins out of control.

Andi Mack - "Best Surprise Ever" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jonah Beck turns to Andi after Amber fails to defend him to her friends; Andi is convinced Bex and Bowie are destined to be together.

Bizaardvark - "First Day of School" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie take on public high school but quickly discover life at Sierra High is not what they thought it would be; Dirk, a recent Sierra grad and legend, tries to help Bernie and Amelia acclimate to their new school.

Playing House - "Cookie Jar" (USA Network, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie hosts a game night to welcome Bruce's new girlfriend into the fold; Emma discovers that this is what 40 looks like.

Playing House - "None of Your Business" (USA Network, 11:30PM ET/PT)
Emma tries to rescue Tina from a pyramid scheme; Maggie starts a nursing rotation with a cold doctor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.