Saturday, May 16, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fall Schedules Announced for All Networks; The Mindy Project to Return on Hulu; More Carol Burnett DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we know exactly what every network will be doing in the fall, we have an update on The Mindy Project, and we also have an update on the revival of Twin Peaks. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The fall lineups are out for every broadcast network, and Deadline has all of them (along with analysis) in one single article. (Deadline
  • It's official, Hulu has rescued The Mindy Project for at least 26 more episodes. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Are you wondering when you'll see all of your favorites and new series arrive on lineups this summer? Deadline has a look at all of the dates for summer debuts. (Deadline)
  • Things were looking a bit gloomy last month for the Twin Peaks revival on Showtime as David Lynch couldn't come to an agreement regarding his salary, but it looks as if the project is back on track to happen again now. (CNN)
  • The Simpsons has been renewed for two more seasons, but as of right now, Harry Shearer has quit the show (or been fired). It seems, though, that there is a possibility that there still might be a chance that he will return before production begins. (CNNMoney
  • As expected, the original CSI did get cancelled this week, but unlike the unceremonious cancellations of the spinoffs in previous seasons, it will get a two-hour series finale at the beginning of next season. (Time)
  • Last Man Standing is sort of the red-headed stepchild of the ABC lineup on Friday nights, but it inevitably gets renewed each year, even though it is usually the last one renewed. This time, in addition to a renewal, it was announced that Hallmark will be airing reruns of the series beginning in January. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • It looks as if StarVista is officially moving ahead with their Carol Burnett DVDs with a new release featuring the best of the first five seasons, though no exact details of the size of the release are known just yet.

    MAY 19 HOME MEDIA RELEASES
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UBZLI00/ref=nosim/happydaysonline5-20
    • American Dad - Volume 10 (DVD, $29.95): The series that started out on Fox (and is now much more successful on TBS) moves ahead with this MOD release.
    • CPO Sharkey - Season 1 (DVD, $29.98): Sort of an oddity in the current era in which only the most successful series of the past are released on DVD, StarVista brings fans the first season of this Don Rickles sitcom from nearly four decades ago.
    • The Larry Sanders Show - The Complete Series (DVD, $44.98): In case you missed out on Shout! Factory's deluxe version a few years ago, Mill Creek is re-releasing it, and dirt cheap too.
    • Married... with Children - Seasons 9 and 10 (DVD, $14.98): Mill Creek comes close to completion of the Bundys on DVD.
    • NewsRadio - The Complete Series (DVD, $44.98): Previously released in complete series by Sony, now Mill Creek is bringing an even cheaper release to DVD.
    • Welcome to Sweden - Season One (DVD, $39.98): The short sixth (and final) season of the series about a talking horse arrives on DVD in this release.

    FOLLOW ME

    Who to Follow: Greg Poehler (Twitter), "I mostly like things and stuff"
    Claim to Fame: The younger brother of Amy Poehler actually didn't intend to become an actor at all. In fact, he went to college right after high school, then went on to law school, and became a reasonably successful attorney, licensed to practice in New York, Massachusetts, and even at the federal level. It was in 2006 that he moved to Sweden with his Swedish girlfriend, and by 2012, he started to dabble in stand-up comedy. After writing a script about a series based on his own life story, he ended up as a creator and star on an international series almost immediately (thanks in large part to his sister), Welcome to Sweden, which aired last summer on NBC, and will return on July 19 for a second season.
    Pick of the Tweets: "What they don't know is we are THRILLED to again be a "low priority space filler"" (May 13, 2015)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, February 21

    The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

    Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

    Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

    Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

    Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

    Thursday, February 21

    • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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

    Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

    01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
    01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
    01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
    01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
    01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
    01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
    01/29 - Kidding - Season One
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
    02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
    02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
    02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
    02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
    02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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