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

    Tuesday, December 12

    The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

    Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

    black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

    The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

    Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

    Tuesday, December 12

    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
    • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


    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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