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, April 26

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

    Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

    Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

    Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

    Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

    A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

    Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

    Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

    Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

    Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

    Thursday, April 26

    • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

    Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

    02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
    02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
    02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
    02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
    02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
    02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
    02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
    02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
    03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
    03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
    03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
    03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
    04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
    04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
    04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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