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)


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

    American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

    12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
    12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
    12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
    01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
    01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
    01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
    01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
    01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
    01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
    01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
    01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
    More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, January 19

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

    The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

    Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

    Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

    The Good Place - "Mindy St. Claire" / "Michael's Gambit" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.

    Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

    Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

    Friday, January 20

    • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
    • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
    • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.