Saturday, July 18, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Emmy Nominations Announced; New Carol Burnett Show DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a slow news week, but we got Emmy nominees this week, we have some new programming coming to Cozi, and Time-Life announced their huge Carol Burnett Show release that will be coming out very soon. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Emmy nominations were announced this week, and we've got the lists for all of the major award nominees. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Deadline also breaks down the number of Emmy nominations by series, where Game of Thrones clearly got the most nominations. (Deadline)
  • With the Miss USA Pageant airing on Reelz instead of a major network, it had the smallest audience ever, although the small audience was a huge deal for Reelz. (Deadline)
  • We've entered an era where every week (it seems), something else gets canned due to some sort of controversy, and this week, it is TLC's reality series 19 Kids and Counting. (CNN Money)
  • It was only a matter of time before Cozi added Simon & Simon to the lineup (given that they air many of the other big action series from the Universal library), and that time will come in August. Baywatch will also join the lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Time-Life has announced their next release for The Carol Burnett Show, which will be The Carol Burnett Show - The Lost Episodes, and it is going to be another huge set, with 22 discs covering the first five seasons of the series.
  • San Diego Comic Con was last week, and Shout! announced the release of some very rare (and short-lived) 80s series, including Manimal and Automan.

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Who to Follow: Elizabeth Berkley (Twitter), "Mommy, Wife, Actress, @NYTimes Bestselling Author, Teen Girl Self Esteem Builder, #AskElizabeth"
Claim to Fame: Elizabeth Berkley got her start in guest roles on many NBC sitcoms, including Gimme a Break!, Silver Spoons, and Day by Day, and in 1989, she tried out for the role of Kelly on Saved by the Bell. She didn't get that role, but she was "so excited" to get the role of Jesse Spano, which was created specifically for her. When that series ended, she decided to go adult in a very adult role in the movie Showgirls, and as it turns out, it was a horrible move for her as the movie was a huge disaster (though it did earn a significant place in pop culture, mostly since she was in it). Since then, she has decided to do more family friendly (or at least PG-13 at the worst) roles, including guest roles on Melissa & Joey, CSI: Miami, and other series. Additionally, she is also a teenage girl self-esteem builder these days.
Pick of the Tweets: "This makes me laugh! #Sbtb #jessiespano #fashion (link)" (July 2, 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)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 22

Son of Zorn - "Radioactive Ex-Girlfriend" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Craig and Edie’s engagement party around the corner, everyone is figuring out who to bring. Alan struggles to figure out his relationship status with Layla, while Zorn rekindles with his ex, Radiana (Olivia Wilde), who is literally radioactive. All the while, Craig has just received his certificate in relationship counseling and is helping others, but just can’t seem to help himself.

Bob's Burgers - "See Me Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teddy organizes a day trip on his newly refurbished boat in an effort to impress his ex-wife, Denise. Meanwhile, Tina attempts to show that she is responsible enough for a cell phone by taking care of Bob’s prized eraser from the restaurant. Can both Teddy and Tina prove themselves.

The Simpsons - "Friends and Family" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Son of Zorn - "The Battle of Self-Acceptance" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Craig is worried he’s not man enough for Edie and asks Zorn to help him become a warrior. Meanwhile, to get closer to Layla, Alan finds a way to change the thing about which he’s most insecure, but ends up going to extreme.

Family Guy - "Peternormal Activity" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys go to an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Meanwhile, Stewie is on a mission to destroy Brian’s glasses because he’s annoyed by how pretentious Brian’s been acting when he wears them.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-A-Witch" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.