Saturday, August 01, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Married... with Children Spinoff/Reboot in the Works?; New King of the Hill DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of reboots and spinoffs of more 90s series, news of the next season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and an update on new King of the Hill DVDs. Let's get going!

  • Since talk of reboots or spinoffs of every classic 90s sitcom is mandatory these days, things wouldn't be complete if there wasn't talk of a reboot of Married... with Children. And now, there is. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Despite previous reports that the Olsen twins would not be part of the Netflix series Fuller House, there may still be a chance. (Toronto Sun)
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be airing on Netflix (instead of NBC as originally planned), but creator Tina Fey believes that there is still value in broadcast network comedy, and plans to keep the second season (which, unlike the first which was already produced with NBC in mind, is being produced with Netflix in mind) as a PG sitcom that adults can enjoy without worrying about younger kids seeing. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Cosby Show executive producer Tom Werner is referring to the series that was part of his legacy as being "kind of tarnished" in light of recent accusations regarding Bill Cosby. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • A lot of rumors have been swirling about Valerie Harper in the past week regarding a recent health scare, but she has personally posted to Facebook to let fans know that rumors of her being in a coma (which were circulated by certain entertainment media outlets) are simply not true and that she is recovering. (TV Guide
  • Welcome to Sweden returned for a second season a few weeks ago on NBC, but after two weeks of anemic ratings, it has been pulled from the lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

  • Olive Films is not giving up on King of the Hill, and after having already released four seasons of the series and a fifth set (season 11) on the way later this month, season 12 has already been announced for September. That leaves only season 13 unreleased, which according to a previous announcement from the studio, should arrive by the end of the year (perhaps October?).
  • Neither release dates nor complete details are available yet, but VEI has hinted at some of their first releases from their recent acquisitions with box art on their website, including the complete series of Hotel and Grace Under Fire.



Who to Follow: Sarah Hyland (Twitter), "I have bird bones. Therefore I am a bird."
Claim to Fame: The 24 year old actress first appeared in the Howard Stern movie Private Parts, but when it comes to TV, her first series appearance was in All My Children. Following that, she appeared in several different Law & Order series, as well as several episodes of One Life to Live. She had a recurring role in Lipstick Jungle in 2007, but it was in 2009 that she got her most memorable role, playing Haley Dunphy in ABC's Modern Family.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hi. I'm falling asleep. But today we had our first table read for Season 7 of @ModernFam and it was really funny. And you guys will be happy" (July 29, 2015)

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.