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!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • 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)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

AUGUST 4 HOME MEDIA RELEASES

FOLLOW ME

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)


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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest