Saturday, September 26, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Hulu Gets The Goldbergs; The A-Team Ready for a Reboot?; More Growing Pains to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Fall is here, and so is the fall season, with many shows having already started this week and even more to come next week. But here, we've got all of your news and updates, including news of The Goldbergs on Hulu, a reboot of The A-Team, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Acquisition deals used to be about which cable network gets the rights to a TV series, but these days, they are more about which streaming service gets the rights to a series. This week, Hulu got the rights to The Goldbergs. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • What would Married... With Children look like if it happened to be in a mashup with Dexter? James Franco gives us an idea in his AOL series Making a Scene. (Huffington Post)
  • It is somewhat intriguing that with all of the remakes that exist in the world, it took us until now to even think about a remake of The A-Team. (Deadline)
  • It wouldn't be surprising if you haven't heard of the Fox comedy Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, and that is because it is a midseason series that has yet to air, but apparently Fox executives were impressed enough to order seven additional episodes. (Deadline)
  • Pilot season is usually the most boring time of the year for TV fans, as network executives comb through what they think viewers would like to see on the air (perhaps dismissing some series that may have been huge hits), but Amazon does things a bit different, of course, and their pilot season gets the viewers involved... and it is coming up again soon. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Warner Archive is pushing Growing Pains one step closer to completion with a release of Growing Pains - The Complete Sixth Season. It will be reportedly be released on November 3, and will leave only the final season unreleased.

SEPTEMBER 29 HOME MEDIA RELEASES

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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

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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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.