Saturday, November 28, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Girl Meets World Renewed For Third Season; Mad About You Complete Series Coming From Mill Creek

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and are enjoying Small Business Saturday, before it is back to the regular routine on Monday! For today, we have news of a new season of Girl Meets World, some Golden Girls themed undergarments, and news of new Mad About You DVDs. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Reboots, remakes, and spinoffs of older TV series can be hit or miss (and are usually "miss"), but it turns out that Girl Meets World is a hit, at least for the target audience, as it has been renewed for a third season. (TV Guide
  • Underwear is not a frequent topic of discussion around here, but when somebody makes Golden Girls-inspired "granny panties," it becomes of some interest to us. (New York Daily News)
  • Sesame Street is set to debut on HBO on January 16, and it appears that the move to HBO for new episodes (it will still air on PBS at a later date) is bringing a significant amount of retooling to the series. (Zap2it)
  • Grandfathered is considered a toss-up when it comes to whether or not it will return for a second season, but one thing is for sure: if it does, John Stamos won't be holding it back, as he received probation for his DUI. (Deadline)
  • David Canary, who was best known as a soap star (but also appeared in Bonanza and Peyton Place), died this week. (NPR)
  • Cozi has returned with their annual HOLIDOZI themed programming. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • When Mill Creek announced nearly two years ago that they would be re-releasing several Sony series on DVD, it was believed that they would not be able to release things that had not been previously released. It appears that is now changing, as this week, it was announced that they would be bringing the complete series of Mad About You (which was started by Sony, followed by a trickling of a few more seasons by Shout!, then nothing) to DVD. It is set to arrive sometime in 2016.

DECEMBER 1 HOME MEDIA RELEASES

  • The Bold Ones - The Lawyers (DVD, $59.99): Shout! Factory moves ahead with their release of the third (of four) different series that ran under the title The Bold Ones, also one of the most popular and successful ones.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls (Twitter), "Change The World By Being Yourself!"
Claim to Fame: Our Follow Me this week is a little bit unusual, and deviates a bit from the normal around here. Instead of a person, it is an organization that was founded by sitcom actress Amy Poehler (who isn't on Twitter herself, by the way) and producer Meredith Walker. According to their own website, the "organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves," they "emphasize intelligence and imagination over fitting in," and they "celebrate curiosity over gossip." In other words, it is not so much of a celebrity driven "all about me" Twitter page like usual, but rather about a celebrity giving back in their own way... but it is done in a way that is uniquely Amy Poehler, and doesn't ignore who she is or what she does.
Pick of the Tweets: "Don't let Kiki's frowny face fool you! He's a sweetheart (and voiced by @Nick_Offerman!!) http://bit.ly/1iUfbrK" (November 11, 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
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