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)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.