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)

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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.