Saturday, November 21, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Lost in Space Remake in the Works for Netflix; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Host Saturday Night Live Episode; More CHiPs on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Thanksgiving week has arrived, so it is a short work week ahead for some people and plenty of food and marathons of your favorite sitcoms will arrive this weekend. But before that, we've got our regular news, including news of a remake of Lost in Space, an upcoming Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and more. Let's get going!

  • In the ongoing saga of every series getting a remake or reboot, this week it was announced that Lost in Space will get a remake on Netflix. (/Film)
  • Just in time for Christmas, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host Saturday Night Live together. (TV Guide)
  • Lucas Neff, who previously appeared as Jimmy Chance on Raising Hope, is looking to return to TV in an ABC comedy pilot. (Deadline)
  • It has been over four decades since James Burrows first directed a sitcom, and he is still going strong, and will directed his 1000th episode of a sitcom on Tuesday. (Deadline)
  • Game show host Jim Perry, best known for Card Sharks and Sale of the Century, has died at age 82. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Fans of The A-Team will be able to find it on Encore Classic (as well as Cozi) next year. (SitcomsOnline

  • Warner Home Video, like all of the other major studios, has mostly gotten out of the classic TV on DVD business in recent years (although they have been slightly better than the other studios by releasing such series online through Warner Archive), but they will be moving ahead with CHiPs - The Complete Fourth Season on March 15.



Who to Follow: Jenna Fischer (Twitter), "New Mom. Actress. Wife. Lover of trash TV, sweatpants and sushi."
Claim to Fame: Jenna Fischer got her started in entertainment in movies, and went on to guest roles in series including Undeclared, Cold Case, That '70s Show, and Six Feet Under. But her big break came in 2005 when she was cast in the role of Pam on The Office. Her current project is the British-American series You, Me and the Apocalypse, which has already debuted on Sky1 in the United Kingdom, and will debut later this season on NBC.
Pick of the Tweets: "Had dinner with these gals last night. Recreated a photo from my bachelorette 5 yrs ago. #sameheadband #officeladies" (pic) (September 24, 2015)

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 21

The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

Modern Family - "Wine Weekend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley’s new boss’ country house where the only rule is: Don’t touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah’s house but can’t bring anyone else.

American Housewife - "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

Schitt's Creek - "The Gesture" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David looks for a way to reconcile with Patrick after spending time away from him; Moira pitches the idea of a singles week event.

grown-ish - "Crew Love" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The crew prepares for Freshman Formal; Jazz revels in a new relationship.

Alone Together - "Property Management" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Watch Charlie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kim Matula (LA to Vegas) - Kim stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie visits The Wendy Williams Show and Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones and Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Jason and Natalie are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie opens up about his alcoholic father's rough childhood – and why he doesn't hold anything against him today on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Portlandia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove talks about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 4pm.