Saturday, November 14, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Wicked City Becomes First Official Cancellation of 2015-2016 Season; VEI Preparing to Bring Evening Shade to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It took a while, but we finally got the first cancellation of a show for this season, we have news (although it is too late to take part in it now) of fast food chain White Castle paying tribute to a famous Thanksgiving episode of a sitcom with a special "turkey drop" contest, and news of more Evening Shade on DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It almost never takes this long, but this year, it took until the middle of November for the first official cancellation of the new season, and the "winner" (or "loser") is ABC's Wicked City. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • It's already over now, but fast food chain White Castle has introduced turkey sliders to their menu, and decided to promote the new offering with a "turkey drop" contest at a location in Cincinnati, a nod to the famous "Turkey's Away" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. (Marketing Land)
  • Angela Kinsey may be returning to the screen on TBS. (Deadline)
  • It's fairly common for the late night talk shows to have special Sunday night editions to air on broadcast networks later in the evening on the night of the Super Bowl, but CBS has decided to shake things up and actually make The Late Show the program that airs immediately after it this year. (New York Times)
  • The Big Bang Theory is still going strong in the ratings with no signs of dying, but part of the problem with this is that any program that follows it has a tendency to suffer badly in the ratings once it is separated from that lead-in, and Supergirl is a good example of this phenomenon. (Deadline)
  • IFC is developing a scripted comedy series from Jon Benjamin. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • VEI has been very busy with a lot of complete series lately, and this week, even more were announced. For sitcom fans, however, there is really only one of interest: Evening Shade. No date has been given for this release yet, and we suspect that it won't arrive until later next year.

NOVEMBER 17 HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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Who to Follow: Angela Kinsey (Twitter), "Mom. Owner of nutty pets. Actress. Flip flop wearer."
Claim to Fame: Angela Kinsey came to fame to most people from her role of Angela Martin from The Office. But before that, her career began with an internship on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She had a few guest roles here and there on King of the Hill and Step by Step, but in 2005, she was thrust into the spotlight on The Office, which was sort of an unexpected hit for NBC. Since then, she has made a number of appearances elsewhere, and was most recently in a role on the TBS series Your Family or Mine, which didn't exactly get a lot of attention and has already been canceled. Now, she is writing, and may possibly appear, in yet another TBS sitcom.
Pick of the Tweets: "Was just humming Little Drummer Boy as I did the dishes...did not even realize it. Sometimes Angela Martin sneaks in my brain." (November 4, 2015)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.