Saturday, January 02, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Analyzing the Fall Season for the Broadcast Networks; More Community DVDs Coming Soon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The week between Christmas and the new year is always one of the slowest news weeks of the year, so we don't have a whole lot for you. But we do have a look back at how the networks did for the fall season (compared to fall 2014), recent news (as in this afternoon) of the death of a star from Archie Bunker's Place, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Deadline has analyzed the ratings for the fall season for the broadcast networks, comparing fall 2014 to fall 2015. However, it seems that none of the networks have anything to be particularly excited about. (Deadline)
  • Jason Wingreen, who played Harry the bartender on All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place, has died at age 95. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Not every show is a top 20 hit, and TV by the Numbers has a look at the series that are rounding out the bottom, some of which keep going on regardless. (TV by the Numbers
  • Pop TV is bringing sitcom fans a classic TV favorite, as they have added I Love Lucy to their lineup.  (SitcomsOnline
  • Earlier this week, we had a look back at all of the sitcom stars that we lost in 2015. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Community moved from NBC to Yahoo! Screen for the sixth season, and fans may have been wondering if the series would continue on DVD. As it turns out, it will, with Community - The Complete Sixth Season arriving on March 8.

    TUESDAY (DECEMBER 29) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


    FOLLOW ME

    Who to Follow: Tim Allen (Twitter), "Santa? Buzz Lightyear? The Tool Man? Mike Baxter? Hey, I’m still that wisecracking kid from the Midwest, looking for answers to life’s big questions."
    Claim to Fame: Tim Allen started his career as a standup comedian in 1975, but his career really took off in 1991 when he was cast in the starring role in the TV series Home Improvement. The series was sort of an unexpected hit and became one of the biggest series of the 90s. He has also tried his hand at movie roles, and found some major successes with The Santa Clause and Toy Story. Currently, he stars as Mike Baxter in the ABC series Last Man Standing.
    Pick of the Tweets: "Behind the Last Man Standing set, waiting to go on #LastManStanding (pic)" (October 5, 2015)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Wednesday, June 20

    The Goldbergs - "Colors" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Barry enlists the JTP to help him break up Beverly’s group of friends so Barry can have all the attention but soon realizes he made a major mistake when Beverly gets into a fight with her friends. Meanwhile, Adam’s attempts to trick Murray into loving theater backfire.

    The Goldbergs - "Jackie Likes Star Trek" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After Adam and Jackie disagree over their Halloween costumes, Murray teaches Adam to be a shell of a man to keep Jackie happy; however, it backfires quickly also causing an issue for Murray and Beverly. But they soon all learn to compromise in their own special way.

    Modern Family - "Brushes with Celebrity" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan recount all their biggest celebrity encounters. Phil shows a house to his musical hero and is determined to make a good impression despite the intense pain radiating from a very inconvenient part of his body. Meanwhile, Jay’s day at jury duty takes an unexpected turn when he gets to serve it alongside one of America’s biggest football icons. Finally, Manny’s encounter with his favorite playwright and a celebrated actor and comedian don’t go exactly as you’d expect.

    American Housewife - "Field Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Katie wants to prove to the Westport moms that she is fully capable of competing at Field Day at Anna-Kat’s school, but she ends up taking the competition a little too seriously. Greg enlists Taylor’s boyfriend, Trip, to help him make the family recipe for chili in a local competition, which makes Taylor and Oliver jealous.

    Young & Hungry - "Young & Downtown Gabi" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Elliot and Yolanda worry about how their work lives will change now that Josh and Gabi are a couple.

    Young & Hungry - "Young & Third Wheel" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Sofia hits it off with Josh's dentist, but Gabi isn't so sure he's the right one for her.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

    Wednesday, June 20

    • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Animal Practive/Better with You) - JoAnna guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared), Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show), Jay Pharoah (White Famous) and Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show features funny guys from Season 15, so check your local listings.
    • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Jai Rodriguez (Malibu Country) - Jai guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie prepares one-skillet suppers on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Sydelle Noel and Britney Young (GLOW) - Sydelle and Britney talk about GLOW on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
    • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) - Chris and Daniella talk about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about Sorry to Bother You on the BUILD Series at 10am.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

    Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

    06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
    06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
    06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
    06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
    06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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