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

    Monday, June 24

    The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

    The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Barbershop" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Dave drops by Calvin’s longtime barbershop, he’s quickly embraced by its owner and patrons, much to Calvin’s consternation.

    Raven's Home - "Lost at Chel-Sea" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The kids accidentally get stuck on a cruise ship alone, while Raven and Chelsea desperately try to catch up with them via personal watercraft.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 24)

    Monday, June 24

    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW) - Bashir stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Diallo Riddle (Marlon) - Diallo visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about The Rook on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Eliza Coupe (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Future Man/Benched/Happy Endings/Scrubs) - Eliza is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (PEN15) - Anna and Maya are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars, including George, so check your local listings.
    • Esai Morales (The Brink) - Esai appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • John Ratzenberger (Cheers) - John talks about Toy Story 4 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth talks about The Loudest Voice on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 10am.
    • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya talks about Spider-Man: Far From Home on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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

    Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two

    04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
    04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
    04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
    04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
    05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
    05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
    05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
    05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
    05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
    06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
    06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
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