Saturday, February 13, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fuller House Preview Trailer Debuts Online; YouTube Red Adding Original Series; NBC Giving Maya Rudolph Variety Show a Try

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're getting closer to the release of Fuller House on Netflix, preparing for a new variety show on NBC, and more. Also, CBS is bringing more of The Beverly Hillbillies to DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • People tend to get excited with every new detail that comes out about Fuller House, and this week, a "fuller" preview was released. (The Verge)
  • YouTube Red is getting into the original series business, though not quite on the level of Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu... yet. (Deadline)
  • Even though NBC has already had one variety show that didn't work out, they're going to go ahead and try another one, with Maya Rudolph and Martin Short starring, and Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels running the show. (Variety)
  • Fans of daytime soap operas will be pleased to know that NBC has renewed Days of Our Lives for an (almost) unheard of 51st season. (Deadline)
  • Ray Colcord may not a household name, but he was the man behind the theme songs and scores of series such as 227, Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, Silver Spoons, Facts of Life, and My Two Dads, and he died this week at age 66. (Variety)
  • Before it could even debut, there was speculation that the CBS series Angel from Hell would be cancelled quickly, and now CBS has pulled it from the lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • CBS has released the second, third, and fourth seasons of The Beverly Hillbillies on a sporadic basis since 2008, and now, they're going backwards (a bit) to release The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official First Season. Previously available only in public domain releases, as well as from some decent (though not perfect) releases from MPI, this set will arrive on April 26.

    TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 17) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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    Who to Follow: Marcus Scribner (Twitter), "Son, Big Brother, Student, Actor & Gamer! Ck out #blackish Favorite books Steelheart & Firefight http://instagram.com/marcusscribner"
    Claim to Fame: Marcus Scribner plays Andre Johnson Jr. on the ABC series black-ish. Born in Los Angeles in 2000, he just recently celebrated his 16th birthday, and the whole idea of "fame" is something that is relatively new to him. His first TV role came in an episode of Castle in 2010, followed by a role in New Girl in 2012, and of course his regular role began on black-ish in 2014. While he is still a child actor right now, we don't really know what will be next for him as his role on black-ish continues (the series is doing fine in the ratings, so we aren't seeing an end to that role anytime in the immediate future), but we're sure he'll have more to add to his resume as he ages.
    Pick of the Tweets: "It was so cool to meet Will Smith at the #naacpimageawards. Would love 2 work w/ this guy in the future. #willsmith  (pic)" (February 11, 2016)


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

    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
    06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
    06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
    06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
    06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
    06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, July 25

    The Middle - "Clear and Present Danger" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Frankie frantically searches the house for Axl’s graduation gift, which she bought months before and hid; Sue decides that she wants to make a sweet video for Mike’s upcoming birthday – even though the family warns her that he probably won’t like it; and after Cindy embarrasses Brick by strong-arming and chasing away a boy who was bullying him, Brick turns to Axl to help get him into shape so that he can stick up for himself.

    Fresh Off the Boat - "The Flush" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Louis excitedly plans a guys’ weekend for he and Eddie, but is disappointed when he invites his buddies over for a sleepover instead. Unbeknownst to Louis, Eddie and his friends were hiding out in his room, trying beer for the first time. So when Eddie has an adverse reaction to alcohol, also known as the Asian Flush, Louis reassures his eldest son that the discomfort will pass and reminisces about his college drinking days. Meanwhile, Jessica, Emery, Evan and Honey go on a road trip to Georgia in search of “The Big Peanut” and to save a few dollars on a piece of furniture.

    black-ish - "Their Eyes Were Watching Screens" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Diane stumbles onto some websites that give her more than she bargained for, Dre and Bow must take action. Concerned that the internet is corrupting their children, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet free-zone and deal with the backlash.

    black-ish - "VIP" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Dre decides to take his family to Walt Disney World on the magical, first-class vacation experience he was never able to have as a kid. With the help of a VIP tour guide, Dre and the kids take full advantage of their VIP status. Meanwhile, Bow, Pops and Ruby set off on their own adventure at Walt Disney World.

    The Mick - "The Heater" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Mickey and Alba go on a gambling binge. In Mickey’s absence, Jimmy, Sabrina and Chip fight for control of the house, while one of them must watch over Ben.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Mr. Santiago" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    At Amy’s intricately planned Thanksgiving dinner, Jake goes “full Santiago” (binder and all) in order to impress her father (guest star Jimmy Smits), a former cop. With Jake and Amy’s focus elsewhere, Charles is left on turkey duty and Holt helps Pimento cope after learning he can no longer work for the NYPD.

    Wrecked - "Sister Mercy" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    After discovering the pirate's plan to harvest their organs, the survivors try to escape the island; Karen makes a difficult decision that echoes a moment from her past.

    Still the King - "Flatbushes" (CMT, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Vernon's hometown honors him with a statue of his likeness and Vernon doesn't approve how it looks; Vernon recruits Walt, Charlotte and Doily to ``fix'' the statue.

    Still the King - "Showcase Showdown" (CMT, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Vernon readies his band for a big gig he doesn't have booked yet.

    In The Cut - "Blast From the Past" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jay hires an efficiency expert to improve the business; Smitty sees fire when Mable's old flame, Charles, reappears.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

    Tuesday, July 25

    • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
    • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella explains her obsession with Disney star Dove Cameron on People Now at 8:30am.
    • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/The Hotwives/Significant Others) - Andrea talks about truTV's I'm Sorry on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Alisan Porter (Chicken Soup) - Alisan appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico and Sara Haines discuss sexuality with young adults, including what it means to be bisexual and the stereotypes and myths surrounding it, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.