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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    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, December 12

    The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

    Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

    black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

    The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

    Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

    Tuesday, December 12

    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
    • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

    The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

    11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
    11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
    11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
    11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
    11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
    11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
    12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
    12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
    12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
    12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
    12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
    12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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