Saturday, February 27, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Pilots for CBS and NBC to Feature Past Favorites from Sitcoms; Hot in Cleveland to Wrap Up on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're in the midst of pilot season (as well as renewal and cancellation season), so we've got news of some familiar faces we may see in new series, a wrap up of Hot in Cleveland on DVD (finally!) and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Katey Sagal may be making a return to a primetime broadcast network sitcom on CBS. (Vulture
  • Weeds costars Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins may be coming together again with an Amy Poehler produced pilot for NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The casting process has begun for the Netflix remake of the sitcom One Day at a Time (in case anybody forgot, yes, there is a One Day at a Time remake in the works). (Deadline)
  • Bones has been a part of the Fox lineup since September 2005, but next season, it will come to an end with a 12 episode final season. (Variety)
  • The Emmys will return to ABC this year, and Jimmy Kimmel may be hosting once again. (Variety)
  • Superstore will be returning for a second season on NBC. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • TVShowsOnDVD.com reports that Hot in Cleveland will finally be wrapped up on DVD, with a release of both the final season and a complete series release.

TUESDAY (MARCH 1) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

  • The Bold Ones - The New Doctors (DVD, $59.99): Shout! Factory wraps up the final series in the franchise with this release.
  • My Big Fat Greek Life - The Complete Series (DVD, $9.98): The short-lived sitcom based upon the hit movie returns to DVD once again as a re-release from Mill Creek.
  • Future Cop - The Complete Series (DVD, $14.98): Mill Creek goes deep into the archives with this release of this rare (and never-before-released on DVD) 1970s series starring Ernest Borgnine and John Amos
  • The Unauthorized Collection: 4-Film Set (DVD, $14.98): If you liked the cheesy Lifetime unauthorized movies about series such as Full House, Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, and Melrose Place, this movie collection puts all of them in one set.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Kevin Nealon (Twitter), "Accommodator/Apologist/Passive Aggressor"
Claim to Fame: Kevin Nealon first appeared in a stand-up set on an episode of Johnny Carson's version of The Tonight Show in 1985, and soon thereafter, he went on to Saturday Night Live, where he was a regular for nine seasons. He appeared in just about every one of the successful (though cheesy) late 1990s Adam Sandler movies before he landed his first sitcom role on the short-lived Hiller and Diller. One of his biggest roles was in the Showtime series Weeds, where he was the only cast member outside of the Botwin family to appear as a regular in all eight seasons. He has been seeking sitcom roles lately, and was even cast in a CBS pilot a year ago that didn't make it. Now, he is being cast in an NBC pilot alongside Elizabeth Perkins.
Pick of the Tweets: "Celia, Lets have another fling! xo, Doug Wilson #Weeds #Legendary" (in response to Elizabeth Perkins tweeting that they may be working together on the small screen again) (February 22, 2016)


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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 6

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "Westport Cotillion" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Oliver is secretly taking dancing and manners classes in hopes of getting the girl he likes to go to the Westport Cotillion with him. He asks for his dad’s help in keeping this all secret from Katie, afraid that she’ll interfere, but that’s easier said than done.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Taming of the Dads" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Eddie reluctantly agrees to take Alison to the see a modern remake of Romeo and Juliet. But when Louis and Alison’s dad bond over their love of Shakespeare and crash their date, Alison wonders if she and Eddie’s relationship has lost its spark. Meanwhile, Jessica gets called for jury duty and campaigns to be the “Jury Boss,” and Emery and Evan struggle with the responsibilities of raising a Tamagotchi digital pet.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Overmining" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain “CJ” (guest star Ken Marino) is having major problems with a big case, and Jake and Holt find the motivation to help him out. Inside the precinct, war ensues when Terry enforces a green initiative and tells Gina to get rid of her precious space heater, while Rosa and Boyle take a break from the night shift to visit a foot massage parlor.

New Girl - "Es Good" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Schmidt enlists Nick to help him earn the respect of his difficult house contractor (guest star Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, as Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) test the limits of their ability to be in a casual relationship, Winston and Cece debate the pros and cons of not being single.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Molly appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh appears on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.