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)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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