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

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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