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 (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.