Saturday, March 05, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fuller House Renewed for Second Season; Complete Series Releases for Mad About You and More

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We swear that everything this week won't be about Fuller House, but there is a lot of stuff going on about Fuller House that we can't resist not sharing. We've also got news of complete series releases of three sitcoms that are more than just repackages of previous releases. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Despite being panned by critics as being one of the worst things to ever happen in Netflix history (something even John Stamos admitted to and read Twitter opinions about on Late Nitgh with Seth Meyers), Fuller House will return for a second season anyway. (SitcomsOnline
  • Speaking of Full House, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has jumped on the cast reunion parody bandwagon this week with Full House Nights. (YouTube)
  • Jason Lee, best known for his title role on My Name is Earl, is looking to return to comedy on CBS. (AV Club)
  • Kevin From Work will not be returning to work at Freeform, as he has been fired (or as they would technically say, the series has been canceled). (Variety)
  • ABC renewed several series this week (much earlier than usual, as they've tended to wait until the last minute in the past), including most of their core sitcom lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mad About You has sputtered along on DVD since the dawn of TV-on-DVD (literally, the first season was released in 2002) with frequent stalling, switching studios, and more. But now, Mill Creek looks to remedy that by finally putting all of the episodes out in one set, with Mad About You - The Complete Series, set for release on May 3.
  • Shout! Factory is bringing one of the most wanted (yet for some reason, never released) sitcoms to DVD on June 28, with their release of Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series.
  • VEI has a great record of putting out releases, but getting things out in time for the scheduled release date is something they've not been so great at doing, and as expected, Sister, Sister - The Complete Series was not released in January as it was rumored to have been. However, TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that it is coming on March 18, though they do (wisely) note that this could change yet again.

TUESDAY (MARCH 8) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 28

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a Boy Genius" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harley, Rachel, Georgie and Ethan attend their school spring formal dance, while Lewie and Beast camp out at home in the backyard.

Andi Mack - "It's Not About You" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi's frustration boils over when she discovers that Buffy has secretly been confiding in Bex instead of her; Cyrus double-dates with Jonah Beck, Amber and her friend Iris.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Friday, April 28

  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened), Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death), Clea Lewis (Ellen/Flying Blind) and David Anthony Higgins (Ellen/Malcolm in the Middle/Big Time Rush) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Ellen coming out episode, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Donald Trump, too much alcohol and the thing that saved his life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She also dishes about Imaginary Mary on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.