Saturday, May 28, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fuller House Season 2 Casting News; Maya and Marty to Debut on Tuesday

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're now heading into the summer and it is also Memorial Day weekend, so it should come as no surprise that the news is very light this week. However, we do have some Fuller House news, yet another sitcom star death (though this one is actually several months old and just now being revealed), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Juan Pablo di Pace and Scott Weinger have both been upgraded from recurring to regular roles for the second season of Fuller House. (New York Times)
  • Speaking of Fuller House, you can own the home that was used for the exterior of the house on that series (and Full House, of course), as it is currently up for sale in San Francisco for $4 million. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Maya and Marty will debut Tuesday night on NBC, and they've got plenty of guest stars for the first episode. (Deadline)
  • We learned this week that Beth Howland, best known for playing the role of Vera on Alice, died in December. (SitcomsOnline)
  • The CBS sitcom Angel from Hell will literally burn (as in burn off the remaining episodes) this summer. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (MAY 31) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

  • Suits - Season Five (DVD, $44.98): The USA Network legal drama returns to DVD with this release.

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Who to Follow: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Twitter), "Actress in show business"
Claim to Fame: Julia Louis-Dreyfus got her start on television in 1982 as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where, at age 21, she was the youngest female cast member to join the series at that time. She later went on to star in the Family Ties spinoff Day by Day, but her big claim to fame came in 1989 with her role on Seinfeld. Following Seinfeld, she took a bit of a break from acting (and also had a short-lived series called Watching Ellie, which could be described as a failure). But since 2006, she has bounced back with two hit series back-to-back, first with The New Adventures of Old Christine and now the HBO series Veep.
Pick of the Tweets: "Any chance the $10 bill is still up for discussion? @VeepHBO (pic)" (April 20, 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

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.