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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29)

Monday, May 29

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.