Saturday, May 07, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Seth MacFarlane Looking to Star in Fox Series; Mindy Project Renewed at Hulu

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Pilot season (and the new fall lineups) are literally coming up on us within days, but until then, we've got news of a new Fox series starring (not just produced by) Seth MacFarlane, renewal of a Hulu favorite, and more. Let's get going!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Seth MacFarlane has made a name for himself by his relationship with Fox (both the studio and the network), and they're about to boost him again with a live-action show that he will not only produce, but also star in. (/FILM
  • The Mindy Project is working out for Hulu, as they have renewed it for a fifth season. (Variety)
  • Saturday Night Live has announced their hosts for the final two episodes of the season, and they'll be Drake and Fred Armisen. (New York Daily News)
  • As Michael Strahan is set for his earlier than planned exit from Live! next week, guest co-hosts for Kelly Ripa are already being set. (Deadline)
  • Billy Bush will not be among the guest co-hosts for Live!, as he is making a move from Access Hollywood to Today. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • If you have the digital broadcast network getTV, you'll want to watch their new lineup, which adds new sitcoms and dramas that haven't been aired in several years to the daily schedule. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (MAY 10) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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Who to Follow: Paul Reiser (Twitter), "You know… The guy from the thing with the thing…. Yes you do. Yes you do."
Claim to Fame: With Mad About You - The Complete Series arriving on DVD last week, we featured Helen Hunt, who was one of the stars of the series. This week, we feature the other one, Paul Reiser. Though he came to fame as a standup comedian, his first major sitcom role was in the series My Two Dads. The series was actually somewhat short-lived at only three seasons, but it left a lasting impression. His biggest role, of course, was in Mad About You. After that, he had his own sitcom, The Paul Reiser Show, which was not a hit at all, but currently he is back in action on the Amazon Prime series Red Oaks.
Pick of the Tweets: "Funny - I don't recall wearing an ascott in #MadAboutYou but.. I get it... new century, new country - things change. (pic)" (February 11, 2016)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

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
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 29

Battle of the Network Stars - "TV Sitcoms vs. TV Kids" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Contestants include Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Gold, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Fluctuation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard, Penny and Raj adjust to their new living arrangement, and Sheldon takes an interest in Amy’s work.

Life in Pieces - "Musical Motel Property Bingo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Greg insists on being Matt’s best man at his wedding, Matt is forced to reveal his secret about their plans. Also, Colleen refers Jen to her aggressive bikini waxer in order to get a referral discount; Joan tries to prove to Heather that Sophia is ready for a little independence; and Clementine gets a job at a car rental office, leaving Tyler home alone all day.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Thursday, June 29

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Catch Jamie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Notes from the Underbelly) and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Despicable Me 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique stops by for a chat on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Dave and Aubrey talk about The Little Hours on the the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Crowded/iCarly/Drake & Josh) - Miranda appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.