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)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Monetary Insufficiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Young Sheldon - "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A battle erupts between the Coopers and Sparks when the Sparks’ new dog terrorizes Sheldon.

Mom - "A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).

Life in Pieces - "#TBT: House Destiny Introduction Retirement" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The Short family’s quirky history is revealed with stories of when Tim met Heather’s family for the first time; when Jen and Greg bought their dream home; when Matt got sidetracked after he saw Colleen while waiting for a blind date; and John’s last flight before retiring.

Superstore - "Aftermath" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) deal with the consequences of their recent interactions. Meanwhile Glenn (Mark McKinney) and Dina (Lauren Ash) enlist Garrett's (Colton Dunn) help to win the store a visit from Cloud 9's CEO.

A.P. Bio - "Walleye" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack (Glenn Howerton) successfully convinces Miles (Tom Bennett) that Devin (Jacob McCarthy) is his illegitimate son. Durbin (Patton Oswalt), Mary (Mary Sohn), Stef (Lyric Lewis) and Michelle (Jean Villepique) clash on the Sadie Hawkins dance theme.

Will & Grace - "Staten Island Fairy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack's (Sean Hayes) intimacy issues are challenged by a closeted boyfriend. Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) sell their new line of bedding on TV.

Champions - "Nepotism" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Michael waits to hear if the musical he wrote will be picked for the freshman show, Vince is accused of treating some staff members better than others.

Nobodies - "Kristen's Wiig" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Rachel and Larry attempt to convince Kristen Wiig to play Jen in the pilot for "Open Dorf Policy"; Hugh gets put in an uncomfortable position when an accident lands Sam in the hospital.

Atlanta - "North of the Border" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The possibility arises to make a move; it is believed Paper Boi will be at a pajama party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Thursday, April 26

  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Mani s a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/Happy Endings/The Mindy Project) - Adam appears on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan reveals role he lost to Harry Connick, Jr. on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
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