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

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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