Saturday, June 25, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Hulu Sets Premiere Date for Season 5 of The Mindy Project; Sanford & Son Spinoff Grady Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news of when Hulu will bring back the next season of The Mindy Project, a new deal between Amy Poehler and NBC, and a very surprising upcoming DVD release of a lost sitcom spinoff of the 70s. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Season 5 of The Mindy Project is set to debut on October 4 on Hulu. (TVLine
  • Amy Poehler's production company has a pilot production commitment from NBC, as part of a renewed deal with Universal. (Variety)
  • PETA wants CBS to stop using wild animals for their series Zoo, and to try to achieve that goal, they've brought out their biggest weapon: Bob Barker. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Late Show is going to be broadcast live during the two major political party conventions this year. (CNNMoney
  • If you like to stream and binge watch series from The CW, the way you do it will be changing with a new Netflix deal. (Deadline)
  • Not only was the series Archer renewed by FX, but it even got three more seasons. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • This is perhaps one of the oddest (but very much encouraging) pieces of news that we've seen in the past five years: TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that Sony (which has mostly been out of the TV on DVD business for years now) has scheduled a July 26 release of the complete series (one season) of the Sanford & Son spinoff Grady as a MOD release.

TUESDAY (JUNE 28) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, April 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Relaxation Integration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After choking on a breakfast sausage, Sheldon wrestles with his fear of solid foods and discovers comic books for the first time.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Explosion Implosion" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wolowitz and Sheldon bond when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Also, when Leonard’s mom, Beverly (Christine Baranski), finds a new best friend in Penny, it rubs Leonard the wrong way.

American Dad - "My Purity Ball and Chain" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Steve acts out his sexual energy, Francine asks Stan to give Steve "the talk," but Stan's fear that he won't do it right terrifies him; the family builds a giant water slide in the backyard.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Monday, April 23

  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen talk about Lifetime's My Partner Knows Best on the BUILD Series at 4:30pm. Jason can be heard on the Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City/Big Lake) - Chris is a guest on Page Six TV, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen appears on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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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