Saturday, June 18, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: John Stamos Keeping Busy with Roles; Netflix to Stream Spinoff Movie to British Version of The Office

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week has been a surprisingly busy news week (for summer, especially) with lots of casting news and (unfortunately) more deaths of sitcom stars. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It'll still be a while before we see the second season of Fuller House, but one thing is for sure, and that is Bob Saget and John Stamos will continue to make at least a few appearances in the second season. (Deadline)
  • It is worth noting, though, that Fuller House still won't be a full-time job for John Stamos, as he has also been cast as a regular in the second season of Scream Queens. (Variety)
  • Wilmer Valderrama, best known for playing Fez on That '70s Show, has been cast as a regular in the fourteenth season of NCIS. (USA Today)
  • A spinoff movie of British version of The Office (which starred Ricky Gervais) is coming to Netflix next year. (IGN)
  • Scott Bakula appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert this week, and with it, he brought back Quantum Leap for a few brief moments in a short skit. (YouTube
  • A sitcom star death that has sort of gone under the radar this week is that of Ann Morgan Guilbert, best known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Nanny. (CNN)
  • Both Janet Waldo (the voice of Judy Jetson on The Jetsons) and Michu Mezsaros (the man inside of the costume on ALF) died this week. (SitcomsOnline)

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Who to Follow: Scott Bakula (Twitter)
Claim to Fame: Scott Bakula was born in St. Louis in 1954, and began his career as a stage actor. It wasn't until he was in his 30s that he first made any appearances on any TV series or movie. His first TV appearance came in an episode of My Sister Sam, and he also appeared in several Designing Women episodes playing Ted Shively, the ex-husband of Annie Potts' character Mary Jo. In 1989, he starred in Eisenhower and Lutz, a short-lived sitcom created by Allan Burns. But as luck would have it, that show would be canceled just in time for his first big role as Same Beckett on Quantum Leap. Since then, he has remained busy, with starring roles on Star Trek: Enterprise and Men of a Certain Age, and recurring roles on numerous other series. Currently, he stars in NCIS: New Orleans.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey guys tune in 2nite @colbertlateshow 2c who might leap in #quantumleap #SamBeckett #itsawonderfulleap @JDS_PR" (June 15, 2016)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.