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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, September 29

Superstore - "Back to Work" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), the district manager from corporate, tells the Cloud 9 employees he is going to be around for the day to see what can improve in the store. Amy (America Ferrera) tries to impress him with a perfect day, but a workplace accident threatens her plan. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to come off as a tough boss in front of Jeff, Jonah (Ben Feldman) attempts to help an unyielding Dina (Lauren Ash) win over the employees she betrayed in the strike and Mateo (Nico Santos) discovers something about Jeff in his pursuit to win him over.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Earworm Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon has a revelation when he realizes why a song was stuck in his head. Also, Amy invites Dave (Stephen Merchant) over for dinner despite their previously awkward date, and Wolowitz and Koothrappali become obsessed with a fan of their band, “Footprints on the Moon.”

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Better Things - "Woman Is the Something of the Something" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets really looked at.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Thursday, September 29

  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Catch Judith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Meadows (Son of Zorn/Marry Me/The Michael Richards Show) - Tim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community), Dave Foley (Dr. Ken/NewsRadio) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On) - Ken, Dave and Suzy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ken will also be on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be) - Holland talks about The Front Page on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.