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!

  • 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)



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

Sunday, October 23

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an encore of last season’s Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-a-Witch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Son of Zorn - "A Taste of Zephyria" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After learning how Zephyria is depicted in the media, Zorn attempts to teach Alan about his culture. Meanwhile, Edie wages war with her new neighbors over their talking garden gnome.

Family Guy - "Inside Family Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular “FAMILY GUY” production week, with James Woods as the guide. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a “FAMILY GUY” episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman to pitch his very own new series.

The Last Man on Earth - "Five Hoda Kotbs" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other and Gail is really pushed to her breaking point.

Bizaardvark - "Spoiler Alert: Belissa Returns" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Frankie hit a writing slump and other bad things start happening to them, Paige begins to think they are cursed; Amelia and Dirk are at odds when the lifestyle Diva declutters the Dare Lair.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Sunday, October 23

  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.