Saturday, July 16, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Emmy Nominations Announced; Chuck Lorre to Bring Pot Comedy to Netflix

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Emmy nominations were announced this week, a new Chuck Lorre sitcom for Netflix was announced, and there is much more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Emmy nominations were announced this week, and of course, there is a full list of everything that was nominated for anything. (Deadline)
  • Chuck Lorre has made a name for himself as sort of the king of CBS sitcoms that people either really love or really hate over the past decade or more, but his next project brings him to Netflix, with a marijuana sitcom starring Kathy Bates. (Variety)
  • ABC has relaunched their online streaming service, and it now includes vintage series from the ABC Studios library such as Felicity and Ellen. (LA Times
  • Tatyana Ali, of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, is suing Warner Bros after claiming that the concept of talk show The Real was stolen from her. (Deadline)
  • getTV has been working on carving a niche as a destination for rare and forgotten TV series, and this week, more of those rare and forgotten TV series were added to the lineup. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • As we mentioned last week, Sony released Grady on DVD earlier this week, but as it turns out, it isn't quite the complete series. The release, called The Best of Grady, is actually one episode short of the full series, as the third episode of the series is missing.

TUESDAY (JULY 19) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


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Who to Follow: Kathy Bates (Twitter)
Claim to Fame: Kathy Bates began acting in the 70s, but she really became well-known in 1980 with the film Misery. From that point, her career continued primarily in films. She did have guest roles on TV series every now and then, but it wasn't until 2005 that she began to play a recurring character, in the series Six Feet Under. Her next recurring character will be more familiar to sitcom fans, as she played Jo Bennett in several episodes of The Office. She finally went on to have her own series as a regular and star in 2011 with Harry's Law, a series that had a loyal audience that was significantly older than what NBC wanted. She has been able to attract a younger audience with her role in American Horror Story, and as we mentioned today, she will be starring in a new Netflix sitcom soon.
Pick of the Tweets: "I'm live tweeting #AHSHotel I hate to tweet during this amazing scene. Maybe we should all just watch?) " (October 7, 2015)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.