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.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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