Saturday, July 23, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Katey Sagal to Guest Star on Big Bang Theory; Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Arrives on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news coming out of Comic Con, an announcement of a popular 90s sitcom finally arriving on DVD for the first time ever, and more. Let's get going!

  • Sitcom veteran Katey Sagal will get to play the role of Kaley Cuoco's mother once again (previously playing the role in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules) in The Big Bang Theory this fall. Additionally, Jack McBrayer will play her brother. (Yahoo! TV)
  • The new MacGyver reboot could have some of the stars of the original series. (Variety)
  • South Park, which will begin season 20 in September, was a big hit at Comic Con. (LA Times
  • Garry Marshall died this week, and you can catch some of his sitcom favorites in a marathon that is airing today on Cloo. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Star Trek is coming to Heroes & Icons in a very big way. (SitcomsOnline




Who to Follow: Dawnn Lewis (Twitter), "Award winning Songwriter, Singer, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist & Continually Blessed By God!"
Claim to Fame: With the announced release of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper on DVD, we are featuring one of the stars of that series for our Follow Me this week. Dawnn Lewis only appeared on the first season of the series, and was not part of the series as it was retooled for the second season. That was hardly her only sitcom credit, though. She also appeared in the first five seasons of A Different World. In recent years, she has continued to do roles in all genres of television and on stage, including Days of Our Lives, Doc McStuffins, The Boondocks, One Tree Hill, and more.
Pick of the Tweets: "I'm excited about the new season of Doc McStuffins featuring Granny McStuffins! I love doing her voice." (July 4, 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

Friday, October 28

Bunk'd - "Treehouse of Terror" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Zuri, Jorge and Tiffany enlist the support of an unexpected camper to help restore an abandoned treehouse, so they can use it as a new hangout; Emma and Lou and Ravi and Xander get competitive during a friendly game of billiards.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Do What You Gotta Do" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Joseph experiences an episode of sexual frustration due to Leslie's vow of chastity.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Friday, October 28

  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew visits on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Price is Right on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine?/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa looks back at her earliest memories on Clarissa Explains It All – and says she was really bossy on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) - Damon is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.