Saturday, August 06, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Nathan Fillion to Recurring Role on Modern Family; Logo Adds Silver Spoons and More

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we are hearing of a small new role for Nathan Fillion post-Castle, news of new sitcoms on Logo, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Nathan Fillion may not have a Castle to call his home in the fall, but he will be appearing in a recurring role on Modern Family. (Hollywood Reporter
  • Logo, the LGBT-themed network that has somehow evolved into a network that airs sitcoms all day with an occasional airing of RuPaul's Drag Race, has added a sitcom that hasn't been seen in years this week: Silver Spoons. (SitcomsOnline)
  • David Huddleston is best known for his role in the movie The Big Lebowski, but he also appeared in several TV series including guest roles in Bewitched and playing the recurring role of Grandpa Arnold on The Wonder Years. He died this week at age 85. (LA Times
  • A&E is developing a marijuana-themed family crime drama, which may sound familiar to at least other series that has aired on another network in the past decade. (Deadline)
  • ABC decided to make game shows a big part of their summer lineup this year, and it seems that it brought in the viewers, as new seasons were announced for four of them. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Shout! Factory is proving that they are committed to Lou Grant by already announcing the release of the third season of the series.

TUESDAY (AUGUST 9) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Noah Galvin (Twitter), "Kenny on @TheRealONeals (Season 2 coming this fall Tuesday's at 9:30). "
Claim to Fame: Noah Galvin got his start on stage and he was successful enough there that he could just as easily make a career out of that. But the 22 year old took on a new challenge this year when he was cast in the role of Kenny in the ABC sitcom The Real O'Neals. On there, he plays the role of 16 year old (the show obviously has that Dawson's Creek syndrome) Kenny, the middle child who reveals to the family that he is gay. It is a role that Galvin himself is able to relate to, as he also revealed to his own family that he was gay as a teenager. That series was renewed for a second season, and will return to ABC in October.
Pick of the Tweets: "#TheRealONeals 2nd season premiers Oct. 11th also #NationalComingOutDay (day one of our forever rainbow lives)" (July 1, 2016)


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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 7

The Goldbergs - "Globetrotters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Adam attends a Globetrotters game, he falls in love with the “theatrics” of the team and tries doing his own tricks on the court. But when he cuts together a video that makes Barry look like he lost a game to Adam and his friends, Barry demands a rematch, culminating in an epic battle at the school gym. Meanwhile, it’s Murray’s 50th birthday, and, despite his protests, Beverly throws yet another surprise party for him but gets more than she bargained for.

Speechless - " S-L--SLED H-O--HOCKEY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ instantly wants to join a sled hockey team made up entirely of people with disabilities, but Jimmy is not thrilled and thinks it’s dangerous. Meanwhile, Maya takes a CPR class with Kenneth, and she sees how popular he is and realizes that she needs to be nicer in order to keep him as JJ’s aide.

Modern Family - "A Tale of Three Cities" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After recent trips take the Dunphys to New York; Mitch, Cam and Lily to the Midwest; and Jay, Gloria, Manny and Joe to Juarez, Mexico; the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan reunites.

black-ish - "Nothing but Nepotism" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow urges Dre to use his connections and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he doesn’t want his daughter relying on nepotism. When Bow finds Zoey a place at the hospital, Dre balks at the idea and successfully pulls some strings at Teen Vogue. Meanwhile, Junior loses his first job at an arcade pizza joint that the twins love after he reports their unclean practices to corporate, and they shut it down.

Younger - "Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Josh’s future together is thrown into question after having opposing reactions to a near miss.

Impastor - "The Neighbor's Wife" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy deals with the shocking arrival of Alexa’s husband. Dora makes a frightening discovery. Schmidt’s engagement party takes an unexpected turn.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Wednesday, December 7

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) and Kate Flannery (The Office) - Jane and Kate give a musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) and Mircea Monroe (Impastor/Episodes) - Michael and Mircea are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer and the cast of Office Christmas Party are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry) - Aimee appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.