Saturday, September 10, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Pilots with Katey Sagal; Greg Garcia Working on New Pilot

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news of new pilots that are being prepared for beyond this fall, news of some more deaths of classic TV pioneers, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Katey Sagal has become a "hot property" for television lately since being cast in a second sitcom pilot, and this time it is Superior Donuts alongside Judd Hirsch. (Cinema Blend)
  • Greg Garcia is working to get another sitcom on the air at CBS. (Deadline)
  • Hulu has picked up a comedy pilot called Future Man, which is executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldbert, and Matt Tolmach. (Deadline)
  • Hugh O'Brian, who starred as the title character in the series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, died this week at age 91. (LA Times)
  • Leslie Martinson isn't a household name, but he had a long and accomplished career in television, and was known for directing episodes of TV series of all genres from the 1953 through 1989 including episodes of The Mickey Rooney Show, The Millionaire, Surfside 6, Batman, The Brady Bunch, Dallas, Diff'rent Strokes, and Small Wonder. He died this week at age 101. (Spin
  • Pop is adding Medium and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to their lineup. (SitcomsOnline)


TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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  • Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season (DVD, $29.93): The antics of the Stratford Inn continue with this release from Shout! Factory.
  • The Big Bang Theory - The Ninth Season (DVD, $44.98; Blu-ray, $49.99): The most recent season of the hit CBS comedy comes to DVD with this release.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Johnny Pemberton (Twitter), "zorn's son. listen to my show here: "
Claim to Fame: Our "star of the new sitcoms" this week comes from Fox's unconventional animated/live-action hybrid sitcom, Son of Zorn. The series was set to debut on September 25 (when the rest of the Fox Sunday night lineup debuts), but now the first episode has been scheduled for tomorrow night, meaning you'll get a chance to see it two weeks earlier than expected. Johnny Pemberton, as he describes in his Twitter description, plays Alan, the son of the title character. Even though he plays a teenager (as he has in previous roles, such as his role on the ABC series Family Tools), he is not a teenager at all. In fact, he is 35 years old, but one of the "side effects" of a rare disease he once had was a youthful look that makes him appear to be 15-20 years younger than he actually is, giving him a distinctive advantage that he doesn't seem to mind at all in playing roles of younger people. Most recently, he could be seen on episodes of the NBC comedy Superstore. While he isn't busy acting, he can be seen doing stand up comedy.
Pick of the Tweets: "last day on what i've been doing for the past 5 months #sonofzorn @ Fox Studios instagram.com/p/BHC7Xb_AU-3/" (June 24, 2016)


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

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 22

Son of Zorn - "Radioactive Ex-Girlfriend" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Craig and Edie’s engagement party around the corner, everyone is figuring out who to bring. Alan struggles to figure out his relationship status with Layla, while Zorn rekindles with his ex, Radiana (Olivia Wilde), who is literally radioactive. All the while, Craig has just received his certificate in relationship counseling and is helping others, but just can’t seem to help himself.

Bob's Burgers - "See Me Now" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Teddy organizes a day trip on his newly refurbished boat in an effort to impress his ex-wife, Denise. Meanwhile, Tina attempts to show that she is responsible enough for a cell phone by taking care of Bob’s prized eraser from the restaurant. Can both Teddy and Tina prove themselves.

The Simpsons - "Friends and Family" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to play his live-in virtual reality family, but excludes Homer so that he may play dad. Now alone, Homer finds a new best friend in girl-next-door Julia, who eats, drinks and thinks like him.

Son of Zorn - "The Battle of Self-Acceptance" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Craig is worried he’s not man enough for Edie and asks Zorn to help him become a warrior. Meanwhile, to get closer to Layla, Alan finds a way to change the thing about which he’s most insecure, but ends up going to extreme.

Family Guy - "Peternormal Activity" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys go to an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Meanwhile, Stewie is on a mission to destroy Brian’s glasses because he’s annoyed by how pretentious Brian’s been acting when he wears them.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-A-Witch" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.