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)


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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