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 (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

Saturday, October 1

The Good Place - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.

The Good Place - "Flying" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

The Good Place - "Tahani Al Jamil" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

The Good Place - "Jason Mendoza" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.

Henry Danger - "Scream Machine" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Charlotte's invention for The Gizmo Show is accidentally destroyed and then rebuilt, Charlotte worries that the attention she gets could expose Kid Danger and Captain Man's secret identity.

Game Shakers - "The Very Old Finger" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers visit a mummy exhibit to get ideas for a new game they're working on. Hudson accidentally snaps off one of its fingers. Babe leads a quest to glue it back on without getting caught.

School of Rock - "With or Without You" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. Guest Star: Brec Bassinger

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Sunday, October 2

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 3
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.