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 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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