Saturday, September 17, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Projects From Hazy Mills and John Stamos; Antenna TV Announces New 2017 Sitcoms

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! As we're preparing for the new season of sitcoms (which will literally kick off on Monday), we're already hearing quite a bit about the new series we might see in the next round of sitcoms. Also, we're hearing about some new things coming to Antenna TV next year. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • NBC has bought a new family comedy from Suzanne Martin and Hazy Mills, the same studio that brought series such as Hot in Cleveland, Crowded, and others to television. (Deadline)
  • It wasn't that long ago that we were talking about James Burrows directing his 1000th episode of a TV series, and now Pam Fryman is approaching her 500th episode as a director. (Deadline
  • John Stamos is on board as executive producer for a somewhat unusual drama about being a soap opera star in the 1980s. (People)
  • Antenna TV is adding nine new sitcoms to their lineup in 2017, including some that haven't been seen in syndication for several years. (SitcomsOnline
  • In the much shorter term, Antenna TV will be airing a marathon of The Monkees tomorrow, in celebration of the 50th anniversary. (SitcomsOnline)


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Who to Follow: Erinn Hayes (Twitter), "I'm that person from TV. Kevin Can Wait on CBS Monday nights 8:30 starting September 19th!"
Claim to Fame: We're continuing with our theme of stars of the new fall sitcoms this week with Erinn Hayes, who plays Donna on Kevin Can Wait (debuting Monday night on CBS). Hayes got her start with some minor roles, as well as a somewhat odd role of playing Pam Dawber in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy back in 2005 (when these "behind the scenes" of classic TV series specials were big), and found her first recurring role in the sitcom Kitchen Confidential, which only lasted half a season. Her first big taste of success has come from the series Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim. She had a brief time as a star of a broadcast network sitcom in 2012 with the NBC sitcom Guys with Kids, but now, she is hoping for success with a role in a sitcom that stars a proven sitcom star, Kevin James, in Kevin Can Wait.
Pick of the Tweets: "Do yourself a favor and watch @hwinkler4real on #BetterLateThanNever tonight! The man is a delight, that is common knowledge." (August 30, 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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