Saturday, November 19, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: CBS to Air Colorized Episodes of Classic Series; Hooperman to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about plans for new colorized episodes of classic black and white series to be aired on CBS, news of The Cosby Show returning to national TV for the first time in over a year, and DVDs for a forgotten classic series of the 80s. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • CBS is moving forward with their tradition of airing colorized episodes of classic TV series in primetime, with a new colorized episode of I Love Lucy and (for the first time) two colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. They will all air in December. (TV Obscurities
  • Despite saying he wouldn't be back to play the role, it turns out Alec Baldwin will return to Saturday Night Live this weekend to play the role of Donald Trump after all, but he still insists that he won't be returning to do it often. (CNN Money)  
  • On Friday, NBC is airing the full and unedited version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in celebration of the 50th anniversary, which hasn't been seen in over a decade. (Deadline)
  • The Cosby Show, which used to seemingly air nonstop everywhere then abruptly stopped for reasons that we're all aware of by now, will be returning to the air on Bounce TV in a few weeks. (SitcomsOnline)
  • MeTV has holiday plans that are sure to satisfy their viewers. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olive Films has had a history of giving us some of the "forgotten" series from the 20th Century Fox library, and they will be doing it yet again in January, as they release Hooperman on January 27. In fact, the entire series will be released, with Hooperman - Season One and Hooperman - Season Two coming as two separate releases.
  • Another obscure series was not only announced, but also released this week as a manufacture on demand release: Out of Practice - The Complete Series, on both DVD and Blu-ray.

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 22) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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Who to Follow: Lisa Loring (Twitter), "The Original Wednesday Addams"
Claim to Fame: Thanksgiving may be coming up this week, but before we get there, we're going to (briefly) relive Halloween with Lisa Loring, who was best known for playing the role of Wednesday Addams on the classic TV series The Addams Family. Her first role was on an episode of Dr. Kildare, but shortly thereafter, she landed the role on The Addams Family. Once that series ended, she went on to the short lived Phyllis Diller sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton, which came from the same creator as The Addams Family. Later in life, she appeared in series such as Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, and As the World Turns. She took a bit of a hiatus from acting for several years, in part due to some personal life issues, but in recent years she has returned to acting in independent films. And like many child stars of the era, she can frequently be found at events and conventions promoting nostalgic television.
Pick of the Tweets: "I'm at Monsterfestmania with Felix Silla and @IvonnaCadaver. Come find me and say hi! (pic)" (July 29, 2016)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf (Chris D’Elia), a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.