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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

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 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 28

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a Boy Genius" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harley, Rachel, Georgie and Ethan attend their school spring formal dance, while Lewie and Beast camp out at home in the backyard.

Andi Mack - "It's Not About You" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi's frustration boils over when she discovers that Buffy has secretly been confiding in Bex instead of her; Cyrus double-dates with Jonah Beck, Amber and her friend Iris.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Friday, April 28

  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened), Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death), Clea Lewis (Ellen/Flying Blind) and David Anthony Higgins (Ellen/Malcolm in the Middle/Big Time Rush) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Ellen coming out episode, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Donald Trump, too much alcohol and the thing that saved his life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She also dishes about Imaginary Mary on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.