Saturday, November 26, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Original Twin Peaks Series to Stream on Showtime Services; CBS Passes on Additional Episodes of Pure Genius

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! With the holiday week, not much has been happening, but we still have a somewhat busy week with news of some old things coming to streaming services, an unofficial cancellation of one of the new fall 2016 series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's old news by now that Twin Peaks will be returning as a miniseries to Showtime next year, but before you get into that, Showtime is going to be bringing the two seasons of the original series (which aired on ABC from 1990 to 1991) to their streaming and on-demand services later next month. (Entertainment Weekly
  • Though it hasn't been officially cancelled yet, CBS has decided to pass on additional episodes of Pure Genius, likely making it the second series among the big four broadcasting networks cancelled this season. (TVLine)
  • Hulu has scored exclusive streaming rights to the 1998-2005 Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls. (Variety)
  • Florence Henderson, who played the role of Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, died this week, and all of the children (as well as others) have shared what she meant to them. (Deadline)
  • ABC decided to go in big on game shows last summer, and it seemed to work, so now they'll be bringing two of them back for a short run in January before their extended run next summer. (SitcomsOnline)  
  • A lot of the Thanksgiving weekend marathons already happened, but you can still get a few leftovers this weekend, particularly as FXX continues their second run of airing every episode of The Simpsons. (SitcomsOnline)


TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 29) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
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Who to Follow: Christopher Knight (Twitter), "Television icon Christopher Knight is proud to debut his line of finely crafted, budget friendly furniture for your home or business."
Claim to Fame: If you have no clue who Christopher Knight is, it may seem odd that we're featuring a furniture designer as our Follow Me this week, but you probably do know who he is if you follow this blog. Knight, of course, played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch. He did some acting after that series ended, but in the late 80s, he managed to find employment in the tech industry that actually ended up being even more lucrative for him. While he wasn't quite a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, he did well enough that he could never be described as a "failed" child star. But he never completely left the entertainment industry either, most notably having his own VH-1 reality show, My Fair Brady, which ran for three seasons. These days, as you can tell from his Twitter feed, he is active in furniture design.
Pick of the Tweets: "#FlashbackFriday to Greg's #Thanksgiving home movie. http://bit.ly/2eykbly  #holidays #BradyBunch (vid)" (November 25, 2016)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 14

The Big Bang Theory - "The Celebration Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments.

Young Sheldon - "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Cyndi Lauper’s Hair" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to bond with Sheldon, George Sr. takes the boys on a road trip to see a space shuttle launch. Also, Mary, Missy and Meemaw have a girls’ weekend at the salon.

Mom - "Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke.

Life in Pieces - "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Clementine as a part-time nanny for Lark and invite her to join them for dinner, the waitress mistakes Jen for Lark’s grandmother. Also, Tyler’s new girlfriend turns out to be Sophia’s fourth grade teacher, John hires a questionable company to set up an escape room in his house, and Matt grows frustrated with Colleen when she blames a valet for stealing her lottery ticket.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Thursday, December 14

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:40am.
  • George Foreman (George) - George stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She will also be on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William talks about Better Late Than Never on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on the BUILD Series at 3pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the BUILD SerieS at 11am.


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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