Saturday, January 14, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Arrested Development Fifth Season Closer to Reality; A Second Chance Possible for Girl Meets World?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The TCA Winter Press Tour (which brought us the news of The Golden Girls coming to Hulu last week) continues this week, and will even go into next week, so we've got plenty of highlights to bring you from that. Plus, it seems that reboots are making all of the news again, and Arrested Development looks like it may be coming back to Netflix for another season. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It isn't set in ink yet, but it looks like Netflix could be bringing back Arrested Development for a fifth season, which would be 14 whole years after the debut of the first season. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Girl Meets World went from being an incredibly hyped reboot a few years ago to something that fans of Boy Meets World sort of forgot about after the first few episodes, but part of that was due to it airing on a channel that is targeted to tweens. Now, there is talk of a very slight possibility that the series get a new life with new episodes on Netflix. (Deadline)
  • LA Law has been mentioned for a while now as a potential series to get a reboot, and that reboot may come as soon as next fall. (TV Guide
  • Meanwhile, another reboot is a little further from becoming a reality, but Queen Latifah is determined to bring back Living Single. (People)
  • Mike Judge is returning to animation roots with Tales from the Tour Bus, an animated comedy series that just got an eight episode pickup on Cinemax. (Deadline)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is possible best known for the horrible ratings it gets, earned an honor this week that could either be looked at as good or bad, and that honor is that it became the lowest-rated TV show to ever be renewed by a network. But the renewal is actually much smarter choice for The CW than it may seem to the casual ratings observer. (Vox)
  • It's very early into the run, so it is hard to tell if The Mick is a natural success or if Fox is just going above and beyond to make it succeed, but in any event, it has received additional episodes for the first season. (SitcomsOnline)
  • The Golden Globe Awards were given out on Sunday, and here is a recap of the winners. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (JANUARY 17) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

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
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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