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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Claim to Fame: Eric McCormack was born in Canada, and started out his career in theater. He eventually made it onto TV in small roles in a few Canadian series, as well as some roles in some of Stephen J. Cannell's various series in the early 90s. His first big break came in Lonesome Dove: The Series, but the real one that he is probably best known for was his role of Will on the popular sitcom Will & Grace. His latest role is in the Canadian science fiction series Travelers, which has made it to the United States in recent weeks thanks to international distribution on Netflix.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, December 16

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Superstore - "Brett's Dead" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Amy (America Ferrera) worries that Dina (Lauren Ash) may be struggling with anxiety while Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to find out more about Garrett's (Colton Dunn) past. Meanwhile, Mateo (Nico Santos) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) avoid work by convincing Glenn (Mark McKinney) that they were close with Brett.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Christmas Race" (Disney Channel, 10:00PM ET/PT)

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Friday, December 15

  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Watch Jodie on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A. - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary guest co-hosts chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg dish on their PDA packed relationship, Facetime sleeping and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about his 16-year battle with Type 2 diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas Next Door Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison cooks a festive dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed appears on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Daniella Monet (Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella talks about Paradise Run on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


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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