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!

  • 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)



Who to Follow: Eric McCormack (Twitter), "You liked Will & Grace? Miss Perception? Well, Happy New Year: TRAVELERS is streaming right now @netflix!"
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.
Pick of the Tweets: "OK, #Travelers fans, tell your friends to queue up @netflix and see for themselves. Season 2 is up to you! @bradtravelers @MacKenziePMusic" (December 28, 2016)

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 19

Kevin Can Wait - "Delivery Guy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa convinces Kevin to go on a TV talk show with the “baby boy” he helped deliver years ago as a cop, but her plan to promote Monkey Fist backfires when Kevin runs into his arch-nemesis, Frank Munson (Ricardo Chavira), at the appearance. Michael Yo returns as Tom, a morning show host.

Man with a Plan - "March Madness" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it.

Superior Donuts - "The Chicago Way" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Randy, who just passed the detective’s exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted (guest star Christopher McDonald), to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur’s usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.

Living Biblically - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Chip infuriates his colleagues when he decides to follow the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Steal” and begins returning office supplies he stole.

American Dad - "" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan deals with childhood issues of abandonment, which affects his performance at work; Klaus builds a website based on Smith family fails.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Monday, March 19

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still The King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about The Dangerous Book for Boys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Unsane on the BUILD Series at 1pm.