Saturday, January 07, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Golden Girls, black-ish Coming to Hulu; Diff'rent Strokes to Continue on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We've got sort of a busy news week this week, with some news literally coming out as we were working on this week's version, including new streaming media deals for Hulu, the cancellation of a Disney Channel series, and more DVDs of a classic favorite. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Streaming media deals are just as big (if not bigger) than a cable TV network acquiring a TV series these days, and this week, a big favorite was announced: every episode of The Golden Girls is coming to Hulu on February 13, as part of a larger deal with Disney-ABC that also includes black-ish (and perhaps other series that we're not aware of just yet). (Entertainment Weekly)
  • We reported last week that Girl Meets World had been cancelled, at least according to cast member Rider Strong (and it was denied by producers who said Rider Strong had no clue what he was talking about), but as it turns out, Rider Strong was the one who was correct. (Deadline)
  • Fox is doing everything it can to make sure The Mick (which had strong ratings for the premiere, mostly thanks to the time slot the network gave it for the debut) succeeds, by giving it another high profile special time slot for an upcoming episode. (Deadline
  • One of the big pieces of news this week has been about NBC grabbing Megyn Kelly from Fox News, promising a place for her during the daytime on the broadcast network (as opposed to cable sister MSNBC), and with that means that the network will have to make room for her by getting rid of something. There is some speculation is that what will give is the popular long-running (but falling in ratings) soap opera, Days of Our Lives. (People)
  • The Carmichael Show is returning to NBC for a third season eventually (no telling when), but the season is in production and learning to keep script ideas fresh despite being in the dark as to how relevant the political scripts will be by the time the episodes actually air. (Deadline)
  • Conan O'Brien seemed like a hot property six years ago when he got bumped aside by the return of Jay Leno on NBC, but now in a late night comedy world that has changed so much without the "villain" of Leno and the departure and David Letterman, he's not as hot anymore and is in dire need of a way to reinvent his show and brand. (NY Times)
  • As FX often likes to do with their popular series to promote the newer network, they're now moving Archer from FX to FXX. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

TUESDAY (JANUARY 10) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
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  • Broad City - Season 3 (DVD, $26.98): Another season of the Comedy Central series arrives in this release

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Who to Follow: Amber Stevens West (Twitter), "The Carmichael Show! If the world is your oyster and you can't find your pearl, you can always have lunch!"
Claim to Fame: Amber Stevens West is the daughter of radio personality Shadoe Stevens, who is probably best known for being the replacement for Casey Kasem on American Top 40 for most of the 90s (the period in which Kasem left the series to start his own competing radio program, but then of course Kasem came back to the show in the mid 90s). got her start in small appearances as characters without names in series such as Complete Savages and The Hills, but her first claim to fame came from the ABC Family series Greek. Currently, she plays her most important sitcom role, in the role of Maxine on NBC's The Carmichael Show.
Pick of the Tweets: "Man, I love my job. THE CARMICHAEL SHOW MADE THE LIST! The 20 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (link) via @variety" (December 11, 2016)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 29

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "YOCO" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Harpers get a new gadget that runs their entire household, but the quads take things a little too far when they are left alone with it.

School of Rock - "Leader of the Band" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
An online review of the band labels Tomika as the leader, sparking a competition between the children to seize the spotlight in the group.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "My Two Favorite Girls" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda apologizes to Danny and Troy.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "When a Father Sleeps" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Linda lets Philip take care of the baby alone.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Father Knows Best" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trying to teach Philip a lesson, Linda leaves Philip alone with their new baby.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Friday, July 28

  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey dishes on the Amazon series The Last Tycoon on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - ABC's Good Morning America has a workout with Kevin at Central Park sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.