Saturday, February 25, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Community Reunion on Dr. Ken; 1950s Sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire Arrives on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing of a Community reunion (of sorts) on Dr. Ken, some ratings news that NBC has to be enjoying, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Dan Harmon, creator of Community, will guest star in the season finale of Dr. Ken, where he'll play a TV creator trying to put together a cast for a sitcom based upon life at a community college. (TVLine)
  • We're still not convinced that The Big Bang Theory is "doomed" by any means, but NBC's surprising fall hit This is Us continues to prove that NBC may have finally found the big scripted hit that it has been lacking in recent years. (Vanity Fair)
  • This season has been rather kind to new series that have debuted, but it turns out that the CBS drama, Doubt (which was a midseason replacement that only started two weeks ago) couldn't continue that trend, and has been canceled. (Adweek)
  • Time Warner has sold channel 17 in Atlanta to Meredith Corporation, a step that makes the ten year process of separating what used to be superstation WTBS and the cable channel TBS complete. (Deadline)
  • Days of Our Lives will live to see at least one more season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • getTV, which has become the digital broadcast network known for bringing many great (but forgotten) classic TV series back for viewers to see, is doing it again with two 1960s sitcoms that will begin airing March 20. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • CBS has been dropping the occasional surprises on DVD for MOD releases, and this week, they released the rare 1950s sitcom (which includes Barbara Eden in the cast), How to Marry a Millionaire - Season One.

TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 28) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Fuller House - The Complete First Season
  • Fuller House - The Complete First Season (DVD, $24.98): The first season of the Netflix comedy that continues to follow the Tanners decades after the original series ended arrives on DVD in this release.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Chrissy Metz (Twitter), "Actress and lipstick enthusiast on @NBCThisIsUs"
Claim to Fame: Chrissy Metz has not had a very long career in television, and up until recently, her career has consisted of guest roles on series such as Entourage, My Name is Earl, and All of Us. In 2014, she landed a recurring role on American Horror Story: Freak Show. But now, she has suddenly found her biggest hit yet, with her role of Kate Pearson on the NBC series This is Us, a role for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Pick of the Tweets: "Thank you to all of the amazing fans for choosing #ThisIsUs as your favorite new tv drama! The cast & crew dreams are made of #PCAs" (January 19, 2017)


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

Tuesday, June 27

Downward Dog - "Getting What You Always Wanted" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Nan’s long-anticipated national campaign is hours away from launching in Times Square on the Jumbotron, when an overwrought Nan discovers an algorithm has been flipped, and instead of blocking penis photos from the photo feed it will choose them, which could torpedo the whole campaign. Meanwhile, Martin decides to reduce Nan’s stress by taking out his sworn enemy, Pepper, to unexpected results.

Downward Dog - "Lost" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT)
To take a break from the pressures of a major decision at work and the mess she’s made of her life, Nan decides to take a vacation. On the way, she stops by her estranged father’s place in the country, hoping to say hi and go. Instead, she discovers he’s selling the family home. While Nan tries to pack up some childhood treasures, Dad takes Martin for a walk — but Martin, runs off into the woods, hoping to prove he’s wild and free like a wolf. Instead, he discovers he’s not a wolf – he’s a dog who’s lost.

The Mick - "The New Girl" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey believes Ben’s school is discriminating against him, she stands up for her nephew. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Chip spend time with Alba and learn some surprising things about her.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Night Shift" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Jake struggles with his first case back at the precinct, he encounters Jess Day (NEW GIRL guest star Zooey Deschanel), who is visiting New York, and enlists her to help him find his suspect. Meanwhile, Holt researches ways to increase office morale and Amy tries to figure out why Rosa keeps taking such long breaks.

Wrecked - "Caiman" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After something taints the water upstream, Florence and Karen hike into the jungle to find the source; the others debate whether they want the pirates to spoil ``Game of Thrones''; Steve strikes up an unlikely romance.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Tuesday, June 27

  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Catch Jerrod on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mädchen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi) - Whoopi appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mckenna Grace (Crash & Bernstein) - Mckenna is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Katherine is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shor and Molly Bernard (Younger) - Miriam and Mollly discuss the new season of Younger on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • The Cast of Younger - Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Molly Bernard are guests on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Peter Hermann (Younger) - Peter appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.