Saturday, April 29, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Is Roseanne Going to be the Next Reboot Series?; WGA Strike Deadline Looming Dangerously Close

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing that Roseanne may be the next series to be rebooted, we're anxiously awaiting what will come out of negotiations that may prevent another strike of the WGA (and hoping it'll be avoided), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • A Roseanne revival, complete with bringing John Goodman's character Dan back to life, may be in the works, though given what happened to the Coach revival that NBC had actually ordered 13 episodes of before scrapping, we don't suggest getting too excited yet (but we're hopeful). (Variety
  • We've been talking about the threat of a writers strike for the past few weeks, and while even those deeply involved in the negotiations aren't sure how likely it is to happen, a real deadline for going to strike is coming up on Monday, and the first repercussions if it indeed happens would be seen as early as Tuesday night on the late night talk shows. (LA Times
  • A lot of people probably don't remember the 2007 leaking of several series (including an entire unaired season of Weeds) onto BitTorrent before they could even air, but it seems that may have happened (or will be happening) again, with yet another Jenji Kohan created series, Orange is the New Black. (Deadline)
  • It looks like The Big Bang Theory is safe for two more seasons (widely speculated to be the final two), with the entire main cast remaining intact. (Variety)
  • Erin Moran died this week, and it sparked a controversy as just about everybody (including her own Happy Days costars) immediately jumped to the conclusion that it had to be drug related, when it was in fact skin cancer; her husband has written an open letter to address the issue of her death. (People)
  • NBC has "pulled the plug" (pardon the pun) on Powerless. (SitcomsOnline

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.