Saturday, May 20, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Reboot Now a Reality; black-ish Spinoff Set for Freeform

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Not surprisingly, this has been probably the busiest news week of the year, as networks have announced their fall schedules and which shows will be returning and leaving, and which new shows we'll be seeing next season! Among those, we've got new episodes of Roseanne, a reboot of Dynasty, and spinoffs seem to be big this fall too. Let's get going!

  • We were a bit skeptical of it actually happening (especially in light of NBC's announced but later aborted Coach project), but it turns out that it really is happening: Roseanne is making an eight episode comeback to ABC next season with the original cast, including both actresses who played Becky and the (supposedly) dead Dan. (LA Times)
  • Spinoffs are a big deal for next season, including College-ish, the Black-ish spinoff starring Yara Shahidi, which will air on Freeform. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • There has been a lot of speculation that The Big Bang Theory would end after the twelfth season (which is still two years from now), as that would be the point where the cast would likely be ready to move on and they would certainly want the show to go out on top instead of being cancelled for low ratings if it were to ever fall into a slump, but CBS CEO Les Moonves is saying that he hopes it goes on beyond two more years. (Deadline)
  • It probably comes as little surprise that CBS has cancelled The Odd Couple, which had acceptable ratings, but didn't quite live up to the higher standards required by CBS. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Last Man Standing is down, but (maybe) not out, as 20th Century Fox is trying to find a new home for it after ABC cancelled it, although so far nobody (including the networks owned by the studio) seems to be interested. (Variety)
  • In a regular card game, the aces are high, but this week TBS announced a new version of the game show The Joker's Wild hosted by Snoop Dogg, where we're placing our bets on the host being high. (Variety)
  • One unexpected theme of the new fall season that can be seen in a few of the series picked up by the broadcast networks is religion. (Deadline)
  • There will be a new Dynasty on the air this fall, but if you want to catch the old one before that, CW Seed (an online network) will have you taken care of this summer. (SitcomsOnline)  

 The Jamie Foxx Show
  • It took over a decade for the second season of The Jamie Foxx Show to be released following the first season, but the wait for the third season is much shorter, as Warner Archive will release The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season on June 27.


Who to Follow: Yara Shahidi (Twitter), "Raising three kids with my amazing wife, Dana Klein, in LA while writing, directing, acting and telling stories however I can."
Claim to Fame: Yara Shahidi is currently best known for playing the role of Zoey on the ABC series black-ish, but she got her start in sitcoms playing Chloe on the syndicated series The First Family. But she is looking to something bigger and better next season, as she will be starring in the black-ish spinoff (which will air on Freeform), College-ish. The series, which seems to have a lot of similarities to The Cosby Show spinoff A Different World (in which Denise Huxtable went off to college), will follow Zoey as she goes off to college.
Pick of the Tweets: "❤️❤️❤️ twinning forever forgether ❤️❤️❤️ #happymothersday (pic)" (May 14, 2017)

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, March 20

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

Fresh Off the Boat - "King in the North" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.

black-ish - "Things Were Different Then" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops’ 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad’s past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say “yes” to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.

Modern Family - "The Long Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.

LA to Vegas - "Overbooked" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The crew is forced to figure out how to get the passengers to give up their seats when the flight is overbooked; Nichole makes good money selling snacks while the flight is kept on hold; Artem has an argument with an surprise seatmate.

The Mick - "The Car" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Mickey mistakenly lock Ben inside an old car Jimmy purchased at a police auction; Alba discovers that Chip has been assuming the identity of Sabrina's online crush in secret, but Alba decides to actively encourage his actions.

Baskets - "Basque-ets" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip laments becoming a fake Christmas tree person.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Tuesday, March 20

  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Catch Bob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also talks about Santa Clarita Diet on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour with Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton and the cast of The Young and the Restless are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patti Labelle (Out All Night) - Patti drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Carly Chaikin (Subrgatory) - Carly is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Sam Lerner (The Goldbergs) - Sam visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John talks about his movie God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam talks about Game Over, Man on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on the BUILD Series at 10am.
  • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.