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!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • 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)  

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
 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.

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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.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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