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.

FOLLOW ME

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, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest