Saturday, June 24, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Cancels Downward Dog, Prognosis for Still Star-Crossed Not Good; Complete Series Set Coming for Coach

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Unlike last week, the news this week is far less controversial, though it seems that there is a lot of news about cancelled series or dead series that are still lingering on awaiting cancellation. Additionally, there is some big news about DVDs for the series Coach this week. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • ABC cancelled the series Downward Dog, which is not a big surprise since they seemed to be unsure of it anyway when they held off on debuting it until the summer, but what is surprising is that it seems that the co-creators are shopping around for other venues to continue the show. (Variety)
  • Meanwhile, another new ABC summer series, Still Star-Crossed, isn't cancelled yet, but it has been moved to Saturday and an official cancellation is expected soon. (Deadline)
  • The series Doubt lasted two weeks on the CBS schedule when it debuted in February, but it looks like CBS might be airing those remaining eleven episodes after all, once again as a Saturday burnoff. (Variety)
  • One thing that is safe through 2018 is the entire CBS daytime lineup, including a three year renewal for The Young and the Restless that means we'll at least see one soap opera live to see 2020. (CBS)
  • Hallmark is bringing your holiday wishes to life in July, as they celebrate Christmas in July in a few weeks. (SitcomsOnline)  

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • While the reboot (which NBC had actually picked up) will likely never see the light of day, Mill Creek is finally completing Coach on DVD, with Coach - The Complete Series. It will arrive on DVD on September 12.

TUESDAY (JUNE 27) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
  The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season

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Who to Follow: Jamie Foxx (Twitter), "Actor / Singer / Musician"
Claim to Fame: With the third season of his former sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show, arriving on DVD on Tuesday, we're featuring Jamie Foxx this week. Jamie Foxx was not born as Jamie Foxx, and his real name is actually Eric Bishop. That wasn't good enough of a stage name for his standup comedy, so he decided to adopt the name Jamie Foxx, with Foxx being taken from one of his idols, Redd Foxx. His first claim to fame came when he joined the cast of In Living Color, and he also had a recurring role at the same time on Roc. In 1996, he got his own series, The Jamie Foxx Show, on the (then new, now defunct) network The WB, which ran for five seasons and 100 episodes. Lately, he has shifted his career more to films, where despite being a comedian, he has found his greatest success in dramatic roles, most notably as Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray, where he was nominated for over a dozen major awards and won nearly all of them. He can currently be seen on the small screen as the host of a game show, Beat Shazam, which is airing this summer on Fox.
Pick of the Tweets: "Watch me have a baby on @TheEllenShow today.  (pic)" (January 4, 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

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.