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)


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.