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, June 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Tesla Recoil" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard and Wolowitz are furious after they learn Sheldon went to work with the military behind their backs. Also, while Bernadette is on bed rest, she asks Raj to do some digging when she suspects Ruchi is trying to steal her job.

Young Sheldon - "Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A disappointing loss at the science fair sends Sheldon’s life in a new direction. Jason Alexander guest stars as Sheldon’s drama teacher, Mr. Lundy.

Mom - "Esta Loca and a Little Klingon" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie help Jill get sober again, and Christy’s boyfriend, Patrick (Steven Weber), is less than understanding when it ruins his birthday weekend.

Life in Pieces - "Meal Potty Cart Middle" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tim and Heather go to an expensive dinner to celebrate their anniversary, they are determined to finish every bite of their pricey 20-course meal. Also, Jen and Greg try to quickly potty-train Lark before her first day of preschool; Tyler gets jealous of the attention Clementine is getting at work; and Matt and Samantha team up for a “Middle Child Day” and go to a trapeze school. Emmy Award-winning food expert Padma Lakshmi guest stars as Stephanie, Heather and Tim’s server at an upscale restaurant.

Marlon - "Sisters" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marlon’s (Marlon Wayans) sisters come to town, he convinces Ashley (Essence Atkins) to pretend they are still married to keep them from being disappointed. As the weekend goes on, the charade gets harder to keep up and Marlon finally confronts them in an epic confession. After receiving a psychic reading from Lenora (guest star Sherri Shepherd), Stevie (Diallo Riddle) tries to woo Yvette (Bresha Webb) as he thinks they are destined to be together.

Marlon - "Divorce Counseling" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) go to see Kamala Shabazz (Kim Wayans), a strong-willed relationship therapist, to help stabilize their rocky divorce. When Marlon exposes Kamala as a fraud, he experiences a breakthrough and realizes he should change his ways. Stevie (Diallo Riddle) gives Yvette (Bresha Webb) an intense massage.

American Woman - "The Party" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Desperate to connect with her role model, Lori, Kathleen drags Bonnie and Diana to a party in the hills; when Diana tries to cut loose, things get out of hand; Bonnie finds herself in an exciting new position.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Thursday, June 21

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Drew on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife) - Cameron visits The Opposition with Jordan Klepper at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about the launch of The Maxx You Project on People Now at 12pm.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris talks about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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