Saturday, July 01, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Carmichael Show Cancelled; Animated Comedies Renewed at Adult Swim and Netflix

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about the surprising (but at the same time, not so surprising) cancellation of The Carmichael Show, news of some renewals of some animated comedies, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Carmichael Show has had a rocky three seasons at NBC, with airing only in the summer and always getting renewed at the latest possible moment, but now the series has been cancelled for good. (Variety
  • It's clear that the article was written before The Carmichael Show was cancelled (one day before it, actually), but an article on Vox insists that the classic American multicamera sitcom with a laugh track is not only still relevant, but necessary in the current era. (Vox)
  • Greta Van Susteren is unique in that she has had her own primetime (or at least primetime-ish) news program on all three of the major cable news networks for about the past two decades, but as it turns out, she was only successful on two (CNN and Fox News), as her MSNBC series was cancelled this week after less than six months. (NY Times)
  • The popular Adult Swim series Rick and Morty will be returning for a third season later this month. (Deadline)
  • Another animated series, F Is for Family, has been renewed by Netflix. (Variety)
  • We've known for a while that Fuller House would be returning for a third season on Netflix, but we're now learning it will be a "fuller" season with 18 episodes instead of 13, and it'll debut earlier than expected, in September. (SitcomsOnline)  

TUESDAY (JULY 4) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
  Superstore - Season Two
  • Superstore - Season Two (DVD, $29.99): This release was literally just announced a few days ago, but the second season of the NBC sitcom that some are calling the new The Office (although to be fair, it has a long way to go before being as pervasive as The Office was in pop-culture, but it's definitely a great show) arrives in this MOD release.

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Who to Follow: Eric Stonestreet (Twitter), "I play Cam on Modern Family. If you're mean to fellow followers, I'll block you. If you're a dick, I'll block you. If you correct my spelling, I'll block you."
Claim to Fame: Eric Stonestreet got his start in television on various comedies and drama series (leaning more toward dramas), and had his first recurring role on the series CSI. But his first big role, and the one that he is still best known for (and for that matter, continues to play, since the series isn't done yet) is that of Cam on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. He has been nominated for several awards on the series, and won some of them. Cam, of course, is the husband of Jesse Tyler Ferguson's character Mitchell, although Stonestreet is actually heterosexual in real life. Stonestreet also has a side project going now, as host of the ABC competition series, The Toy Box. That series was recently renewed for a second season.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 24

Roseanne - "Twenty Years to Life" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the first half-hour episode of the season premiere, Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children, Harris and Mark, when Darlene loses her job. Meanwhile, Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; and Roseanne and Jackie are at odds with one another.

Roseanne - "Dress to Impress" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the second half-hour episode, Darlene’s son, Mark, gets caught with a pocket knife after being bullied on the first day of his new school. Meanwhile, Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family and is nervous to bring her home.

Roseanne - "Eggs Over, Not Easy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A crucial moment for Becky’s surrogacy arrangement forces her and Darlene to critically assess each other’s lives. Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejects Jackie’s application to adopt a puppy; and Roseanne makes a plan to change their mind.

Roseanne - "Darlene v. David" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
David unexpectedly shows up for Harris’ birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Roseanne and Jackie’s mother, Bev, temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning.

LA to Vegas - "Captain Dave's on a Roll" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In a depressed state after breaking up with Patricia, Dave agrees to go gambling with Artem and Colin while the others cover for him when he runs late to do his job; Ronnie has difficulties deciding whether to move in with Bryan or not.

New Girl - "Lillypads" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Schmidt asks Jess to help prepare Ruth for an interview to get into a prestigious pre-school; Nick begins procrastinating with his writing; Winston gets ready to confront his specific fear of appearing in court to testify.

The Last O.G. - "Swipe Right" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Cousin Bobby convinces Tray to try a popular dating app; he lands a great match but realizes that he's not emotionally ready for a new relationship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 23)

Tuesday, April 24

  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided/Arrested Development) - Judy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) and Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Kelly and Mark are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry speaks about the series Barry on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • T.R Knight (Charlie Lawrence) - T.R. appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason and his wife Jenny Mollen are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about her new film All These Moments on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali talks about her new book Go Ask Ali on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris and Adam Sandler talk about The Week of on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi cooks up something delicious with Michael Symon on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First 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
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