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

Sunday, October 21

The Simpsons - "Flanders' Ladder" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart is struck by lightning and is visited by ghosts seeking closure only he can provide.

Bob's Burgers - "The Wolf of Wharf Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On Halloween night, Linda tries to impress the kids by taking them to look for a wolf that has been terrorizing the town; an injured and medicated Bob believes that Teddy has turned into a werewolf.

The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.

Rel - "Halloween" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Rel, Nat, Brittany and Dad get together to watch a scary zombie movie around Halloween night, the film sparks a lot of controversy amongst the group.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Friday, October 19

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas LA) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa makes a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween on People Now at 12pm.
  • Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains/Phenom/Maybe This Time) and Ennis Esmer (You Me Her/Red Oaks) - Ashley and Ennis talk about Blindspot on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her new children's book Candace Center Stage on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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