Saturday, July 22, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Dick Van Dyke to Receive BAFTA Award; Hulu to Add 3000 Episodes to Library

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a special award for Dick Van Dyke from across the pond, new additions to Hulu, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Dick Van Dyke is set to receive an award from BAFTA for excellence in television this fall. (Variety)
  • We announced several animated additions for Hulu for the fall, and now they've announced even more series (including some classic sitcoms) from the 20th Century Fox library will be added to the streaming service. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Ratings for O.J. Simpson on-air events are down to a fraction of what they used to be, as only 13.5 million people watched his parole hearing that aired live on nearly every channel that airs news or sports on Thursday, far less than the 95 million people who watched the police chase or the 150 million people who watched verdict of his murder trial two decades ago, each of which came in at just under 100 million viewers. (LA Times)
  • Actor Harvey Atkin, who played Ronald Coleman (the desk sergeant at the precinct) in Cagney & Lacey, died this week at age 74. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Actor John Heard is probably best known for his role in the first two Home Alone films, but he also had a TV career that included guest roles in The Sopranos, CSI: Miami, Kate & Allie, and Modern Family (among others). He died yesterday at age 72. (Deadline)
  • Antenna TV is adding nine sitcoms, including seven that have never aired on the digital broadcast network. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (JULY 25) HOME MEDIA RELEASE
Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season

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Who to Follow: Eugene Mirman (Twitter), "I'm a comedian. I voice Gene on @BobsBurgersFox. Get my 9-volume album now!"
Claim to Fame: We're continuing an unofficial Bob's Burgers theme this week, with Eugene Mirman, who does the voice of Gene on the series. For the most part, Mirman's career has been in standup comedy. But, much like H. Jon Benjamin, he has an extensive career in animated voice roles, and in fact, Bob's Burgers is only one of three where both actors have been together, with the other two being Archer and Home Movies. Additionally, Mirman could be seen without hiding behind animation in the role of Eugene on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords.
Pick of the Tweets: "Just stopped by the bobsburgersfox booth at Comic Con! (pic)" (July 20, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 26

The Goldbergs - "Sixteen Candles" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

American Housewife - "Mom Guilt" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After spending years as a full-time mom, Katie goes back to work as a party planner, which brings new challenges of balancing home and work life into the mix.

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he’s lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents – Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake – at his daughter’s school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn’t mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Time's Up for the Gang" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Paddy's is put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile toward women, the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get their establishment removed from the list.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Wednesday, September 26

  • Brad Garrett (Single Parents/'Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Brad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Candice appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 12:30pm.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about God Friended Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family) - Aubrey appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida and her father Quincy Jones are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America talks about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara talks about Smallfoot on People Now at 12pm.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Face the Truth on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

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

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third 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
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