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

Monday, May 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Neonatal Nomenclature" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bernadette won’t go into labor, all her friends try different tactics to get things started. Also, Wolowitz confronts Bernadette after Amy accidentally reveals she’s already chosen their son’s name.

Man with a Plan - "Family Business" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi proposes an exciting idea for Adam and her to go into business together when she isn’t able to find work. Also, Adam tackles the most challenging job of his life – renovating Joe and Bev’s (Swoosie Kurtz) kitchen.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Athenaeum Allocation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work. John Ross Bowie returns as Kripke.

Mom - "A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Monday, May 21

  • Zachary Quinto (So Notorious) - Watch Zachary on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People/Friends from College) - Billy appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kiersey Clemons (Transparent/Austin & Ally) - Kiersey is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Arrested Development - Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, David Cross and Alia Shawkat are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Tony also talks about the new season of Arrested Development on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) 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
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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