Saturday, August 12, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: How I Met Your Mother Spinoff Still Being Considered; Reboots for King of the Hill and The Munsters?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a busy week with even more news of reboots (including possibly King of the Hill now), news of a spinoff pilot that seems to have been in the works forever, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It has been more than three years since How I Met Your Mother left the air, and it sounds like the How I Met Your Father spinoff idea that has been kicked around before the series even went off the air is still not quite dead yet. (Hollywood Reporter
  • It seems that Fox may be ready to bring back King of the Hill for new episodes, although Brittany Murphy's character of Luanne would certainly need to be recast. (CNN)
  • Remember that reboot of The Munsters that NBC kicked around for several years before throwing in the towel and just airing the pilot as a primetime special in 2012? It seems the network is looking to reboot the series yet again, this time with Seth Meyers producing. (Variety)
  • Even though his role on The Big Bang Theory keeps him busy enough, Johnny Galecki is in talks to reprise his role at least in some fashion in the reboot of Roseanne. (Variety)
  • NBCUniversal is ending their online comedy streaming service, Seeso, which probably isn't all that surprising given that a lot of people have never even heard of it. (Variety)
  • Nothing is set in stone, but the creator of Modern Family is saying that it is likely that the series will come to a "graceful" end at the completion of the tenth season, which won't even air until the 2018-2019 season. (Deadline)
  • It's always a positive thing when the producers of a series have an entire season to prepare for a final episode, and the executive producer of The Middle says that the one hour series finale for that series (which won't even air until the end of the 2017-2018 season) will be something that fans are sure to love. (Deadline)
  • MeTV is adding some new programs to their lineup in just a little over a week, including The Facts of Life and TJ Hooker. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Shout! Factory is releasing Green Acres season sets in addition to the previously announced complete series release, with Green Acres - The Complete Fourth Season set for a November 28 release date.

TUESDAY (AUGUST 15) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Portlandia - Season 7

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Claim to Fame: We're featuring another Trial & Error cast member this week, with Sherri Shepherd. Perhaps one of the highlights of her career is her tenure as one of the contributors to the ABC talk show The View, but she has also had many other credits in sitcoms, including before she was ever part of The View. She appeared in several episodes of Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Jamie Foxx Show, but she got her first regular role on the series Less Than Perfect, which lasted for four seasons. She had her own Lifetime sitcom Sherri in 2009 (it didn't last long) and also played the recurring ole of Angie, Tracy Jordan's wife, on 30 Rock. Of course, most recently, she played Anne Flatch on Trial & Error, and although we don't know how the series will materialize for the second season, it seems likely that she will return in that role.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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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