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

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Sherri Shepherd (Twitter)
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.
Pick of the Tweets: "I always dreamt of seeing my name in lights🙌🏾. Ever since I was four years old I use to always…  (pic)" (July 30, 2017)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 22

The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.