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

Monday, October 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Contamination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Koothrappali confide in Bernadette when they can’t handle Amy and Wolowitz working together. Also, Penny and Leonard learn new tactics for how to deal Sheldon from an unlikely source.

9JKL - "High Steaks" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Josh begs Andrew and Harry to let him join their racquetball game only to learn the monthly outing is actually a cover for having a steak and scotch dinner behind Judy’s back. Also, Eve and Judy begrudgingly spend their free evening together.

Kevin Can Wait - "Grief Thief" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa plots her revenge on Kevin after learning he lied his way out of working on a Sunday to attend a football game with Goody. Also, Kyle has a new girlfriend, Denise (Deborah Unger), and Chale and Kendra have their first squabble as a married couple.

Me, Myself & I - "Family Tree" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Mid-life Alex helps his daughter, Abby, with a family tree project, he’s tempted to find his biological father. Also, Young Alex must perform at Ron’s family reunion talent show, and Older Alex meets Older Abby’s new boyfriend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Monday, October 23

  • George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Watch George on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She chats about the book Unqualified on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • John Cho (Selfie/Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather talks about Law & Order: True Crime on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:25am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie shows Clinton Kelly how to make her amazing pumpkin dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


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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