Saturday, September 16, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fuller House Set for Season 3 Debut on Full House 30th Anniversary

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This weekend, we have a very odd and unusual week where there are no stories about reboots of any classic series (unless we missed it), but we do have news on the third season of Fuller House, a new acquisition of a series for TV Land, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Season 3 of Fuller House will debut on Netflix just in time for the 30th anniversary of the series, and will feature a reunion of many of the cast members of Full House (aside, of course, from the Olsen twins who still seem to be holding out). (Deadline)
  • If you own an Amazon device with Alexa (or any other similar device), you may want to check your shopping list to make sure it doesn't have any NSFW items on it if you watched the season premiere of South Park. (The Verge)
  • It used to be a really big deal when a broadcast series went into syndication, with announcements and plans coming a year or more in advance. It also used to be true that a series on TV Land would be something that has been off the air for a decade or more. Neither of those are true anymore, and that has been made clear by TV Land's acquisition of the series Mom, which begins airing on Monday on the network (and it'll also be airing on CMT and FXX). (Deadline)
  • After some initial skepticism, it looks as if Trevor Noah is working out just fine for The Daily Show, as he received a five year renewal this week. (Variety)
  • The saga of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live has been an on-again, off-again affair (at one point he claimed he wouldn't be doing it again at all, but backed down from that weeks later), but right now, it seems he'll be staying put for the upcoming season. (Rolling Stone)
  • Fox News appears to be very close to adding Laura Ingraham to their primetime lineup, which would also mean another shakeup in the lineup. (Variety)
  • Big Brother has been a staple of the CBS summer lineup for nearly two decades now, and this winter, they're going to do what every reality show eventually does: a celebrity version. (CNN
  • TBS has renewed a trio of series. (SitcomsOnline

TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Modern Family - The Complete Eighth Season

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Brandon Micheal Hall (Twitter), "I might not be able to change the world but I will spark the brain that will change the world-Tupac"
Claim to Fame: As is tradition every year, we start to look at some of the stars of the upcoming fall season for our "Follow Me" segment around this time of the year. We're starting with Brandon Micheal Hall (yes, "Micheal" is spelled correctly here), who'll be starring in the ABC sitcom The Mayor. The series debuts on October 3, and stars Hall as Courtney Rose, as a rapper who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt, then actually wins and is forced to do his job the best way he can. What's quite unusual about this series, though, is that it has a star who isn't particularly well known. His previous credits include a role on the series Search Party. He's even relatively new to Twitter, and not all that used to tweeting, but we assume that if the series becomes a hit, we'll be seeing more from him on Twitter and on screen.
Pick of the Tweets: "Maybe I'll get better over time #twitter" (July 19, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Thursday, February 21

  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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