Saturday, September 30, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Relive (Most of) the 90s TGIF Lineup on Hulu; NBC Renews Marlon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It may be Saturday, but we have news this week that will make every single day a Friday night in the 90s this week. Additionally, we're hearing about a renewal for a NBC summer series and more. Let's get going!

  • Today may be Saturday, but you can relive all of the hits of the 90s TGIF lineup seven days a week now thanks to Hulu, as they've not only added the Warner Bros. TGIF series (although we wish they had also included the forgotten stepchild of the TGIF lineup Just the Ten of Us) but also added in a bonus by adding Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, and the non-TGIF series Home Improvement. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • NBC will be bringing Marlon back for a second season. (Deadline)
  • Megyn Kelly made her debut on Today this week, and the reception has been poor from critics, viewers, and even her own guests, including Debra Messing of Will & Grace publicly stating that she regretted going on the series earlier in the week and didn't know the cast reunion would be during Megyn Kelly's hour. (Deadline
  • ABC World News Tonight has dethroned a twenty year streak that NBC Nightly News had for being the most watched, but then again, national broadcast news isn't watched nearly as much as it used to be. (LA Times)
  • Tim Allen is still adamant that his political beliefs got Last Man Standing cancelled. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Young Sheldon has already been picked up for a full season. (SitcomsOnline

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Sixth Season


Who to Follow: Elliot Gould (Twitter), "Actor. Producer. Father. Grandfather. Animal lover."
Claim to Fame: Elliot Gould is far from a new face in the entertainment world. At age 79, is an accomplished actor who has been appearing in movies for over five decades, and won many awards. So far, though, television hasn't gone well for him. He starred in the sitcom E/R, and that didn't go well. He did well with recurring roles on series including Friends and Kim Possible, but then he went back to trying being a regular again on Mulaney (which didn't last long), and even worse the CBS drama Doubt (which was canceled very quickly). But now, he is trying to find his small screen success once again in the upcoming CBS sitcom 9JKL, which debuts Monday.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hello everybody. I am really happy to take this journey on social media and to communicate with everybody out there." (January 26, 2017)

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Mysterious Robbery" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Bait N' Bite is robbed, the Diaz children use their resources to track down the culprit.

Bizaardvark - "Amelia's Perfectly Imperfect Volleyball Adventure" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Paige convinces the volleyball coach to put Amelia on the team, the DIY diva's ego lands the volleyball team in a match against the state champions.

The Paynes - "Payneful Repairs" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Ella learn some troubling news about Nyla.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Friday, March 23

  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILd Series at 2:30pm.
  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) and Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Boris and Nicole are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani stops by Access Live, so check your local listings. She shares her recipe for spiked hot chocolate on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay creates something delicious with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.