Saturday, October 14, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Television Academy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; Roswell Ready for Reboot

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning about new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame, a reboot for a cult favorite that aired on The WB and UPN, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • New inductees for the Television Academy Hall of Fame have been announced, and they include Shonda Rhimes as well as the original cast of Saturday Night Live. (Hollywood Reporter
  • NBC has canceled The Night Shift, after four seasons and 5 episodes. (Variety
  • It has been a decade since The WB and UPN merged to become The CW, and now it seems they may be having their first reboot baby, as Roswell (which originally aired on The WB before being canceled and moving to UPN) is being considered for a reboot on The CW. (Variety)
  • It didn't go unnoticed a few years ago when allegations against Bill Cosby were first revealed that 30 Rock had a scene a few years earlier that made those allegations in their fictional universe, and now, it seems the same series predicted the current events involving Harvey Weinstein on two separate occasions. (US Weekly)
  • Futurama (which was recently announced as heading to Syfy) is headed to Hulu on Monday. (SitcomsOnline)  

TUESDAY (OCTOBER 17) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

Green Acres - The Complete Series

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Marsha Warfield (Twitter), "Actress/Comedienne"
Claim to Fame: Marsha Warfield began her career as a writer and performer for The Richard Pryor Show, but she is best known for her role of Roz on the series Night Court. After Night Court, she moved on to Empty Nest, where she was a regular as Dr. Maxine Douglas in the final two seasons. Then, after Emtpy Nest, she seemed to have disappeared. She hasn't appeared in any TV series or movies since 1999 and has officially retired as a screen actress. But don't take that to mean that she is done with being a comedienne. If you happen to be in Las Vegas, you can see her, and quite often, as she does standup comedy every Wednesday and Thursday night, which her own website appropriately describes using the tagline "I've been here for years but yeah... call it a comeback." Occasionally, she takes the show on the road, and has one upcoming appearance in Washington D.C.
Pick of the Tweets: "Does this me at 13 HS freshman yearbook photo qualify?  @StephenAtHome @nickkroll  #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief (pic)" (September 30, 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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