Saturday, November 25, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Jeffrey Tambor (Almost) Officially Out at Transparent; More Alice on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! As expected, we have a sort of slow news week this week due to the holiday, and much of what we have isn't great news with numerous deaths and more fallout from the sexual harassment scandals. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We mentioned last week that Jeffrey Tambor may be leaving the popular Amazon Prime series Transparent due to sexual harassment allegations against him, and now, he appears to be walking away from the series instead of waiting to see if he is going to be fired. (Variety)
  • The Good Place isn't exactly the biggest hit on all of television, but it has been given a very early renewal for a third season by NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • "So much time wasted" was the last thing that David Cassidy, best known for his role of Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, told his daughter this week before he died. (Huffington Post)
  • Charlie Rose, who has been a seemingly permanent fixture on PBS for two and a half decades and a part of the CBS News team for the past few years, is now no longer doing either of those jobs due to his part in the ongoing sexual harassment scandals. (Washington Post)
  • Peter Baldwin, who had directing credits for series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Wonder Years, and many other series over four decades, has died at age 86. (Deadline
  • Among other sitcom related deaths this week in this (sadly) busy week of them: Ann Wedgeworth, Earle Hyman, and Della Reese. (SitcomsOnline
  • For something a little lighter, here is a fun story that we missed a few weeks ago about the investigation of the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russia ended up causing the TV series Webster trending on Twitter. (Romper)

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Alice - The Complete Sixth Season

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Who to Follow: Katie Cassidy (Twitter), "Actor, Writer & Creative Director of @tomboykc"
Claim to Fame: Most people know David Cassidy, who died this week, from his fame on The Partridge Family. What some people may not realize is that he has a daughter who is an uprising actress in her own right, Katie Cassidy. Katie Cassidy first came to fame at age 15 from doing a cover of her father's song "I Think I Love You," but that was her first and last experience in the music industry. But acting has been good for her, as she has been cast in three series that didn't make it past one season, but finally struck gold with her role in the series Arrow.
Pick of the Tweets: "Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were “So much wasted time”. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute....thank you." (November 24, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 15

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cupid's Crossbow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On Valentine’s Day, the mood is anything but romantic as Jessica competes with Louis to see who can give Evan the best advice on how to celebrate with new girlfriend, Sicily. Meanwhile, Eddie asks Honey for help to find out who his secret admirer is after he’s passed a love note on a Cattleman’s delivery run.

Speechless - "J-I-- JIMMY V-A-L-VALENTINE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ’s love-match with Izzy becomes a cage match with Kenneth. Maya and Jimmy dismiss Valentine’s Day as a holiday for suckers until they find a way to profit from it. Unable to find a date to a prepaid romantic night out, Ray brings Dylan.

Last Man Standing - "The Best Man" / "Sibling Quibbling" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Chuck and Carol decide to renew their vows; Mike plans to take his officiating to the next level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 11)

Friday, February 15

  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He talks about Fox's The Masked Singer and Netflix's You Complete Me, Ho on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Cavemen/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings. Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn talk about the 2019 American Rescue Dog Show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Dan Cortese (What I Like About You/Veronica's Closet) - Dan is part of the panel on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.


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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