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

Wednesday, December 13

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school’s talent show. However, when Pops hears Barry sing, he tries to stop him from performing, but will it be too late?

Speechless - "S-I--SILENT N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After leveraging JJ in an attempt to land a family dog, Dylan takes a vow of silence to better understand what it is to be her brother. Ray brokers a meeting between his girlfriend’s mother, Melanie (guest star Sarah Chalke), and Maya, only to realize they have a history. Jimmy drives Kenneth crazy by gaming a supermarket giveaway to score free Christmas turkeys.

Modern Family - "No Small Feet" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett’s Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution; and Pam’s ex-boyfriend Bo (James Van Der Beek) shows up and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to get Pam out of the house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.

American Housewife - "Blue Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Doris goes into labor and Katie heads to the hospital to be with her, the Ottos struggle to be in the same place at the same time in order to open their Christmas presents together, as is the Otto family tradition. Meanwhile, Taylor coaches Oliver on the best way to ask out a crush, starting with the gift shop clerk.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Wednesday, December 13

  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Watch Yvette on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) and Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Kevin, Karen and the cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dan Aykroyd (Soul Man) - Dan talks about Crystal Head Vodka on the BUILD Series at 2:30pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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