Saturday, November 04, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Reboots for Twilight Zone and Moesha?; House of Cards Coming to an End

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing more stories about reboots, news of the cancellation of a Netflix favorite, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It has already been rebooted twice, but now it seems a third reboot of Twilight Zone may be in the works, with Jordan Peele (yes, the same one from Key & Peele) as executive producer. (NY Daily News)
  • The cast of Moesha wants a reboot, too, and while nothing is in the works for that to happen, every "rumored" reboot that comes to life seems to start this way. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • House of Cards was one of the pioneers for original series on Netflix, but now, not only will it be ending after the upcoming season, but Kevin Spacey, the star of the series who has been caught up in controversy lately, has been fired and will be written out. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Middle is still ending this season, but fans will be pleased to know that the final season has been extended from 22 episodes to 24 episodes. (Variety)
  • Everybody was making a big deal over NBC's This is Us last season, but this season, ABC has the surprise hit with The Good Doctor, which is attracting a larger audience than even The Big Bang Theory. (Vox)
  • Nobody is saying the word "cancelled" officially just yet, but that's basically what has happened to the CBS series Me, Myself, and I, making it the first one of the season. (SitcomsOnline)  

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 7) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

Family Guy - Season 15
  • American Dad! - Volume 12 (DVD, $29.95): Fox brings this animated series (which now airs on TBS) back to DVD in this release.
  • Family Guy - Season 15 (DVD, $29.98): The series that was one of the pioneers of TV on DVD (and was even successful enough on DVD to save the series years after it had originally been cancelled) continues on DVD with this release.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Hill Harper (Twitter), "Award-winning actor. Bestselling author. Let's start creating solutions!"
Claim to Fame: As the fall season has taken hold and we're getting a good sense of the winners and losers of the fall season, one of the biggest winners this season has been the unsuspecting ABC series, The Good Doctor. While the main star of that series (the "good doctor" himself) doesn't have a confirmed Twitter account, Hill Harper, who also stars in the role of Dr. Marcus Andrews in that series, does. His start in television fame actually began with a recurring role on Married... with Children, where he played Aaron, the high school football player who worked with Al who was on the early trajectory to be just like Al when he grew up. But his real claim to fame came from CSI: NY, where he starred in the series for all nine seasons. Following the end of that series, he moved on to Covert Affairs for two seasons and most recently appeared in Homeland. For now, it seems this series will hold him over for a while.
Pick of the Tweets: "FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!! Best 7 day dvr performance ever! Amazing. #TheGoodDoctor" (October 6, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, February 17

The Middle - "The Setup" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat’s (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching “Silence of the Lambs”; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah, a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

black-ish - "Please Don't Feed the Animals" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she’s been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

black-ish - "Charity Case" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

The Thundermans - "Rhythm n' Shoes " (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Determined to meet a famous pop singer visiting Hiddenville High, Phoebe and Max devise elaborate schemes to insert themselves into her performance that quickly lead to disastrous results.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "The Harper Quad-Jobbers" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The quads try to earn money for a pool so that their house can be the place everyone wants to hang out at during the summer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 12)

Friday, February 16

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Watch Sam on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney talk about the Hallmark Channel original series Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Becki Newton (Divorce/Weird Loners/The Goodwin Games/How I Met Your Mother) - Becki chats about Divorce on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.


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

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
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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