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

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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