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

Wednesday, December 19

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

American Housewife - "Body Image" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie’s face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 17)

Wednesday, December 19

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Vice on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program/The Big Bang Theory) - Brian stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts), Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) and Alan Rachins (Dharma & Greg) - Corbin, Harry, Alan and the cast of L.A. Law are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Brooke Nevin (Call Me Fitz) and Michael Cassidy (People of Earth/Men at Work) - Brooke and Michael talk about the Hallmark Channel original Jingle Around the Clock on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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