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

Tuesday, June 19

The Middle - "Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.

The Middle - "Thank You for Not Kissing" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Fulton (Dave Foley) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

black-ish - "Juneteenth" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth.

black-ish - "Dog Eat Dog World" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is divided over the idea of getting a dog after Dre and Bow promise Jack they can get one after he gets Straight A’s – and he does! Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan is in town and he doesn’t get the warm welcome he expects from Ruby.

Younger - "The End of the Tour" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza faces complications on the Marriage Vacation book tour. Kelsey and Zane head to D.C. to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir.

Teachers - "Of Lice and Men" (TV Land, 10:34PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan wrestles with how far she’s willing to go sexually with Hot Dad, while Ms. Cannon learns how to drive in the midst of an apocalyptic lice outbreak at Fillmore.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

Tuesday, June 19

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the best moments from the biggest stars in Season 15, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • BD Wong (All-American Girl) - BD talks about the off-Broadway production of The Great Leap on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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