Saturday, December 23, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: A Reboot for The Office Already?; More Roseanne Reboot Updates

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's Christmas weekend, so it should come as no surprise that it's a slower than usual news week. You'll notice this week that two of our usual sections (the ones about home media news and releases) are missing, but don't worry, that's only because this is a slow week and we have nothing to report about new home media releases! They'll be back soon, hopefully as early as next week. We do have some (rather surprising) news about a potential reboot of The Office, we're learning more about the Roseanne reboot, and of course, we've got a look at what you can watch on TV this upcoming week if you're on vacation like everybody in the media press appears to be. Let's get going!

  • It's unbelievable that they're talking about doing it so soon, but the surprise of the week this week came as we learned that NBC is looking into bringing back The Office, but with so many of the cast members having moved on to other projects, who would even be in the cast? (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Meanwhile, that Roseanne reboot over at ABC seems to have gotten everybody back on board, including both actresses who played Becky, and they've got a plan to use both of them too. (Deadline)
  • Elizabeth Vargas will be exiting ABC News in May. (The Hill)
  • While we will be keeping you updated of premieres and such in our new feature Weekly Planner, of course, Deadline has a list of all of the midseason premiere dates that have been announced so far. (Deadline)
  • Fox aired a live musical version of A Christmas Story on Sunday, and it seems to have been a disaster when it comes to ratings and reviews. (Vanity Fair)
  • Murder, She Wrote is joining the WGN America lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

  • Just in time for Christmas, new episodes of Fuller House are now on Netflix.
  • You can catch all of your favorite Antenna TV Christmas episodes this weekend with a very long marathon that runs from 1:00pm EST today and goes until 2:00am EST on Christmas night, with a bonus two hour block of New Year's Eve themed episodes beginning at 3:00am EST on Christmas night (or the morning of December 26, however you look at it).
  • The broadcast networks have gone almost completely into holiday break mode this upcoming week, but if you're really craving something new, there is a lonely new episode of Great News on NBC on Thursday night at 9:30pm EST.
  • It's not exactly a sitcom or even a TV series for that matter, but TBS and TNT will be airing their annual marathon of A Christmas Story (the original holiday classic, not whatever it was that Fox aired on Sunday) beginning Sunday night.
  • The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air on CBS on Tuesday, with Norman Lear among the honorees.
  • The Weekend Binge on Decades this weekend is Touched by an Angel.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 21

The Goldbergs - "The Scrunchie Rule" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Beverly gets a glimpse into a soon-to-be empty nest, she replaces her kids with the Mellor brothers, nursing Coach Mellor back to health after falling off the rope climb. Meanwhile, Erica and her college roommate get on each other’s nerves in their dorm room, especially when Valley Erica puts a scrunchie on the door and kicks Erica out.

Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

Modern Family - "Wine Weekend" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley’s new boss’ country house where the only rule is: Don’t touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah’s house but can’t bring anyone else.

American Housewife - "It's Hard to Say Goodbye" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie and Greg struggle to help the kids accept loss as a family friend suddenly passes away and as their pet pig, Hans Gruber, must be returned to his natural habitat.

Schitt's Creek - "The Gesture" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David looks for a way to reconcile with Patrick after spending time away from him; Moira pitches the idea of a singles week event.

grown-ish - "Crew Love" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The crew prepares for Freshman Formal; Jazz revels in a new relationship.

Alone Together - "Property Management" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Benji and Esther get swept up in the allure of retirement life.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Luis) - Watch Charlie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kim Matula (LA to Vegas) - Kim stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Mila appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie visits The Wendy Williams Show and Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones and Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Jason and Natalie are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Christian Olsen (The Loop) - Eric appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie opens up about his alcoholic father's rough childhood – and why he doesn't hold anything against him today on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason talks about Station 19 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle talks about Portlandia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove talks about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet) - Liv talks about Santa Clarita Diet on the BUILD Series at 4pm.