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!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • 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)

WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 30)
  • 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

Thursday, November 15

The Big Bang Theory - "The Citation Negation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy are devastated after learning from a Russian paper that Super Asymmetry has already been discovered and disproven. Also, ultra-competitive Bernadette asks Stuart’s girlfriend, Denise (Lauren Lapkus), to teach her how to beat Howard in a popular videogame.

Young Sheldon - "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project, and Thanksgiving dinner turns into a family fight when George Sr. is offered a job in Oklahoma.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth about Santa" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

Murphy Brown - "The Coma and the Oxford Comma" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The “Murphy in the Morning” team strives to land a revealing first interview with Corky’s beauty pageant friend, Holly (Brooke Shields), who just woke up from a 10-year coma that made national headlines.

Superstore - "New Initiative" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a new Cloud 9 initiative forces employees to be friendlier to their customers, Amy (America Ferrera) ends up getting to know Jonah’s (Ben Feldman) parents – and learns he hasn’t been completely truthful with them. The new policy also inspires Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Dina (Lauren Ash) to find out who can hold a smile longer.

The Good Place - "Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael and Janet take an important journey. Eleanor ponders whether she should share a secret.

Will & Grace - "Kid 'n Play" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) discovers that Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) has a child he hasn't told Grace (Debra Messing) about, but is now sworn to secrecy. Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack's (Sean Hayes) relationship is tested when she fires him from the play she's producing and replaces him with Jon Cryer (guest star).

I Feel Bad - "I Miss Important Moments" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After missing her baby's first steps, Emet vows not to miss any other important moments. But when a huge, career-making presentation at work comes up at the same time as Lily's dance competition, Emet scrambles to pull off both.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Thursday, November 15

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Over the Top/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael talks about Netflix's The Kominsky Method on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan and on Access Live, so check your listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Anderson (The Other Kingdom) - Tori talks about her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Return to Christmas Creek 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
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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