Saturday, January 13, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: American Dad Gets Two Season Renewal at TBS; New Details About Roseanne Reboot

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a crazy and busy week of news thanks to the TCA Tour, and we have a lot here for you, but not even close to all of it. This week we're hearing about new American Dad episodes at TBS, more updates on how the Roseanne reboot and some political views we'll be seeing there, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • TBS has not only renewed American Dad for two more seasons, but they'll even be pairing it with another new animated comedy. (Deadline)
  • Roseanne Barr, who ran for president in 2012 as the candidate for a third party that has a strong socialist platform, has been in the news a lot lately for her pro-Trump views, and it seems that her character in the reboot of the series will also be a Trump supporter. (Washington Post)
  • Because apparently everything that happened in the 90s is huge again, ABC scored big with their Tonya Harding interview, where her mother insisted "we were never trailer trash, we had a beautiful new trailer." (Deadline)
  • Flight of the Conchords had a short (but very memorable) life on HBO, and now, the two stars are getting back together for a one hour comedy special. (Billboard)
  • The character Apu on The Simpsons has been getting a lot of negative attention lately regarding the stereotypes of Indian people that it portrays, and Hank Azaria (the man who voices the character) says that the series will be addressing that issue. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Donnelly Rhodes, who is known to sitcom fans for his role of Dutch on Soap, has died this week. (New York Times)
  • A certain four letter word that would have been unheard of on basic cable (except for a certain episode of South Park) has been in the news a lot lately, and the FCC is already getting complaints about news outlets repeating it. (Deadline
  • It's been a long time since we've seen a failed backdoor pilot air as an episode of the parent series, but The Goldbergs is about to do it.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JANUARY 16)
 Trial & Error - The Complete First Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 19)

  • Comedy Central brings The Office to their lineup next week, and it will begin with a 13 hour marathon on Monday.
  • The comedy series Corporate debuts on Comedy Central on Wednesday.
  • You can join Dan Tanna this weekend on Decades, as they air a Vega$ marathon all weekend.
  • The Paynes, Tyler Perry's House of Payne spinoff, will debut on Tuesday on OWN before moving to its regular slot on Friday.
  • It's always great to see new additions to Hulu, and this week, they've added Living Single.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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