Saturday, January 20, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: CBS Television Distribution Acquires Digital Rights to The Carol Burnett Show; Party of Five Set for Reboot

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a busy week of news, so we're trying to tie up some of the loose ends here that we didn't cover elsewhere in the blog this week (and repeating some of the things you've heard, of course), including new life for old episodes of The Carol Burnett Show, a Party of Five reboot, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • CBS Television Distribution has acquired digital rights to every episode of The Carol Burnett Show, including many that haven't been seen in decades, which will give fans something more to see than the usual syndicated Carol Burnett and Friends. (CBS Press Express)
  • Here we go again with another reboot: it looks as if Freeform is looking to reboot Party of Five. (ABC News
  • The Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish has been renewed for a sophomore season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC has ordered a comedy pilot about an Irish Catholic family in the 70s from sitcom veteran Tim Doyle. (Variety)
  • The Paramount Network debuted this week, as a rebranding of Spike TV, and now they've released a trailer for their upcoming series Heathers, which they're hoping will be their first big scripted hit. (Variety)
  • We warned you last week that a certain word that was in the news last week might be on the verge of becoming more acceptable on television, and Saturday Night Live took it all the way last week with plenty of uncensored s-holes and even an f-bomb, although both were bleeped out on the west coast feed that airs in primetime. (Deadline
  • WKRP in Cincinnati creator Hugh Wilson has died this week at age 74. (NPR)
  • Fans were definitely eager to see the return of The Office to cable this week, as ratings for the Comedy Central debut of the series demonstrated.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JANUARY 16)
The Paper Chase - The Final Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 26)
  • The Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time returns for a second season on Friday.
  • Over on Comedy Central, Drunk History and Another Period will both return for new seasons on Tuesday.
  • A third season of The Detour debuts on TBS on Tuesday.
  • Yet another cable series with a season debut on Tuesday night is Baskets on FX.
  • This weekend, Decades has a Weekend Binge of The Millionaire.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, February 20

LA to Vegas - "The Yips and the Dead" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The flight crew is forced to figure out how to keep the passengers feeling comfortable after they discover the body of a deceased person aboard the plane.

The Mick - "The Matriarch" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and the children celebrate great grandmother Rita Pemberton's 100th birthday at her mansion.

Baskets - "Sweat Equity" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Bakersfield gets a frozen yogurt machine.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Catch Allison on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly/Eastbound & Down) - Katy visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance talks about UnREAL on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne talks about his new film Game Night on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed) - Tom is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine appears on Steve, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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