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 19

American Housewife - "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After coming to terms with the fact that she must share her work bonus with Greg, Katie encourages him to live a little and the two decide to splurge on an overnight getaway. Meanwhile, Oliver’s attempt at a rebellious streak ends in disaster; and after letting Anna-Kat down, Taylor comes to the realization that she needs to step up and be a better big sister.

The Kids Are Alright - "Happy Cecil" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Peggy are stunned when they learn that Father Dunne has a girlfriend and decides to leave the priesthood. When the associate pastor, Father Abdi, is put in charge, Mike and Peggy do their best to adjust to the new changes until Peggy gets an idea for how to get rid of him. Meanwhile, Frank loses the church keys entrusted to him by Father Abdi and must find them before anyone else does.

black-ish - "Son of a Pitch" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior is working at Stevens & Lido as an intern and takes some time to find his footing; but when he offers an idea during a pitch meeting, Dre immediately puts him in his place. Meanwhile, Bow has a meeting with one of Kyra’s teachers and learns that she has an aptitude for chemistry, but Kyra doesn’t want to transfer to a magnet school.

Splitting Up Together - "Everything's Okay" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena confirms that she has feelings for Martin but is confused when his response is not what she expects. To escape the situation, Lena joins Camille and Maya on a road trip for a girl’s weekend before Maya’s baby arrives. Meanwhile, Martin, still considering how to respond to Lena, joins Arthur, Frank and Henry in chasing after the women.

Teachers - "Relationslut" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Snap helps Ms. Watson find her inner slut while simultaneously getting into a relationship of her own. Mrs. Adler and Toby try to teach their students about the effects of bullying.

Miracle Workers - "13 Days" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
God asks Sanjay to smite a non-believer; Craig and Eliza have their work cut out for them.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Tuesday, February 19

  • Regina King (227) - Catch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Dan stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about his new show and his new brewery in upstate New York on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He also talks about Proven Innocent on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay talks about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • AJ Michalka (Schooled) - AJ is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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