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

Friday, August 17

The Paynes - "Girl Talk" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis learns a secret that Ella was keeping.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 13)

Friday, August 17

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Watch Paul on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Crazy Rich Asians on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter chats about the film Breaking & Exiting on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) - Portia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) and Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) - Yara and Trevor are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob talks about Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina dances on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Debby Ryan (Insatiable/Jessie/The Suite Life on Deck) - Debby talks about Insatiable's on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
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