Saturday, February 24, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: An Early Look at What's Coming and Going for Next Season; Trial & Error Gets New Murderer for Second Season

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The winter games are almost over, so we're about to get back to normal for all of the TV networks soon. In the meantime, we have a very early look at which series are canceled or renewed (still a lot of unknowns), we're hearing about a new star for Trial & Error (because the star from the previous season, who will be returning in another, can't be accused of murder again), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We are only a few short months away from knowing which series will be renewed and canceled, and Deadline has put together a report of the current status of the broadcast network series (Deadline)
  • Trial & Error is returning for a second season, with a new accused killer played by Kristin Chenoweth. (Hollywood Reporter
  • Drunk History has been renewed for a sixth season. (Variety)
  • Parks and Recreation has come back to life (sort of) as the cast was less than pleased that NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch used a Leslie Knope GIF on social media. (Rolling Stone
  • Actress Nanette Fabray, who has appeared in numerous sitcoms (most notably One Day at a Time), has died. (NY Times)
  • Superstore has been picked up for a fourth season, something that few probably would've expected when the series made it's unassuming premiere. (SitcomsOnline)
TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 27) HOME MEDIA RELEASES

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 2)
  • The date for Tuesday is 2/27, so why not enjoy a 227 marathon? You can on Antenna TV.
  • The Olympics are coming to an end, so everything will be returning to normal by Monday, including the debut of Living Biblically on Monday on CBS.
  • The Voice returns to NBC on Monday as well.
  • Of course, there is a binge every weekend on Decades, and this week, they've got The Mod Squad.
  • Speaking of Decades, they'll be airing a "mini binge" of Diff'rent Strokes again on Tuesday morning of episodes featuring the character Sam, for reasons that aren't completely clear.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 19

Henry Danger - "Part 3: A New Hero" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Schwoz works to create an antivirus to stop an evil plan; Kid Danger and Captain Man battle a villain; Kid Danger's heroism is put to the ultimate test as they fight to save the world.

Cousins for Life - "Hot Dog Day Afternoon" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy and Stuart are surprised to find themselves at odds when Ivy and her mom wage a protest against Stuart's favorite chain restaurant.

Knight Squad - "End of the Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An injured Princess Eliza informs the kingdom that evil Ryker is near the all-powerful Armor of Astoria; Arc and Ciara race to its location, but a shocking betrayal allows Ryker to take the armor and reclaim Astoria's throne.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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
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