Saturday, February 03, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Gets Thursday Night Football; CBS Preps for Celebrity Big Brother

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're just starting sweeps month, but all eyes will be on NBC (while we get reruns and other limited series from the other networks) for the first part of it as they have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics! This week, we're hearing of a new Fox NFL deal (which actually didn't please their investors), learning who will be competing on Celebrity Big Brother, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • This coming fall will be a lot less disruptive for the CBS and NBC Thursday night lineups, and maybe a lot more so for Fox, as Fox will be the home for Thursday Night Football for the next five seasons. (Variety
  • Celebrity Big Brother arrives on the CBS lineup on Wednesday, and perhaps not surprisingly, Omarosa has gone straight from reality show to the White House and back to another reality show. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Meanwhile, going from Omarosa to the actress who plays her on Saturday Night Live, Leslie Jones will be a contributor for NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics. (Fortune)
  • Scott Baio is in the news this week, and it's not for a positive reason, as Charles in Charge actress Nicole Eggert says that he sexually abused her when she was underage. (Time)
  • We know that a lot of reboots of classic series are in the works, and now we're learning that diversity will play a strong role in these series. (Deadline
  • CBS and Viacom are considering a merger. Yes, again. (CNN
  • Roseanne returns to ABC in March, but there will be a 20/20 special about the series before then.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (FEBRUARY 6)
Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 9)
  • Everybody knows that the Super Bowl is on Sunday night, but of course if animals are your thing, Animal Planet has their Puppy Bowl (which has become sort of a ratings hit for the network), while Hallmark has their lesser known Kitten Bowl.
  • Sweeps month usually means new episodes of everything, but the Winter Olympics have changed that this year, so you'll want to get all of your new sitcom episodes in Monday and Tuesday night, when CBS and ABC, respectively, get their new episodes in before taking a little break.
  • Speaking of the Winter Olympics, they will begin Thursday night on NBC, with opening ceremonies on Friday.
  • "Next time you're at the checkout and you hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweep." And now, you can watch episodes of the 2000 season (from PAX TV) on Amazon Prime, along with numerous other game shows that Amazon Prime has been adding from Buzzr over the past few months.
  • Mannix is this weekend's binge on Decades.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 17

The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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