Saturday, February 17, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix's Disjointed to End After One Season; Will & Grace Revival Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! There has been a lot of Netflix news this week, including one cancellation (an unsurprising one), one renewal, and one premiere date set for a series. Also, we're getting a preview of Tracy Morgan's new TBS sitcom. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Netflix almost never cancels anything, but for anybody who has tried to sit through even one episode, it probably isn't a huge surprise that the sitcom Disjointed got canceled after one season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Meanwhile, another Netflix series that is much beloved, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is set to return for a fourth season on May 30, but only with a half season release instead of a full season. (Variety)
  • TBS has released a trailer for their new sitcom starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, The Last O.G., which debuts on April 3. (Deadline)
  • It's been pretty clear for some time that he wouldn't be back, but now it is official, Jeffrey Tambor is no longer part of the Transparent cast. (NPR)
  • Although Ellen Degeneres and Steve Harvey have been successful in finding an audience, there haven't been any other truly successful daytime TV talk shows that have debuted in quite a while, and now Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show is getting the boot. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Scott Baio is in the news again for even more allegations of sexual misconduct on the Charles in Charge set, this time involving Alexander Polinsky. (Deadline)
  • The CW, much like The WB and UPN before it, struggled for years to find an audience, but they seem to have found that in recent years with numerous series that have developed a cult following, and will be expanding to Sunday nights in the fall. (Adweek
  • Netflix's Grace and Frankie has been renewed for a fifth season.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Will & Grace - The Revival (Season One)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 23)
  • Last weekend, it was a Diff'rent Strokes marathon all weekend on Decades, and this weekend, it will be the spinoff, The Facts of Life.
  • Amazon Prime will be releasing the second half of the first season of The Tick on Friday.
  • It isn't quite like the other marathons they do for the series, but Syfy will be airing an 8 hour marathon of Twilight Zone for President's Day (Monday) morning.
  • Meanwhile, TV Land has a M*A*S*H marathon in store for Monday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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