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

Monday, September 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Configuration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler (Teller and Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.

Young Sheldon - "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.

In The Cut - "The Big Day" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Cheryl try to overcome the obstacle of their wedding venue being double-booked; Mabel is offered a lot of money to sell her restaurant.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 24)

Monday, September 24

  • John David Washington (Ballers) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Monsters and Men on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (The Flight of the Conchords) - The Flight of the Conchords give a musical performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jay Hernandez (Hang Time) - Jay is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Janet Montgomery (Entourage) - Janet appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish/grown-ish) - Yara is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lonnie Chavis (White Famous) - Lonnie appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • J. R. Ramirez (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) - J. R. talks about Manifest on Access Live, so check your local listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky talks about Child Support on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about The Magic Misfits: The Second Story on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.


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

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

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third 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
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