Saturday, February 10, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Tosh.0 Gets Three Season Renewal; New DVDs for Diff'rent Strokes and More

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! News is a little slow this week as the Winter Olympics are getting all of the attention, but we are hearing about some things going on at ABC and a renewal for a popular Comedy Central series. Also, after a long dry spell of DVD news, we're hearing about some new releases, including one very surprising one. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Comedy Central has given Tosh.0 a three season renewal. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC's Thursday night TGIT lineup is preparing for a crossover event next month. (Deadline)
  • Once Upon a Time will be coming to an end after the current season is over. (Variety)
  • It may have not gotten all of the attention that the other reality music competition series got, but Fox's The Four: Battle for Stardom performed well enough in the ratings to justify a second season, which will air in the summer. (TVLine)
  • Character actor Mickey Jones, who appeared in the recurring role of construction worker Pete on Home Improvement (among other series), died this week at age 76. (Variety)
  • With NBC airing the Winter Olympics, Jimmy Fallon is being condensed to a five minute segment called The Fallon 5, which will air every weeknight for the next two weeks. (Deadline
  • A new version of Muppet Babies is coming to Disney Junior.  (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Diff'rent Strokes - The Final Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16)
  • You can watch Diff'rent Strokes all weekend this weekend on Decades.
  • A special marathon of Frasier, remembering John Mahoney, is happening today until 10:00 PM on COZI.
  • There won't be any actual deviations from the regular schedule, but Antenna TV will be showing love related episodes of all of their series on Wednesday for Valentine's Day.
  • A special edition of 20/20 will air on Thursday at 10:00 PM on ABC that looks back at the series Roseanne and previews the upcoming new series on ABC.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 22

Bob's Burgers - "Cheer Up Sleepy Gene" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gene gets invited to his first sleepover, and things don't go as planned; Bob and Linda record themselves while sleeping to prove who snores more.

Bob's Burgers - "Go Tina on the Mountain" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
The Belcher kids go to Outdoor Education only to have it rain; Tina meets a hermit living in the woods; Bob and Linda experience what it's like to be empty nesters.

The Simpsons - "Lisa Gets the Blues" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Simpsons' flight is rerouted to New Orleans, Lisa rediscovers her passion for jazz; Bart is intrigued by voodoo; Homer is intrigued by drinking.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Gray Star Mutual" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a fire destroys Charles' food truck, Pimento unexpectedly shows up to the scene as the insurance agent; Rosa helps Amy to see that it's okay to get excited about picking her wedding dress; Gina and Terry coach Holt in the art of social media.

Family Guy - "'Family Guy' Through the Years" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A reimagining of the show as a series that's been on the air for 60 years; a look back at the cultural events and issues tackled on the show through the decades.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Blob" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A thermal heat detector reveals a potential sign of life, but Tandy doesn't want the group to split up to investigate; Todd and Erica have trouble seeing eye to eye.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 16)

Sunday, April 22

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Catch Wendi on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First 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
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