Saturday, March 31, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Looking to Bring Back Last Man Standing; New Perfect Strangers DVDs Coming Soon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Much of the news this week has involved the success of the Roseanne reboot, with little talk of other news... but nonetheless, we've got a lot of non-Roseanne news for you, including some rumors of reboots at Fox, a renewal of One Day at a Time, and news about new Perfect Strangers DVDs (side note: nobody has thought about rebooting that?). Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Can you really call it a reboot if it hasn't even been gone for a full season? Nonetheless, Fox is rumored to be looking to bring back new episodes of Tim Allen's series, Last Man Standing, along with other series (such as That '70s Show and Malcolm in the Middle) that don't even make sense to reboot. (TMZ)
  • Speaking of Last Man Standing, reruns of it are being added to the WGN lineup. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Even though it is hard to tell how ratings will be once the initial buzz wears off, the reboot of Roseanne did well enough to convince ABC to pick up a second season. (ABC News)
  • No need to panic, One Day at a Time has been renewed by Netflix. (Deadline)
  • We're just weeks away from knowing what the 2018-2019 broadcast network season will look like, and now is a good time to take another look at where some of your current TV favorites stand from a renewal/cancellation point of view. (Deadline)
  • For the past two decades, Dan Schneider (who is also known for his Head of the Class fame) has brought some of the biggest hits to Nickelodeon, and has been referred to as the "Norman Lear of kids television." This week, the network has suddenly parted ways with him, for reasons that aren't clear. (Washington Post)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 31 - APRIL 6)
    • The Last O.G., which stars Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, debuts Tuesday night at 10:30 on TBS.
    • WKRP in Cincinnati will begin airing every weeknight at 9:30 starting Monday on MeTV.
    • Some minor changes come to the Antenna TV lineup on Monday as well, with an extra helping of Alice in primetime.
    • What's the weekend without a binge on Decades? Up this weekend: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, May 23

    The Big Bang Theory - "" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

    Young Sheldon - "" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

    Mom - "Go-Go Boots and a Butt Cushion" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Christy decides she doesn’t need Gambler’s Anonymous anymore, Bonnie vehemently disagrees.

    Life in Pieces - "Recovery Discipline Psycho Labor" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After John befriends the janitor at Sophia’s school, Mr. Sissel (Biff Wiff), John learns that Sophia and her friends believe a childish rumor about him. Also, Heather pushes Tim and Joan to go for walks together while recovering from their health issues; Matt and Colleen try to tame Dougie’s (Fortune Feimster) bad habits; and Jen is desperate to not go into labor during Lark’s birthday party.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

    Thursday, May 23

    • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Cleveland Show) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Jason is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) - Billie visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about The Perfection on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT, on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
    • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom talks about the Hidden Heroes Campaign on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • DeWanda Wise (She's Gotta Have It) - DeWanda talks about She's Gotta Have It on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan talks about The Perfection on the BUILD Series at 3pm.


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

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

    03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
    03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
    03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
    04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
    04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
    04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
    04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
    05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
    05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
    05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
    05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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