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

    Monday, August 20

    In The Cut - "Checkin' In, Dozin' Off" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Kenny fails to check in with Angelique, leading to some tough love; Smitty struggles with insomnia.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 20)

    Monday, August 20

    • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) - Jimmy visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J.K. discusses the series Counterpart on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/My Boys/Notes from the Underbelly) - Rachael appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton (Teachers) - Katie and Katy are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu talks about Broadway's Gettin' The Band Back Together on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

    Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five

    06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
    06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
    06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
    06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
    06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
    07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
    07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
    07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
    07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
    07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
    07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
    07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
    07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
    08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
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