Saturday, March 24, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Neil Flynn Cast in NBC Sitcom Pilot; Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith Remix Sitcom Theme Song Classics

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're getting even more casting news about potential new pilots this week, we're preparing for a busy week of new sitcoms (and of course, one big revival) on ABC, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Neil Flynn has had a role in a sitcom since he first appeared on Scrubs in 2001, and now with his current series, The Middle, coming to an end, he may be able to extend his sitcom life even more as he has been cast in a new pilot for NBC. (AV Club)
  • Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith had a little fun this week doing a remix of some of the more popular sitcom theme songs throughout history (and no, Janet Hubert hasn't gone on social media to make a nasty comment about him as she often does any time Will Smith gets attention for anything... at least not yet). (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel had Roseanne on his show this week, and they had a few interesting exchanges regarding politics. (US Weekly)
  • Jerry O'Connell will be playing Sheldon's brother in the season finale of The Big Bang Theory. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Indy 500 has always aired on ABC, but that will change in 2019, as it moves to NBC. (CNN Money)
  • Dushon Monique Brown, who has played Connie on the NBC series Chicago Fire since it debuted, has unexpectedly died at age 49. (Time)
  • Younger will return to TV Land for a fifth season in June. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 27)


  • One Day at a Time - Season Two (DVD, $22.97): Shout! Factory brings the second season of this classic series to DVD in this release.
  • Peyton Place - Part Three (DVD, $34.99): This series appeared to be long abandoned for DVD for almost a decade, but now Shout! Factory is returning with a new release of 33 additional episodes.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 17 - MARCH 23)
  • We've been hearing about it for a long time, and on Tuesday night, the revival of Roseanne will debut on ABC.
  • Roseanne isn't the only thing that ABC has in store for Tuesday night, as they will also be debuting their new sitcom Splitting Up Together, starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson. 
  • ABC has yet another new sitcom set to debut on Wednesday night, with Alex, Inc., starring Zach Braff. 
  • Sunday night brings the return of Silicon Valley to HBO, along with the debut of a new series, Barry, starring Bill Hader.
  • Of course, a weekend just isn't the weekend without a binge on Decades, and this weekend, it is all Laverne & Shirley.


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)

Friday, April 20

  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lahti (The Harvey Korman Show) - Christine Christine talks about her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • T.R Knight (Charlie Lawrence) - T.R. talks about Nat Geo's Genius on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle talks about Super Troopers 2 on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean speaks out about his terrifying health scare and his fight against hearing loss on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia talks about Duck Butter on the BUILD Series at 10am.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House), Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings and Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Jodie, Beverley and Christine talk about Pop's Hollywood Darlings on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.


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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