Saturday, April 28, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Bounce Pulls Cosby Show Following Bill Cosby Conviction; Sarah Chalke Cast in Recurring Role on Netflix Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're starting to hear about some of the earliest fallout following Bill Cosby's conviction (and potential prison sentence that may be outlast his life) in his criminal case, Sarah Chalke has a new recurring role (in addition to her recurring role on Roseanne, of course) to add to her slate, and we're hearing about the death of a TV producer who had many hits with his name on it. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We all know exactly what happened in the Bill Cosby case this week, and Bounce TV has reacted to that news fairly quickly by pulling reruns of The Cosby Show from their lineup, although it isn't clear what TV One has done or will do just yet. (Multichannel News)
  • Sarah Chalke has been cast in a recurring role in the second season of the Netflix series Friends From College. (Deadline)
  • The Apu controversy with The Simpsons still continues, and now, Hank Azaria has said that he is willing to step aside from that role. (CNN)
  • Paul Junger-Witt, who was among the forces behind series including Golden Girls, Soap, Empty Nest, Blossom, and others, has died at age 77. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Emmy Awards are taking a different approach this year, with Colin Jost and Michael Che of Saturday Night Live taking co-hosting duties. (Variety
  • Nickelodeon is bringing back Double Dare for a whole new generation of viewers. (Variety)
  • As we await the new fall season, CBS has went ahead and renewed several series. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 29 - MAY 4)

  • The sixth season of Elementary, which will still have 21 episodes despite the very late start in the season, will begin Monday on CBS.
  • Meanwhile, also on Monday, ABC has the debut of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, which will (naturally) include Tonya Harding.
  • Decades will be airing Wait for Your Laugh, a special film documentary about the late Rose Marie, on Tuesday night.
  • It's the weekend, and decades has a Weekend Binge of The Commish this time around.
  • Reruns of Last Man Standing come to WGN America on Wednesday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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)
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