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

Thursday, September 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy’s parents and Sheldon’s family arrive for the wedding, everybody is focused on making sure all goes according to plan – everyone except the bride and groom.

Young Sheldon - "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Meemaw is pursued by two gentlemen callers (guest stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn), Sheldon interferes, forcing her to set some ground rules.

The Good Place - "The Burrito" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael (Ted Danson) is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

The Good Place - "Somewhere Else" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Michael (Ted Danson) tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Thursday, September 20

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Night School on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing/The Bill Engvall Show/Becker/Work with Me/Almost Perfect) - Nancy is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarayu Rao (I Feel Bad/Sons of Tucson) - Sarayu talks about NBC's I Feel Bad on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton talks about Happy Together on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Two Lost Souls on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane talks about Jane Fonda in Five Acts on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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