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

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) 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
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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