Saturday, April 14, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Mad About You Reboot One Step Closer to Reality; The Simpsons Addresses Concerns About Character of Apu

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing more about the Mad About You reboot this week, The Simpsons has dealt with the complaints about the stereotypes of the character of Apu (and the response has not been very positive, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Admittedly, unlike most series that have been or will be rebooted, Mad About You has not been all that successful in syndication, but that isn't stopping this idea of a reboot from moving forward. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • It was mentioned several months ago that The Simpsons would deal with the complaints about stereotypes of the character of Apu, but they did just that this week and it seems to have not gone over particularly well. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Deadline is always keeping us updated on all of the comings on goings of pilot season each and every week. (Deadline)
  • Tim O'Connor, who starred in Peyton Place (in addition to appearing in many other series), has died at age 90. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Carol Burnett can never win too many awards, and her latest is a Peabody. (Variety)
  • The second season of Trial & Error has a premiere date on NBC. (SitcomsOnline)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 14 - APRIL 20)
    • Johnny Galecki will reprise his role of David on the reboot of Roseanne on Tuesday night on ABC.
    • Whether you're sick of hearing the name Roseanne or get excited every time you hear it, the original series will begin airing on Paramount Network on Wednesday.
    • It's a 77 Sunset Strip marathon for Decades this weekend.
    • In case you missed it, the revival of Lost in Space debuted on Netflix yesterday.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Wednesday, October 17

    The Goldbergs - "Hersheypark" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Adam discovers Beverly has been manipulating him with guilt letters when he tells his mother he doesn’t want her to chaperone the school trip to Hersheypark. Meanwhile, after attending Career Night, Geoff realizes he doesn’t want to be an eye doctor like his father.

    American Housewife - "Enemies: An Otto Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Anna-Kat runs for the Green Chair position in the school election against Chloe Brown Mueller’s daughter, which results in Katie and Chloe turning their kids’ election into a feud of their own. Meanwhile, Greg becomes concerned that Taylor’s new friend Pierce (Milo Manheim) is trying to steal her away from Trip, causing Greg to intervene and scheme to prevent it.

    Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Haley can’t seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria’s, and might be overstaying her welcome.

    Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Does a Clip Show" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times; as everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang's current reality becomes altered.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

    Wednesday, October 17

    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Watch Busy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Lecy chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Michael, Lecy and Maya Lynne Robinson will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Geoffrey Owens (The Cosby Show) - Geoffrey drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Cedric and Tichina are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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

    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

    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
    10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
    10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
    10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
    10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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