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)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (APRIL 17)



    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

    Thursday, August 16

    The Big Bang Theory - "The Athenaeum Allocation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Leonard jumps through hoops to help secure the perfect wedding venue for Sheldon and Amy. Also, Bernadette and Wolowitz have a hard time deciding who should stay at home with the kids and who should go back to work. John Ross Bowie returns as Kripke.

    Young Sheldon - "Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassman who introduces him to a new field of science. Also, Mary and George disagree on how to handle Sheldon’s blossoming social life.

    Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "A Family Affair" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    With the retrial of Jesse Ray Beaumont looming, the team digs into Lavinia's past to gain some fresh insight into the case.

    Trial & Error: Lady, Killer - "Bad Instincts" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    With Lavinia eliminated as a suspect in Chet Peck's murder, Josh struggles with his defense for Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, Dwayne enjoys his new life as a Peck.

    American Woman - "Obstacle's Assets" (Paramount Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    After a mistake at work, Bonnie deals with the repercussions; Kathleen has a major win at her casting office and feels reinvigorated by her burgeoning career; Diana makes a connection with her boss.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 13)

    Thursday, August 16

    • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Matt Groening (Creator of The Simpsons/Futurama) - Matt is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) and Nicholas D'Agosto (Trial & Error) - Kristin and Nicholas are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Alyssa Milano (Insatiable/Romantically Challenged/Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa talks about Insatiable on Couch Surfing on PeopleTV at 8am.
    • Regina Hall (Insecure/Grandfathered) - Regina talks about Support Our Girls on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
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