Saturday, May 26, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Plans Next Live Musical; Step by Step Finally Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about NBC's next live musical, we're learning that ABC is cancelling one of their daytime series, and we're hearing about the release of the first season of a very popular sitcom from the 90s TGIF lineup on ABC. In addition, it's a holiday weekend, so we've got plenty of marathons to enjoy on TV. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • NBC has chosen their next live musical, and it will be Hair. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is shaking up their daytime lineup by cancelling The Chew and giving Good Morning America an extra hour. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC's The Middle came to an end this week, and the co-creator is reflecting back on the past nine seasons. (Deadline)
  • In what is probably a surprise to nobody, Fox has cancelled LA to Vegas. (Deadline)
  • FX has renewed Baskets for a fourth season. (Variety)
  • In perhaps another sign that physical media is in decline (we still love it around here), TVShowsOnDVD.com has officially closed this week, although the site has some yet-to-be-revealed plans to continue a presence on Facebook and Twitter. (The Digital Bits
  • As always, MeTV is bringing back their Summer of Me lineup, and The Jeffersons and Charlie's Angels will be part of that lineup this year. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

    • We've already had one big story that has likely been missed by many due to the demise of TVShowsOnDVD.com, and that is Warner Archive will be releasing Step by Step - The Complete First Season on June 12.


    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MAY 29)



    WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 26 - JUNE 1)
    • SundanceTV is celebrating the Memorial Day weekend with a marathon of M*A*S*H that doesn't end until Monday night.
    • The Streets of San Francisco is this weekend's binge on Decades.
    • MeTV begins a new lineup on Monday, which will feature new additions The Jeffersons and Charlie's Angels.
    • Nash Bridges is coming to H&I, and it all begins with a 14 hour marathon on Monday.
    • Arrested Development returns for a fifth season on Netflix on Thursday.
    • Also on Netflix this week, on Friday, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns for a fourth season.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, June 25

    The Conners - "There Won't Be Blood" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    It’s Halloween, the favorite time of year for the Conners, but an email from the school banning certain costumes, including Mark’s, sets off an argument between Dan and Darlene. Jackie introduces someone new to the family at the Halloween party and insists that Dan vet him, only to immediately wish that she hadn’t.

    American Housewife - "Highs and Lows" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    As Oliver and Taylor stumble through their love lives, Katie begins to miss the spontaneity and unpredictability of being young and in love. Meanwhile, Kathryn’s (Wendie Malick) plan to soothe Oliver’s heartbreak backfires when she tracks down an old boyfriend, Dan (Gregory Harrison), and he is not as she remembers. At the same time, Anna-Kat makes strides at school when Franklin is stuck at home with the chickenpox, forcing her to make a new friend.

    Modern Family - "A Sketchy Area" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Phil stumbles into an exciting new career after dropping by Luke’s college; while Claire deals with her dad, Jay, and the merger of Pritchett’s Closets with a tech-savvy, hipper company. Meanwhile, Mitch’s new high-profile case as an assistant district attorney is marred by an unflattering courtroom sketch by the resident artist (Dan Levy).

    The Goldbergs - "My Valentine Boy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    With Geoff’s help, Erica and Valley Erica find a new band member to replace Lainey, but Barry convinces Geoff the new band member is trying to steal Erica from him. Meanwhile, Adam and Murray try to out-gift each other so that neither of them has to go to Valentine’s Day dinner with Beverly.

    Modern Family - "Torn Between Two Lovers" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    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.

    black-ish - "Son of a Pitch" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Junior is working at Stevens & Lido as an intern and takes some time to find his footing; but when he offers an idea during a pitch meeting, Dre immediately puts him in his place. Meanwhile, Bow has a meeting with one of Kyra’s teachers and learns that she has an aptitude for chemistry, but Kyra doesn’t want to transfer to a magnet school.

    The Detour - "The Return" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Following a breakthrough, the Parkers return to their hometown to find their daughter.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 24)

    Tuesday, June 25

    • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance) - Ben and Katja are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/White Famous/The War at Home) - Michael visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Pefect) and Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias/Cristela) - Sherri and Gabriel talk about Mr. Iglesias on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has the biggest music stars from Season 16, including Ariana, so check your local listings.
    • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate cooks up a meat sauce made with bacon on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about Family Pictures on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about America's Got Talent on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

    Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two

    04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
    04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
    04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
    04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
    05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
    05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
    05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
    05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
    05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
    05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
    06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
    06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
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