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

    Thursday, February 21

    The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

    Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

    Mom - "Skippy and the Knowledge Hole" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy finds it challenging to quit smoking, while Bonnie helps Tammy prepare to take the GED test.

    Fam - "Drunk in Love" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    During their engagement party, Clem and Nick are both shocked to learn that the other has been keeping an embarrassing secret about how they met.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Honeypot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

    Will & Grace - "The Pursuit of Happiness" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Grace (Debra Messing) is enlisted by Malcolm (guest star Alec Baldwin) to help him win back Karen's (Megan Mullally) affections. Will's (Eric McCormack) flirtation with his co-worker, Paul (guest star Barrett Foa), takes a turn when details about Paul's home life put Will in an ethical dilemma. And Jack's (Sean Hayes) run-in with Zusanna (guest star Andrea Martin), the sister of his former acting teacher, reignites Jack's passion for performing.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

    Thursday, February 21

    • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Catch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
    • James Spader (The Office) - James stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Kal Penn (Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

    Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

    01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
    01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
    01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
    01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
    01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
    01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
    01/29 - Kidding - Season One
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
    02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
    02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
    02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
    02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
    02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
    02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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