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

    Monday, October 22

    The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Housewarming" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Dave and Gemma decide to invite the Butlers to their housewarming party. However, when everyone but Calvin accepts, Dave decides he’s finally had enough of Calvin’s refusal to welcome him to town.

    Happy Together - "About Your Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    When Claire gets sick, Jake is determined to prove that he can take care of her without relying on her parents, Bonnie and Gerald.

    Andi Mack - "It's a Dilemma" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Andi's plans for a group outing with Buffy, Cyrus and Jonah are interrupted by Walker; Bowie's new guitar student proves to be a challenge; Cyrus seeks an alternative to P.E. and ends up in a dance class.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

    Monday, October 22

    • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Watch Juliette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse visits The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
    • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
    • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on the BUILD Series at 12pm.


    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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