Saturday, May 05, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to End After Four Seasons; Last Man Standing Closer to Making a Return

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about the end of a popular Netflix series, more about the reboot of Last Man Standing, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be coming to an end after the upcoming fourth season, and will potentially end with a movie to tie things up (four seasons and a movie?). (Deadline)
  • The rumors are getting real, it looks like Last Man Standing will be coming back and airing on Fox, although it isn't clear how exactly it will fit into their lineup. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Jeffrey Tambor was infamously fired from his own series, Transparent, but that isn't stopping him from returning for the fifth season of Arrested Development. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • ABC's American Idol reboot isn't the most talked about thing on TV (as the series was in the very early years on Fox), but it's still a solid performer and will return next year for a second season on ABC. (Variety
  • Bill Cosby's name can no longer be found on the Television Academy's Hall of Fame website. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Will it be renewed or canceled? Here are some predictions from our weekly Fri-Yay feature. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MAY 8)


  • Police Woman - The Complete Fourth and Final Season (DVD, $34.99): Here is another one to add to the list of series that we never thought would be completed on DVD (but were after all), the classic crime drama starring Angie Dickinson arrives in this release.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 5 - MAY 11)
  • Saturday Night Live has Donald Glover as the host tonight, and Childish Gambino is the musical guest (for those unaware, they are the same person).
  • Go grab a glass of milk and join Barnaby Jones, as that is the binge this weekend on Decades.
  • Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition will begin Friday on CBS.
  • The third season of Bill Nye Saves the World starts Friday on Netflix.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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