Saturday, June 02, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: So Now What for Roseanne?; ABC Contemplating Sue Heck Spinoff for The Middle

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Well, it's been a fascinating week of sitcom news this week (normally the week of Memorial Day is the kick off to our slow season, but not this time!), to say the least. This week, Roseanne made history by dethroning Bridget Loves Bernie as the highest rated series to ever be canceled. We're also hearing about potential replacements for Roseanne, including a spinoff of the series as well as the spinoff of a completely uncontroversial ABC sitcom about a midwestern family. We promise, nothing that we're reporting this week is being reported under the influence of any sort of prescription sleep medication, so let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We're sure everybody knows the whole story about Roseanne by now. But is anybody seriously surprised that Roseanne ended up going down because of a controversy with the star, or are we just surprised it happened so soon? (People)
  • Meanwhile, it seems that a Roseanne spinoff starring Sara Gilbert's character of Darlene may be under consideration, although there are some obstacles, including concerns that Roseanne would still receive residuals. (Vulture)
  • If a spinoff about Roseanne's daughter doesn't work out, could 2019 finally be the "year of Sue Heck?" Maybe, as ABC is contemplating a spinoff of The Middle starring Eden Sher. (Deadline)
  • Speaking of The Middle, that series recently ended after nine seasons, and Vox is asking the exact same thing that we've been asking all of these years: why didn't the series ever get the level of love and attention that it deserved? (Vox)
  • It seems that the TV adaptation of Heathers has been talked about forever, and was even given a premiere date on Paramount Network (after originally being planned for TV Land), but now it seems it has been scrapped completely. (Deadline)
  • Antenna TV is going to celebrate Father's Day with a Silver Spoons marathon. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS


    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JUNE 5)
    • South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98): All of these seasons later, and Comedy Central is still cranking out more seasons of the popular Comedy Central series.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 2 - JUNE 8)
    • Every channel that was airing Roseanne has pulled the series, but if you absolutely need your Roseanne fix, it seems it is still streaming on Amazon Prime for the time being.
    • While we're at it, The Cosby Show (side note: why is it that Carsey Werner has this sort of luck with their stars?) is still on Amazon Prime too.
    • Younger and Teachers both return to TV Land for new episodes on Tuesday.
    • This weekend's binge on Decades is Here Come the Brides.
    • The last half of the final season of Nashville begins Thursday on CMT.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Monday, June 18

    Mom - "Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bonnie locks horns with Jill’s “inner strength” coach, Miranda (Kristin Chenoweth). Also, Christy struggles to bounce back after being rejected from law school.

    Man with a Plan - "Battle of the Sexists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck.

    Andi Mack - "Truth or Truth" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When the power goes out in Shadyside, a day of fun and games sheds light on unexpected revelations.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18)

    Monday, June 18

    • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Watch Jermaine on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
    • Bianca Lawson (Goode Behavior/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Bianca is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather drops by Steve, so check your local listings.
    • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Working Class/Reba) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about Hotel Transylvania 3 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Craig T. Nelson (Coach) - Craig cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
    • Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton (Teachers) - Katie and Katy talk about Teachers on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

    Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

    06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
    06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
    06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
    06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
    06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
    06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
    06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
    06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
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