Saturday, July 21, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Comedy Central Acquires Animated Comedy Favorites; Shout! to Release Saved by the Bell Collection With Previously Unreleased Episodes

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning of some new acquisitions for Comedy Central, new content from Sony classic TV favorites for a free streaming service that you may have never heard of, and news of Saved by the Bell DVDs that will actually bring an entire season worth of previously unreleased episodes to DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Comedy Central has acquired King of the Hill (which will begin airing on Monday) and The Cleveland Show (which will begin airing in the fall), but for now, it appears that King of the Hill will be limited to late nights at awkward times. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Pluto TV, a free live streaming service that you can watch on smart TVs and various streaming media devices, has announced a deal with Sony, and it will include TV titles such as Bewitched and Charlie’s Angels. (Deadline)
  • The Magnum, PI reboot and Hawaii Five-0 will have a crossover event to bring both shows in to the same universe. (TV Guide)
  • If you’ve got $1.85 million, you can buy the house used for the exterior on The Brady Bunch, and we’d really like to see somebody buy it who isn’t planning to tear it down. (Deadline)
  • Freeform and Up TV have both acquired reruns of Fresh Off the Boat. (Broadcasting & Cable)
  • Roseanne has made a video on YouTube that she recorded from her “own personal studio” (we assume that it’s her living room) where she explains why she thinks that she was fired, and it is clear that all is not well with her. (Deadline)
  • Rugrats is returning to Nickelodeon with new episodes. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • TVShowsOnDVD.com no longer exists as a website, but they do still exist on Facebook, and this week, they brought us news about Shout! Factory’s upcoming DVD release of Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection, which will not only include every episode of the series, but will also include the previously unreleased Good Morning, Miss Bliss episodes as well as the long out-of-print Saved by the Bell: The College Years.

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JULY 24)



WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 21 - JULY 27)
  • The sixth season of Orange is the New Black comes to Netflix on Friday.
  • King of the Hill begins airing on Comedy Central very late on Monday night (or early Tuesday morning, depending upon how you look at it), at 3:40 AM.
  • This weekend, Decades is airing a binge of Ripley's Believe it or Not.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 9

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

Rel - "Hate & Hip Hop" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 3)

Friday, December 7

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Alex appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sinbad (Rel/The Sinbad Show/A Different World) - Sinbad is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Homegrown Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dondre Whitfield (Hidden Hills/Inside Schwartz/Between Brothers/The Crew) - Dondre is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani cooks up holiday recipes from her new cookbook on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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