Saturday, August 25, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Bewitched Reboot in the Works; Warner Archive Plans Busy September Slate

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This upcoming week is the final week of the "unofficial summer," so we've still got this week and next week to contend with somewhat slow news weeks before the fall begins to kick in. But until then, we've got some news about another reboot, speculation as to why The Big Bang Theory is ending, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • This time, Bewitched is being looked at for a reboot, and like most reboots it has a twist too: Samantha and Darren would be an interracial couple. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • We're sure that you've heard by now that The Big Bang Theory is ending after the upcoming season, and while nobody is really certain (at this point) if there was one specific reason, it is believed it may be due to Jim Parsons walking away from the series. (Entertainment Tonight)
  • The Freeform series Young and Hungry was supposed to have a wrap-up movie to tie up any loose ends, but it looks as if that has been scrapped. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Robin Leach, who was famously known as the voice behind the series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, has died this week at age 76. (ABC News)
  • If you ever wanted evidence that people take pleasure in seeing the woes of those whom they oppose politically, just check out the ratings for MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, which has been the most watched (at least with total viewers, not necessarily for the important demographics) cable TV series three nights in a row this week following what has been considered a difficult week for Donald Trump. (Deadline)
  • Summer is just about over, so not surprisingly, it is time for a new MeTV schedule. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (AUGUST 21)

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five (DVD, $39.98): The final season of the series to air on Fox (before it heads over to NBC next season) arrives on DVD in this release.
WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 25 - AUGUST 31)
  • If you haven't already been watching it, Matt Groenig's series Disenchantment has been on Netflix for a little over a week now.
  • Decades will be having a binge of The Commish this weekend.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

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
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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
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