Saturday, September 15, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Script for Designing Women Reboot; James Marsden and Ed Asner Cast in Netflix Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We are heading into the final week of "summer TV" as the big kickoff for the fall season comes up in a little over a week, and we've got plenty of reboot news (surprised?), news of Ed Asner being cast in a Netflix series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Designing Women reboot is one step closer to reality this week, with ABC giving a script commitment (and original creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason will be writing it). (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Murphy Brown reboot will debut very soon, and it will take on a lot of issues in the Trump administration, including immigration policy.  (Deadline)
  • The Netflix series Dead to Me, which was already announced to star Christina Applegate, has added James Marsden and Ed Asner to the cast this week. (Variety)
  • A recasting has been made for The Conners, with Maya Lynne Robinson being cast as DJ's wife. (Variety)
  • In one of the biggest non-surprise developments over the past few months, Les Moonves is gone from CBS, and Julie Chen returned to the network to host Big Brother this week, and got everybody's attention when she signed off as Julie Chen Moonves. (Variety)
  • COZI TV is bringing The Office to their lineup in January. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 18)

  • Magnum P.I. - The Complete Series (DVD, $99.98): While it isn't the first time that it has been released, the classic Tom Selleck series comes to DVD in a complete series once again, just in time for the debut of the reboot.

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21)
  • WGN America has a weekend marathon of Married... with Children that runs most of the weekend (with a break overnight), leading up to the addition of the series to the regular lineup next week.
  • You can catch 84 episodes of Get Smart this weekend on The Binge on Decades.
  • The 2018 Emmy Awards will air Monday (not Sunday) on NBC, with hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost.


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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