Saturday, September 01, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Releases Teaser for The Conners; New Streaming Service for Classic Nickelodeon Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's here, the final weekend of "unofficial summer" as Labor Day is upon us. So you know it's almost time to start watching all of your favorite fall TV series as kids go back to school (if they haven't already), start eating and drinking pumpkin spice everything, get ready for Halloween, and of course, get ready for the new fall season! But before all of that, we've got another week of news, including some news about The Conners, a key actress leaving Shameless, and more. Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Roseanne reboot is about to be rebooted again (or made into a spinoff, however you choose to look at it) this fall when The Conners debuts on ABC on October 16, and the network has released their first teaser for the new season. While not much is known yet, it seems the character of Roseanne will be killed off. (Deadline)
  • Actress Emmy Rossum has announced that she will be leaving the Showtime series Shameless, which has made people wonder how the show will be able to continue without her. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • In case you needed yet another streaming service to subscribe to, there is now NickSplat, which features classic Nickelodeon series. (Mashable)
  • NBC had a bit of an awkward moment last Saturday night while breaking the news of John McCain's death, in particular at the end, when they returned viewers back to their regularly scheduled program. In this case, it involved cutting into the middle of a bizarre "half-naked dolphin dance" on a rerun of America's Got Talent. (Deadline)
  • For decades, HBO has been a home for very adult themed TV series and movies in the late night hours, but recently, the network has removed that programming from their lineup and their streaming products, citing that viewer interest has declined. (LA Times)
  • Big Mouth will return to Netflix on October 5. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Murphy Brown is coming back to CBS in the fall, and Antenna TV is preparing a special marathon not only for that, but also another one later in the fall for the 30th anniversary of the series. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • While they note that there is no official confirmation or information from the studio, TVShowsOnDVD has discovered that it seems Fox has planned complete series releases for both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Reba. Both have already been released entirely as individual seasons and there is no word on whether this will be all of them bundled as one or if it will offer something new.
  • Police Story - Season Three will arrive on DVD on September 25.

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 4)

  • The Goldbergs - The Complete Fifth Season (DVD, $26.99): The most recent season of the ABC sitcom arrives on DVD in this release.
  • Superstore - Season Three (DVD, $29.98): The third season of the NBC comedy arrives on DVD in this release.
  • Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season (DVD, $39.99; Blu-ray, $24.99): The first season of the spinoff of The Big Bang Theory arrives on DVD in this release that will be available as a wide retail release, and a Blu-ray version is also available from Warner Archive.

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 1 - SEPTEMBER 7)
  • If you're looking for ridiculously long marathons that run until Tuesday, getTV is airing Walker, Texas Ranger, Hallmark Drama is airing Little House on the Prairie, and Sundance TV is airing M*A*S*H.
  • Decades always has a marathon every weekend, of course, and this weekend it is Police Woman.
  • Speaking of Decades, the network will either leave the air or move to another channel in some markets on Monday, as a new digital network, StartTV, debuts and replaces it on CBS owned-and-operated stations. StartTV will feature series such as The Good Wife, Cold Case, Medium, and more.
  • MeTV has a new lineup starting Monday, which you can see details about here.
  • Antenna TV has a marathon of Alice planned for Monday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, September 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "A Man to Share the Night With" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Michelle Kwan comes in second place at the Olympics, Jessica tries to keep it from Emery and Evan, only to get caught up in an elaborate conspiracy theory that leads them seeking answers from Nancy Kerrigan. Meanwhile, Louis changes Eddie’s bedtime to spend more quality time together watching Letterman, but feels slighted when Eddie spends his newfound free time elsewhere.

Speechless - "A-C-- ACTION" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ’s thrilled when he is chosen by his classmates to film his horror movie project, but soon the pressure of directing gets to him. Meanwhile, Dylan’s class project reveals a family secret; and Jimmy’s suggestions for the neighbor’s house construction project backfires for the DiMeos.

black-ish - "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre and Bow confront gender biases of their own after finding out that both Junior and Zoey have become sexually active. Meanwhile, Ruby is hurt when she finds out that Jack and Diane have been hanging out with a friend’s grandmother after school.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

Wrecked - "Ballers" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Attempting to hide from the others during The Hunt, Pack and Jess run into a new threat on the island.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Tuesday, September 18

  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Catch Queen Latifah on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Star on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan talks about her movie A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. on Chatter at 8pm.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara) - Brie talks about Captain Marvel on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about Nappily Ever After on GMA Day on ABC at 1pm.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Dr. Oz speaks exclusively with the woman whose tweet ignited a media firestorm. They ask the tough questions on everyone’s minds: What was she thinking when she hit “send”? Then, a panel of influencers and experts weigh in on Roseanne Barr’s answers. Is she a racist? Check your local listings for The Dr. Oz Show.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rosanna Arquette (Sideswiped) - Rosanna talks about her comedy series Sideswiped on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill about The Sinner on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) and Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Kate and Jane talk about Two Lost Souls on the BUILD Series at 3pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
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