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

Monday, March 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Man with a Plan - "Hotel Hanky Panky" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi are eager to book a night away in a hotel after Teddy keeps sleeping in their bed. Also, Kate is allowed to stay home alone but doesn’t follow Adam and Andi’s strict rules.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Imitation Perturbation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Wolowitz dresses up as Sheldon for Halloween, Sheldon seeks retaliation at Leonard and Penny’s Halloween party. Also, Leonard is shocked that Penny doesn’t remember their first kiss.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Grover's Birthday" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dave and Gemma’s elaborate plans for Grover’s 7th birthday party go awry, Malcolm and Marty come to the rescue. Also, Calvin’s choice of gift winds up sending one person to the hospital.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Monday, March 18

  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Watch Adam on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance) - Ben and Katja are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Chris Meloni (Surviving Jack/Misery Loves Company/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

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
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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