Saturday, September 22, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix Orders Multi-Camera Sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin; Three New Seasons of Bob's Burgers on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a very busy week of news this week, and we're here with just some of those highlights. Additionally, this coming Monday is the real kickoff of the fall TV season, so there are lots of season premieres to catch up on throughout the week. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Netflix has given a 20 episode order to No Good Nick, a multi-camera sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin. (Deadline)
  • Kenan Thompson could finally be leaving Saturday Night Live after all of these years if an idea for a sitcom project that is in the works makes it to air.  (Deadline)
  • Speaking of Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase isn't too pleased with the series these days, though to be fair, a lot of people aren't too pleased with Chevy Chase either these days. (Washington Post)
  • The fifteenth season of Grey's Anatomy hasn't debuted yet, but some are wondering if the sixteenth season (which won't even debut for another year) may be the last for the series, after Ellen Pompeo dropped some hints that she may be ready to move on in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. (Deadline
  • The Emmy Awards were a rating dud this year, and even more so than ever before. But one highlight of the ceremony was a special appearance from Betty White. (CNN)
  • Julie Chen... err, Julie Chen Moonves... officially quit her role on the CBS series The Talk this week, but her contract will continue for a while longer on Big Brother, and she seems to be interested in staying in that role. (TV Insider)
  • If you didn't watch the Emmys, we have a list of the winners. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 25)

  • Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series (DVD, $39.98): In an era where rare black and white TV series are hard to come by on DVD, this surprise release brings something new.
  • Bob's Burgers - The Complete Sixth Season (DVD, $29.95), Bob's Burgers - The Complete Seventh Season (DVD, $29.95), and Bob's Burgers - The Complete Eighth Season (DVD, $29.95): Though none are available for pre-order yet, TVShowsOnDVD reports that all three of these releases will be available on Tuesday as MOD products.
  • Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season (DVD, $29.98): Warner Archive moves ahead with the next season of the classic TGIF favorite in this DVD release.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21)
    • Decades will be airing Hawaii Five-0 for this weekend's Binge.
    • On Monday night, you can catch the season premieres of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon on CBS.
    • The ABC Wednesday night sitcom lineup kicks off this week with season premieres of The Goldbergs, American Housewife, Modern Family, and the series premiere of Single Parents.
    • The new season of South Park debuts on Wednesday night on Comedy Central, and you can catch it on the network (almost) all day long until then.
    • The season premieres of Murphy Brown and Mom will air on Thursday on CBS.
    • NBC has the hourlong season premiere of The Good Place on Thursday.
    • On Friday, The Cool Kids will debut on Fox, along with the season premiere of Last Man Standing.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Saturday, October 20

    Henry Danger - "Flabber Gassed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    After acting too confident before a fight, Kid Danger and Captain Man are sprayed with Flabber Gas making them powerless to defeat a new villain in Swellview; Schwoz puts the heroes in Exo-Suits which Charlotte and Jasper control.

    Knight Squad - "Fright Night" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    After the Princess defies her father's orders and attends the Party of Darkness, the Shadow Ghost appears and threatens to possess her, forcing the Phoenix Squad to fight to save their friend.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

    Friday, October 19

    • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Nick Jonas (Jonas LA) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
    • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa makes a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Regina Hall (Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
    • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on GMA Day at 1pm.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween on People Now at 12pm.
    • Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains/Phenom/Maybe This Time) and Ennis Esmer (You Me Her/Red Oaks) - Ashley and Ennis talk about Blindspot on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her new children's book Candace Center Stage on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


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

    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

    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
    10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
    10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
    10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
    10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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