Saturday, October 06, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Chuck Lorre Working on New CBS Sitcom Starring Billy Gardell; TV Adaptation of Heathers to Finally Air

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Now that the fall season has sort of set in (aside from The CW, which is just getting started this week), we're into a pattern of normalcy before the new shows start getting cancelled and midseason replacements pop up. But just because it's a new season doesn't mean networks aren't already looking toward next season, and CBS is doing just that. Plus, we have some news about the TV adaptation of Heathers, which will finally see the light of day following countless delays. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Chuck Lorre and CBS is a pair that just will seemingly never part, and this week, we learned that another Chuck Lorre sitcom on CBS starring Billy Gardell may be in the works. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • In what has perhaps been the longest running effort to get a movie developed into a TV series and constantly shelved due to production company changes, network changes, and even school shootings, it seems that the TV adaptation of Heathers will finally have a chance to air on Paramount Network later this month. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Conners has added Justin Long to the cast as a love interest for Darlene. (TheWrap)
  • Not a lot of people may have noticed, but Conan O'Brien quietly said goodbye to his hourlong talk show this week, a format that he has worked in for 25 years, for a whole new half hour format that will debut in January. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Speaking of Conan O'Brien, a project is in the works to get all 25 years of his shows online for anybody to stream before he returns in January, and the very first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1993 is already up for everybody to see. (Vulture)
  • Antenna TV will be celebrating Halloween with their two witch sitcoms, naturally. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 6 - OCTOBER 12)
  • One Step Beyond is this weekend's Binge on Decades.
  • Cozi TV is airing a Will & Grace "Fabulous Firsts" marathon today.
  • Several season premieres will be airing on The CW throughout the week, including The Flash, RiverdaleSupernatural, Dynasty, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.


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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