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

Monday, February 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to Malcolm's Job" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Tina agrees to give Grover piano lessons and her son Malcolm lands a job in retail sales, neither Butler has a first day that goes quite according to plan.

Man with a Plan - "Put Him on the Ground" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam sees a kid push Emme, he convinces Teddy to dish out some old-school justice to defend his younger sister, to Andi’s dismay. Also, Adam and Don persuade Joe to hire a nurse to help out after his upcoming knee surgery. Ron Funches guest stars as Funches, Joe’s home nurse.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Monday, February 18

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Watch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Truth Be Told) - Mark-Paul visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate chats about her new Netflix show The Umbrella Academy on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Enemy Within on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


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

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth 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
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