Saturday, October 27, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Gives Series Order to Amy Poehler Animated Comedy; Popular Character Being Written Out of The Simpsons

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a slow news week headed into Halloween, although we do have plenty of things for you to watch over the next few days in preparation for Halloween! Also, we're hearing about a new animated sitcom for Fox, a popular character being written out of another animated sitcom on Fox, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Duncanville, an animated sitcom from Amy Poehler, has landed a series order at Fox. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The character of Apu on The Simpsons is one that has become controversial in the past year, and now, it looks as if the character will be written out of the series, with no explanation at all. (Mashable)
  • The Jerry Springer Show has quietly been canceled, although it continues to air in reruns this season both in syndication as well as on The CW (which is airing some unaired episodes as well), but the host is hoping to make his return to air as a courtroom judge next year. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Megyn Kelly's will not be returning to Today following her comments during what otherwise would have been an unremarkable Halloween discussion earlier this week. (NPR)
  • It's not even Halloween, but The CW is ready for Christmas. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2)

Great News
  • Decades has Thriller all this weekend.
  • Decades will be making a slight change to their daily lineup on Monday, as they add Dark Shadows and The Fugitive every weeknight at midnight ET.
  • Heathers continues on Paramount Network through Monday night.
  • Cozi has a marathon of The Munsters for Sunday.
  • Antenna TV celebrates Halloween with a (short) marathon of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch on Tuesday, followed by an entire day of Bewitched on Wednesday.
  • ABC has some new Halloween themed episodes of sitcoms on Tuesday, including The Conners, which continues a tradition that Roseanne held for years.
  • FXX is airing a daylong marathon of "Treehouse of Horror" episodes of The Simpsons on Tuesday.
  • Continuing with the theme of "The Simpsons Did It!," Comedy Central is airing the scariest episodes of South Park on Tuesday as well.
  • Netflix has the final season of House of Cards on Friday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, March 21

Superstore - "Blizzard" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With a massive snowstorm beating down on St. Louis -- and an unsympathetic home office -- the Cloud 9 employees and customers get snowed in, leading to escalating tensions and infighting.

A.P. Bio - "Wednesday Morning, 8 AM" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In the hectic 30 minutes that start every day at Whitlock, Jack tries to retrieve his massage chair from Whitlock's intriguing payroll accountant, Lynette; Durbin and Helen prepare for the morning announcements; Michelle gives a eulogy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Therapist" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Charles brings Jake into a case when a therapist reports one of his patients missing; Holt finds out Rosa has a new girlfriend that everyone else has met; Amy believes she has accidentally received a package meant for Terry.

Will & Grace - "Conscious Coupling" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When both of their boyfriends ask to move in, Will and Grace use each other as an excuse to get out of it; a snowstorm traps Karen at the office and Jack in an elevator, where he reunites with old flame Drew and tests his commitment to monogamy.

Better Things - "Monsters in the Moonlight" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam deals with monsters.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Thursday, March 21

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men) - Amber appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Matt is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/Up All Night/Runing Wilde) - Will appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina talks about The Oath on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


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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