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

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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
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