Saturday, October 13, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Patricia Heaton Eyes a Return to TV With CBS Sitcom; VEI Announced Bad News Bears TV Series DVD Release

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Fall is here and in full force, but there are yet still a few more fall season premieres to come... and we'll get those this week at ABC! Meanwhile, we've got news of a possible new sitcom for Patricia Heaton (you didn't think she was going away, did you?), another cast member leaving Shameless, and news of a rare sitcom release from VEI. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Patricia Heaton may be taking a little time off from work for now, but she's ready to jump back into action with yet another new sitcom that is in development at CBS, Carol's Second Act. (Variety)
  • First, Emmy Rossum announced she was leaving Shameless, and now Cameron Monaghan has announced the same, leaving people to wonder how the show can go on with the existing characters. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Actress Peggy McCay, who is mostly known for her long-running role on Days of Our Lives but also had guest starring roles in numerous sitcoms and primetime dramas, has died at age 90. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Even if it was a memorable series that is still watched to this day, Steve Carrell says that new episodes of The Office wouldn't work in today's social climate. (Deadline)
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers will be going live on election night, with MSNBC's Chris Hayes to help discuss everything. (TVLine)
  • We're only barely out of the summer 2018 TV season (arguably it's still winding down as there are still a few fall series that haven't even debuted yet), but The CW is already looking ahead to next summer. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
 The Bad News Bears - All 26 Episodes
  • It's been a very long time since VEI first announced they would be releasing several series from the CBS library on DVD, but they're still chugging along and getting them out, with the short-lived The Bad News Bears - All 26 Episodes announced this week. It will be released on October 31.

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 19)
  • Decades continues their Halloween themed weekend binges this weekend, with a marathon of Ghost Story/Circle of Fear.
  • Seth Meyers returns to his roots at Saturday Night Live tonight as the host.
  • The Alec Baldwin Show will officially premiere Sunday night on ABC, with guests Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson.
  • We're not done with fall premiere season, as the ABC Tuesday night lineup is nothing but season and series debuts, featuring The Conners, The Kids Are All Right, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, and The Rookie.


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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