Saturday, November 17, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Buys Rural Comedy From "Liberal Redneck" Trae Crowder; Crossover Event Planned for Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're already in to Thanksgiving week, and after Thursday, it's going to be all Christmas everywhere! But before that, let's take a moment to sit back and breathe and enjoy these last few moments of fall, as this week, we're hearing about a new comedy from ABC featuring a man known as the "Liberal Redneck," a crossover for The Big Bang Theory, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's been under consideration for over a year, but now, ABC has bought a rural comedy that features Trae Crowder, who is known for his stage persona of the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline)
  • It probably isn't a big surprise that there is going to be a crossover event between The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. (Vulture)
  • Roy Clark, host of the long-running series Hee Haw, has died at age 85. (New York Times)
  • One has to wonder how much of a future awards shows have on TV, as they are all collectively getting lower and lower ratings every year. This week, it was the Country Music Awards that saw record low ratings. (Deadline)
  • It just wouldn't be Christmas without a newly colorized I Love Lucy episode, and CBS will be doing that yet again this year, along with some newly colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. (SitcomsOnline)

TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 20) HOME MEDIA RELEASE

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season



WEEKLY PLANNER (NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23)
  • Decades has a binge marathon of Barnaby Jones this weekend.
  • Steve Carrell makes his return to comedy as host of Saturday Night Live tonight.
  • ABC will have A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Wednesday night.
  • You can spend all Thanksgiving weekend with the Seavers, as Antenna TV will be airing every single episode of Growing Pains all weekend long, starting Wednesday night.
  • We don't normally point out the airing of a single episode of a classic series that regularly airs on a network anyway, but we'll make an exception for this one since it's a timely favorite: the "Turkey's Away" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati will air both Sunday at 7:30PM ET and Thursday at 9:30PM ET on MeTV.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, December 10

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stolen Sneakers" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Malcolm is robbed and won’t reveal the culprit, Calvin and Dave team up to crack the case of the missing sneakers. Also, Tina takes a unique approach to teaching Gemma self-defense.

Happy Together - "Home Insecurity" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When one of Cooper’s stalkers sneaks into Jake and Claire’s house, they reluctantly decide to install a home security system.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Monday, December 10

  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show) - Wilmer is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Odette Annable (Breaking In) - Odette and her husband Dave talk about Freeform's No Sleep 'Til Christmas on Access Live (check your local listings), on E! News at 7pm on E! and on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles at 9:15am PT.
  • Robert Townsend (The Parent 'Hood) - Robert talks about Making the Five Heartbeats on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake talks about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
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
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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