Saturday, December 22, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Beverly Hills, 90210 Reboot Being Shopped; NBC Cancels Marlon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're entering into an extended holiday weekend with Christmas coming up on Tuesday, but as has been the case so often in recent weeks, the news isn't as slow as it typically has been around this time of the year in years past! This week, we're hearing about another reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 (one that fans of the original series may appreciate this time), the cancellation of an NBC summer comedy, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • A reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 is seemingly in the works, with the original cast intact. (Variety)
  • NBC has quietly cancelled the series Marlon. (Hollywood Reporter
  • We typically don't cover Donald Trump tweets here at all, but one this week caught our attention, as he posted a 2005 Emmy Awards video clip of himself singing the Green Acres theme song along with Megan Mullally, and it seems that Mullally is a little more than slightly embarrassed by this coming back to life. (Deadline)
  • Ethel Ayler, who played Claire Huxtable's mother on The Cosby Show (among many other roles in her career), has died at age 88. (Deadline)
  • TBS has new American Dad episodes on the way in February. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 28)
Family Cast
  • MeTV will be airing six of Penny Marshall's favorite episodes of Laverne & Shirley (as shared by Marshall three years ago) on Sunday beginning at 2:00pm ET.
  • It's a weekend of the classic drama Family on Decades this weekend.
  • Fox goes way back into the archives to air the first episode of The Simpsons (the Christmas episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire") on Sunday night.
  • Antenna TV has two whole days of Christmas programming beginning Monday morning.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 19

Henry Danger - "Part 3: A New Hero" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Schwoz works to create an antivirus to stop an evil plan; Kid Danger and Captain Man battle a villain; Kid Danger's heroism is put to the ultimate test as they fight to save the world.

Cousins for Life - "Hot Dog Day Afternoon" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy and Stuart are surprised to find themselves at odds when Ivy and her mom wage a protest against Stuart's favorite chain restaurant.

Knight Squad - "End of the Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An injured Princess Eliza informs the kingdom that evil Ryker is near the all-powerful Armor of Astoria; Arc and Ciara race to its location, but a shocking betrayal allows Ryker to take the armor and reclaim Astoria's throne.

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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