Saturday, February 16, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Chris Rock to Direct and Executive Produce Kenan Thompson NBC Pilot; Carson Daly Moving On From Last Call

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about Chris Rock taking a role behind the scenes for a new Kenan Thompson comedy (and in turn, Kenan Thompson taking a role behind the scenes for a Nickelodeon reboot), we're learning of a delay "until further notice" for a new season of Cosmos, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Chris Rock is on board to direct and executive produce the NBC comedy pilot Saving Kenan, starring Kenan Thompson. (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, Kenan Thompson is on board to be executive producer for a revival of the Nickelodeon series All That. (Variety)
  • Here is some advice for any president wanting to declare a national emergency: don't do it on a weekday at 11 AM, because CBS can't let viewers miss The Price is Right. (The Hill)
  • The second season of Cosmos won't be premiering on Fox in March as planned. (Variety
  • It's easy to forget that Last Call with Carson Daly even exists, as it is more often than not in reruns and doesn't resemble a talk show in any way whatsoever, but now Carson Daly is stepping down from hosting the show, although the show itself will stick around with a new host (and perhaps a new format?). (Deadline)
  • Nasim Pedrad has a comedy pilot where she plays a Persian teenage boy in the works that has been stalled for years, but now it looks as TBS may be ready to make it a reality. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Bounce TV will soon be airing Moesha and The Game. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 22)
Diff'rent Strokes Cast
  • Decades is binging on Diff'rent Strokes this weekend.
  • The third season of Ransom debuts tonight on CBS.
  • A new season of Survivor begins Wednesday on CBS.
  • Bounce will begin airing Moesha and The Game effective Monday.
  • The Canadian sitcom Workin' Moms debuts in the US on Friday, on Netflix.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


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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