Saturday, February 23, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Young Sheldon Gets Two Year Renewal; Warner Archive Wraps Up DVD Releases of Alice and The Wayans Bros.

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing about a two season renewal for a popular CBS sitcom, three new DVD releases from Warner Archive (including two that will wrap up some series), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Big Bang Theory may be ending, but Young Sheldon isn't going anywhere anytime soon, as it has been renewed for two seasons. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • With Jusie Smollett accused of pulling off a publicity stunt that has backfired spectacularly and made everybody turn against him, his character will be removed from some of the remaining episodes of Empire for this season. (Variety
  • Helen Hunt says she is sure that a Mad About You reboot will happen, but has given up on guessing when that'll be. (Deadline)
  • David Horowitz, the consumer advocate who often appeared on sitcoms (including ALF and Silver Spoons) in that same role, has died at age 81. (Deadline)
  • Mindy Kaling has worked with NBC Universal for almost all of her career, but now she is making a move over to Warner Bros. to develop, write, and produce new series. (Variety)
  • Peter Tork, one of The Monkees, has died at age 77. (NPR)
  • Netflix has announced a date for part 2 of the fifth season of Arrested Development. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (FEBRUARY 26)

What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1)
  • Decades is "movin' on up" with a binge of The Jeffersons this weekend.
  • The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday night on ABC.
  • MeTV has a tribute to Peter Tork with two episodes of The Monkees that will air on Sunday at 5 PM.


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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