Saturday, March 02, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Ready to Reboot Beverly Hills, 90210; Tubi Announces Acquisition of Series from NBCUniversal Library

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It has sadly been a week of sitcom actor deaths, but we promise that not everything that we have this week is bad news. We do have some news of a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as news of some new acquisitions of classic series by the free TV streaming service Tubi. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's official, Fox is bringing back Beverly Hills, 90210, with many members of the original cast. (Variety)
  • Tubi, a free streaming service, has announced some acquisitions from NBCUniversal that will soon be added to the service, including Punky BrewsterThe A-Team, the original Magnum PI, and more. (Multichannel)
  • Actress Katherine Helmond, known for her roles of Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, and also had recurring roles on Coach and Everybody Loves Raymond, has died at age 89. (Deadline
  • Actor Nathaniel Taylor, known for his role of Rollo on Sanford & Son, has died at age 60. (Variety)
  • As if those two deaths aren't enough, Beverley Owen, who played the original Marilyn Munster in the first 13 episodes The Munsters, has also died at age 81. (USA Today)
  • The CW reboot of Dynasty is now losing its Alexis, as Nicolette Sheridan announced she is leaving the series. (Deadline)
  • It's hard to believe, but The Masked Singer has been a huge hit for Fox for some reason. (Variety)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for second season on NBC (and seventh season overall). (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 5)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 1 - MARCH 8)
  • Decades is airing Police Woman all this weekend.
  • Good Girls returns for a second season Sunday night on NBC.
  • NBC has the season premiere of A.P. Bio on Thursday.
  • After airing a tribute to Peter Tork with two episodes of The Monkees last Sunday at 5 PM, the series will now remain on the MeTV lineup in that timeslot.


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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