Saturday, March 09, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Kyle MacLachlan Joins CBS Pilot Starring Patricia Heaton; Simpsons Episode Featuring Michael Jackson Pulled From Syndication

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We have more TV actor deaths this week, sadly, but we're also hearing about an update on a CBS pilot starring Patricia Heaton, an episode of The Simpsons that is being pulled from syndication, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Kyle MacLachlan has joined the cast of the CBS pilot, Carol's Second Act, which if it makes it to air would mark yet another sitcom for Patricia Heaton. (Variety)
  • The "Stark Raving Dad" episode of The Simpsons, which featured Michael Jackson, is being pulled from syndication and streaming media (but if you have the DVDs, which we still love around here, they can't take that away from you). (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek revealed that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer this week. (NPR)
  • It seems that we've entered into another period of deaths for classic TV stars again, and this week, Airwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent has died. (People)
  • Actor Luke Perry died this week, which marks a first for Generation X as they have seen a beloved actor of their generation die from something that "old people" die of. (NBC/Today)
  • Mad About You is coming back in rebooted form, and on a somewhat new outlet. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 12)

Alice - The Complete Ninth Season
  • Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (DVD, $24.99): We would have never guessed this would have ever been wrapped up on DVD, but low and behold, Warner Archive has finished up Alice on DVD with this release.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 9 - MARCH 15)
  • Decades has a binge of Cannon this weekend.
  • New episodes of Arrested Development land 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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