Saturday, March 08, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Cosby, A Different World, and More Now on Hulu Plus; Fox Renews Three Sitcoms


Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Today, we've got news about new Hulu Plus offerings, some renewals from Fox, and more. Let's get going!

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  • Hulu Plus (Hulu's paid subscription service) has expanded their offerings from the Carsey-Werner library, providing streaming episodes of some of their popular series that were aren't seen as often on DVD and in syndication. Among these new offerings are Cosby, Cybill, A Different World, and Grace Under Fire. (Hulu)
  • Fox gave an early fall renewal to three of their sitcoms this week, including one that appeared to be doomed. This week, it was announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Mindy Project are all being renewed. (Deadline)
  • Game show host Geoff Edwards, best known for hosting game shows such as Jackpot!, The New Treasure Hunt, and Chain Reaction, died this week at the age of 83. Edwards was no stranger to the sitcom world, though, having appeared in episodes of Petticoat Junction, I Dream of Jeannie, and Diff'rent Strokes. (ABC News)
  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who played Kelso and Jackie on That '70s Show (and, by the way, are now engaged in real life) will reunite in the sitcom world on an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men. (SitcomsOnline)

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    RECENT HOME MEDIA REVIEWS ON SITCOMSONLINE

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    • The Cosby Show - Seasons 1 and 2 The Huxtables return to DVD in this value-priced release from Mill Creek that presents every episode from the first two seasons in unedited form.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 6)

    Friday, April 10

    • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am on ABC.
    • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Kal appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
    • Josh Hutcherson (Future Man) - Josh talks about Future Man on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Zach Woods (Avenue 5/Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.


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    04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
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