Saturday, December 27, 2014

SitcomsOnline Digest: Quick Rundown of Programming Updates for the Holiday Week; Actor Booth Colman Dies at Age 91

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! There isn't a whole lot of news this week since most of the news makers have the week off, so we've mostly got a rehash of some of the programming news that we've brought you already this week... but it's all great stuff! Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Growing Pains returns to cable on January 1, and it is on UP TV, a network that even Kirk Cameron approves of. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Hart to Hart is making a return to cable on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, also beginning on January 1. (SitcomsOnline)
  • For those who watched The Disney Channel in the late 90s and early 00s, ABC Family is having a "throwback" to that era beginning Monday, with a marathon featuring many of the series and movies that aired on The Disney Channel at that time. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Booth Colman, who appeared as a guest star in sitcoms going all the way back to I Dream of Jeannie and My Three Sons, as well as comedies as recent as My Name is Earl, died this week at the age of 91. (Variety)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

    • For those who purchased the Batman DVD or Blu-ray releases and would like to replaced the discs containing the edited episodes, Warner Home Video has set up a convenient link to request yours.

    FOLLOW ME

    Who to Follow: Susan Olsen (Twitter), "Mother, Artist, Writer, Radio Personality, Actress"
    Claim to Fame: There are so many child stars out there that it is hard to know when our "child star" week theme will end, and we keep coming across new ones everyday. This week, our pick is a child star from The Brady Bunch: Susan Olsen, who played youngest daughter Cindy Brady on the series. Olsen was cast as Cindy Brady at age 8, and she did not really do a whole lot of acting after that (aside from playing Cindy Brady in all but one of the Brady revivals). But just because she hasn't done a lot of acting doesn't mean that she hasn't succeeded as an adult, because in fact, she has. As an adult, she has found a new passion with creating graphic art, working as a radio talk show host, becoming an animal rights advocate, and even picking up a porn credit--but it isn't what you think, she only produced some spaceship sound effects for the movie. And she is never one to be ashamed of her Brady past, as she continues to embrace it by showing love to the fans and attending conventions for the series.
    Pick of the Tweets: "OK Guys, I made this. This is like the Brady Bunch Variety Hour 101 video " (July 19, 2014)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, January 27

    Young Sheldon - "A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Sheldon makes friends with his dorm neighbors. Also, George Sr. learns his job is in jeopardy.

    United States of Al - "Hunt / Shikar" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Riley, upset that Freddy taught Hazel how to ride a bike while he was deployed, attempts to teach her something new to make up for it. Also, Ariana invites Al to a fundraiser involving spin bikes, where he becomes competitive with Ariana’s handsome cycling instructor, and Art introduces Lois to his favorite secret pastime.

    B Positive - "Dagobah, a Room and a Chimney Sweep" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    A therapist and newly divorced dad is looking for a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who offers her own kidney.

    B Positive - "A Boss, a Bear Claw and a Defibrillator" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    A therapist and newly divorced dad is looking for a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who offers her own kidney.

    Call Me Kat - "Call Me Forty" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Oscar attempts multiple surprises to celebrate Kat's 40th birthday, including meeting his mother; Max tries to figure out why he continually strikes out with women.

    Pivoting - "Hell on Wheels" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Sarah dips her toes into the dating pool and enlists Amy and Jodie's help in vetting a woman whom she ran across on a dating app; Amy's maternal instincts are tested when she learns Luke isn't fitting in with other kids.

    grown-ish - "It Was Good Until It Wasn't" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    The gang copes with the fallout of the explosive events that took place at the luau; Aaron deals with the accountability of his actions at the party; Zoey turns to Pops and Ruby for advice; Ana and Vivek keep a secret under wraps.

    Single Drunk Female - "I'm Sorry, But…" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
    Sam tries to win over Brit by making an amends at her birthday party. Unfortunately, Sam wasn't invited, and neglects Felicia. Meanwhile, when Sam's probation officer stops by, Carol struggles to explain Sam's "situation" to her friends.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 24)

    Thursday, January 27

    • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Ilana Glazer (The Afterparty/Broad City) - Ilana appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Oliver and his sister Kate are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kean will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde/Oliver Beene) - David appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Cynthia is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10:30pm on Bravo.
    • Tom Selleck (The Closer) - Tom talks about Blue Bloods on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show.
    • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is talking all about her new memoir and cooking up her mom’s upside-down cake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Ana Gasteyer (American Auto/People of Earth/Subutagory) - Ana talks about American Auto on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Stanley Tucci (Central Park) - Stanley talks about AMC's La Fortuna on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Halle Berry (Living Dolls) - Halle talks about Moonfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) - Trevor talks about grown-ish on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

    Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
    11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
    11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
    11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
    11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
    11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
    11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
    11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
    11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
    11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
    12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
    12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
    12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
    01/04 - Work in Progress - Season 2
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