Saturday, August 01, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Married... with Children Spinoff/Reboot in the Works?; New King of the Hill DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of reboots and spinoffs of more 90s series, news of the next season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and an update on new King of the Hill DVDs. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Since talk of reboots or spinoffs of every classic 90s sitcom is mandatory these days, things wouldn't be complete if there wasn't talk of a reboot of Married... with Children. And now, there is. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Despite previous reports that the Olsen twins would not be part of the Netflix series Fuller House, there may still be a chance. (Toronto Sun)
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be airing on Netflix (instead of NBC as originally planned), but creator Tina Fey believes that there is still value in broadcast network comedy, and plans to keep the second season (which, unlike the first which was already produced with NBC in mind, is being produced with Netflix in mind) as a PG sitcom that adults can enjoy without worrying about younger kids seeing. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Cosby Show executive producer Tom Werner is referring to the series that was part of his legacy as being "kind of tarnished" in light of recent accusations regarding Bill Cosby. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • A lot of rumors have been swirling about Valerie Harper in the past week regarding a recent health scare, but she has personally posted to Facebook to let fans know that rumors of her being in a coma (which were circulated by certain entertainment media outlets) are simply not true and that she is recovering. (TV Guide
  • Welcome to Sweden returned for a second season a few weeks ago on NBC, but after two weeks of anemic ratings, it has been pulled from the lineup. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olive Films is not giving up on King of the Hill, and after having already released four seasons of the series and a fifth set (season 11) on the way later this month, season 12 has already been announced for September. That leaves only season 13 unreleased, which according to a previous announcement from the studio, should arrive by the end of the year (perhaps October?).
  • Neither release dates nor complete details are available yet, but VEI has hinted at some of their first releases from their recent acquisitions with box art on their website, including the complete series of Hotel and Grace Under Fire.

AUGUST 4 HOME MEDIA RELEASES

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

Friday, July 3

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April/May/June)

Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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