Saturday, October 10, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Greg Garcia Sitcoms in the Works at NBC and Fox; Last Man Standing Season Four Arrives on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of two new projects in development from the creator of My Name is Earl and Raising Hope, new Last Man Standing DVDs, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Greg Garcia, creator of some of some of broadcast TV's quirkier cult favorite sitcoms, is back at it again with new projects at both NBC and Fox, Letters to Beyonce and The Pack. (Deadline)
  • Bill Lawrence has been part of the sitcom scene for over two decades now, and he even set his expectations low when NBC debuted his current series Undateable as a summer burn-off. Last night, the series began a third season of all live episodes, and he discusses some of the new challenges of creating a sitcom. (Vanity Fair)
  • Jay Leno may not be part of The Tonight Show (and he probably won't be back for a third time), but it also sounds like he won't be leaving TV either, as his new CNBC series, Jay Leno's Garage, gave the network their biggest audience ever. (Deadline
  • Nancy Drew could be the next thing to be rebooted at CBS. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Bob's Burgers appeared to be an unceremonious burn-off series destined for quick cancellation when it debuted in 2011, but it has evolved into a piece of the Fox Sunday night lineup that is as reliable as The Simpsons and Family Guy as it has now been renewed for a seventh and eighth season. (SitcomsOnline)
  • ABC Family is the fifth name that one particular cable network has had in the past 30 years (and it is also the longest running name for the network), but now it is set to be rebranded as Freeform next year. (SitcomsOnline

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    Who to Follow: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Twitter), "In State of reasonably confused refreshment."
    Claim to Fame: Believe it or not, we're actually continuing our theme of "stars of the new season" this week, even if you think we're talking about Zack Morris. Of course, that Saved by the Bell character is something that Mark-Paul Gosselaar will always be known for, and he doesn't seem to mind. That does not distract from the fact that he has successfully transitioned into an adult actor, though. In recent years, he has had starring roles in NYPD Blue, Raising the Bar, and Franklin & Bash. He also had a very memorable single appearance in Weeds, an appearance which we don't feel comfortable describing in an all-ages blog. But now, he is returning to comedy next week on NBC, as he stars in their latest sitcom, Truth Be Told.
    Pick of the Tweets: "You all rock! Thanks for the love and support. Hope you also enjoy #TruthBeTold and if you don't...keep it to your damn self!!! Cheers. @nbc" (September 29, 2015)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Saturday, March 6

    Danger Force - "Radioactive Act" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Bose's mother picks up Schwoz's lost radioactive cat from outside SW.A.G. and takes it home, so Danger Force and Captain Man have to try and get it back before she goes nuclear.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 1)

    Friday, March 5

    • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Watch Soleil on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Harvey GuillĂ©n (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie talks about Coming 2 America on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kyle Massey (Cory in the House/That's So Raven) - Kyle is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) and Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Zach and Donald talk about the Fake Doctors, Real Friends podcast on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Keshia Knight Pulliam (Tyler Perry's House of Payne/The Cosby Show) - Keshia is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

    The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series

    10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
    10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
    10/23 - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Complete Collection
    10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
    11/10 - Letterkenny - Seasons 5 & 6
    11/10 - The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    11/10 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection
    11/17 - Carol's Second Act - The Complete Series
    11/17 - Robbie - Season 1
    11/24 - Corporate - Season 1
    11/26 - Man with a Plan - Season Four
    12/01 - The Neighborhood - Season Two
    12/15 - Avenue 5 - The Complete First Season
    01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
    01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
    02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
    02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
    02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
    03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
    03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
    03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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