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

    Friday, December 9

    Lopez vs. Lopez - "Lopez vs Gaslighting" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Mayan discovers Rosie has spent years secretly blaming George for parenting mistakes she made; George coaches Chance's T-ball team to always play fair… unless you're losing.

    Young Rock - "Five Days" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Miami, 1997: Dwayne anxiously waits to see if his surprise heel turn will connect with the audience; as he finally gets to show off his personality in the ring, Dwayne struggles with the public attention from his growing fanbase.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

    Friday, December 9

    • Don Cheadle (The Wonder Years/Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun/The Girl with Something Extra) - Sally appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Will & Grace) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Jim Parsons (Young Sheldon/The Big Bang Theory) - Jim and Spoiler Alert co-star Ben Alridge talk about relationship red flags, how they would spend their final days and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey is joining Drew and taking part in an engagement redo on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Michelle Buteau (Enlisted/China, IL) - NBC's Today catches up with Michelle in the 10am hour.
    • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Casey and Danielle talk about the Bitch Sesh podcast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Danny Trejo (Saint George) and Eduardo Franco (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything) - Danny and Eduardo talk about Hulu's It's a Wonderful Binge on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:37am.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

    Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
    09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
    10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
    10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
    11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
    11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
    11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
    12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
    12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


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    12/04 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 5, 2022)
    12/03 - SitcomsOnline Digest: First Look at That '90s Show; Warner Bros. Discovery Makes More Changes, Including Ending Live News at HLN
    12/02 - Classic Holiday Game Show Block on GSN; Zooey Deschanel Gets Discovery+ Series
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    11/30 - That '90s Show Premieres Jan. 19; The CW Midseason 2023 Schedule
    11/29 - Master Minds Returns Jan. 9 on Game Show Network; Remembering Sons & Daughters Co-Creator Nick Holly, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Ron Masak and Others We Recently Lost
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    11/23 - Fran Drescher Hosts The Nanny Marathon on COZI TV; Fox Gets Celebs for TMZ Christmas Special
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    11/21 - Letterkenny Returns for Season 11 on Hulu; The White Lotus Season 3 Ordered
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    11/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Vicki Lawrence to Guest Star in Call Me Kat; Grey's Anatomy Gets a Little Less Grey
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    11/17 - MeTV's A Very Merry MeTV Schedule; HBO Max's Sort Of Returns Dec. 1
    11/16 - Comedic Stars Line Up for Baking It Holiday Special; Atsuko Okatsuka Gets First HBO Special
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    11/14 - Netflix Books Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy Special; Hallmark Channel Signs Hunter King for Movies
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