Tuesday, January 05, 2016

2016 Sitcoms on DVD and Blu-ray Preview

Welcome to our eleventh annual Sitcoms on DVD and Blu-ray Preview, where we look at what is on the horizon for 2016. We also have our wish list of sitcoms that we hope to see on DVD this year.

Some highlights include a complete series boxed set for the Tia and Tamera Mowry sitcom Sister, Sister. The Andy Griffith Show and Hogan's Heroes complete series will be re-released with new packaging. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch gets a complete series boxed set. The Monkees celebrate their 50th anniversary this year with the complete series available on Blu-ray for the first time. Making its debut on DVD will be Man Seeking Woman, Togetherness and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. CBS DVD/Paramount releases The Brady Kids animated series. Returning favorites include Broad City, Community, The Facts of Life, Family Matters, Girls, Growing Pains, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Maude, The Nanny, Silicon Valley, Veep and The Wonder Years.

Read our weekly SitcomsOnline.com Digest for all the latest news and rumors on upcoming releases.

The links below go to Amazon.com, where you can pre-order these titles at some nice discounts. We're an affiliate of Amazon.com and receive a commission for each sale. Please consider ordering through our links. Thanks for your continued support!


January 2016:

Broad City - Season 2

01/05 - Broad City - Season 2

Comedy Central/Paramount Home Media Distribution releases season two of Broad City.

Starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City is an odd couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City whose adventures always lead down unexpected and outlandish paths. They're broke, flawed, and don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them - they dive right into the muck.

But no matter how bad it gets, these young broads are always down with whatever hits. Want nude dance parties? Big guests like Ilana's mom and Seth Rogen? Pervy kittens? Shrimp in the water supply? Ok, maybe not that last one - but it's all there and more in the second, seriously hot (and humid) season of the acclaimed comedy series. Executive produced by Amy Poehler, this quirky comedy has taken the world by storm with its unique voice and hilarious premises.

Includes all 10 episodes from Season 2, uncensored with exclusive special features. Guest stars include Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, The Interview), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Amy Ryan (The Wire), Kelly Ripa (Live with Kelly and Michael), and Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live). 2-disc DVD with over 30 minutes of bonus features!

Special features include Outtakes & Deleted Scenes, a Pop-Up Enhanced Episode, "Hack into Broad City" Series, "Body by Trey" videos, and Nicole Memos.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 10

01/05 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 10

Celebrate a decade of debauchery with Season Ten of TV's most outrageously funny comedy. Join your favorite demented bar owners for a new round of misguided dreams and blundered schemes. This time around the gang tackles their most hilarious challenges yet, like besting the legendary beer drinking record of baseball's Wade Boggs, and conquering the wacky world of online dating. Plus, Mac and Charlie join a cult, Psycho Pete returns from the loony bin and the gang struggles to keep their weirdness under wraps while competing on a TV game show.

Special Features:
Gag Reel

Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Season 1

01/05 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Season 1

Fox Home Entertainment releases the first season of the FXX series. The 2-disc set is manufactured on demand and is available available from online sellers such as Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program.

Jay Baruchel stars in this hilarious, surreal show about the perils of dating based on a collection of short stories by Simon Rich. After his girlfriend Maggie (Maya Erskine) calls it quits, Josh (Baruchel) tries to move forward in romance, with help from his testosterone-fueled best bro (Eric Andre) and his confident sister (Britt Lower).

Still haunted by Maggie's memory, Josh grapples with not-so-cute meets, clubbing, time travel, bloody heartache and a whole lot of sex-crazed aliens. With its smart, envelope-pushing humor, imaginative fantasy sequences and spot-on cast, Man Seeking Woman is one of the freshest series ever to hit the small screen!

Growing Pains - The Seventh Season

01/12 - Growing Pains - The Seventh Season (WBShop.com)

Warner Archive will release the seventh and final season of Growing Pains on January 12 according to TVShowsOnDVD.com.

The Seavers say sayonara in their seventh and final season in high style by welcoming a new member to the clan - played by Leonardo DiCaprio! As Mike (Kirk Cameron) prepares to attend teacher's college, Jason (Alan Thicke) suggests that he teach some remedial classes at the local community center. Uneasy goings for Mike turn around, in part thanks to his best and brightest student, Luke Brower (DiCaprio).

But Mike discovers that Luke has a secret: he has no family or home. And so, Luke soon finds himself at home with the Seavers, in Carol's (Tracey Gold) room. Too bad Mike forgot to tell Carol!

Meanwhile, Carol has a new old beau, Dwight (Christopher Burgard), Ben has a crush on Sasha Serotsky (Academy Award winner Hilary Swank), and Chrissy (Ashley Johnson) wants a pony. But big changes are in store, as Washington comes calling for Maggie (Joanna Kerns), and Luke's trucker dad (Gary Grubbs) makes a pit stop at the Seavers'.

The Wonder Years - Season Four

01/12 - The Wonder Years - Season Four

For six Emmy Award-winning seasons, The Wonder Years on ABC captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late '60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). Audiences eagerly followed his evolution as a typical awkward teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight.

In Season 4, things are changing for Kevin as he enters his last year at Kennedy Junior High. He should have it all figured out, but things don't go as smoothly as he had hoped: though he and Winnie (Danica McKellar) are in love and starting ninth grade...they're at different schools. Arnold family life is changing, too, with Norma (Alley Mills) taking a new job at Kevin's school, Jack (Dan Lauria) getting a promotion, Wayne (Jason Hervey) buying a car and Karen (Oliva d'Abo) starting college. Kevin gets his first job caddying, is guilted into taking Paul's little sister to cotillion, and tries to crash a tenth-grader's slumber party (with beer). He also finds Coach Cutlip (Robert Picardo) moonlighting as the mall Santa after subjecting the gym class to Death Ball and the President's All-American Physical Fitness Challenge. But the biggest surprise might be from Paul (Josh Saviano), who announces that he'll be going to prep school in the fall. It's a roller coaster ride, but the gang makes it to graduation and kisses Kennedy Junior High goodbye.

THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON contains all 23 poignant and nostalgia-inducing episodes from Season 4, in their original broadcast versions across 4 loaded discs. And, alongside the specially-produced bonus features, including in-depth interviews and a behind-the-scenes featurette, the collector's set includes over three dozen songs as they were featured in the original broadcast, with classics by Joan Baez, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Nat King Cole, Judy Collins, Lee Dorsey, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees, Randy Newman, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Sam & Dave, Bob Seger, Edwin Starr, The Ventures, The Who, Hank Williams, and many more, plus Joe Cocker's unforgettable rendition of The Beatle's With a Little Help from My Friends.

Special Features:
Featurette - ABC: Teachers That Made a Difference
Interviews with: Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold), Robert Picardo (Coach Cutlip), Ben Stein (Mr. Cantwell), Wendel Meldrum (Miss White/Mrs. Heimer)

Sister, Sister - The Complete Collection

01/19 - Sister, Sister - The Complete Collection

VEI (Visual Entertainment, Inc.) releases all 6 seasons and 119 episodes of the 1994-1999 sitcom, which starred Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Jackée Harry and Tim Reid. CBS DVD previously released the first two seasons in 2008 and 2009.

The set is available to order now from Amazon's store in Canada. It should be available at some point from third party sellers in the US store.

A comedy series that sparks some drama along with some very unique family issues, this is the story of twin sisters who were separated at birth, then by chance meet many years later in a shopping mall. While trying to relate to each other's new presence in their lives, they get into loads of trouble when even their families and friends can't tell them apart. A great, funny, coming of age series with Image and Emmy Award nominations and wins.

The Facts of Life - Season Eight

01/26 - The Facts of Life - Season Eight

Shout! Factory releases the eighth season as a 3-disc set.

Blair, Natalie, Tootie, and Jo say goodbye to their beloved Mrs. G: and things will never be the same again in The Facts of Life: Season Eight.

When Edna Garrett finds love, the girls are understandably overjoyed: but it turns bittersweet when they realize that their longtime friend and mentor will be leaving them. Edna’s sister Beverly Ann (Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman) steps in to keep an eye on them, but as the year passes and graduation from Langley College looms for Blair and Jo, it appears that the winds of change that haven’t finished blowing just yet.

Other highlights of Season Eight include a rockin’ trip back to the 1960s, an Eastland girls reunion featuring some familiar faces for longtime fans of the series, guest appearances by George Clooney and pop star Stacey Q., and a surprising, hilarious murder mystery in which no one-and we mean no one- is truly safe. Continue your collection of one of your all-time favorite sitcoms with The Facts of Life: Season Eight.

The Monkees - Complete TV Series (Blu-ray)

01/29 - The Monkees - Complete TV Series (Blu-ray)

On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking "4 insane boys," they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that's exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of The Monkees debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.

On the 50th anniversary of that fateful casting call, Rhino is excited to announce the upcoming release of the entire series (58 episodes) in stunning high-definition Blu-ray for the very first time, painstakingly restored from the newly located original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection with also include the 1968 cult-classic HEAD, along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. It's the beginning of many surprises planned to celebrate The Monkees' 50th anniversary in 2016.

- 10 Blu-ray discs
- 58 episodes
- Newly remastered in stunning HD from the original negatives for the very first time, plus the 1969 TV Special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee - The 1968 Monkees film HEAD in HD with never-before-seen outtakes - Also includes bonus material, commentaries from all four Monkees, original Kellogg's Monkees commercials and more
- This fan-only edition includes exclusive packaging and a 7" featuring two previously unreleased TV mixes
- Strictly limited to 10,000 individually numbered sets
- Shipping January 2016
- Region free Blu-ray
- Only available at www.Monkees.com

February 2016:

The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series

02/16 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series

CBS DVD/Paramount re-releases The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series as a 39-disc set in new packaging and at a lower price than the previous 2007 version.

The American TV classic from everyone's favorite small town, Mayberry. The Andy Griffith Show serves up wit and warmth as Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and bumbling Deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) solve the town's misdeeds. Along with Opie (Ron Howard) and Aunt Bee (Francis Bavier), they bring us many down-home laughs. Available for the first time in new shelf-friendly packaging; complete series set includes 249 episodes from all 8 seasons on 39 discs!

The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series

02/16 - The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series

CBS DVD/Paramount releases the 1972-1973 animated series as a 3-disc set.

At long last, The Brady Kids is available to own on DVD for the first time ever! The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series sees the return of members from the original Brady Bunch cast, to voice their iconic roles. When the six Brady kids befriend a magical bird and two panda cubs, their adventures become more amazing than ever! Watch the Brady kids travel to ancient Greece in It's All Greek to Me, blast off for an out-of-this-world trip in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the End Zone, and help thwart a bank robbery in Cindy's Super Friend. This rollicking collection contains all 22 episodes of the classic animated series.

02/16 - Family Matters - The Complete Fifth Season

Warner Archive will release Family Matters - The Complete Fifth Season on February 16 according to TVShowsOnDVD.com

Girls - The Complete Fourth Season

02/16 - Girls - The Complete Fourth Season (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Just in time to catch up before Season 5, Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham returns for the fourth season of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Girls. Starring and created by Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, the series follows the misadventures of a group of twenty-something friends in and out of NYC. Girls: The Complete Fourth Season will be available on Blu-ray ($34.98) and DVD ($26.95) February 16, 2016. The Blu-ray set features a free Digital HD copy of all 10 episodes, plus exclusive bonus content including gag reels, deleted scenes, music features and more.

This season finds the girls tentatively edging towards maturity as they take on new personas in new worlds. As the season begins, Hannah (Dunham) leaves New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the hopes of becoming a more serious writer, while confronting uncertainty in her relationship with Adam (Adam Driver). Meanwhile, back in New York, Marnie (Allison Williams) pursues a music career while balancing her professional and romantic relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach); Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) graduates and begins interviewing for jobs, while sorting out her relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky); and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is trying out sobriety through AA, though her ability to stir up drama remains undiminished. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this season's 10 episodes offer up some unexpected twists, as the girls of Girls continue to hunt for success - creatively, professionally and romantically - in New York City and beyond.

DVD Features:
Episodic Recaps
Season 3 Recap
Inside the Episodes
Audio Commentaries - seven commentaries with cast and crew including Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and more

Blu-ray with Digital HD Features (along with all DVD extras):
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Gag Reels
The Making of Girls - a look inside the creation of season four
Marnie & Desi's full "Breathless" performance
Marnie's solo "Riverside" performance

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

02/16 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series

CBS DVD/Paramount releases Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series as a 24-disc set. All 7 seasons will be available for under $60.

Sabrina is a normal teenager, except for one thing - she's a witch! Guided by her aunts, who come from a long line of witches, and Salem, a mischievous warlock doing penance as a black cat, Sabrina continually struggles to harness her powers while wittingly wreaking havoc on friends and foes alike.

While struggling through the growing pains associated with being a witch, and getting into lots of harmless trouble along the way, Sabrina realizes that magic is not quite as easy as pointing your finger. Available for the first time in new shelf-friendly packaging; complete series set includes 162 episodes from all 7 seasons on 24 discs...a great value!

Togetherness - The Complete First Season

02/16 - Togetherness - The Complete First Season (DVD) (Blu-ray)

The first season of the HBO comedy-drama is released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Prolific indie filmmakers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass make their TV debut with the "funny, poignant" (San Francisco Chronicle) HBO comedy series Togetherness. The "complex, pathos-filled and very funny..." (Wall Street Journal) series follows four adults living under one roof struggling to keep their relationships and dreams alive as they approach the age of forty. Togetherness: The Complete First Season will be available on Blu-ray ($34.98; also includes a Digital HD copy) and DVD ($26.95) February 16, 2016. The Blu-ray and DVD box sets both include exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes interview with cast members Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis.

In Togetherness, Brett (Mark Duplass) is a straitlaced sound designer trying to rediscover himself while his wife Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) is eager to rekindle her passion for romance and life. Their lives are shaken up with the arrival of Michelle's sister Tina (Amanda Peet), who comes to stay with them as she desperately tries to find a husband and get her bouncy-castle business off the ground, and Brett's best friend Alex (Steve Zissis), who decides to give his stalled acting career one last try. Blending laughter and pathos, Togetherness shows the tragically comedic struggle to follow personal dreams while still remaining good friends, siblings, and spouses to each other. Togetherness is created by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Steve Zissis; executive produced by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass; co-executive producer, Stephanie Langhoff; consulting producers, Amanda Lasher, Caroline Williams and Steve Zissis; line producer, Aida Rodger.

March 2016:

Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series

03/01 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series

CBS DVD/Paramount re-releases Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series with new, shelf-friendly packaging.

Hilarity finds a home in the most unlikely of places - a World War II German POW camp - in this 1960s comedy series. Bob Crane stars as Col. Robert Hogan, an irascible wise guy who leads his fellow prisoners in a variety of mad escape plots. The butts of the jokes are the starched-stiff Germans, particularly Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer), whose exasperated cry of "Hogan!" became one of the show's many repeatable catchphrases..

My Big Fat Greek Life - The Complete Series

03/01 - My Big Fat Greek Life - The Complete Series

Mill Creek re-releases the short-lived 2003 sitcom on DVD.

The TV Series Based on the Hit Movie! Now that the honeymoon is over, the real fun begins! Relive all the humor, hijinks, and heartwarming hilarity when the record-breaking romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding (the highest-grossing independent film of all time!) comes to the small screen as the hilarious series My Big Fat Greek Life.

The smash movie's Oscar-nominated creator Nia Vardalos (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002) reprises her star-making role as a contemporary woman trying to juggle her conservative family's Old-World values with her own New-World dreams. Comic sparks fly as two cultures clash when they're too close for comfort!

All seven uproarious episodes included. Loaded with laughs, life lessons, and love in equal measure, My Big Fat Greek Life proves home is where the humor is - and "family" is a universal language we can all understand. It takes you where the movie left off!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season One

03/08 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season One

From the executive producers of 30 Rock (Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) comes the "wise, wicked comedy" (Jeff Jensen, EW), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Rescued after fifteen years in an underground doomsday cult, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) decides to rebuild her life in New York City armed with only a fifth-grade education and a firm belief that truly anything is possible.

She quickly finds a roommate, Titus Andromedon (Primetime Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess), a job working for a spoiled Manhattan mom, Jacqueline Voorhees (Primetime Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski), and a new beginning.

Watch season one of the Primetime Emmy-nominated series on these shiny discs that Kimmy is only now just learning about! That's all thirteen episodes, back-to-back and uninterrupted, of the show critics rave is "packed liked 30 Rock with surreal zingers" (Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker).

The Nanny - The Final (Sixth) Season

03/15 - The Nanny - The Final (Sixth) Season

Shout! Factory releases the sixth and final season of The Nanny.

A Farewell to Fran! The fashionably faultless Fran Drescher is back to bring the whole schmear to a close in the final season of The Nanny. Finally married to the dashing Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), the former Miss Fine is a nanny no longer! But just as soon as Fran and Maxwell settle into marital bliss, they each announce a big production that will change the lives of the Sheffield family forever.

Series regulars Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane, Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury, and Madeline Zima join Drescher and Shaughnessy for this one last ride off into the sunset. Complete your Nanny-riffic collection with this hilarious Final Season collection which offers all twenty-one hilarious episodes, including the hour-long series finale.

Maude - The Complete Fourth Season

03/22 - Maude - The Complete Fourth Season

She's A Very, Very Maude-rn Woman!

Bea Arthur is back for another round of uncompromising comedy in Season Four of the classic sitcom Maude!

The one-of-a-kind Maude Findlay has always been a political animal, but Season Four finds her stepping up her game in a big way, when she considers a run for the State Senate. And she really shows off her independent streak when she spearheads a campaign to elect Hollywood star Henry Fonda as President of the United States — whether Mr. Fonda wants the job or not!

With her tremendous supporting cast — including Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan, and Hermione Baddeley — the delightful Bea Arthur delivers yet again, with all twenty-four memorable episodes from Maude's fourth go-round, originally broadcast in the 1975-76 television season.

April 2016:

04/19 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Second Season (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Season 2 of the HBO comedy is released on DVD and Blu-ray.

04/22 - Veep - The Complete Fourth Season (DVD) (Blu-ray)

Season 4 of the HBO comedy is released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Other Sitcoms Expected on DVD and/or Blu-ray in 2016:

The Big Bang Theory - Season 9 is expected on DVD and Blu-ray.
Community - Community - The Complete 6th Season is expected to be released on March 8, although the Amazon listing is currently not available.
Evening Shade - VEI is expected to release Evening Shade - The Complete Collection.
Mad About You - Mill Creek has acquired the rights to Mad About You. They are expected to release the complete series in the spring 2016.
The Parkers - VEI is expected to release The Parkers - The Complete Collection in the first half of 2016.
South Park - The Compete 19th Season is expected to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 5.
The Wonder Years - Season 5 is expected in the spring and Season 6 a few months later.

Special thanks to the fine folks at TVShowsOnDVD.com for the artwork and information in compiling this preview. Thanks also to our own Skees for our weekly SitcomsOnline.com Digest. Preview compiled by Todd.

2016 Wish List:

This is my wish list for 2016. Some of them probably have slim to no chance of ever being available, but I still have hope for them someday. None of these titles have been officially announced.

According to Jim - Seasons 3-5 were released in 2011. Could we see the final 3 seasons finally released in 2016?
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - A fundraising project by Sam Nelson to get the show restored and complete on DVD raised over $32,000. Updates are on their Kickstarter campaign page for backers only. The restoration process has continued apparently.
Alice - The third and fourth seasons were released in 2013, but there have been no releases since then.
Archie Bunker's Place - Mill Creek re-released Season One, but we're still waiting for the complete series to be released (Shout! Factory are you listening?). Sadly we lost 3 cast members in 2015.
Baby Daddy - This series is still not out on DVD. It's very popular on ABC Family/Freeform. Hopefully we get its first season in 2016.
Benson - Seasons One & Two were re-released in 2014, but no further seasons have been released.
The Beverly Hillbillies - Seasons 5-9 are still needed.
Blossom - I'm surprised that it hasn't been available as a Shout! Factory Select title like Mr. Belvedere. Seasons 1-2 were released way back in January 2009. Mill Creek released a "best of" set in October 2010.
Brooklyn Bridge - There were rumors of a release in 2010 by the show's creator Gary David Goldberg, but it never materialized.
California Dreams - Only Season 5 remains to be released.
Checking In - One episode was included on Shout! Factory's release of The Jeffersons - The Complete Series. The original press release stated that all four episodes of the Marla Gibbs' spin-off would be included, so hopefully we see them available someday.
Chico and the Man - Only 6 episodes have been released on DVD.
Coach - Season 4 was released in March 2011. Maybe we will see another season of this underrated sitcom this year.
Dave's World - Only Season 4 is left to complete the series.
Diff'rent Strokes - Shout! Factory released The Facts of Life - The Complete Series in 2015. It would not be surprising to see the parent series as one of their next complete series boxed sets. Let's hope we see it sometime in 2016!
8 Simple Rules - We're still waiting for the third and final season.
Fish - Shout! Factory included the first season in the Barney Miller - The Complete Series release. It would be great to see the second season as well.
Green Acres - How great would a complete series boxed set be? Green Acres is the place to be!
Happy Days - Seasons 5 and 6 were released in 2014, but we had no releases in 2015.
Head of the Class - It hasn't been seen in syndication for years. It would be nice to see again.
Hello, Larry - It could be included with a complete series boxed set of Diff'rent Strokes. RIP Meadowlark Lemon.
The Hogan Family - Music clearance issues seem to be the reason for no DVD releases at this point.
Hope & Faith - Season 1 was released way back in 2009, but we're still waiting on Seasons 2-3.
I'm Dickens...He's Fenster - We're still waiting for the second volume of this lost gem. RIP Marty Ingels.
It's Your Move - It would make an ideal 3-disc set from Shout! Factory. A cult classic that would be a popular release.
Less Than Perfect - Season 1 was released in September 2010. Hopefully this underrated series will have more seasons available at some point.
Mad About You - Mill Creek is expected to release the complete series in the spring 2016. The question will be if they will release seasons 6 and 7 individually.
Melissa & Joey - Only the first season of the popular ABC Family/Freeform sitcom is available on DVD. They ended a successful 4-year run in August.
Mr. Belvedere - Season Four was re-released as a retail release in 2015, but we're still waiting for the final two seasons.
My Three Sons - Only Seasons 1-2 have been released. Unfortunately, many CBS DVD/Paramount series have been stalled for years.
My Two Dads - Only the third season remains to be released to complete the series.
My Wife and Kids - Only Seasons 1-2 have been released.
One Day at a Time - Only the first season was released way back in 2007. It would be ideal for a complete series boxed set. At least Antenna TV has brought back the series.
Out of This World - Volume 1 was released in Germany in November 2011. Will we see a U.S. release at some point?
Parker Lewis Can't Lose - Seasons 1 and 2 have been released. We're just waiting on the third season to complete the series. RIP Mary Ellen Trainor.
Perfect Strangers - We're still waiting for the third season. We desperately need more Balki!
Petticoat Junction - Seasons 4-7 are still neeeded. RIP Pat Woodell.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies - As we reported in October 2012, Warner Archive hopes to bring it to DVD once some music issues are cleared and the episodes are remastered.
Rhoda - Season Five has yet to be released to complete series.
The Ropers - The Three's Company spin-off has never been released on DVD.
Silver Spoons - It would make a nice complete series boxed set from Shout! Factory.
Small Wonder - Seasons 1-2 have been released. Seasons 3-4 are still needed to complete the series.
Three's a Crowd - A one-year wonder which would be nice to see on DVD.
Webster - Only the fifth and sixth seasons are left to complete the series. Antenna TV aired an episode in December. Could it join their regular lineup at some point?
What's Happening Now!! - Only the first season was released in 2007.
Who's the Boss?) - It remains popular in syndication, but only the first season was released way back in 2004.

What are your predictions for 2016? Which new releases are you most excited about? What are your most wanted unreleased sitcoms? Post your comments on our Facebook page.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, July 22

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter

Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)

CBS announced a new Entertainment Tonight special, Bob Newhart: A Legacy of Laughter, to air Monday, July 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on-demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the special airs)*.

Hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner, this one-hour tribute honors the late comedian with a look back at his 70-year career, featuring never-before-seen interviews, and his final interview from his home in Los Angeles. The special takes an in-depth look at his journey from accountant to comedian to Hollywood icon, with rare behind-the-scenes footage of Bob on the set of his sitcoms and feature films, from the Entertainment Tonight vault. Included are new and archival interviews with some of Bob’s closest friends and co-stars, including Jim Parsons, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Bateman and Michael Weatherly. The show takes an intimate look inside Bob’s personal life and his marriage to the love of his life, Ginnie, with newly revealed stories about how he changed American culture through comedy.

Bob starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley on the CBS television series The Bob Newhart Show from 1972 to 1978, and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on Newhart from 1982 to 1990, also on the Network. He had two other sitcoms on CBS in the 1990s, Bob and George and Leo. Bob played the recurring role of Professor Proton on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2018, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 22)

Monday, July 22

  • Lamorne Morris (Woke/New Girl) - Lamorne guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (Bookie) - Watch Sebastian on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) and Hugh Jackman (Human Resources) - Ryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. E! News has interviews with Ryan and Hugh at 11pm on E!. They also talk about Deadpool & Wolverine on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am. Ryan appears on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Keanu Reeves (Swedish Dicks) - Keanu appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity/Bent) - Jesse is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Mantegna (The Simpsons/Soap) and Laci Mosley (iCarly/Single Parents/Florida Girls) - Joe and Laci are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken drops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:01pm on Bravo.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/Victorious) - Elizabeth talks about Spread on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) and Michael Urie (Krapopolis/Partners) - Sutton and Michael talk about Once Upon a Mattress on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Rob talks about Deadpool & Wolverine on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat and Lucy Hale are telling Drew all about their new rom-com Which Brings Me to You on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.

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