Saturday, January 02, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: Analyzing the Fall Season for the Broadcast Networks; More Community DVDs Coming Soon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The week between Christmas and the new year is always one of the slowest news weeks of the year, so we don't have a whole lot for you. But we do have a look back at how the networks did for the fall season (compared to fall 2014), recent news (as in this afternoon) of the death of a star from Archie Bunker's Place, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Deadline has analyzed the ratings for the fall season for the broadcast networks, comparing fall 2014 to fall 2015. However, it seems that none of the networks have anything to be particularly excited about. (Deadline)
  • Jason Wingreen, who played Harry the bartender on All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place, has died at age 95. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Not every show is a top 20 hit, and TV by the Numbers has a look at the series that are rounding out the bottom, some of which keep going on regardless. (TV by the Numbers
  • Pop TV is bringing sitcom fans a classic TV favorite, as they have added I Love Lucy to their lineup.  (SitcomsOnline
  • Earlier this week, we had a look back at all of the sitcom stars that we lost in 2015. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Community moved from NBC to Yahoo! Screen for the sixth season, and fans may have been wondering if the series would continue on DVD. As it turns out, it will, with Community - The Complete Sixth Season arriving on March 8.

    TUESDAY (DECEMBER 29) HOME MEDIA RELEASES


    FOLLOW ME

    Who to Follow: Tim Allen (Twitter), "Santa? Buzz Lightyear? The Tool Man? Mike Baxter? Hey, I’m still that wisecracking kid from the Midwest, looking for answers to life’s big questions."
    Claim to Fame: Tim Allen started his career as a standup comedian in 1975, but his career really took off in 1991 when he was cast in the starring role in the TV series Home Improvement. The series was sort of an unexpected hit and became one of the biggest series of the 90s. He has also tried his hand at movie roles, and found some major successes with The Santa Clause and Toy Story. Currently, he stars as Mike Baxter in the ABC series Last Man Standing.
    Pick of the Tweets: "Behind the Last Man Standing set, waiting to go on #LastManStanding (pic)" (October 5, 2015)


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Sunday, September 22

    none scheduled

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 16)

    Friday, September 20

    • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Diallo Riddle (Marlon) - Diallo appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) - Dove stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (mixed-ish/Truth Be Told/Saved by the Bell) and Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Mark-Paul and Tika talk about mixed-ish on Tamron Hall (check your local listings) and on the BUILD Series at 3pm. Mark-Paul will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
    • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise talks about Weeds on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric talks about The Neighborhood on ABC's Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
    • Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/A.P. Bio/That '80s Show) - Glenn talks about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • John Michael Higgins (Great News/Happily Divorced/Kath & Kim) - John is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Ian talks about Young Sheldon and his role in HBO's Big Little Lies on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • Donald Faison (Scrubs/The Exes) - Donald talks about Emergence on the the BUILD Series at 5pm.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September)

    Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season

    07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
    07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
    07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
    07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
    07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
    07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
    07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
    07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
    07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
    07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
    08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
    08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
    08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
    08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
    08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
    08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
    08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
    09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
    09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
    09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
    09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
    09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
    09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
    09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
    09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
    09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
    09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
    09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
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