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

    Tuesday, August 9

    What We Do in the Shadows - "The Wedding" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Guillermo loses his mind trying to help Nandor plan the perfect vampire wedding.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 8)

    Tuesday, August 9

    • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Ryan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Kaitin Olson (Hacks/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The Mick) - Kaitlin appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Rob guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) - Maitreyi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • D'Arcy Carden (Barry/The Good Place) - D'Arcy will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Chris Redd (Bust Down/Kenan/Disjointed) - Chris appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Idris Elba (Turn Up Charlie) - Idris will be on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He talks about Beast on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
    • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. She talks about Never Have I Ever on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
    • David Duchovny (Californication) - David chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Raven-SymonĂ© (Raven's Home/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Katie Lowes (How We Roll) - Katie guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Joel Kim Booster (Loot/Shrill/Sunnyside) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) and Guy Torry (Good News) - Jay and Guy talk about teaming up with an all-star comedic cast to pay tribute to Phat Tuesdays at the Comedy Store, now a Prime Video documentary, on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
    • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey talks about Emily the Criminal on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
    • Tisha Campbell (Uncoupled/Outmatched/Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha talks about Netflix's Uncoupled on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri will be on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am. She guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
    • Jennette McCurdy (Sam & Cat/iCarly) - Jennette is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

    Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three

    04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
    04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
    05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
    05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
    05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
    06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
    06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / Season Two
    07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
    07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / Season Four
    08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
    08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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