Saturday, November 05, 2016

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Simpsons Renewed for Two More Seasons; Dave Chappelle to Host Saturday Night Live

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a renewal of The Simpsons that will almost take it to the end of this decade, Dave Chappelle hosting Saturday Night Live, and new DVDs for The Love Boat. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It is probably no surprise, but (as we learned in the season 13 episode "Gump Roast") they'll never stop The Simpsons, with the series being renewed for a 29th and 30th season, which will also allow the series to break the record for number of episodes of a scripted primetime series that is currently held by Gunsmoke. (Rolling Stone)
  • Dave Chappelle will make his first ever appearance as a host of Saturday Night Live next weekend. (NPR)
  • The Comedy Central series Workaholics will come to an end after the seventh season. (Variety)
  • If you want to enjoy election night the same way that you enjoy your late mornings, Lifetime has you covered with a special two and a half hour live primetime version of The View, though it appears Whoopi Goldberg will not be participating. (Deadline)
  • NBC has given a pilot commitment to a comedy called Sackett Sisters, which is another series from the team of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. (Deadline)  
  • CBS and Viacom appear to be on the verge of a merger, which if that sounds like an old story, that is because it is, and it would mark the second time that the two companies have merged in the past two decades (not to mention that Viacom was born out of a split from CBS nearly 50 years ago). (Reuters)
  • While you can certainly enjoy holiday movies on Hallmark now, if you'd rather wait until sometime closer to Christmas, Antenna TV has you taken care of. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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    • Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season (DVD, $29.99): Another long-running sitcom is wrapped up on DVD with this release of the final season (which aired on CBS and even had a cast change for one of the stars in the last few episodes) from Warner Archive; hopefully we'll see other successful Miller-Boyett TGIF series (Perfect Strangers and Step by Step, in particular) follow from here.

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    Claim to Fame: Adam DeVine was born in Iowa, grew up in Nebraska, and experienced his first experience as an entertainer when he went to college in California and tried his abilities as a stand-up comedian. In 2006, he, along with a few of his friends, took their comedy to the internet (specifically MySpace and YouTube), and became one of the first groups to do online sketch comedy. He (along with his group) hit it big in 2011 when their idea became a Comedy Central series, Workaholics, which was announced this week to be coming to an end after the seventh season. That isn't all he is doing, though. He can also be seen in a recurring role on Modern Family (where he has appeared in over 20 episodes so far) and has found fame from doing commercials for brands such as Allstate and Best Buy.
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    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, April 9

    Young Sheldon - "A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Sheldon and Georgie mine for platinum in roadside gravel. Also, Mary is concerned when Missy misuses religion to help with a batting slump.

    Man with a Plan - "Adam's Big Little Lie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Adam promises not to lie to Andi again but finds himself in a tough spot when he has to cover for Joe.

    Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

    Broke - "Jobs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Jackie encourages Javier and Elizabeth to get jobs so they can contribute financially to the household, Javier gets work as a ride share driver, with Luis’ help, and Elizabeth is employed as a personal shopper. Also, Jackie worries Sammy will get hurt by becoming so close with his uncle Javier.

    Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

    Last Man Standing - "A Bedtime Story" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Mike tries to avoid hurting Vanessa's feelings due to her snoring; Mandy goes overboard preparing for the arrival of Kristin and Ryan's new baby.

    Superstore - "" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Valloweaster" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    The squad competes in an effort to determine who is the greatest human/genius.

    Will & Grace - "We Love Lucy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Will claims living with Grace is like Ricky living with Lucy. When Karen and Jack hear this, they each claim that they are the Lucy of the group. Grace, Karen, and Jack each imagine themselves as Lucy (during “Vitameatavegamin,” “Chocolate Factory,” and “Grape-Stomping”), with Will as the Ricky to all of them. Lucie Arnaz and Leslie Jordan guest star.

    Indebted - "Everybody's Talking About King and Queens" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Debbie decides to become a certified life coach to help her and Stew get out of debt and immediately make waves in Dave and Rebecca’s lives. Stew rejects Joanna’s help while trying to come up with a great new as-seen-on-TV product.

    Better Things - "High Man. Bye Man" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
    Sam goes to the weed store and visits her brother; Frankie and Sam eat ice cream.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 6)

    Thursday, April 9

    • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am on ABC.
    • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am on ABC. She will also be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Abby and Adam are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Danielle is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
    • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor previews the new series The Baker and the Beauty on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim appears on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
    • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
    • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Daniella Monet (Baby Daddy/Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella cooks lentil soup on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March/April)

    My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One Martin - The Complete Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season

    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
    01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season (Blu-ray)
    01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
    01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
    01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
    01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
    02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
    02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
    02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
    03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
    04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
    04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
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