Saturday, August 19, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: More Reboots, Including The Jetsons as a Live Action Series?; Living Single Finally Continues on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It might come as a shock, but reboots are news, again, including even a pilot being proposed at Fox that is about a guy who is dealing with being reunited with his childhood sitcom family when it gets rebooted (can it get more "meta" than that?). Plus, we're hearing that Living Single will be continuing on DVD, finally. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's another week, so why not another reboot? This time it is a little different, though, with a live-action reboot of The Jetsons being proposed for ABC. (Deadline)
  • It's become very clear that this whole reboot craze has gotten out of control when a pilot is being proposed at Fox about a former 80s child actor who is trying to live a normal life when he is sucked back into that series when it is rebooted (you may want to read that a few times to make sure you understand). (Variety)
  • Finally, we have something being proposed at Fox that isn't a reboot, an animated series that is being developed by Amy Poehler and The Simpsons' Mike Scully and Julie Thacker. (AV Club)
  • Most of MTV's current audience is probably too young to remember Unplugged, but it will return on September 8, with Shawn Mendes featured in the first installment. (Variety)
  • This could potentially be a big blow to ABC: although current series will continue on ABC, Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, who has been responsible for creating some of the most successful dramas for the network over the past decade, away from the ABC and over to Netflix. (New York Times)
  • Fox News had a reasonably stable primetime lineup for decades, with just a few changes here and there, but it seems that something changes every few months these days, and now Laura Ingraham may be in line to get her own primetime talk show on the network. (Variety)
  • Antenna TV is trying out "block scheduling" of some of their series in primetime, at least for the next two weeks. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Warner Archive has been hard at work trying to get some abandoned Warner Home Video series continued on DVD, and this week, it was announced that Living Single would continue, with Living Single - The Complete Second Season, set for a September 19 release.

TUESDAY (AUGUST 22) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four (DVD, $39.98): It's hard to believe this series has already been going for four seasons, with a fifth on the way, but the fourth one arrives on DVD in this release.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Sherri Shepherd (Twitter), "I make stuff up for a living. It's not real, okay? Don't tweet me your craziness."
Claim to Fame: Shonda Rhimes got her start in films, and one of her first gigs was one that was so bad that it could have very easily ruined her career, as she wrote the Britney Spears movie Crossroads. She was a little lucky, though, as that train wreck didn't ruin her career. She was able to move on to television, where she has thrived as creator and producer of successful series such as Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, among other series. She made news this week, though, in that she would be taking her talents to Netflix for her new series. However, the series that have started at ABC will continue at ABC.
Pick of the Tweets: "Mark your calendars, people! #GreysAnatomy and #HTGAWM return Thurs 9/28, with #SCANDAL rounding out #TGIT on 10/5!" (July 24, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 12

The Goldbergs - "Alligator Schwartz" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

Home Economics - "The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: An Oral History (Used), $11" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Connor invites the siblings to a party he’s throwing for his ex-wife, Emily. While he feels the need to prove that he is cool with their divorce, he is not the only one in the competitive spirit. Tom and Marina try to prove to each other that they still have game, while Sarah finds the perfect solution to the fact that she’s a bad gift-giver.

The Conners - "Jeopardé, Sobrieté, and Infidelité" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene makes a decision about her trip to Hawaii, leading to a heated encounter with Barb. Meanwhile, Becky gives a presentation on addiction to Mark’s class.

Call Your Mother - "The Raines Games" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jean fears her family is drifting apart so she brings everyone together for a game night that doesn’t go as planned.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Wednesday, May 12

    Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aidy Brant (Shrill) - Aidy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Friends/Mad About You) - Lisa is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Herman's Head) - Hank discusses The Jim Brockmire Podcast on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of Mom - Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Kristen Johnston, Beth Hall and Mimi Kennedy are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (The Upshaws/Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) and Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life) - Mike and Kim are guests on The Real, so check your local listings. Kim will also talk about The Upshaws on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Girls5eva) - Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry are guests on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/Nobodies/The Odd Couple/About a Boy) - Leslie talks about Jupiter's Legacy on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas) - Joe appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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