Saturday, August 26, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Starsky & Hutch Reboot?; Norman Lear Developing Pilot at NBC

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It has been a crazy week with a solar eclipse (not quite this one) and other events, but things in the world have entertainment have been rather quiet. However, we are hearing about another reboot (big surprise!), a pilot at NBC from Norman Lear, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It isn't a matter of wondering if a reboot of a classic series in the works, it's a matter of asking which one. This week, it's Starsky and Hutch. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • It is still a long way from becoming an actual TV series, but Norman Lear is still active at age 95, and is now developing a pilot at NBC. (Variety)
  • The creators of The Mick have signed a two year deal to develop more projects for 20th Century Fox. (Deadline)
  • For a big chunk of the past quarter century, ABC has aired America's Funniest Home Videos at 7:00 PM slot on Sundays with a few exceptions, such as the few seasons it only existed as specials, but it appears ABC is going to be changing things up at least slightly for the fall. (Deadline)
  • Bill Nye is suing Disney over unpaid royalties from Bill Nye the Science Guy, the series that made him a household name. (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)
  • The "Summer of Me" is ending on MeTV in a little over a week, which means it is time to begin "Fall for Me." (SitcomsOnline

TUESDAY (AUGUST 29) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Will & Grace - Season One
  • Will & Grace - Season One (Universal) (DVD, $29.98): It isn't a new release, as Lionsgate previously released the series over a decade ago, but now Universal is releasing the series themselves, ahead of the debut of the reboot.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Diane Guerrero (Twitter)
Claim to Fame: Diane Guerrero is probably not a household name that you know, but you may recognize her from some of the work that she has done. So far, she is probably best known for her role of playing inmate Maritza Ramos in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, but at the end of the season (sort of a spoiler alert, though we really don't know what happened), some things happened to suggest her character may not be back next season. That's just fine though, because she already had a new gig lined up, as she will be a regular on the CBS series Superior Donuts next season. She has also had a recurring role on the series Jane the Virgin.
Pick of the Tweets: "So honored to join this amazing cast and crew @superiordonuts @cbstvstudios I hope you guys like Sofia as much as I do! 🙌🏽🍩 (pic)" (August 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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