Saturday, September 23, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Reboot Casts David and Darlene's Daughter; The CW Developing New Series Based Upon Sabrina Character

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This weekend, as we're preparing for one of biggest weeks of fall debuts, we're hearing about casting news for the new Roseanne reboot, a new CW series based upon Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (that would be nothing like the sitcom that ABC/The WB aired over a decade ago), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The role of David and Darlene's daughter for the Roseanne reboot has been cast, and it's sort of a surprising pick, as it is somebody who has experience playing a regular role as daughter in a far more dysfunctional family: Emma Kenney, who plays Debbie, on the Showtime series Shameless. (Deadline)
  • We're not quite sure we can call this one a reboot, but a series based upon the character Sabrina (the teenage witch, of course) is in development at The CW, but even though it'll be based upon the same character that the popular sitcom that starred Melissa Joan Hart was based upon, it will be a much different series that is a dark drama. (Variety)
  • Saturday Night Live has set the first few hosts of the new season, and Kumail Nanjiani is among them. (Variety)
  • The ratings for the Emmy Awards were even worse this year than last year. (CNN)
  • Jimmy Kimmel has been making headlines in the past week by doing something that is completely unexpected and out of the ordinary for his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and that is taking a stance on a political issue… and he is hitting harder than any of the other ones. (Variety
  • Not only is Will & Grace coming back on NBC, you can also catch up on the original series now on Hulu. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • We can't quite figure out what Sony is trying to do here, but it seems that the first four seasons of Rules of Engagement will be released in Rules of Engagement - Seasons 1-4 Collection (meaning it excludes the fifth and sixth seasons that were previously released, as well as the seventh that was never released).
  • Warner Archive is going full steam ahead with The Jamie Foxx Show, with The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season, set for an October 24 release.


TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Coach - The Complete Series
  • Coach - The Complete Series (DVD, $69.98): It took a long time for it to finally become a reality, but the entire series of the Craig T. Nelson sitcom finally arrives on DVD (most seasons for the very first time) in this collection from Mill Creek.
  • Ned and Stacy - The Complete Series (DVD, $44.99): Shout! Factory brings all 44 episodes of this series to DVD in this collection.

FOLLOW ME

Who to Follow: Iain Armitage (Twitter), "IAIN LOVES THEATRE and loves to talk about it. Played Ziggy in Big Little Lies and is Young Sheldon. All tweets written by adult."
Claim to Fame: We're used to Jim Parsons playing the character of Sheldon on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, but this fall, we'll have to get used to another Sheldon, as Iain Armitage will play the younger version of Parsons' character on Young Sheldon. Jim Parsons, of course, will continue his role as Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, and he'll even be narrating this series. As for Armitage, he is not quite 10 and his best known role so far came from playing Ziggy on the series Big Little Lies, but if this series becomes a hit, he'll probably be known for playing Sheldon.
Pick of the Tweets: "Two Sheldons and a Mr. @billyeichner !! (pic)" (September 17, 2017)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, June 23

Dave - "The Observer" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave and Benny's friendship blossoms in strange and unexpected ways, leading them to confront questions of privilege, race, sexuality, and dermatology; Mike's isolation deepens, and a chance encounter sheds light on the root of his anger.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 21)

Wednesday, June 23

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Henry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about The Good Fight on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Gad (Central Park/Avenue 5/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sydney to the Max/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and Ruth Righi (Sydney to the Max) - Carolina and Ruth are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Romantically Challenged/Who's the Boss?) - Alyssa discusses how she is inspiring a new generation of female leaders, the latest book of her children's series and her podcast on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura stops by to chat and shares her new kitchen gadget line on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. talks about the onstage collapse that led to his COVID-19 diagnosis on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-June)

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

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
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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