Saturday, October 07, 2017

SitcomsOnline Digest: Futurama Headed to Syfy; More American Dad to Arrive on DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're fully into the fall TV season, and we're already hearing about what is in development for next season. Additionally, we have news of an animated series that will soon be airing on Syfy. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Futurama had a rocky run when it aired on Fox, but it has thrived on cable since then, and now it will join the Syfy lineup next month in a non-exclusive deal. (AV Club)
  • Mindy Kaling is already ready to move on to her next project after The Mindy Project, and this time, she is hoping to return home to NBC with a single-camera comedy called Champions. (Deadline)
  • CBS All Access is developing their first sitcom, No Activity, which will star Tim Meadows. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is developing a sitcom that is based upon the life (and starring) Trae Crowder, who is known for his persona as the "Liberal Redneck." (Deadline
  • It's never easy when a cast member leaves a series, but the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, a comedy about a set of quadruplets, will either need to be canceled or they'll have to "Chuck Cunningham" Dicky, as Mace Coronel has chosen to leave the series. (TVLine)
  • We assume Donald Trump will be getting up an hour earlier everyday soon, as Fox & Friends (his favorite TV show) will be expanded to an additional hour at 4 AM. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • GSN will pay tribute to the late Monty Hall, host of Let's Make a Deal, in a marathon tomorrow. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

TUESDAY (OCTOBER 10) HOME MEDIA RELEASES
Dynasty - The Complete Series

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Who to Follow: Grant Show (Twitter), "Actor. Producer. Father. Grandfather. Animal lover."
Claim to Fame: We're continuing our "stars of the new shows" theme this week, and this week, we're looking at the star of Dynasty. No, not John Forsythe, who played Blake Carrington on the original ABC series (he is no longer alive even), but Grant Show, who'll play that role on the new one that begins on The CW this week. He isn't at all new to the soap genre, as he previously had a regular role on the ABC daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope and also starred in primetime soap operas including Melrose Place, Point Pleasant, and Devious Maids. He even briefly had a sitcom role, on Accidentally on Purpose, but that series didn't go over so well. Early reviews for this series have been mixed, but we're somewhat hopeful that this could be a successful reboot worth watching given some time, especially when it is able to begin carving it's own path and storylines that deviate from the original and are more fitting in the modern era.
Pick of the Tweets: "Hey guys! So sorry about the demise of Devious Maids. It was a lot of fun and I loved reading you comments." (October 8, 2016)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 20

black-ish - "My Dinner with Andre Junior" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Junior and Olivia invite an excited Bow and Dre over for dinner in their new apartment, but upon arrival, they immediately become concerned with the young couple’s living conditions. Meanwhile, Diane bonds with Pops as she asks for his advice on dating.

mixed-ish - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Rainbow’s best friend, Tamika, asks her to plan her 14th birthday party, so Bow goes out of her way to make sure it’s the coolest birthday party ever. Meanwhile, Paul and Alicia battle it out for who is the “coolest,” and Harrison takes Santi and Johan on a trip to Mexico for some quality time.

Young Rock - "A Lady Named Star Search" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her "Star Search" audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies; Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge.

Kenan - "Teacher's Strike" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the teachers go on strike, everyone has to pitch in to keep the kids occupied; Rick sets up a unique schoolroom in the morning show conference room.

Chad - "Ikrimah Breakup" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When his mom breaks up with her boyfriend and Chad's left without a father figure, Chad does everything in his power to win him back.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Tuesday, April 20

  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show/Ellen/Open House) - Catch Ellen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Brockmire/Free Agents/Imagine That/Herman's Head) - Hank will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The Crew/Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!/The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny - Jenny appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


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

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

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