Saturday, March 31, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Looking to Bring Back Last Man Standing; New Perfect Strangers DVDs Coming Soon

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Much of the news this week has involved the success of the Roseanne reboot, with little talk of other news... but nonetheless, we've got a lot of non-Roseanne news for you, including some rumors of reboots at Fox, a renewal of One Day at a Time, and news about new Perfect Strangers DVDs (side note: nobody has thought about rebooting that?). Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Can you really call it a reboot if it hasn't even been gone for a full season? Nonetheless, Fox is rumored to be looking to bring back new episodes of Tim Allen's series, Last Man Standing, along with other series (such as That '70s Show and Malcolm in the Middle) that don't even make sense to reboot. (TMZ)
  • Speaking of Last Man Standing, reruns of it are being added to the WGN lineup. (SitcomsOnline)
  • Even though it is hard to tell how ratings will be once the initial buzz wears off, the reboot of Roseanne did well enough to convince ABC to pick up a second season. (ABC News)
  • No need to panic, One Day at a Time has been renewed by Netflix. (Deadline)
  • We're just weeks away from knowing what the 2018-2019 broadcast network season will look like, and now is a good time to take another look at where some of your current TV favorites stand from a renewal/cancellation point of view. (Deadline)
  • For the past two decades, Dan Schneider (who is also known for his Head of the Class fame) has brought some of the biggest hits to Nickelodeon, and has been referred to as the "Norman Lear of kids television." This week, the network has suddenly parted ways with him, for reasons that aren't clear. (Washington Post)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 31 - APRIL 6)
    • The Last O.G., which stars Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, debuts Tuesday night at 10:30 on TBS.
    • WKRP in Cincinnati will begin airing every weeknight at 9:30 starting Monday on MeTV.
    • Some minor changes come to the Antenna TV lineup on Monday as well, with an extra helping of Alice in primetime.
    • What's the weekend without a binge on Decades? Up this weekend: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

    Saturday, June 15

    The Conners - "Trucking Live in Front of a Fully Vaccinated Studio Audience -- East Coast" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    The Conners continue to deal with the pandemic while navigating breakups and newfound sobriety, all while planning an upcoming wedding.

    The Conners - "Education, Corruption, and Damnation" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After Ben declines Darlene's proposal, she starts to ponder why she tends to be so negative in life, prompting her to start a journey of self-discovery, which leads to Pastor Phil.

    The Conners - "Sober Sex, Plastic Silverware, and Losing My Religion" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Part of Becky's recovery program mandates she make amends with people she has lied to over the years, leading her to meet up again with a former high school friend; Darlene visits with Pastor Phil; Louise continues planning her wedding.

    The Conners - "The Wedding of Dan and Louise" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A weather report forecasting that a tornado is headed for Lanford creates chaos and surprises on Dan and Louise's wedding day.

    Mind Your Business - "Stormed In-Laws" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    When Kimberly's parents do a pop-up visit, an unexpected storm traps everyone inside, resulting in Alfonso settling the score with his father-in-law. Howard Hewitt Guest Stars.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

    Friday, June 14

    • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Watch Jay on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Gillian and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld/Day by Day) - Julia talks about the movie Tuesday on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Jason Canela (Palm Royale) - Jason talks about Apple TV+'s Palm Royale on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
    • Liza Col√≥n-Zayas (The Bear) - Liza talks about FX's The Bear on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
    • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray

    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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    01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
    02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
    03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
    03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
    03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
    04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
    04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
    05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
    06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
    06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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