Saturday, March 24, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Neil Flynn Cast in NBC Sitcom Pilot; Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith Remix Sitcom Theme Song Classics

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're getting even more casting news about potential new pilots this week, we're preparing for a busy week of new sitcoms (and of course, one big revival) on ABC, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Neil Flynn has had a role in a sitcom since he first appeared on Scrubs in 2001, and now with his current series, The Middle, coming to an end, he may be able to extend his sitcom life even more as he has been cast in a new pilot for NBC. (AV Club)
  • Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith had a little fun this week doing a remix of some of the more popular sitcom theme songs throughout history (and no, Janet Hubert hasn't gone on social media to make a nasty comment about him as she often does any time Will Smith gets attention for anything... at least not yet). (Deadline)
  • Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel had Roseanne on his show this week, and they had a few interesting exchanges regarding politics. (US Weekly)
  • Jerry O'Connell will be playing Sheldon's brother in the season finale of The Big Bang Theory. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Indy 500 has always aired on ABC, but that will change in 2019, as it moves to NBC. (CNN Money)
  • Dushon Monique Brown, who has played Connie on the NBC series Chicago Fire since it debuted, has unexpectedly died at age 49. (Time)
  • Younger will return to TV Land for a fifth season in June. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 27)


  • One Day at a Time - Season Two (DVD, $22.97): Shout! Factory brings the second season of this classic series to DVD in this release.
  • Peyton Place - Part Three (DVD, $34.99): This series appeared to be long abandoned for DVD for almost a decade, but now Shout! Factory is returning with a new release of 33 additional episodes.

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 17 - MARCH 23)
  • We've been hearing about it for a long time, and on Tuesday night, the revival of Roseanne will debut on ABC.
  • Roseanne isn't the only thing that ABC has in store for Tuesday night, as they will also be debuting their new sitcom Splitting Up Together, starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson. 
  • ABC has yet another new sitcom set to debut on Wednesday night, with Alex, Inc., starring Zach Braff. 
  • Sunday night brings the return of Silicon Valley to HBO, along with the debut of a new series, Barry, starring Bill Hader.
  • Of course, a weekend just isn't the weekend without a binge on Decades, and this weekend, it is all Laverne & Shirley.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Knockout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Dave nears his 40th birthday, Calvin offers to coach his friend for an amateur boxing tournament. Also, sparks fly when Marty meets a new woman at the gym.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Cats in a Bathtub" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob accidentally reveals Morenike is gay, Abishola and Kemi are forced to defend her against their church, and even their own families. Also, Douglas comes clean to Olivia about not being poor.

Kenan - "Hustle and Flow" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kenan and Aubrey clash when he refuses to see that she's growing up; while Gary pursues a controversial revenue stream on social media, Mika, Tami and Pam are inspired to show him the downside.

Kenan - "Dating App" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With Gary's help, Kenan signs up for a dating app that he might not be ready for while Rick has an interesting date of his own; Mika and Pam strategize to help Tami when she is caught in an unflattering situation by a tabloid photographer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 17)

Monday, January 17

  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Watch Daveed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about Snowpiercer on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Early (The Afterparty/Search Party) - John is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky talks about the third season of After Party on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) and Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Kym and Finesse guest host The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl talks about Abbott Elementary on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Sunnyside/Champions) - Fortune is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael talks about his trip into space on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) and Randall Park Fresh Off the Boat/Veep) - Ed and Randall talk about Peacock's True Story with Ed and Randall on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary talks about How I Met Your Father on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about Netflix's Brazen on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
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