Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing some news about some developments at Netflix this week, including a new Norm Macdonald talk show. Additionally, Marla Gibbs is making a return to the small screen on a Grey's Anatomy spinoff and a long-running soap opera has been renewed for yet another season. Let's get going!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
- TNT has canceled The Librarians after four seasons. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Marla Gibbs seemed to vanish from TV for a while, but she has been making more appearances lately, and now it has been announced that she will appears in a multi-episode arc for the upcoming Grey's Anatomy spinoff, Station 19.
- Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a 54th season, which is a lot of seasons but still not a record. (Entertainment Weekly)
- Norm Macdonald is set to get his own Netflix talk show. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Barack Obama is in talks with Netflix for some sort of undisclosed production deal, although it is doubtful that it will be anything like The Celebrity Apprentice. (CNNMoney)
- The ratings for the Oscars hit a record low this year, but it seems that isn't just the Oscars or even awards ceremonies in general, but rather that live events just aren't getting as many viewers as they used to. (NY Times)
- WKRP in Cincinnati is coming to MeTV next month. (SitcomsOnline)
WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 10 - MARCH 16)
- American Idol returns with a new season on ABC on Sunday night.
- Meanwhile, Fox is counter programming with O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession, which was deemed too controversial to air a decade ago and was pulled from the lineup, but isn't getting much attention now.
- A new Netflix comedy, On My Block, is set to debut on Friday.
- For the People, a new legal drama, will debut Tuesday night on ABC.
- They were all added to Hulu a month ago, but in case you missed it, you can now catch Gary Unmarried and The PJs on the streaming service.
- Decades is airing a binge of The Doris Day Show this weekend.