Saturday, April 14, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Mad About You Reboot One Step Closer to Reality; The Simpsons Addresses Concerns About Character of Apu

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're hearing more about the Mad About You reboot this week, The Simpsons has dealt with the complaints about the stereotypes of the character of Apu (and the response has not been very positive, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Admittedly, unlike most series that have been or will be rebooted, Mad About You has not been all that successful in syndication, but that isn't stopping this idea of a reboot from moving forward. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • It was mentioned several months ago that The Simpsons would deal with the complaints about stereotypes of the character of Apu, but they did just that this week and it seems to have not gone over particularly well. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Deadline is always keeping us updated on all of the comings on goings of pilot season each and every week. (Deadline)
  • Tim O'Connor, who starred in Peyton Place (in addition to appearing in many other series), has died at age 90. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Carol Burnett can never win too many awards, and her latest is a Peabody. (Variety)
  • The second season of Trial & Error has a premiere date on NBC. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (APRIL 17)



    WEEKLY PLANNER (APRIL 14 - APRIL 20)
    • Johnny Galecki will reprise his role of David on the reboot of Roseanne on Tuesday night on ABC.
    • Whether you're sick of hearing the name Roseanne or get excited every time you hear it, the original series will begin airing on Paramount Network on Wednesday.
    • It's a 77 Sunset Strip marathon for Decades this weekend.
    • In case you missed it, the revival of Lost in Space debuted on Netflix yesterday.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, June 4

    Young Sheldon - "Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.

    Man with a Plan - "Driving Miss Katie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Adam has trouble helping Katie prepare for her driving test. Also, Don turns to Lowell for help romancing Marcy.

    Mom - "Somebody’s Grandmother and the A-List" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Christy helps Marjorie prepare for her first date since her husband’s passing. Also, Bonnie’s friendship with Jill is put to the test when a past indiscretion resurfaces. Peter Onorati guest stars as Wayne, Marjorie’s date.

    Broke - "Sammy's Project" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Sammy’s big idea for his school project to make a timeline of U.S. history with a map fails, his family stays up all night to help him finish the assignment on time. As Jackie and Barry work on the map, they argue over their different parenting styles. Also, as Javier and Elizabeth help with the timeline, they argue about how to plan financially for their future. Kyle Bornheimer returns as Barry, Jackie’s ex-husband and Sammy’s father.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1)

    Thursday, June 4

    • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show) - Louie will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
    • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - NBC's Today catches up with Brooke in the 10am hour.
    • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry talks about Carter on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped) - Lauren talks about Netflix's The Wrong Missy on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April/May/June)

    Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

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    02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
    02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
    03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
    04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
    04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
    05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
    05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
    05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
    05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
    05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
    06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
    06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
    06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
    06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
    06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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