Saturday, May 26, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Plans Next Live Musical; Step by Step Finally Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about NBC's next live musical, we're learning that ABC is cancelling one of their daytime series, and we're hearing about the release of the first season of a very popular sitcom from the 90s TGIF lineup on ABC. In addition, it's a holiday weekend, so we've got plenty of marathons to enjoy on TV. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • NBC has chosen their next live musical, and it will be Hair. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC is shaking up their daytime lineup by cancelling The Chew and giving Good Morning America an extra hour. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC's The Middle came to an end this week, and the co-creator is reflecting back on the past nine seasons. (Deadline)
  • In what is probably a surprise to nobody, Fox has cancelled LA to Vegas. (Deadline)
  • FX has renewed Baskets for a fourth season. (Variety)
  • In perhaps another sign that physical media is in decline (we still love it around here), TVShowsOnDVD.com has officially closed this week, although the site has some yet-to-be-revealed plans to continue a presence on Facebook and Twitter. (The Digital Bits
  • As always, MeTV is bringing back their Summer of Me lineup, and The Jeffersons and Charlie's Angels will be part of that lineup this year. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

    • We've already had one big story that has likely been missed by many due to the demise of TVShowsOnDVD.com, and that is Warner Archive will be releasing Step by Step - The Complete First Season on June 12.


    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MAY 29)



    WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 26 - JUNE 1)
    • SundanceTV is celebrating the Memorial Day weekend with a marathon of M*A*S*H that doesn't end until Monday night.
    • The Streets of San Francisco is this weekend's binge on Decades.
    • MeTV begins a new lineup on Monday, which will feature new additions The Jeffersons and Charlie's Angels.
    • Nash Bridges is coming to H&I, and it all begins with a 14 hour marathon on Monday.
    • Arrested Development returns for a fifth season on Netflix on Thursday.
    • Also on Netflix this week, on Friday, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns for a fourth season.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Tuesday, November 19

    The Conners - "Slappy Holidays" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Chaos ensues when Dan finally gets the entire family together for Thanksgiving dinner. Mixed feelings about the Lunch Box continue to build tension in the house, and Harris makes an unexpected move. Guest starring is Eliza Bennett as Odessa.

    Bless This Mess - "Six Out of Six" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Mike and Rio are at odds with each other when they consider having a kid of their own; and they soon get a taste of the parenting life when they are forced to take care of Portia’s six piglets. Meanwhile, Kay and Beau may have found common ground during the annual Euchre tournament party.

    mixed-ish - "Weird Science" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Rainbow’s passion for science deflates when her peers convince her that science isn’t cool. During Career Day, Rainbow code-switches and pursues journalism in order to fit in, only to find that the local news anchor attending the fair has also been hiding a part of herself. Meanwhile, Harrison works to mold a testimony from Denise who struggles to be anyone but herself, and Santamonica tries to steal the spotlight back after Johan suffers an injury.

    black-ish - "O Mother Where Are Thou?" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    When Dre discovers that Lynette (guest star Loretta Devine) is an art aficionado like himself, the two quickly bond and become close, but he begins to feel guilty since he is spending more time with her than Ruby. Meanwhile, Junior introduces Bow to virtual reality.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 18)

    Tuesday, November 19

    • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Catch Michael on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Anna Camp (Perfect Harmony/The Mindy Project) - Anna appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ray and Ron are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
    • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
    • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) and Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/The Paul Reiser Show/My Two Dads) - Helen and Paul are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl visits The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
    • James Wolk (The Crazy Ones) - James stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Holiday Hearts on People Now at 12pm.
    • The Cast of black-ish - The cast of black-ish are guests on a repeat of ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
    • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom talks about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea appears on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
    • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October/November)

    My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season

    09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
    09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
    09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
    09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
    09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
    09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
    09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
    09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
    09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
    09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
    09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
    09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
    09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
    09/19 - The Guest Book - Season 1
    10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
    10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
    10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
    10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
    10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
    11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
    11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
    11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
    11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
    11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
    11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
    11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
    11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
    More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


    Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

    11/19 - Showtime Gets Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot; Jeopardy! Sees Who's the GOAT on ABC Primetime
    11/18 - Viacom's Comedy Central Renews The Office & Parks and Recreation; E! Gets New Jason Kennedy Series
    11/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 18, 2019)
    11/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: One Day at a Time Season Premiere Date Set; Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed
    11/15 - Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    11/14 - Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
    11/13 - 2019 A Very Merry MeTV Lineup; Ricky Gervais Returns to Host Golden Globe Awards
    11/12 - CBS Midseason 2020 Plans Include FBI Spin-off; E! Brings Back The Soup
    11/11 - NBC Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Announces Midseason 2020 Lineup
    11/10 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 11, 2019)
    11/09 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Fresh Off the Boat Coming to an End; Weeds Sequel in the Works
    11/08 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on Netflix's Living with Yourself; ABC Orders More Episodes of American Housewife and Bless This Mess
    11/07 - COZI TV's Thanksgiving Weekend Unexpected Guests Marathon; MeTV Salutes Veteran's Day with M*A*S*H
    11/06 - Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family & Good Times on Dec. 18; NBC Orders More Superstore Episodes
    11/05 - ABC 2019 Holiday Specials and Episodes; E! Sets Date for Reality Sitcom
    11/04 - Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule for 2019; Showtime to Debut New Comedy On-Demand Before Premiere
    11/03 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 4, 2019)
    11/02 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Casting in Place for Punky Brewster Reboot; Happy Days Cartoon Spinoffs to Arrive on DVD

    11/01 - Fri-Yay: Thoughts on BoJack Horseman Season 6; Netflix Sets Dec. 5 Date for V Wars
    10/31 - Will Arnett to Host Fox Lego Series; Lil Rel HBO Comedy Special Gets Premiere Date
    10/30 - HBO Max Announces Lots of News and Series, Including Library Series The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Looney Tunes and More
    10/29 - ABC Gets Full Seasons of mixed-ish and More; The Facts of Life Stars Ready to Light Up Lifetime on Christmas
    10/28 - Fox Midseason 2020 Schedule; The CW Picks Up Full Seasons of Both Fall Freshman Series

    10/27 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 28, 2019)
    10/26 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Lizzie McGuire Reboot to Include Original Cast; New DVDs for The Mindy Project and Step by Step
    10/25 - Fri-Yay: Sunnyside Becomes the Season's First Cancellation; Maureen McCormick to Co-Host HGTV Christmas Special
    10/24 - Antenna TV's Sabrina & Samantha Witch-O-Ween Marathon; Remembering TV Producer Al Burton of Diff'rent Strokes, Charles in Charge and More
    10/23 - CBS Renews Freshman Fall 2019 Class; Fox Schedules 9-1-1 Spin-off for Midseason 2020
    10/22 - Fox Schedules Comedy Christmas Event; CNBC Gets A-Rod to Get Celebs Back in the Game
    10/21 - Fox Picks Up 2nd Season of Bless the Harts; Remembering Bill Macy of Maude
    10/20 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 21, 2019)
    10/19 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Sunnyside Becomes First Casualty of 2019-2020 TV Season; Our Miss Brooks Arrives on DVD