Saturday, June 09, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ATX Television Festival Highlights; Fox Planning Busy Slate of MOD TV on DVD Releases Next Two Weeks

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We're into our usual summer slump of news, although a week later than usual due to the cancellation of Roseanne giving us plenty of news last week. This week, we're some musings from past TV series from the ATX Television Festival, learning of the renewal of a popular FX series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Marcy Carsey, who was a producer for Roseanne and The Cosby Show (both of which have experienced major controversies with their stars recently), had an opportunity to address these issues this week. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • On a more positive note, some former TGIF casts members and producers got together this week to discuss their legacy, as well as how old episodes of their series continue to thrive on Hulu. (LA Times)
  • Trial & Error returns for a second season on July 19, and the executive producer and cast is giving fans a preview of what is in store. (Deadline)
  • We doubt anybody is surprised by this, but FX has renewed Atlanta for a third season. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Actor Robert Mandan, known for his role of Chester Tate on Soap, has died. (SitcomsOnline)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 9 - JUNE 15)
    • Laff has quietly replaced their nightly airings of Roseanne with Home Improvement, which wasn't supposed to begin airing on the network until September.
    • ABC's summer Sunday night game show lineup kicks off tomorrow night.
    • The second season of Marlon begins Thursday on NBC.
    • The Ranch returns for the first half of season 3 on Netflix on Friday.
    • This weekend's binge on Decades is Here Come the Brides.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Sunday, December 5

    The Simpsons - "The Star of the Backstage" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show -- but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

    Bob's Burgers - "Driving Big Dummy" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Bob gets roped into a road trip with Teddy; Linda and the kids compete for the title of employee of the day.

    The Simpsons - "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    A cable channel films a Christmas movie in Springfield, and Skinner falls in love.

    The Great North - "Brace/Off Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Judy embarks on a journey after getting some unexpected news from the dentist.

    Bob's Burgers - "Yachty or Nice" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the Belchers get an unexpected invitation to cater the Glencrest Yacht Club's holiday boat parade, Bob wonders if there's a catch; Louise has her eye on the present-loaded Santa Schooner.

    Family Guy - "The First No L" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When the family fails to help Lois with the Christmas shopping, she walks out on the family and the Griffins must try to save Christmas on their own.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 29)

    Friday, December 3

    • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Maya Erskine (PEN15/Casual/Betas) and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Love, Inc.) - Holly is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. He talks about Comedy Central's Hot Mess Holiday on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Michel Urie (Younger/Partners) - Michael is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. talks about Being the Ricardos on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Julie Bowen (Modern Family/Ed) - Julie talks about Mixtape on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

    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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