Saturday, June 30, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: John Goodman Lands Role on HBO Televangelist Comedy; More Alice DVDs from Warner Archive

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing that John Goodman has been cast in a new series for HBO, we're learning of some unsurprising cancellations of series that we already assumed were cancelled, and we're learning of a new release for Alice on DVD. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • While we don't exactly know how The Conners (or whatever it will be called) will work out, John Goodman has landed another series on HBO, The Righteous Gemstones, a comedy about a dysfunctional televangelist dynasty. (Consequence of Sound)
  • For those who remember that NBC had a sitcom called Champions this past season... and they did... it won't be returning for a second season, though it is possible it may be picked up elsewhere. (Variety)
  • During the upfront last month, Fox never said whether Ghosted was renewed or cancelled, but it's probably not a surprise that it was officially cancelled this week. (Deadline)
  • Jerry Seinfeld had some things to say about Roseanne this week, and oddly, he says that he has never seen a comedian destroy their career by just saying one thing, which makes us wonder if he was just being sarcastic or if he is forgetting about his own co-star, Michael Richards. (Deadline)
  • Season five of BoJack Horseman will debut on September 14 on Netflix. (Pitchfork)
  • Jimmy Fallon has been known for trying to stay somewhat politically neutral, but that has changed lately when it comes to Donald Trump, and this week he teamed up with his competition to produce an opening sketch about Trump that aired on both his show and Stephen Colbert's Late Show. (People)

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    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 30 - JULY 6)
    • Believe it or not, Syfy will not be continuing their tradition of airing Twilight Zone on the Fourth of July, but if you have Decades, they will be continuing that tradition on Wednesday.
    • Meanwhile, this weekend, the Decades binge is Tarzan.
    • The tenth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee debuts Friday on Netflix.
    • Adult Swim debuts a new series, Mostly 4 Millennials, on Monday.
    • If you're in the Christmas spirit, Hallmark Mysteries and Movies started their Gold Crown Christmas Week yesterday, and although it is called a "week," it will actually continue through July 15.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Thursday, November 21

    Young Sheldon - "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi’s" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The University makes George Sr. a lucrative job offer in the hopes of recruiting Sheldon. Also, Georgie gets a job working for Meemaw’s new boyfriend, and Mary is determined to rid her home of greed.

    The Unicorn - "Turkeys and Traditions" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Wade and the girls tackle hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for friends and extended family. Also, Ben attempts to make a fried turkey for the very first time. Annie Mumolo guest stars as Aunt Allison, Wade’s opinionated and passive-aggressive sister-in-law who’s visiting for Thanksgiving.

    Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

    Carol's Second Act - "Sick and Retired" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    Carol’s dear friend Phyllis (guest star Jane Kaczmarek) is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb’s excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn’t seem to mind.

    Superstore - "Curbside Pickup" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    As part of a new corporate initiative Dina is spearheading, Jonah, Cheyenne and other overworked employees have to rush items directly to shoppers’ cars. Amy’s brother, Eric (George Salazar), visits the store, and Amy thinks she sees a spark with Mateo. Garrett is impressed by a customer’s high-tech purchase.

    Perfect Harmony - "Thanks-taking" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Jax convinces Arthur to join the choir's progressive Thanksgiving dinner and snoop in various choir members' homes to find a missing item. Meanwhile, Adams invites her handsome contractor to dinner as a set-up for Ginny, but he has something else in mind.

    The Good Place - "The Answer" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    In an attempt to plan a better future, Chidi considers his past.

    Will & Grace - "The Grief Panda" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
    In the aftermath of Will (Eric McCormack) and McCoy breaking up, Grace (Debra Messing) and Jack (Sean Hayes) hire the Grief Panda to help Will process his pain. With Karen (Megan Mullally) completely occupied with her new baseball team, Grace believes that she has to fire Karen in order to set her free.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 18)

    Thursday, November 21

    • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Catch Lena on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
    • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) and Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) - Tom and Fortune are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
    • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever) - Fred is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Knives Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
    • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
    • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
    • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/In the Cut/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée appears on The Real, so check your local listings. She also talks about OWN's Carole's Christmas on Access Daily, 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.
    • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean talks about Will & Grace on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig wlll be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
    • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil talks about Lifetime's Staging Christmas on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
    • Peter Porte (Baby Daddy) - Peter talks about Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.


    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)
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    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)
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