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

    Sunday, January 17

    The Simpsons - "The Road to Cincinnati" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention.

    Bob's Burgers - "Mommy Boy" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Linda joins a women's business group, Gene gets possessive of her time; Louise and Tina want to learn how to fight.

    The Simpsons - "Sorry Not Sorry" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Lisa calls her teacher, Ms. Hoover, a hack and refuses to apologize; Lisa learns Ms. Hoover's private pain.

    The Simpsons - "The Dad-Feelings Limited" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Comic book guy and his wife, Kumiko, debate having a baby; his origin story is revealed.

    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 - "CutawayLand" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    Peter and Lois accidentally set up a cutaway gag together, which somehow transports them into the cutaway itself.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 11)

    Friday, January 15

    • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Grace Under Fire) - Watch Cole on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Shaky Ground) - Jennifer appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Regina King (The Boondocks/227) - Regina talks about One Night in Miami on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
    • Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch/The Brady Brides) - Maureen and Dan Vicky talk about about the nostalgic HGTV home renovation series Frozen in Time on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings. They will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Jenna Ortega (Stuck in the Middle) - Jenna talks about her uplifitng book It's All Love on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm & Eddie/Listen Up!) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about Fox's The Resident on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-January)

    Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

    09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
    09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
    09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
    09/15 - South Side - Season 1
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
    09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
    09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
    09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
    10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
    10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
    10/23 - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Complete Collection
    10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
    11/10 - Letterkenny - Seasons 5 & 6
    11/10 - The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    11/10 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection
    11/17 - Carol's Second Act - The Complete Series
    11/17 - Robbie - Season 1
    11/24 - Corporate - Season 1
    11/26 - Man with a Plan - Season Four
    12/01 - The Neighborhood - Season Two
    12/15 - Avenue 5 - The Complete First Season

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