Saturday, June 23, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Without Roseanne is Official; Is a Revival of The Nanny in the Works?

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! No week would be complete without talking about Roseanne, although it may be The Conners we talk about more from now on! Additionally, we are hearing of a potential new revival of The Nanny, something happening in the reboot of Dynasty that will totally change how that show relates to the original, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We’ve known that ABC has been kicking the tires on it for almost a month now, and now it is official: there will be a spinoff of the reboot of Roseanne, featuring all of the cast except for Roseanne Barr herself. (NPR)
  • Now this is a reboot that might work and would certainly not end with the star doing something controversial: Fran Drescher says a revival of The Nanny could be happening. (The Wrap)
  • For years, the mostly left-wing entertainment division of Fox and the mostly right-wing news division of Fox have been able to co-exist, but it seems that tensions have reached a boiling point this week and creative talents in the entertainment division (including Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane) are speaking out, with Levitan going so far as to announce that he will leave the studio following the conclusion of Modern Family. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • It looks as if the CW reboot of Dynasty is going to have to go in a different direction than the original Dynasty went, as the actress who plays Cristal in the reboot will not be returning for the second season. (Deadline)
  • It just barely made it to a second season, but a third won’t be happening, as NBC has decided time is up for Timeless. (CNN)
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun will debut July 16 on Laff. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JUNE 26)


    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 23 - JUNE 29)
    • A new version of Double Dare, a Nickelodeon favorite from the past, will be coming to Nickelodeon on Monday, and although he won't have the same role he originally had, original host Marc Summers will be involved.
    • You know that the middle of summer has arrived when CBS starts resorting to a reality show about people living in a house together, and that show (Big Brother) returns for an astonishing 20th season on Wednesday.
    • A new season of GLOW will arrive on Netflix on Friday.
    • The binge on Decades this weekend is taking a slightly different approach, and you can catch every episode of Bridget Loves Bernie (twice even) as well as Square Pegs this weekend.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Saturday, April 4

    Danger Force - "Say My Name" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The members of Danger Force are given terrible nicknames live on KLVY news, so they come up with a plan to announce to the world who they really are: Volt, AWOL, ShoutOut and Brainstorm.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 30)

    Friday, April 3

    • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Watch Miley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Norman Lear (Producer of All in the Family/Sanford and Son/One Day at a Time/The Jeffersons/Good Times/Maude) - Norman is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
    • Billy Gardell (Bob Hearts Abishola/Mike & Molly/Yes, Dear) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Bob Hearts Abishola) - Billy and Folake are guests on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
    • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura appears on Couch Surfing at 8am.
    • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
    • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa talks about You Light Up My Christmas on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
    • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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

    My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One Martin - The Complete Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season

    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
    01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
    01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season (Blu-ray)
    01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
    01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
    01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
    01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
    01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
    02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
    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)
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