Saturday, June 02, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: So Now What for Roseanne?; ABC Contemplating Sue Heck Spinoff for The Middle

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Well, it's been a fascinating week of sitcom news this week (normally the week of Memorial Day is the kick off to our slow season, but not this time!), to say the least. This week, Roseanne made history by dethroning Bridget Loves Bernie as the highest rated series to ever be canceled. We're also hearing about potential replacements for Roseanne, including a spinoff of the series as well as the spinoff of a completely uncontroversial ABC sitcom about a midwestern family. We promise, nothing that we're reporting this week is being reported under the influence of any sort of prescription sleep medication, so let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We're sure everybody knows the whole story about Roseanne by now. But is anybody seriously surprised that Roseanne ended up going down because of a controversy with the star, or are we just surprised it happened so soon? (People)
  • Meanwhile, it seems that a Roseanne spinoff starring Sara Gilbert's character of Darlene may be under consideration, although there are some obstacles, including concerns that Roseanne would still receive residuals. (Vulture)
  • If a spinoff about Roseanne's daughter doesn't work out, could 2019 finally be the "year of Sue Heck?" Maybe, as ABC is contemplating a spinoff of The Middle starring Eden Sher. (Deadline)
  • Speaking of The Middle, that series recently ended after nine seasons, and Vox is asking the exact same thing that we've been asking all of these years: why didn't the series ever get the level of love and attention that it deserved? (Vox)
  • It seems that the TV adaptation of Heathers has been talked about forever, and was even given a premiere date on Paramount Network (after originally being planned for TV Land), but now it seems it has been scrapped completely. (Deadline)
  • Antenna TV is going to celebrate Father's Day with a Silver Spoons marathon. (SitcomsOnline)

    HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS


    HOME MEDIA RELEASES (JUNE 5)
    • South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98): All of these seasons later, and Comedy Central is still cranking out more seasons of the popular Comedy Central series.

    WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 2 - JUNE 8)
    • Every channel that was airing Roseanne has pulled the series, but if you absolutely need your Roseanne fix, it seems it is still streaming on Amazon Prime for the time being.
    • While we're at it, The Cosby Show (side note: why is it that Carsey Werner has this sort of luck with their stars?) is still on Amazon Prime too.
    • Younger and Teachers both return to TV Land for new episodes on Tuesday.
    • This weekend's binge on Decades is Here Come the Brides.
    • The last half of the final season of Nashville begins Thursday on CMT.


    Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Wednesday, September 18

    The Goldbergs - "Breakin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Adam unintentionally lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement, the brothers join together to throw the greatest breakdancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff’s stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer. Finally, it’s the end of an era when the JTP graduates from high school.

    Schooled - "Dr. Barry" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After initially trying to sabotage him, CB works with Barry and the JTP to help him win back Lainey’s heart. Meanwhile, Glascott faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.

    Modern Family - "A Year of Birthdays" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    As the birth of Haley and Dylan’s twins approaches, we take a look back at how each family member celebrated their birthdays this past year.

    Single Parents - "Ketchup" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    After learning that Angie’s ex Derek (played by Adam Brody) lives near Space Camp, Will convinces Angie to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant, which results in a rowdy and awkward encounter between the three of them. Meanwhile, Poppy internally struggles with who she truly has romantic feelings.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 16)

    Wednesday, September 18

    • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
    • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
    • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/Twins) - Sara is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about The Conners on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9m, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings), on the BUILD Series at 11:15am and on ABC's Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
    • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
    • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) and Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever) - Jim and Fred are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
    • Billy Gardell (Bob Hearts Abishola/Mike & Molly) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Bob Hearts Abishola) - Billy and Folake are guests on People Now at 12pm.
    • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia talks about the and especially you podcast on Access Live, so check your local listings.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee and the cast of Knives Out are guests on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September)

    Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season

    07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
    07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
    07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
    07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
    07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
    07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
    07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
    07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
    07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
    07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
    08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
    08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
    08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
    08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
    08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
    08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
    08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth 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
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    09/15 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 16, 2019)
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    09/13 - Fri-Yay: We're Up Schitt's Creek; Comedy Central Renews South Park for 3 More Seasons
    09/12 - Antenna TV Acquires That Girl for January and Perhaps More; Disney Just Rolls With It Once Again
    09/11 - HBO Gets 2nd Season of McBride and Goodman Comedy; HGTV and Bradys Go Digital
    09/10 - Katey Sagal Joins The Conners; CBS All Access Comedy No Activity Gets Guests for Season 3
    09/09 - Kevin James Gets Sitcom for Netflix; Grace and Frankie Gets Final Season
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    09/05 - MeTV Celebrates The Brady Bunch's 50th Anniversary; TBS Honors Friends 25th Anniversary
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    09/03 - Remembering TV Legend Valerie Harper, TV Tributes Scheduled; ABC Shifts Reef Break Finale to Friday, Sept. 13
    09/02 - TV Marathons on Labor Day 2019
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    08/31 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Valerie Harper Dies at Age 80; Special Discount on Disney+ Streaming Service for Early Subscribers
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    08/29 - Comedy Central Goes Back to the South Side; HBO Orders More Black Lady Sketch Show
    08/28 - Pop TV's Hot Date Returns for Season 2; Liza on Demand Premieres Second Season in September
    08/27 - CBS Fall 2019 Preview Special Airs Sept. 9; Walmart's Vudu to Launch First Series - Mr. Mom
    08/26 - Lifetime Announces Full Holiday Slate; The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place on NBC
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    08/24 - SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Developing Serendipity Series; Designing Women Making Streaming Media Debut
    08/23 - Fri-Yay: Fall Sitcom Slate Check-In: ABC; Antenna TV Acquires The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes, Who's the Boss? and More
    08/22 - Dancing with the Stars Cast for Season 28; Lilly Singh Gets NBC Primetime Special
    08/21 - Decades Celebrates Bob Newhart's 90th Birthday with Big Marathon; Wanda Sykes & Mike Epps Get Netflix Sitcom
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