Saturday, September 15, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Script for Designing Women Reboot; James Marsden and Ed Asner Cast in Netflix Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We are heading into the final week of "summer TV" as the big kickoff for the fall season comes up in a little over a week, and we've got plenty of reboot news (surprised?), news of Ed Asner being cast in a Netflix series, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Designing Women reboot is one step closer to reality this week, with ABC giving a script commitment (and original creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason will be writing it). (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Murphy Brown reboot will debut very soon, and it will take on a lot of issues in the Trump administration, including immigration policy.  (Deadline)
  • The Netflix series Dead to Me, which was already announced to star Christina Applegate, has added James Marsden and Ed Asner to the cast this week. (Variety)
  • A recasting has been made for The Conners, with Maya Lynne Robinson being cast as DJ's wife. (Variety)
  • In one of the biggest non-surprise developments over the past few months, Les Moonves is gone from CBS, and Julie Chen returned to the network to host Big Brother this week, and got everybody's attention when she signed off as Julie Chen Moonves. (Variety)
  • COZI TV is bringing The Office to their lineup in January. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 18)

  • Magnum P.I. - The Complete Series (DVD, $99.98): While it isn't the first time that it has been released, the classic Tom Selleck series comes to DVD in a complete series once again, just in time for the debut of the reboot.

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21)
  • WGN America has a weekend marathon of Married... with Children that runs most of the weekend (with a break overnight), leading up to the addition of the series to the regular lineup next week.
  • You can catch 84 episodes of Get Smart this weekend on The Binge on Decades.
  • The 2018 Emmy Awards will air Monday (not Sunday) on NBC, with hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 14

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Friday, May 14

  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Big Mouth) - Watch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Billy and Tiffany are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise discusses the movie The Treasure of Pirates Cove and the show The Bold and The Beautiful on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh of Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis and Rachael share the work they did together on International Firefighters' Day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jean Smart (Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/The In-Laws/Designing Women) - Jean talks about HBO Max's Hacks on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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