Saturday, September 01, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Releases Teaser for The Conners; New Streaming Service for Classic Nickelodeon Series

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's here, the final weekend of "unofficial summer" as Labor Day is upon us. So you know it's almost time to start watching all of your favorite fall TV series as kids go back to school (if they haven't already), start eating and drinking pumpkin spice everything, get ready for Halloween, and of course, get ready for the new fall season! But before all of that, we've got another week of news, including some news about The Conners, a key actress leaving Shameless, and more. Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • The Roseanne reboot is about to be rebooted again (or made into a spinoff, however you choose to look at it) this fall when The Conners debuts on ABC on October 16, and the network has released their first teaser for the new season. While not much is known yet, it seems the character of Roseanne will be killed off. (Deadline)
  • Actress Emmy Rossum has announced that she will be leaving the Showtime series Shameless, which has made people wonder how the show will be able to continue without her. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • In case you needed yet another streaming service to subscribe to, there is now NickSplat, which features classic Nickelodeon series. (Mashable)
  • NBC had a bit of an awkward moment last Saturday night while breaking the news of John McCain's death, in particular at the end, when they returned viewers back to their regularly scheduled program. In this case, it involved cutting into the middle of a bizarre "half-naked dolphin dance" on a rerun of America's Got Talent. (Deadline)
  • For decades, HBO has been a home for very adult themed TV series and movies in the late night hours, but recently, the network has removed that programming from their lineup and their streaming products, citing that viewer interest has declined. (LA Times)
  • Big Mouth will return to Netflix on October 5. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Murphy Brown is coming back to CBS in the fall, and Antenna TV is preparing a special marathon not only for that, but also another one later in the fall for the 30th anniversary of the series. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • While they note that there is no official confirmation or information from the studio, TVShowsOnDVD has discovered that it seems Fox has planned complete series releases for both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Reba. Both have already been released entirely as individual seasons and there is no word on whether this will be all of them bundled as one or if it will offer something new.
  • Police Story - Season Three will arrive on DVD on September 25.

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (SEPTEMBER 4)

  • The Goldbergs - The Complete Fifth Season (DVD, $26.99): The most recent season of the ABC sitcom arrives on DVD in this release.
  • Superstore - Season Three (DVD, $29.98): The third season of the NBC comedy arrives on DVD in this release.
  • Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season (DVD, $39.99; Blu-ray, $24.99): The first season of the spinoff of The Big Bang Theory arrives on DVD in this release that will be available as a wide retail release, and a Blu-ray version is also available from Warner Archive.

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 1 - SEPTEMBER 7)
  • If you're looking for ridiculously long marathons that run until Tuesday, getTV is airing Walker, Texas Ranger, Hallmark Drama is airing Little House on the Prairie, and Sundance TV is airing M*A*S*H.
  • Decades always has a marathon every weekend, of course, and this weekend it is Police Woman.
  • Speaking of Decades, the network will either leave the air or move to another channel in some markets on Monday, as a new digital network, StartTV, debuts and replaces it on CBS owned-and-operated stations. StartTV will feature series such as The Good Wife, Cold Case, Medium, and more.
  • MeTV has a new lineup starting Monday, which you can see details about here.
  • Antenna TV has a marathon of Alice planned for Monday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 3

The Goldbergs - "Mr. Ships Ahoy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As William Penn’s new Quaker Warden, Beverly is thrilled to have co-workers for the first time and sets out to make them all love her. To her dismay, it’s more difficult to win them over than she anticipated, as her reputation of being a difficult school parent precedes her. Meanwhile, Geoff competes in the “Mr. Ships Ahoy” beauty pageant to prove to Erica that he can be seen as desirable by other women.

American Housewife - "The Guardian" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie and Greg secretly put Kathryn (Wendie Malick) through a series of tests to see if she would make a good guardian for Anna-Kat in the unlikely event something should happen to them. Meanwhile, after tracking down J.D.’s (Jake Choi) potential egg donors, Tami (Holly Robinson Peete) and Katie scheme to learn more about them.

The Conners - "A Stomach Ache, a Heartbreak and a Grave Mistake" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mark is stressed out and feeling sick, convinced he has COVID-19. Meanwhile, Becky and Harris team up to confront Josh who has been “ghosting” Harris; and when Jackie visits Roseanne’s grave, she finds an appalling headstone right next to it and sets out to make it right.

Call Your Mother - "Feelings" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jean and Danny’s relationship grows complicated emotionally and physically as they try to resist their feelings for one another until his divorce is final. As Celia is moving into Freddie’s apartment, Freddie is disappointed to learn that Celia plans to keep her place as a backup plan, causing some hard conversations between the two.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 1)

Wednesday, March 3

  • Ben Schwartz (Space Force/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Ben on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Annaleigh Ashford (B Positive) - Annaleigh appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio talks about Coming 2 America on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Kristen and Dax are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Awkwafina (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hillary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hillary talks about My Brave Little Girl on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-February)

The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series

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
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)

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