Saturday, October 13, 2018

SitcomsOnline Digest: Patricia Heaton Eyes a Return to TV With CBS Sitcom; VEI Announced Bad News Bears TV Series DVD Release

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Fall is here and in full force, but there are yet still a few more fall season premieres to come... and we'll get those this week at ABC! Meanwhile, we've got news of a possible new sitcom for Patricia Heaton (you didn't think she was going away, did you?), another cast member leaving Shameless, and news of a rare sitcom release from VEI. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Patricia Heaton may be taking a little time off from work for now, but she's ready to jump back into action with yet another new sitcom that is in development at CBS, Carol's Second Act. (Variety)
  • First, Emmy Rossum announced she was leaving Shameless, and now Cameron Monaghan has announced the same, leaving people to wonder how the show can go on with the existing characters. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Actress Peggy McCay, who is mostly known for her long-running role on Days of Our Lives but also had guest starring roles in numerous sitcoms and primetime dramas, has died at age 90. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Even if it was a memorable series that is still watched to this day, Steve Carrell says that new episodes of The Office wouldn't work in today's social climate. (Deadline)
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers will be going live on election night, with MSNBC's Chris Hayes to help discuss everything. (TVLine)
  • We're only barely out of the summer 2018 TV season (arguably it's still winding down as there are still a few fall series that haven't even debuted yet), but The CW is already looking ahead to next summer. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
 The Bad News Bears - All 26 Episodes
  • It's been a very long time since VEI first announced they would be releasing several series from the CBS library on DVD, but they're still chugging along and getting them out, with the short-lived The Bad News Bears - All 26 Episodes announced this week. It will be released on October 31.

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 19)
  • Decades continues their Halloween themed weekend binges this weekend, with a marathon of Ghost Story/Circle of Fear.
  • Seth Meyers returns to his roots at Saturday Night Live tonight as the host.
  • The Alec Baldwin Show will officially premiere Sunday night on ABC, with guests Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson.
  • We're not done with fall premiere season, as the ABC Tuesday night lineup is nothing but season and series debuts, featuring The Conners, The Kids Are All Right, black-ish, Splitting Up Together, and The Rookie.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 4

Young Sheldon - "Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.

Man with a Plan - "Driving Miss Katie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam has trouble helping Katie prepare for her driving test. Also, Don turns to Lowell for help romancing Marcy.

Mom - "Somebody’s Grandmother and the A-List" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy helps Marjorie prepare for her first date since her husband’s passing. Also, Bonnie’s friendship with Jill is put to the test when a past indiscretion resurfaces. Peter Onorati guest stars as Wayne, Marjorie’s date.

Broke - "Sammy's Project" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Sammy’s big idea for his school project to make a timeline of U.S. history with a map fails, his family stays up all night to help him finish the assignment on time. As Jackie and Barry work on the map, they argue over their different parenting styles. Also, as Javier and Elizabeth help with the timeline, they argue about how to plan financially for their future. Kyle Bornheimer returns as Barry, Jackie’s ex-husband and Sammy’s father.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1)

Thursday, June 4

  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch Wanda on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show) - Louie will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Fortune Feimster (Bless the Harts/Champions) - Fortune appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim is a guest on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - NBC's Today catches up with Brooke in the 10am hour.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry talks about Carter on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped) - Lauren talks about Netflix's The Wrong Missy on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

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)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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