Saturday, March 02, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Ready to Reboot Beverly Hills, 90210; Tubi Announces Acquisition of Series from NBCUniversal Library

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It has sadly been a week of sitcom actor deaths, but we promise that not everything that we have this week is bad news. We do have some news of a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as news of some new acquisitions of classic series by the free TV streaming service Tubi. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's official, Fox is bringing back Beverly Hills, 90210, with many members of the original cast. (Variety)
  • Tubi, a free streaming service, has announced some acquisitions from NBCUniversal that will soon be added to the service, including Punky BrewsterThe A-Team, the original Magnum PI, and more. (Multichannel)
  • Actress Katherine Helmond, known for her roles of Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, and also had recurring roles on Coach and Everybody Loves Raymond, has died at age 89. (Deadline
  • Actor Nathaniel Taylor, known for his role of Rollo on Sanford & Son, has died at age 60. (Variety)
  • As if those two deaths aren't enough, Beverley Owen, who played the original Marilyn Munster in the first 13 episodes The Munsters, has also died at age 81. (USA Today)
  • The CW reboot of Dynasty is now losing its Alexis, as Nicolette Sheridan announced she is leaving the series. (Deadline)
  • It's hard to believe, but The Masked Singer has been a huge hit for Fox for some reason. (Variety)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for second season on NBC (and seventh season overall). (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA RELEASES (MARCH 5)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season

WEEKLY PLANNER (MARCH 1 - MARCH 8)
  • Decades is airing Police Woman all this weekend.
  • Good Girls returns for a second season Sunday night on NBC.
  • NBC has the season premiere of A.P. Bio on Thursday.
  • After airing a tribute to Peter Tork with two episodes of The Monkees last Sunday at 5 PM, the series will now remain on the MeTV lineup in that timeslot.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 8

Side Hustle - "Rat Busters" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After accidentally setting their principal's boat on fire, best friends Lex, Presley and Munchy create an app to get jobs to pay off their debt.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 3)

Friday, May 7

  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Watch Maya on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and Phil Donahue are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am 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.
  • Christian Serratos (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Christian (Netflix's Selena: The Series) on portraying Tejano star Selena and the pressure to carry on her legacy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin and his mom Wendy are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane will be on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica talks about mixed-ish on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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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