Saturday, May 11, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Looking at Sitcom Cancellations Ahead of Upfronts; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returning for Interactive Special

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's a VERY busy week, and we've tried to condense our news as much as possible to ensure that you get all of the highlights. This week, we're busy learning about all of the renewals and cancellations of series, ahead of learning what the new fall season will look like. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • As we prepare for learning the fall lineup for the broadcast networks, we have a busy week of cancellations, including sitcoms such as Murphy Brown, The Cool Kids, Life in Pieces, Splitting Up Together, Speechless, and more. (Variety
  • Steve Harvey's daytime talk show has been cancelled, leaving him with one less job. (Variety
  • Not everything is getting cancelled. Grey's Anatomy, which is now a relic of an era when broadcast TV was dominated by shows like The Office and Desperate Housewives, has been renewed for two more seasons. (Deadline)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is returning to Netflix for an interactive special. (CNN)
  • In the old days, you knew that the national evening news meant Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, and Dan Rather, but now it seems the anchors change all the time. Now, Jeff Glor is out as as anchor of CBS Evening News, but Norah O'Donnell will be replacing him in a few months. (Variety)
  • More stars have been added to the live All in the Family and The Jeffersons special that ABC is airing on May 22. (Deadline) )
  • NBC has picked up at least two pilots for next season already. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 11 - MAY 17)
The Big Bang Theory
  • The final episode of The Big Bang Theory airs on Thursday night, almost putting an entire era of sitcoms (that'll come next year as Modern Family ends) to an end.
  • Several other season finales will air this week, including Young Sheldon, Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the entire Fox Sunday night lineup.
  • The Untouchables airs all weekend on Decades.
  • Antenna TV is giving mom the day off with a Mother's Day marathon of Hazel.
  • getTV will celebrate All in the Family all week next week with a 30 episode marathon, with six episodes airing every night starting at 7 PM.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Sunday, March 3

The Simpsons - "AE Bonny Romance" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Groundskeeper Willie is kidnapped to Scotland, Bart and the Simpsons follow, only to be faced with Homer's worst nightmare.

Krapopolis - "The Majors" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
There is a major god opening on Mt. Olympus, and Deliria decides to mentor the nerdy minor god Salt for the spot as a way to spite her rival, Athena; Krapopolis residents start moving to the wilderness to get away from the excess poop problem.

The Great North - "Ready Mayor Won Adventure" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Honeybee wins interim Lone Moose mayor over Wolf, who starts overstepping during Honeybee's one day term; the rest of the Tobins start capitalizing on their new family member's political power.

Grimsburg - "The Flute-itive" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Flute enters the Grimsburg Miniature Competition and is accused of murdering the judge after he disqualifies him; Flute tries to clear his name; Stan joins his school's Trauma Club.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Friday, March 1

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Esther appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Billy, Nico and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Punkie Johnson (Love Life) - Punkie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Drew is chatting with legendary singer Reba McEntire in Las Vegas about singing at the Super Bowl and how far she's come to be where she is now on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott talks about The Girls on the Bus on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-March)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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