Saturday, June 29, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: MyNetwork TV Releases Fall Lineup; 70s Danny Thomas Sitcom Coming to DVD

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Yes, it's that time of the year where there isn't much going on. And this upcoming week will be even slower with a holiday falling midweek. Nonetheless, we're here with some news and highlights, so let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • MyNetwork TV has released their fall lineup, which once again, is basically "reruns of everything that worked for NBC in primetime" (aside from Friday nights, where CSI: Miami will air). (Deadline)
  • Streaming services had a nice (roughly) ten year run of providing us with about three places to watch everything we wanted, but we're entering a new reality now where every distributor wants to have their own streaming service. Now, NBC will be taking The Office away from Netflix to put on their own upcoming streaming service. (Vox)
  • You can immerse yourself in the world of Seinfeld as The Seinfeld Experience, an event that brings the sets and classic props from the series to the public, comes to New York City in the fall. (Deadline
  • For the past two decades, broadcast TV stations have been required to include a certain number of hours of educational and informational programming on their lineup each week, but that may be changing next month as the FCC considers options to relax that requirement, such as allowing stations to stream such programming online. (Deadline
  • Max Wright, known for his role of the dad on ALF, has died. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • We said it might come back, but didn't quite believe it, but One Day at a Time is indeed returning to Pop TV for new episodes in 2020. (SitcomsOnline

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WEEKLY PLANNER (JUNE 29 - JULY 6)
  • Decades is taking a somewhat different approach with their weekly binge this weekend and airing a much more recent series, Unforgettable.
  • On Thursday, Decades will be airing a Twilight Zone marathon, taking that torch from Syfy (which will NOT be doing that this year). 
  • The third season of Stranger Things debuts Thursday on Netflix.
  • JAG is coming to WGN on Thursday, beginning with a special marathon.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Tuesday, May 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - E! News has an interview with Jennifer at 11pm on E!.
  • Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) - Ted is joining Drew and they're chatting about working together on a film in Alaska, his new podcast with Woody Harrelson and celebrating his twenty-ninth wedding anniversary on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Drew is surprised by special guest Chelsea Handler who's joining her and Ross Mathews to cover topics at the news desk like the viral conversation over adults sleeping with stuffed animals on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jameela Jamil (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Good Place) - Jameela appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • The Cast of Good Times - Iconic 70s sitcom Good Times turns 50 and cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter are back together on Sherri, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

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)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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