Saturday, July 06, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: WarnerMedia Considering Reboots of TGIF Classics for New Streaming Service

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a slow news week, though we've got a little bit of news about some of the streaming services, including potential reboots of classic TGIF series. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • As WarnerMedia prepares their new streaming service, they've already got their eye on potentially rebooting classic TGIF series, including Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step, and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (Deadline)
  • We mentioned last week that The Office will be moving from Netflix to NBC's own streaming service, but NBC's service will be ad supported, which could be becoming the new normal in streaming. (Deadline)
  • Shows on Netflix have a lot of smoking in them, but now, the streaming service is vowing to cut back on the smoking that you see in series. (Variety
  • The View has been known for having hosts who are constantly in bitter personal feuds and battles with each other, and it seems that is the case once again as Meghan McCain seems to have one foot out the door (though ABC insists she is coming back). (CNN)
  • ABC has set their fall lineup premiere dates, complete with Kids Say the Darnedest Things (which definitely isn't hosted by Bill Cosby this time). (SitcomsOnline

WEEKLY PLANNER (JULY 6 - JULY 12)
Remington Steele

  • All weekend on Decades, it's Remington Steele.
  • Hollywood Game Night returns to NBC on Thursday.