Saturday, August 31, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Valerie Harper Dies at Age 80; Special Discount on Disney+ Streaming Service for Early Subscribers

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's the last week of "unofficial summer," as September is right on our doorstep. This week, we have some sad news as we have learned that Valerie Harper has died, we're hearing about a special savings for the new Disney+ steaming service, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We'll certainly have a more complete tribute to her within the next few days, but this week, we are remembering Valerie Harper, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern and later Valerie Hogan, who has died at age 80. (New York Times)
  • The new Disney+ streaming service launches in November, but you can subscribe to it for three years now at a discounted price if you pay $140 up front (that comes out to less than $4 per month)... but you have to do it very soon. (Engadget)
  • Leslie Jones is leaving Saturday Night Live, but it looks like her next move is a little surprising: hosting a reboot of Supermarket Sweep. (Rolling Stone)
  • A new international version of Family Feud is not only coming to South Africa, but it is also bringing Steve Harvey with it as host. (NY Daily News)
  • Are you ready for Christmas movie season? It's coming even sooner than you think. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6)
  • Antenna TV honors Valerie Harper this Sunday from 1-10p ET with a special marathon of Valerie (aka The Hogan Family).
  • It's the 40th anniversary of Archie Bunker's Place, the often forgotten spinoff/continuation of All in the Family, and Antenna TV is celebrating with a 40 episode marathon on Monday.
  • Decades is airing a binge marathon of Peter Gunn this weekend.
  • Wu-Tang: An American Saga debuts Wednesday on Hulu.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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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