Saturday, September 21, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Reboots for The Office and Even Hogan's Heroes?; The Boondocks Returning for Two New Seasons on HBO Max

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week is it! Fall begins, and not just the season on the calendar, but the fall TV season kicks off on Monday, starting with season premieres of several sitcoms on CBS! This week, we're hearing a lot about reboots (surprised?) and the new streaming services that will take us from peak TV to super peak TV in the next few months. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It's not to the point where we can even call it a project yet (as far as we know), but as NBC prepares to launch their new Peacock streaming service, they've already decided that they want a reboot of The Office. (The Verge)
  • Who asked for a reboot of Hogan's Heroes? Because we're getting one whether we like it or not. (Deadline)
  • The Boondocks is coming back to TV, for two new seasons on the new HBO Now streaming service. (Deadline)
  • Not exactly a major news story, but we thought it was a little amusing that Fox Entertainment has given the job of SVP Talent Relations to a woman named Lisa Simpson. (Deadline)
  • Meghan McCain walked off the stage after an argument this week on the always friendly and happy show, The View. (CNN)
  • Special themed weeks of programming were huge in the 90s (especially in the early days of Fox) and we still see it some today, and now ABC has a themed week of cast reunions from other TV series and movies for many of their series coming up. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 27)
  • This coming week is it! The big week of fall premieres, so many that we can't list them all here, but we'll mention a few new sitcoms, such as Bob ♥ Abishola on Monday night on CBS, Mixed-ish on Tuesday night on ABC, The Unicorn and Carol's Second Act on Thursday on CBS, and Perfect Harmony and Sunnyside on Thursday on NBC.
  • By the way, you can watch the first episode of The Unicorn now online for free, through Amazon Prime, CBS.com, and other digital platforms.
  • Honestly, it wouldn't be surprising if it sets a record for low ratings again since these awards shows are quickly becoming irrelevant to a lot of viewers in the peak TV era, but the Emmys will air on Fox on Sunday night.
  • The new Netflix comedy, The Politician, debuts on Friday.
  • It's a weekend of Mannix on Decades.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, April 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Hero" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dave earns Calvin’s respect when he thwarts a robbery at the barbershop, until the recognition goes to his head and he starts exaggerating the truth. Also, Marty invites an anxious Gemma to give his new stress-busting hobby a try.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Tough Old Bird" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob and Abishola try to help a sad and volatile Kemi who, after being dumped by Chukwuemeka, struggles with the possibility that her happiest days might be behind her.

Breeders - "No Choice" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ally is under huge pressure, but no one seems to want to listen to her; Jim and Jackie are excited about a possible move to the coast and, much to Paul's surprise, so is he.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 19)

Monday, April 19

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Hoops/Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Help Me Help You/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi talks about the final season of Younger on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (First Wives Club) - Michelle appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You Again?) - John will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cristin Milioti (Made for Love/A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry and his wife Rebecca discuss their memoir detailing secrets of their marriage, Stronger Together, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica discusses her new Hallmark Channel movie Matchmaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 11am ET/PT.
  • Ed Helms (Rutherford Falls/The Office) - Ed talks about Peacock's Rutherford Falls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-April)

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

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