Saturday, October 12, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: Walker, Texas Ranger Reboot in the Works; South Park Banned in China

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, news of South Park being banned in China (after an episode appropriately titled "Band in China"), and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • For this week's edition of "Another Reboot Nobody Asked For," we have Walker, Texas Ranger. (Deadline
  • A little over a week ago, South Park mocked China with an episode called "Band in China," and now, South Park has been banned in China. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Alex Trebek is recently stated in an interview with Canada's CTV that he is "nearing the end of his life" as his cancer treatment is not going particularly well, and may need to step down as host of Jeopardy! in the near future. (Yahoo! News)
  • The California wildfires have shutdown production of a number of TV series. (Deadline)
  • In an unexpected announcement yesterday that surprised even his coworkers, Shepard Smith (who is known as the perhaps the face of the "news" side of things at Fox News, and often serves as anchor for major news events on the Fox broadcast network) abruptly announced that he was leaving the network that he has been with since the day that the network debuted. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Two more seasons of the TBS comedy Search Party are coming soon, but they will air on the HBO Max streaming service. (SitcomsOnline

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • It's pretty expensive and only 1000 copies are being made (and possibly already sold out, though we aren't certain of that), but if you want a DVD set of the first 20 seasons of The Simpsons, it's coming, with The Simpsons - Twenty Seasons and Many More to Come. This may be worth purchasing if you've missed out on previous DVD releases, as those seem to be out of print now.

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 18)
  • Aspire is airing Julia all day today in remembrance of star Diahann Carroll.
  • Decades is getting into the Halloween spirit with a binge marathon of Thriller this weekend.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 18

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Motorycycle" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Malcolm surprises Calvin and Tina when he brings home a new motorcycle, while Dave and Gemma aim to rev up their social life with a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Wrong Adebambo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Abishola’s husband, Tayo (Dayo Ade) makes a surprise visit from Nigeria to Detroit, Bob sees this as a perfect opportunity for Abishola to ask for a divorce, but Abishola is surprised when past feelings for her husband come up.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 18)

Monday, January 18

  • James Spader (The Office) - Watch James on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max talks about The Neighborhood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) and Meagan Holder (Born Again Virgin) - Meagan and Meagan talk about If Not, When? on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali has some advice for a mother-daughter duo, just like in her podcast, Go Ask Ali on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.


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

Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
09/15 - South Side - Season 1
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
10/23 - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Complete Collection
10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
11/10 - Letterkenny - Seasons 5 & 6
11/10 - The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/10 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection
11/17 - Carol's Second Act - The Complete Series
11/17 - Robbie - Season 1
11/24 - Corporate - Season 1
11/26 - Man with a Plan - Season Four
12/01 - The Neighborhood - Season Two
12/15 - Avenue 5 - The Complete First Season

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