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

Sunday, March 26

The Simpsons - "When Nelson Met Lisa" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A future tale of Springfield's most unlikely couple.

The Great North - "Woodfellas Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The entire town of Lone Moose is determined to win the annual Cavalcade of Ships parade; Wolf uncovers a parade secret that could change everything.

Bob's Burgers - "Show Mama From the Grave" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob takes Linda and the kids to visit his mother's grave, but finding the headstone is harder than he expected; Teddy makes a grave mistake while doing repairs in the Belcher's house.

HouseBroken - "Who's Obsessed? (A Lifetime Original)" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Chief joins a walking group, a beautiful dog named Ruby tries to get close to him, but her intentions are not what they seem; Elsa's quest to make female friends gets derailed when she becomes suspicious of Ruby.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Camp Fails and Beaver Tales" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Lou, Parker, Noah and Destiny head to Dusty Tush, Wyo., to open up a new camp at a dude ranch that they purchased from The Marshall.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 20)

Saturday, March 25

  • Halle Bailey (grown-ish) - Halle appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mae Whitman (Up Here/Arrested Development) and Carlos Valdes (Up Here) - Mae and Carlos talk about Hulu's Up Here on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-March)

Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Ten Growing Pains - The Complete Series

11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


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