Saturday, September 19, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: CBS Prepares for More Sunday Night Movies; The Office Arrives on Blu-ray and More Head of the Class DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about more plans for the fall season, a South Park special hourlong episode, and something that we haven't heard much about in a while: some new home media releases of sitcoms from the past! Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • More Sunday Night Movies is coming to CBS this fall, to use as a holdover since fall dramas aren't ready to go. (Deadline)
  • South Park is making a brief "in between seasons) return to the Comedy Central lineup on September 30, with a pandemic themed special. (CNN)
  • United We Fall, which quietly arrived on the ABC lineup this summer, is also quietly leaving as it was canceled. (Variety)
  • Roku finally reached a deal with NBC Universal to put Peacock onto the streaming device, but the bad news is that if you thought carriage disputes with cable companies and cable networks was a thing that streaming media devices were immune from, then you were way wrong as these negotiations almost lead to other NBC Universal apps being removed from Roku. (Variety
  • The Canadians are about to invade our TV screens... if producers can figure out how to emulate the success that Schitt's Creek had in the United States, at least. (Deadline)
  • If you want to live like Will did on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, your opportunity to rent the home through Airbnb is here, though good luck getting that opportunity. (Deadline)
  • Because every streaming service needs the word Max or Plus on it, CBS All Access will be rebranding as Paramount+. (SitcomsOnline)

HOME MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Office has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent months, particularly on streaming media, so it only makes sense that Universal has decided that they now want to release the entire series on Blu-ray, and that happens with the November 10 release of The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
  • Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season is also coming to DVD on October 27, from Warner Archive.


WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 19 - SEPTEMBER 25)

  • The Emmy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday night, although it'll look much different from how it usually looks.
  • Decades has a weekend binge of Numb3rs.
  • Better late than never, new seasons of ABC's "summer" game shows will debut on Thursday night.
  • Also on Thursday night, One Day at a Time comes home to CBS, or at least the third season of the Pop series.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 23

Danger Force - "Vidja Games" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Danger Force and Captain Man get hooked making celebrity greeting videos to start raking in cash, but when making celebrity videos turns into a popularity contest, they accidentally send out a video that reveals their secret identities.

Side Hustle - "KidDING! Dongs" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Dance Dance Altoonisburg competition is coming up, and Lex, Presley and Munchy are excited to take part, but when an old friend from Lex and Presley's past surfaces, friendships are put to the test.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 18)

Friday, January 22

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Daveed is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Resident on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason talks about Our Friend on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Isaiah Crews (Side Hustle) - Isaiah talks about Side Hustle on Access Daily, 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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