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

Wednesday, July 28

Dave - "Ad Man" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave has a professional setback and is forced to spend more time with his parents; family time has never been more eye-opening.

Younger - "The Last Unicorn" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After Quinn's new romance goes public, Liza decides to fact-check her manuscript; Maggie gets an exciting new job offer and love interest; sparks fly between Liza and someone from her old life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 26)

Wednesday, July 28

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie talks about the new movie adaptation of Cinderella and her podcast Minnie Questions on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Santos (Superstore) - Nico is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about the inspiration behind Box One, an ever-evolving game of trivia, codes, puzzles and discovery that he co-created on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel shares his signature cocktail, The Five O'Clock Fizz, on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle talks about First Wives Club on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)

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
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
08/03 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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