Saturday, September 26, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Peacock to Launch All 45 Seasons of Saturday Night Live; Renewal for Family Guy and Bob's Burgers

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We would be right in the middle of fall season launches right about now, but that's not quite what this year had in store for us (although Fox does debut new seasons of all of their animated comedies tomorrow night). This week, we've got some Saturday Night Live news (about new and old episodes), news about animated comedies, and more. Let's get going!


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • All seasons of Saturday Night Live are coming to Peacock on Thursday, although we assume it will be the shortened versions of the episodes. (Variety)
  • Speaking of Saturday Night Live, Chris Rock will host the season premiere, which airs next Saturday night. (CNN)
  • New voices will be replacing old ones on The Simpsons and Family Guy when they return tomorrow, as white voices will no longer be voicing non-white characters. (UPROXX
  • Meanwhile, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers have both been renewed for two more seasons. (TVLine)
  • Schitt's Creek is debuting in broadcast syndication on Monday, which could either be the opportunity for it to become much bigger than it ever was in the afterlife, or it could completely fall flat. (Deadline)
  • Get ready to say goodbye to Paramount Network (just like you did when you said goodbye to TNN, The National Network, and Spike TV), as it will relaunch sometime in the next year as Paramount Movie Network. (Deadline)
  • Antenna TV will be debuting new series (including Who's the Boss?) and a new lineup soon. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 2)


  • We may not be getting much of a new fall season, but Fox is bringing back new episodes of all of their pandemic proof Animation Domination Sunday series tomorrow night.
  • The fourth season of Fargo arrives on FX tomorrow night.
  • The Weakest Link returns to NBC on Tuesday night, with Jane Lynch as host.
  • Decades has a binge of The Adventures of Superman this weekend.
  • As previously mentioned, Peacock is bringing all 45 seasons of Saturday Night Live to the service on Thursday.
  • There is a South Park pandemic special on Comedy Central on Wednesday night.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 19

Call Your Mother - "Pilot" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jean, an empty-nester mom, wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.

The Conners - "Protest, Drug Test and One Leaves the Nest" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris’ job is in jeopardy after joining a protest she strongly believes in, leading to tense discussions within the family. Jackie makes a visit to Wellman Plastics only to realize the company is instituting supervised drug testing, inspiring Becky to lead her own protest.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 18)

Tuesday, January 19

  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Catch Dakota on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She also talks about Our Friend on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Yara appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie talks about the film One Night in Miami on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tommy Davidson (Between Brothers) - Tommy will be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra talks about Call Your Mother on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest 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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