Saturday, October 10, 2020

SitcomsOnline Digest: Seinfeld's Newman Returns in PSA to Encourage Mail-In Voting; Showtime Cancels On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Even though this isn't a political news website, we have a lot of election related news as it relates to TV! Plus, we're hearing about the cancellation of a Showtime series, some new comedies being added to Hallmark Drama, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • Wayne Knight has returned as Newman, in a PSA to assure you that your mail-in ballot will make it through. (Entertainment Weekly) 
  • COVID-19 has lead to the cancellation of On Becoming a God in Central Florida. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The second presidential debate won't be happening, but Joe Biden will be given airtime for a town hall on ABC, and Trump is looking to do the same with another network that is to be determined. (Variety)
  • Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN, where he didn't even get fired this time, and returning to political commentary. (Deadline)
  • Saturday Night Live has been forced to switch this weeks musical guest from Morgan Wallen to Jack White, after Wallen was spotted in an Instagram video not wearing a mask in a crowded bar. (NPR)
  • Hallmark Drama is about to MTV-ify itself as it adds several sitcoms. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16)


  • Antenna TV is celebrating Burns and Allen with a 70th anniversary marathon this weekend.
  • The New Twilight Zone is this weekend's binge on Decades.
  • This is the THIRD time we've said this (it keeps getting delayed for different reasons), but we think it's really happening this time: One Day at a Time finally comes to CBS on Monday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 18

The Simpsons - "Dairy Queen" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

Bless the Harts - "Hoot 'N Haw" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne finds out he owns extra land, his family unexpectedly moves in on his property; Violet searches for Wayne's "Uncle Tommy" after he goes missing.

The Simpsons - "Panic on the Streets of Springfield" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa gets a new imaginary friend -- a depressed British singer from the 1980s; Homer becomes a truck guy.

The Great North - "Tusk in the Wind Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Beef and Wolf meet their hero, legendary mountain man Tusk Johnson; Judy and the rest of the Tobin clan become addicted to '80s prime-time soap "Dynasty."

Bob's Burgers - "Some Kind of Fender Benderful" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bob gets into a four-car fender bender right outside the restaurant, he realizes finding out who is at fault will not be as simple as he had thought.

Family Guy - "Young Parent Trap" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lois and Peter are mistaken for young parents by another couple at Stewie's school and are invited to live in a millennial apartment complex, leaving Meg and Chris home alone.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 12)

Friday, April 16

  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Watch Eddie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Where I Love) - Lorraine appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about The Resident on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Real, so check your loca listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya talks about Netflix's The Mitchells vs. The Machines and hosting Saturday Night Live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
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

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