Saturday, May 08, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Trailer Released for Upcoming Rugrats Reboot; Final Airdate Set for Conan

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about the ending of not one, but two late night talk shows, getting a preview of the reboot of Rugrats, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • As the CGI reboot of Rugrats is coming up soon, we now have a trailer for the series. (Vulture)
  • Conan is ending soon on TBS, and now a date for the finale has been set. (Reuters)
  • Meanwhile, NBC has canceled A Little Late with Lilly Singh. (Mediaite)
  • We're getting closer to knowing what'll be renewed and canceled for the upcoming season, and here is what is known so far. (Deadline)
  • The casting process is moving full-steam ahead for the USA Network revival of Nash Bridges. (Deadline)
  • It seems Jaleel White wasn't welcome as a cast member on Family Matters. (People)
  • A pair of Tyler Perry comedies are set to return for new seasons soon. (SitcomsOnline)


WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 8 - MAY 14) 

Mission Impossible

  • Decades has a binge of Mannix this weekend.
  • Antenna TV is celebrating Mother's Day with a marathon of Hazel on Sunday.
  • The Upshaws, a new comedy for Netflix, debuts on Wednesday.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Fri-Yay: Rolling Stone's 100 Best Sitcoms of All Time; Marion Cunningham Greatest Classic TV Mom in New Poll

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Sitcoms of All Time

by Vincent

This week, Rolling Stone posted an article about the best sitcoms of all time. If your Twitter feed is like mine, it's been buzzing with discussion about it. Obviously, these lists are entirely subject, just a few critics opinions, and should only be taken light heartedly. But what’s the point of the internet if not to argue and give your opinion on something that ultimately is pretty inconsequential? So, in this column, I'll share my thoughts on Rolling Stone's Best Sitcoms of All Time list.

For the most part, there isn't too much I could quibble with. The show ranked first is The Simpsons, which would also be my #1 pick, if only for the unbeatable '90s seasons. Many of my other favorites - The Office, 30 Rock, Cheers, Community - also made the cut. Still, I would say the list leaned more heavily on modern shows - more obscure and short running modern series like, say, Baskets made the cut over older and perhaps equally strong obscure older shows. But it was still a solid list and I enjoyed reading a celebration of so many different sitcoms from many different eras. Check out the list, and see for yourself what you think of their ranking.


Marion Cunningham - Happy Days

With Mother's Day this Sunday, we leave you with a classic TV moms update. Marion Cunningham, beloved "Mrs. C" from TV's Happy Days edged out Shirley Partridge from The Partridge Family for Greatest Classic TV Mom in a nationwide tournament sponsored by BoomAgain.com . Greatest Classic TV Mom bracket paired moms from popular Boomer sitcoms including Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch), June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver), Edith Bunker (All in the Family), Morticia Addams (The Addams Family), Florida Evans (Good Times), Jane Jetson (The Jetsons), and more. More than 6000 votes were cast during the 7-day tournament. In the finals Mrs. C handily defeated Shirley Partridge with 56% of the vote.

Fans also weighed-in on social media with ringing endorsements for their "other mothers." Shirley Partridge was revered for carrying the load as a single mom -- "Shirley Partridge didn't have a housekeeper or a husband but she made it work." Fans of Edith Bunker noted, "Edith wasn't just a doormat for Archie. She supported Gloria's feminism." But in the end Mrs. C was "...ahead of her time. She accepted her kids' friends and supported their dreams." Another crowned her as "...the Mom we all wanted." The tournament was sponsored by Boom Again, a pop-culture trivia game celebrating Baby Boomers.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

E! Reunites TV Casts in Reunion Road Trip; Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Mr. Corman on Apple TV+

Reunion Road Trip

E!, the global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture, reunites some of the most celebrated TV casts as its new event series Reunion Road Trip, launches on Thursday, June 10 at 9pm ET/PT. The four-part special event series catches up with the beloved cast members as they reconnect with old friends, reflect on their trailblazing shows that helped shape the television landscape, and share surprising revelations and behind-the-scenes scoop. With exclusive, candid conversations with the stars as viewers have never seen them before, each episode delves into their earliest days from auditions to first impressions, their continuing legacy and everything in between. Catch the casts of A Different World, Scrubs and more reunite!

Below is the episode rollout:

Reunion Road Trip: With All of My Children - Premieres Thursday, June 10 at 9pm ET/PT
Fan favorites Rebecca Budig, Eva LaRue, Cameron Mathison and Jacob Young come together at an exclusive Hollywood mansion to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary with surprise visits from former cast members Susan Lucci, Alicia Minshew, Debbi Morgan, Kelly Ripa and Darnell Williams. As one of the most unforgettable soap operas of all time, the group dishes on the show's origins, off-camera romances and series cliffhanger that always left fans wanting more.

Reunion Road Trip: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - Premieres Thursday, June 17 at 9pm ET/PT
The Original Fab Five, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez reassemble in Los Angeles as they makeover Jai for his 40th birthday. As the group works their magic, they think back to their most heartfelt, meaningful makeovers and the impact on the LGBTQ community then and now.

Reunion Road Trip: It's A Different World - Premieres Thursday, June 24 at 9pm ET/PT
For a very special college homecoming, alumni Sinbad and Kadeem Hardison invite Darryl M. Bell, Jasmine Guy, Dawnn Lewis and Cree Summer for an intimate, sit-down discussion to look back on the sitcom's overall success and long-lasting cultural impact on generations by tackling a range of substantive issues and giving a voice to the Black community. They are joined by the show's director and executive producer Debbie Allen and executive producer Susan Fales-Hill.

Reunion Road Trip: Back in Scrubs - Premieres Thursday, July 1 at 9pm ET/PT
Cast members Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke and Donald Faison reconvene as they go on a quest to track down Rowdy, the show's treasured taxidermied dog. Along the way, they reminisce on their time on the groundbreaking sitcom, spill their juiciest behind-the-scenes stories and are surprised by a few of their favorite co-stars, Robert Maschio and Judy Reyes.




Mr. Corman

Apple Original comedy Mr. Corman, created by, directed by and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, to make global debut Friday, Aug. 6 on Apple TV+ Mr. Corman, the highly anticipated 10-episode Apple Original comedy series created by, directed by and starring Emmy and SAG Award winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also executive produces, is set to premiere globally on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 on Apple TV+. The series will debut with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday. Mr. Corman follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, played by Gordon-Levitt, an artist at heart but not by trade. A career in music hasn't panned out, and he teaches fifth grade at a public school in the San Fernando Valley. His ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy Victor has moved in. He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling nevertheless through anxiety, loneliness and a sinking suspicion that he sucks as a person. Darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, this relatable dramedy speaks for our contemporary generation of 30-somethings - rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and yearning to become real grown-ups sometime before they die.

In addition to Gordon-Levitt, Mr. Corman stars Arturo Castro, Debra Winger, Bobby Hall a.k.a. Logic, Alexander Jo, Juno Temple, Jamie Chung, Shannon Woodward and Hector Hernandez. The series marks a return to TV for Gordon-Levitt, who grew up on the small screen with roles on multiple series, most notably his co-starring turn on the long-running NBC comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun. The comedy is created by, directed by and executive produced by Joseph Gordon Levitt along with Bruce Eric Kaplan, Ravi Nandan and Inman Young. Pamela Harvey-White serves as producer.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

COZI TV's Roseanne Mother's Day Mom Genes Marathon; Conan's Final TBS Episode to Air June 24

Roseanne Mom Genes Mother's Day Marathon

On Sunday, May 9, COZI TV viewers can tune-in for a Mother's Day event, "Mom Genes," with a line-up of memorable Roseanne episodes. Starting at 9:00 p.m. COZI TV will air a four-episode themed special to celebrate the day all about mom with one of TV's ionic sitcom moms, Roseanne Conner. The episodes highlighted in the "Mom Genes Mother's Day" event will focus on the multi-generational stories of the Harris-Conner family with guest stars Estelle Parsons (Beverly) and Shelley Winters (Nana Mary) and the special family traits Rosanne Conner and her own daughters have inherited from their mothers and grandmothers. The episodes will show some of their parenting challenges and how they move through motherhood in a way only the Conners could.

The following episodes of Roseanne are included in the Mother's Day special on Sunday, May 9 (check local listings):
9:00 PM: Scenes from a BBQ – Season 3, Episode 24
9:30 PM: Don't Make Me Over – Season 4, Episode 24
10:00 PM: Labor Day – Season 6, Episode 19
10:30 PM: Dress to Impress – Season 10, Episode 2

Roseanne first premiered on ABC on October 18, 1988 and featured Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson in leading roles. The comedy showcases the Conner's everyday relatable issues around marriage, relationships, parenting and money. It’s realistic portrayal of a working-class American family put the show at No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings in its first season and in the Top 10 during seven of its nine seasons. The four-time Emmy award winning show was later named one of TV Guide's Greatest TV Shows of All Time. COZI TV viewers can watch Roseanne regularly seven days a week at 9 PM and on HuluLive, YouTubeTV, fubotv and DISH Network (channel 253). For more information on COZI TV, and to watch the "Mom Genes" promo, check out COZITV.com.


Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien's long-running late-night show on TBS, Conan, to end on June 24, 2021. The final weeks of shows will include a lineup of special guests as well as an extended hour-long finale with a look back on the past 11 years of this iteration of O'Brien's lengthy late-night career. Post June, O'Brien will turn his focus to his deal with WarnerMedia and development on his new show for HBO Max, which will be a departure from his current traditional talk-show format. O'Brien is the longest serving current late-night talk show host in the U.S., who began his late-night career in 1993 when NBC tapped him to take over as host of Late Night. His late-night career has since spanned three shows over 28 years as well as four Emmy® Awards and six Writers Guild Awards. His Emmy® award-winning Conan: Without Borders has visited 13 countries and his award-winning podcast Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend currently has amassed over 185 million downloads since it launched in 2018.

O'Brien also sits at the helm of his production company, Conaco, and Emmy®-winning digital brand, Team Coco, through which he's successfully expanded into branded content, live events, merchandise, expertly produced comedy specials and a rapidly flourishing podcast empire. Conan airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as Executive Producer.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

NBC Orders Night Court Revival to Pilot; House of Payne and Assisted Living Return May 25 and Ordered for Additional Season

Melissa Rauch and John Larroquette

NBC has ordered the Night Court revival script to a pilot order. So, if it gets picked up to series, we will have Night Court back on NBC once again sometime in 2021-22, nearly 30 years after the series ended in 1992. Based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege, unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone (series star Melissa Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, follows in her father's footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (series star John Larroquette). No word on if any of the other original cast members will make appearances, which include Markie Post, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson and Marsha Warfield. A few members of the cast of Night Court (the late Harry Anderson, Markie Post, and Charles Robinson) reunited on an episode of 30 Rock back in 2008.

A true multi-hyphenate, Ms. Rauch is coming off the hit CBS/Warner Bros. TV comedy series The Big Bang Theory, which celebrated its final season in 2019. After The Big Bang Theory, Melissa appeared in Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat, alongside Meryl Streep, as well as Ode to Joy, opposite Martin Freeman. John Larroquette most recently joined the cast of The Good Fight on CBS All Access, and starred on the CBS comedy series Me, Myself & I. He has recurred on ABC on both The Practice and Boston Legal. His work on The Practice garnered Larroquette two of his seven total Emmy nominations and one of his five wins. The others were for his previous work on NBC's Night Court, which enjoyed a nine-season run for a whopping 193 episodes from 1984-1992. Larroquette won four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Dan Fielding from 1985 to 1988, before withdrawing his name from the ballot in 1989. Night Court itself was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series three times (1985, 1987, and 1988). Night Court scribe Dan Rubin's credits include his tenure for the full-run of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (where he was nominated for four Emmys and three WGA awards). He continued his work with Tina Fey and the Kimmy Schmidt producers, working on their latest project Mulligan over at Netflix. He also recently served as a Co-Executive Producer on Fox's series Outmatched. Other credits include Happy Endings, Scrubs, Worst Week and The Michael J. Fox Show.


Tyler Perry's House of Payne - Keshia Knight Pulliam, Allen Payne and Cassi Davis Patton

This May, come home to BET for a night of Black joy, entertainment, and MORE of the Tyler Perry content we all can't get enough of; you bring the family, we'll bring the funny. New episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne season eight and Tyler Perry's Assisted Living season two return Tuesday, May 25, starting at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. Executive Produced by Tyler Perry, House of Payne and Assisted Living occupied the #1 and #2 spots for comedy series on cable for African Americans 18-49, 25-54 in the calendar year 2020, respectively. In anticipation of their premieres, BET has green-lit Tyler Perry's House of Payne for a ninth season and Tyler Perry's Assisted Living for a third season.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - David Mann and Tamela Mann

The eighth season of the hilarious comedy House of Payne features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. In season two of Tyler Perry's comedy series Assisted Living, Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their Assisted Living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Young Rock and Kenan Set to Return for Season 2; Schmigadoon! A New Apple TV+ Comedy Coming This July

Young Rock and Kenan

NBC has renewed its first-year comedies Young Rock and Kenan. Both series don't do that great on live linear telvevision after a solid premiere, so to some it may be a surprise that both are coming back, but they benefit with delayed viewing, mostly on digital platforms. Young Rock is the #2 new comedy of the season in the 18-49 demo. The pilot has been seen by 13.4 million people to-date across all platforms. Young Rock is NBC's top comedy debut across digital platforms on record through 60 days (1.85 in 18-49 / 3.6 million on digital only). Young Rock focuses on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson's life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show explores the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he's met along the way. Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui star. Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras serve as executive producers on season one.

The Kenan premiere ranks as NBC's #4 digital comedy launch on record and has been seen by 7.4 million viewers to-date on all platforms. This single-camera comedy follows a widowed dad, Kenan (Kenan Thompson), who's juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising his two girls. As Kenan tries to move on, his father-in-law Rick (Don Johnson), brother Gary (Chris Redd) and co-workers all have strong opinions on the best way to live his life. Kenan Thompson, Don Johnson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis, Dani and Dannah Lane star. Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Kenan Thompson, Ken Whittingham and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers on season one.


Schmigadoon!

Apple TV+ announced Schmigadoon!, the six-episode musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday. Schmigadoon!, a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find "true love." The first season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. Martin Short guest stars.

Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Schmigadoon! is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Cinco Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Cecily Strong serves as producer, and Ken Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 3, 2021)

It's Sunday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of May 3-7, 2021, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, May 3
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Watch Sean on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nasim Pedrad (Chad/People of Earth/Mulaney) - Nasim is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Perfect Harmony/Trophy Wife) - Bradley appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Bibb (American Housewife/Nobodies) - Leslie is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, May 4
  • Paula Pell (Girls5Eva/A.P. Bio/Mapleworth Murders) and Busy Philipps (Girls5Eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Catch the cast of Girls5Eva on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. They will also be on NBC's Today in all four hours.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Toni Trucks (Barbershop) - Toni appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her book Your Second Act on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas) - Joe appears on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nasim Pedrad (Chad/People of Earth/Mulaney) - Nasim talks about Chad on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean and Dr. Priyanka Wali on the Hypochondriactor podcast on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • John Stamos (Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about Big Shot on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, May 5
  • Rob McElhenney (Mythic Quest/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Watch Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Billy and Tiffany talk about the film Here Today on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. They will be on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Tiffany will also be on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5Eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town) and Paula Pell (Girls5Eva/A.P. Bio/Mapleworth Murders) - The cast of Girls5Eva are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Let's Get Physical) - AnnaLynne talks about her dissociative identity disorder diagnosis and how she is healing on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura stops by to chat and shares her new kitchen gadget line on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera makes mommy and me headbands on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, May 6
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Catch Marc on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends/Family Ties) - Courteney appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about her book Your Second Act on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Bernard (Younger) - Molly is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Aidy Bryant (Shrill) - Aidy talks about Shrill on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Friday, May 7
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Watch Maya on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and Phil Donahue are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Serratos (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Christian (Netflix's Selena: The Series) on portraying Tejano star Selena and the pressure to carry on her legacy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin and his mom Wendy are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane will be on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica talks about mixed-ish on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, May 2

The Simpsons - "Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer tries to reunite his favorite band from his youth, but film and TV creator J.J. Abrams beats him to it.

Bless the Harts - "The Drincan Temple" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Wayne's non-committal best friend, Travis, comes to town, the two take on their dream of opening a bar together; the Harts attempt to fix their broken car to preserve its sentimental value.

The Simpsons - "Manger Things" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A secret from Flanders' past is revealed; a never-before-seen room in the Simpson home.

The Great North - "Curl Interrupted Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beef enlists Judy to help coach his adult curling team; Wolf tries to turn the family fishing boat into a sunset cruise for lovers.

Bob's Burgers - "Bridge Over Troubled Rudy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Louise finds out that Rudy has a model bridge that explodes, she ropes her siblings into an adventure; Mort tries to teach Bob, Linda and Teddy how to meditate.

Family Guy - "Meg Goes to College" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Meg deals with a college admissions scandal; Brian embarks on a fitness journey.


Monday, May 3

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Test Run" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Gemma surprises Dave with wanting another baby, he worries she’s forgotten how difficult a newborn is, so he enlists a robotic doll and Marty’s engineering skills to remind her. Also, Calvin and Tina disagree on how to proceed when they unexpectedly discover a stash of cash.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Sights and Bites" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola is nervous about Dele’s trip to Nigeria with his father. Also, Bob creates a guidebook on Nigeria for Dele that he proudly calls.

Breeders - "No Friends" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As he and Ally continue to feel distant, Paul rekindles an old friendship, but at a cost to Ava; Luke surprises everyone by getting a best friend; Jim and Jackie are forced to move.


Tuesday, May 4

black-ish - "Things Done Changed" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In trying to prove to Diane that hip-hop isn’t dead, Dre realizes he may be more of out of touch with current trends and his clients than he thought. Meanwhile, Jack thinks that he has somehow become Bow’s best friend now that Junior is too busy with his new girlfriend.

mixed-ish - "Livin' on a Prayer" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow takes an interest in going to church with her friends, much to her parents’ dismay. Meanwhile, Santi and Jonah try to prepare for hell.

Young Rock - "Election Day" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Election Day 2032 approaches, Dwayne reflects on the ups and downs his family endured during his childhood in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Miami, and how the unpredictability of his family's story prepared him for this moment.

Young Rock - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pennsylvania, 1987: Ata's relationship with Dwayne gets tested after she makes a heartbreaking discovery about her son; with Rocky on the road, Ata must take matters into her own hands.

Chad - "Whiskey Slaps" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Chad discovers his little sister, Niki, is far more mature than him, he's faced with either growing up or falling behind.


Wednesday, May 5

The Goldbergs - "Poker Night" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In order to take her mind off of her heartbreak, Erica takes a trip to Los Angeles to see her best friend, Lainey Lewis (played by AJ Michalka), and they end up getting the band back together for a gig. Meanwhile, after getting caught taking part in an underground poker game, Adam gets sentenced to Pop-Pop (played by Judd Hirsch) duty, which turns out better than expected.

Home Economics - "35% of Allied Harness and Sling LTD, $3,000,000" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After upsetting Marina, Tom tries to help out more around the house. While Sarah tries to find temporary employment, she and Denise worry their son will be corrupted after Kelvin decides he wants to learn all about Uncle Connor’s business.

The Conners - "Who Are Bosses, Boats and Eckhart Tolle?" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Chuck’s new purchase of a boat creates a rift between Dan and his longtime friend. Meanwhile, Darlene hires her first assistant at Wellman’s Plastics but soon realizes she is anything but helpful, leading Darlene to question her decision. Elsewhere, Jackie is laser-focused on her dream of being a contestant on “JEOPARDY!” and believes the late, great Alex Trebek wants her to go all the way.

The Conners - "Panic Attacks, Hardware Store and Big Mouth Billy Bass" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene starts to feel the pressures of her new job which result in a health scare. Meanwhile, Dan attempts to help Ben out at the hardware store but the two don’t always see eye to eye on running the business.


Thursday, May 6

Young Sheldon - "A Black Hole" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Coopers discuss the possibilities of black holes and alternate universes when Dr. Sturgis comes over for dinner.

United States of Al - "Fundraiser/Baspana Towlawa" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Art asks Riley and Al to make speeches at a fundraiser for interpreters that are waiting for visas, and Riley has a hard time accepting the attention. Also, Riley comes face-to-face with Vanessa’s new boyfriend.

Mom - "A Community Hero and a Wide Turn" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The women attend a gala honoring Marjorie, but Bonnie’s speech doesn’t go as planned.

B Positive - "Transplanticipation" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina and Drew plan their futures now that their surgery is finally scheduled.

Last Man Standing - "Yoga and Boo-Boo" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mike uses Chuck's injury as an excuse to get out of yoga class with Vanessa; Kristin and Ryan, and Mandy and Kyle each believe the other couple is jealous of their relationship.

Let's Be Real - "Episode 102" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
New puppets are introduced.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Regal Jumping Spider" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Smells like pine trees and independence! Matilda and Drea go to the woods. Genevieve steps out on the town. Nicholas is left at home without supervision.


Friday, May 7

none scheduled


Saturday, May 8

Side Hustle - "Rat Busters" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After accidentally setting their principal's boat on fire, best friends Lex, Presley and Munchy create an app to get jobs to pay off their debt.


Sunday, May 9

The Simpsons - "Uncut Femmes" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It is revealed that Chief Wiggum's wife is more than she seems; Marge takes part in a jewel heist.

Bless the Harts - "When You Lose, You Win" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When the Harts are stuck inside on Violet's rainy spring break, Jenny gets incredibly competitive about board games; when trying to avoid her daughter's competitive streak, Betty gets a ride-along in a cop car.

The Simpsons - "Mother and Child Reunion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa makes a shocking college decision, wounding Marge.

The Great North - "A Game of Snownes Adveture" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A blizzard threatens the Tobin family game night; Beef makes a new friend in the woods.

Bob's Burgers - "Steal Magazine-olias" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Belcher kids get caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse when Dr. Yap comes to the restaurant in search of something that was taken from the waiting room of his office; Bob, Linda and Teddy try to clean a huge bird poop off the restaurant's window.

Family Guy - "Family Cat" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Brian tries to convince the Griffins that their new adopted cat is evil.

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Saturday, May 01, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Night Court Reboot One Step Closer to Reality; IMDb TV Picks Up Comedy From My Name Is Earl Creator

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning more about the potential Night Court reboot, a new comedy at IMDb TV, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • The Night Court reboot is looking closer to becoming a reality at NBC, with Melissa Rauch set to star. (Deadline)
  • IMDb TV, a free streaming service, has ordered Sprung, a comedy from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia. (Deadline)
  • Young Rock and Kenan have both been renewed for a second season at NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ABC hasn't officially renewed it yet, but the cast members of The Conners have signed deals to come back for a fourth season. (Deadline)
  • Two different visions of a Flintstones reboot at Fox has been tossed around for about a decade now, and it seems that one of those might finally be making a little bit of progress. (Variety)
  • Antenna TV is getting a sibling, with Rewind TV set to launch in September. (SitcomsOnline)


WEEKLY PLANNER (MAY 1 - MAY 7) 

Mission Impossible

  • Decades has a binge of Father Dowling Mysteries this weekend.
  • Crank Yankers returns for a new season on Wednesday on Comedy Central.
  • Musical comedy series Girls5eva debuts Thursday on Peacock.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 8

Side Hustle - "Rat Busters" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After accidentally setting their principal's boat on fire, best friends Lex, Presley and Munchy create an app to get jobs to pay off their debt.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 3)

Friday, May 7

  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Watch Maya on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and Phil Donahue are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Serratos (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Christian (Netflix's Selena: The Series) on portraying Tejano star Selena and the pressure to carry on her legacy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin and his mom Wendy are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane will be on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica talks about mixed-ish on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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

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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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