Saturday, August 14, 2021

SitcomsOnline Digest: Judith Light Cast in Role in Courteney Cox Starz Horror Comedy Series; Fox Renews HouseBroken for Second Season

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's not a busy week as we prepare for the fall season, which is just a little over a month away, but we do have some casting news for an upcoming Starz comedy series, news of the renewal of a Fox animated comedy that likely went unnoticed by many, and news of new Jeopardy! hosts (yes, plural!). Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • Judith Light has been cast in a role playing the mother of Courteney Cox's character in the Starz horror comedy series, Shining Vale. (TVLine)
  • It probably went under the radar since it was a Monday night animated series as opposed to Sunday night, but Fox has renewed HouseBroken for a second season. (Deadline)
  • Pat Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock who appeared in many of his movies and in several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, has died at age 93. (AP News)
  • Only weeks after the death of her Night Court co-star Charles Robinson, Markie Post has now died. (NPR)
  • Rachel Maddow is credited with taking MSNBC from a long-struggling cable network to a powerhouse that has at times outperformed Fox News in recent years, but now, she is considering moving on. (The Daily Beast)
  • We mentioned last week that fans weren't exactly thrilled by the Mike Richards, the reported choice of host for Jeopardy!, and he did indeed officially get named for that job this week. But fans are a little more excited by the choice of hosts for the primetime spinoffs on ABC, Mayim Bialik. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20)

  • The first four episodes of the seventh season of Grace and Frankie can now be seen on Netflix, with the rest coming in 2022 (can we really call that one season though?).
  • Decades is doing a binge of something a little different this weekend, with a binge of the CBS 2001-2004 drama The Guardian.
  • Akwafina is Nora From Queens returns with a second season on Wednesday on Comedy Central.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 28

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 24)

Friday, January 28

  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Francia Raisa (How I Met Your Father/growni-ish) - Francia is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril/Life's Work/My Wildest Dreams) - Lisa appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tommy Davidson ( The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder/The Proud Family/Between Brothers) - Tommy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Trevor Jackson grown-ish) - Trevor will be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Afterparty/Bless the Harts/The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.


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

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
01/04 - Work in Progress - Season 2
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