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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, May 25

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale/Bless the Harts) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Shaky Ground) - Jennifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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