Saturday, February 25, 2023

SitcomsOnline Digest: The Goldbergs to End After 10 Seasons; Decades to Rebrand as Catchy Comedy

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing of the cancellation of a long-running broadcast network sitcom, a South Park lawsuit, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB

  • It's honestly surprising that it lasted as long as it did (10 years is a very long time for a broadcast network family sitcom, especially in this era), but The Goldbergs is finally coming to an end at the end of this season. (Variety)
  • In the midst of all of the confusion of whether South Park streams on HBO Max or Paramount+ (a dispute that began when Paramount+ started airing new South Park "specials" despite HBO Max having the rights to the new episodes), it seems Warner Bros. Discovery is now suing South Park Studios and Paramount+. (Deadline)
  • James Corden is heading to primetime for just one night ahead of his final episode in late April. (Deadline)
  • Actor Richard Belzer, known for his roles on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU has died. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • We reported last week that Warner Bros. Discovery cancelled Judge Mathis, which they did, but it seems he isn't quite going away after all as Allen Media Group has announced a new series that will conveniently launch this fall called Mathis Court with Judge Mathis. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Say goodbye to the digital network Decades, which will be transitioning to a new identity with a new mission (and one that is actually more sitcom friendly), Catchy Comedy. (SitcomsOnline)

WEEKLY PLANNER (FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3)

  • We missed this last week, but Pluto TV now has a 24/7 channel devoted to I Love Lucy, that launched (appropriately) on Valentine's Day.
  • Although Decades will be transitioning to a new identity soon, the binges will continue after the transition, and it seems that they're going non-comedy for the last few as this weekend it is a binge of Marshal Dillon.
  • Saturday Night Live is back and live tonight, with Woody Harrelson and musical guest Jack White.
  • We're amazed that a reality series that started during the big reality show boom of the early 2000s is still around, but it is, and Survivor returns for a new season on Wednesday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Sunday, July 14

The Conners - "Adding Insult To Injury" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene continues her search for a new job; Becky is desperate to spend more time with Beverly Rose.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 8)

Friday, July 12

  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (God's Favorite Idiot/Nobodies/Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Emma Stone (The Curse) - Emma is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eva Longoria (Only Murders in the Building/Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - Eddie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John discusses his thriller series The Green Veil on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Flula Borg (Pitch Perect: Bumper in Berlin) - Flula appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • Y'lan Noel (Insecure) - Y'lan is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


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