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A daily news blog by the team of SitcomsOnline.com with news scoops of sitcoms and more on TV and DVD. This blog is updated DAILY no matter what! Since August 2005 every day--non-stop!



Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:28:29 PDT

 



A&E and Lifetime Upfront 2017; Kevin James Gets Netflix Comedy Special for 2018

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:10 PDT

A&E Networks had their upfront last night. Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. Supporting Lifetime's new brand mantra, "(image)



The Big Bang Theory Renewed for 2 More Seasons; Baby Daddy Still Strong in Ratings in Season 6

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:58:06 PDT

CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have reached a two-year broadcast agreement for the top-rated, acclaimed comedy The Big Bang Theory. With the new agreement, broadcast television's #1 scripted series in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 has been renewed through the 2018-2019 season. The Big Bang Theory, which premiered in September 2007, has been television's #1 comedy in(image)



NBC's Summer 2017 Schedule Includes Marlon & The Carmichael Show; TBS Orders Drop the Mic for May

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:58:01 PDT

NBC has announced the rollout of an ambitious summer schedule that includes the premiere of new dance competition series World of Dance with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum; the return of the #1 show of summer, America's Got Talent, with new host Tyra Banks; and the network's obstacle course sensation, American Ninja Warrior. Also joining NBC's(image)



Week 26 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:57:56 PDT

2016-17 Week 26 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. NBC 4.91/9 rating/share (+12% in rating from first four nights week 25); #2. CBS 4.59/8 (-4%); #3. ABC 3.70/7 (+8%); #4. Fox 2.07/4 (-2%); #5. The CW 0.72/1 (-17%). Total Viewers: #1. NBC 7.944 million (+14% from first four nights week 25); #2. CBS 7.363 million (-4%); #3. ABC 5.784 million (+9%); #4. Fox 3.395 million ((image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Sets Summer Plans; Saturday Night Live to Live Up to Its Name From Coast to Coast

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:57:51 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! We've got a busy news week this week as everybody is preparing for pilot season (including Amazon), we're hearing about summer plans from NBC, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB NBC has their summer plans set, which includes the debut of a new sitcom starring Marlon Wayans and the third season of The Carmichael(image)



ABC Schedules Downward Dog in May; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 20, 2017)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:57:46 PDT

All-new comedy Downward Dog will premiere in a special sneak peek Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30pm EDT, following the season finale of Modern Family. Yes, that means black-ish will air its season finale Wednesday, May 10. The series, the first network comedy to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, will move to its regular time period, Tuesday nights at 8:00pm EDT, beginning May(image)



Antenna TV's April Fool's Day Marathon; Missy Peregrym Joins Syfy Series

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:01:13 PDT

Celebrate April Fool's Day with a fool day (see what we did there?) of The Three Stooges on Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network. Antenna TV, which airs in 133 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, kicks off its annual April Fool's Day marathon at 1pm ET on Saturday, April 1 and runs through 10pm ET. Fumbling Fools: Three Stooges marathon features 9 hours(image)



GSN Upfront 2017 Includes Two New Rerun Acquisitions; SNL Heads to Primetime This Summer

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:55:11 PDT

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced its new programming and other initiatives, as part of the network's 2017 Upfronts, with a focus on its core "shiny floor" game shows. GSN has greenlit a new game show series, Emogenius, and the network's other new addition to the lineup, Divided, which launched in January 2017, has been picked up for a second season(image)



Logo Acquires One Day at a Time; CBS Orders Big Bang Prequel Comedy Series

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:55:07 PDT

Well, this is it! Logo has acquired another classic sitcom and this time it is One Day at a Time! The '70s classic joins the line-up filled with other '70s classics like Soap, Three's Company, and All in the Family, and other classics from other decades like Mama's Family, Green Acres, The Facts of Life, Roseanne and Married...with Children. Logo is certainly becoming a destination for(image)



NBC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Trial & Error - Premieres Tuesday (March 14); CBS Makes Schedule Change, While CW Orders Season 5 of The 100

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:55:02 PDT

Trial & Error - Tuesdays at 9:00PM ET/PT on FOXPremieres Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00PM ET/PT by Skees Poetry professor Larry Henderson's wife has just been murdered by being tossed outside of a window, and he is the prime suspect. But did he do it? He couldn't have done it. John Lithgow stars in Trial & Error, NBC's newest series, where he is arrested and charged with the death of his(image)



Week 25 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:54:53 PDT

2016-17 Week 25 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.76/9 rating/share (+21% in rating from first four nights week 24); #2. NBC 4.40/8 (-23%); #3. ABC 3.43/6 (+48%); #4. Fox 2.12/4 (+8%); #5. The CW 0.87/2 (-6%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.680 million (+25% from first four nights week 24); #2. NBC 6.999 million (-25%); #3. ABC 5.290 million (+52%); #4. Fox 3.400 million(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: Warner to Launch Boomerang Streaming Service; Jon Cryer Joins ABC Pilot

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:54:48 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been a nice spring week or a freezing cold winter week (or maybe both) depending upon where you are, but we've got news for you, including a new streaming service for those who like classic cartoons, a Roseanne reunion on The Talk, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB If you like classic cartoons, Warner is(image)



FX's Baskets Gets 3rd Season; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 13, 2017)

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:54:42 PDT

The acclaimed and award-winning FX comedy Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis has been renewed for a third season. Baskets, co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, won the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Louie Anderson) and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Louie Anderson) during its first(image)



Fred Savage Returns to ABC; CMT Sitcom Gets 3 New Stars

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00:08 PST

Fred Savage will host the new, high-stakes game show series Child Support on ABC. The one-hour, studio-based series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids, ages 6-9 years old, who say the most unpredictable things. Contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly(image)



Comedy Central's Idiotsitter Returns for Season 2; Riverdale Picked Up for Season 2 on The CW

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:53 PST

It's back to school for Comedy Central's most mischievous duo, Gene (Jillian Bell) and Billie (Charlotte Newhouse), as they return for season two of Idiotsitter premiering Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. For fans that want to relive the shenanigans of the season, the entire first season will be available to stream via cc.com and the Comedy Central App from March 20 through April 5 (no(image)



Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Acquires Monk; Netflix Orders One Day at a Time Season 2

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:47 PST

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the fastest growing network in the Crown Media Family Networks portfolio, announces the acquisition of the off-network comedy series Monk from NBCUniversal. The series will begin to air as part of the network's programming lineup beginning Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9am EST/PST, with a full day marathon and will then air weekdays from 1-3pm EST/PST beginning(image)



Antenna TV Goes Green for Green Acres on St. Patty's Day; Remembering Sitcom Writer and Producer Howard Leeds

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:43 PST

Antenna TV is showing its St. Paddy's Day pride by airing 17-hours (fitting for March 17) of "green" with a 34-episode Green Acres marathon. Antenna TV's "St. Patrick's Day Green Acres Marathon" begins on the farm with Oliver & Lisa Douglas at 5am ET on Friday, March 17 and concludes at 10pm ET. Green Acres regularly airs on Antenna TV weekdays 8am ET/5am PT and Sundays 2pm ET/11am PT.(image)



Week 24 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:37 PST

2016-17 Week 24 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. NBC 5.74/10 rating/share (+71% in rating from first four nights week 23); #2. CBS 3.92/7 (-18%); #3. ABC 2.31/4 (-31%); #4. Fox 1.97/3 (-14%); #5. The CW 0.93/2 (-5%). Total Viewers: #1. NBC 9.388 million (+73% from first four nights week 23); #2. CBS 6.154 million (-20%); #3. ABC 3.490 million (-33%); #4. Fox 3.168(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: Modern Family Close to Ninth Season Renewal; Second Season of What I Like About You Coming to DVD on Tuesday

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:32 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're finding that Modern Family is very close to renewal for a ninth season (though lots of details still need to be worked out), we're hearing of Arnold Schwarzenegger quitting or being fired (we don't really know) from Celebrity Apprentice, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB Modern Family is still(image)



Fox Mid-Season Pilot Review: Making History - Premieres Sunday, March 5; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 6, 2017)

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:23:25 PST

Making History - Sundays at 8:30PM ET/PT on FoxPremieres Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Vincent Making History is a new, science-fiction-flavored sitcom starring Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester that follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. Cast(image)



Decades Network Celebrates Made for TV Movies; Dancing with the Stars Season 24 Has Mr. T

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:06:11 PST

Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announces Made for TV Movies in March. Decades will celebrate the universal nostalgia of made-for-TV movies all-month long. Decades' Made for TV Movies in March begins Monday, March 6, and continues through Sunday, April 2. Every weekday the made-for-TV movies begin at 9:00 am ET, and on(image)



SitcomsOnline Book Club - There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others by William Daniels; Feud Gets 2nd Season on FX

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:06:07 PST

SitcomsOnline Book Club Review - There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others by Pavan William Daniels is an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He won two Emmy Awards for his role as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere and more recently reprised his role as Mr. Feeny in the Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World, the sequel(image)



Logo TV Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Three's Company; Sony Movie Channel Pulls Out Rare Peter Falk Drama

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:06:03 PST

The Three's Company 40th Anniversary is coming up on March 15 and another network is getting in on the celebration. First we mentioned what Antenna TV is doing (a 40-hour marathon plus new cast interviews), now we will tell you what Logo TV is doing. Logo TV will air a marathon of Three's Company on the day of on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7am-4am. It's all morning, day and night of Jack(image)



Tracy Morgan Is Staying Alive on Netflix; CBS Pulls Doubt After 2 Episodes

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:05:58 PST

Tracy Morgan is making his much-anticipated return to stand-up with Staying Alive, an all-new comedy special exclusively for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The stand-up special, shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Tracy Morgan's Staying Alive finds the comedy icon exploring his fresh(image)



Week 23 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:05:53 PST

2016-17 Week 23 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thur still prelim):  Households: #1. CBS 4.97/9 rating/share (-1% in rating from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC  3.61/6 (+10%); #3. ABC 3.12/6 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.45/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.03/2 (+26%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.000 million (-1% from first four nights week 22); #2. NBC 5.875 million (+13%); #3. ABC 4.981 million (-5%); #4(image)