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A daily news blog by the team of 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!

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CBS Fall Pilot Review: The Great Indoors - Premieres Thursday (Oct. 27); TBS's Conan in NYC Week

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:50:52 PDT

The Great Indoors - Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBSPremiered Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Skees Joel McHale makes his return to the sitcom world in The Great Indoors, the newest sitcom on CBS. McHale stars as Jack Gordon, an adventurer who does his work out in the wilderness as a magazine reporter. But the world of magazine publishing is changing, and with those changes,(image)

Cozi Celebrates Halloween with The Munsters; The CW Brings Back Comedic Series, Including Whose Line

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:09 PDT

COZI TV is inviting viewers to "get their Munster on" this Halloween season. The national multicast network launched the Munster Stomp, a new, original dance segment that will air on COZI TV and through Halloween. The network also announced a special, two-day mini-marathon of The Munsters that kicks off Saturday, October 29 at 1 PM and continues to Sunday, October 30 (check local(image)

Sundance TV 'Set' With Classic TV in Daytime, Classics Like Mary Tyler Moore; GSN Gets Wheel of Fortune Reruns

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:15:41 PDT

SundanceTV announced that it will feature some of the most iconic series in the history of television with a new daytime programming block, airing weekdays from 6am to 1pm ET starting Monday, November 7. "The Set," with a tagline of 'Timeless. Timely, TV.,' will feature M*A*S*H, All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Andy Griffith Show. These shows,(image)

Week 5 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:15:37 PDT

2016-17 Week 5 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 6.63/11 rating/share (+3% in rating from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 4.85/8 (even); #3. ABC 3.93/7 (-2%); #4. Fox 2.35/4 (-9%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (-3%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.790 million (+3% from first four nights week 4); #2. NBC 7.781 million (+2%); #3. ABC 6.134 million (-1%); #4. Fox 3.840 million (-8%)(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Carol Burnett Sitcom in the Works; Final Season of Family Matters to Arrive on DVD

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:15:31 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of a Carol Burnett sitcom that is in the works at ABC, a game show based upon a popular mobile phone game, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB Despite all of her success in television comedy, Carol Burnett has never actually had a regular role in a standard sitcom aside from recurring(image)

CBS Fall Pilot Review: Man with a Plan - Premieres Monday (Oct. 24); Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24, 2016)

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:15:26 PDT

Man with a Plan - Mondays at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBSPremieres Monday, September 24, 2016 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Todd Man with a Plan stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth all parents eventually realize: Their little angels are maniacs. Adam feels fully equipped(image)

Antenna TV Acquires The Joey Bishop Show and Good Morning, World; All in the Family Thanksgiving on Antenna TV

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:16 PDT

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network is pleased to announce beginning January 2, 2017, The Joey Bishop Show and Good Morning, World will join Antenna TV's schedule as the network continues to expand its programming lineup. The Joey Bishop Show starred Rat-Pack member Joey Bishop as Joey Barnes, a harried talk show host. Executive produced by Danny Thomas, the 30-minute(image)

Freeform Greenlights Indian Sitcom Pilot; Terry Crews Gets Christmas Specials on The CW

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:12 PDT

Freeform grows its production slate by greenlighting the new comedy pilot Brown Girls from writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai. The pilot centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and(image)

TBS Orders Tracy Morgan Sitcom; CBS Orders Full Seasons for 3 Shows, Including Kevin Can Wait

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:08 PDT

TBS's stable of original comedies continues to grow with the straight-to-series pick-up of a new series from comedy superstar and multiple Emmy® nominee Tracy Morgan (30 Rock). The untitled series is being created and executive-produced by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) and John Carcieri (Vice Principals). Morgan will also serve as executive producer, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a(image)

ABC Orders Game Show from Ricky Gervais & New Competition Hosted by Eric Stonestreet; Chris Rock Back with Comedy Specials on Netflix

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:04 PDT

We told you about ABC ordering The Gong Show from Will Arnett, but now two more competition/game show type shows are coming! ABC has given a series order to Five to Survive. The one-hour game show will feature priceless interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and kids who will assist grown-up contestants with answering questions for a chance to win a large cash prize. Gervais teams with(image)

Week 4 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:00 PDT

2016-17 Week 4 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 6.44/11 rating/share (+7% in rating from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 4.83/8 (+3%); #3. ABC 4.00/7 (-13%); #4. Fox 2.57/4 (-10%); #5. The CW 1.09/2 (+21%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.500 million (+8% from first four nights week 3); #2. NBC 7.655 million (+3%); #3. ABC 6.214 million (-12%); #4. Fox 4.152 million ((image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Fox Reviving Showtime at the Apollo With Pair of Specials; Family Guy - Season Fourteen DVD Release Scheduled

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:55:55 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news of Showtime at the Apollo returning to air at Fox in a limited form, a possible new music competition at NBC, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB Fox is reviving Showtime at the Apollo with a pair of specials hosted by Steve Harvey.  (Variety) Many musical stars are being discovered(image)

Antenna TV Halloween 2016 Marathons; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17, 2016)

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:55:46 PDT

Turn out the lights and turn on the TV, Antenna TV's "Halloween Spooktacular" programming, airing on October 30 and October 31, is sure to keep you up all night! On Sunday, October 30 beginning at 3am ET, Antenna TV will air an Addams Family marathon of 18 episodes/9 hours, leading into a block of 30 Halloween themed episodes of Antenna TV's sitcoms, including: Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie,(image)

Remembering Martin's Tommy Ford; Fox Picks Up Full Season of Lethal Weapon

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:36:03 PDT

Actor Tommy Ford, who was best known for his role as Tommy Strawn in Martin, has died. He died on October 12 at an Atlanta area hospital after an aneurysm in his abdomen ruptured. Mr. Ford was 54. Ford played Tommy Strawn in Martin, which aired for five seasons on Fox from 1992-1997. Tommy was one of Martin's three best friends. He was the straight man for Martin Lawrence's jokes, but(image)

Seeso Orders Johnny Carson Comedy; NBC Gets Some Common Sense

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:59 PDT

Seeso announced the greenlighting of There's...Johnny!, an eight episode comedy series set behind the scenes at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The coming of age story, set in 1970s Los Angeles, when The Tonight Show first moved from New York to Burbank, is written by Paul Reiser and David Steven Simon, and Executive Produced by Reiser, Simon and David Gordon Green, who also will be(image)

Double Dare Turns 30 and Nick at Nite Will Celebrate; Remembering Sitcom Writer and Producer Austin "Rocky" Kalish

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:54 PDT

On your mark, get set, go! In celebration of the 30th anniversary year of Double Dare, which originally launched on Oct. 6, 1986, Nickelodeon will reunite original host Marc Summers with his beloved announcer Harvey and right-hand woman Robin, for a brand-new commemorative special premiering Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite. Featuring vintage footage, behind-the-scenes(image)

ABC Fall Pilot Review: American Housewife - Premieres Tuesday (Oct. 11); Crackle Comedy Gets Christmas Special

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:49 PDT

American Housewife - Tuesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC Premieres Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Vincent American Housewife follows Katie Otto - a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raising her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring. Cast Details: Katy Mixon as Katie Otto(image)

Week 3 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:45 PDT

2016-17 Week 3 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 6.03/10 rating/share (+6% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 4.68/8 (-8%); #3. ABC 4.62/8 (+4%); #4. Fox 2.86/5 (+3%); #5. The CW 0.90/2 (+48%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.690 million (+6% from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 7.430 million (-9%); #3. ABC 7.080 million (+3%); #4. Fox 4.600 million (+2%);(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Virtual Reality Experience for Simpsons 600th Episode; Coffee Shops Transform Into Luke's Diner

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:40 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we've got news about something special for the 600th episode of Fox's longest running animated comedy, the death of an iconic sitcom writer, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB The 600th episode of The Simpsons is approaching us sooner than expected, and the series is planning a virtual reality(image)

Freeform Picks Up 3rd Season of Stitchers; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 10, 2016)

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:35:34 PDT

Freeform has renewed the fan favorite drama series Stitchers for a third season. Among Adults 18-49, Stitchers is Freeform's No. 2 new series of the past two seasons behind only Shadowhunters and is the network's No. 3 original series across digital platforms behind only Pretty Little Liars and Shadowhunters. Freeform has not announced any news for Dead of Summer yet. Highly intelligent and(image)

Tracey Ullman Returns with New Series; Gilmore Girls Anniversary Featurette from Netflix

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:33:24 PDT

A longtime HBO favorite returns to the network when Tracey Ullman's Show debuts Friday, October 28 from 11:00-11:30pm ET/PT. Emmy(R) winner Ullman stars as a wide array of everyday people and famous faces in the all-new sketch comedy series, which looks at modern life on the British side of the pond. Over the course of the six-episode season, Ullman plays celebrities like Dame Judi Dench,(image)

getTV Acquires Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall Sitcoms; Entourage Star Heads to Hallmark Movie

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:33:20 PDT

getTV delivers a night of laughs with an all-new Tuesday lineup featuring The Jeff Foxworthy Show and The Bill Engvall Show, airing every Tuesday starting on October 11. The weekly block will highlight three back-to-back episodes of The Jeff Foxworthy Show from 8 p.m. ET to 9:30 p.m. ET, followed by three back-to-back episodes of The Bill Engvall Show from 9:30 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET. Each(image)

ABC to Revive The Gong Show; Antenna TV Is One in a Million

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:33:15 PDT

The ABC Television Network the return of television's most irreverent talent show competition, The Gong Show. Executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett's Electric Avenue Productions, Den of Thieves and Principato Young Entertainment, every episode will celebrate un-traditionally talented, unique performers plucked from the Internet and put on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of(image)

Meet the Browns Heads to BET; Netflix Goes Back to The Ranch

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:33:11 PDT

Tyler Perry's sitcom Meet the Browns is now on BET in reruns. The sitcom starts today with a marathon from 8am-2am, so it's non-stop laughs to start off October. The series will air weekdays from 11am-12pm and 7-8pm. There will be other airings, sometimes a prime stack once a week or even some weekend play in stacks. The series will follow Tyler Perry's other sitcom House of Payne. BET(image)

Week 2 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:33:08 PDT

2016-17 Week 2 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 5.71/10 rating/share (-23% in rating from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 5.09/9 (-8%); #3. ABC 4.45/8 (-9%); #4. Fox 2.77/5 (-8%); #5. The CW 0.61/1 (+7%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 9.100 million (-25% from first four nights week 1); #2. NBC 8.127 million (-7%); #3. ABC 6.888 million (-9%); #4. Fox 4.512 million (-9%)(image)