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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!



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ABC Celebrates the Oscars with Stunts; HBO Sunday Series Available Early on HBO GO

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:00 PST

Leading up to the 89th Oscars, ABC is getting viewers ready for the biggest night in Hollywood by featuring a marathon of Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars and Oscar-themed episodes of new comedy Speechless, Good Morning America and The Chew. A best of marathon of Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars specials (from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016) will kick things off and air every(image)



Light TV, A New Classic TV and Movies Network Launches; Adam Carolla Gets Spike TV Series

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:56 PST

There's a new digital multicast network in the game. It is called Light TV and has launched in a few markets already like New York and Los Angeles. It will debut in some other markets, such as in Chicago next month on channel 32.2, the over-the-air digital subchannel of WFLD-TV/FOX 32. Light TV's programming consists of "wholesome family and faith-based entertainment," along with movies and(image)



Week 22 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:50 PST

2016-17 Week 22 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 5.04/9 rating/share (even in rating from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC  3.38/6 (-2%); #3. NBC 3.29/6 (-3%); #4. Fox 2.42/4 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.82/1 (-23%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.110 million (even from first four nights week 21); #2. ABC 5.243 million (-2%); #3. NBC 5.219 million (-3%); #4. Fox 3.903 million(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Pilot for Sitcom Starring Carol Burnett; Lou Grant to Wrap Up on DVD

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:45 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning (a little bit) about the pilots for the fall, some news of a big renewal that is supposedly in the works for The Big Bang Theory, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB ABC has ordered a pilot for Household Name, a sitcom that would star Carol Burnett and has a little bit of a similar idea to(image)



IFC Orders Comedy for 2018; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20, 2017)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:40 PST

IFC announced that it has greenlit Living With Yourself, a new scripted comedy series created, written and executive produced by Emmy and Peabody award-winner Tim Greenberg (The Daily Show) and executive produced by Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern of Likely Story (Sing Street, Foxcatcher, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Jeff Blitz is attached to direct (The Office, Parks and Recreation(image)



More Celebs Slated for New Season of Who Do You Think You Are?; It's Always Sunny in VR

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:18:03 PST

TLC's Emmy Award-winning series, Who Do You Think You Are? returns this spring with a new group of celebrities ready to delve into their lineage and get answers to the questions they've wondered about their entire lives. Eight new one-hour episodes bring more unexpected turns and surprising discoveries of great historical significance. Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the(image)



Three's Company 40th Anniversary Weekend on Antenna TV This March; Attention Cloud 9 Shoppers: Superstore Renewed for a 3rd Season

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:58 PST

We're just one month away from a legendary sitcom turning 40! On March 15, 1977 America "knocked on the door" and has been laughing with Three's Company ever since. Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, reunited the cast of Three's Company to pay tribute to the '70s sitcom which will celebrate 40 years since its debut on television. Joyce DeWitt (Janet), Richard Kline (Larry),(image)



Freeform's Happy Hour of Comedies; Sarah Silverman Brings Her Comedy to Netflix

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:54 PST

Freeform announced that it will kick off this spring with its very own "Happy Hour" campaign, bringing fans their favorite comedies and all the best laughs every Monday night beginning March 13 with the return of sitcoms Young & Hungry, Baby Daddy and the series premiere of The Bachelor spin-off The Twins: Happily Ever After?. The casts of Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy came together to(image)



black-ish Leads the Way at NAACP Awards; ABC Picks Up Three TGIT Series for 2017-18

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:50 PST

The winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced Saturday during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents. Some of the biggest names(image)



Week 21 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:45 PST

2016-17 Week 21 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 5.05/9 rating/share (+20% in rating from first four nights week 20); #2. ABC  3.44/6 (+11%); #3. NBC 3.39/6 (+17%); #4. Fox 2.72/5 (+29%); #5. The CW 1.07/2 (-2%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.137 million (+21% from first four nights week 20); #2. NBC 5.360 million (+18%); #3. ABC 5.358 million (+13%); #4. Fox 4.350(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: The Big Bang Theory Gets LEGO Treatment; Viacom Cable Networks Undergoing Changes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:39 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It hasn't been a busy news week, but we did get to see The Big Bang Theory (in LEGO form), we're (already) hearing of a potential reboot of American Idol, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB In case you've ever wondered what that cast of The Big Bang Theory would look like in LEGO form, we now have an answer. ((image)



Netflix Bulks Up in 2017 on Original Content; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 13, 2017)

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:25 PST

Internet TV knows no time slot, no genre and no geographic bounds. Freed from these constraints, Netflix is able to program for over 93 million unique tastes of entertainment lovers around the world, from the romantic comedy lover in Paris to the sci-fi aficionado in Sao Paulo and everyone in between. That's why in 2017, the streaming service will deliver the biggest and most diverse slate in(image)



Angie Tribeca Returns April 10; NBC Moves Trial & Error Premiere, Other Changes

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:44:18 PST

The world called, and Angie has answered with the most magnificent, masterful and moving third season of TBS's Angie Tribeca yet. Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Andrée Vermeulen and Jagger will be back when the powerful police drama (ha!) returns Monday, April 10, at 10:30/9:30c, exclusively on TBS, a division of Turner. TBS's first-ever police procedural, Angie(image)



M*A*S*H Makes Way Back to TV Land; Veep Returns April 16 on HBO

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:44:13 PST

TV Land is bringing back M*A*S*H to its lineup beginning this President's Day (Monday, Feb. 20), with a President's Day marathon from 9am-9pm. M*A*S*H will then regularly air weekdays from 4-6pm, taking an hour away each from Gunsmoke and The Andy Griffith Show. TV Land has a long history with the series, as they first started airing it in fall 2006. M*A*S*H hasn't been seen on TV Land in a(image)



Pop Slates '90s Centric Comedies Starting April 12; Amazon Brings Back Mozart and Final Season of Red Oaks

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:44:06 PST

Wednesday nights will soon be all that and a bag of chips as Pop gears up to debut two new original comedies Hollywood Darlings and Return of the Mac (formerly The Joey Mac Project) on April 12. The back-to-back television premieres will reunite fans with their favorite stars from the '90s, including Jodie Sweetin (Full House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step)(image)



Hulu Comedy Adds Jamie Chung; Turner Heads to New York Comedy Festival

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:43:57 PST

Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time, Big Hero 6) has joined the cast of Hulu comedy series Casual in a recurring role as Tina. Tina has the self-confidence of "a pretty, debt-free, part-time freelance artist whose parents bought her a house." The surprising consequences following Charles' death and Valerie’s decision to move out propel the trio to rebel, exploring different jobs, partners, and(image)



Week 20 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:43:50 PST

2016-17 Week 20 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.22/7 rating/share (-15% in rating from first four nights week 19); #2. ABC  3.11/5 (-10%); #3. NBC 2.89/5 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.11/4 (-8%); #5. The CW 1.09/2 (+3%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.712 million (-16% from first four nights week 19); #2. ABC 4.751 million (-12%); #3. NBC 4.560 million (-5%); #4. Fox 3.418 million(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: Reboot News for S.W.A.T. and L.A. Law; Spinoff for The Goldbergs Gets Pilot Pickup

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:43:43 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have news about a pair of reboots, spinoff news for a popular ABC series, the shutdown of a cable network that aired some older series, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB The original series may have only lasted two seasons, but CBS has picked up a pilot for a reboot of the 1970s Aaron Spelling series(image)



getTV Adds Grizzly Adams; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 6, 2017)

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:43:34 PST

getTV expands its popular Sunday Westerns posse, as the beloved 1977 adventure series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams moves into the weekly 9 a.m. ET slot with a Super Bowl Sunday marathon on February 5, while the rare 1966 David Carradine Western Shane takes over at 10 a.m. ET starting February 12. In addition to these two classic series, the network will air the 1984 action series Blue(image)



NBC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Powerless - Premieres Tonight (Feb. 2); COZI TV's We Love TV Valentine's Day Stunt

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:43:00 PST

Powerless - Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on NBCPremieres Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:30PM ET/PT by Pavan Get ready for the first comedy series set in the DC universe! In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of(image)



CBS Mid-Season Pilot Review: Superior Donuts - Premieres Thursday (Feb. 2); NBC Renews The Good Place for Season 2

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:55 PST

Superior Donuts - Special Preview Thursday, February 2 at 8:30PM ET/PT on CBSMoves to Mondays Starting February 6 at 9:00PM ET/PT by Todd Superior Donuts is a comedy about the owner of a small donut shop that's located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Arthur is a gruff, to-the-point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop(image)



Antenna TV's Wings Valentine's Day Marathon; House of Payne Spin-off Coming to OWN

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:47 PST

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air with Antenna TV's Wings of Love Valentine's Day Marathon, a 17-hour/34 episode Wings marathon beginning at 5am [ET] on Tuesday, February 14. In its 8 seasons, the crew at Sandpiper Air found themselves in an array of romantic entanglements, re-live the love during Antenna TV's Wings of Love Valentine's Day Marathon with the following Wings episodes:(image)



23rd Annual SAG Awards Winners; New Amazon Series Premieres Feb. 24

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:41 PST

The 23rd SAG Awards were held last night on TNT & TBS. Here were the television winners from the ceremony: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, AMC) Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX) Bryan Cranston (All the Way, HBO) John Turturro (The Night Of, AMC) Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J.(image)



Week 19 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:34 PST

2016-17 Week 19 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.99/9 rating/share (-5% in rating from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC  3.46/6 (+21%); #3. NBC 3.05/5 (-16%); #4. Fox 2.30/4 (even); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+77%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.015 million (-6% from first four nights week 18); #2. ABC 5.394 million (+21%); #3. NBC 4.824 million (-16%); #4. Fox 3.704(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Four Pilots for Fall Season; Dynasty Reboot at The CW Gets Pilot Order

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:42:26 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Sadly, it's been a busy week of deaths for classic TV stars, including two of the biggest ones from the 70s. Also, we have news of comedy pilot orders at ABC and a pilot order for a reboot of a classic primetime soap opera on The CW. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB ABC has been busy ordering comedy pilots for the fall(image)