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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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TBS and TNT Get in Holiday Spirit; Jimmy Kimmel to Host 89th Oscars

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:00:20 PST

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. The one-hour special – featuring such celebrity carolers as Conan O'Brien, Rashida Jones, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Jane Lynch, Ludacris, Kenny G, Tony Sirico, Vincent Curatola,(image)



Decades Network Acquires Laugh In; FX Sets Premiere Date for New Series

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:18 PST

Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announced the addition of the comedy series Rowan & Martin's Laugh In to the Decades schedule. This groundbreaking ensemble comedy is a fun and funny step back to psychedelic 1960's, with its of-the-moment catch phrases, unique comedy sketches and topical humor, all elements that continue to(image)



COZI TV Acquires Columbo, Rockford Files and Emergency! in 2017; TBS Heads to Space with Comedy

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:00:19 PST

COZI TV announced the newest additions to its 2017 entertainment programming lineup, led by the iconic, award-winning police drama Columbo. Starring legendary actor Peter Falk as the famed, cigar-smoking police detective, Columbo kicks off on COZI TV with a marathon on New Year's Day (Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017), starting at 1 PM ET. Named one of the "60 Best Series of All Time" by TV Guide,(image)



Week 11 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:45:13 PST

2016-17 Week 11 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed, as Thu prelim still):  Households: #1. NBC 6.00/10 rating/share (+8% in rating from first four nights week 10); #2. CBS  4.43/8 (-3%); #3. ABC 3.23/6 (-25%); #4. Fox 2.59/4 (+36%); #5. The CW 1.43/2 (+74%). Total Viewers: #1. NBC 9.692 million (-6% from first four nights week 10); #2. CBS 7.212 million (-5%); #3. ABC 5.151 million (-27%);(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: FXX Sees Ratings Records Thanks to The Simpsons Marathon; Betty White to Guest Star on Young & Hungry

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:45:05 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's been another busy news week, but we've got just a little bit of what is going on, including FXX seeing ratings success from their (still ongoing) marathon of The Simpsons, a Betty White guest appearance on a Freeform series, news of Fuller House DVDs, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB FXX may just want to(image)



Decades Network December Comedy Binge; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5, 2016)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:45:00 PST

Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announced a month long salute to timeless TV comedy with the Decades Comedy Binge. This December, Decades will present continuing "binge-style" episodes of a wide variety of classic TV comedy series every weekday from 2:00 pm/ET to 1:00 am/ET, and all weekend long beginning Saturdays at 1:00 pm(image)



CBS Midseason 2017 Schedule; Remembering Grant Tinker

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:46 PST

CBS announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of dramas Ransom, Training Day and Doubt. The Network will begin rolling out its new scripted programming on New Year's Day with the launch of Ransom, a crime drama about a world-renowned crisis and hostage negotiator whose team is brought in to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. The(image)



Kyle Richards to Host Little House COZI Stunt; Bravo to Launch New Series in February

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:41 PST

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has teamed up with COZI TV for a memorable trip to America's favorite country farm. She will host a 17-episode Little House on the Prairie marathon on the national multicast network that kicks off Saturday, December 10 at 7 AM ET (check local listings). Richards began her career as a child actress, appearing as Alicia Sanderson Edwards(image)



The MeTV Network Acquires MacGyver; Tiffani Thiessen Back with 3rd Season of Series

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:36 PST

We hinted in our A Very Merry MeTV Holiday schedule that MacGyver is coming to The MeTV Network, now we have some more details. First up, that holiday episode will air Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2pm. Then, MacGyver will make his way inside the regular MeTV schedule starting Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:00pm & 9:00pm. The series will air each weeknight at 5pm and in primetime at 9pm. MacGyver currently also(image)



Mama's Family Coming to Logo in December; Remembering Ron Glass of Barney Miller

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:32 PST

Mama's Family is coming to Logo! The popular '80s sitcom is joining the lineup beginning Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:00pm. The sitcom joins recent addition Green Acres and Married...with Children on the line-up that also features Three's Company, All in the Family, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Roseanne, Will & Grace and The Golden Girls. As with Logo's other sitcoms, it will air blocks.(image)



Week 10 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:28 PST

2016-17 Week 10 TV Ratings (first two nights Mon-Tue, as Wed-Thu prelim due to holiday):  Households: #1. ABC 6.06/10 rating/share (+46% in rating from first four nights week 9); #2. CBS  5.45/9 (+4%); #3. NBC 4.93/9 (-10%); #4. Fox 1.59/3 (-36%); #5. The CW 1.12/2 (+6%). Total Viewers: #1. ABC 9.509 million (+48% from first four nights week 9); #2. CBS 8.790 million (+6%); #3. NBC 8.172(image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: Original Twin Peaks Series to Stream on Showtime Services; CBS Passes on Additional Episodes of Pure Genius

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:19 PST

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! With the holiday week, not much has been happening, but we still have a somewhat busy week with news of some old things coming to streaming services, an unofficial cancellation of one of the new fall 2016 series, and more. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB It's old news by now that Twin Peaks(image)



Remembering Florence Henderson, America's Favorite TV Mom; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28, 2016)

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:54:12 PST

Actress Florence Henderson, who was best known for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, has died. She died on November 24 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends. The cause of death was heart failure. She had been hospitalized on November 23. Ms. Henderson was 82. Henderson's career began on stage. She performed in musicals, such as the(image)



2016 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:24:04 PST

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We thank you for visiting us on this special day and every other day, all-year. We also are very thankful that you all will continue to visit every single day and making this blog a continued huge success. We get thousands of visitors every day (even on weekends). So, we thank you for the growth each year! It is simply amazing and I can't believe it has been over(image)



TV Land Comedy Teachers Returns in January with New Series; Fox Is In Thin Ice with New Comedy

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:24:00 PST

Feeling salty about 2017? Come sit with the cool kids in the cafeteria, where TV Land will be throwing shade all winter long with two hilarious comedies, beginning Tuesday, January 17. Season two of the Grade-A Teachers, starring the improv group The Katydids, returns at 10pm ET/PT, followed by Throwing Shade at 10:30pm ET/PT - the clever, timely, and boundary-pushing new late night series(image)



COZI TV's 3rd Annual Holidozi Schedule; Girls Returns for One Last Time, While New Series Premieres

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:56 PST

COZI TV will be decking the halls and ringing in the season with two weeks of special, holiday-themed programming on the national multicast network. For the third consecutive year and running through Christmas Day, COZI TV's "Holidozi" marathon will feature holiday-themed episodes of its most iconic shows, including Frasier, Hart to Hart, Murder, She Wrote, Quantum Leap, Knight Rider,(image)



ABC to Air Match Game, To Tell the Truth in January; Freeform Announces Casting for Indian Sitcom Pilot

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:52 PST

Alec Baldwin and Anthony Anderson are returning for new episodes of their successful game shows, both produced by FremantleMedia North America, Match Game and To Tell the Truth. This summer's game-show darlings are warming up winter with an expanded list of celebrity guest panelists. The new episodes of Match Game begin on January 4, 2017, and To Tell the Truth on January 1, 2017. Both will(image)



Week 9 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:45 PST

2016-17 Week 9 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. NBC 5.45/9 rating/share (+17% in rating from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS  5.23/9 (+14%); #3. ABC 4.15/7 (-8%); #4. Fox 2.47/4 (-2%); #5. The CW 1.06/2 (+19%). Total Viewers: #1. NBC 8.804 million (+15% from first four nights week 8); #2. CBS 8.234 million (+12%); #3. ABC 6.413 million (-10%); #4. Fox 3.938 million ((image)



SitcomsOnline Digest: CBS to Air Colorized Episodes of Classic Series; Hooperman to Arrive on DVD

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:37 PST

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about plans for new colorized episodes of classic black and white series to be aired on CBS, news of The Cosby Show returning to national TV for the first time in over a year, and DVDs for a forgotten classic series of the 80s. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB CBS is moving forward with their(image)



Bounce TV Acquires The Cosby Show for December; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 21, 2016)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:29 PST

For the first time in well over a year, The Cosby Show will be back on television this December. Bounce TV has acquired the rights to the '80s classic starring Bill Cosby. The sitcom will begin on December 19, airing weekdays at 6:00pm & 6:30pm. This will be the first time the sitcom has aired on a digital multicast network. Bounce TV previously aired reruns of the '90s Bill Cosby sitcom,(image)



A Very Merry MeTV Holiday Schedule; The CW Mid-Season 2017 Schedule

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:04 PST

Celebrate the holiday season with a stocking full of TV treats as MeTV wishes everyone "A Very Merry MeTV." The family television event will feature a collection of holiday-themed TV classics that bring home the gift of timeless and festive comedies, westerns and dramas. "A Very Merry MeTV" also includes a special holiday episode of the original MacGyver, which will join MeTV's weekday(image)



CBS Picks Up Full Seasons of New Comedies; HBO Orders Second Seasons of Divorce, Insecure and Westworld

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:32 PST

CBS announced full-season pickups for freshman sitcoms The Great Indoors and Man with a Plan, ordering six more episodes of both freshman comedies that premiered late in the fall, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 24, respectively. So, 19 episodes each for both sitcoms. CBS has now given full season episode orders to five of its new fall series. These comedies join the previously announced Bull, the(image)



Oh Schitt! Schitt's Creek Returns Jan. 11; Amazon Renews One Mississippi

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:01:21 PST

No "Rose" is without a thorn in Schitt's Creek, as the critically lauded scripted comedy returns on Pop for season three on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT. Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy will make their comedic return as the Rose family in season three, which will also bring back cast regulars Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire and Jennifer Robertson. The third(image)



Green Acres, Married with Children Coming to Logo; WGN America Holiday 2016 Schedule

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:01:17 PST

It looks like Logo is the place to be for sitcoms, as Green Acres and Married...with Children are joining the lineup beginning this week. The '60s classic Green Acres will begin on Tuesday (Nov. 15) at 8am, as New York lawyer Oliver Douglas longs to live on a farm, so he quits his job at the law firm and moves to Hooterville. On the first day the series will air from 8am-1:30pm. The series(image)



Week 8 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:01:13 PST

2016-17 Week 8 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. NBC 4.65/8 rating/share (+22% in rating from first four nights week 7); #2. CBS  4.59/8 (+6%); #3. ABC 4.51/8 (-5%); #4. Fox 2.51/4 (-77%); #5. The CW 0.89/1 (-12%). Total Viewers: #1. NBC 7.676 million (+28% from first four nights week 7); #2. CBS 7.406 million (+9%); #3. ABC 7.135 million (-4%); #4. Fox 4.072 million ((image)