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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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Memorial Day 2017 TV Marathons

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:17 PDT

Happy Memorial Day! As usual, we have the holiday marathons on a holiday for you! As we pay tribute to our troops every year on this day, let's have some fun as well watching TV marathons on the tube on this day off! If you're not going outside in the heat, then there are plenty of TV options for you on this day! Are you headed to the shore or would you rather watch some good TV marathons like(image)

Final Week of 2016-17 Season TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:00:35 PDT

2016-17 Week 37 TV Ratings (final three nights of season Mon-Wed, LIVE+SD):  Households: #1. ABC 4.82/9 rating/share (+33% in rating from first four nights week 35); #2. CBS 4.26/8 (-3%); #3. NBC 4.25/8 (+14%); #4. Fox 2.10/4 (+1%); #5. The CW 0.99/2 (+8%). Total Viewers: #1. ABC 7.413 million (+33% from first four nights week 35); #2. NBC 6.774 million (+15%); #3. CBS 6.770 million (-3%); #4(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Renews Trial & Error; Three Cast Members Exit Saturday Night Live

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:57:37 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! The news has died down a bit this week, but we do have one post-upfront renewal for a comedy on NBC, we're hearing about some departures from Saturday Night Live, and we're still trying to figure out what ABC was thinking with that Dirty Dancing revival. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB It took a little while to happen,(image)

HBO Renews Veteran Comedies for 2018; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29, 2017)

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:02:19 PDT

HBO has renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season and Veep for a seventh season, with both shows returning in 2018. The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the(image)

Saturday Summer-thons Return to Antenna TV; Comedy Central Orders More The President Show

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:40 PDT

It's back! Spend your summer weekends with Antenna TV's "Saturday Summer-thons," featuring a marathon of a classic TV sitcom every Saturday between June 3 and September 2. The marathons will air from 1pm to 10pm [Eastern Time] and will feature fan-favorite episodes from the Antenna TV sitcoms that viewers love. Shows featured include Mork & Mindy, What's Happening!!, Webster, One Day at a(image)

The Cosby Show Returns to TV One; Investigation Discovery Investigates Bill Cosby

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:36 PDT

The Cosby Show has returned to cable television, as TV One has very quietly added the sitcom starring Bill Cosby to its schedule as of last weekend (May 20-21). This is the second network to bring the series back, as digital simulcast network Bounce TV brought it back in December. The sitcom is airing on TV One weekdays from 6-8pm (ironically the same timings as Bounce) and 1-2am. Weekend(image)

Antenna TV's Summer & Surf Gidget Marathon; New Leah Remini Special on A&E on Memorial Day

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:32 PDT

Surf's up! Celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day with a 16-hour Summer & Surf Gidget Marathon. Antenna TV will show the entire series from beginning to end of the Sally Field sitcom -- yes all 32 episodes back-to-back. What better way to binge! It all starts at 6am on Monday, May 29 and will run until 10pm ET. Gidget regularly airs Saturdays from 4-5pm and Sunday mornings(image)

black-ish Spin-off college-ish Coming to Freeform; NBC Picks Up 2nd Season of Trial & Error

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:28 PDT

The black-ish spin-off didn't get picked up by ABC last week at upfront, but it has now has been ordered to series...on one of their sister networks. Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, continues to grow its roster of original series by ordering scripted comedy college-ish (working title), a spin-off of ABC's award-winning hit series black-ish, starring breakout(image)

Week 35 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:23 PDT

2016-17 Week 35 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.41/8 rating/share (-11% in rating from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 3.73/7 (-1%); #3. ABC 3.62/7 (+5%); #4. Fox 2.08/4 (+11%); #5. The CW 0.92/2 (+5%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 6.995 million (-11% from first four nights week 34); #2. NBC 5.869 million (even); #3. ABC 5.560 million (+7%); #4. Fox 3.249 million(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Reboot Now a Reality; black-ish Spinoff Set for Freeform

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:16 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! Not surprisingly, this has been probably the busiest news week of the year, as networks have announced their fall schedules and which shows will be returning and leaving, and which new shows we'll be seeing next season! Among those, we've got new episodes of Roseanne, a reboot of Dynasty, and spinoffs seem to be big this fall too. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS(image)

CW Seed Acquires Everwood, Dynasty; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22, 2017)

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:37:09 PDT

CW Seed, The CW Network's digital network, will add the full series runs of the original Dynasty and Everwood this summer, and a new installment of Machinima's Chasing the Cup later this fall. Coming to CW Seed on August 1, the iconic primetime soap Dynasty, and on June 1, the beloved drama Everwood. First premiering in 1981, Dynasty, about the lives and loves of the fabulously wealthy(image)

The CW Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Turner 2017 Upfront

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:01:12 PDT

The CW 2017-18 Fall 2017 Mondays 8:00PM Supergirl 9:00PM Valor (NEW!) Tuesdays 8:00PM The Flash 9:00PM DC's Legends of Tomorrow Wednesdays 8:00PM Riverdale 9:00PM Dynasty (NEW!) Thursdays 8:00PM Supernatural 9:00PM Arrow Fridays 8:00PM Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 9:00PM Jane the Virgin Unscheduled Mid-Season 2017: COMEDY: DRAMA: Life Sentence (new), Black Lightning (new), The 100 (returning(image)

CBS Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Live Sitcom Special Coming to ABC

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:01:07 PDT

CBS 2017-18 Fall 2017 Mondays 8:00PM The Big Bang Theory / Kevin Can Wait (Starting Oct. 30) 8:30PM Young Sheldon (NEW!) (Special One Time Preview Sept. 25) / 9JKL (NEW!) (Premieres Oct. 2) 9:00PM Kevin Can Wait / Me, Myself & I (NEW!) (Starting Oct. 30) 9:30PM Me, Myself & I (NEW!) / Superior Donuts (Starting Oct. 30) 10:00PM Scorpion Tuesdays 8:00PM NCIS 9:00PM Bull 10:00PM NCIS: New Orleans(image)

ABC Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; ABC Mid-Season Pilot Review: Downward Dog - Premieres Wednesday (May 17)

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:01:01 PDT

ABC 2016-17Fall 2017 Mondays 8:00PM Dancing with the Stars 10:00PM The Good Doctor (NEW!) Tuesdays 8:00PM The Middle 8:30PM Fresh Off the Boat 9:00PM black-ish 9:30PM The Mayor (NEW!) 10:00PM The Gospel of Kevin (NEW!) Wednesdays 8:00PM The Goldbergs 8:30PM Speechless 9:00PM Modern Family 9:30PM American Housewife 10:00PM Designated Survivor Thursdays 8:00PM Grey's Anatomy 9:00PM Scandal(image)

Fox Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Viewer's Choice for "Top Pop of Antenna TV"

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:56 PDT

Fox 2017-18 Fall 2017 Mondays 8:00PM Lucifer 9:00PM The Gifted (NEW!) Tuesdays 8:00PM Lethal Weapon 9:00PM The Mick 9:30PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine Wednesdays 8:00PM Empire 9:00PM Star Thursdays 8:00PM Gotham 9:00PM The Orville (NEW!) Fridays 8:00PM Hell's Kitchen 9:00PM The Exorcist Saturdays 7:00PM Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football Sundays 7:00PM NFL on Fox 7:30PM The OT (NFL(image)

NBC Upfront 2017-18: Fall 2017 Schedule; Week 34 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:51 PDT

NBC 2016-17Fall 2017 Mondays 8:00PM The Voice 10:00PM The Brave (NEW!) Tuesdays 8:00PM The Voice 9:00PM Superstore 9:30PM The Good Place 10:00PM Chicago Fire  Wednesdays 8:00PM The Blacklist 9:00PM Law & Order: SVU 10:00PM Chicago P.D. Thursdays 8:00PM Will & Grace (NEW!)  8:30PM Great News 9:00PM This Is Us 10:00PM Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders (NEW!) / Chicago Med ((image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Busy Week of Cancellations and Pickups Ahead of Upfronts; 2 Broke Girls and Last Man Standing Cancelled

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:43 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week and next week are probably the two busiest weeks of the year when it comes to news, so bear with us as we try to give some of the major highlights to you today, and stick with us throughout next week as we bring you complete details (including the lineups, which will inevitably last less than a month before shakeups) for each broadcast network. It's a(image)

Barry Williams to Host Summer of Me on MeTV; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 15, 2017)

Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:35 PDT

MeTV kicks off its 2017 The Summer of Me on Monday, May 29 (as we mentioned), with Barry Williams of the beloved family TV comedy The Brady Bunch joining as host. The network will feature a special block of classic comedies weekday afternoons and weeknights all summer long. To ensure that its summer schedule is both classic and fresh as an ocean breeze, MeTV has added a number of shows to new(image)

Modern Family Renewed for 2 More Seasons; More Pre-Upfront News

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:15:12 PDT

We're jumping for joy because Modern Family has been picked up for TWO more amazing seasons, its 9th and 10th seasons. The 8th season wraps up next week, and in the season finale, Manny's father, Javier (guest star Benjamin Bratt), shows up for his graduation and takes him out on a wild night of celebration, and then Jay steps in to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker(image)

SundanceTV's Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon; Networks Gearing Up for Upfront Week

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:15:08 PDT

SundanceTV celebrates Mother's Day with its "Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon," beginning Sunday, May 14 at 6 AM ET/5 AM CT. The programming event will feature back-to-back episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in addition to four films that tug at the heartstrings or bring a smile to one's face. The "Ultimate Mother's Day Marathon" begins with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, created by James L.(image)

Classic Series Dan August Heads to getTV; NBC Orders 3 New Series Before Upfront

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:15:04 PDT

getTV presents beloved leading man Burt Reynolds in the rare 1970 police drama Dan August, airing 10 classic episodes as part of the network's "Get Lost In TV" block on Sunday, May 21, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Dan August stars Reynolds - one year before his breakthrough role in the classic thriller Deliverance - as the titular lieutenant investigating the homicide beat in his hometown(image)

That's So Raven Spin-Off Gets Premiere Date in July; Once Upon a Time Special to Air Before Finale

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:14:59 PDT

Raven's Home, a sitcom for kids and families that brings powerhouse star Raven-Symoné back to Disney Channel to reprise the role of Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy series That's So Raven, premieres Friday, July 21 at a special time of 10:00pm EDT, on Disney Channel, and will be available on the Disney Channel App, VOD and Disney Channel YouTube (12:01 a.m. EDT). The linear debut of(image)

Week 33 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:14:55 PDT

2016-17 Week 33 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu):  Households: #1. CBS 4.88/9 rating/share (+26% in rating from first four nights week 32); #2. NBC 3.73/7 (-5%); #3. ABC 3.44/6 (+1%); #4. Fox 1.93/3 (-3%); #5. The CW 0.86/2 (+2%). Total Viewers: #1. CBS 7.707 million (+28% from first four nights week 32); #2. NBC 5.818 million (-5%); #3. ABC 5.236 million (+2%); #4. Fox 3.000 million (-2(image)

SitcomsOnline Digest: Will and Grace to Air in Fall; Rhoda Season 5 to Arrive on DVD in August

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:14:48 PDT

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! It's sweeps month and networks are getting prepared for the new fall season, so we've got a very busy week of news this week, including news about the Will and Grace reboot, a new job (or two?) for Ryan Seacrest, and some great announcements from Shout! Factory. Let's get going! HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB As much as we've been(image)

Bewitched Wins Antenna TV Mother's Day Marathon; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 8, 2017)

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:14:41 PDT

Antenna TV has the mother lode of... mothers! Celebrate Mother's Day with your favorite TV Mom on May 14 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, held a viewer's choice contest to vote which Antenna TV mom gets an all-day marathon on Mother's Day! And the winner is... Endora of Bewitched!(image)