Friday, June 18, 2010

Hot in Cleveland Sets TV Land Ratings Record; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 21, 2010)

The premiere of TV Land’s first original sitcom Hot in Cleveland was the highest rated and most watched show on cable Wednesday among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. The Wednesday, June 16th telecast at 10 p.m. garnered a 1.9 rating and 2.0 million viewers among the network’s target Adults 25-54 audience. It attracted nearly 5 million total viewers for this telecast. Among Adults 18-49, TV Land posted 1.5/1.6 million. The series premiere marked the highest rated and most watched telecast ever in network history.

Immediately following the premiere, the 10:30 p.m. ET/PT encore presentation of Hot in Cleveland garnered a 1.1 rating and 1.2 million viewers among A25-54 and 2.4 million total viewers. Among Women 25-54, Hot in Cleveland posted a 1.4/727,000.

TVLand.com also experienced record-breaking traffic, attracting 287,000 unique visitors, making it the most-visited day in site history. There were 117,000 visitors alone to the Hot in Cleveland show pages, in addition to thousands of fans interacting with the show on Facebook.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, Hot in Cleveland is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (Frasier, Ellen) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer.

Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker (Betty White).

What did you think of the pilot? Will you continue watching on Wednesdays? Discuss the show on message board.

It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 21-25, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, June 21, 2010

  • Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) - Jason stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly/Drake & Josh) - Miranda visits NBC's Today between 7-11am and later Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/Just Shoot Me/8 Simple Rules) - David will have been on every talk show the last few weeks it seems. He drops by NBC's Today between 7-11am.
  • Cody Linley (Hannah Montana) - The Hannah Montana and Dancing with the Stars alum appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Catch Valerie from the TV Land smash-hit Hot in Cleveland on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:35am on CBS.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (Cedric Presents) - Cedric visits Lopez Tonight at 11:00pm (and repeats at 2:00am) on TBS.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie appears on a repeat of The Ellen Degeneres Show from April, so check your local listings for channel and time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage) - Jeremy visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - The legendary Bill Cosby appears on Lopez Tonight at 11:00pm (and repeats at 2:00am) on TBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/Just Shoot Me/8 Simple Rules) - David drops by NBC's Today again between 7-11am with the cast of Grown Ups and later by himself on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT/PT!
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly/Drake & Josh) - Miranda continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin drops by the Late Show with David Letterman to discuss his latest movie - Grown Ups.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa continues to make the rounds on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:35am.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/Just Shoot Me/8 Simple Rules) - David visits NBC's Late Show with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Funny woman Wanda Sykes appears on a repeat of The Ellen Degeneres Show from April, so check your local listings for channel and time.
  • Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch - Susan visits her TV mom on The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV at 2pm.

Friday, June 25, 2010

  • Tim Meadows (The Bill Engvall Show) - Tim will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:35am. Is there anybody who isn't in Grown Ups?
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) - Jason drops by The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV at 2pm.


Leave it to Beaver cast members Tony Dow (Wally Cleaver), Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell), Frank Bank (Lumpy Rutherford) and Shout! Factory DVD Producer Brian Ward will be on Stu's Show on Shokus Internet Radio on Wednesday, June 23 from 7-9pm ET/4-6pm PT to share their memories of the show and discuss the upcoming June 29 DVD release of Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series.

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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 20

Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.

Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight.  But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.