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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.