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.

Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


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

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First 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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.