Friday, July 16, 2010

NBC Fall 2010 Premiere Dates, CW Orders Sitcom from Canada; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 19, 2010)

NBC announced today the premiere dates of its new Fall 2010 primetime schedule. Beginning the week of September 20, the premiere week schedule features the debuts of the network's new series - including The Event at 9pm and Chase at 10pm on Monday, Sept. 20; Undercovers at 8pm and Law & Order: Los Angeles at 10pm on Wednesday, Sept. 22; Outsourced at 9:30pm on Thursday, Sept. 23; School Pride at 8pm and Outlaw at 10pm on Friday, Sept. 24. NBC's returning series all return on premiere week as well with Chuck at 8pm on Monday, Sept. 20; The Biggest Loser at 8-10pm and Parenthood at 10pm on Tuesday, Sept. 21; Law & Order: SVU on its new time of 9pm on Wednesday, Sept. 22; Community at 8pm, 30 Rock at its new time of 8:30pm, The Office at 9pm, and the return of the civilian The Apprentice at 10pm on Thursday, Sept. 23; Dateline Friday returns at 9pm on Friday, Sept. 24.
In addition, NBC again launches the NFL season with NFL Kickoff on Thursday, September 9 at 8pm ET when the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game. Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America officially debut on Sunday, September 12 when the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys.
View the full NBC premiere week schedule. With the announcement for NBC, now only CBS is left to announce their fall 2010 premiere dates...so stay with us for that!

Summer is about to get a lot hotter when The CW unleashes 18 To Life, the hit Canadian comedy series about a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. The network will air all 12 half-hour episodes from the premiere season of 18 To Life on Tuesday nights beginning August 3, with back-to-back episodes airing at 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. ET.
In the premiere episode of 18 To Life, when Tom and Jessie - 18-year-old next-door neighbors who have grown up together – run off and get married, their warring families are forced to become one in this hilarious multi-generational half-hour about relationships, true love, and who takes out the garbage. The series explores intimate relationships in combustible combinations as husband-wife, mom-dad, and in-laws all struggle to influence the newlyweds and control the extended family's destiny. Tom and Jessie move into his parents' attic and their marriage becomes public property, creating an endless string of challenges for the couple. As this new love blooms audaciously amidst the two settled marriages, it stirs up new frictions and old passions in both sets of parents.
18 To Life stars Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Michael Seater (Life With Derek) as the young lovers, along with Peter Keleghan, Al Goulem, Ellen David, and Angela Asher (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as the parents, as well as Jesse Rath, and Tiio Horn.
It certainly is the summer of Canadian series as ABC has Rookie Blue and The Gates, CBS has The Bridge and Flashpoint, and NBC has Persons Unknown. Previously, 18 To Life was being co-developed with ABC, but they passed. The show, which has just begun production on its second season in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, airs in Canada on CBC Television. The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
If the show does well, The CW would likely air that second season.

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 July 19-23, 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, July 19, 2010
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Catch Lisa on this repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Larry Hagman (I Dream of Jeannie) - Catch the classic actor on HLN's The Joy Behar Show at 9pm.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Catch Cobie on a repeat of The Bonnie Hunt Show, so check your listings.
  • Cast of The Game - Catch the sitcom cast on a repeat of The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET
  • Christine Lakin (Step by Step) - Christine is the sidekick on Craig Kilborn's new talk show The Kilborn File airing on a few Fox stations today and every weekday
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zach Braff ([scrubs]) - The hilarious Zach Braff is on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am on NBC.
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) - Catch Jemaine again on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am on NBC.
  • Jackee Harry (Sister Sister/227) - Catch Jackee on BET's The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny) - Watch Fran on this REPEAT of The Bonnie Hunt Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Catch Jerry on a REPEAT of The Oprah Show check your local listings.
  • Carol Burnett (Carol Burnett Show/Mama's Family) - This is a repeat of Carol on The Rachel Ray Show so check your listings.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - The busy Carell visits NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am.
  • Holly Robinson-Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) - Catch Holly on Lopez Tonight at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kevin Connolly (Entourage/Unhappily Ever After) - Watch Kevin on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly but you have to check your local listings.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - The great Ted Danson visits Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:35am on CBS.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You) - Watch the hilarious Ty Burrell again on a REPEAT of The Ellen DeGeneres Show so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Catch Wilmer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:06am on ABC.
  • Kevin Connolly (Entourage/Unhappily Ever After) - Watch Kevin on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Catch Tiffani on TBS's Lopez Tonight at 11pm on TBS.
  • Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement) - Catch Bianca on The Early Show between 7-9am on CBS.
Friday, July 23, 2010
  • Mindy Kaling (The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:35am on CBS.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) - Watch Dania on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or check your local listings.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Watch Susie co-host on ABC's The View at 11am ET/10am CT/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
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06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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