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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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

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
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
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)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.