Friday, November 12, 2010

Running Wilde, Whatever With Alexis & Jennifer Pulled; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 15, 2010)

Fox has pulled the struggling single camera comedy Running Wilde off of its schedule immediately. The series airs Tuesdays at 9:30pm and will be replaced by repeats of Raising Hope on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 23. As of now, Running Wilde is slated to return Nov. 30, but by then November sweeps will be over. Sweeps ends Nov. 24. Running Wilde stars Will Arnett and Keri Russell. The series has dropped each week in the ratings, with its last two airings under 3 million viewers. Six episodes have aired thus far and it is not likely to return after its 13 episodes are up.

Meanwhile, The Hallmark Channel has pulled Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer from its schedule. The talk show was airing weekdays at 12 noon ET, but starting Monday (Nov. 15), it is off the schedule completely. Hallmark will replace the talk show with back-to-back episodes of From Martha's Kitchen, which returns to the schedule. Ratings were always low for the talk show (and really the entire Martha block from 10am-3pm). Everything else remains the same as it is in the Martha block with The Martha Stewart Show at 10am, Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn at 11a & 11:30a, and encores of The Martha Stewart Show at 1p & 2p.
And don't forget today is the last day of the Hallmark sitcoms/TV series until January because of Christmas movies. Only Little House on the Prairie will air (weekdays at 3pm) until January.


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 Nov. 15-19, 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, November 15, 2010
  • Bianca Kajilch (Rules of Engagement) - Watch Bianca on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Jamie Pressly (My Name is Earl) - Catch Jamie on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1PM CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so you can watch on BET at 12am or your local station.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Catch Jesse on The Joy Behar Show on HLN at 9pm.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Fired Up/Living Dolls) - Catch Leah on Jimmy Kimmel Livr! on ABC at 12:06am.
  • Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope/Facts of Life/Phyllis/Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Cloris on The Wendy Williams Show on BET at 12am or your local affiliate.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Catch Rainn on Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, so check listings for time.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Watch Jason on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC at 1:37am.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Catch the lovely Kelly Ripa on an all-new Wendy Williams at 12am on BET or on your local station.
Friday, November 19, 2010
  • None.

Also of note again, the legendary Bob Newhart appears on the TODAY Weekend show THIS Sunday at 9am on NBC.

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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.