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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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)
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