Tuesday, February 01, 2011

CBS Orders More 'Rules', 'Molly' Episodes; Working Class Does Good Ratings for CMT

With Charlie Sheen announcing he is going into rehab (which will be in his home oddly), CBS has ordered two more episodes each of Rules of Engagement and Mike & Molly, bringing both series to 26 episodes each. They will need to fill the void of Two and a Half Men, since it doesn't look like that sitcom will make any more new episodes this season. It is unclear right now if these two extra episodes of both series will air in the Two and a Half Men timeslot (Mondays a 9) or not. Rules of Engagement is slated to move to Thursdays beginning Feb. 24, so not sure if CBS is rethinking that now. CBS has new sitcom Mad Love premiering on Feb. 14 at 8:30. Perhaps Rules will air on Monday, Feb. 21 at 9pm to promote its Thursday move starting Feb. 24? We'll let you know if that is the case.
Two and a Half Men has aired 14 episodes so far and two more episodes are completed and will air on Feb. 7 and Feb. 14. After that, it will be repeats or replaced by other sitcoms like Rules or Molly. There will still be a lot of scheduling updates to come on this situation. So you'll have to stay with us here on the blog, on our message board and Twitter for any breaking updates. Here is the official statement from CBS and Warner Bros. from last week:
Statement from CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and Executive Producer Chuck Lorre
"Due to Charlie Sheen's decision to enter a rehabilitation center, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre are placing Two and a Half Men on production hiatus. We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision."

The Friday, January 28, 8:00 p.m. premiere episode of CMT's first scripted sitcom, Working Class, starring TV veteran Melissa Peterman and Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Ed Asner, was the highest rated and most watched series debut in CMT history among 18-49 and total viewers, with 1.2 million Total Viewers. The show also posted a 0.5 18-49 rating. The 8:00 p.m. premiere was up 198% from the prior four week time period average.
Working Class airs every Friday at 8:00 PM, ET on CMT. The 12-episode season follows Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her three kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to "the good life" is harder than she thought. Guest stars Reba McEntire and John Schneider appear on this week's (Feb. 4) episode.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 19

Henry Danger - "Part 3: A New Hero" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Schwoz works to create an antivirus to stop an evil plan; Kid Danger and Captain Man battle a villain; Kid Danger's heroism is put to the ultimate test as they fight to save the world.

Cousins for Life - "Hot Dog Day Afternoon" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy and Stuart are surprised to find themselves at odds when Ivy and her mom wage a protest against Stuart's favorite chain restaurant.

Knight Squad - "End of the Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An injured Princess Eliza informs the kingdom that evil Ryker is near the all-powerful Armor of Astoria; Arc and Ciara race to its location, but a shocking betrayal allows Ryker to take the armor and reclaim Astoria's throne.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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