Friday, March 25, 2011

The Hub Upfront 2011, Acquires 5th Grader; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 28 2011)

The Hub had its first upfront yesterday. The network of course was re-branded on October 10, 2010, and is available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households. It was formerly known as Discovery Kids. A music competition for kids, family game shows based on iconic, beloved brands, and an animated Warren Buffett are among the nine new original programs that will join ten returning popular series with new episodes in the 2011-2012 program lineup on The Hub.
We won't go much into this since it is not sitcom related. There is no word if any sitcoms will join the line-up airing opposite the current batch: Happy Days, The Wonder Years, Doogier Howser, Family Ties, Laverne & Shirley and of course action comedy Batman. If and when they do, we will let you know. They did acquire game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, though. The live-action game show premiered on Fox in 2007 followed by all-new episodes in first-run syndication. 309 half-hour episodes have been acquired by The Hub.
Stay with us for any further updates as we get it!

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 March 21-25, 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, March 28, 2011
  • Danny McBride (Easbound & Down) - Danny visits The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. Your Highness opens in theters on April 8.
  • David Schwimmer (Friends) - Watch David on an all-new Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You) - Catch Ted on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hugleys) - D.L. drops by Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (8 Simples Rules/The Big Bang Theory) - The lovely Kaley will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. Hop opens in theaters on April 1.
  • Judith Light (Who's the Boss?) - Judith appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sanaa Lathan (The Cleveland Show) - Sanaa stops by for some girl talk on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Martin Lawrence (Martin) - Watch the funnyman on The Mo'nique Show on BET at 11pm.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Catch Roseanne on HLN's The Joy Behar Show at 10pm ET/PT.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - See Olivia on an all-new Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld/Rules of Engagement) - Watch Patrick on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) - From The Game on BET, the beautiful Wendy Raquel Robinson gives a sneak peek at the season finale that everyone will be talking about on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  • Norm MacDonald (The Norm Show) - Watch Norm on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/Do Not Disturb) - Jerry drops by Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (The Ropers/The Larry Sanders Show/Arrested Development) - Jeffrey appears on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris visits The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35 pm.
  • Norm MacDonald (The Norm Show) - Catch Norm on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Kaley Cuoco (8 Simple Rules/The Big Bang Theory) - Watch the gorgeous and funny Kaley on Conan on at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens/Rita Rocks/$#*! My Dad Says) - Nicole chats it up as guest host on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Donald Faison (Scrubs) - Donald appears on The Mo'nique Show on BET at 11pm.
Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live/Happy Endings) - Watch Casey from ABC's upcoming Happy Endings (premiering April 13) on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Clean Slate" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
On the eve of Chinese New Year, Jessica pushes the entire family to settle all debts, disputes and grudges to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Unsure if she can contain her temper for the remainder of the day, Jessica enlists Emery to makes sure she keeps her cool. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan go on a wild goose chase to hunt down some hate mail, and Eddie is forced to entertain his super lame cousin.

Speechless - " S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of and is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphy’s realize all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget.

black-ish - "Good Dre Hunting" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow convinces a begrudging Dre to try therapy, and he learns how to cope with his anger issues. Meanwhile, Johan becomes a life coach to the kids.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie thinks Mac's mom is holding his mom hostage so the gang installs spy cameras in their house to monitor what's going on. What they end up discovering is the moms are quite entertaining once Dennis makes some quick edits and adds a laugh track to the surveillance footage. Dee wants in on the new hit show and Frank becomes obsessed with banging Charlie's mom now that he's seen her on TV.

Man Seeking Woman - "Horse" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Lucy attempts to forge a relationship with Josh's best friend Mike.

Schitt's Creek - "The Throuple" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David and Stevie try to come to terms with their new relationship; Alexis and Moira plan a mother/daughter lunch.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Wednesday, January 18

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Watch Wendi on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) and B.J. Novak (The Office) - Neil and B.J. are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Neil can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:20am.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet/Kirstie) - Kirstie dishes about the new season of Scream Queens and her weight loss with Jenny Craig on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.