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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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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