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

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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