Friday, April 15, 2011

BET's The Game & Let's Stay Together Renewed, New Sitcom Ordered; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 18, 2011)

BET has renewed The Game for a second season on BET and its fifth season overall! The comedy surged in the ratings this winter and did series best ratings every week on BET on Tuesday nights at 10pm. The fourth-season premiere drew 7.7 million viewers, cable's biggest comedy opener ever, doing better than any of its CW airings by a landslide. The sitcom just finished its season and aired 13 episodes for its fourth season (its first on BET) and averaged 5.3 million viewers for the season, which is the best ever for a sitcom in the history of basic cable. BET will air a full-season of 22 episodes for the upcoming fifth season set to premiere in January 2012.
BET has also renewed freshman comedy Let's Stay Together for a second season. The first season was a companion series for The Game and averaged a healthy 2.9 million for its 13 episodes. BET will also air a full-season of 22 episodes for this comedy's second season also set to premiere in January 2012.
It is also being reported that BET has plans for a new comedy titled Reed Between the Lines, a family comedy starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) and Tracee Ross Ellis (Girlfriends), set to premiere this October, 2011. They'll play professional parents (she's a psychologist, he's an English professor) of three kids. We will have more info to come very soon! And also two more new comedies are on tap for next summer. We will have more on that as well when it is official by next week when BET has its 2011-2012 upfront. Comedy is thriving on BET and that is always a good thing!

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 April 18-22, 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, April 18, 2011
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch the funnyman Chris on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat from March on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on an all-new Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Cougar Town returns at a special time of 9:30pm ET/PT after Dancing with the Stars on Monday before airing at its regular Wednesday time of 9:30pm ET/PT on ABC.
  • Kunal Nayaar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina drops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy visits Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Judy Greer (Mad Love/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Watch Judy on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Catch Josh on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show - Jamie stops by The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina continues to make the rounds on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings) and later visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy) - Robin chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Game Cast - Part 2 of The Game Reunion airs on The Mo'nique Show at 9pm ET/PT and re-airs at 11pm ET/PT on BET.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Catch Kirstie on a March repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch the funny lady Amy on a March repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - The lovely Ms. Bowen appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is the guest host on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Reno drops by The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Catch Selena on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show - Watch Sinbad on The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN. His own reality show called Sinbad: It's Just Family airs on WE tv.
Friday, April 22, 2011
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny appears on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Josh on a March repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:37am on NBC.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy visits The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie discusses her Dancing with the Stars journey on Good Morning America at 7-9am on ABC.
  • John Larroquette (Night Court/The John Larroquette Show) - John talks about starring in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business... at 10am on NBC's Today.

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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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.