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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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.


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