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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 25

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code. Don’t miss a dose of mother-daughter drama.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Simpsons - "Caper Chase" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired.

Family Guy - "Gronkowsbees" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, moves into the house behind the Griffins, and the guys enjoy partying with him until his antics become overwhelming. Meanwhile, Stewie begins beekeeping and gives his bees steroids to produce more honey, but instead they become aggressive.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.