Friday, April 01, 2011

TV Land Has Highest Rated Primetime In 5 Years; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 4, 2011)

Bolstered by the success of hit original series Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35 as well as the modern classic acquisition Everybody Loves Raymond, TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers. For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4 rating and 401,000 viewers among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up 27% in rating and 26% in audience over a year ago. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4 rating and 228,000 viewers, with double-digit gains of 34% in rating and 33% in audience over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up 35% over 1Q2010 in prime. 2010's #1 cable sitcom, Hot in Cleveland returned for its second season and posted a strong 1.5 rating and delivered 1.6 million A25-54 viewers in prime for 1Q2011, up 400% in rating and 395% in audience over a year ago primetime levels. The second season averaged 3.1 million total viewers, up 346% over last year in the time period. Among W25-54 it scored a 1.9 rating and 1.0 million viewers up 510% in rating and 498% in audience over last year. The network's second original sitcom, Retired at 35 scored a 0.7 rating and 751,000 viewers in prime for its first season run, up 140% in rating and 138% in audience over last year's timeslot. It attracted over 1.6 million total viewers, up 135% over a year ago. Among W25-54 it scored a 0.9 rating and 468,000 viewers, up 184% in rating and up 179% in audience over last year. And finally, Everybody Loves Raymond remains a strong performer for the network, posting a 0.4 rating and 459,000 viewers among A25-54, up 47% in rating and 44% in audience over a year ago. On average, over 1 million viewers tuned in to the comedy, up 46% over last year. Among W25-54, it scored a 0.5 rating and 274,000 viewers, up 63% in rating and 59% in audience over 1Q2010.


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 4-8, 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 4, 2011
  • Tracy Morgan (The Tracy Morgan Show/30 Rock) - Watch the funnyman on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hugleys) - D.L. drops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Loves Chris) - Catch Chris on LIVE! wih Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Tracy Morgan (The Tracy Morgan Show/30 Rock) - Tracy continues to make the rounds on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Catch Drew on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT and later on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - Watch Barbara on LIVE! wih Regis & Kelly, so check your listings. She has a new book out called Jeannie Out of the Bottle.
  • Sherri Sheppard (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri visits The Joy Behar Show at 10pm on HLN.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Norm MacDonald (The Norm Show) - Watch Norm on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - Catch the lovely Elisha on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Happy Endings premieres on ABC on April 13 at 9:30/8:30c.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. Your Highness opens in theaters on April 8.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - The hilarious Emmy winner appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (The Class/Modern Family) - Jesse visits LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - Tune in for Barbara on The Joy Behar Show at 10pm on HLN.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Soul Surfer opens in theaters on April 8.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (My Wife and Kids) - Catch Damon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) - Danny continues to make the rounds on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Jim Belushi (According to Jim) - Jim discusses his Broadway debut in Born Yesterday on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bill Cosby (The Bill Cosby Show/Cosby/The Cosby Show) - Bill tours the University of Connecticut on Education Nation on Today on NBC between 7-9am.
Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy) - Watch Robin on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Judy Greer (Arrested Development/Miss Guided/Mad Love) - Catch Judy on a repeat from March on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin drops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your listings.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Watch Kim on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.

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New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 26

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Bob's Burgers - "Aquaticism" / "Ain't Miss Debatin'" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Tina learns that the aquarium is in danger of closing, the Belcher children devise a scheme to keep it running. Meanwhile, Bob realizes that he could learn a thing or two from Linda’s customer service skills. Then, when Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

Making History - "Chadwick's Angels" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In need of a victory, the trio heads back to the 1990s to give Dan another shot at his childhood dream: finishing the infamous “Bellybuster” ice cream sundae at a local parlor. As Deb bonds with the parlor’s owner, Chris is on a mission to save a life in honor of his late British friend. But all of their plans are derailed when Dan runs into the bully that tormented him.

Family Guy - "Peter's Lost Youth" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter gets jealous of Lois when she upstages him at a Red Sox fantasy baseball camp. Meanwhile, Stewie runs away from home when Meg is left to babysit him.

The Last Man on Earth - "Find This Thing We Need To" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol makes a big discovery, enlisting Tandy and Erica to help her track down some answers. Meanwhile, Todd has a major breakthrough with Melissa.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Sunday, March 26

  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Catch Sanaa on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, March 27
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.