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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

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 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
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.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.