Friday, July 22, 2011

The Exes Premieres Nov. 30 on TV Land, Hot in Cleveland Hits Season High; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 25, 2011)

TV Land announced that production starts this week on the network's new original sitcom, The Exes (working title). The series, which is written by Mark Reisman (Frasier), will debut on TV Land on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30 pm ET/PT immediately following the season three premiere of Hot in Cleveland. The series was originally slated to begin in winter 2012, but will now begin in late fall! The program stars critically-acclaimed actors Donald Faison (Scrubs), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Hot in Cleveland), David Alan Basche (The Starter Wife), Kelly Stables (Romantically Challenged) and Emmy® Award-winner Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From The Sun).
In TV Land's latest sitcom, divorce attorney Holly (Johnston) introduces her newly-single client Stuart (Basche) to his new roommates – ladies' man Phil (Faison) and homebody Haskell (Knight), who share an apartment which Holly owns. Things start off a little shaky when the two bachelors have reservations about living with clingy Stuart, but Holly is right across the hall to help them avoid any catastrophes. To top it all off, Holly's assistant, Eden (Stables), doesn't exactly let her professionalism get in the way of prying into her boss' personal life.
The addition of The Exes to TV Land's original sitcom roster takes the network to a total of four scripted comedy series with several more in development. The network recently announced that it has picked up Fran Drescher's Happily Divorced for a second season with 12 new episodes slated to air in Spring 2012. TV Land's other hit sitcoms, Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35 (latter returns in early 2012), have also been picked up for new seasons.

Meanwhile, TV Land's audience continues to grow as last night's all-new episode of Hot in Cleveland guest starring Doris Roberts (who got punched by Betty White's Elka character) scored a season high with total viewers. On the heels of two Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Betty White, Hot in Cleveland averaged 2.44 million total viewers at 10 PM ET/PT, up 22% over the prior week, according to Nielsen. Additionally, the series scored a 1.0 rating with A25-54, also up 22% versus the prior week and it posted a 1.5 rating with Women 25-54, up 31% from last week. Among Adults 18-49, it posted a 0.6 rating. TV Land recently renewed Hot in Cleveland for a third season with a 24-episode order, which we learned today will start airing on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.


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 July 25-29, 2011, 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, July 25, 2011
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Watch Zach on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey) - Mr. Warmth appears on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil guest co-hosts LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings and later appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell) - Mark-Paul stops by Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)) - Megan visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (Full House) - Catch the Olsen twins on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tia Mowry, Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez, Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson - The stars of The Game appear on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve stops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings and later visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Catch Betty on a repeat of Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick - The stars of Hot in Cleveland appear on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Crew Carey Show) - Craig appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Kevin Connolly (Entourage/Unhappily Ever After) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Catch Sofia on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear) - Tune in to see Mike on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Danielle Spencer (What's Happening!!/What's Happening Now!!) - Danielle drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Tune in to see Matt on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa stops by Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Happy Endings) - Watch Adam on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:37am on NBC.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian visits Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Catch Jesse on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly) - Swoosie drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Aziz on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings and also NBC's Today between 10-11am ET/PT.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 22

The Mick - "The Mess" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mickey’s attempts at disciplining the kids are ignored, she decides to shed her “cool aunt” persona and lay down the law.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Monster in the Closet" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pimento and Rosa decide to pick up where they left off and get married, so the whole squad preps a perfect wedding under Amy’s careful direction. Pimento enlists Jake and Gina to hunt for his grandmother’s ruby earrings for Rosa to wear in the ceremony, but the universe has other plans for them.

Wrecked - "Nerd Speak" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
As the ship sinks, the survivors try to escape.

Still the King - "Vernon's Single" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
Vernon discovers his manager has given his new single to another recording artist to perform.

Still the King - "Who's Your Daddy?" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
It's Debbie and Ronnie's big wedding day, but when Debbie's water breaks on the altar, Vernon races against the clock to be there for the birth.

In The Cut - "Party Things" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Smitty see dollar signs when an enthusiastic lawyer convinces them their complaints can result in big cash settlements; Kenny reconnects with Angelique, but it's her new boyfriend, Conrad, that is interested in a relationship with Kenny.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake takes store-bought ramen to the next level on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Spencer Sutherland (Still the King) - Spencer dishes on playing a young Billy Ray Cyrus on Still the King on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Mindy Sterling (Con Man/A.N.T. Farm) - Mindy talks about Syfy's Con Man on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky) - John talks about All Saints on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11am.