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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 19

Son of Zorn - "The Quest for Craig" (Fox, 7:00M ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Craig runs off to get some perspective on his relationship with Edie, a road trip ensues to bring him back. Meanwhile, Alan’s Zephyrian legs actually make him popular at school, but his desperation to fit in seriously puts off his lady.

The Simpsons - "Trust but Clarify" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 8:30M ET/PT)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Family Guy - "The Finer Strings" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys decide to form a string quartet, but Peter doesn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to be Carter’s seeing eye dog and enjoys the life of luxury a little too much.

Bob's Burgers - "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Gayle’s (guest star Megan Mullally) cat, Mr. Business, secures pet agent Ian Amberson (guest star John Oliver), Bob finds out that Linda may have been helping to fund the cat’s career. Ever the skeptic, Bob is prepared to shut it down, but learns that Mr. Business could be on the verge of his big break.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Sunday, February 19

  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Catch Michael on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 20
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.