Friday, October 07, 2011

NBC Cancels Free Agents, While CW Pulls H8R; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of October 10, 2011)

As we predicted they would after Wednesday night, NBC has officially canceled new comedy Free Agents after four episodes. The series matched its low of a 1.0 18-49 rating this week, but I'm sure NBC made its decision the week before when it did the 1.0 the first time. NBC will now air repeats of Whitney for the next three Wednesdays (October 12, 19 and 26) at 8:30pm following new episodes of Up All Night, which has done decently in NBC terms. Then starting November 2, just in time for November sweep, NBC will air repeats of Up All Night at 8:30pm following original episodes until further notice. View more on these changes and view our full NBC fall day-by-day schedule.

Also after four weeks, The CW has canceled the reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez. The CW series hit a series low on Wednesday night doing just a 0.4 18-49 rating. Repeats of the Tuesday drama Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, will now air Wednesday nights at 8:00pm for now. The series was about celebrities going head-to-head with civilians who hate them to win their "haters" over. Among the celebrities featured were Eva Longoria, Snooki, Jake Pavelka, Kim Kardashian, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Future episodes had Charles Barkley, Levi Johnston, and Janice Dickenson scheduled. No word if The CW will burn any of the remaining episodes off, but I think they will either in December or in the summer. It's certain no more episodes will be made past its initial episode order. This marks the third cancelation of the new season, but the first non-NBC series. View our updated The CW day-by-day schedule, which includes some holiday specials and movies airing during the holiday season.


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, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of October 10-14, 2011, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, October 10, 2011
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) - Watch Tracy 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) - Catch Betty on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family) - The recent Emmy winner Ty stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT and later chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Last Man Standing premieres on ABC on October 11 at 8:00pm.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary drops by Good Morning America on ABC between 7-9am ET/PT.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Catch the gorgeous Emmy winner on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Mr. Warmth appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Malcolm Jamal-Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch the adorkable Zooey on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - The two-time Emmy winner drops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Catch Zachary on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Chuck may not be too far off.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Tune in to see Simon on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (My Secret Identity/Carpoolers) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
Friday, October 14, 2011
  • Adam Pally (Happy Endings) - Watch Adam on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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