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

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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