Friday, November 04, 2011

ABC Family Original Series January 2012 Premieres; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of November 7, 2011)


Pretty Little Liars

ABC Family will ring in the New Year with the world premiere of a new one-hour original drama series, Jane By Design, and with all-new episodes of returning original hit drama series Switched at Birth, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, all set to premiere the first week of January 2012.
The girls are ready to kick some "A" in all-new batch of episodes from the second season of ABC Family's blockbuster hit original series Pretty Little Liars, returning on a new night, Mondays, starting Monday, January 2 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The Lying Game will return with all-new episodes to round out its first season on Monday, January 2, at 9:00PM ET/PT. The series comes from the producers of Pretty Little Liars and will now air back-to-back with that series! ABC Family's big summer hit, Switched at Birth, returns with all-new episodes to round its freshman year on a new night and time, Tuesdays at 8, starting Tuesday, January 3. Then Jane By Design will make its world premiere on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The new drama follows Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher), a quirky teen with an eclectic chic fashion sense, who lands a job at a hip fashion house when they mistake her for an adult.
And finally, fan favorites The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It will both return with all-new original episodes in early Spring 2012, to round out the original drama schedule. We will have a comedy update soon, as Melissa & Joey will return for a second season after airing 30 episodes in the first season (in two halves), and possibly another new comedy or two, as we hinted earlier this week.


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 November 7-11, 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, November 7, 2011
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch the Emmy winner Melissa on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Florence is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina appears on NBC's Today between 7-9am and later chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Catch Jason on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock From the Sun) - John chats with Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - The lovely Julie visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Watch Kelsey on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Catch Sarah on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy drops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Office) - Mindy is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Tune in to see Cheryl on Conan at 11pm on TBS. Please help us get Amy Davidson on Suburgatory!
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Florence chats with Rosie on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.


Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Catch Whitney on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa continues to make the rounds on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Friday, November 11, 2011
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Watch Drew on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) - Catch Miranda on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana appears on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 17

The Middle - "Pitch Imperfect" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Axl begins to panic when he realizes that he only has four months of college left before he graduates, and he hasn’t sent out any job resumes – something he should have started when he was a junior. Meanwhile, Brad agrees to lead Sue’s no-cut a cappella group as they enter a music competition, and Brick desperately asks for Frankie and Mike’s advice when girlfriend Cindy tells him that he reads too much, and if he doesn’t stop, she’ll break up with him.

American Housewife - "Surprise" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Oliver tells his parents that he’s so embarrassed by their modest house that he’d rather not have a birthday party at all. Katie decides to teach him a lesson by ambushing him with a surprise party at home with all his wealthy friends.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Best of Orlando" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Louis is named “Small Businessman of the Year,” Jessica is overflowing with pride and invites everyone they know to join them at the awards ceremony. But when Louis forgets to thank Jessica during his acceptance speech, he suffers the repercussions at home. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line and quickly discover the challenges of running their own small business.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Acceptance" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Kenny and Brett officially become a couple, Kenny starts to think of plan on how he should break the news to his parents. Meanwhile, Jimmy surprises everyone when he scores a high SAT score, forcing Eileen to hold up her end of a deal that she had previously made and takes Jimmy car shopping.

New Girl - "Cece's Boys" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jess tries to find a new vice principal, she discovers that she has a real problem when it comes to making decisions. Meanwhile, Cece enlists Jess and Reagan to help her recruit new models, and the guys are in for a surprise when they enjoy a day at the spa.

The Mick - "The Fire" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey tries to quit smoking. Meanwhile, Ben meets a new friend.

Teachers - "First Day Back" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As the teachers return from summer break, Ms. Watson tries an ultra premium online dating service and Ms. Snap learns that she’s been given the worst group of kids in school. Mrs. Adler is assigned to a mobile classroom.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Tuesday, January 17

  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Catch Katy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Anders Holm (Workaholics) - Anders is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym visits Cleveland on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.