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 (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

Thursday, February 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comic-Con Conundrum" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Koothrappali cut off from his father’s fortune, he appoints Sheldon to help him get out of debt. Also, Penny considers joining Leonard at Comic-Con.

The Great Indoors - "Friends Like These" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack desperately begs his co-workers to pretend to be his closest friends at a dinner party after his lack of an inner circle begins to concern his girlfriend, Rachel (Maggie Lawson). However, he soon regrets asking for their help after they all behave awkwardly in her presence.

Mom - "Night Swimmin' and an English Muffin" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bonnie discovers Adam is still close with his ex-wife, Danielle (Wendie Malick), Christy worries the emotional fallout could jeopardize Bonnie’s sobriety.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Superstore - "Wellness Fair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo (Nico Santos) out on a secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin), she ignores Garrett's (Colton Dunn) advice to stay out of it, and ends up throwing multiple relationships - both real and imagined - into chaos. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) resents Jonah (Ben Feldman) for outshining him during Cloud 9's Wellness Fair, and Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to prove that Amy faked an illness.

Powerless - "Emily Dates a Henchman" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After being urged by her team, Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) sets her sights on the dating world but unknowingly falls for one of the Riddler's henchmen (guest star Robert Buckley). Meanwhile, Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) find a Batman artifact and discover Van's (Alan Tudyk) superhero fantasy. Christina Kirk also stars.

Baskets - "Marthager" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Martha books Chip a gig at a car crash.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Thursday, February 23

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on a repeat of the 2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Get Out in the 9am hour. He appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Rob Huebel (Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Enagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rob Schneider (Real Rob/Rob/Men Behaving Badly) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.