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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 25

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code. Don’t miss a dose of mother-daughter drama.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Simpsons - "Caper Chase" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired.

Family Guy - "Gronkowsbees" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, moves into the house behind the Griffins, and the guys enjoy partying with him until his antics become overwhelming. Meanwhile, Stewie begins beekeeping and gives his bees steroids to produce more honey, but instead they become aggressive.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.