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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Triangulation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he’s dating, Nell (Beth Behrs), has a very upset husband, Oliver (Walton Goggins). Also, when Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work, he drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Sex Fog and a Mild-To-Moderate Panic Attack" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they’re not on the same page about their own wedding. Also, Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their “first time."

Life in Pieces - "Goose Friends Auction Fog" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen sings in Tyler’s band, she gets caught up in the excitement and creates an awkward situation for him. Also, John and Greg decide to brew beer together, Matt donates one of his paintings to a silent auction for Tim’s medical charity, and Heather becomes jealous of Joan’s friendship with a classmate.

Superstore - "High Volume Store" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When corporate announces that the store is getting an upgrade, Amy (America Ferrera), Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Dina (Lauren Ash) set out to discover the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) accidentally volunteers to be Glenn's (Mark McKinney) surrogate, and tries to get out of it.

The Good Place - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

Will & Grace - "The Wedding" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) attend the wedding of Will's ex-boyfriend, Vince (special guest star Bobby Cannavle). While Grace tries to keep Will from making a scene, Jack learns that his wedding hook-up has many strings attached.

Great News - "The Fast Track" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be.

K.C. Undercover - "Take Me out" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A high-school math whiz trains to be an undercover spy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Thursday, January 18

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Catch Jason on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:05am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11:15pm on Bravo.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff talks about 12 Strong on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about her new OWN show The Paynes on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces) - Giselle talks about Life in Pieces on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Clinton Kelly and Valerie are serving up a delicious dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Futureman/Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed talks about Futureman on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis visits Desus & Mero at 11pm on Viceland.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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