Friday, January 20, 2012

Original Sitcoms Coming To Weekend Syndication In Fall 2012; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of January 23, 2012)

Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks, proudly announces the launch of two primetime first-run sitcoms for Fall 2012. Entertainment Studios has ordered a whopping 104 episodes of The First Family, a sitcom about an African-American family that resides in The White House. The company has also ordered 104 episodes of Mr. Box Office, a sitcom about the biggest movie star in the world who is sentenced to community service teaching English at the toughest high school in America. The sitcoms are currently being staffed by top network pedigree writers and producers. Production is set to begin this summer.
We will have more on this as we get closer to summer, but it is nice to have original sitcoms return to weekend broadcast stations. There have been many good first-run syndicated sitcoms in the past such as Small Wonder, Charles in Charge, Out of this World and Harry and the Hendersons. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, NATPE 2012 starts on Monday so perhaps more news will come about on these new sitcoms then. During NATPE 2011 there was word that two original sitcoms (stars including Tamera Mowry, Alfonso Ribeiro, David Faustino and Sherman Hemsley) were being sold, but for cable, though we never heard about that again. Anyway, stay with us for clearances, casting and more on The First Family and Mr. Box Office!


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 January 23-27, 2012, 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, January 23, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Janet Jackson (Good Times/Diff'rent Strokes) - Janet is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Watch Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Robin Williams (Mork and Mindy) - Tune in to see Robin on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) - Jon stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) - Miranda appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
Friday, January 27, 2012
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect) - Sherri makes her Wendy debut and tells us about life on The View, and her new movie One for the Money, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect/NewsRadio) - Andy talks about his new DVD movie, Division III: Football's Finest, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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