Friday, February 03, 2012

ABC Family Orders New Sitcom Baby Daddy; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of February 6, 2012)


ABC Family

ABC Family continues its record breaking momentum as it grows its line-up of groundbreaking original programming. The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy series, Baby Daddy, which is the highest testing comedy pilot in the network's history! We previously mentioned that it was ordered to pilot and now it is a series order, so you'll see it on ABC Family this year! Also, ABC Family is jumping back into the reality space with Beverly Hills Nannies. Additionally, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, starring Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley, was greenlit for a record breaking 5th season, taking it into over 100 episodes. Movie wise, Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry have been tapped to star in The Mistle-Tones, the holiday movie which will anchor the network's well known annual '25 Days of Christmas' event. The movie begins production in Utah in February.
Baby Daddy, the network’s highest testing comedy pilot ever, stars Chelsea Kane (Dancing with the Stars), Tahj Mowry (Smart Guy) and Derek Theler (90210). From executive producer Dan Berendsen (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), the half-hour series is about a young man who becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she's left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. He decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother Danny (Theler), his best buddy Tucker (Mowry) and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who is harboring a secret crush on him. Baby Daddy, a multi-camera comedy, will begin production in Spring and will shoot in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. It will likely start airing this summer possibly alongside the network's hit sitcom Melissa & Joey starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, which is waiting for a season premiere date for season two. No word yet on the other ABC Family sitcom pilot they had in contention titled Village People starring Jennie Garth.
As for Beverly Hills Nannies, it is a docuseries following the lives of a group of nannies working for families in the most exclusive zip code in the country. Evolution Media, the production company known for The Real Housewives series will produce the series. The series will go into production in Spring as well. In the movie The Mistle-Tones, Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group's leader, Marci (Tori Spelling), Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas--with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure...


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 February 6-10, 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, February 6, 2012
  • Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) - Watch Martha on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) - The young and talented Atticus visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and later he will be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Spin City/Samantha Who?) - Tune in to see Jennifer on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Catch Chelsea on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is a guest on The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Watch Christina on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea continues to make the rounds on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa drops by NBC's Today between 9-10am ET/PT.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Cougar Town returns on Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa stops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly on Thursday and Friday, so check your listings.
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Tune in to see Will on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, February 10, 2012
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me) - Watch David on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea wraps up her appearances this week on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
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04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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