Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Dancing with the Stars Cast Has Jaleel White, Melissa Gilbert; Fox Alters Monday and Thursday Schedule





The waiting game is over, the rumors are laid to rest, the full line-up of season fourteen stars of Dancing with the Stars are now in! This season's dynamic lineup of stars -- including a Super Bowl champion, a sitcom star, a telenovela star, a tennis legend, a Disney Channel star, a classical singing star and a music legend – will perform either the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 8-10pm.



Of note for SitcomsOnline.com, we have Steve Urkel himself--actor Jaleel White from the hit TGIF ABC sitcom Family Matters from the '90s. Jaleel teams with two-time champ Kym Johnson, who returns for her 11th season. We also have classic TV star Melissa Gilbert, who of course played Laura Ingalls on the family drama Little House on the Prairie in the '70s and '80s. Melissa partners with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his 12th season. And one more star of note for us is actress/host Sherri Shepherd from The View. Sherri also has starred on sitcoms such as Sherri and Less Than Perfect and has guest starred on many as well like 30 Rock and Everybody Loves Raymond. Sherri partners with Maks' brother Val Chmerkovskiy, who is returning for his second season as a professional partner.
Other stars on the new season include Disney sitcom star Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up), actress/host Maria Menounos (Extra), actor Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight. View the full list of stars and their professional partners. And we just might see the Urkel Dance (pictures above) this season! Do the Urkel!


Fox has announced revisions to its Monday and Thursday spring schedule, as well as the air date for House finale and a retrospective leading into the show's momentous series finale. Touch, the distinctive new drama starring Kiefer Sutherland (24), will now world premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following American Idol results shows. And the encore of the Touch preview episode will air the week before on Thursday, March 15 at 9. This means Bones will be on the move. Starting Monday, April 2 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, Bones moves to a new night and time. Also on Monday, April 2, House moves to a new time of 9:00 PM ET/PT with all-new episodes leading up to House's final diagnosis. A retrospective special looking back at the last eight years of the seminal series will air Monday, May 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, followed by the thrilling series finale at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
The Finder, which currently airs Thursdays at 9, will have its spring finale Thursday, March 8 at 9 and will return later in the season with all-new episodes. Alcatraz continues with all-new episodes Mondays at 9:00 PM ET/PT throughout March, with the previously announced special two-hour episode Monday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT and the arresting two-hour season finale on Monday, March 26 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

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

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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