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.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.