Friday, March 02, 2012

The Hub Acquires The Facts of Life, Mork & Mindy, Sabrina for April 2012; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of March 5, 2012)




The Facts of Life

The Hub had its upfront presentation yesterday and the big highlight for us was the acquisition of three sitcoms for its primetime sitcom block! The Hub announced the acquisitions of the popular classic TV sitcoms The Facts of Life, Mork & Mindy and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. All three series are currently not airing anywhere, as Sabrina was last seen on ABC Family in early 2011. Mork & Mindy was last seen in marathons on Syfy from about 2008-2011 from time to time. And The Facts of Life has not been on US cable since Nick at Nite and marathons on TV Land a decade ago.

Mork & Mindy

The three sitcoms will join the line-up tentatively in April. More info will come in the coming weeks, so stay with us, as we can't release it yet. What will happen to the current sitcoms (Family Ties, The Wonder Years, Doogie Howser, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Batman)? Will some leave or will they all stay? You'll have to come on back for the actual schedule. View The Hub upfront press release.

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Also of note, The Hub will premiere the all-new, action-packed series The Aquabats! Super Show! on Saturday, March 3 (11 a.m. ET, with encore performances throughout the week). The outrageous new series follows a popular alternative rock band as they embark on a never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all in an inventive blend of live-action and animated crime-fighting spoofs. It is said to be The Monkees meets '60s Batman. Sounds campy!

Stay tuned on Monday for our story on the Antenna TV spring line-up that begins March 26 and that will have the addition of WKRP in Cincinnati to the Sunday night primetime line-up starting April 8, as we first broke.


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 March 5-9, 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, March 5, 2012
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Courteney appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Louie Anderson (Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and then visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Megan Mullally (Breaking In/Will & Grace) - Megan drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brandy Norwood (The Game/Moesha) - Brandy talks about the new season of The Game on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. Her co-stars Pooch, Hosea and Coby also dish on the new season.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff/Step by Step) - Juju Chang talks to Suzanne on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Catch Joel on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - The legendary Mr. Cosby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - The lovely Elisha stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Fran visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) and Tia Mowry (The Game/Sister, Sister) - Wendy and Tia appear on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Tune in to see Eric on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Josh Gad (Back to You) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Catch Jennifer on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Tune in to see Maya on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jennifer Westfeldt (Notes from the Underbelly/Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place) - Jennifer appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT and later she will be on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin talks to Anderson, so check your local listings.
Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin continues to make the rounds on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Big Time Rush - Big Time Rush performs on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (May)

Mad About You - The Complete Series The Jim Gaffigan Show Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season The Wonder Years - Season Five

05/03 - Mad About You - The Complete Series
05/03 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season One
05/10 - Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season
05/17 - Angie Tribeca - The Complete First Season
05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
05/24 - The Wonder Years - Season Five
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 27

The Simpsons - "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine’s Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

The Simpsons - "Gal of Constant Sorrow" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman’s cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie’s surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he’s handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "True Intentions" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Angela and Leslie are shocked when Jennifer confesses she has been keeping a secret.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Watch Maya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Angie Tribeca on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Lizzy talks about Now You See Me 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Wedding Bells on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie shares a fun flashback from the original Ghostbusters on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sam Waterson (Grace and Frankie) - Sam talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/TWo and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.