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 (April)

Barney Miller - The Complete Seventh Season Frasier - The Complete Series What's Happening!! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - Season Seven Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Second Season

04/07 - Barney Miller - The Complete Seventh Season
04/07 - The Brady Bunch - The Complete Series
04/07 - Frasier - The Complete Series
04/07 - King of the Hill - The Complete 9th Season
04/07 - King of the Hill - The Complete 10th Season
04/21 - What's Happening!! - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
04/28 - I Love Lucy - I Love Mom Edition
04/28 - The Jeffersons - Season Seven
04/28 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites: Season 5
04/28 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Second Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, April 1

The Middle - "Operation Infiltration" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie accompanies Brick on a school field trip and attempts to help her socially inept son make friends with a couple of boys. Meanwhile, when Devin scolds Axl for being mean to his sister, he tries to make it look like they are the best of friends when Sue spends the weekend at his house; and while trying to thin out some of their hoarding father’s massive stockpile of junk, Mike gets a sinking feeling that he may have bullied his brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) a bit too much as kids and turned him into the hapless man that he is today.

The Goldbergs - "The Adam Bomb" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Erica gets inspired to put college on hold, in favor of pursuing a singing career, Beverly is worried Erica will be disappointed her dream will not come true. Beverly puts Murray up to the task to have a talk about her future with a surprising result. Meanwhile, Adam and Barry get into an epic war that starts as an April Fools’ joke but ends with more repercussion.

Modern Family - "Grill, Interrupted" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay’s birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will “offer” to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend.

black-ish - "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he’ll come clean and tell the truth.

Young & Hungry - "Young & Cookin'" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gabi fears for her job when Josh begins dating a woman who loves to cook.

Hot in Cleveland - "All Dolled Up" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Elka is convinced that Bob’s gift to Joy is a voodoo doll. Melanie accidentally doses her boyfriend, Dane (William Baldwin) with estrogen. Victoria gets a visit from her agent (Garry Marshall).

The Soul Man - "Shopping While Black" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Lolli is wrongfully accused of shoplifting at a posh department store, Boyce rallies the community for a protest. Stamps turns to Lester to help him get rid of his cupcake truck.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 30) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, April 1

  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Watch Jeremy on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He talks about what it was like to reunite with his Entourage co-stars to make the highly anticipated movie, dating in Hollywood and more on The Merdith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Natasha Leggero (Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. He also talks about American Odyssey on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET..
  • Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted/The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Corddry (The Winner) - Rob visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Zachary Knighton (Weird Loners/Happy Endings) - Zachary talks about Weird Loners on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Robyn Lively (George & Leo/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Robyn and Sloane Morgan Siegel talk about their critically acclaimed series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris discusses his directorial debut and starring role in Alex of Venice, a drama about a woman who's forced to revaluate her life and career after her husband suddenly leaves her, on HuffPost Live at 11:30am.