Friday, March 30, 2012
Marla Gibbs, Jackee, Gladys Knight To Star In New Sitcom 'The First Family'; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of April 2, 2012)
As we announced in January, Entertainment Studios is working on two original sitcoms for first run syndication for this fall, but now we have casting news for one of them! The First Family, a sitcom about an African-American family that resides in The White House has announced its casting. Many familiar faces will be on hand for this series. The pilot was recently taped and the series will tape a whopping 104 episodes for next season. The series will star Christopher B. Duncan (The Jamie Foxx Show) playing President William Johnson. The cast also includes Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac Show) as First Lady Katherine Johnson, Jackee Harry (227, Sister Sister) as Pauletta (the First Lady's sister), John Witherspoon (The Wayans Bros.) as Grandpa Alvin (the President's father), Gladys Knight (Dancing with the Stars) as Grandma Carolyn (the President's mother), with Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons, 227) as Grandma Eddy (the First Lady's mother) and Michael D. Roberts (Baretta) as Bernard (the White House Butler), among other cast members like comedian Paul Rodriguez. Yep, child, Jackee and Marla Gibbs are reuniting for another sitcom! Production will resume this summer for the comedy's fall debut.
No casting news yet on the other sitcom Entertainment Studios is pitching for national syndication this fall: Mr. Box Office, a sitcom about the biggest movie star in the world who is sentenced to community service teaching English at the toughest high school in America. Stay tuned for more details on that one and continued updates on The First Family and when it will premiere! It'll be on broadcast syndication, cable, and digital media starting this fall.
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 April 2-6, 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, April 2, 2012
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch the legendary Ms. White on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Betty White's Off Their Rockers premieres on NBC on Wedensday at 8/7c.
- Christa Miller (Cougar Town/The Drew Carey Show) - Christa stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. America Reunion opens in theaters on April 6.
- Janet Jackson (Good Times/Diff'rent Strokes) - Janet appears on a repeat of Anderson, so check your local listings.
- Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Catch Maya on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is a guest The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted appears on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Hannah Simone (New Girl) - Hannah drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Tune in to see Jennifer on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- Chris Elliott (Get a Life/Cursed) - Chris stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Carolina Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline chats on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Jeffrey Tambor (Bent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Watch Jeffrey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) - Alyson visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny stops byLIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Niecy Nash (The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty is a guest on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
- Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Catch Alec on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Annie Potts (Designing Women) - Annie joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Laura Linney (The Big C) - Watch Laura on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason wraps up his appearance this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) - Alyson visits The Rachael Ray Show, so check your local listings.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)
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
Saturday, October 22
Superstore - "Guns, Pills and Birds" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Amy (America Ferrera) assigns an uncomfortable Jonah (Ben Feldman) to the gun section of Cloud 9, Jonah abuses his right-to-refuse sale to anyone that causes concern, causing an open-carry protest to gather in the store. On principle, Glenn (Mark McKinney) attempts to purchase all of the store's morning-after pills, but finds himself in a moral dilemma when he can't afford them. Dina (Lauren Ash), Garrett (Colton Dunn) and Mateo (Nico Santos) hunt down a crow that has flown into the store.
The Thundermans - "Happy Heroween" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It's a major Halloween storm outside, but inside Colosso keeps the family spooked by telling three scary stories that are sure to terrify even the bravest of superheroes.
School of Rock - "Welcome to My Nightmare" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mr. Finn's class decides to celebrate Halloween in school after Principal Mullins, who hates the holiday, goes home sick. When she returns sooner than expected, they have to scramble to keep her from finding out the truth.
Saturday, October 22
- Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort) - Jim talks about touring the U.S. in Kinky Boots on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
- Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
- Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
- Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
- Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
- James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.