Friday, March 09, 2012

Melissa & Joey Season 2 Launch Date; Friends Week-Long Spring Marathon on Nick at Nite; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of March 12, 2012)


Melissa & Joey

As we first broke on Twitter last night, ABC Family will launch season two of original sitcom Melissa & Joey on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 with two all-new episodes at 8:00pm & 8:30pm. The sitcom of course stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The first season was split up in half and had a total of 30 episodes. No word yet how many there are for yet season two, but we do know it is starting off with a two-episode premiere. We don't have any more details on this yet, so you'll have to keep it right here for further updates. ABC Family also new sitcom Baby Daddy starring Chelsea Kane, Melissa Peterman, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Derek Theler. If I were to guess, that would premiere the following Wednesday at 8:30pm. But that's just a guess as we don't know yet. ABC Family will be making an official announcement in the coming weeks on both sitcoms, so stay tuned!

Spring is in the air and before spring begins on March 20, Nick at Nite will air a week-long Friends Spring Fling marathon next week! The marathon begins Monday, March 12 and will through Friday, March 16, 2012 airing 8pm-6am on all five nights. It's wall-to-wall Friends with your favorite friends Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay, Monica Geller, Rachel Green, Ross Geller and Chandler Bing. These six friends pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support. This marathon happens a few days after we set our clocks ahead, as we spring forward this Saturday night. Friends regularly airs every night from 11pm-1am on Nick at Nite.


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 12-16, 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 12, 2012
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Jason on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - The lovely Kaley appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tichina Arnold (Happily Divorced/Martin/Everybody Hates Chris) - Tichina visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - Mr. Shatner is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Catch Amanda on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on NBC's Today between 10-11am. Later, he appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Jason continues to make the rounds on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennette McCurdy (iCarly) - Jennette appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Tune in to see Zooey on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Josh Gad (Back to You) - Josh drops by Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly on Wednesday-Friday, so check your listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step/She's the Sheriff) - Suzanne visits The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel is a guest on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock From the Sun) - Kristen drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louis on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Free Agents/Parks and Recreation) - Kathryn visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel appears on NBC's Today between 7-9am and 10-11am.
Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Westfeldt (Notes from the Underbelly) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • John Larroquette (Night Court/The John Larroquette Show) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Amanda is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
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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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 26

Modern Family - "Clean Out Your Junk Drawer" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gloria won a bid at the school auction for a family seminar with famed doctor and author Debra Radcliffe, whose self-help book ‘Clean Out Your Junk Drawer’ encourages people get out all their emotional junk to become healthier people and in turn better partners and spouses. Jay is resistant to the whole experience and can’t get away fast enough; Mitch and Cam decide to keep it very surface level so they can come off as super stable; and Phil and Claire also make it competitive and strive to be the best and strongest couple of the group. Things quickly escalate, though, as junk starts flying. Elsewhere, Haley and Alex meet up and counsel each other on their boy problems.

black-ish - "Sink or Swim" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Dre notices that his neighbor Janine has never invited his family to any of her pool parties, he assumes she is racially stereotyping them as a family that doesn’t swim. The kids are shocked to find out that, in fact, Dre doesn’t know how to swim. At work, Dre shares the story with his colleagues, and Daphne Lido is not convinced it’s a race thing, so Dre confronts Janine directly. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane are a part of the Girls’ and Boys’ Rovers Organization, and they envy each other’s activities.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Empathy Optimization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After having to deal with a sick Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and the gang try to treat themselves to a Sheldon-free weekend.

Life in Pieces - "Sleepy Email Brunch Tree" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Matt invites Colleen to brunch with the family, he coaches her through the difficult task of connecting with them. Also, John, Matt and Greg try to prove their masculinity by cutting down a tree in Greg's backyard, Tim has an adverse reaction to espresso, and a sleep-deprived Greg has a run-in with the cops.

Mom - "Terrorists and Gingerbread" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie have different ideas about forgiveness when Bonnie's mother, Shirley, who abandoned her as a small child, suddenly wants to be a part of their lives. Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn guest stars as Bonnie’s mother, Shirley. June Squibb guest stars as Dottie.

The Odd Couple - "All About Eavesdropping" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Oscar and Felix become obsessed with eavesdropping on their bickering neighbors, they try to subtly intervene and help them save their marriage. Also, Emily and Dani’s friendship is tested when they train together to race to the top of the Empire State Building.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Thursday, May 26

  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Catch Lizzy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Schwimmer (Friends) - David drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS. He also talks about Netflix's The Do-Over on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan previews the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Dave Coulier (Fuller House/Full House) - Dave appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy opens up about her private health battle and how she fought her way back on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer and the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse will be interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Janet Hubert (The Real) - Janet appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.