Friday, March 23, 2012

TBS Schedules Second Original Sitcom In Summer; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of March 26, 2012)


Sullivan and Son
10 days ago we told you about TBS scheduling their original sitcom Men at Work for Thursdays at 10pm starting May 24, but now they have announced a premiere date for their second original sitcom! Thursdays are about to get funnier than ever. In addition to buddy comedy Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson, TBS's new workplace comedy Sullivan & Son, starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, will take over the same timeslot when it premieres Thursday, July 19, at 10 pm (ET/PT). The announcement comes just as TBS claims an important victory as basic cable's #1 network with adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 in primetime.
Sullivan & Son, which is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers), takes place in a popular bar in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. Filled with locals and regulars, the establishment known as Sullivan & Son serves as the unofficial "town hall" for the neighborhood. As the series opens, Steve Sullivan (Byrne) is a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons) for a visit just as his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria - The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long), are preparing to sell the bar and retire. Upon arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend, Owen (Owen Benjamin); gets accosted by his long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan (Vivian Bang); endures offensive comments from gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray - Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol (Christine Ebersole - Royal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie (Valerie Azlynn). It doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar. Sullivan & Son is from Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Both sitcoms each have a ten episode order. Stay tuned for any further updates. In addition, TBS, which has basked in the glory of nerd-dom with the enormously popular acquired sitcom The Big Bang Theory, is now ready to take things to the next level. TBS has greenlit the new unscripted competition series King of the Nerds, hosted by two of the stars of the movie blockbuster Revenge of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. TBS has ordered eight episodes of King of the Nerds, which is being executive-produced by Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox of Electus, Rick Ringbakk, Tod Mesirow and Craig Armstrong of 5X5 Media, as well as Carradine and Armstrong. The show is slated to premiere in early 2013. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, will distribute the series internationally. It is primed to become television's ultimate nerd-off. The show invites competitors spanning the full nerd spectrum to come together to face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. The nerds will first compete as teams before moving on to individual challenges, all with the goal of being named the quintessential master of all things nerdy.



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 26-30, 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 26, 2012
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch the adorkable Zooey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy) - Robin appears on a repeat of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey drops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. She will also be on earlier on Watch What Happens: Live on Bravo at 11pm.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody chats with the ladies on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly on Monday and Tuesday, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Anniston (Friends) - Tune in to see Jennifer on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani appears on a repeat of The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Catch Ashton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric chats with the ladies on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women) - Annie appears on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Watch her on GCB on ABC on Sunday nights at 10pm ET-PT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Fran stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:36am on NBC.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian drops by The Rachael Ray Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Watch Rainn on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie appears on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Niecy Nash (The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy drops by to chat about her new reality show, Leave It to Niecy, her recent marriage, and her predictions for this season's DWTS on Anderson, so check your local listings.
  • J.B. Smoove (Bent/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J.B. discusses his new show Bent on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Catch Lisa on a repeat of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse guest co-hosts a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock From the Sun) - Kristen discusses her harrowing addiction to prescription pills and alcohol, her rehab and recovery -- which she details in her new memoir, Guts, on Anderson, so check your local listings.
Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Megan Mullally (Breaking In/Will & Grace) - Watch Megan on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) - Sean appears on a repeat of 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.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba) - Reba drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women) - Annie sits down with Tim to discuss her new ABC series, GCB, then joins Ty for a segment on common household items that do unexpected things on ABC's The Revolution at 2pm ET/1pm PT/CT.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed) - Tom joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 29

The Goldbergs - "A Night to Remember" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s prom night, and all three Goldberg kids have big plans, which go awry.  Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey while Erica and Geoff try to go to prom together, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he is horrified when Beverly gets involved.

Imaginary Mary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A fiercely independent career woman, Alice has her life turned upside-down when she meets Ben, a divorced father with three children, and soon falls head-over-heals for him. This triggers more upheaval when the imaginary friend she created as a child, Mary, suddenly reappears as she is nervous to meet Ben’s kids for the first time.

Modern Family - "Five Minutes" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.

black-ish - "Richard Youngsta" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes the family may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

Nobodies - "Mr. First Lady" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After years toiling away writing on a kids cartoon, “The Fartlemans”, Groundlings Alums Larry, Rachel and Hugh finally get their big break: A chance to pitch their film script “Mr. First Lady” at Paramount.

Lopez - "Leaving Las Vegas" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems. Manolo gets out of jail and introduces his roommate, Hector, to everyone.

Schitt's Creek - "Friends & Family" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira look for a location for the family portrait; David hosts a soft launch for the new store.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Watch Andrew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - George discusses the second season of Lopez on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.