Friday, June 29, 2012

The CW Fall 2012 Premiere Dates; Baby Daddy Grows in Ratings; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 2, 2012)

The CW
The CW Network will strategically roll-out its 2012-13 season this October with the premieres of three new series, returning favorites on new nights and one final season of Upper East Side drama. The CW's new season will begin on Tuesday, October 2 as Rachel Bilson returns to Bluebell, Alabama as Dr. Zoƫ Hart in the second season premiere of Hart of Dixie at 8:00pm ET. The following week on Tuesday, October 16, new drama Emily Owens, M.D., starring Mamie Gummer as a surgical intern who discovers, much to her dismay, that working in a hospital feels an awful lot like high school, takes up residency in the 9:00pm timeslot. The CW's newly revamped Wednesday kicks off on October 3 with The Winchester boys and the season premiere of Supernatural at 9:00pm. The following week on Wednesday, October 10, The CW presents one of the most anticipated shows of the season, Arrow at 8:00pm ET, starring Stephen Amell as the popular DC Comics character. On Monday, October 8, the most famous zip code in America, 90210 at 8:00pm, returns with a brand new season, followed by the final season of OMFG drama on Gossip Girl at 9:00pm.
The Thursday line-up will also begin on one night, The CW's top-rated series, The Vampire Diaries, returns for another season of bloody-good drama on October 11 at 8:00pm, followed by the romantic new series Beauty and the Beast at 9:00pm, starring Kristin Kreuk as a homicide detective and Jay Ryan as a doctor with a very dark side. And finally, Maggie Q returns to action as Nikita, Friday, October 19 at 9:00pm following America's Next Top Model: College Edition, which premieres on August 24, as previously announced.



Week two of ABC Family's new original sitcom grew from its premiere! Bucking the typical trend new series experience, ABC Family's Baby Daddy increased over its series debut by 4% in Total Viewers (1.72 million vs. 1.65 million), by 1% in Adults 18-49 (946,000 viewers vs. 935,000 viewers), by 8% in Viewers 12-34 (910,000 viewers vs. 843,000 viewers), and edged slightly higher in Females 12-34 (681,000 viewers vs. 679,000 viewers). Impressively, Baby Daddy ranked as Wednesday's #1 cable telecast in primetime in Women 18-34 (679,000 viewers). We're really not that surprised because it is a perfect fit for the cable network and we are lacking a comedy today in the same vein as Boy Meets World, Step by Step and Saved by the Bell. In addition, Baby Daddy ranked as cable's #1 telecast in the half-hour in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, and was the #1 scripted cable telecast in Adults 18-49! The hit new sitcom soared over its established Melissa & Joey lead-in by double-digit percentages across all target demos, including by 21% in Total Viewers (1.72 million vs. 1.42 million), by 15% in Adults 18-34 (598,000 viewers vs. 520,000 viewers), by 13% in Adults 18-49 (946,000 viewers vs. 840,000 viewers) and by 29% in Viewers 12-34 (910,000 viewers vs. 707,000 viewers). The series retained 100% of its premiere's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Speaking of Melissa & Joey, at 8pm, it was cable's #1 telecast in Adults 18-34 (520,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (414,000 viewers), Adults 18-49 (840,000 viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating) and Women 18-49 (605,000 viewers). Season 2 to date, Melissa & Joey exceeds its season 1 average by impressive margins, including by 28% in Women 18-34 (396,000 viewers vs. 310,000 viewers), by 19% in Women 18-49 (587,000 viewers vs. 495,000 viewers) and by 15% in Females 12-34 (523,000 viewers vs. 456,000 viewers).


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 July 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, July 2, 2012

  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Watch Jada on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally talks about The Amazing Spider-Man on NBC's Today between 7-9am.
  • She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly on Monday and Tuesday, so check your listings.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Catch Sally on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on a repeat of Anderson, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Watch Seth on a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. He's also on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jaime King (Gary Unmarried/Kitchen Confidential) - Jaime appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ken Marino (Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa will be on NBC's Today between 10-11am.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single) - Kim appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of Anderson, so check your local listings.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louis on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
Friday, July 6, 2012
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Watch Kelly on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Breaking In) - Tune in to see Megan on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami/Fired Up) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
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10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
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