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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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 23

Kevin Can Wait - "Choke Doubt" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin brags about saving a man from choking after hearing how much attention his brother Kyle is receiving for saving a cat. Adam Ferrara guest stars as Bill, a man Kevin saves from choking, and “The Insider” correspondent Michael Yo guest stars as Tom, a morning show anchor who interviews Kyle.

Man with a Plan - "The Talk" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi have the dreaded “talk” with Teddy and Kate, their awkward approach makes the kids horribly uncomfortable.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Emergency Contractor" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Max and Caroline get home from their road trip, Caroline discovers she likes the dessert bar renovations as much as she likes Bobby (Christopher Gorham), the contractor on the job. Also, Max rushes to Randy’s side when she hears he’s in the hospital in New York City, and Sophie joins a mommy group that cares more about partying than baby talk.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Conjecture" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Sheldon’s mother and Leonard's father share an evening together, everyone deals with an awkward morning the next day. Also, Penny’s family arrives for the wedding ceremony, including her anxiety-ridden mother, Susan (Katey Sagal), and her drug dealing brother, Randall (Jack McBrayer). Dean Norris guest stars as Colonel Williams, an Air Force Representative from the Department of Materiel Command. Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf, Judd Hirsch and Keith Carradine return.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Monday, January 23

  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT, on Access Hollywood Live (check your local listings) and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.