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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, June 26

Kevin Can Wait - "The Power of Positive Drinking" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kevin takes a job as a bartender, he goes too far when he starts dispensing unsolicited advice to his customers.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

Mom - "A Safe Word and a Rib Eye" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy feels left out when Bonnie and the ladies keep Jill’s pregnancy a secret.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Monday, June 26

  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Charlie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jillian Bell (Workaholics) - Jillian appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You/Animal Practice) - JoAnna is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marissa previews the film Spider-Man: Homecoming on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!/Do Not Disturb - Niecy dishes on her friendship with This Is Us star Chrissy Metz on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lake Bell (How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.