Friday, June 15, 2012

NBC Fall 2012 Premiere Dates and Notes; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 18, 2012)

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NBC announced the premieres and sneak peeks of its new Fall 2012 primetime schedule that capitalize on the launch and promotional platforms provided by the network's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the finale of America's Got Talent and the return of The Voice and Sunday Night Football. Most of the new fall shows will premiere in advance of the start of the season.
The rollout of NBC's Fall 2012 season begins with commercial-free sneak previews of the new comedies Go On (Wednesday, August 8) after the evening's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and Animal Practice on Sunday, August 12, following the Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. One day after the conclusion of the Olympics, NBC will debut the new competitive series Stars Earn Stripes with a special two-hour episode on Monday, August 13 (8-10 p.m. ET), followed on the same night with the advance season premiere of Grimm (10-11 p.m. ET). Stars Earn Stripes will only run though September 3, because...continuing NBC's launch strategy, The Voice returns on September 10 (8-10 p.m.), handing-off to encore sneak peeks of the premieres of Animal Practice (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and Go On (10:30-11 p.m. ET).
The NFL Kick-Off Special 2012 and first NFL game of the season is on Wednesday, September 5, followed by Football Night in America (7:00-8:15 p.m.) and Sunday Night Football's (8:15-11 p.m.) return in their regular timeslots on September 9 kick off a launch week that includes the September 11 time-period premiere of Go On (9-9:30 p.m.) followed by the series premiere of The New Normal (9:30-10 p.m.), a sneak peek of Guys With Kids on September 12 (10-10:30 p.m.) after the next to last episode of America's Got Talent, and the season premiere of Parenthood on September 11 (10-11 p.m.). To provide additional sampling, the new comedy The New Normal will re-broadcast its first episode on Thursday, September 13 (10-10:30 p.m. ET), following the season finale of America's Got Talent.
Among other new NBC series for fall, the drama Revolution premieres on Monday, September 17 (10-11 p.m. ET); and the drama Chicago Fire debuts on Wednesday, October 10 (10-11 p.m. ET), due to a Presidential Debate on October 3. Animal Practice will start in its regular day and time on Wednesday, September 26 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) followed by the time period premiere of Guys with Kids (8:30-9 p.m. ET). As for returning series not yet mentioned, Up All Night, The Office and Parks and Recreation return on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 8:30-10, as 30 Rock will not launch until Oct. 4. Law & Order: SVU will launch with a two-hour season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9-11pm, as the following week is a debate, as mentioned. Grimm has its regular night premiere on Friday, Sept. 14. And finally, Whitney and Community will not return until Friday, October 19 from 8-9pm.
View the FULL day-by-day schedule for NBC After the Olympics.


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 June 18-22, 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, June 18, 2012
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opens in theaters on June 22.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Denis appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step/She's the Sheriff) - Suzanne joins The Revolution on ABC at 2pm ET/1pm PT/CT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on you local stations.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate appears on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) - Mila stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Game Night at 8pm on ABC.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Watch Alec on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Denis drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identiy) - Jerry is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tahj Mowry (Baby Daddy/Smart Guy) - Tahj stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
  • Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Courteney chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve continues to make the rounds on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey discusses anorexia on Anderson, so check your local listings.
Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Watch Denis on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Noureen DeWulf (Anger Management) - Noureen dishes on her new FX sitcom, Anger Management, and reveals what it's like working with Charlie Sheen on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (August)

The Jeffersons - Season Eight Maude - The Complete Second Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fourth Season Mike & Molly - The Complete Fifth Season Welcome Back, Kotter - The Final (Fourth) Season

08/04 - The Comeback - The Complete Series
08/04 - I Love Lucy - Ultimate Season 2 (Blu-ray)
08/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - Season Three
08/11 - The Jeffersons - Season Eight
08/11 - Maude - The Complete Second Season
08/11 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fourth Season
08/11 - The Jeff Foxworthy Show - The COmplete Series (Mill Creek)
08/18 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Fifth Season
08/18 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Final (Fourth) Season
08/25 - King of the Hill - The Complete 11th Season
08/25 - The Mindy Project - Season Three
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 5


The Middle - "Operation Infiltration" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie accompanies Brick on a school field trip and attempts to help her socially inept son make friends with a couple of boys. Meanwhile, when Devin scolds Axl for being mean to his sister, he tries to make it look like they are the best of friends when Sue spends the weekend at his house; and while trying to thin out some of their hoarding father’s massive stockpile of junk, Mike gets a sinking feeling that he may have bullied his brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) a bit too much as kids and turned him into the hapless man that he is today.

The Goldbergs - "Dance Party USA" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thinking Pop’s luck can rub off on him, Adam gambles at school and loses his toys as a result. Beverly replaces them but Adam knows better. He also learns something new about Pops that allows Adam to accept his grandfather for who he is. Meanwhile, Erica dreams to dance on a popular TV dance show, but her dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Barry gives her pink eye and she’s not in a condition to be on television.

Modern Family - "Grill, Interrupted" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will “offer” to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend.

black-ish - "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he’ll come clean and tell the truth.


Mr. Robinson - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
After a chance encounter, musician Craig (Craig Robinson) decides take a substitute music teacher gig to win over his high-school sweetheart, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good). Things don't go exactly as planned with Victoria, but he connects with the students and colorful faculty. Inspired by Craig's real-life experiences as a music teacher, the series also stars Peri Gilpin, Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer and Tim Bagley. Asif Ali, Dante Brown, Ethan Lee, Francesca Maia, Lamonica Garrett, Aidan Cullen, Alvin Cowan and Gillian Shure also guest star. Read our review.

Mr. Robinson - "Flesh for Fantasy" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When rock legend Neville Rex (guest star Gary Cole) teases Nasty Delicious with a possible record contract, Craig (Craig Robinson) invites Neville to speak to his class in hopes of sealing the deal. But when Neville shows up at school, Craig learns that Principal Taylor (Peri Gilpin) used to date him. And when she falls into her old groupie habits, the faculty is forced to take action. Meanwhile, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good) advises the other teachers on a good investment, but their spending habits get out of control.


Melissa & Joey - "Double Happiness" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Shocking news arrives just as Mel's senate campaign begins; Ryder receives his orders from the Navy.

Baby Daddy - "It's a Nice Day for a Wheeler Wedding" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Tucker learns that Bonnie's friend is trying to sabotage her wedding; Ben gives an inspiring speech.


The Jim Gaffigan Show - "In the Name of the Father" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jim and Jeannie agree to have dinner with Daniel and his father Art to serve as buffers in their tense father/son relationship. After finishing dinner Dave joins the group for their wild night.

Impastor - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
To pay off another gambling loss, Buddy steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin. Dora and Alexa have a falling out over a church fashion show and Schmidt becomes smitten with a mystery woman.


Born Again Virgin - "No New Friends" / "Go Hard or Go Home" (TV One, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
"No New Friends" - Jenna looks for support and joins a Modern Day Virgin group; Tara tests her acting skills; Kelly learns to get along with a new employee.

"Go Hard or Go Home" - Kelly lands a big client for the firm; Jenna's works on her blog; Tara tries to create her own reality show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, August 5

  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Jason on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick talks about discovered at 6-years-old, the craziest thing a fan has ever done and what feature he finds most attractive in the opposite sex on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about playing the infamous Mr. Peterman character, turning 60, fatherhood and more on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (The Soul Man/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jordan Hinson (Kevin from Work) - Jordan gives a peek at her new series Kevin from Work on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) - Dania appears on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig talks about Mr. Robinson on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET..
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod talks about The Carmichael Show on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peri Gilpin (Mr. Robinson/Frasier) - Peri appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.