Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot in Cleveland Coming to Syndication Fall 2014; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 23, 2012)

Hot in Cleveland

Late in December we told you CBS Television Distribution was selling TV Land's Hot in Cleveland for off-network syndication and some news would be reported in six-nine months, and now we have some deals to report! CBS Television Distribution has sold the hit TV Land Betty White sitcom to local TV stations in more than 65% of the United States. The strip is already sold in 9 of the top 10 markets and 18 of the top 20 for a Fall 2014 launch. CBS Television Stations in five of the top 10 markets bought the sitcom: WLNY, New York; KCAL, Los Angeles; WPSG, Philadelphia; KTXA, Dallas-Ft. Worth; and KBCW, San Francisco-Oakland; as well as Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU, Chicago; Sunbeam Television's WLVI, Boston; Gannett's WATL, Atlanta; and Belo's KHOU, Houston. Other sales include stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group, LIN TV, Cox Enterprises and Meredith Corp. CBS Television Distribution acquired the exclusive broadcast domestic distribution rights for Hot in Cleveland from TV Land last fall.
Debuting June 2010, Hot in Cleveland's premiere episode was the highest-rated telecast in TV Land's 14-year history. Through its past three full seasons, Hot in Cleveland averaged 3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. The fourth season of Hot in Cleveland starts production in August 2012 and will start airing later in the year with 24 all-new episodes, which will bring the total to 80 total episodes after four seasons. By the time the series premieres in syndication during Fall 2014, it will likely surpass the 100-episode mark (likely 104 episodes will be available) after five seasons (but it still needs to be renewed for a season five).
Stay tuned for more clearance news we get closer to Fall 2014! The ensemble cast stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White, and also features many special guest stars that pop-in like Regis Philbin, Doris Roberts, Carl Reiner, Amy Yasbeck, Don Rickles, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ed Asner, Kristin Chenoweth, Jimmy Kimmel, David Spade, Susan Lucci and many many more!



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 23-27, 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 23, 2012

  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Watch Kevin on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/The Cleveland Show/Reno 911!) - Niecy guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Catch Roseanne on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?) - Tony stops by NBC's Today between 10-11am.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Watch Melissa on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly Wednesday-Friday, so check your listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Danny Pudi (Community) - Danny appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat of Anderson, so check for your local listings.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
  • Joel McHale (Hot in Cleveland) - Catch Joel on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Fred Willard (Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond/D.C. Follies) - Fred appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. Watch him on Trust Us With Your Life on Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch the legendary Ms. White on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
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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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.