Friday, August 17, 2012

Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy Continue to Deliver on ABC Family; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 20, 2012)

ABC Family saw more success from their original comedy hour this past Wednesday (Aug. 15). Climbing by double-digits week to week in target demos, Melissa & Joey ranked as Wednesday's #1 cable TV telecast at 8 o'clock for the 11th straight week in Women 18-34 (399,000) and for the 8th consecutive week in Women 18-49 (528,000), and was also the #1 cable show in the half-hour in Adults 18-34 (490,000) and Females 12-34 (582,000). It delivered a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating this week. In addition, week to week, the Melissa Joan Hart/Joey Lawrence sitcom grew by double-digits in Total Viewers (+17% - 1.28 million vs. 1.09 million), Adults 18-34 (+17% - 490,000 vs. 420,000), Viewers 12-34 (+36% - 685,000 vs. 502,000) and Females 12-34 (+31% - 582,000 vs. 444,000). So, season 2 to date, Melissa & Joey is delivering its best season to date, ranking as cable TV's #1 series in the half-hour across key measures Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34.

Surging by double-digit percent margins over its lead-in to post 3-week highs, Baby Daddy stood as cable TV's #1 telecast at 8:30 p.m. in Adults 18-34 (545,000), Women 18-34 (437,000) and Women 18-49 (606,000), and also ranked a dominant #1 in the time period in Viewers 12-34 (720,000) and Females 12-34 (601,000). Furthermore, Baby Daddy ranked as Wednesday's #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Prime in Females 12-34 and was the day's #2 scripted cable TV telecast in Women 18-34. Summer 2012 to date, the new comedy is pacing as the #1 new cable comedy in Women 18-34 and Females 12-34, and is cable TV's #2 comedy in Prime launch to date in the target demos. Baby Daddy built on its Melissa & Joey lead-in across all target demos, including by double-digit percent margins in Adults 18-34 (+11% - 545,000 vs. 490,000), Women 18-34 (+10% - 437,000 vs. 399,000), Adults 18-49 (+12% - 793,000 vs. 709,000) and Women 18-49 (+15% - 606,000 vs. 528,000).
Launch to date, Baby Daddy is tracking as ABC Family's #1 comedy of all time in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, and ranks as cable TV's #1 show in the half-hour across all target demos: Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34. Week to week, it posted impressive gains in target measures, including by 18% in Total Viewers (1.32 million vs. 1.12 million), by 28% in Adults 18-34 (545,000 vs. 425,000), by 17% in Women 18-34 (437,000 vs. 373,000), by 12% in Adults 18-49 (793,000 vs. 707,000), by 29% in Viewers 12-34 (720,000 vs. 560,000) and by 25% in Females 12-34 (601,000 vs. 480,000).
Yep, a lot of numbers...but they are doing well for basic cable sitcoms. There are only two weeks (Aug. 22 and Aug. 29) left for both series this season, tune in starting at Wednesday at 8/7c on ABC Family!



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 August 20-24, 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, August 20, 2012

  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) - Watch Kelsey on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Arnold (The Tom Show/Roseanne) - Tom visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Tune in to see Matt on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Catch Rashida on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff continues to make the rounds on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up all Night) - Maya appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man) - Niecy joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains) - Kirk drops by NBC's Today between 10-11am.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kyle Massey (Cory in the House/That's So Raven) - Kyle visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Tune in to see Holly on a repeat of The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, August 24, 2012
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) - Watch Sofia on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 28

The Goldbergs - "I Heart Video Dating" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a woman of interest by using new technology for dating. They recruit Adam to create a demo reel, but Beverly insists she will find someone the old fashioned way. Meanwhile, after a “failed” aptitude test, Barry decides he wants to be a gym teacher and becomes Coach Mellor’s apprentice.

Speechless - "N-E--NEW A-I--AIDE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.

Modern Family - "A Stereotypical Day" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay does not want to give the new family moving in across the street the wrong impression and goes out of his way to make sure they know he is the best kind of neighbor, while Manny decides that the best way to an attractive and radical-thinking teenage girl’s heart is through his actions. Meanwhile, at the Pritchett house, the entire family is using Alex’s recent bout of mono to their advantage. Finally, Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.

black-ish - "God" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre discovers that Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre’s side.

Younger - "A Kiss is Just a Kiss" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza sends Caitlin off to college and struggles to weigh her feelings for both Josh and Charles.

Impastor - "The Devil Went Down to Ladner" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy’s attempt to outfox the detectives backfires. Dora, Alexa, and Russell suspect something ominous is going on with their new pastor. Schmidt learns the truth about Ashlee.

You're the Worst - "Twenty-Two" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Edgar spends the day trying to find some relief for his PTSD.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Wednesday, September 28

  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Watch Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) and John Goodman (Roseanne) - Nathan and John talk about The Front Page on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) and Debbie Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Hilary and Debbie talk about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Hilary will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • The Cast of Impastor - Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, David Rasche and Mike Kosinski discuss Impastor on the AOL Build Show at 12pm and on Facebook Live. Sara will also be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.