Friday, September 28, 2012

TV Land Orders Potential Kirstie Alley Sitcom Script; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 1, 2012)

Kirstie Alley

TV Land has ordered a cast-contingent presentation of the script Giant Baby by Marco Pennette (Ugly Betty, Samantha Who). The comedy will star Kirstie Alley in the lead role of Madison "Maddie" Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Owen, the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Owen fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Owen backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives.
The Giant Baby presentation comes in addition to two pilots the network has ordered – Brothers-in-Law, which revolves around the family dynamic between a husband and the eccentric fiancé of his wife's twin sister, and I'm Not Dead Yet, about a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, causing him to finally start speaking his mind. Both pilots recently wrapped production and are awaiting word if they will be picked up to series. Stay tuned if they do!

Giant Baby is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land. We will let you know if TV Land orders a pilot. There is still a VERY long way to go as first it needs to be ordered to pilot and then ordered to series. So stay with us. But for now, Kirstie Alley can currently be seen on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars on ABC Mondays and Tuesdays starting at 8/7c. She also taped a pilot for ABC last year (The Manzanis) but it didn't go to series.


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 October 1-5, 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, October 1, 2012

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Joanna Garcia-Swisher (Animal Practice/Better with You/Reba) - Joanna visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Rasida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jami Gertz (The Neighbors/Still Standing/Square Pegs) - Jami is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She later chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Finally, she joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Mooe Show) - Betty discusses activism and demonstrates doggy yoga on Marie on the Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael talks about his new sitcom Partners on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
  • Kat Dennings (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Kat on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorioua/Zoey 101) - Victoria visits Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny's day begins with an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She then chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Next, she will be on Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV at 6pm. Finally, she visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke drops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Tune in to see Fran on Marie on the Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe talks about The New Normal on 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) - Betty is a guest on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit) - Alyson appears on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Queen Latifah, Phylicia and the cast of the upcoming Lifetime movie Steel Magnolias chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Queen Latifah will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. The Steel Magnolias remake premieres on Lifetime on October 7.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Catch Craig on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke continues to make the rounds on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marisa Janet Winokur (Retired at 35) - Marisa talks cancer survival and Dancing with the Stars on Marie at 12pm ET/PT on the Hallmark Channel.
  • Rain Pryor (Head of the Class/Rude Awakening) - Rain is a guest on Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV at 6pm.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Ed visits NBC's Today between 10-11am.
Friday, October 5, 2012
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrée on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.