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 fiancĂ© 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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 19

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Funny Money Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY FUNNY MONEY SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The two episodes, “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks,” are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. As with previous “Lucy” specials, the main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

In “The Million-Dollar Idea,” Lucy and Ethel attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. A commercial pitch on a local TV program results in hundreds of orders, but Ricky soon determines that the girls are not charging enough to cover the cost of production and distribution. They decide to fill the initial orders and get out of the business fast, but a second TV appearance, designed to discourage additional sales, results in even more orders!

In “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth three hundred dollars in a newspaper’s “Bonus Bucks” contest. To save their friendship, they decide to split the winnings, each couple keeping half the actual bill until it can be redeemed. Unfortunately, Ricky puts the Ricardos’ half of the dollar in his pajama pocket – and Lucy sends those pajamas to the laundry!

Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

The Cool Kids - "Indecent Proposal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to date a guy who is way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not.

Sydney to the Max - "Little Shop of Reynolds" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop's biggest sale of the year; when Leo's dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Friday, April 19

  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Watch Beth on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap/The Comedians) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Mad Love/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Bill Hader (BarrY) - Bill talks about Barry on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Rick talks about Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jake Choi (Single Parents) - Jake talks about Single Parents on the BUILD Series at 11am.


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