Friday, September 28, 2012
TV Land Orders Potential Kirstie Alley Sitcom Script; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 1, 2012)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)
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
Monday, October 24
Kevin Can Wait - "Beat the Parents" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Kevin and Donna are thrilled when their son, Jack, makes friends with a boy from school, Grayden (Graydon Peter Yosowitz), however, when Donna and Kevin don’t hit it off with Grayden’s arrogant father, Vic (Ray Romano), and his pushy wife, Brandi (Lindsay Broad), they set out to sabotage the boys’ new friendship. Matt Romano guest stars as Vic’s second son, Braden.
Man with a Plan - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc stars as Adam, a contractor who starts spending more time with his three kids when his wife, Andi, goes back to work and discovers the truth all parents eventually realize—their little angels are maniacs.
2 Broke Girls - "And the Godmama Drama" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Oleg and Sophie’s plan to have Max and Caroline as Barbara’s godparents is derailed when Oleg’s domineering mother, Olga (Mercedes Ruehl), arrives from the Ukraine for the baby’s baptism and fires Max and Caroline from their godparent duties.
The Odd Couple - "Food Fight" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Oscar learns that his favorite hangout, Langford’s, is in financial trouble, he impulsively asks Felix to help save it, without considering the disastrous consequences. Also, Felix tries to make his mark on the restaurant when the owner, Fred Langford (Fred Willard), puts him in charge for a few days.
Monday, October 24
- Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
- Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
- Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
- Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
- James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.