Friday, October 05, 2012

ABC Family Orders 4th Season of Pretty Little Liars; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 8, 2012)

ABC Family announced that the network has picked up a fourth season of its hit original series Pretty Little Liars. The all new season will consist of 24 one-hour episodes that will start to air in summer 2013. But before that, we have still have the second half season three left! Pretty Little Liars will air a special Halloween-themed episode on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT, as part of the network's "13 Nights of Halloween" programming event, and then will return with the rest of season three in January 2013. A return date for January has not been announced yet, so stay tuned for that. It will likely be Mondays at 8, like it normally is in winter/spring.

ABC Family's #1 series of all time, Pretty Little Liars ranked as cable TV's #1 series of summer 2012 in viewers 12-34 (2.6 million/2.8 rating) and Females 12-34 (2.2 million/5.0 rating), the #1 scripted basic cable TV series in Women 18-34 (1.2 million/3.7 rating) and the #1 series in Female Teens (1.0 million/8.6 rating). In its time period, "Pretty Little Liars" was easily the #1 cable TV show on Tuesdays at 8 o'clock throughout the season across target 18-34, 1849 and 12-34 demos. The August 28 mid-season finale exploded social media sites across America, breaking the show's own previous records, generating more than 709,000 tweets, peaking at an impressive 36,000 tweets per minute. With an all-day catch-up marathon and finale, Pretty Little Liars generated 1.9 million tweets, including more than 1.2 million between 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Moreover, according to SocialGuide, Pretty Little Liars became the #1 "most social" TV series episode in history, breaking records with over 1.6 million comments.

Pretty Little Liars fans have been able to fill the void left when the show went off the air in August with ABCFamily.com's new webisode series Pretty Dirty Secrets. The webisode series has been a tremendous hit with fans, vastly exceeding any short-form video series ever done on ABCFamily.com. The debut alone garnered over half a million views in 24 hours.
In the special Halloween-themed episode, entitled "This Is a Dark Ride" and airs Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8PM ET/PT, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are looking forward to some good old Halloween fun now that the traumatic events with Nate are behind them. But once aboard the Rosewood Ghost Train, the girls are in for much more than just some childish trick or treats. With "A" running amuck and unexpected party-goers popping up at every turn, this Halloween event becomes one killer party. Musical guest star Adam Lambert performs his songs "Trespassing" and "Cuckoo," from his latest album "Trespassing," during the Halloween festivities.


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 8-12, 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 8, 2012

  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Watch Max on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny visits Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Rob Corddry (Happy Endings/The Winner) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Gibson (Dharma & Greg) - Thomas chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. Here Comes the Boom opens in theaters on October 12.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Matthew Perry (Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Matthew visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob joins the GMA team in the 8am hour on ABC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John discusses his new movie Argo on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. Argo opens in theaters on October 12.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Nick on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will later be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Spin City/Samantha Who?) - Jennifer drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Rain Pryor (Head of the Class/Rude Awakening) - Rain appears on Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV at 6pm.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about his new movie Argo on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Parks and Recreation/Breaking In) - Catch Megan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will later be on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Tune in to see Denis on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peri Gilpin (Frasier) - Peri talks about the campaign to stomp out breast cancer on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke joins the GMA team in the 8am hour on ABC.
Friday, October 12, 2012
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Whitney - Season One is available on DVD on October 9.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Parks and Recreation/Breaking In) - Megan continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) - Zachary drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Shawnee Smith (Anger Management/Becker) - Shawnee talks about Anger Management on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • The Larry Sanders Show Cast - The cast of The Larry Sanders Show reunites on GMA's All-Star Reunion Blowout between 7-9am on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Henry and Kevin talk about their new movie Here Comes the Boom on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 18

The Goldbergs - "Revenge o' the Nerds" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With the children growing up, Beverly decides to reinvent herself and quits being a substitute teacher. She decides to focus her energy on going to night school so she can eventually own her own business. Murray doesn’t like change or things costing money, so he convinces her to get a perm instead. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to balance her academic and social life in college and needs Adam’s assistance.

Speechless - "T-R-- TRAINING D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy takes JJ camping to give him “the talk,” Maya trains a ragtag group of new aides, and sparks fly between Dylan and Ray’s bully.

Modern Family - "Sex, Lies & Kickball" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.

American Housewife - "The Lice Storm" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Anna-Kat brings home a lice infestation, Katie uses it to force bonding time with Taylor. Greg attempts to bond with Oliver (and avoid lice) by camping in the backyard, but Greg becomes concerned when Oliver keeps ditching their campout to be with their new sleazy neighbor named Spencer.

You're the Worst - "A Bunch of Hornballs" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy goes out of town for a Romance/Erotica fiction convention while Gretchen throws a divorce party for Lindsay, leading to an unintended deepening of Gretchen's relationship with Boone. Meanwhile, Edgar's friend Max encourages him to overspend on party planning.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Wednesday, October 18

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Woody and Rob chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about LBJ on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim talks about A Question of Faith on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pooch Hall (The Game/Accidentally on Purpose) - Pooch guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Liz Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/Victorious) - Liz opens up about the Dynasty reboot on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about her new Lifetime movie The Watcher in the Woods on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Patrice Lovely (Love Thy Neighbor) - Patrice appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:50am.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) - Frankie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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