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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
Sunday, October 23
The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an encore of last season’s Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.
Bob's Burgers - "Teen-a-Witch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.
The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.
Son of Zorn - "A Taste of Zephyria" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After learning how Zephyria is depicted in the media, Zorn attempts to teach Alan about his culture. Meanwhile, Edie wages war with her new neighbors over their talking garden gnome.
Family Guy - "Inside Family Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular “FAMILY GUY” production week, with James Woods as the guide. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a “FAMILY GUY” episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman to pitch his very own new series.
The Last Man on Earth - "Five Hoda Kotbs" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other and Gail is really pushed to her breaking point.
Bizaardvark - "Spoiler Alert: Belissa Returns" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Frankie hit a writing slump and other bad things start happening to them, Paige begins to think they are cursed; Amelia and Dirk are at odds when the lifestyle Diva declutters the Dare Lair.
Sunday, October 23
- Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- 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.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest 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.