Friday, October 19, 2012

NBC Cancels Animal Practice, Replaces It With Whitney; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22, 2012)

NBC announced that its second-year comedy series Whitney will return to its primetime lineup on Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT replacing Animal Practice, which is now canceled. However, as of now, three more airings will air in the next three weeks (Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7). The ratings have been pretty bad as this past Wednesday's episode did only a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. 13 episodes were ordered, but its not known how many they have taped. We know it is at least 8.

On Whitney, Whitney Cummings stars in the title role in the multi-camera series which is a look at modern-day love and relationships which centers around Whitney (Cummings, Chelsea Lately) and Alex (Chris D'Elia), a happily - newly "married" couple. Surrounded by a quirky group of friends, Zoe Lister-Jones, Rhea Seehorn, Dan O'Brien (How I Met Your Mother), and Tone Bell (new to the second season of the show). The series is produced by Universal Television and Stuber Television. The executive producers are Scott Stuber, Quan Phung, Wil Calhoun and Barry Katz. Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) is the director and an EP.


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 22-26, 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 22, 2012

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. Cloud Atlas opens in theaters on October 26.
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chuck Lorre (Creator of The Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men/Dharma & Greg) - Tune in to see Chuck on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - Elisha stops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Happy Endings returns Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c on ABC.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about her weight loss and how she kept it off on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Bob visits Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm.
  • Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny appears on Current TV's (Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Catch Will on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Harry Shearer (The Simpsons) - Harry is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 returns Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
  • Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development/Better Off Ted) - Portia appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris D'Elia (Whitney) - Chris appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids - Jamie Lynn chats on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek - The cast of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break) - Rosie gives her first interview since the heart attack she never saw coming on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin plays the banjo on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette continues to make the rounds on Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything at 6pm.
  • Dreama Walker (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Dreama is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Watch Krysten on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Tune in to see Amanda on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Cho (Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena celebrates the 20th anniversary of her beloved film A League of Their Own on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

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
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, July 24

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Mom - "Martinis and a Sponge Bath" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Christy and Adam get into a car accident, Bonnie is hurt to discover she is neither of their emergency contacts. Wendie Malick returns as Adam’s ex-wife, Danielle.

Life in Pieces - "Cheap Promotion Flying Birthday" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Colleen teaches Matt her frugal ways, he gets hooked when he realizes how much saving money turns her on. Also, Tim attempts to fire Heather from her receptionist position at his office, John tries to break Sophia’s fear of flying by taking her for a quick flight on a small plane, and Jen plans a quiet affair for Lark’s first birthday, until the family takes over the celebration.

American Dad - "The Life and Times of Stan Smith" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan becomes addicted to dying after Roger tricks him into thinking he had a heart attack; Klaus takes Steve to Arizona State University for a college visit, where a fraternity hazes him.

People of Earth - "New Beginnings" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After learning the members of StarCrossed were on the ship as kids, Ozzie tries to get the group back together; disgraced FBI agent Alex Foster gets sent to Beacon to investigate white-collar criminal Jonathan Walsh; a merger takes place on the ship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Monday, July 24

  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. Rob and his sons, Matthew and John Owen, chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They also talk about The Lowe Files on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Laura Benanti (Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril crashes a cooking class on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey makes cherry pie filling cake on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about People of Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs a jazz song on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie shows off her favorite RVs on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel at 7:52am.