Friday, December 14, 2012

TV Land Picks Up New Seasons of The Soul Man, The Exes for June 2013; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 17, 2012)

TV Land has officially ordered a second season of The Soul Man starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash and picked up a third season of The Exes starring Donald Faison. The Soul Man, which debuted in June of this year, was the network's second highest rated original series premiere following only the series launch of Hot in Cleveland in June 2010. The Soul Man posted a 3.6 rating among African American Adults 25-54 and averaged 1.4 million total viewers per week in Live+7 data. The Exes, which averaged 1.2 million total viewers per week in Live+7, stars critically-acclaimed actors Donald Faison (Scrubs), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld, Hot in Cleveland), David Alan Basche (The Starter Wife), Kelly Stables (Two and a Half Men) and Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From The Sun). Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single) is joining The Soul Man this season as showrunner and executive producer.

We can report that both series will return on-air on TV Land in June 2013 with 10 episodes each. No word on what night and time they will air, but they will not be airing Wednesdays at 10 since TV Land will launch the second half of the fourth season of Hot in Cleveland on June 19 at 10pm. TV Land has not officially picked-up a third season of Happily Divorced, but more than likely they will air and will pair it with Hot in June. Both of those shows are currently airing in the hour through February 13.
These two pick-ups will likely put the end to TV Land sitcom Retired at 35 after two seasons on the air. TV Land also has some pilots they can pick-up to series such as Giant Baby starring Kirstie Alley (which tapes its pilot tonight), Brother-in-Law with Jay Mohr, and I'm Not Dead Yet with Ben Falcone. Will TV Land expand the Wednesday original sitcoms in June to a two-hour block or add a second night of original comedy? Stay with us!


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 December 17-21, 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, December 17, 2012

  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Watch Jenna on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Happy Endings) - Adam visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) - Charles is a guest on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step/She's the Sheriff) - Suzanne talks about her return to TV in the new Lifetime show The Suzanne Show on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • John Witherspoon (The First Family/The Tracy Morgan Show/The Wayans Bros.) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Brad Garrett (Til' Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Joey bakes gingerbread men cookies on a repeat of Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie continues to make the rounds on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Teri Polo (Man Up!/I'm with Her) - Teri shows Marie how to make her favorite holiday decorations on a repeat of Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo is a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Jay Thomas (Love & War/Cheers) - Watch Jay on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie wraps up his appearances this week on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement) - Bianca appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 1am on BET or on your local stations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March)

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Maude - The Complete Series WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory) The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)

03/03 - CHiPs - The Complete Third Season
03/10 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series
03/10 - Hey Dude - The Complete Series (Walmart Exclusive)
03/10 - Petticoat Junction - Family Favorite Episodes
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Maude - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Second Season (Shout! Factory)
03/24 - The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)
03/31 - Silicon Valley - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
03/31 - Veep - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, March 26

Liv and Maddie - "Neighbors-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Liv rekindles her friendship with Holden Dippledorf in the midst of a family feud; Joey meets someone new at his Intergalactic Council meeting.

Dog with a Blog - "Stan Sleep Talks" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Stan starts talking in his sleep; the kids ask Bennett for psychological advice to help Stan with his problem.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 23) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, March 26

  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Catch Zooey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times/At Ease/Bustin' Loose) - Jimmie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (One Big Happy/Happy Endings) - Elisha appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She also hangs at the kitchen table on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Natasha Leggero (Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Elle Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Elle stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She talks about dating in Hollywood and reveals behind the scenes secrets from the set of the hit show Scandal on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. (Freddie) - Freddie appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper/The Popcorn Kid) - Penelope talks about her new series American Crime on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy talks about Mr. Selfridge and Entourage on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Partners/Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 7:40am.