Friday, January 11, 2013

Cougar Town TBS Premiere Debuts Well; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14, 2013)

Cougar Town

The move from ABC to TBS was off to a decent start for one sitcom. TBS's Cougar Town scored solid deliveries among the network's target demos this past Tuesday night at 10pm, drawing more than 1.3 million adults 18-49 (1.1 rating) and 613,000 adults 18-34 (0.9 rating) in Live + Same Day following a syndicated repeat of The Big Bang Theory at 9:30. The season opener also welcomed a total of 2.18 million viewers and a 1.5 household rating, as it launched in its new network home and skewed very young. All this is lower than the last two comedy premieres -- Men at Work: 2.65 million total and 1.63 million adults 18-49 -- Sullivan & Son: 2.5 million total viewers and the same 1.3 million adults 18-49. However, those were brand new series, while Cougar Town was a fourth season debut. And those shows were multi-camera and dropped some in subsequent weeks, but TBS still picked them up for second seasons. Cougar Town was picked-up for a fourth and fifth season on TBS and if it keeps these ratings up, it will be fine with less pressure here on TBS.

Cougar Town - which stars Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd - airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS. The series follows a family of friends who keep things funny as they support each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life - with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine.

Home Improvement reunion tonight on Tim Allen's Last Man Standing at 8|7c on ABC. Richard Karn guests.


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 January 14-18, 2013, 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, January 14, 2013

  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Watch Charlie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Connolly (Head of the Class/Billy) - Billy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenna Elfman (1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Tune in to see Jada on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia appears on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa will be the guest co-host of The Jeff Probst Show for the foreseeable future, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie's Family) - Valerie discusses her book, I, Rhoda, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She also chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current TV.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Catch Jennifer on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Tune in to see Lena on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie's Family) - Valerie is a guest on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears with Mel Brooks on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current TV.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Frasier) - Ted appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. He will also be on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/Valerie's Family) - Valerie will speak out about her lung cancer diagnosis on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle - Frankie talks about his "mini-stroke" on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzm├ín (How to Make it in America/Luis) - Luis visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy appears on Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena continues to make the rounds on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men - Charlie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Watch Josh on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Tom/Roseanne) - Tom guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday" on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January)

The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Married with Children - Seasons 7 and 8 (Mill Creek) The Facts of Life - The Complete Series Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season

01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Girls - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Seven (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Eight (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Seasons Seven and Eight (Mill Creek)
01/13 - The Big House - The Complete Series
01/13 - Episodes - The Third Season
01/13 - The Facts of Life - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory
01/20 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 1

Bob's Burgers - "Easy Commercial, Easy Gommercial" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
To compete with fellow “restaurateur,” Jimmy Pesto, and his blowout Super Bowl event, Bob is determined to create a Bob’s Burgers commercial to air during the “big game.” In an effort to outshine Pesto, the Belchers recruit Randy, a documentarian, to assist with the filmmaking and hire on former pro football star Connie Frye (guest voice Jordan Peele) to be the celebrity endorser.

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXV" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On the annual spooktacular Halloween special, Bart and Lisa are transported to a demon-filled alternate universe after Bart reads a set of Aramaic symbols he finds on the underside of his desk; Moe’s “Clockwork Orange”-style gang is disrupted when Dum (Homer) falls for a girl (Marge) who wants him to give up the thug life; and, in an homage to “The Others,” the Simpsons are visited by their former Tracey Ullman-era versions of themselves.

The Simpsons - "Covercraft" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer has a mid-life crisis, takes up bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town. But the band’s modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star, Apu.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Jimmy Jab Gabes" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The squad has time to kill when the arrival of the Serbian President’s motorcade to Brooklyn has been delayed. So, Jake launches “The Jimmy Jab Games,” an annual series of competitions in the precinct. Meanwhile, Terry and Holt take on a new drug task force approved by Holt’s nemesis, Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick).

Family Guy - "Turkey Guys" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On the night before Thanksgiving, Brian and Peter drunkenly devour the holiday bird, and then must go out to find a replacement. In Peter absence, Chris attempts to step up and become the man of the house.

Bob's Burgers - "Uncle Teddy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bob and Linda leave town for a romantic getaway (at a Burger Convention), they ask Teddy to babysit Tina, Gene and Louise. While the ’rents are away, Teddy is eager to earn the coveted title of “Uncle Teddy” and does so by putting Tina’s crush in his rightful place after discovering that he was just using her for – gasp – free burgers! Hijinks ensue.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 2) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, February 2

  • Sean Hayes (The Millers/Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Seth Morris (The Hotwives of Orlando/Go On/Happy Endings) - Seth appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom is a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET. He also talks about his new film We'll Never Have Paris on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Josh Segarra (Sirens) - Josh talks about USA Network's Sirens on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Gregory Harrison (Joey/The Family Man) - Gregory gives a look at his new Hallmark Channel original movie Cloudy with a Chance of Love on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall discusses his new ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat on HuffPost Live at 4:40pm. Fresh Off the Boat premieres on ABC on February 4 at 8:30pm and 9:30pm ET/PT.
  • Michael Ian Black (Burning Love/Ed) - Michael is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea discusses the Super Bowl on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is part of the guest panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) - Barry talks about his new show A Very Barry Branson on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings. A Very Barry Branson premieres on GAC on February 5.