Friday, February 01, 2013

NATPE 2013 Updates Includes MeTV Update and New Network Called Movies!; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 4, 2013)

Hot in Cleveland

Yesterday we gave you a list of shows being offered in syndication for Fall 2013 (including should-be big ratings players Modern Family and The Middle), today we will round up the major news from NATPE 2013. CBS Television Distribution has now sold Hot in Cleveland to TV stations in 92% of the United States for a September 2014 launch. The hit TV Land sitcom is now cleared in 47 of the top 50 markets. The latest round of clearances includes stations from the Allbritton Communications, Granite Broadcasting, Raycom Media, Post-Newsweek Stations, Gray Television and Grant Communications groups. Onto MeTV, Weigel Broadcasting Co. and Nielsen have reached an agreement to begin national television audience measurement of The MeTV Network effective spring 2013. Since the launch of MeTV, distribution has grown rapidly, reaching or meeting Nielsen's policies for reporting as a national TV network. Currently, the MeTV Network serves 141 affiliates, clears 87% of the country and can be found in 28 of the top 30 markets in the U.S. Stay tuned for a full network rating report this spring, as currently only a little more than a handful of affiliates subscribe to ratings. And sticking with digital over the air networks, another one is coming this spring. Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting (who also owns MeTV and is a partner with MGM for ThisTV) are partnering on Movies!, a film-themed subchannel launching in 17 Fox-owned markets this spring. Movies! will be available on Fox digital channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando, Austin, Memphis and Ocala. Movies! will join networks like Antenna TV, MeTV, ThisTV, Bounce TV, Cozi TV and RTV in this space.

Meanwhile, Disney-ABC Domestic Television has renewed talk show Katie for a second season to be aired in 2013-14. In addition, 20th Television has renewed its freshman newsmagazine Dish Nation, for a second season. MGM Domestic Television Distribution will now distribute viral video series, RightThisMinute, as the series tries to get more clearances this fall. The series will now also add two best-of weekend half-hours for stations to carry. We mentioned the series The Test yesterday on our Fall 2013 list, but CBS Television Distribution's upcoming conflict resolution talk show is now sold in 80% of the U.S. for a Fall 2013 launch. The talk show is from Jay McGraw's Stage 29 Productions is now sold in 47 of the top 50 markets. The latest round of deals includes stations from the CBS Stations, Gannett, LIN Television, Londen Broadcasting, Local TV, Quincy, ComCorp and New Age Television groups. We also mentioned Kris yesterday and that's going to be a talk show with Kardashian mom Kris Jenner. 20th Television will preview Kris on select Fox-owned television stations this summer as a six-week trial, like on WNYW in New York and KTTV/KCOP in L.A. Some series have worked this way (like last summer's Bethenny), but some have not (like The Kilborn File).


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 February 4-8, 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, February 4, 2013

  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Watch Melissa on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement/Aliens in America) - Adhir stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Carpoolers) - T.J. is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny talks about The Jenny Project on NBC's Today between 7-9am and 10am.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl) - Max appears on Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Tune in to see Sherri on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Malibu Country/Reba) - Reba stops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Catch Eric on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Amanda is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia is a guest on The Steve Harvey Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current.
  • Diahann Carroll (Julia) - Diahann stops by to give a sneak peek at her guest-starring role on the hit USA show White Collar on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Watch Joel on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad CafĂ©) - Whoopi visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Malibu Country/Reba) - Reba appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna stops by NBC's Today at 10am.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Catch Sally on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sara Silverman Program) - Brian appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kim Coles (Living Single) - Kim discusses her new one-woman show on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette brings the laughter as she helps Mario Batali make an Italian specialty filled with chocolate on on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison visits Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Seth on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Dharma & Grgeg) - Jenna appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani talks about her show White Collar on NBC's Today at 10am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.