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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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