Friday, April 19, 2013

FX Orders George Lopez Sitcom Titled Saint George; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22, 2013)



Sheeeowwww! George is back! FX has closed a 10/90 deal with Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate's television distribution company Debmar-Mercury for the George Lopez multi-camera half-hour sitcom Saint George, starring and co-created by Lopez. Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean, co-created Saint George with Lopez, and the trio will serve as executive producers. Michael Rotenberg (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is executive producer. Dete Meserve and Judd Payne will also serve as executive producers. Production of the series begins in August and could possibly start airing in late 2013. Saint George marks Lopez's first starring role in a sitcom since his long-running ABC series, George Lopez (you 'member, 'member?). The multi-camera ensemble comedy revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur. In the sitcom, Lopez will portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at a night school.

FX has ordered 10 episodes of Saint George and, as is standard with the 10/90 model, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over it first 10-episode run, the network will trigger an additional 90-episode order (like FX did with Charlie Sheen's Anger Management). Lopez, whose eponymous sitcom George Lopez initially aired on ABC from 2002-07 and went on to perform well in off-network syndication, will co-write the first episode of the series with Williams and McFadzean. The 10/90 model is a unique syndication model crafted by Debmar-Mercury for multiple sitcoms, including FX's Anger Management, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet The Browns, and Revolution's and Ice Cube's Are We There Yet?, so Saint George will air exclusively on FX until the off-network episodes start airing in broadcast syndication in fall 2015 (if the back 90 are picked-up, that is). Stay with us for continued updates because as of now, this is all we have and know. Orale!


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 April 22-26, 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, April 22, 2013
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Watch Kat on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peter Mehlman (Seinfeld writer) - Peter chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Catch Jenna on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathy Najimy (The Big C) - Kathy is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10-11am hour.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Kaley on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/'Til Death) - J.B. stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Ken Marino (Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura drop by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (The Facts of Life) - Molly is a guest on Tavis Smiley, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Andy Dick (NewsRadio/Less Than Perfect) - Catch Andy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Drefyus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia appears on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick visits The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 23

Kevin Can Wait - "Choke Doubt" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin brags about saving a man from choking after hearing how much attention his brother Kyle is receiving for saving a cat. Adam Ferrara guest stars as Bill, a man Kevin saves from choking, and “The Insider” correspondent Michael Yo guest stars as Tom, a morning show anchor who interviews Kyle.

Man with a Plan - "The Talk" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi have the dreaded “talk” with Teddy and Kate, their awkward approach makes the kids horribly uncomfortable.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Emergency Contractor" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Max and Caroline get home from their road trip, Caroline discovers she likes the dessert bar renovations as much as she likes Bobby (Christopher Gorham), the contractor on the job. Also, Max rushes to Randy’s side when she hears he’s in the hospital in New York City, and Sophie joins a mommy group that cares more about partying than baby talk.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Conjecture" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Sheldon’s mother and Leonard's father share an evening together, everyone deals with an awkward morning the next day. Also, Penny’s family arrives for the wedding ceremony, including her anxiety-ridden mother, Susan (Katey Sagal), and her drug dealing brother, Randall (Jack McBrayer). Dean Norris guest stars as Colonel Williams, an Air Force Representative from the Department of Materiel Command. Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf, Judd Hirsch and Keith Carradine return.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Monday, January 23

  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT, on Access Hollywood Live (check your local listings) and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.