Friday, April 05, 2013

GMC Rebrands, Changes Name to UP Starting June 1; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 8, 2013)

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Cable networks are starting their annual upfront presentations lately and we have some news on GMC that is interesting because we have another network name change. GMC TV, America's leading television destination for "Uplifting Entertainment," unveiled its most ambitious upfront original programming slate in the network's eight-year history. GMC TV, the fastest-growing entertainment network in ad-supported cable, up 80% among W25-54, is presenting dynamic 2013-2014 opportunities to advertisers during the upfront, across a slate of 66 originals, including GMC World Premiere Movies, GMC World Premiere Series and GMC World Premiere Stage Plays. In addition, the network said it is accelerating the timetable for its recently announced name change to UP, the latest stage in the channel's evolution as America's leading television destination for "Uplifting Entertainment." The changeover will occur on June 1, 2013 instead of September 1, 2013 because of overwhelmingly enthusiastic response by advertisers, distributors and the general viewing public. The fresh, new brand initiative is designed to communicate a clear sense of the network's unique brand position, which has always been, and will continue to be, "Uplifting Entertainment."

Among the new movies will be a TV movie starring Candace Cameron Bure, titled Finding Normal premiering in May. A new Christmas movie starring Drew Lachey titled Guess Who's Coming to Christmas will premiere in November. As for TV series, the fourth season of Heartland returns to GMC in June when the network rebrands to UP. 16 episodes have been ordered. No word yet on what will be changed or added in terms of off-network programming. Currently, GMC is heavy on the dramas on weekdays and in late nights they have sitcoms 227, Sister Sister and Family Ties. On Saturdays, there are blocks of Smart Guy, Sister Sister and Moesha. We will let you know if any more series will be added of course when the network rebrand as UP. So for now, stay tuned...


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 8-12, 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 8, 2013

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Watch Julia on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Molly visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Tune in to see Ana on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Only Katie Couric – a self-proclaimed Mary Tyler Moore superfan! – gets a backstage pass to this rare reunion, and is bringing you her exclusive sit-down interview with Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, and Georgia Engel, who have been friends for more than 40 years, on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Katie also takes viewers behind-the-scenes of Hot in Cleveland and sits down with the dynamic cast -- Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and, of course, the incomparable Betty White on Katie, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Catch Drew on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Matthew Perry (Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Matthew visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Tune in to see Melissa on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about his new movie, Disconnect, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Carol Leifer (Alright Already) - Carol performs stand-up comedy on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Watch Charlie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia continues to make the rounds on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - The legendary Mr. Cosby is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage) - Jeremy chats on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey visits Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Watch Alec on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Tune in to see Demi on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia wraps up her appearances this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) - Alan discusses his role playing a villain in 42, alongside Academy® Award nominee Harrison Ford on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Drea de Matteo (Joey) - Drea talks about her new Lifetime movie, Stalkers, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Tatyana guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Catch Jason on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick 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 (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

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

The Good Place - "Mindy St. Claire" / "Michael's Gambit" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.