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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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