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 (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

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
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 26

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Bob's Burgers - "Aquaticism" / "Ain't Miss Debatin'" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Tina learns that the aquarium is in danger of closing, the Belcher children devise a scheme to keep it running. Meanwhile, Bob realizes that he could learn a thing or two from Linda’s customer service skills. Then, when Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

Making History - "Chadwick's Angels" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In need of a victory, the trio heads back to the 1990s to give Dan another shot at his childhood dream: finishing the infamous “Bellybuster” ice cream sundae at a local parlor. As Deb bonds with the parlor’s owner, Chris is on a mission to save a life in honor of his late British friend. But all of their plans are derailed when Dan runs into the bully that tormented him.

Family Guy - "Peter's Lost Youth" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter gets jealous of Lois when she upstages him at a Red Sox fantasy baseball camp. Meanwhile, Stewie runs away from home when Meg is left to babysit him.

The Last Man on Earth - "Find This Thing We Need To" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol makes a big discovery, enlisting Tandy and Erica to help her track down some answers. Meanwhile, Todd has a major breakthrough with Melissa.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Sunday, March 26

  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Catch Sanaa on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, March 27
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.