Monday, July 22, 2013

TV Land Extends The Exes For More Episodes; Last Week's Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy Hit Season Highs on ABC Family

The Exes

TV Land announced that it has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its original sitcom The Exes to air later this year after airing just four episodes so far from the first batch of episodes. The series stars critically-acclaimed actors Donald Faison (Scrubs), Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), David Alan Basche (The Starter Wife), Kelly Stables (Two and a Half Men) and Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From The Sun). The Exes currently airs on TV Land every Wednesday at 10:30pm ET/PT and it will have its mid-season finale on Wednesday, Aug. 28 before returning later this year (likely end of November paired with Hot in Cleveland once again). To date, season three of The Exes is pacing +9% above its prior season average, and up +130% versus TV Land's primetime average among its key demo of Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen (Most Current data, 6/19/13-7/10/13). Guest stars this season include Tyler Posey, Stacey Dash (Clueless), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Lisa Ann Walter, Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), Grant Show (Devious Maids), Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) and more.

TV Land has still not announced the fate of Happily Divorced, which hasn't aired since February after finishing its second season. TV Land has also not said anything yet if they will order more episodes of The Soul Man, which is currently airing Wednesdays at 11 through August 28. The Exes revolves around the unlikely trio of Phil (Faison), Haskell (Knight) and Stuart (Basche), three roommates and divorces who have finally found bromance after initially being forced to live together by their divorce attorney and landlord, Holly (Johnston). Stuart, a dentist, has finally started dating again, Phil's client list is ever-expanding as he becomes one of the top sports agents at his firm, and Haskell, a former homebody, is getting his game back. Meanwhile, Holly's just trying to find Mr. Right and her assistant, Eden (Stables), is never short on advice.


Melissa & Joey Baby Daddy

Last week's (July 17) episodes of Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy soared to season highs in the ratings, ranking as cable TV's #1 original telecast in their time periods in target demos. Wednesday's all new Melissa & Joey hit season highs in Adults 18-34 (430,000 impressions and a 0.6 rating), Women 18-34 (303,000 impressions and a 0.9 rating) and Viewers 12-34 (500,000 impressions and a 0.5 rating), ranking as cable TV's #1 original telecast at 8 o'clock in the key measures, as well as among Adults 18-49 (636,000 impressions and a 0.5 rating), Women 18-49 (399,000 impressions and a 0.6 rating) and Females 12-34 (366,000 impressions and a 0.8 rating). Compared to its summer season launch to-date, Melissa & Joey improved by solid margins in key demos in impressions, including by 23% in Adults 18-34 (430,000 vs. the 351,000 average) and by 17% in Women 18-34 (303,000 vs. the 258,000 average).

At 8:30 pm, an all new Baby Daddy soared to season highs across-the-board and built on its lead-in: Total Viewers (1.02 million), Adults 18-34 (484,000 impressions and a 0.7 rating), Women 18-34 (359,000/1.1 rating), Adults 18-49 (648,000 impressions and a 0.5 rating), Women 18-49 (462,000 impressions and a 0.7 rating), Viewers 12-34 (570,000 impressions and a 0.6 rating) and Females 12-34 (443,000 impressions and a 1.0 rating). Competitively, Baby Daddy stood as cable TV's #1 original telecast in the half hour in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and target Millennials. Versus its summer season launch to-date, Baby Daddy surged by double digits across key categories in impressions, including by 18% in Total Viewers (1.02 million vs. the 862,000 average), by 54% in Adults 18-34 (484,000 vs. the 314,000 average), by 22% in Adults 18-49 (648,000 vs. the 529,000 average) and by 32% in Viewers 12-34 (570,000 vs. the 431,000 average). All-new episodes continue all summer long for both ABC Family sitcoms through Wednesday, September 4 when they finish their first half of the season (15 episodes). The second half will likely return later in the 2013-14 season. Stay with us for further information on that!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.