Friday, March 28, 2014

ABC Family Sitcoms Soar in Ratings; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 31, 2014)

Melissa & Joey Baby Daddy

ABC Family's Comedy Wednesday line-up of Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy posted strong ratings on Wednesday (March 26). At 8 o'clock, Melissa & Joey surged to 7-week highs in Adults 18-34 (468,000 viewers/0.7 rating), Women 18-34 (310,000 viewers/0.9 rating), Viewers 12-34 (580,000 viewers/0.6 rating) and Females 12-34 (402,000 viewers/0.9 rating), 6-week highs in Adults 18-49 (666,000 viewers/0.5 rating) and 5-week highs in Total Viewers (1.013 million viewers) and Women 18-49 (459,000 viewers/0.7 rating). Melissa & Joey ranked as cable TV's #1 telecast in the half hour in Women 18-34 and was the #1 original cable TV telecast in Women 18-49. Based on season to date Live + 3 ratings, Melissa & Joey builds to 1.5 million Total Viewers, 938,000 Adults 18-49 and 691,000 Viewers 12-34 for each episode. As for Baby Daddy at 8:30pm, the sitcom also soared to a 7-week high in Adults 18-34 (447,000 viewers/0.7 rating) and Adults 18-49 (605,000 viewers/0.5 rating), a 6-week high in Viewers 12-34 (553,000 viewers/0.6 rating) and a 5-week high in Total Viewers (901,000 viewers) and Women 18-49 (401,000 viewers/0.6 rating). Baby Daddy stood as cable TV's #1 scripted original telecast in the half hour in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49. Based on season to date Live + 3 ratings, Baby Daddy climbs to 1.4 million Total Viewers, 860,000 Adults 18-49 and 755,000 Viewers 12-34.

The two sitcoms were already picked-up for new a brand season to debut later in 2014. Both series will run through the end of April with brand episodes every Wednesday night. Next week on Melissa & Joey, Mel is torn between Joe and her hairdresser when they get into a fender bender, while on Baby Daddy Ben is seeing double when Bonnie plays matchmaker. Tune in for both comedies starting at 8|7c on Wednesday.


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 March 31-April 4, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Cobie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Drew guest co-hosts a special April Fools’ Day edition of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Drew and Craig Ferguson discuss a special April Fools' Day cross-over stunt on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric talks about the new season of The Soul Man on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of How I Met Your Mother - Norah O'Donnell interviews the cast of How I Met Your Mother on CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan shares stories from behind-the-scenes of Modern Family on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James gives a few audience members a big surprise on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy will be on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Minnie Driver (About a Boy) - Catch Minnie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about About a Boy on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin visits The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Gayle King interviews Bette on CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement) - Wendi appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Watch Denis on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie talks about her new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Doris Roberts (Everbody Loves Raymond) - Doris shares exciting news about her new film The Little Rascals Save the Day on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher plays an eye-popping game with Rachael Ray on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife) - Albert is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nadine Ellis (Let's Stay Together) - Nadine appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Catch Cedric on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian drops by The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland are guests on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Charlie Rose interviews Bryan on CBS This Morning between 7-9am.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu appears on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/My Boys/Notes from the Underbelly) - Rachael chats on The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET. She will also be on HuffPost Live.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna talks about the new season of Veep on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Danny Pudi (Community) - Danny is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Brittany Daniel (The Game/That '80s Show) - Brittany talks about the new season of The Game on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:20am. Finally, she is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey and Troy Gentile (The Goldbergs) - Wendi and Troy will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Watch Billy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario guest co-hosts a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) - Kim chats on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Don Cheadle (The Golden Palace) - Don visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings. He will also be on The Queen Latifah Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Michelle Buteau (Enlisted) - Michelle will be on Arise TV at 2pm.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

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 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.