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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 6

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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 - "Westport Cotillion" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Oliver is secretly taking dancing and manners classes in hopes of getting the girl he likes to go to the Westport Cotillion with him. He asks for his dad’s help in keeping this all secret from Katie, afraid that she’ll interfere, but that’s easier said than done.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Taming of the Dads" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Eddie reluctantly agrees to take Alison to the see a modern remake of Romeo and Juliet. But when Louis and Alison’s dad bond over their love of Shakespeare and crash their date, Alison wonders if she and Eddie’s relationship has lost its spark. Meanwhile, Jessica gets called for jury duty and campaigns to be the “Jury Boss,” and Emery and Evan struggle with the responsibilities of raising a Tamagotchi digital pet.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Overmining" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain “CJ” (guest star Ken Marino) is having major problems with a big case, and Jake and Holt find the motivation to help him out. Inside the precinct, war ensues when Terry enforces a green initiative and tells Gina to get rid of her precious space heater, while Rosa and Boyle take a break from the night shift to visit a foot massage parlor.

New Girl - "Es Good" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Schmidt enlists Nick to help him earn the respect of his difficult house contractor (guest star Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, as Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) test the limits of their ability to be in a casual relationship, Winston and Cece debate the pros and cons of not being single.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Molly appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh appears on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Peyton List (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Peyton is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.