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

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


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

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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