Sunday, May 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Week 1 Sitcom Ratings

Summer has now started with this past week being the first full week of the summer season. We will be back with our normal weekly ratings report with the first four nights numbers and analysis in the fall, but we still will have our regular how the sitcoms did all summer long! Here are our summer ratings:


Summer Week 1 (May 25-31) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu7,610,0001.50REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,200,0001.10REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon5,380,0001.10REPEAT
The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu5,320,0001.10REPEAT
MomCBS9:00PMThu4,800,0001.00REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS9:30PMThu4,720,0001.00REPEAT
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon5,280,0001.00REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed3,420,0000.90REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMSun1,740,0000.50REPEAT
Fresh off the BoatABC9:30PMSun1,660,0000.50REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:00PMThu

preempted
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Weird LonersFox9:30PMTue

canceled
One Big HappyNBC9:30PMTue

canceled
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

canceled
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

canceled
CristelaABC8:30PMFri

canceled
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue

canceled
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun

canceled
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu

canceled
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu

canceled
Parks & RecreationNBC10:00PMTue

canceled
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed

completed
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed

completed
UndateableNBC9:00PMTue

completed
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

completed
New GirlFox9:00PMTue

completed
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMTue

completed
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

completed
GalavantABC8:00PMSun

completed
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Saturday, May 30, 2015

SitcomsOnline Digest: Bob Saget Joins Fuller House Cast; Netflix Renews Grace and Frankie; More George Lopez DVDs

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we have yet another Fuller House update, news about more George Lopez DVDs, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • It seems as if there is a new Fuller House update every week, and this week, it was announced that Bob Saget would be part of the new series. (New York Post)
  • Netflix has renewed the comedy series Grace and Frankie for a second season. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The Big Bang Theory is now more than just a TV series, as there is now a new scholarship available at UCLA for low-income students studying STEM fields that has been named after the series. The scholarship was mostly funded by Chuck Lorre and cast members, and the first wave of "Big Bang Theory Scholars" will be announced on the set of the series this fall. (Time)
  • Reynaldo Rey, best known to sitcom fans from his role of Ray the mailman on 227, died this week at the age of 75. (New York Times
  • Buzzr TV is set to launch on Monday, and we have the launch schedule for the new network. (SitcomsOnline)

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Friday, May 29, 2015

ABC Family Acquires Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1, 2015)

Dawson's Creek Buffy the Vampire Slayer

ABC Family has acquired two very popular teen dramas. And the dramas are... Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both shows were staples of The WB in the late 90s and will begin airing on ABC Family in reruns on Monday, June 22, 2015. Dawson's Creek will air at 12pm Monday-Friday following Gilmore Girls, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer will air at 5pm Monday-Friday. Dawson's Creek is replacing one airing of Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is replacing an hour of Boy Meets World, but that show will remain from 6-7pm and 12-2am on weeknights. ABC Family is not making any other changes to its line-up besides these two hours. Dawson's Creek has been on cable before like on TBS and The N (now called TeenNick), while Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been on multiple networks recently (like FX, Pivot and Logo).

Dawson's Creek of course aired from 1998-2003 on The WB and starred James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams. Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on The WB from 1997 to 2001 and then UPN from 2001 to 2003 and among the stars were Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz and Seth Green. Keep it right here for continued updates on these two shows and all things ABC Family.


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 June 1-5, 2015, 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, June 1, 2015

  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Mollly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about her new film Spy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • He also discusses new his film Entourage on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hannah Simone (New Girl) - Hannah appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me) - David drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jonathan Groff (Looking) - Jonathan is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ana Ortiz (Kristin/A.U.S.A.) - Ana, Roselyn Sanchez and Susan Lucci chat about Devious Maids with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Ana and Roselyn also join the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. Ana will be on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am. They can be heard on Shade 45 with Sway and Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on SiriusXM Radio.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy gives first interview since his tragic car accident on Inside Edition, so check your local listings. He will also be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Catch Melissa on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Greg Proops (True Jackson, VP) - Greg is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. He explains why his latest book really is The Smartest Book in the World on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Matt Braunger (Up All Night) - Matt will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse discusses the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs) - Dania and Judy talk about Devious Maids on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul talks about his new film Spy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Michael will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour..
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Watch Adrian on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS and Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. He will also be on People Now.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. She will also appear with director Paul Feig on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Janet Varney (You're the Worst) - Janet is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bridgit Mendler (Undateable/Good Luck Charlie) - Bridgit is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time), Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland chat on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Julie Benz (Payne/Hi Honey, I'm Home!) - Julie discusses the upcoming season premiere of Defiance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about Jurassic World on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch Joseph on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • The Cast of Entourage - Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Mario is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey talks about bring her Entourage character from TV to the big screen on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is interviewed on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) - Charles talks about Ever After on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Watch Marlon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about I Can Do That on Morning Joe on MSNBC sometime between 6-9am and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark appears on the AOL Build Show.
  • Ana Ortiz (Kristin/A.U.S.A.) - Ana, Roselyn Sanchez and Susan Lucci talk about Devious Maids on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am.
  • Abby Elliott and Jill Kargman (Odd Man Out) - Abby and Jill talk about their new Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. Odd Mom Out premieres on Bravo on June 8.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


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

Wednesday, June 28

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "D-A-T-E-- DATE?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ meets a new girl at school, an injured gymnast, who must learn to adapt to school life in a wheelchair. JJ shows her the ropes and soon forms a crush. Elsewhere, Ray saves face by claiming a picture of his own nipple on his phone to be a ”sext” from his ”girlfriend.” The plan makes him a hero among the boys at school, but backfires after Maya learns the whole story. Meanwhile, Jimmy teaches Dylan how to properly deal with stress.

Modern Family - "Blindsided" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dunphys and Pritchett’s are going head-to-head when Luke decides his best chance at getting into college is running for senior class president against Manny. The outcome of this election is even more important to Jay, Gloria and Claire, who prove to be dubious campaign managers. Now that Haley has started her own promotion business, Phil insists on introducing her to marketing guru Merv Schechter (played by Martin Short), who hasn’t seen a stress ball he can’t slap a logo on yet. Meanwhile, Cam finds out his star football player is moving away and makes a rash decision that is going to make home life a little cramped for Mitch and Cam.

American Housewife - "Surprise" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Oliver tells his parents that he’s so embarrassed by their modest house that he’d rather not have a birthday party at all. Katie decides to teach him a lesson by ambushing him with a surprise party at home with all his wealthy friends.

The Carmichael Show - "Shoot-Up-Able" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jerrod is forced to tell a police officer what he witnessed during a tragic event.

The Carmichael Show - "Porn Addiction" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family discusses porn addiction after Cynthia's reverend talks about the subject at a service.

Nightcap - "Always a Beard, Never a Bride" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives with his guru and inducts the staff into what seems like a cult; TV show host Michael Strahan disappoints Davis when he avoids talking about football. Staci and Penny fight over TV personality Ross Mathews.

Younger - "Post Truth" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza deals with the aftermath of coming clean with Kelsey, and Charles tests their synchronicity. Kelsey and Josh become unlikely allies.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Wednesday, June 28

  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal/Teachers ) - Watch Justin on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Are You There, Chelsea?/Clipped) - Lauren is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also opens up about raising boys on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon T. Jackson (Deadbeat) - Brandon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage) and Molly Bernard (Younger) - Debi visits NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Debi and Molly are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) - Bronson talks about Battle of the Network Stars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly talks about The Little Hours on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Spider-man: Homecoming on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.