Friday, September 30, 2016

ABC Gives Full Season Orders for 2 New Series; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3, 2016)

Speechless

Two critically acclaimed new Wednesday series, comedy Speechless and drama Designated Survivor, have been given full-season pickups for ABC. Nine additional episodes of both series, from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios, and The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios respectively, have been ordered. Building on its lead-in by double digits on average, ABC's Designated Survivor ranks a dominant No. 1 in Wednesday's 10:00 p.m. hour with Live + Same Day Total Viewers (9.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/7). More than doubling the audience in its time period on its series debut (+104%), the new drama delivered ABC's most-watched scripted telecast in the hour in 5 years - since 9/21/11. The season's biggest gainer in TV playback with viewers, the Designated Survivor debut shot up in the Live + 3 Day numbers to 15.3 million viewers (+5.3 million) and a 3.7 rating in Adults 18-49 (+1.5 rating points). In fact, the show's 5.3 million viewer spike after 3 days of playback is the largest lift for any TV series debut in 2 years - since ABC's How to Get Away with Murder on 9/25/14. Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman; with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells

ABC's Speechless debuted as the No. 2 regular new comedy during Premiere Week (w/o 9/19/16) among Adults 18-49, behind only CBS' Big Bang-led Kevin Can Wait. In fact, Speechless ranked among the week's Top 5 highest-rated comedies on TV with young adults (No. 5-tie). In Total Viewers, the show's debut drew ABC's biggest scripted audience to the time period in 1-year - since 9/30/15. On average in Live + Same Day, ABC's Speechless (6.9 million and 1.9/7) builds on its The Goldbergs lead-in by 3% in Total Viewers and retains a strong 95% among Adults 18-49. Speechless stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.



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 Oct. 3-7, 2016, 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!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 3, 2016
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) - Steve and Brendon are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Kevin stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City) - Chris chats about the play Career Suicide on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail talks about Timeless on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks how many America's Funniest Home Videos get submitted and the funny home videos he wants to submit with his family on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Skai Jackson (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Skai appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • David Koechner (Another Period/Hank/The Office) - David is a guest on Hollywood Today Live.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - Catch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J.K. is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor) - Michael visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Martha Kelly (Baskets) and Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Martha and Louie are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly will be on ABC's Good Morning America someitme between 7-9am.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Penelope talks about The Birth of a Nation on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob talks about Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Watch Ashton on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers)- Ted stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about The Good Place on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The League) - Mark drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Greg Proops (True Jackson, VP) - Greg will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me) - Anne visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Divorce on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties) - Michael appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Connie Stevens (Wendy and Me/Starting from Scratch) and Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death) - Connie and her daughter Joely are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about Killing Reagan on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Derek Waters (Married to the Kellys) - Derek talks about Drunk History on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Penelope talks about The Birth of a Nation on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) - Brian talks about Atlanta on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico is a guest on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • Martin Lawrence (Martin/Partners) - Catch Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Ranch on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He talks about Desierto on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Zach stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andy Daly (The Paul Reiser Show/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah learns how to buy the best cuts of meat on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Divorce/Sex and the City) - Thomas will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jill Whelan (The Love Boat) - Jill is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Danny McBride (Vice Principals/Eastbound & Down) - Danny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura talks about the film The Girl on the Train on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He also talks about The Ranch on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah and Lindsey Vonn challenge Richard Blais to make a six ingredient meal on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Rue (Impastor/Less Than Perfect) - Sara joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brooke Burns (Miss Guided/Out of the Blue) - Brooke is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Matt Letscher (Good Morning, Miami/Almost Perfect) - Matt appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) - Mindy talks about Worst Cooks in America on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Penelope Ann Miller (A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Penelope is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay opens up about what it’s like working with actress Issa Rae on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Abigail Spencer (Burning Love) - Abigail is a guest on People Now at 8:30am.
  • J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Millers/'Til Death) - J.B. stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Pollak (Angel from Hell/Work with Me) - Kevin is a guest on Hollywood Today Live.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 7

The Goldbergs - "Globetrotters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Adam attends a Globetrotters game, he falls in love with the “theatrics” of the team and tries doing his own tricks on the court. But when he cuts together a video that makes Barry look like he lost a game to Adam and his friends, Barry demands a rematch, culminating in an epic battle at the school gym. Meanwhile, it’s Murray’s 50th birthday, and, despite his protests, Beverly throws yet another surprise party for him but gets more than she bargained for.

Speechless - " S-L--SLED H-O--HOCKEY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
JJ instantly wants to join a sled hockey team made up entirely of people with disabilities, but Jimmy is not thrilled and thinks it’s dangerous. Meanwhile, Maya takes a CPR class with Kenneth, and she sees how popular he is and realizes that she needs to be nicer in order to keep him as JJ’s aide.

Modern Family - "A Tale of Three Cities" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After recent trips take the Dunphys to New York; Mitch, Cam and Lily to the Midwest; and Jay, Gloria, Manny and Joe to Juarez, Mexico; the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan reunites.

black-ish - "Nothing but Nepotism" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bow urges Dre to use his connections and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he doesn’t want his daughter relying on nepotism. When Bow finds Zoey a place at the hospital, Dre balks at the idea and successfully pulls some strings at Teen Vogue. Meanwhile, Junior loses his first job at an arcade pizza joint that the twins love after he reports their unclean practices to corporate, and they shut it down.

Younger - "Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Josh’s future together is thrown into question after having opposing reactions to a near miss.

Impastor - "The Neighbor's Wife" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy deals with the shocking arrival of Alexa’s husband. Dora makes a frightening discovery. Schmidt’s engagement party takes an unexpected turn.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Wednesday, December 7

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) and Kate Flannery (The Office) - Jane and Kate give a musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Impastor/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) and Mircea Monroe (Impastor/Episodes) - Michael and Mircea are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer and the cast of Office Christmas Party are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry) - Aimee appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) - Emmanuelle is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10am.