Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fall 2019 Syndication with Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall; Remembering Kaye Ballard of The Mothers-in-Law

Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall

The new talk show battle is on! ABC and NBC owned stations will battle it out next fall. Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, a segment of The Walt Disney Company, continues to secure outstanding station clearances for its new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall with over 70% of the U.S. sold. In addition to the previously announced ABC Owned Television Stations Group and Hearst Television stations, the show has been licensed to top stations from leading broadcast groups for fall 2019, including Cox Media Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group, The E.W. Scripps Company, Meredith Corporation, Tribune Broadcasting, Gray Television and Nexstar Media Group, among others. Visionary producer Bill Geddie (The View) has been named executive producer of the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall.

The new nationally syndicated daytime program The Kelly Clarkson Show has been sold in more than 80% of the U.S. for its fall 2019 debut. As previously announced, this new daily, one-hour talk show starring Kelly Clarkson, a multi-talented, Grammy Award-winning artist, will air as the lead-in to Ellen on the NBC-owned television stations (replacing Steve on their stations). The Kelly Clarkson Show will also air on leading station groups across the country, including Scripps, Hearst, Meredith, Sinclair, Gray, Hubbard, Cox, Tegna, Nexstar, Capital, Dispatch, Graham Media, Block, Watermen, Weigel, Quincy, Bahakel and Bonneville. Newly added major market stations include KOMO Seattle, WXYZ Detroit, KTVK Phoenix, WKYC Cleveland, WBAL Baltimore, WTVF Nashville, WDRB Louisville, WJXT Jacksonville and many more. Clarkson is bringing her enthusiastic, funny and unfiltered voice to daytime TV. In her new talk show, Clarkson uses her gift of connection to unite people, from all walks of life, into a funny and very real "weekday hang." Coupled with heart-warming stories, live musical performances, games and big surprises, The Kelly Clarkson Show seeks to uplift the daytime viewer and make the world a little bit smaller by reminding everyone of all the good things we have in common.


Kaye Ballard

Actress, comedian and singer Kaye Ballard, who starred as Kaye Buell in The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California on January 21. Ms. Ballard was 93.

The Mothers-in-Law - Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden

Ballard starred as Kaye Buell in the 1967-1969 NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Kaye Buell was married to Roger Buell, who was played by Roger Carmel in the first season and Richard Deacon in the second season. She was the friend and next door neighbor of Eve Hubbard (Eve Arden), who was married to Herb (Herbert Rudley). Their children Jerry Buell (Jerry Fogel) and Susie Hubbard (Deborah Walley) married and made them in-laws. The series was created by Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis. Desi Arnaz was the executive producer.

Kaye Ballard in The Doris Day Show

She had a recurring role as Angie Pallucci in ten episodes of the CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show from 1970 to 1972. Angie and her husband, Louie (Bernie Kopell), owned and operated an Italian restaurant below an apartment in San Francisco that Doris Martin (Doris Day) lived in.

Ballard starred as Mrs. Treva Travalony in the 1990-1991 syndicated sitcom What a Dummy. Mrs. Travalony was the pushy next door neighbor of the Brannigan family in Secaucus, New Jersey. The series starred Stephen Dorff, Joshua Rudoy, David Doty, Annabel Armour and Janna Michaels.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included The Patty Duke Show, Here's Lucy, Love, American Style, The Montefuscos, Alice, The Love Boat, The Musters Today and Daddy Dearest.

She made three guest appearances in the Canadian crime drama/comedy Due South from 1994 to 1995. Some of her other drama guest appearances included Police Story, Fantasy Island, Here's Boomer, Trapper John, M.D., The Law and Harry McGraw and Monsters.

Some of her film credits included The Girl Most Likely, A House Is Not a Home, Which Way to the Front?, The Ritz, Falling in Love Again, Tiger Warsaw, Modern Love and Eternity.

Ballard was also known for her stage work. She starred on Broadway as Helen in The Golden Apple in 1954. Some of her other stage credits included Reuben, Reuben, The Pirates of Penzance, Molly, Wonderful Town and Carnival.

Ms. Ballard was a talented and funny actress. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be greatly missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Be a Man" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows him around for a day to learn about his job. When she finds out perfect son Evan has been caught acting out, she immediately blames Eddie’s bad influence, but there’s more to it than that. Louis, having watched one too many episodes of “The Sopranos” with Honey, is convinced that Marvin and Grandma are gossiping about him behind his back after Marvin offers to trap the rat that has invaded Grandma’s apartment.

Speechless - "G-A-- GAME N-I-- NIGHT" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night for his family and new girlfriend. Ray tries to help on the big night, but his attention to detail puts a major crimp in JJ’s evening. Meanwhile, Dylan and Kenneth let their appetites get the better of them.

Last Man Standing - "Arrest Her Development" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa "helps" Mandy and Kyle look for an apartment; Mike is thrilled by Ryan's decisions.

The Cool Kids - "Sid's First Relationship" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The gang comes together around Sid in order to help him overcome the commitment issues he struggles with his new beau, John; Margaret decides to become an airport volunteer in the hopes of conquering her strong fear of flying.

Andi Mack - "The Ex Factor" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Buffy and Cyrus worry about Jonah's unusual behavior; Miranda tries to cause problems for Bowie and Bex.

Sydney to the Max - "Adventures in Babe-Sitting" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive struggle with their baby-sitting business when the child they are hired to watch happens to be the brother of one of the most popular kids in their class.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 18

Friday, February 22

  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World) - Thomas is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Finesse Mitchell (A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse is a panelist on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about When Calls the Heart on People Now at 12pm.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay is a guest on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about You Complete Me, Ho on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For your Love) - Holly appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Autumn Reeser (Complete Savages) - Autumn drops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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