ABC Family continues its record breaking momentum as it grows its line-up of groundbreaking original programming. The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy series, Baby Daddy, which is the highest testing comedy pilot in the network's history! We previously mentioned that it was ordered to pilot and now it is a series order, so you'll see it on ABC Family this year! Also, ABC Family is jumping back into the reality space with Beverly Hills Nannies. Additionally, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, starring Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley, was greenlit for a record breaking 5th season, taking it into over 100 episodes. Movie wise, Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry have been tapped to star in The Mistle-Tones, the holiday movie which will anchor the network's well known annual '25 Days of Christmas' event. The movie begins production in Utah in February.
Baby Daddy, the network’s highest testing comedy pilot ever, stars Chelsea Kane (Dancing with the Stars), Tahj Mowry (Smart Guy) and Derek Theler (90210). From executive producer Dan Berendsen (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), the half-hour series is about a young man who becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she's left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. He decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother Danny (Theler), his best buddy Tucker (Mowry) and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who is harboring a secret crush on him. Baby Daddy, a multi-camera comedy, will begin production in Spring and will shoot in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. It will likely start airing this summer possibly alongside the network's hit sitcom Melissa & Joey starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, which is waiting for a season premiere date for season two. No word yet on the other ABC Family sitcom pilot they had in contention titled Village People starring Jennie Garth.
As for Beverly Hills Nannies, it is a docuseries following the lives of a group of nannies working for families in the most exclusive zip code in the country. Evolution Media, the production company known for The Real Housewives series will produce the series. The series will go into production in Spring as well. In the movie The Mistle-Tones, Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group's leader, Marci (Tori Spelling), Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas--with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure...
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 February 6-10, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!
Monday, February 6, 2012
- Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) - Watch Martha on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) - The young and talented Atticus visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and later he will be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Jennifer Esposito (Spin City/Samantha Who?) - Tune in to see Jennifer on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Catch Chelsea on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Tiffani Thiessen Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is a guest on The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
- Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Watch Christina on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea continues to make the rounds on The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
- Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa drops by NBC's Today between 9-10am ET/PT.
- Courteney Cox (Cougar Town/Friends) - Catch Courteney on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Cougar Town returns on Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC.
- Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa stops by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly on Thursday and Friday, so check your listings.
- Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Tune in to see Will on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me) - Watch David on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea wraps up her appearances this week on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.