Friday, October 05, 2012

ABC Family Orders 4th Season of Pretty Little Liars; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 8, 2012)

ABC Family announced that the network has picked up a fourth season of its hit original series Pretty Little Liars. The all new season will consist of 24 one-hour episodes that will start to air in summer 2013. But before that, we have still have the second half season three left! Pretty Little Liars will air a special Halloween-themed episode on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT, as part of the network's "13 Nights of Halloween" programming event, and then will return with the rest of season three in January 2013. A return date for January has not been announced yet, so stay tuned for that. It will likely be Mondays at 8, like it normally is in winter/spring.

ABC Family's #1 series of all time, Pretty Little Liars ranked as cable TV's #1 series of summer 2012 in viewers 12-34 (2.6 million/2.8 rating) and Females 12-34 (2.2 million/5.0 rating), the #1 scripted basic cable TV series in Women 18-34 (1.2 million/3.7 rating) and the #1 series in Female Teens (1.0 million/8.6 rating). In its time period, "Pretty Little Liars" was easily the #1 cable TV show on Tuesdays at 8 o'clock throughout the season across target 18-34, 1849 and 12-34 demos. The August 28 mid-season finale exploded social media sites across America, breaking the show's own previous records, generating more than 709,000 tweets, peaking at an impressive 36,000 tweets per minute. With an all-day catch-up marathon and finale, Pretty Little Liars generated 1.9 million tweets, including more than 1.2 million between 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Moreover, according to SocialGuide, Pretty Little Liars became the #1 "most social" TV series episode in history, breaking records with over 1.6 million comments.

Pretty Little Liars fans have been able to fill the void left when the show went off the air in August with ABCFamily.com's new webisode series Pretty Dirty Secrets. The webisode series has been a tremendous hit with fans, vastly exceeding any short-form video series ever done on ABCFamily.com. The debut alone garnered over half a million views in 24 hours.
In the special Halloween-themed episode, entitled "This Is a Dark Ride" and airs Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8PM ET/PT, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are looking forward to some good old Halloween fun now that the traumatic events with Nate are behind them. But once aboard the Rosewood Ghost Train, the girls are in for much more than just some childish trick or treats. With "A" running amuck and unexpected party-goers popping up at every turn, this Halloween event becomes one killer party. Musical guest star Adam Lambert performs his songs "Trespassing" and "Cuckoo," from his latest album "Trespassing," during the Halloween festivities.


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 October 8-12, 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, October 8, 2012

  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Watch Max on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny visits Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Rob Corddry (Happy Endings/The Winner) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Thomas Gibson (Dharma & Greg) - Thomas chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. Here Comes the Boom opens in theaters on October 12.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Matthew Perry (Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Matthew visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob joins the GMA team in the 8am hour on ABC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John discusses his new movie Argo on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. Argo opens in theaters on October 12.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Nick on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin continues to make the rounds on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will later be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Spin City/Samantha Who?) - Jennifer drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Rain Pryor (Head of the Class/Rude Awakening) - Rain appears on Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV at 6pm.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about his new movie Argo on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Parks and Recreation/Breaking In) - Catch Megan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He will later be on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Tune in to see Denis on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peri Gilpin (Frasier) - Peri talks about the campaign to stomp out breast cancer on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke joins the GMA team in the 8am hour on ABC.
Friday, October 12, 2012
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC. Whitney - Season One is available on DVD on October 9.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Ellie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/Parks and Recreation/Breaking In) - Megan continues to make the rounds on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) - Zachary drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Shawnee Smith (Anger Management/Becker) - Shawnee talks about Anger Management on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • The Larry Sanders Show Cast - The cast of The Larry Sanders Show reunites on GMA's All-Star Reunion Blowout between 7-9am on ABC.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Henry and Kevin talk about their new movie Here Comes the Boom on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 7

The Conners - "The Dog Days of Christmas" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays are approaching and Dan meets his mother-in-law for the first time. Elsewhere, Darlene helps Becky with a parenting problem.

The Golbergs - "Worst Grinch Ever" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sleigh bells are ringing! When Erica buys a festive baby toy, Beverly goes full on Grinch in an attempt to steal Christmas. Meanwhile, Adam discovers some surprising information about Brea, and the JTP host their first holiday party.

Abbott Elementary - "Holiday Hookah" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
On the last day of school before winter break, Janine is convinced by her friend to go to a popular Hookah Club where she runs into unexpected colleagues. Elsewhere, Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Home Economics - "Santa Suit Rental, $25 Per Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The most wonderful time of the year brings some unforeseen financial troubles for one member of the Hayworth family. With the help of the entire brood and some holiday magic, the Hayworths are reminded that there’s nothing better than being home for the holidays.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Mr. Bills" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Curtis throws a fit about all the money he and Ella are spending, he implements drastic cost-cutting measures; things backfire when Ella follows his direction and begins cutting back on the things he enjoys.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Fight the Power" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Phillip has been very responsible and begs to drive Jeremy's new car; Jeremy gives him the opportunity to drive, Philip wrecks Jeremy's new car after a night out with his friends.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Wednesday, December 7

  • Will Ferrell (The Office/The Oblongs) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril/Life's Work/My Wildest Dreams) - Lisa will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Life on Deck) - Zoey gives details on the new movie Something from Tiffany's on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy dishes on how she's gearing up for the holidays with her two young children, her new book studio and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Don Cheadle (The Wonder Years/Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don will be on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi sits down with Sherri to discuss her new holiday movie, A New Orleans Noel, book, Two Old Broads and her LEGENDARY Christmas sweater line on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Greer (Reboot/Kidding/Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Judy talks about Reboot on E! News on E! at 11:30pm.
  • Liza Lapira (9JKL/Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life/Super Fun Night/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23/Traffic Light) - Liza is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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