Friday, October 19, 2012

NBC Cancels Animal Practice, Replaces It With Whitney; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22, 2012)

NBC announced that its second-year comedy series Whitney will return to its primetime lineup on Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT replacing Animal Practice, which is now canceled. However, as of now, three more airings will air in the next three weeks (Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7). The ratings have been pretty bad as this past Wednesday's episode did only a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. 13 episodes were ordered, but its not known how many they have taped. We know it is at least 8.

On Whitney, Whitney Cummings stars in the title role in the multi-camera series which is a look at modern-day love and relationships which centers around Whitney (Cummings, Chelsea Lately) and Alex (Chris D'Elia), a happily - newly "married" couple. Surrounded by a quirky group of friends, Zoe Lister-Jones, Rhea Seehorn, Dan O'Brien (How I Met Your Mother), and Tone Bell (new to the second season of the show). The series is produced by Universal Television and Stuber Television. The executive producers are Scott Stuber, Quan Phung, Wil Calhoun and Barry Katz. Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) is the director and an EP.


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 22-26, 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 22, 2012

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. Cloud Atlas opens in theaters on October 26.
  • Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Chuck Lorre (Creator of The Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men/Dharma & Greg) - Tune in to see Chuck on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) - Elisha stops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Happy Endings returns Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00/8:00c on ABC.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie talks about her weight loss and how she kept it off on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Bob visits Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm.
  • Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny appears on Current TV's (Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Catch Will on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Harry Shearer (The Simpsons) - Harry is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 returns Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
  • Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development/Better Off Ted) - Portia appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Chris D'Elia (Whitney) - Chris appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You) - Helen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings. She will also be on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids - Jamie Lynn chats on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek - The cast of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break) - Rosie gives her first interview since the heart attack she never saw coming on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin plays the banjo on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette continues to make the rounds on Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything at 6pm.
  • Dreama Walker (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Dreama is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Watch Krysten on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Tune in to see Amanda on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Cho (Go On/Kitchen Confidential) - John appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena celebrates the 20th anniversary of her beloved film A League of Their Own on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 20

Young Sheldon - "Pasadena" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon visits CalTech for the very first time. Also, Georgie is furious when Mary listens in on a phone call with his girlfriend, and Meemaw tries to cheer up a jealous Missy.

The Unicorn - "The Client" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Wade lands a job for Denny (Donal Logue), a newly divorced, wealthy client, he realizes Denny is only interested in using Wade to meet women. Also, Meg (Nicole Byer) applies her expertise as an accountant to get Wade’s finances on track, and Forrest and Delia attempt to clear the tension between them by having an argument.

Mom - "Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie helps Christy gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision. Also, Jill fears she’s running out of time to have a baby and consults a fertility doctor.

Carol's Second Act - "Carol's Crush" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Carol’s patient’s transplant surgery is deemed a success, the interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on the surgeon, Dr. Lewis (Patrick Fabian).

Last Man Standing - "Baked Sale" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike's offer to help Jen with her school's bake sale goes up in smoke; Kyle finds unlikely advice from Joe on where he should enroll in college.

Outmatched - "Dating" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Nicole invites a boy over who isn't ideal boyfriend material, Kay tries to make sure her daughter doesn't end up with a broken heart; Mike attempts to understand Marc's strange crush.

Superstore - "Employee App" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Cloud 9 employees experience unforeseen problems with the new Zephra app. Dina's texts lead to animosity, Glenn struggles to deal with a teen craze, and Jonah attempts to prank Garrett to teach him a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Jimmy Jab Games II" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Competitive juices are flowing as Jake and the squad compete in the second Jimmy Jab Games.

Will & Grace - "Accidentally on Porpoise" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite her history of transgressions, Grace and her neighbor, James (guest star Matt Letscher), decide to give their relationship one more shot. But when James invites Grace to his job at the aquarium, she endangers his job and a species. In order to help Will deal with his anxiety about becoming a father, Jack takes him to an unexpected place to blow off steam – church. Karen finds herself in a confessional booth, and a visit from Smitty (guest star Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.) makes her reconsider their entire relationship.

Indebted - "Everybody's Talking About the Mental Load" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Rebecca tells Dave she carries the emotional labor, aka the “mental load” of the family, he tries to prove otherwise by having her take care of just Deb and Stew for a few days. They both realize they’ve bit off more than they can chew, especially when Dave enlists his mom to help with Rebecca’s mental load.

grown-ish - "Real Life S**t" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Aaron's student loan troubles come to a head when he looks for a job at the Cal U job fair, prompting him to ask Zoey for help; Sky struggles to come to terms with her recent discovery about Rodney; Jillian tries to bond with Zoey.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay - "Blue Death-Feigning Beetles" (Freeform, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Matilda's whole life forks between success and obscurity on the most important night of her life; Nicholas juggles a house full of people and Penny on screen from her hospital bed in Australia.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 17)

Thursday, February 20

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Ilana is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver and his sister Kate are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie talks about Tommy on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril gives a cooking lesson to a culinary student who fought back after having a stroke on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine talks about High Fidelity on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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