Friday, January 11, 2013

Cougar Town TBS Premiere Debuts Well; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14, 2013)

Cougar Town

The move from ABC to TBS was off to a decent start for one sitcom. TBS's Cougar Town scored solid deliveries among the network's target demos this past Tuesday night at 10pm, drawing more than 1.3 million adults 18-49 (1.1 rating) and 613,000 adults 18-34 (0.9 rating) in Live + Same Day following a syndicated repeat of The Big Bang Theory at 9:30. The season opener also welcomed a total of 2.18 million viewers and a 1.5 household rating, as it launched in its new network home and skewed very young. All this is lower than the last two comedy premieres -- Men at Work: 2.65 million total and 1.63 million adults 18-49 -- Sullivan & Son: 2.5 million total viewers and the same 1.3 million adults 18-49. However, those were brand new series, while Cougar Town was a fourth season debut. And those shows were multi-camera and dropped some in subsequent weeks, but TBS still picked them up for second seasons. Cougar Town was picked-up for a fourth and fifth season on TBS and if it keeps these ratings up, it will be fine with less pressure here on TBS.

Cougar Town - which stars Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd - airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS. The series follows a family of friends who keep things funny as they support each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life - with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine.

Home Improvement reunion tonight on Tim Allen's Last Man Standing at 8|7c on ABC. Richard Karn guests.


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 January 14-18, 2013, 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, January 14, 2013

  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Watch Charlie on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Connolly (Head of the Class/Billy) - Billy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenna Elfman (1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Tune in to see Jada on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia appears on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa will be the guest co-host of The Jeff Probst Show for the foreseeable future, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie's Family) - Valerie discusses her book, I, Rhoda, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She also chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current TV.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Catch Jennifer on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Tune in to see Lena on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie's Family) - Valerie is a guest on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears with Mel Brooks on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current TV.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Frasier) - Ted appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. He will also be on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/Valerie's Family) - Valerie will speak out about her lung cancer diagnosis on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle - Frankie talks about his "mini-stroke" on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Luis Guzmán (How to Make it in America/Luis) - Luis visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy appears on Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Rob on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena continues to make the rounds on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men - Charlie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Watch Josh on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life) - Chris appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Tom/Roseanne) - Tom guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday" on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

Friday, July 3

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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