Friday, April 19, 2013

FX Orders George Lopez Sitcom Titled Saint George; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22, 2013)



Sheeeowwww! George is back! FX has closed a 10/90 deal with Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate's television distribution company Debmar-Mercury for the George Lopez multi-camera half-hour sitcom Saint George, starring and co-created by Lopez. Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean, co-created Saint George with Lopez, and the trio will serve as executive producers. Michael Rotenberg (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is executive producer. Dete Meserve and Judd Payne will also serve as executive producers. Production of the series begins in August and could possibly start airing in late 2013. Saint George marks Lopez's first starring role in a sitcom since his long-running ABC series, George Lopez (you 'member, 'member?). The multi-camera ensemble comedy revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur. In the sitcom, Lopez will portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at a night school.

FX has ordered 10 episodes of Saint George and, as is standard with the 10/90 model, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over it first 10-episode run, the network will trigger an additional 90-episode order (like FX did with Charlie Sheen's Anger Management). Lopez, whose eponymous sitcom George Lopez initially aired on ABC from 2002-07 and went on to perform well in off-network syndication, will co-write the first episode of the series with Williams and McFadzean. The 10/90 model is a unique syndication model crafted by Debmar-Mercury for multiple sitcoms, including FX's Anger Management, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet The Browns, and Revolution's and Ice Cube's Are We There Yet?, so Saint George will air exclusively on FX until the off-network episodes start airing in broadcast syndication in fall 2015 (if the back 90 are picked-up, that is). Stay with us for continued updates because as of now, this is all we have and know. Orale!


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 April 22-26, 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, April 22, 2013
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Watch Kat on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Scott Baio (See Dad Run/Charles in Charge/Happy Days) - Scott is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peter Mehlman (Seinfeld writer) - Peter chats on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 9pm on Current.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Catch Jenna on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathy Najimy (The Big C) - Kathy is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10-11am hour.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Watch Kaley on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/'Til Death) - J.B. stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Ken Marino (Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura drop by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (The Facts of Life) - Molly is a guest on Tavis Smiley, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Andy Dick (NewsRadio/Less Than Perfect) - Catch Andy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Drefyus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia appears on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick visits The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
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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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