Friday, April 05, 2013

GMC Rebrands, Changes Name to UP Starting June 1; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 8, 2013)

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Cable networks are starting their annual upfront presentations lately and we have some news on GMC that is interesting because we have another network name change. GMC TV, America's leading television destination for "Uplifting Entertainment," unveiled its most ambitious upfront original programming slate in the network's eight-year history. GMC TV, the fastest-growing entertainment network in ad-supported cable, up 80% among W25-54, is presenting dynamic 2013-2014 opportunities to advertisers during the upfront, across a slate of 66 originals, including GMC World Premiere Movies, GMC World Premiere Series and GMC World Premiere Stage Plays. In addition, the network said it is accelerating the timetable for its recently announced name change to UP, the latest stage in the channel's evolution as America's leading television destination for "Uplifting Entertainment." The changeover will occur on June 1, 2013 instead of September 1, 2013 because of overwhelmingly enthusiastic response by advertisers, distributors and the general viewing public. The fresh, new brand initiative is designed to communicate a clear sense of the network's unique brand position, which has always been, and will continue to be, "Uplifting Entertainment."

Among the new movies will be a TV movie starring Candace Cameron Bure, titled Finding Normal premiering in May. A new Christmas movie starring Drew Lachey titled Guess Who's Coming to Christmas will premiere in November. As for TV series, the fourth season of Heartland returns to GMC in June when the network rebrands to UP. 16 episodes have been ordered. No word yet on what will be changed or added in terms of off-network programming. Currently, GMC is heavy on the dramas on weekdays and in late nights they have sitcoms 227, Sister Sister and Family Ties. On Saturdays, there are blocks of Smart Guy, Sister Sister and Moesha. We will let you know if any more series will be added of course when the network rebrand as UP. So for now, stay tuned...


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 8-12, 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 8, 2013

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Watch Julia on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Molly visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Tune in to see Ana on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Only Katie Couric – a self-proclaimed Mary Tyler Moore superfan! – gets a backstage pass to this rare reunion, and is bringing you her exclusive sit-down interview with Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, and Georgia Engel, who have been friends for more than 40 years, on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Katie also takes viewers behind-the-scenes of Hot in Cleveland and sits down with the dynamic cast -- Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and, of course, the incomparable Betty White on Katie, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Catch Drew on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Matthew Perry (Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Matthew visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Tune in to see Melissa on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about his new movie, Disconnect, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Carol Leifer (Alright Already) - Carol performs stand-up comedy on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Watch Charlie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia continues to make the rounds on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - The legendary Mr. Cosby is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage) - Jeremy chats on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jerry O'Connell (Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey visits Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Watch Alec on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Tune in to see Demi on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia wraps up her appearances this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) - Alan discusses his role playing a villain in 42, alongside Academy® Award nominee Harrison Ford on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Drea de Matteo (Joey) - Drea talks about her new Lifetime movie, Stalkers, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Tatyana guest co-hosts Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Catch Jason on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patrick Duffy (Step by Step) - Patrick guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday" on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - The Facts of Life & Diff'rent Strokes

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In this one-night-only event, an all-star lineup of talent will tackle the roles first portrayed in the iconic television sitcom “The Facts of Life,” including Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Blair, Gabrielle Union taking on the role of Tootie, Allison Tolman who will play Natalie and Kathryn Hahn recreating the role of Jo. Previously announced “Diff’rent Strokes” cast member Ann Dowd is also set to appear as Mrs. Garrett in this recreation of “The Facts of Life.” The Sony Pictures Television special can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The live special event will feature reenactments of the hit series “The Facts of Life,” created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, and “Diff’rent Strokes,” created by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris, and will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Jim Burrows. Previously announced cast members taking on the famed “Diff’rent Strokes” roles include John Lithgow, who will play Mr. Drummond; Kevin Hart, assuming the role of Arnold; and Damon Wayans and Ann Dowd, who will play Willis and Mrs. Garrett in “Diff’rent Strokes.”

Abbott Elementary - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

The Last O.G. - "Know Thyself" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Amira attends college presentations, and her quick decision surprises Tray, who then works to guide Amira toward a better understanding of her identity; while cleaning out Roberta's storage unit, Shahzad makes a discovery about her past.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Wondering Prince" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa helps Miranda set up her online dating proļ¬le.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "What the Wellness" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown vows that he's finished eating meat until he's left alone with a lot of soul food.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 6)

Tuesday, December 7

  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Catch Brandy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Mapleworth Murders/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristin Davis (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) and Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Kristin and Cynthia are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Kristin also talks about And Just Like That... on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chris Kattan (The Middle) - Chris will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Starved) - Sterling is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Harlem/Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi talks about her new holiday collection on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


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

Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
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