Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fall 2019 Syndication with Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall; Remembering Kaye Ballard of The Mothers-in-Law

Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall

The new talk show battle is on! ABC and NBC owned stations will battle it out next fall. Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, a segment of The Walt Disney Company, continues to secure outstanding station clearances for its new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall with over 70% of the U.S. sold. In addition to the previously announced ABC Owned Television Stations Group and Hearst Television stations, the show has been licensed to top stations from leading broadcast groups for fall 2019, including Cox Media Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group, The E.W. Scripps Company, Meredith Corporation, Tribune Broadcasting, Gray Television and Nexstar Media Group, among others. Visionary producer Bill Geddie (The View) has been named executive producer of the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall.

The new nationally syndicated daytime program The Kelly Clarkson Show has been sold in more than 80% of the U.S. for its fall 2019 debut. As previously announced, this new daily, one-hour talk show starring Kelly Clarkson, a multi-talented, Grammy Award-winning artist, will air as the lead-in to Ellen on the NBC-owned television stations (replacing Steve on their stations). The Kelly Clarkson Show will also air on leading station groups across the country, including Scripps, Hearst, Meredith, Sinclair, Gray, Hubbard, Cox, Tegna, Nexstar, Capital, Dispatch, Graham Media, Block, Watermen, Weigel, Quincy, Bahakel and Bonneville. Newly added major market stations include KOMO Seattle, WXYZ Detroit, KTVK Phoenix, WKYC Cleveland, WBAL Baltimore, WTVF Nashville, WDRB Louisville, WJXT Jacksonville and many more. Clarkson is bringing her enthusiastic, funny and unfiltered voice to daytime TV. In her new talk show, Clarkson uses her gift of connection to unite people, from all walks of life, into a funny and very real "weekday hang." Coupled with heart-warming stories, live musical performances, games and big surprises, The Kelly Clarkson Show seeks to uplift the daytime viewer and make the world a little bit smaller by reminding everyone of all the good things we have in common.


Kaye Ballard

Actress, comedian and singer Kaye Ballard, who starred as Kaye Buell in The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California on January 21. Ms. Ballard was 93.

The Mothers-in-Law - Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden

Ballard starred as Kaye Buell in the 1967-1969 NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Kaye Buell was married to Roger Buell, who was played by Roger Carmel in the first season and Richard Deacon in the second season. She was the friend and next door neighbor of Eve Hubbard (Eve Arden), who was married to Herb (Herbert Rudley). Their children Jerry Buell (Jerry Fogel) and Susie Hubbard (Deborah Walley) married and made them in-laws. The series was created by Bob Carroll, Jr., and Madelyn Davis. Desi Arnaz was the executive producer.

Kaye Ballard in The Doris Day Show

She had a recurring role as Angie Pallucci in ten episodes of the CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show from 1970 to 1972. Angie and her husband, Louie (Bernie Kopell), owned and operated an Italian restaurant below an apartment in San Francisco that Doris Martin (Doris Day) lived in.

Ballard starred as Mrs. Treva Travalony in the 1990-1991 syndicated sitcom What a Dummy. Mrs. Travalony was the pushy next door neighbor of the Brannigan family in Secaucus, New Jersey. The series starred Stephen Dorff, Joshua Rudoy, David Doty, Annabel Armour and Janna Michaels.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included The Patty Duke Show, Here's Lucy, Love, American Style, The Montefuscos, Alice, The Love Boat, The Musters Today and Daddy Dearest.

She made three guest appearances in the Canadian crime drama/comedy Due South from 1994 to 1995. Some of her other drama guest appearances included Police Story, Fantasy Island, Here's Boomer, Trapper John, M.D., The Law and Harry McGraw and Monsters.

Some of her film credits included The Girl Most Likely, A House Is Not a Home, Which Way to the Front?, The Ritz, Falling in Love Again, Tiger Warsaw, Modern Love and Eternity.

Ballard was also known for her stage work. She starred on Broadway as Helen in The Golden Apple in 1954. Some of her other stage credits included Reuben, Reuben, The Pirates of Penzance, Molly, Wonderful Town and Carnival.

Ms. Ballard was a talented and funny actress. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us during her career. She will be greatly missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 11

The Goldbergs - "It's a Wonderful Life" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hoping to outdo the Kremp family, Beverly decides the Goldbergs must do an even better family holiday card, but Geoff is surprised he is not invited to be in the photo. Meanwhile, a pranking war with Barry and JTP quickly spirals out of control.

Schooled - "Beanie Babies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB hopes getting Lainey a Beanie Baby for Christmas will show his true feelings for her, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott tries to convince Felicia that she needs to participate and sing a song in a Kwanza play he has written for the students.

Modern Family - "The Last Christmas" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out of state. Meanwhile, Haley is excited to finally be reunited with wine; and Mitchell is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri.

Single Parents - "Good Holidays to You" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father, Angie goes on a mission to find snow in Southern California with the help of Will and Sophie. Meanwhile, after Rory, Emma and Amy find out that Poppy and Douglas are romantically involved, the kids use this knowledge to their advantage to guilt their parents into buying them more Christmas presents…

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Wednesday, December 11

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Bakersfield P.D.) - Giancarlo drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about his role on NCIS on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambitions on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea reveals her struggles with anxiety and depression while playing D.J. Tanner’s best friend, Kimmy, on Full House on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti shares her comfort food secrets and how to entertain without breaking a sweat on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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11/15 - Fri-Yay: Disney+ Launches; NBC Orders 8th Season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
11/14 - Antenna TV's Classic Christmas Collection and Christmas Through the Years; TBS Orders a Fifth Season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
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