Friday, October 31, 2014

Hulu Picks Up Comedy from Jason Reitman; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 3, 2014)

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Hulu has given a ten episode straight-to-series order to Casual, a single-camera, half-hour comedy series from Lionsgate Television to be executive-produced by Oscar(R) nominated director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), series writer Zander Lehmann and Reitman's production partner Helen Estabrook (Whiplash, Young Adult), the company announced. Casual will debut on Hulu in 2015, with Reitman set to direct the premiere episode. Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager. The comedy will be produced by Jason Reitman's Right of Way Films and will begin production this year. The Hulu Original series joins the recently announced order for 11/22/63, an event series based upon the best-selling Stephen King novel from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. Casting for Casual has not been announced yet, so 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 Nov. 3-7, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Kathy Kinney (The Drew Carey Show) - Kathy will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Watch Martin on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also discuss his book (I Must Say: My Life As A Humble Comedy Legend) on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon visits The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey chats on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. performs stand up on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Michael Ian Black (Burning Love/Ed) - Michael will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by and you won't want to miss what happens when Kelly tries to win cash for a "Wendy Watcher" in a game of "Ripa or Stripa" on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne visits The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Joey McIntryre (The McCarthys) - Joey is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah stops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Watch Bette chat and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. They also join the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen talks about The Exes on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy talks about the new season of HBO's Getting On on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald talks about his upcoming baby and his recent reunion with his Clueless co-stars on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Haley Joel will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia stops by Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Max Charles (The Neighbors) - Max discusses his starring role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie Northpole on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Real Thing on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Catch Whoopi on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin continues to make the rounds on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen talks about the new season of TV Land's The Exes on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Willie Garson (Sex and the City/Mr. Belvedere) - Willie talks about White Collar on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy and her sister, Dana, discuss their new cookbook on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie shares great holiday floral arrangements that can be reusable and even edible on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe discusses her new role in Broadway's Cinderella on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, November 7, 2014
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Watch Yvette on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette chats and performs on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me!) - The ladies of Hot in Cleveland dish about the hilarious new season of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short) - Martin reveals secrets from his memoir including the truth behind his most famous characters and which A-list stars are part of his colonoscopy party on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Haley Joel appears on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick performs on Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am on VH1.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy and her family stop by to serve up their signature pasta and salad on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Gregory Harrison (The Family Man) - Gregory discusses his starring role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie The Nine Lives of Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Lisa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on The Real on your local station or at 6pm on BET.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 31

Last Man Standing - "Mike Advises Mandy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike offers Mandy advice on how to set aside money to pay the taxes on her struggling online clothing business. But she decides to do it her way – by opening up a pop up store at Bud’s Buds.

Cristela - "Hall-Oates-Ween" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Halloween and Cristela is eager to show Trent her “party-whispering” skills to make this year's party a success. After failing to convince Josh, Cristela gets Maddie to join her in dressing up as Hall & Oates. Meanwhile at home, Natalia’s dislike for Halloween has her celebrating the Day of the Dead instead and, ironically, her stories of deceased relatives makes her the most popular Halloween attraction in the neighborhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 27) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, October 31

  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Catch Ted on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher) - J.K. appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The Exes/The Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy tells how to look younger on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Tune in to see if Jim and Rach can survive New York's scariest house on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.