Friday, May 07, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend Marathons; Retroality's May Interviews; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10, 2010)

In honor of all the great TV Moms -- Carol Brady (Brady Bunch), June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver), Shirley Partridge (Partridge Family), Marion Cunningham (Happy Days), Nora Walker (Brothers and Sisters), Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show), Morticia Adams (The Addams Family), Roseanne Conner (Roseanne), Claire Dunphy & Gloria Delgado Pritchett (Modern Family), Debra Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Marge Simpson (The Simpsons) -- just kick back, relax and celebrate Mother's Day with some mother-themed television! But it's too bad none of these will get marathon airings, except for Raymond.
Check out this list of 95 TV Episodes, Movies, Specials & Marathons that air during Mother's Day Weekend from our friens at TV Tango!
Among the special Mother's Day themed episodes that are airing are marathons of Everybody Loves Raymond on TV Land on Saturday, The Golden Girls on WE tv on Sunday, and many more. And of course don't miss Betty White on the Mother's Day themed episode of SNL on Saturday night!

Our buddy Chris Mann has posted his May 2010 cover story at his groovy Retroality website! V/The Bionic Woman/The Incredible Hulk creator/writer/producer/director Kenneth Johnson is interviewed. That is a very cool get for Chris! He has also just posted a link to his new WellBella cover story with Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) and he'll be interviewing Just Shoot Me!/Hot in Cleveland's Wendie Malick next week for WellBella's July cover feature. So we have that to look forward to in the coming weeks! Recently Chris did an L.A. Times story about TV "re-imaginings," as we see more and more remakes. Check out this interesting story! Another sitcom-related bit: he'll have a Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) cover story in the July issue of Muscle & Body magazine. Wow Chris is sure busy!
Check out Retroality.TV for all of this!

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 (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of May 10-14, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - The hilarious actor stops to chat on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson-Pette (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) - Holly heads to The Bonnie Hunt Show, so check your local listings!
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - Henry stops by HLN's The Joy Behar Show at 9:00pm.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia stops to chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:06am on ABC, while being on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier in the day (check local listings).
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried) - Jay stops by CBS's The Early Show, which airs 7-9am.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal stops by The Bonnie Hunt Show, so check your listings folks!
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife & Kids) - Damon plays a game on The Rachel Ray Show, so check listings please!
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - TBS is reairing his appearance on Lopez Tonight at 11pm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Jenna stops by Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35pm.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/Golden Girls/Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Catch Betty on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) - The stunning Vergara stops by The Rachel Ray Show so you'll want to check your listings for time and channel!
  • Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) - Busy is not so busy to stop by E! TV's Chelsea Lately at 11pm.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - The former sitcom dad drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:35am on CBS.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried) - Jay stops by The Joy Behar Show on HLN at 9pm.
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) - Damon stops by The Wendy Williams Show on BET at 12am.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec will be on Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35pm.
  • Garry Shandling (Larry Sanders Show) - Garry stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks & Recreation) - Rob just joined the sitcom and will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show so check your listings!
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate stops to chat on The Bonnie Hunt Show, so check your listings for time and station!

Friday, May 14, 2010

  • Kelsey Grammar (Cheers/Frasier/Back to You/Hank) - Kelsey will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - This is a repeat from a few weeks back, but worth a look to see Julie again on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC at 12:06am!
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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