Friday, October 29, 2010

Lifetime Makes Midday & Late Night Changes; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 1, 2010)

If you didn't see our message board post yesterday, Lifetime is making some midday and late night changes beginning Monday (Nov. 1). Weekdays in the 11am hour will now an episode each of Old Christine and How I Met Your Mother, both replacing Wife Swap. This means Old Christine will air three times in a row in the mornings (10am-11:30am), in addition to its evening hour of 6-7pm. Wife Swap will now move to weekdays at 12 noon, replacing two Airline episodes as that series is now off the schedule. Everything else in the afternoon is the same as it is now. In late nights, we also get a change. The 12-1:30am block will now be a triple shot of Frasier, while 1:30am-2:30am will be back-to-back Will & Grace. So if you're keeping score at home, Frasier is now 9-10am weekdays and 12am-1:30am Mon-Thurs. Will & Grace is now weekdays 8-9am, 1:30am Mon-Thurs, 2:00am weekdays. And How I Met Your Mother is now weekdays 11:30am, Mon-Wed/Fri 7-8pm and 11pm-12am Mon-Thurs.


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 Nov. 1-5, 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, November 1, 2010
  • Tyler Perry (House of Payne/Meet the Browns) - The hit producer is on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch the hilarious star on Lopez Tonight on TBS at 11pm.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Catch Melissa on the CBS daytime show The Talk at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres - They both will be on The Oprah Show, so check your listings.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Catch Phylicia on Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, so check for local times.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock/SNL) - Catch Tina on Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35pm.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - Catch Shat on Lopez Tonight on TBS at 11pm.
  • Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) - Watch the child star also on Lopez Tonight on TBS at 11pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Everybody Loves Raymond) -Watch Patty on The Talk at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT on CBS.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted/Arrested Development) - Watch Portia on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Catch the sultry Latina star on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
  • Andy Richter (Andy Richter Controls the Universe/Quintuplets/Andy Barker P.I.) - Catch Andy on an all-new Lopez Tonight at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock/SNL) - Watch Tina on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Watch Joel on NBC TODAY Show in the 10am hour.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted/Arrested Development) - Catch her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your listings for time and station.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Mario is also on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on this day.
Friday, November 5, 2010
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jennifer Grey (It's Like You Know) - Catch Jennifer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - The legendary TV star appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Catch Ken on The View at 11am ET/10am CT-PT on ABC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Catch Jesse on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your local station for showtime.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.