Friday, January 14, 2011

TCA Winter 2011 Press Tour: CBS and The CW; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 17, 2011)

We are on the final day of the TCA Winter 2011 press tour. CBS Entertainment is up today. That means CBS, The CW and Showtime. First up was an executive session with CBS with Nina Tassler. We didn't really learn anything new, though. Among the items were that Canadian drama Flashpoint still has 6 episodes to air, but will air in the summer. She mentioned the Charlie Sheen situation, with positive comments about him even. Tassler also gave her input on The Big Bang Theory vs. American Idol beginning next week. And finally, decisions on freshman series such as The Defenders and $#*! My Dad Says won't be made until May. Nothing new there.
Then there were panels with casts and producers of upcoming drama Chaos (premieres Friday, April 1 at 8), upcoming sitcom Mad Love (premieres Monday, Feb. 21 at 8:30), and Tuesday drama The Good Wife (Tuesdays at 10). After that it was time for some lunch before Showtime and The CW took the rest of the day. Showtime had an executive session immediately after lunch. Then they had five panels with the casts and producers of The Borgias, Shameless, Break, Californication and Episodes. The CW will end the day with a panel with upcoming reality series Shedding for the Wedding (premieres Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 9) with host Sara Rue and then a panel with the "Kick-Ass Women of The CW." Then immediately following that will be an all-star "kick-ass" cocktail reception.


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 Jan. 17-21, 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, January 17, 2011
  • Matt LeBlanc (Friends/Joey/Episodes) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 1:07am on ABC.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Catch Rashida on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - Watch David on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Catch Steve on The Mo'Nique Show on BET at 11pm.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  • Betty White (The Golden Girls/Hot in Cleveland/Mary Tyler Moore Show) - It will be a busy day for Betty. Catch her on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am and then The View at 11am. Later she visits CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35pm.
  • Ashton Kutcher (That '70s Show) - Watch Ashton on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Aubrey on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer visits Jimmy Kimmel Live at 1:07am on ABC.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart) - The legend will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm PT-CT.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch the funny lady on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm. Parks and Recreation returns to NBC on Thursday, January 20 at 9:30 ET/PT.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:06am on ABC.
  • Betty White (The Golden Girls/Hot in Cleveland/Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty continues to make the rounds this week on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time, Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland/Just Shoot Me), Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland/Frasier) - Watch the lovely trio of ladies on The View on ABC at 11:00am. Valerie will also appear on Good Morning America on ABC between 7-9am ET/PT. Valerie and Wendie will be on The Joy Behar Show on HLN at 9pm ET. Hot in Cleveland returns to TV Land at 10pm ET/PT.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Watch the lovely Kaley on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS at 11:35pm.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - Catch David on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • Ashton Kutcher (That '70s Show) - Watch Ashton on Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT and then on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 12:35am.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu visits The View on ABC at 11:00am.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on NBC's Today.
Friday, January 21, 2011
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - Catch David on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (That '70s Show) - Watch Ashton co-host with Kelly Ripa on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step/She's the Sheriff) - Catch Suzanne on NBC's Today between 7-11am ET/PT and again on Saturday between 7-9am ET/PT.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation - Watch Nick on The Martha Stewart Show on the Hallmark Channel at 10am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.