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 (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.