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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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