Friday, June 03, 2011
Remembering Clarice Taylor (Cliff Huxtable's Mother); Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 6, 2011)
Clarice Taylor, a television, film, stage and radio actress best known for her recurring role The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable's mother, Anna Huxtable, has died. Ms. Taylor passed away at her home in Englewood, New Jersey from congestive heart failure on May 30. She was 93.
Taylor and Earle Hyman (Russell Huxtable) played Cliff's parents in recurring roles for seven years on The Cosby Show. Interestingly enough, she first auditioned to play Phylicia Rashad's mother on the show. In 1986, Taylor and Hyman were both nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. For 14 years from the late 1970s until 1990, she had a recurring role on Sesame Street as Harriet, the grandmother of David. Her other television work included guest appearances on Ironside, Sanford and Son (as Cousin Emma), Nurse, Lady Blue, Spenser: For Hire and Due South. Her stage work included the role of Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in The Wiz. She won an Obie Award for her one-woman show, Moms. Film roles for her included Clint Eastwood's directorial debut in the thriller Play Misty for Me, Five on the Black Side and Sommersby.
Taylor is survived by her two sons: William and James, her daughter-in-law, Gizele, and four grandchildren: Jason, Kristen, Raul Jr. & Jared. We loved her character on The Cosby Show. She always told it like it was. We will miss her.
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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 June 6-June 10, 2011, 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, June 6 2011
- Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Watch the funny lady Wanda on a May repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
- Breckin Meyer (Inside Schwartz/Married to the Kellys) - Breckin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin/My Wife and Kids/Rita Rocks) - Tisha drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on an April repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Watch Jon on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Chris Gorham (Out of Practice) - Catch Chris on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS. Covert Affairs returns for a second season starting on June 7 on the USA Network.
- Terry Crews (Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/She's the Sheriff) - Suzanne is the guest host on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Faith Ford (Hope & Faith/Murphy Brown) - Faith is a guest on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Watch Marion on an April repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray stops by The Joy Behar Show at 10pm ET on HLN.
- Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Catch Neil on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- George Lopez (George Lopez) - Watch George on Conan at 11pm on TBS and then Conan on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Wanda Sykes (The New Adventrues of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET.
- Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) - Watch Jason LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings and later on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick makes his first ever guest appearance The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell) - Catch Mark on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Currently he co-stars with Breckin Meyer on Franklin & Bash on TNT.
- Jami Gertz (Still Standing/Square Pegs) - Jami stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer visits LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)
09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Friday, October 21
Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.
Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.
Friday, October 21
- Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
- Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
- Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
- Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
- Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.