Friday, April 27, 2012

Guest Stars Galore on TBS' Men at Work; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 30, 2012)


Men at Work
Men at Work, the new TBS original comedy series from Sony Pictures Television, has begun production in Los Angeles. Created by Breckin Meyer, the sitcom stars Danny Masterson (That '70s Show), Michael Cassidy (The O.C.), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), James Lesure (Las Vegas) and Meredith Hagner (Royal Pains). In addition to starting production, Men at Work has signed up its first guest stars: Stacy Keibler, J.K. Simmons and Kathy Najimy. Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish reporter and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Hagner). Together, the four friends help each other navigate the treacherous waters of work, friendship and women.
As for the guest stars, Stacy Keibler will play Keri, a gorgeous girl who hooks up with Milo and Gibbs at a bar and offers them an interesting proposition. J.K. Simmons will play P.J. Jordan, the stern and demanding publisher of the magazine where the guys work. He also happens to be the father of Neal's girlfriend, Amy. And Kathy Najimy will play Sasha Ryan, a well-known sex blogger being interviewed by Tyler and photographed by Gibbs... and attracting the attention of both.
Men at Work is slated to air on TBS Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning with back-to-back episodes on May 24. The series will then air every Thursday in the 10 p.m. half-hour. Ten episodes have been ordered and will run through July 12, before being taken over by another original sitcom: Sullivan & Son. The season finale of Men will be back-to-back episodes as well on July 12.


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, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of April 30-May 4, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, April 30, 2012
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Watch Mr. Warmth on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alison Williams (Girls) - Alison visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Damon on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra joins The Revolution on ABC at 2pm ET/1pm PT/CT.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock From the Sun) - Kristen guest co-hosts Anderson, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Catch Jesse on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
  • Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Watch Reno on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Eden Sher (The Middle) - Eden appears on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She later guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women) - Annie visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) - Meredith stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz appears on Anderson, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Jennifer visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The Nate Berkus Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Catch Lena on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl shares how laughter helped her to make a revolution in her own life on The Revolution on ABC at 2pm ET/1pm PT/CT.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jennifer Aspen (Rodney) - Jennifer is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Cybill Shepherd (Cybill) - Cybill appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Watch the adorkable Zooey on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patrick Warburton (Rules of Enagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie joins the joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Raven-Symoné (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "Quinceañera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceañera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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