Friday, April 13, 2012

TV Land Airing That '70s Show in June 2012; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 16, 2012)


That '70s Show

TV Land will start airing That '70s Show starting June 1. The 1998-2006 Fox sitcom has been airing on the Viacom family since June 2008 when The N (now TeenNick) started airing the show. Last June, TeenNick stopped airing the sitcom but sister network Nick at Nite started airing the show and they still air the series every night at 10pm. That '70s Show can also be seen on Viacom-owned MTV from time to time in the early evenings. The Viacom networks share the series with ABC Family. Anyway, TV Land will start airing the series on June 1 and they will air a three-night marathon from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 from 9pm-12am each night. We have no idea right now if the series will also remain on Nick at Nite. It is possible it will since it does well for them and series like The Nanny air on both networks. Originally back when the Viacom deal was announced, it was supposed to go from TeenNick to TV Land in Fall 2010, but Nick at Nite started airing it in June 2011.

That '70s Show revolves around the lives of several teens living in Wisconsin in 1976 including Eric Forman (Topher Grace), who lives under the authority of parents, the girl next door and girlfriend Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon), Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), a foreign-exchange student soaking up American culture, Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis), her on-again, off-again boyfriend Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), the conspiracy theorist of the group. The gang spends their time in Eric's basement, thinking of their lives, parents, and futures, but they manage to get into funny adventures and mishaps along the way through their teenage years.

We will reveal its regular airing schedule on TV Land very soon when we announce the June 2012 schedule. That '70s Show will not be the only new addition! Hint: a classic sitcom is coming to TV Land this June! What is it? Stay with us in the near future when we announce the June line-up. And also keep checking back if That '70s Show will still remain on Nick at Nite or not come June (my hunch is it will be on both networks).


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 16-20, 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 16, 2012
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Watch the lovely and funny Krysten on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy stops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly Monday-Tuesday, so check your listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on Anderson, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Fran visits Anderson, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She will also be on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Funny lady Kathy dishes about her new Bravo talk show, Kathy, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie appears on NBC's Today between 10-11am ET-PT.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) - Watch Sean on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J.B. Smooove (Bent/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Tune in to see J.B. on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey visits The Rachael Ray Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Catch Gabourey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Annie Potts (Designing Women - Annie talks with Tavis Smiley, so check your local listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) and Will Sasso (Less Than Perfect/$#*! My Dad Says) - Sean and Will preview The Three Stooges movie on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel talks about his new SyFy competition show, Total Blackout, on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim joins the Chew Crew on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
Friday, April 20, 2012
  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) - Watch Candice on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lena Dunham, Marnie Michaels, Jessa Johansson and Shoshanna Shapiro (Girls) - The cast of Girls chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Steven Weber (Wings/Cursed) - Steven appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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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 - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, 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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