Friday, July 13, 2012

ABC News and People's Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16, 2012)

People's Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time

ABC News and People Magazine are joining forces for their second special about the "best." In March 2011, ABC and People brought us the special ABC News and People's Best in Film: The Greatest Films of Our Time hosted by Tom Bergeron and Cynthia McFadden. Now ABC and People will bring us Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time! The film version brought in over seven million viewers during a two-hour special for ABC and did decent, so perhaps a TV one will do even better? Who better to host this than one of the best all-time people on TV? The legendary Barbara Walters has been tapped to host this two-hour special. There will be fifteen different categories to vote on. For example, the nominees for best TV comedy: All in the Family, Cheers, I Love Lucy, Seinfeld, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Cosby Show, The Honeymooners, and The Simpsons.

What are the greatest television shows of all time? Who are our favorite TV mom and dad? Who is our favorite television host of all time? It is America's turn to decide, as a collaboration between ABC News and People Magazine gives TV fans the opportunity to vote online at www.bestintelevision.com for their favorites of all time. The results will be revealed during an unprecedented two-hour broadcast hosted by Barbara Walters in September 2012, in conjunction with ABC's live broadcast of the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 23. The program will include many classic clips from America's favorite shows, fresh interviews with some of the stars and directors of the winning television series, as well as outtakes, screen tests and rarely seen behind-the-scenes footage. Also, a panel of pop culture and television experts, including several editors and writers from People, will weigh in with their thoughts and memories.

The list of nominees was created after a focus group of several dozen of the industry's leading actors, directors, producers and TV journalists narrowed the field in a preliminary ballot from hundreds of popular shows both old and new. That panel of all-star voters included editors from People and Emmy winners and luminaries like Norman Lear, James L. Brooks, Stephen Bochco, Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre, Tim Allen, Ryan Seacrest, Valerie Harper, and Eric Stonestreet. (View the list of the all-star preliminary vote panelists) Now it's time to for you to pick your favorites, share with your friends and help decide what is truly the Best in TV.

Start voting today and see if your picks are what was chosen by many others! While on the site, television fans also have the opportunity to view clips, slide shows and interviews. Voting is open through July 23. We'll bring you an official air date when we get word, so stay tuned.



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 July 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, July 16, 2012

  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Watch Charlie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Jay stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun) - Joseph appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Denis drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Tune in to see Kristin on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Blair Underwood (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Blair appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi) - Marilu is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mark Feurstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/The Cleveland Show) - Niecy chats on ABC's Good Morning America at 2pm.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America at 2pm.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Catch Roseanne on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Wings) - Thomas drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times) - Jimmie visits Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Stamos (Full House/Jake in Progress), Kristin Davis (Sex and the City, Cybill Shepherd - John, Kristin and Cybill are guests on ABC's Good Afternoon America between 7-9am.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on ABC's Good Afternoon America at 2pm.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan continues to make the rounds on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - Alan guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Catch Woody on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie continues to make the rounds on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • James Van Der Beek (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Friday, July 20, 2012
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Watch Jason on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Stamos (Full House/Jake in Progress) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria is a musical guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, November 16

Fresh Off the Boat - "Sub Standard" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica and Louis are thrilled beyond belief when they discover that a Chinese family – Elaine (Ming-Na Wen), Julius (Reggie Lee) and son, Horace (Jimmy O. Yang) – have moved into the neighborhood. Jessica immediately bonds with Elaine, who helps her solve an issue with the HOA, and Louis decides to introduce Julius to Marvin and hang out together. Meanwhile, when Evan goes door-to-door collecting information for the census bureau, Eddie and Emery come up with a plan to impersonate being census takers in order to find out when the owners of a pool are out of the house so they can sneak over and use it.

Speechless - "C-E-- CELEBRITY S-U-- SUITE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the DiMeos land in the hospital on Thanksgiving, Maya’s determination to save the holiday leads to an uneasy truce with her rival, Melanie Hertzal (Sarah Chalke); and Jimmy gets jealous when Kenneth bonds with his brother, Billy (Rob Corddry). Meanwhile, wounds from an old breakup are re-opened, but Ray finds brand-new love in an unlikely place.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy struggles with rejection as a fashion designer; Vanessa feels regret about her career path.

The Cool Kids - "Thanksgiving at Murray's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Margaret gets an invite to an exclusive potluck for Thanksgiving, she takes Sid with her.

Andi Mack - "Cookie Monster" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi, Bowie and Bex are surprised by an impromptu visit by Bowie's mother; while hanging out with T.J.'s friends, Cyrus faces a dangerous situation; Buffy and Jonah learn a secret about their school principal.

Coop & Cami Ask the World - "Would You Wrather Get Lost?" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jenna warns Coop and Cami they have to start taking better care of their little brother, Ollie, or he won't be able to be their test pilot on the show anymore; the duo tries to step up, but winds up losing Ollie at the mall.

Raven's Home - "Winners and Losers" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Booker and Nia are excited to be named student ambassadors of their school, until they learn that their first job is to welcome Mitch as a new student.

The Paynes - "Social Media'd" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Nyla and Kendrick reconnect.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Friday, November 16

  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Watch Melissa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys/It's All Relative) - Reid is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lisa Edelstein (The Kominsky Method/Leap of Faith/Almost Perfect) - Lisa visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron opens up about surviving Hollywood as a child actor on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Erin Cahill (Free Ride) - Erin talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Last Vermont Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest