Friday, October 26, 2012

TV Land's Halloween Stunts Includes Roseanne; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 29, 2012)


This Halloween TV Land presents... The Roseanne Scare-a-thon! Join TV Land this Halloween season for the most spooktacular party around during The Roseanne Scare-A-Thon beginning tomorrow (Saturday, October 27) 1pm ET/PT! The Conners are master pranksters who never miss a chance to celebrate Halloween in all its gory glory. The Halloween marathon kicks off with the first Roseanne Halloween episode featuring the infamous "Castle of Horror" and continues through each Halloween episode ever produced! Tune in to see Roseanne's night at the Lobo Lounge dressed as a lumberjack, Roseanne's visit from the ghosts of Halloween past, present and future, as well as the episode culminating with the arrival of baby Jerry Garcia Conner. You won't want to miss these spooky back-to-back episodes featuring guest stars like James Pickens Jr. (Grey's Anatomy), Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous). Also remember to tune in for an encore presentation of The Roseanne Scare-A-Thon later that night beginning at 2:30am ET/PT.

Then, keep the scary spirits alive all day long on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31 with the chilling Jurassic Park movie trilogy starting at 8am and your favorite Halloween-themed episodes from sitcoms M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The King of Queens!


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 October 29-November 2, 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, October 29, 2012

  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Watch Chris on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC. Jimmy goes back to his hometown Brooklyn this week to tape the shows. Pavan will be attending Monday. Stay with us for updates.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope and Faith) - Kelly drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John is a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC. Flight opens in theaters on November 2.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie chats about her new Lifetime movie, The Eleventh Victim, on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Reba McEntire (Malibu Country/Reba) - Reba talks about her new show on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Malibu Country premieres on ABC on Friday, November 2 at 8:30/7:30c.
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Florence appears on Joy Behar: Say Anything! at 6pm on Current TV.
  • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa is a guest on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John continues to make the rounds on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie talks about how she's starting over at age 40 on Katie, so check your local listings. She will also be on NBC's Today between 10-11am.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break) - Joey visits The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Tune in to see Julie on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Malibu Country) - Lily appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Lisa Whelchel (The Facts of Life) - Lisa guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Watch Demi on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls) - Jennifer drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Vicki is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Challen Cates (Big Time Rush) - Challen chats on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family at 10am-12pm ET/PT.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Catch Joel on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate) - Maggie visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Last Man Standing returns to ABC on Friday, November 2 at 8/7c.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda stops by to talk about how she's balancing her busy life on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah chats on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) - Jane is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brandon Routh (Partners) - Brandon appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Reba McEntire (Malibu Country/Reba) - Reba performs the Malibu Country theme song on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Watch Jenna on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah drops by ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace talks about her new romantic comedy, Puppy Love, on Marie on Hallmark Channel at 12pm ET/PT.
  • Amanda Peet (Bent) - Amanda visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennie Garth (What I Like About You) - Jennie continues to make the rounds on The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John wraps up his appearances this week on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am. He will also be on Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 2

Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.

Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.

In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.

“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”

Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.

Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.